Manchester United manager David Moyes was understandably delighted to get the Premier League campaign up and running with an emphatic win at Swansea.
Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck both scored twice for the champions, who never looked in trouble after opening the scoring midway through the first half.
For Michael Laudrup, it’s not time to panic after losing to the Red Devils, although the Dane will want to see improvements.
Jose Mourinho was another happy manager at a new club, after Chelsea secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hull City.
Oscar and Frank Lampard got on the scoresheet for the Blues, and the future looks bright for the special one at Stamford Bridge.
Andre Villas-Boas, the former protégé of Mourinho, also his campaign off to a winning start, with Roberto Soldado’s penalty enough to beat Crystal Palace.
Eagles boss Ian Holloway was in philosophical mood after the defeat, but will need to see more from his side to believe survival is a realistic possibility.
European qualification is sure to be on Brendan Rodgers’ mind after an impressive performance over Stoke.
Daniel Sturridge’s strike proved to be enough for the Reds, who needed a Simon Mignolet save to preserve the victory.
And finally, Manuel Pellegrini will look to get his competitive campaign off to a flyer when Newcastle visit the Etihad Stadium.
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