- Premier League returned with five games kicking off at 3pm
- Everton began life under Ronald Koeman with a draw against Tottenham
- Promoted Middlesbrough drew with Stoke after seven years outside the Prem
- Fellow new boys Burnley lost 1-0 to Swansea City at Turf Moor
- Crystal Palace lost to West Brom and Southampton drew with Watford
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7.28: Here’s hoping your Saturday night goes better than Paddy’s! Goodnight!
7.24: How jammy were City there? It was a lack lustre showing but Pep gets out of jail with a last gasp own goal. Still, he’ll be happy with the three points if not the performance. But it’s still not enough to shift Hull from the summit, who remain top. Get your money on them now!
7.21: FULL TIME: MAN CITY 2 SUNDERLAND 1
7.19: We’re into four minutes of added time as McNair almost latches onto a Januzaj knock down only for Big Willy to spring off his line and whip it off his toes
7.17: McNair’s only been on the pitch a matter of minutes. Terrific contribution, son! Ooh hello. City almost make it three as Aguero hurtles into the box, squares for Ian Nacho who swivels but spanks his shot against Mannone and over the bar.
7.15: Man, this is harsh on Sunderland. Navas drives down the right and smashes a low hard cross that Mannone flicks onto the bonce of his own defender McNair who makes no mistake from two yards, thundering a header into his own net. Pep goes off on a wild celebration like he planned that all along.
7.12: GOOOAAALLLL!!!! MAN CITY 2 SUNDERLAND 1
7.10: With just nine minutes left, City make their final switch as Iheanacho – or as I prefer to call him, Ian Nacho – comes on for Clichy
7.03: I reckon Man City should have made George Osborne their new boss. No matter how much of a mess he makes of things, he still ended up with a title.
7.00: I’m sorry but with all the world class players at their disposal, I could get this City side to beat Sunderland. Is Pep really all he’s cracked up to be?
City are punished for not putting this game to bed! And you just knew it was going to happen. Januzaj slips the ball through to Defoe who cooly slots under Caballero. Textbook Defoe finish!
6.58: GOOOOOAAALLL!!! MAN CITY 1 SUNDERLAND 1
6.56: On the sideline, Pep attempts to justify his wages by doing a smashing bit of clapping. It truly was world class.
6.53: Donald Love’s probably a lovely lad but he’s got the sort of face that suggests he’s got cat litter for brains. As if to prove the point, he needlessly hauls down Sterling and earns himself a yellow card.
6.49: City make a switch with Silva being replaced by Fabian Delph. Remember him? Sunderland swap Watmore and Gooch for Januzaj and Khazri. That’s an attacking switch – David Moyes still obviously fancies getting something from this game.
6.48: From what I’ve seen of Donald Love, if he wants to be taken more seriously as a defender he should change his surname to Duck
6.46: This is better from City. Sterling tears Donald Love a new one, skinning him on the outside before squaring for Aguero who slams his shot wide.
6.44: Nolito? Nolikey! The big money summer signing is hauled off and replaced by Navas
6.42: John Stones then justifies his £50m price tag by steaming into Watmore and leathering the ball into row Z. Very cultured, I’m sure.
6.39: City continue to dominate possession without creating a chance in what is rapidly becoming a snorefest. It’s all gone a bit Louis van Gaal.
6.35: By the way, after Mark Clattenburg got two tattoos in the close season, I have it on good authority that today’s ref Bobby Madley is also going to get a couple of tattoos – three teardrops down his cheek and a spider’s web on his elbow. Classy.
6.33: City straight onto the front foot as De Bruyne fizzes a low cross that Mannone dives to whip off the feet of Ageuro.
6.30: PEEEP! City get us underway in the second half, kicking right to left. But mostly sideways, if that first half was anything to go by
6.18: City got off to a flyer with that penalty after four minutes but after dominating possession they created precious little in that half. Expect things to liven up after they get a Pep talk at half time
6.16: HALF TIME: MAN CITY 1 SUNDERLAND 0
6.15: We’re into one minute of added time before Bobby Madley blows his peeper.
6.11: CHANCE! Kone wins a header on the edge of the City box and nods it towards Defoe who prods the ball goalwards, forcing Big Willy into a decent stop. You’ve seen Defoe stick them away
6.08: Sunderland sling over a deep free kick from the right that Big Willy claims with ease. How long before he drops a clanger and the calls for Joe Hart’s return start? I’ve got 78 minutes in the office sweepstake.
6.06: Sunderland continue to sit back and soak up the pressure as De Bruyne unleashes a 30 yarder that slams into the target. If the target was that bloke stuffing a pie into his mouth 25 rows up
6.01: It’s still all City. Worth noting that Raheem Sterling has put in more effort in this first half an hour than he did all summer with England. He still runs like Velma from Scooby Doo, mind.
5.54: Ooh no luck for Nolito who cuts in and curls a sublime right footer inches wide of the far post.
5.51: City are bossing this. They’ve already chalked up 76% possession. In other news, Raheem Sterling’s new hair looks like a threadbare cycle helmet. It’s a shocker.
5.38: This could be a long evening for Sunderland. Kolarov plays a peachy ball into Silva. The wee magician swivels and feeds Clichy whose dangerous cross is stuffed over his own bar by Kaboul. City looking ominously good. Manuel who?
GOOOAAALLLL!! MAN CITY 1 SUNDERLAND 0. Aguero makes no mistake, slotting firm and true into the corner
5.34: PENALTY TO CITY! van Aanholt clumsily bundles over Sterling and City’s first attack brings a penalty!
5.32: van Aanholt wastes no time in testing Caballero, pinging a 25 yard free kick that the keeper beats away unconvincingly in the style of a Springer Spaniel leaping at a frisbee
5.31: I feel for Joe Hart. I know at the Euros he couldn’t catch a Pokemon but it still feels harsh to drop him for the first game. More importantly, he’s also in my Dream Team. Cheers Pep.
5.30 PEEEEP! Sunderland get us underway…
5.26: FACT ME! Pep Guardiola has won the opening league game of the season as a manager in each of his last six seasons: three with Barcelona, and three at Bayern Munich.
5.23: Fancy a flutter on first scorer with Sun Bets? Well check this. Sergio Aguero has scored an unrivalled 17 Premier League goals in 2016, from just 18 appearances. He’s also scored three goals and set up two more in his last three league games against Sunderland.
5.04: MAN CITY: Caballero, Sagna, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernandinho, Silva, Nolito, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero
Subs : Hart, Zabaleta, Fernando, Navas, Delph, Otamendi, Iheanacho
Sunderland: Mannone, Love, van Aanholt, Kaboul, Kone, O’Shea, Rodwell, Gooch, Watmore, Borini, Defoe
Subs : Pickford, Djilobodji, Lens, McNair, Khazri, Asoro, Januzaj
5.00: Don’t go anywhere! We’ve got all the action from Man City v Sunderland coming up at 5.30. Here’s the team news. For Man City, Willy Caballero comes in for Joe Hart, while Nolito and John Stones both start. For David Moyes’ Sunderland, Jermain Defoe starts up front, while Adnan Januzaj is on the bench…
4.55: So terrific away wins for West Brom and Swansea. Palace pressed strongly but I’ve got a feeling the Eagles are going to struggle this season. But after all that, it’s Hull who remain top of the table! They couldn’t could they?
4.53: FT: BORO 1 STOKE 1, SOUTHAMPTON 1 WATFORD 1
4.51: FT: BURNLEY 0 SWANSEA 1, CRYSTAL PALACE 0 WBA 1
FULL TIME: EVERTON 1 SPURS 1
4.49: BURNLEY v SWANSEA: Great save from Fabianski who reacts brilliantly to beat out a deflected Marney whizzbang. Swansea are hanging on to their 1-0 lead as we go into added time!
4.46: SOUTHAMPTON v WATFORD: Redmond crashes home a sublime left foot finish but he’s flagged offside. It’s close but it looks like he was marginally offside when Davis played him in.
4.43: EVERTON v SPURS: Great save from Stekelenburg who acrobatically tips over a deflected cross. Spurs pushing for a later winner here
4.41: Got to feel for the Clarets. Burnley were looking good for at least a point so that late Fer goal is about as welcome as a handshake from Joachim Low.
GOOOAAALLLLL!!! BURNLEY 0 SWANSEA 1. Leroy Fer is on hand to snaffle home the rebound after a decent Tom Heaton stop. Eight minutes left!
4.37: SOUTHAMPTON v WATFORD: RED CARD!! Ben Watson is sent off for denying Shane Long a clear goalscoring opportunity by dragging the striker back. WATFORD DOWN TO TEN MEN!
