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Foxes fight back to maintain 100% start
Harvey Barnes has been directly involved in nine Premier League goals for Leicester in 2020Leicester came from behind to maintain their 100% Premier League start against an under-strength Burnley side at the King Power Stadium. The result lifts Leicester to the top of the Premier League for the first time since they won the title…
Harvey Barnes has been directly involved in nine Premier League goals for Leicester in 2020Leicester came from behind to maintain their 100% Premier League start against an under-strength Burnley side at the King Power Stadium. The result lifts Leicester to the top of the Premier League for the first time since they won the title at the end of the 2015-16 season.It also gave Brendan Rodgers his 100th win as a Premier League manager in his 210th game – Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan the only British managers to have reached the landmark in fewer matches.Chris Wood opened the scoring for Sean Dyche’s side, firing into the bottom left corner after outmuscling home defender James Justin at the far post.But the Foxes, who enjoyed the majority of possession against opponents who were missing several first-team players, immediately responded with Harvey Barnes’ placed effort drawing them level. Erik Pieters’ own goal put the hosts ahead after the break with Justin doubling their advantage. Top-flight debutant Jimmy Dunne raised hopes of a Burnley recovery when he headed in Dwight McNeil’s left-wing delivery, but Dennis Praet’s superb 20-yard strike into the top-right corner put the gloss on Leicester’s win.helpHow to playRate players out of 10 throughout or after the game. The rater will close 30 minutes after the final whistle.Rating range key1 = Give it up10 = Pure perfectionLeicester CitySquad number1Player nameSchmeichelSquad number27Player nameCastagneSquad number25Player nameWilfred NdidiSquad number4Player nameSöyüncüSquad number2Player nameJustinSquad number24Player nameMendySquad number17Player nameAyoze PérezSquad number8Player nameTielemansSquad number26Player namePraetSquad number15Player nameBarnesSquad number9Player nameVardySquad number5Player nameMorganSquad number10Player nameMaddisonSquad number11Player nameAlbrightonBurnleySquad number1Player namePopeSquad number26Player nameBardsleySquad number28Player nameLongSquad number34Player nameDunneSquad number3Player nameTaylorSquad number12Player nameBradySquad number18Player nameWestwoodSquad number8Player nameBrownhillSquad number11Player nameMcNeilSquad number19Player nameRodriguezSquad number9Player nameWoodSquad number23Player namePietersSquad number27Player nameVydraFollow all the action from Leicester City v BurnleyDepleted Burnley fight to the endDyche has repeatedly talked about the need for Burnley to add to their squad since top-flight football returned in June and conceded that they would be “stretched to the limit” for this fixture. And although he will be disappointed by the outcome and the unfortunate manner in which they fell behind, Pieters inadvertently deflecting Timothy Castagne’s cross past Nick Pope, he would have been delighted by the application of his depleted team. Already without five first-choice players and at the physical disadvantage of having not played last weekend, the Clarets’ task was made harder when midfielder Robbie Brady went off with a rib injury during the first half. But there were plenty of positives, with Dyche’s side managing more efforts on goal than the hosts and threatening to set up a tense finale when Wood hit the post late on.Dunne, 22, also acquitted himself well in the absence of Ben Mee and James Tarkowksi at the heart of the Burnley defence, his eight clearances more than any other player on the pitch. More to follow.Line-upsLeicester1Schmeichel27Castagne25Ndidi4Söyüncü2Justin24MendyBooked at 25mins17PérezSubstituted forMaddisonat 62’minutes8Tielemans26PraetSubstituted forAlbrightonat 83’minutes15BarnesSubstituted forMorganat 90+1’minutes9VardySubstitutes5Morgan10Maddison11Albrighton12Ward14Iheanacho20Choudhury28FuchsBurnley1Pope26BardsleyBooked at 90mins28Long34Dunne3Taylor12BradySubstituted forPietersat 40’minutes18Westwood8Brownhill11McNeil19RodriguezBooked at 8minsSubstituted forVydraat 70’minutes9WoodSubstitutes2Lowton15Peacock-Farrell23Pieters27Vydra37Thomas41Benson45Driscoll-GlennonLive TextMatch ends, Leicester City 4, Burnley 2.90’+3’Second Half ends, Leicester City 4, Burnley 2.90’+3’Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.90’+2’Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.90’+2’Foul by Dwight McNeil (Burnley).90’+1’Substitution, Leicester City. Wes Morgan replaces Harvey Barnes.90’+1’Phil Bardsley (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.90’+1’Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.90’+1’Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley).89’Attempt missed. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.89’Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.88’Chris Wood (Burnley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Matej Vydra.88’Attempt missed. Phil Bardsley (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.87’Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Çaglar Söyüncü.87’Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.87’Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.86’Foul by James Justin (Leicester City).86’Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.84’Foul by Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).84’Jimmy Dunne (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Premier League: Southampton v Spurs – first of four games
Post updateSouthampton v Tottenham (12:00 BST)BBC Radio 5 LiveWe’ll have build-up to all of today’s games on BBC Radio 5 Live, including updates from the first match at St Mary’s from 12:00 BST.BreakingTeam newsSouthampton v Tottenham (12:00 BST)Southampton make two changes for the visit of Tottenham as Moussa Djenepo and Stuart Armstrong come into the…
Post updateSouthampton v Tottenham (12:00 BST)BBC Radio 5 LiveWe’ll have build-up to all of today’s games on BBC Radio 5 Live, including updates from the first match at St Mary’s from 12:00 BST.BreakingTeam newsSouthampton v Tottenham (12:00 BST)Southampton make two changes for the visit of Tottenham as Moussa Djenepo and Stuart Armstrong come into the side with Will Smallbone and Nathan Redmond dropping out.Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek,
Bertrand, Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Adams, Ings. Subs: Vestergaard, Long, Obafemi, Smallbone, Tella, Vokins,
Forster. Dele Alli has not been included in the Tottenham squad with the England international’s future at the club reportedly in doubt.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho makes three changes to the side that beat Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League in midweek.Tanguy Ndombele is rewarded for coming off the bench to score the winner in that game with a place in the first XI, while Harry Winks and Lucas Moura also startTottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Lucas Moura, Kane, Son. Subs: Alderweireld, Lamela, Hart, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Aurier.
