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EPL Gameweek 1: Roundup, results and team of the week

London, Aug 16: The English Premier League 2016/17 season kick-started its campaign with a bang. All the 10 games in the first week saw neck to neck and exciting competition.

In the first match of the new season, Leicester City took on newly promoted side Hull City. To everyone's surprise the Foxes went down against the Tigers.

A collage of the best moments from EPL gameweek 1 (Image courtesy: Premier League Twitter handle)

Claudio Ranieri's men failed to continue their previous season's streak as Steve Bruce's men outclassed the champions.

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur faced Everton in the second game of the day. Ross Barkley scored the solitary goal to gift new manager Ronaldo Koeman his first match as Toffees manager.

In the last game of the day, Pep Guardiola got his first win over Sunderland 2-1. Sergio Aguero and an own goal helped his cause.

The second day saw the giants of the league, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool in action. Manchester United secured a comfortable win over AFC Bournemouth as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his league debut.

The second game featured Arsenal and Liverpool face to face at the Emirates stadium. As expected the game was mouth-watering, both the teams playing attractive football. Liverpool beat Arsenal 4-3 in the opening goal.

On Sunday night, Chelsea FC played their first match against West Ham United. It was their new manager Antonio Conte's debut match in the league. Eden Hazard scored the first goal for the Blues which was cancelled out in the second half.

Spain born Brazilian striker Diego Costa scored the winning late in the second half helping Conte to secure his first league match win as the Blues boss.

Here is a synopsis of the all the 10 matches on gameweek 1:

Leicester City 1-2 Hull City

Burnley 1-2 Swasea City

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke City

Manchester City 2-1 Sunderland

AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United

Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United

Team of the week:

Goalkeeper: Ben Forster

Defenders: Eric Bailly, Garry McAuley, James Collins

Midfielders: Phillip Coutinho, Ross Barkley, Robert Snodgrass, Ander Herrera, Eden Hazard

Strikers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero

Team of the week formation

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 16:22 [IST]
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