The second Saturday of the Premier League is in the books. There was some big news out of Everton and Diego Costa being, well, Diego Costa, but there was plenty else to take note of. Whether you liked it or not depends on who you support.
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Liverpool will be just fine, but whoa
Burnley were a popular relegation pick. They still are. And yet they beat Liverpool, 2-0. Of course, they did it with almost no possession, horrible passing, few shots and even fewer chances. All in all, Liverpool were fine, but they got burned on the two times they broke down. They will have to figure out how to create chances when the match slows down -- stare at Philippe Coutinho and cross your fingers isn't a tactic -- but the Reds didn't look too bad, even if the scoreboard did.
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Tottenham's new signings look great
After an underwhelming opener, Spurs hoped that their first match at home would get them back on track. But it wasn't White Hart Lane that did it for Tottenham so much as new boys Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen. The club desperately wanted to add a midfielder and striker, and targeted both Wanyama and Janssen early in the summer. It was clear why on Saturday. Wanyama scored the winning goal, but it was his play in the center of the park that really stole the show. He took the ball away time and time again, to the point that Crystal Palace just about gave up on going through the middle. Meanwhile, Janssen was a threat all match long and bad miss aside, was everything Mauricio Pochettino could have wanted. Now Spurs have not only a backup to Harry Kane, but the option to use two dangerous strikers together.
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What's up with Arsenal and Leicester?
It's one thing to have an ugly match because one team tried to make it that way, but neither Arsenal nor Leicester tried to turn Saturday's contest into a wrestling match. The Gunners tried to play in possession and the Foxes in transition, as is their wont, but neither were good enough to do either. Arsenal were awful with the ball and Leicester couldn't counterattack no matter how much space was available. Arsene Wenger's men will use injuries and absences as an excuse, but their issues go beyond that and considering their summer, as well as their first two matches, there's little reason to think this season will be better than last. As for Leicester, we're still waiting for their second shot on goal of the day and it took them 70 minutes to show they were capable of, you know, passing.
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Another win for Hull City
Hull were supposed to challenge for the worst Premier League team ever. That wasn't even cheeky or snark -- they started the season with 13 fit first-team players and without a manager. That's usually a recipe for disaster. Instead, they've won their first two matches with a few Premier League washouts, like Abel Hernandez and Tom Huddlestone looking like world-beaters. The Tigers will slide and end up in a relegation fight, but you can bet that six of the unlikeliest points to start the season will be crucial in their bid to stay up when they end up in the muck.
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Watch out for Raheem Sterling
Last season wasn't easy for Raheem Sterling. He spent the summer battling Liverpool, eventually got his big-money move to Manchester City and then struggled to make an impact as the Citizens stumbled for much of the campaign. But Pep Guardiola seems to have been the fix to all his ills. Sterling has been incredible for two matches, plus the Champions League playoff. The style City are playing is a perfect fit for his play and he's playing with the confidence that had the Premier League dreading a decade of defending him just two years ago. Sterling looks ready to show he's worth every pound Manchester City spent on him, if a year late.