Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City opened the 2010/11 Premier League season with a nil-nil draw at White Hart Lane. Joe Hart was the man of the match, repeatedly turning away Tottenham’s shots. Spurs wore their new home kits while City donned their spectacular all-navy change kits.
Aston Villa dominated West Ham United in their opening day clash, 3-0 at Villa Park. The home side debuted their checkerboard-inspired home kits with the Hammers trotting out their new Macron change outfits.
Ewood Park was host to Blackburn Rovers’ surprising 1-0 victory over Everton on opening day. Rovers looked fantastic in the newest version of their classic home kit. Everton wore their pink change kits.
The season opener for Bolton Wanderers and Fulham ended in a nil-nil draw at the Reebok. The Trotters debuted their new home kits on the last day of the 2009/10 season, so their appearance at home was no surprise. Fulham, on the other hand, came outfitted in their new red and black change kits made by Kappa.
Double holders Chelsea eased into the new season with a 6-0 rout of West Bromich Albion at Stamford Bridge. The Blues dressed appropriately while the Baggies came out in their all-navy change kits. Interesting that West Brom were not made to wear their home strip as both sides were in blue, though quite obviously different shades.
Wolverhampton Wanderers outlasted Stoke City 2-1 at Molineux on opening day. Wolves wore their new Burba kits on the final day of last season, so their choice of kit was no surprise. Stoke played in the newest version of their classic regular kit.
On Sunday, Arsenal got a fluke goal late on to pull out a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield Road. The Reds were appropriately dressed at home while the Gunners were the first side of the season to wear an alternate aspect of a kit. With Liverpool’s red shorts, Arsenal wore yellow shorts with the yellow shirts and socks of their new change kit.
Finally, Monday’s primetime showcase between Manchester United and Newcastle United proved to be an overwhelming victory for the home side. The 3-0 victory at Old Trafford saw United wear their new home kits. Toon wore their standard kits with a twist in their socks. The Magpies donned their third kit socks as their regular version would not have clashed with United’s standard blacks.