Tottenham’s indifferent start to the season continued as they managed to throw away a 2-0 lead to finished with just a point against Stoke, who were inspired by substitute and forgotten man Stephen Ireland into a stirring comeback at White Hart Lane. And United’s academy product responded well with a fine strike that included a subtle turn to sell his marker. Confidence would have been high coming into the first game, with the signing of a world class goalkeeper in Petr Cech not to mention Wenger finally getting the better of Jose Mourinho as Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the community shield. Nine minutes later he helped create the second goal for Leicester with some good build-up play, passing the ball to Albrighton for him to cut it back for Mahrez, who scored the goal.
For several years now at the beginning of the Premier League season the same question has been asked, can Arsenal win the title and be crowned champions of England? The skipper has had two appalling matches and looks far from sharp despite being top dog for the striker’s role.
Leverkusen sealed a 2-1 home victory against Hoffenheim to start their season with three points. Newcastle have a big competition in their attack, what should give them power and advantage in the long Premier League season.
Eric Dier’s three Premier League goals have all come in August.
Swansea City has won a total of 13 matches against Newcastle United throughout the history of the Premier League while Newcastle United has won 18. Team news in just a moment.
Spurs look a little lost at times – and exhausted – with Pochettino’s emphasis on pressing the opposition. Even Cardiff City became a point of interest for Malaysian EPL fans when Vincent Tan took over the club and they got promoted to the EPL, albeit for only one season as they immediately got relegated.
“In football it’s never closed until the final whistle”.
There wasn’t quite the same excitement in the game between Monaco and Lille on Friday night, as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw which only saw five shots on target overall.
Swansea City manager Garry Monk: “That’s what I wanted at Chelsea, to go out and set a standard of performance to take into the rest of season and use the confidence in other games”.