Premier League Opening Contests…11/08/2018

The 2018/19 Premier League season sprung into action on Saturday afternoon with AFC Bournemouth defeating promoted visitors Cardiff City by two goals to nil. Summer signing Greg Cunningham was unused on the substitute bench. Harry Arter who joined the ‘Bluebirds’ on a season long loan from the visitors was not eligible to face his parent club. Cyrus Christie and his colleagues with another promoted side, Fulham, went down to a two nil defeat by Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage while the third promoted side, Wolverhampton Wanderers included Matt Doherty in their starting eleven for the visit of Everton and Seamus Coleman to Molineaux, which ended in two all draw. Shane Duffy was in action for Brighton & Hove Albion who went down to a two nil defeat at  Watford while Ciaran Clark started for Newcastle United who went down to a two one defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at St James Park in the early kick-off but Rob Elliot has slipped down the pecking order and was not in the matchday squad.