Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 5
Fresh off the international break, the Premier League is back on for a long stretch. Here’s the top stories from this weekend’s action.
1. Match of the Week goes to Liverpool and the Spurs
It was the most anticipated game of the weekend, and how convenient it was the first match on the card. Liverpool and the Spurs clashed at Wembley Stadium in what ended as a 2-1 win for Liverpool. Liverpool remain perfect on the season thanks to a Spurs team that couldn’t score a goal till second half stoppage time. By that time Liverpool’s second goal had come in the 54th minute from Roberto Firmino to seal the deal. Erik Lamela scored the Spurs’ lone goal.
2. Man United break Watford’s win streak
It was a test for both sides. For Watford it was a chance to show the league they weren’t going out of the league at the bottom and they intend to finish high. For United, it was to show some form of consistency and that it could lead to a stronger run at a title. For United it wasn’t pretty but they got the job done with a 2-1 win. Without young star Marcus Rashford the team still managed to play a good game but concern did arise at the lack of workrate from some players in the team. They’re still signs the team has tricklings that won’t play for Mourinho.
3. Eden Hazard nets a hat trick in 4-1 victory
Hazard brought in his A-game when Chelsea took on Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge. He was on his way for a brace in the first half and then put the hat trick together with a penalty in the second half. Chelsea continue their surge up the table, and Cardiff City don’t have the team to put up a fight, making their Arsenal game a likely fluke.
4. Bournemouth dominate at home against Leicester
It was a high scoring affair at the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth dominated the whole match taking the game to 3-0 by halftime. Leicester did mount a small charge late in the second half with goals in the 88th and 89th minute but with the fourth goal already scored by the Cherries in the 81st minute, Leicester didn’t mount the charge in time.
5. Man City put down Fulham 3-0
The game was over by the beginning of the second half. City got out to a 2-0 lead in the first half to give just enough of a cushion to not feel threatened by what has been a decent Fulham side so far this season. City continue to charge for their defense of the Premier League title.
Matchweek 6 begins this weekend.
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