The champions Leicester City hosted newly promoted Hull City to begin the 2016/17 campaign of the English Premier League season. Leicester City began their season with a shocking defeat against the newly promoted Hull, who came under their caretaker manager Mike Phelan.
Hull City won with a 2-1 score line against the champion Leicester City when Adama Diomande and Abel Hernandez combined acrobatic effort passed the goalkeeper, with Diomande awarded the goal.
At the start of the second half, Leicester City was awarded the penalty after Demarai Gray was fouled outside the box. Tim Huddleston clipped Gray outside the penalty box, but the referee made the decision to give away the penalty. It was a harsh decision to make.
Riyad Mahrez stepped up to take the penalty spot and leveled the score.
After some thrilling encounter, Snodgrass bagged the second goal to clinch its first win of the premier league season. It is the first time the reigning champions started the season with a defeat since 1989 when Arsenal lost to Manchester United.
Saturday’s game saw Everton holding on Tottenham to a 1-1 draw even after the Ross Barkley’s early goal while the title contender, Manchester City, wins against David Moyes’s Sunderland. Sergio Aguero’s penalty gave Pep Guardiola’s side the early lead after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Patrick van Aanholt. Former Manchester United player, Paddy McNair headed into his own net in the 87th minute to give Pep Guardiola his first win.
Manchester United started their premier league campaign against AFC Bournemouth on Sunday. The Mourinho’s man took a lead with a Juan Mata’s goal after Simon Francis’ horrible back pass kick failed to find the keeper. Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 in an easy match to get their season rolling.
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Manchester United took a one-goal cushion going into the second half with a couple of chances in the first half. Manchester United was without the newly signed Juventus Midfielder, Paul Pogba. He missed out his debut because of the yellow card he received in the previous season.
But, Eric Bailly made a prominent start marking his United debut, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic led the attack with Mata, Martial, and Rooney behind him.
Manchester United enjoyed plenty of possession and couple of chances during the second half. Valencia barreled down the right, his cross was mis-hit by Martial, but unmarked Rooney headed and nods the ball home. Zlatan Ibrahimovic took a brilliant free-kick but he was denied his debut goal.
Bournemouth lost their shape entirely going to a two-nil down and soon, adding to the misery, the newly signed Swedish international, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, struck a beautiful hit and marked his United career with a league goal.
Zlatan, Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba are the latest signings for Manchester United. Eric Bailly was named the man of the match in the community shield win over the Leicester City while Zlatan Ibrahimovic had his moment to cherish, scoring in every game he played in the United shirt.
The consolation goal came from Adam Smith, who rockets the ball first time into the top corner with the Spaniard helpless in saving.
Another signing, Henrikh Mkhitaryan came on for Juan Mata in the 75th minute to mark his debut, while Wayne Rooney subbed off for Memphis Depay, who gave away his captain armband to Daley Blind.
On the same day, Arsenal takes on Liverpool while Chelsea will host Westham on a late Monday night kickoff. Manchester United’s next fixture is against Southampton on Friday, where the latest signing Paul Pogba is expected to return to his old side at the Old Trafford.
Mourinho’s men felt comfortable in the first match with the win and expected to take the trophy home this season after denying the title for three continuous years.
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