November 1st - It was another case of capital punishment for Man United on Sunday evening. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal from the spot as Arsenal recorded their first win at Old Trafford since 2006. That's no win for Man United in their first four games at home this season - all games against London opposition. United lie fifteenth in the table already nine points behind the leaders

Everton lost for the second Sunday in succession. Callum Wilson scored twice in the second half - Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a consolation in injury time but it wasn't enough to rescue a point for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

There was plenty of drama in the opening game on Sunday as Aston Villa and Southampton served up a seven goal thriller at Villa Park. Southampton raced into a four goal lead, including two from James Ward-Prowse. Villa staged a late comeback including two injury-time goals but that's also two defeats in a row for the last team to lose their 100% record this season.

Gareth Bale was the hero as Spurs saw off a dogged challenge from Brighton. He scored the winner on 73 minutes, just three minutes after coming off the bench in a two-one win. That win saw Jose Mourinho's side climb to second in the table, just two points behind the leaders Liverpool.

Just four games so far in the monthly competition but there's a familiar face, Eamon Fox at the top of the leaderboard. He holds a two point lead over four people - Callum Dunne, Gerard McCluskey, Michael Keneney and Patrick Mifsud - three of those benefitting from their joker scoreline of two-one to the home team today!!! Full details below:

 

November 6th to 8th - With the Premier League finally deciding to shelve their ill-fated pay per view scam idea this was the last weekend where we had all the fixtures kicking off at different times. Southampton went top on Friday night when they beat Newcastle two-nil. Despite missing the injured Danny Ings, the Saints went marching on through goals from Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong. Earlier on Friday, it finished goalless further along the south coast between Brighton and Burnley.

Saturday's early game had reporters sharpening their pencils ahead of Everton versus Man United. Things looked bleak for the under-fire United gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when the Toffees went ahead through Bernard. However two goals, neither a penalty, from Bruno Fernandes sent United on course to a badly needed victory. An injury-time strike from Edinson Cavani added the gloss for the visitors. Everton, for their part, look to have switched off completely after clinching the title after just four games....

Crystal Palace's good start to the season continued with a four-one win at home to faltering Leeds United. Goals from Scott Dann, Eberechi Eze, Jordan Ayew and a Helder Costa own goal saw Roy Hodgson's side move up to seventh in the table. Chelsea won by the same scoreline at home to Sheffield United. They had to come from behind to a David McGoldrick goal but strikes from Abraham, Chilwell, Silva and Werner saw Frank Lampard's side complete a good week.

Tomas Soucek scored an injury time winner for West Ham at home to Fulham on Saturday night. There was still time for Ademola Lookman to miss a 97th minute penalty though after his panenka attempt was easily saved by Fabianski. There was also a late goal at the Hawthorns on Sunday as Tottenham scored a late winner to go top of the table - Harry Kane struck with just six minutes to go to send Jose Mourinho's side to the summit and maintain their 100% record away from home so far.

Leicester will top the table during the international break after beating Wolves one-nil at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy scored the only goal in that one from the penalty spot - he went on to miss another penalty later on. Man City and Liverpool shared the points after a one-all draw at the Etihad. Liverpool started well, opening the scoring through Mo Salah's penalty. City equalised through Gabriel Jesus and the first half ended with Kevin de Bruyne dragging a penalty wide. Both sides seemed happy enough with a point as the game wore on with chances at a premium in the second half. Aston Villa went into the last international break on the back of a 7-2 win over Liverpool. They ended this mini-section of the league with an impressive three-nil win at Arsenal. Ollie Watkins scored twice as Dean Smith's side moved into the top six.

Paul Prendergast leads the November competition after picking up 59 points since the last update. He has a six point lead over Niall Carroll in second place. Our resident Aston Villa fan, Aidan White, can celebrate his team's win at the Emirates in third place alongside Jonathan Fox and Michael Kenaney. Full details below:

 

November 21st and 22nd - The big game on Saturday saw Tottenham repeat last season's victory over Man City. A goal in each half saw Jose Mourinho's side move top of the table on Saturday night - Heung-Min Son scored his tenth of the season after just five minutes. Giovani Lo Celso sealed the points in the second half but not before VAR hald ruled out an equaliser from Aymeric Laporte in the first half.

Earlier in the day, Chelsea had gone top for a few hours by beating Newcastle two-nil at St James Park. An own goal from Federico Fernandez had Frank Lampard's side into an early lead with Tammy Abraham scoring his third goal of the season to clinch the win. Brighton picked up their second win of the season with a two-one win at unpredictable Aston Villa. Solly March scored the winner in the second half after Ezri Konsa had cancelled out Danny Welbeck's (me neither) opener. The Seagulls held on for the victory despite a late red card for Tariq Lamptey.

David Coote showed he's ready to fill the boots of Howard Webb after a match-wnning performance for Man United at home to West Brom. Bruno Fernandes' retaken penalty was only part of the drama at a VAR influenced game. The Baggies will feel hard done by not to have had a penalty of their own, remaining without a win this season in the bottom three.

