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Manchester City are showing a reckless run while Liverpool face a clash

Plus: Chelsea maintain the upper hand at Middlesbrough amid uncertainty in the club's ownership saga; Isaiah Jones shows his talent for Boro; Jean-Philippe Mateta shines for Crystal Palace as they pass Everton; Frank Lampard's confused selection highlights Everton's problems (Author: Gardener)

Manchester CityIn a week that has seen doubts about Manchester City's title qualifications, it would have been easy for the champions to collapse under the pressure they faced at St Mary's. Southampton threw the kitchen sink at City in a wild performance from the hosts. The sight of Che Adams and Armando Broja coming off the bench only reinforced the belief that there was a way back into the game for Southampton, although that sentiment faded somewhat when it became clear Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez were also coming on . It was the two City substitutes that made the difference. Foden's emphatic left-foot shot, almost out of nowhere from the edge of the box, effectively killed the game after 75 minutes. Three minutes later, after a superb outside hand from Joao Cancelo under construction, Mahrez ended a clever City action at Fraser Forster's near post. In the blink of an eye City were out of sight and three goals for good before Southampton knew what had struck them in what turned out to be a gruesome death for Ralph Hasenhuttl's side after an admirable trophy run. It was a timely display of the champion's ruthlessness after dropping points at Crystal Palace on Monday night. City are now marching into the FA Cup semi-finals for the fourth straight season, keeping their triple hopes alive. When things heat up, City stays cool - and that's exactly what you can expect at the end of the season. For 75 minutes, Southampton went toe-to-toe with Manchester City until their quality showed it. Foden batted a sweet third before Mahrez added another a few minutes later to put the tie to bed. And just a minute before Foden found the corner with a perfect shot, substitute Southampton Adams had a great chance to equalise, but was thwarted by Zack Steffen. His shot went straight for the City keeper and it proved a pivotal moment in the hosts' defeat. Southampton have shown signs of being able to compete with the top teams this season but have also slipped against clubs in the bottom half. Nobody will be happier than Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup - surprisingly for the first time in his tenure. One of the reasons repeatedly given for the difficulty of achieving what Manchester United managed to do in 1999, namely lifting the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup trophies in the same season, is physical Burden that demands it from the teams. United played 63 games that season, which made their triumph all the more impressive, especially before wholesale rotation became commonplace. Liverpool need to play that exact number if they reach the FA Cup and Champions League finals, let alone win them. That includes seven games in 22 days from their return from the international break on April 2, a run that includes derbies with Everton and Man Utd, both legs of the Champions League quarter-finals with Benfica - and now two games with Manchester City in the space of a week . The Reds' momentum towards an unthinkable quadruple win, a feat never equaled before, has gathered momentum with 15 wins from 16 games in all competitions and some enjoyable draws in the cups. The Liverpool squad will be pushed to the limit over the next 35 days and it will be as much a case of stamina, bloodthirst and a good dose of luck as whether they can keep fighting on all fronts. Two games from the FA Cup final, four from the Champions League final, it's certainly a possibility. The narrative surrounding Chelsea has understandably focused on the club's future in recent weeks, with Roman Abramovich looking to sell the club after being hit by sanctions and a number of prospects wanting to take the club out of the Russian billionaire's hands. But that has meant events on the field have flown under the radar and so it is perhaps surprising to find that Chelsea have now won 11 of their last 12 games, with the only Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool on penalties came about. The Blues' only other defeat since December 4 was a 1-0 defeat at Premier League champions Manchester City - a span spanning 26 games in all competitions. As Thomas Tuchel noted after his side's last win at Middlesbrough, his players' ability to focus on what's happening on the field while chaos reigns supreme is "impressive", as is the way they approach the challenge have mastered their hosts' FA finish cup fee. Chelsea never looked set to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United and Tottenham in losing to Boro, and Tuchel's strong team sheet - backed by Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Mason Mount - showed just how seriously they took their job . Boro's zero-shots-on-goal limitation reflected Chelsea's control as they have now extended their streak from at least one cup game at Wembley to eight seasons. Tuchel's aim will now be to reverse his troubles at the National Stadium, with the German overseeing a shock 1-0 defeat by Leicester in last year's FA Cup final, as well as last month's loss to Liverpool. Middlesbrough's willingness to allow Djed Spence, one of this season's players in the Championship, to join Nottingham Forest on loan last August caused some confusion, but Isaiah Jones' performance against Chelsea showed why Boro wasn't quite ready for the 21-year-old missed so much they could have done. Spence's superb performances as a right-back in Steve Cooper's system have garnered rave reviews but Jones made his best Spence impression in the same position for Chris Wilder at the Riverside on Saturday as Boro lost 2-0 to the European and World champions. The 22-year-old has been a Boro player for almost three years but had spent a total of one minute on the field for the club before being promoted to the first team this season. Jones hasn't looked back since getting his chance in the opening-day draw at Fulham, while his versatility - he's played up front, left and now right this season - has been a welcome boost for Boro. Prior to this season, Jones had spent most of his time as a Boro player on loan in Scotland at St Johnstone and Queen of the South, having joined from non-League club Tooting & Mitcham in 2019. But this year he has impressed in Boros FA Cup victories against Manchester United at Old Trafford and Tottenham on Teesside, while he now has a standout performance against Chelsea on his CV. Jones' performances may have drawn the attention of a wider range of observers to his talent, but Boro hopes he remains a key player as they continue to push for a Premier League return, for the first time in 13 years. The striker's impact was modest following his arrival from Mainz, initially on loan, in January last year but the move became final at the end of the last transfer window and his well-scored goal against Everton was his third in six games. The 24-year-old is keeping Christian Benteke and £18.5million Odsonne Edouard out of the Palace team and while he remains rough in some respects, it's becoming increasingly clear why. He should have scored a second on Sunday, his shooting delay allowing Seamus Coleman to stage a comeback late in the first half but his physicality proved difficult, causing problems for Everton throughout and combining play with Eze to get that opening within reach He did more than score before the break. "Against City and in the last couple of games he's played he's had a massive impact on team performance. "So I'm happy that he's being rewarded with the goal he scored for running all over the place Place The defensive side and the offensive side that runs after, holds the ball and pushes the opposing team down to three. "Expect Vieira to put his faith in Mateta again at Wembley. Frank Lampard's tenure as Everton manager began in February with a 4-1 home win over Brentford in the FA Cup that rocked Goodison Park and Toffees fans looked forward to a bright new era rejoiced.But just six weeks later, and Everton's cup run has come to an abrupt end thanks to a 4-0 win at Crystal Palace. Five defeats in seven games have faced the reality of relegation from the Premier League for the first time Lampard's side have now conceded nine goals in their last two away games, while the former Chelsea manager is the first Everton manager to lose every single one of his first four away games in charge of the club in 66 years 4-0 Hammer positives can draw, but this time it was particularly cruel for Everton, their three-man defense was not only repeatedly by a rampant n Palace team torn apart but they also lost Andros Townsend through what appeared to be a serious injury. There has been much talk of the convoluted way this Toffees squad was put together, but the sight of wingers Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi finishing the game at Selhurst Park at full-back made the point. The fact that Nathan Patterson and Vitaliy Mykolenko - two true full-backs bought under Rafa Benitez just before he was replaced by Lampard for £36million - sat on the bench as unused substitutes was another reminder of how little thought had been given has gone into building this team. With the FA Cup now off the agenda for Everton, they must focus solely on staying in the Premier League and have 11 games to ensure that.

