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Kane seals Spurs' derby win
LONDON (AP) --- With a north
London derby victory, Tottenham
emerged from one of its most tax-
ing runs in the English Premier
League unbeaten and with its top-
four pursuit reinvigorated.
Only a second-half header from
Harry Kane separated Tottenham
from Arsenal on Saturday. But
the 1 0 scoreline did not reflect
the chasm in quality on the pitch
with Tottenham in complete con-
trol at Wembley Stadium in front
of a Premier League record crowd
Tottenham has collected seven
points from a possible nine, fol-
lowing victory over Manchester
United and a draw at Liverpool,
to climb into the third Champions
League quali ication place.
"It was a big stage in our season
and we have come out with flying
colors," Kane said after scoring
a league-leading 23rd goal. "We
have got good momentum."
Next up is a trip to Juventus
on Tuesday in the Champions
League last 16.
It's a competition Arsenal is
absent from this season and is
struggling to seal a return. Arsene
Wenger's side is stuck in sixth
place and six points behind Liver-
pool in fourth place.
Manchester City is running
away with the title, going 16 points
in front of Manchester United
after Sergio Aguero scored four in
a 5 1 victory over Leicester.
United is at Newcastle on Sun-
day when third-place Liverpool is
In the tussle to stay in the Pre-
mier League, Swansea's revival
under Carlos Carvalhal continued
with a 1 0 victory over Burnley
taking the south Wales club out of
the relegation zone.
Stoke remains in drop zone
after drawing with Brighton
1 1, while West Ham moved ive
points clear of danger by beating
Watford 2 0.
The clash of former England
managers was won by Sam Allard-
yce as Everton rose to ninth place
by beating Roy Hodgson's Crystal
Palace 3 1.
Man City cruising
Aguero collected the match ball
with another dazzling display.
Kevin De Bruyne's contribution in
the thrashing of Leicester merited
as much praise.
If you want a goal set up, there is
no better player than De Bruyne.
The irst of three assists---a low
pass behind the defense to Ra-
heem Sterling---came in the third
minute. Although Jamie Vardy
leveled, De Bruyne picked out
Aguero at the start of the second
half for a tap-in that restored
City's lead. De Bruyne fed Aguero
again in the 53rd minute.
Aguero's next two didn't re-
quire De Bruyne's assistance.
He chipped the ball over Kasper
Schmeichel in the 77th after a
poor clearance by the goalkeeper,
and struck off the underside of
the crossbar in the 90th.
"He's an authentic legend of
this club," City manager Pep
Guardiola said of the striker who
clinched City's Premier League
title in 2012 with almost the last
kick of the season. "He has a spe-
cial talent in the box. He is clin-
England - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1 v 0 Arsenal
Everton 3 v 1 Crystal Palace
Stoke City 1 v 1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Swansea City 1 v 0 Burnley
West Ham United 2 v 0 Watford
Manchester City 5 v 1 Leicester City
PARIS (AP)---Neymar showed
there was no hangover from his
lavish birthday party by scor-
ing the winner as leader Paris
Saint-Germain won at Toulouse
1 0 in the French league yester-
Neymar settled a scrappy
match with a typical moment of
skill midway through the second
half. He drifted into the left side of
the penalty area and cut past two
players before his deflected shot
somewhat fortuitously wrong-
footed goalkeeper Alban Lafont.
The win moved PSG 13 points
clear of second-place Marseille,
which drew at Saint-Etienne 2 2
But this was a largely unin-
spired PSG performance aside
from Neymar. He has 19 goals in 18
league games since joining from
Barcelona for a world record 222
million euros ($260 million).
Neymar had plenty of spare
cash to throw a mega-party last
Sunday to celebrate turning 26.
He privatized a Parisian club and
invited 300 guests --- including his
teammates, his coach, his club
president --- and 50 keen partygo-
ers from Brazil.
France - Ligue 1
Toulouse 0 v 1 Paris Saint Germain
Angers 0 v 4 Monaco
Bordeaux 3 v 2 Amiens
Guingamp 0 v 0 Caen
Metz 0 v 1 Montpellier
YESTERDAY'S OTHER RESULTS
In Spain - LaLiga
Villarreal 1 v 2 Alaves
Malaga 0 v 1 Atletico Madrid
Leganes 0 v 1 Eibar
Real Madrid 5 v 2 Real Sociedad
In Germany - Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen 0 v 2 Hertha Berlin
Borussia Dortmund 2 v 0 Hamburger
Eintracht Frankfurt 4 v 2 FC Cologne
Hannover 96 2 v 1 Freiburg
Hoffenheim 4 v 2 Mainz 05
Bayern Munich 2 v 1 Schalke 04
Italy - Serie A
Crotone 1 v 1 Atalanta
SSC Napoli 4 v 1 Lazio
Scotland - Scottish Cup
Celtic 3 v 2 Partick Thistle
Cove Rangers 1 v 3 Falkirk
Dundee FC 0 v 2 Motherwell
Greenock Morton 3 v 0 Dumbarton
Hearts 3 v 0 St.Johnstone
Kilmarnock 4 v 0 Brora Rangers
US soccer elects
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)---Carlos
Cordeiro was elected president
of the U.S. Soccer Federation yes-
terday, assuming control of an or-
ganization that must chart a new
course after its men's team failed
to qualify for this year's World
Cordeiro has been the right-
hand man of outgoing president
Sunil Gulati. He now is charged
with running the US end of a bid
with Mexico and Canada for the
right to host the 2026 World Cup.
He won on the third ballot with
68.6 percent of the vote.
"This is incredibly humbling,"
said Cordeiro, the USSF vice pres-
ident the past two years.
The vote initially featured eight
candidates. Cordeiro pulled away
from Kathy Carter, on-leave pres-
ident of Major League Soccer's
marketing arm. She had the back-
ing of MLS Commissioner Don
Garber and narrowly trailed Cord-
eiro on the irst ballot.
The other candidates were:
former men's national team play-
ers Paul Caligiuri, Kyle Martino
and Eric Wynalda, lawyers Steve
Gans and Michael Winograd and
former U.S. women's goalkeeper
All of the challengers to Cord-
eiro and Carter---both with close
ties to Gulati---campaigned on
platforms calling for change
within the organisation. All eight
were given ive minutes to address
delegates before voting began.
"The two establishment candi-
dates, Carlos Cordeiro and Kathy
Carter, haven't just been part of
the system, they have created and
shaped into what it is today,'" Solo
"A vote for either one of them is
a vote for the status quo."
Cordeiro, however, said he was
the only candidate with the expe-
rience and plan to "hit the ground
running on day and deliver the
change we need."
Former FIFA VP
appeal at CAS
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP)---
Former FIFA vice president
Chung Mong-joon has won his ap-
peal at the Court of Arbitration for
Sport to be allowed to work again
The court says it reduced the
South Korean of icial's ive-year
sanction for "improper lobby-
ing" during the 2022 World Cup
bidding process, and not fully
cooperating in a subsequent in-
vestigation of all candidates, to 15
CAS says Chung's ban effec-
tively expired last month.
The court says any violations
were committed to "a far lesser
degree" than FIFA's ethics com-
mittee had judged.
Chung hoped to be a FIFA presi-
dential candidate to succeed Sepp
Blatter when an investigation of
him was announced in 2015.
Chung is a member of the fam-
ily which owns World Cup spon-
sor Hyundai. His cousin, Chung
Mong- yu, has since been elected
to the FIFA Council.
Four Aguero goals for leader Man City
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, top, leaps above Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny as he scores the opening goal of the
game during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley
stadium in London, yesterday.
Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of US
Soccer. PICTURE AP
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