Five players who impressed on the Premier League’s opening day.
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The Premier League is finally underway, with seven games having been played on an opening weekend that saw a shock home defeat for Manchester United and a last gasp victory for Arsenal.
Newly promoted Leicester City held Everton to a draw at the King Power Stadium, whilst there were also impressive away wins for Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City.
In amongst this, there were a number of notable individual displays, with these players particularly coming to the fore on opening weekend:
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Young defender Eric Dier’s Tottenham Hotspur debut was an eventful one – the player, who was signed from Sporting Lisbon this summer, found himself starting the game at centre back, shifted to right back after Kyle Naughton’s harsh red card and then bursting through on goal to score Spurs’ dramatic injury time winner. Dier was solid in both positions in defence, suggesting that he should be a fine capture for Mauricio Pochettino, whilst he also showed superb composure to role in the winning goal after rounding the ‘keeper.