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Spurs come from behind to advance to the Champions League spots

Match report and free highlights as unlikely goalscorers Ben Davies, Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal help Tottenham to a comeback win over Newcastle; Heung-min Son and sub Steven Bergwijn also found the net to claim their third straight win; Fabian Schar gave Newcastle the lead with a free kick (Author: Gardener)

the Champions LeagueTottenham moved up to fourth in the Premier League table and put pressure on rivals Arsenal with an impressive 5-1 comeback home win over Newcastle. Goals from Ben Davies and Matt Doherty on either side of half-time turned the game after Fabian Schar's free-kick sped past Hugo Lloris and Spurs kept their foot on the pedal for a big win, boosting their faith in the run-in . Heung-min Son finished a lovely move started by the superb Harry Kane to give Spurs the two-goal lead they needed to hold their own against their north London rivals. It was a man of Kane's game display, although he was surprisingly absent from the scorer list. Instead, Emerson Royal added a fourth with his first goal for the club and sub Steven Bergwijn sped through the middle of a suddenly exposed Newcastle defense to end the loss. It's the first time Spurs have been in the Champions League qualifying spots since September and - with three straight Premier League wins - Antonio Conte's previously painfully inconsistent side look like they've found form at just the right time. Arsenal - who now have two games in their hands - can reclaim their spot in the top four if they take a point at Crystal Palace on Monday night, but the yet to be postponed postponed derby between the two rivals is shaping up to be potentially pivotal. As for Newcastle, what appeared to be an ideal away display for 43 minutes fell short and boss Eddie Howe lamented how his side "followed the game in a very aggressive manner" as they fell 2-1. This game marked three years since Tottenham's first game at their new stadium and in that time only Manchester City and Liverpool have gained more points in their own patch. That home advantage was clear early on as Tottenham dominated possession, enjoying up to 83 percent possession in the first 15 minutes. But Newcastle have a good record away at Spurs, having won four of their previous seven and going unbeaten on their two trips to the new arena, and they did well to point Spurs to a deflected shot from Rodrigo Bentancur, a Kane shot wide and to limit a missed free kick by Eric Dier in the early stages. Newcastle were also dangerous when they had the ball. Cristian Romero did an excellent job of stopping Allan Saint-Maximin and then pulling off a crucial block to deny Joe Willock from seven yards out. And it was Howe's side who scored first in the 39th minute - thanks to a helping hand from Son, who smashed into Willock on the edge of the area, and goalkeeper Lloris, who should have done better with Schar's shot into the bottom corner. However, Son atoned for his error just three minutes later by heading in a beautiful cross for Davies to score his first Premier League goal since 2017. Maximin booked everyone after some pushing on the sidelines, but Spurs deployed their energy more positively three minutes into the restart when Doherty - playing in an unfamiliar left-back role - fired home from Kane's superb center at the back post. Son appropriately came on the scoresheet in the 54th minute to put his side out of sight - he now has 27 Premier League goals on this ground, more than any other player. Schar frantically blocked to keep Kane out shortly after, but on an afternoon when Son was helped by some unexpected goalscorers, Emerson got in the six-yard box to add the fourth from Doherty's cross with just 63 minutes on the clock . Son kicked himself for shooting wide from a good opening and sub Harry Winks bent over the bar as Spurs continued to press against an increasingly ragged Newcastle and it was no surprise a fifth went in with Lucas Moura bundles through the middle of the park before playing at Bergwijn for a cool finish. Tottenham manager Antonio Conte: "The gap between games so that we can work and not play every three days helps us. Having more days to work with my players is helpful for us as I have more time to apply my football philosophy to my players. That performance and the last few appearances have given us a lot of confidence, but in England this league is difficult. It's difficult to play against us at the moment." Conte on Kane's form: "His performance was fantastic. I told him it was a shame he didn't score but he played fantastic. Having a player like him on your team makes you strong. Knowing that we have him in our team is very important because he can score goals and create chances. Some players with talent don't want to work hard. I found a player who is a great man. It's not normal , because normally when you are at the top players you can work less, sometimes you are a bit lazy." Newcastle coach Eddie Howe: "We performed very well up to the moment when Fabian scored. "That the most important goal is the second goal - from our point of view we had to feel our way into the second half. Then we followed the game very aggressively and played in ways we shouldn't have. We were way too open, but it was in our desire to follow the game. Some of the goals they scored on the transitions were very good. We didn't get through that part of the game at all. We're aware that we've got this series of games We've just dropped out, it's been difficult for us, a lot of away games and we're happy to return home where our form has been good. It's going to be a massive time that will determine our fate this season. We need to take today's pain into our next few games and absolutely rock the stadium.” * That win lifted Tottenham Hotspur to fourth place in the Premier League; It's the first time Spurs have finished a day in the top four, having played at least 20+ games this season since finishing 4th under Mauricio Pochettino in 2018-19. * Tottenham have gained 14 points from lost Premier League positions this season, now the most of any side. Conversely, Newcastle have dropped 24 points from the top positions in 2021-22, also now a league high. * Since Antonio Conte's first league game as Tottenham manager in November, only Liverpool and Manchester City (both 50) have picked up more Premier League points than Spurs (39). * This was the biggest Premier League win by a side who conceded the game's first goal since Spurs themselves beat Manchester United 6-1 in October 2020. Tottenham travel to Aston Villa in the Premier League live on Sky Sports on Saturday 9 April; Kick-off 5:30 p.m. Next up for Newcastle is a home game against Wolves on Friday 8 April, also live on Sky Sports; Kick-off 8 p.m.

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Spurs beat Newcastle five to finish fourth

Tottenham moved up to fourth with a 5-1 comeback win over Newcastle and pressured rivals Arsenal to respond to MNF at Crystal Palace. (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleTottenham moved up to fourth in the Premier League table and put pressure on rivals Arsenal with an impressive 5-1 comeback home win over Newcastle. Goals from Ben Davies and Matt Doherty on either side of half-time turned the game after Fabian Schar's free-kick sped past Hugo Lloris and Spurs kept their foot on the pedal for a big win, boosting their faith in the run-in . Heung-min Son finished a lovely move started by the superb Harry Kane to give Spurs the two-goal lead they needed to hold their own against their north London rivals. It was a man of Kane's game display, although he was surprisingly absent from the scorer list. Instead, Emerson Royal added a fourth with his first goal for the club and sub Steven Bergwijn sped through the middle of a suddenly exposed Newcastle defense to end the loss. It's the first time Spurs have been in the Champions League qualifying spots since September and - with three straight Premier League wins - Antonio Conte's previously painfully inconsistent side look like they've found form at just the right time. Arsenal - who now have two games in their hands - can reclaim their spot in the top four if they take a point at Crystal Palace on Monday night, but the yet to be postponed postponed derby between the two rivals is shaping up to be potentially pivotal. As for Newcastle, what appeared to be an ideal away display for 43 minutes fell short and boss Eddie Howe lamented how his side "followed the game in a very aggressive manner" as they fell 2-1. This game marked three years since Tottenham's first game at their new stadium and in that time only Manchester City and Liverpool have gained more points in their own patch. That home advantage was clear early on as Tottenham dominated possession, enjoying up to 83 percent possession in the first 15 minutes. But Newcastle have a good record away at Spurs, having won four of their previous seven and going unbeaten on their two trips to the new arena, and they did well to point Spurs to a deflected shot from Rodrigo Bentancur, a Kane shot wide and to limit a missed free kick by Eric Dier in the early stages. Newcastle were also dangerous when they had the ball. Cristian Romero did an excellent job of stopping Allan Saint-Maximin and then pulling off a crucial block to deny Joe Willock from seven yards out. How the teams lined up | Match StatisticsPremier League Table | Fixtures | ResultsWatch Premier League highlights for free on Sky SportsDownload the Sky Sports app And it was Howe's side who scored first in the 39th minute, thanks to a helping hand from Son, who slammed into Willock on the edge of the box , and goalkeeper Lloris, who should have done better with Schar's drive into the bottom corner. However, Son atoned for his error just three minutes later by heading in a beautiful cross for Davies to score his first Premier League goal since 2017. Maximin booked everyone after some pushing on the sidelines, but Spurs deployed their energy more positively three minutes into the restart when Doherty - playing in an unfamiliar left-back role - fired home from Kane's superb center at the back post. Son appropriately came on the scoresheet in the 54th minute to put his side out of sight - he now has 27 Premier League goals on this ground, more than any other player. Schar frantically blocked to keep Kane out shortly after, but on an afternoon when Son was helped by some unexpected goalscorers, Emerson got in the six-yard box to add the fourth from Doherty's cross with just 63 minutes on the clock . Son kicked himself for shooting wide from a good opening and sub Harry Winks bent over the bar as Spurs continued to press against an increasingly ragged Newcastle and it was no surprise a fifth went in with Lucas Moura bundles through the middle of the park before playing at Bergwijn for a cool finish. Conte: Training Ground Time Key; Kane setting the example for team-mates Tottenham boss Antonio Conte: “Having the gap between games so we can work and not play every three days helps us. Having more days to work with my players is helpful for us as I have more time to transfer my football philosophy to my players. It's difficult to play against us at the moment." Conte on Kane's form: "His performance was fantastic. I told him it was a shame he didn't score but he played fantastic. Having a player like him on your team makes you strong. Knowing we have him." "It's very important in our team because he can score goals and create chances. Some talented players don't want to work hard. I found a player who is a great man. He has set a good example from day one. Howe." : Newcastle coach Eddie Howe is facing a huge phase: "We were performing very well up until the moment when Fabian scored. "The most important goal is the second goal - from our point of view we had to us into the second half. Then we followed the game very aggressively and played in ways we shouldn't have. We were way too open, but our desire was to chase the game.” We went expansive, took risks with the ball and then were punished by a top team. Some of the goals they scored on the transitions were very good. “We have a tremendous time ahead of us. We are aware that this series of games that we have just finished has been difficult for us, many away games and we are happy to return home where our form has been good . It's going to be a massive spell that will determine our fate this season. We need to capitalize on today's pain in our next few games and absolutely rock the stadium." Opta Stats - Spurs under Conte That win moved Tottenham Hotspur into fourth place in the Premier League; it's the first time Spurs have a Finish day in the top four having played at least 20+ games this season since they finished 4th under Mauricio Pochettino in 2018/19.Tottenham have gained 14 points this season by losing Premier League positions.now the most from each side. Conversely, Newcastle have dropped 24 points from leading positions in 2021/22, also a league high. Since Antonio Conte's first league game in charge of Tottenham in November, only Liverpool and Manchester City (both 50) have picked up more points in the Premier League than Spurs (39) This was the biggest Premier League win by a side who conceded the first goal of the game since Spurs beat Manchester U in October 2020 defeated nited 6-1. What's next? Tottenham travel to Aston Villa in the Premier League live on Sky Sports on Saturday 9 April; Kick-off 5:30 p.m. Next up for Newcastle is a home game against Wolves on Friday 8 April, also live on Sky Sports; Kick-off 8 p.m. Tottenham's Steven Bergwijn celebrates after scoring his side's fifth goal. Matt Doherty scored one and set up another from left full-back

