2020-21 Premier League: Week Five Roundup

Everton continue to lead the Premier League following a dramatic Merseyside derby. (Image credit: Everton FC)

Everton continue to sit atop of Premier League after a dramatic weekend featuring more twists and several derbies on top of the first goalless draw this season at The Hawthorns. 

Sadio Mane fired Liverpool ahead at Goodison Park after only three minutes, only to lose Virgil van Dijk eight minutes later to a knee injury following a reckless foul from Jordan Pickford.

Michael Keane soon proceeded to take advantage of the Reds’ defensive loss to head Everton level from a corner, with both teams exchanging chances until Yerry Mina gave a 72nd minute clearance away to Mohamed Salah who put Liverpool in front for a second time.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin however rescued a point for Everton nine minutes later when he thumped in a bullet header from Lucas Digne’s cross in an eventual 2-2 draw, despite Richarlison being red-carded in the dying minutes after a dangerous challenge on Thiago Alcantara.

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Aston Villa climbed to second after Ross Barkley fired in a 91st minute winner to edge out Leicester in a fiercely fought Midlands derby at the King Power Stadium, sending the Villain second in between Everton and Liverpool as Leicester slipped to fourth..

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal sit fifth after Raheem Sterling fired Manchester City to victory over their former Assistant Manager, firing in on the rebound from Phil Foden’s blocked shot.

Wolves round out the top six after Raul Jimenez benefitted from Kalvin Phillips’ deflection to blast in a 70th minute winner in a tight encounter at Leeds.

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Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield United and Fulham remain rooted to the foot of the table after Billy Sharp’s penalty cancelled out Ademola Lookman’s debut goal for the Cottagers in a tight battle at Bramall Lane.

Burnley sit just below safety after claiming their first point in the season in a goalless draw at West Brom, thereby marking the first top flight match of the season to finish level without any goals.

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Elsewhere, Manuel Lanzini rescued a point for West Ham as the Hammers fought back in dramatic fashion to draw 3-3 at Tottenham, who had taken a 3-0 lead in the opening 16 minutes with a brace from Harry Kane after Son Heung-Min had opened the scoring just 45 seconds into the match.

Jannik Vestergaard flicked in a dramatic 92nd minute equaliser to clinch Southampton a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in a topsy turvy clash against Chelsea, who had initially led through Timo Werner’s brace before Danny Ings and Che Adams restored parity until Kai Havertz put the Blues back ahead.

Marcus Rashford created two goals before scoring himself as Manchester United fought back from Luke Shaw’s second minute own goal to defeat Newcastle 4-1 at St James’ Park.

Finally, Alexis Mac Allister rescued Brighton a point against Crystal Palace despite Lewis Dunk’s injury-time dismissal for a dangerous foul on Gary Cahill in the A23 derby at Selhurst Park, after Wilfried Zaha had put the Eagles ahead from a 19th minute penalty following a foul on Michy Batshuayi.

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