Best of weekend action: Premier League standings after week five action

Best of weekend action: Premier League standings after week five action

The English Premier League never disappoints and once again, it proved why it's arguably the most popular league in the world this past weekend. 

Defending champions Manchester City stumbled once again, shooting blanks in a 0-0 draw at home against Southampton. 

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal won their second match in a row courtesy of a wonderful Martin Odegaard freekick away at Burnley, which moved them closer to the top half of the table. 

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool continued with their perfect start to the new season, winning their fourth game 3-0 against Crystal Palace. 

The best of the action was however preserved for Sunday with three exciting clashes. 

Brighton stunned Leicester City 2-1, thanks to goals from Neal Maupay and Danny Welbeck while Jamie Vardy scored the consolation for the Foxes. 

There was late drama at the London Stadium when West Ham hosted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's high-flying Man United.

Cristiano Ronaldo once again showed why he could be crucial if United were to mount a serious title challenge, canceling out Said Benrahma's opener. 

Jesse Lingard then scored, in the 90th minute, against his former side - where he spent the second half of last season on loan - to give the Reds maximum point. 

It was not without late drama though as Luke Shaw handled the ball inside the box and the hosts were awarded a penalty. 

Mark Noble was then thrown in to take the penalty, but he missed as David de Gea made a wonderful save to ensure United collected all the points. 

The last match of the day was a London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea

The Blues were second-best for the better part of the first half, but a tactical change and switch in the formation by Thomas Tuchel at half-time allowed the Blues to turn the game on its head, eventually winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Thiago Silva, N'Golo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger. 

So, how does the table look like?

Liverpool and Chelsea have identical records from the opening five games and are joint top the table. 

Man United, Brighton, Man City, and Everton are third, fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively, and are the only teams to have hit double digits. 

Here are some of the best photos from weekend action. 

Chelsea celebrate at Tottenham

Brentford at Molineux

The Villans