Twitter reacts to Premier League opening weekend


Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | August 14, 2016

Twitter reacts to Premier League opening weekend

It’s been worth the wait! The Premier League is back on our screens with football fans and punters alike enjoying the opening weekend.

What better way than to have your say on social media. As Twitter reacts to all the action, Coral will round up the best comments and observations on all the major Premier League talking points every Sunday.

Did your tweet get in our debut edition? Read on to see what we’ve picked out from the Premier League opening weekend…

Hull City 2-1 Leicester City

A managerless club that’s made no summer signings and had 13 fit senior players beating the defending Premier League champions?

Yep, that’s what the Tigers did to the Foxes under the caretaker stewardship of Mike Phelan. While Robert Snodgrass scored the winner, it was tough to credit who grabbed the opener: Abel Hernandez or Adama Diomande?

Even the official Premier League account had a sense of humour about it:

Riyad Mahrez scored a penalty at the KC Stadium for Leicester, and his influence on Claudio Ranieri’s men remains:

Did Hull ‘do a Leicester’ on the Foxes? One observer certainly thinks so!

Manchester City 2-1 Sunderland

Sergio Aguero’s penalty and a Paddy McNair own goal on his debut gave Pep Guardiola a winning start to life at Man City, despite Jermain Defoe briefly bringing Sunderland level.

The big team news saw Joe Hart dropped, and Yaya Toure not even involved:

Who doesn’t want to be a Nacho man?

David Moyes must now realise the enormity of what faces him at the Black Cats:

Read all about what we learned from Guardiola’s Premier League bow.

Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester United

Jose Mourinho followed up winning the Community Shield by steering Man Utd to a handsome away win at Bournemouth.

After that substitution spat at Wembley, what irony that it was Juan Mata who opened the scoring…

Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney then gave the statisticians some work to do..

Zlatan Ibrahimvoic was also on target during his Premier League bow with a long-range effort…

Prompting Coral to point this out…

Adam Smith then scored a consolation for the hosting Cherries…

Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool

If some games still had that early season feel, then the wide open encounter between the Gunners, without a senior centre back, and Liverpool certainly wasn’t one of them.

Theo Walcott grabbed the opener for the hosts, only to see Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana strike either side of half-time to turn this game on its head.

Coutinho then netted again with Sadio Mane joining him for the Merseysiders. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers later added some respectability to the scoreline for Arsene Wenger at the Emirates. He won’t have been deaf to the boos at the final whistle, though.

Walcott saw a penalty he won from Alberto Moreno saved, but quickly atoned…

After 68 seconds to be precise!

Only for Coutinho to equalise in first-half stoppage time with a sumptuous free-kick:

It then took less than five minutes after half-time for Lallana to complete the turnaround for Liverpool:

And before the hour mark, Coutinho netted again to make it 3-1 to Jurgen Klopp’s visitors:

Things got even worse for the Gunners with Mane’s magnificent finish:

Oxlade-Chamberlain made the perfect impact from the bench, prompting this Arsenal fan to tweet:

Gunners defender Chambers had a torrid time, but managed to glance home a free-kick to setup a grandstand finish!

Hope you’re tweeting with more than just your pants on after Match of the Day on Saturday night, Gary.

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