West Brom 2-3 Leicester City: Huth, Vardy complete late Leicester comeback

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A massive stoppage-time victory for Leicester City sees the Foxes pull just a point from crawling off the bottom of the table as Robert Huth equalized with 10 minutes to go and Jamie Vardy won it in added time on a counter attack to give the visitors all three points at the Hawthornes.

West Brom captain Darren Fletcher snagged his first goal for the club when he flicked on a corner at the near post, and it cut the ball into the net past a diving Kasper Schmeichel. Esteban Cambiasso was there to clear off the line, but goal line technology gave the goal and replays showed it was clearly the correct decision.

The lead didn’t last long as the home side maintained most of the meaningful possession but Leicester City hit back. A quick free-kick from their own half caught West Brom sleeping as it was pumped long by Cambiasso, finding Leonardo Ulloa who collected with his head at the top of the box and touched to David Nugent streaking by, and the 29-year-old poked the ball home to level the score.

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The goals kept pouring in as West Brom snatched the lead back on yet another scrappy goal before the half-hour mark. A cross from the left wing came in and found the head of Brown Ideye, who instead of heading on goal nodded it back to an open Craig Gardner bang in the center of the box. Gardner lashed a volley on net, and it deflected off Wes Morgan and into the corner past Schmeichel.

Ulloa had a great chance to level three minutes before halftime but missed high after beating Jolean Lescott in the box. Halftime came and went, and a halftime tactical switch brought Leicester a positive start to the second half. West Brom still had a big chance, but Saido Berahino went for an ambitious shot, missing Gardner streaking through in acres of space on the other end of the box.

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Leicester continued to hold most of the possession, but they created little across the hour mark. Finally, they appeared dangerous as West Brom became more and more defensive as the clock ticked towards 10 minutes to go. The Foxes would find the equalizer as a corner ping-ponged around the box and defender Robert Huth picked up the final ball to equalize.

West Brom looked to hold the ball and see the game out, but they would fall late. Leicester City would break after a clear, and Jamie Vardy went coast-to-coast down the left edge beating McAuley for the ball and Lescott in the box to power home a strike to the far post.

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The victory pulls Leicester City just a point within Burnley at the bottom of the table, a second straight victory for a club that seemed to be dead in the water in the basement. Meanwhile, West Brom doesn’t seem to be in danger of falling to the drop but still do sit just seven points above the relegation zone and have been beaten by teams in the drop area two weeks in a row.


West Brom: Myhill, Dawson, Brunt, Yacob, McAuley, Lescott, Morrison (Sessegnon 85′), Gardner (Olsson 73′), Berahino, Ideye (Anichebe 60′), Fletcher.

Goals – Fletcher 8′, Gardner 26′

Leicester City: Schmeichel, De Laet (Wasilewski 46′), Morgan, Huth, Schlupp, Cambiasso, James (King 60′), Albrighton, Nugent, Vardy, Ulloa (Mahrez 64′).

Goals – Nugent 20′, Huth 80′, Vardy 90+1′

UEL, LIVE — Arsenal meets Eintracht before Man Utd, Wolves play

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The Europa League group stage begins play on Thursday, with Arsenal in Germany to face Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Bundesliga side is missing a lot of familiar faces after a tumultuous summer saw Luka Jovic, Sebastien Haller, and Ante Rebic.

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Arsenal will follow suit with some youth, as Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka, and Joe Willock drawing starts.

Kickoff is at 12:55 p.m. ET, with Manchester United and Wolves set to kick-off their respective matches against Astana and Braga at 3 p.m. ET.

Full slate

12:55 p.m. ET
CFR Cluj v. Lazio
LASK v. Rosenborg
Getafe v. Trabzonspor
PSV Eindhoven v. Sporting Lisbon
Basel v. Krasnodar
APOEL Nicosia v. Dudelange
Copenhagen v. Lugano
Standard Liege v. Vitoria SC
Qarabag v. Sevilla
Eintracht Frankfurt v. Arsenal
Rennes v. Celtic
Dynamo Kiev v. Malmo

3 p.m. ET
Wolfsburg v. Oleksandriya
Espanyol v. Ferencvaros
Rangers v. Feyenoord
Porto v. Young Boys
Slovan Bratislava v. Besiktas
Borussia Monchengladbach v. Wolfsberg
Partizan v. AZ Alkmaar
AS Roma v. Istanbul Basaksehir
Gent v. Saint-Etienne
Manchester United v. Astana
Wolves v. Braga
Ludogorets Razgrad v. CSKA Moscow

Report: Man City’s David Silva in “likely” Inter Miami move

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Arguably the greatest player in Manchester City history could become the first star player of Inter Miami.

