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  1. West Brom & Swansea both win 1-0
  2. Three 1-1 draws in the five 15:00 BST matches
  3. Everton 1-1 Spurs, Boro 1-1 Stoke, Saints 1-1 Watford
  4. Man City v Sunderland (17:30 BST)

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By Emlyn Begley and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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Will Lineker keep his promise?

I'll leave you with the question many people are asking; Will Gary Lineker present Match of the Day tonight in his underwear?

He promised to do so if Leicester won the Premier League. But he wasn't expecting it to actually happen.

The only way to find out if he will keep to that promise is by watching BBC One at 22:30 BST tonight. My football-hating wife has already told me MOTD is going on our TV tonight...

Gary Lineker


Man City 1-0 Sunderland

Manchester City are leading Sunderland 1-0 at half-time, live text of that game here.

'Conte's no soft touch'

Chelsea v West Ham (Monday 20:: BST)

Trevor Sinclair

Former England winger on BBC Football Focus

I really fancy Chelsea's chances. The manager is inspirational and he's not a soft touch. I think that's what the personalities and egos at Chelsea need.

I think we will see the real Chelsea turn up this season.

Wenger needs to buy

Arsenal v Liverpool (Sunday 16:00 BST)

Trevor Sinclair

Former England winger on BBC Football Focus

If he wants to win the league or make a challenge I think he needs to make a marquee signing, a centre-forward - a focal point.

Giroud went off the boil last season and they had no-one to come in.

Top four target for Liverpool

Arsenal v Liverpool (Sunday 16:00 BST)

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Football Focus

I think not playing in Europe will help them. The last time that was the case they finished second.

Sadio Mane is a good signing and I think top-four is a realistic aim.

'Mourinho is going to do well'

Bournemouth v Manchester United (Sunday 13:30 BST)

Meanwhile in Rio, Usain Bolt has been discussing Manchester United's chances with BBC News - after admitting he didn't know where Bournemouth was.

"Mourinho is going to do well, I'm sure," he said.

"They didn’t look so superb the first game but they need time to mesh so they’ll be fine.

"I can see the team is happy, everybody is trying to play good. When everybody comes together it should be great."

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Mourinho the right man

Bournemouth v Manchester United (Sunday 13:30 BST)

Kevin Kilbane

Former Hull City, Everton and Sunderland winger on BBC Football Focus

Historically you might have said he's not the right fit but Manchester United need that quick fix. 

He's the sort of manager who can make a big impact. 

We are all talking about Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and hopefully those two will light up the Premier League.

'Don't be afraid'

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Southampton boss Claude Puel, after his first competitive game in charge, told BBC Sport: "At half-time, I told the players 'just don’t be afraid'. In the second half it was important to make good intentions and play good football.

"If you play good football, you don’t problems. This was true in the second half.

"In the second half you can see the future."  

On playing winger Nathan Redmond as a striker: "It’s interesting for him and the team. I said that he can play a good season as a striker. It was good for his confidence to score today."

'We played an amazing game'

Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka: "We played an amazing game. Three months ago we were in the Championship and played today against a team that has finished ninth in the Premier League in the last three seasons.

"For us it was difficult test, a good test, with all the pressure of the first game in the Premier League but I'm really pleased. 

"Alvaro Negredo and Gaston Ramirez are the reflection of the team. It's easier to play the way they have played, as individuals, when you know how important the team is for everyone."

Aitor Karanka
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Mazzarri happy with Hornets

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri, after his first competitive game in charge: “I am very happy with how we did. I look at the performance more than the point.

“When we had 10 men we were not able to play our game but the team showed great character.

“I think in the first half we could have got a bit more. When our energy was good we played a great game but we couldn’t quite finish the game off.

“The players have done well with the formation and I think we were unlucky with the red card because we were playing well at that moment."

Walter Mazzarri

'Points over goals'

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Southampton winger Nathan Redmond scored on his debut today.

"We wanted to get off to a good start," he said. "We were sloppy in the first half but luckily picked it up in the second. We’ve got to start better in the next game.

"The manager told us at half-time to take pride in what we were doing. We showed great spirit to come back.

"To get my first goal is good but I’d have preferred the three points."

Nathan Redmond

Striker search goes on - Pardew

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

Crystal Palace's ongoing search for a new striker has been "very frustrating", says boss Alan Pardew.

The Eagles have been heavily linked with Liverpool striker Christian Benteke.

"We know we need strikers to come into the club and we're working hard on that. We can't get one over the line," he tells BBC Sport.

"Steve Parish (Palace chairman) and myself are still pushing the door and hopefully the door will open. 