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Premier League result, final standings and reaction as Spurs rage

Follow the latest updates as Spurs welcome Newcastle to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Author: Gardener)

NewcastleTottenham meet Newcastle today at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the sides' first Premier League game since the international break. Newcastle suffered a disappointing defeat by Everton last time out but remain nine points from trouble despite back-to-back defeats after an incredible unbeaten run earlier in 2022 under Eddie Howe. They face a tough test when they travel to north London, where Spurs are having a roller-coaster season but are still struggling hard to finish in the top four. Back-to-back victories over Brighton and West Ham have left Antonio Conte's men three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal after playing a game more, meaning they can hardly afford mistakes in the race for Europe. Kane's cross is headed in by Doherty at the far post. Winks lures you from a distance, but he's too high and sails over Dubravka's bar. Antonio Conte is now ready to make his final change as the Newcastle fans play a little possession behind the goal. Now it's the final 15 minutes and the points are sealed save for the home side's most epic breakdowns. Newcastle have plenty of possession but don't do much with it and Spurs are content to wait for their chance to pick the ball up and create more counter-attacking opportunities. Emerson is on the ball and holding his face - Dan Burn ran over him and just plowed him into the ground. Willock heads over the bar from a cross from the right and follows Hojbjerg, who goes down after a light touch to his chin. On the other end, Kane rolls one toward the gate, but it hits Emerson and flies wide. Kane's playoff finds Son in an absolute acre of space, but he pulls the ball past the far post with his left foot. Hojbjerg was also waiting for a corner kick. The two full-backs combine as Doherty flips back onto his right foot, slices across the ball and, of all people, toes Emerson Royal to knock off the post. Not great work from Targett in the middle but Newcastle have really lost all structure since Spurs equalised, a lack of positional and mental discipline. Wide movement from Newcastle as they move down the right flank but Guimaraes' ball is cut down the middle with two waiting. If the visitors score the next goal it will be around 20 minutes into the final minutes but Spurs still look dangerous with Kane and Kulusevski on the ball. Saint-Maximin takes on two and tries to get the Magpies back on the front foot, but his back pass to Willock can't find his teammate. Son frees Kane this time in the left channel at the opposite end of the field, but Schar slides in with a good block. Brilliant again from Kulusevski, he sprints away after Kane frees him on the right, he punches Burn and crosses deep to Son - who just needs to control and finish what he's doing. Flashbreak and it's now daylight for Spurs, with the top four waving. On a long pass, Joelinton runs behind the defence, the Spurs keeper runs to the edge of his box and doesn't get close at all - he's lucky the flag is flagged for offside. Matt Doherty sneaks in behind defense at the far post and has an easy task of nodding Kane's cross out the right channel after three defenders just saw the ball. No more chances for Dubravka but Newcastle will be disappointed not to have handled the delivery better. Dan Burn is right in the book to attack Harry Kane and he's fuming over the forward, suggesting he's dived. Joelinton was cautioned before the break in that clash as well, then Hojbjerg and Son want another yellow card for a Newcastle player after an air crash. All very silly and the break comes at a good time - we're all right. Bentancur and Burn collide on the ball and there is a lot of senseless pushing and stomping. The first corner is cleared but it comes back to Son and he bends over a brilliant cross, Ben Davies rising above Matt Targett to flick his header past Dubravka and into the far corner of the net. A win here would certainly end any lingering relegation fears for Eddie Howe and company, but there is still a long way to go. As if to punctuate that, Son rushes upfield to face two and try to get a shot away, but Schar holds him up and Manquillo gets the ball behind him. Fabian Schar takes the free kick and he whips it deep into the bottom corner, Lloris gets the ball with his hand but doesn't stop it - not good from the skipper. Newcastle survived that early period of possession from the hosts and are now earning some attacks as well. Shelvey's attempted crossfield ball on Saint-Maximin almost looks like it could open Spurs, but it slips and goes through to Lloris. Now there are only a few gaps in the middle of the field - and Hojbjerg breaks forward and heads just over the bar. Trying to retrieve the ball that bounced out of the penalty area, he simply pushes Romero out of the way and awards a free kick. Spurs quickly play from their own half and it ends with a shot from Son - it's weak and Dubravka can save. Good game from Bentancur, Kulusevski wanted it from Son. Willock turns in the box as Newcastle finally find a way into the attacking half of the pitch, but his shot is blocked by a brilliant lunge from Romero. Son is now turning with space to move in for Spurs but his passing choice isn't the best and Newcastle are able to bounce back. Eric Dier circles a free kick on goal from around 30 meters. It looks excitingly close smashing the support post behind the gate, but it really isn't. Saint-Maximin and Bentancur collide in the middle of the park and the Newcastle man needs some attention. As a good example of the flow of play so far, Ryan Fraser scored a touch after 14 minutes. Harry Kane turns on the edge of the box to take the shot but misses the target and the ball drifts wide of the target. Spurs are still going strong but it's all perhaps a little too slow to bother Newcastle unduly. Spurs are now putting sustained pressure on the Newcastle defence. Bentancur and Kulusevski both pick up the ball quickly after losing the ball to give the visitors no chance to break out of their deep block. Kane and Son haven't been all that prominent yet, but it's early days. Newcastle need to stay focused. Newcastle made some early probes in attacking areas but Spurs quickly found their footing with possession and played through the thirds. Both full-backs get plenty of possession, with Dier and Bentancur wanting to change the direction of play whenever possible. Kulusevski also wants to get involved as much as possible. Spurs are looking to finish fourth, with Newcastle looking to move up a spot to 14th on a win. Eddie Howe has streamlined Newcastle backwards since taking over as boss. The Magpies have not conceded more than once in their last 11 Premier League games and have scored just eight goals in that time. They lost their last two games before the international break - against Chelsea and Everton - but only 1-0, with the crucial goals coming in the 89th and 90th minutes. Tottenham have a surprisingly poor record at home against Newcastle. They have won just two of their last seven home Premier League games against the Magpies - losing four and drawing one in that time - and have not scored more than once in each of the seven meetings. Eddie Howe is determined to rebuild Newcastle on the basis of respect. The former Bournemouth boss took over St James' Park in November last year and has since guided the club out of the struggle for Premier League survival and into a position where the danger may not be over yet, but they are can see way to safety. This process was helped not least by a spending spree in January that saw Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes and Matt Targett join the squad and more new faces are sure to follow, but Howe insists all staff must embrace it the culture he is trying to initiate. "Everything we do tries to create a better working environment, to create respect - I think 'respect' is a big word - between staff and players and players with themselves and knowing that we are all there for the same purpose Eddie Howe places respect at the heart of his Newcastle recovery plans. It's all about reaching the Champions League for Spurs and boss Antonio Conte believes qualifying would allow the club to make 'good decisions for me'. Spurs are in a race with bitter rivals Arsenal and Manchester United to finish in the top four in the final two months of the season. "Every single player understands that we are on the right track to become a strong team and ready to fight for an important goal," he said. "Finishing in the Champions League would be a great achievement for everyone and would allow us to make different and good decisions for me. Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has urged his players to reset ahead of a nine-game mini-season in a bid to finally allay their Premier League fears of relegation. Those members of the Magpies squad who are not on international duty spent part of the last break in the league program at a warm-weather training camp in Dubai. That came as Newcastle held a nine-point lead over the last three despite losing to Chelsea and Everton in their last two games. However, as he prepares to send his side against Tottenham, Howe refuses to take anything for granted. Eddie Howe takes nothing for granted as he craves one last fight for survival. Attention now turns to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where Spurs are aiming to keep their top-four hopes on course with a win over Newcastle. The Magpies have been one of the best teams in the league for the first two and a half months of 2022 and despite losing two games in a row before the international break, they are certainly a much tougher opponent under Eddie Howe. A late set of crosses goes nowhere as West Ham's defense remain steadfast. A decent opening hour performance from Everton but they go with nothing after yet more individual errors left them on the wrong end of a 2-1 score line. West Ham are sixth ahead of Tottenham's game this afternoon and level with Spurs and Man United. Which we'll cover right here in a nutshell, so don't go anywhere! We're going into stoppage time and if Everton are going to dramatically steal a point it's not exactly clear how they're going to pull it off. No real linkplay now in the last third, no runner in the penalty area. The referee extended four minutes so that they had best come up with something quickly, otherwise there are still three points between them and the relegation zone. A rueful shake of the head from Lampard as another attempted pass is ruled out. The visitors still had periods of possession, but it's going nowhere - Fabianski has been on an easy road since the 2-1. The keeper now comes in to capture a high ball over Richarlison and West Ham are minutes away from the three points. Antonio's trickery winds the ball straight to Fornals, but his stolen effort goes miles wide. Applause on the pitch as Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko comes on as West Ham's second substitute. Yellow card for Holgate after a foul on Fornals, who was otherwise absent at half-time. Another counterattack saw the Hammers almost extend their lead, but they settled for a corner that went flat. It's slowing down now, the pace of the game, which suits the home side's lead. Richarlison is trying to pull Everton up but after leaving Zouma for dead his pass towards Gordon is poor and easily clipped. West Ham are now 10 behind with only Antonio left. Team news for you for the next game as Tottenham hosts Newcastle: Anthony Gordon and Dele Alli are among those warming up and Lampard needs to figure out how to bring these potential game-changers onto the pitch without giving the home side even more space to let breach in. Approximately 20 minutes to play now including overtime. It looks like Holgate has a calf problem. West Ham take the chance to make a change. Richarlison wins a free-kick from Dawson while Everton try again to react. They're still trying to build play but the gaps are occurring with more regularity for West Ham counters too. And when another opens up, it's Keane who pounces with a tackle - he never wins, he doesn't win and it's a foul, another yellow and then red for the centre-back! Terrible decisions by the Everton man and once again they've imploded at the back. Terrible of Everton in defense - a huge, huge gap remains in the right channel after Keane moves off defense and Iwobi loses the ball, Antonio runs away and shoots - he is saved but jumps to Bowen, who rolls into the empty net . 2-1 to West Ham and a terrible defensive error from Everton. Now Everton are back in the lead, just like they were when they scored in the first half. Gray slithers into the field and puts in a shot - but he's off balance and wide of the target. Moyes berates his team on the touchline but they haven't really reacted and the five minutes after their first-half goal is in fact the only time they've been up front. Finally, a goal is on the road for Everton and it's Mason Holgate who has it - a massive side volley with a slight deflection that hisses into the far bottom corner after West Ham failed to clear a corner. Decent sight for Calvert-Lewin after Rice lost the ball - but the striker's effort slices the top of the bar and flies over. He was her best spark in attack today but the end product is still not there. An open-game goal for Calvert-Lewin in the league this season - and that's on the opening day of the season. Second half - we're back on the road. What can Everton come up with if they aim for a comeback? Almost a second just before the break when Pickford spills a deflected cross but Everton survive and the whistle goes shortly after. There's a lot to clear again at the break for Frank Lampard as Everton look for valuable points. A poor pass from Pickford doesn't give Godfrey an angle, his up pass is then clipped slightly and Antonio is in two balls later - but as he circles the keeper he takes the ball too far and can only find the side netting with his finish. Fredericks tries to control and gets it wrong, the ball spins to Richarlison and he tries to send an outer boot over Fabianski and into the far corner, but he gets it all wrong. Too high and not the right angle and the chance is gone. No Everton player has scored an away goal in the league under Lampard - he has only scored one own goal so far. Richarlison tricks the referee into winning a free kick by jumping into Dawson, giving his team a small break. It may just have to be about getting into the break and Lampard refocusing it on what worked to a certain extent in front of goal. Gray tricked into a wide area and won a corner. West Ham have suddenly woken up and so have their fans. Fornals shoots a deflected shot just wide of the target, but shortly before that the ball went wide anyway. Definitely against the run of the first half but Aaron Creswell whipped the ball over the wall and straight into the top corner from a free kick, what a great goal. No chance for Pickford and the left-back savored that - he's a Liverpool supporter and celebrates in front of the Everton fans. Now what for Everton, can they react? Huge chance for Everton - brilliant comeback from Fredericks! Richarlison initially outwits him to run for a through ball and rounds Fabianski, but the right-back dashes back to position himself and put the Brazilian to free ball, winning a free-kick. Mykolenko charges forward at the overlap but Richarlison's pass isn't timely - he might have been better served cutting in a cross instead while two wait. On the other hand, Doucoure needs to be in full swing to make a recovery challenge after a loose pass saw Fornals nearly break into the box. A very flat atmosphere at the London Stadium at the moment. The Hammers have won just three of the last nine in all competitions and the same record in the Premier League - fans enjoyed a great first half of the season but it has waned somewhat in this competition since mid-January. Antonio tries to get the ball into the box but his boot is up and a brave defensive header gives Everton a free-kick. Kurt Zouma receives a few boos every time he touches the ball. He was called on twice to get by as the visitors try to convert possession into chances; Richarlison and Iwobi look creative when they get the ball, but they haven't quite managed to force Fabianski to act just yet. West Ham have barely started. Mason Holgate needs some attention from the physios and has a problem with his socks. He had to come on the side very late when Van de Beek showed up before the game, remember. Everton have been looking good in their own half so far, but they're just missing the final pass in the attacking third. Some decent movement from Calvert-Lewin and Gray so far. A quick break for the Hammers and a big chance for Fornals - but Pickford is out quick and makes a block tackle! Bowen put the ball down well but the England keeper was smart off his line and did enough to thwart the home side. A quick start from both sides without too many clear shots in the early stages. Everton are a bit nervous at the back, as you might expect, but they also try to get up front whenever possible. Richarlison aims acrobatically at goal after a cross from the right, but is blocked well. Keane heads clear as another ball comes in at the other end of the field. A late blow to Everton - no Donny van de Beek for them. Mason Holgate is back with the team in the final minutes of the warm-up after suffering an injury. The players are out and only a few minutes until we get going at the London Stadium. Will West Ham keep up in the race for Europe or can Everton take a big step towards safety with a rare win on the road? Declan Rice is the man who makes West Ham (and arguably England) tick, so it's no wonder David Moyes came out this week and put a huge price tag on his midfielder's head. The 23-year-old is a reported target for both Chelsea and Manchester United but the Hammers boss is digging in. "I look at what Tottenham did to Harry Kane, albeit in a different way. "There will be times when the players have the power, but at the moment we've got Declan the best part of a three-and-a-half-year deal." Hammers boss David Moyes claims Declan Rice's asking price must be "north of £150million". Mykolenko, who arrived at Goodison Park from Dynamo Kyiv on New Year's Day, received the captain's armband in Everton's FA Cup win over Boreham Wood last month as a show of solidarity. And the 22-year-old left-back has been swayed by requests from team-mates and club staff to help accommodate refugees. He starts for the Toffees at the London Stadium this afternoon. Vitalii Mykolenko shocked and grateful at Everton's support for Ukraine Better news for Everton is that West Ham have not completed a double against them since