SPONSORED POST: There have been some superb opening day moments in Premier League history. We raise a Carlsberg to this season producing some more.
The beautiful game’s ever changing narrative is one reason so many people are captivated around the world. Every week, football writes another chapter to its story, and every new Premier League season hands a blank canvas to teams to paint their history. With every side on zero points, the first match of the campaign represents an opportunity for players to make a big impression.
The best opening day moments are remembered years later. Jurgen Klinsmann scored on his Tottenham Hotspur debut in 1994, then promptly dived to the floor in celebration, mocking his own reputation for going to ground easily. Manchester United winger David Beckham scored from his own half against Wimbledon in 1996. Gus Poyet scored a ludicrous scissor volley for Chelsea against Sunderland in 1999. Last term, Aston Villa demolished Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, and this season there will undoubtedly be further iconic moments.
There is more hope around Arsene Wenger’s men this year, with the signing of Alexis Sanchez a major reason this squad is better than any in the past decade. Chelsea have signed former Gunner Cesc Fabregas to play behind new striker Diego Costa, while Liverpool have reacted to the sale of Luis Suarez by bolstering their squad. Manchester United have replaced sacked manager David Moyes with Louis Van Gaal, and have already spent big on the likes of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, while rivals Man City have built on a title winning campaign from 2013-14.
We can’t wait for this season’s script to unfold. It’s about to begin. Now that calls for a Carlsberg.