LONDON: Tottenham dropped two treasured issues in opposition to 10-man Southampton the previous day as West Ham hammered Watford 4-1 to show up the warmth within the race for a coveted Premier League top-four spot. Somewhere else on a truncated day of motion because of coronavirus postponements, Crystal Palace cruised previous backside facet Norwich 3-0 whilst Liverpool ready to tackle Leicester within the select of the day’s fits. Spurs are nonetheless unbeaten within the league since Antonio Conte took the helm early ultimate month however they did not make a person merit rely at St Mary’s, drawing 1-1.
Southampton took a deserved lead within the twenty fifth minute with a surprising purpose from James Ward-Prowse, who lashed house a first-time effort following a throw-in, leaving Hugo Lloris helpless. Tottenham had did not take advantage of their restricted openings however the recreation was once grew to become on its head when Mohammed Salisu introduced down Son Heung-min within the penalty house in a while prior to half-time. Salisu was once despatched off for a 2d yellow card and Harry Kane made no mistake from the spot.
Kane had the ball within the internet once more early in the second one half of following a satisfying floated move from Harry Winks however the purpose was once dominated out for a marginal offside. Tottenham had some other purpose disallowed after Southampton’s Fraser Forster spilled the ball below force, with referee Anthony Taylor judging that the goalkeeper were fouled regardless of restricted obvious touch. The house facet had been at the ropes for many of the remainder of the sport however Spurs did not discover a killer contact and left the south coast pissed off.
West Ham comeback
West Ham disregarded the discontentment of conceding an early purpose at Vicarage Street to make stronger their push for a Champions League position. Watford took an early lead when Emmanuel Dennis was once performed in by means of Joshua King for his 8th purpose of the season. West Ham had been degree within the twenty seventh minute when Tomas Soucek fired previous Daniel Bachmann after being present in area within the field by means of Jarrod Bowen.
Two mins later the guests took the lead when Michail Antonio, on his go back to the facet, performed in Mentioned Benrahma, whose shot discovered the online by the use of a deflection off Adam Masina. David Moyes’ males larger their lead from the penalty spot simply prior to the hour mark when Mark Noble scored after Bowen was once fouled by means of Bachmann. Nikola Vlasic finished the rout with a purpose in stoppage time to make it 4-1. West Ham upward thrust to 5th within the Premier League on 31 issues after 19 video games, 4 in the back of Arsenal and one forward of Spurs, who’ve two fits in hand.
Crystal Palace made the very best get started at house to suffering Norwich, with Odsonne Edouard scoring from the penalty spot within the 8th minute. Patrick Vieira’s males doubled their lead within the thirty eighth minute when Edouard scale back for Jean-Philippe Mateta to fireplace into the ground nook and Jeffrey Schlupp made it 3-0 4 mins later. Liverpool will likely be determined to overcome Leicester within the past due kick-off on the King Energy Stadium to near the six-point hole to leaders Manchester Town, who’ve performed a recreation greater than their identify opponents. — AFP