The season got off to a better start for Arsenal than last season at the expense of a very flat looking Palace team that didn’t really show that attacking spark from the previous term. Two second half goals were enough to put the Gunners top of the table. For the day at least. Six games followed on Saturday starting with newly promoted Fulham vs Liverpool. On paper this looked like a comfortable reds win. But the Cottagers hadn’t read that script. Mitrovic, top scorer in the championship last season opened the scoring in the 32nd minute with a stunning header to silence the Scouse army. Núñez, on as a substitute for….reasons…. levelled 13 minutes after coming on, but Fulham were awarded a penalty for a quality dive from Mitrovic who drilled home the spot kick. Salad rescued a point for the visitors 8 minutes later with the final result 2-2. Fellow newbies, Bournemouth outplayed a terrible Villa side to come away 2-0 victors while Leeds didn’t actually concede a bucket load of goals, seeing off Wolves for their first 3 points of the season. Forest were the only promoted side to not score as goals from Schär & Wilson saw Newcastle continue where they left off last season. Spurs showed their Spursyness early on, falling behind to Southhampton courtesy of a Ward-Prowse volley but, from then on in, it was the hosts patient build up play that swamped the Saints. A Sessegnon header, a Dier flick, a nicely finished own goal, & an absolutely delicious finish from Kulusevski saw the chickens on a beach ball romp home 4-1 winners. The Everton v Chel$ki game ended with the visitors 0-1 winners in one of the most boring games in premier league history. Leicester threw away a 2 goal lead to Brentford in the first of Sunday’s games and Ten Hag’s tenure at Untidy began with a defeat to the south coast scum in a game where even they couldn’t score their own goal. FFP FC started their new goal machine, Haaland, who immediately opened his account, with not one, but 2 debut goals at the taxpayer’s stadium against Wet Spam. And so opening weekend was done.
Opening weekend also done & dusted in the FPL. New team names, new spreadsheets, & new pencils scribbled away to generate the scores. As is a given on the opening weekend the
all go the way of one team & that was Defoe Ate My Toe who tops both tables on 82 points. First week’s tables