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Summary

  1. Use play icon to watch MOTD stream
  2. Running order: Lei v Sun/Che v Swa
  3. Nor v Palace/Eve v Wat
  4. Bourn v AV/Man Utd v Spurs

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight...

And on that note, I bid you goodnight. Tomorrow, the BBC Sport website will be awash with live texts as we go to day two of the 2015-16 Premier League.

I hope you'll be with us and thanks for all your great tweets tonight, I believe #MOTD topped the UK trends for a while so please rest your fingers for a bit and go again when we get going tomorrow.

Goodnight.

Leicester for the title...

Yes, yes, yes. Now I know it's the first day of the season...

Premier League table
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The pointless league table of the year. I'd be worried if I was a Liverpool fan. Behind Arsenal on alphabetical order - now that's a shocking start to the season.

Sergio who?

Manchester United talk of goalkeepers almost paints Sergio Romero as a gap-filler if you will as David De Gea's future.

Romero, at 28, is not a bad back-up option though is he? Just the 62 caps for Argentina.

Jeepers keepers

Keepers
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Sergio Romero made four saves on his Manchester United league debut against Tottenham.

The wide(ish) men...

A look at Manchester United's wide men today shows a distinct comparison.

Ashley Young operated down the left and hugged the touchline, delivering crosses.

Ashley Young
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While Mata tucked in field whenever he could, narrowing the pitch as United attacked.

Mata
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The result, 59 touches for Mata, 58 for Young but as the Spaniard's passes generally travelled a shorter distance, he was far more accurate with the ball.

Room to improve...

None of Memphis Depay's three shots found the target today.

Not the start he wanted...

Nabil Bentaleb may not be too keen to watch Match of the Day tonight.

His pass completion today was 78%, considerably down on his average of 87% last season.

His loss of the ball in midfield led to Man Utd's opener.

Micah's back at the back

Micah Richards
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Has Micah Richards picked up some old-school Italian ways during his time in the country? His positioning must have been good today as his seven interceptions was a game high.

Shame for #Bournemouth losing their first match in #PremierLeague. It's tough. #MOTD

Bournemouth will need to win their home games against teams like Villa this season to give themselves a chance of staying up #MOTD

No prize for shooting wide

Much like Norwich, Bournemouth's defeat owed a fair bit to weak finishing.

The Cherries were full of running, clocking 103km as a team to Villa's 91km but only two shots from 11 hit the target.

A run over...

AFC Bournemouth
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Whoops... no such joy on the south coast.

Pinch yourself Villa fans...

Rudy Gestede's goal was something very rare for Aston Villa. In all of last season not a single substitute managed a goal for them but the 6ft 4in striker took just 13 minutes off the bench to bag one.

Rudy Gestede
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Keep an eye out for Gestede in the air, no striker in England has as many headed goals as him in the last two years.

A new boy prompts early confusion...

Here's something for you if you're just catching up on events. Villa new boy Idrissa Gueye has the name 'Gana' on the back of his shirt. That's just not the confusion you need on day one of the season at almost midnight is it?

Anyway, he was good today, very robust and hard working down the left.

Any room at the Vitality?

There were 11,155 inside The Vitality Stadium.

The venue is the second-smallest in Premier League history.

This is the smallest since the league started in 1992-93.

Boundary park
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Where is that I hear you ask? Boundary Park - Oldham, which had a capacity of under 11,000 at the time.

Should I stay or should I go...

Alan Shearer says a move to Chelsea would be "fantastic" for John Stones. The centre-back could learn from the best manager and best defender the league has seen in John Terry, Shearer says.

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  • John Stones joined Everton on transfer deadline day in January 2013, penning a five-and-a-half year deal.
  • A right-back, he arrived at Goodison Park from hometown club Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.
  • The 21-year-old has made 45 Premier League appearances for the Toffees, six of them as a substitute.
  • His only Premier League goal came in a 3-0 win over Manchester United in April.

A well-earned point...

Everton v Watford
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Watford had six shots from outside the box at Goodison Park compared to two long-range Everton efforts. At the final whistle, the Premier League new boys had managed 11 shots (including blocked). The Toffees managed 10.

