The Premier League returned to motion on Saturday after a considerably shorter summer season break than typical.
This yr’s mixture of lockdown, Challenge Restart and the August Champions League event made it look like soccer’s barely been away in current weeks, however it was nonetheless good to get the Prem again up and operating.
Listed here are six issues talkSPORT.com notably loved.
Dani Ceballos vs Eddie Nketiah
Earlier than a ball was even kicked, Arsenal supplied some leisure.
Ceballos and Nketiah, who each began on the bench for the Gunners’ journey to Fulham, have been caught violently pushing and shoving after a fallout throughout a coaching drill.
Nketiah appeared riled by a powerful problem from Ceballos, who then pushed his teammate away.
The ball then maked its approach again to Nketiah, and the pair squared-up to 1 one other.
Arms start to flail earlier than their fellow substitutes get entangled to calm issues down.
Ceballos has since taken to Instagram to insist there is no such thing as a lasting concern between him and Nketiah.
Kieran Tierney’s ‘new haircut’
Arsenal followers needed to double take after seeing a picture put up by their membership pre-match on Saturday.
Tierney’s positioning in entrance of Willian made it look as if he’d drastically modified his coiffure over the break.
The picture went viral and noticed some artistic replies in response.
The Gunners’ centre-back channelled Ronaldinho for a quick second in opposition to Fulham.
If his shot had led to a objective, Holding would have had help of the season wrapped up on day one.
Holding off the specter of Fulham’s Aboubakar Kamara, the centre-back juggled the ball on his knee earlier than taking part in in his teammate, who ended up successful a nook simply after half-time.
Alexandre Lacazette applauded Holding and couldn’t include the smile and burst of laughter that adopted.
Kyle Walker-Peters pink card overturned
Southampton defender Walker-Peters was initially despatched off for a really questionable ‘excessive boot’ on Crystal Palace man Tyrick Mitchell.
The choice was reviewed by the Video Assistant Referee however as a part of adjustments produced from final season, issues have been finished in another way this time.
As is the case in Europe’s different huge referee, the on-pitch referee reviewed the choice utilizing the screens on the facet of the pitch.
After cautious deliberation, Jon Moss overturned his unique name and Walker-Peters was reprieved with Moss simply giving him a yellow card.
Mo Salah taking dwelling the brand new match ball
The 2020/21 Premier League ball bought used for the primary time on Saturday.
Immediately, Salah grew to become the primary participant to take it dwelling with him as he bought a hat-trick.
Liverpool gained 4-Three at dwelling to Leeds in the long run, with the Egyptian firing dwelling a late winner from the penalty spot.
FIFA-style goalkeeper penalty antics
Previous to Salah’s successful penalty although, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier determined to have a little bit of enjoyable.
In an try to distract the Liverpool ahead he jumped up and down, facet to facet alongside the body of his objective.
It was much like the antics out there on FIFA for these attempting to avoid wasting a spot kick.
In the end Salah had the final chortle as he smashed the ball dwelling and gained the match for his facet.