Premier League 2020/21 – opening weekend fixtures
- C. Palace v Southampton – Sept 12
- Fulham v Arsenal – Sept 12
- Liverpool v Leeds – Sept 12
- Tottenham v Everton – Sept 12
- West Brom v Leicester City – Sept 12
- West Ham v Newcastle – Sept 12
- Brighton v Chelsea – Sept 14
- Sheff Utd v Wolves – Sept 14
- Burnley v Man Utd – Postponed
- Man City v Aston Villa – Postponed
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Team to play Fulham: Leno, Bellerin, Gabriel, Holding, Tierney, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Xhaka, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Subs: Macey, Saka, Ceballos, Pepe, Willock, Nketiah, Kolasinac 13:30
FULHAM TEAM NEWS
Team to play Arsenal: Rodak, Ream, Hector, Odoi, Bryan, Onomah, Cairney, Reed, Kebano, Cavaleiro, Kamara
Subs: Areola, Mitrovic, Knockaert, Cordova-Reid, Le Marchand, Christie, Anguissa
We’re under way at Craven Cottage!
Maitland-Niles long pass back is left by Gabriel and Leno has to come out and deny Kamara at his feet!
GOAL! FULHAM 0-1 ARSENAL (Lacazette, 9) Arsenal get their first goal of the Premier League season.
Aubameyang is on the left so far trying to resist the urge to fall inside to a central position.
Lacazette has become the first player to score the very first goal of two Premier League seasons (also 2017/18).
Lacazette’s ball finds Elneny just inside the box, but Ream blocks well! Xhaka then wildly sends the ball well over the bar.
Willian is given the ball from 20 yards, in a central position, and he whips it brilliantly to the left of the wall…
Maitland-Niles looks for Lacazette running in-behind in the box but it’s just overhit and out of play!
Tierney’s drives the ball into Aubameyang’s who strikes it well left footed, but Rodak is down to deny him well.
One minute added on at Craven Cottage..
45 + 1 min
FULHAM 0-1 ARSENAL
Back under way in the second half at Craven Cottage..
GOAL! FULHAM 0-2 ARSENAL (Gabriel, 49) Gabriel is the 10th player to score on his Premier League debut for Arsenal, and the first to do so in an away match since Thomas Vermaelen in August 2009 against Everton.
Kamara then strikes the rebound from the edge of the box, but it’s lashed a few yards wide of Leno’s right-hand post!
GOAL! FULHAM 0-3 ARSENAL (Aubameyang, 57)
Iit’s two assists for Willian on his Arsenal debut.
Fulham changes. Kamara and Kebano come off, replaced by Anguissa and Mitrovic.
Mitrovic has a snapshot from just outside the box, but Leno is firmly behind it.
Aubameyang squares for Lacazette… but his point-blank effort is blocked well by Rodak! Bellerin’s rebound is also blocked by Rodak, but the flag was up for an offside in the build-up!
Willian’s day is done, with Pepe coming on, while Onomah is replaced by Bobby Reid for Fulham.
Another Arsenal change – Xhaka’s replaced by Ceballos.
Bellerin and Pepe drive dangerous balls right across the face of the Fulham goal – but it doesnt amount to anything.
In comes Nketiah, for Lacazette – who’s scored the first goal of this new Premier League season.
Three minutes’ added time here.
90 + 3 min
FULHAM 0-3 ARSENAL
Gabriel scored on his debut, Willian got two assists and Aubameyang was also in score sheet.