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    Substitution for Manchester United - 68 min: Andrea Herrera for Memphis Depay
    8/8/2015 1:12:05 PM
    Substitution for Tottenham Hotspur - 70 min: Erik Lamela for Moussa Dembele
    Schweinsteiger picks up his first yellow card, on his debut, for tripping up Chadli.
    8/8/2015 1:13:33 PM
    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur -  72 mins: United stringing together some nice passes now. From the middle the ball gets spread to the left. Rooney tries the spectacular and twists his body, mid-flight, to volley the crossed ball. But he ends up slicing the shot.
    8/8/2015 1:17:53 PM

    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - 75 mins: Dier looks to have brought down Ashley young outside the penalty box, giving United a free-kick and earning himself a yellow card. Rooney steps up but the ball sails over Vorm's crossbar.
    8/8/2015 1:19:38 PM
    Substitution for Tottenham Hotspur - 76 min: Dele Alli for Eric Dier.


    8/8/2015 1:21:59 PM
    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - 79 mins: Spurs seem to be fighting back and are certainly starting to pose more of a threat. They're awarded a corner but it's a poor one and easily cleared. They need to capitalise on these chances. Substitution for Manchester United: Matteo Darmian is replaced by Antonio Valencia.
    8/8/2015 1:25:24 PM
    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - 83 min: Chriss Smalling makes a cracking tackle just outside of the five-yard box to dispossess Chadli. After his clearance, the ball falls back into Tottenham possession and a beautiful long, diagonal ball from the right is played in to Eriksen on the left. He takes it into the penalty box but the angle is too tight and his shot is easily saved by Romero.
    8/8/2015 1:28:58 PM
    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - 89 min: Romero pulls off two important saves to deny Spurs. A free-kick is pumped in which is met by Kane's header but Romero makes the save to only be challenged again by Eriksen's 20-yard shot. Spurs are perking up but it could be too late for them.
    8/8/2015 1:34:18 PM
    Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - 90 + 1 min: Mata is booked for Mason trip before Alli soon after finds himself in the book for a heavy challenge on Ashley Young. Four minutes have been added and there's a real sense of urgency to the game now as United look to seize the three points.
    8/8/2015 1:36:42 PM

    Rooney celebrates United's goal - or Kyle Walker's should we say...


    FULL TIME: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - And that's it. United survive Tottenham's late surge to mark their first game of the season with a win. 

    It's been a mediocre game but one that United took charge of after going one up. The result is all that matters but Louis Van Gaal's team has a long way to go. United had only one shot on target - which culminated in Walker's own goal. Kane was far from inspiring and never really threatened the United defense.
    8/8/2015 1:37:33 PM

    Manchester United earn fortunate opening day win over Spurs

    The IndependentManchester United have begun their Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham.
    8/8/2015 1:41:42 PM
    Stay tuned for more action from the opening day of the Premier League...
    8/8/2015 1:45:30 PM
    Read through our previews for today's games - posts to follow.
    8/8/2015 2:01:32 PM
    8/8/2015 2:07:18 PM

    Everton vs Watford: Premier League match preview

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for…
    8/8/2015 2:07:30 PM

    Manchester United earn fortunate opening day win over Spurs

    The IndependentManchester United began their Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Old Trafford.
    8/8/2015 2:07:56 PM

    I am ready to fight for Leicester, says Ranieri

    The IndependentLeicester City manager Claudio Ranieri says he is ready for a relegation scrap this season - because pressure at home from his wife is worse than anything journalists can throw at him.
    8/8/2015 2:09:39 PM
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    GOAL! Leicester City 1-0 Sunderland: Jamie Vardy puts Leicester ahead early on in the game
    8/8/2015 2:13:42 PM
    GOAL! Everton 0-1 Watford - 14 min: The newly promoted London side are one up against Everton thanks to a Miguel Layun goal
    8/8/2015 2:15:06 PM
    Chris Kamara rocking a very cool pair of shades at the Brentford vs Ipswich Town game - what a legend.
    8/8/2015 2:17:09 PM
    GOAL! Leicester 2-0 Sunderland - 18 min: Leicester starting where they took off last season. Riyad Mahrez puts the Foxes two up.
    8/8/2015 2:20:28 PM
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    GOAL! Leicester City 3-0 Sunderland - 25 min: What an unbelievable start for the Foxes. Mahrez scores from the spot to make it 3-0. As a Leicester fan, this is music to my ears.
    8/8/2015 2:28:37 PM

    Mahrez celebrates his second goal. 


