Premier League 2018 – Highlights (Six Matches): Match Day 1 of 38  

These are the next 6 matches of Match Day 1 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table. In case, you missed the first match, click here.

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Manchester United 1 0 0 3
2 Bournemouth 0 0 0 0
3 Arsenal 0 0 0 0
4 Brighton 0 0 0 0
5 Burnley FC 0 0 0 0
6 Cardiff City 0 0 0 0
7 Chelsea 0 0 0 0
8 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0
9 Everton 0 0 0 0
20 Leicester City 0 0 1 0

For Complete team rankings, click here

English Premier League 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 2 of 10: Newcastle vs Tottenham

Result: 1–2

Goal Scorers:

  • Tottenham: Jan Vertonghen 8′, Dele Alli 18′
  • Newcastle: Joselu 11′

Match Statistics:

Newcastle Team Stats Tottenham
15 Shots 15
2 Shots On Target 5
40% Possession 60%
386 Passes 572
69% Pass Accuracy 81%
11 Fouls 12
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 0
3 Corners 5


  • A first half dominance allowed Tottenham Hotspur to open their account in the Premier League 2018-19, on a winning note.
  • In the first half, Cristian Eriksen took a superb corner to Davinson Sanchez, who passed it to Vertonghen. And, the defender did no mistake in finding the back of the net and putting his team in the lead.

  • But, three minutes later, came the reply of Newcastle, as Matt Richie’s cross found Joselu who equalised the scoreboard by scoring his first goal of this season.

  • However, it was only a matter of time, when Tottenham would back. As after 7 minutes, a long cross from Serge Aurier found his late running team mate, Delle Ali who restored Tottenham’s lead.

  • No further goals were scored during the first half as it ended with Tottenham in the lead by 2-1.
  • In the early moments, of the 2nd half Newcastle found two opportunities to restore their lead. However, both these goal scoring drifts were snuffed by Tottenham’s defence as the score remained 2-1.
  • Substitutions were now being made by Newcastle in an effort to equalise. But, constant errors in passing and not being able to control ball possession did not allow Newcastle to gain control, as they lost their opening match of the Premier League 2018-19.


Match 3 of 10: Huddersfield vs Chelsea

Result: 0–3

Goal Scorers:

  • Chelsea: N’Golo Kante 34′, Jorginho 45′, Pedro 80′

Match Statistics:

Huddersfield Team Stats Chelsea
6 Shots 13
1 Shots On Target 4
37% Possession 63%
370 Passes 659
75% Pass Accuracy 88%
9 Fouls 8
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 1
2 Corners 5


  • Chelsea proved the football experts wrong as they put on a dominant display to win over Huddersfield in the opening match of Premier League 2018-19.
  • ‘The Blues’ opted for a 4-5-1 formation, and although this strategy did not allow Chelsea to take control in the first few minutes. But, after some time this formation became fruitful for Chelsea.

  • And, at the 34th minute, Willian’s cross found N’Golo Kante who squirted his shot past, Huddersfield’s goal keeper, Ben Hamer and put his team in the lead.

  • In reply, Huddersfield’s striker, Steve Mounie struck a superb header but the ball found the post instead of the net, and Chelsea retained their lead.
  • At this point, in terms of play the game was pretty much equal, however it tilted towards Chelsea’s side Marcos Alonso went down in the 18 yard box and Chelsea were awarded with a penalty.
  • Jorghinho took the shot and doubled Chelsea’s lead with the first half also coming to an end.

  • In the 2nd half, Huddersfield looked out of ideas while Chelsea continued with their wondrous passing and attacking mantra.
  • The match came in the last minutes and this is when a Huddersfield attack, was turned into a counter attack by Chelsea. And, it was Pedro who scored the third goal to triple his team’s lead.

  • Huddersfield could not even score a single goal and lost the match by 3-0.


Match 4 of 10: Bournemouth vs Cardiff City

Result: 2–0

Goal Scorers:

  • Bournemouth: Ryan Fraser 24′, Callum Wilson 90+1′

Match Statistics:

Bournemouth Team Stats Cardiff City
12 Shots 10
47 Shots On Target 1
63% Possession 37%
502 Passes 286
79% Pass Accuracy 60%
11 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 2
7 Corners 4


  • Cardiff City qualified for the Premier League after 4 years, only to lose from Bournemouth by 2-0, in their opening match.
  • In the first half of the match, Bournemouth dominated possession and deservedly took the lead.
  • Wilson’s low pass was latched onto by Fraser, who found the back of the net and made it 1-0.

  • Another chance to score was earned by Bournemouth as a challenge by Cardiff City’s defender, awarded their opponents with a penalty.
  • Wilson took the shot, but his  weak shot was successfully stopped by Cardiff City’s goal keeper, Etheridge.
  • The first half ended with Bournemouth, firmly in the lead by 1-0.

  • In the 2nd half, some intent of being attacking was shown by Cardiff City with their best chance coming off by skipper, Sean Morrison, whose shot was saved by Bournemouth goalkeeper.
  • As expected, Bournmouth dominated the possession and as the match came in its ending moments, Wilson finally struck a goal to make it 2-0.

  • And, despite this win, Bournemouth’s manager hailed Cardiff City to be a tough team to play with due to their unusual style.

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