Premier League : Southampton wins seven goal thriller against Villa, Everton goes down to Newcastle

In Premier League on Sunday, Southampton beat Aston Villa in a seven-goal thriller. In another interesting game, Everton suffered their second successive defeat. Everton missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier League as Callum Wilson scored twice to give Newcastle a first win in three matches.

Former Bournemouth forward Wilson opened the scoring – converting a penalty he had won after being fouled by Andre Gomes – and then tapped in a second from Ryan Fraser’s looping cross. The result means Carlo Ancelotti’s side remain second, three points behind Liverpool, while the Magpies move up to 10th.

Premier League : Southampton beat Aston Villa in seven goal thriller

Club stalwart James Ward-Prowse marked his 26th birthday with two goals from fantastic free-kicks as Southampton survived a late Aston Villa rally to move up to third in the Premier League.

The England midfielder also provided the assist for the opener for Jannik Vestergaard before Danny Ings made it 4-0. Two stoppage-time goals from the home side took some of the gloss off the victory for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men. As for Villa’s Dean Smith, his side have now lost their past two games and conceded seven goals in the process having won their first four fixtures.

Premier League table 2020/21 (Updated till Newcastle – Everton match)

Pos Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Liverpool 7 5 1 1 2 16
2 Everton 7 4 1 2 4 13
3 Southampton 7 4 1 2 2 13
4 Wolves 7 4 1 2 0 13
5 Chelsea 7 3 3 1 7 12
6 Aston Villa 6 4 0 2 6 12
7 Leicester City 6 4 0 2 1 12
8 Tottenham 6 3 2 1 8 11
9 Man City 6 3 2 1 1 11
10 Newcastle 7 3 2 2 -1 11
11 Leeds 6 3 1 2 3 10
12 Crystal Palace 7 3 1 3 -3 10
13 Arsenal 6 3 0 3 1 9
14 West Ham 7 2 2 3 3 8
15 Man United 5 2 1 2 -3 7
16 Brighton 6 1 2 3 -2 5
17 West Brom 6 0 3 3 -8 3
18 Sheffield Utd 7 0 1 6 -7 1
19 Fulham 6 0 1 5 -9 1
20 Burnley 6 0 1 5 -9 1

Gameweek 7 fixtures and results

Friday, October 30

  • Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace 

Saturday, October 31

  • Sheffield United 0-1 Man City 
  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea 
  • Liverpool 2-1 West Ham 

Sunday, November 1

  • Aston Villa 3-4 Southampton
  • Newcastle 2-1 Everton
  • Man United vs Arsenal 
  • Tottenham vs Brighton 

Monday, November 2

  • Fulham vs West Brom 
  • Leeds vs Leicester