Sunday's games saw Everton get back to winning ways with a hard fought 3-2 win at Fulham. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season at the Toffees returned to the top six. Sheffield United's desperate start to the season continued as they lost one-nil at home to West Ham. Sebastian Haller scored the only goal as the Blades only have one point from their opening nine games.

The game between Leeds and Arsenal at Elland Road finished scoreless. Arsenal finished with ten men after Nicolas Pepe was sent off. The home side couldn't find a way through despite hitting the woodwork three times in the closing stages. Despite a host of injuries following the international break, Liverpool joined Tottenham at the top of the table with a very impressive three-nil win at home to Leicester. Once Jonny Evans headed into his own net, the result was never in doubt. Diogo Jota became the first Liverpool player to score in his first four league appearances at Anfield. Roberto Firmino's late header was the icing on the cake as the Reds set a new club record of 64 league games unbeaten at home.

Jonathan Fox has moved into the lead in the November competition. He leads by a single point from Paul Prendergast. Brian Haughton has moved up to third. Christina Morgan picked up an excellent 42 points so far this weekend to climb to fourth. The top five is completed by Richard Johnston. Full details below:

 

November 27th to 29th - On a weekend when football marked the sad passing of Diego Maradona, Liverpool were left frustrated in their attempts to reclaim top spot in the table. They were leading into injury time thanks to another strike from Diogo Jota. However, the hosts equalised through Pascal Gross in the 93rd minute with their second penalty of the game following a VAR intervention. Liverpool had already had two goals ruled out and Brighton had missed a penalty before the late decisive goal from the Seagulls.

The weekend's action had started on Friday with Newcastle picking up a very useful three points at Crystal Palace. Steve Bruce's side scored in the 88th and 90th minutes through Callum Wilson and Joelinton to move into twelfth place in the table, nine points clear of the relegation zone.

Man City got back to winning ways on Saturday with their usual hammering of Burnley. Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick as the hosts scored five without reply. Pep Guardiola's side moved to within six points of the leaders with that win.

Everton's poor recent continued as Leeds won one-nil at Goodison Park. The visitors were well worth their victory, Raphina scoring the only goal of the game, his first league goal since joining in the summer. Leeds have now won their last 29 away games where they've gone into the lead, a remarkable stat. Their Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield United, are rooted to the table with just a single point from their first ten games. Conor Gallgher scored the winner for West Brom in their clash as the Baggies picked up their first win of the season.

Sunday's games saw Edinson Cavani inspire a Man United comeback that was a throwback to the Fergie era. Trailing two-nil at Southampton, the Uruguayan international came off the bench to set up one goal and score two himself. The three-two win saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side climb into the top half of the table.

The big game of the weekend on paper ended turned out to be a bit of a damp squib at Chelsea and Spurs played out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. The point was enough to send Jose Mourinho's side back to the top of the table on goal difference. Sunday's final game saw Wolves move into the top six with a two-one win at Arsenal - all the goals came in the first half - Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence scored either side of a Gabriel goal for the hosts. Arsenal have now lost half of their ten league games this season.

With just Monday night's games to go, Brian Haughton leads Jonathan Fox by just four points in the November monthly competition. Ralph Goodwin is a further point behind with Rob Manley and Aidan White completing the top five - full details below:

 

November 30th - The month ended with two games on Monday night. Fulham climbed out of the bottom three with an unexpected win at Leicester. Scott Parker's side took the points back to London thanks to goals from Lookman and Cavaleiro. Harvey Barnes pulled a goal back for the hosts with five minutes to go but the visitors held on the win.

West Ham ended the month in fifth place. They beat Aston Villa two-one at the London Stadium. The goals came from Angelo Ogbonna and Jarrod Bowen. Jack Grealish had equalised in between those strikes. An eventful second half saw Ollie Watkins miss a penalty and then have a goal disallowed in injury time.

With nobody predicting Fulham's win at Leicester, Brian Haughton was confirmed as winner in November with a ten pointer from West Ham's win over Aston Villa. Jonathan Fox finished second with Robert Manley, Graham Goodwin and Paul Prendergast completing the top five:


Premier League 2020-2021 - November Leaderboard
No.
Lst Chg
Name
Team Name
Pts
Lst
Chg
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1
1
0
Brian Haughton
Klopp's Achievers
135
125
10






