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European football roundup: Spurs down nine-man Liverpool; Real Madrid clinch easy win over LaLiga toppers Girona

Manchester Metropolis’s good begin to the Premier League season got here undone in a shock 2-1 loss to Wolves, however Liverpool missed the possibility to go high as they had been decreased to 9 males in a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham.

Manchester United slumped to a different damaging defeat as Crystal Palace received 1-0 at Outdated Trafford, whereas Arsenal moved to inside one level of the highest after cruising to a 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

Metropolis had received the opening six video games of their title defence as they purpose to turn out to be the primary aspect to ever declare 4 consecutive English top-flight titles.

In contrast, Wolves had taken simply 4 factors from their first six video games, however shocked the champions at Molineux.

Ruben Dias’ personal aim put the house aspect in entrance just for Metropolis to reply via Julian Alvarez’s free-kick.

Wolves, although, had been a relentless risk on the counter-attack and bought their reward when Hwang Hee-chan swept house on the second try 25 minutes from time.

“We have to do more but even when we win we have to do more,” mentioned Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola, who watched the sport from the stands as a consequence of suspension.

“When we win and lose we do it together. Today we were not at our best.”

Metropolis’s defeat meant victory would have taken Liverpool high, however Jurgen Klopp’s males had a mountain to climb when Curtis Jones was proven a straight crimson card for going excessive of the ball and making contact with Yves Bissouma after simply 26 minutes.

Son Heung-min put Tottenham in entrance, however the 10 males hit again when Cody Gakpo levelled in first-half stoppage time.

Liverpool had been then decreased to 9 males as Diogo Jota was proven two quickfire yellow playing cards.

But the guests held out till the 96th minute when Joel Matip turned Pedro Porro’s cross into his personal web.

The three factors take Tottenham above Liverpool into second, one level behind Metropolis, as they continue to be unbeaten within the Premier League beneath Ange Postecoglou.

United at the moment are off to their worst ever Premier League begin to pile extra strain on Erik ten Hag.

Joachim Andersen’s beautiful first-half volley separated the edges at Outdated Trafford.

United had received a League Cup assembly between the edges 3-0 in midweek however with Palace restored to full power, the Purple Devils suffered from a well-known lack of innovative up entrance as they laboured to get again into the sport.

“The final part of the game we didn’t play our best game,” mentioned Ten Hag.

“You have to be sharp and clinical. It’s about decision making.”

The defeat sees United slip to tenth within the desk.

Arsenal moved as much as third as Mikel Arteta’s males eased to victory at Bournemouth.

Bukayo Saka had been an harm doubt, however was capable of make his 87th consecutive Premier League look and headed into an empty web to open the scoring.

Saka might have had extra had he not then handed over penalty duties to Martin Odegaard after which Kai Havertz earlier than Ben White rounded off the scoring in stoppage time.

Ollie Watkins bagged a hat-trick as Aston Villa thrashed Brighton 6-1.

Two targets from the England striker and a Pervis Estupinan personal aim put Villa 3-0 up inside 26 minutes earlier than Ansu Fati decreased the deficit together with his first Brighton aim.

However the day belonged to Watkins and he grew to become the primary Villa participant in 47 years to attain two hat-tricks in a single season.

Jacob Ramsey and Douglas Luiz piled on the ache for Brighton within the closing phases and did sufficient to edge Villa forward of the Seagulls into fifth on aim distinction.

Luton secured their first ever Premier League win with a 2-1 victory at Everton.

Tom Lockyer and Carlton Morris had been on the right track for the Hatters, who climb out of the relegation zone.

Sheffield United stay backside after the Blades had been crushed 2-0 at West Ham with Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio getting the targets for David Moyes’ males.

Bellingham delivers as Madrid punish Girona, Sociedad wins Basque derby

Impressed by Jude Bellingham, Actual Madrid confirmed each metal and sophistication to beat high-flying Girona 3-0 on Saturday and transfer again high of La Liga.

Actual Sociedad thrashed Athletic Bilbao by the identical scoreline to win the Basque derby afterward and rise to fourth.

Girona headed into the weekend as unlikely leaders however champions Barcelona usurped them by beating Sevilla on Friday, with Madrid then deposing their rivals on the league’s summit with a strong triumph on Catalan soil.

Joselu and Aurelien Tchouameni’s first-half targets had been sufficient to burst Girona’s bubble and after that the file 35-time La Liga winners saved the plucky upstarts at arm’s size.