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6/10 Jota sends Liverpool to FA Cup semi-finals

Diogo Jota should have decided that tie much sooner but his 78th-minute goal was the winning goal as Liverpool clinched a 1-0 FA Cup win at the Forest. (Author: Gardener)

JotaLiverpool beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals at the City Ground on Sunday night and are planning a trip to Wembley next month. The Reds controlled possession for most of the first half, but the only chance Roberto Firmino had was wasted when the Brazil international tried to slap the ball over United States goalkeeper Ethan Horvath. In a quicker second half, Diogo Jota had a chance in the box that was tame and Forest almost broke the deadlock on the break. Steve Cooper's side would regret their missed opportunity as they fell behind just moments later. Kostas Tsimikas played his cross through the defense for Jota, who didn't go wrong this time. The Reds kept their composure after Forest's best chance of the game and shortly afterwards took the lead. Liverpool's finish was poor at times, with some attacks wasted after good opportunities were created. A quadruple substitution in the 64th minute was well timed as Liverpool soon started with more fluid attack. He almost conceded through a mix-up in the second half, but recovered well. DF Kostas Tsimikas, 7 – A couple of erratic tries looked nothing like Horvath's threat as the Greece international tried to stretch the game down the left flank. A perfect ball prepared Jota for the start. DF Virgil van Dijk, 7 - Managed Forest attacks well which looked dangerous as the Championship side tried to find a way past Klopp's high line. DF Ibrahima Konate, 7 - Putting pressure on Forest strikers trying to hit the crosses in the penalty area and was sure alongside Van Dijk to stop a Forest attack in the final seconds of the game. DF Joe Gomez, 7 – ripped up the right flank but didn't always put the best balls into the box. MF Fabinho, 7 - Fabinho laid the groundwork for the progression of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and did not appear nervous from the occasion. MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 6 -- Worked hard but sometimes got his last pass wrong and looked visibly frustrated when he was substituted just after the hour mark. MF Naby Keita, 8 - Keita connected the game well in midfield and often looked like the Liverpool star most likely to make a difference. The Guinea international rarely made a wrong decision that day. FW Diogo Jota, 6 - It was a third stroke of luck for Jota, who could have scored before eventually finding the net late in the second half. FW Roberto Firmino, 6 - The Brazilian should have done better if only Horvath had batted in the first half and Jota ran alongside him in what would have been an easy tap-in. FW Harvey Elliott, 6 – looked confident in possession but could have timed his runs a little better as his midfielders tried to find him on the right channel. FW Luis Diaz, 6 – Connected well with Tsimikas on the opening goal but didn't get a chance to run at defenders as much as he would have liked. FW Takumi Minamino, 6 – Wasn't overly involved when substituted on as Forest often worked the ball into Liverpool's territory. MF Jordan Henderson, 7 – Commanded from midfield and tried to play between the lines to get the ball to strikers in the penalty area. MF Thiago, 7 - Thiago looked effortless as he moved the ball around the field and helped Klopp's side calm down under pressure.

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Premier League result and final score after Son and Kane seal victory together

Follow the latest updates from the game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Spurs and West Ham battle for a place in next season's Champions League (Author: Gardener)

