MLS Snapshot: Chicago Fire 2-0 FC Dallas (video)

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The game in 100 words (or less): The wind whipped through Chicago as the Fire earned the Brimstone Cup through an early goal by David Accam. Meanwhile, FC Dallas – one of the hottest teams in Major League Soccer with five straight victories – had little to offer the Fire back line as Chicago cruised to the home win. Even a man up as the game wound down, Dallas conceded a late penalty to put Chicago easily through.

Three moments that mattered

4′ – Chicago opened the scoring early. Jason Johnson found Accam with a brilliant through ball, and the Ghanan beat Matt Hedges at the top corner of the box before threading a low shot past Dan Kennedy from a tight angle for an early Fire lead.

79′ – Matt Watson, just on a minute earlier as a substitute, threw himself studs up into a 50/50 challenge with Rolando Escobar, leaving the referee no choice but to show him the straight red card.

85′ – A man down and on the counter-attack, Chicago earned itself a penalty to win some breathing room. Kellyn Acosta tripped Accam on the very edge of the box, and Shaun Maloney ripped the spot-kick home for a 2-0 lead.

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Chicago – Johnson; Jones, Palmer, Gehrig, Larentowicz; Polster, Accam (Nyarko 88′), Shipp, Cocis; Johnson (Igboananike 66′), Maloney.

Goals: Accam 4′, Maloney (pen) 85′
Discipline: Watson (straight red) 79′

Dallas – Kennedy; Hollingshead (Hernandez 82′), Loyd, Hedges, Watson; Ulloa (Escobar 58′), Diaz, Castillo, Barrios, Acosta; Texeira (Akindele 46′).

Watch Live: Man City v. Spurs

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The marquee match of the week, and maybe the Premier League’s opening month, sees Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).

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Both teams were dominant in Opening Day wins, though Spurs had to work a bit longer to find their finish.

Man City’s available subs for this match are filthy, with Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Joao Cancelo, David Silva, and Fernandinho all options for Pep Guardiola (as well as Phil Foden and Claudio Bravo).

Giovani Lo Celso is on the bench for Spurs.

WATCH, STREAM: Wilson, Pukki score screamers amongst 10 a.m. ET kicks

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This season is going to be a challenge for Norwich City, but one of last season’s true heroes made sure the Canaries fans got a bit of home delight.

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Newcastle is visiting town on Saturday, and Teemu Pukki scored a delightful opener to give the Canaries a halftime lead.

It’s appropriate, as the volley takes a page out of Newcastle hero Alan Shearer’s playbook.

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And how about this from Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson, who is making Villa’s home return to the Premier League less than ideal.

VIDEO: Sadio Mane scores screamer for Liverpool v. Saints

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Sadio Mane has started the season in sensational fashion.

After scoring twice for Liverpool in their Super Cup final win against Chelsea on Wednesday, Mane curled home a stunning shot right on half time.

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Mane was playing against his former club and after Southampton had created the best chances, it was a huge boost for Liverpool to go in ahead at the break.

Click play on the video below to see Mane open the scoring in style.

Emery impressed with versatile Ceballos as Arsenal stays perfect

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Despite the score line, Unai Emery can be fairly happy with Arsenal’s performance in a 2-1 defeat of Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

On midfielder Dani Ceballos, though, Emery will be very pleased.

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The Real Madrid loanee was the easy Man of the Match, his silky skill on the ball and quality industry endearing himself to Arsenal faithful. From Football.London:

“It’s to use his quality in the best position in our team. I spoke with him before coming here, it’s to play as an eight and a No.10. He started like a 10 but changed with Willock. He can feel better on the pitch.”

Emery will be less than pleased with his defense, who allowed a goal to early season Golden Boot candidate Ashley Barnes.

“We won in our moments we did the difference for 2-1. A lot of moments we couldn’t impose our gameplan because they pushed and their gameplan was a struggle for us.”