Premier League 2020/21 season Matchday 5: Highlights and reaction from another stunning weekend of top-flight football

With every game available to watch on BT TV, here is your one-stop shop for best of the weekend's action.

By Robert Cottingham Published: 19 October 2020 - 3.06pm

The Premier League returned after the second international break of the season and with it came a sensational round of matches.

Club football will truly kick into life from this weekend, with the Champions League and Europa League returning midweek - with every game live and exclusive on BT Sport once again.

Read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, for everything you need to know including highlights and recaps of the action.

Monday 19 October

West Brom v Burnley

5.30pm KO - Sky Sports Box Office via BT TV

After 19th v 20th kicked off Sunday, now 17th v 18th kicks off Monday – the first time the bottom four have faced one another in more than six years. It’s early days of course, but the need for West Brom and Burnley to pick up points feels acute already.

The newly-promoted Baggies look capable going forward but are extremely leaky at the back with 13 goals conceded already - the worst record in the division.

Slaven Bilic’s switch to a back three and subsequent reverting to a back four suggests a manager still figuring out his best backline.

The lone point claimed by Bilic’s Baggies this season came in a sensational game against Chelsea that saw them lead 3-0, before conceding three times in the second half to come away with just a draw.

Still one point is better than none as Sean Dyche’s Burnley will know all to well. The longest-serving coach in the division was vocal in his frustrations over the club’s lack of investment.

Three games and three defeats later and those concerns appear to be well-founded. The solidity we’ve come to expect has dissipated and Nick Pope, after coming within one game of winning the Golden Glove, is suddenly leaking goals.

Dyche will once again turn to his old warhorses Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes to do the job on a porous West Brom defence. If his tried-and-tested methods don’t get a result at The Hawthorns, Burnley fans will start fearing for the worst.

Leeds v Wolves

8pm KO - NOW TV via BT TV

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds have won over the neutrals in four sensationally-entertaining matches so far this Premier League season.

Two 4-3s in their opening two matches set the tone and a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City last time out was another masterclass in high-pressing attacking football.

Wolves though, are hardly slouches in that department. Nuno Espirito Santo’s 3-5-2 has been hugely effective in the top flight.

Now in their third season in the Premier League, and following a run to the Europa League semi-finals last year, Wolves represent what Leeds will hope to achieve in stabilising as a regular in the top tier.

Santo will have been concerned after a shock 4-0 humbling at West Ham but Wolves steadied the ship with an unspectacular 1-0 victory over lowly Fulham.

A trip to Elland Road represents a far sterner test as these two do battle in the Premier League for the first time since the 2003/04 campaign.

Saturday 17 October

A pulsating Merseyside derby finished in a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park after Jordan Henderson's would-be winner was controversially ruled out for offside via VAR. 

Sadio Mane was back among the goals two minutes in to give Liverpool the lead. But Jurgen Klopp's men were pegged back when Michael Keane rised highest to nod home his third goal of the season.

The Reds regained the lead in the second half when Mohamed Salah lashed in his 100th goal for the club, but in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised with a towering header.

And, after Richarlison saw red, in injury time Henderson had the ball in the net only for the goal to ruled out when Mane's arm was adjudged to be a fraction offside following consultation with the VAR system.

Match report

Chelsea 3-3 Southampton

Jannik Vestergaard's stoppage-time header earns the Saints a point, as Chelsea twice relinquish the lead and have to settle for a point.

Match report

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

Raheem Sterling's first-half goal extends Arsenal's miserable away record against fellow top six sides and kick-starts City's title challenge.

Match report

Newcastle 1-4 Man Utd

Three late goals - with Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford all scoring - earn Manchester United a comfortable victory at St James' Park.

Match report

Sunday 18 October

Sheffield United 1-1 Fulham

Late Billy Sharp penalty rescues point for Sheffield United against Fulham meaning both sides are still without a win this season.

Match report

Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton

It was honours even in the M23 derby at Selhurst Park as a last-minute equaliser from Alexis MacAllister denied Roy Hodgson's Eagles all three points in a fiery encounter in south London.

Match report

Tottenham 3-3 West Ham

West Ham scored three goals in the last 10 minutes to salvage an unlikely point at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Gareth Bale's Premier League return ended in disappointment.

Match report

Leicester 0-1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa's 100 percent record this season continued as Ross Barkley's injury-time winner saw off Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

In a largely uneventful match on Sunday night the home side, without Jamie Vardy, struggled to create much in the way of clear-cut chances.

And in the dying embers, Barkley took his chance from outside the box with a low, swerving strike that evaded Kasper Schmeichel and sealed all three points.

Match report