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English Premier League 2022/23 Season | Matchday 1 Roundup

The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.

Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

Darwin Nunez scored one goal and set up an equaliser for Mohamed Salah as Liverpool twice came from behind draw 2-2 at Fulham in their first Premier League game of the season. Aleksandar Mitrovic headed top-flight new boys Fulham into a deserved first-half lead, but Nunez came off the bench to equalise. Mitrovic restored the Cottagers’ lead with a penalty after he was upended by Virgil van Dijk with 18 minutes remaining, but Salah poked in from close range after Nunez laid the ball into his path to salvage a point before Jordan Henderson hit the woodwork in stoppage time.

Tottenham 4-1 Southampton

Tottenham fought back to beat Southampton 4-1 and get their 2022-23 campaign off to a winning start, with Dejan Kulusevski proving key. Southampton came flying out the blocks and took the lead with in the 12th minute, as Moussa Djenepo clipped a byline cross to Ward-Prowse, who finished in style. Spurs were soon level, though, with Sessegnon on hand at the far post to head in Kulusevski’s inviting cross. The hosts’ dominance paid dividends with a second 10 minutes later – Son Heung-min the provider as his corner was headed in by Dier. With Spurs in full flow, Ben Davies tested Gavin Bazunu from distance and Son drilled over after dancing through Southampton’s defence. Any threat of a Southampton comeback was quelled in the second half, with Salisu diverting Emerson Royal’s cross into his own net. Having teed up Spurs’s equaliser and generally proving a menace throughout, Kulusevski grabbed a deserved goal of his own just after the hour, cutting inside and sweeping home a left-footed shot to wrap up a statement victory for Conte.

Haaland on his magical debut

Check out Erling Haaland’s post match press conference after Manchester City’s 2-0 win against West Ham in the Premier League. The Norwegian striker bagged a brace and is delighted with his brilliant Premier League debut.

West Ham 0-2 Man City

Erling Haaland scored twice on his Premier League debut as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 at London Stadium. A first-half penalty from Haaland was followed by a typically clinical finish when the big-money signing after the break, as the champions picked up three points from their opening game. One of Areola’s first contributions was to bring down Haaland when he was through on goal to concede a 36th-minute penalty, which the Norway striker dispatched calmly, sending Areola the wrong way. Haaland struck again after 65 minutes, though, when a City counter-attack saw De Bruyne slide his new team-mate in and the former Borussia Dortmund man placed his shot coolly past Areola to seal the points.

Other results:

Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal
Bournemouth 2-0 Aston Villa
Newcastle 2-0 Nottingham Forest
Leeds United 2-1 Wolves
Everton 0-1 Chelsea
Leicester City 2-2 Brentford
Man United 1-2 Brighton