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Premier League Matchday 5 Roundup: Crystal Palace’s woes continue

We take a look at all the results and happenings from the weekend in our Premier League matchday five review.

The matchday kicked off on Friday with Bournemouth playing host to newly-promoted Brighton in a game that had all the makings of a dull affair but turned out to be more interesting than expected.

Both sides showed each other a little too much respect in the first 45, the second half, though, featured three goals as Bournemouth claimed a 2-1 win with Jordon Ibe playing the part of super-sub.

Solly March opened the scoring for Brighton in the 55th-minute, but just two minutes after coming on for Ryan Fraser, Jordon Ibe set-up Andrew Surman’s 67th-minute goal which drew the scores level.

Jermaine Defoe bagged the winner for Bournemouth, courtesy of, you guessed it, Jordon Ibe, whose influence was a key factor in the Cherries’ first victory of the season.

Roy Hodgson’s first game as Crystal Palace boss didn’t go according to plan as his side succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park to a side that has struggled to find the back of the net with consistency this season.

Steven Davis scored Southampton’s winning goal in the 6th-minute, and Crystal Palace failed to launch a comeback despite mustering some decent chances.

Liverpool fans were treated to a repeat of last season’s failings (well sort of) against Burnley with the Reds being held to a 1-1 draw by Sean Dyche’s men despite utterly dominating the game.

Burnley’s cause was helped by Scott Arfield’s 27th-minute goal which gave them something to hold on to even when Mohamed Salah pulled one back for Liverpool three minutes later.

The Reds maintained 71% possession, and had 26 shots as opposed to Burnley’s five shots. Liverpool currently sit below Burnley in 8th place having amassed eight points so far.

Huddersfield Town continued their impressive start to the season as they were unlucky to have been held to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City.

After a goalless first half, Laurent Depoitre put David Wagner’s side in front with a goal in the 46th-minute, but Huddersfield’s lead was short-lived as the Foxes were granted a penalty by Jon Moss which Jamie Vardy calmly converted in the 50th-minute.

Huddersfield fans at the John Smith’s Stadium would’ve been disappointed knowing fully well that their side could’ve bagged maximum points.

Newcastle United appear to be picking up some form following their 2-1 victory over a solid Stoke City side on Saturday.

Christian Atsu opened the scoring in the 19th-minute. The Ghana international’s goal was the only goal scored in the game’s first half, the second 45, though saw Xherdan Shaqiri ping one into the back of the net n the 57th-minute.

Jamaal Lascelles doubled Newcastle’s lead in the 65th-minute as Rafa Benitez’s side came off with the three points.

Manchester City utterly thumped Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday despite most fans expecting the Hornets to put up a fight against Pep Guardiola’s men following their decent start to the season.

Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 27th-minute before finding the back of the net four minutes later. Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus got his name on the scoresheet in the 37th-minute as City went into the half time break with a 3-0 lead.

Nicolas Otamendi scored in the 63rd-minute to take City’s tally up to four goals, before Sergio Aguero completed his hat-trick in the 81st-minute. Raheem Sterling closed the scoring from the penalty spot in the 89th-minute as the Citizens’ attacking masterclass earned them a 6-0 win.

West Brom and West Ham played out a goalless draw along with Tottenham and Swansea City.

Sunday’s feature game was eventful, but ultimately lacked goals as Arsenal held Chelsea to a 0-0 draw. David Luiz got was issued a debatable red card by Michael Oliver in the 87th-minute, but Chelsea still got a point off the Gunners.

The last game of the weekend saw Everton travel to Old Trafford for what was sure to be a thrilling encounter with two strikers in the form of Rooney and Lukaku faced their former clubs in a game that was ultimately one-sided as United won 4-0.

Goals from Antonio Valencia, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial helped United to the win.

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He’s well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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