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Premier League round-up: Mane and Thiago Silva reach excellent feats, Norwich set horrible record

September 20, 2021 By Ali M.
Chelsea recorded an excellent 3-0 London Derby victory over Tottenham while Liverpool marched to a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Matchweek 5 in the Premier League is done and dusted, and what a round of fixtures it was! The action kicked off on Friday with Leeds United's 1-1 draw with Newcastle but all the exciting matchups took place over the weekend, with Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City undergoing simultaneous kick-offs on Saturday.

The Gunners, having just earned their first win of the season a week ago, made it back-to-back 1-0 triumphs, this time overcoming Burnley in a tough physical battle. Jurgen Klopp's men, on the other hand, brushed aside Crystal Palace with ease at Anfield, beating the Eagles 3-0, while Guardiola's defending champions were held to a frustrating nil-nil draw at home to Southampton.

The following day saw Leicester lose 2-1 away to Brighton while Man United survived a dramatic last-minute penalty to also triumph 2-1 over West Ham. The final game of this Matchweek saw Tottenham and Chelsea face off in a highly-anticipated London Derby, with the Blues emerging victorious in emphatic style, marching to a 3-0 triumph. Here's everything you need to know about the recent round of fixtures in the Premier League.

Who are the top five teams in the Premier League?

 

Pos.TeamMPWDLGFGAGDPForm
1 Chelsea 9 7 1 1 23 3 +20 22 WWWLW
2 Liverpool 9 6 3 0 27 6 +21 21 WWDDW
3 Manchester City 9 6 2 1 20 4 +16 20 WWDWD
4 West Ham United 9 5 2 2 16 10 +6 17 WWLWL
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 4 3 2 9 9 0 15 LDDDW
6 Tottenham Hotspur 9 5 0 4 9 13 -4 15 LWWLL
7 Manchester United 9 4 2 3 16 15 +1 14 LLDLW
8 Everton 9 4 2 3 15 14 +1 14 LLDWL
9 Leicester City 9 4 2 3 15 15 0 14 WWDDL
10 Arsenal 9 4 2 3 10 13 -3 14 WDDWW
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 4 1 4 9 9 0 13 DWWWL
12 Brentford 9 3 3 3 11 9 +2 12 LLWDW
13 Aston Villa 9 3 1 5 13 15 -2 10 LLLWW
14 Watford 9 3 1 5 12 17 -5 10 WLLDW
15 Crystal Palace 9 1 6 2 11 14 -3 9 DDDDL
16 Southampton 9 1 5 3 8 12 -4 8 DWLLD
17 Leeds United 9 1 4 4 8 16 -8 7 DLWLD
18 Burnley 9 0 4 5 7 15 -8 4 DLDDL
19 Newcastle United 9 0 4 5 11 20 -9 4 DLLDD
20 Norwich City 9 0 2 7 2 23 -21 2 LDDLL
Champions League (Group Stage)
Europa League (Group Stage)
Relegation - Championship
 

Premier League top 3 scorers

  1. Michail Antonio: 4 goals

  2. Bruno Fernandes: 4 goals

  3. Mohamed Salah: 4 goals

Premier League – top headlines

  • Chelsea's 3-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday means the Blues have won their last six away London derbies, setting a new club record for longest winning streak.

  • Thiago Silva enjoyed a game to remember in the victory over Spurs. Not only did the Brazilian center-back keep a clean sheet, he also found the back of the net, thus becoming the second-oldest Premier League goalscorer (36y & 362d) for the Blues behind only Didier Drogba (37y & 49d).

  • David de Gea's penalty save vs Mark Noble in the final minutes of West Ham vs Man United earned the Red Devils a crucial 2-1 triumph. That was the Spaniard's first penalty save in the Premier League October 2014 and his first overall (club and country) since April 2016, having conceded 40 consecutive spot kicks in a row.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo continued his excellent start for Solskjaer's side, netting the first of Man United's two goals vs West Ham. That strike came at the Hammers' London Stadium, making it the 66th different stadium in Europe's top five leagues that Ronaldo has scored at, with only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (64) coming close to this feat.

  • Sadio Mane set two lovely feats in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace. Having broken the deadlock in the first half, the Senegalese ace reached the 100-goal mark for Liverpool across all competitions. Furthermore, the Anfield clash was the ninth consecutive game in which he found the back of the net against the Eagles, becoming the first player in EPL history to score in nine successive outings against one club.

  • Norwich's defeat vs Watford was their 15th consecutive loss in the Premier League, all of which came under Daniel Farke's reign, making it the longest losing streak under a single manager in English top-flight history.

  • Man City's goalless draw with Southampton saw the Cityzens manage only one shot on target for the first time since March 2017.

Top matches to watch in the Premier League: Sept. 25-27, 2021

Chelsea vs Manchester City: This is the clash between the two title favorites! Chelsea are the most in-form team in the league while City look to bounce back from their disappointing goalless draw. Will Guardiola finally get the better of Thomas Tuchel or will the German beat the Spaniard for a fourth time in a row? Tune in to find out.

Manchester United vs Aston Villa: After that confidence-boosting win over West Ham, Man United will look to continue their streak when they host a tricky Aston Villa side next weekend. The Red Devils have lost the top spot to Chelsea due to goal difference, but with the Blues facing Man City in the upcoming round, Cristiano and Co. could capitalize should Tucheel's men slip up.

Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur: There's nothing like a North London Derby! Arsenal and Tottenham are gearing up for an exciting showdown, with both clubs enduring contrasting results so far. When the Gunners lost three in a row, Spurs won, conceding zero goals and marching to the top of the table. However, with Arteta's men now triumphing back-to-back games via a 1-0 score line, it's Nuno's side that cannot triumph, losing 3-0 against Palace and Chelsea. Can Harry Kane and Co. bounce back or will they suffer another Emirates Stadium defeat? Don't miss this tie.

*Keep track of all the activities in the English top-flight by following our dedicated Premier League competition page.


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