The second day of Barclays Premier League was even better than the first one. We saw three very interesting games with many goals. What we can learn from the first week of the new season is that every team can win a match, even if everyone think they can’t.

Same old Arsenal

In the first game of the day Arsenal played against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium. Goalkeeper Petr Cech endured a nightmare Premier League debut as Arsenal were beaten 2-0 at their own stadium by Slaven Bilic’s side. The first goal in the game was scored late in the first half when Cheikhou Kouyate put the Hammers ahead when he beat Cech to a free-kick and headed the ball into the empty net.

The new Arsenal goalkeeper, a summer signing from Chelsea, was beaten again in the 57th minute when he was wrong-footed and unable to save Mauro Zarate’s shot from long range. Arsene Wenger responded by bringing on Theo Walcott and then Alexis Sanchez but the home side continued to struggle to create good chances. It was the first victory for West Ham over Arsenal since April 2007.

Dramatic draw at St James's Park

In the same time Newcastle hosted Southampton at their own stadium. Shane Long headed a late equalizer for Southampton as they played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Saint James’s Park. Long, who replaced defender Jay Rodriguez earned his team a point after Georginio Wijnaldum’s debut goal had given Newcastle the lead in the second half.

Saints took a 1-0 lead thanks to Graziano Pelle’s sublime header, but that was cancelled out just before the half time by Papiss Cisse. Finally Dusan Tadis was allowed to pick his cross, and the Serbian centered for substitute Shane Long, who scored perfectly placed header to bring the scores level again.

Philippe Coutinho with the beautiful strike

In the final game of the day Liverpool visited Britannia Stadium to play against Stoke. Philippe Coutinho’s late perfect strike saw visitors exact revenge on Stoke with a 1-0 win. The game appeared to be drifting towards a 0-0 draw, but Brazilian midfielder unleashed a dipping, curling shot from 25 yards out to hand Liverpool an unlikely three points.

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