Relief, happiness as Bale is Tottenham's match-winner again
Tottenham's Gareth Bale, right, celebrates with teammate Eric Dier following the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (John Walton/Pool via AP)LONDON – Gareth Bale soared into the air, connected with the ball and powered it into the net. It's taken more than seven years but Bale was Tottenham's match-winner again. And it had only required three minutes on the field for the substitute to clinch a 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday. “A bit of relief and a lot of happiness,” Bale said after being set up by Sergio Reguilon, who also switched from Real Madrid in September.
Van Dijk injury causes concern for frustrated Liverpool
Early in what proved to be a painful Merseyside derby for Liverpool, Van Dijk was the subject of a reckless lunge by Jordan Pickford that saw the Everton goalkeeper clatter into the extended right leg of the Netherlands defender. Van Dijk roared in agony and, tellingly, stayed down. There was no official word from Liverpool on the potential length of his absence, but Van Dijk reportedly left hospital on crutches in the evening. Van Dijk might have been marking Keane and Calvert-Lewin for both of those Everton chances. For Southampton’s second goal, Kurt Zouma underhit a back pass before goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga made two errors in a matter of seconds to allow Che Adams to score.
Liverpool maintains perfect season start
Adrian of Liverpool lifts the UEFA Super Cup trophy as Liverpool celebrates victory following the UEFA Super Cup match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park on Aug. 14, 2019, in Istanbul. Liverpool continued its 100% start to the season with a resounding 3-0 victory Saturday away at Burnley to stay atop of the Premier League. The Reds are also the only team in England's top four leagues to have won every game so far this season. READ: Mo Salah warns opponents VAR will win him more penaltiesREAD: Jurgen Klopp makes waves by welcoming surfer into Liverpool campHowever, manager Jurgen Klopp played down the incident. Meanwhile, Frank Lampard's rocky start to life in the Chelsea dugout continued as the Blues let a two-goal lead slip at home to newly-promoted Sheffield United.