Premier League Week 5 Review

Premier League Week 5 Review.

Week five of the Premier League season threw up some surprise results, including an 8 goal thriller at The King Power Stadium. There has been a few big games so far this season and this week saw the two title favourites Manchester City and Chelsea face off at The Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Lampard Leaves Chelsea Ruing

Lampard firmly put the knife into Chelsea’s back when he poached an equaliser for City in the 85th minute after Andre Schürrle had nipped in at the back post to score in the 71st minute. Leicester got the shock result of the weekend by beating Manchester United 5-3 after United had took a 3-1 lead which included a sublime lob by £60 million signing Angel Di Maria. A dubious penalty put Leicester only a goal away from equalising and then Manchester United’s porous defence fell apart like wet cake and Leicester took advantage to storm to a 5-3 victory.

Palace Power On

Crystal Palace continued their unbeaten run this season under Neil Warnock’s second spell in charge by convincingly beating Everton away from home and taking a 3-1 lead that included a goal for Frazier Campbell. Tottenham lost to West Brom after dominating the game for large periods, but they switched off at a set piece and James Morrison scored in the 74th minute to clinch a good victory for the Baggies in a performance where new signing Joleon Lescott excelled.

Pape Cisse Saves Pardew

Saturdays games saw a fair share of goals too, minus a dire 0-0 affair between Burnley and Sunderland. Burnley have scored once since their return to the Premier League and judging from this performance it could be some time before they do again. QPR and Stoke were involved in one of the 2-2 draws of the weekend where Peter Crouch scored and assisted for the Potters but a trademark free-kick by Nicko Kranjcar gave QPR a point after a scything Steve Sidwell tackle took him down on the edge of the box. Newcastle snatched a 2-2 draw from Hull after going 2-0 down. An inspired/lucky substitution saw Pape Cisse return to the Newcastle team and his two goals kept Alan Pardew in a job for at least another week.

pape cisse

 

Villa Victims to Virus

Swansea lost 1-0 to Southampton and had Wilfried Bony sent off for two bookable offences, one which included a Paul Scholes style attempt of a tackle around the halfway line and a shoulder barge that looked like a rib breaker. Aston Villa had a very hard fall as they came crashing back down to earth, forfeiting second place in the Premier League after their fantastic start to the season. A severe bug was doing the rounds at the Villa training ground and had wiped out a lot of Paul Lambert’s playing staff prior to kickoff. The game was all but over by halftime as Arsenal dismantled Villa scoring three goals in four minutes shortly before half time and Danny Welbeck got his first goal for the Gunners. Liverpool’s poor start to the season continued as they fell victim to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham. Sam Allardyce’s new look team had pace on the wings and their swift counter attacks caused Liverpool’s leaky defence all sorts of problems.

Keep a lookout for our next blog which will be about something that happens this week, probably.

Saturdays Games

QPR 2 – Stoke City 2

Burnley FC 0 – Sunderland 0

Swansea City 0 – Southampton 1

Newcastle 2 – Hull City 2

Aston Villa 0 – Arsenal 3

West Ham 3 – Liverpool 1

Sundays Games

Leicester City 5 – Manchester United 3

Manchester City 1 – Chelsea 1

Tottenham 1 – West Brom 0

Everton 2- Crystal Palace 3

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