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Manchester City to begin Premier League title defence at West Ham | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to West Ham United, while the season will kick off with a London derby for the second year in a row as Crystal Palace host Arsenal. Liverpool, who finished second last season, will travel to newly-promoted Fulham, and Nottingham Forest will play at Newcastle United to mark their return to the Premier League after 23 years. Chelsea will kick off their season under the new ownership led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital by playing away to Everton, while Bournemouth will host Aston Villa in their first game in the top flight after earning promotion. Manchester United, under new manager Erik ten Hag, will begin their campaign at home against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur will host Southampton. Th...
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Arsenal sends Leeds into drop zone, Everton moves out of relegation spot after beating Leicester

Arsenal’s five-season exile from the Champions League is closer to ending after Eddie Nketiah’s double secured a 2-1 win over Leeds to strengthen the team’s hold on fourth place in the Premier League on Sunday. If it wins at Tottenham on Thursday, Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League with two games to spare after its fifth-place north London rival dropped points in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday. Arsenal moved four points ahead of Tottenham thanks to Nketiah’s two goals in the opening 10 minutes as Leeds dropped into the relegation zone. The former Leeds loanee capitalized on a poor touch from Illan Meslier and tapped home. Nketiah’s second was a well-taken finish from 12 yards (meters), turning in Gabriel Martinelli’s low cross. Leeds was reduced to 10 men in the 27th whe...
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EPL: Everton move out of relegation zone with gritty win at Leicester | Football News – Times of India

LEICESTER (England): Everton climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Leicester City after defenders Vitalii Mykolenko and Mason Holgate scored at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. Frank Lampard's side moved up two spots to 16th on 35 points, one point above the drop zone, as Leeds United slipped to 18th after a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal. Watford and Norwich City have already been relegated to the second-tier Championship. It was Everton's only second league win on the road this season, having last won an away league game in August against Brighton & Hove Albion. "It's about the team performance. To win 2-1 away from home – it feels like forever since we won away from home," said goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who made stunning saves in the second hal...
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EPL: Richarlison nets winner as desperate Everton beat Chelsea | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL (England): Striker Richarlison profited from a Chelsea error to secure struggling Everton a 1-0 Premier League win and what could be a precious three points in their bid to avoid relegation at a rocking Goodison Park on Sunday. The home side grabbed the lead a minute into the second half after Cesar Azpilicueta gave up possession under pressure from the Brazilian forward, who harried the Chelsea captain into a mistake before slotting a low shot past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Chelsea dominated possession and Everton had to hold on grimly for the final half-hour. They stay in the relegation zone, but move to within two points of Burnley and Leeds United with a game in hand. Chelsea remain third with 66 points from 34 games as they bid to qualify for the Champions League. They ar...
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Liverpool win derby, dump Everton into EPL relegation zone

Staying in the slipstream of Manchester City in the Premier League title race wasn’t Liverpool’s only cause for celebration following victory in another fast and furious Merseyside derby. Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday also dumped Everton into the relegation zone, leaving its neighbor’s 68-year stay in England’s top flight in major doubt with a month left of the season. Second-half goals by Andrew Robertson and Divock Origi were enough for Liverpool in a match that ended with the jubilant home fans singing “Going down, going down” to their rivals from across Stanley Park. Completing a dismal day for Everton was relegation rival Burnley winning a second straight game since firing its long-serving manager Sean Dyche, 1-0 at home to Wolverhampton. ☝️ step closer #LIVEVE pic.twit...
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Everton lifts survival hopes with win over lackluster United

Everton gained a huge win in its fight for survival and further damaged Manchester United’s flimsy top-four hopes with a 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Saturday. Anthony Gordon’s shot from the edge of the penalty area deflected into the net off the outstretched leg of United defender Harry Maguire in the 27th minute at Goodison Park. It was another lackluster performance by United, which brought two great saves out of Jordan Pickford — both from efforts by Marcus Rashford — early in the match and was frustrated by some obdurate and at times desperate defending by Everton in the second half. Whoever is hired as the full-time replacement for interim manager Ralf Rangnick — and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag looks to be the favorite for the job — is set to arrive at Old Trafford with United out...
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Everton ready for crucial Burnley clash, says Frank Lampard | Football News – Times of India

