The Men in Blazers, Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, share their viewpoints on the beginning of Premier League action with anchor Rebecca Lowe.
Philippe Coutinho is capable of elite magic, and he conjured up some fantasy on Sunday at the Vitality Stadium.
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If only there were a body cam on Adam Smith, who was chasing Coutinho the whole time!
And Mohamed Salah, what else can you say about the 20-goal scorer (in all competitions)?
Salah would get his goal in stunning fashion, bodying off a defender before dribbling past two more to finish with an off-balance belt past Begovic.
He’s the last Ballon d’Or winner neither named Messi nor Ronaldo, and he’s calling it a career.
Kaka announced his retirement on Sunday after a gleaming career on three continents.
Born Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, Kaka won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil and also boasts two Confederations Cup wins amongst his 92 caps and 29 international goals.
Kaka debuted for Sao Paolo in 2001, and left for AC Milan three seasons later. Thrice names in the UEFA Team of the Year and twice the Serie A Footballer of the Year, Kaka won Serie A with Milan and La Liga with Real Madrid.
He spent the final three seasons of his career in Major League Soccer with Orlando City SC, and was magnificent. The 35-year-old scored 25 goals with 19 assists for the Lions.
- United back into second
- Lukaku scores 10th PL goal of season
- Baggies winless in 16
United pulls three points ahead of Chelsea, and is 11 points back of Man City.
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West Brom wasn’t intimidated by the task at hand, and James McClean was particularly lively as the Baggies tried to find an opener.
But United quickly settled into control through possession, albeit without any effective incisiveness.
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The Baggies pulled one back as both Evans and Barry could’ve tapped in a loose ball off a corner kick.
Barry did, and United was on its heels. Credit Alan Pardew for his substitutes of Barry, Chris Brunt, and Jay Rodriguez (though they were, after all, on the bench).
Rodriguez powered a header off Brunt’s cross wide of the near post with about five minutes to play.
And a scramble in front nearly put the Baggies level, but De Gea was there. The keeper was kicked by Ahmed Hegazi and came up smarting.
Liverpool looks to pile misery on Bournemouth while increasing its Top Four stock with a visit to the Vitality Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Bournemouth: Begovic; Daniels, Ake, Francis, Smith, Pugh, Surman, King, L. Cook, Ibe, Defoe. Subs: Boruc, S. Cook, Gosling, Arter, Fraser, Stanislas, Afobe.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coutinho, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Karius, Milner, Mane, Lallana, Ings, Solanke, Alexander-Arnold.