Five things we learned in the Premier League


Five things we learned in the Premier League

Sane scored one, and set up another as City romped to a 5-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, but he was left out of the side altogether at the start of the season.

"I hope, I expect, my club to be strong enough and powerful enough that when the market closes for us, we can also close our doors and say "it doesn't matter (what) the offer (is), we've closed the market to buy and to sell".

It threatens to get even worse for Palace, which must play Manchester United, Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham in four of its next five fixtures.

"After you have scored the first and second goals, yes, it can be easier".

The Chelsea team that won the Premier League under Carlo Ancelotti in 2009-10 are not one of them: a very good team, for sure, but not among the greats.

They immediately went onto the front foot and Palace survived an early scare as Mamadou Sakho headed a Kevin De Bruyne onto his own post. "We did for 20, 25 minutes what many teams do for 90 minutes which is to play with five at the back".

Wayne Rooney went off with a bloody eye injury after a clash with a defender as Everton hosted Bournemouth and his replacement, Oumar Niasse, decided the match, netting a double to earn a 2-1 win after Josh King had given the visitors the lead.

Five things we learned in the Premier League
Five things we learned in the Premier League

Manchester City will demonstrate to Raheem Sterling that he is part of Pep Guardiola's long-term plans by offering him a new contract, Paul Hetherington of the Daily Star Sunday reports.

"We know there is a lot of work to do with this group and they know that too".

Guardiola added he feels Sane has benefitted from the competition - evident with his recent success.

"He's going to have a scan tomorrow, but it will mean he won't be playing in the next game [against Manchester United], I'm pretty sure of that, which we could do without at this moment in time!"

The German winger made only his second start of the season against Crystal Palace on Saturday; but he made the most of it, scoring a goal and setting up another.

Marouane Fellaini then saved United by heading Oriol Romeu's header off the line in the second half. We'd played some good football. "They will punish us if we don't get things right", he said. "That's why the last two games are so important - winning 5-0 against Liverpool and Crystal Palace - for our confidence and for the other games when we come back from the worldwide break".