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.

News and Video Highlights - Brentford-vs-Arsenal 13.08.2021
Source - Skysports

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

Next Matches

Arsenal - Chelsea (H), Manchester City (A), Norwich (H)

Brentford - Crystal Palace (A), Aston Villa (A), Brighton (H)

Roy Keane's Manchester United vs Leeds United prediction came true -  Manchester Evening News
Source - Manchester Evening News

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

Next Matches

Manchester United - Southampton FC (A), Wolves (A), Newcastle United (H)

Leeds United - Everton (H), Burnley (A), Liverpool (H)

Leicester vs Wolves result: Jamie Vardy goal gets Foxes off to winning  start in Premier League | The Independent
Source - The Independant

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

Next Matches

Leicester City - West Ham United (A), Norwich (A), Manchester City (H)

Wolves - Tottenham (H), Manchester United (H), Watford (A)

Chelsea FC 3-0 Crystal Palace LIVE! Premier League match stream, latest  score and goal updates today | Evening Standard
Source - Evening Standard

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.

Next Matches

Chelsea - Arsenal (A), Liverpool (A), Aston Villa (H)

Crystal Palace - Brentford (A), West Ham (H), Tottenham (A)

Sarr and Dennis inspire Watford to sparkling win over Aston Villa | Premier  League | The Guardian
Source - The Guardian

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.

Next Matches 

Watford - Brighton (A), Tottenham (A), Wolves (H)

Aston Villa - Newcastle United (H), Brentford (H), Chelsea (A)

Burnley 1 Brighton 2: Neal Maupay and Alexis Mac Allister's second half  strikes secure three points at Turf Moor
Source - The US Sun

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.

Next Matches

Brighton - Watford (H), Everton (H), Brentford (A)

Burnley - Liverpool (A), Leeds United (H), Everton (A)

Everton 3-1 Southampton: Three Thoughts | Rafa's adjustments, pace infusion  & centrehalf woes - Royal Blue Mersey
Source - Royal Blue Mersey

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.

Next Matches

Everton - Leeds United (A), Brighton (A), Burnley (H)

Southampton - Manchester United (H), Newcastle United (H), West Ham United (A)

Premier League: Liverpool Beat Norwich City 3-0 On Virgil Van Dijk's Return  | Football News
Source - NDTV Sports

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

Next Matches

Norwich City - Manchester City (A), Leicester City (H), Arsenal (A)

Liverpool - Burnley (H), Chelsea (H), Leeds United (A)

Antonio and Benrahma lead West Ham to comeback win at Newcastle | Premier  League | The Guardian
Source - The Guardian

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.

Next Matches

West Ham United - Leicester City (A), Crystal Palace (A), Southampton (H)

Newcastle United - Aston Villa (A), Southampton (H), Manchester United (A)

Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Highlights: Tottenham  stun Man City 1-0 in season opener - The Times of India
Source - The Times of India

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

Next Matches

Tottenham Hotspur - Wolves (H), Watford (A), Crystal Palace (H).

Manchester City - Norwich (A), Arsenal (A), Leicester City (H)

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