Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur successfully kicked off their English Premier League (EPL) football season with a 4-0 and 2-0 victory respectively.
In the first match of the evening, Tottenham Hotspur FC registered 2-0 win over 10-man Newcastle United at the St James’ Park Stadium on Sunday.
Both Tottenham and hosts Newcastle failed to open the scoring in the first half. But Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was sent off just three minutes from the beginning of the second half after a clash with Tottenham’s Dele Alli to give an advantage to the tourists.
Alli opened the scoring in the 61st minutes for Tottenham, which last season had finished runners-up in the EPL.
Ben Davies scored the second goal just nine minutes later to secure the first victory for Tottenham.
After this away victory, Tottenham are provisionally in the third position in the EPL table with three points, while Newcastle are in the penultimate place with none.
In the second match, Manchester United thrashed West Ham United 4-0 to open their EPL 2017-18 campaign in style.
The game was just perfect for the £75m man Romelu Lukaku, who was making his debut for the Red Devils. The striker scored the two opening goals to put United in front.
Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba added to the tally late on to reflect how easy this was for United as they recorded their biggest league win under Jose Mourinho on a perfect opening weekend for the Old Trafford boss.
Other than Lukaku, the new signing Nemanja Matic was in top form as he bossed the mid field. The £40m signing from Chelsea provided some key passes and kept the pressure on West Ham.
Today’s victory has sent Manchester United to the top of the points table.