The Courier-Mail

Cech’s debut flat

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PETR Cech made a Premier League debut to forget for Arsenal as his errors helped West Ham United win 2-0 at Emirates Stadium yesterday.

Cech’s arrival from Chelsea was acclaimed as a signing that could turn Arsenal into title contenders, but he was found wanting as Arsene Wenger’s side opened their Premier League campaign with a home defeat for the second time in three years.

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning 25m winner in the 86th minute as Liverpool partially atoned for their 6-1 drubbing at Stoke City on the final day of last season with a 1-0 win at the Britannia Stadium.

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