Manchester City annihilated South London opponents Crystal Palace 5-0 to move top of the English Premier League: Raheem Sterling scored a brace and Sergio Aguero scored his fifth goal in his last 3 Premier League games. Rivals Manchester United overcame Southampton thanks to a goal from Belgian in-form striker Romelu Lukaku whereas Chelsea comfortably swept aside Stoke with Alvaro Morata scoring his first hat-trick for the blues. Harry Kane scored twice for Spurs in a victory at West Ham and Liverpool won a tight game against 2015-16 champions Leicester City – both finishing 2-3 – to move fourth and fifth in the table respectively. In the Championship, Cardiff City beat 10-man Leeds to move top of the table on 23 points – 3 points ahead of the Yorkshire side.
North of the border, leaders Celtic beat their Glasgow rivals Rangers 2-0 at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership to extend their domestic unbeaten run to 57 games: Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths were the scorers. Aberdeen exerted revenge on a Motherwell side that had beaten them 3-0 midweek in the League Cup, winning 1-0 at Fir Park in the Hearts drew 1-1 with Partick Thistle, whilst their Edinburgh rivals Hibernian pulled off a good 1-0 win away in Dingwall against Ross County. Elsewhere, Kilmarnock and Dundee played out an uneventful 1-1 draw, and St Johnstone overcame Hamilton Academical 2-1 in Perth. However, the sadder story of the week was that Ross County sacked manager Jim McIntyre after only 7 games. Their search for a new manager continues…
Now, to Europe. In Spain, Barcelona continued their 100% start to their season after 6 games after scoring 9 times in 2 games against Eibar (6-1 victory) before beating Catalonian neighbours Girona (3-0 victory), and Real Madrid beat Alaves 2-1. In Italy, Napoli and Juventus won again to top the table on 18 points from 6 games. In Germany, Borussia Dortmund are top of the league with 16 points from 6 games after smashing Borussia Mönchengladbach 6-1. All-conquering champions Bayern Munich are three points behind them in 3rd after blowing a two goal lead against Wolfsburg. In France, Paris Saint Germain drew 0-0 with Montpellier to stay one point ahead of last year’s champions Monaco.
Here are the links to the tables:
- English Premier League
- Scottish Premiership
- Italian Calcio A
- Spanish La Liga
- French Ligue 1
- Russian Premier League
- German Bundesliga
- Champions League
- Europa League
So, there’s the Gameweek 6 round-up. More to come next week!