4.34: PALACE v WBA: The Baggies go in search of a second as Saido Berahino motors down the wing – snapchatting as he goes, before the Palace defence recover to snuff out the chance
4.33: BREAKING TEAM NEWS: MAN CITY’S JOE HART IS DROPPED! Willy Caballero starts in goal for the game against Sunderland at 5.30pm. Sterling and Stones both start!
4.32: GOOOAAAALLLL!!! CRYSTAL PALACE 0 WBA 1. Rondon with the flicked header from a corner gives the Baggies the lead! Cracking set piece
It’s a peach of a 25 yard strike from Shaqiri who whips a free kick around the wall and in off the post. Valdes never even smelt it!
GOOOOAALLLL!!! BORO 1 STOKE 1
4.25: PALACE v WBA: Here’s an interesting sub. Bolasie comes on for Lee. The winger who’s apparently on the verge of a move to Everton gets a huge ovation from the home fans.
4.23: Shocking miss from Fernandez who fluffs from about four yards out! Man alive, he won’t get an easier chance all season.
4.20: BURNLEY v SWANSEA: Swansea have made a sub with Icelandic star Sigurdsson coming on for Leon Britton. Good to see he’s recovered from getting the Viking clap in the summer.
4.18: GOOOAAAALLL!!! SOUTHAMPTON 1 WATFORD 1 Gomes punches a corner only as far as debut boy Nathan Redmond who slams a volley straight back past the keeper.
GOOOOAAALLLLL!!!! EVERTON 1 SPURS 1. Great work from Kyle Walker who slings a deep cross over from the right and there’s Lamela arriving late to nod home into the far corner.
4.13: EVERTON v SPURS: The Potch has seen enough as he replaces Dier with summer signing Janssen. The sub almost immediately sets up Dele Alli but he spanks his shot a mile over
4.11: PALACE v WBA: SAVE! SAVE! Great double save from Ben Foster who denies Zaha twice in a matter of seconds when the Palace striker looked certain to score. Tip top keeping!
4.09: EVERTON v SPURS: It still looks a bit weird seeing Ronald Koeman’s big fat head on the Everton bench but his side have been excellent today. Deulofeu is nearly in again but an excellent last ditch Dier tackle saves the day.
4.07: By the way, Hull City are currently sat on top of the Premier League. Anyone fancy a tenner on them to win it? Thought not.
4.05: PALACE v WBA: Chance for Berahino but his first touch is like a bouncy castle and he hacks down Souare in frustration. I wish Tony Pulis would hurry up and flog him, I’m bored witless by the ongoing saga
4.02: PEEEP! We’re underway again…
3.57: Sorry Baggies fans, but I’m praying Palace take an early second half lead this afternoon. Just so we get to see this again…
3.50: HT: CRYSTAL PALACE 0 WBA 0, BORO 1 STOKE 0, SOUTHAMPTON 0 WATFORD 1
I love the way Burnley boss Sean Dyche strides purposefully across the pitch, like a pub landlord marching across the car park to put his bin out
HT: EVERTON 1 SPURS 0, BURNLEY 0 SWANSEA 0
3.44: EVERTON v SPURS: Chance for Everton to double their lead but Deulofeu, clean through on goal, spanks his shot straight at Vorm.
3.41: BURNLEY v SWANSEA: Still 0-0 but here’s a terrific break from Burnley as Gray bursts clear and leathers a shot that Fabianski does well to save at full stretch.
3.39: BORO v STOKE: POST CLANG! Great work from Ramirez who skitters past Shawcross and hits a rasping left footer that beats Given but comes back off the upright. Unlucky son.
3.37: More woes for Spurs as it appears keeper Hugo Lloris has got a problem. And I’m not talking about his woeful effort at growing a beard. He’s having to go off to be replaced by Vorm.
3.36: Fact-ish. When Harry Kane hired his holiday car, Hertz banned him from taking corners.
3.34: Spurs finally get a shot on target as Eriksen smashes a humdinger straight at Stekelenburg. Have to tell you, Harry Kane has been virtually anonymous this afternoon
3.29: SOUTHAMPTON v WATFORD: It’s all too easy for the visitors as Southampton continue to hoof it long. On the touchline, new Watford boss Walter Mazzarri continues to do his nut. He looks like a maverick cop who doesn’t play by the rules but sure as hell gets results.
