Week 1: Swansea hold 10-man Chelsea, Man City cruise to victory at West Brom

Defending champions Chelsea had to settle for a draw in their Premier League opener as Swansea managed to come away from Stamford Bridge with a point after twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw.

Oscar gave Chelsea the lead on 23 minutes after his free-kick alluded everyone in the penalty area and somehow found its way past Lukas Fabianski in the Swansea goal but Swans debutant Andre Ayew scrambled home an equaliser six minutes later.

Thibaut Courtois will now miss Chelsea's trip to Man City on Sunday image: telegraph.co.uk

Thibaut Courtois will now miss Chelsea’s trip to Man City on Sunday
image: telegraph.co.uk

Chelsea were back in front just over a minute later after Willian’s shot deflected in off defender Federico Fernandez for an own goal. Bafetimbi Gomis equalised from the penalty spot after Blues goalkeeper fouled the French striker just inside the box and also saw a red card for his troubles.

Man City sit atop of the table after the first round of fixtures as Manuel Pellegrini’s side cruised to a 3-0 win at West Brom. Yaya Toure’s deflected shot gave City the lead inside ten minutes before the Ivorian struck again on 24 minutes with a curling effort into the top corner.

Captain Vincent Kompany put the game beyond doubt as he headed home from a corner as Man City showed intent on regaining their league title this season.

West Ham stunned Arsenal at the Emirates as Slaven Bilic got off to a winning start with goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate helped the Hammers to a 2-0 win, while a Kyle Walker own goal gave Man United a 1-0 win over Tottenham.

After a 6-1 drubbing at Stoke on the final day of last season, Liverpool kicked off their campaign by gaining revenge for that defeat as Philippe Coutinho hit a late winner for the Reds in a 1-0 win at Stoke.

Watford were the only one of the promoted teams to earn a point as Everton twice came from behind to deny the Hornets in a 2-2 draw, while Norwich saw a Cameron Jerome goal controversially ruled out in a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Bournemouth’s first ever Premier League game also ended in defeat as Aston Villa new boy Rudy Gestede’s powerful header gave Tim Sherwood’s side a 1-0 win.

A Kyle Walker own goal handed Man Utd a 1-0 win  image: theguardian.com

A Kyle Walker own goal handed Man Utd a 1-0 win
image: theguardian.com

Saturday 8 Aug

Man United 1-0 Tottenham (Walker o/g 22)
Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa (Gestede 72)
Everton 2-2 Watford (Barkley 76, Kone 86 | Layun 14, Ighalo 83)
Leicester 4-2 Sunderland (Vardy 11, Mahrez 18, pen 25, Albrighton 66 | Defoe 60, Fletcher 71)
Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace (Redmond 69 | Zaha 39, Delaney 49, Cabaye 90)
Chelsea 2-2 Swansea (Oscar 23, Fernandez o/g 30, Courtois s/o 52 | Ayew 29, Gomis pen 55)

Sunday 9 Aug

Arsenal 0-2 West Ham (Kouyate 43, Zarate 57)
Newcastle 2-2 Southampton (Cisse 42, Wijnaldum 48 | Pelle 24, Long 79)
Stoke 0-1 Liverpool (Coutinho 86)

Monday 10 Aug

West Brom 0-3 Man City (Toure 9, 24, Kompany 59)

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