The first Premier League match kicked off with a penalty, being the first penalty opener this season and Manchester United star Paul Pogba the first player to stamp his name on the score sheet this 2018/19 campaign.
The English League opening match was Manchester United v Leicester City.
Today’s match saw the debut of three major new signing to the English Top Flight, United’s Fred, Leicester’s James Maddison, Rachid Ghezzal and Ricardo Pereira.
The Foxes got into an early trouble as the ball was put past Kasper Schmeichel in just three minutes into the League opener, with a penalty fouled by Daniel Amartey.
Maddison, who has been impressive throughout the game, was denied a goal by David de Gea with a shot on target. The 21-year was a star man in this match, making several impressive runs and some successive dribbles in the match, the midfielder is sure one of the best signing the Foxes have made this summer transfer window.
Despite the Red Devils penalty goal in the first half, Leicester City was the better side in that half.
However, the Foxes performance began to the dim shortly after Maddison came off for striker Jamie Vardy in the 60th minute as the Red Devils took charge of the match right after.
Jose Mourinho’s side found the back of the net once again and this time it was United’s outcast Luke Shaw on the scoresheet following his terrific performance which could make Mourinho change his mind about the full back.
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was finally able to pull one back for the Claude Puel’s side scoring with a header.
Talking about reaping the fruits of the transfer window, Mourinho will be the happy manager after the terrific performance displayed from his new signing Fred, making some successive take ons and tackles.
The match ended with Manchester United claiming the first 2-1 victory in this new 2018/19 Premier League campaign and Leicester City being the first to be defeated this season.