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PL AT HALF: Mata’s sweet assist put Man Utd up; Chelsea, Everton lead

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We’ve seen eight goals in five 10 a.m. ET kickoffs across the Premier League, refreshed players giving refreshed performances.

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Wolves 1-1 Newcastle United [STREAM]

Miguel Almiron gave the Magpies an early lead — WATCH HERE — but Leander Dendoncker answered quickly to put it level at the Molineux.

Chelsea 2-0 Burnley [STREAM]

Willian won a penalty that Jorginho converted, and Reece James set up Tammy Abraham for the Blues’ second goal at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United 1-0 Norwich City [STREAM]

A gorgeous, vintage Juan Mata pass found Marcus Rashford for the loan goal at Old Trafford.

Everton 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion [STREAM]

Richarlison is the man on the score sheet at Goodison Park, his eighth league goal of the season.

Leicester City 1-1 Southampton [STREAM]

Dennis Praet put the hosts ahead but it’s been all Saints since, with Stuart Armstrong leveling the score and Danny Ings twice hitting the frame of the goal.

Pulisic Watch: Chelsea’s American star shines in Champions League (video)

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Christian Pulisic played 62 strong minutes for Chelsea in what should be its Champions League knockout round-clinching defeat of Lille on Tuesday.

Pulisic was removed for Callum Hudson-Odoi in the 62nd minute after setting up numerous chances and playing a pivotal role in one of the goals as Chelsea built a 2-0 lead at Stamford Bridge.

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Here are the moments that mattered for the American winger, who passed at 82 percent efficiency in taking two shots, one on target. He was credited with three key passes and won 10 of 18 duels, making a tackle and drawing a foul.

After not playing the first two group stage match days, Pulisic finishes with a goal and two assists in 264 minutes (three starts, one sub spot).

He’s been operating like some sort of final third midfield shuttler, and it’s incredible. He’s still just 21.

3rd minute: Tammy Abraham couldn’t find Pulisic with an early flick, the torrential rain wreaking havoc on the football.

10th minute: The American winger dribbles into the box and spins a left-footed shot across goal but wide of the far post.

18th minute: Cuts out of a tight space to start a 1-2 with N’Golo Kante, but the Frenchman’s effort is blocked and Tammy Abraham lashed wide.

19th minute: GOAL. It’s a hockey assist for Pulisic, who dribbles through the 18 before finding Willian. The Brazilian drove the touch line and cut back for an Abraham’s tap-in.

31st minute: Drives the ball toward the arc and begins interplay with Abraham and Mateo Kovacic that ultimately ends with the American on the turf and no foul given.

34th minute: Pulisic dribbles through two defenders and past two more to cut a ball into the six, which is cleared out for a corner.

46th minute: Chelsea fires out of the break, with Pulisic forcing a strong parry out of Mike Maignan before the goalkeeper collects the American’s cross 30 seconds later.

48th minute: Earns a free kick five yards outside the 18 after running onto a Kovacic through ball.

55th minute: Zips onto a Willian pass to the end line but has little option than to slap a wild shot that hits the cross bar.

57th minute: Gets the ball at the same acute angle and rips in a cross which eventually becomes an Azpilicueta shot over the bar a few moves later.

62nd minute: Subs off moments after cueing up a chance for Abraham, which was blocked. We’ve reached the point where he’s being removed in order to rest him for the weekend.

Martial, Rashford have Man Utd ahead 2-0 at half v. Man City

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Manchester City is getting beaten in its own back yard by the visiting neighbors.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are on the board and the Red Devils are threatening to run away from the first Manchester Derby of the season with all three points.

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Rashford won a penalty off Bernardo Silva, rightly awarded by VAR after referee Anthony Taylor saw nothing in it, and finished his chance coolly for 1-0.

But Martial’s goal is what really stunned the Etihad Stadium. Ederson had stopped several chances earlier in the match and had been good, penalty not withstanding, but couldn’t get to his near post to stop a low drive from distance for 2-0.

Here’s the first goal:

Son scores a throwback, full-field dribble goal to up Spurs lead

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Heung-Min Son saw Harry Kane‘s stunner and pushed all his chips into the pot.

The South Korean continued Spurs first-half demolition of Burnley by providing a third goal via a wonderful, near field-length dribble and finish that would make Diego Maradona nod in approval.

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He must’ve covered 80 yards or more on the dribble, winding his way into open space with a couple of touches past wayward defenders.

Don’t sleep on the speed, either, Son in possession and blazing past defenders at full sprint.

Scores, streams

Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool – NBCSN [STREAM]
Tottenham 3-0 Burnley
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Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace
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WATCH: Harry Kane’s emphatic rip from distance puts Spurs up

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If Harry Kane is about to find his best self, then the Premier League should be quite concerned that Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur may return to its finest form.

On evidence of this strike versus Burnley on Saturday, it’s possible.

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Kane absolutely pummeled a shot from distance past the excellent Nick Pope on Saturday, the first of two early goals (Lucas Moura) as Spurs are making a quick rebound from a midweek set back at Old Trafford.

Heung-Min Son perfectly settled a long ball to Kane, who was in space and cognizant of the goalkeeper’s position. The Englishman bashed the ball home for his eighth league goal of the season and 14th in all competitions.