English Premier League :: The wait is over

Top transfers made by the clubs for the Premier League this season. 14th August 2016 marked the opening of the Barclays Premier League.This season is considered to be the best season with couple of new signings and with new experienced managers. Pep Guardiola taking the charge of Manchester city while rivals Manchester United appoint Jose Murinho. Juventus manager Antonio Conte and Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp appointed with new contract with Chelsea and Liverpool.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE OPENING DAY OF PREMIER LEAGUE ::

13th August 2016 Day 1 (Saturday)

Manchester City VS Sunderand  2::1

Sergio Aguero 4′(penalty)  ::   Jerman Defoe 71′

Paddy Mcnair 87′(own goal)

Pep Guardiola made the winning Premier League debut against Sunderland. City scored the early goal as Raheem Sterling was fouled in the penalty box. Sergio Aguero scored the penalty confidently. Soon Sunderland equalized as Jermain Defoe scored with a perfect pass provided to him in the penalty spot. Jesus Navas delivered the cross which netted an own goal by Paddy Mcnair at the end of second half. A lucky win for City gave them easy 3 points.

 

Burnley VS Swansea     0::1

Leroy Fer 82′

Burnley made a loosing return with a late Swansea strike from Leroy Fer 10 minutes before the end of the game. It was his first Swansea goal. Bad luck for the Swansea side with their first defeat at the beginning of the Premier League.

 

Crystal Palace VS West Brom     0::1

Jose Salomon Rondon 74′

Salomon Rondon scored the only goal for West Bromwich Albion which was no surprise.  It helped the club to get a victorious start at the start of the Premier League.

 

Everton VS Tottenham     1::1

Ross Barkley 5′      Eric Lamela 59′

Ross Barkley’s curling free kick found the net passing the goal keeper Hugo Loris who took an injury before the half-time. Barkley back in action after he failed to join the England side in the Euro’s. But the visitors Tottenham equalized with a goal from Eric Lamela giving both a point.

 

Middlesbrough VS Stoke City     1::1

Negredo 11′     Shaqiri 67′

They took a deserved lead against stoke with close range header scored by Negredo who returned to England. 25 Minutes to play Shaqiri rescued a point for Stoke City with a classic free kick outside of the penalty spot.

 

Southampton VS Watford     1::1

Redmond 59′      Capoue 9′

Capoue scored the first goal for the hornets at the start of his second season. But Nathan Redmond is back with the equalizer. He managed to score a controlled volley which sealed them a point. Watson was sent away at the end of the second half who managed to somehow give the a point.

Hull CIty VS Leicester City     2::1

Diamande 45+1′    Mahrez 47′

Snodgrass 57′

Leicester City face newly promoted Hull City at the opening day. New comers Hull City took the lead as Diamande scored an acrobat goal. But within the start of the second half Leicester player tripped in the penalty area. Mahrez opened the scoresheet of Leicester scoring the penalty and the Champions were leveled. Snodgrass cracked home a crucial goal from a poor throw by the Leicester goal keeper.Brave return to the Premier League by Hull City to take the 3 points.

 

14th August 2016 Day 2 (Sunday)

Bournemouth VS Manchester United     1::3

A Smith 69′       Mata 40′

Rooney 59′

Ibrahmovic 64′

Manchester United took the lead as Mata scored from a poor back pass from Francis. A gift for Manchester United. Rooney scored the second goal for United from a volley by Martial who got it wrong.  Ibrahmovic scored from a mile out giving United a 3 goal lead. Bournemouth managed to get a goal by Smith.