So we actually got to see what the first weekend of the new season looks like, because it happened…no, it was not satisfying for all. Yes, there were plenty of goals. No, we didn't learn everything about every team instantly. We did learn that 5-0 is one way to impress.
Shocks in there? Not after last season, a season of hype and shock. This will feel different, it will feel like a progression towards something but no one quite knows what yet. So far, it means that there is strength in what you do well: if you don't have a clear identity then it doesn't seem to be working out for you in the league.
Liverpool, QPR and Norwich will all attest to that.
Manchester City started their title run again. They slipped past a motivated Southampton side who stepped out to impress at the Etihad.
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