Day two of the three in Match Week one of the Premier League got underway early, but the match on offer did little to disappoint; whomever thought it would be a walk in the park at Anfield, you’ve not been paying attention. As for the later match, the result was the one that you’d expect.
The Brendan Rodgers revolution continued today, but nearly came to a halt if it was not for the new SAS. England internationals Daniel Sturridge and Raheem sterling bagged the goals for the Liverpool in the early match against Ronald Koeman’s Southampton side in their 2-1 win. Many tipped the Saints for relegation this season, but we’ll chalk that up to brain damage rather than any sort of informed opinion.
While So’ton did not take away any points from their travels, surely they’ll go back to the south coat with their heads held high, after they put in a spirited team performance. The chemistry was there once they found their footing, and debutant Dusan Tadic put in a brilliant display for his new employers.
Loan-signing Ryan Bertrand and home grown product James Ward Prowse also shone for the Saints, with Nathaniel Clyne bagging the goal, thanks to a wonderful assist by Tadic. On this evidence, Southampton are going to be just fine indeed.
East of Anfield, Manchester City visited a new-look Newcastle at St. James’ Park, though it would not be as easy as many would first think. City would come out on top 2-0 thanks to goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, but the score line could have read much differently, as Newcastle showed promise with their new look attack.
Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere, Ayoze Perez and youngster Rolando Aarons all shone for the Magpies, who surely should have found the back of the net at least once. While their weakness still remains in central defense, Massadio Haidera and Daryl Janmaat looked comfortable on the flanks. With time still left in the market, Alan Pardew shoul strongly consider bringing in another center-back, but on the whole Newcastle looked promising.