Gameweek 5 : a brief review

Game week 5 saw a galore of goals being scored by some teams while some had to leave the field in frustration. After the busy wednesday and thursday nights of exciting UEFA matches, the top teams looked to strengthen their grip on the table. The week opener saw Bournemouth welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to the Vitality Stadium. Solomon March opened the score-sheet for the Seagulls but late strikes from Surman and Defoe guaranteed 3 points for the Cherries. Southampton won a nervous one goal thriller thanks to a Steven Davies strike facing Crystal Palace away. Huddersfield Town held Leicester City 1-1 at home and Newcastle United cruised to win 2-1 against travelling Stoke City. One of last year’s top 4 and this season’s title favorites Liverpool drew blood as they could only manage a frustrating 1-1 against high flying Burnley. West Brom dropped points again as they drew at home 0-0 against West Ham. Wembley woes continued for Spurs as they could only salvage a goal-less draw facing minnows Swansea City. The highlight of the afternoon was however Manchester City’s brilliant display of ball play and attacking intent. Facing Watford away is always a problem specially in the starting of the season, but City looked least bothered as they banged in 6 goals against the Hornets. The first 25 minutes of the game was nervous as both teams...

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