Manchester United drew level with pace-setters Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday.

Antonio Valencia scored a stunning first-half volley before a late flurry dismantled Everton in Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford. The two clubs now have identical records after five games.

Earlier in the day, Chelsea missed out on the chance to close the gap on the Manchester club after Arsenal left Stamford Bridge with a point.

The result comes after Tottenham failed to go third as their Wembley woe continued against Swansea City on Saturday evening.

EPL Table | Premier League 2017-18 season table

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

Despite boasting over 75 per cent possession, according to Opta, Spurs were unable to find the breakthrough against Paul Clement’s side as their winless run at their temporary home remains.

Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League with a thumping 6-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s men leapfrogged neighbours United to move three points clear at the top, though Jose Mourinho’s men will return to the summit with a comprehensive victory over Everton on Sunday.

Two goals from Sergio Aguero put City on course for victory before Gabriel Jesus put the game well beyond the hosts before the break.

In Pictures | Chelsea vs Arsenal | 17/09/2017

Nicolas Otamendi then added a fourth after the interval before Aguero completed his hat-trick late on as Watford’s unbeaten start to the season was ended in emphatic fashion. 

Elsewhere, Liverpool slipped up as they looked to respond following last week’s drubbing at Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were thrashed 5-0 in Manchester last week and had to come from behind to take a point off Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Anfield.

West Ham continued their recovery with an impressive point at West Brom after victory over Hudderfield on Monday. 

Meanwhile, 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 are ninth as Palace’s dire form continues.

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.

Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/epl-table-201718-premier-league-standings-for-gameweek-5-a3636836.html