the 1972/73 season. After a 1-0 win at Goodison Park in October, the Hammers are aiming for just that today. The Toffees may have struggled away this season but they traditionally enjoy the trip to West Ham - having lost just one of their last 13 away games in the league to the Londoners. In fact, Everton have won more Premier League away games (12) against the Hammers than any other side. So Everton are struggling on a Sunday and there is more bad news for their fans as their record away from home this season is also pretty bad. The Toffees have picked up just six points away from home this season - the fewest in the Premier League - and are currently without a win in 11 away games in the league. Conversely, West Ham are aiming for three straight home wins for the first time since March 2021. The omens do not bode well for Everton when it comes to playing on a Sunday. The Toffees are winless in their last nine Sunday Premier League games, losing eight of them and drawing one. Away from home, Everton have won just four of their last 36 league games on Sunday, although at least one of those wins came against West Ham. Manuel Lanzini is not in West Ham's squad today, which perhaps shouldn't come as a huge surprise as he was involved in a car accident earlier this week. The 29-year-old was on his way to the club's east London training ground at Rush Green when the collision occurred on the A12 around 2pm on Thursday. Where do the goals come from today? The Hammers' top scorers are Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio, both with eight Premier League goals this season. Support attackers Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma also have half a dozen each - while they don't have a single reliable source of goals, they do spread them well enough on the frontline. West Ham have scored just five goals in their last five games in all competitions. Everton are worse - they have scored only three goals in the last five while they have conceded ten goals in that time. Demarai Gray is the top scorer in the league with five players while Richarlison has four and three players three. So let's take a look at what the two sides are fighting for today. The Hammers have been battling for European spots all season but a recent dip in form has left them in eighth place and they really need to regain consistency if they want a European spot next season. A win by two goals or more would also see them edge Spurs to fifth on goal difference, but of course Antonio Conte's side could regain that position if they play Newcastle later today. For Everton, this season is all about avoiding relegation. They currently have a three-point buffer on Watford but have also played three games fewer. Leeds, in 16th place, are five points clear of the Toffees so they won't be changing league positions today - their only aim now is to ensure they don't switch leagues in the summer. With just 11 games to go and just three points within them – Everton are in their biggest relegation battle in almost 20 years and are far from certain of escaping a fate fans cannot endure. A lot could lie in the late three points they picked up in their last Premier League game against Newcastle, but even the optimism deserved there has since been dashed by a dismal FA Cup pounding against Crystal Palace. The big factor in the Toffees' favor at the moment, aside from being the team directly to the right of the relegation zone, is the fact that they have two games in hand. Frank Lampard was officially appointed on transfer deadline day at the end of January; since then, less than a point per game has been earned. Applying his current rate to the remainder of the season, the Toffees would see 34 overall, a very low tally that would have been enough to avoid last season's decline but fell in five of the previous six. The numbers suggest Everton are indeed worse off - so can the manager turn it around in a crucial week? Here's a look at the data behind Lampard's start and the key areas where the Toffees need to improve quickly. Everton have been worse since Lampard took over - this week he must turn things around Everton manager Frank Lampard doesn't think Richarlison will have to grapple with the burden of being the team's oldest forward this season. Injuries have limited England international Dominic Calvert-Lewin to just 11 appearances and in his absence the Brazilian, who has played around the world for most of his career, has had to be the nominal centre-forward. A meager return of just five goals (four in the league) in 23 games means Richarlison is just third behind summer signings Andros Townsend - whose season ended with a knee injury - and Demarai Gray. The 24-year-old has scored just one Premier League goal since early December but Lampard, who saw Brazil international goal in his first game after taking charge of Rafael Benitez, doesn't believe the responsibility has weighed heavily on the player. “I think the burden of wanting to score goals is natural for a goalscorer. I see a hungry player showing that a lot in his performance," he said ahead of Sunday's trip to West Ham. "It's the way I wanted it, I was a similar player myself. "It's a good load and if we perform better at the top end of the pitch then we'll see results." Frank Lampard: Richarlison hasn't struggled with the burden of being a top striker. So go ahead - it looks like both sides will opt for a 4-2-3-1, with the Hammers having their preferred combination in central midfield and Bowen overcoming his fitness woes. Frank Lampard has opted for Donny van de Beek on loan in the middle of the park, while Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko is also on the side. Just minutes until the lineups for tonight's early game are confirmed. Ahead of today, both teams had concerns about a handful of players. West Ham United host Everton in the Premier League this afternoon. David Moyes' side lost ground in the top-four race and started the weekend four points behind Arsenal, who also have two games in hand. The relegation is perhaps partly due to the Hammers' exploits in Europe, with a heroic comeback against Sevilla securing the club's place in the Europa League quarter-finals where they will now face Lyon. Everton have far less to celebrate. Frank Lampard's side are in real danger of relegation after losing four of their last five games, although the win over Newcastle before the international break helped ease the gloom. Despite that result, however, the Toffees were just three points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the weekend. Is West Ham vs Everton on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Everton manager Frank Lampard has urged his players to develop more resilience to improve the worst away record in England's top four divisions. Just six points from a possible 39 on the road is the worst return for the 92 clubs that make up the Premier League and EFL. In fact, only one side - the National League Dover - has been relegated as far as the National League North and South and fared worse away. Lampard blames a poor reaction to adversity for such an appalling statistic, but with his side sitting just one place above the relegation zone he knows they can't rely solely on results at Goodison Park to keep them safe. "Mentality is a word that gets thrown around a lot but there's so much behind it," said the Toffees boss ahead of the West Ham trip. „Unsere Aufgabe als Trainer ist es, darin kleine Nuggets zu finden, ob individuell oder kollektiv, um sicherzustellen, dass die Spieler an sich glauben und Selbstvertrauen haben, denn in der Premier League werden Sie Treffer einstecken. “Wenn wir sie von zu Hause weg hatten, haben wir uns nicht von ihnen erholt, und das müssen wir nur verbessern.” Frank Lampard bittet Everton, mit den Schlägen zu rollen, um die Dinge umzudrehen. Der erfahrene Torhüter Lukasz Fabianski erhält einen neuen Einjahresvertrag bei West Ham. Der ehemalige polnische Nationalspieler wird diesen Monat 37 Jahre alt, spielt aber so gut wie nie zuvor, während die Hammers ein weiteres Top-6-Ergebnis jagen. „Er war wirklich gut“, sagte Hammers-Chef David Moyes. „Ich denke, vielleicht haben wir in dem Alter von Lukasz versucht, ihn zu schonen, und ich muss sagen, ich denke, Lukasz, Touch Wood, war in der Liga sehr, sehr gut und hat konstant gute Leistungen gezeigt.“ Willkommen zur Live-Berichterstattung von The Independent über West Ham gegen Everton, da beide Teams in Kämpfen an den gegenüberliegenden Enden der Tabelle dringend Punkte brauchen. Evertons stolzer Rekord, in der Premier League allgegenwärtig zu sein, ist ernsthaft gefährdet, da sie auf dem 17. Platz liegen, nur drei Punkte über der Abstiegszone. Frank Lampard hat seit seinem Amtsantritt noch nicht die gewünschte Wirkung erzielt, obwohl der Sieg über Newcastle kurz vor der Länderspielpause ein großartiges Ergebnis war, von dem sie hoffen, dass es einen Formlauf auslösen wird. In der Zwischenzeit schießt West Ham auf den europäischen Fußball, obwohl ihre Heldentaten in der Europa League dieser Saison paradoxerweise ihre Chancen zu beeinträchtigen scheinen. Die Hammers schlugen Sevilla brillant, um das Viertelfinale der Europa League zu erreichen, aber sie sind im Rennen um die ersten vier in der Premier League-Tabelle nach unten gerutscht, während Arsenal davon stürmte. Drei Punkte zu Hause gegen ein Team, das gegen den Abstieg kämpft, sind ein Muss für die Männer von David Moyes, wenn sie ihre Suche auf Kurs halten wollen.

