Premier League 2020/21 Matchday 19: Previews, highlights and reports from the 15 matches

With every game available to watch on BT TV, here is your one-stop shop for best of the action.

Published: 27 January 2021 - 4.35pm

The Premier League continues with a mammoth 15 matches to sink your teeth into in Matchday 19.

There's a full round of fixtures alongside remaining ties that needed to be caught up on given the fixture congestion Covid-19 postponements have caused.

BT TV is your one-stop shop for all the games so read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, for previews, highlights and reports.

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Saturday 16 January

Wolves 2-3 West Brom

West Brom grabbed a survival lifeline after Matheus Pereira’s penalty double helped seal a thrilling derby win at Wolves.

The forward struck twice from the spot as the Baggies won 3-2 at Molineux to claim just their second victory of the Premier League season – and Sam Allardyce’s first in charge.

Quickfire goals from Fabio Silva and Willy Boly had given Wolves a half-time lead after Pereira’s penalty opener.

But Albion turned the first Black Country derby for nine years around with their own rapid response, Semi Ajayi’s header levelling before Pereira’s spot-kick winner soon after the break.

Allardyce’s side remain second bottom but are now just three points from the safety line before Brighton’s game at Leeds, remarkable given their abject form this season.

Full match report

Leeds 0-1 Brighton

Neal Maupay’s first-half effort was enough to sink Leeds 1-0 and clinch Brighton their first Premier League win since November.

Maupay tapped home at the far post for his seventh goal of the season in the 17th minute as the Seagulls halted a 10-game winless run in all competitions.

It was a successful return to Elland Road for Brighton’s Ben White, who helped Leeds win promotion during a loan spell last season, while his former club slipped to a third straight defeat under Marcelo Bielsa for the first time in 12 months.

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West Ham 1-0 Burnley

Michail Antonio returned to goalscoring form as West Ham edged closer to the top six with a 1-0 victory over Burnley.

The upwardly-mobile Hammers made it back-to-back Premier League wins and are now unbeaten in five matches in all competitions thanks to Antonio’s early strike.

Boss David Moyes is expected to splash out on a striker this month following the sale of record signing Sebastien Haller to Ajax.

But Antonio showed why he remains West Ham’s main man up front, if he can stay fit, with his fourth goal of the season and his first since October following a spell out injured.

Full match report

Fulham 0-1 Chelsea

Mason Mount scored the only goal to hand Chelsea a 1-0 victory over 10-man Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Frank Lampard’s side’s three-match winless run in the Premier League stretched back to before Christmas but they were able to capitalise on their numerical advantage when the 22-year-old drove past Alphonse Areola in the 78th minute.

The Cottagers had gone into the game unbeaten in their last five Premier League matches but were unable to hold onto a point, a challenge which was made much more difficult when wing-back Antonee Robinson was sent off for a diving tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta just before half-time.

The result moved Chelsea just one point behind Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, while Fulham remain in the relegation zone.

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Leicester 2-0 Southampton

Leicester climbed to second in the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Southampton at the King Power Stadium.

James Maddison scored the opener in the 37th minute with a thumping finish from a tight angle and made a point of not celebrating with his team-mates in accordance with coronavirus restrictions.

Harvey Barnes added a second very late on as Leicester moved to within a point of Manchester United and ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City, although all those sides play on Sunday.

Full match report

Sunday 17 January

Sheffield Utd 1-3 Tottenham

Tanguy Ndombele’s moment of magic helped Tottenham ease to a much-needed 3-1 win at rock-bottom Sheffield United.

The club’s record signing produced an outrageous flicked finish at a vital point of the second half to restore Spurs’ two-goal lead and help them clinch just their second Premier League win in seven.

The Blades had just got back into the game through David McGoldrick’s header after first-half Serge Aurier and Harry Kane goals had put the visitors in command.

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Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd

Liverpool and Manchester United played out a goalless draw at Anfield which left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side top of the Premier League.

In a decent 0-0, United perhaps enjoyed the best of the chances but Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes found Alisson in solid form for the hosts.

The result means Jurgen Klopp's side have now gone four games without a win and remain three points off United in third.

Full match report

Man City 4-0 Crystal Palace

John Stones scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 to leap up to second in the Premier League.

Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling also hit fine goals as City overpowered a Palace side missing chief inspiration Wilfried Zaha at the Etihad Stadium.

The victory was City’s fifth in succession in the league and lifted them above champions Liverpool. Also with a game in hand on leaders Manchester United, their title credentials are growing.