The fashionable Bellingham netted with 20 minutes remaining to seal Madrid’s victory and proceed his personal glowing run of goalscoring type.

Madrid defender Nacho was despatched off late within the match for an unsightly excessive sort out on Portu, who went off injured.

“Nacho wasn’t thinking clearly, he’s usually a player who does things right, he has said sorry,” mentioned Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who praised his workforce’s show.

“It was a solid performance, strong, we defended well, we knew they could hurt us with the ball, they play good football, so it was important to defend well in our half.”

Michel’s aspect beat Actual Madrid at house final season and their followers believed they may repeat the trick, however they discovered a decided aspect of their path.

In solely their fourth season within the Spanish high flight and unbeaten of their first seven video games, the Metropolis Soccer Group-owned workforce are flourishing, however their illustrious guests arrived with a degree to show in regards to the pure order of issues, and snapped that run.

Ancelotti introduced in Eduardo Camavinga at left-back to bolster the defence after Atletico Madrid discovered an excessive amount of pleasure down the flanks in Los Blancos’ derby defeat final weekend.

The coach additionally handed Vinicius Junior his first begin after harm.

Girona got here out with their tails up, trying to capitalise on the boisterous house ambiance at their small however fired-up Montilivi stadium.

They nearly did, with Yangel Herrera heading narrowly over and Viktor Tsygankov hitting the submit in an onslaught contained in the opening 5 minutes.

Nonetheless Madrid took the lead towards the run of play to cease the hosts of their tracks.

Joselu transformed from shut vary after Bellingham discovered the Spain striker with a elegant outside-of-the-boot cross.

4 minutes later the guests netted their second, with Tchouameni given a free header from Toni Kroos’ nook, gratefully accepting his first aim for Madrid since becoming a member of in 2022.

Girona began the second half strongly and Kepa Arrizabalaga was referred to as into motion to repel David Lopez’s header.

Tchouameni survived a penalty enchantment after tangling with Herrera inside his space as Madrid rode the strain, with goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga denying Bellingham on the different finish.

Nonetheless few groups have been capable of maintain the England worldwide at bay this season.

Bellingham, the division’s high scorer with six targets, turned house the rebound after Gazzaniga parried a Joselu effort to kill any hope of a comeback.

Kane penalty helps Bayern draw at Leipzig

Bayern Munich got here again from two targets down to attract 2-2 at RB Leipzig on Saturday as Harry Kane kick-started a second-half revival to stop a primary league lack of the season.

Leipzig had been 2-0 up and cruising at half-time because of targets from Lois Openda and Castello Lukeba, however Kane transformed a penalty early within the second half to provide his aspect hope.

The aim, Kane’s eighth in six league appearances since transferring from Tottenham, had the specified impact, spurring Bayern on and Leroy Sane equalised shortly afterwards.

Bayern slipped to 3rd, two factors behind unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen, and captain Joshua Kimmich lamented his aspect conceding “dumb goals” whereas coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned: “In the first half, we weren’t even here.”

“The reaction in the second half was good,” Tuchel mentioned, “and it was necessary.”

Leipzig boss Marco Rose mentioned his aspect had he higher probabilities to attain and mentioned the win “showed we belong” among the many high groups within the league.

Only a day earlier than the match, Leipzig fired sporting director Max Eberl, who had been closely linked to a transfer to Munich, saying the previous Bayern defender had proven a “lack of commitment” to the Saxony membership.

Bayern invited the hosts into the sport early, goalkeeper Sven Ulreich roaming effectively out of his field and scuffing a move to Emil Forsberg, however the Sweden worldwide’s long-range shot drifted simply vast.

The house aspect didn’t have to attend lengthy nevertheless, Openda latching onto an excellent lengthy move from Xaver Schlager to attain his fourth league aim of the season.

Leipzig prolonged their lead shortly after via Lukeba, who slammed in a rebound from a nook for his first aim since transferring from France in the summertime.

Tuchel made two modifications at half-time to ignite his torpid squad, who pulled one again from the penalty spot via Kane after VAR detected a Leipzig handball.

Bayern drew degree shortly after, Musiala carrying the ball up the center of the park and shedding to Sane, who stroked the ball into the underside nook.

Bayern’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting had an opportunity deep in harm time however headed instantly on the goalkeeper, that means the edges cut up the factors.

