In Saturday’s early game, Everton scored twice in injury-time to record a stunning 3-3 draw with visiting Manchester United at Goodison Park. The white shorts of the Toffees‘ home outfit forced United into black alternate shorts, along with their standard red shirts and black socks.
Three second half goals propelled Arsenal to a 4-1 rout of Bolton Wanderers at the Emirates. The Gunners trotted out their standard home look while Bolton took out their new, solid-blue change kits for the first time this season.
Moussa Dembélé’s injury-time winner gave Fulham a 2-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage. Fulham looked as sharp as ever in their standard kits. Wolves also wore their regular kits, though looking good is not exactly part of the equation when wide neck, flapping collars from the late 1970s are involved.
A 1-1 draw was all Manchester City could muster at Eastlands against visiting Blackburn Rovers. City did look fantastic in their wonderful home kits, but looks aren’t always enough in the Premier League. Rovers donned their change kits.
Asamoah Gyan scored on his debut for Sunderland but a 1-1 draw was the final result at the DW Stadium against homestanding Wigan Athletic. The Latics came out in their now familiar blue and white home kits, allowing the Black Cats to wear their sharp standard kits as well.
West Bromich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 at the Hawthorns in Rafael van der Vaart’s debut for the visitors. The Baggies looked as good as ever, aside from their dreadful sponsor. Spurs had only one option, their solid-sky blue change kit.
And Blackpool continued their fine start with a rousing 2-0 win over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. Toon were dressed the same as always, which allowed the upstart Seasiders to come dressed in their home kits.
And on Monday night, Stoke City used two goals in the final ten minutes to defeat visiting Aston Villa, 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke were in their home choice and Villa opted for their solid-black change option.