Tottenham high after beating Man Metropolis, Villa fades in EPL


Kane has both scored or assisted not less than one aim in every of his final eight league video games. Mourinho was marking a yr in cost at Tottenham, whereas Guardiola acknowledged he had work to do to show Metropolis’s season round after signing a two-year contract extension.

Son Heung-min gave Tottenham the lead within the fifth minute when Kane pulled each Metropolis centre-backs out of place, leaving the best way clear for the South Korean to latch onto Tanguy Ndombele’s cross and rating. With a one-goal benefit, Tottenham have been joyful to take a seat again and deflect Metropolis’s assaults.

Giovani Lo Celso (second right) celebrates scoring Spurs' second goal.

Giovani Lo Celso (second proper) celebrates scoring Spurs’ second aim.Credit score:AP

Metropolis have but to attain on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in three visits since Tottenham moved in final yr. Aymeric Laporte briefly thought he had ended that run, however his aim was disallowed as a result of Gabriel Jesus managed the ball along with his arm earlier than passing to Laporte.

Metropolis pushed up and left house for Tottenham to counter. Kane had three passing choices on a 65th-minute break and he opted for Giovani Lo Celso, who scored along with his first motion after approaching in its place.

Tottenham have 20 factors, two greater than Chelsea and Leicester.

WERNER KEY FOR CHELSEA

Timo Werner missed probabilities to attain for Chelsea, however he nonetheless lifted the workforce to a 2-Zero win at Newcastle.

Chelsea celebrate the own goal that got them on the board against Newcastle.

Chelsea rejoice the personal aim that received them on the board towards Newcastle.Credit score:Getty Photographs

The Germany ahead introduced the ball out of his personal half on a lightning solo counter earlier than laying it off to Tammy Abraham to attain the successful aim. It was Abraham’s third aim in his final three video games for Chelsea.

Chelsea had earlier taken the lead when Newcastle defender Federico Fernandez knocked Mason Mount’s cross into his personal web. Scoring on the appropriate finish of the sphere was a lot harder for Newcastle, whose first shot on aim did not come till a deflected shot within the 82nd minute.

Chelsea ended the day second within the Premier League, above Leicester on aim distinction.

VILLA LOSE AGAIN

After their high-flying begin to the season, Aston Villa look more and more earthbound.

Solly March’s aim from the sting of the field gave Brighton a 2-1 win at Villa, but it surely may have completed in a different way after a contentious stoppage-time incident.

March reached for the ball and caught Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan and the referee gave a penalty, solely to reverse his choice after watching the incident once more. Video assessment indicated March performed the ball.

Villa have misplaced three of their final 4 league video games, whereas Brighton claimed their first win since September 20 and now has a six-point cushion to the relegation zone.

VAR HELPS UNITED

Bruno Fernandes scored the one aim of the sport as Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion 1-Zero with some assist from VAR.

First, a video replay overturned a penalty given towards United by displaying Fernandes received the ball when difficult an opponent. Then it gave Fernandes two probabilities at a spot-kick.

Fernandes stepped as much as take the penalty after West Brom’s Darnell Furlong handballed. The Portugal midfielder’s first try was saved by West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, however VAR confirmed that Johnstone was barely off his line. That meant a retake and Fernandes duly scored.

United transfer as much as ninth and are seven factors off Tottenham.

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