The Premier League is Back! - Premier League Gameweek 1 Review
EPL Gameweek 1 Review 2021-22 Season: The long-awaited wait of the Premier League is over, and the first gameweek of the new Premier League season has been nothing short of a goal-fest. The fans are back to their full strength and this has lead to some surprising results in the Gameweek.
The Premier League Game Week 1 included some mouth-watering clashes between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United v/s Leeds to name a few. Let's have a look at the games that happened and what can be seen ahead.
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Brentford 2-0 Arsenal
Brentford has come to the top tier of English Football for the first time in its 70-year-old history and the debut has been one to remember for. Brentford knocked off Arsenal by two goals to nil and amazingly kept a clean sheet to kick start its campaign.
With Arsenal dominating the ball possession at 75%, they were not able to break the gritty defense of the newly-promoted side. Where does the Arsenal go on from here? Will Brentford manage to keep up the momentum will be worth seeing
Arsenal - Chelsea (H), Manchester City (A), Norwich (H)
Brentford - Crystal Palace (A), Aston Villa (A), Brighton (H)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Man United 5-1 Leeds
The fixture was supposed to be tight with the game swinging both ways, but Manchester United had some other plans.
Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes made a mockery of the Leeds United defense and Bruno Fernandes had his hattrick of goals and Pogba provided 4 assists to cap off a rout of much lowly Leeds United.
With Raphael Varane being unveiled at Old Trafford, Man Utd's defense would be much stronger and could pose a nightmare to the future opponents
Manchester United - Southampton FC (A), Wolves (A), Newcastle United (H)
Leeds United - Everton (H), Burnley (A), Liverpool (H)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Leicester City 1-0 Wolves
The FA Community shield winners Leicester City were coming in the Gameweek 1 with much-required momentum. Wolves with a managerial change had an opportunity to get its 1st away win of the season.
Jamie Vardy just proved his worth for the former PL Champions and scored the match's lone goal. Despite 17 attempts by the Wolves squad, they were unable to break the deadlock.
One good news for the Wolves was the return of Raul Jimenez after suffering a horrific injury the last season, the Wolves would pass on this loss and move ahead to the next game week
Leicester City - West Ham United (A), Norwich (A), Manchester City (H)
Wolves - Tottenham (H), Manchester United (H), Watford (A)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace
A cakewalk for the European Champions. Palace had no answer to the attack, mid, and the defense of Chelsea. With goals from Christan Pulisic, a classic free-kick from Marcus Alonso and a debut goal by Trevoh Chalobah sealed a much-deserved win for the Blues.
Chelsea - Arsenal (A), Liverpool (A), Aston Villa (H)
Crystal Palace - Brentford (A), West Ham (H), Tottenham (A)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Watford 3-2 Aston Villa
The newly-promoted Watford had a game to remember. They kicked off with a victory of a much dominated Aston Villa. With Jack Grealish moving to Manchester City, there was a huge void left by his absence.
However most of the game was controlled by Aston Villa, but with two first-half goals and a third goal in the 67th minute of the game, Watford had a 3 - 0 advantage. But Aston Villa fought back hard to equalize but felt short of the mark by a goal.
Watford - Brighton (A), Tottenham (A), Wolves (H)
Aston Villa - Newcastle United (H), Brentford (H), Chelsea (A)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Burnley 1-2 Brighton
The drama was all over the game. Brighton opens its Premier league account with an away victory over Burnley. They found themselves trailing in the 2nd minute of the match.
However, a 2nd half surge by Brighton and scoring 2 goals in the span of 5 minutes in the 73rd and the 78th minute sealed a comeback and a crucial away win for the squad.
Brighton - Watford (H), Everton (H), Brentford (A)
Burnley - Liverpool (A), Leeds United (H), Everton (A)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Everton 3-1 Southampton
It was a Richalison show in the match. Rafa Benitez takes charge of the Everton squad for the first time in the Premier League. The entire 1st half was well dominated, where Southampton found the net in the 22nd minute via Adam Armstrong's kick.
There was a different tale in the 2nd half where the ball was just being with the Everton Squad and scored 3 goals in the 2nd half to cap off a well-deserved start of the campaign to the Benitez squad.
Everton - Leeds United (A), Brighton (A), Burnley (H)
Southampton - Manchester United (H), Newcastle United (H), West Ham United (A)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool
Well, it was a different story for the newly promoted Norwich City. With Brentford and Watford racking up wins, Norwich was knocked out of their home ground with an instrumental performance by Liverpool. With the return of Virgil van Dyk, Liverpool's season is up and running
Norwich City - Manchester City (A), Leicester City (H), Arsenal (A)
Liverpool - Burnley (H), Chelsea (H), Leeds United (A)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Newcastle United 2-4 West Ham United
Probably the Game of the Week for the Premier League Game Week 1. Newcastle started the match in an expected way where they had a 2 -1 lead before heading in the half-time.
However, it seemed like the West Ham strikers went on a Zen mode and routed a comeback into the game. The spacing in defense by Newcastle was horrible, the tracking back defensively from the midfield was non-existent at times.
Four Different players scored for West Ham which would eventually give them a much-required momentum heading into the season.
West Ham United - Leicester City (A), Crystal Palace (A), Southampton (H)
Newcastle United - Aston Villa (A), Southampton (H), Manchester United (A)
EPL Gameweek 1 Review: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Man City
The Defending Premier League Champions faced off against a Harry Kane absent Tottenham Hotspur. Despited of a much spirited and a positive 1st half, City was not able to open the scoring, however, it was a different ball game in the 2nd half.
Son Heung-Min scored the only goal of the game which gave Tottenham an unexpected win over Manchester City.
It was a much disappointing performance by Pep boys and shall look on to bounce back in the upcoming games
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves (H), Watford (A), Crystal Palace (H).
Manchester City - Norwich (A), Arsenal (A), Leicester City (H)