Opening day: Photos, vines & comment as the PL returns

Date published: Saturday 13th August 2016 7:25

Alvaro Negredo: Celebrates his first goal for Middlesbrough

TEAMtalk looks at the major incidents, brings you the best photos and vines, as well as the best of Twitter, on the opening weekend of the 2016/17 Premier League season.

The opening day is now in the bag and on reflection it was quite a tight one. Nobody winning by two or more goals and plenty of draws around. Scroll down to see how the afternoon unfolded.

Plenty of work ahead for Pep Guardiola but he has the all-important three points for Manchester City. A self-inflicted defeat by Sunderland in David Moyes’ first game in charge.

Bet the social team at Manchester City enjoyed typing that out. Looks like the hosts have done just enough to start with a win.

Jermain Defore proving deadly in the area once again! Manchester City punished for a rather laboured display after taking an early lead.

Pep Guardiola is directing a lot of traffic as he tries to get Man City out of first gear at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola

Sergio Aguero puts Man City ahead with the fastest Premier League goal of the day.

A cagey start to the Premier League, it would seem.

Full-time in the Championship. Leeds, Newcastle and Blackburn remain pointless

A Payne in the neck for Rafa and Newcastle!

Late woe for Burnley.

Watford down to 10 men. Can Saints win it late on?

Two debutants in the Sunderland side.

No Joe Hart in the Man City side. Possibly adding fuel to the fire….

Smash and grab for WBA…..

We’re all guilty of this every now and again…

Another equaliser. This time at The Riverside.

And talking of teams who are all square…

Tottenham are level at Goodison, with the most unlikely Eric Lamela goal.
Can’t see this chant catching on though….

Your half-time scores, ladies and gentlemen….

…And in the Championship.

Did anyone expect this? Yes actually….

Etiene Capoue has scored his first ever goal for Watford on his 37th appearance for the club today.

Etienne Capoue: Scored Watford's opener

A sight Boro fans will be hoping to see plenty of this season….

Alvaro Negredo: Celebrates his first goal for Middlesbrough

Some early snaps from Elland Road….

Impressive stat for Negredo. The Beast knows his way to goal….

Middlesbrough have been well backed to shine this season – largely thanks to Alvaro Negredo.

And Watford are ahead at Southampton. Another potential coupon buster…..

What a start for the Ronald Koeman era at Everton. They lead Tottenham 1-0.

Mr Lineker with a tongue-in-cheek response to Leicester’s opening day defeat….

So. How many of you already have had your acca ruined?

A Premier League player born in the year 2000?…..

Mike Dean was once described as the Premier League’s most theatrical referee. Here, we bring you evidence No 1….

Evidence, No 2…..

And here is that Snodgrass goal….

Snodgrass fires Hull back ahead. Great finish from the former Leeds and Norwich star.

Hull’s lead did not last long. A controversial incident though with Mike Dean deeming Tom Huddlestone’s challenge on Demarai Gray coming inside the box. Replays, however, showed otherwise….


Thoughts on who claims Hull’s goal? Diomande is credited with it after he claimed the final touch.

Hull’s bench has the total of eight PL starts between them – and they all belong to Shaun Maloney.
Here’s Paddy Power’s take on one of their subs….

But they’re not this bad, surely…..?

Gary Lineker might be one of Leicester’s most famous fans – but the MOTD presenter clearly has other issues on his mind….

It’s not just the likes of Ahmed Musa making his Premier League debut today. Here’s the sexy new PL football which is about to make its bow….

Premier League football

Leicester kick-off their title defence at Hull City. The teams are in:

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