Chelsea choke, Leicester run wild, Liverpool stunned … Premier League results

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 (Rashford pen 18′ , 67′, Martial 65′, James 81′) CHELSEA 0: Opening game of the season and a miserable first Premier League match as manager for Frank Lampard, as his Chelsea side are swept aside at Old Trafford. The Blues were actually the better side before the break but fell to their worst ever opening-day defeat in 104 league seasons. Lampard said: “We will have to learn harsh lessons and correct them pretty quickly.” AFP

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0 NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 (Joelinton 27′): A surprise win for Steve Bruce’s side with £40 million [Dh171m] summer signing Joelinton scoring his first goal in English football in August. Sadly for him and Newcastle, that remains the 23-year-old Brazilian striker’s only league strike in 29 appearances. Bruce said of his match-winner: “We played him a lot better today, it worked and he will be delighted to get the goal.” Getty

NORWICH CITY 3 (McLean 18′, Cantwell 28′, Pukki 50′) MANCHESTER CITY 2 (Aguero 45′), Rodri 88′): A brilliant Norwich performance in September that inflicted a first defeat on champions City since January. Teemu Pukki continued his fine start to the season by scoring his sixth goal against a defence creaking without the departed Vincent Kompany and injured Aymeric Laporte. Norwich City manager Daniel Farke, whose team had been hit by an injury crisis before the match with eight players ruled out, said: “Of course it is a special day for us and for the club, against one of the best teams in the world and when we have so many injuries.” Getty

WOLVES 2 (Abraham og 69′, Cutrone 85′) CHELSEA 5 (Tomori 31′, Abraham 34′, 41′, 55′, Mount 90′): A clear sign that Frank Lampard’s young side could make their mark this season. Striker Tammy Abraham grabbed a hat-trick as Wolves were blown away in front of their own fans in mid-September. “I hope this is my season,” said the 21-year-old. “I have to keep working hard in every training session, every game. Every game I want to prove myself to the gaffer.” Reuters

MANCHESTER CITY 8 (Silva 1′, Aguero pen 7′, Mahrez 12′, Bernardo Silva 15′, 48′, 60′, Otamendi 18′, De Bruyne 85′) WATFORD 0: Ruthless City took out their frustration at losing to Norwich the previous week in September by going 5-0 up after 18 minutes as double figures seemed likely. They had to settle for a paltry eight in this September massacre. Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores, in only his second game back after being reappointed, said: “First, we have to say sorry to the fans … after 30 seconds we realised it would be very tough and then after 15 minutes it was impossible to play like this.” By December, Flores was gone again. Getty

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