So began a new season of the world's strongest national football championship. Late last night in Manchester "citizens" and "Stoke City" closes the first round. The game "spurs" and "toffee" postponed due to unrest in December.
And what about the leaders of last season? "Manchester United" was the only club from the "big four", which managed to win. Departure to the "West Brom" is not promised to walk, but let's hope for three points. Already in the thirteenth minute, Wayne Rooney won with Ashley Young, moved to the center and put the "Red Devils" forward.
Overall, the game was more equal. After 37 minutes, a novice, "West Brom", Shane Long, on the left flank with a rather acute angle struck from the defender and De Gea made his first gaffe. Such attacks need to reflect.
Most of the second half, the hosts had the defensive, fighting hard. The best player of the match, Ashley Young, did not allow the loss of points for the "Manchester United". Broke on his left side, he bitingly struck. The ball ricocheted from Reed flew into the gate Foster. By the end of the game was nine minutes, and the hosts were not tuned to recoup.
West Brom - Manchester United 1: 2Goly: Long, 37 - Rooney, 13, Reed, 81 (own goal)
West Brom: Foster, Reid (Jara, 85), Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Morrison, Tchoi, Long (Cox, 87)
Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic (Evans, 52), Fabio, Young, Cleverley, Anderson, Nani, Rooney, Welbeck (Berbatov, 65)
Warning: Reid Cox - Anderson Young
"Arsenal" in the first round played well on the road against the "Newcastle". Both teams are rebuilt, in connection with the sale of its leaders. Therefore, no one counted on the enchanting football. But it turned out even worse. No team has created at least one decent moment.
Roughly speaking, the field was just the defenders, the attacking player cools the entire match. The only thing worth seeing - a provocation on the part of players 'forty' Joey Barton. Midfielder owners decided to help the fallen Gervinho up, and then provoke a little jab, which fell like a mortal blow. Naturally, the Ivorian has been removed.
Score 0: 0 in the positive rather for guests than hosts.
Newcastle - Arsenal 0: 0Nyukasl: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, R.Teylor, S.Teylor, Cabaye (Lovenkrands 81), Barton, Gutierrez, Tiote, Ba (Obertan, 46), Shola Ameobi (Best 73)
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Rosicky (Frimpong, 85), Ramsey (Djourou, 90 + 3), Song, Arshavin (Walcott 61), Van Persie, Gervinho
Warning: Coloccini, Barton, Tiote - Szczesny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Rosicky, Song
Sent off: Gervinho, 76
Compared with the "Gunners" to "Merseyside" local "Liverpool" played a much more interesting. And most importantly - emotional. Although the defense team Kenny Dalglish continues to chaos and anarchy. It all started with the massive attacks of the hosts, and already in the 7th minute of Luis Suarez earned a penalty, which he himself had not realized.
Five minutes Uruguayan enough to remedy the situation. After filing with a penalty kick, he successfully played the head in advance.
Then there was a great chance to double the advantage at Downing, but prevented the crossbar. Also at 12 minutes, but the second half, Sebastian Larsson in the fall effectively closed the diagonal from El Mohamad.
Rounding out the match in a peaceful manner, which were visible only defenders.
Liverpool - Sunderland 1: 1Goly: Suarez, 12 - Larsson, 57
Liverpool: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Lucas, Adam, Henderson (Kuyt 60), Suarez (Meireles, 75), Downing, Carroll
Sunderland: Minole, Bardsley, Brown, Ferdinand, Richardson, Larsson (Vaughan, 80), Cattermole, Colbeck, El Mohamad, Sessegnon, Gyan (Ji, 66)
Warning: Carragher, Kuyt, Adam - Bardsley, Richardson, Cattermole, Larsson
In the 7th minute from the penalty spot Suarez did not (by)
Another nulevka held at the stadium of the club, "Stoke City", where the London "Chelsea", with unconditional advantage, and failed to print the gate Asmir Begovic. Bosnian keeper just worked wonders and helped out the team more than once during the game. Him and is called the best in the hosts.
With the definition of the "aristocrats" better as there were no problems. He was Fernando Torres, who although did not score, but he wanted this more than any other 22 persons.
