Premier League Opening Week Sees Thrilling Encounters
When the football season ends, we're all happy we've got some time off football. Whenever it starts again, we're all dying to watch competitive football. That's why a lot of happy faces were seen the last couple of days. The Premier League started this weekend. In this article we discuss some of the most exciting matches of this weekend.
Brentford vs Tottenham Hotspur: 2-2
Tottenham traveled to Brentford, hoping to kick-start their campaign with a win. They took the lead with an early strike from Cristian Romero, who converted a brilliant assist by James Maddison. However, Brentford showed resilience as Mbeumo leveled the scores with a well-taken penalty in the 26th minute. Wissa took the home side into the lead after capitalizing on a chance created by Rico Henry. But, right on the stroke of halftime, Emerson Royal scored the equalizer, again off a Maddison assist, ensuring the spoils were shared.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: 1-1
In what was dubbed as the blockbuster clash of the weekend, reigning champions Liverpool visited Stamford Bridge. They were quick to make their mark, with Luis Diaz netting a goal from a Mohamed Salah assist. But the drama wasn’t finished there; Salah himself found the net, but the goal was chalked off for offside. Chelsea, not to be outdone, responded with Disasi leveling the scores, thanks to an assist from Ben Chilwell. Chilwell thought he had another moment of glory minutes later, but his goal was also disallowed, ensuring both giants settled for a point apiece.
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest: 2-1
The Gunners hosted Nottingham Forest at the Emirates, and the home crowd was not disappointed. Young talents Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka showcased their prowess with goals assisted by Martinelli and Saliba, respectively. However, a late surge by Forest saw Awoniyi reduce the deficit with a goal off an Anthony Elanga assist, adding a touch of tension to the final minutes. Arsenal kept the score at 2-1, bringing them the first three points of the season.
The Premier League's first week has set the tone for an unpredictable and exciting season. Teams will be looking to build on their initial performances as they jostle for supremacy in what is set to be another roller-coaster ride of footballing action.