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After six weeks, the Premier League is beginning to take a familiar shape with five of the perennial big six taking their usual places at the top of the charts.
Man City 5 v 0 Crystal Palace
Craystal Palace is in serious trouble, and Roy Hodgson is a masochist. After their 5-0 thrashing in Manchester on the weekend, Palace is now the only club in Europe’s top divisions yet to score a goal in their first six matches. It’s also a Premier League record, and with ties against Man Utd and Chelsea to come, it’s going to keep on looking more spectacular.
Crystal Palace didn’t play Champions League in midweek, but they will return to Manchester to face the red half of the city on the weekend.
Southampton 0 v 1 Man Utd
Man City remained in the top spot after the Crystal Palace demolition, and Man Utd stay in the number two spot after beating Southampton by a goal to nil at St Mary’s.
The contest’s only goal came in the 20th minute, and who else but the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, jabbing the ball into the net. It was his sixth Premier League goal of the season, making him the joint top scorer alongside Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Morata, and after the game, he implored the fans to move on from their terrace chant about the bellend that goes to his toes.
Southampton played well, but have now failed to score in five games in all competitions this season.
Stoke 0 v 4 Chelsea
The Champions recorded their fourth win of the campaign with a comfortable victory at the Brittania Stadium.
In a week that saw Diego Costa finally make a move back to Atletico Madrid, the man brought in to replace him scored his fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the season.
Before this game, Alvaro Morata’s three goals and two assists have all been headers, but against Stoke, all three goals were with his feet. Pedro scored the game’s other goal in the 30th minute. Only Diego Costa (29 goals) has been involved in more goals than Pedro in 2016/17 (15 goals and 12 assists).
It was Chelsea’s third successive away win and eight in their past nine games. Stoke has now failed to beat a top-six side in nine of their last eleven meetings.
Spurs And Liverpool Create a Familiar Top Five
Spurs and Liverpool each won to create a familiar looking Top 5. Harry Kane inspired Spurs to a 3-2 win at the London Stadium against West Ham with a brace.
On Monday night, Arsenal moved themselves into the top half of the table with a 2-0 win over West Brom courtesy of a pair of Alexandre Lacazette goals.
Here’s how the table looks like
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