Best Premier League photos from the opening weekend

A Norwich City supporter goes to town on the face paint for the Everton game.
A Norwich City supporter goes to town on the face paint for the Everton game. Photo: PA

Title favourites Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs and Liverpool all got their top-four charges off to a good start this weekend, while the Hammers, Saints and Fulham also notched morale boosting wins with Norwich and Everton sharing the spoils. It's Aston Villa fans, though, who will be especially smug today after condemning Arsenal to defeat.

Here are the pick of the photos from a hugely enjoyable weekend to whet the appetite:

New Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet gets mobbed after his late superb double save against Stoke.
New Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet gets mobbed after his late superb double save against Stoke. Credit: PA.
Christian Benteke heads home his penalty rebound to set Villa up for their Arsenal win.
Christian Benteke heads home his penalty rebound to set Villa up for their Arsenal win. Credit: PA
Arsenal's day goes from bad to worse as Laurent Koscielny is shown red by referee Anthony Taylor.
Arsenal's day goes from bad to worse as Laurent Koscielny is shown red by referee Anthony Taylor. Credit: PA
Norwich City's Steven Whittaker finishes off a brilliant solo effort in the Everton draw.
Norwich City's Steven Whittaker finishes off a brilliant solo effort in the Everton draw. Credit: PA
New Toffees midfield sensation Ross Barkley celebrates his stunner at Carrow Road.
New Toffees midfield sensation Ross Barkley celebrates his stunner at Carrow Road. Credit: PA
Kevin Nolan pops up with a trademark goal to cap off West Ham's win over Cardiff.
Kevin Nolan pops up with a trademark goal to cap off West Ham's win over Cardiff. Credit: PA
Rickie Lambert rounds off a dream week on and off the field with Southampton's winner at West Brom.
Rickie Lambert rounds off a dream week on and off the field with Southampton's winner at West Brom. Credit: PA
Fulham's Pajtim Kasami heads home to grab three crucial away points at Sunderland.
Fulham's Pajtim Kasami heads home to grab three crucial away points at Sunderland. Credit: PA
You feel this won't be the only time Sunderland's manager Paolo Di Canio is nonplussed this season.
You feel this won't be the only time Sunderland's manager Paolo Di Canio is nonplussed this season. Credit: PA
Fellow United scorer Danny Welbeck races over to celebrate with Robin van Persie
Fellow United scorer Danny Welbeck races over to celebrate with Robin van Persie Credit: PA
New signing Roberto Soldado after firing Spurs to glory at Palace from the spot.
New signing Roberto Soldado after firing Spurs to glory at Palace from the spot. Credit: PA
The Special One is back as Jose Mourinho celebrates Frank Lampard's second for Chelsea.
The Special One is back as Jose Mourinho celebrates Frank Lampard's second for Chelsea. Credit: PA