The Barclays Premier League is upon us. Traditionally, the opening day is the most eagerly awaited of the year. This time, defending champions, Leicester, pay a visit to newly promoted, Hull.
Read about 5 of the most thrilling opening day matches of the Premier League era.
1) Sheffield Wednesday 3-4 Tottenham – 1994
The Barclays Premier League was still in its early days. Manchester United had just won back to back titles under the fast rising Alex Ferguson. Liverpool were a serious force to reckon with.
And there was Jurgen Klinsmann. The German was a semi-lethal striker, who scored goals across Europe for Stuttgart, Inter Milan and Monaco. In between he won a World Cup and a European Championship each for Germany. He spent the 1994-95 season at Spurs.
His debut came on the opening day of the 1994/95 season. Tottenham took the lead at half-time through Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton. Then Dan Petrescu and a Colin Calderwood own goal drew parity.
Nick Barmby restored Tottenham’s lead. Then came the moment as Klinsmann made it 4-2 with a powerful header. There had been allegations of diving against him, throughout his career. Therefore, he followed with a mock dive, winning England over in the process.