Tottenham 5-0 Swansea: Kane, Eriksen on song to dominate Swans

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  • Kane, Eriksen score twice each
  • Son add a superb goal
  • Swans have conceded 20 goals under Bradley
  • Tottenham on 27 points

Tottenham Hotspur beat Swansea City 5-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday as Mauricio Pochettino‘s side dominated from start to finish.

Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen both scored twice, plus Heung-Ming Son scored a cracker to pile on the misery for Swansea in a comfortable win for Spurs.

The victory moves Tottenham on to 27 points for the season, while Swansea remain on nine points and Bob Bradley‘s men slip to last place in the table.

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Spurs dominated the early proceedings with Swansea struggling to get going in attack but they held firm for most of the first half despite not having a single attempt at, or on, goal.

Then Dele Alli was brought down by Kyle Naughton five minutes before half time. Or at least that was the way it looked on first viewing.

On a second viewing, Alli went over rather easily to win the spot kick and referee Jon Moss got it wrong.

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Kane scored the spot kick and sent Lukasz Fabianski the wrong way as he celebrated his new contract in style to put Spurs 1-0 up.

Right on half time it was 2-0 as Christian Eriksen’s deflected shot fell into the path of the South Korean forward and he volleyed home superbly.

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The contest was pretty much over less than five minutes in to the second half as good work from Son allowed Kane to sweep home his second and Spurs’ third. 3-0.

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Spurs continued to dominate as Eriksen curled a free kick just wide and Kane had another goal chalked out for being offside, as Swansea just couldn’t cope with the constant pressure the hosts put them under.

Kane was denied by Fabianski at the near post but soon Spurs were 4-0 up as a shot from Alli was saved but looped up and towards the goal and Eriksen bundled home.

The chances kept coming for Spurs with Kyle Walker, Victor Wanyama and Kane, again, going close but and in stoppage time Eriksen smashed home to make it 5-0.

It was a comfortable win for the north London side but another bad day for the Swansea defense as they remain bottom of the Premier League table.

Coutinho rocket helps LFC to PL Asia Trophy (video)

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Goals from Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho helped Liverpool come back from an early deficit to win the PL Asia Trophy on Saturday in Hong Kong.

Islam Slimani gave Leicester City an early lead in front of a heavy pro-Liverpool crowd at Hong Kong Stadium, but Coutinho delivered the goods on both goals in a 2-1 win.

The tournament win is Liverpool’s first in its second trip to the PL Asia Trophy Final.

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First he crossed for Salah to head home, and then he scored the above goal by cutting in from the left and lashing a shot past a flailing Kasper Schmeichel.

We’ve seen this one before from Coutinho, just not on this particular continent. The Brazilian remains a Barcelona target, but looks prepared for the season in whatever land he sets foot.

Transfer rumor roundup: Latest on Alexis, Neymar to PSG; Van Dijk

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Neymar and Alexis Sanchez to Paris? Brazil and Chile’s finest living as one? Reunited and it feels so French?

The latter’s talents will see Arsenal’s resolve tested by a $46 million bid, according to Sky Sports, though Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has been adamant that Sanchez will not be sold this summer.

Reports circled last year that Arsenal was prepared to offer Sanchez and Mesut Ozil record deals to stay at the club, though PSG has reportedly met with Sanchez and his agent with ideas of incredible $650,000 per week wages at the Parc des Princes.

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A source also told Sky Sports that it would take “a miracle” for Neymar to remain at Barcelona, so that Sanchez/Edinson Cavani/Neymar trident could be coming to a theater near you.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is hopeful of convincing Virgil Van Dijk to stay at St. Mary’s, but for now he’s been forced to ask the defender to take time away from the club.

Van Dijk, hopeful to engineer a move to a UEFA Champions League club, has not been in the preferred mental state for Pellegrino.

“When I was talking with him, the boy said that he is not available to play because he wants to leave. I need to work with a player that works at 100 percent to defend Southampton. This is the decision. I had to say: ‘OK, if you don’t want to be involved because you don’t feel OK, you have to train alone until this period of time.'”

Liverpool publicly ended their interest in Van Dijk following Southampton complaints, and the club maintains it will not sell the influential center back.

West Ham’s loan move for Joe Hart could see both of its 2016-17 goalkeepers leaving the London Stadium. Multiple reports say Darren Randolph could be off to Middlesbrough, with Adrian also heading to the Northeast to play for countryman Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.

Must watch Milivojevic free kick leads Palace past WBA (video)


Goals from Luka Milivojevic and Bakary Sako led Crystal Palace to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the third place game of the PL Asia Trophy.

Palace had lost 2-0 to Liverpool in its semifinal, while West Brom fell to Leicester City in penalty kicks after trading goals over 90 minutes.

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Milivojevic’s free kick, won by Wilfried Zaha, was super. Whipped in with force and a wicked curl, Baggies keeper Ben Foster didn’t have a chance to reach it with his dive.

Sako created his goal with a darting move off a long dribble, though it needed a pair of deflections to get behind Foster.

The Baggies had their chances, and Julian Speroni made an outstanding save on Matty Phillips late in the match.

STREAM LIVE: Liverpool-Leicester duel for PL Asia Trophy

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Goals from Bakary Sako and Luka Milivojevic spearheaded Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the PL Asia Trophy third place game, and now Liverpool and Leicester City tangle for the title.

The final will be staged at 8:30 a.m. ET, when Liverpool will hope to build on a 2-0 semifinal win paced by Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke goals.

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West Brom lost to Leicester City in its semifinal when youngster Sam Field missed the side’s seventh attempt in penalty kicks. Jay Rodriguez scored the Baggies goal in regulation of a 1-1 draw.

Here are the lineups for Leicester City and Liverpool: