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How Twitter reacted to the Premier League’s opening day

| 09.08.2015

After what felt like an age for some and a blink of an eye for others, the Premier League returned to action in glorious sunshine across the country.

Naturally, excitement levels on Twitter were an accurate gauge of just how much of the nation’s attention football took, on a day when England also reclaimed the Ashes.

Heres’ a round up of the best of social media from the opening day of the 2015/16 Premier League season:

Manchester United welcomed Tottenham to Old Trafford as the season’s curtain raiser, but could only provide one goal. Unfortunately it was an own goal:

Thankfully, the three o’clock kick offs provided a dose more drama, with Leicester grabbing all the headlines when storming to a 3-0 lead over Sunderland in 25 minutes:

The Foxes ended up as 4-2 winners, topping the league after one day of the season and sending their fans to cloud nine:

In actuality, Leicester were simply carrying on their splendid form from the end of last season, despite changing manager:

Chelsea took the evening slot on the opening day, hosting Swansea at Stamford Bridge but ending with a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Jose Mourinho wasted little time in becoming the post-match focus, criticising his own medical team for leaving the side a player short:

The Blues were left light in numbers because of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois’ red card earlier in the game, which sparked some Petr Cech-inspired tweets:

The return of the Premier League also meant that one of the nation’s favourite past times could recommence: laughing at Radamel Falco, who made a late cameo appearance:

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.