Norwich, Swansea and Spurs are all giving themselves pats on the back.
As is shown by big money flops Andy Carroll, Andriy Shevchenko and Fernando Torres, paying huge fees doesn’t always guarantee goals.
Yet three Premier League clubs were left to congratulate themselves as club record signings for Norwich City, Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur, all scored on their debuts.
Carrow Road was the scene for the first piece of goal-scoring prowess, where a new look Canaries side took on Everton – who were playing for the first time under new manager Roberto Martinez.
Norwich have splashed the cash this summer and the most prominent new face of all was £8.5m forward Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.
The Dutchman did not disappoint as with the game entering the final 20 minutes, the home team trailed the Toffees 2-1 and needed some inspiration.
Van Wolfswinkel showed just what all the fuss was about by getting the 24-year-old’s head on a sliced cross from Steven Whittaker and burying the effort in the top corner to salvage a draw.
Fast forward a few hours and Swansea were on the end of something of an unexpected drubbing at the hands of Manchester United.
Despite the Red Devils being the Premier League champions the Swans, like Norwich, had recruited strongly this summer but found themselves 4-0 down at home.
However, it wasn’t all bad as Wilfried Bony showed why the Ivorian scored 31 Eredivisie goals in just 30 matches last term, by showing great technique to put the ball past United goalkeeper David De Gea and into the bottom corner.
Sunday arrived and most of the hype surrounded Jose Mourinho’s return to take charge at Chelsea, yet a short trip away from west London Crystal Palace were hosting Tottenham.
The league’s new boys were admittedly woeful, but without talisman Gareth Bale, Spurs eventually secured the win through a penalty from debutant Roberto Soldado.
The north London side were moved to pay £26m to Valencia for the Spaniard and have been rewarded in kind after Soldado made easy work of the spot kick to secure a 1-0 victory.