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LONDON — Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool battled it out in a breathtaking encounter on Saturday at White Hart Lane as they drew 1-1.
With the draw Spurs remain unbeaten through their opening three games and have five points, while Liverpool has four points.
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Dele Alli skewed a shot wide from the edge of the box and then Sadio Mane broke and his deflected effort caused havoc with Coutinho flicking it goalwards and Vorm clawed it out, but the offside flag was raised against Coutinho.
Vorm then made two telling tackles as Mane raced clear behind Tottenham’s defense and the Dutch goalkeeper twice slid in to make tremendous last-ditch tackles and clear the danger.
Kyle Walker was then forced off injured and Spurs brought on Vincent Janssen as a major reshuffle saw Eric Dier move to right back, Alli back into central midfield with Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane dropping underneath Janssen in a 4-1-4-1 formation.
Spurs looked disjointed after that change and in the 43rd minute Liverpool took full advantage as Firmino raced in down the left and Lamela clipped his heels to give away a penalty kick. Milner slammed the spot kick home and Liverpool led 1-0 at half time.
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In the second half Liverpool continued to look dangerous on the break as Lovren flashed a header wide and Mane thought he had made it 2-0 but Adam Lallana was flagged for offside in the build up just before Mane slotted the ball home.
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Spurs pushed hard late on for the equalizer but Eriksen sidefooted over from a glorious position in the center of the box, Lamela had a free kick tipped over and then Toby Alderweireld‘s header was tipped around the post by Mignolet.
However, Tottenham’s equalizer finally arrived in the 72nd minute as Dier’s cross from the right was flicked on by Lamela and Rose took one touch to settle himself before slamming home. 1-1.
Despite both teams pushing for a winner, they canceled each other in the dying stages and a frantic game ended all square.
Six games are coming your way at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday with Chelsea hosting Burnley and Arsenal heading to Watford.
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Crystal Palace welcome Bournemouth to Selhurst Park, while Southampton and Sunderland clash as they both aim to grab their first win of the new season. Reining champs Leicester City host Swansea City and Everton welcome Stoke City to Goodison Park at 10 a.m. ET as the PL action comes thick and fast.
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There is also a new feature during this 10 a.m. ET games as Premier League “Goal Rush” debuts this weekend. You can see every goal from all six games on NBCSports.com or via the app. All the details you need to stream that are above.
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So, here is your one-stop streaming shop for every PL game kicking off at 10 a.m. ET.
Saturday, 10 a.m. ET kick offs
Chelsea vs. Burnley – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, NBCSN) – [STREAM]
Watford vs. Arsenal – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
Southampton vs. Sunderland – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) –[STREAM]
Crystal Palace vs. Bournemouth – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) –[STREAM]
Everton vs. Stoke City – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
Leicester City vs. Swansea City – (Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, Premier League Extratime) – [STREAM]
With Arsenal about to spend close to $70 million on two new players in the final days of the window, Arsene Wenger has been accused by many of “panic buying” to help quell fan unrest.
Seriously, can this guy win?
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So often the subject of discontent for Arsenal not spending enough cash, now Wenger is being slatted for lining up deals for center back Shkodran Mustafi and striker Lucas Perez.
Speaking to the media ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Watford on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via NBC Sports) Wenger smiled as he delivered this opening comment when asked if the imminent arrival of Mustafi and Lucas were a result of panic late in the transfer window.
“Look at my face. Is this the face of someone who tends to panic buy?” Wenger said. “No, it is the case that everybody is waiting to get the deals done. When a [foreign] club wants to sell to an English club today they ask for a huge amount of money. So it takes a long time to settle [on a price]. In the next two or three days everybody will find agreements.”
Wenger is right.
With the huge influx of cash across the PL, teams across Europe know the PL has a lot more money to spend this summer and the prices are going through the roof.
In fairness to Wenger, the deal for Mustafi has been rumbling on all summer long with Valencia driving a hard bargain and Arsenal finally agreeing to pay $46.2 million for the 24-year-old German international.
Perez seems like more of a panic buy with the Deportivo La Coruna striker costing $22.5 million after scoring 17 times in La Liga last season. The 27-year-old Spaniard has had a nomadic career to date but with Everton interested in his services, Arsenal have jumped in at the last minute with concerns around the long-term fitness of Danny Welbeck and only Olivier Giroud around.
If these two deals do go through then Arsenal and Wenger will have spent the third-highest amount in the PL this summer behind Manchester City and Manchester United who have completely obliterated the transfer market.
Even if these are “panic buys” from Wenger, you can no longer accuse Arsenal of not spending money. Arsenal’s fans will have to find something else to moan about now as Wenger enters the final year of his contract.
Tottenham Hotspur host Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Saturday (Watch live, 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) as two teams with title aspirations collide in north London.
Last season both games ended in draws — 0-0 at the Lane and 1-1 at Anfield — between these teams but heading into the international break, both will be going for broke to grab another three points.
In team news Tottenham bring back Dele Alli and drop Vincent Janssen to the bench.
Liverpool start with Matip in central defense and Milner at left back.
Tottenham: Vorm; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dier; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane. Subs: McGee, Son, Janssen, Onoma, Winks, Davies, Carter-Vickers
Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho. Subs: Manninger, Sturridge, Grujic, Moreno, Leiva, Origi, Stewart