3.27: I’m still not sure about this new Premier League ball. It’s called the Ordem 4 and according to Nike it’s a “new wrapped bladder system delivering optimal touch; geometric 12 panel fuse-welded construction employing a new 3D printed ink technique; plus the design principle of ‘Flow Motion’ applying luminance.” In other words, it’s round. And blue, green and purple.
3.25: BORO v STOKE: In the day’s glamour game, there’s a big blow for Boro as new signing Marten de Roon (ey) twangs a £12m hamstring and hobbles off to be replaced by Adam Forshaw.
3.23: BURNLEY v SWANSEA: Not a lot of quality on show although new signing Fernando Llorente carves out a couple of early chances for Swansea, thumping a header straight at England legend Tom Heaton before battering another a yard over.
3.19: By the way, you may have read earlier that Dele Alli was so embarrassed about his performances for England at the Euros, he’s changed the name on the back of shirt today. To ‘Ronaldo’.
3.17: EVERTON v SPURS: The home side almost double their lead as Mirallas gets on the end of another Barkley free kick only to see his looping header tipped over the bar by Lloris. Spurs have started this like they finished last season. Woefully.
3.15: PALACE V WBA: Neck braces at the ready, it’s the Tony Pulis derby! And it’s the Baggies who have started stronger. Rondon flicks a cute header that’s arrowing into the bottom corner until Hennessey paws it away. Great save!
It’s a cracking start back in the top flight for Boro as Negredo rises to batter a header home!
3.12: GOOOAAALLLLL!!! BORO 1 STOKE 0
3.09: GOOOAAAAALLLLLL!! SOUTHAMPTON 0 WATFORD 1. Troy Deeney nods back a deep cross and there’s Etienne Capoue to bullet home! The Hornets are buzzing again!
And it’s Ross Barkley with the afternoon’s opener! Shocking defending from Spurs as they allow a deep free kick from Barkley to find its way past everyone before bouncing into the far corner. What a start for new boss Ronald Koeman!
3.06: GOOOAAALLLL!!!! EVERTON 1 SPURS 0
3.05: Right, it’s the first day of the Premier League season so let’s keep an eye out for an outfield player wearing gloves. There’s bound to be one wuss. You can also bet your life the England players will get plenty of stick. And why not? They ruined our summer so it seems only fair
3.00: PEEEP! We are GO! GO! GO! all all five Premier League grounds…
Southampton v Watford
For the Saints, Claude Puel goes for Shane Long upfront alongside new signing Nathan Redmond. Watford start with Deeney and Ighalo upfront with new signing Sinclair on the bench
Soton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Targett, Davis, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Tadic, Long
Subs: McCarthy, Clasie, Fonte, Rodriguez, Austin, Hojbjerg, Pied
Watford: Gomes, Cathcart, Prodl, Britos, Amrabat, Capoue, Behrami, Guedioura, Holebas, Deeney, Ighalo
Subs: Pantilimon, Nyom, Zuniga, Sinclair, Vydra, Anya, Watson
Middlesbrough v Stoke..Four debuts for Boro as Valdes starts in goal and Negredo in attack. For Stoke, new signing Joe Allen has to sit on the bench. There’s lovely…
Boro: Valdes, Nsue, Barragan, Gibson, Friend, Clayton, De Roon, Adomah, Ramirez, Downing, Negredo.
Subs: Dimi, Rhodes, Firscher, Baptiste, Stuani, Forshaw, Nugent.
Stoke: Given, Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Whelan, Imbula, Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic, Diouf.
Subs: Haugaard, Allen, Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Cameron, Crouch.
Everton v Spurs…For Everton, there’s no Lukaku after he took a slight knock but there are debuts for Gueye and Stekelenburg in goal. Spurs also hand a debut to Wanyama.
Everton: Stekelenburg; Holgate, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Baines; Gueye, Barry, McCarthy; Mirallas, Barkley, Deulofeu
Subs: Robles, Kone, Lennon, Cleverley, Oviedo, Davies, Galloway
Spurs: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Wanyama; Lamela, Eriksen, Alli; Kane
Subs: Vorm, Davies, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Mason, Onomah, Janssen
Crystal Palace v WBA: For Palace, £13m summer signing Andros Townsend starts while Baggies new signing Matt Phillips also goes straight into the team…
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Jedinak, Puncheon, Townsend, Lee, Zaha, Wickham.
