• Manchester United open 2015/16 Premier League season with a 1-0 win over Tottenham
  • Full-time: Everton 2-2 Watford
  • Full-time: Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa
  • Full-time: Leicester 4-2 Sunderland
  • Full-time: Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace
  • Defending champions Chelsea host Swansea in Saturday's late kick-off
Rudy Gestede
Rudy Gestede came off the bench to spoil Bournemouth\'s big day on the south coast Getty

Watford will be content with a point from a difficult trip to Everton, although they may well lament not taking all three after Layun and Ighalo had twice put them in front. Everton remain unconvincing under Roberto Martinez.

A disappointing start to their first Premier League season for Bournemouth, but Tim Sherwood will be delighted with Gestede's contribution as he looks to replace the goals lost by Christian Benteke's £32.5m move to Liverpool.

Crystal Palace can seemingly do no wrong under Pardew, who win comfortably even after starting with key man Yannick Bolasie on the bench and Murray in the team ahead of Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford and Connor Wickham. A good debut for Cabaye too.

Robbie Brady aside, Norwich's line-up today was the same as the one used in the Championship last season. Further additions are likely needed for Alex Neil's side to mount a credible survival challenge.

Ranieri with the perfect start for Leicester. Mahrez is a fantastic talent, although he was met with preciously little resistance from a Sunderland team who will again be in the thick of a relegation scrap if they continue to perform so poorly.

That's it for our coverage of today's mid-afternoon Premier League matches, but join us here for live coverage of Chelsea's opener against Swansea at Stamford Bridge.



Everton 2-2 Watford

Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa

Leicester 4-2 Sunderland

Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace


Crystal Palace pulled off one of the signings of the summer in convincing Cabaye to swap Paris for South London and he has notched a debut goal to cap off a fine afternoon for Pardew's men.

A composed finish after being set up by James McArthur.


Goal: Norwich 1-3 Crystal Palace (Yohan Cabaye)


Frantic stuff on Merseyside.

Watford regain their lead as substitute Ighalo continues his fine run of scoring form, but Everton hit back just three minutes later as Kone capitalises on good hold-up play from Romelu Lukaku. There could be more goals in that one yet.


Goal: Everton 2-2 Watford (Arouna Kone)


Goal: Everton 1-2 Watford (Odion Ighalo)


10 minutes remaining in this afternoon's matches. Leicester bagged a fourth at the King Power through Albrighton, only for Fletcher to reduce the deficit once more.

Former Blackburn striker Gestede has risen off the bench to bag what could be a debut winner for Villa to put the spoilers on Bournemouth's opening day festivities, while Redmond pulls one back for the hosts at Carrow Road and Barkley spares Everton's blushes.


Goal: Everton 1-1 Watford (Ross Barkley)


Goal: Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa (Rudy Gestede)


Goal: Leicester 4-2 Sunderland (Steven Fletcher)


Goal: Norwich 1-2 Crystal Palace (Nathan Redmond)


Goal: Leicester 4-1 Sunderland (Marc Albrighton)


Have we spoken too soon? Sunderland were lucky not to be approaching double figures in terms of goals conceded this afternoon, but they have grabbed a consolation as experienced striker Defoe races onto a pass from Adam Johnson and beats Kasper Schmeichel.

Surely a comeback is out of the question?


Goal: Leicester 3-1 Sunderland (Jermain Defoe)


Further chances for Mahrez and Vardy in the East Midlands. The sooner this horror show ends for Sunderland, the better.


Leicester are inches away from extending their lead over Sunderland even further as Mahrez is denied a hat-trick by the width of a post. A difficult watch for those 3,000 travelling supporters.


Palace were hugely improved after Alan Pardew succeeded Neil Warnock at Selhurst Park in January and they have carried that momentum through to today as they edge further in front against Norwich courtesy of an unlikely source.

Zaha wins a corner that is crossed in by Puncheon towards the head of Pape Souare. His flick-on finds Delaney and the centre-back fires home convincingly.


Goal: Norwich 0-2 Crystal Palace (Damien Delaney)


We are back underway in the afternoon's 1500 BST kick-offs.

Leicester, Watford and Crystal Palace are all 45 minutes away from opening the 2015/16 season with victories while the deadlock is yet to be broken between Bournemouth and Aston Villa.



Everton 0-1 Watford

Bournemouth 0-0 Aston Villa

Leicester 3-0 Sunderland

Norwich 0-1 Crystal Palace


Pantilimon is at full stretch to deny Leicester a fourth goal following a long-range effort from Danny Drinkwater.

Guzan also makes a strong save to deny Marc Pugh at Bournemouth, while Bradley Johnson nods wide at Alex McCarthy's back post for Norwich.


A chance for Bournemouth as King fires wide, while Watford's Layun tries his luck with another volley that this time fails to find its mark.


Norwich are the first of the three newly-promoted side to fall behind. Jason Puncheon beats Sebastian Bassong before floating in a cross that is volleyed past Ruddy by Zaha.