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Tammy Abraham can't stop scoring in the Premier League at the moment, as he moves above Sergio Aguero to top spot.

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... and in form Tammy Abraham continued his scoring spree with a splendid hat-trick as Chelsea destroyed the Wolves by five goals to two.
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The English Premier League returned this Saturday following a week’s break with Norwich City producing a magnificent all-round display to hand champions, Manchester City, their first loss of the season.  There was no letup from leaders, Liverpool, as they took care of visiting Newcastle to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Manchester United returned to winning ways and ended Leicester’s unbeaten start to the season with a lone goal victory at Old Trafford. Tottenham put up a splendid performance at home in a 4-0 rout of Crystal Palace, and in form Tammy Abraham continued his scoring spree with a splendid hat-trick as Chelsea destroyed the Wolves by five goals to two.

Elsewhere on the day, Southampton edged Sheffield by a goal in a tight game, and Burnley divvied the points with Brighton.

Defensive mistakes by Arsenal proved costly for Arsenal as Watford clawed back from a 2-0 deficit for a point. Also on Sunday, Bournemouth proved too strong for Everton with a 3-1 victory at home.

And on Monday Night Football, West Ham hammered their way to a goalless tie at Aston Villa despite playing a man down in the final 23 minutes of the game.

EPL Week 05 Standings

EPL Week 05 Standings

Saturday

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to preserve their 100 per cent start to the season with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle at Anfield.

Newcastle took a shock early lead through Jetro Willems' powerful strike (7) but Liverpool, who enjoyed 80 per cent possession in the first half, turned things around before half-time with Mane (28, 40) taking his tally for goals in the Premier league this season to four.

Liverpool continued to dominate after the break and the game was eventually made safe by Mohamed Salah as Jurgen Klopp's side extended their lead over Manchester City, who suffered a shock defeat at Norwich live on Saturday Night Football, at the top to five points.

Brighton 1-1 Burnley

Jeff Hendrick's stoppage-time strike denied Brighton manager Graham Potter a first Premier League home win as Burnley earned a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium.

Neal Maupay looked to have secured all three points for the Seagulls after he volleyed the hosts in front (51) on his 100th appearance in English football.

But Hendrick's thunderous strike - Burnley's first on target - in the first minute of injury time secured an unlikely point for the Clarets.

The result leaves Potter's side 14th while Burnley stay 12th with both teams locked on five points and now without a win in four games.

Manchester United 1-0 Leicester City

Marcus Rashford's early penalty gave Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Having missed two penalties in their first four games, United took the lead through Rashford's spot-kick (8) after Caglar Soyuncu had brought the England man down.

Leicester had their chances before and after the goal; James Maddison forced a fine save from David de Gea and also lashed a free kick inches wide later in the game, but United held firm and could have even doubled their lead as Rashford hit the upright with a fine set piece.

The result means Leicester lose their unbeaten record, while United overtake the Foxes into the top four after registering just their second win of the campaign.

Sheffield Utd 0-1 Southampton

Southampton took home all three points with a 1-0 win against Sheffield United in a frantic match with more VAR drama at Bramall Lane.

The Blades dominated a first half littered with chances as David McGoldrick forced a brilliant save from Angus Gunn, while John Fleck and George Baldock were wasteful with close-range shots.

Oli McBurnie's second-half strike was ruled out by VAR for an offside in the build-up, and Sheffield United fans were silenced moments later when Moussa Djenepo weaved into the box to score a wonderful solo goal.         

Substitute Billy Sharp was then sent off in the dying minutes for an unnecessary and dangerous challenge on Stuart Armstrong as the Saints held on for the win.

Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace

Tottenham's season got up and running courtesy of a four-goal first-half blitz against Crystal Palace to run out 4-0 winners.

After taking just five points from their opening four games, Mauricio Pochettino's men burst into life with a thumping first-half display where goals from Heung-Min Son (10 & 23), Erik Lamela (42) and a Patrick van Aanholt own goal (21) floored Roy Hodgson's side.

Crystal Palace may have a fine record overall against the 'big six' but Spurs have now won the last nine Premier League meetings between the teams with no Palace player scoring in the last eight.

Wolves 2-5 Chelsea

Tammy Abraham scored a wonderful hat-trick as Chelsea beat Wolves 5-2 on Saturday, with Fikayo Tomori also netting his first senior goal for the club.

