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Dominic Calvert-Lewin helps Everton beat Spurs, Leicester ease past West Brom

By: AP |

September 13, 2020 11:28:20 pm

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates scoring their first purpose with teammates. (Supply: Reuters)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin produced the purpose and James Rodriguez supplied the spark on his debut as Everton opened its Premier League season with a 1-Zero win at Tottenham on Sunday.

Calvert-Lewin rose above defenders Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld to satisfy Lucas Digne’s free kick and energy a header previous goalkeeper Hugo Lloris 10 minutes into the second half.

Everton had squandered a far simpler probability to take the lead within the first half when Richarlison missed an open purpose. The Brazilian sprinted onto Ben Davies’ misplaced backward move and rounded Lloris however scooped a shot over an unprotected web from a good angle.

At the least Richarlison was getting near scoring. Tottenham striker Harry Kane was ineffective in entrance of purpose, with solely two touches within the Everton penalty space.

It was the primary time Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho — who has beforehand managed Chelsea and Manchester United — has misplaced his opening match of a Premier League season, having been unable to signal a backup choice to Kane.

Everton’s greatest signing of the curtailed summer time break was James from Actual Madrid the place he fell out of favor. And the Colombian midfielder was sharp on his debut — in solely his second match since February — on the coronary heart of the attacking risk and pinging balls with precision.

One other participant who has been reunited with Carlo Ancelotti — Allan, who joined from Napoli — was additionally dominant in midfield in opposition to an ineffective Tottenham.

It was the primary time Everton has gained away at one of many top-six sides since 2013.

The victory was an indication of Everton’s potential to have the ability to break into the European locations in Ancelotti’s first full season in control of a workforce he dragged away from relegation hazard right into a 12th-place end in July.

Mourinho additionally took cost through the first half of final season as Tottenham completed sixth.

Castagne nets debut purpose as Leicester beats West Brom

Timothy Castagne celebrates scoring his debut purpose. (Supply: Reuters)

Timothy Castagne scored on his Leicester debut earlier than Jamie Vardy netted two penalties in a season-opening 3-Zero victory over newcomer West Bromwich Albion within the Premier League on Sunday.

Castagne, a defensive signing from Atalanta, made an influence on the different finish by heading in a cross from fellow Belgian Dennis Praet within the 56th minute.

Vardy doubled the lead from the penalty spot within the 74th after being pulled again by Kyle Bartley.

Vardy was on course 10 minutes later — once more from the spot — after James Justin was introduced down by Dara O’Shea.

Vardy was the league’s prime scorer final season which resulted in empty stadiums. Followers are additionally nonetheless shut out at first of the brand new marketing campaign on account of coronavirus restrictions.

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