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EvertonPlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Everton are desperate for points as they travel to the capital to take on top-four hopes West Ham. Join Daniel Harris. "As a Liverpool fan, I fully support the hiring of Mary Waltz when it comes to keeping Lampard for a year or two," says Espen Bommen. "Not knowing if he's a good manager or not...obviously things can turn around for him but when you look at Chelsea's almost instant transformation after they sacked him and Everton's form after he took over, Doesn't it look good for him, does it?" That's hard to argue with. Getting the Chelsea job after not doing particularly well with Derby was football's best privilege and I have no idea what anyone at Everton to think he's the man to make them halfway up again. He's young and smart enough to learn but if he's not careful he'll have lost all his credit by then West Ham knew that Everton would come out tough after half-time and praised the mentality of the group to find a winner so quickly As the rebound fell to him he thought 'don't miss, don't miss' and is looking forward to the rest of the season Sec hs defeats in eight for Everton under Lampard; They are still fourth while West Ham move up past Spurs and Man United to fifth. Everton manager Frank Lampard applauds fans after the game. Watford have been impressive lately but just lacked the bit of luck that Leeds and Brentford have had; Burnley is Burnley and better and more experienced than Everton at all. I think they're in massive trouble.” No one in their right mind would disagree with that last point, but points on the board could save them – especially if they can avoid defeat on Wednesday. "What did Everton do, hitting the ball long and high into West Ham's centre-backs," said Noel Fitzpatrick. 'After Calvert-Lewin took off? I didn't have time to notice it during the game, but just before the end Andy Hinchcliffe gave Antonio the man of the match. That's a more sensible choice than Dawson, but like I said, I would have gone with Bowen. 78' Substitution for Everton, Gordon - who was impressive when I saw him - replaces Calvert-Lewin, who didn't. Everton's England striker Anthony Gordon replaces Calvert-Lewin. 90+5 min The ball comes in and someone – I think Godfrey – heads over the top. 90+4 mins. With Richarlison prostrate on the floor, Cresswell whips the ball away, knowing it'll either go in the man or miss and catch the man. It's a bit of both, it turns out, and he's lucky to only see yellow. Everton free-kick and Pickford comes through... 90+3 mins "I'm curious as to what David Moyes must make of Everton's current state and plight given how far they have fallen from his tenure," says Thomas stratford I was actually at Moyes' last game as Man United manager and the whole of Goodison sang 'Stuck with Moyes, stuck with Moyes, Man United'. 90+1 min Craig Dawson is named man of the match; Nobody really stood out, but I would have chosen Bowen. 90 min Lovely from Everton, Gordon in Iwobi and nashing down the line to collect a return. But when he comes to dig up a cross he can't pick a man and West Ham are clear. 89 min It's been a while since Everton threatened. They weren't that bad today - nowhere near as bad as Palace - but they don't really know what they're doing, nor do they look like they have the goals to save themselves. Everton have dismissed Michael Keane! 65 min This is going to be tasty and Keane slides in late on Antonio and cleats on midfoot; He knows it's a second yellow. 87 mins "It's almost as if Lampard's strategy of blaming everything on his players' individual mistakes doesn't stop the individual mistakes," says Jon Collin. "Who knew?" I guess he did it more because he needed to provoke a reaction that blamed someone other than him. I would imagine he tried various other methods as well and while I'm not at all sure he's any good at this management thing we can't really blame him for this mess. 86 mins "Re: Min 47 and who could have done it better," writes Russell Yong via email, "The answer is it could have been anyone from the last nine years. If one club has learned the importance of sticking with one manager, it's Everton. Instead, Everton have fired every manager who has gone through poor form and forced the next manager to bail them out, then assembled a squad with their own commitments. It's not the signings themselves; although many were duds, every manager signs duds; Most of these players are perfectly decent, and when so many look terrible, it's worth asking why rather than just dismissing them as terrible players. Think Seamus Coleman, who has played under nine different managers. We will of course never know if any of those managers could have been saviors or the ones who brought Everton down, but firing them at the first sign of trouble is in hindsight the least coherent alternative they could have had. 83 min Antonio has been decent today and moves to the left, finding himself level with Everton's defending line and just sticking the ball into space behind, putting himself in a race with Godfrey. But the defender dashes back and right when a shot threatens, slipping in from the wrong side and wrong foot to keep Everton in the game. 84 mins A poor pass strands Holgate and when Fornals bursts onto it he has no choice but to bring him down. 82 min Nice of Antonio collecting the ball in the box and selecting a really nice ball for Fornals on the right side... 80 min Rice pops up on the left and although he can't quite get the ball the fact is that he's even out there tells us a lot about him - we already knew that. He's got a big game on Thursday, but he's still running around like Billy-o to win this one; It reminds me of Gary Nevile's line about playing with Carrick and Scholes - it's relaxing because you know people are watching the back door. 79 mins Calvert-Lewin did a head-to-floor sit-and-chuck workout, which it really taught. 77 min It's also the final of the boat race in London - Oxford and Cambridge have made it again. 77 mins This afternoon's Premier League game two starts in under an hour; Follow the entire build with Rob Smyth. 75 mins Everton travel to Burnley, four points behind them in the table, on Wednesday night. If you lose that, your fans will really start to believe. 74 mins Richarlison was Everton's best player today and he wins a corner from Noble which Gray takes short, Iwobi plays it back down the line... Only thing causing more trouble is a foul throw and on the touchline , Lampard is disgusted. 73 min And Dele Alli is still sitting on the bench. 72 min. As a regular contributor to these MBMs,” says Richard Harris, “I have to offer Mary Waltz some words of comfort. Everton have three guaranteed points next Saturday when Manchester United visit Goodison and there are three teams even worse than them who will be heading for the Championship. My advice would be a self-imposed media lockdown until the end of May and then tune in to see who the Toffees are hoping to sign for the new PL campaign in the summer.” Sounds like good advice, down to the last bit. 71 min Mark Noble arrives for his 401st West Ham appearance; he replaces Bowen, who has done as well as Moyes had hoped. It's still bad news for Everton, who now have to find an equalizer with 10 men and against a tight midfield. 69 min "My theory on how to fix 'Fire the Manger' quickly," writes Mary Waltz via email. "Keep Lampard for a year or two. Is he a good manager? But at least the players would know to listen to him.” As we see at Old Trafford, that's definitely a helpful state of affairs. However, I thought Lampard was an odd appointment - his work at Derby and Chelsea did not speak well of him. If they go down he can't survive, but even if they stay up I'm not sure what he'll do with it. 67 min Holgate is now a central defender in what I imagine is a 4-3-2. 67 min Cresswell with the free kick, 25 yards away but more central, and again he flicks to the near corner but this time it just drifts wide. 64 min It's really stretched now, Dawson clattering Richarlison 40 yards away. 63 min Everton are back on the rise but there aren't many teams better able to punish them on the break than West Ham. 62 min "Another reason for Everton's decline," says Yashu Gupta, "is that they signed Arsenal flops like Walcott or Iwobi". I liked the look of Iwobi when he broke through - his ball control was excellent - but yeah he doesn't seem much better now than he was then. 61 min Calvert-Lewin leaps towards the box - again Fredericks is out of position - and again he paints his redeeming intervention perfectly, sliding in to make the challenge. It looks like a foul at first, but the replies show it was just a fine tackle. Iwobi allows an easy square pass under his studs, Fornals rolls an Instapass down Antonio's barrel and when Pickford comes out to save his shot - the touch before it was a little heavy - the ball rebounds down the barrel of the charging Bowen back. of course it does if you step into an empty net with your side feet! Everton are back in the dirt! 58 min Everton, on the other hand, try to make their point as long as things go well. 56 min Just before goal, Moyes was on the touchline begging his players to lift it. 55 min I can't lie, talking about words of Lampard's half-time inspiration I was joking. But honor where it's due, his team came out and got it over with. Fabianski flaps the corner away with the flaphandskis, but not far, so Richarlison taps it back to Holgate, near the edge of the box. but it's Creswell's flick that puts it in the far corner! Everton have their first away goal in 2022 and what a time to achieve it! 46 min No changes for either side but I doubt Lampard will be around for long. Everton manager Frank Lampard gives instructions. Photo: Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United/REX/Shutterstock 53 mins Everton started the half better and although my SkyGo crashes it comes back in time for me to know Richarlison has forced a corner. 52 min Calvert-Lewin catches Soucek in Phizog with a flailing arm, but he'll be fine. 51 min Rice flicks a ball out of the blind and Iwobi lunges and tacks back a decent pass for Calvert-Lewin. It's not an easy chance or anything, but the ending is the kind you'd expect from someone who's only had one open play goal since opening day and he shoots over the top and then some. 48 min In communication they said that Evrton are doing their best but the lack of quality is a problem; I'd say it's more of a lack of conviction. They try, but there's an intensity that comes with feeling confident about what you're doing and that's missing I think. 47 min "Another reason Everton was forgotten," replies Mary Waltz. "The constant managerial carousel." Yes, but who could they have kept to make things better? 46 min We're going again! Half-time entertainment: Happier times for Ev as they faced West Ham in September 1960. 2 min I'm a bit surprised that Moyes left with so many of his best players today - I thought Rice could rest because although he's in an incredible pitch, an incredible pitch is crucial to the way he plays and West Ham need him fresh for the middle of the week. Everton's Richarlison is challenged by West Ham's Declan Rice. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images Everton started well but, as is often the case when a team is struggling, they slipped when things went against them. 45+1 min Everton hold on here, Pickford fumbles as Benrahma's cross is deflected. They need half-time and Lampard's words of inspiration. 45 min Back to Everton in the 80's, their range of kits, home and away, is one of the all time greats. 44 min Fornals slices a decent pass down the field for Benraham, who also chases for Antonio for the first time. He runs for the ball and rushes around Pickford...but pickford runs away and he can only swing into the side netting. 42 min "What has gone wrong at Everton in the last 35 years?" begins Bogdan Kotarlic. “As an Everton fan, I would say pretty much anything. The signings were wrong, the managers' decisions were bad, the people who ran the club didn't know what our goal really was, the fans were confused as to where we should be in the Premier League (is it fourth or sixth or eighth or tenth). Bad times for our club, we've been trophyless in the last 27 years for goodness sake!' Oh go on, for cheer up, he's me chatting to Andy Burnham about the 1995 FA Cup Final. Cresswell nearly twists his standing ankle and flips a spoon over the near side of the wall, just below the bar and near the top corner! He rushes to the away fans, cups his ears, and Everton are in all sorts! Cresswell scores from a free kick. