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Premier League Roundup: Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City all win

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Did you miss any of the action on Saturday, never fear, PST is here…

We are, honest.

Anyway, here are recaps, scores and videos from all six Premier League games that took place on Saturday. Enjoy reliving the best moments from Saturday below.

Cardiff 1-2 Newcastle United – Recap

Two first half goals from Loic Remy stole the show in the Welsh Capital, as Newcastle won on the road for just the fourth time in 24 PL away games. However Peter Odemwingie’s second half strike halved the deficit, but the Magpies held on for a crucial win.

Hull City 0-0 Aston Villa – Recap

Stalemate at the KC Stadium, but how Aston Villa weren’t ahead at the break is a mystery. They dominated possession and shots, but just couldn’t break Hull down. The Tigers are unbeaten at home this season, winning two and drawing two and they proved what a fortress it has become with an improved second half display.

Fulham 1-0 Stoke City – Recap

The Cottagers grabbed their first win in six, much to the delight of under-fire manager Martin Jol and Fulham’s fans. It was a nervy affair in West London, with both sides starting slowly, and as the game went on Fulham were off the pace. Stoke dominated large spells of the second half, but substitute Darren Bent score the winner later on to send Craven Cottage wild.

Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace – Recap

Luis Suarez and Danny Sturridge each scored again, while Steven Gerrard added a third for Liverpool. Dwight Gayle’s goal for struggling Crystal Palace could only be described as a “consolation.”

Manchester City 3-1 Everton – Recap

In the days early game, Man City were snapped into life following Romelu Lukaku’s terrific early goal for Everton. The Citizens equalized through Alvaro Negredo, then Sergio Aguero put them ahead before the break. After the interval the Toffees battled back, but City wrapped up the win following a controversial penalty call that saw Aguero’s PK hit Tim Howard after hitting the post, and an own-goal was called on the USMNT ‘keeper.

Sunderland 1-2 Manchester United – Recap

The Red Devils made life difficult for themselves, but David Moyes’ men got the job done away at Sunderland, just. Craig Gardner struck early to put the Black Cats ahead and set up a possible upset… but enter 18-year-old winger Adnan Januzaj. The United youngster socred twice on his full debut in quick succession, to become the new hero at Old Trafford.

Sydney FC return to winning ways in A-League

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24:  Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic of Sydney FC makes a save as Bruno Fornaroli of City competes for the ball during the round 21 A-League match between Melbourne City and Sydney FC at AAMI Park on February 24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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SYDNEY (AP) Bobo scored twice as Sydney FC rebounded from its first loss in the A-League to beat Melbourne City 3-1 and continue atop the table.

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Sydney’s ambitious attempt to become the first team to end the regular season unbeaten came unstuck last week when it was beaten by Western Sydney Wanderers in a fractious local derby, repercussions of which continued through the week. Wanderers were fined $20,000 by Football Federation Australia after its fans unfurled an obscene banner targeting Sydney coach Graham Arnold.

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Sydney raised itself above that controversy on Friday with a comprehensive win over Melbourne City which briefly took it 11 points clear in first place.

Melbourne Victory restored the gap to eight points when it beat defending champion Adelaide United 2-1, and Perth leapfrogged Melbourne City into third place when it dumped the Wanderers 2-0.

Bobo opened Sydney’s scoring with a penalty, but City canceled that out only a minute later.

Sydney went in front again after the break, and Bobo sealed the win, set up by a superb through ball by Milos Ninkovic which highlighted their developing combination.

Midfielder Brandon O’Neil said Sydney was determined to leave behind the contention of their derby loss.

“When it all came out, the FFA and Western Sydney had to deal with it and it did,” O’Neil said. “It brought us together and we spoke about a few things, and nothing changed for us. We want to be premier (champions).”

Melbourne Victory’s win over Adelaide kept it in touch with Sydney with seven regular season rounds remaining.

Wellington kept its faint playoff hopes alive, staying in seventh place with a 2-1 win over Brisbane.

Whitecaps acquire U.S. defender Brek Shea in deal with Orlando City

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With almost a week to go until the Major League Soccer season kicks off, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Orlando City may have pulled off one of the biggest trades of offseason.

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The clubs announced on Saturday that the Whitecaps have acquired U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder/defender Brek Shea in exchange for forward Giles Barnes, who is headed to Orlando City.

“We are excited to welcome Brek to our club and city,” said Whitecaps FC manager Carl Robinson. “Brek is a tall, physical, skilled player and will bring a different dimension to our attack. Brek will join the group in coming days and we anticipate he will be available for selection as early as this Thursday’s Champions League match against New York.”

Shea, 26, began his career in MLS with FC Dallas before heading to England for a brief stint with Stoke City. The U.S. defender made his way back to MLS ahead of Orlando City’s inaugural season in 2015 and started 39 matches in that span.

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Meanwhile, Barnes has scored 33 goals since joining MLS in 2012. The 28-year-old forward played with the Houston Dynamo before spending last season with the Whitecaps.

Report: MLS negotiating to bring Chicharito to U.S. in 2018

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Bayer Leverkusen & Mexico
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Major League Soccer has attracted some of the world’s biggest stars over recent years and now one of the Mexican national team’s top talents could be heading stateside very soon.

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According to ESPN FC, MLS is currently in negotiations with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in an attempt to lure Mexican striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to the U.S. in the summer of 2018.

Expansion side Los Angeles FC has been heavily linked with Hernandez, with the club making its entrance into MLS in 2018. Additionally, the Los Angeles Galaxy have also been said to have strong ties with Chicharito.

Hernandez, 28, is currently under contract until next summer, and MLS is reportedly seeking a move in 2018 to avoid paying a transfer fee for the El Tri forward.

ESPN FC is also reporting that Chicharito could make around $9 million annually if he does in fact join MLS.

In 2015, Orlando City and the Chicago Fire were both linked with acquiring Hernandez but the Leverkusen forward was insistent upon the fact that he play Champions League football.

PL Sunday: Spurs look to regain second against Stoke

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Although there’s only one match on Sunday’s Premier League docket, the fixture bears great weight for both clubs.

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Tottenham vs. Stoke City — 8:30 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCSports.com

Spurs have the chance to move back into second place at White Hart Lane as Mauricio Pochettino‘s side are firmly in a battle to finish runners’ up to Chelsea this season. Tottenham currently sit 13 points out of the top spot, however, five clubs are within four points of another in the battle for second. Danny Rose and Erik Lamela remain sidelined due to injuries but Spurs will remain the favorites in the fixture after having won their previous two league meetings.

Stoke enters Sunday having gone unbeaten in five of its last six PL matches and the Potters can enter the top 10 with a victory. Mark Hughes‘ side could be given a big lift with the potential return of Xherdan Shaqiri while Saido Berahino could be in line to earn his first start since joining Stoke. Both players could present massive upside for the Potters, who have struggled to find goals as of late. In their last four matches, Stoke have managed just three finishes, one of which came from an own goal.