Welcome Back, Premier League!

08/08/2022 Welcome Back, Premier League!

By: Jeff Yoder

Haaland Shines in Debut, Ten Hag’s Opener Blunder & More From EPL Matchday 1

England welcomed back futbol a little earlier than the U.S. this month. The Premier League returned over the weekend for Matchday 1. A plethora of headlines, debuts and highlights emerged from the pitch. Here are some of the weekend’s top notes.


Premier League Notes


Haaland’s Sensational Debut: Erling Haaland made his Premier League debut with Manchester City and fired a brace in a 2-0 win over West Ham. It was the 22-year-old’s first appearance since the club acquired him from Borussia Dortmund.


Ten Hag’s Disaster Start: Manchester United opened the season with new manager Erik Ten Hag, and it was a big disappointment. Man-U fell to Brighton & Hove Albion (2-1) in a stunning loss.


Spurs on Display: Tottenham got off the hottest start of any club with a 4-1 thrashing against Southampton. Spurs looked untouchable after falling down 1-0 then reeling off four goals in roughly 40 minutes.


Other Premier League Highlights

Chelsea def. Everton (1-0)

Liverpool draw Fulham (2-2)

Arsenal def. Crystal Palace (2-0)

Leicester City draw Brentford (2-2)


Additional Storylines

ESPN+: The Premier League’s Best Players Ranked (70-1)

SI: Erling Haaland Passes First Premier League Test With Ease

The Athletic: Erik ten Hag Era Gets Off to Torrid Start With Man-U Loss


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