18 Aug 2008

Arsenal and Liverpool start new season with wins

9:56 am on 18 August 2008

The English football side Arsenal has won its opening game of a new Premier League season 1-0 against promoted West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates.

Liverpool has beaten Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Champions Manchester United and runners-up Chelsea, the other two members of the Big Four, are at home tomorrow against Newcastle United and FA Cup holders Portsmouth respectively.

Hull City celebrated their first top-flight match with a 2-1 win over visitors Fulham but Stoke City, back among the elite for the first time since 1985, lost 3-1 at Bolton Wanderers.

Middlesbrough has defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 while West Ham has held on for a 2-1 win against Wigan Athletic at Upton Park.

Blackburn Rovers has scored a 3-2 victory at Everton.