Aug 05, 2022
Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 2: Gabriel Martinelli leads new-look Gunners to opening day win as debutants set the tone
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ARSENAL got off to a winning start away at Crystal Palace as they won 2-0 at Selhurst Park in the opening match of the new Premier League season.
The Gunners looked to be a different team from the side that were humiliated 3-0 by Patrick Vieira's men in April.8Gabriel Martinelli broke the deadlock at Selhurst Park in the 20th minuteCredit: Getty
8Arsenal forward Martinelli was mobbed by his team-mates after his header at Selhurst ParkCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
After spurning an early chance, Martinelli broke the deadlock in South London in the 20th minute.
The Brazilian forward headed home from close range after getting on the end of Oleksandr Zinchenko's header across goal.
Aaron Ramsdale denied Odsonne Edoaurd and Eberechi Eze either side of the half to keep the game level.
And after intense pressure, Arsenal sealed the victory in the 85th minute after Marc Guehi bundled in Bukayo Saka's cross to turn into his own net.
More to follow...8William Saliba was a standout performer on his Arsenal debut, three years after joiningCredit: Getty 8Aaron Ramsdale made a great save at the end of the first half to deny Odsonne EdouardCredit: Reuters 8Ramsdale made another crucial stop to keep out Eberechi Eze earliy into the second periodCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun 8Oleksandr Zinchenko impressed for Arsenal on his debut since joining from Manchester CityCredit: Reuters 8Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be happy with how his team performed against PalaceCredit: AFP 8England gaffer Gareth Southgate was in attendance to watch the match in South LondonCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
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Man Utd squad cost compared to Brentford revealed… with Erik ten Hag’s flops worth EIGHT time more despite loss
MANCHESTER UNITED'S flops cost nearly EIGHT times more than the Brentford heroes who humiliated them.
The Red Devils were battered 4-0 at the Gtech Community Stadium on an embarrassing evening.4Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes cost a combined £140mCredit: Reuters 4The Brentford starting XI cost just £55m but smashed four past the bungling defenceCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Their first-half collapse included two horrendous blunders from David de Gea, a moaning Cristiano Ronaldo and resulted in a triple substitution at half-time.
But the alarming stat posted by Sky Sports during the second half showed just how impressive Brentford and their recruitment has been compared to the shambles at Old Trafford.
United's starting XI cost approximately £424million.
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And struggling duo Lisandro Martinez and Fred - who were both hooked at the break - cost £56m and £52m respectively.
By comparison, Thomas Frank's 11 brilliant Bees stars arrived in West London for a grand total of £55m.
And the four goalscorers - Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo - all came in for just £10m.
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He said: "It's a real achievement to spend a billion pounds and be this bad.
"It doesn't take much to dismantle this United team. You just need organization and fight and they will crumble. Flaky like you wouldn't believe. They're like jelly.
"I've watched Manchester United for 42 years and I can't think of a moment where it has been as bad as the first half.
"Erik ten Hag has picked the smallest team he could hoping they would outplay Brentford.
"You have to deal with the physical side of the Premier League. It's like a men's team against Under-9s.
"They have been mauled. Bullied. Messed around with like you wouldn’t believe in this first half hour.
"What a first half we are seeing. The demolition of Manchester United."4Lisandro Martinez arrived for £56m from Ajax this summerCredit: Getty 4Bryan Mbeumo and Josh Dasilva both got on the scoresheetCredit: AP