Manchester United will look to stay on top, while defending champions Leicester City will look to bounce back in Week 2 of the 2016 English Premier League. The two clubs suffered contrasting fates in EPL Week 1 and are facing challenging assignments this weekend.
Manchester United vs Southampton
Manchester United gave their fans a lot of hope this season after ushering in a new era on a high note. Playing their first EPL game under new manager Jose Mourinho, the Red Devils ran away with a 3-1 win over AFC Bournemouth in their EPL season opener a week ago.
Juan Mata gave a good account of himself with a goal in the 40th minute, while old reliable Wayne Rooney took a share of the spotlight with a strike in the 59th minute. Zlatan Ibrahimovic then added icing to the cake with another one five minutes later, which was his first English Premier League goal.
On the other hand, Southampton suffered from a shaky start, as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Watford. Etienne Capoue scored a goal for Watford nine minutes of the match, but Nathan Redmond scored the equalized in the 58th minute. Both clubs had several scoring chances but they failed to capitalize until the final whistle sounded.
Leicester City vs Arsenal
Meanwhile, Leicester City will look to get back on track after a disappointing debut. The defending Premier League champions took a 2-1 loss to Hull City at KCOM Stadium.
The match looked headed to a 0-0 standoff at the half, but Adama Diomande scored before the break. Riyadh Mahrez tied the match off a penalty in the 47th minute. However, Robert Snodgrass reclaimed the lead for Hull City in the 57th minute, which turned out to be the winning goal of the match.
On the other hand, Arsenal did not get the start that they wanted as well. The Gunners took a 4-3 loss to Liverpool in front of more than 60,000 fans inside the Emirates Stadium in London.
Below is the complete English Premier League 2016-17 season Week 2 schedule.
Friday – August 19, 2016
Manchester United vs Southampton, 3 p.m. ET
Saturday – August 20, 2016
Stoke City vs Manchester City, 7:30 a.m. ET
Burnley vs Liverpool, 10 a.m. ET
Swansea City vs Hull City, 10 a.m. ET
Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace, 10 a.m. ET
Watford vs Chelsea, 10 a.m. ET
West Bromwich vs Everton, 10 a.m. ET
Leicester City vs Arsenal, 12:30 p.m. ET
Sunday – August 21, 2016
Sunderland vs Middlesbrough, 8:30 a.m. ET
West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth, 11 a.m. ET
Fans can catch the English Premier League action through online live stream via Live Soccer TV.