English Premier League Football: Matchday 1 as it happened

The 2017/2018 English Premier League season started on Friday night with Arsenal narrowly escaping defeat from the hands of determined Leicester City at Emirates Stadium.

Day 2 of the 2017/2018 Premier League Season was full of surprises with defending champion Chelsea losing at home to Burnley and Liverpool playing a 3-3 draw with Watford.

Chelsea in their first game of the 2017/2018 EPL season lost to Burnley 2-3 in a thrilling encounter that saw Chelsea Captain Cahill receiving the first red card of the season after a dangerous tackle on Burnley's Steven Defour and the referee Craig Pawson showed him a way out in the 13th minute of the encounter.

With a man down, Chelsea team became less effective. Burnley opened scoring in 24th minute through 27 year-old Sam Vokes. Burnley dramatically scored the second and the third goal respectively through Stephen Ward and Sam Vokes in the 39th and 43th minute, 0-3 it ended in the first half in favour of Burley.

In the second half, EPL debutant Alvaro Morata scored the first goal of his Chelsea career through a cross from William in the 69th minute before David Luis made it 2 for Chelsea in the 88th minute of the encounter.

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas received another red card in the 81st minute after receiving the first yellow card in the 16th minute before the second in the 81st minute. After 90 minutes, Chelsea 2-3 Burnley, it ended.

EPL MATCHDAY 1 RESULTS AND OTHER UPDATES
• Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City FT.
Goals & Assists
* Alexandre Lacazette 2' (Arsenal). Assist by: Mohamed Elneny
* Shinji Okazaki 5' (Leicester). Assist by: Harry Maguire
* Jamie Vardy 29' (Leicester). Assist by: Marc Albrighton
* Danny Welbeck 45'+2 (Arsenal). Assist by: Sead Kolasinac
* Jamie Vardy 56' (Leicester). Assist by: Riyad Mahrez
* Aaron Ramsey 83' (Arsenal). Assist by: Granit Xhaka
* Olivier Giroud 85' (Arsenal). Assist by: Granit Xhaka

• Chelsea 2-3 Burnley FT.
Goals & Assists
* S. Vokes 24' (Burnley). Assist by: M. Lowton
* S. Ward 39' (Burnley). Assist by: J. Cork
* S. Vokes 43' (Burnley). Assist by: S. Detour
* Alvaro Morata 69' (Chelsea). Assist by: William
* David Luiz 88' (Chelsea). Assist by: Alvaro Morata

• Watford 3-3 Liverpool FT.
Goals & Assists
* S. Okaka 8' (Watford). Assist by: J. Holebas
* S. mane 29' (Liverpool). Assist by: Emre Can
* A. Doucoure 32' (Watford)
* Roberto Firmino 55' PG. (Liverpool)
* Mohamed Salah 57' (Liverpool). Assist by: Roberto Firmino
* M. Britons 90'+3 (Watford)

• Everton 1-0 Stoke City FT.
Goals & Assists
* Wayne Rooney 45'+1 (Everton). Assist by: D. Calvert-Lewin

• Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield FT.
Goals & Assists
* J. Ward 23' OG. (Crystal Palace).
* S. Mounie 26' (Huddersfield). Assist by: A. Mooy
* S. Mounie 78' (Huddersfield). Assist by: C. Quaner

• Southampton 0-0 Swansea City FT.

• West Bromwich Albion 1-0 AFC Bournemouth FT.
Goal & Assist
* Ahmed Hegazi 31' (Westbrom). Assist by: C. Brunt

• Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City FT.
Goals & Assists
* S. Aguero 70' (Manchester City). Assist by: David Silva
* L. Dunk 75' OG. (Brighton & Hove Albion)

• Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur FT.
Goals & Assists
* Dele Alli 61' (Tottenham). Assist by: C. Eriksen
* B. Davies 70' (Tottenham). Assist by: C. Eriksen

• Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United FT.
Goals & Assists
* Romelu Lukaku 33' (Manchester United). Assist by: M. Rashford
* Romelu Lukaku 52' (Manchester United). Assist by: H. Mkhitaryan
* A. Martial 87' (Manchester United). Assist by: H. Mkhitaryan
* Paul Pogba 90' (Manchester United). Assist by: A. Martial

For nigfooty.com Oladele Emmanuel reporting.

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