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Summary

  1. Man Utd begin season with 1-0 win over Spurs
  2. Ranieri's Leicester beat Sunderland 4-2
  3. Villa score late to beat Bournemouth
  4. Everton draw 2-2 with Watford
  5. Crystal Palace see off promoted Norwich

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose and Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Roman Abramovich
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Well, I guess Chelsea keep the style on the pitch...

It is time to wrap things up here. However, it is full steam ahead in our dedicated live coverage of Chelsea v Swansea, so I urge you to dive on over there.

See you later!

Claudio's on fire

Kasabian
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Sneaking a reference to an indie band in your first post-match news conference back in the Premier League? Never change Claudio, never change.

Manager Ranieri hails power of Kasabian

Leicester 4-2 Sunderland

REACTION: Claudio Ranieri says @KasabianHQ's 'Fire' turned #lcfc into warriors against #safc - leic.it/1Iz2oBs

REACTION: Claudio Ranieri says @KasabianHQ's 'Fire' turned #lcfc into warriors against #safc - leic.it/1Iz2oBs

Canaries striker rues 'sucker punch'

Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace

Thought the lads gave it there all today unlucky not to get something from the game played some great football but hit with a sucker punch!

Who will QPR striker Austin sign for?

Manager Chris Ramsey speaks to Radio 5 live

Spoke to Chris Ramsey re Charlie Austin on @bbc5live: "We're getting calls all the time but not the right ones. The player wants to go." 1/2

Ramsey on Austin: "If we get the right money he'll be on his way. We want it sorted out one way or another as it's not fair on the player."

HALF-TIME

Chelsea 2-1 Swansea

Advantage Jose Mourinho's lot at the break in their season opener, although Swansea have given them some testing moments. 

The Chelsea boss will surely want better from his players in the second half.

Get the half-time analysis in our dedicated live text commentary on the game.

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Premier League standings

Bottom half

Premier League
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Troubling times ahead for Sunderland? They were well beaten by Leicester today, and seem to have been just about surviving for ages now.

I wonder if Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat is starting to think he shouldn't have changed his mind about retiring...

Leicester 4-2 Sunderland

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder, BBC Radio 5 live

Leicester had great energy and good pace. Riyad Mahrez was absolutely sensational. You won't believe some of the Sunderland defending until you see it on Match of the Day.

Claudio Ranieri's season lifts off in style

Leicester 4-2 Sunderland

Leicester
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"Fancy a lift home Claudio?"

"Nah you are alright, just gonna get in my helicopter."

GOAL

Chelsea 2-1 Swansea - Federico Fernandez OG (30 mins)

Willian celebrates
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Well that was short-lived.

Willian's shot deflects off Federico Fernandez and loops into the back of the net and it is as you were!

Remember you can follow detailed updates from this game via our dedicated live text commentary.

GOAL

Chelsea 1-1 Swansea - Andre Ayew (29 mins)

Andre Ayew scores
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Brilliant finish by Andre Ayew after an equally brilliant save by Thibaut Courtois. The Chelsea keeper kept out Bafetimbi Gomis header but Ayew swept in at the second attempt.

Premier League standings

Top half

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Lap it up Leicester fans, your lot are top of the table. 

It is early days, of course, but a great start to the season for the Foxes.

Vote result

We've been asking you today which of the three promoted clubs you think is most likely to stay up and, despite their loss to Aston Villa, you think Bournemouth are in the best position to survive.

They got 44.9% of the vote, with 32.6& of you saying Norwich and 22.4% saying Watford.

Thanks for voting.

GOAL

Chelsea 1-0 Swansea - Oscar (23 mins)

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The defending champions take the lead as Oscar's free-kick evades everyone and flies into the back of the net.

Follow the action from this game via our dedicated live text commentary page.

Manager reaction

Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace

Norwich City boss Alex Neil:  "We dominated the game at the start and we had to take our chances, but we didn't do that.

"I thought in the main, our use of the ball was good. We controlled most of the game, but it is a lesson."

On Norwich's disallowed goal: "It was a key moment in the game. It's extremely disappointing, more often than not that goal would be given."  

Player reaction

Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace debutant and goalscorer Yohan Cabaye: "They got back at 2-1 and after that it was difficult for us. 

"We were under pressure but we stayed together and fought to keep the score."

Manager reaction

Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew
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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "It was a really good first game, all round really. After about five minutes I realised I'd picked the wrong team today. Norwich were brilliant for the first 20 minutes. 

"Sometimes your players have to get you out of jail, as a manager. I thanked them after the game.

"Jason Puncheon was our best player today. Wilfried Zaha was great, but Punch was our best player last season and carried that on today."

Manager reaction

Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood:  “I thought we were slow in the first period but we set out to nullify them and try to quieten this carnival atmosphere. We did that for half an hour and then we didn’t stick to the plan for the last 15 minutes, and had to rely on Brad Guzan to make a few saves.

“Rudy hasn’t trained an awful lot, but we knew he would give us a different dimension. We worked very hard to bring him to this football club so we’re delighted – and that’s a victory or the people behind the scenes at the club.

“You can adore Gestede because he looks so good as well! He’s a big menacing guy and he doesn’t give centre backs a minute’s rest.

“A lot of our fans have probably come down here for the weekend, so we’ve sent them home with a nice tan!”

Better than my first Chelsea game - Ranieri

Leicester 4-2 Sunderland

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri:  "It was a very good start and I am very happy with my players in the first match, which is so important in front of our fans. They supported us. I told my players to be the warriors for them.

"The performance was outstanding from the beginning. I was calm because I saw my players concentrate. I don’t like to concede but we made a little mistake and didn’t close the man. They were clever to find the solution. Now is important to forget what happened and improve what we did not so good.

