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Not to be outdone, Liverpool grabbed an impressive hard-fought 2-1 road win over Tottenham to hold on to perfection, champions – Manchester City – maintained their unbeaten run with...
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The English Premier Week returned this weekend following the international break with 2014/15 Champions – Chelsea – maintaining their perfect start to the season with a 5th straight win (4-1) over  newly promoted Cardiff City to hold on to the top spot.

Not to be outdone, Liverpool grabbed an impressive hard-fought 2-1 road win over Tottenham to hold on to perfection, champions – Manchester City – maintained their unbeaten run with a comfortable 3-0 home win over Fulham, and Watford’s incredulous four-game winning running ended at home, following a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Elsewhere on the day, it was Bournemouth over Leicester City by a 4-2 margin, Crystal City bouncing back from their three-game slide with a lone goal win over Huddersfield on the road, and Bournemouth putting 10-man Leicester City away by a 4-2 scoreline.

Burnley maintained their winless start to the season on Sunday, following a lone goal loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves), whilst visiting West Ham stunned Everton by a 3-1 margin after 90 minutes for their first win of the season.

And on Monday Night, Southampton and Brighton played to a 2-2 tie.

 

EPL Week 05 Standings

EPL Week 05 Standings

Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory over Tottenham at Wembley.

Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

Georginio Wijnaldum's first Premier League away goal, awarded by goal-line technology, put Liverpool ahead on 36 minutes before Roberto Firmino sealed a fifth-consecutive victory with their second nine minutes after the interval.

Eric Lamela grabbed a goal back in stoppage-time but it proved too little, too late for Mauricio Pochettino's men as Spurs slipped to a second successive defeat.     

Manchester City 3-0 Fulham

Leroy Sane scored on his return as Manchester City maintained their imperious Premier League home record in a 3-0 victory over Fulham.

Manchester City 3-0 Fulham

Sane (2) took just 90 seconds to bag on his first start of the season as City were in a slick mood and had too much for the naive Londoners, who tried to go toe to toe with the champions in the early stages.

David Silva (21) scored on his 350th appearance for the club and Raheem Sterling (47) completed the scoring in a game where City were scintillating to watch but wasteful in front of goal.

City have now won 18 of their last 20 Premier League home games and move to within two points of Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table.

Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal

Arsenal secured a third successive Premier League win under Unai Emery with a 2-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday.

Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal

After a lacklustre first-half at St James' Park, Granit Xhaka's stunning free-kick (49) broke the deadlock before Mesut Ozil (58) doubled his side's advantage on his 200th appearance for the club.

Substitute Ciaran Clark pulled one back in stoppage time (90+1) but it proved to be too little too late for the hosts as Emery's side held on for all three points.

Victory sees the Gunners move up to seventh in the table, while Newcastle, who have just one point from their opening five games, stay 18th.

Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City

Chelsea made it five wins from five as Eden Hazard's hat-trick saw them sweep Cardiff aside 4-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City

The Blues fell behind for the first time this season when Sol Bamba turned in from close range following Sean Morrison's flick-on from a free-kick (17).

But Chelsea began to turn on the style before half-time with a number of one-touch moves, and they levelled when Olivier Giroud flicked the ball into Hazard, who took a touch before firing beyond Neil Etheridge from the edge of the box (37).

The Belgian had them in front before the break from another Giroud assist, this time from the edge of the six-yard box (44), and added a third from the spot late on when Bamba bundled into Willian (81). Chelsea moved up top of the standings with the win.

Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester City

Two goals from Ryan Fraser, a Josh King penalty and an Adam Smith strike helped Bournemouth to a 4-2 win over 10-man Leicester.

Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester City

Bournemouth scored three times in the opening 45 minutes with Fraser grabbing two (19 and 37) before King converted from the spot (41).

Smith grabbed a fourth for Bournemouth (81) after Wes Morgan was shown a second yellow card of the afternoon and there were late goals from James Maddison (88) and Marc Albrighton (89) to give Leicester a brief glimmer of hope, but defeat for the visitors is likely to raise questions again over the long-term future of Claude Puel.

The result means Bournemouth go up into fifth in the Premier League table. Leicester remain in ninth.

Huddersfield 0-1 Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha handed Crystal Palace a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.

Zaha was a doubt for the game after missing Palace's 2-0 defeat against Southampton with a groin injury, but he was fit enough to start and ultimately proved the difference between the two sides.

Huddersfield dominated for large periods but they lacked a killer edge in front of goal, with Steve Mounie missing a great chance with a header in the first half, and Aaron Mooy rattling the post with a volley in the second.

Victory for Palace means they have ended their run of league defeats while Huddersfield still await their first victory of the season.

Watford 1-2 Manchester United

Manchester United inflicted a first defeat of the season on Watford as they won 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

Watford 1-2 Manchester United

The Hornets had won all four of their league games before the international break, but two goals in three first-half minutes from Romelu Lukaku (35) and Chris Smalling (38) ultimately sealed the win for United, who had Nemanja Matic sent off in injury time.

Andre Gray pulled a goal back for Watford in the 65th minute, but they could not find another as their winning run was brought to a halt.

United ended the game with 10 men as Matic was shown a second yellow card after a foul on Will Hughes in the third minute of injury time, but held on for their second win in a row after two league defeats, and move up to eighth.

Sunday

Sunday

Wolves 1-0 Burnley FC

Burnley are still without a Premier League win this season after Raul Jimenez's second-half goal earned Wolves a 1-0 victory at Molineux on Super Sunday.

The Mexico forward struck the winner in the 61st minute to seal a second straight top-flight victory and one that boss Nuno Espirito Santo will feel his side deserved after Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart made a string of fine saves to keep his side in the game.

The result sees the home side climb into the top half of the table on eight points, while Burnley have made their worst top-flight start in 90 years and remain in the relegation zone after picking up just one point from their opening five matches.

Everton 1-3 West Ham

West Ham finally won their first Premier League game of the season as Andriy Yarmolenko's first-half double saw them beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Yarmolenko gave West Ham an 11th-minute lead with his first goal for the club, before doubling the visitors' advantage with a delightful curler just past the half-hour mark.

However, Gylfi Sigurdsson's bullet header gave Everton a lifeline in first-half injury time - the attacker's first league strike since February - only for Marko Arnautovic's third goal of the season to restore his side's two-goal cushion after 61 minutes.

As a result, the Hammers jumped up from the bottom of the table to 16th, while Everton stay in 10th place having won only once so far this campaign.

 

Monday

Southampton 2-2 Brighton

Glenn Murray scored a 91st-minute penalty to seal a 2-2 draw for Brighton against Southampton on Monday Night Football after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's stunning opener.

The midfielder produced a moment of magic in the 35th minute of a lacklustre first half with a swerving effort from outside the box, before Danny Ings (64) converted from the spot after being fouled by Gaetan Bong in the area.

But two minutes and nine seconds later, Shane Duffy (67) nodded home a Brighton reply and it was the defender who was fouled by James Ward-Prowse to win a late penalty, which Murray slotted home (90+1).

It is the second 2-2 draw in a row for Chris Hughton's side, who are level on five points with Southampton, although are a place behind the Saints in 14th on goal difference.

 

 

 

EPL Week 05 Scores at A Glance

Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

Manchester City 3-0 Fulham

Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal

Chelsea 4-1 Cardiff City

Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester City

Huddersfield 0-1 Crystal Palace

Watford 1-2 Manchester United

Sunday

Wolves 1-0 Burnley FC

Everton 1-3 West Ham

Monday

Southampton 2-2 Brighton

 

Game day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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