EPL 2021-22, Matchday 5: Chelsea overpowers Tottenham Hotspur as Sunday produces some dramatic results
The 2021-22 English Premier League saw its Matchday 5 commitments ended on Sunday. Three top matches were held on Sunday, as one of them saw an upset.
The Matchday 5 commitments of the English Premier League concluded on Sunday. While three top matches were held, it produced mixed results, as we look at the same.
Chelsea gives Tottenham Hotspur a reality check
In the ultimate headliner of Matchday 5, Tottenham hosted Chelsea in the London derby. The Blues secured a comfortable 3-0 win, rising to the top, while Spurs was pushed down to seventh.
The opening half was intense, as it finished goalless at half-time. Thiago Silva began the scoring proceedings in the 49th minute in the second half, while N'Golo Kanté doubled it eight minutes later. Tottenham seemed clueless about scoring, as Antonio Rüdiger fired in the winner in the 93rd minute to seal an emphatic win and the three points.
Brighton and Hove Albion upsets Leicester City
Leicester City was dealt with a blow after fourth-placed Brighton pipped past 2-1 at home. The loss has pushed the Foxes down to 12th while the Seagulls seems to be on a dream run.
While Neal Maupay began the proceedings for the host in the 35th minute as it led at half-time. The lead was doubled in the 50th minute from Danny Welbeck. Although Jamie Vardy pulled one back for the visitor 11 minutes later, it was nothing more than a mere consolation.
Manchester United pulls off dramatic win over West Ham United
United continued its incredible unbeaten run away from home, extending it to 29 away EPL games. It secured a slender 2-1 win over West Ham in the most dramatic fashion one could imagine, while the win put it on the third spot.
Said Benrahma opened the scoring proceedings in the 30th minute to put the host ahead, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo's equaliser five minutes later, as it was 1-1 at half-time. After an intense second half, Jesse Lingard put the Red Devils ahead with a stunning goal in the 89th minute. However, the 95th minute saw a drama, with the Hammers being handed a late penalty, only to be denied by David de Gea to salvage the three points at the last gasp.
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