Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa LIVE Premier League football: Plus Everton 0-1 Watford and the rest of the action


Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa: Cherries play first ever Premier League game
Everton 0-1 Watford: Miguel Layun gave new boys the lead
Norwich 0-1 Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha on target six minutes from HT
Leicester 3-0 Sunderland: Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez double for Foxes
All four Barclays Premier League games to kick off at 3pm
Manchester United defeat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 in 12.45pm kick-off.
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15:54
A brief overlook of this afternoon’s action so far…

Well Leicester City are heading for the Premier League summit on the opening day as they lead Sunderland 3-0 in a game where they could quite easily have scored another couple, they have been that impressive.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham 1-0 in the 12.45pm kick-off

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15:49
HALF-TIME: Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa

15:49
HALF-TIME: Norwich City 0-1 Crystal Palace

15:48
HALF-TIME: Leicester City 3-0 Sunderland

15:48
HALF-TIME: Everton 0-1 Watford

 Miguel Layun of Watford celebrates scoring his team's first opening goal against Everton
Miguel Layun of Watford celebrates scoring his team’s first opening goal against Everton

15:48
Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa

Another chance for Bournemouth! Not too much wrong with the strike this time as Marc Pugh hits a rising effort from close range but Brad Guzan quickly raises a hand to block the shot.

15:46
Everton 0-1 Watford

Still no signs of EVerton getting back into this but Watford are perhaps lucky to still have 11 men. Troy Deeney launches at Brendan Galloway with a two-footed challenge but rather than a red card he is let off with a caution.

15:44
Norwich City 0-1 Crystal Palace

Top save from John Ruddy! The Norwich keeper reacts well to deny Jordon Mutch’s half volley after the midfielder had chested the ball down well.
Wilfried Zaha (centre) celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal

15:43
From Sportsmail’s Martha Kelner at Carrow Road

‘Palace have been pressing and find their breakthrough in the 39th minute when a right footed ball from Jason Puncheon on the edge of the area soars over the head of a straining Glenn Murray and finds Wilfried Zaha on the right post.

‘The winger shows great athleticism to leap up and slot into the back of the net with his right foot.’

15:39
GOAL! Norwich City 0-1 CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace have come back into this game and score a superb opening goal. Jason Puncheon dives into his bags of tricks to dart past Sebastien Bassong, before crossing to the far post for Wilfried Zaha to volley home six minutes before half-time.

15:37
Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa

You have to take these! Bournemouth are given an excellent chance to open the scoring but as the ball rolls invitingly into the path of Dan Gosling 10 yards out, he spoons an effort over the bar.
Bournemouth’s Simon Francis (right) leaves Aston Villa’s Jordan Amavi trailing at the Vitality Stadium

15:35
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15:35
Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa

Not too may chances so far at the Vitality Stadium but Bournemouth are looking at home in the Premier League. Matt Ritchie tees up Andrew Surman whose rifled effort just flies past the wrong side of the post.

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3 – Leicester last scored three PL goals before half-time in October 2003 v Wolves. They lost the game 4-3. Warning.
5:34 PM – 8 Aug 2015

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15:32
From Sportsmail’s Riath Al-Samarrai at the Vitality Stadium

‘Joshua King is the only one of Howe’s new faces to start today and everything is going through him so far. Very lively.’

15:31
Leicester City 3-0 Sunderland

Dick Advocaat is not happy on the Sunderland bench, not happy at all. In fact he is so unhappy with his side’s dire start he has replaced Lee Cattermole with striker Steven Fletcher. No signs of any injury there…

15:29
Leicester City 3-0 Sunderland

Goodness me, it should be 4-0! Shinji Okazaki releases Vardy in on goal but the striker, who has already scored once, is denied in a one-on-one with Costel Pantilimon.
Manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City organises his team following their fine start at the King Power Stadium

15:25
LEICESTER CITY 3-0 Sunderland

What a nightmare start for Sunderland. Lee Cattermole now brings down Riyad Mahrez for a penalty and the midfielder picks himself up to tuck from 12 yards for his second goal of the game. The Foxes are running riot!

15:25
Norwich 0-0 Crystal Palace

Norwich continue to tease an opening goal against Crystal palace but they are going to have to do much better than this from set-pieces as Robbie Brady crashes a free-kick straight into the Palace wall.
Norwich’s Lewis Grabban shoots wide of Crystal Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy

15:23
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2 – 20 mins into the new season, Marc Albrighton is only one assist short of his PL total in the whole of last season (3). Perky.
5:21 PM – 8 Aug 2015

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3009 – Miguel Layún is the first Watford player to score a PL goal since Marlon King in May 2007, 3009 days ago. Welcome.
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Watford's Miguel Layun (centre) stunned Everton after netting the opening goal for the Premier League new boys
Watford’s Miguel Layun (centre) stunned Everton after netting the opening goal for the Premier League new boys

15:18
GOAL! LEICESTER 2-0 Sunderland

What a start from Leicester! They are all over Sunderland and they look to have found a weak spot in the Black Cats as yet another Albrighton cross is headed home, this time by Riyad Mahrez.

15:16
From Sportsmail’s Riath Al-Samarrai at the Vitality Stadium

‘Eddie Howe has been trying to wind up Bournemouth’s fans this week and it seems to have worked.

‘Tremendous atmosphere here so far, even if there have been no shots in the first quarter of an hour. Tim Sherwood, meanwhile, has tucked his shirt in after a rather scruffy start to his day.’

Bournemouth's Josh King (left) vies for the ball with Aston Villa's Jordan Veretout
Bournemouth’s Josh King (left) vies for the ball with Aston Villa’s Jordan Veretout

15:16
From Sportsmail’s Martha Kelner at Carrow Road

‘Norwich, who many have tipped to go straight back down to the Championship, have made a bright start at Carrow Road.

