Premier League Matchweek 5 Review: Things to Ponder

By  Football Pulp - 29 August 2016

5 down, 33 more to go! Premier League Matchweek 5 saw some unexpected results that have changed the outlook of the table for the time being. Dazzling shots on goal, woodworks, throttling displays, and much more was on the cards, serving audience with another exciting matchweek in the Premier League. Here’s what we have learned from Matchweek 5:

Chelsea 1 – 2 Liverpool

Nobody saw that coming but as expected, Jurgen Klopp’s men were on their top against a tough opposition. A splendid strike from Jordan Henderson secured all the three points for Merseyside team, placing them on level points with Chelsea and Arsenal.

Hull City 1 – 4 Arsenal

Gunners continued their outstanding winning streak, demolishing Hull City away from home. That’s 3 wins in a row for Wenger, hinting towards a top four finish once again.

Leicester City 3 – 0 Burnley

Claudio Ranieri’s men started off from where they left in the Champions League and displayed another fine performance in the Premier League. Although the focus is diverted but Leicester are bouncing back in search of a Champions League spot this time round as well.

Man City 4 – 0 AFC Bournemouth

Pep Guardiola became only the second manager in Premier League history after Jose Mourinho to win 5 opening fixtures. The match showcased the tale of two midfielders, the rise of Kevin De Bruyne and the decline of Jack Wilshere.

West Brom 4 – 2 West Ham

This was a rather surprising result for Hammers, placing them in the bottom-half of the table after a shocking 4-2 defeat at the hands of West Brom. With 4 goals down, West Ham tried to pick-up but they left it too late and the two goals scored served nothing more than consolation.

Everton 3 – 1 Middlesbrough

Ronald Koeman has transformed a beautifully composed Everton side into a team with winning mentality. To put it in perspective, its four in a row for Everton, while Gareth Barry also scored in his 600th Premier League appearance.

Watford 3 – 1 Man Utd

Watford waited for almost three decades to acknowledge a win against Manchester United. On the contrary, things are getting worst for Jose Mourinho as the hefty amount spent in the transfer market is not paying off.

Southampton 1 – 0 Swansea

Finally a win for Southampton as the Saints defeated Swansea with a narrow margin and not to forget a clean sheet after 16 games. Things are looking bright for Southampton with 2 wins in a row in all competitions. Time to bounce back for Saints!

Crystal Palace 4 – 1 Stoke City

The array of poor performances from Stoke City keeps getting worse and with their current form, a relegation spot is guaranteed. Eagles did nothing special but made the day even worse for Porter’s.

Spurs 1 – 0 Sunderland

Spurs continued their impressive run against the Black Cats with 1 goal to nil despite having 19 shots on target. Tottenham is enjoying their unbeaten run in the Premier League, hoping to land a bet for the title.

A memorable matchweek in the Premier League came to end and we are waiting anxiously for next week’s action. Stay tuned!

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