KaneTottenham vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League result and final standings after Son and Kane sealed victory togetherThe race for the top four continues this afternoon when West Ham travel to Tottenham Hotspur for a London derby in the Premier League. The Hammers are in an optimistic mood after knocking out six-time Europa League champions Sevilla on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals in one of the biggest nights in club history. Struggling on two fronts, David Moyes' side still have ambitions to finish in European places as they face a Spurs side who are also vying for Champions League places with Brighton, and also level on points with West Ham, who played one less game. The Gunners' win over Aston Villa yesterday put them six points clear of Antonio Conte's side, but they can close that gap to three today knowing that a north London derby is yet to come. Tottenham's main problem was a lack of consistency and new form suggests Conte's side are expecting defeat. However, West Ham could find it difficult to produce the performance needed to beat Spurs just days after their Europa League exploits and with Harry Kane also on form Spurs remain favourites. Follow all the live updates as Tottenham take on West Ham in the Premier League: Both teams are battling for the top 490 mins: Five minutes of stoppage time. Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min are replaced by Antonio Conte with Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura replacing Tottenham.88 minutes: Game over! An easy long ball from Hugo Lloris enters the field to Harry Kane. He heads the ball and plays into Son Heung-min, who keeps to the side. Son drives the ball into the box and coolly sends the ball under Lukasz Fabianski to give Spurs all three points. 87 mins: A West Ham corner causes problems for Tottenham as first Benrahma and then Dawson keep the attack alive by slamming it back into the middle of the box. Luckily there aren't any West Ham players around him and he manages to jump on it and finish the attack. Sergio Reguilon is replaced by Emerson Royal for Tottenham. 84 mins: David Moyes has one last roll of the dice, bringing in Nikola Vlasic in place of Manuel Lanzini. Can West Ham salvage a point against Spurs in the last five minutes or so? 81 mins: Spurs step up as the game enters the final 10 minutes. Reguilon crosses from the left and the ball is nodded down to Son. He shoots from the box but Dawson blocks the attempt and the ball rolls to Bentancur. Bentancur lets fly from a distance, but smokes it over the bar! 78 minutes: It's good game management from Tottenham. Hojbjerg plays a nice pass over the top and brings it to Kane in the box. He's on the side even though it's close and lets the ball bounce before lifting it over the keeper and over the goal! 75 minutes: Opportunity! He flies down the left flank and comes into the box when Dejan Kulusevski gives him the ball. However, he's traveling so fast that he can't control the ball and unbalances his shot to gently smack it into Lukasz Fabianski's arms, choosing their moments to attack. West Ham are working hard on the ball to get it back. Sohn loses him in the middle of the field to Rice, but Benrahma's cross from the right into the Spurs box is easily headed clear by Doherty. 69 mins: Tottenham are forced all the way back into their own penalty area while trying to keep the ball. Ben Davies fires a long shot and Craig Dawson vaults over Harry Kane to regain possession for the Hammers. 66 mins: Chance! Spurs' patient play sees them string together a series of passes and push up the center of the pitch. Doherty drifts wide on the right wing and gets the ball from Son. He rolls a nice cross to the back post where Reguilon has the jump on Johnson. The Tottenham left-back wins the header but fails to direct his effort towards goal and sends it wide. 63 mins: Sergio Reguilon is furious. He sprints to the left of the box while Harry plays Kane into the ball. He thinks it's a guaranteed penalty but the referee disagrees and West Ham clear the ball. 60 mins: West Ham are back strong after those two goals. Manuel Lanzini sends the ball up to Andriy Yarmolenko in Tottenham's penalty area. He tries to tackle it and misses, but his action means the ball hits Ben Davies and bounces into Said Benrahma's run, coming in from the right. Hugo Lloris, however, is aware of the danger and sprints off his line to be the first to get the ball and choke it. 57 min: Opportunity! Son's corner kick is headed clear by Masuaku and West Ham sweeps across the field. Aaron Creswell receives the ball on the left side of the box and selects Mikhail Antonio perfectly, who fires his shot over the goal! It is Antonio's last involvement as he and Arthur Masuaku leave for West Ham, with Yarmolenko and Fornals coming on.54 minutes : Rodrigo Bentancur pushes Said Benrahma off the ball in his own last third and sends Son Heung-min on the break. He carries the ball forward and plays it into the penalty area for Harry Kane. Kane tries to think it over Lukasz Fabianski but the keeper gets a good chunk of the ball and leads it to a corner. Pablo Fornals and Andriy Yarmolenko are preparing to arrive for West Ham. 51 mins: Harry Kane expertly runs a run off Kurt Zouma's shoulder and chases a through ball to the left of the West Ham box. He flicks a cross to the back post where it bounces well for the oncoming Matt Doherty but Arthur Masuaku stretches his leg and does just enough to push the Tottenham right-back off the ball. 48 mins: Kulusevski shoots the ball inside and laces up a pass to Son on the left wing. He rolls it onto his right foot and flicks a cross into the box to win a corner for Spurs while West Ham lead the game out. Son takes the corner himself and puts the ball to Masuaku's head, who nods it to Antonio to complete the clearance. Kick-off: No changes at half-time by either team as Tottenham get the game back on track. They get into the Hammers' box early when Kane shoves a through ball down the left for Son's overlapping run. He takes it to the area but is tackled by Zouma as the offside flag is raised. As it stands, Tottenham move up to fifth ahead of West Ham and Manchester United. Can they keep that lead in the second half? Sign up for The Independent's free weekly sports newsletter Sign up for our free sports newsletter to receive regular updates straight to your inbox If you'd like a weekly sports roundup from our sports editor, Ben Burrows, you can sign up by clicking here and scrolling down to the Sports section.Son Heung-min and Harry Kane now collectively hold 38 ) as the duo who have endorsed each other for the most goals in the competition's history. Since the start of last season, three players have registered 18 Premier League assists, the combined most of any player in the league - Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Tottenham's Harry Kane. 45+2 mins: Tottenham take a narrow lead after a Kurt Zouma own goal and a powerful Son Heung-mi strike n put them two goals ahead. Said Benrahma pulled back for the visitors with a beautiful finish from a corner and West Ham came into play after a shaky, tired start. Play everything in the second half.44 minutes: Hojbjerg sends the ball to Reguilon on the right and he tries to swing a cross into the box. Nothing comes of their protests and the Hammers handle the corner well. 41 mins: Sergio Reguilon and Ben Johnson both chase an air ball that is delivered into the West Ham box. The referee says Reguilon was at fault, despite both players eyeing the ball and West Ham being awarded a free-kick. 38 mins: Tottenham crossed but they were undone by a set piece. Mikhail Antonio tries to hold the ball up on the halfway line and launch a counter-attack, with runners passing him, but he is tackled and the referee allows play to continue with Spurs in possession. 35 mins: Out of nowhere, West Ham is back in the game! Craig Dawson heads the ball and hits it at the far post to Said Benrahma. He hits the ball and drills a low effort under Hugo Lloris' outstretched arm to put The Irons on the scoresheet. 30 mins: Masuaku fouls Kane on the right side of West Ham's final third. The England captain was a nuisance to visiting defenders in that first half hour. Son swings the free kick into the area, but Rice wins the header and smashes it away. 27 mins: West Ham are off the pace here. The hosts have the game under control. 24 mins: This time Son scores his goal! Ben Davies sends the ball to Harry Kane, who drops to the center of the center circle to take it. Son runs down the left inside and gets in the back. Kane's pass is great and cuts West Ham's defense in half. The effort requires a slight distraction, making it even harder for Lukasz Fabianski to stay out and there's nothing he can do but watch the ball land in the other side's net. 23 mins: Tottenham attempt to break through the center of the pitch on a counter attack with Son carrying the ball forward. Craig Dawson sprints back into his own half, stretches out a leg and trips him, earning the first yellow card of the day. 21 mins: West Ham have a period of possession and work their way into Tottenham's final third. Said Benrahma has no way into the penalty area on the right wing and switches play to the opposite side of the field. Aaron Creswell passes the ball to Arthur Masuaku, who tucks in a cross but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg heads it clear for Spurs. Harry Kane sends the ball into empty space and Matt Doherty bombs forward to collect. He shoves a pass inside the box for Kulusevski but Manuel Lanzini chases back to steal the ball and clear West Ham's lines. 