Premier League Week 1 Review
Here’s a highlight recap of the first week of the 2016-2017 Premier League season:
Leicester City loses to Hull City 2-1: This wasn’t the way manager Claudio Ranieri and Co. wanted to kick off their title defense. Newly promoted Hull City stunned Leicester with brilliant counter attacking. What will be the most memorable goal was a uncontollable scramble by Leiester goalkeeper Kasper Schmichael and the defense to kick the ball out of the box which was saved then smashed into the net with a bicycle kick by Abel Hernandez.
Manchester’s Managers both secure debut victories: Both Manchester United and Manchester City secured wins for their new managers Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola respectively.
United defeated AFC Bournemouth 3-1 with goals from Juan Mata, captain Wayne Rooney, and newly signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic. They pounced on the mistakes of their opponents and turned mishaps on their part into opportunities. The stunning goal came from Ibrahimovic from distance to give their manager a great start and much to think about concerning who plays in the squad post deadline day.
Pep Guardiola and Manchester City had a lackluster win, but a win nonetheless against Sunderland and former Manchester United manager David Moyes. Moyes took the job only two weeks before his debut when former manager Sam Allardyce took over as head coach of the England National Soccer team. Only a penalty and an own goal gave Manchester City three points. They had a convincing win in a Champions League qualifier, winning 5-0 against Steaua Bucuresti, but Premier League is where they’ll be most judged.
Shootout at the Emirates Stadium: Arsenal and Liverpool provided the spark the opening weekend needed. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger came into the season depleted at centre-back with Per Mertesacker and Gabriel both out and having to use right back Calum Chambers and newly signed Rob Holding from Bolton to hold down the defensive line. It was fatal, as Liverpool scored four goals to secure an emphatic win on the road. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is getting his first full season with the team after taking over last year, but he’s still got a way to go. The team conceded three goals where the game was once a 4-1 lead for Liverpool. For both teams, all they can take away from the game is they have the ability to score at will but at this time not able to defend.
Week 2 begins Friday with Manchester United taking on Southampton, with kickoff at 3PM ET.
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