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What happened? Premier League match day 5, 2019-20

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17th September, 2019
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Newly promoted Norwich City caused a massive upset by defeating title aspirants Manchester City in a high-scoring thriller.

There was a big total of 32 goals scored and even more talking points coming out of the fifth Premier League match day.

Top five coaches
1. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
2. Daniel Farke (Norwich City)
3. Quique (Watford)
4. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur)
5. Eddie Howe (Bournemouth)

Coaches under the pump
Unai Emery (Arsenal)
Arsenal have won just two out of five games this season, which isn’t what you’d expect from a side that finished fifth last season.

Liverpool vs Newcastle United
Liverpool recover from early stumble

Newcastle took an early lead thanks to a goal from a defender Jetro Willems. Liverpool were resilient though, as they fought back to win the game relatively comfortably by a two-goal margin.

Magic moment: Willems scored a fantastic goal relatively early in the game, which gave Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian no chance.

Who stood out from the pack? Sadio Mane scored a brace in the first half, which was the main reason why Liverpool walked away from the game with all three points.

What went right? There was a total of four goals to go with the 29 shots combined for both teams.

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What went wrong? Liverpool dominated the game after conceding the first goal, with Newcastle’s goal their only shot on target for the entire match. Liverpool dominated the contest with nine shots on target and more than three quarters of possession.

Brighton vs Burnley
Brighton throw away two points

Brighton drew 1-1 in a game they should have won.

Magic moment: Brighton striker Glenn Murray had a shot on target from outside of the box brilliantly saved by Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope shortly before half time.

Who stood out from the pack? Pope kept Burnley in the game with some crucial saves.

What went right? The game was in the balance from start to finish with the result being decided late on.

What went wrong? There were just six shots on target combined for both teams. Brighton controlled possession and had a lot more shots on target than Burnley, and to make things worse, the visitors scored from the one shat that they had on target.

Manchester United vs Leicester City
Manchester United overcome injuries

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Manchester United won a game that they would have been forgiven for not winning as they had a few players withdraw from the game due to injury, in particular Anthony Martial. They won thanks to a successful penalty from Marcus Rashford.

Magic Moment: Andreas Pereira of Manchester United had a free kick brilliantly saved by Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel very early in the game.

Who stood out from the pack? Schmeichel kept them in the game with a few important saves.

What went right? Manchester United finally scored a penalty after missing a couple. It took a lot of courage for Marcus Rashford to step up to the penalty spot and take the penalty kick and on top of that take it successfully. Both goalkeepers had good games with the only goal conceded by either side a penalty, with the other seven shots on targets saved.

What went wrong? Leicester had more possession than Manchester United, yet they had two less shots on target.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

(Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

Sheffield United vs Southampton
Southampton move into top ten

Southampton showed how close the Premier League is this season as they moved from being a point outside the relegation zone to sit in the top ten.

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Magic moment: David McGoldrick of Sheffield United had a one-on-one chance to score a goal superbly saved by Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn relatively early in the game.

Who stood out from the pack? Sheffield United keeper Dean Henderson had an outstanding game, trying his best to get his team a result, albeit to no avail.

What went right? There were 11 shots on target and the possession stats were relatively even, which is indicator that the game was in the balance. Southampton had seven out of 11 of their shots on target.

What went wrong? Sheffield United would be disappointed that they walked out of the game empty handed.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace
Tottenham destroy Palace

Tottenham went into the half-time break with a four-goal advantage and didn’t increase the margin after half time with Crystal Palace putting up a fight in the second half.

Magic moment: Son Heung-Min of Tottenham scored a fantastic opening goal.

Who stood out from the pack? Son scored a brace in the first half, which all but ensured Tottenham’s comfortable victory.

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What went right? Tottenham scored four goals from the five shots on target they had.

What went wrong? Crystal Palace failed to hit the back of the net, despite finishing the game with six shots on target.

Wolverhampton vs Chelsea
Chelsea win seven-goal cracker

Chelsea moved closer to the top four with an important victory over a current bottom-three side, which is what should be expected of Chelsea.

Magic moment: Fikayo Tomori, a Chelsea defender, scored possibly the goal of the season in the first half with a freakish effort that ended up in the top corner.

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Who stood out from the pack? Tammy Abraham of Chelsea was in a class of his own with a hat trick. Two of his three goals came in the first half.

What went right? Wolverhampton scored two goals in the second half, which showed that they have some resilience that may help them prevent being relegated by season’s end. There was a total of seven goals from ten shots on target.

What went wrong? Both teams have plenty to work on from a defensive perspective.

Norwich City vs Manchester City
Norwich score upset of the season

This will be remembered as perhaps the most pivotal game of the season. It was a five-goal thriller with the title aspirants in Manchester City upset. It was a massive shock with Norwich appearing to have a game plan that could cope with Manchester City’s attacking prowess.

Magic moment: Emiliano Buendia of Norwich City took a superb corner that was a cross in the air that was superbly headed into the back of the net by Kenny McLean.

Who stood out from the pack? Teemu Pukki was a stand out for Norwich. The cunning striker finished the game with a goal and an assist. Pukki was probably the reason why Norwich won this game.

Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell.

(Photo by Steven Paston/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

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What went right? Norwich scored a goal from all three shots that they had on target.

What went wrong? Manchester City lost a game that they would have expected to win on paper. They controlled the balance of play, with two thirds of possession, but unfortunately scored just two goals from eight shots on target.

Bournemouth vs Everton
Bournemouth win comfortably

It may have been one goal apiece at half time, but Bournemouth cruised to a relatively easy 3-1 victory, at least from a scoreboard perspective.

Magic moment: Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth had a quality shot saved by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. It was a shot from outside the box.

Who stood out from the pack? Callum Wilson scored in each half to score a vital brace, which helped Bournemouth win the game.

What went right? Bournemouth scored from three of the six shots that they had on target.

What went wrong? Everton lost a game in which they had the majority of possession and one more shot than their opposition, which they would be disappointed in.

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Watford vs Arsenal
Arsenal blow top-four chance

Arsenal led 2-0 at half time, but somehow, they blew that lead as they allowed Watford to claw their way back into the match, which meant that there was a share of the spoils.

Magic moment: Tom Cleverley of Watford gave his team some hope, capitalising on an error by Arsenal defender Sokratis, who turned the ball over in the penalty area, which led to a goal by Cleverley and reduced the margin between the teams to one goal.

Who stood out from the pack? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared to have given Arsenal a 2-0 lead with a brace.

What went right? Watford controlled the game and took a deserved point from the game. They had ten shots on target to Arsenal’s four and they had a total of 31 shots, which is an average of one shot every three minutes. They also had more possession than Arsenal.

What went wrong? Arsenal were outplayed for a fair amount of the game against the bottom team on the Premier League table.

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Aston Villa vs West Ham
Rare scoreless draw

There was a total of 26 shots from both teams combined. None of them resulted in a goal being scored.

Magic moment: West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made a quality save from Aston Villa’s John McGinn near half time. The save was made in the bottom corner of the goal, with the shot from McGinn along the ground.

Who stood out from the pack? Fabianski made five saves to help West Ham salvage a point.

What went right? Both teams’ defences would be content from a defensive perspective, without conceding a goal.

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What went wrong? Arthur Masuaku of Aston Villa was sent off at approximately the midway point of the second half.