January 1st to 3rd - The first games of the new year saw Man United move level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table. They saw off a dogged challenge by Aston Villa to win two-one at Old Trafford on Friday night. Bertrand Traore cancelled out Antony Martial's opener before Bruno Fernandes scored the winner from the penalty spot late on. Everton missed a chance to move into the top four when they were beaten one-nil by West Ham. Tomas Soucek scored the only goal of the game in the final five minutes as David Moyes picked up his first victory at Goodison Park since leaving in 2013.

Tottenham started 2021 with a comfortable three-nil win at home to Leeds - the goals came from Kane, Son and Alderweireld as Jose Mourinho's side climed back into the top four. Crystal Palace moved eleven points of the relegation zone as they beat Sheffield United two-nil at Selhurst Park. Both goals came before half-time courtesy of Schlupp and Eze.

The Saturday evening game saw the points and six goals shared between Brighton and Wolves. Brighton were ahead through an Aaron Connolly goal but strikes from Saiss, Nevis and a Burn own goal had the visitors three-one to the good at half-time. However, an early second-half penalty from Neal Maupay and a header from Lewis Dunk completed a good comeback from Graham Potter's side. Arsenal picked up their third win in a row with a four-nil win at West Brom - Tierney, Saka and Lacazette (2) scored the goals for Mikel Arteta's side.

Sunday's games saw tow of the title challengers pick up a decent three points on the road. Leicester were first up winning two-one at Newcastle. James Maddison and Youri Tielemans scored the goals as Brendan Rodgers' side moved to within a point of top spot. Man City followed that up with a comprehensive three-one win at Chelsea. All Man City's goals came in the first half as the pressure was heaped further on under-fire Frank Lampard. Gundogan, Foden and de Bruyne scored for the visitors - Hudson-Odoi's injury time strike was merely a consolation. City are now fifth in the table. If they win their game in hand they'll be a point off the lead.

The first monthly leaderboard of 2021 sees Eoghan Farrelly roar into the lead, helped by two ten-pointers on 57 points. He's ten points clear of Gerry Draper. Five points further back, completing the top five are Darragh Kenny, Gavin Goodwin and some fella called Joe Turner - full details below:

 

Premier League 2020-2021 - January Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
   
Eoghan Farrelly
Last Chance Saloon
57
   






2
   
Gerry Draper
Everton10
47
   
3
   
Darragh Kenny
The Sporting Wing
42
   
4
   
Gavin Goodwin
Gorey United
42
   
5
   
Joe Turner
#blocklivesmatter
42
   
6
   
Niall Carroll
19
40
   
7
   
Anastas Popov
Strong Saints
37
   
8
   
Ciaran Nelson
Nelson Utd
37
   
9
   
David Cooney
Frank's Silvalinings
37
   
10
   
Gary Fitzpatrick
Timo Werner Is A Hurensohn
37
   
11
   
Graham Goodwin
2021 Pls
37
   
12
   
Joe Behan
MT-09
37
   
13
   
Joseph Kavanagh
Joey's Invincibles
37
   
14
   
Richard Johnston
The Corporation Lads FC
37
   
15
   
Liam Keohan
Invincibles
35
   
16
   
Roisin Joyce
Roisin Joyce
35
   
17
   
Wayne Donovan
Sixth Senseless
35
   
18
   
Alan White
Al White XI
32
   
19
   
Brian Prendergast
Mista Dobalina
32
   
20
   
Cathal Thornton
Horse's Heroes
32
   
21
   
Ciaran O'Hart
Riverchapel Plate
32
   
22
   
David Lavelle
Gers Abu
32
   
23
   
Davy Doyle
FC Twente Benson
32
   
24
   
Dean White
Armchair 11
32
   
25
   
Derek Brady
Liverpool
32
   
26
   
Eamon Fox
Goals Very Important In Life
32
   
27
   
Gary McGurk
This Is Our Year
32
   
28
   
Javier Suarez
Hendo's Boys
32
   
29
   
Kevin Philpott
Phillys Phylers
32
   
30
   
Phil Doyle
FC Muertos Errantes
32
   
31
   
Victoria Reid
Tristan's Titans
32
   
32
   
Gareth Pierpoint
Alisson Wonderland
30
   
33
   
Gerard McCluskey
Breffni Blues
30
   
34
   
Jonathan Fox
Kilppety Klopp All The Way To The Top
30
   
35
   
Liam Geraghty
Is There Any Hope?
30
   
36
   
Robert Manley
Alisson Wonderland
30
   
37
   
Sean O'Mairtin
Creweless
30
   
38
   
David McGinley
Reservoir Dubs
29
   
39
   
Fiachra O'Brolachain
Tallacticos
29
   
40
   
John O'Driscoll
The Botchments
29
   
41
   
Aidan White
Saved By A Goalline Technology Failure
27
   
42
   
Andy Dunne
Peter Crouch Rangers
27
   
43
   
Brian Haughton
Klopp's Achievers
27
   
44
   
Craig Calvert
Proper FC
27
   
45
   
Gavin Morgan
Bristol Fashion
27
   
46
   
Paul Prendergast
The Untouchables
27
   
47
   
Brendan Maguire
Cantthinkofone
25
   
48
   
Con McSweeney
Dowtcha_Boys
25
   
49
   
Lionel Knott
Red Abbey Reds
25
   
50
   
Niall Cannon
TAA Very Much
25
   
51
   
Ralph Goodwin
Sky Blue Champions
25
   
52
   
Robert Hynes
Charlton
25
   
53
   
Kris Stainton
Da Love Be Beek
24
   
54
   
Bobby Hynes
Born To Run
22
   
55
   
Calvin McGettigan
Average Joe 1.0
22
   
56
   
Frank McSweeney
Poolabu
22
   
57
   
Brian Mullen
Mothers Milk
20
   
58
   
Callum Dunne
The Keita Success
20
   
59
   
George McGettigan
Right Up The Jimmy
20
   
60
   
Kev Dalton
Show Me De Mane
20
   
61
   
Patrick Mifsud
Red & Black Brigade
20
   
62
   
Trevor Byrne
Noddy's 11
20
   
63
   
Aidan Scanlon
Kilflynn Santos
17
   
64
   
Micheal Joyce
Pure Whites
17
   
65
   
Niall Murray
Book Ake
17
   
66
   
Caroline Carroll
Prince
15
   
67
   
Gerry Moore
Mikel's Maestros
15
   
68
   
John Brophy
Carrig United
15
   
69
   
Philip Jordan
Frankie's Army
15
   
70
   
Christina Morgan
Return of the Red Dwarf
7
   
71
   
Paul Moore
Bobby Dazzler
7
   
72
   
Ben Creasey
#1
2
   
73
   
Drew Armstrong
Army's All Stars
2
   
74
   
Gary Donnelly
Audrey's + 1
2
   
75
   
Michael Kenaney
Expected Toulouse
2