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Report: Everton, Leicester City, Brighton interested in NYCFC’s Harrison

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Jack Harrison’s MLS season came to an end last Sunday but he could be back on the field in a couple of months.

The Daily Mail reports that Everton, Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion all have the New York City FC winger on their radars, joining the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City in watching the 20-year-old. Harrison is currently in England training with the England U-21s ahead of a qualifying match at Ukraine.

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The trio could spring for him in the January transfer window, though it would take a big transfer fee to pry him away from NYCFC and City Football Group. Per the Journal of Sports Administration and Supervision, Harrison’s Generation Adidas contract is a three-year guaranteed deal with two player option years following, meaning still under contract to MLS but is heading into the last year of the guaranteed portion of his deal.

Harrison is coming off his first full season in MLS, starting in 35 of 36 games, finishing with 10 goals and six assists as well as cementing himself as one of the league’s most exciting prospects. Harrison’s form even earned him a call-up to England’s Under-21s, where he featured twice, starting once for the Three Lions in Euro U-21 Championship qualifiers.

Should Harrison join a Premier League club and earn a place in the starting lineup, it would be the latest step in an incredible journey that saw him moved to upstate New York by his mother to ensure he had an education as well as proof that MLS can develop young players for the Premier League again.

Swansea City 0-1 Brighton and Hove Albion: Swans dip into drop zone

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  • Swans into drop zone
  • Brighton go ninth
  • Murray stays hot

Red-hot Glenn Murray — yep, we said it — led Brighton and Hove Albion past Swansea City for a 1-0 win at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

The win boosts Chris Hughton‘s men into ninth with 15 points, while Swans slip 18th thanks to Bournemouth’s late win at Newcastle.

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The sides traded early corners, but there wasn’t much danger in the first quarter hour.

A dangerous sliding challenge from behind only drew yellow for Federico Fernandez of Swansea.

Brighton wouldn’t be too bothered, going the direct route to take the lead soon after ensuing free kick from midfield.

Fernandez lost Murray, who saw the ball bound off his knee and over the line.

An even second half saw Swans threaten, and Brighton whiffed on a chance to put the welsh hosts away when Pascal Gross was a bit indecisive before passing to Solly March.

Tammy Abraham smashed a ball off the cross bar in stoppage time, and Swans wasted a corner kick.

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Watch Live: Four Premier League games at 11am ET

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Four Premier League games are coming your way at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday and you can watch them all live online.

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Newcastle United host Bournemouth, West Brom head to Huddersfield, Southampton welcome Burnley and Swansea clash with Brighton.

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You can access additional games by purchasing the new “Premier League Pass” via NBC Sports Gold which also includes an extensive selection of shoulder programming such as Premier League News, Premier League Today and NBC Sports originals such as Premier League Download and much more.

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For those of you familiar with the Premier League Breakaway Show during busy days (Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Championship Sunday etc.) in the PL, this will follow that model of being similar to the NFL RedZone with action shown from all of the games in the 11 a.m. ET window. More info is available here.

The schedule for all four games at 11 a.m. ET is below and you can stream each game live by clicking on the links.


10 a.m. ET: Newcastle United vs. Bournemouth – NBCSN [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Huddersfield Town vs. West Bromwich Albion – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]
10 a.m. ET: Southampton vs. Burnley – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM
10 a.m. ET: Swansea City vs. Brighton & Hove Albion – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]

Brighton 1-1 Southampton: Southern spoils split

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  • Saints take lead off free kick
  • Gross sets up Murray equalizer
  • First league meeting since 2012

Steven Davis and Glenn Murray traded goals as South Coast Derby spoils were split between Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.

Saints move ninth with 13 points, while the hosts sit 11th with 12.

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James Ward-Prowse presided over a sixth minute free kick as Saints looked for first blood. The effort struck the bar, but Davis was got to the rebound to head into the yawning goal. 1-0, 7′.

The hosts had most of the ball in a bid to respond quickly, though incisive efforts were few and far between as the game reached the half hour mark.

Saints established some possession after 30 minutes, and Dusan Tadic won a corner with a deflected attempt in the 34th minute.

The Seagulls were back at it before halftime, though, with Anthony Knockaert missing the goal before chipping a cute back post pass that was headed over frame.

Murray made it 1-1 early in the second half when he took advantage of a back post size mismatch with Cedric and nodded a cross past an offguard Fraser Forster.

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Watch Live: Brighton vs. Southampton

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Mauricio Pellegrino leads Southampton 66 miles east for a South Coast match-up with Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday (Watch live at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

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Southampton can rise seventh with a win, while Brighton can leap into the top half with a victory as well.

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Brighton and Hove Albion: Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Bong, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo, Gross, Knockaert, Murray. Subs: Krul, Hemed, Goldson, March, Schelotto, Suttner, Brown.

Southampton: Forster; Cedric, Van Dijk, Hoedt, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal, Gabbiadini. Subs: McCarthy, Yoshida, Stephens, Hojbjerg, McQueen, Redmond, Long.

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