Chelsea cruise past Spurs, Liverpool ease Palace away, and De Gea’s last minute penalty save meant all three teams continue their unbeaten run.
Game week 5 in the Premier League was interesting to say the least, as Man City and Leicester City both dropped points. Brighton are in 4th place and Arsenal get a hard -fought victory. Two out of the three newly promoted teams get wins. Let’s overview some of the more exciting fixtures.
Lingard Comes back to Haunt the Irons
Jesse Lingard, after his mistake against BSC Young Boys, came on against the club to whom he was Loaned out too, and scored a wonder goal which gave Manchester United a deserved victory. Said Benrahma’s deflected shot gave West Ham the lead, but Cristiano Ronaldo does what he does, and got the Red Devils level with his third goal in two premier league games.
Lingard’s winner would’ve meant nothing if West Ham would’ve converted their penalty in the 94th minute. David Moyes brought on club captain, Mark Noble in his final season to take the penalty. However, De Gea pulled off a massive save, and earned his side crucial three points.
Chelsea cruise in the London Derby
Chelsea turned the heat up in the London Derby, which was 0-0 in the first half. Tuchel’s men came out quickly in the second half, as Thiago Silva gave them a lead from a corner in the 48th minute. The blues grabbed another in the 56th minute through a deflected, long-range N’golo Kante strike.
Chelsea were comfortable past that point and got another in the 92nd minute where Werner assisted Rudiger. Not their regular goal scorers, but the regular Chelsea as they cruised past a stagnant Tottenham Hotspur.
The Seagulls flying into Fourth
Brighton defeated Leicester 2-1 at home. Graham Potter and his team continue their sublime form to go into fourth. Leicester are falling far behind the pack as they’ve already lost three and are in 12th position.
Brighton played majority of the good football in the first half, were rewarded by a controversial penalty which was tucked away by Maupay. The Seagulls got their 2nd with an early set-piece in the second half. Trossard free-kick was glanced in by Danny Welbeck for his first of the season.
Jamie Vardy scored a neat goal to make it 2-1 in the 60th minute. Lookman and Ndidi both had a goals controversially disallowed for offside. Brighton held on to make It four victories out of five.
Peps Shuffling of lineup costs Man City two points
Pep Guardiola gave Fernandinho and Ake their first starts In the League. He also dropped Torres for Sterling, which proved to be crucial as they drew 0-0 to Southampton at Etihad.
City failed to make a breakthrough against a team whose been winless this season. Sterling had a goal disallowed in the dying minutes, but it was a well earned draw for the Saints.
Results from rest of the games
Liverpool continue to look good and beat Palace 3-0 at home. New signing Konate got his first start, even James Milner started at right back. Goals from Salah, Mane and a sublime left foot volley from Keita keeps the reds unbeaten run going.
Watford got a great result in the clash of both newly promoted team, 3-1 vs Norwich. Ismail Sarr bagged two goals in the clash for the Hornets.
Newly Promoted Brentford also continue getting great results with a 2-0 win away at Wolves. Talisman Ivan Toney scored his 2nd penalty of the season. Bryan Mbuemo doubled the lead from a Toney assist. Brentford saw red in the 65th minute, but the point were in the bag by then.
Aston Villa ended Everton’s unbeaten run by beating them 3-0 at Villa Park. New Signing Bailey was on show as he scored 1 and his corner delivery was the assist in an own goal.
Leeds vs Newcastle was a draw. Saint Maximin was impressive again with a goal, Raphina was on the score sheet for Leeds with a cross cum shot ended in the back of the net.