Premier League 2020/21 Matchday 7: Reports and highlights

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By Robert Cottingham Published: 3 November 2020 - 11.29am

It's full speed ahead as the Premier League continues with another jam-packed weekend of action, with all ten matches available to watch live with BT TV.

Read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, to get the match report and highlights.

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Friday 30 October

Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

Wolves moved level on points with Everton and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table with a comfortable win over ten-man Crystal Palace.

Goals from debutant Rayan Aït-Nouri and Daniel Podence in the space of nine first-half minutes were enough to see off the Eagles, whose disappointing night was compounded late on when Luka Milivojevic was sent off for a studs-up tackle on Joao Moutinho. 

Match report | Highlights (or watch below)

Saturday 31 October

Sheffield United 0-1 Man City

Kyle Walker marked his 100th Premier League appearance for Manchester City with the only goal of the game against his former club Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Guardiola’s side were well worth their win with an utterly dominant display, while there will be easier examinations for Chris Wilder’s men, who are still without a win in the Premier League this season and have just one point after seven games.

Match report | Highlights (or watch below)

Burnley 0-3 Chelsea

Hakim Ziyech scored one and set another up on his full Premier League debut as Chelsea blew struggling Burnley away 3-0 at Turf Moor.

The Moroccan winger scored on his first start for the club in midweek, a 4-0 romp at FC Krasnodar, and impressed again as he held his starting spot against the Clarets.

Ziyech opened the scoring with a crisp drive in the first half as Frank Lampard’s men swarmed the hosts, and provided the assist for Timo Werner when Chelsea rounded out the scoring later on.

In between Kurt Zouma sucked the life out of a potential fightback when he powered home a Mason Mount corner.

Match report | Highlights (or watch below)

Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

Diogo Jota struck again as champions Liverpool came from behind to return to the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over West Ham.

The summer signing came off the bench to score for a third game in succession and kill off a stubborn Hammers side with an 85th-minute winner at Anfield.

West Ham had taken a surprise early lead through Pablo Fornals but Mohamed Salah levelled with a penalty before the interval.

Match report

Sunday 1 November

Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton

James Ward-Prowse’s masterclass sent Southampton into the top three as the Saints survived a late Aston Villa fightback to win 4-3.

England midfielder Ward-Prowse celebrated his 26th birthday in style with two brilliant free kicks at Villa Park to help lift the impressive Saints above Villa into third place.

He also set up Jannik Vestergaard’s opener before Danny Ings added a stunning fourth.

The visitors could have scored more with Che Adams and Ings having goals ruled out for offside and Theo Walcott hitting the bar.

Tyrone Mings’ header, Ollie Watkins’ penalty and Jack Grealish’s stoppage time goal gave the scoreline a flattering look for Villa.

Match report

Newcastle United 2-1 Everton

Callum Wilson’s double dashed Everton’s hopes of returning to the top of the Premier League table as England keeper Jordan Pickford watched from the bench.

Pickford was rested by manager Carlo Ancelotti after a turbulent few weeks, but replacement Robin Olsen could not keep out Wilson’s 56th-minute penalty and his late second to prevent a much-changed Toffees’ side from slipping to a 2-1 defeat at St James’ Park.

His absence was the major talking point on an afternoon when the visitors, blunted without the injured James Rodriguez and the suspended Richarlison, rarely looked like bouncing back from their first reverse of the campaign at Southampton despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late goal.

Match report

Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal to their first victory at Manchester United since 2006 as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 100th match at the wheel ended in disappointment.

October started for the Red Devils with a home humbling at the hands of Tottenham and November kicked off with another loss to north London visitors as the Gunners ended their 13-match wait for a league win at Old Trafford.

Aubameyang put away the second-half penalty so needlessly given away by Paul Pogba as Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal secured a deserved 1-0 victory against a United side that fell well short of the standards reached in midweek against RB Leipzig.

Match report

Tottenham 2-1 Brighton

Gareth Bale announced himself back at Tottenham with the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Brighton which sent his side second in the Premier League.

Harry Kane continued his hot streak in the first half when he fired Spurs ahead from the penalty spot before Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey levelled things up after 56 minutes.

But it was substitute Bale who had the last laugh, coming off the bench to score his first goal for the club since 2013. It was a vital intervention for the Welshman as the game looked to be meandering towards a score draw.

Match report

 

Monday 2 November

Fulham 2-0 West Brom

Fulham claimed their first Premier League win of the season with a dominant performance in a 2-0 victory over a lacklustre West Brom.

Bobby Decordova-Reid opened the scoring in the 26th minute as the home side took the lead for only the second time this season.

And soon after Ola Aina struck his first goal for the club to settle the battle between two sides chasing their first wins back in the top tier.

Match report

 

Leeds United 1-4 Leicester City

In-form Leicester gave Leeds a Premier League reality check as they went second with an impressive 4-1 win at Elland Road.

First-half goals from Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans, bookended by two poor Patrick Bamford misses, had the Foxes in complete control on a sodden Yorkshire night.

Stuart Dallas gave Leeds hope immediately after the break and the home side hit the bar and pressed hard before City ran out comfortable winners thanks to Jamie Vardy’s strike and a Tielemans penalty.

Match report