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Twelve teams in action as Barclays Premier League kicked off today

The Barclays Premier League began today and twelve teams were in action including Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

United claimed a 1-0 victory against the spurs as Kyle Walker score an own goal in the 22 minute. Manchester will be looking for a better season than last year when they finished a disappointing fourth place and they are off to good start with a win against a strong hotspur side.

Chelsea got off to a poor start by only taking a point off Swansea at home. Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois saw red as the blues twice gave away the lead against Swansea. Despite the disappointing loss, Mourinho remains confident Chelsea will play better. It was an excellent opening game for Swansea City who is very happy with the point.

Everton was also in action today. They tied premier league newcomers Watford. Watford will be more than happy getting a point away from home in their first game in the league after begin promoted from the championship last season. Watford led twice in the game thanks to goals from Layun and Ighalo. Barkley and Kone scored for Everton.

After the first match day, it’s Leicester who leads the table thanks to a 4-2 win against Sunderland. Leicester led 3-0 after just 25 minutes. The black cats got a goal back in the 60th minute only for it to be cancelled out six minutes later by Albrighton.

Premiership newcomers Bournemouth were defeated 1-0 by Aston Villa. New Villa striker Gestebe score the decisive goal as they got off to a good start in the premiership.

Last but not least, Crystal Palace won convincingly against Norwich City. Zaha, Delaney and Cabaye all scored in a 3-1 victory. Redmond scored for Norwich city in their return to the Barclays Premier League.

Six teams will be play tomorrow including Arsenal and Liverpool.

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