"We've got to have a cutting edge and score some goals. We're very much aware of that and we'll address it."

Alan Pardew

Butland will be back in a couple of weeks

Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Stoke boss Mark Hughes says goalkeeper Jack Butland will be out for a "couple of weeks rather than anything more sinister". 

About 40-year-old deputy Shay Given: "We’ve got a very good keeper. What Shay gives you is good information to the people in front of him. He demands his defenders to stay on their toes."

Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Stoke boss Mark Hughes: "Maybe we could have dealt better with their goal but Alvaro Negredo is a handful in the box. 

"I thought we acquitted ourselves well and tried to create things. We finished strongly so that’s encouraging. On another day with a little more care we could have scored more goals.

"Overall we restricted them as a home side. We calmed the crowd and didn't allow Middlesbrough to built any momentum. Quite clearly Joe Allen is outstanding and he’ll be a mainstay of this side for a long time. He can build his career here now."

Mark Hughes

'We are hoping and praying Berahino stays'

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

West Brom manager Tony Pulis is "hoping and praying" the Premier League club can keep Saido Berahino beyond the summer transfer window.

England Under-21 striker Berahino was a target for Tottenham in the past two windows, and has been linked with another move away this summer.

"He won't leave unless we bring someone in, that has always been the case," Pulis said after the opening-day 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. "There has to be someone of that quality coming through the door.

"It is more important that we stay in the Premier League and Saido's goals will help us do that. We're hoping and praying we can keep him."

Saido Berahino
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Albion win 'no fluke'

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

West Brom's opening-day win at Crystal Palace was "not a fluke", says manager Tony Pulis.

"I think we deserved it," the Welshman told BBC Sport. "Palace never created a lot, they had just long range shots really. I'm very pleased."

Tony Pulis

Man City 1-0 Sunderland

Manchester City are winning already, with Sergio Aguero scoring an early penalty against Sunderland. Live text here.

Manager reaction

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "We lacked a cutting edge, a moment, today. If we had scored first, we would've won.

"I thought we were pretty strong defensively, they didn't have many chances.

"West Brom are never easy, they camp the midfield, make it hard at the back and of course - set plays." 

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

📷 Tony Pulis: "I think we deserved the win. I'm very pleased, it's nice to get the reward today." #WBA

📷 Tony Pulis: "I think we deserved the win. I'm very pleased, it's nice to get the reward today." #WBA

The long goodbye?

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie is "close" to moving to Everton, says Eagles boss Alan Pardew.

Bolasie started on the bench against West Brom, coming on in the second half to a standing ovation from the home fans.

"It will be disappointing if he is going to move," Pardew told BBC Sport. "The deal is close but he will go with our best wishes. 

"I think it is fair to say his heart and soul is elsewhere. Yannick is all about heart and soul and if it is not with us then we have to say goodbye. 

"But by the same token the deal is not done yet so we will wait and see."

Yannick Bolasie
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Man City v Sunderland (17:30 BST)

Want to follow Manchester City's game with Sunderland, then head over this way.

Norwich v Sheff Wed (17:30 BST)

Norwich's Championship game with Sheffield Wednesday has just kicked off. Live text of that game here.

John Stones in the right place

Manchester City v Sunderland (17.30 BST)

Trevor Sinclair

Former England winger on BBC Football Focus

I think Manchester City have recruited very well. John Stones coming in will suit Pep's style of play as he likes to play out from the back.

Stones lost his way a little bit last season but Pep Guardiola will be a fantastic mentor. I'm excited to see how he progresses.

Manager reaction

Burnley 0-1 Swansea

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We gave away a soft goal but in the second half gave a very good performance and put a good side on the back foot. 

"Not scoring goals was a nemesis for us last time but we created chances, which was pleasing. 

"We had some really good chances and their keeper made a fantastic save from a Dean Marney free-kick. 

"We needed the big decision and when Michael Keane went for a header two yards out his shirt was pulled. We all saw it but the referee and his assistant didn't.

"It's frustrating but that's how it goes. We will learn from it but we need to learn quickly. It's an unforgiving league, as we know from last time."

Saturday's League Two highlights

Luton remain top of League Two, and unbeaten this term, despite drawing 1-1 with Yeovil.

Hartlepool came from behind to earn victory at St James' Park, leaving Exeter without a point so far this season.

Anthony Stewart grabbed an injury-time winner as Wycombe beat Grimsby 2-1 for their first points of the campaign.

And Plymouth were beaten 1-0 by Carlisle to remain bottom of the League Two table.

