Frank Lampard made a very disappointing debut on Sunday as a Chelsea trainer. The 41-year-old former player and his team lost the top match against Manchester United with 4-0 in the first round of the Premier League. Guus Til had a great debut with Spartak Moscow.
Marcus Rashford was the celebrated man at United with two goals at Old Trafford. The striker took advantage of a penalty in the eighteenth minute and made the decision in the 67th minute, two minutes after Anthony Martial's 2-0.
Paul Pogba did not score, but played an important role with two assists. The Frenchman gave the pass on the second goal of Rashford and on the 4-0 of substitute Daniel James ten minutes before time.
Manchester United is only one goal short after the first round of play together with Manchester City to lead the Premier League. The Dutch champion won 0-5 on Saturday at West Ham United. Liverpool, Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal also started the season with a victory.
Goal scorers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial give United a great start to the season. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Bad luck for Chelsea in the first half
While Manchester United proved to be extremely effective, Chelsea missed two huge opportunities in the second half. Both Emerson and Tammy Abraham hit the bar. After the break 'The Blues' had little to say.
For Lampard, who was at the helm of Derby County last season in the Championship, it is his first trainer job at the highest level. The 106-time English international, who played for Chelsea between 2001 and 2014, is the successor to Maurizio Sarri who left for Juventus.
Lampard was not allowed to attract new players this summer. The world football association FIFA decided to punish Chelsea for violating the rules in the field of contracting youth players. The Londoners were allowed to bring back rented players.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal the win in Newcastle. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Arsenal starts with a narrow answer
Arsenal started the new season with a close win at Newcastle United. Thanks to a goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang it became 0-1 on St. James' Park on Sunday.
The winning goal fell in the 58th minute, after Ainsley Maitland-Niles reached the ball faster than Jetro Willems and then customized Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker, who became top scorer of the Premier League with 22 goals shared last season, simply tapped in.
Arsenal strengthened this transfer period with, among others, David Luiz (Chelsea), Kieran Tierney (Celtic), Nicolas Pépé (Lille) and Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid, rent). None of the acquisitions were immediately given a base position by trainer Unai Emery.
Willems made his debut at Newcastle in the 54th minute as a substitute. The defender came over from Eintracht Frankfurt this summer, where he had little playing time last season.
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Til makes his debut with two assists at Spartak
Guus Til made a strong debut with Spartak Moscow in Russia. The midfielder, who came over from AZ, gave two assists in the away match 1-3 won against Akmat Groznyi.
In the 44th minute, Til delivered the ball to happy teammate Zelimkhan Bakaev, who had already made it 0-1. The Russian midfielder played well and shot in the far corner.
Twenty minutes before the end Til also had a large share in the 0-3 of André Schürrle. The German was driven deep by the 21-year-old Dutchman and decided the game. Ablaye Mbengue's late goal could not change that.
Dutch national team Til made the move from AZ to Spartak Moscow for 18 million euros this week. He signed a contract with the Russian top club for four seasons.
Paris Saint-Germain wins without Neymar
in France, Paris Saint-Germain started the new season with a simple home win. Olympique Nîmes was beaten 3-0. Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria were the goal scorers.
Star player Neymar was missing at PSG. Trainer Thomas Tuchel decided to leave the Brazilian attacker alone. According to technical director Leonardo, the discussions about a long-awaited departure from Neymar are now at an advanced stage.
Some of the fans of the French champion turned against the absent Neymar. During the duel with Nîmes, negative chants sounded about him and banners were shown with the advice to him to leave quickly.