There’s a new England squad in place for this month’s UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers. Let’s find out how they, and a few others, got on with their clubs this weekend.
Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace
England striker Tammy Abraham was on the scoresheet again, his tenth Premier League goal of the season a tidy two-touch finish in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
There was no Ross Barkley for the Blues but Abraham and Fikayo Tomori started and Callum Hudson-Odoi was given ten minutes from the bench.
Burnley 3-0 West Ham United
There was a clean sheet for Nick Pope and James Tarkowski as Burnley walloped West Ham United. Both played 90 minutes, as did Declan Rice for the Hammers.Embed from Getty Images
Tarkowski’s knock-down teed up Ashley Barnes’ opening goal at Turf Moor.
Newcastle United 2-1 AFC Bournemouth
Callum Wilson played the full 90 minutes as AFC Bournemouth fell to a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United.
Southampton 1-2 Everton
Jordan Pickford was on the winning side at St Mary’s, where James Ward-Prowse and Southampton managed to keep Everton down to just two goals. Michael Keane came on late as a stoppage time time-wasting chip.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Sheffield United
England captain Harry Kane was back in Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League line-up for their 1-1 home draw against Dean Henderson and Sheffield United. Both played 90 minutes, while Dele Alli played the first 72 and Harry Winks the last 45.
Leicester City 2-0 Arsenal
James Maddison fired in a fabulous finish to cap off Leicester City’s 2-0 win against Arsenal. Former (and future?) England striker Jamie Vardy teed him up after sweeping in the opener himself.
Vardy, Maddison and Ben Chilwell played the duration for the Foxes.
Manchester United 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Lewis Dunk cracked in a header to pull a goal back for Brighton & Hove Albion only for Marcus Rashford‘s fizzing finish to restore Manchester United’s two-goal lead. Rashford also missed a sitter.Embed from Getty Images
Harry Maguire won the first header to tee up United’s second. He, Rashford and Aaron Wan-Bissaka all started for United. Jesse Lingard came on for the last 20 minutes.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Aston Villa
Tom Heaton has been excused from England duty after missing out on Aston Villa’s loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers through injury. Tyrone Mings captained Villa and played the full match.
Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City
Liverpool showed just how serious their title credentials are with a thumping victory over champions Manchester City.
Jordan Henderson put in a terrific captain’s performance before being substituted with three quarters of the game played, while Trent Alexander-Arnold played the full 90.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came on with a touch over ten minutes remaining. Joe Gomez was introduced in the 87th minute with Liverpool 3-1 up.
Raheem Sterling put in a shift and endured a frustrating afternoon against his old club. John Stones and Kyle Walker played in defence, it says here. Difficult to tell.
FC Bayern 4-0 Borussia Dortmund
Jadon Sancho was risked by Borussia Dortmund despite an injury concern and subsequently left the field in the first half after visibly struggling throughout.
Atletico Madrid 3-1 Espanyol
Atletico Madrid took a break from drawing more often than David Squires to beat Espanyol. England’s Kieran Trippier played the whole game.