Premier League standings after week 5 action

 Premier League standings after week 5 action

Premier League standings after week 5 action

Premier League standings after week 5 action

The English Premier League never disappoints and once again, it proved why it’s arguably the most popular league in the world this past weekend.

Defending champions Manchester City stumbled once again, shooting blanks in a 0-0 draw at home against Southampton.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal won their second match in a row courtesy of a wonderful Martin Odegaard freekick away at Burnley, which moved them closer to the top half of the table.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool continued with their perfect start to the new season, winning their fourth game 3-0 against Crystal Palace.

Premier League standings after week 5 action

Premier League standings after week 5 action
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The best of the action was however preserved for Sunday with three exciting clashes.

Talking about Premier League standings after week 5 action, Brighton stunned Leicester City 2-1, thanks to goals from Neal Maupay and Danny Welbeck while Jamie Vardy scored the consolation for the Foxes.

There was late drama at the London Stadium when West Ham hosted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s high-flying Man United.

Cristiano Ronaldo once again showed why he could be crucial if United were to mount a serious title challenge, canceling out Said Benrahma’s opener.

Jesse Lingard then scored, in the 90th minute, against his former side – where he spent the second half of last season on loan – to give the Reds maximum point.

It was not without late drama though as Luke Shaw handled the ball inside the box and the hosts were awarded a penalty.

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Mark Noble was then thrown in to take the penalty, but he missed as David de Gea made a wonderful save to ensure United collected all the points.

Premier League standings after week 5 action

Premier League standings after week 5 action
Man United players celebrating after Jesse Lingard goal

The last match of the day was a London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea.

The Blues were second-best for the better part of the first half, but a tactical change and switch in the formation by Thomas Tuchel at half-time allowed the Blues to turn the game on its head, eventually winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger.

So, how does the table look like? :Premier League standings after week 5 action

Liverpool and Chelsea have identical records from the opening five games and are joint top the table.

Man United, Brighton, Man City, and Everton are third, fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively, and are the only teams to have hit double digits.

Premier League standings after week 5 action

Premier League standings after week 5 action
Premier league table as Chelsea secure top spot

Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign and go level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table.

Spurs have now lost back-to-back league games after winning their first three under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

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“I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes,” Tuchel said. “There were individual performances which were great in the first half from [keeper] Kepa and Thiago Silva.

“In general we lacked intent, energy and relentlessness in duels and 50-50 balls. We spoke about it at half time. In the second half it was a very good performance and a deserved win.”

The London derby was also the world’s first net zero carbon football match at an elite level.

The project aimed to educate fans on the role of sport in addressing climate change while supporters at the stadium were encouraged to choose plant-based food options and recycle.

Premier League standings after week 5 action
Premier League standings after week 5 action
Rudiger and Thiago Silva Celebrate at Tottenham

Before kickoff, both sets of players and supporters gave an emotional minute’s applause in memory of former Spurs and Chelsea striker Jimmy Greaves, who died on Sunday at age 81.

Spurs enjoyed the better of a first half with few clear-cut chances and came closest to scoring after 33 minutes when Son was denied from close range by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Kante replaced Mason Mount after the break which saw Chelsea dominate and they took the lead after 49 minutes when Silva headed in from Marcus Alonso’s corner.

Three minutes later, Alonso almost doubled Chelsea’s lead but his strike was brilliantly clear off the line by Eric Dier.

However, just before the hour mark, Dier was left in an unfortunate position when Kante’s shot deflected off him into the bottom corner.

Silva almost grabbed a second from another corner after 76 minutes but Hugo Lloris parried his header wide.

Rudiger made it 3-0 in stoppage time with a well-taken finish from Timo Werner’s low cross.

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