That’s the story coming out of England, where The Independent reports that David Silva will “likely” join Inter Miami CF for its inaugural MLS run in 2020.

It’s well-known that Silva is leaving Man City this summer after one last-go at his first UEFA Champions League title.

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David Beckham has been recruiting some of the top names in the game, and has been linked with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Silva, 33, checks all the boxes. The Spanish star won two EUROs and a World Cup, and is still playing at a very high level. He has five assists in six matches for City this season.

If healthy, it would be foolish to expect anything but dominance out of Silva, though beware the think pieces out there about how he “might find it tougher than he thinks.” We’re talking about a world beater who posted 10 goals and 14 assists for City last season.

Even at his age, he’d carry one of the top resumes of any player to join Major League Soccer (Beckham, Steven Gerrard, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic would like a word).

He has 71 goals and 134 assists in 402 matches for City, and would eventually line up against fellow City Football Group club NYCFC.

NBC Sports’ Premier League Fan Fest heading to Austin

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Everything is bigger in Texas. And this will be no different.

NBC Sports and the Premier League have announced details for the first Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest event of the season, and we are heading to Austin, Texas in October.

Just like the events in Washington D.C., New York City and Boston last season, fans will be able to watch all of the PL action together with the live studio show taking place in front of them.

This time it takes place at Scholz Garten in downtown Austin.

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The two-day celebration of Premier League fandom will take place on Saturday Oct. 26 and Sunday Oct. 27. The Scholz Garten venue is inclusive of a full street closure, courtyard space, and indoor bar.

All sections of the venue will be packed with fun activities and of course plenty of viewing areas for fans to watch all of the action.

The event will feature the NBC Sports studio broadcast live onsite with special appearances throughout the day. We’ll also have free merchandise and giveaways throughout the day, plus food, drink and plenty more.

Premier League Interim Chief Executive, Richard Masters, said: “After a successful season of Premier League Mornings Live, we are delighted to be visiting Austin, Texas, for the first event of 2019-20. Last year we saw how passionate our American fans are, as we brought the Premier League experience to Washington D.C., New York and Boston.

”This season we are once again working with NBC Sports and bringing many of our clubs, partners and some famous faces to unique locations in different cities. Those attending in Austin can expect some great activations and I am sure there will be plenty of entertaining football for them to enjoy as we have some exciting fixtures taking place over the weekend.”

Report: Newcastle United tracking Atlanta United’s Martinez

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A report out of Newcastle says the Magpies may be returning to Atlanta United’s ranks for a January transfer swoop.

MLS record goal scorer Josef Martinez is the name mentioned as among Newcastle’s targets, though journalist Lee Ryder says there may be trepidation given Miguel Almiron’s failure to find goals at St. James’ Park.

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Martinez, 26, scored twice more Wednesday evening for the Five Stripes, including a sensational solo goal. He has scored in 15-straight league matches and is five goals away from matching his MLS single season record set last season.

Atlanta signed Martinez through the 2023 season. Transfermarkt puts his market value around $11 million, comparing him with players like Jurgen Locadia, Yoshinori Muto, and Manolo Gabbiadini.

Newcastle broke its transfer record to land Almiron last season, then smashed it sign Joelinton from Hoffenheim in August. The Magpies have also splashed cash on Allan Saint-Maximin and there’s a clear focus on upgrading the attack.

Maybe the Magpies would view the move as a bargain which could help Almiron get back to his form of last season, but it seems there would be numerous hurdles to clear before a firm bid would be made for Martinez. If Saint-Maximin or Almiron finds form, would there be room for Martinez running underneath Joelinton? Or maybe we’re wrong and Mike Ashley is ready to spend to provide adequate depth?

Lots of questions here.