2020-21 Premier League: Week Eleven Roundup

Tottenham Hotspur continue to sit atop of the Premier League on a weekend in which some teams welcomed fans back into stadiums for the first time since March. 

Son Heung-Min curled in from Harry Kane’s 13th minute pass to put Spurs ahead against Arsenal in the North London derby, before Son returned the favour in first-half injury time on the counter as he fed Kane a pass which the England captain finished off to capture victory and his 250th goal for club plus country as Tottenham remain top.

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Liverpool however are level on 24 points with Spurs but behind on goal difference as the Reds ran riot in a 4-0 home win over Wolves in front of fans at Anfield for the first time since March, with Mohamed Salah, Georgino Wijnaldum and Joel Matip all scoring with Nelson Semedo bundling their fourth into his own goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross.

Chelsea sit third and two points behind the top two after coming from behind to defeat Leeds 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in front of fans, having fallen behind to Patrick Bamford’s opener, only for Oliver Giroud to equalise 23 minutes later before Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic struck to confirm victory.

Leicester stay fourth for a third consecutive week after Jamie Vardy fired in a late winner to defeat rock-bottom Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, after Oli McBurnie had cancelled out Ayoze Perez’s opener for the Foxes.

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Down in the relegation zone, ten-men West Bromwich Albion remain second bottom after second-half braces from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke saw Crystal Palace win 5-1 at The Hawthorns, in a game that saw Matheus Pereira sent off after Conor Gallagher had pulled the Baggies level after Darnell Furlong had put Palace ahead through his own goal.

Robbie Brady’s third minute strike wasn’t enough for Burnley to climb out of the relegation zone after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s sliding effort rescued Everton a point at Turf Moor.

Fulham consequently remain above the drop by a single point despite losing at Manchester City to first-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.

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Elsewhere, comeback goals from Jannik Vestergaard and Danny Ings lifted Southampton up to fifth as the Saints came from behind to defeat Brighton, who had taken a 26th minute lead from Pascal Gross’ penalty after James Ward-Prowse handballed a cross.

Manchester United fought back from Tomas Soucek 38th minute opener to defeat West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium, with Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford all finding the net in a second consecutive second-half fightback.

Finally, Newcastle’s trip to Aston Villa in Friday Night Football was postponed after a Coronavirus outbreak within the Magpies squad saw the training ground closed as several players self-isolated.

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