LONDON (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku scored on his second Chelsea debut on Sunday (Aug 22) as the club’s record marking propelled a 2-0 win at pained Arsenal, while Harry Kane showed up for Tottenham this season in a 1-0 triumph against Wolves.
In Sunday’s other game, Mason Greenwood rescued a 1-1 draw for Manchester United at Southampton.
Lukaku has rejoined Chelsea from Italian heroes Inter Milan for £98 million ($133 million) and the Belgian striker made a quick reimbursement on that tremendous interest in the London derby at the Emirates Stadium.
The 28-year-old went through three years at Chelsea somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2014, however seldom highlighted and never scored being offered to Everton.
Lukaku, who persevered through a troublesome spell at Manchester United prior to prospering at Inter, required only 15 minutes to feature his force and savage senses.
Holding off Pablo Mari, Lukaku kept the Chelsea assault going prior to shrugging aside the Arsenal protector as he flooded into the six-yard box to tap in Reece James’ cross.
James scored Chelsea’s second himself with an amazing strike into the furthest corner after Mason Mount chose the plain safeguard inside the Arsenal region.
European heroes Chelsea have made a faultless beginning to their title challenge, dominating progressive games without yielding an objective. “I’m exceptionally content with how he has coordinated effectively, an extremely keen person who likes to be in the gathering,” Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel said. “He gives us something we didn’t have, to secure balls. You can’t begin better compared to an objective and he helped a few possibilities.”
Dull Arsenal were booed off at half-time and Mikel Arteta’s group are inconsequential and goalless subsequent to following their limp misfortune at Brentford with a subsequent loss. “They were the better group. It is one of the troublesome minutes. The conditions are troublesome and exceptional,” Arteta said.
“Feeling frustrated about yourself doesn’t help. You need to win football matches, keep it together and show soul.”
At Molineux, Kane fell off the seat in the second half after the Manchester City move target missed the initial two games following his late return from his nearby season occasion.
The England chief, baffled by Spurs’ 13-year prize dry spell, desires to constrain a transition to Premier League champions City before the August 31 exchange cutoff time. Nonetheless, City are so far reluctant to meet Levy’s £150 million asking cost for last season’s Premier League top scorer.
Tottenham were at that point driving through Dele Alli’s tenth moment punishment when Kane showed up on the scene. Alli was fouled by Wolves guardian Jose Sa and the midfielder got himself to indent his first class objective since March 2020.
Kane supplanted Son Heung-min with 19 minutes left and got a generally certain gathering from the voyaging Tottenham fans, who sang “Harry Kane, he’s one of our own” as Wolves allies jokingly recited “He’ll be a Manc in the first part of the day”.
Kane had a once in a lifetime chance to check his return with an objective when Steven Bergwijn selected him, yet his shot was repulsed by Jose Sa.
Regardless of Kane’s miss, it was a triumphant re-visitation of Wolves for Tottenham supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo, who was back interestingly since leaving in the nearby season. “Harry is as yet during the time spent expanding and working on his degree of wellness, yet he is perhaps the best part on the planet,” said Nuno after Tottenham’s second progressive alliance win. “You can perceive how he helped the group as far as ownership and the scarcely discernible differences. We need everyone.”
Greenwood to the salvage
At St Mary’s, United neglected to expand on last end of the week’s 5-1 destruction of Leeds as they followed to Fred’s own objective.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side left the south-coast disappointed, they approached Arsenal’s English first class record of 27 progressive away alliance games without rout. Southampton took their questionable lead in the 30th moment.
Bruno Fernandes felt he was fouled when a flatboat from Jack Stephens left the United midfielder in a load yet arbitrator Craig Pawson waved play on.
Moussa Djenepo and Adam Armstrong worked the ball to Che Adams on the edge of the United region and his shot diverted off Fred’s out-extended boot as it streaked past David De Gea.
Greenwood balanced in the 55th moment, terminating under home guardian Alex McCarthy from 12 yards after Paul Pogba stuck the ball into the youngster’s way.
“We can’t go from one limit of volleyball or b-ball last season to rugby now. I like the more permissive way, it’s more men’s football yet, that is a foul,” Solskjaer said.