brentford community stadium nighttime aerial view premier league opening weekend The new Brentford Community Stadium. (Image courtesy of Sky Sports)

The excitement for the start of a new Premier League season was felt around the world this weekend, but it was the atmosphere, thanks to full capacity crowds, that delighted many English football fans.

Groundhopper Guides shares our favorite highlights from opening weekend.

Brentford Opens Premier League Season by Stunning Arsenal

The Bees are back in the top flight of English football for the first time since the 1946-47 season and had one of the best results of opening weekend. Fans were in the stands for the first time at the new Brentford Community Stadium and cheered the Bees to a 2-0 win over visiting Arsenal in the first game of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

The excitement before the teams took the pitch:

Watch Brentford’s first goal in the top-flight since 1946-47:

Brentford supporters will remember the post-match scene for a long time:

Watford Reenters the Premier League and Scores a Home Win

After a season in the Championship, Watford are back in the Premier League and were the second club that got promoted from last season to start with a home win. Playing at the confines of Vicarage Road, Watford opened with a 3-0 lead and went on to beat Aston Villa 3-2.

We love videos like this one from happy fans:

Fans showing their support for former chairman (1996-2001) and manager (1977-87) Graham Taylor:

A Loss to Liverpool Doesn’t Dull the Atmosphere at Carrow Road

The third team that earned promotion did not have the same success at home, as Norwich City fell to Liverpool 3-0. After a season in the Championship, the crowd at Carrow Road was eager to see the return of Premier League action on their home pitch.

The pregame scene at Norwich City:

One of our recent Fan Chats was with Norwich City supporter Lewis. He was in the stands for the home opener, and posted this video to his YouTube channel:

Premier League Opening Weekend Photos

Matchday 1 is a wrap; 37 more to go! Here are more snapshots of the great scenes from this weekend:

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