2020-21 English Premier League match report – September 13th - (2022)
2020-21 English Premier League match report – September 13th
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Everton 1 Review
Calvert-Lewin's header gives new-look Everton a rare win over Spurs
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header was the difference in a high-octane encounter at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium that earned Everton their first win over Spurs since 2012.
Carlo Ancelotti's new signing, WC 2014's Golden Boot winner, James Rodriguez, was in excellent form and made a huge impact on the Toffees' game.
The match went goalless into the interval with Everton looking the better side and unlucky to find a breakthrough. The visitors didn't have to wait long for their break post the interval.
From a set piece near the left touchline, forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin jumped high to meet Lucas Digne's cross and thumped home a brilliant header from the center of the box to put Everton 1-0 up in the 55th minute.
The opener was Calvert-Lewin's 20th league goal since the start of 2018-19, which is second most among English players 23 years or younger, which is only behind Marcus Rashford's 27.
Mourinho responded to Everton's goal by sending out Steven Bergwijn and Tanguy Ndombele. But the hosts couldn't find an equalizer.
A generally listless Tottenham had their moments in the first half with Jordan Pickford producing two vital saves to keep out Dele Alli and Matt Doherty, who is Spur's new signing from the Wolves.
Sunday evening's loss at the Tottenham stadium marked Mourinho's first loss in an opening fixture of a Premier League season.
Everton's new signings of Rodriguez from Real Madrid, Allan from Napoli and Abdoulaye Doucoure from Granada all paid off brilliantly as they outclassed a shoddy Spurs to earn a well-deserved win
Some other results from Sunday's EPL games
- West Bromwich 0, Leicester City 3
- West Ham United 0, Newcastle 2
2020-21 English Premier League match report – September 14th
Sheffield United 0 Wolverhampton 2 Review
Early strikes from Wolves sink Sheffield
Two goals in the 3rd and 6th minutes of play gave the visiting Wolves a very early advantage in their 2020-21 League opener at Bramall Lane.
Despite a mammoth campaign of 59 games across all competitions last season, Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves showed little signs of fatigue as Raul Jiminez got into the act quickly – the Mexican striker volleying brilliantly into the top corner of the net from a Daniel Podence cross to open the account for his side.
The hosts were stunned further just 205 seconds later as Romain Saiss rose high to a corner and headed one past new signing Aaron Ramsdale from ten yards.
Wolves who are not known to get goals in the first half, became the only side to score two inside 6 minutes on the opening day of the season.
The home side looked sluggish and struggled to create any meaningful chances in the first half, with their first shot on target not arriving until seven minutes before the half-time, when Oli McBurnie headed lamely into Rui Patricio.
Going 0-2 into the break, a half-time team talk by coach Chris Wilder had the desired impact as the Blades stepped up their game after the interval and almost got back in the match through John Fleck, but the Scotsman's powerful strike came back off the post while John Lundstram narrowly failed to get to a teasing Billy Sharp cross.
But it was the Nuno Santo's men who came near to scoring a third in the 71st minute when Bournemouth signing Ramsdale denied a shot from Saiss on to the post before Jimenez shot wide off the rebound.
The hosts kept coming and created plenty of openings, but were able to muster just two shots on target in the match as the Blades' second season back in the top flight started in disappointing fashion.
Some other results from Monday's EPL games
- Brighton 1, Chelsea 3
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