Premier League Table Live Gameweek 5: English Premier League Champions Manchester City dropped two points in Gameweek 5 fixture against Southampton in 0-0 draw at Etihad Stadium. Arsenal picked up their second consecutive win in the Premier League after losing the opening three fixtures. They beat Burnley by 0-1 at Turf Moor Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United continued their hot-form with three points to signal out as early title contenders. Newly promoted Brentford City shocked everyone with an away 0-2 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The biggest fixture of this game week was between two London giants Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. The Blues beat Spurs at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by 0-3 to stay at top of the league table. This was a big result for both the teams in terms of points and how the remainder of the season will play out.
High-flying Brighton and Hove Albion recorded another shocker when they beat league giants Leicester City by 2-1 at home. Now they are at 4th position in the league table with 4 wins and 1 loss, this will surely help Graham Potter’s side in the relegation battle at the of this season.
Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Chelsea: Same old Spurs
Tottenham Hotspur started this season with a victory over Manchester City. There was a new change in management with Nuno Espirito Santo took charge after the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Things were looking good with the club’s business activity in the transfer market, signing Christian Romero and keeping Harry Kane at the club was a big success.
But they are without a win in their last three matches. They lost big against Crystal Palace by 3-0 after defender Japhet Tanganaga received a red card. They also failed to secure three points in the opening match of the Europa League against Rennes with a 2-2 away draw. And now 0-3 defeat at home by Chelsea suggests that things haven’t improved a bit at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs fielded their strongest possible lineup against Chelsea and fans were expecting a thrilling encounter between these giants. But Chelsea kept the traffic one-way in the second half. Thiago Silva scored the first goal in the 49th minute with a thumping header. N’golo Kante scored the second goal to cement their lead just before the hour mark. German defender Antonio Rudiger scored the final and third goal for the Blues in the extra time to end the match.
Liverpool and Manchester United continues to dominate top position in the English Premier League:
Merseyside giants Liverpool continued their red form with a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield. Star forward Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal in Reds jersey. Mohamed Salah continued his form with a volley near the post-strike to score his fourth league goal. Substitute Naby Keita scored screamer with a volley from the edge of the box to complete the riot. Notably, all the goals came from the corner for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Manchester United also kept their unbeaten record this season with a 1-2 away win over West Ham United. Cristiano Ronaldo scored again, his third goal after his famous return to Old Trafford. Said Benrahma pulled one back for the hosts and it looked like a 1-1 result. But Jesse Lingard, who was a hero for the Hammers last season, scored a beauty at the 89th minute to hand the visitors lead. But the drama was not over at the London Stadium. Luke Shaw handled the ball from Yarmolenko’s cross in the box at 90+3’ minute which resulted in a penalty for West Ham. Veteran Mark Noble was introduced in place of Bowen for the penalty but United goalkeeper David de Gea denied him with great savings. That was the end of the drama at London Stadium which Red Devils escaped with three points.
Arsenal record another win as Citizens and Foxes fall in early title race:
North London giants Arsenal are looking strong again with another league win. Mikel Arteta’s side beat Burnley by 0-1 at Turf Moor to rise to 13th position in the Premier League table. New signing Martin Odegaard scored a sensational free-kick in the first half to hand visitors important three points.
Leicester City was shocked by newly-promoted Brighton in a 2-1 defeat at Falmer Stadium. Neal Maupay and Danny Welbeck scored for the hosts to get a 2-0 lead. But the veteran forward Jamie Vardy pulled one back for the Brendon Rodgers side, which was not enough for the Foxes.
League champions Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw at Etihad Stadium by Southampton. This was a shocker from Pep Guardiola’s side who now have lost 5 points from the opening 5 league fixtures. This resulted in Citizens losing the top-four spot. Saints now have 4 draws in the opening 5 fixtures and their wait for first-win goes on.