MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — The following are the results from the opening week of the English Barclays Premier League which concluded on Monday night.
After Manchester United and Chelsea opened with victories over the weekend, Manchester City showed just how dangerous they’ll be with a thumping 4-0 win over ten-man Newcastle United.
Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure all scored for Manuel Pellegrini to make a winning debut in the EPL.
“The most important thing always is to win but afterwards, it is the way we did it,” the Manchester City boss said.
“It was a very good start. I was very confident the team would play well because we worked very hard during pre-season.
“We are trying another style of football and maybe we can continue improving every week but for the first match we did it very well.”
Robin van Persie had scored twice and Danny Welbeck, a brace as well, in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday to give new David Moyes a winning start, while Jose Mourinho returned to Premier League and at Chelsea with a 2-0 win over newly promoted Hull City.
It was a bad opening week for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal, who suffered a shocking 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Liverpool and Tottenham both picked up identical 1-0 wins over Stoke City and Crystal Palace, respectively.
English Barclays Premier League – Week One
Monday, August 19
Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 0
Sunday, August 18
Chelsea 2 Hull City 0
Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Saturday, August 17
Arsenal 1 Aston Villa 3
Liverpool 1 Stoke City 0
Norwich City 2 Everton 2
Sunderland 0 Fulham 1
Swansea City 1 Manchester United 4
West Bromwich Albion 0 Southampton 1
West Ham United 2 Cardiff City 0