Dream debuts, the genie from Aladdin and all the other important Premier League stuff


The Premier League has returned to us and so did the drama. Here's everything that happened on Saturday.


Hull 2 - 1 Leicester
Burnley 0 - 1 Swansea
Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Stoke
Crystal Palace 0 - 1 West Brom
Everton 1 - 1 Tottenham
Southampton 1 - 1 Watford

Most talked about goal of the day

We're not sure we've ever seen a double overhead kick before today, and it was a pretty remarkable site.

Both Abel Hernandez and Adam Diomande went for the rebound in Leicester's box following a Kasper Schmeichel save, and both seemingly made contact with the ball as they flung themselves acrobatically at it. It was eventually credited to Diomande, as Hernandez's shot had hit Diomande's foot on its way into the net.

Elsewhere Ross Barkley saw his free-kick, which looked like a cross, make its way all the way into the goal against Tottenham.

Most consistent joke of the day

Ahmed Musa bore the brunt of Twitter's jokes, with many suggesting he looks older than his 23 years on his Premier League debut. Unfortunately the "experience" the commentator alluded to couldn't help the Foxes pick up a victory, however...

Most promising partnership of the day

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy during the match against Hull City
(Jon Buckle/EMPICS Sport)

Jamie Vardy and Musa look like they could strike up a very dangerous partnership for Leicester. Last season Vardy excelled with a combination of Shinji Okazaki and Leonard Ulloja as his partner, but by all accounts Musa looks an exciting prospect.

The Nigerian found Vardy in good positions a couple of times, after using his skill and pace to beat defenders, but Vardy's shooting wasn't up to standard on the day. Still, Vardy with Musa is a front two likely to scare even the best defenders the Premier League has to offer.

Debutants of the day

Southampton's Nathan Redmond celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the match
(Andrew Matthews/PA)

Nathan Redmond and Alvaro Negredo both scored on their Premier League debuts for their new clubs, but neither player could help their team secure a win.

But with Redmond having big shoes to fill following Sadio Mane's departure from St Mary's, his goal will certainly give him, his manager and the fans confidence that he's capable. Negredo meanwhile is back in England and doing his best to help Middlesbrough on their Premier League return.

Fan of the day

A Burnley fan with face paint and football contact lenses
(Dave Howarth/PA)

He may look like the genie from Aladdin but this Burnley fan's wishes definitely weren't granted as Swansea took the points in a tight encounter at Turf Moor.

Picture of the day

Stoke City's Jonathan Walters, Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch on the bench
(Richard Sellers/PA)

Have you ever seen footballers so happy to be photographed sitting on the bench? Fortunately for Jonathan Walters, Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch Stoke left the Riverside with a point, but let's hope for their sake Mark Hughes doesn't see this picture...

Stat of the day

It wasn't at all the start Leicester hoped for to the Premier League season as they were out-thought and outworked by Hull, in what was meant to be their easiest fixture over the next few weeks.

Claudio Ranieri certainly has a lot to think about...

Tweet of the day

Not only did Gary Lineker's beloved Leicester lose their opening game, but on Match of the Day later on Lineker's going to have to report on it wearing nothing but his underwear. That's a bad day...