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English Premier League – LIVE scores: Saturday 21 August 2021

Here we bring you all the live scores from across the English Premier League on Saturday 21 August 2021, with six matches to track.

Mo Salah

Mo Salah. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Here we bring you all the live scores from across the English Premier League on Saturday 21 August 2021.

Liverpool vs Burnley (13:30)

Liverpool enjoy their first home game of the season, welcoming fans back to the famous stands at Anfield.

The visitors are a Burnley side, who last season ended the Reds 68-match English Premier League unbeaten run and sparked the worst run of home league defeats in Liverpool’s history.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle (16:00)

Aston Villa haven’t lost to Newcastle in six English Premier League encounters but both sides will be eager to get on the board after opening day defeats.

Magpies manager SteveBruce has won none of his last nine matches against sides managed by Aston Villa manager Dean Smith.

Crystal Palace vs Brentford (16:00)

This is the first encounter between Crystal Palace and Brentford in any competition since August 1982. Palace against Brentford is the first new Premier League fixture since Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield United in December 2019.

Patrick Vieira will aim to become the first Palace manager to win their opening home match since Alan Pardew in January 2015. Brentford can become the fourth team to win their first two matches in their debut Premier League season, after Coventry City and Norwich City in 1992/93 and Huddersfield Town in 2017/18.

Leeds United vs Everton (16:00)

Leeds United can win three consecutive English Premier League home matches for the first time since August 2001, having won their final two fixtures at Elland Road last season.

Leeds have not lost both of their opening two matches to a top-flight campaign since 1980/81.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 12 headed goals are the most in the Premier League since the start of 2019/20.

Rafael Benitez has won all three of his previous trips to Leeds in all competitions, doing so with three different clubs – Liverpool, Chelsea and Newcastle United.

Manchester City vs Norwich (16:00)

Manchester City have won their last three English Premier League home matches against Norwich City by an aggregate score of 14-1.

If they lose on Saturday, Man City will have suffered four consecutive defeats in all competitions for the first time since August 2006.

Norwich can become the second team to finish top of the second tier and then win away against the Premier League champions, after AFC Bournemouth triumphed 1-0 at Chelsea in 2015/16.

In all competitions, Norwich have won only two of their last 31 visits to City (D7 L22).

Brighton vs Watford (18:30)

Brighton & Hove Albion are unbeaten at home against Watford in the English Premier League (W1 D2).

Neal Maupay is aiming to score in consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since October 2020. His first ever goal in the competition came against Watford in August 2019.

Ismaila Sarr has scored five goals in his last six league appearances for Watford, and is looking to score in three consecutive league matches for them for the first time.

Watford have scored an own goal in their last two Premier League matches against Brighton, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Adrian Mariappa doing so in August 2019 and February 2020 respectively. Only two teams have had players score an own goal in three successive meetings with an opponent: Aston Villa v Charlton Athletic (1999-2001) and Arsenal v Chelsea (2008-2009).

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