2020-21 Premier League: Week Six Roundup

Everton saw their unbeaten start to the 2020-21 season ended at Southampton on a dramatic weekend. (Image credit: Frank Augstein/PA Wire)

Everton remain top of the Premier League following a dramatic weekend which saw remaining unbeaten records fall as the title and relegation fights continue to get tighter. 

Danny Ings played assistant to first-half goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams as Southampton stunned Everton to end the Toffees’ unbeaten start to the season, which was compounded when Lucas Digne saw red for a late tackle on Kyle Walker-Peters.

Aston Villa also saw their unbeaten start ended as Patrick Bamford netted a shock hat-trick for Leeds United which was his first Premier League hat-trick in 33 top-flight appearances across five different clubs, meaning that every team had lost at least once in the opening six rounds for the first time since 1967-68 season.

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Liverpool took full advantage of Villa’s loss to go second on goal difference from Everton as Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota struck in a comeback win over Sheffield United, who remain second-bottom despite Sander Berge putting the Blades ahead from a 13th minute penalty after Fabinho fouled Oli McBurnie.

Leicester round out the top four after Jamie Vardy headed in from Cengiz Under’s cross to snatch victory at Arsenal, ending the Foxes’ 47 year winless away run against the Gunners after they last won in September 1973 at the old Highbury Stadium.

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Down in the relegation zone, Tom Cairney’s 95th minute long range screamer failed to prevent Fulham moving off the foot of the table after Jairo Reidewald’s first-ever goal in English Football and Wilfried Zaha’s tap-in helped Crystal Palace to victory at Craven Cottage.

Son Heung-min’s 76th minute header ensured that Burnley remain just inside the relegation zone as Tottenham clinched victory at Turf Moor to climb to fifth.

West Brom remain just above the bottom three after Karlan Grant fired in a late equaliser to claim a point at Brighton, having initially gone behind to a freaky own goal in which Branislav Ivanovic accidentally flicked his clearance of Tariq Lamptey’s shot into his own goal off Jake Livermore’s face.

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Elsewhere, Michail Antonio’s aerobatic goal helped West Ham end a ten-match losing streak against Manchester City despite Phil Foden’s 51st minute strike helping the Citizens scrape a point at the London Stadium.

Jacob Murphy’s 89th minute free-kick rescued Newcastle a point against Wolves at Molineux, after Raul Jimenez smashed in from a poor clearance of Pedro Neto’s set piece to put the hosts ahead.

Finally, Manchester United sit 15th after finding themselves held to a goalless draw by Chelsea at Old Trafford for the first time since December 2015.

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