The final three matches of the Premier League opening weekend took place Sunday, with the showpiece contest left for last. Arsenal, coached by Unai Emery for the first time, took on the defending Premier League champion, Manchester City, in the 11 a.m. EDT start. Earlier, Liverpool made West Ham United look much like the shambles of a side the Hammers were last year, while Southampton and Burnley played out a scoreless draw on the south coast. Have any of the clubs below the top five closed the gap? WEEK ONE RESULTS Friday Manchester United 2-1 Leicester City Saturday Newcastle United 1-2 Tottenham Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea Watford 2-0 Brighton Wolverhampton 2-2 Everton Sunday Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United Southampton 0-0 Burnley Arsenal 0-2 Manchester City SUNDAY'S THREE STARS Sadio Mane, Liverpool The winger had a brace in Liverpool's 4-0 win over West Ham, to continue his scoring from last season. Mane was the Whoscored.com … [Read more...] about Manchester City gets Premier League title defense underway with win
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There is no rest for the weary in England's Premier League as the 2018-19 season is underway. In this first matchday, fans will be treated to the league's first titanic clash of the year as Arsenal hosts Manchester City from the Emirates. Manchester City will look to start its title defense on the right foot after putting up one of the finest seasons in Premier League history last year as it put up an astounding 100 points by winning 32 of 38 matches. While the rest of the league attempted to reload in order to give the Citizens a run for their money, Manchester City splashed plenty of cash of its own, signing winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City for a club-record $76.6 million. He'll be joining a strong attacking force that already includes the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero. As for Arsenal, it is a fresh start for a squad that finished in sixth last season, its worst finish since the 1994-95 season, two years before Arsene Wenger took … [Read more...] about Manchester City Arsenal Premier League free live stream, TV
While Manchester United opened the Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City Friday, the league was in full swing Saturday, with six matches over three time slots. Fan protests started the day at Newcastle, while the newly promoted teams took to the pitches in the later kickoffs, with varying degrees of success. Oh, how we have missed Premier League mornings (and afternoons). RESULTS Newcastle United 1-2 Tottenham Bournemouth 2-0 Cardiff City Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace Huddersfield 0-3 Chelsea Watford 2-0 Brighton Wolverhampton 2-2 Everton SATURDAY'S THREE STARS Roberto Pererya, Watford Many people have written this Watford team off, but the Hornets have made it their business to be Premier League survivors. Pererya made sure that Watford started the 2018-19 season on a high note, against one of the clubs that figures to be in similar circumstances. The midfielder's brace lead the Hornets to a 2-0 win over the Seagulls. Pererya had the highest rating of the … [Read more...] about Premier League in full swing, as Tottenham, Chelsea get away wins Saturday
Sports Premier LeagueIt is less than three months since Pep Guardiola celebrated his first Premier League title as Manchester City swept away everything before them, but a new season is already on the starting block.For the first time since the league’s inception in 1992, the transfer window has closed before a ball has been kicked in anger which means managers will not be able to retool their squads at least until January.Conversely, however, European clubs could still lure players away from the Premier League as the transfer window for other European league shuts at the end of the month.While that adds a layer of intrigue to the remainder of the summer, it is unlikely to bother City, who have had a relatively subdued summer for their standards. The defending champions have signed Riyad Mahrez for a club record fee $77.4 million but were pipped to the post by Chelsea in the race to sign Jorginho, which leaves Guardiola perhaps one midfielder short of where he would like his … [Read more...] about Premier League Odds: Can Anyone Stop Manchester City from Retaining the Title?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by On Soccer ByRory Smith Aug. 6, 2018 It was not a goal that clinched a title, or secured a trophy, and it was not a victory that was needed, not a win that changed very much at all. On the surface, when Gabriel Jesus scored in injury time against Southampton on the final day of last season, it was just another goal, just another win. Manchester City had scored 106 times over the previous 10 months; on the way to the Premier League title, Pep Guardiola’s team had won 32 of 38 games. The championship had been wrapped up weeks earlier, and the route for the next day’s open-top bus parade around Manchester had already been planned. English soccer’s attentions were focused elsewhere that day: on Arsène Wenger’s final match in charge of Arsenal, on Swansea City’s doomed … [Read more...] about Manchester City Sizes Up Its Toughest Premier League Opponent: Complacency