Lukaku marks Chelsea return with one goal, Kane back for Spurs

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By STEVE DOUGLAS

Two of the best strikers in the world Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane were back in the Premier League on Sunday after some time away.

Lukaku made a better impression.

Making the first appearance of his second stint at Chelsea, the Belgium international marked his return to the English Premier League after a two-year absence by scoring one goal and playing a role in the other in a 2-0 victory at Arsenal.

Kane, the Tottenham striker heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, had not been seen in the Premier League since the final day of last season, returning late for pre-season training amid a growing intrigue about his future.

The England captain entered as a 71st minute substitute against Wolverhampton – to applause from Spurs fans despite his apparent desire to join City – and lost a one-on-one opportunity before his side sealed a victory 1-0 at Molineux.

Chelsea and Tottenham opened the season with back-to-back wins. Manchester United couldn’t quite join them.

Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal earned United a point in a 1-1 draw at Southampton. Paul Pogba scored the goal with his fifth assist this season, having scored four in United’s 5-1 win over Leeds on the opening weekend.

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