The Sunday games of the Premier League completed the first week of the new season and there were some surprises.
Chelsea 4 – Portsmouth 0
Aston Villa 4 – Man City 2
Man United 1 – Newcastle 1
Nicolas Anelka and Deco both scored in their first Stamford Bridge match and Joe Cole and newly resigned Frank Lampard also tallied goals in a romp over Pompey. Looks like all the big name acquisitions down in Portsmouth haven’t yet amounted to much.
Villa used a second half hat trick by Gabriel Agbonlahor, in fact all three goals in a span of eight minutes, to crush Manchester City at Villa Park.
Obafemi Martins (on cue, via Prizz) and Darren Fletcher scored within two minutes of one another and the score held at 1-1 at Old Trafford. Newcastle recorded no yellow cards and did not even use a substitute in the match. Perhaps Man United were distracted by the recent news about Cristiano Ronaldo.