Liverpool brush Norwich aside

English Premier League

Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool proved too strong for Norwich City after claiming a 3-0 win at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.

Konstantinos Tsimikas was given a start as Andrew Robertson sits out with injury while Virgil van Diijk made his return to the line-up in the league.

The Reds got the opening goal in the 26th minute, with Diogo Jota opening his account for the season after being set up by Mohamed Salah.

Salah then turned provider once again as the Egyptian did well to set up Roberto Firmino, who made no mistake from close range to double the Reds' lead on 65 minutes.

Salah then wrapped up proceedings on 74 minutes with a powerful finish from the edge of the box.

Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace

Chelsea enjoyed the perfect start to the Premier League season after defeating Crystal Palace 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Marcos Alonso broke the deadlock for the Blues just before the half-hour mark and Christian Pulisic doubled their lead five minutes before the half-time break.

Premier League debutant Trevoh Chalobah put the game to bed for Thomas Tuchel's charges just before the hour-mark.

Leicester City 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolverhampton Wanderers new coach Bruno Lage had losing start after a narrow defeat to Leicester City in the season opener at the King Power Stadium.

Jamie Vardy netted the only goal of the game just before the break for City and that was enough to hand them a winning start.

Everton 3-1 Southampton

Rafael Benitez got off to a winning start at Everton after a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Southampton at Goodison Park.

Adam Armstrong broke the deadlock for the Saints midway through the first stanza but the Toffees rallied from behind, as Richarlison equalised just after the break before Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted two late goals to snatch all the three points.

Watford 3-2 Aston Villa

Watford made a winning return to the Premier League after edging Aston Villa in a five-goal thriller at Vicarage Road.

The Hornets scored the first three goals courtesy of Emmanuel Bonaveture, Ismaila Sar and Cucho Hernandez.

John McGinn gave Villa hope pulling a goal back in the last 20 minutes and new signing Danny Ings pulled a second goaol back deep in stoppage time from the penalty spot but it was too little too late.

Burnley 1-2 Brighton and Hove Albion

Percy Tau was not included in the match-day squad, as Brighton and Hove Albion registered a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

James Tarkowski gave the Clarets a dream start with an early opener, in the second minute but Brighton left it late to make a comeback, as Neal Maupay equalised in the 73rd minute and Alexis Marc Allister snatched the winner five minutes later.

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