Scottish Premiership round-up

Nobody in the Scottish Premiership has won their opening two games. 

Ross County beat Highlands rivals Inverness 3-2, with Liam Boyce scoring a hat-trick. Kilmarnock beat Hamilton 2-1 and St Johnstone won by the same score at Motherwell. 

Aberdeen and Hearts were goalless. Earlier, Rangers won 2-1 at Dundee.

There are two teams with 100% records, Celtic and Partick Thistle - having played one game each. But their meeting today was postponed so that Celtic could play a friendly with Inter Milan in Limerick.

The best of League One

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Bolton Wanderers have begun life in League One with two wins from two, coming from 1-0 down against AFC Wimbledon to sit second in the table.

Charlton Athletic earned their first points of the campaign with a hard-fought victory over Northampton to please their disillusioned fans.

MK Dons and Millwall played out a 2-2 draw, while Gillingham beat Bury to sit top of the table.

And, at the bottom end, Southend prop up the table having been well-beaten away at Port Vale.

'Phil Brown for England'

Southend United fans chanted "Phil Brown for England" after their manager guided them to an eighth successive defeat over two seasons.

United lost 2-0 at Port Vale in League One today.

Brown has been linked with an England role under Sam Allardyce, whom he worked with at Blackpool and Bolton.

Manager reaction

Everton 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "The first half was difficult for us and we did not play well. Hugo Lloris got injured and that was a big impact on us. In the second half we played as we usually play.

"They scored early and they believed they could win the game. The were very motivated.

"Lloris has a hamstring injury and we need to assess tomorrow to see what happens.

"We tried to correct the problems we had in the first half. With another striker, the team felt comfortable. Vincent Janssen brought good energy on the team and he gives us a different option."

On transfers: "I have spoken that we may get one or two. We are very open, it is not easy to bring in players who can help us but we are trying."

The Championship headlines

Nigel Pearson
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  • Newcastle United lose their second successive Championship match, beaten at home by Huddersfield Town thanks to Jack Payne's 82nd-minute winner.
  • Aston Villa win their first game of the season, thumping Rotherham United 3-0 at Villa Park, Rudy Gestede scoring twice.
  • Bristol City top the early Championship table thanks to Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham's 95th-minute goal, his fourth in three games.
  • Nigel Pearson's Derby lose at Barnsley, Blackburn are beaten 3-0 by a Will Grigg-inspired Wigan Athletic and Garry Monk's Leeds United lose at home to Birmingham City.

Man City v Sunderland (17:30 BST)

Our live text coverage of Manchester City's game with Sunderland has started now. Follow that here.

This page will mostly have reacted to today's 15:00 BST games.

A reminder that Pep Guardiola has dropped goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Yaya Toure.

Manager reaction

Everton 1-1 Tottenham

Everton manager Ronald Koeman: "We had a big, big chance close to half-time with Gerard Deulofeu. They had two big chances too but I think it is a fair result. 

"The reaction of the crowd and fans was fantastic. I am very pleased about our first performance against a very good team.

"Ross Barkley's first goal is one of his qualities. I want the players to work hard and the pressing starts from the strikers. The players need to improve in that.

"One save from Maarten Stekelenburg was incredible in a key moment of the game."

On transfers: "I was focussed on today's match but we are waiting for two or three new player and the board are working hard to bring them in. I don't talk about names. I hope we can sign two players next week."

Everton 1-1 Spurs

Everton boss Ronald Koeman says a draw was a fair result against Tottenham and adds he was happy with the game.

We'll bring you his full thoughts - as well as those of the other Premier League managers - soon.

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Certainly would not have opted for John Stones in my fantasy football team if I had known his defensive partner would be Kolarov. 

Can't say if i am more nervous about our first match of season or kolarov starting at cb. #cityview #mancityvsun #ManCity #bbcfootball


Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

A decent result for both sides on the opening day of the Premier League season.


Southampton 1-1 Watford

No winning start for new Southampton boss Claude Puel. No winning start for new Watford boss Walter Mazzarri either. But neither Premier League newbie has lost their opener. Satisfaction all around.

Nathan Redmond


Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic is shown a yellow card for moaning to the referee for not booking a player who had fouled him.

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Time for Southampton to make their man advantage count? They're still trying...


Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

The travelling Baggies fans are 'boing boing-ing' away at Selhurst Park. Salomon Rondon's second-half winner gives them a first Premier League victory since 6 March. 


Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Well nobody was expecting that. Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan, instead of launching the ball into the box, tries a low free-kick which just flies 45 yards out for a goal-kick. Awful.