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Joel Sanderson-Murray·10 December 2023

🦁 Spurs rout listless Newcastle; Man City fight back; Chelsea lose again

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United

Scorers: Udogie 26′, Richarlison 37′, 60′, Son (P) 85′ ; Joelinton 90+2′

Tottenham forced the issue in the opening exchanges, carving out a half-chance for Richarlison, but the Brazilian sent his strike over the bar off of a Newcastle defender.

Newcastle responded well however, and looked all but certain to take the lead when Anthony Gordon slid the ball across the Spurs box, but a heroic challenge from Ben Davies quelled the scoring opportunity.

The scoring was finally opened before the half-hour mark when Son Heung-min sent a superb ball into the box, allowing youngster Destiny Udogie to tap home from close range.

Son turned provider once again before the end of the opening interval, sliding another pinpoint cross to Richarlison, who sent his strike in past the keeper to double the home side’s lead.

The Brazilian followed up his first half goal with another after the break, latching onto a ball over the top before sliding his shot into the net to put Spurs three ahead.

It got even worse for Newcastle in the final 10 minutes when Martin Dúbravka took down Son Heung-min in the Newcastle box. The Korean subsequently dispatched the spot-kick he earned, putting the final nail in the Newcastle coffin.

A late Joelinton strike was merely consolation for Newcastle, seeing the Magpies drop a second straight Premier League match.

Meanwhile, Spurs put an end to their retched spell of form, and close the gap on the top-four to just three points for the time being.

Man City come back to beat Luton

Scorers: Adebayo 45+2′; Silva 62′, Grealish 65′.

Manchester City produced a second half fightback to avoid a shock defeat and pick up their first win in five games.

The champions were missing Erling Haaland and Jérémy Doku through injury going into the match but dominated the game from the off with Luton goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski having to produce good saves to deny Phil Foden and Rodri.

Despite all of City’s first half dominance the hosts took a shock lead into the break scoring with the last kick of the half.

Andros Townsend’s inviting cross flew over the heads of the City defenders and landed on to Elijah Adebayo who nodded past Ederson to send Kenilworth Road into raptures.

But City netted twice in three minutes midway through the second period to turn the game on it’s head with Bernardo Silva curling a beautiful strike into the bottom far corner after the ball had broken to him just inside the area.

The turnaround was complete three minutes after the equaliser as Julian Álvarez’s low cross made it’s way to the back post for Jack Grealish to force home.

Ross Barkley came close with a long-range effort as Luton pushed for an equaliser but City held on to pick up a much-needed win – their first in the league since November 4 – as they move to within four points of leaders Liverpool.

Everton inflict more misery on Chelsea

Scorers: Doucouré 55′, Dobbin 90+2′.

Chelsea fell to their third defeat in their last four Premier League games as Everton eased away from the relegation zone with a hard-fought win.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had started the brighter of the two sides with Enzo Fernandez and Cole Palmer testing Jordan Pickford from range before Jack Harrison flashed a volley just wide of the far post with Everton’s first attempt of the match.

The hosts came out a lot sharper after the break and Dwight McNeil will wonder how Robert Sánchez got down to keep out his low drilled shot.

But the breakthrough 10 minutes into the second period as Abdoulaye Doucouré reacted quickest to Sánchez denying Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s attempt to slot into the bottom corner for his sixth goal of the season.

Chelsea’s problems were made worse when they lost Sánchez and captain Reece James to injury and despite bringing Raheem Sterling and Nico Jackson from the bench, couldn’t find the equaliser.

Lewis Dobbin came from the bench to round off the win in stoppage time, with a corner breaking to the youngster to volley home for his first ever senior goal.

They drop into the bottom half while Everton are now four points clear of the drop-zone after a third straight win without conceding a goal.

Fulham smash West Ham

Scorers: Jiménez 22′, Willian 31′, Adarabioyo 40′, Wilson 60′, Vinícius 90′.

Fulham kept up their recent prolific goalscoring form to thrash West Ham at Craven Cottage.

The Cottagers, who have now scored 15 goals in their last four games, found the net 22 minutes in with Raúl Jiménez getting on to João Palhinha’s goal-bound effort to flick beyond Łukasz Fabiański.

Willian doubled that advantage moments later with a composed, placed finish into the bottom corner from the left-hand corner of the box after Andreas Pereira’s pull-back had floated through the Hammers defence.

Marco Silva’s side were in dreamland when Tosin Adarabioyo made it three before half-time after getting on to the end of Pereira’s corner to head into the top corner.

It didn’t get much better for West Ham after the break as Harry Wilson got in on the act with a stunning curler from 25 yards out before Carlos Vinīcius came off the bench to add a fifth.

Fulham move into the top half and within three points of David Moyes’ men.