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Premier League 2020-21: Results and Team of the Week | Gameweek 05

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As gameweek 5 of the Premier League came to an end, Manchester United and Manchester City enjoyed good wins in their respective games as they moved up the table.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur dropped points in injury-time against Southampton and West Ham United respectively, while Everton and Liverpool played an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby as the unpredictable start to the Premier League campaign continued with the Toffees leading the table after five games with 13 points. 

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Premier League gameweek 05 results:

Everton 2-2 Liverpool

Chelsea 3-3 Southampton

Manchester City 1-0 Arsenal

Newcastle United 1-4 Manchester United

Sheffield United 1-1 Fulham

Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton and Hove Albion

Tottenham Hotspur 3-3 West Ham United

Leicester 0-1 Aston Villa

West Bromwich 0-0 Burnley

Leeds United 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our Premier League team of the week for gameweek 05.

Goalkeeper: Nick Pope (Burnley)

Nick Pope had a stellar game against West Bromwich Albion as he helped his team to a vital point in a goalless draw.  

The Burnley custodian made the highest number of saves (6) and the second-highest number of recoveries in the game (12). If not for Pope, the Clarets would have returned home empty-handed.

Right-back: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was in scintillating form at the weekend against an in-form Newcastle United team, who started the Premier League campaign strongly.

The former Crystal Palace full-back was brilliant defensively and hardly gave the Magpies wingers any chance after a defensive mixup in the second minute of the game lead to Newcastle taking the lead.

The Englishman was also splendid going forward and scored his first-ever senior goal in the game, which Manchester United won 4-1.

Centre-back: Michael Keane (Everton)

Michael Keane is a vital cog in the Everton team and the England international had a fantastic game in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool as the Toffees maintained their unbeaten start in the Premier League.

The centre-back scored a brilliant goal and also managed the highest number of blocks (2) in the game.

Centre-back: Harry Maguire (Manchester United)

Harry Maguire needed this performance and so did Manchester United! The England international, who had a torrid start to the season, redeemed himself in a brilliant way against Newcastle United as the Red Devils thumped the Magpies 4-1. 

The former Leicester City man was at his dominating best against Newcastle as he scored a goal, managed the highest number of passes (63) and the second-highest number of interceptions (4) in the game.

Left-back: Lucas Digne (Everton)

Lucas Digne played his best game of the campaign so far as he helped Everton to share the spoils with Liverpool in a fierce Merseyside derby.

The French international was tremendous at both ends of the field as he managed an assist, created the highest number of chances (3) and managed the second-highest number of blocks (1) in the game.

Central Midfielder: Ross Barkley (Aston Villa)

Aston Villa are unstoppable and so is Ross Barkley, who joined the Clarets on loan from Chelsea in the summer. The former Everton star is finally showing the form which everyone expected from him at Chelsea.

The midfielder scored a late winner against Leicester City to help Villa move to second place with a game in hand. The win also ensured that the Villains kept their 100% win record in the Premier League intact.

Central Midfielder: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

Bruno Fernandes looked up and running in the current Premier League campaign as the Portuguese maestro was in a menacing mood against Newcastle United, who were in decent form in the build-up to the game.

The former Sporting Lisbon captain missed a penalty but made up for it in a flamboyant fashion as he scored a brilliant goal and provided a last-minute assist to Marcus Rashford to help Manchester United win 4-1.

Left-winger: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Marcus Rashford is enjoying life both on and off the pitch. The England international, who recently became the youngest-ever to get the MBE award, was tearing it apart on Tyneside as Manchester United managed a much-needed victory over Newcastle United.

The 22-year-old scored one goal and set up two more as the Red Devils showed signs of returning to form after a disappointing 6-1 loss against Tottenham Hotspur before the international break.

Right-winger: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Mohamed Salah just can’t stop scoring for Liverpool and last weekend was no different. The former Roma man has taken the Premier League by storm with his creative gameplay and finishing since joining the Reds in 2017.

The Egyptian international scored his 100th Liverpool goal as his side managed a 2-2 draw with Everton in the Merseyside derby. Salah now has six Premier League goals to his name this season.

Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Harry Kane has been one of the best strikers in the Premier League for the last few seasons. He is a Tottenham academy graduate and has established himself in the heart of the Spurs fans with his dazzling performances.

Kane scored a brace and provided an assist as Tottenham managed a 3-3 against West Ham United. The England international now has 12 goal involvements (five goals, seven assists) in just five games – a Premier League record.

Striker: Timo Werner (Chelsea)

Timo Werner finally opened his goalscoring account in the Premier League after his big-money move from RB Leipzig this summer. The German international was in brilliant form from the word go and kept running past the Southampton defence with ease.

Werner scored his first two goals in the Premier League and also provided an assist as Chelsea managed a 3-3 draw with the Saints.

Here’s how our Premier League Team of the Week for gameweek 05 would line up

Also Read: Premier League 2020-21: An underwhelming start for the “big six”

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