After the first five weeks of matches Arsenal remains atop the league with a perfect 15 points out of a possible 15. Arsenal took three points after a 2-1 win over Swansea City with goals from Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey while Swansea got a goal from Ben Davies. Swansea is in the bottom half of the table with 7 points. The biggest shocker of the week and of the season has been the consistently poor performance of Manchester United. Under David Moyes’ reign United has managed only 7 points with essentially the same team that won the league last year. United’s latest loss came at the hands of West Bromwich Albion in 2-1 fashion with goals for West Brom coming from Morgan Amalfitano and Saido Berahino and United’s goal coming from Wayne Rooney. West Brom now has 8 points on the season. Southampton continued its winning ways with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace with goals from Rickie Lambert and Pablo Osvaldo. The Saints now have 11 points while Crystal Palace has only 3 points. West Ham United continues its struggles after a 1-0 loss to Hull City leaves them with just 5 points. Behind Robert Brady’s goal Hull City now has 10 points. Cardiff City took down Fulham 2-1 behind goals by Steven Caulker and Jordon Mutch to give them 8 points while Fulham struggled with its goal coming from Bryan Ruiz and have only 4 points. Another surprise result was Aston Villa over Manchester City in a 3-2 win. Villa got goals from Andreas Weimann, Leandro Bacuna, and Karim El Ahmadi while Yaya Toure and Edin Deko scored for City. City now has 10 points while Villa improves to 9 points this season.
The premier matchup of the weekend was between Tottenham and Chelsea which ended in a 1-1 draw. Tottenham got goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson while John Terry scored for Chelsea. Chelsea now has 11 points while Tottenham is above them with 13 points. Jonathan Howson led Norwich City with a goal in a 1-0 win over Stoke City giving them 7 points which is level with Stoke. Ross Barkley accompanied a brace of goals from Romelu Lukaku in Everton’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United who got their goals from Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye. Everton now has 12 points while Newcastle continues to struggle with 7 points. Luis Suarez did not disappoint in his return to Premier League play after a 10 game ban where he scored a double in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Sunderland. Liverpool also got a goal from league scoring leader Daniel Sturridge to give the Reds 13 points while Emanuele Giaccherini’s goal was not enough for the black cats who are stuck with 1 point at the bottom of the table.