Swansea City 1-1 Everton: Lennon, Shelvey trade goals in points share at the Liberty Stadium

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Jonjo Shelvey’s late PK earned the hosts a point, as Swansea City overcame a first-half deficit to draw Everton 1-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Aaron Lennon scored for Everton, which pulls 12 points clear of the drop zone.

Swansea stays 8th, with 47 points on the season.

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Bafetimbi Gomis and Jonjo Shelvey started the game in lively form, and the first real chance of the match came from Gomis. The French striker was denied by a flying Tim Howard to keep it scoreless in the 14th minute.

But Gomis picked up a hamstring ailment shortly thereafter, and was subbed off for Marvin Emnes. Everton’s Steven Pienaar came on for an injured Leon Osman in the 28th minute.

Gylfi Sigurdsson was also a threat for Swansea early, while Ross Barkley played some incisive balls for the Toffees.

Shelvey put a ball in after a whistled foul against Routledge on Leighton Baines, putting the home crowd into a bit of a faulty celebration.

Lennon, however, got the scoring started when he first-timed a Barkley cross past Fabianski off a cross-18 pass in the 41st minute.

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source: Getty ImagesA diving Gareth Barry nearly made it 2-0 as the second half neared 55 minutes, and the Toffees were looking much better.

Emnes put together a fine dribble near the edge of the 60th minute, but his low shot bounded wide of Howard’s right post.

Swans finally beat the USMNT keeper with a shot from the spot. Seamus Coleman’s hand was the culprit, and Shelvey’s foot provided the finish.

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Ashley Williams came close to a late red card for a high challenge on James McCarthy, but escaped with a yellow.

Howard touched a late Sigurdsson free kick over the bar, granted a corner kick for Swans. They would not convert the chance.


Swansea City: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams (C), Taylor, Cork, Ki, Shelvey (Dyer, 84′), Sigurdsson, Routledge, Gomis (Emnes, 16′). Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Britton, Emnes, Dyer, Grimes, Fulton.

Goal: Shelvey (PK., 69′)

Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Jagielka, Stones, Barry, McCarthy, Lennon, Barkley (Mirallas, 86′), Osman (Pienaar, 28′), Kone (Naismith, 76′).

Goal: Lennon (41′)

Watch Live: PL Asia Trophy – Newcastle v. West Ham, Man City v. Wolves

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Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers aim to collect a bit of silverware on the second Premier League Asia Trophy match day of the summer.

But first, a pair of Uniteds look to get off the map after beatdowns in their tournament openers.

Newcastle United and West Ham United were both walloped in Nanjing, and old hands Steve Bruce and Manuel Pellegrini would be happy to massage a victory out of their men.

Then Pep Guardiola and PL champions City get a taste of Wolves before their Oct. 5 meeting in league play.

Below is the full schedule for Saturday’s games in Shanghai’s Hongkou Stadium.

Newcastle United v. West Ham United – 5 a.m. ET – STREAM LIVE
Man City v. Wolves – 7:30 a.m. ET – STREAM LIVE

WATCH: Zlatan stunner answers Vela’s opener in El Trafico

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is walking it like he talks it, not that that’s anything new.

A few days after claiming superiority over LAFC superstar Carlos Vela, Ibrahimovic and his Galaxy trailed early in El Trafico via a Vela penalty.

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Naturally, Zlatan took it upon himself to answer the bell with his 14th goal in 17 games.

Ibrahimovic chests a long ball onto his right foot, cooking Eduard Atuesta by pushing it into position for a tremendous lash into the LAFC goal.

And if you haven’t been following LAFC’s amazing season, Atuesta’s probably been the side’s best player after Vela, who now has 20 goals in 20 games.

Wizard stuff.

Borussia Dortmund tops Liverpool 3-2 at Notre Dame

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A half-hour of the big guns wasn’t enough to get Jurgen Klopp a result against his former team.

Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster scored for Liverpool in a 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund at the University of Notre Dame on Friday.

Paco Alcacer, Thomas Delaney, and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored for the Black Yellow, who led 3-1 when mass changes began with Virgil Van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, and Andrew Robertson entering the match.

Liverpool faces Sevilla on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Alcacer with the ball in the box is a bad idea, and the Spaniard took advantage of Nathaniel Clyne and Joel Matip to smash home from a yard outside the six.

Wilson leveled the score before halftime, but Delaney made it 2-1 in the 53rd minute when a long diagonal ball beat the Reds line and a low pass across the box went undetected.

It was 3-1 via a clever Bruun Larsen touch to wrong foot James Milner, but Brewster brought the Reds back to within one when he converted a 75th minute penalty won by Ben Woodburn.

Liverpool was without Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah, who are on break after deep summer tournament runs.

Eriksen offered big Spurs wages, but Atletico Madrid lurks

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Christian Eriksen may trade London for Madrid after all, but Marca claims it’ll be Real Madrid’s rivals who earn the services of Tottenham’s Danish playmaker.

Eriksen, 27, scored 10 goals with 17 assists for Spurs in all competitions last season, and was reportedly ready to spread his wings for Real Madrid.

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But pro-Real site Marca says Zinedine Zidane doesn’t want Eriksen at the Bernabeu, and that Diego Simeone feels differently… should Atletico Madrid fail at landing his prime option.

That’s James Rodriguez, who remains property of Real and that’s a problem.

So Eriksen to Atleti, helping to replace Antoine Griezmann? It’s possible.

From Marca.com:

Just last November, the London club put a 250 million euro price tag on his head, but now appear keen to move him on. The next few days will likely reveal a lot about what’s to come.

So we may get an idea of whether this report has any guts to it by next week. There could be some sense to it, but Metro claims that Spurs are offering Eriksen an “enormous” contract to keep him in North London.

Enormous means a doubling of Eriksen’s wages, and the Dane is said to be happy in England. Might Spurs hold off the finest of La Liga and Serie A after all.