    8/8/2015 2:31:39 PM
    Nigel who?

    8/8/2015 2:34:05 PM
    While we wait for the next goal, see who we've picked as the 17 most important players heading into the start of the season:

    Premier League Power Rankings - Game Week 1

    The IndependentWe all know who the best players are but defining those with the power to shape events in the Premier League is not so simple - so we've created The Independent's Premier League Power Rankings.
    8/8/2015 2:35:56 PM
    GOAL! Norwich 0-1 Crystal Palace - 39 min: Wilfred Zaha scores for Palace with an acrobatic volley
    8/8/2015 2:41:42 PM
    More reaction on David de Gea and his future at Old Trafford:


    8/8/2015 2:48:11 PM
    Half time scores:

    Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa
    Everton 0-1 Watford
    Leicester City 3-0 Sunderland
    Norwich 0-1 Crystal Palace
    8/8/2015 2:53:00 PM
    The last time Leicester were leading 3-0 at half time in the Premier League they went on to lose 3-4 to Wolves...Not what any Foxes fan wants to hear.
    8/8/2015 2:58:06 PM
    As for Aston Villa, they've never beaten a newly promoted side on the opening day of the season. Let's see if they can change that...
    8/8/2015 3:05:04 PM
    GOAL! Norwich 0-2 Crystal Palace - 49 min: Damien Delaney makes it 2-0 for the Eagles.
    8/8/2015 3:07:57 PM
    Looks like Gabby Agbonlahor had a strong first half against Bournemouth...


    8/8/2015 3:10:36 PM
    Latest scores:

    Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa
    Everton 0-1 Watford
    Leicester City 3-0 Sunderland
    Norwich 0-2 Crystal Palace
    8/8/2015 3:11:55 PM

    Analysis: Depay stars on debut, Dier a concern for Spurs

    The IndependentSTAR PLAYERMemphis Depay: A joy to watch, particularly in the first half. United have wasted so much money over the last couple of years, but at £25million, Depay looks a shrewd investment. The pacy forward, playing as a number 10, always looked for the ball and was not scared of attempting a trick or running at defenders - exactly the kind of player the home fans at Old Trafford like to see.
    8/8/2015 3:13:12 PM
    Five players made their debut for Manchester United earlier today - here's what we had to say about their performances:

    Five Manchester United debuts - but who made the biggest impression?

    The IndependentManchester United began their Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Old Trafford.
    8/8/2015 3:14:36 PM
    GOAL! Leicester City 3-1 Sunderland - 60 min: Are Sunderland back in this? Jermain Defoe gets a goal back for the visitors.

    8/8/2015 3:21:56 PM

    GOAL! Leicester City 4-1 Sunderland - 66 min: Leciester hit back and Marc Albrighton scores the side's fourth goal.
    8/8/2015 3:28:32 PM
    GOAL! Leicester City 4-2 Sunderland - 71 min: Steven Fletcher gets Sunderland's second. What a game this is turning out to be.
    8/8/2015 3:29:52 PM
    GOAL! Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa - 72 min: Rudy Gestede puts the visitors ahead.
    8/8/2015 3:30:53 PM
    Latest scores:

    Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa
    Everton 0-1 Watford
    Leicester City 4-2 Sunderland
    Norwich 1-2 Crystal Palace
    8/8/2015 3:31:59 PM
    GOAL! Everton 1-1 Watford - 76 min: Ross Barkley equalises for the Toffees.
    8/8/2015 3:34:13 PM
    8/8/2015 3:37:16 PM

    Bournemouth's Tommy Elphick competes with Aston Villa's Jordan Amavi for the ball.


    8/8/2015 3:38:02 PM
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