In the English Premier League, Manchester City beat West Ham United to make it five wins in a row to open the season, led by a third straight goal from Elling Holland, dubbed the “monster goalie.
City came from behind to win 3-1 against West Ham at the London Stadium in London, England.
The win was City’s fifth in a row to open the season, giving them a commanding lead atop the table with 15 points (+11 goal differential).
City remained two points behind second-place Tottenham and third-place Liverpool.
Spurs have the same points and goal differential as Liverpool, but are second on goal differential.
West Ham, on the other hand, suffered their first loss of the season after going unbeaten in their opening four games (3 wins, 1 draw).
With three wins, one draw, and one loss, the Hammers are in sixth place.
Against defending champions Man City, who had won three consecutive EPL titles, West Ham started the game on a high note with James Ward-Prowse scoring the opening goal in the 36th minute.
But City turned the tables in the second half.
Within a minute of the second half kickoff, Jeremy Dawson received the ball on the left flank and broke through on the left side of the penalty area, where he was surrounded by four defenders before slotting home a right-footed shot to equalize.
It was the EPL debut goal for Dokou, a 21-year-old winger who joined City from Stade Rennes (France) on August 24.
With the game in the balance, City had to swallow their disappointment when Julian Alvarez’s right-footed free-kick hit the West Ham right post seven minutes into the second half, but Bernardo Silva finally put them ahead in the 31st minute with a left-footed finish from the edge of the area.
City’s final goal came off the foot of last season’s top scorer, Holland.
In the 41st minute of the second half, on the counter-attack, Silva’s pass was collected by Holland on the left side of the penalty area and he unleashed a powerful left-footed strike to seal the game.
It was Holland’s seventh goal of the season and third in as many games.
Meanwhile, City’s “local rivals” Manchester United suffered their first back-to-back defeats of the season, falling to Brighton & Hove Albion.
United lost 3-1 in the fifth round of the regular season against Brighton, which ended at their home ground, Old Trafford, earlier in the day.아톰카지노
After alternating between wins and losses since the opening day, United (W2 D3 L6) lost 3-1 to Arsenal in Round 4 and then collapsed by the same scoreline in Round 5, suffering their first back-to-back defeats of the season and dropping to 13th place.
Brighton (4W1L-12P) won their second straight game to move up to fourth place.