15 mins: David Moyes wants to base his team here. They could feel the emotional hangover from Thursday night's Europa League win because they made a couple of mistakes early on here. The Hammers have earned 13 points from lost positions this season, which is a league high. Dejan Kulusevski wins the ball in the middle of the field and sweeps up the left inside channel. He plays it into the box for Kane, who returns the ball to win. He could shoot but instead puts the ball down to Son, who takes a first shot and rattles it to the outside of the right post! 9 minutes: The old combination, Harry Kane to Son Heung-min! He wins the ball and boxes it to Kane, who carries it to the touchline before squaring a pass into the six-yard box for Son. He actually misses the ball when pressured by Kurt Zouma and he hits the defender before going into the net! 6 mins: Kurt Zouma tries to hit Michail Antonio with a diagonal pass up the pitch but Cristian Romero wins ball in the air and coolly clears Tottenham's lines. Both teams only feel each other in the early stages of this game. 3 mins: After a timid start, the game almost burst to life when Kurt Zouma misplaced a pass into midfield and gave the ball away to Ben Davies, who drove forward from his place in Tottenham's defence. He carries the ball to the edge of West Ham's penalty area and pulls it back to Harry Kane. However, the pass is just behind him and as he gets it under control, Declan Rice comes over to slap the ball away from him. Kick-off: Manuel Lanzini begins the game at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium. No team can afford to lose points if they want to finish in the top four. West Ham worked the ball down the right flank but the ball is headed clear by Spurs and slapped safely back down the center of the pitch. Almost time to kick off at Tottenham Hotspur. The winner of this game will move Manchester United to fifth place, reducing the gap to Arsenal to just three points. Which direction will this London derby go? Harry Kane is looking to score for the first time in five straight Premier League games. Michail Antonio has scored six top-flight goals against Spurs, his highest total against a team. Tottenham manager Antonio Conte believes that Dejan Kulusevski will become a top player for the club. The Sweden international has made an impressive start since signing from Juventus on deadline day. He scored two goals and provided four assists in eight Premier League games. Although the 21-year-old is already delivering, Conte reckons the best is yet to come. "We're talking about an important perspective," he said. "He is very young, only 21 years old, and despite his young age, he has good experience with the national team. Son Heung-min has recorded six goals and one assist in his last seven home games in the top flight. David Moyes is winless in his last nine Premier League games away at Spurs, drawing five and losing four. Spurs have suffered defeat in five of their seven Premier League derbies in London this season but won their other two. Will they get a third win this afternoon? West Ham's last away goal came in a 0-0 draw against Burnley on 12 December 2021 but at the other end of the pitch the Hammers need another away goal to reach 500 in the Premier League .Hammers defender Ben Johnson expects a great end to the season for his team as they battle for Champions League spots in the Premier League and the Europa League Cup. Tottenham have some great players coming in like [Harry] Kane and [Heung-Min] Son and [Dejan] Kulusevski so it's going to be a tough game but we're looking forward to it. "We're going to analyze them and see what we can do and see what we can bring on Sunday and of course it's a huge game that means a lot to us players and fans so we're going to give it our all out there in Second leg at the beginning of the season when we won 1-0. "Of course we'll have an international break then, after that we'll concentrate on the game against Lyon. We're very confident and we want to make the fans proud. "Every game we have - no matter how many are left - will be a great way to end the season for the club for everyone involved." West Ham have won three of their last four games against London opponents but lost the other game. David Moyes could be worried about his away form. The Hammers have recorded just one win in their last six away games in all competitions - a 2-1 overtime win at Kidderminster Harriers in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Tottenham have won eight of their 16 games in 2022 and lost eight, while Antonio Conte's side have lost two of their last three top-flight home games - winning the other. But which Tottenham will emerge today? four challengers. In October 2020, the Hammers were 3-0 against their derby rivals after just 16 minutes and were still trailing by the same margin with eight minutes remaining. But Fabian Balbuena pulled one back and set up an own goal from Davinson Sanchez The stands finish was crowned by a memorable strike from Manuel Lanzini to clinch an unlikely point. Moyes, who returns to Spurs with West Ham on Sunday, said: “I think sometimes managers in football say there are things that can completely change the outcome of your season. "I think that gave us a lot of confidence and momentum as we came back from 3-0 to come back down to 3-3 against Tottenham." Tottenham have lost two of their last 19 home games in the top flight with West Ham on 10 wins and seven draws. West Ham did, however, win three straight league games against Spurs for the first time since August 1999. The Hammers are aiming for a third Premier League double against Spurs. Tottenham v West Ham: Noble after remarkable win over SevillaWest Ham's club captain Mark Noble was reacting to Thursday's sparkling Europa League win over Sevilla. The Irons scored twice at the London Stadium from a deficit after the first leg and reached the quarter-finals of European competition on what Noble says was an "incredible night". We also have some outstanding players - and you have to consider that we missed Jarrod Bowen in the last two clashes. "It's phenomenal and for me personally to witness that tonight is just incredible and I really believe we can do something special." Antonio Conte names an unchanged Tottenham side from the team that beat Brighton last Wednesday . Harry Kane leads the line again after scoring in each of his last four Premier League games. David Moyes makes some changes to West Ham's starting XI as they face Sevilla in the Europa League on Thursday. Lukasz Fabianski returns in goal, Pablo Fornals falls on the bench in favor of Arthur Masuaku. Two changes since Thursday. Here's our line-up for tonight's game at Tottenham Hotspur [email protected] | #TOTWHU pic.twitter.com/Dn9EE4ojzHTottenham have alternated between winning and losing in each of their last eight games in all competitions. A 3-2 defeat by Manchester United was followed by a 2-0 win against Brighton last time out. So logic says West Ham should beat them this afternoon. The Hammers bounced back from a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League After a memorable game at the London stadium on Thursday night, they beat the six-time champions Sevilla 2-1 on aggregate in the round of 16. The game was decided by winner Andriy Yarmolenko in extra time, and after 12 minutes of grueling European football, can David Moyes' men muster the energy to take on Tottenham today?Tottenham vs West Ham: Moyes on the importance of every gameWest Ham boss David Moyes says every game in the Premier League is huge when his side want to compete at the top end of the table and that facing Spurs in a London derby is as difficult as facing a team in playing in the lower half of the league. After the Hammers' Europa League win over Sevilla, Moyes says: Whether it's a team at the bottom of the league or a team at the top of the league, it's an important game - it's always like that. It's a derby for West Ham and for Tottenham so we know it's a tough game. “I think the team was inspired by some of our performances. We played well against Aston Villa recently, so I think there are only signs that our form is improving. "Last night I wasn't surprised that we got the result because I felt we could do it, against a really good and experienced team that's doing so well in Spain. "Overall we go into the game against Tottenham and we have to approach it like any other game, but we know how important it is." Tottenham go into the game seventh in the table with 48 points. They are six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal but could move Manchester United into fifth if they beat West Ham today. The Hammers face the same challenge. They have the same points tally as Spurs but have played a game more and are still competing in European competition after reaching the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday. David Moyes believes his squad are capable of fighting for the top four Premier League spots and a win tonight will bring them one step closer to that goal. Looks like the Irons are ready for tonight's clash with Spurs: West Ham have won both their last two Premier League encounters in February and October last year, with both games being played at the London Stadium. However, the two clubs' most recent in-competition meeting ended in Spurs' 2-1 win for Carabao Cup fifth-round victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium just before Christmas. Tottenham are without Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp with thigh and groin problems, and defender Japhet Tanganga is out for the season following surgery on his right knee. Winger Jarrod Bowen is out again A heel injury has caused Angelo Ogbonna to trouble his knee and full-back Vladimir Coufal is still recovering from hernia surgery and will also miss the game.Welcome to The Independent e's coverage of Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United in the premier league Tonight's encounter is a top-of-the-table clash that could have lasting consequences for the losing team. Both Spurs and West Ham are battling for a Champions League spot this season and come into the game tied on points, despite Antonio Conte's side having a game in hand. Whoever wins this afternoon will move up ahead of Manchester United into fifth place and just three points behind Arsenal and a place in the top four sit a 2-1 aggregate win over Sevilla on Thursday night in what was an incredible victory at the London stadium. Tottenham, meanwhile, are back on track after reacting to their defeat at Old Trafford with a 2-0 league win over Brighton last Wednesday Another brutal episode in the Ukraine war More than 3,000 conductors, engineers, train and dock workers from Canadian Pacific Rail , represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, are out of work after both sides failed to reach an agreement by midnight.NATO summit: More aid to Ukraine but caution about escalating conflict with Russia NATO expected an improvement in military, humanitarian and financial support to Ukraine while tightening economic sanctions against Russia. Biden has 'no plans' to visit Ukraine during trip to Europe, says Psaki Biden has 'no plans' to visit Ukraine during trip to Europe, says Psaki. There are only about 200 Eastern bongos left in the wild nskiy ramps up pressure on BidenUkrainian President raises specter of 'World War III' Speaking to Israeli lawmakers via Zoom, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said it's time Israel, the has emerged as a key intermediary between Ukraine and Russia, is finally taking sides. "One can long wonder why we can't accept weapons from you or why Israel hasn't imposed sanctions on Russia, why you don't put pressure on Russian deals," he said. Three weeks before the French presidential election, far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon rallied tens of thousands of supporters on the streets of Paris on Sunday for his biggest campaign rally yet - one at which he posed as an anti-Emmanuel Macron candidate. Melenchon -- known as the "Melen Show" for his catchy rhetoric -- finished third or fourth in the presidential election, looking to unite left-leaning supporters after the French Socialists' brutal stumbles in recent years. Melenchon's campaign officials said 100,000 supporters attended the central rally in Paris. Ukraine's leader says Russia aims to "annihilate" his country's civilian population.

