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Hopefully you saw the World Cup kit-tracker in June and July – following the success of that (you have to take our word for it, we accept), we have decided to do the same for the Premier League season.

This will be a collaboration with Football Kit Geek, who does such great work on his blog.

Gameweek 1, August 10-12

Friday

Manchester United 2 Leicester City 1

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Having lost 4-3 to Arsenal in the opening game of 2017-18, Leicester again got off to a Friday night losing start away from home. Paul Pogba put United ahead with an early penalty before Luke Shaw doubled the lead while Jamie Vardy got a late consolation for the Foxes.

Both sides were in adidas – the first time since 1989 that United started the campaign in an all-adidas clash – with United in the black shorts and primarily red socks which are now first-choice. Goalkeeper David de Gea wore an all-green kit similar that which he had for Spain at the World Cup but in a different shade.

Leicester have taken to wearing change kits when no clash exists in recent years, but they were in all-blue for their first game in the three stripes. White was probably not the best choice of colour for the sponsors’ logos on Kasper Schmeichel’s shirt.

Saturday

Newcastle United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

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For the second year in a row and third time in seven seasons, Tottenham began their campaign at St James’ Park.

As with this campaign, Tottenham have had navy change strips for the other two opening weekends on Tyneside – they wore navy-white-white there in 2012-13 and in 2017-18. On occasion, though, they have worn their home kits there too, as in 2000-01 and 2005-06.

This time, though, Spurs wore their new third kit, somewhere between teal and turquoise, featuring a satellite view of North London on the body. While Hugo Lloris wore a Nike kit in the same style as that which he had as France won the World Cup, it was in orange rather than yellow or pink.

As previously mentioned, Newcastle’s kit is notable for the inclusion of white socks, while red numbers are retained on the striped backs and also on the black shorts.

Bournemouth 2 Cardiff City 0

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Everton 2

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Sunday

Liverpool 4 West Ham United 0

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Arsenal 0 Manchester City 2

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