Five new signings - how they fared at their new clubs

Simon Mignolet saved a penalty on his debut. Photo: PA

The opening day of the Premier League season saw a number of players make their competitive debuts for new clubs.

Here, we looks at how some of the new signings fared.


The Belgium international, a £9million signing, had a shaky start at home to Stoke, flapping at crosses. But he soon settled down and after producing one good first-half save from Jon Walters, he denied the Potters striker from the penalty spot and saved Kenwyne Jones' rebound to secure a 1-0 win.


The £12million club-record signing was only a half-time substitute because of international travel commitments earlier in the week, but gave an insight into what Swans fans can expect with an expertly taken goal from a first-time shot in the 4-1 defeat to Manchester United.


The Dutch striker, bought from Sporting Lisbon for a club-record£8.5million, scored with a header to earn a 2-2 draw in a promising debut at home to Everton.


One of the less-heralded summer arrivals in the Premier League, the £2million left-back from Mallorca enjoyed a dream introduction into English football by charging forward to score the final goal which killed off Arsenal in Villa's 3-1 win at the Emirates.


Spurs expect a significant return from the Spain international after spending £26million to bring him from Valencia, and he began repaying that significant fee with a goal from the penalty spot to beat Crystal Palace.