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WRC steps up arrests of unlicensed water drillers

The Water Resources Commission (WRC) says it has stepped up efforts to arrest and prosecute unlicensed water drilling contractors operating in the... (Author: Gardener)

WRCThe Water Resources Commission (WRC) says it has stepped up efforts to arrest and prosecute unlicensed water drilling contractors operating in the country. According to the commission's head of planning, Dr. Bob Arthur, about 10 unlicensed water drilling contractors were arrested and faced with severe penalties, including confiscation of the rig and being fined GHC 60,000 for operating without a permit. He said the WRC registered and licensed 200 water drilling contractors across the country last year under Regulations 23(1) and (3) of the Drilling License and Groundwater Development Ordinance (2006) L. He urged the public to use the services of licensed water drilling contractors in Claiming to use their expertise in approved equipment to prospect and drill water through environmentally friendly means for safer water. At a water forum in Accra yesterday, Dr. Arthur cautioned that members of the public using the services of unlicensed companies could also be prosecuted, as provided by the law. The theme aimed to draw attention to the hidden water resource that has become crucial but has not yet been fully recognized in sustainable development policy making and the crucial role of groundwater in water and sanitation systems, agriculture, industry , ecosystems and adaptation to climate change . dr Arthur said any company caught a second time drilling illegally would be banned from operating in any part of the country. As required by law, he explained that well owners must register their wells with the Commission to enable the effective management and sustainable use of groundwater resources in the country. dr Anthony Dua of the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI) advised the public to test the quality of water taken from boreholes or wells at the various water laboratories every six months to ensure it is safe for human consumption . Enumerating the importance of groundwater, he noted that it provides nearly 50 percent of the world's drinking water and 40 percent of the world's irrigation water, and preserves biodiversity and terrestrial ecosystems such as wetlands and rivers. dr Dua explained that groundwater is a strategic resource for climate change adaptation and critical to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6, which focuses on providing water and sanitation for all by 2030, said Chief Executive Alex Frimpong Karikari Officer Kari Borehole Part of the public's preference for cheap water drilling contractors had led to the continued existence of unlicensed drilling contractors.