2
2
0
Jonathan Fox
Kilppety Klopp All The Way To The Top
126
121
5
3
4
1
Robert Manley
Alisson Wonderland
123
118
5
4
8
4
Graham Goodwin
2021 Pls
122
112
10
5
7
2
Paul Prendergast
The Untouchables
120
115
5
6
3
-3
Ralph Goodwin
Sky Blue Champions
120
120
0
7
13
6
Derek Brady
Liverpool
118
108
10
8
5
-3
Aidan White
Saved By A Goalline Technology Failure
116
116
0
9
6
-3
David Lavelle
Gers Abu
115
115
0
10
11
1
Brendan Maguire
Cantthinkofone
114
109
5
11
12
1
Niall Carroll
19
114
109
5
12
9
-3
Calvin McGettigan
Average Joe 1.0
111
111
0
13
17
4
Gavin Morgan
Bristol Fashion
111
101
10
14
18
4
Eamon Fox
Goals Very Important In Life
110
100
10
15
10
-5
Victoria Reid
Tristan's Titans
110
110
0
16
21
5
Darragh Kenny
The Sporting Wing
108
98
10
17
22
5
John O'Driscoll
The Botchments
108
98
10
18
14
-4
Richard Johnston
The Corporation Lads FC
107
107
0
19
27
8
Craig Calvert
Proper FC
106
96
10
20
15
-5
Gerry Moore
Mikel's Maestros
105
105
0
21
20
-1
Christina Morgan
Return of the Red Dwarf
103
98
5
22
29
7
David McGinley
Reservoir Dubs
103
93
10
23
31
8
Fiachra O'Brolachain
Tallacticos
103
93
10
24
33
9
Niall Cannon
TAA Very Much
103
93
10
25
16
-9
Paul Moore
Bobby Dazzler
103
103
0
26
34
8
Ciaran O'Hart
Riverchapel Plate
102
92
10
27
24
-3
Gavin Goodwin
Gorey United
102
97
5
28
26
-2
Caroline Carroll
Prince
101
96
5
29
37
8
Robert Hynes
Charlton
101
91
10
30
19
-11
Patrick Mifsud
Red & Black Brigade
100
100
0
31
43
12
George McGettigan
Right Up The Jimmy
98
88
10
32
23
-9
Alan White
Al White XI
97
97
0
33
25
-8
Niall Murray
Book Ake
97
97
0
34
36
2
Liam Keohan
Invincibles
96
91
5
35
46
11
Anastas Popov
Strong Saints
95
85
10
36
28
-8
Brian Mullen
Mothers Milk
95
95
0
37
49
12
Gary Fitzpatrick
Timo Werner Is A Hurensohn
95
85
10
38
39
1
Joe Turner
#blocklivesmatter
95
90
5
39
30
-9
Eoghan Farrelly
Last Chance Saloon
93
93
0
40
32
-8
John Brophy
Carrig United
93
93
0
41
52
11
Gerry Draper
Everton10
92
82
10
42
54
12
Callum Dunne
The Keita Success
91
81
10
43
35
-8
Dean White
Armchair 11
91
91
0
44
55
11
Wayne Donovan
Sixth Senseless
91
81
10
45
56
11
Bobby Hynes
Born To Run
90
80
10
46
38
-8
Frank McSweeney
Poolabu
90
90
0
47
50
3
Gary McGurk
This Is Our Year
90
85
5
48
40
-8
Sean O'Mairtin
Creweless
90
90
0
49
41
-8
Trevor Byrne
Noddy's 11
89
89
0
50
59
9
Andy Dunne
Peter Crouch Rangers
88
78
10
51
42
-9
Gareth Pierpoint
Alisson Wonderland
88
88
0
52
44
-8
Kevin Philpott
Phillys Phylers
88
88
0
53
45
-8
Michael Kenaney
Expected Toulouse
86
86
0
54
47
-7
Brian Prendergast
Mista Dobalina
85
85
0
55
48
-7
Cathal Thornton
Horse's Heroes
85
85
0
56
58
2
Gerard McCluskey
Breffni Blues
85
80
5
57
51
-6
Phil Doyle
FC Muertos Errantes
84
84
0
58
69
11
David Cooney
Frank's Silvalinings
82
72
10
59
53
-6
Kev Dalton
Show Me De Mane
82
82
0
60
62
2
Lionel Knott
Red Abbey Reds
81
76
5
61
63
2
Ben Creasey
#1
80
75
5
62
57
-5
Ciaran Nelson
Nelson Utd
80
80
0
63
60
-3
Philip Jordan
Frankie's Army
78
78
0
64
61
-3
Con McSweeney
Dowtcha_Boys
76
76
0
65
64
-1
Davy Doyle
FC Twente Benson
75
75
0
66
65
-1
Joseph Kavanagh
Joey's Invincibles
75
75
0
67
66
-1
Aidan Scanlon
Kilflynn Santos
73
73
0
68
67
-1
Javier Suarez
Hendo's Boys
73
73
0
69
68
-1
Micheal Joyce
Pure Whites
73
73
0
70
70
0
Joe Behan
MT-09
70
70
0
71
71
0
Gary Donnelly
Audrey's + 1
68
68
0
72
72
0
Liam Geraghty
Is There Any Hope?
68
68
0
73
73
0
Roisin Joyce
Roisin Joyce
68
68
0
74
74
0
Kris Stainton
Da Love Be Beek
66
66
0
75
75
0
Drew Armstrong
Army's All Stars
8
8
0