Arsenal and Fiorentina are set to kickoff in Charlotte tonight, with the Gunners the last of a bevy of Premier League sides to engage in preseason friendlies this muggy Saturday.
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Girona 1-2 Bournemouth
Juanpe’s late header pushed La Liga’s hosts past Eddie Howe and his 10-man Cherries, playing down after VAR deemed Jack Simpson‘s foul worthy of a sending off. Ryan Fraser scored Bournemouth’s goal, assisted by Jordon Ibe.
Northampton Town 0-4 Sheffield United
Oliver Norwood converted two penalties in an easy win for Chris Wilder in his return to a club he played for and managed.
Fulham 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
Pascal Gross scored with an early free kick — a Megan Rapinoe special — but Tom Cairney scored twice after halftime for the Championship side.
Cheltenham Town 1-2 Leicester City
The Foxes collected a second win over a lower league side this week, with Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton on the board.
Newcastle United 1-0 West Ham United (Shanghai)
New manager Steve Bruce watched from the crowd as the Magpies made amends for a 4-0 loss to Wolves by blanking West Ham. Jamie Sterry‘s cross for Yoshinori Muto was delightful, and the Japanese striker’s finish was well-taken.
Port Vale 1-3 Burnley; Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Burnley
Chris Wood, Matej Vydra and Robbie Brady scored as the Clarets overcame an early Nick Pope goal to beat Port Vale, but the Premier League side couldn’t do much in a simultaneous friendly at Crewe.
Inter Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Singapore)
Substitute forward Mason Greenwood, just 17, scored the late goal in a match United controlled, outshooting Inter 21-8.
Preston North End 1-3 Southampton
Brace-bagging Danny Ings doesn’t usually have a problem with finish, so passing the ball directly to him is not something we’d recommend to goalkeepers. Jake Vokins also scored for Saints at Deepdale.
Watford 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (Austria)
Will Hughes and Andre Gray scored as the Hornets collected a win over Champions League competition.
Man City (0-0, 2-3 pens) Wolves (Shanghai)
Rui Patricio was very good over 90 minutes, and stopped City’s first two penalty attempts as Wolves continue to perplex the PL champions.