19 Aug 2012

English Premier League kicks off with plenty of goals

7:41 am on 19 August 2012

The English Premier League football season kicked off with plenty of goals as Fulham and Swansea started their seasons with 5-nil thrashings of Norwich and Queens Park Rangers respectively.

West Brom beat Liverpool 3-nil and West Ham celebrated their return to the top flight with a 1-nil win over Aston Villa.

Despite having plenty of chances, Arsenal started life after Robin Van Persie with a disappointing nil-all draw with Sunderland.

And in the final game of the morning Newcastle beat Tottenham 2-1.

Tonight Wigan host Chelsea while Manchester City begin their title defence at home to newly-promoted Southampton.

Manchester United begin their campaign on Tuesday away to Everton.