Calvert-Lewin hits hat-trick in Everton win
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the first player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Everton since Wayne Rooney in 2017Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a first career hat-trick and James Rodriguez scored on his home debut as Everton continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a dominant win against 10-man West Brom.The Baggies took an…
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the first player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Everton since Wayne Rooney in 2017Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a first career hat-trick and James Rodriguez scored on his home debut as Everton continued their impressive start to the Premier League season with a dominant win against 10-man West Brom.The Baggies took an early lead through an excellent solo effort by Grady Diangana, who broke from inside his own half before hitting a dipping effort beyond Jordan Pickford for his first top-flight goal. Everton equalised midway through the first half when the video assistant referee overturned an offside decision after Calvert-Lewin cleverly backheeled into the net for his second goal in as many games.Rodriguez then marked his home debut with a clinical finish on the stroke of half-time, sweeping a low effort into the far corner from Richarlison’s pass.Reaction to Everton’s win against West BromLawro’s full predictions v singer and Manchester United fan RayeA crazy few minutes at the end of the first half saw Kieran Gibbs and manager Slaven Bilic sent off for the visitors – Gibbs dismissed for pushing Rodriguez, and Bilic for remonstrating with the officials as they made their way off the pitch at half-time.Despite that double setback West Brom pulled level straight after the restart when Matheu Pereira curled in a stunning free-kick, but parity was short-lived as Michael Keane stabbed in a loose ball after Sam Johnstone parried Richarlison’s header. Calvert-Lewin then got his second when he slid in from close range after good work by Rodriguez and Richarlison and completed his hat-trick by heading in Rodriguez’s corner.Everton have won their opening two league fixtures for the first time in eight years, while defeat for West Brom means they are still searching for their first points of the season.Early days, but Everton – and Rodriguez – look excitingRodriguez was involved in three of the five goalsAfter flirting with relegation and then limping towards a mid-table finish last season, Everton needed a big summer.Despite the short turnaround, Carlo Ancelotti’s work in the transfer market has been impressive and the additions of Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure already appear to have significantly improved their midfield just two games into the season.But it is the signing of Colombian forward Rodriguez that looks set to be the pick of the deals, as well as perhaps the best bit of business completed this summer in the Premier League.Rodriguez caught the eye with his impressive footwork and vision in Everton’s opening win against Tottenham and built on that in this game as he was involved in three of the home side’s five goals.His strike to make it 2-1 was one of real quality as, despite having four West Brom players in close attention, he took a touch before sweeping into the far corner from outside the box. He then showed great vision for Everton’s fourth, lofting the ball into the box for Richarlison, who squared for Calvert-Lewin, and was on hand again to provide the assist for the English striker’s third. Ancelotti clearly is a manager who can get the best out of Rodriguez, who has now scored in four of Europe’s top five leagues, with his first goals in La Liga, the Bundesliga and now the Premier League all coming under the Italian.And the former Chelsea boss appears to be having the same influence on Calvert-Lewin. The striker had not scored more than six goals in a season in his first three Premier League campaigns but got 13 last term – eight of those under Ancelotti – and already has four this season.Baggies need to shore up defence When West Ham sold Diangana to West Brom this summer, it prompted an unexpected and angry message on social media from Hammers’ captain Mark Noble, who said he was “gutted, angry and sad” that the club had decided to sell the youngster.His goal against Everton showed just why Noble rated Diangana so highly and justified West Brom’s decision to spend £18m of their budget on the England youth international.Diangana’s raw talent coupled with the creativity of Pereira – who with 17 assists is second only to Kevin de Bruyne as top creator of goals in English football since the start of last season – means the Baggies have attacking flair that could serve them well this season.But they have now conceded eight goals in just two games and there will need to be significant improvement in their defensive displays if they are to avoid an immediate return