The return of the nearly-capacity crowd fueled a barrage of goals and numerous home wins on the first Saturday of the English Premier League season.
Old Trafford fans especially enjoyed it.
More than 72,000 spectators (UK’s largest football spectator since the pandemic) saw Bruno Fernandes’ hat-trick, and Paul Pogba’s four assists wiped Manchester United into a fierce 5: 1 rival thrashing. The top flight title appeared in 2013.
This was the highest daily score, scoring 25 goals in seven games, averaging 3.57, much higher than the average for the regular season. The presence of fans may also have contributed to the fact that there were five home wins. This is an immediate swing from last season with a lot of away wins (40% compared to 38% for home teams).
European champion and big title candidate like United, Chelsea may have been heavier in front of nearly 39,000 fans, early in the season by overwhelming Crystal Palace with a 3-0 victory. I bent my muscles.
Liverpool are another promising title challenger to start the league, with Mohamed Salah scoring two goals before scoring five consecutive years in the opening round with a 3-0 victory over the promoted Norridge. rice field.
Promoted teams Watford and Everton, who defeated Aston Villa 3–2 and Southampton 3–1 respectively, and Leicester, who defeated Wolverhampton 1-0 with a goal from 34-year-old striker Jamie Vardy, also won. ..
With the exception of Liverpool, the only away winner was Brighton. Brighton defeated Burnley 2-1 with Turf Moor.
The British government lifted social distance measures on July 19 and paved the way for clubs to regain their power after fans were closed almost entirely last season and at the end of the 2019-20 season. .. However, certain areas of the stadium do not have the maximum capacity due to restricted access to the surroundings of players and officers.
Current champion Manchester City will begin defending the title in Tottenham on Sunday.
Fernandez hat trick
On the day Jadon Sancho debuted from the bench to Manchester United and Raphaël Varane was announced as the club’s second biggest sign, Old Trafford’s packed spectators were crowded by two of United’s most famous players. I was welcomed to the clinic in the middle stage.
Pogba was again associated with leaving United during the off-season, but laughed after the last whistle after collecting more assists in one game than he managed throughout the 2020-21 campaign. I was joking. Fernandez benefited from his first hat-trick in British football. There was no goal from this penalty spot.
Fernandez hit Pogba’s clip pass at United’s 30-minute opener, and Pogba fired an angled shot at Mason Greenwood after Luke Ayling caught up with Leeds on a long-distance strike on the 49th. , Regained the lead on the side of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
After hitting another through ball from Pogba, Fernandez cut inward and drove with low effort just crossing the line before being cleared by Eyring.
Fernandez hit a long pass by Victor Lindelof and shot on the net to complete a hat-trick. Pogba assisted the match four times by providing Fred’s home swept cross on the 68th.
Chelsea are aiming to follow up on the Champions League victory and win another Premier League trophy. The team didn’t need the newly signed Romelu Lukaku to overwhelm the palace.
Defenders Marcos Alonso and Trevo Charova scored their first goal against Chelsea in their Premier League debut, with an overwhelming display by Thomas Tuchel’s team on a short-range strike by US forward Christian Pulisic. I decided on both sides.
The victory came three days after Chelsea defeated Villarreal in the penalty shootout to win the UEFA Super Cup.
This was a cool result for Patrick Viera, the new palace manager and former Arsenal midfielder, who played the first competition in British football.
Mohamed Salah loves the first round of the Premier League season.
The Egyptian forward scored two goals and scored for the fifth consecutive year in the first round of the season. This is the first player.
Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino, who replaced him in the 61st minute, scored from a pass from Sarah, after which Sarah shot into the net for a record strike.
Virgil van Dijk completed 90 minutes in his first competition, 10 months after the anterior cruciate ligament injury.