The English Premier League 2021/22 season started last week, and it has been a conventional start to the tournament on the opening matchday. Along with a couple of upsets, the other matches presented positive results.
Tottenham 1-0 Man City
In the game of the matchday, Tottenham entertained defending champions City, which was expectedly a close contest. While many had expected City to be the favourite to win, Spurs displayed enough resilience. At the same time, Son Heung-min’s goal in the 55th minute handed his team the season’s opening win, with the Cityzens losing three consecutive matches.
Japhet Tanganga on beating Manchester City
Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga spoke after helping his side to a 1-0 victory over Manchester City on the opening day of the 2021/22 season.
Brentford 2-0 Arsenal
The opener began with Arsenal travelling to newly-promoted Brentford. The Gunners were beaten 0-2, but it did not come as a surprise, as it has more or less been the tradition for Arsenal to drop points in the opening game of the season. Nevertheless, the feeble season the Gunners endured last season seems to be continuing.
Man Utd 5-1 Leeds Utd
Undoubtedly, the biggest win during the opening matchday involved two mini rivals, as United plundered five against Leeds at Old Trafford, winning 5-1, thanks to Bruno Fernandes’s hat-trick. While Leeds performed well in the opening half and bouncing back to level terms in the second half, it only boosted the Red Devils. The latter displayed no mercy and soared to the top spot in the table on the opening matchday.
Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace
In a mini London derby, Chelsea hosted Crystal Palace, and as expected, it was the former that had the upper hand throughout, registering a convincing 3-0 win. The visitors were never in the game or could match the level of the host, while the latter rose to the second spot in the table.
Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool
Liverpool travelled to Norwich with a mission, and it was successful, as it dominated the newly-promoted side 3-0, as expected. Consequently, The Reds have risen to the third spot and aim to maintain the consistency for a top-four contention.
Leicester City 1-0 Wolves
Watford 3-2 Aston Villa
Everton 3-1 Southampton
Burnley 1-2 Brighton
Newcastle 2-4 West Ham