Premier League Wrap – Gameweek 5

Gameweek 5 was the weekend of comebacks, with 4 teams securing three points from losing positions.   Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United were  humbled at Old Trafford while their blue... Read more
Premier League Wrap - Gameweek 5

Gameweek 5 was the weekend of comebacks, with 4 teams securing three points from losing positions.   Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United were  humbled at Old Trafford while their blue neighbours continue their 100% record.

The first game of the weekend saw Wolves host Liverpool.  The first half was all Wolverhampton.  They went one goal ahead early thanks to  Hwang Hee-Chan and should have scored at least two more before the interval.  Jurgen Klopp changed his approach at halftime and saw a three goal return.  Cody Gakpo, Andy Robertson and a Hugo Bueno own goal ensured the Reds took home the points.

Oliver and Dylan both predicted a Liverpool win but were just off with a 2-1 scoreline.  The MoneyMan got his 3-1 call spot-on.

Crystal Palace travelled to Aston Villa with both teams pushing up the table.  Odsonne Edouard scored the opener for Palace.  The Frenchman has now scored four goals so far this season.  Villa did not give up.  Jhon Duran scored an 87th minute equalizer before Douglas Luiz and Leon Bailey scored in the 98th and 101st minutes.

The MoneyMan and Oliver both got the correct result while Dylan was off with his 2-2 prediction.

Fulham hosted Luton with the visitors looking for their first points of the campaign.  Unsurprisingly this fixture was not an exhibition of the attacking talents of the Premier League with just four shots on target between both sides throughout the 90 minutes.  Fulham dominated possession and managed to get the lead in the 65th minute thanks to former Spurs striker Carlos Vinicius.  The final score was 1-0 to Fulham.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all correctly predicted a Fulham victory.

Manchester United were in for their biggest test of the season when they hosted Brighton at Old Trafford.  A test they miserably failed.  The Red Devils dominated the first 15 minutes but could not compete once Brighton settled.  They were toyed with and could have conceded more than just three goals.  Former United striker Danny Welbeck scored the opener after 20 minutes.  Pascal Groß got the Seagulls second before Joao Pedro got their third.  Hannibal Mejbri scored a consolation goal but Erik Ten Hag’s side were humbled at home.

Oliver got his prediction spot on, his 3-1 call will be for sure be one of the better ones this season.  The MoneyMan and Dylan both gave United more credit than they deserved and called a draw.

Tottenham have been one of the surprise performers this season and  managed to continue their unbeaten run against Sheffield at home.  Sheffield went ahead after Gustavo Harmer’s finish in the 73rd minute.  The Blades looked set for a shock win but could not hold out.  Richarlison scored his first of the season in the 98th minute to equalize and was followed by a 100th minute Dejan Kulusevski winner.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all predicted the correct result.

Manchester City travelled south to London where they faced off against West Ham United.  James Ward-Prowse put the Hammers ahead with the home side taking a one goal lead into halftime.  This would unfortunately not last.  Jeremy Doku scored his first City goal to equalize in the first minute of the second half.  The comeback was completed with Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland getting a goal a piece.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all got predicted the correct result.

The final game on Saturday was Newcastle versus Brentford.  The Magpies needed a win after three losses on the bounce.  This game was evenly matched statistically.  Newcastle had just over 55% possession but Brentford had more shots at goal.  Callum Wilson’s 64th minute goal proved to be the winner.

Once again The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all got the correct result but believed there would be more goals considering both team’s attacking quality.

Bournemouth hosted a uninspired Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, with both teams equally capable of getting something out of this fixture.  Chelsea dominated possession but their struggles in front of goal continued.  They have spent one billion pounds in 12 months but have only managed five goals in five games, the same number of yellow cards they received in this match.  This was the first goalless draw of the season.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all backed a Chelsea win, thinking it would finally be the week they turn up.  This was incorrect.

Everton and Sean Dyche would be looking to send a message to the Toffee’s new regime following the exit of Farhad Moshiri when they played Arsenal.  Everton held out well for most of the game but could not stop Leandro Trossard from scoring the winner for the Gunners.  Arsenal’s unbeaten run continues while Everton cannot seem to avoid defeat.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all got the correct result.  Everton are arguably the worst team in the Premier League this season.

The final game of Gameweek 5 was Nottingham Forest against Burnley on Monday evening.  Forest started well and controlled the game for the first half an hour.  Burnley dug deep and managed to set themselves late in first half.  Zeki Amdouni scored his first ever Premier League goal after South African Lyle Foster’s miss-timed shot fell to the 22-year-old.   Callum Hudson-Odoi scored a debut screamer to equalize on the hour mark.  Lyle Foster got a straight red card late in the game.  Final score 1-1.

The MoneyMan correctly predicted a 1-1 draw while Oliver backed Forest to take the win.  Dylan took a risk and predicted a Burnley 2-1 away win.

The MoneyMan and Oliver both had a successful weekend, coming away with eight correct predictions.  Dylan was off the pace and only managed six correct calls.  Oliver maintains his lead on 31, The MoneyMan has moved into to second on 30 while Dylan sits in third place on 28.

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