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LONDON---Manchester United and
Manchester City played out a 0-0 draw
in the Premier League yesterday, while
Tottenham surged to a big victory at
Also, Jurgen Klopp was denied a first
victory as Liverpool manager when Sadio
Mane scored a late goal to earn Southamp-
ton a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
At Old Trafford, United went closest to
winning against City when substitute Jesse
Lingard turned a high ball from Anthony
Martial onto the crossbar before Chris
Smalling had a low shot turned around
the post by Joe Hart.
The point moves City back to the top
of the Premier League standings. Manuel
Pellegrini s side is level on 22 points with
Arsenal but has a superior goal difference.
United stays fourth on 20 points.
"We created more chances but didn t
finish them and that s disappointing,"
United manager Louis van Gaal said. "You
need to win these games for the fans."
Pellegrini was happy his side avoided
defeat but not pleased with his team s
"I am satisfied with a point but I don t
like to play in this way," Pellegrini said.
"It s important to have a point here, anoth-
er point in the table, but I don t think it s
the way the team must play.
"If you can t win it, then don t lose it
by not concentrating."
In yesterday s late match, Liverpool was
denied victory by a late Southampton goal
in manager Juergen Klopp s first Premier
League game at Anfield.
Substitute Christian Benteke headed
Liverpool into the lead with a towering
effort in the 78th minute, but Mane bun-
dled in an equalizer four minutes from
the end, before being sent off in stoppage
time for his second booking.
"We knew it would be hard work today,
three days after the last game, but we
didn t create enough chances," Klopp said.
"We had our moments and played very
good, but in the end, you have to score."
Klopp wants Liverpool to play with more
composure in their coming matches.
"We have to be more calm in the sit-
uations we create," Klopp said. "They (the
players) are strong, they are skilled but
we are not cool. That is the problem."
Liverpool is ninth on 14 points, with
Southampton a place higher on the same
total with a higher goal difference.
Harry Kane scored a hat trick as Tot-
tenham came from behind to thrash
Matt Ritchie put Bournemouth ahead
after only 49 seconds before Kane leveled
with a penalty. Mousa Dembele and Erik
Lamela scored to put Tottenham com-
fortably ahead at halftime, before Kane
completed his treble.
Sunderland got its first win of the season
with a 3-0 victory against northeastern
England rival Newcastle at the Stadium
Newcastle was the strongest team in
the opening stages but its performance
was derailed when captain Fabricio Coloc-
cini conceded a penalty on the stroke of
halftime and was shown a red card after
blocking a run in the penalty area from
Adam Johnson converted the spot kick,
before Billy Jones and Fletcher also scored.
The win moved Sunderland off the bot-
tom of the table and into 18th in the league
on six points, above Newcastle.
Aston Villa drops to last on the day it
fired manager Tim Sherwood. Villa has
lost its last six league games and has not
won since the first day of the season at
PARIS---Bernardo Silva scored to give
Monaco its first league victory in a month
with a 1-0 win at Reims while struggling
Marseille ended a seven-match winless
Monaco got off to a strong start and
dominated throughout with attractive
attacking football to extend its unbeaten
run in all competitions to 10 matches.
On the verge of crisis, Marseille bounced
back with a 2-1 win at Lille with goals
from Michy Batshuayi and Romain
Reims defender Sebastien Corchia
ensured a nervy finish by pulling one back
in the 71st minute but Marseille keeper
Steve Mandanda made two decisive saves
in a stirring final 10 minutes.
Marseille s first win in six league games
---its first away victory this season---lifted
the nine-time champions four points above
the relegation zone.
With eight goals in 11 weeks, Batshuayi
is now the league s top scorer ahead of
Nice s Hatem Ben Arfa. The Belgium strik-
er scored from the rebound after Alessan-
drini s attempt from Lucas Silva s superb
lofted ball hit the right post in the 37th
"This is a great win, we were in an
emergency situation and we needed the
points," said Alessandrini, who doubled
Marseille s lead with a shot from the edge
of the box into the top left corner. "We
proved that we can be united, score goals
and win. This is a great relief, and hopefully
this is just the beginning."
At Reims, Silva scored his third goal of
the season in the 11th minute with a header
from close range off Guido Carrillo s cross
as Monaco moved to eighth place, nine
points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain,
which hosted Saint-Etienne in a late game.
After a good start to the season, Reims
slumped to a third straight loss that left
the Champagne side lagging two points
behind Monaco in 11th.
"I m only interested in winning points
for my team," said goalkeeper Johny
Placide, who made a series of saves but
was powerless to block Silva s header.
"These three consecutive losses are annoy-
ing. We are lacking aggressiveness."
Monaco could have added a couple of
goals before the interval but Carillo hit
the woodwork twice in the first half and
Placide thwarted a fine volley from former
France midfielder Jeremy Toulalan.
Placide was decisive again to deny Nabil
Dirar s 20-meter effort in the 66th minute
and the Reims goalkeeper won another
one-on-one with the midfielder 10 min-
Reims was reduced to 10 men in the
68th after Antoine Devaux was sent off
for a second yellow card. The hosts played
better after Devaux s dismissal and their
best chance came in added time. Jordan
Siebatcheu fired a low shot onto Danijel
Subasic s post after taking advantage of
a bad clearance from the Monaco defense.
Also, teenager Adam Ounas scored the
lone goal as Bordeaux moved six points
clear of the relegation zone with a 1-0
win over last-place Troyes. (AP)
English Premier League Table
1 Manchester City
3 West Ham United
4 Manchester United
5 Leicester City
6 Tottenham Hotspur
7 Crystal Palace
10 West Bromwich Albion
12 Swansea City
14 Stoke City
16 Norwich City
19 Newcastle United
20 Aston Villa
Spanish La Liga Table
1 Real Madrid
3 Celta Vigo
5 Atletico Madrid
6 Deportivo La Coruna
10 Real Betis
13 Rayo Vallecano
14 Real Sociedad
15 Sporting Gijon
17 Athletic Bilbao
18 Las Palmas
1 Bayern Munich
2 Borussia Dortmund
5 Hertha Berlin
6 Bayer Leverkusen
7 Borussia Monchengladbach
8 FC Ingolstadt 04
11 SV Darmstadt 98
12 Eintracht Frankfurt
14 Werder Bremen
15 Hannover 96
18 FC Augsburg
Ligue 1 Table
1 Paris St Germain
5 St Etienne
19 Gazelec Ajaccio
Man United and Man City draw
0-0; Tottenham gets big win
Over in France...
Monaco wins 1-0 at Reims in French league
GOALLLL: Sunderland's Adam Johnson scores his goal from a penalty kick during their
English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at the
Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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