Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, 08 August 2015

Score1-0 to Manchester United
RefereeJonathan Moss
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,261
Kick-off: 12.45pm This was the first time a Premier League season's first goal had been an own goal.

Goals:

Kyle Walker own goal 22 OG

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Matteo Darmian
Defender Luke Shaw
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder/Forward Memphis Depay
Forward Wayne Rooney

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Forward Harry Kane

Substitutions:

Bastian Schweinsteiger for Michael Carrick 60
Ander Herrera for Memphis Depay 68
Antonio Valencia for Matteo Darmian 81

Substitutions:

Ryan Mason for Nabil Bentaleb 53
Érik Lamela for Moussa Dembélé 68
Dele Alli for Eric Dier 77

Cards:

Bastian Schweinsteiger 69 Y
Juan Mata 90 Y

Cards:

Jan Vertonghen 27 Y
Eric Dier 76 Y
Dele Alli 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone
Defender/Midfielder Paddy McNair
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Andreas Pereira

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender Kevin Wimmer
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Tom Carroll
Midfielder Érik Lamela
Midfielder Ryan Mason

Comments:

This was the first time that Manchester United had scored the first goal of a Premier League season for ten years. Ruud Van Nistelrooy opened the scoring against Everton in 2005. United had now lost just once at Old Trafford in the season opener since 1972-73; Swansea City inflicting that defeat on 16 August 2014.

Comments:

This was the fifth time that Tottenham Hotspur had conceded the first goal of a Premier League season - more than any other team. Spurs had now only won five of their 47 Premier League meetings with the Red Devils. The two away victories had come in the previous three seasons. Dele Alli was booked in the first minute of added time in the second half.