Earlier on Saturday, Leverkusen continued their blistering begin to the season, profitable 3-0 at struggling Mainz to go high of the desk.

Leverkusen, who dropped their solely factors within the league this season in a 2-2 draw at Bayern, took the lead after 18 minutes as wing-back Jeremie Frimpong compelled Mainz defender Sepp van den Berg into an personal aim.

Lifeless-ball specialist Alejandro Grimaldo doubled Leverkusen’s lead with a pinpoint free-kick earlier than Germany winger Jonas Hofmann scored a 3rd to spherical out one other win.

“It’s a lot of fun. Everyone pats you on the shoulder and tells you how nice the football looks,” mentioned Hofmann.

Hofmann toasted his workforce’s “extreme potential” after Leverkusen’s greatest begin to a league season of their historical past, however mentioned “it’s important to stay humble.”

Union Berlin’s poor begin to the season continued, shedding 1-0 away at promoted Heidenheim after a second-half aim from Jan-Niklas Beste.

Beste’s free-kick deflected into the online halfway via the second half, consigning Champions League individuals Union to their fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions for the primary time since 2004.

“There are going to be phases like this. It’s up to us to get out of it,” mentioned Union captain Christopher Trimmel.

Shock package deal Stuttgart continued their outstanding rise this season, profitable 2-0 at Cologne because of a brace from Deniz Undav.

Stuttgart, who wanted to win a relegation playoff towards Hamburg final season to remain up, sit second having received 5 of six matches.

Wolfsburg striker Jonas Wind scored each targets to assist his workforce to a 2-0 house win over Eintracht Frankfurt and now has seven of his workforce’s 9 league targets this season.

Elsewhere, a double from Alassane Plea earned Gladbach their first win of the season, a 3-1 victory away at Bochum.

Florian Neuhaus opened the scoring for the guests and Plea added two by half-time, earlier than Bochum’s Anthony Losilla pulled one again.

Monaco high Ligue 1 as PSG held to attract

Monaco went high of Ligue 1 with a 3-2 win over Gennaro Gattuso’s Marseille on Saturday after Paris Saint-Germain had been held to a 0-0 draw by struggling Clermont.

Marseille had been taking part in their first recreation since former Italy star Gattuso was appointed coach and twice led within the principality via targets by Iliman Ndiaye and Samuel Gigot.

Ndiaye opened the scoring after simply 32 seconds and Gigot volleyed them again in entrance on 18 minutes after Maghnes Akliouche equalised.

Nonetheless, Monaco’s USA striker Folarin Balogun — who had two penalties saved in final week’s defeat by Good — made it 2-2 halfway via the primary half, finishing a outstanding opening to the sport on the Stade Louis II.

Balogun then arrange Akliouche to make it 3-2 seven minutes after the restart and the teenager’s second aim of the night time proved to be the winner.

Monaco finish the night time a degree clear on the high of the desk from shock package deal Brest, who go to fourth-placed Good on Sunday — whoever wins that contest will seize first place.

In the meantime, Marseille have now gone three video games with no win, and conceded 10 targets, since earlier coach Marcelino Garcia Toral resigned.

Gattuso will hope for his first victory when OM entertain Brighton and Hove Albion within the Europa League on Thursday.

“We must improve but I was pleased with the spirit of the team and the way they kept trying until the end,” Gattuso mentioned.

“The only way we can turn this around is by working hard. I don’t know if three days before playing Brighton will be enough. The football I want to play is not easy, it needs time. But I think this team can do well.”

PSG had been warming up for a Champions League journey to Newcastle United as they went to Clermont, the place Kylian Mbappe began having recovered from the ankle harm which compelled him off within the first half of final week’s 4-0 win over Marseille.

The reigning champions had been hoping to construct on spectacular wins towards Borussia Dortmund and Marseille of their final two outings, however a goalless stalemate with a struggling Clermont aspect confirms they’re removed from the completed article beneath new coach Luis Enrique.

“We tried to create and to win the match but it was almost impossible to kick the ball in the right way because it was always bouncing, especially for the strikers when they tried to score,” Luis Enrique informed broadcaster Amazon Prime, on the subject of a newly-laid pitch at Clermont’s Stade Gabriel-Montpied.

“I knew the pitch was new, they changed it three days ago, but we were unlucky to have to play on it in these conditions.”

