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Daniel James celebrates

Premier League football returned with a bang as Manchester United beat Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford in Frank Lampard’s first competitive game in charge of the Blues.

Elsewhere, Manchester City and Liverpool picked up where they left off last season and there was plenty of other exciting action around the world.

We’ve rounded up the best of the action on and off the pitch.

Dan James

An emotional moment.

Harry Maguire

Not a bad debut.

Nuno Tavares


Ibrahim Dresevic

Even more fuuuuuuuuuuccccccckkkkk.

Theo Bair


Donny van de Beek

Fair enough.

This own goal

Chile’s second tier looks like a good laugh.


The ref’s face is a sight to behold.

Augustin Marchesin

The Porto keeper is taking the piss here.

Steve Bruce

Good touch for a big man.

Billy Sharp

It’s nice to see one of the Football League’s greatest goalscorers get his day in the sun.

Connor Hourihane

‘Nuff said.

Roberto Carlos

Still got it.

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