Premier League 2020/21 Matchday 12: Highlights and reports with every game available on BT TV

It was derby day in the Premier League on Saturday as Wolves hosted Aston Villa before the Red and Blue halves of Manchester met at Old Trafford.

By Ross Kelsall Published: 14 December 2020 - 4.12pm

There’s a full complement of Premier League fixtures for Matchday 12 which started on Friday 11 December at Elland Road.

Saturday is derby day with two huge clashes from Molineux and Old Trafford, before leaders Tottenham are in action on Sunday afternoon.

As ever, BT TV is the only place to watch all 10 fixtures and if you’re not in the lucky few heading back to stadiums we’ve got you covered.

Read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, for previews of every clash and information about how you can watch from the comfort of your home.

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Friday 11 December

Leeds 1-2 West Ham

West Ham utilised their set piece prowess to exploit a familiar weakness in Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds as they came from behind to claim victory at Elland Road.

The home side took the lead early in the first half after Patrick Bamford was felled by Lukasz Fabianski; the Pole's countryman Mateusz Klich spot-kick minutes later at the second attempt at VAT intervened to rule Fabianski had stepped off his line to save the initial strike.

The equaliser came through Tomas Soucek's back post header as the Czech nodded past Ilian Meslier from a Jared Bowen corner - and in the second half the Hammers utilised their height to find the winner as Angelo Ogbonna rose heighest to connect with an Aaron Cresswell set piece routine.

French striker Sebastien Haller missed a hatful of chances for the visitors while Pablo Fornals might feel he also should have scored on a night that the scoreline did not flatter David Moyes' men.

Saturday 12 December

Wolves 0-1 Aston Villa

A bad-tempered Midlands derby saw both sides reduced to 10 men by the end of a game in which the referee was the busiest man on the pitch.

Quality was at a premium throughout but the pivotal moment came when John McGinn was fouled by Nelson Semedo in the dying moments to hand Anwar El-Ghazi the opportunity to score from the penalty spot.

His confident spot-kick handed the visitors a narrow win that saw them climb to 8th in the table while Wolves sustained their second defeat in a row.

Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

Miguel Almiron needed just 19 seconds to deliver a stunning antidote to Newcastle’s coronavirus crisis as the Magpies shrugged off struggling West Brom to claim the points at St James’s Park.

Almiron coolly slotted past Baggies keeper Sam Johnstone before former Baggies star Dwight Gayle clambered off the bench to head an 82nd-minute winner after Darnell Furlong had hauled the Baggies level.

The 2-1 win provided timely relief for Steve Bruce after a nightmare fortnight in which an outbreak of the virus closed his club’s training ground and postponed last week’s scheduled trip to Aston Villa.

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Man Utd 0-0 Man City

Manchester United responded well to their chastening Champions League exit but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men could not find a way past Manchester City in a tame, goalless derby draw.

The empty stands no doubt played a part in the 183rd Manchester derby lacking bite and intensity, nine months on from a packed crowd roaring their side to victory in what proved to be the last Old Trafford match with supporters.

There was not even a yellow card until the 79th minute on Saturday evening as the rivals played out a 0-0 draw in which both sides had chances but lacked the required cutting edge to eke out victory.

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Everton 1-0 Chelsea 

Chelsea missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as they slipped to defeat at Goodison Park against Everton.

The only goal of the 1-0 victory came from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute, Gylfi Sigurdsson converting after Edouard Mendy’s rash foul on Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Chelsea hit the woodwork twice through Reece James and Mason Mount but they were unable to deny Everton, who celebrated a much-needed win in front of their fans for the first time in more than nine months.

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Sunday 13 December

Southampton 3-0 Sheffield Utd

Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond fired Southampton to a 3-0 win over winless Sheffield United to send Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side third in the Premier League.

Former United striker Adams bagged his fourth league goal of the season, Armstrong claimed a deflected effort and replacement Redmond whipped home in style, in another impressive Saints win.

The Blades have now become the first side since QPR in 2012 to stretch 12 matches without a win at the start of a Premier League campaign.

Chris Wilder’s basement side appear desperately short on both confidence and ideas, with a positive January transfer window already appearing vital in their top-flight safety bid.

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Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham extended their unbeaten run to 11 Premier League games but were made to work hard for a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.

Harry Kane’s 15th goal of the season put Spurs in front midway through the first half but from then on they retreated and allowed Palace to dominate the game.

Roy Hodgson’s men laid siege to the Tottenham goal and eventually forced a way through when Jeffrey Schlupp converted in the 81st minute.

It was the first time Jose Mourinho’s side had conceded in close to 500 minutes, but it was no surprise considering the pressure they came under.

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Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

Arsenal 0-1 Burnley

 

Leicester 3-0 Brighton