Tottenham upset by resurgent Villa; Chelsea held at Forest
Douglas Luiz doubled the advantage to secure a second consecutive away league victory for midtable Villa, which has won three of its last four league games. Chelsea was held 1-1 at Nottingham Forest in the other Premier League match on Sunday. Ashley Young was well placed to clear Harry Kane’s header off the line in the 40th minute after Ivan Perisic had rounded Robin Olsen in the Villa goal. Lloris was at fault in his first appearance since the World Cup final and Buendia profited. BOOST FOR FORESTNottingham Forest gave its Premier League survival hopes a boost with a 1-1 draw against Chelsea whose troubles on the road continued.wftv.com
Saudi-owned Newcastle into CL positions amid speedy rise
Newcastle has an unlikely scoring sensation, too, with Miguel Almiron grabbing what proved to be the winner for his fifth goal in as many games. Harry Kane pulled a goal back in the 54th for Tottenham, which also was beaten by Manchester United 2-0 in midweek. When Saudi Arabia’s PIF bought out Newcastle, the team was winless and in 19th place last season. Arsenal’s lead now stands at two points from Manchester City, with Tottenham a further three points back. Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy — with his first goal of the season — added the others at Molineux.wftv.com
Arsenal wins derby; Man U, Leicester strengthen top-4 bids
Even after coming from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1, Arsenal is in 10th place and 10 points from the top four. The more significant results on Sunday in the Champions League chase were victories for Manchester United and Leicester, which both pulled further clear. Leicester remains a point behind United after routing Sheffield United 5-0. DERBY JOYAlexandre Lacazette captained Arsenal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of the starting lineup following a breach of pre-match protocols. AdIHEANACHO HAT TRICKIt was a miserable start to life without Chris Wilder for last-place Sheffield United, although Leicester had to wait until six minutes before halftime to find a breakthrough.
Portugal, France lose perfect records; England beats Belgium
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris makes a save in front of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)MILAN – Portugal and France lost their perfect records in this season’s UEFA Nations League after playing out a 0-0 draw against each other on Sunday, and Belgium saw its 13-match unbeaten run ended by a 2-1 defeat against England. France’s Kylian Mbappe was substituted near the end after having failed to make an impression against the Nations League champion’s resolute defense. Portugal stays top in Group 3 of League A, ahead of France on goal difference, with both teams on seven points. England moved a point ahead of second-place Belgium and three above Denmark which beat Iceland 3-0.
Mourinho woe, Ancelotti joy: Everton opens with win at Spurs
“I didn’t like my team," the Tottenham manager said after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s second-half header gave Everton a 1-0 win in the Premier League on Sunday. For all that Everton was dynamic — with James Rodriguez and Allan controlling the midfield on their debuts — Tottenham was ineffective going forward. “The struggle started in the way we pressed — or the way we didn’t press," Mourinho said. But it was the perfect start for Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti, who took charge midseason last year like Mourinho. “He defended well, attacked and ... he will run all day and looks to get in the box," Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said.
Tottenham captain Lloris confronts Son at halftime of game
Tottenham's Son Heung-min, left, duels for the ball with Everton's Seamus Coleman during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Monday, July 6, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)LONDON Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris rushed to confront teammate Son Heung-min at halftime of the English Premier League match against Everton on Monday. As the shouting goalkeeper Lloris pushed Son, Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks intervened to separate the clashing teammates on the field before they headed into the dressing room. The spat seemed to have faded by the time the players returned from the halftime break, with Lloris seen embracing Son as they came out of the tunnel. The game is being played in an empty stadium in north London due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
The Latest: Lewandowski goal as Bayern makes winning return
Employees of the Federal State Center for Special Risk Rescue Operations of Russia Emergency Situations disinfect a hall at the Kurskiy railway station in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 15, 2020. Robert Lewandowski scored from a penalty and Benjamin Pavard with a header as Bayern remained unbeaten in 2020. Bayern starts with Robert Lewandowski up front after the Poland forward recovered from a shin injury during the time the league was suspended. Bayern can go four points clear of second-place Borussia Dortmund with a win as it chases an eighth successive German title. The English Premier League hopes to re-start games by mid-June in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.