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1) Arsenal had 23 shots on the opening day of last season but drew 0-0 with which side?

Sunderland.

2) Who had the Gunners agreed to sell on that same day?

Alex Song.

3) Who scored twice on his Fulham debut against Norwich?

Mladen Petric.

4) Damien Duff scored in that game to become the second Irishman to score in 13 PL seasons. Who was the first?

Robbie Keane.

5) Which manager was sent to the stands on the opening day for shoving a linesman?

Alan Pardew.

6) Tottenham only had which teenage striker to bring off the bench as they chased a 2-1 deficit to Newcastle?

Harry Kane.

7) Which two players scored braces for Swansea at QPR on the opening day?

Michu and Nathan Dyer.

8) Which four England internationals did QPR have on the bench?

Andy Johnson, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Bobby Zamora and Kieron Dyer.

9) Who was sent off for Stoke City on the opening day against Reading?

Dean Whitehead.

10) Who was the Reading keeper who made a bit of a cock of Michael Kightly's shot for Stoke's opener?

Adam Federici.

11) Which Liverpool defender fouled Shane Long for the second goal in their 3-0 defeat at West Brom?

Martin Skrtel.

12) Whose spectacular strike had given the Baggies the lead?

Zoltan Gera.

13) Which Australian started for Villa at West Ham and has since left the club?

Brett Holman.

14) Who scored the Hammers' winner on that day?

Kevin Nolan.

15) Who gave away a Wigan penalty for a lunge on Eden Hazard?

Ivan Ramis.

16) Who is the only player to figure for Chelsea that day who has since left the club?

Raul Meireles.

17) Who scored the 80th-minute winner for Man City to beat Southampton 3-2?

Samir Nasri.

18) What was the name of the 17-year-old midfielder oddly given a debut by Nigel Adkins in that game?

James Ward-Prowse.

19) What was Manchester United's centre-half pairing to face Everton in the Monday night game?

Nemanja Vidic and Michael Carrick.

20) Who is the only player involved for United who is not now part of David Moyes' squad?

Paul Scholes.

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