Goals were hard to come by on the second Saturday of the 2013-14 Premier League season, but at least one club won’t have been too disappointed with their 0-0 draw.
After being thumped 4-0 away to Manchester City on Monday, Newcastle returned to St. James’ Park for their first home match of the campaign against West Ham. While they did not find the back of the net, the clean sheet will no doubt have come as a relief to beleaguered manager Alan Pardew.
Arsene Wenger took his under-fire Arsenal squad to Fulham in the day’s early kickoff, and following on the heels of an impressive 3-0 win away to Fenerbahce in the Champions League, he coaxed another good performance from a side he has so far failed to bolster in the summer transfer market.
Over the next few slides, we’ll delve a bit deeper into these matches and a few others that played out at Goodison Park, Kingston Communications Stadium, St. Mary’s, Britannia Stadium and Villa Park.
*All statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com.