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Player ratings as Diogo Jota still sends Liverpool through quadruple in FA Cup

Nottingham Forest played toe-to-toe with Liverpool in an end-to-end game but it was Jurgen Klopp's side who came through thanks to Diogo Jota's late goal (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolOn a cacophonous City Ground, Nottingham Forest were quickest to emerge from the traps and went toe-to-toe with Liverpool for much of the first half. However, Jurgen Klopp's men gradually grew into the game and had a first-half chance when a stray Jack Colback pass left Roberto Firmino level on an acre in an acre of pitch. Firmino didn't take advantage and Forest stayed in the game, sticking to their attacking style of play despite Liverpool's narrow rise. It was an open and entertaining second half that Forest could have stolen had Philip Zinckernagel converted a golden chance straight into the box in the 76th minute. But it was Diogo Jota who scored in the 76th minute to lead Liverpool into a semi-final game with Premier League title rivals Manchester City. Ethan Horvath: Did great to save a Firmino in a one-on-one in the first half but couldn't keep Jota's winner away. Joe Worrall: A key organizer behind Forest, Worrall landed a crucial tackle on Diogo Jota in 10 minutes and impressed throughout. Tobias Figueiredo: Solid enough in the first half but gave Jota a good chance early in the second half. Jack Colback: Should have been punished by Firmino as a bad pass gave the Liverpool striker a one-on-one all the time in the world in the first half. Ryan Yates: Yates did well in the middle of the park, making the hard yards and also finding himself free for a couple of chances. Charged into the penalty area and fell in the 86th minute but VAR didn't call a penalty. A free header should have been scored in the 89th minute. Joe Lolley: Lolley was up and down the right flank until he came on just after the hour mark, helping Djed Spence in defense and taking advantage of the gaps left by the galloping Kostas Tsimikas. Philip Zinckernagel: A key creative presence for Forest, Zinckernagel changed the game well but should have ended a dream ball from Brennan Johnson with 15 games left. Brennan Johnson: Exciting Johnson enjoyed space all the way, bolstering Liverpool's defense with excellent running and connecting play. Keinan Davis: Davis was influential and kept the ball high. Otherwise, Davis was neutered by an imposing pair of Konate-van Dijk in central defense before being brought on in the 75th minute. Cafu (Sub, 65′): Cafu was involved from the start, bringing energy back to Forest's attacking game and challenging Liverpool. Alex Mighten (Sub, 77′): Little to no impact after Liverpool came on as a sub and celebrated their win. Sam Surridge (Sub, 77′): The same was true for Surridge, who didn't stand a chance. Forest didn't want to appear like the underdog. As the Liverpool team manager pulled into the car park behind the main stand, a group of supporters offered boos and chants that could not be taken as a friendly greeting. "I can see Virgil van Dijk!" he called to his mum, stopping three meters away. Joe Gomez: Came up really well all night for Liverpool on the right and was solid in tackles too. Ibrahima Konate: A solid defensive presence that also brought in a silky passing game to break Forest's lines. Virgil van Dijk: As safe as ever. Little more needs to be said about Liverpool's impressive centre-half. Kostas Tsimikas: Liverpool enjoyed a lot of fruit on Forest's flanks and Tsimikas in particular was a strong part of that, bombing up and down consistently. Naby Keita: Guinean midfielder's limited influence. Substituted 63 minutes after very little effect. Fabinho: Fabinho was as reliable as ever in the middle of the park, spreading play and putting out fires before being substituted just after the hour mark. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: A creative force in midfield in the first half, Oxlade-Chamberlain showed skillful runs but failed to make a breakthrough impact before being substituted in the 63rd minute. Harvey Elliott: Stretched forest at times but nothing special before being substituted in the 63rd minute. Roberto Firmino: Should have scored a golden chance in the first half and had little luck in the second. Diogo Jota: As is often the case, Jota had a limited impact for much of the game. But that didn't matter as he escaped his marker and finished well in the 76th minute to send Liverpool through. Luis Dias (Sub, 64′): Involved right from his introduction, Dias revived Liverpool's attack but didn't make much of a direct impact. Jordan Henderson (Sub, 64′): Took Fabinho's central role in midfield, then was calm and collected as Liverpool determined victory. Thiago (Sub, 64′): Limited impact but Jota's win meant it didn't really matter. Takumi Minamino (Sub, 64′): Delivered a sweet ball for Jota to end it in the 78th minute.

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Premier League result and final score after Son and Kane seal victory together

Tottenham vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League result and final standings after Son and Kane sealed victory together – Tottenham 3-1 West Ham: Son Heung-min and Harry Kane continued their great partnership as Spurs took three big points in A one-time win brought crucial game in the race for next season's Champions League (Author: Gardener)

