Gold Cup Today: Jamaica face Canada, Costa Rica vs. El Salvador — Day 5

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Day 5 of the Gold Cup is here as the action heads down to Houston for a massive double-header in Group B. All four teams are level after two draws in the opening matches, making every point that much more important tonight at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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Jamaica got a very solid result in the opening match of Group B play, battling to a 2-2 draw with group favorites Costa Rica. It was an up-and-down match for the Reggae Boyz, who took an early lead but then found themselves down 2-1 before the break. Despite finding an equalizer and earning the draw, Jamaica will look for more consistency when they take on Canada. In the nightcap, Los Ticos will look to prove they are a title contender with a statement win against El Salvador.

Below is a brief preview on what to expect from both matches, while you can follow the action live by clicking on the link above.

Game 9: Jamaica vs. Canada
When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
Live updates: NBCSports.com

Garath McCleary and Jobi McAnuff both tallied for the Reggae Boyz in their opening match, as the former Reading teammates will look to find the scoresheet again tonight in Houston. After losing just 1-0 to both Argentina and Uruguay in the Copa America and earning another good result against Costa Rica, Jamaica is primed to make a run in the Gold Cup. They’ll look to take all three points against Canada, who are coming off of a disappointing 0-0 draw with El Salvador. The Canadians wasted some golden opportunities in front of net, and will have to be better if they want to advance out of the group.

Game 10: El Salvador vs. Costa Rica
When: Saturday, 9 p.m. ET
Where: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX
Live updates: NBCSports.com

Costa Rica may have dropped 27 spots in the latest FIFA rankings, but Los Ticos will be keen not to drop any points against El Salvador. They scored two quicks goals to take a lead against Jamaica, but failed to hold on and left California with just one point. Arsenal’s Joel Campbell has been linked with a loan move to Besiktas, but the striker must keep his focus on finding the back of the net for Costa Rica. El Salvador is the dark horse in Group B, but with all four teams level after the first matchday, another draw would keep their hopes of advancing alive.

VIDEO: Haaland scores 20-minute debut hat trick

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Teenager Erling Haaland came on for his Borussia Dortmund debut with his side 3-1 down against Augsburg.

He then score a hat trick in 20 minutes as they won 5-3.

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Haaland, 19, has been on fire all season long with RB Salzburg and ahead of his $23 million January move to Dortmund he was linked with a move to Manchester United.

The Norwegian striker has now scored 27 goals in 23 appearances for club and country this season.

Whatever happens in the rest of his Bundesliga career with Dortmund, this start will live long in his memory.

Take a look at his incredible hat trick below.


Watch Live: Newcastle United v. Chelsea

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Chelsea seeks back-to-back league wins for the first time since Nov. 9 when it visits surprising Newcastle United on Saturday at St. James’ Park (Watch Live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

The hosts have scrapped their way to 26 points, five points both clear of the drop zone and back of seventh place. A draw at Wolves last weekend snapped a three-match league losing streak.

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Chelsea maintains a five-point gap over Manchester United in its bid to claim a Top Four place, with the Red Devils meeting unbeaten Liverpool this week.

Electric winger Allan Saint-Maximin returns for the Magpies, who appear to set up in a 5-2-3 against the Blues.

Chelsea has N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic in the midfield with Willian and Callum Hudson-Odoi on the wings.

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Transfer rumor roundup: Moses reunited with Conte, Lazaro to Newcastle

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Inter Milan is still working the wings and it’s now affecting two Premier League sides.

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One day after Ashley Young left Manchester United to join Antonio Conte‘s project, Chelsea and Newcastle are set to be impacted by a Milanese departure and arrival. Jacob Bruun Larsen

First, Sky Sports Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio says Newcastle has agreed to a $3 million loan fee with a $27 million option to buy Austrian international Valentino Lazaro. The player’s agent is reportedly on Tyneside.

The 23-year-old made his name with Red Bull Salzburg, going on to earn 28 caps for Austria. He moved to Hertha Berlin and earned five goals and 13 assists in two seasons before a transfer to Inter.

He’s only collected 513 minutes under Conte, registering two assists. Lazaro has played a lot of right midfield but is capable up and down the flank on either side. He’s played pretty much everything but center back and center forward in his career.

Fun fact: Lazaro’s middle name is Lando.

As for the arrival, ex-Chelsea boss Conte is looking set for a reunion with Victor Moses. The 29-year-old Nigerian is currently on loan at Fenerbahce, where he’s got a goal and an assist in seven matches.

A thigh injury has cost Moses spells of six and four matches on the sidelines this season, but he should have plenty of treads left on the tires considering Maurizio Sarri only used him for 176 minutes last season.

Finally, Bournemouth looks ready to tempt Borussia Dortmund’s resolve over Jacob Bruun Larsen.

The 21-year-old Dane certainly has the goods to improve Eddie Howe‘s stagnant attack, but he may be rusty. Larsen has only played 158 minutes this season, grabbing an assist.

Prolific for BVB at youth levels, perhaps a change of scenery would trigger senior success for a man who made his Denmark senior debut in March.

Sky says BVB wants the deal to be a loan with an option to buy in the summer.

PL AT HALF: Goals, goals everywhere as Arsenal leads, Man City trails

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The Premier League’s six 10 a.m. ET kickoffs provided loads of late goals and a red card that’s a hilarious look for everyone but Bournemouth.

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West Ham 1-1 Everton – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]

The Irons went ahead through an Issa Diop header of a Robert Snodgrass header, as the Scottish playmaker is having a day at the London Stadium, but Calvert-Lewin nodded home a Lucas Digne corner before halftime.

Southampton 2-0 Wolves – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]

Saints’ rocket up the Premier League table continues at St. Mary’s, where Jan Bednarek and Shane Long have a two-goal lead on Nuno Espirito Santo‘s struggling men.

Brighton 1-0 Aston Villa – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]

Leandro Trossard smashed a shot home to give the Seagulls an advantage at the break.

Arsenal 1-0 Sheffield United – NBCSN [STREAM]

Gabriel Martinelli missed the first best chance of the match, cued up by exceptional passes from Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe. The youngster didn’t miss his second, punching home a 45th minute deflected cross from Bukayo Saka.

Man City 0-1 Crystal Palace – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]

We told you Cenk Tosun‘s numbers were better than you thought, and the Everton loanee has nodded a Gary Cahill flick past Ederson at the Etihad.

Norwich 1-0 Bournemouth – NBC Sports Gold [STREAM]

Bad, bad times for the Cherries; Steve Cook handled a ball in the box and was sent off, Teemu Pukki dispatching the penalty moments later.

Cook, wyd?