It was an exciting first full day of action in the English Premier League, full of great goals and weather across most of England. We check in on the matches from today so far below.
Manchester United 5, Leeds 1
A hat trick for Bruno Fernandes kicked off the Red Devils campaign to get back to the top of the EPL at the Theater of Dreams. Mason Greenwood tallied in the 52nd minute, and the oft-maligned Fred added another in the 68th. Four of the assists were from Paul Pogba, several flawlessly playing in his teammates with world-class weighting.
Burnley 1, Brighton 2
James Tarkowski opened the account Saturday in the second minute, but Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister found the onion bag in the 73rd and 78th minute respectively to steal three points on the road.
Chelsea 3, Crystal Palace 0
The London Derby wasn’t much of a contest at all. Marcos Alonso in the 27th, Christian Pulisic in the 40th, and Trevoh Chalobah in the 58th minute put it away for Thomas Tuchel and his charges at Stamford Bridge.
Everton 3, Southampton 1
The Toffees open the new campaign at Goodison Park with a come-from-behind win. A tale of two halves, Adam Armstrong put the Saints ahead in the 22nd minute on the road. But Richarlison drew level in the 47th, Abdoulaye Doucouré added a golazo winner in the 76th, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin with some insurance in the 81st.
Leicester City 1, Wolverhampton 0
Talisman Jamie Vardy was the lone scorer at King Power Stadium, with his 41st minute flawless volley beating Jose Sa for the winner.
Jamie Vardy’s Shithousery on mid-season form. Scores winner then charges towards Wolves fans and howls at them. 34-Years Old and still scoring bangers just so he can troll all-comers pic.twitter.com/t1H4Skv2Rv— roger bennett (@rogbennett) August 14, 2021
Watford 3, Aston Villa 2
Nervous times at Vicarage Road after a 3-0 lead, as the Hornets looked to have it well in hand behind goals from Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr, and Cucho Hernandez. But John McGinn opened the Villains account in the 70th minute, a Danny Ings late penalty in stoppage time got it to a deficit, and a furious late charge did go wanting.