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Tottenham v Southampton, Newcastle v Nottingham Forest: clockwatch – live!

“Spurs,” says George Meikle, “sure look onnit front foot wise.”

Can you please stop plagiarising Galeano?

Peep peep! Bournemouth and Spurs are ahead, Leeds have recovered well after conceding an early goal at Elland Road, and Nottingham Forest are somehow level at St James’ Park. These are the half-time scores:

  • Bournemouth 1-0 Aston Villa
  • Leeds 1-1 Wolves
  • Newcastle 0-0 Nottm Forest
  • Tottenham 2-1 Southampton

“Mary Waltz is an optimist’s pessimist,” says Billy Ditchburn. “It’s all over for Liverpool now. They can’t come back from this. Best they can hope for is to finish two points behind City, and it’ll be these two points.”

Leeds 1-1 Wolves On Soccer Saturday, Clinton Morrison is full of praise for Leeds’ first-half performance. It sounds like their intensity has been a real problem for Wolves.

“Thankfully,” says Ian Copestake, “the solution to the Dony downer types is to embrace the tree marked ‘football is about the journey and not the result’. Obviously it’s a big tree.”

Correction: QPR are now 3-1 up against Middlesbrough. It’s still going to be fascinating to see how Michael Beale, such a highly regarded coach, does this season.

Newcastle 0-0 Nottm Forest It’s goalless at St James’ Park, but it sounds like Newcastle are battering Nottingham Forest: 66 per cent possession, 13 shots to Forest’s one.

“Far be it for me to deny any football fan their pessimism – as an Everton fan I know it too well – but City lost their opener last season and still won the crown so maybe Mr. Dony should step down from the ledge,” pleads Mary Waltz.

Spurs have come from behind to lead. A corner was half cleared and eventually back out to the taker, Son, on the left. He whipped it back into the middle, where Eric Dier was lurking with appreciable intent. He stooped to guide a deft header across Bazunu and into the net. Both Spurs’ goals have come from defenders.

The latest Premier League scores

  • Bournemouth 1-0 Aston Villa
  • Leeds 1-1 Wolves
  • Newcastle 0-0 Nottm Forest
  • Tottenham 1-1 Southampton

Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

“Well, this is officially the earliest that the pessimism has ever struck,” wails Matt Dony. “I’d like to be the first to offer my congratulations to Man City for winning the league this year. Liverpool’s job now is to blood some youngsters and keep it respectable for the rest of the season, ready to go again next August.”

Leeds are level, and it sounds like they deserve this equaliser. After Ait-Nouri was caught in possession, Rodrigo made just enough room to swish a shot through Jose Sa at the near post. Sa, who had a stinker when Leeds won dramatically at Wolves in March, should have done better.

A really good equaliser for Spurs. Kulusevski hits a wicked, inswinging cross towards Sessegnon, who gets the wrong side of Walker-Peters and heads past Bazunu from four yards.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring their first goal.

The latest Premier League scores

  • Bournemouth 1-0 Aston Villa
  • Leeds 0-1 Wolves
  • Newcastle 0-0 Nottm Forest
  • Tottenham 0-1 Southampton

“Afternoon Rob,” says Simon McMahon. “Today’s SPL games are Rangers v Kilmarnock, Ross County v Celtic, Aberdeen v St. Mirren and Motherwell v St. Johnstone. Just kicked off and no goals in any of the games yet. But enough of that. Europa Conference League third qualifying round first leg giant killers Dundee United are at home to Livingston tomorrow and will be assured of a rapturous welcome from the Tannadice faithful after Thursday night’s famous victory over AZ Alkmaar rekindled memories of European glory nights from the 1980s. The second leg is in Holland next week and I’m nervous already. Only five days to go…”

Leeds 0-1 Wolves Leeds have had a big penalty appeal rejected by VAR. The chaps on Sky Sports thought it was a clear foul by Jose Sa on Rasmus Kristensen; Stockley Park’s finest did not.

League One Burton’s first home game of the season is a study in the destruction of optimism. Having lost 3-0 at Wycombe last weekend, they’re already two goals and a man down at home to Bristol Rovers.

1:56 – Jefferson Lerma’s goal after 1 minute and 56 seconds is the quickest goal scored on MD1 by a newly promoted team in Premier League history. Founding.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 6, 2022

If only we could hear Antonio Conte’s internal monologue right now. James Ward-Prowse, as reliable as oxygen, has put Southampton ahead, guiding an excellent volley past Hugo Lloris.

Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse opens the scoring.

The new, adventurous Wolves are ahead at Elland Road. Neto and Hwang combine superbly to find Podence, who bounces his shot over Meslier.

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Daniel Podence scores their first goal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Daniel Podence scores their first goal.

Crikey, what a start for Bournemouth on their return to the Premier League. Villa struggle to clear a corner, and Jefferson Lerma punishes them. One-nil!

Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma scores their first goal.

Peeeeeeeeeeeeeep peeeeeeeeeeeeeep! For Bournemouth, Aston Villa, Leeds, Wolves, Newcastle, Nottm Forest, Spurs and Southampton, the 2022-23 season is under way.

The early game in the Championship finished Norwich 1-1 Wigan. James McClean gave newly promoted Wigan the lead at Carrow Road; Max Aarons equalised in the second half.

“For the first time in years, Tottenham are going into a Premier League with all eyes on the players, the manager and what they can do this season rather than moaning about what Daniel Levy is doing,” says Yash Gupta. “Being realistic I think the 86-point tally from the 2016/17 season can be reached. Optimistic me thinks an outside title challenge is possible. Nervous me thinks Son’s legs are about to fall off after Conte’s preseason.”

For that show of weakness, do another 50 shuttle runs.

A cracking game ends all square. Fulham led twice through Aleksandar Mitrovic, but the substitute Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah equalised for Liverpool. Nunez knew very little about his goal or his assist for Salah, but his desire and movement definitely changed the game. He looks a right handful.

No new faces in the Spurs XI, though Ivan Perisic is one of five new faces on the bench. Richarlison isn’t among them; he’s suspended after misbehaving with a flare when Everton beat Chelsea last season.

Southampton’s team includes three summer signings: Gavin Bazunu, Joe Aribo and Romeo Lavia.

Our first team of 22/23 ✊

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 6, 2022

Your first #SaintsFC line-up of 2022/23 👊

— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 6, 2022

Nick Pope starts in goal for Newcastle, but the new centre-back Sven Botman is only on the bench.

The Forest team includes five debutants (I think): Neco Williams, Jesse Lingard, Moussa Niakhate, Harry Toffolo and Lewis O’Brien.

Let’s do this. ✊



— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 6, 2022


Steve Cooper names his side for our @premierleague opener at St James’ Park. 🔢

🌳🔴 #NFFC | #PL

— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 6, 2022

Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams, Marc Roca and Rasmus Kristensen are all in the Leeds team. Wolves include the exciting Irish centre-back Nathan Collins in their reshaped defence – it’s a back four, with no room for Conor Coady.

📋 Your #LUFC Starting XI…

— Leeds United (@LUFC) August 6, 2022

🇮🇪 Collins makes his debut.
© Neves takes the armband.

Our first line-up of the 2022/23 @premierleague season!

— Wolves (@Wolves) August 6, 2022

Marcus Tavernier, Bournemouth’s big summer signing, starts in midfield.

Villa include Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara, while Danny Ings is preferred to Ollie Watkins.


🔺 Four Premier League debuts
🔺 Solanke and Moore up top
🔺 Pearson and Billing in middle

Here’s how we line up for today’s @premierleague opener ✅✅ #BOUAVL // #afcb 🍒

— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) August 6, 2022

Introducing your Aston Villa team to face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. 👊#BOUAVL

— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) August 6, 2022

Hello and welcome to the first Premier League clockwatch of the season. ICYMI, it’s back! Football’s back! Even though it never really went away!

We’re going to focus on the four 3pm games in the Premier League, but we’ll also bring you any big news from the hundreds of other games around Europe.

These are our four featured games:

  • Bournemouth v Aston Villa
  • Leeds v Wolves
  • Newcastle v Nottm Forest
  • Tottenham v Southampton

It’s a pleasant smorgasbord which includes potential title challengers, newly promoted dreamers and everything inbetween. But the most exciting, mouth-moistening thing of all on the opening day of the season is seeing all the new faces. Marcus Tavernier, Diego Carlos, Boubacar Kamara, Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams, Nathan Collins, Nick Pope, Sven Botman, Jesse Lingard, Taiwo Awoniyi, Dean Henderson, Neco Williams, Clement Lenglet, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic, Gavin Bazunu and Armel Bella-Kotchap are among those who should make their debut today.

We’ll have team news just after 2pm. In the meantime, you can follow the early game between Fulham and Liverpool with Barry Glendenning. You won’t believe the score!

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