English Premier league (EPL) Week 5 saw very few goals and a lot of draws, Liverpool were held at home by Burnley, Tottenham still finding it difficult to get a win at Wembley, they were held to a scoreless draw by Swansea City, a much improved performance was given by Arsenal, where they went to face the defending champions and came out with a point.
Newcastle also moved into the top four for the first time winning at home over Stoke city, Manchester City were the highest winners this weekend, scoring six goals past Watford, they are currently joint top with Manchester united who also dispatched there opponents Everton, heaping more pressure on the Manager, Ronald Koeman who has now lost 4 games in a row in all competitions.
This week we bring you the Week 5 Man of the match winners for all the games played.
AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Man of the Match: Jordon Ibe
Jordon Ibe changed the game with two assists as Andrew Surman and Defoe struck in the space of six minutes to clinch a morale-boosting victory which eased the pressure on manager Eddie Howe.
Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Southampton
Man of the Match – Mario Lemina
The midfielder showed his quality at Selhurst Park. Lemina played a part in June’s Champions League final and shone for Saints, breaking up the play impressively and showing his passing range. A dominant presence.
Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Leicester City
Man of the match: Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield Town)
Aaron Mooy was the standout player as he dictated the tempo of the game from midfield.
Liverpool 1 – 1 Burnley
Man of the match: Nick Pope
He earned a point for Burnley with some wonderful display, saves to deny Sturridge and Alexander-Arnold stand out but the best was when he just got a touch onto Solanke’s volley to tip it onto the crossbar and earn his side a well-deserved point.
Newcastle United 2 – 1 Stoke City
Man of the match: Matt Ritchie
Two assists for Ritchie at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon makes that four in his last three games. The Toon Army will continue to be a danger from set-pieces so long as the 28-year-old is gearing up to take them.
Watford 0 – 6 Manchester City
Man of the match – Sergio Aguero
He scored 3 goals and he took his tally to 175 Manchester City goals, just two behind club record scorer Eric Brook.
West Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 West Ham United
Man of the match: Michail Antonio
Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 0 Swansea City
Man of the match – Federico Fernandez
Fernandez made a staggering 18 clearances at Wembley, eight more than any other player on the pitch, and more than the entire Spurs side combined. He also only lost possession three times.
Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal
Man of the match: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
He was awarded the Man of the Match trophy for his all-round play, as he covered more distance than any other player (12.34km) and completed 42 of his 51 passes. It was an energetic, determined and stubborn performance that was at the core of Arsenal’s best away display of the season so far.
Manchester United 4 – 0 Everton
Man of the match – Antonio Valencia
He was spectacular on the right in this match, and opening the scoring with a lovely volley.