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Late Sterling goal earns Man City 1-1 draw vs Everton in EPL

MANCHESTER, England — Raheem Sterling scored an 82nd-minute equalizer as Manchester City fought back to draw with Everton 1-1 while playing with 10 men for more than half of the English Premier League game on Monday. The substitute’s fierce volley cancelled out a 35th-minute opener by Wayne Rooney, who was jeered relentlessly by City’s fans…


NZ striker Wood joins EPL side Burnley for club-record fee

BURNLEY, England — New Zealand striker Chris Wood is back in the English Premier League after joining Burnley for a club-record fee from Leeds. Burnley didn’t disclose the fee for the 25-year-old Wood on Monday. British media reported he cost 15 million pounds ($19.4 million). The Auckland-born Wood, who was the top scorer in the…


Column: English soccer embraces payback for Asian money

LONDON — Perhaps it’s just a clever ploy to sell the caffeine-packed drinks produced by the competition’s title sponsor. Domestic supporters of English clubs wanting to instantly discover their next opponent in the League Cup will have to be awake at 4:15 a.m. on Thursday. The second-ranked cup competition’s draw masters aren’t pulling an all-nighter.…


Jese scores debut goal as Stoke beats Arsenal 1-0 in EPL

STOKE, England — Spanish forward Jese marked his debut for Stoke by scoring in a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the English Premier League on Saturday. Three days after joining on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain, Jese was handed a start by Stoke manager Mark Hughes and showed why he was once regarded as…


Watford beats Bournemouth 2-0 in EPL

BOURNEMOUTH, England — Watford came away from Bournemouth with a deserved 2-0 win in the English Premier League on Saturday. Richarlison rewarded Watford’s second-half superiority with the winner 17 minutes from time, and his first goal for the club since his arrival from Fluminense in the off-season. Then, with time near, substitute Etienne Capoue struck…


Southampton scores late penalty, beats 10-man West Ham 3-2

SOUTHAMPTON, England — Charlie Austin converted a penalty in the third minute of stoppage time as Southampton recovered from squandering a two-goal lead to beat 10-man West Ham 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday. A double from Javier Hernandez, his first goals since returning to English soccer for this season, looked like earning West…


Transfer-seeking Mahrez stars in Leicester win in EPL

LEICESTER, England — Riyad Mahrez showed potential suitors what they could be getting by inspiring Leicester to a 2-0 win over Brighton in the English Premier League on Saturday. The Algeria winger put in a transfer request during the off-season but Leicester hasn’t received a suitable offer, rejecting three bids from Italian side Roma. Setting…


Robson-Kanu sent off after scoring winner for West Brom

BURNLEY, England — Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu came on in the 63rd minute, scored the winner in the 71st and was sent off in the 83rd as West Bromwich Albion beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday to maintain its perfect English Premier League start. Robson-Kanu held off two Clarets defenders to fire home the only goal at…


Klopp reveals love for Anfield, Liverpool’s goal in victory

German coach has been waxing lyrical about Liverpool’s scrappy game-winner against Palace.


Klopp still failing to apply the correct formula

Salah not the answer to Liverpool problems BY Sduduzo Masuku There is only one formula in winning a football match and to winning trophies as well. It is simple but very difficult for many managers to apply. The solution is to strike a balance between the goals that you score and the goals that you […]