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The return of the Premier League in pictures

Sheffield United were denied by a goal-line technology failure at Villa Park.

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With no fans in the stadium, Manchester City erected a fan wall inside the Etihad (Laurence Griffiths/NMC Pool/PA)

With no fans in the stadium, Manchester City erected a fan wall inside the Etihad (Laurence Griffiths/NMC Pool/PA)

With no fans in the stadium, Manchester City erected a fan wall inside the Etihad (Laurence Griffiths/NMC Pool/PA)

Exactly 100 days since the last Premier League match, the competition resumed following its suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sheffield United were denied by a goal-line technology failure at Villa Park, while Manchester City eased to victory over Arsenal.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the league’s return in pictures.

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Goal posts are wiped clean with a disinfectant wipe ahead of the match at Villa Park (Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA)

Goal posts are wiped clean with a disinfectant wipe ahead of the match at Villa Park (Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA)

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Goal posts are wiped clean with a disinfectant wipe ahead of the match at Villa Park (Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA)

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Players warmed up in Black Lives Matter t-shirts (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

Players warmed up in Black Lives Matter t-shirts (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

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Players warmed up in Black Lives Matter t-shirts (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

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Players and officials took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after the whistle was blown for kick-off (Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA)

Players and officials took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after the whistle was blown for kick-off (Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA)

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Players and officials took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after the whistle was blown for kick-off (Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA)

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‘Black Lives Matter’ replaced player names on the back of the shirts (Carl Recine/NMC Pool/PA)

‘Black Lives Matter’ replaced player names on the back of the shirts (Carl Recine/NMC Pool/PA)

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‘Black Lives Matter’ replaced player names on the back of the shirts (Carl Recine/NMC Pool/PA)

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The big talking point came as Orjan Nyland carried the ball over the line, but Sheffield United were denied by a goal-line technology failure (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

The big talking point came as Orjan Nyland carried the ball over the line, but Sheffield United were denied by a goal-line technology failure (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

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The big talking point came as Orjan Nyland carried the ball over the line, but Sheffield United were denied by a goal-line technology failure (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

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Referee Michael Oliver points to his watch to signal the goal-line technology did not give a goal (Carl Recine/NMC Pool/PA)

Referee Michael Oliver points to his watch to signal the goal-line technology did not give a goal (Carl Recine/NMC Pool/PA)

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Referee Michael Oliver points to his watch to signal the goal-line technology did not give a goal (Carl Recine/NMC Pool/PA)

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith had to share the spoils (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith had to share the spoils (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and Aston Villa boss Dean Smith had to share the spoils (Paul Ellis/NMC Pool/PA)

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Arsenal players warm up in front of the Manchester City fan wall at the Etihad Stadium (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

Arsenal players warm up in front of the Manchester City fan wall at the Etihad Stadium (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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Arsenal players warm up in front of the Manchester City fan wall at the Etihad Stadium (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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All players and officials also took a knee at the Etihad (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

All players and officials also took a knee at the Etihad (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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All players and officials also took a knee at the Etihad (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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A match ball is wiped during the game (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

A match ball is wiped during the game (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

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A match ball is wiped during the game (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

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Arsenal had an injury nightmare as first Granit Xhaka (pictured) and then Pablo Mari were forced off (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

Arsenal had an injury nightmare as first Granit Xhaka (pictured) and then Pablo Mari were forced off (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

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Arsenal had an injury nightmare as first Granit Xhaka (pictured) and then Pablo Mari were forced off (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

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Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of the Premier League’s restart (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of the Premier League’s restart (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

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Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of the Premier League’s restart (Dave Thompson/NMC Pool/PA)

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Medical staff have to wear PPE (Laurence Griffiths/NMC/PA)

Medical staff have to wear PPE (Laurence Griffiths/NMC/PA)

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Medical staff have to wear PPE (Laurence Griffiths/NMC/PA)

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Arsenal defender David Luiz was sent off on a miserable night for Arsenal (Laurence Griffiths/NMC/PA)

Arsenal defender David Luiz was sent off on a miserable night for Arsenal (Laurence Griffiths/NMC/PA)

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Arsenal defender David Luiz was sent off on a miserable night for Arsenal (Laurence Griffiths/NMC/PA)

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Kevin De Bruyne made it 2-0 (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

Kevin De Bruyne made it 2-0 (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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Kevin De Bruyne made it 2-0 (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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Manchester City defender Eric Garcia received lengthy treatment after colliding with goalkeeper Ederson (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

Manchester City defender Eric Garcia received lengthy treatment after colliding with goalkeeper Ederson (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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Manchester City defender Eric Garcia received lengthy treatment after colliding with goalkeeper Ederson (Peter Powell/NMC Pool/PA)

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