"I remember my first match [as Chelsea boss] was against Manchester United and we were losing 2-0 and ended up drawing 3-3. This was better."

Manager reaction

Everton 2-2 Watford

I'm very happy with the players and the result. We have only been working together for six weeks and we have lots of different nationalities. We want to be happy with this result and think about the next match. Maybe we have to add a little, but I'm really happy with the players we have."

Quique FloresWatford boss

KICK-OFF

Chelsea 0-0 Swansea

Chelsea have got their title defence under way! 

We'll have regular updates right here but if you want even more detail from their game against Swansea you can follow the action via our dedicated live text commentary.

Manager reaction

Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa

Eddie Howe
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It was a really good performance from us. I can't be too critical. We created chances and got into good areas. When you get those chances you have to be clinical. We were disappointed to concede the goal. I'm disappointed with the defeat but looking forward to the rest of the season.

Eddie HoweBournemouth manager

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@AyewAndre will be an instant success at Swansea but will move to a top four side next season #bbcfootball

Since it's Swansea, maybe Mourinho will unleash the Steamroller and keep the bus in the shed #bbcfootball

chelsea won't win anything unless they sign some decent back-ups. over reliant on costa,hazard & cesc. #bbcfootball

Hot stuff from Gestede

Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa

Rudy Gestede
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It can be easy to forget that it is not all over for footballers once the final whistle goes, because there are the post-match interviews to do. Sometimes they can be just as draining as the game itself.

After match winner Rudy Gestede gave his thoughts to BBC Sport in the tunnel at Bournemouth, the Aston Villa press officer attempted to whisk away the striker from the rest of the waiting media, saying he was too hot and needed a rest.

Gestede, though, was happy enough in the heat and continued chatting away about his dream debut.

I suppose you could say he was too hot for Bournemouth to handle (sorry!).

'We were hit with a sucker punch'

Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa

We were outstanding in the first half. We were hit with a sucker punch. We were disappointed with the goal. We didn't do well enough."

Eddie HoweBournemouth manager

Football League results

League Two

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It's a three way log-jam at the top of League Two, with Cambridge, Portsmouth and Wycombe all winning 3-0.

Jonathan Smith scored a 92nd minute equaliser for Luton at Accrington, with opening day wins coming for Plymouth, Northampton and Hartlepool.

Manager reaction

Everton 2-2 Watford

Roberto Martinez
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We were in pre-season mode a bit in the first half. Watford shocked us a little bit. We need to make sure we use this transfer window to be stronger."

Roberto MartinezEverton manager

Courtois a doubt for Chelsea

Chelsea v Swansea (17:30 BST)

An early blow for Chelsea?

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is a possible injury doubt having apparently injured his knee during the warm-up.

You can find out more details, and follow the game in detail via our dedicated live text commentary page.

Player reaction

Leicester 4-2 Sunderland

High praise for 'The Tinkerman' from Marc Albrighton.

“Claudio Ranieri has come in with fresh ideas to add to the way we were playing," he says.

"He didn’t want to change too much but he has new ideas and we are taking them on board. 

"It is too early to say what the season will hold but if we can take confidence and pride in the way we play we will do well.”

Player reaction

Leicester 4-2 Sunderland

Leicester midfielder Marc Albrighton : "It's a good start. We set the tempo in the first 15/20 minutes and just built from then on. 

"Towards the end of last season our main strength was our starts and we just carried that on. 

"I don't know if they were shocked but they should probably have seen that coming."

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Pembo in Leicester:  Everyone thought Villa were going to go to Bournemouth and have their tummies tickled but we were the ones wielding the feather. Up the villa!     

Andrew:  Really? Gareth Barry at left back? Everton have some work to do this transfer window.   

Football League results

League One

League One
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Gillingham thrashed Sheffield United 4-0 to go top of the pile in League One, closely followed by a Nicky Byrne hat-trick for Swindon in their 4-1 trouncing over Bradford.

On loan striker Adam Armstrong scored twice on his debut as Coventry beat Wigan 2-0, with wins for Burton, Chesterfield and Rochdale.

Player reaction

Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa goalscorer Rudy Gestede:  “It’s not easy to come here and get the 3 points. I scored a goal so I’m very happy today. Bournemouth played a very good game especially in the first half. 

"I had two chances and I scored one. It’s not easy to win away, but we take it and we train hard and focus on the next game.”

Bournemouth played a very good game especially in the first half. I had two chances and I scored one. It’s not easy to win away, but we take it and we train hard and focus on the next game."

Rudy GestedeAston Villa goalscorer

Player reaction

Everton 2-2 Watford

Ross Barkley
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We're disappointed not to get the three points. We showed character to twice come from behind. The manager told us at half-time we had to be much better. I was disappointed with my goal tally last season. But to get a goal in first game of the season is pleasing. The result is more important though."

Ross BarkleyEverton midfielder

Team news

Chelsea v Swansea 17:30 (BST)

John Terry and Gary Cahill
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Chelsea make two changes to the team which lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield last Sunday. Diego Costa is fit after his latest hamstring problem while Oscar replaces Ramires.

Swansea boss Garry Monk hands a debut to forward Andre Ayew after his move from Marseille in June. But defender Jordi Amat has not recovered in time from a broken foot.

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.

Swansea XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero, Gomis.

Football League results

Championship

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MK Dons are the early leaders in the Championship after a comprehensive 4-1 win at Rotherham and Charlton recorded an impressive 2-0 victory against QPR.

Brentford turned it around in spectacular fashion against Ipswich, scoring in the 92nd and 96th minute to snatch a point.

Elsewhere, Birmingham, Wolves and Hull all won.