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Koeln 1-3 Borussia Dortmund
Friday brought another goal and another assist for Jadon Sancho in Germany, who drew Borussia Dortmund level against Koeln with a smart low finish in the 70th minute, and provided an assist for Paco Alcacer in stoppage time.Embed from Getty Images
Aston Villa 2-0 Everton
The Premier League weekend also started on Friday evening, with Aston Villa beating Everton 2-0 at Villa Park. Tom Heaton had the post to thank – along with his own assured performance – for his first Villa clean sheet.
England duo Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane played the full game for the visitors.
Norwich City 2-3 Chelsea
All three of Chelsea’s goals at Carrow Road were scored by England hopefuls. Tammy Abraham, proud owner of two international caps, scored his first and second goals for the Blues, where he signed almost before he was out of nappies.
Mason Mount‘s fabulous finish was sandwiched between Abraham’s goals and both played well before being substituted late by Frank Lampard. Ross Barkley played 90 minutes.
Watford 1-3 West Ham United
West Ham United won 3-1 at Vicarage Road and got another 90 minutes into the legs of young England midfielder Declan Rice.
Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester City
James Maddison played the whole of Leicester City’s win at Bramall Lane but the headlines, for once, belonged elsewhere.
The Foxes goals were scored by former England player Jamie Vardy and, presumably, future England player Harvey Barnes, whose goal alone was worth the ticket price.
Manchester United 1-2 Crystal Palace
All the talk before this one was about Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s duel with Wilf Zaha – in all honesty, we never really got much of an answer on that, though Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire were part of a Manchester United defence breached twice by Crystal Palace.Embed from Getty Images
They were the lucky ones. Luke Shaw was substituted through injury yet again in the first half, while United’s penalty woes continued with a miss by England’s Marcus Rashford.
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Southampton
England’s Lewis Dunk played 90 minutes and had a goal disallowed in Brighton & Hove Albion’s home loss against Southampton.
Saints started with five English players including James Ward-Prowse, who picked up a yellow card, and Nathan Redmond, who snatched their stoppage time insurance goal.
Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson played the entirety of Liverpool’s dominant win over Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday. Alexander-Arnold’s corner teed up Joel Matip to open the scoring.
Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Adam Lallana were two thirds of Liverpool’s trio of English substitutes.
AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Manchester City
It was Sergio Aguero’s day on the south coast but Raheem Sterling also got himself on the scoresheet in Manchester City’s win at AFC Bournemouth, handily snaring a difficult pass to make the finish look simple.
Sterling played 90 minutes for City and Kyle Walker went off in the last minute. Striker Callum Wilson was substituted after 70 minutes by the Cherries.
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Newcastle United
Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Harry Kane were on the losing side as Tottenham Hotspur failed to break down Newcastle United on Sunday.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Burnley
England goalkeeper Nick Pope wasn’t beaten until deep into second half stoppage time as Wolverhampton Wanderers snatched a draw from the jaws against defeat against Pope and Burnley.
James Tarkowski also played the full match and picked up a yellow card on the hour.
Leganes 0-1 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid took 70 minutes to find a way past Leganes in Spain. England full back Kieran Trippier played the whole game for Atleti.