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Action Images/Reuters 40 mins Again, Fredericks is caught napping as Richarlison runs after - Everton need to milk that attacking line - and makes a long diag in the walk! But as the defender closes in, he opts to use his right foot for a shot that's actually a left foot, and curls a rise with the outside of his boot, hovering just over the top. 40 mins Everton wins a corner on the left and Gray looks for Calvert-Lewin at the back post but despite winning the header Dawson is next to clear. 39 mins We get a glimpse of the less-stained wrench as Keane comes over to make repairs; He's back now and looking forward to using his dubbins later. 39 min On behalf of the Manchester United fans, can someone please try this at Old Trafford. 38 min As we said in the preamble... — Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) April 3, 2022 36 min Don't worry, I'm just kidding - I don't think "it's one of those" is descriptive enough to to unfold and depart. But it's one of those that you knew there was only one place it could go, it went there and the goalkeeper was still powerless to prevent the goal. 35 min Looking back at the goal it's not quite up to Bale's level – the angle for that was tighter and for my money it's one of the best bang for my buck ever scored – but it was one of those. 34 mins Fornals goes over and as the ball goes through Keane tries to circle Antonio to get to the ball first; He turns as expected and manages the foul you would expect to get the expected warning. 31 min A friendly bounce of the ball allows Bowen to shift it and fire or thread a through ball. Holgate flips it over and West Ham have a free kick from 25 yards right of centre. 29 min But that's more like it, Iwobi slips in an excellent ball for Richarlison while Fredericks dozes! But look at Fredericks, whose recovery pace gets him back on track and then allows him to get the ball away easily enough. 28 min Not much going on here so one question: why do we think things went badly for Everton so quickly after 1987? Heysel was obviously key, as was money for players who aren't as good as the ones they had before. 26 min It's just so weird how it went for Alli. When he broke through, what was great about him was not only his skill but also his attitude – he played with attitude and sharpness like he loved the competition and loved the game. 24 min "Looks like Everton are keeping a close eye on Spurs' Dele terms of sale," says Simon Pennington. "If it means you don't play him, then why bother?" From the outside it's hard to know what's what, but I'd be surprised if they told the manager given Libra's survival , not to pick anyone to avoid having to pay a few pounds. But it is worrying that Lampard first chose someone on loan at the club and then, when he was injured, favored a defender in midfield. 22 min Rice finds Benrahma whose cross is blocked by Doucoure so Rice goes back and Everton clears. 21 min Richarlison plays on the left I think which seems a bit wasted to me. He needs to be closer to Calvert-Lewin, with Iwobi, who seems to be at the back, on the flank. 19 min Everton have had 70% possession in the last five minutes. They have yet to get Fabianski to save, but they play with decent intensity and intent. 17 min Everton are looking to attack here, splitting the centre-backs on a lead and they move the ball through midfield, then Richarlison tucks a backwards pass back for Calvert-Lewin; Again, Zouma is quick to back, a cat's reactions to block behind. The resulting corner now comes to an end. 15 mins Holgate is fine must have been the inspirational encouragement he got from the referee. 14 mins Holgate is on the ground having pieces cut out of his sock by the physio and enjoying a smile with Michael Oliver, the Roger Milford of our time. 13 min Nice from West Ham, Antonio pulls to the left and as the ball gets to Bowen via the other side, he finds Benrahma putting a clever ball inside the box to hit Fornals' run. 11 min The corner is cleared up to Bowen who, without pressure, takes a touch, takes a look and drags a shot straight at Pickford. Any side of him and he's in trouble; Holgate had better close. 10 min Richarlison there's Bowen on the right and a solid pass that's hit in Antonio and he's in the box! He ducks into Keane and tries to roll into the top corner, but Keane reacts well to block behind. 10 min Holgate plays in front of the back four, Docoure is pushed further forward. 9 min Iwobi throws a ball into the box for Calvert-Lewin but Zouma does it really well to get to the side of goal and positions himself where the ball will fall to win the header. 8 min Kenny crosses from the right and Richarlison scissors kicks him but his attempt, while decent, flies right into the nearest defender. Rice then puts away a point, and while it's no use, he seems fine. 7 min Gray takes possession and drives into the heart of West Ham's defence. But he doesn't have many options, allowing Rice to slide in from behind and knock the ball off him... 5 min Fredericks flies down to the right, plays a one-two on Bowen and slices back a decent cross for Fornals, who flakes away. But Keane does well to block a shot that would have tested Pickford. West Ham are making progress. 4 min Van de Beek has thigh pinch. Maybe it's RSI from all that time sitting on the bench and getting up and then sitting on it again. 3 min A ball down the left seeks Antonio but Keane sees him away. I found out this week that Antonio is 32 - I thought he was younger and looking for an improvement but I think that's unlikely at this point. 1 min "I've been a depressed Evertonian for most of this season," writes Mary Waltz via email. Of course, my traditional gloom is just a heartbeat away.” Is this the point at which I admit I've never seen this show? 1 min and let's go! Here come the teams! It's strange that Lampard obviously chose to play in a certain way but when Van de Beek was ruled out he didn't opt ​​for a similar replacement and played Dele Alli but a defender. Mason Holgate is coming! Or maybe Frank Lampard just deleted Yash Gupta's email. "Everton's midfield is, well, it seems Lampard shows why he was sacked at Chelsea," says Yash Gupta. “He just needs to remember how terrible Van de Beek was at chasing runners from midfield when Everton sent five. Another one of those players that jumping from the Netherlands to the Premier League seems like too much.” I think tracking isn't something you can't change about your game pretty quickly, but from what I've seen from Van de Beek it is , I wonder if he has the physicality to play anywhere other than at the back. He looks red while warming up and will now be judged before deciding if he will start or not. At the Sky studio, Graeme Souness raves about Bowen, who he says is the kind of player who wins leagues and reckons richer clubs could be into him this summer. He always struck me as a Jürgen Klopp type - good raw materials and great will - even though Liverpool are attacking fully. Jermain Deofe notes that you know you're a top player when you're back in the starting XI the moment you're back from injury. “If Everton win all the games they have,” tweeted Andy Park, “they could be just behind West Ham in the table. Of course they lose them and are relegated.” David Moyes tells Sky that Bowen's return is a “huge boost”. He would have liked to have given him longer but they have big games today and during the week so he needs to regain some match fitness. Lampard, meanwhile, is happy to bring in Calvert-Lewin and believes he will be crucial. The players have responded well to their manager's criticism after the Palace game, although he feels what he said was taken out of context - um, alright then - and prays for the character she is showed when they beat Newcastle in their last league game. Whatever happens today, there are plenty of points up for grabs but he's hoping his team will do well. One thing I'm wondering though is how Everton are providing Calvert-Lewin with the service he needs to thrive. Looking again at this Everton line-up, it looks ultra-attacking. I'm not sure we'll see Doucoure as the defending midfield champion, with Van de Beek and either Iwobi or Gray up front, but even if the 24-year-old Dutchman, on loan for Mer Ajax, has a point to prove with a second sitter, whose The main goal of the will is to move forward. "Playing games against Everton always reminds me of the FA Cup semi-finals in 1980 (back when games like that were a big deal)," says Daniel Barnett. "I can't help but think that clip of Frank Lampard Snr's late winner and corner flag jig in the Lampard household had some serious video time when today's Everton manager was a lad." in the early 80's - and why shouldn't we? I haven't seen many young players more talented than him - in the same youth team as Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba, he was the standout and by far. Insane scissor kick by Ravel Morrison and total limbs in the South Stand 😍🐏🇯🇲#dcfc #pnefc #Championship pic.twitter.com/o3mws2tUdX— Jack Hobbs (@JH_Journalism) April 2, 2022 A compilation of West Ham goals from league games v Everton at Upton Park, with @TonyCottee9, @trevor8sinclair, @Mazer_9, @TheDeanAshton, @RobertZamora25, @jackcollison, @CarltonCole1, @morrisonravel, @Noble16Mark & ​​​​@manulanzini #WHUFC #COYIpic.twitter.com/Fsxsb1asEC - Dan Coker (@dan_coker) 3 April 2022 Elsewhere: In SPL, Celtic lead 2-1 at Rangers while in WSL Arsenal lead Leicester. As for Everton, there is big news for them too, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin returning to the front as one of four changes following the miserable tussle at Palace. Donny van de Beek, who was made up for it, is back, as is Demarai Gray, as well as Alex Iwobi and Vitalii Mykolenko. Eliminated are Anthony Gordon, Mason Holgate and Andros Townsend, who are out for the season while Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes don't even make the squad. Well, there's great news for West Ham, who welcome Jarrod Bowen back - they had feared he would miss the Lyon clash - with Ben Johnson and Manuel Lanzini also absent. Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Fornals join them. fears of war between Russia and the USA; a vicious government that bullies the most vulnerable; a preoccupation with the body parts and private lives of people we never met; Yes, as a society we have come a long way since the mid 80's. One thing that has changed in that time is football; The English game no longer refers to the 'Big Five' consisting of Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton - yes, Everton! Winners of two league titles, an FA Cup and a Cup Winners' Cup between 1984 and 1987, the grand old team were not only one of the best in Canon League Division 1, but also one of the best in the world. In 1994 they needed a brilliant Barry Horne goal to keep going on the final day, they last saved themselves in 1998 and since then things have hardly gotten better: they can make a strong case that no club in the history of football has squandered more money, puking than Everton have had in recent years. So here we are, Ev are just one spot and three points above relegation and just seven weeks into the season. At first glance they should have enough to escape: some decent players and three games in hand. West Ham, meanwhile, are in full swing. This is the best there has been at Westfield Stratford since the heady days of the mid-80s when they battled Everton - and Liverpool - for the league title. 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Harshvardhan KapoorHarshvardhan Kapoor has once again been caught with his alleged girlfriend on the streets of Mumbai. Images from his trip with the same boyfriend used to go viral on the internet, and now their shared video of them being caught walking the streets of Mumbai together left their fans in love. In the video, we could see Harshbvardhan wearing a floral white shirt paired with white tie-dye shorts, while the girl wore a colorful crop top paired with white shorts and black sunglasses. One fan wrote: "Nice couple... While another commented on Harshvardhan's shorts and said, "WTF he's wearing his Holi shorts @ TORI." Also read: Viral video: Nia Sharma wreaks havoc on the streets of Mumbai with her friend