Everton manager Frank Lampard described their midweek Premier clash with Burnley as a high-pressure game at the bottom end of the table and said his depleted squad must maintain focus in the fight for top-flight survival. The Merseyside club have played in the English top-flight every year since the 1954-55 season but are in a precarious position in 17th place in the table, with 25 points from 28 matches ahead of the trip to Turf Moor. Burnley are 19th with 21 points having played the same number of games as Everton but Lampard said his team were well aware of the experience Sean Dyche's side have in dealing with difficult situations. "Burnley have had a lot of years of different relative successes. They're good at what they do and make it difficult. You have to be up for the basics in ...
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EPL: West Ham revive top four bid to leave Everton in relegation danger | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: West Ham climbed back into the race for a top four finish in the Premier League as Jarrod Bowen sealed a 2-1 win against Everton that kept the visitors deep in relegation trouble on Sunday. David Moyes' side moved up to fifth place thanks to Bowen's second half winner at the London Stadium. Aaron Cresswell's fine free-kick put West Ham ahead in the first half before Mason Holgate equalised soon after the interval. Bowen, back after a month out with a foot injury, restored West Ham's lead and Everton were effectively out of the contest when Michael Keane was sent off midway through the second half. Everton's fifth defeat in their last six league games leaves them languishing just three points above the relegation zone. Frank Lampard's team have two games in hand on third bottom W...
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Man City, Palace into FA Cup semis; Leicester wins in EPL

Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals for the fourth straight season thanks to a flurry of second-half goals in a 4-1 win over Southampton on Sunday. Crystal Palace was also a big winner in the quarterfinals, easing past Everton 4-0 to join a lineup for the last four that already contained Chelsea. Either second-tier Nottingham Forest or Liverpool will complete the teams in the semifinals. They meet at Forest’s City Ground later Sunday. It was shaping up to be another frustrating match for City against Southampton, which has drawn twice with Pep Guardiola’s team in the Premier League this season. Next stop: Wembley 🏟 Following a closely fought first half, @ManCity broke through a resilient @SouthamptonFC to book their place in the #EmiratesFACup semi-finals for the 4️⃣th time i...
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Czech Republic are mates with Poland, Sweden, rejecting Russia

Expulsions, dismissals and refusal to play – the fourth day of Russia’s war against Ukraine, has seen European sports outlaw the country, its top leadership and its oligarchs, in a variety of ways. And even though the sporting world has shown unity in condemning Russia and its leadership, there are already instances of these leaders either stepping aside or being suspended, only for close aides or long-time partners to still be a part of day-to-day functioning. If you haven’t already, click here to subscribe and get Sandeep Dwivedi’s newsletter straight in your inbox Czechs join the chorus The Czech Republic joined Poland and Sweden on Sunday in rejecting to play Russia in the 2022 World Cup qualifying next month. The Czech soccer association’s executive committee said it “...
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Everton appoint Lampard as new manager after Benitez dismissal | Football News – Times of India

Everton have appointed former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard as their manager on a two-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club said on Monday. Everton sacked Rafa Benitez this month after a 2-1 defeat at Norwich City left the Merseyside club six points above the relegation zone. "I'm very hungry to get started. After speaking to the owner, chairman and the board, I very much felt their passion and ambition. I hope they felt my ambition and how hard I want to work to bring it together," Lampard said in a statement. Welcome to Everton Football Club, Frank Lampard! 🔵 https://t.co/LuGqBCrrE7— Everton (@Everton) 1643635800000"You can feel the passion Everton fans have for their club. That will be hugely important. As a team – the competitive level that the Premier League brings and the...
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Derby boss Rooney turns down approach from Everton | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL: Derby manager Wayne Rooney said on Friday he turned down the chance to be interviewed by Everton to stay with the financially stricken Championship club. The former England and Manchester United captain had two spells with his boyhood club Everton as a player. However, the lure of a return to Goodison Park was not enough for Rooney to give up on the challenge of keeping the Rams in the second tier of English football despite a 21-point deduction due to financial problems. Derby are second bottom of the Championship, but just eight points adrift of safety. "Everton approached my agent and asked me to interview for the vacant job, which I turned down," Rooney told a press conference. "I believe I will be a Premier League manager. I believe I'm ready for that, 100 per cent. And ...
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Fan arrested after Digne hit by bottle on return to Everton

A soccer fan was arrested after two Aston Villa players appeared to be struck by a bottle thrown from the crowd as they celebrated their team’s goal in the 1-0 win at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. One of the players was Lucas Digne, who recently joined Villa from Everton. He fell to the ground and clutched his head before eventually getting to his feet and playing on. The other Villa player who appeared to be struck was Matty Cash. Everton said in a statement that the supporter was arrested by police after he was identified using CCTV footage. “Several objects were thrown toward the pitch following Aston Villa’s goal at the end of the first half, with one missile appearing to strike two opposition players,” Everton said. “Investigations in conjunction with the police are on...
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Rafael Benitez sacked as Everton manager | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just eight months in charge of the struggling Premier League club. Benitez was an unpopular appointment in June last year after his long spell with Everton's Merseyside rivals Liverpool. The Spaniard paid the price for a dismal run of nine defeats in Everton's last 13 league matches, culminating in a 2-1 loss at lowly Norwich on Saturday. "Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as first-team manager," a club statement said. Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as first team manager.— Everton (@Everton) 1642344852000"Benitez, who joined Everton in June 2021, has left the club with immediate effect. "An update on a permanent replacement will be made in due course." ...
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Everton fires Rafa Benitez after 200 days as manager

