Crystal Palace remain fansitedbusred to the bottom of the Premier League after a fifth loss of the season in Roy Hodgson‘s first game in charge.

For the second successive game, the Eagles conceded early on and failed to find an equaliser as their search for their first points and goal of the season continues.

Shane Long netted after six minutes and it proved enough as Hodgson returns to the club he started his playing career at with a loss.

Southampton, ahead of the 3pm games, climb to fifth in standings as Palace’s dire form continues.

EPL Table | Premier League 2017-18 season table

Pos Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Man Utd 4 3 1 0 10 10
2 Man City 4 3 1 0 8 10
3 Chelsea 4 3 0 1 3 9
4 Watford 4 2 2 0 4 8
5 Southampton 5 2 2 1 0 8
6 Tottenham 4 2 1 1 4 7
7 Huddersfield 4 2 1 1 2 7
8 Burnley 4 2 1 1 1 7
9 Liverpool 4 2 1 1 0 7
10 West Brom 4 2 1 1 0 7
11 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 1 6
12 Arsenal 4 2 0 2 -1 6
13 Stoke 4 1 2 1 0 5
14 Brighton 5 1 1 3 -3 4
15 Swansea 4 1 1 2 -3 4
16 Everton 4 1 1 2 -4 4
17 Leicester City 4 1 0 3 -2 3
18 West Ham 4 1 0 3 -6 3
19 Bournemouth 5 1 0 4 -6 3
20 Crystal Palace 5 0 0 5 -8 0

On Friday night, Jermain Defoe fired Bournemouth to their first win of the Premier League season to relieve mounting pressure on boss Eddie Howe.

The 34-year-old rifled his first Bournemouth goal in 16 years, as the Cherries came from behind to sink visitors Brighton 2-1.

Solly March’s header had Brighton dreaming of a second successive Premier League win but Andrew Surman coolly levelled before England poacher Defoe stole the victory.

Defoe last scored for Bournemouth on a loan spell in May 2001, and the veteran exhibited all his stunning staying power to settle this south coast derby.

In Pictures | Crystal Palace vs Southampton | 16/09/2017

There’s a host of action for the regular 3pm kick-offs to follow, with West Brom hosting West Ham, Burnley seeking another away shock at Liverpool, and Manchester City aiming to keep up their title ambitions with a trip to Watford.

Saturday’s late kick-off sees Tottenham looking for that first Wembley League win of the season against Swansea before a big Sunday of action.

Champions Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in a London derby, before Wayne Rooney returns to Old Trafford as Manchester United welcome Everton.

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/epl-table-201718-premier-league-standings-for-gameweek-5-a3636446.html