How the Premier League debutants fared

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Press Association Sport assesses the impact of the Premier League’s debutants in the first fixtures since the end of the January transfer window – as well as one departed player.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

The £56million striker made a goalscoring start with a lovely chip over Jordan Pickford, albeit having been offside when the ball was played through, though he was overshadowed by fellow newcomer Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s three-assist home debut and Aaron Ramsey’s hat-trick in the 5-1 rout of Everton.

Eliaquim Mangala (Everton)

On the other side of the coin was the Toffees’ on-loan Manchester City defender, who looked lost and displayed the form which made him a big-money flop at the Etihad Stadium. A deflection on Ramsey’s second goal put the seal on an evening to forget.

Badou Ndiaye, Kostas Stafylidis (Stoke)

Senegal midfielder Ndiaye, a £14million capture from Galatasaray, was the main bright spot in defeat to Bournemouth. He produced a pinpoint cross to set up Xherdan Shaqiri’s fifth-minute opener as well as showing his aggressive streak with a cynical tackle to prevent Bournemouth breaking, which brought a deserved booking.

Badou Ndiaye made an early impact
Badou Ndiaye made an early impact (Daniel Hambury/PA)

Jordan Hugill (West Ham)

Came on with 11 minutes remaining and his team 3-1 down to Brighton. Went alongside Javier Hernandez in attack but barely got a touch of the ball.

Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig)

The Everton forward’s loan move was questioned by manager Sam Allardyce but he announced his arrival in the Bundesliga in style with a late winner against Borussia Monchengladbach barely 10 minutes after coming on as a substitute.

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