English Premier League 2017-18: Round Up – Week 5
- Total no.of goals scored in week 5 = 21
Bournemouth clinched the first point with a home win against Brighton & Hove Albion
AFC Bournemouth 2 (Andrew Surman 67′; Jermain Defoe 73′) – Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (Solly March 55′)
Hosts AFC Bournemouth opened their account in the ongoing EPL season after beating Brighton & Hove Albion by 2-1.
Solly March put the visitors 1-0 ahead on 10 minutes of the second half after he scored his first Premier League goal through a header from Pascal Gross’ cross.
The hosts made a comeback in the game on 67 minutes after Andrew Surman successfully beat the visitors’ goalie Maty Ryan. Just 6 minutes later, Jermain Defoe scored his first goal for his new team AFC Bournemouth after Jordan Ibe assisted with a through ball.
Crystal Palace woes continued as they lost the home game against Southampton
Crystal Palace 0 – Southampton 1 (Steven Davis 6′)
The fate of Crystal Palace has not changed yet even under the new manager. After sacking the Dutchman Frank de Boer, it was the first game for Crystal Palace under the new manager Roy Hodgson, but it ended with a 1-0 home defeat against Southampton.
Steven Davis scored an early goal which was also transformed into the match-winning goal. On just 6 minutes of the match, unmarked Davis scored the solitary goal after a poor saving by the hosts’ goalie Wayne Hennessey on Dusan Tadic’s shot.
Later, Crystal Palace tried much to score at least the equaliser goal and they had some great chances but the visitors’ goalie Fraser Forster denied to concede any.
Leicester survived with a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield
Huddersfield Town 1 (Laurent Depoitre 46′) – Leicester City 1 (Jamie Vardy 50′ PEN)
New Premier League team Huddersfield Town had a 1-1 draw result against Leicester City. On the very first minute of the second half, hosts Huddersfield Town took a 1-0 lead after Laurent Depoitre netted successfully.
Just four minutes later, Leicester won a penalty after Chris Lowe made a foul on Andy King inside the penalty box. Jamie Verdy perfectly grabbed that chance as he scored the equaliser goal from that penalty and secured an away point.
Liverpool frustrated with a 1-1 draw against Burnley
Liverpool 1 (Mohamed Salah 30′) – Burnley 1 (Scott Arfield 27′)
Hosts Liverpool earned a point after a frustrating draw against Burnley. Scott Arfield put Burnley 1-0 ahead on 27 minutes which was immediately replied by Mohammad Salah (30’) to make the scoreline 1-1. Liverpool was the dominant side as they also created some great chances but failed to finish those.
Newcastle beat Stoke by 2-1
Newcastle United 2 (Christian Atsu 19′; Jamaal Lascelles 68′) – Stoke City 1 (Xherdan Shaqiri 57′)
Hosts Newcastle United beat Stoke City by 2-1 in the Saturday’s clash. Christian Atsu opened the account for Newcastle on 19 minutes after he sent home from Matt Ritchie’s cross.
On 57 minutes, Xherdan Shaqiri made a superb strike from 25-yard distance as that equalized the scoreline (1-1). Jamaal Lascelles scored the winner for the hosts on 68 minutes through a header from the following corner.
Aguero scored hat-trick, Manchester City hammered the hosts Watford
Watford 0 – Manchester City 6 (Sergio Aguero 27′, 31′ & 81′; Gabriel Jesus 37′; Nicolas Otamendi 63′; Raheem Sterling 89′ PEN)
Sergio Aguero became the first man to score a hat-trick in this Premier League season as Manchester City hammered the hosts Watford 6-0.
On 27 minutes, Aguero opened the account for City through a header from the following free-kick. Just 4 minutes later, Aguero doubled the lead with an open finish. Gabriel Jesus was the next man to score on 37 minutes after Aguero delivered a through ball to him.
Nicolas Otamendi made the scoreline 4-0 with a header from the following cross by David Silva. Aguero completed his hat-trick on 81 minutes after an unstoppable effort.
On 88 minutes, Manchester City earned a penalty after Raheem Sterling was pulled down inside the penalty box. Sterling took that penalty and made a 6-0 scoreline for the visitors.
Hosts West Bromwich Albion held to a goalless draw against Hammers
West Bromwich Albion 0 – West Ham United 0
Hosts West Bromwich Albion was held to a goalless draw against West Ham United. Both the teams were able to produce only one shot on target during the 90 minutes of the match.
Dominant Spurs disappointed with a goalless draw
Tottenham Hotspur 0 – Swansea City 0
Hosts Tottenham Hotspur played dominant football against Swansea City but could not find a winner. Despite eight shots on target for Spurs, the scoreline remained 0-0 at the end.
Season’s first London derby ended in a goalless draw
Chelsea 0 – Arsenal 0
The first London derby of this Premier League season ended in a goalless draw while David Luiz was sent off at the late moment.
In the match between hosts Chelsea and visitors Arsenal, no one was able to break the deadlock. On 75 minutes, Mustafi was successful to hit the net with a header from the following set-piece but that was disallowed due to offside. The hosts’ defender David Luiz was shown a red card on 87 minutes after he made a reckless challenge on Sead Kolasinac.
Manchester United thrashed Everton
Manchester United 4 (Antonio Valencia 4′; Henrikh Mkhitaryan 83′; Romelu Lukaku 89′; Anthony Martial 90’+2′ PEN) – Everton 0
Manchester United clinched another 4-0 victory in this Premier League season and this time against Everton. Hosts Manchester United got an early lead after Antonio Valencia scored a stunner with a powerful shot from the outside the box. Later, three more late goals strengthen United’s victory.
After a long fight, Henrikh Mkhitaryan extended the lead for the hosts on 83 minutes which also secured their victory but that was not the end. United’s new signing Romelu Lukaku continued his goal-scoring form after he scored on 89 minutes against his previous club.
In the injury time, Everton conceded a penalty after Morgan Schneiderlin committed a handball inside the penalty box. Anthony Martial converted that penalty into a goal as Manchester United won the game by a 4-0 margin.
- Points Table at the end of week 5
|10||West Bromwich Albion||5||2||2||1||0||8|
|16||Brighton & Hove Albion||5||1||1||3||−3||4|
|17||West Ham United||5||1||1||3||−6||4|
- Key Week 5 Stats
Crystal Palace vs Southampton – Playing 450 minutes in this Premier League season, Crystal Palace has not opened their goal-scoring account. In the Premier League history, it is the longest goalless run for a team at the start of a season.
Watford vs Manchester City – It was the heaviest defeat for Watford in the English top-flight.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – It was the first time when Chelsea failed to score in a competitive home game under Antonio Conte.
Manchester United vs Everton – Since 2000, it was the heaviest league defeat for Everton at Old Trafford.
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