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Leaders Manchester City Back In Action: Premier League Wk 5

LONDON, Sporting Alert – The English Premier League returns in full swing again this weekend with another packed schedule as leaders Manchester City looks to continue its impressive start to the season.

Manchester City, who has won all four of its opening games this term and leads the EPL table standings with maximum 12 points, will make a tricky trip to Selhurst Park to take a Crystal Palace side, which defeated Chelsea on the road before the international break.

The Citizens head into this contest on an immaculate form, as not only are they the lone with a 100-percent record, they are also the one side which is yet to concede a goal in the league.

For their good run thus far this season, the Eagles are sitting second in the Premier League table standings on nine points and manager Alan Pardew believes the squad will only get better as the season progresses.

Defending champion Chelsea, eight points behind Manchester City in the standings, will be hoping for a fresh start when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton.

The game will also Blues boss Jose Mourinho facing Toffees manager Roberto Martinez for the first time since the champs’ several failed bids to bring England centre-back John Stones to Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United and Liverpool will continue their rivalry at Old Trafford with the David de Gea expected to return in-goal for the Red Devils after his proposed move to Real Madrid collapses on La Liga deadline day.

Elsewhere in the English Premier League in Week 5, Swansea City, fresh off their 2-1 victory over Manchester United in Week 4, will take on Watford on the road, Arsenal will entertain Stoke City, while Leicester City will play host to Aston Villa on Sunday and West Ham United and Newcastle United battle on Monday (14).

Complete English Premier League Week 5 Schedule

Saturday, September 12 Central Time (CT)

Everton v Chelsea (6:45am)
Arsenal v Stoke City (9am)
Crystal Palace v Manchester City (9am)
Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth (9am)
Watford v Swansea City (9am)
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton (9am)
Manchester United v Liverpool (11:30am)

Sunday, September 13

Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur (7:30am)
Leicester City v Aston Villa (10am)

Monday, September 14

West Ham United v Newcastle United (2pm)

Premier League Points Table
Standings P W D L F A Pts

1 Manchester City 4 4 0 0 10 0 12
2 Crystal Palace 4 3 0 1 8 5 9
3 Leicester City 4 2 2 0 8 5 8
4 Swansea City 4 2 2 0 7 4 8
5 Manchester United 4 2 1 1 3 2 7
6 Arsenal 4 2 1 1 3 3 7
7 Liverpool 4 2 1 1 2 3 7
8 West Ham United 4 2 0 2 9 6 6
9 Everton 4 1 2 1 5 4 5
10 Southampton 4 1 2 1 5 5 5
11 AFC Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 5 6 4
12 Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 4 5 4
13 Chelsea 4 1 1 2 6 9 4
14 Norwich City 4 1 1 2 5 8 4
15 West Bromwich Albion 4 1 1 2 3 6 4
16 Tottenham Hotspur 4 0 3 1 3 4 3
17 Watford 4 0 3 1 2 4 3
18 Stoke City 4 0 2 2 3 5 2
19 Newcastle United 4 0 2 2 2 5 2
20 Sunderland 4 0 2 2 6 10 2

REPORTING BY JEFF-BRODRICKS

Just like James, Jeff works hard at providing the best possible news and reports for football fans. Some of his work includes getting starting lineups and scores in England and around Europe.

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