PSG have received simply three of their first seven league video games and sit provisionally third within the desk, two factors behind Monaco.

Clermont had crushed the Parisians away of their last recreation of final season however got here into this match backside and with only one level up to now on this marketing campaign.

They’re nonetheless winless, however the sudden level lifts them off the foot of the desk on aim distinction from Lyon, who play on Sunday.

Goalkeeper Mory Diaw, who was on PSG’s books as a teenager, was Clermont’s hero as he made a complete of 10 saves, whereas Mbappe hit the skin of a submit within the second half and was booked for diving late on.

Visiting goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma additionally starred when he produced a superb save on his line simply after half-time to disclaim Jamaican striker Shamar Nicholson earlier than seeing Yohann Magnin hit the submit from the follow-up.

On Friday, Lens received 1-0 away at Strasbourg because of an Elye Wahi aim as they warmed up for Tuesday’s house Champions League assembly with Arsenal.

Martinez hits 4 in Inter rout as Napoli see off Lazio

Lautaro Martinez scored all 4 targets as Inter Milan thrashed Salernitana 4-0 on Saturday to remain high in Serie A, whereas AC Milan saved tempo with their metropolis rivals after overcoming Lazio.

Inter rebounded from their first lack of the season midweek towards Sassuolo because of a sensational second-half show from Martinez.

The Argentina striker dinked Marcus Thuram’s very good ball over house goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to interrupt the impasse simply previous the hour.

Salernitana’s Mateusz Legowski had a aim disallowed for offside earlier than Martinez drilled in his second from a cross from Nicolo Barella.

Martinez accomplished his hat-trick on 85 minutes after from the penalty spot Thuram was bundled to the bottom. He added one other with a first-time end from Carlos Augusto’s move.

“I’m happy because I helped the team, it’s all that counts. It was important to win after all the criticism aimed at us after our defeat on Wednesday,” mentioned Martinez, who tops the Serie A scoring charts with 9 targets.

“I’m not thinking about the title for top scorer, I just want to help the team.”

Inter are degree on 18 factors with Milan, who had briefly gone high earlier within the day after they overcame a struggling Lazio 2-0.

Christian Pulisic gave Milan the lead on the hour on the San Siro when he slammed in a bobbling move from Rafael Leao for his third aim since becoming a member of from Chelsea.

Leao was once more concerned as Milan made certain of the factors within the 88th minute, the Portugal winger bursting into the realm earlier than chopping the ball again for Noah Okafor to slip house.

“I thought we put a lot of pressure on, it was just a matter of time, we finally opened it up and from there it was a really strong performance,” Pulisic informed DAZN.

“I haven’t been here a long time, there are a lot of new players, but we are really starting to gel well. I am really enjoying my time with the team.”

France goalkeeper Mike Maignan returned for Milan after lacking the previous two video games with a thigh harm he sustained in a goalless draw towards Newcastle within the Champions League.

Lazio suffered their fourth defeat of the season and dropped to 14th place, with simply seven factors from as many matches.

Napoli secured their second victory in 4 days as Victor Osimhen got here off the bench and scored in a 4-0 win at Lecce, bumping the Italian champions as much as third.

After a run of three video games with no win, Rudi Garcia’s aspect have rediscovered some type heading into subsequent week’s Champions League conflict at house to Actual Madrid.

Centre-back Leo Ostigard headed Napoli forward early on together with his first league aim for the membership, but it surely wasn’t till the half-time introduction of Osimhen that the guests took management of the sport.

The Nigerian nodded in a cross from Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on 51 minutes earlier than late targets from Gianluca Gaetano and Matteo Politano sealed the rout.

Politano struck from the spot as Osimhen left penalty duties to a team-mate for the second recreation working after the membership posted a video on-line mocking him for a missed try.

After the participant’s agent threatened authorized motion this week, Napoli mentioned they by no means meant to offend Osimhen.

Napoli stay 4 factors adrift of Inter and Milan.

“It was a well-managed match from start to finish, we wanted to hit hard and score in the first 15 minutes,” mentioned Garcia.

“I’m happy for Ostigard who is really a player who’s constantly thinking about the team.”

“We drew lessons from what happened in Genoa (a 2-2 draw on September 16), it’s something that really pleases me,” added Garcia.

“All our players are getting back to their best level, that’s why the team is now finding this consistency.”



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