Rafa Benitez was fired by Everton after 200 days in charge on Sunday with a brutal 40-word statement that offered no thanks to the manager whose appointment was always contentious with fans. The Spaniard never overcame his successful association with Liverpool, whose stadium is only a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Goodison Park across Stanley Park, and his position became increasingly untenable as Everton sunk closer to the relegation zone. Benitez’s name was chanted at Anfield within minutes after the announcement by Liverpool fans during their match against Brentford. Everton Football Club can confirm the departure of Rafael Benitez as first team manager. — Everton (@Everton) January 16, 2022 They not only fondly remember his 2004-10 reign, which included leading Liverpool to the Champ...
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EPL: Norwich City off the bottom with win over Everton | Football News – Times of India

NORWICH (England): Norwich City threw themselves a lifeline in their battle against relegation but sucked Everton into the mire thanks to a 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday. An own goal by Michael Keane and Adam Idah's close-range finish in the space of two minutes in the first half broke Norwich's long goal famine to put them in control. Everton fans vented their fury at manager Rafa Benitez but were given something to cheer when Richarlison halved the deficit on the hour mark to set up a tense finale. Norwich had to endure seven minutes of stoppage time as Everton desperately searched for an equaliser but Dean Smith's struggling side held on for their third league win of the season to move off the foot of the table. Norwich moved to 18th with 13 points from 21 games, abov...
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City opens up 13-point lead in EPL, Coutinho scores on debut

For Pep Guardiola, the biggest challenge now will be convincing his Manchester City players the English Premier League title race is not over. “My job is to take it out from the brain and heads of my players,” Guardiola said after City beat nearest rival Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday. “To try not to believe what other people are going to say.” With City holding a 13-point lead, it’s hardly surprising that people have already basically handed Guardiola’s relentless team a sixth title in 11 seasons. A classy Kevin De Bruyne finish makes it 12 #PL wins in a row for Man City#MCICHE pic.twitter.com/Nu4U52Maoy — Premier League (@premierleague) January 15, 2022 After all, the defending champions are on a 12-match winning run in the league after Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant curling strike in the 70t...
Brighton wins 3-2 at Everton, Brentford beats Aston Villa, Leeds down Burnley
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Brighton wins 3-2 at Everton, Brentford beats Aston Villa, Leeds down Burnley

Alexis Mac Allister scored twice to lead Brighton to a 3-2 win at Everton that piled more pressure on manager Rafael Benitez on Sunday. Even the long-awaited return of Dominic Calvert-Lewin after almost five months out with a thigh injury failed to change Everton’s fortunes, with the striker’s main contribution being a missed first-half penalty. By then the home side were already 2-0 down after Mac Allister’s opener in the third minute was followed by a header from Dan Burn in the 21st. FULL-TIME Everton 2-3 Brighton Alexis Mac Allister scores twice as Graham Potter’s side earn a hard-fought win#EVEBHA pic.twitter.com/1p0qt7q71Z — Premier League (@premierleague) January 2, 2022 Everton conceded the first goal for the 14th time in 20 matches this season in the Premier Leagu...
Burnley vs Everton match postponed due to Covid-19 cases and injuries | Football News – Times of India
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Burnley vs Everton match postponed due to Covid-19 cases and injuries | Football News – Times of India

Covid-19 cases and injuries at Everton forced the Premier League to accept the club's request for a postponement and called off their Boxing Day fixture away at Burnley, the league said on Friday. It is the 13th Premier League game to be called off due to Covid-19 and third Boxing Day fixture to be postponed after Liverpool vs Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Watford were called off on Thursday. Everton’s request to postpone their Boxing Day away fixture at Burnley has been approved following a Premier League… https://t.co/yXGbDsOPYj— Premier League (@premierleague) 1640345693000Everton manager Rafael Benitez said on Thursday that his club had a request to postpone Sunday's match rejected by the Premier League, adding it was unfair as he had six injuries and five players down...
Covid-19 outbreak claims another Premier League match
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Covid-19 outbreak claims another Premier League match

A coronavirus outbreak at Everton has forced the postponement of the club’s match at Burnley, the Premier League said Friday. It’s the third match of the Boxing Day lineup to be postponed as part of a Sunday program that still features six games. The Premier League has now called off 13 matches because of coronavirus issues in two weeks, with players having to isolate after testing positive or if they are unvaccinated and a close contact of a COVID-19 case. Everton’s request to postpone their Boxing Day away fixture at Burnley has been approved following a Premier League Board meeting this morning More details: https://t.co/oNHwf360qZ#BUREVE pic.twitter.com/Laf0S4Ay0g — Premier League (@premierleague) December 24, 2021 Everton had asked for the postponement citing virus ca...