Premier League RESULTS: Billy Sharp scores Sheffield United’s first top-flight goal since 2007 in opening day draw, Brighton and Burnley seal easy wins


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Billy Sharp scored Sheffield United’s first Premier League goal in 12 years as the newly-promoted Blades earned a point on their return to the top-flight.

The 33-year-old striker continued where he left off last season – when he netted 23 times – with his late strike securing Sheffield United a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth at Brammall Lane.

Sharp celebrated his late strike wildly

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Sharp celebrated his late strike wildly

Wantaway winger Wilfried Zaha came off the bench for Crystal Palace as they played out a 0-0 draw with his suitors Everton in a Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men following Morgan Schneiderlin’s second-half dismissal but created the better chances to secure an opening-day victory – only for both sides to have to settle for a share of the spoils.

Burnley scored three goals in 12 second-half minutes to get their Premier League season off to a flying start with a 3-0 victory over Southampton at Turf Moor.

The Clarets, who struggled to recover from a poor start to the last campaign, did not have a shot on target until Ashley Barnes netted the opener in the 63rd minute.

He then scored again with their second seven minutes later, with new signing Erik Pieters the creator on both occasions, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson grabbed the third in the 75th minute.

In the lunchtime kick-off, Manchester City kicked off their title defence in stunning style as they thrashed West Ham 5-0 at the London Stadium.

Raheem Sterling hit a hat-trick for the champions, with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero also on the scoresheet. FULL REPORT HERE.

There is one remaining game to play in the Premier League on Saturday, with Tottenham vs Aston Villa kicking off at 5.30pm live on talkSPORT.

Premier League results on Saturday, August 10

West Ham 0-5 Man City


Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United


Burnley 3-0 Southampton


Crystal Palace 0-0 Evertpm


Watford 0-3 Brighton


Tottenham vs Aston Villa – 5.30pm

Premier League fixtures for Sunday, August 11

Leicester vs Wolves – 2pm


Newcastle vs Arsenal – 2pm


Man United vs Chelsea – 4pm


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