Alas, the home side was Asmir.
Coach "Chelsea" Villas-Boas began to fail in the new club, but let's not jump to conclusions.
Stoke City - Chelsea 0: 0Stok City: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Whelan, Wilson, Pennant, Dilepa (Pugh, 71), Etherington (Whitehead, 62), Jones (Shotton, 86), Walters
Chelsea: Cech, E.Koul, Bosingwa, Terry, Alex, Ramires, Lampard, Mikel, Malouda (Anelka 65), Torres (Benayoun 89), Kalou (Drogba 75)
Warning: Shawcross, Wilson - Cole, Lampard
I completed the tour match, "Manchester City" - "Swansea". Beginner, against one of the richest clubs in the championship. "Etihad" saw as many as four goals in the performance of their favorites. And the hero of the match was the rookie, who replaced - Sergio Aguero. Just half an hour, the Argentinian scored two goals and cleared it!
The first minutes of the game were held in equal fight without scoring chances. By the end of the inning initiative is fully transferred to the owners, and they can open an account at least twice - the crossbar. In the second half, everything fell into place. First, Edin Dzeko was the first on finishing after hitting Adam Johnson.
Two minutes later, on the left Aguero, who took 9 minutes to open the scoring goals in the English Premier League.
Three minutes later, Sergio helped his partner David Silva make the score indecent.
In injury time, Sergio Aguero scored twice in the match.
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Manchester City - Swansea 4: 0Goly: Dzeko, 57, Aguero, 68, Silva, 71, Aguero, 90 +1
Manchester City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Toure, De Jong (Aguero, 59), Barry, Silva (Milner, 82), Jack Johnson (Savic, 74)
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Tate, Britton (Allen, 65), Dobby (Routledge, 65), Agustin, Dyer (Lita, 81), Graham, Sinclair
Other results of the first round matches of the English Premier League:
Fulham - Aston Villa 0: 0Fulhem: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Senderos, J-A Reese, Duff, Etuhu, Murphy, Dempsey, Johnson, Zamora (Dembele, 73)
Aston Villa: Given, Young, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Delph, Petrov (Clark, 89), N'Zogbia (Albrighton, 67), Heskey, Agbonlahor, Bent
Warning: Murphy, Dembele - Agbonlahor, Heskey, Petrov, Dunn
QPR - Bolton 0: 4Goly: Cahill, 45 +2, Gabbidon, 67 (own goal), Klasnic, 70, Muamba, 79
QPR: Kenny Dyer (Orr 7), Hall, Gabbidon, Hill, Derry, Forlin, Smith (Helguson, 72), Taarabt (Buzaki 72) Kepmbell, Bothroyd
Bolton: Yaaskelaynen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Eagles (Mark Davis, 81), Muamba, Reo-Coker (Pratli, 83), Petrov, Kevin Davies, Klasnic (Blake, 86)
Warning: Hill - Reo-Coker, Cahill
Removal: Hill, 90 +4
Wigan - Norwich 1: 1Goly: Watson, 21 (pen) - Hoolahan, 45
Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Lopez (Stam, 82), Figueroa, McCarthy, Dyame, Watson, Gomez (Rodallega, 53), Moses, Di Santo (Sammon, 53)
Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Uitbred (Barnett, 71), De barks, Tierney, Crofts, Fox, Hoolahan, Surman (Bennett, 75), Holt, Morison (Pilkington, 75)
Warning: Uoston, Dyame - Fox, Morison
Blackburn - Wolverhampton 1: 2Goly: Formica, 20 - Fletcher, 22, Ward 47
Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Hanley, Nzonzi, Olsson, Emerton (Roscigno, 46), Dunn, Pedersen (Goodwillie, 72), Hoyllet, Formica (Blackman, 84), Roberts
Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Sterman (Foley, 49), Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis (Elokobi, 75), O'Hara, Henry, Hunt (Maierhofer, 90), Doyle, Fletcher
Warning: Dunn, Everton, Roberts, Nzonzi - Johnson, Sterman
After 47 minutes, Fletcher missed a penalty (goalkeeper)