The Defining Moments of Premier League Gameweek 5

Manuel Lanzini (Picture: Sky Sports)

Manuel Lanzini wondergoal stuns London

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur side was heading to this London Derby buoyant after thrashing giants Manchester United 6-1. And they started this game no differently, scoring three quick-fire goals in the first half, Heung min Son and Harry Kane combining brilliantly. And Jose still had a 'joker' on the bench - the maverick superstar Gareth Bale. But as luck would have it, after Bale came on in the second half, West Ham stunned them, scoring three goals towards the end to level the game. The last goal of the game will be forever remembered by whoever watched it live, such was the sheer brilliance of the hit by Manuel Lanzini. He celebrated the wondergoal by taking his shirt off and jumping in joy with his teammates. His boss David Moyes was found doing the same near the touchline, the joy on his face unparalleled.

Juan Mata and Bruno Fernandes (Picture: Getty Images)

Juan Mata of Old

Manchester United have had a terrible start to the season and was heading into their match against Newcastle United on the back of the aforementioned drubbing by Spurs. Confidence was ground bottom, with no silver lining in sight. To make things worse, boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was feeling the heat, with rumours linking him with the sack before Christmas.

The Norwegian took a risk with his starting line up, bringing back underperforming Daniel James and Juan Mata, and linking up Scott McTominay and Fred in midfield. The game started terribly for the Reds, with Luke Shaw conceding an own goal early on, increasing pressure on him in the face of competition from Portuguese recruit Alex Telles.

Jordan Pickford tackles Virgil van Dijk (Picture: The Athletic)

Can Liverpool keep a clean sheet without Virgil van Dijk?

This is the million-dollar question in everyone’s lips after their talismanic defender Virgil van Dijk suffered a terrible knee injury after a ridiculous tackle by England and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside Derby.

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