2020-21 Premier League: Week Nine Roundup

Tottenham Hotspur climbed to the Premier League summit as England’s top flight returned from the last international break of 2020. 

Son Heung-min put Spurs ahead from Tanguy Ndombele’s fifth minute cross before Giovani Lo Celso’ rifled in a powerful 65th minute strike to seal victory over Manchester City, which puts Tottenham back at the top of the Premier League for the first time since August 2014.

Injury-hit Liverpool outclassed Leicester to climb to second on goal difference after Jonny Evans headed them ahead with an own goal, before headers from Diogo Jota and Robert Firmino wrapped up a club record 64th home league victory for the Reds.

Federico Fernandez’s own goal coupled with a clinical goal from Tammy Abraham proved enough for Chelsea to beat Newcastle at St James’ Park, moving the Blues up to third ahead of Leicester.

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Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield United remain rock-bottom after Sebastien Haller fired West Ham to victory from 20 yards in a tough encounter at Bramall Lane.

Chris Wood’s eighth minute strike gifted Burnley a first league win of the season as the Clarets defeated Crystal Palace at their happy place of Turf Moor to climb out of the drop zone.

West Brom therefore slipped to second-bottom after Bruno Fernandes’ retaken penalty saw Manchester United snatch a narrow win in a tense battle at Old Trafford.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a first-half brace with Lucas Digne setting up two assists as Everton clung on for a 3-2 victory over Fulham in a five goal thriller at Craven Cottage, dropping the Cottagers into the bottom three as a result.

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Elsewhere, Brighton stunned Aston Villa to claim a 2-1 win at Villa Park with goals from Danny Welbeck and Solly March either side of Ezri Konsa’s equaliser, before Tariq Lamptey saw red in injury time for the Seagulls.

Southampton sit fifth after Pedro Neto’s late rebound strike earned Wolves a point after Theo Walcott had fired the Saints in front at Molineux.

Finally, Leeds held ten-man Arsenal to a goalless draw at Elland Road as the Gunners saw Nicholas Pepe sent off for headbutting Ezgjan Alioski.

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