Spurs had finished the half strongly, threatening again when Lucas jabbed a good chance wide. West Ham had retreated and were losing possession with increasing regularity. Noble was one of the worst culprits, hard though he tried, and Spurs had another sniff early in the second half, Fabianski saving from Kane at his near post. It was more encouraging from Kane, who would also bend a shot just over the bar, though there was another worrying sign when he received a booking after catching Fabián Balbuena with a high foot. … [Read more...] about Tottenham’s Harry Kane back on target to deepen West Ham’s misery
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At least the London Stadium handled its own return to action with commendable efficiency. The endless walkways and hangar-like interior seem well suited to social distancing. The match-day staff were impressively drilled. There were flags in the Billy Bonds stand and the usual musical treats. But at kick-off the London Stadium was still an eerie place, its huge empty spaces echoing with shouts and yelps, the entire occasion weirdly plasticised and synthetic: some sense of normality there, at least, for the home players. … [Read more...] about Adama Traoré adds sprinkling of magic as Wolves leave West Ham deep in mire
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What's on first? Football returns with a match which could have significance at both ends of the table. Aston Villa entertain Sheffield United knowing a win will see them climb out of the bottom three, while the visitors know victory will elevate them into a Champions League spot. … [Read more...] about How to watch Premier League football for free as top flight returns to TV
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