‘Lewis Grabban fed the ball inside the six yard box and contrives to send it wide but it didn’t matter as he was offside.

‘Minutes later Grabban is again found in six yard box by Steven Whittaker and his shot hits the post and goes wide. There’s goals in this one.’

15:13
GOAL! Everton 0-1 WATFORD

Slow starts have plagued Everton in recent years and they make another one here. Watford are in front at Goodison, against the run of play though, as Miguel Layun rifles home a half-volley. Tidy stuff.

15:11
LEICESTER CITY 1-0 Sunderland

The Tinkerman strikes! Or rather Jamie Vardy does as the Leicester striker nods home off the woodwork following a Marc Albrighton free-kick.

Vardy (centre) of Leicester City celebrates scoring the opening goal with a header

15:10
Norwich 0-0 Crystal Palace

Grabban again! This time he isn’t offside, but the striker should really be scoring after once again launching himself at a low cross which again he diverts wide. Top start from the Canaries though.

15:07
Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland

Two sides who many fear for this season are in action at the King Power Stadium, and it’s Sunderland who nearly take the lead only fro Kasper Schmeichel to deny Jermain Defoe from close range.

Shinji Okazaki (centre) of Leicester City tackles Patrick van Aanholt of Sunderland
Shinji Okazaki (centre) of Leicester City tackles Patrick van Aanholt of Sunderland

15:06
Norwich 0-0 Crystal Palace

At least one of the new boys nearly gets off to a flyer. Norwich’s Lewis Grabban prods just wide following a Jonny Howson cross. He was offside but that will boost the home support at Carrow Road.

15:00
KICK-OFF: We are underway on the opening day of the Premier League season

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14:58
The teams are out across the country…

The Saturday 3pm kick-offs are not far away now. Leicester fans give Claudio Ranieri a generous applause which he reciprocates back the Foxes supporters after the club boss makes his way out the tunnel at the King Power Stadium for the first time.

 Ciaran Clark of Aston Villa is all smiles before the Barclays Premier League match with Bournemouth
Ciaran Clark of Aston Villa is all smiles before the Barclays Premier League match with Bournemouth

Aston Villa players warm up at the Vitality Stadium
Aston Villa players warm up at the Vitality Stadium

14:40
FULL-TIME: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham – click here for full match report

Big spending Manchester United are off to a winning start in the Premier League, defeating Tottenham 1-0 at Old Trafford in the 12.45pm kick-off.

United were far from their best though, with a first half Kyle Walker own goal the difference between the teams.

Still, Louis van Gaal will be pleased – last season his side suffered an opening day defeat by Swansea. Click on the above link for the full match report.

14:33
Looks like Baines’ injury came too late to change the match programme

The Everton full-back is on the front cover for the Toffees’ opening day clash with Watford

 The matchday programme featuring Leighton Baines is sold at Goodison Park
The matchday programme featuring Leighton Baines is sold at Goodison Park

14:27
Just over 30 minutes until we are underway as Aston Villa warm up

 Brad Guzan (right) of Aston Villa warms up prior to the his side's clash with Bournemouth
Brad Guzan (right) of Aston Villa warms up prior to the his side’s clash with Bournemouth

14:22
From Sportsmail’s Simon Jones at Goodison Park

Leighton Baines has picked up an ankle injury in training and misses the game against Watford.

The knock is to the ankle Baines had surgery on in May, a procedure that forced him to miss the final two games of last season.

Roberto Martinez said: ‘With Leighton, it was a very, very unfortunate block in training, where the ball hit his ankle that he had a little bit of trouble with in the later stages of last season.

‘It’s really sad and disappointing because Leighton came back probably stronger than ever and this pre-season he showed fantastic signs. So, to lose him in the week that you’re preparing to start the season is very disappointing.

‘We’re just hoping we can get him back quicker than we fear because the injury looks very similar to what he had before.’

14:16
Full line-ups from Carrow Road

Norwich: Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Brady, Howson, Johnson, Tettey, Hoolahan, Dorrans, Grabban.
Subs: Wisdom, Jerome, Hooper, Rudd, Redmond, Ryan Bennett, O’Neil.

Crystal Palace: Alex McCarthy, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Mutch, Cabaye, McArthur, Zaha, Puncheon, Murray.
Subs: Bamford, Bolasie, Hennessey, Jedinak, Gayle, Wickham, Kelly.

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

 Norwich City supporters arrive at Carrow Road for their side's clash with Crystal Palace
Norwich City supporters arrive at Carrow Road for their side’s clash with Crystal Palace

14:14
Full line-ups from the Vitality Stadium

Bournemouth: Boruc, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels, Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Pugh, King, Wilson. Subs: Gradel, Mings, Smith, Kermorgant, Federici, Distin, O’Kane.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Bacuna, Richards, Clark, Amavi, Veretout, Gueye, Westwood, Sinclair, Ayew, Agbonlahor. Subs: Baker, Cole, Richardson, Hutton, Sanchez, Bunn, Gestede.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)

New Aston Villa signing Jordan Ayew inspects the Vitality Stadium pitch at Bournemouth
New Aston Villa signing Jordan Ayew inspects the Vitality Stadium pitch at Bournemouth

14:12
Full line-ups from the King Power Stadium

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Huth, Morgan, Schlupp, Albrighton, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Hammond, Kante, Kramaric, Ulloa, Fuchs, Benalouane, Schwarzer.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Jones, Coates, Kaboul, Van Aanholt, Cattermole, Johnson, Rodwell, Larsson, Lens, Defoe. Subs: Bridcutt, Matthews, O’Shea, Graham, Giaccherini, Mannone, Fletcher.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

 Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is on the front of the Leicester City programme
Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is on the front of the Leicester City programme
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