Premier League 2019/20: Gameweek 1 wrap up

Kweku Lawrence
By Kweku Lawrence
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The Premier League campaign returns this weekend with all 20 top-flight teams in action between Friday and Sunday. Liverpool and newly promoted Norwich City kicked-off  the Premier League season.

Mohammed Salah was involved in two goals against newly promoted side after Grant Hanley’s own goal became the first goal to be scored in this year’s edition.

Virgil Van Dijk and Divock Origi were also on the score sheet as Teemu Pukki also found the back of the net. Pukki’s goal did less harm to Liverpool as it was just a consolation goal in a 4-1 drubbing by the Reds.

At the London Stadium, it was all ruthless as the hattrick from Raheem Sterling, a goal from Gabriel Jesus and a Kun Aguero penalty against West Ham ensured that, Pep Guardiola’s side started the season on high.

Manchester City, who started the game without Aguero found the Londoners easy to beat after the recess with four second half goal.

At Turf Moor, Burnley put three unanswered goals past Southampton. A brace from Ashley Barnes and a goal from Johann Gudmundsson made sure Sean Dyche’s men were the victors.


Southampton were unable to get a consolation goal after making more efforts, as Burnley won the match 3-0 after full time.

The game between Crystal Palace and Everton produced the first red card of the 2019/20 Premier League season. Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off after picking up a second yellow card with 14 minutes to go.

Playing against a 10-man Everton, Crystal Palace were unable to punish the Toffees, with the game ending in a goalless draw.

Manchester United played Chelsea in what was the most exciting game of matchday 1. A double from Marcus Rashford and one each from Anthony Martial and Daniel James were enough to start Frank Lampard’s Chelsea managerial chapter on the low.

Chelsea, who had Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount in their starting eleven, saw a lot of chances go begging in both halves as they were unable to take them. Ole’s side punished them and went on to hammer them with four goals without a reply.

Here’s the results collated from all match centres after the first gameweek;

Liverpool 4-1 Norwich City
West Ham 0-5 Manchester City
Watford 0-3 Brighton and Hove Albion
Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton
Burnley 3-0 Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa
Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal
Leicester City 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea

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