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SundayYou are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Zelenskyy says Russia left "total disaster" in its wake as troops fall back in some areas Texas Republicans run for Congress to strengthen border security as Title 42 is due to end in May Zelenskyy urges the West to supply more arms to Ukraine Parents want their kids to be kids : GOP lawmakers GOP lawmakers urge President Biden to tap into Alaska's energy production Deadly storm leaves trails of damage across country Behind the camera: Women from AccuWeather tell their stories after tornadoes in California snow levels have experts um the water supply worried Heavy storms prepared for tornadoes and windy conditions Badly needed drought relief for the west Badly needed drought relief for the west Cold air moves to the east during a severe storm threat CNN10: The big stories of the day, explained in 10 minutes CNN on the ground in New Orleans after a tornado caused the G The city was torn A severe storm outbreak lasting several days is forecast in the south this week. Wildfires burn in Texas and severe storms threaten Southeast ' Severe storm threat brings much-needed rain to parts of South Severe storm threat to parts of South as separate system hits Pacific Northwest

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News summary on Sunday morning

The California Highway Patrol issued an "Endangered Missing Advisory" Saturday afternoon... (Author: Gardener)

Sunday morningThe California Highway Patrol issued a Vulnerable Missing Persons Notice Saturday afternoon for a 7-year-old at-risk Morgan Hill girl who has been missing since Friday night. According to the CHP, Ophelia Bushman was last seen around 8 p.m. Friday. Bushman was last seen in a light blue sweater, navy blue Vans shoes and a rainbow hair tie. She is 4 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 70 pounds, and has blue hair and brown eyes. Jabr is 30 years old and 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 125 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a former Fremont city manager for embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds, allegedly while he was employed by the Bay Area's fourth-largest city. The charges were filed Friday against Mark Danaj, who resigned as Fremont City Manager last September. In a statement, the city of Fremont was notified of the filing by prosecutors on Friday. A fatal collision early Sunday shut down US Highway 101 northbound in Santa Rosa on the south end of town, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officials are diverting northbound traffic off the freeway at the Yolanda Avenue exit, according to the CHP traffic website, which reported the multi-vehicle collision north of Hearn Avenue as occurring at 1:59 a.m. The CHP provided little information about the collision and issued a SigAlert closing northbound lanes at 2:15 a.m. with an estimate that the freeway could reopen two hours later. The coroner was contacted at 2:34 am. A suspect remains in the loose Saturday evening hours after being involved in the fatal shooting of a man in San Jose near Aborn and Silver Creek streets. A San Jose police spokesman said the shooting happened just after 7 a.m. on the 1900 block of Aborn Road, east of Silver Creek Road. The suspect is unknown and remains at large as of Saturday night. The victim's identity will be released by the Santa Clara County Coroner's Office after confirming his identity and notifying family members. The fatal shooting marks the city's fifth homicide in 2022. Santa Rosa police said the death of a man by shooting in a park Saturday night appeared to be gang-related. Officers and paramedics moved in just before 8:30 p.m. on a report of a shooting victim at Comstock Middle School at 2700 Block of West Steele Lane, according to a police press release. They found an unresponsive man with gunshot wounds in adjacent Northwest Community Park. Although emergency services provided medical assistance to the 25-year-old victim, he died at the scene. Police did not release his name but said he was a Santa Rosa resident. Detectives determined that the victim was in the park with some friends when two suspects approached them. A dispute broke out between the victim and the suspects, and the suspects gang-challenged. Stockton Police are investigating a shooting on Saturday in which a 9-year-old girl was injured when she was hit by gunfire. Officials were responding to reports of the shooting at the 2200 block of Van Gogh Lane in the Weston Ranch neighborhood west of Interstate Highway 5, according to a 6:09 p.m. Tweet from Stockton Police Department. The short post reported that the girl is in stable condition at a local hospital and urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact the department at (209) 937-8377. The San Mateo Sheriff's Office arrested a 38-year-old San Carlos man Saturday morning after he tried to strangle his wife after a verbal argument. A spokesman for the sheriff's department said the incident happened around 8:55 a.m. at the 2200 block of Howard Avenue in San Carlos. The man and woman got into a verbal argument that turned physical. During the physical altercation, the husband grabbed his wife's phone and threw it away from her. The spokesman said he then pushed her against a wall, grabbed her by the throat and strangled her for about 10 seconds. The woman had visible injuries and decided to go to the Keller Center at San Mateo County General Hospital for a strangulation evaluation. The sheriff's deputies contacted her husband at the residence, who issued a statement ultimately supporting his arrest on charges of domestic violence, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of damaging wireless communications. Berkeley police are investigating a robbery early Saturday morning. The robbery happened around 12 a.m. at the 2300 block of Ridge Road. Police said the suspects wore ski masks and were in a white Honda CRV. Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the University of California Police Department at (510) 642-6760. The National Weather Service forecast for Sunday for the greater San Francisco Bay Area calls for warm temperatures under mostly sunny skies with highs in the high 60s to high 70s. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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"Delighted" Laura Kuenssberg to present the BBC's Sunday morning politics program from September

Kuenssberg will begin her role when the show reboots with a new set, title, format and theme music (Author: Gardener)

Laura KuenssbergLaura Kuenssberg has been announced as the new permanent presenter of Sunday morning's BBC politics show. In December, she announced that she was stepping down after seven years as the channel's political editor. Kuenssberg, 45, will begin her role when the show reboots this September with a new set, title, format and theme music. Mishal Husain and Sophie Raworth were both previously touted as front-runners to succeed Andrew Marr as presenter of the flagship interview show following his departure from the BBC. Künssberg said: "I couldn't be happier. For decades, Sunday morning has been the moment to explore the events that shape us and to challenge and listen to our politicians. Kuenssberg, who grew up in Glasgow, succeeded Nick Robinson as political editor in 2015, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Her final assignment as political editor will include the local elections in May. According to the company's most recent annual report, Kuenssberg earned between £260,000 and £264,999 for the role. Kuenssberg will be succeeded by Raworth, who has temporarily hosted the show, currently titled Sunday Morning, since January. Jonathan Munro, acting director of BBC News, said: "Laura is the perfect presenter for our flagship weekend political show - she's a dedicated presenter and a razor-sharp political interviewer, and she knows exactly what questions the audience wants answered." Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, added: "Laura is one of the BBC's greatest talents and I'm delighted that she will be the new face of Sunday morning. Munro thanked Raworth and said she is doing a "fantastic job, ranging from robust interviews with Presidents and Prime Ministers to moving reports on the flight from Ukraine". He said he was "delighted" that she agreed to continue the role through the summer. The Sunday program was previously The Andrew Marr Show, which Marr hosted for 16 years before leaving the BBC in late 2021. Kuenssberg's decision to take on the role of Sunday presenter comes as a number of senior figures leave the BBC and move to competing outlets.