It was defender Tomori (31) who got the scoring under way with a sensational long-range curler before Abraham (34, 41) added two more in the first half.

The 21-year-old scored the next two as well, completing his hat-trick in the 54th minute before handing Wolves a lifeline with an unfortunate own-goal (69). Patrick Cutrone added another for the hosts with five minutes to play, but Mason Mount (90+6) had the last word as he slotted home with the final kick of the game.

It was the second Premier League win of the season for Frank Lampard - sending Chelsea into sixth with eight points - while Wolves remain winless in the league ahead of their Europa League group stage opener on Thursday.

Norwich 3-2 Manchester City

Teemu Pukki scored one and made another as Norwich inflicted a shock first defeat of the season on Man City, who went down 3-2 at Carrow Road. The setback leaves champions City five points behind Liverpool in the Premier League table.

City were chaotic defensively without the injured Aymeric Laporte and fell behind when Kenny McLean was left unmarked to power in Emi Buendia's near-post corner after 18 minutes.

Things went from bad to worse 10 minutes later when Kyle Walker played Pukki onside and he raced onto Buendia's pass before squaring for Todd Cantwell to tap in a second.

Sergio Aguero totally changed the half-time complexion when he glanced in Bernardo Silva's cross moments before the interval, but another defensive lapse saw Buendia rob Nicolas Otamendi on the edge of the City box before squaring for Pukki to restore the hosts' two-goal lead within five minutes of the restart.

Rodri netted his first City goal from outside the box in the final two minutes but Norwich held on for victory, meaning Pep Guardiola's side have already dropped more points in the opening five games of this season than they did in the entire second half of 2018/19.

Sunday

Bournemouth 3-1 Everton

Callum Wilson took advantage of an abysmal defensive performance from Everton to score twice in a 3-1 Premier League home win for Bournemouth on Sunday.

In a tight affair involving two evenly matched teams it was the Toffees' sticky defending that cost them, firstly allowing Wilson to net (23) after failing to deal with a set-piece. Dominic Calvert-Lewin notched his first goal for 13 games to level it up (44) but a Ryan Fraser free-kick from the left was deflected past Jordan Pickford by Fabian Delph to hand the Cherries the lead (66).

Wilson then seized upon some more disorganisation in the Everton backline with a lobbed finish over Pickford (73) to secure Bournemouth's first home win of the season.

Watford 2-2 Arsenal

Arsenal threw away a 2-0 lead at Watford through defensive errors as Quique Sanchez Flores' side earned a 2-2 draw in the first game of his second spell.

 

A typically expert finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had Arsenal ahead (21) despite Watford's calls for a foul in the build-up, and the Gabon striker made it 2-0 shortly after with a simple finish from a fine Gunners move (32).

Watford halved the deficit just after the break through Tom Cleverley as Sokratis was caught playing out from the back (53), and Arsenal shot themselves in the foot again as David Luiz tripped sub Roberto Pereyra in the area, and he duly dispatched the penalty (81).

Watford should have won it in a chaotic final 15 minutes, but the thrilling affair ended level, meaning Arsenal stay seventh on eight points from five games, while Watford stay bottom but with their confidence back.

Monday

Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham

West Ham survived the second-half dismissal of Arthur Masuaku to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to three games with a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Monday Night Football.

The Hammers had to navigate the final 23 minutes with a man down after referee Mike Dean issued Masuaku with a second yellow for a challenge on Ahmed Elmohamady which did not appear to make contact with the Villa defender.

Villa may well have been reduced to 10 or even nine men when Anwar El Ghazi threw his head into the face of defender Tyrone Mings in the flashpoint of the first half.

But Dean Smith's side failed to take advantage of that reprieve and the numerical advantage as the Hammers battled their way to a point that moves them up to eighth and sees Villa climb out of the relegation zone.

EPL Week 05 Scores At A Glance

 

Saturday

Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

Brighton 1-1 Burnley

Manchester United 1-0 Leicester City

Sheffield Utd 0-1 Southampton

Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace

Wolves 2-5 Chelsea

Norwich 3-2 Manchester City

Sunday

Bournemouth 3-1 Everton

Watford 2-2 Arsenal

Monday

Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham

 

Game day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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