Premier League 2022: First week highlights of this season
The much awaited and beloved Premier league has finally made a comeback and hosted 9 matches in the first week. Football fans saw Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Tottenham, West Ham, Wolves in action to spark the much awaited premier league season.
The first week of the premier league season was Jam-packed with a lot of action and nail biting performances by the teams and players but it also came with a pinch of disappointment.
The inaugural match of this season was played between Crystal Palace and arsenal, where Arsenal clinched away the match from Crystal palace by 2-0. The new signees came through, inspiring Mikel Arteta’s side to win as Martinelli opened the goal bank in the initial 20 mins and Saka forced an own goal with a deflection.
Fulham and Liverpool both found themselves in a tie with Liverpool stuck in a pickle as they struggled to score in the first half while also conceding within the first 35 minutes. Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to redeem themselves in the second half as the new signing, Nunez, announced himself with a goal and Mo Salah added to scoresheet with his goal concluding the game as a draw.
Tottenham eased past Southampton dominating the away team with 4-1 victory over Southampton. The first goal came from the away side by James Ward-Prowse’s goal but Antonio Conte’s side found back their rhythm as Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier, Dejan Kulusevski found themselves on the scoresheet. Mohammed Salisu’s own goal also became an ending remark to their game.
Everton took a loss against Chelsea, as the penalty specialist Jorginho drilled a penalty for the blue in the extra time of the first Half.
Bournemouth pulled away from Aston Villa 2-0 with the help of Jefferson Lerma and Kieffer Moore. Lerma’s goal was the fastest goal in the matchday as he scored a goal in just 2 minutes. Moore’s goal also added to Bournemouth’s lead. Steven Gerrard, manager for Villa, remarked that they lacked quality.
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Wolves took a loss against Leeds Wolves 1-2 with the help of Daniel Podence and an own goal by Rayan Ait-Nouri. Podence’s early opener gave the wolves the lead which was answered by Rodrigo. However, despite Leeds being the dominating side in the second half; Rayan Ait-Nouri’s own goal contained Leeds.
Newcastle defeated Nottingham Forest 2-0 as Fabian Schar and Callum Wilson found their names on the scoresheet at St James’ Park.
On the day 2 of the matchday, Leicester drew a 2-2 with Brentford as T Castagne scored in the 33rd minute and K Dewsbury-Hall scored in the 46th minute for Leicester. Brentford responded in the later part of the game with help of I Toney’s 62nd minute goal and the equalizer from J Dasilva in the 87th minute.
The between newly appointed, Erik Ten Hag, with the start of their campaign against Brighton became an underwhelming start for Manchester United. Pascal Gross became a nightmare for the red army by scoring twice before half-time. Manchester United sparked hope for a comeback after Alexis Mac Allister’s own goal but failed to follow through.
The defending Champions started their campaign on a good note with the newly signed, Haaland scoring twice against West Ham. Pep Guardiola praised the team’s performance as an exceptional team performance.
Aston Villa will face Everton and Arsenal play against Leicester on the coming Saturday.
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