Sunday's football photos

Wayne Rooney (left) scores for Manchester United
West Brom 1-2 Manchester United: New campaign, new haircut, same end product. Manchester United start their season by taking the lead against West Brom courtesy of Wayne Rooney's left-footed strike
Shane Long (right) scores for West Brom
West Brom's debut-boy Shane Long (right) pulls Albion level before the break with a low shot that Manchester United's new goalkeeper David De Gea should perhaps save but the ball eludes his dive
Nemanja Vidic (left) and Shane Long (right)
Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic (left) fails to recover from a knock suffered in the first half and is replaced by Jonny Evans in the second, as the Red Devils push forward in search of the winning goal
Ashley Young scores for Manchester United
Manchester United's summer signing Ashley Young is heavily involved in the decisive goal with his mazy run, before his shot takes two deflections and ends up in the back of the net as the champions start with a win
Matthew Etherington (left) and Salomon Kalou (right)
Stoke City 0-0 Chelsea: Chelsea travel to Stoke in their opening game of the Premier League season. The Blues finished second last season but nine points behind champions Manchester United
Andre Villas-Boas in the suit
New Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has been handed the reigns at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese comes with a burgeoning reputation having won the Treble at Porto last season
Marc Wilson (left) and Salomon Kalou (right)
It was more a case of grit and endeavour rather than style and panache at the Britannia Stadium as the sides failed to break the deadlock during an attritional first half
Jonathan Woodgate (left) and Fernando Torres (right)
Jonathan Woodgate, signed from Tottenham, makes his first start in the Premier League for 21 months and does well on his return to top-flight action, shackling Chelsea striker Fernando Torres
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas
Chelsea dominate after the break, striking the woodwork through Nicolas Anelka, but they come up against Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic in inspired form, much to the frustration of Villas-Boas in his first match in-charge
Kevin Phillips (centre) scored two for Blackpool
Blackpool 2-1 Peterborough: Veteran striker Kevin Phillips was the hero for Blackpool as he bagged a brace for his new club. It was the Tangerines' second successive league win of the season
Robert Earnshaw
Cardiff 3-1 Bristol City: Cardiff striker Robert Earnshaw, who returns to the club after signing from Nottingham Forest, is head-over-heels with his goal against Bristol City as the Bluebirds make it back-to-back league wins

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