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Budweiser Kings of the Match: Matchweek 1

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Kings of Matchweek 1: Michail Antonio

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After the final whistles in the opening Matchweek of 2021/22, thousands of supporters voted to crown their Budweiser Kings of the Match.

Fans across the world have had their say and chosen their top performers via the official Premier League website and app. Here's who came out on top.

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Sergi Canos (BRE)

The Spaniard became Brentford's first Premier League goalscorer and earned 44.1 per cent of the vote to win the accolade.

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Bruno Fernandes (MUN)

It was a stunning start to the season by Fernandes, who repeatedly ran in behind Leeds United's defence and scored a hat-trick. He gained two thirds of the vote.

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Robert Sanchez (BHA)

Fine saves from the Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper helped his team come from behind to defeat Burnley.

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Trevoh Chalobah (CHE)

A memorable debut for the centre-back, who marked his maiden Premier League appearance with his first Chelsea goal to seal a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace and gain 71.2 per cent of the vote.

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Richarlison (EVE)

The Brazilian scored Everton's equaliser at the start of the second half and set up his strike partner Dominic Calvert-Lewin for their third goal.

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Kasper Schmeichel (LEI)

More than half of fans voted for the Leicester City goalkeeper, who made three saves to keep a clean sheet in the 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Emmanuel Dennis (WAT)

A goal and an assist on his Premier League debut helped the Watford forward edge out Emiliano Martinez with 30.4 per cent of the votes to the Aston Villa goalkeeper's 30.3 per cent. 

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Mohamed Salah (LIV)

The Egyptian was at his brilliant best, scoring one goal and creating two more in Liverpool's 3-0 win at Norwich City to claim a huge 91.2 per cent of the vote.

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Michail Antonio (WHU)

Antonio scored one and assisted another in West Ham United's win at Newcastle United to equal Paolo Di Canio's club record of 47 Premier League goals.

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Son Heung-min (TOT)

The Tottenham Hotspur star topped the poll with an overwhelming 69.3 per cent of the vote after netting a superb winner against Manchester City

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