Tottenham beats Villa 2-1 to end 3-match league losing run
Britain Soccer Premier League Tottenham's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg celebrates with Son Heung-min, left, after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa, at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Ian Walton (Ian Walton)LONDON — (AP) — Tottenham ended a three-match losing run in the Premier League by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Sunday. Tottenham had lost its last three league games by an aggregate score of 9-1. Harry Kane, though, remains without a goal for Tottenham in the league this season. The striker squandered a number of good chances and has now gone six league games without a goal for the first time since 2015.wftv.com
$250M+ at stake for teams fighting relegation in EPL finale
Aston Villa's Matt Targett, top, celebrates with teammate Trezeguet after the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Powell,Pool)The anguish of Leeds and Nottingham Forest provides a reminder of just what is at stake on the final day of the English Premier League for the teams fighting relegation. Status and history offer little protection when a team is trying to stay in the Premier League or regain a place in the world's richest league. Bournemouth must beat Everton and rely on Watford and Villa losing to secure a sixth season in the Premier League. The parachute payments have been criticized by the English Football League, which operates the three divisions below the Premier League, as they create an imbalance over the income for teams.
Relegation fight heads to last day of Premier League season
(AP Photo/Peter Powell,Pool)Aston Villa is out of the Premier Leagues relegation zone for the first time in five months. The fight to avoid dropping out of the worlds richest domestic league is heading to the final day of the season, with two relegation places still to be filled and three clubs in realistic danger. Arsenal lost to a relegation contender two days after beating Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals, highlighting the inconsistency that still bedevils Mikel Artetas team. CITY ROUTIf Watford does go down, at least it wont have to play Manchester City next season. Kevin De Bruyne provided the cross for Laportes goal for his 19th assist of the season, one off Thierry Henrys record for one season.