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Laura Kuenssberg's Sunday show 'more intimidating' for politicians than Andrew Marr

Laura Künssberg will be allowed to shake up the format of the BBC's Sunday morning political show when Andrew Marr takes over as permanent presenter in September (Author: Gardener)

Andrew MarrPoliticians across the country breathed a sigh of relief when Andrew Marr announced he was stepping down from hosting his Sunday morning show. The interview slots are filled each week by a strained-looking public figure - mouth smiling, eyes full of terror - wondering if this will be the interview that will end her career. However, that relief only lasted until it was announced that outgoing political editor Laura Kuenssberg would be taking the place. Kuenssberg has sat side by side with MPs in some of the most turbulent years in recent history, her reign filled with late-night WhatsApp conspiracies and political parties in existential crises. "She's looked too deeply into the hearts and minds and souls of MPs in an extended crisis," he said. Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has said he thinks Kuenssberg is a "good choice" - partly because of their knowledge of backbench mentalities. "After so many years in a male-dominated industry, it's great to see female talent rise to the top," she said. "However, it doesn't matter who sits in the chair across from you - you'll never have it easy. I certainly won't be resting on my laurels the next time I'm interviewed on the Sunday shows.” BBC bosses have tasked Kuenssberg with securing more headline-grabbing interviews after she won the race to be the flagship of Sunday morning's political programme to take over from Andrew Marr. Kuenssberg, who is stepping down as the BBC's political editor after May's local elections, is in line for a £76,000 pay rise after being named to succeed Marr. Kuenssberg is expected to whip up evasive politicians in the hot seat and bring her dogged persistence into the show's standard interviews. Her successor as political editor is to be announced later this week. Executives can choose between Sophy Ridge, who hosts Sky News' flagship Sunday morning show, and Anushka Asthana, ITV News' deputy political editor. BBC executives want more news after ITV News led the way with a series of Partygate exclusives. Sophie Raworth, temporary presenter since Marr joined LBC in January, will hold the reins through the summer. The news anchor was considered a permanent presenter along with the Today program host Mishal Husain. But Kuenssberg, who had been promised a prominent BBC role following the announcement of her departure from Westminster, impressed bosses in screen tests. She is also said to relish the opportunity to scrutinize politicians in longer encounters than the brief encounters with the Prime Minister designed to generate sound bites for the evening news. Kuenssberg's award-winning hour-long exclusive interview with Dominic Cummings, broadcast on BBC Two, demonstrated her ability to have an in-depth conversation. BBC bosses expect their clashes with politicians will generate viral clips on social media. "Laura is the perfect host - she's a dedicated presenter and a razor-sharp political interviewer, and she knows exactly what questions audiences want answered," said BBC News interim director Jonathan Munro of her new role. Under Marr, the Sunday show soured the political chat with interviews with Hollywood stars and cultural leaders. Charlotte Moore, the BBC's Chief Content Officer, said: "I'm really looking forward to seeing her make the show her own. Laura is one of the BBC's greatest talents and I'm delighted that she will be the new face of Sunday morning." Kuenssberg is expected to earn an annual salary of £340,000, comparable to Marr's, ahead of his move to commercial radio. Kuenssberg, who earned between £260,000 and £264,999 as a political editor, had expressed interest in joining the Today program squad. Sources have said the Sunday show would now be her lead, although she is also likely to present current affairs documentaries for the BBC. Kuenssberg said of her new job: "I couldn't be happier. For decades, Sunday morning has been the moment to explore the events that shape us and to challenge and listen to our politicians.” The Sunday program was previously The Andrew Marr Show, which Marr hosted for 16 years before joining the BBC in late 2021 left. Kuenssberg's decision to take on the role of Sunday presenter comes as a number of senior figures leave the BBC and move to competing outlets. Among them are Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel, who recently announced they are leaving media group Global.

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This week on "Sunday morning" (March 6)

A look at the features of this week's #1 Sunday morning news show (Author: Gardener)

morningHEADLINES: As Russia Widens Offensive, Ukrainians Refuse to Bend (Video) Russia has unleashed devastating artillery and air strikes on several cities in Ukraine, turning residential neighborhoods into ruins. CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports from the besieged capital. | Watch the video No one can know for sure what Russia's leader Vladimir Putin - who has launched a full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine - will do next. But how could Americans be forced to make sacrifices in hopes of saving Ukraine's fragile young democracy? And will Putin's weapons of war (cyber or nuclear weapons) be aimed at the US? Sunday Morning senior writer Ted Koppel speaks with Russia experts Fiona Hill and Nina Khrushchev (Nikita Khrushchev's great-granddaughter), retired General Keith Alexander and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. CORONAVIRUS: Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic | Watch the video Correspondent Martha Teichner delves into the cost of lives if history is ignored TECHNOLOGY: The social media war between Ukraine and Russia (video) Russia should be a master of online propaganda and cyber be warfare. But in their war against Ukraine, rowdy Ukrainians are putting rings around their far larger opponent, using social media platforms to humiliate the invaders, inform the populace and enlist support from the rest of the world. Correspondent David Pogue reports. MOVIES: Samuel L. Jackson loves his job | Watch the video He talks to Sunday Morning contributor Kelefa Sanneh about his love of popcorn movies, the Hollywood business and his new TV miniseries, based on the book by Walter Mosley, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. To watch a trailer for The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, click on the video player below: PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video) Sunday Morning recalls some of the notable figures who left us this week, including the TV -Fashion journalist Elsa Klensch. ART: Sea Glass: How Trash Becomes Treasure (video) reports correspondent Conor Knighton. BOOKS: Dolly Parton and James Patterson on Run, Rose, Run | Watch Video Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton and best-selling author James Patterson talk to correspondent Lee Cowan about the novel they co-wrote, Run Rose Run; as is their advocacy for literacy; and how their artistic collaboration sparked a blossoming friendship. WAR: Ukraine vs. Russia: A Modern History Between David and Goliath | Watch video Correspondent Mo Rocca delves into the biblical story of David and Goliath, and joins Rabbi Steve Leder in discussing how it is invoked in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's defiant stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose military is trying to conquer his neighboring country destroy. SCIENCE: In the labs of Pfizer | Watch the video." They also discuss his feelings about COVID misinformation and vaccine hesitancy. COMMENTARY: John Dickerson on Zelenskyy's leadership and making courage contagious | Watch video The Ukrainian President's defiance of the invading Russian army has Does more than just help protect his country, it has helped bolster the strength of other democracies much older than Ukraine NATURE: Otters in Maine (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” visits otters hunting for fish by a pond in Portland, Maine SUNSPOT: Patsy Cline's "Dream Home" | Watch the YouTube video The legendary country music superstar's recently launched home outside of Nashville got off-center in its looks 19th century restored "Sunday Morning" Digital Producer Roman Feeser took a tour "HERE COMES THE SUN": Chevy Chase and a world famous candy store We'll also take you to a candy store in New York City that will delight both the eyes and the taste buds. The Emmy Award-winning "CBS Sunday Morning" airs Sundays from 9:00 a.m. ET on CBS. Find out when "Sunday Morning" is airing in your city. "Sunday Morning" will also stream on the CBS News app beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET. Full episodes of "Sunday Morning" are now available to watch on-demand on CBSNews.com, CBS.com and Paramount+ including Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV/FireTV Stick and Xbox. You can also download the free audio podcast "Sunday Morning" on iTunes and Play.it.

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