Premier League 2020/21 Matchday 20: Highlights and reports from the midweek games with every match exclusively live on BT Sport

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

By Robert Cottingham Published: 28 January 2021 - 11.33pm

The Premier League reaches its 20th round of games with a sensational midweek fixture list from England's top flight with huge ramifications for both ends of the table.

After a chock-a-block Matchday 19, where five matches previously postponed due to Covid-19 outbreaks were played alongside the regular 10, there's a degree of normality restored in Matchday 20.

And BT Sport is the only place to watch all 10 matches with the entire round of fixtures from the Premier League available exclusively live on our platforms.

Read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, for previews, highlights and reports.

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Tuesday 26 January

Newcastle 1-2 Leeds

Jack Harrison condemned Newcastle boss Steve Bruce to fresh misery as Leeds ended their three-game losing streak with victory in the Premier League match at Newcastle.

The midfielder clinched three points with a sweet 61st-minute strike four minutes after Miguel Almiron had cancelled out Raphinha’s first-half opener to leave the beleaguered Magpies head coach without a win in 11 games in all competitions and having taken only two points from the last 27.

Opposite number Marcelo Bielsa will have been delighted with another impressive attacking display, and equally pleased with the way they dug in in the face of a determined fightback which ultimately came up short, if only just.

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Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham

West Ham moved up to fourth in the Premier League table, if only for a few hours, as they overcame London rivals Crystal Palace in a five-goal thriller at Selhurst Park.

The results means that the Hammers have now won their first six competitive games in a single calendar year for the first time in their history.

Free-scoring midfielder Tomas Soucek continued his rich vain of form in front of goal, bagging a brace in a 3-2 away win.

Soucek becomes the fifth Czech Republic player to reach 10 Premier League goals, with the West Ham midfielder doing so in just 33 appearances, the joint-fewest games taken by a Czech player to hit this milestone.

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Southampton 1-3 Arsenal

Arsenal came from behind for the first time in a Premier League game this season to beat Southampton and move to within five points of the top four.

The Gunners saw their defence of the FA Cup end with a fourth-round defeat at St Mary’s on Saturday but they returned three days later to record a 3-1 victory.

Southampton looked on course to see off the visitors once more as Stuart Armstrong fired them ahead with a fine third-minute volley.

But Arsenal would go in ahead at the break as Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka struck, with Alexandre Lacazette making sure of the points.

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West Brom 0-5 Man City

Ruthless Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League after hammering West Brom 5-0.

The in-form Ilkay Gundogan scored twice while Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling also netted in the Hawthorns rout.

City moved above Manchester United, who can reclaim top spot by beating Sheffield United on Wednesday, after an 11th straight victory in all competitions.

It is their longest winning run for over three years and they sent an ominous message to their title rivals – moving seven points clear of Liverpool and making light work of Kevin De Bruyne’s injury-enforced absence.

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Wednesday 27 January

Chelsea 0-0 Wolves

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea career fell prey to a frustrating launch night as the Blues laboured to a galling goalless Premier League draw with Wolves.

Former Paris St Germain boss Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard on Tuesday, with the Blues board hailing the 47-year-old as one of Europe’s top coaches.

Chelsea struggled for fluency in a tepid first half as many of the issues that beset ex-boss Lampard surfaced again at Stamford Bridge though.

And despite dominating possession and territory throughout, Chelsea were forced to settle for a draw – which extends their paltry league return to just two wins in nine matches.

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Burnley 3-2 Aston Villa

Chris Wood capped a sensational comeback from Burnley as they twice came from behind to claim a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in an entertaining encounter at Turf Moor.

The Clarets ended Liverpool’s long unbeaten run at home in the Premier League but were outplayed in the first half by Villa, who only had Ollie Watkins’ 10th goal of the season to show for their dominance.

Burnley capitalised as Ben Mee converted Ashley Westwood’s corner and although the excellent Jack Grealish restored Villa’s lead, the visitors were left stunned following a lucky goal from Dwight McNeil and Wood’s header.

McNeil was attempting to cross but his ball into the area trickled into the net inside the final quarter of an hour before he provided the assist for Wood moments later, as Burnley scored three for the second game in a row.

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Brighton 0-0 Fulham

Fulham earned their first point in three games against fellow relegation strugglers Brighton in a cagey goalless draw at the Amex Stadium.

Scott Parker’s men had lost their last two matches before the sides met in almost identical fashion to their 0-0 draw at Craven Cottage on December 16 and again nothing could separate the two teams.

The game sees Brighton’s winless run at home in the Premier League stretch to 14 games, with their last victory having come last season against Arsenal on June 20.

It was a cagey game which lacked a cutting edge in the final third, and despite a number of shots – 16 from the home side and 10 from Fulham – neither could find the breakthrough.

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Man Utd 1-2 Sheffield Utd

Sheffield United stunned title-chasing Manchester United as substitute Olivier Burke secured Chris Wilder’s rock-bottom side just their second Premier League win of a wretched season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were riding the crest of a wave after Sunday’s FA Cup win against Liverpool, only to be brought crashing down to earth on a night when many expected them to go back top of the league.

Ex-Manchester City youth prospect Kean Bryan gave the visitors a shock lead that former Blades defender Harry Maguire cancelled out, only for Burke’s heavily-deflected strike to seal the visitors a shock 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Even in such an unpredictable season, few could have foreseen this result.

The Blades had just five points to show from their first 19 games – the worst haul in Premier League history – and had not beaten the Red Devils since 1993, with their previous Old Trafford victory coming in 1973.

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Everton 1-1 Leicester

Everton playmaker James Rodriguez’s moment of quality was cancelled out by an error from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford which allowed Leicester to leave Goodison Park with a 1-1 draw.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side had soaked up a huge amount of pressure following the Colombia international’s brilliant 30th-minute opener but a defence which had conceded only three goals in six matches were just about hanging on.

However, they were undone when the England number one, watched by Gareth Southgate, failed to keep out Youri Tielemans’ low shot.

Pickford may argue he saw the ball late as it came through a crowd of players but he got both hands to it but only pushed it in via a post.

It was the least Leicester deserved after the interval in particular as the hosts struggled to get out of their own half, dropping deeper and inviting pressure on themselves.

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Thursday 28 January

Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool,

Liverpool kick-started their Premier League season in emphatic style with a 3-1 win at Tottenham, who lost Harry Kane to injury.

The Reds’ title defence had been left in tatters following a five-game winless run where they had scored just one goal, but they put that right against a team they have enjoyed beating in recent years.

A 482-minute goal drought was ended by Roberto Firmino on the stroke of half-time, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane bagging after the break to make it seven successive wins against Spurs.

The win, a first since December 19, takes Jurgen Klopp’s team back into the top four, four points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

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