Premier League season kicks off

The 2013-14 Premier League season started with a bang. Here's a look at Saturday's action in pictures.

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Arsenal's captain Per Mertesacker (centre) shakes hands with the Aston Villa players before the Barclays Premier League match the Emirates Stadium, London.
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Aston Villa - Emirates Stadium
Arsenal's captain Per Mertesacker (centre) shakes hands with the Aston Villa players before the Barclays Premier League match the Emirates Stadium, London.
SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 17: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United walks to the dressing room ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Swansea City v Manchester United - Premier League
SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 17: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United walks to the dressing room ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
A view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sunderland v Fulham - Stadium of Light
A view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.
A Norwich City fan shows off her facepaint in the stands before kick-off
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Norwich City v Everton - Carrow Road
A Norwich City fan shows off her facepaint in the stands before kick-off
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa is challenged by Per Mertesacker of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Arsenal v Aston Villa - Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Gabriel Agbonlahor of Aston Villa is challenged by Per Mertesacker of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
West Ham United's Joe Cole gets between two Cardiff City defenders during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - West Ham United v Cardiff City - Upton Park
West Ham United's Joe Cole gets between two Cardiff City defenders during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Christian Benteke of Aston Villa (L) celebrates scoring his side's second goal from the penalty spot with team mate Antonio Luna during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Arsenal v Aston Villa - Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Christian Benteke of Aston Villa (L) celebrates scoring his side's second goal from the penalty spot with team mate Antonio Luna during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Fulham's Pajtim Kasami celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sunderland v Fulham - Stadium of Light
Fulham's Pajtim Kasami celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Rickie Lambert of Southampton celebrates scoring the winning goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on August 17, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton - Premier League
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Rickie Lambert of Southampton celebrates scoring the winning goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on August 17, 2013 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Manchester United's Robin van Persie gestures to the fans after the final whistle
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Swansea City v Manchester United - Liberty Stadium
Manchester United's Robin van Persie gestures to the fans after the final whistle
Everton manager Roberto Martinez appluads the away fans as he walks out on to the pitch before kick-off
Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Norwich City v Everton - Carrow Road
Everton manager Roberto Martinez appluads the away fans as he walks out on to the pitch before kick-off

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