Premier League 2023/24 Recap: Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs Remain Unbeaten After Matchday 5

Premier League 2023/24 Recap: Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs Remain Unbeaten After Matchday 5

Joel Reyes
September 19, 2023 at 5:20 AM
  • Manchester City remain with a perfect record in the Premier League this season with five wins
  • Liverpool have started the 2023-24 Premier League season with four wins and one draw
  • Arsenal have recorded four wins and one draw to keep pace with Manchester City

And then there were four.

Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham are the last unbeaten teams in the Premier League after Matchday 5 of the 2023-24 season.

Sports Brief looks at how these four sides started their league campaigns this season.

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Manchester City (15 points)

The treble winners picked up right where they left off, winning their first five games of the 2023-24 season to grab sole possession of first place in the Premier League table.

Manchester City opened their campaign with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over 10-man Burnley, with Erling Haaland scoring twice in that encounter, per the BBC.

They then defeated Newcastle (1-0), Sheffield United (2-1), Fulham (5-1), and West Ham (3-1) to extend their winning streak to five matches.

Tottenham (13 points)

The international break couldn’t stop Tottenham’s momentum as they recorded their fourth win of the season with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Sheffield United over the weekend, per The Guardian.

Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski scored two late goals in second-half stoppage time to send Spurs into second place on the league table.

Tottenham bounced back after a disappointing 2-2 draw with Brentford in their league opener, recording wins over Manchester United (2-0), Bournemouth (2-0), and Burnley (5-2) before the break.

Liverpool (13 points)

The Reds are keeping pace with Manchester City, recording four wins and one draw in their first five league matches.

They started their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

They have racked up four consecutive wins since that stalemate, beating Bournemouth (3-1), Newcastle (2-1), Aston Villa (3-0), and Wolves (3-1).

The victory against Newcastle stands out from the lot, with Liverpool scoring two late goals in that match despite being down to ten men.

Arsenal (13 points)

Many pundits tipped Arsenal to be Manchester City’s main title rival this season after they came close to ending their Premier League championship drought last campaign.

The Gunners have lived up to expectations thus far, recording four wins and a draw in their first five matches to remain within touching distance of the reigning champions.

Arsenal defeated Nottingham Forest (2-1), Crystal Palace (1-0), Manchester United (3-1), and Everton (1-0), with a draw against Fulham (2-2) sandwiched in between.

Ten Hag feels the pressure

Sports Brief recently reported on Erik ten Hag admitting he is under pressure after Manchester United's poor start to the season.

The Red Devils have lost three of their first five league matches this season to drop to 13th place in the Premier League table.

They lost their last two league outings against Arsenal and Brighton.

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