KaneTottenham vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League result and final standings after Son and Kane sealed victory together Tottenham Hotspur boosted their Champions League qualification hopes thanks to a 3-1 win over top-four rivals West Ham United in the Premier League. A Kurt Zouma own goal gave Spurs the lead after nine minutes and the hosts doubled their lead when Son Heung-min combined with Harry Kane midway through the first half. West Ham pulled out through Said Benrahma but couldn't find the energy to produce a comeback after Thursday's extra time win over Sevilla in the Europa League. And victory was sealed as Son ran clean to score his second goal and move Spurs into fifth place ahead of Manchester United, three points behind Arsenal. The result also means Spurs have won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since December, when Antonio Conte's side confirmed victory in Brighton on Wednesday. FT: Spurs go three Arsenal points after consecutive wins 22:15 , Michael Jones An incredible night and a brilliant performance from Barcelona. 22:09 , Michael Jones What a show that was and some of the players got reincarnated. De Jong and Busquets both look great, Pique is far from done. — Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) March 20, 2022 10:03 PM , Michael Jones Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang becomes the first player to be directly involved in three goals in his first appearance in El Clasico in all competitions of the 21st century (two goals and a template). He signed for Barcelona on a free transfer in January! 22:00 , Michael Jones I don't think many people were expecting that result tonight. Barcelona were exceptional but they were helped by a poor performance by Real Madrid. 21:58 , Michael Jones 4 - Xavi Hernández 🇪🇸 is the third coach of @FCBarcelona after Ferdinand Daučík 🇸🇰 in 1951 (7-2 in Les Corts) to score his first #ElClásico game with more than 4 goals in @LaLigaEN history ) and Helenio Herrera 🇦🇷 1959 (4-0 at Camp Nou). pic.twitter.com/Fz3msRlD0Q – OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 20, 2022 21:55 , Michael Jones 21:53 , Michael Jones 90+3 minutes: It's the final whistle. Barcelona's unbeaten run continues, they are unbeaten in 12 games and perhaps just as importantly they end a five-game losing streak in El Clasico. 12 points behind leaders Real Madrid but with a game in hand. Barcelona destroyed Real Madrid tonight. 21:47 , Michael Jones 88 mins: Nico's first involvement in El Clasico is three fouls in three minutes, earning him a yellow card. 21:45, Michael Jones 85 min: Federico Valverde fires a shot from Real from 25 meters over the bar. Dani Alves and Nico are then brought on by Xavi. 21:40, Michael Jones 82 mins: Adama Traore comes on to replace Ousmane Dembele for Barcelona. Eduardo Camavinga dives into a tackle on Sergio Busquets in the center of the pitch and also goes in the book. David Alaba drives the ball across the field and gives it to Vinicius. He takes on Araujo and slithers into the left side of the box. Araujo follows him, giving Alaba room to shoot as Vinicius slides the ball back to him. Alaba's shot is decent but Ter Stegen gets behind it and keeps it away 21:35, Michael Jones 76 mins: Jordi Alba fouls Vinicius Jr and is challenged after a missed time. He leaves a little too much to the Real Madrid forward and apologizes. Gavi receives the ball in the center of the pitch and pushes it to Dembele. Militao tries to intercept but can't control the ball and Dembele manages to carry it into the box. He shrugs off an attempted tackle from the defender before shooting his shot wide of the left post. 21:30 , Michael Jones 70 min: Two changes for Barcelona. Memphis Depay replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong comes on for Gavi. That could be a long 20 minutes for Real Madrid. 21:27, Michael Jones 67 mins: Vinicius Jr. blocked a shot in the penalty area and before Casemiro fired a try high and wide from long range. 21:22, Michael Jones 64 minutes: Luka Modric goes in the book for a long tackle against Ousmane Dembele. Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio come on for Madrid, replacing Rodrygo and Nacho. 21:20 , Michael Jones 61 minutes: Played for over an hour and Barcelona are absolutely cruising here. Real Madrid were blown away at home. None of Carlo Ancelotti's moves have worked and the Real players are feeling resigned. Vinicius Junior makes a decent run into the box and chips in a pass over the top. He puts the ball down to Rodrygo, who shoots but sees his shot blocked by ter Stegen. Jordi Alba and Ferran Torres play together on the left wing as a defender behind this dodgy Real defence. Alba plays a pass into the box and takes out Aubameyang at the far post, but his first try goes wide! 21:16, Michael Jones 55 mins: Aubameyang's second for the night and Barcelona's first were initially flagged for offside, but VAR took one look at the build-up and decided Ferran Torres held on to the right of defenders and the decision was on the field had lifted . 21:12, Michael Jones 51 minutes: It's four! Marc-Andre ter Stegen passes the ball to Ferran Torres, who loops in front of Nacho - who's been substituted on the right - and takes control of the ball. Torres flicks the ball around the defender and plays Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into the box. 21:06, Michael Jones 47 min: The changes didn't work. A simple long ball enters the field and is poorly cleared by Nacho, who passes the ball to Frenkie de Jong. He throws the ball into the penalty area to Aubameyang and flicks it into Ferran Torres' barrel. 9:05 p.m., Michael Jones kicks off: Carlo Ancelotti makes two changes at half-time. 21:00 , Michael Jones Ousmane Dembele has become the first player to give Barcelona multiple assists in the first half of a Clasico since... 20:57 , Michael Jones Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in each of his last five meetings with Real Madrid (six goals), becoming the first player to score in five consecutive games against Real Madrid in the 21st century (LaLiga and Champions League). 20:53 , Michael Jones Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Barcelona in front before Ronald Araujo converted from a corner to double the lead. 20:49, Michael Jones 45 min: No stoppage time at the end of the first half. They controlled the ball, created chances for fun and scored two goals. Carlo Ancelotti has to change things or Real Madrid will lose this Clasico. 20:46, Michael Jones 41 mins: Dembele tries to dribble around Nacho again but this time the defender wins the ball and knocks it out for a throw-in. Barcelona sends the ball back into midfield where De Jong puts the ball in the area for Pedri. He passes to Jordi Alba, whose cross just grazes Aubameyang's head and Real can clear. 20:41, Michael Jones 38 min: Real Madrid is struggling! Barcelona wins a corner which Ousmane Dembele swings into the box. Ronald Araujo leaps higher than Casemiro to win the ball in the air and whips his header past Thibaur Courtois to double Barcelona's lead! A long ball comes to Frenkie de Jong, who takes control of the ball in Real's final third before shoving it inside for Aubameyang. 20:35, Michael Jones 32 min: Real Madrid are really missing Karim Benzema. 20:31, Michael Jones 29 min: There's the opener! It's a deserved goal for Barcelona who have been brilliant so far. Ousmane Dembele brings the ball down the right wing and finds Nacho. He shifts it away from left-back and floats a cross into the center of the penalty area. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang moves into the six-yard box, jumps in the air and heads his ball into the bottom corner! 20:30, Michael Jones 27 min: It's better from Real Madrid. They hold the ball and put it on the pitch. Luka Modric brings in from the left in midfield and passes to Casemiro, who puts the ball back to Eder Militao. Militao threads another fine through ball to Rodrygo, who can't control it and rolls it out for a goal kick. 20:26 , Michael Jones 24 mins: Toni Kroos is shown the first yellow card of the game for the late challenge to Sergio Busquets. Barcelona seem very comfortable as Real's best chances come from counterattacks. 20:23 , Michael Jones 21 min: A poor clearance from Barcelona sees Dani Carvajal win the ball in midfield. He quickly passes it to Rodrygo, who switches to a central area and blocks a shot on the edge of the area, allowing the visitors to clear the ball properly this time. 20:21, Michael Jones 18 minutes: Close! Barcelona are lucky as a quick pass from the right wing flies past everyone on the edge of Real's box before ending with Ferran Torres. He rolls the ball onto his right foot and tries to roll one into the back bottom corner, but sends his attempt just wide of the back post. 20:19, Michael Jones 15 minutes: Ousmane Dembele also deflected a shot from Courtois. The Real Madrid goalkeeper is currently holding his team in this game. Barcelona are definitely on the rise and they have to take advantage of it. Barcelona should take the lead! Ferran Torres sprints down the left wing and gets the ball from Sergio Busquets' thread pass. He carries it to the touchline before cutting it into the six-yard box for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He turns it towards goal with his first touch, but Thibaut Courtois shuffles to the left and parries it from close range. 20:11, Michael Jones 9 min: Save! 20:11, Michael Jones 9 min: Save! 20:11, Michael Jones 9 min: Save! Deep in his own half, he slides a long through ball between Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo to send Vinicius Jr. behind. He puts the ball in the box and holds it up off Federico Valverde long enough to arrive. Vinicius puts the ball off and Valverde takes a sidefoot shot at goal, only for Marc-Andre ter Stegen to leap left and palm the ball clear. 20:08, Michael Jones 6 minutes: Federico Valverde brings the ball to the right side and passes it to Rodrygo. Vinicius takes on Ronald Araujo but Ousmane Dembele tracks back and nods the ball. Barca don't hold the ball long and Valverde sparks another attack with a nice run into the last third before passing the ball to Rodrygo again. He runs up to Jordi Alba, pushes him into the penalty area and shoots a shot just wide of the target! 20:04 , Michael Jones 3 minutes: Barca works the ball nicely down the left wing, Pedri switches from a tackle and passes it out to Ferran Torres. He tries to drive down the line but Eder Miltao comes over and gets him out with a longing tackle! The resulting free kick is thrown into the penalty area and comes to Torres. The former Manchester City forward controls the ball and then spoons his volley high and wide. 20:02, Michael Jones Kick-off: Sergio Busquets (442) moves up alongside Andres Iniesta (442) to become third in Barcelona's top La Liga playmakers, behind only Lionel Messi (520) and Xavi (505). 19:58 , Michael Jones Here come the players. Real Madrid are the favorites tonight, they want to win six games in a row against Barcelona. 19:56 , Michael Jones Clear the stage at the Bernabeu. This is the first El Clasico to be played at Real Madrid's home ground since March 2020. Real had played their home games at their training complex during the period when games were played behind closed doors. Real Madrid donate €1m to refugees from Ukraine 19:53 , Michael Jones Real Madrid will donate €1m (£840,000) to help displaced people in Ukraine after the Russian invasion, LaLiga leaders said on Wednesday the Red Cross, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other organizations working on the ground in Ukraine. According to UNHCR, about 2.97 million refugees have fled Ukraine so far, about percent of the country's population Russia's invasion began on February 24. Real Madrid donate €1m to help refugees from Ukraine 19:50 , Michael Jones Carlo Ancelotti talked about the magic of playing big games at the Santiago Bernabeu and how the atmosphere in the stadium tonight would give his players a lift. We'll do everything we can to try to repeat that evening: "If we win tomorrow it will give us three more points and bring us closer to winning LaLiga. I believe they will fight and win the Champions League until the last game... I think all teams will fight until the last game.” 19:47 , Michael Jones Until 2019, Barçelona had a fantastic run in El Clásico. Seven matches against Real Madrid went unbeaten and they managed to win four in a row at the Santiago Bernabéu. Since then, however, things have gone in the other direction. Barça have lost four consecutive La Liga matches against Real Madrid and were also defeated in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia earlier this year. 19:43 , Michael Jones More from Xavi, who says a win over Real Madrid will bring Barcelona closer to their goal for this season, which is to guarantee Champions League football next year. He said: If we win tomorrow our chances of winning the league are still slim but it puts us in a good position for the main goal, which is to be in the Champions League. "I know the results against Madrid. Things haven't been going well lately and we want to change that. But Madrid are top of the table and playing at home, so they have to be favourites." 19:40 , Michael Jones Sergio Busquets is playing in tonight his 43rd El Clásico 19:37 , Michael Jones With Karim Benzema injured, Gerard Piqué is the only player to have scored more than one goal in previous Clásicos tonight, Gerard Piqué having scored twice against Madrid.In three league games this season without Benzema, Real Madrid have only been able to score three goals in total 19:34 , Michael Jones It's always a game that draws the attention of the football world and this weekend is likely to be no different in that regard, but in many others it will be. This is still El Clasico but not quite as we know it. But this time there are so many elements missing from that famously hard-fought encounter that it could seem good n and feel like a different game. That's not to be entirely negative about the situation either, just being realistic - there's a chance the missing ingredients could just make this more of a football event where talent and somewhat longer-term goals take precedence over swagger... albeit probably not for both parts of the fans, of course. 19:30 , Michael Jones Karim Benzema misses the game with a calf injury. Real Madrid will miss him dearly as the Frenchman has scored 22 goals in the domestic championship and ten goals in other competitions this year, also leading La Liga with 11 assists. 