Calm down please gentlemen...

My favourite thing about that game was the fact the universal body language for 'stay calm' is in a healthy place.

Quique Flores
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Quique Sanchez Flores gives us the Spanish version. Yep, it's the same as ours,

Red-hot Iggy

Odion Ighalo has scored more goals than any other player in the top four divisions in 2015 - 17.

Shocking give aways

Roberto Martinez
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Everton made more errors which led to goals than any side in the Premier League last season - 15.

Then again, when Ross Barkley can score goals like that, I guess you can gift one or two up.

Burger, cider & MOTD in company of Big Dave, @adamleitchsport, @gordonsimpson in Newcastle. @bigadamsport anti-social

Burger, cider & MOTD in company of Big Dave, @adamleitchsport, @gordonsimpson in Newcastle. @bigadamsport anti-social

Hold it together Toffees...

Everton fans, remember, kicking something in your front room will only harm you.

Your side may have had 67% of the ball today and yes, you may have made a pig's ear of a winnable home start to the season, but there's always easy games around the corner.

Your next four - Southampton away, Manchester City at home, Tottenham away and Chelsea at home all look straight forward.

Back pages

Daily Star Sunday

Daily Star Sunday
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Sunday's newspapers are beginning to drop. And the Daily Star Sunday are focussing on Chelsea's game with Swansea on their back page.

The wayward arrows...

How can Norwich miss the target so many times? Here's how...

Norwich off target
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No prizes for firing wide...

Norwich fans, is your glass half full or half empty?

Norwich shots
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On the plus side, your team weren't half having a go. On the downside, some shooting practice is needed perhaps.

Bradley Johnson and Robbie Brady were the worst offenders, each finding the target once from three attempts.

Where can they get to?

Yohan Cabaye
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Crystal Palace spent over £16m on Yohan Cabaye and Connor Wickham this summer.

Cabaye's fee of roughly £10m is comfortably a club record as the Eagles look to push on to the next level in the Premier League.

It's a statement of intent.

Last year they finished 10th. Can they go better? Tweet us with your views on #bbcmotd.

Disaster!

So I just got home from work, my room is getting done up and i said to my mum please leave my tv for MOTD. IM CRYING.

So I just got home from work, my room is getting done up and i said to my mum please leave my tv for MOTD. IM CRYING.

A baptism of fire...

Look at the anger on those faces. What a welcome to the Premier League for referee Simon Hooper - this was his first game in the top tier.

Simon Hooper
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Last year Hooper spent most of his time in the Championship and his last outing was the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

Foot up ref...

Well, was this dangerous or not?

Cameron Jerome
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It was decisive. Thoughts?

Why didn't he start?

Nathan Redmond
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Nathan Redmond found himself on the bench for Norwich's opener but stats show he is their go-to man for creativity - as well as that consolation goal.

Last season he created 117 chances in the Championship. Only Huddersfield Town's Jacob Butterfield managed more - 120,

How did he miss that?

Lewis Grabban - centre of the shot below - has some very wispy facial hair and I blame that for throwing him off balance as he recorded the worst miss of the Premier League season so far.

Lewis Grabban
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Has your Sunday League started yet? You'll see plenty of these misses when it does.

All hail Jefferson

Limit of highlights mean the joyous jinking runs of Montero didn't come across in all their glory on MOTD. He was brilliant today. #Swans

Keep your eyes on referee Simon Hooper in this Norwich v Crystal Palace match. He has a testing day.

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Well done, Matt. A great way to spend your last night. Enjoy!

Last night of my Holiday in Portugal, closing things off with #MOTD on the box

Last night of my Holiday in Portugal, closing things off with #MOTD on the box

It was a penalty...

Unanimous agreement in the studio as Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy agree on the penalty decision.

Penalty
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Bafetimbi Gomis bought plenty of tickets for the raffle today, he had five shots in all.

We like it here...

Chelsea v Swansea.
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Last away team to score twice in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge prior to today? That would be... Swansea City in September 2014.