All-action Argentine Pablo Zabaleta pocketed five points last night as Manchester City brought the first batch of Premier League fixtures to a resounding end.
Defending champions Manchester United started their title defence in style with Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck scoring six points each. Christian Benteke also impressed on the opening day.
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Norwich finished 11th last season, despite briefly flirting with the relegation places. This campaign should follow a similar pattern, but the addition of record-signing Ricky van Wolfwinkel increases the Canaries' goal threat.
Sunderland appointed Paolo Di Canio towards the end of last season and that gamble was rewarded with survival. The colourful Italian has embarked on a massive rebuilding job this summer, but Premier League experience is lacking.
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Everton finished above rivals Liverpool last season but approach this campaign with a new management team, with Roberto Martinez replacing the long-standing David Moyes.
Liverpool’s reconstruction continues as Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen his squad with yet another influx of players. After finishing seventh last season, below their Mersey neighbours in blue, the Anfield faithful will expect better.
Manchester City will be looking to bounce back after the disappointment of seeing neighbours United lift the Premier League title last season. With plenty of new signings, City will be stronger than ever.
Arsenal suffered another season without any silverware in 2012/13 but managed to secure the all-important fourth spot and will compete for the Champions League and Premier League titles in 2013/14.