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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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 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)

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.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Norwich City v Everton - Carrow Road

A Norwich City fan shows off her facepaint in the stands before kick-off

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)

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.

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)

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Sunderland v Fulham - Stadium of Light

Fulham's Pajtim Kasami celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game

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)

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

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