LIVE Premier League: All The Action From The Opening Day

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12:12, 14 Aug 2021
Last Updated: 19:57, 14 Aug 2021

The 2021/22 Premier League season is finally upon us! Welcome to The Sportsman's opening day blog where we'll keep you up to date across a blockbuster day for the best league in the world, kicking off with Manchester United vs Leeds United at Old Trafford.

Whatever happens today, stick with us. We have it all covered...

Updates
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Jurgen Klopp's post-match reaction

Speaking to Sky Sports after Liverpool's win over Norwich, manager Jurgen Klopp said:

"We had to find our way in the game and scored three really nice goals because we forced them. It's a good start. The boys are fit but you have to get used to the feeling again, that it's really exhausting but you can [still] go.

"You have to get over that point in the game, and we did, and hopefully next week we'll be fresher for longer."

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Virgil van Dijk on his return to Liverpool squad

Virgil van Dijk made his first appearance in 301 days against Norwich this evening. Speaking to Sky Sports after the 3-0 win, he said:

"To be back out there helping the boys... I just hope to continue that and see what it brings. I need games but the manager knows it, I know it. It's a good start and now we have time to recover for next week."

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Lionel Messi gets a warm welcome in Paris
last month
Full-Time: Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool
last month
PSG Team News vs Strasbourg

No Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma or Neymar in PSG's opener against Strasbourg

last month
Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool

Mo Salah (74)

last month
Norwich City 0-2 Liverpool

Roberto Firmino (65)

last month
Meanwhile in the Bundesliga...

It's business as usual for Erling Haaland 

last month
Half-Time: Norwich City 0-1 Liverpool
last month
Norwich City 0-1 Liverpool

Diogo Jota (26)

last month
Norwich City 0-0 Liverpool

All square after 15 minutes but there's a good chance we'll see a few goals at Carrow Road this evening

last month
Kick-Off: Norwich City vs Liverpool

We're underway at Carrow Road for the Premier League's late game...

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Norwich City Team News vs Liverpool
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Liverpool Team News vs Norwich City
last month
Watford 3-2 Aston Villa

Danny Ings (90+7)

last month
Everton 3-1 Southampton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (81)

last month
Burnley 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Alexis MacAllister (78)

last month
Everton 2-1 Southampton

Abdoulaye Doucoure (76)

last month
Burnley 1-1 Brighton

Neal Maupay (73)

last month
Watford 3-1 Aston Villa

John McGinn (70)

last month
Watford 3-0 Aston Villa

Juan Camil Hernandez (67)

last month
Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace

Trevoh Chalobah (58)

last month
Everton 1-1 Southampton

Richarlison (47)

last month
Watford 2-0 Aston Villa

Ismaila Sarr (42)

last month
Leicester City 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jamie Vardy (41)

last month
Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace

Christian Pulisic (40)

last month
Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace

Marcos Alonso (27)

last month
Everton 0-1 Southampton

Adam Armstrong (22)

last month
Watford 1-0 Aston Villa

Dennis Bonaventure (10)

last month
Burnley 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

James Tarkowski (2)

last month
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer After Manchester United's 5-1

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told BT Sport:

"For me, this is the way I want to see my team play, not just because it's Leeds but I want to see them running, going forward, taking risks. We look fit to be fair, and some of these players haven't played more than 45 minutes.

"I've had a great relationship with Paul [Pogba] ever since he was a kid. Today was just about 'go out there and enjoy yourself' because he had 45 minutes against Everton which wasn't his best.

"We gave him the freedom of roaming wherever you want to go and get on the ball."

last month
Full-Time: Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United
last month
Manchester United 5-1 Leeds United

Fred (68)

last month
Manchester United 4-1 Leeds United

Bruno Fernandes (60) Hat-Trick 

last month
Manchester United 3-1 Leeds United

Bruno Fernandes (54)

last month
Manchester United 2-1 Leeds United

Mason Greenwood (52)

last month
Manchester United 1-1 Leeds United

Luke Ayling (48)

last month
Half-Time: Manchester United 1-0 Leeds United
last month
Manchester United 1-0 Leeds United

Bruno Fernandes (31)

last month
The Return Of The Bielsa Bucket
last month
BREAKING: Manchester United Unveil Raphaรซl Varane

After a long wait, Manchester United officially unveil the signing of defender Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on the pitch minutes before kick-off. The 28-year-old has signed a contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2025. 

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Marcelo Bielsa On Leeds United Team Selection

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa told BT Sport:

“Kalvin Phillips has done half the work of his team-mates, and with Junior Firpo we had to diversify his preparation, which was also interrupted by a few days. This is why there has been a setback with him.”

last month
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer On Jadon Sancho

Speaking to BT Sport, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:

“It is too soon for Jadon. He had a holiday after the Euros, he’s been ill and he’s been training with us for four days, which isn’t enough to be playing 90 minutes against Leeds, because they will give us a physical challenge. But he’s ready to come on and make a difference.”

last month
Manchester United vs Leeds United

Manchester United and Leeds United have kept their big summers signings, Jadon Sancho and Junior Firpo, on the bench for their Premier League opener at Old Trafford 

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