Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland - Premier League

A whopping 36 goals were scored in the 5th round of the Premier League games as each of the 10 fixtures produced goals. Only 3 out of all 20 top flight teams failed to register a goal.

Results for every of the 10 games are below.

Chelsea 1 – 2 Liverpool

Hull 1 – 4 Arsenal

Leicester 3 – 0 Burnley

Man City 4 – 0 Bournemouth

West Brom 4 – 2 West Ham

Everton 3 – 1 Middlebrough

Watford 3 – 1 Man Utd

Crystal Palace 4 – 1 Stoke

Southampton 1 – 0 Swansea

Tottenham 1 – 0 Sunderland

Liverpool continued their steady buildup of great attacking football by handing Chelsea a defeat right at the Stamford Bridge on Friday night. The victory was Liverpool’s 2nd consecutive league win at the home of the Blues in over 40 years. It was also Conte’s first time of losing a home game in a while.

Arsenal took Hull City, a side that has proved stubborn since their return to the EPL to the cleaners away from the comforts of the Emirates. The win saw the Gunners start to look like potential title challengers. Or at least a perennial top-4 finishing side.

Manchester City made it 5 wins out of 5 in the league by brushing Bournemouth aside in a rout, and judging by what we’ve seen thus far, the title looks Etihad-bound. Guardiola is moulding the side into world beaters. Their finishing in attacking and solidness in defending are parallel to none at the moment.

West Ham’s rot continued as they fell to yet another defeat, coincidentally by the same score line of last weekend’s defeat at home to Watford. The Hammers have now lost 4 games this term; half the amount they lost in 38 games last season.

Everton’s fine form and resurgence under Koeman continued. An emphatic win against the newly promoted side earned them their 4th (consecutive) win of the season and a 2nd place spot on the table. They are yet to face the big sides (except Tottenham, if they count), and it’s how they fair against such teams that will be a measure of how good they have become.

The Red Devils fell to a shock defeat away from home as the Hornets claimed all 3 points at the Vicarage Road. The loss is the team’s 3rd consecutive this term, and also Mourinho’s since 2002. The Special One put the blame on the referee and bad luck; the exact factors that made him lose the plot at Chelsea last term. Will history repeat itself?

Palace looked to have found their rhythm following last weekend’s win – their first this season. They made light of a Stoke City side that now look relegation-bound having failed to pick up a single win this season. The punters are already tipping Mark Hughes as the first coach to be sacked this season. The winless run must stop for that not to happen.

Southampton finally got that win as they fought it out against a resilient Swansea side at the Saint Mary’s. Signs of good things to come for the Saints? The only goal scorer of the game, Charlie Austin might just lay hold to a starting shirt after yet another great display in front of goal. The former QPR striker got a brace on Thursday in the Europa League and might just be the answer to Claude Puel’s problems.

Tottenham recorded another win against the struggling Black Cats. But it came at a price as Kane, the goal scorer, Dier and Dembele were forced out of the game due to injuries. Sunderland will hope they get their first ever win soon as they look like early candidates for relegation as usual.

Paul Koroma

I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. Soccer allows me to push the limitation of creativity and express myself without saying a word. Soccer is my addiction. I train. I play, and I repeat every single day.

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