English Premier League, Match Day 1

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The English Premier League has finally begun. Louis Van Gaal played his first match in the EPL at Old Trafford today against Swansea. As soon as Swansea went ahead in the 27th minute you could tell it was not the Red Devils’ day. Wayne Rooney scored a wonderful bicycle kick to tie the game in the 53rd minute, but Gylfi Sigurdsson put Swansea ahead again in the 72nd minute and this time they were not able to equalize. Newly promoted team Leicester City were looking to surprise a strong Everton side. They were down 2-1 at half time and four minutes before full time Chris Wood scored to tie the game, salvaging a point for Leicester. Another newly promoted team was QPR (Queens Park Rangers) who were also trying to get a win, but were not so lucky and lost 1-0 to Hull City. Aston Villa are off to a good start with a 1-0 win over Stoke City (the goal came in the 50th minute and was scored by Andreas Weimann). Sunderland started the game with a goal in the 5th minute, but were down 2-1 in the 74th minute. Five minutes before the final whistle, Sebastian Larsson tied the game at two. Mauricio Pochettino first game in charge of Tottenham was a very close one with Eric Dier scoring in the 90th minute to give Tottenham the three points. Crystal Palace suprisingly gained the advantage over Arsenal in the 35th minute, but the lead didn’t last long with Arsenal tying the game ten minutes later. Then in the 90th minute Aaron Ramsey scored to seal a victory for the Gunners (Arsenal). Liverpool were able to win their first Premier League game without Luis Suarez 2-1 against Shouthampton with goals coming from Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling. Manchester City won their first game of their title defending season with David Silva netting in the 38th minute and Sergio Aguero sealing the victory in the 90th minute. Burnley who wereing playing their first match in the Premier League since 2010 against Chelsea. The game was off to a good start when Scott Arfield put Burnley ahead 1-0 in the 14th minute, but things went downhill from their with Chelsea winning the game 3-1 (Diego Costa scored his first goal in the Premier League). The EPL is off to a great start and who knows what will happen next!

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