|Brighton players celebrate after their third goal scored by Joao Pedro to complete a 3-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
The twists and turns are part of why we love the English Premier League, and actions from game week 5 so far show quality evidence as to why the league remains on top of the rest of the world.
Saturday games had a certain signature of comebacks and super late goals all over, and you wonder how they feel at Sheffield and Palace. The Blades would not be able to explain being ahead up until eight minutes after the 90th-minute mark.
Richarlison chose the perfect moment to shine after being sent on late in the game. A perfect header to level matters deep into stoppage time and a fine assist to set up Dejan Kulusevski for the ultimate winner that thrust a dagger into the hearts of the fans of Sheffield United capped a super sub appearance.
Wolves led at home against Liverpool, and if you consider how well they played in the first half, you’ll not feel for them for how the game eventually turned out. They had glorious chances to go out of sight, but they failed to take their chances, and they paid for it.
Matteus Cunha, especially, would look back at an opportunity to make it 2-0 in the first half with a simple tap-in and realise how different things could have been. The 3-1 win got Liverpool talking title again, and for all it's worth, it took the Kops ten games to earn four wins last season; they’ve done it in five now.
The champions also had to come from behind at the London Stadium. It’s all rosy for James Ward Prowse at West Ham after he headed home cleanly to hand the hosts the lead, but it didn’t last beyond the first half with Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva, and you-know-who turning things around.
Manchester City remains the only side with a 100% record, and they continue to send signals to the chasing park that they’re not about to let go of their crown easily. If City is showing why they can be champions again, Manchester United continues to show why they will not be anytime soon.
United followed up the loss at Arsenal with yet another loss, this time right in front of the Old Trafford fans against high-flying Brighton. The Seagulls won again away at Old Trafford for the second consecutive season after a 4-2 success last season.
Roberto Di Zerbi made six changes, and you wouldn’t even notice with every player coming in and slotting brilliantly into the system. 3-1, it ended with former United striker Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross, and Joao Pedro on the score sheet, while youngster Hannibal scored late to give the home fans something to cheer about.