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
Cheltenham Town 1-2 Leicester City
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
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)
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.