Manchester United stormed to the top of the Premier League table on the opening weekend of the season with a 5-1 victory over Leeds United.
Following a busy summer transfer window, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side truly hit the ground running after welcoming rivals Leeds to Old Trafford.
As has come to be expected from the Red Devils, Bruno Fernandes was the first name on the scoreboard, before goals from Mason Greenwood, Fred and two more from the Portugal international made short work of Leeds.
However it was Paul Pogba who likely stole the show, with four assists to upstage Fernandes’ impressive hat-trick of goals.
Of course, Man Utd weren’t the only team to enjoy an opening-day bonanza, as Thomas Tuchel’s side made short work of Crystal Palace with a 3-0 win.
Goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and a particularly impressive long-range effort from youth graduate Trevoh Chalobah ensured an unfortunate and rather blunt introduction to the Premier League for new Palace manager Patrick Vieira.
Elsewhere in the 3pm kick offs Brighton and Everton made spirited comebacks after going behind to Burnley and Southampton respectively, while Leicester City picked up a hard-fought win over Wolves and Aston Villa began the new season with Jack Grealish with a 3-2 defeat to Watford.
Despite a positive performance which suggests there’s much more to come of Norwich this season, the Canaries were carefully and accurately picked apart by Liverpool as goals from Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side a joint-second place finish in the league alongside Chelsea after one matchday.
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