West Brom 1-2 Everton: Toffees launch stirring comeback

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  • Baggies led through McAuley
  • Mirallas, Barry turn it around
  • Bolasie makes debut
  • Koeman’s first win at Everton

Everton fought back from 1-0 down to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Gareth McAuely gave the Baggies the lead but right on half time Kevin Mirallas equalized with a fine goal and then Gareth Barry grabbed the winner on the hour mark to hand Ronald Koeman his first Premier League win as Everton’s manager.

The Toffees now have four points after two games, while West Brom remain on three.

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West Brom went ahead in the ninth minute as a corner was nodded home by McAuley at the back post with Everton’s goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg blocked out on his line. 1-0 to the Baggies.

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Everton responded well to going behind with West Brom sitting back and Leighton Baines played in Barry but his weak shot was easily saved by Ben Foster.

Romelu Lukaku was brought on in the 37th minute and right on half time the Toffees were level.

Mirallas linked up with Barry and then Ross Barkley and finished superbly into the far corner after an incisive run into the box. 1-1. Game on.

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Everton started the second half brightly but West Brom had a great chance as Darren Fletcher was free at the back post but Stekelenburg saved down low. Moments later Everton went down the other end and Gerard Deuolofeu hit the post as the game opened up.

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Foster then saved superbly from Ramiro Funes Mori and from the resulting corner Everton took the lead as Barry headed into the roof of the net from close range for his first goal since January 2014. 2-1 to Everton.

Late on Everton should’ve clinched the game with new signing Yannick Bolasie whipping the ball in and Barkley somehow missing at the near post. Bolasie then played in Lukaku who was denied by Foster and at the other end West Brom almost snatched a late equalizer as goalkeeper Foster volleyed just wide after coming up for a free kick.

Watch Live: Brazil v. Mexico in U-17 World Cup final

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The 2019 U-17 World Cup final takes place in Bezerrão Stadium on Saturday as favorites Brazil host an inspired Mexico.


With four goals and one assist, Kaio Jorge has been Brazil’s most productive attacking player this tournament, while Mexico’s and Los Angeles Galaxy’s Efrain Alvarez is hoping to end an incredible tournament in triumphant fashion.

History between both national teams in a U-17 World Cup final dates back to 2005, when LAFC’s Carlos Vela and Mexico routed Marcelo and Brazil 3-0 in Lima, Peru.

Click on the link above to watch the game live.

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England finishes EURO 2020 qualifying by beating Kosovo

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England’s 2020 European Championship qualification campaign wrapped up on Sunday with a slightly flattering 4-0 victory away to third-place, and playoff qualifiers, Kosovo.

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Gareth Southgate‘s side was hardly at its best just three days after thrashing Montenegro and securing qualification to this summer’s tournament. They only led by a score of 1-0 through 78 minutes, before scoring a trio of late goals to put the game out of reach and rob the hosts of any potential moral victory.

Harry Winks opened the scoring, and his England account, in the 32nd minute. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain found Winks near the top of Kosovo’s penalty area and though Winks’ first touch appeared quite poor, every player in blue stopped and stood as the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder walked in on goal and coolly slotted the ball home to make it 1-0.

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From that point forward, Kosovo enjoyed control of the game’s tempo and looked every bit the Three Lions’ equal. That is, until Harry Kane finished an open chance at the back post in the 79th minute and opened the floodgates.

Marcus Rashford added a third four minutes later, followed by another first England goal — this time, scored by Mason Mount — in the 91st.

England finishes EURO 2020 qualification with a record of 7W-0D-1L and a +31 goal differential, which is second only to Belgium who sit at +32 with one game still to play. England required Sunday’s victory to confirm its place as a Pot 1 team at the draw for the group stage.

Arsenal beat Spurs in front of WSL-record crowd of 38,262

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LONDON (AP) The first north London derby in the Women’s Super League produced a record crowd of 38,262 for the competition on Sunday when Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Tottenham.

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The newly fully professional side held out until the 66th minute when Kim Little struck for the champions and Vivianne Miedema extended Arsenal’s lead in the 82nd minute.

It was the first time Tottenham, in its first top-flight campaign, had staged women’s football at its main 61,000-capacity stadium, which opened earlier this year.

The crowd surpassed the 31,213 at Manchester City for the visit of Manchester United on the opening weekend of the season in September.

Tottenham hosted Arsenal on the first designated Women’s Football Weekend in England which also saw 23,500 at Anfield for Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Everton.

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Chelsea opened the season by hosting Tottenham in front of around 25,000 at Stamford Bridge.

League leaders Chelsea were back at their usual home of Kingsmeadow on Sunday. Maren Mjelde’s penalty sealed a 1-0 victory over promoted Manchester United in front of 4,790 fans – a WSL record crowd for a game not played in a large stadium usually used by the men’s team.

VIDEO: Dutch 2nd-division game stopped for racist abuse; player later scores goal

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A Dutch second-division game between Den Bosch and Excelsior was temporarily stopped on Sunday due to suspected racist chanting and Nazi salutes performed by some of Den Bosch’s fans.

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The game was halted by referee Laurens Gerrets in the 30 minute. Dutch winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira, who plays for Excelsior, was the player targeted by the racist chanting. He was at that time seen gesturing toward the crowd, indicating to Gerrets and teammates that he was hearing racist abuse from the stands.

In a mixed zone for media availability after the game, Den Bosch manager Erik van der Ven is reported to have called Mendes Moreira a “pathetic little man” for pointing out the racist abuse to Gerrets. Den Bosch released a statement claiming that no racist abuse occurred, that the fans were instead making “crow sounds” and treating Mendes Moreira to a “crow concert,” which they claim is part of customary treatment of opposing players.

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Mendes Moreira appeared emotional after scoring a goal to put Excelsior 2-1 ahead fewer than 15 minutes after the game was restarted.