Subs: Speroni, Cabaye, Bolasie, Ledley, Kelly, Anderson, Ladapo
WBA: Foster, Dawson, Olsson, McAuley, Evans, Phillips,Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner, Rondon, Berahino
Subs: Morrison, Myhill, McClean, Lambert, Leko, Field, Wilson
Burnley v Swansea: For Burnley, Stephen Ward starts after recovering from a hamstring injury. New signing Gudmundsson only makes the bench…Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Marney, Jones, Arfield, Boyd, Gray, Vokes
Swansea’s new signing Fernando Llorente makes his Premier League debut…Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Kingsley, Britton, Cork, Fer, Barrow, Routledge, Llorente
Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Fulton, Dyer, Montero, Sigurdsson
Subs: Kightly, Jutkiewicz, Ulvestad, Gudmundsson, Tarkowski, Darikwa, Robinson
14.29: Right, let’s crack on with our 3pms. Five absolute crackers for you so let’s have a lingering look at the latest team news..
14.24: What a performance! What a win! Who needs a permanent manager and more than 13 first team players when you can brush the champions aside as easy as that? We’ve only had one game and already this season promises to be more nuts than last year!
FULL TIME: HULL 2 LEICESTER 1
14.22: Vardy’s having a party? Having a nightmare more like. He’s just miscontrolled another simple pass
14.20: SHOT! Myler hammers a thunderer that flies a yard over. None too shabby, that. Two minutes of the added stuff left
14.18: We’re into FIVE minutes of added time. Hull looking good value for their 2-1 lead.
14.14: Five minutes left for Hull to hang on! And to think, before this, Mike Phelan’s most impressive achievement in management was making Sir Alex s***t himself when he popped that balloon.
14.11: Ranieri makes a final throw of the dice throwing on Ulloa for Simpson.
14.09: Ten minutes left but it’s Hull who look the more likely to snatch another as Snodgrass fizzes in a free kick that Schmeichel does well to beat away to his left. Can Hull hang on for the most astonishing of wins?
14.04: I’ll be honest, I had no idea that the KC Stadium is now called the KCOM Stadium. But any more performances like this and they’ll have to rename it the KC-OMG!
13.59: Okazaki’s only been on the pitch three minutes but he’s already shown more desire than his team-mates have in the previous 70 minutes. He drives at the Hull defence before being hauled down 20 yards from goal.
13.54: The tinkerman is having a tinker. Leicester make a double switch as Gray and King are replaced by Amartey and Okazaki. Twenty minutes for the champions to turn this around.
13.49: Leicester look a bag of nerves at the back. Without the presence of Huth they look vulnerable every time a ball comes into the box. But let’s not take anything away from Hull. What a brilliant performance this has been. Michael Phelps has got more medals than they’ve got footballers but they’re giving the Champions a doing!
13.45; What a response from the home side! Leicester are all over the shop at the back as the ball breaks loose to Robert Snodgrass who drills home an emphatic finish from the edge of the box.
13.44; GOOOAAALLLLL!!!! HULL 2 LEICESTER 1
13.37: For me, Mike Dean’s made a rick with that penalty decision. Huddlestone’s caught Gray’s ankle but the first contact is clearly outside the area before Gray tumbles inside the box. Lucky, lucky Leicester
13.35: GOOAAALLLLL!!!! HULL 1 LEICESTER 1. Mahrez makes no mistake, thrashing the penalty down the middle.
13.34: PENALTY TO LEICESTER!! 14 seconds on the clock as Gray goes down under a clumsy challenge from Huddlestone….
13.33: PEEEP! We go again!
13.24: Diomande has been credited with Hull’s goal. Replays show both he and Hernandez made contact with the ball but either way, the underdogs are ahead! For their part, Leicester have looked off the pace and out of sorts. RANIERI OUT!
13.19: HALF TIME: HULL 1 LEICESTER 0. It’s official. Hull are going to win the league!
Schmeichel makes an awesome save from Davies but there’s Abel Hernandez to acrobatically thrash the ball into the net with a delicious overhead.
13.16; GOOOAAALLLLLL!!! HULL 1 LEICESTER 0. Scenes. Utter scenes.
13.13: And again! Musa does well down the right, squares it to Vardy who shanks a horrible effort a mile over the bar. I’m telling you, that lookalike postman’s kidnapped Vardy and is playing himself today.
