2021-22 Premier League: Week Five Roundup

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Chelsea moved top of the Premier League following a packed fifth matchweek of 2021-22 Premier League season.

Second-half goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger saw Chelsea thrash Tottenham in a blockbuster London derby in North London, just hours after legend of both clubs – Jimmy Greaves passed away aged 81.

Chelsea consequently sit top from Liverpool by virtue of head-to-head away goals from their clash at Anfield last month, as Jurgen Klopp’s Red thrashed Crystal Palace 3-0 to go joint top with same goal difference and goals scored.

Comeback goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard saw Manchester United come from behind to beat West Ham 2-1 at London Stadium, after Said Benrahma had put the Hammers ahead with Mark Noble missing a late chance to equalise as his injury-time penalty was saved by David De Gea.

Goals from Neal Maupay and Danny Welbeck saw Brighton clinch their first Premier League win over Leicester, despite Jamie Vardy’s 61st minute consolation goal as the Foxes fell to a 2-1 defeat at the Amex Stadium with Graham Potter’s Seagulls rounding out the top four.

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Down in the relegation zone, Norwich remain without a league win as Ismaila Sarr’s second-half brace clinched a 3-1 away victory for Watford at Carrow Road, after Emmanuel Dennis’ opener for the Hornets was cancelled out by Teemu Pukki.

Burnley slipped to second-bottom after suffering a narrow defeat at home to Arsenal, with Martin Odegaard’s 30th minute free-kick proving the difference for Mikel Arteta’s Gunners at Turf Moor.

Allan Saint-Maximin’s 44th minute strike saw Newcastle move up to third-bottom after holding Leeds to a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park in Friday Night Football, as Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites sit just above the relegation zone.

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Elsewhere, Aston Villa delivered a clinical 3-0 victory over Everton at Villa Park as Matty Cash and Leon Bailey struck either side of Lucas Digne’s own goal as the Frenchman deflected Bailey’s initial strike into his own net.

Ivan Toney produced a goal and assist as Brentford bounced back from their first defeat of the season with a routine two goal win at Wolves, despite Shandon Baptiste’s red card for a foul on Francisco Trincao.

Finally, Manchester City sit fifth after being held to a goalless draw at home by Southampton, which marked the reigning champions’ first 0-0 result at home since May 2018 when Huddersfield held the Citizens.

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