Full match report

Monday 18 January

Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace as Arsenal eased past a much-changed Newcastle to heap more pressure on manager Steve Bruce.

The Gunners captain struck either side of a Bukayo Saka goal as the hosts recorded a 3-0 victory which sees them move into the top-half of the Premier League table.

Bruce made eight changes from the side beaten by bottom club Sheffield United last week but they were outplayed at the Emirates Stadium, where Mikel Arteta continues to oversee an upturn in form.

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Tuesday 19 January

West Ham 2-1 West Brom

Michail Antonio snatched another victory for West Ham and denied former boss Sam Allardyce a precious point towards West Brom’s survival bid.

Antonio, who scored the only goal of the game against Burnley at the weekend, struck again as the Hammers climbed to seventh following a 2-1 win.

West Ham led through Jarrod Bowen but were pegged back by Matheus Pereira, Albion’s double-penalty hero in the win at Wolves which had reignited Allardyce’s rescue mission.

The Baggies had chances to equalise again but Gallagher’s shot was too close to Fabianski and Darnell Furlong volleyed wide.

Full match report

Leicester 2-0 Chelsea 

Leicester City moved to the top of the Premier League table as they overcame an out-of-sort Chelsea side to heap more pressure on Frank Lampard.

The result was Brendan Rodgers' first league victory over the club where he began his coaching career as goals from Wilfried Ndidi and James Maddison 

Leicester are now a point ahead of second-placed Manchester United having played a game more while Chelsea are in eighth, five points off the Champions League places.

Wednesday 20 January

Man City 2-0 Aston Villa

Form side Man City prevailed after an entertaining contest against Aston Villa on a rainy night in Manchester on Wednesday night.

The visitors held City at bay after a thrilling first half that saw the game stretched with both teams creating chances against one another.

And they looked to be heading for a result until Bernardo Silva punished an error by Tyrone Mings to fire his team into a lead with 10 minutes to go.

Villa boss Dean Smith was given his marching orders in the aftermath of the goal for his protests at City midfielder Rodri's involvement in the move with the Spanish midfielder appearing to come from an offside position to rob Mings of the ball.

A late penalty drilled home by Ilkay Gundogan made sure of the points after Matty Cash accidentally handled a Gabriel Jesus header.

Fulham 1-2 Man Utd

Man United came from a goal behind to defeat a spirited Fulham at Craven Cottage thanks to a magnificent strike by Paul Pogba.

The home side took the lead early on in the contest when Ademola Lookman raced through on goal and slid a composed finish past Alphonse Areola.

United battled back and found an equaliser when Edinson Cavani netted his fourth of the season with a poacher's finish after a move instigated by Bruno Fernandes.

Fulham continued to show their intent throughout the second half as they created a number of chances but Pogba's stunning long-range strike provided a gut-punch shortly after the hour mark.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed another couple of decent chances for Fulham late on who might feel they deserved a point from the game - but it was United who held on to claim victory that saw him jump to first in the table.

Thursday 21 January

Liverpool v Burnley - NOW TV via BT TV (KO 8pm)

Champions Liverpool host Burnley four days after the much-hyped meeting with Man United at Anfield ended goalless.

Remarkably, Jurgen Klopp’s side haven’t scored in their last three league matches and they are fourth in the table after 18 matches.

They host a Burnley side who are yet to win this calendar year after losses to West Ham, Man United and Milton Keynes Dons in FA Cup and the Reds will be desperate to get back to winning ways after an uncharacteristic blip.

The Clarets have taken just five points from a possible 36 in Premier League games against Liverpool and are huge outsiders ahead of the match, but they’ll take some solace in the poor form of talisman Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian has failed to score in any of his last four league games, with his current drought lasting 365 minutes.

Can Salah rediscover his form and fire Liverpool to victory? Or will an obdurate Burnley keep them at bay?

Saturday 23 January

Aston Villa v Newcastle - NOW TV via BT TV (KO 8pm)

Villa play their second match in a matter of days after a prolonged break when they host struggling Newcastle at Villa Park.

Beleaguered Newcastle boss Steve Bruce lashed out at his players after a particularly lacklustre showing against rock-bottom Sheffield United, branding the performance “frigging hopeless”.

The evisceration of his players began after Bruce found himself on the receiving en of a barrage of criticism after the defeat at Bramall Lane and the experienced manager faces a defining week on Tyneside, although he reportedly retains support of owner Mike Ashley.

They haven’t won since Saturday 12 December and will be up against it against a rejuvenated Aston Villa side whose workload has been eased significantly in January due to a Covid-19 outbreak.