Week 5 of the Premier League saw an upset of epic proportions in the form of newly promoted Norwich City defeating the champions of last year’s league, Manchester City; Liverpool stay top as they down Newcastle United; and Arsenal’s high flying form stunted by Watford.
The biggest game of the weekend was Norwich City v. Manchester City. Norwich started the game off with two early goals from the likes of Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell. This stunned both the players and supporters of Manchester City. However, City responded at the beginning of the second half with a goal from Sergio Aguero. But Norwich answered back with another goal from their high form striker, Teemu Puuki. Rodrigo scored in the 88th minute for City, easing their pain. Either way, City’s confidence have been stunted by this surprise loss, and allowed league leaders, Liverpool, to gain a 5-point gap.
After their home win against Newcastle United, Liverpool FC keep their form of five wins from five games, and stay top of the league by five points. The day didn’t start out well for the Reds, as they went 1-0 down on a goal scored by Newcastle’s Jetro Willems in the 7th minute. Sadio Mane scored twice before the end of the first half for Liverpool, making the score 2-1 at half time. Mohammed Salah scored one more goal for Liverpool before the end of the game, giving Liverpool a 3-1 win at home. Solidifying their place a top of the table, City’s loss to Norwich City confirms that the Reds are above City by five points.
Arsenal drew 2-2 away at Watford this weekend in a stunner for Arsenal. Prior to the International break, Watford sat dead last in the table and fired their manager, Javi Garcia. They reappointed former manager, Quique Sánchez Flores. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice to open up the game for Arsenal, they lead 2-0 at Half Time. Shortly after the second half began, Tom Cleverly scored for Watford, and Roberto Pereyra scored a penalty in the 81st minute to level the scores. It would stay that way and the match ended 2-2. Arsenal has another challenge next week as they take on newly promoted side, Aston Villa, at home.
In other news from around the league this weekend…
Manchester United won a lackluster game by a score of 1-0, as world record signing, Harry Maguire, returns to face his former club, Leicester City.
Southampton beat newly promoted side, Sheffield United, 1-0, after United club legend, Billy Sharp, got sent off in the 85th minute.
Brighton & Hove Albion drew 1-1 with Burnley this weekend after a 91st minute goal was scored by Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick, causing both teams to share the points.
Chelsea demolished the Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, by a score of 5-2, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham scored three goals for his hat-trick.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace at home this weekend by a score line of 4-0, the four goals all came before half-time as Son Heung-min scored two goals before the 25th minute.
Bournemouth defeated Everton this weekend by a score of 3-1, with recent English national team call-up, Callum Wilson, netting two goals.
And finally, Aston Villa and West Ham United played out a boring 0-0 draw on Monday night after West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku got sent off in the 67th minute.