to the Championship. Man of the match – Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)Man of the match could just as easily have gone to James Rodriguez but scoring a hat-trick in the Premier League is no easy feat and Calvert-Lewin showed a great striker’s instinct to be in the right place at the right time for all three of his goalsA first for Richarlison – the statsEverton have registered back-to-back victories at the start of a Premier League campaign for the first time since 2012-13.West Brom have conceded five goals in a Premier League game for the first time since a 5-5 draw on the final day of the 2012-13 season against Manchester United.Seamus Coleman became only the sixth player to hit the 250-start milestone for Everton in the Premier League (also Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman and David Unsworth).Since his Everton debut in December 2016, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 36 goals in all competitions, seven more than any other player for the Toffees.Calvert-Lewin is the first Everton player to score a top-flight hat-trick since Wayne Rooney vs West Ham in November 2017, and the youngest Englishman to do so for the Toffees (23 years and 187 days) since Tony Cottee (23 years and 47 days) vs Newcastle in August 1988.34% of Everton playmaker James Rodríguez’s 53 goals in Europe’s top five leagues have been scored from outside the box (18 of 53), including three of his past six.Kieran Gibbs is the first West Brom player to be sent off in the Premier League since Hal Robson-Kanu against Burnley in August 2017.Everton attacker Richarlison registered two assists in a Premier League game for the first time ever (111 appearances in total).What next?Everton will look to make it four wins from four in all competitions when they travel to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, 26 September (15:00 BST), while West Brom host Chelsea on the same day (17:30 BST).Player of the matchCalvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewinwith an average of 8.69EvertonSquad number9Player nameCalvert-LewinSquad number19Player nameRodríguezSquad number7Player nameRicharlisonSquad number6Player nameAllanSquad number12Player nameDigneSquad number5Player nameKeaneSquad number16Player nameDoucouréSquad number23Player nameColemanSquad number21Player nameAndré GomesSquad number10Player nameG SigurdssonSquad number13Player nameMinaSquad number17Player nameIwobiSquad number27Player nameKeanSquad number1Player namePickfordWest Bromwich AlbionSquad number11Player nameDianganaSquad number12Player nameMatheus PereiraSquad number7Player nameRobinsonSquad number8Player nameLivermoreSquad number10Player namePhillipsSquad number28Player nameFieldSquad number19Player nameSawyersSquad number21Player nameEdwardsSquad number6Player nameSemi AjayiSquad number27Player nameO’SheaSquad number5Player nameBartleySquad number2Player nameFurlongSquad number1Player nameJohnstoneSquad number3Player nameGibbsLine-upsEverton1Pickford23Coleman13Mina5Keane12Digne16DoucouréBooked at 16minsSubstituted forG Sigurdssonat 65’minutes6Allan21André Gomes19RodríguezSubstituted forKeanat 78’minutes9Calvert-LewinSubstituted forIwobiat 71’minutes7RicharlisonSubstitutes2Kenny10G Sigurdsson17Iwobi20Bernard26Davies27Kean31Neves VirgíniaWest Brom1Johnstone2Furlong6Ajayi5Bartley27O’Shea3GibbsBooked at 45mins12Costa PereiraSubstituted forPhillipsat 71’minutes8Livermore19SawyersSubstituted forFieldat 75’minutes11DianganaSubstituted forEdwardsat 71’minutes7RobinsonSubstitutes4Robson-Kanu10Phillips16Harper21Edwards24Kipré25Button28FieldLive TextMatch ends, Everton 5, West Bromwich Albion 2.90’+5’Second Half ends, Everton 5, West Bromwich Albion 2.90’+2’Foul by Moise Kean (Everton).90’+2’Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.89’Attempt missed. Richarlison (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.88’Corner, Everton. Conceded by Dara O’Shea.85’Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Sam Field tries a through ball, but Callum Robinson is caught offside.84’Attempt missed. Moise Kean (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.83’Michael Keane (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.83’Foul by Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion).78’Substitution, Everton. Moise Kean replaces James Rodríguez.77’Foul by Alex Iwobi (Everton).77’Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.76’Offside, Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Richarlison is caught offside.75’Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Sam Field replaces Romaine Sawyers.71’Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Kyle Edwards replaces Grady Diangana.71’Substitution, Everton. Alex Iwobi replaces Dominic Calvert-Lewin.71’Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Matt Phillips replaces Matheus Pereira.66’Goal! Everton 5, West Bromwich Albion 2. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.66’Corner, Everton. Conceded by Romaine Sawyers.