The opening weekend of the Premiership was hardly a feast of goals -- in August 1926, spectators at the top flight's first round of fixtures gorged themselves on a record-setting smorgasbord of 52 goals; despite the best efforts of Chelsea and Blackpool, this weekend brought a total of 23, restrained even by more recent standards.
One of legendary manager
Manchester City's impotence on Saturday moved Spurs manager
He batted away a near-post
Hart had faced 10 attempts at goal (80 percent of them on target) before his opposite number,
West Brom keeper
And it wasn't just the natives who were at it:
Reina made a couple of good saves, from
Was it all just a result of first-day-at-work jitters? It's probably a bit too early to declare a goalkeeping crisis, especially with Hart in such fine form and Fulham deputy keeper
Those who fumbled at the World Cup had a ready-made patsy in the Jabulani, but it'll take some spiel to convincingly blame the Premier League's new ball for the opening weekend's blooper reel.
Plenty of Premier League debuts over the weekend, some more successful than others.
Anfield played host to the most explosive debut action, in fact, with