Tottenham Hotspur get past Norwich City


A stunning goal from winger Lucas Moura helped Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-0 home win over Norwich City on Sunday.

Moura fired Spurs into an early lead when he skipped past Norwich midfielder Billy Gilmour, played a nice one-two with a teammate with Son Heung-Min and then produced a fierce strike from outside the box into the top left corner.

Norwich dominated possession but could break Antonio Conte’s well-drilled defence, with Spurs bright on the counter-attack.

Defender Davinson Sanchez doubled Spurs’ lead on 67 minutes, striking home from close-range after the ball fell to him following a corner. Son sealed a comfortable victory shortly after, slotting home from a layoff from defender Ben Davies.

The era of Ralf Rangnick starts with a win

Manchester United earned a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on new manager Ralf Rangnick’s debut thanks to Fred’s second-half goal at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

With just 13 minutes remaining, and only moments after Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate had missed a massive chance, Fred found the net after a neat pull back from Mason Greenwood.

Rangnick, who was announced as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s replacement on Monday, was unable to lead from the dugout during Thursday’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal meaning this was his first official game in charge.

United’s players showed they had taken their new manager’s instructions on board as they pressed from the front and played at a noticeably quicker tempo.

The home side were by far the better team throughout as they closed down Palace at every opportunity and refused to allow their opponents any time on the ball.

Rangnick started with Cristiano Ronaldo in attack alongside Marcus Rashford with the two supported by Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes, but United rarely threatened Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita with the final ball clearly lacking.

Palace had won on their two previous visits to Old Trafford and as the game wore on and United’s players were unable to press with the same intensity which caused some frustration among the home fans, there was a sense the visitors could make it a third consecutive success.

On 75 minutes, with David de Gea beaten, Kouyate could not get on the end of James Tomkins’ ball – and they were made to pay for that miss as Fred opened the scoring just two minutes later.

It was Fred’s second goal of the campaign and just his sixth in 137 matches for United.


Courtesy: ESPN

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