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EPL: West Ham ruin Leicester’s unbeaten start

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West Ham shattered Leicester ’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a surprise 3- 0 win, while Oriol Romeu ’s superb strike inspired Southampton ’ s 2 – 0 victory against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday .
After thrashing Manchester City 5- 2 last weekend, second – placed Leicester were brought back down to earth as their three -game winning run came to an end at the King Power Stadium .
Goals from Michail Antonio , Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen ruined Leicester’ s bid to win their opening four league games for the first time in their history.
West Ham , who crushed Wolves 4 – 0 in their previous league game , have won three of their four matches since boss David Moyes tested positive for the coronavirus in September .
“ I had hoped to be back with the squad for today ’s fixture but I ’ m not quite ready to return just yet ,” Moyes told West Ham ’ s website before kick – off at the King Power Stadium .
“ I ’m feeling generally fine but I have had some mild symptoms so we are taking it day by day and following the advice of the medical experts. ”
Alan Irvine again managed from the dugout , while Moyes , watching at home on television , liaised with assistant Stuart Pearce by phone .
Moyes ’ quarantine hasn ’ t affected West Ham and they took the lead in the 14th minute.
Having won a free – kick when he was fouled by Caglar Soyuncu , Antonio made a well -timed run to the far post , where he headed home from Aaron Cresswell ’ s pin – point cross .
Antonio is the first Hammers player to score in five consecutive top – flight away matches since Mike Small in 1991 .
Jamie Vardy ’ s long – range chip over Lukasz Fabianski was disallowed after the Leicester striker’ s foul on Angelo Ogbonna .
West Ham doubled their lead in the 34 th minute, Fornals beating the offside trap as he controlled Cresswell ’s long punt and ran clear to fire past Kasper Schmeichel for his first goal since February .
Leicester failed to muster a single shot on target and with seven minutes left , Bowen slotted home from Fornals ’ pass .
At St Mary ’ s , Southampton won their second successive league game against lowly West Brom .
Ralph Hasenhuttl ’s side dominated throughout and Ryan Bertrand’ s fierce drive drew a superb early save from Albion keeper Sam Johnstone .
Ings forced an even better save from the over – worked Johnstone with a header that was pushed away by the 27- year – old .
Southampton ’ s pressure was rewarded in the 41st minute when Moussa Djenepo ’ s clever drag- back eluded Jake Livermore before the winger stroked his finish into the bottom corner .
Romeu , who hadn ’ t scored since February 2019 , met Stuart Armstrong’s cross with a brilliant volley from the edge of the area to wrap up the points in the 69th minute.
West Brom are the first Premier League side to concede as many as 13 goals after four matches of a season since Southampton in 2012 – 13 .
Albion, who blew a three – goal lead in their 3- 3 draw with Chelsea last weekend, are winless in eight league matches dating back to last season .

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Injured Coutinho to miss Juventus clash

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Philippe Coutinho has sustained a hamstring injury and will miss Barcelona’ s Champions League game at Juventus on Wednesday .
Tests on Sunday showed an injury to Coutinho ’ s left hamstring, Barca confirmed after the midfielder played 90 minutes of Saturday ’ s 3 -1 defeat by Real Madrid in La Liga.
“ Exactly how long that means he will be out of action depends on how the injury evolves ,” the club added .

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Ajax Beats VVV – Venlo 13 – 0, Lassina Traore Scores Five

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Dutch giants Ajax recorded the biggest victory in Eredivisie history with a 13-0 thrashing at mid-table side VVV-Venlo, who had a player sent off.
Ajax, who lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, surpassed their previous record – a 12-1 win over Vitesse in 1972.
Teenager Lassina Traore scored five, while Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, 20, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 37, scored twice.
Dusan Tadic, Antony, Daley Blind and Lisandro Martinez scored the rest.
Defender Christian Kum, 35, was sent off for VVV-Venlo in the second half with the team already trailing 4-0.
Burkina Faso international Traore, 19, scored the most goals in a Dutch top-flight match since September 2019, when Donyell Malen netted the same amount for PSV Eindhoven against Vitesse.
He also became the first Ajax player to record five goals in an Eredivisie match since Marco van Basten in 1985 (six) and the first from the club to record three assists in a league match since Frenkie de Jong in 2017.
Traore was two goals short of the Eredivisie record set by former Middlesbrough striker Afonso Alves, who scored seven for Heerenveen against Heracles in October 2007.
In terms of biggest winning margins, Ajax’s victory on Saturday was not only the largest in Eredivisie history, but joint-second in the club’s history in all competitions.
Ajax’s biggest win was back in 1984 when they hammered Differdange 14-0 in the Europa League (previously the Uefa Cup).
It was the first time in a decade that any team were able to score at least 10 goals in a single Eredivisie game since PSV recorded a 10-0 win over Feyenoord.
On a day to forget for VVV-Venlo, it was the biggest defeat in the club’s history, surpassing the previous record which was a 10-1 loss to FC Eindhoven in the Eerste Divisie in 1964.
In the Eredivisie, their previous heaviest defeats were by seven-goal margins to Ajax, Heracles Almelo and AZ Alkmaar.

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Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich

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images 2020 10 25T120317.857 Eintracht Frankfurt Troll Barcelona Despite Defeat To Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga outfit suffered a heavy defeat to European and German champions Bayern Munich but still found a way to troll Barcelona.
German teams are on another level of cruise
The club wrote on their official Twitter account
⏹ FINAL — We fall to the Champions of Europe by less goals than @FCBarcelona did.

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