Premier League 2020/21 Matchday 8: Highlights and reaction

All the action was live on BT TV as the Premier League followed on from a busy week of European action this weekend.

By Tim Williams Published: 9 November 2020 - 9.26am

It was another busy week of Champions League and Europa League action on BT Sport, but it's back to domestic duty this weekend.

The Premier League resumes ahead of the third international break of the season and as has been the case all season long, all ten matches are available to watch live on BT TV.

Read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, to find out when, on what channel and how you can watch your team in action.

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Friday 6 November

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Burnley climbed off the bottom of the Premier League table but remain winless following a goalless draw which extended Brighton’s lengthy wait for a home victory.

Albion forward Danny Welbeck squandered the hosts’ best chance on his full debut, while Clarets full-back Matthew Lowton inadvertently struck the crossbar early on.

The stalemate moved Sean Dyche’s visitors one point above fellow strugglers Sheffield United, who visit Chelsea on Saturday.

Match report

Southampton 2-0 Newcastle

Southampton moved top of the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Newcastle 2-0 at St Mary’s.

A seventh-minute strike from Che Adams gave the home side an early lead and they wrapped up victory in the 82nd minute through Stuart Armstrong.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men dominated possession and chances as they sealed a comfortable win that saw them replace Liverpool at the top of the table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

Match report

Saturday 7 November

Everton 1-3 Man Utd

A Bruno Fernandes double eased some of the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United ended a terrible week with a 3-1 victory at Everton.

The Portugal international has been the standout performer for the club since his arrival in January and he proved his worth again at Goodison Park with two goals in seven first-half minutes as the visitors had to come from behind yet again.

Victory avoided the ignominy of United’s worst start to a league season since 1989-90 and was a welcome boost after defeats to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir in the last seven days as Fernandes made it 13 goals in 21 Premier League matches.

Match report | Highlights (or watch below)

Crystal Palace 4-1 Leeds

Ebere Eze helped Crystal Palace secure an excellent 4-1 win over Premier League new boys Leeds in a feisty encounter at Selhurst Park.

The attacker assisted Scott Dann’s first goal since December 2017 before he got off the mark for his new club with a wonderful free kick.

Helder Costa’s own-goal and Jordan Ayew’s late strike capped a fantastic afternoon for 73-year-old Roy Hodgson, who got the better of Marcelo Bielsa – eight years his junior – in the capital.

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Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield Utd 

Chelsea came from a goal down to record a comfortable victory over Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

David McGoldrick's clever flicked finish gave the Blades a shock lead on nine minutes, but Tammy Abraham levelled the scores shortly afterwards.

A strike by Ben Chilwell sent the Blues into half-time in front before further goals by Thiago Silva and Timo Werner secured the points.

Match report

West Ham 1-0 Fulham

West Ham claimed the London derby spoils after a dramatic late penalty miss by Ademola Lookman.

The Hammers looked to have won it when Tomas Soucek struck in the first minute of injury time but Lookman was given the chance to rescue a point for Fulham when VAR awarded a penalty for a foul on Tom Cairney.

However, Lookman was left with egg on his face as his weak Panenka spot-kick was easily saved by Lukasz Fabianski, securing maximum points for the Hammers in the process.

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Sunday 8 November

West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

Harry Kane's 88th-minute header finally broke West Brom's resistance after the Baggies had frustrated Jose Mourinho's men at the Hawthorns.

The hosts restricted Spurs to just one shot on goal during the first half but were unable to shut the door entirely during the second period as they remain without a win in the Premier League this season. 

Match report

Leicester 1-0 Wolves

Jamie Vardy scored an early penalty before missing another as Leicester held on to take all three points against Wolves in a tense Midlands derby at the King Power Stadium.

Brendan Rodgers' men looked the more inventive side over the course of the 90 minutes but were also forced to defend well with Wesley Fofana and Kasper Schmeichel producing stellar performances to ensure the Foxes kept a clean sheet.

Match report

Man City 1-1 Liverpool

Both managers will be happy with a point after an entertaining draw at the Etihad Stadium saw Manchester City and Liverpool share the spoils on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool had taken an early lead whe Mo Salah converted a spot kick awarded after Kyle Walker's clumsy challenge on Sadio Mane but Gabriel Jesus hit back with a tidy turn-and-finish just after the hour mark.

Kevin De Bruyne then missed a penalty shortly before the interval after Joe Gomez was controversially adjudged to have handled in the box.

The scores would remain level as both teams ran themselves into the ground in search of a vital winner.

Match report

Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa

Aston Villa secured their status as champions of the Sunday pay-per-view slot with a convincing victory over Arsenal, a month on from their demolition job on Liverpool.

Ross Barkley and Jack Grealish combined to devastating effect against Mikel Arteta's uninspired outfit, with summer signing Ollie Watkins helping himself to a brace late in the second half.

Match report