Manchester City 3 – 1 Liverpool – Champions reign supreme over last season’s runners up

For all the impressive commitment and dynamism of Liverpool in the opening phases of the game, Manchester City’s superior physicality, together with their ruthless efficiency in converting their chances led them to a comfortable victory in this early season clash between last season’s top two.

Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace – below par Gunners dig deep to win

Aaron Ramsey strikes late to give the Gunners an opening day win, while Crystal Palace rue mistakes while defending set pieces. Find out how the game was won and answers to the big questions facing the Gunners and the Eagles in the weeks ahead.