2017-18 – Match Week 1
English Premier League 2017-18 match week 1 – summary, highlights, standings, press conferences, statistics, reports and many more.
Sunday 13th August 2017
Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United
Romelu Lukaku announced his arrival at Old Trafford by scoring twice on his Premier League debut for Manchester United as they embarrassed West Ham.
Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham
Tottenham made a winning start to the 2017-18 Premier League season as 10-man Newcastle endured a difficult return to the top flight.
Saturday 12th August 2017
Chelsea 2-3 Burnley
Champions Chelsea suffered a nightmare start to their Premier League title defence, having two men sent off as Burnley claimed a superb win at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte Full Post Match Press Conference
Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town made a dream start to their debut season in the Premier League as new Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer endured a miserable first game.
Everton 1-0 Stoke City
Wayne Rooney says it was a “special moment” to score the winning goal on his top-flight return to Everton after 13 years and one he has been looking forward to for a long time.
Southampton 0-0 Swansea
Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino praised the “quality and spirit” of his side despite being held by Swansea City in the Argentine’s first competitive match in charge of the Saints.
West Brom 1-0 Bournemouth
Ahmed Hegazi described scoring on his Premier League debut as “a fantastic feeling” as he helped West Brom beat Bournemouth in a tepid encounter at The Hawthorns
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was relieved to see his side overcome promoted Brighton after their Premier League rivals slipped up earlier in the day.
Watford 3-3 Liverpool
Miguel Britos scored a controversial 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool were held in a thrilling game at Vicarage Road.
The Reds, without Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho due to a back injury, fell behind to Stefano Okaka’s header.
Sadio Mane equalised with a clinical finish only for Abdoulaye Doucoure to restore the lead from close range.
Roberto Firmino’s penalty made it 2-2 before Mohamed Salah thought he had won it only for Britos to equalise.
Friday 11th August 2017
Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City
Arsenal score two late goals to beat Leicester City in a thrilling first match of the Premier League season.