13.12: How have Leicester not gone ahead here? Fuchs’ toe-poke is saved by Jakupovic, the ball falls to Vardy six yards out but Livermore brilliantly blocks his follow up effort
13.08: Got to feel for Micky Phelan. I reckon if he somehow steers the Tigers to safety this season, he’ll be a shoe-in for Manager of the Year. By the way, the best chant I ever heard was directed at him. When he was a balding Norwich player, Chelsea fans sang, to the tune of the Righteous Brothers classic, ‘You’ve lost your hairline Phelan – whoa, your hairline, Phelan!’ Class.
13.04: Two yellow cards to tell you about. The season’s first booking goes to Christian Fuchs. Tekaboo son! Danny Simpson then quickly follows him in the book for a late tackle on Myler.
Ten minutes to half time as Hull continue to frustrate the champions.
13.00: Leicester attempt a quick breakaway but Vardy’s touch is as heavy as Mike Ashley and Robertson gets the block in. Can someone check whether it’s that Vardy lookalike postman playing today? The England man’s having a shocker
12.58: Breaking news. I’m hearing reports that after last season’s title win, some Leicester fans have sobered up. More, as we get it.
12.55: CHANCE! Ooh, this is the closest we’ve come to an opener as Mahrez slips the ball to Drinkwater who curls a decent first time effort a foot wide of the far post
12.53: Twenty minutes in and we get the season’s first protest as Hull fans hold up ‘NO’ placards aimed at their owners. Although to be fair, that just might be their verdict on Mike Dean’s new plum coloured shirt.
12.48: Comedy klaxon alert! Musa pings over a decent left wing cross only for Vardy to take a huge fresh air swipe at it, missing the ball by about a yard. Good to see the Vardster hasn’t lost his England form.
12.47: Hull survive the first 15 minutes unscathed. And to be fair, they’ve looked half decent, defending very deep and looking to spring on the counter while Leicester still struggle to find their feet. Anyone fancy the Foxes to go down this season?
12.41: Do you think Gary Lineker’s watching this in his pants?
12.39: To be fair, it’s a confident first ten minutes from Hull. So far they’ve gone toe to toe with the champions and not suffered so much as a scratch.
12.35 HULL WIN A CORNER!! YES, REALLY! Davies heads it narrowly wide but still, a real life actual corner! Start the open top bus
12.31: Two minutes in and Demarai Gray surges forward and clips a cute dipper that takes a deflection and loops inches over. This could be a long afternoon for the home side
12.30: PEEEEP! Mickey Dean in his horrific new plum coloured outfit gets the new season underway!!
12.28: Check that Hull bench – a load of kids from the club nursery with Shaun Maloney as chief babysitter. Bet he’s chuffed to bits
12.25: Still, their pitch looks lovely. And here come the teams!! Ooh, feel that new season tingle! You can keep your judo, your tiddly-winks and your sword fighting – this is where it’s at!!
12.22: Hull also failed to score in their final three games of the 2014-15 Premier League season and are without a goal in their last five hours and four minutes in the competition. They’ve made no new signings and have only three fit first team squad members on the bench. So if you thought Leicester winning the title last year was a turn up, wait till Hull storm it this year!
12.18: FACT ME! A newly-promoted side hasn’t won on the opening weekend of a Premier League campaign since August 2012, when West Ham beat Aston Villa 1-0. And because it was only Villa, that didn’t even count.
12.16: If you’re having a wee wager with Sun Bets, here’s your need to know. Leicester City are unbeaten in the last five league meetings (W3, D2). While the Tigers have lost all five of their early Saturday kick-offs in the Premier League. Nuff said. 3-0 to Hull then.
12.14: Meanwhile, the champions give a debut to striker Ahmed Musa, alongside Jamie Vardy. Robert Huth completes his three match ban so Luis Hernandez replaces him at the back. Okazaki starts on the bench
12.10: Let’s dive straight into the action as champions Leicester (still feels weird typing that) visit new boys Hull City. The big news is that Hull have managed to find 11 bodies to throw onto the pitch. Jake Livermore plays as a makeshift centre half alongside skipper Curtis Davies..
12.08: Don’t get me wrong I’ve got well into the Olympics – especially the diving. No surprise us British are world beaters when it comes to throwing ourselves into a manky coloured pool in the p***ing rain. But it’s time to get back to some proper sport. Where grown young millionaires with bad tattoos and dodgy hair act like petulant kids, boot each other up in the air and question the parentage of the bloke in the middle. Bring it on!
12.05: Oi Oi! How are we? Welcome to the Sun’s live coverage of a new season of the Premier League. Not a day too soon if you ask me.
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