19:26 , Michael Jones Barcelona coach Xavi , says he has a game plan to deal with the 'chameleonic' Real Madrid. We just have to try to keep going and push our ideas, but we have to be prepared for anything." 19:23 , Michael Jones Barcelona haven't lost in their last 10 away La Liga games (five wins and five draws), nine of those games come from manager Xavi Hernandez (five wins, four draws) who could only finish second Barcelona's coach is unbeaten in his first 10 away games in La Liga after Ernesto Valverde has not lost any of his first 18 (12 wins, six draws) 19:19, Michael Jones Barcelona have more wins (10-8) and have scored more goals (41-34) in LaLiga El Clasico games in Madrid in the 21st century than Real Madrid. However, Barcelona have lost their last two away games and could suffer three consecutive defeats for the first time this century :15 , Real Madrid striker Michael Jones Karim Benzema misses Sunday's El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu against Barcelona after LaLiga's top scorer suffered a calf injury Real Madrid beat Mallorca 3-0 on Monday. Real welcome bitter rivals Barca with an opportunity to cement their title in the race and further boost their morale after last week's epic Champions League Round of 16 win over Paris St Germain. 19:10 , Michael Jones Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the importance of El Clasico and what it takes to win Europe's premier derby. It's El Clásico, a special game and we have to do our best. "It's a game where we want to do our best. "We can't think that doing just one thing well is enough to win the game. We have to defend well, press well, be good on the ball, play well from behind and be direct... 19:05 , Michael Jones Real Madrid have won their last five games with Barcelona in all competitions. Only Blancos have won them with seven between April 1962 and February 1965 achieved one better run in the history of El Clasico. No team in the five major European leagues has suffered fewer defeats since the start of last season than Real Madrid (6, level with Inter Milan). Son Heung- min clinches a brace while Tottenham close Top 4 win West Ham 19:00, Michael Jones Son Heung-min's double gave Tottenham a big win in the Champions League qualifying race as they edged West Ham 3: 1 defeated. The South Korean scored twice after also being involved in Kurt Zouma's own goal as Spurs notched up four Premier League wins from five to close the gap on fourth-placed Arsenal. They are now three points adrift of the Gunners, who have a game in hand but are yet to visit their north London rivals in a clash that has yet to be postponed. Son Heung-min scores twice as Tottenham finish in the top four with a 18-56 win by West Ham Sky Sports: Before the international break, it's always good to win the game and go home with a clear head. Hopefully we'll be ready to get going again when we get back. "I'm just doing the runs as an option for [Harry] Kane. As a striker I feel sorry for him, you want to score everything.” 18:50 , Michael Jones With their Super Cup semi-final win in January 2022 (they won 3-2), Real Madrid became the first team in El Clasico history to win all competitions Scored 100 wins. (248 games, 100 wins, 52 draws and 96 losses). 18:45 , Michael Jones Here's a reminder of the two starting XIs for tonight's El Clasico. 🇩🇪🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) March 20, 2022 6:42pm , Michael Jones Son Heung-min spoke to Sky Sports after the game to say Spurs are happy to rack up a "massive" three points and in to go the international break in the fifth. He said: We played very well from the start of the game in the first half and created so many chances. It's a massive three points before the international break so we're really happy. "Obviously it's always more difficult when you have a Thursday game and play 120 minutes and we knew if we moved the ball they would be tired." We talked about it but we didn't focus too much on them. Bouncing back is always so, so important for your confidence and rhythm.” 18:39 , Michael Jones Later tonight: Real Madrid meet Barcelona in El Clasico. The game will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona need points. 6:36pm, Michael Jones Tottenham have won back-to-back games for the first time in 2022. They go into the international break fifth, just three points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand. You are in the middle of a race for a top 4 result. 18:33 , Jamie Braidwood As expected, but a big blow for the hosts as Karim Benzema is injured.📋✅ Our #ElClásico starting XI is here! pic.twitter.com/64xKP3IYfN – Real Madrid C.F. pic.twitter.com/64xKP3IYfN – Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) March 20, 2022 18:29 , Michael Jones More than half of Harry Kane's Premier League assists have now come for Son Heung-min (20/39); Only Frank Lampard (24 v Didier Drogba) and David Silva (21 v Sergio Aguero) have assisted a single more team-mate in the history of the competition. 18:26, Michael Jones 90+5 minutes: That's a great result for Tottenham, who move up to fifth place. Harry Kane has a late opportunity to score his own goal when Lucas Moura plays the ball inside for Steven Bergwijn. However, Emerson Royal jumps in front of him and taps the ball away from his teammate who would have had a free try on goal! 18:22 , Michael Jones 90 min: Five minutes of stoppage time. 18:22 , Michael Jones 90 min: Five minutes of stoppage time. Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min are replaced by Antonio Conte with Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura replacing Tottenham. 18:18 , Michael Jones 88 min: Game over! An easy long ball from Hugo Lloris enters the field to Harry Kane. He heads the ball and plays into Son Heung-min, who keeps to the side. Son drives the ball into the box and coolly sends the ball under Lukasz Fabianski to give Spurs all three points. 1817, Michael Jones 87 mins: A West Ham corner causes problems for Tottenham as first Benrahma and then Dawson keep the attack alive by slamming it back into the center of the box. Hugo Lloris comes out to grab the ball but drops it. Luckily there are no West Ham players around him and he manages to jump on it and finish the attack. 18:14 , Michael Jones 84 min: David Moyes has one last roll of the dice and brings Nikola Vlasic in place of Manuel Lanzini. Can West Ham salvage a point against Spurs in the last five minutes or so? 18:12 , Michael Jones 81 mins: Spurs step it up as the game goes into the final 10 minutes. Reguilon crosses from the left and the ball is nodded down to Son. He shoots from the box but Dawson blocks the attempt and the ball rolls to Bentancur. 18:10, Michael Jones 78 min: It's good game management from Tottenham. They kept possession well and didn't allow West Ham to press them too hard. Hojbjerg plays a nice pass over the top and brings it to Kane in the box. He's on the side even though it's close and lets the ball bounce before lifting it over the keeper and over the goal! Sergio Reguilon seems to be the most progressive Tottenham player right now. He flies down the left flank and comes into the box when Dejan Kulusevski gives him the ball. However, he moves so fast that he can't control the ball and unbalances his shot to gently smack it into Lukasz Fabianski's arms. 18:04, Michael Jones 72 mins: Tottenham are trying to take the sting out of the game by maintaining possession and choosing their attacking moments. West Ham are working hard to get the ball back. Son loses it to Rice in the middle of the field, but Benrahma's cross into the Spurs box from the right is easily headed clear by Doherty trying to save the ball. Ben Davies fires long and Craig Dawson vaults over Harry Kane to regain possession for the Hammers. Spurs' patient play sees them string together a series of passes and push up the center of the pitch. Doherty drifts wide on the right wing and gets the ball from Son. He rolls a nice cross to the back post where Reguilon has the jump on Johnson. The Tottenham left-back wins the header but fails to direct his efforts towards goal and sends it wide. 17:53, Michael Jones 63 minutes: Sergio Reguilon is angry. He sprints to the left of the box while Harry plays Kane into the ball. He thinks it's a guaranteed penalty but the referee disagrees and West Ham clear the ball. 17:50, Michael Jones 60 minutes: West Ham came back into the game strongly after these two goals. Manuel Lanzini sends the ball up to Andriy Yarmolenko in Tottenham's penalty area. He tries to tackle it and misses, but his action means the ball hits Ben Davies and bounces into Said Benrahma's run, coming in from the right. 17:46, Michael Jones 57 min: Chance! 17:46, Michael Jones 57 min: Chance! 17:46, Michael Jones 57 min: Chance! 17:46, Michael Jones 57 min: Chance! 17:46, Michael Jones 57 min: Chance! 17:46, Michael Jones 57 min: Chance! 17:46, Michael Jones 57 min: Chance! Son's corner kick is headed clear by Masuaku and West Ham sweeps across the field. Aaron Creswell gets the ball on the left side of the box and perfectly takes out Michail Antonio who fires his shot over the goal! It's Antonio's last engagement as he and Arthur Masuaku leave for West Ham, with Yarmolenko and Fornals coming on as substitutes. 17:43, Michael Jones 54 minutes: Rodrigo Bentancur pushes Said Benrahma off the ball in his own last third and sends Son Heung-min, who storms up the pitch on the counterattack. He carries the ball forward and plays it into the penalty area for Harry Kane. Kane tries to pass Lukasz Fabianski but the keeper gets a good chunk of the ball and leads it to the corner. Pablo Fornals and Andriy Yarmolenko are preparing to arrive for West Ham. 17:40, Michael Jones 51 mins: Harry Kane expertly paints a run off the shoulder of Kurt Zouma and chases a through ball just left of the West Ham box. He flicks a cross to the back post where it bounces well for the oncoming Matt Doherty but Arthur Masuaku stretches his leg and does just enough to push the Tottenham right-back off the ball. 17:38, Michael Jones 48 minutes: Kulusevski shoots the ball inside and locks up a pass for Son on the left wing. He rolls it onto his right foot and flicks a cross into the box to win a corner for Spurs while West Ham lead the game out. Son takes the corner himself and plays the ball to Masuaku's head, who nods it to Antonio to complete the clearance. 17:36, Michael Jones Kick-off: No changes at half-time by either team as Tottenham restart play. They get into the Hammers' box early when Kane shoves a through ball down the left for Son's overlapping run. 17:33 , Michael Jones Tottenham looks set to move up to fifth ahead of West Ham and Manchester United. Sign up for The Independent's free weekly Sports newsletter 5:30 PM , Michael Jones Sign up for our free Sports newsletter to receive regular updates straight to your inbox. Whether you want a weekly breakdown direct from our head football writer Miguel Delaney or a weekly sports roundup from our sports editor Ben Burrows, you can subscribe by clicking here and scrolling down to the sports section. 17:28 , Michael Jones Son Heung-min and Harry Kane have now combined for the 38th goal in the Premier League, overtaking Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (37) as the duo who have scored each other for the most goals in the history of the supported competition. 17:26 , Michael Jones Since the start of last season, three players have recorded 18 assists in the Premier League, the combined most of any player in the division - Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Tottenham's Harry Kane. 17:22, Michael Jones 17:22, Michael Jones 17:18, Michael Jones 45+2 minutes: Tottenham go into half-time with a narrow lead of two goals after an own goal from Kurt Zouma and a strong goal from Son Heung-min . Said Benrahma pulled back for the visitors with a beautiful finish from a corner and West Ham got into the game after a shaky, tired start. 17:16, Michael Jones 44 minutes: Hojbjerg sends the ball to Reguilon on the right and he tries to swing a cross into the box. The ball bounces to the corner as Spurs compete for handball. 17:13, Michael Jones 41 mins: Sergio Reguilon and Ben Johnson both chase an air ball that is delivered into the West Ham box. The referee says Reguilon was at fault, despite both players eyeing the ball and West Ham being awarded a free-kick. 17:09, Michael Jones 38 mins: Tottenham crossed but they were undone by a set piece. West Ham now have a spring in their step. Mikhail Antonio tries to keep the ball on the halfway line and launch a counter-attack, with runners passing him, but he is tackled and the referee allows play to continue with Spurs in possession. 17:07, Michael Jones 35 minutes: West Ham is back in the game out of nowhere! Craig Dawson heads the ball and hits it at the far post to Said Benrahma. 17:02, Michael Jones 30 mins: Masuaku fouls Kane on the right side of West Ham's final third. Son swings the free kick into the box but Rice wins the header and smashes it away. 17:00, Michael Jones 27 mins: West Ham are off the pace here. Tottenham are a little quicker with every lost ball or bad pass. The home team is in full control of the game. 16:55, Michael Jones 24 min: Son gets his goal this time! Ben Davies sends the ball to Harry Kane, who drops to the center of the center circle to take it. He turns the ball towards the goal and looks for his best buddy. Son runs down the left inside and gets in the back. Kane's pass is great and cuts West Ham's defense in half. Son carries that into the box and shoots it toward the far top corner. The attempt is easily deflected, making it even harder for Lukasz Fabianski to stay out and he can only watch as the ball lands inside the side netting.

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Manchester City are showing a reckless run while Liverpool face a clash

Plus: Chelsea maintain the upper hand at Middlesbrough amid uncertainty in the club's ownership saga; Isaiah Jones shows his talent for Boro; Jean-Philippe Mateta shines for Crystal Palace as they pass Everton; Frank Lampard's confused selection highlights Everton's problems (Author: Gardener)

Manchester CityIn a week that has seen doubts about Manchester City's title qualifications, it would have been easy for the champions to collapse under the pressure they faced at St Mary's. Southampton threw the kitchen sink at City in a wild performance from the hosts. The sight of Che Adams and Armando Broja coming off the bench only reinforced the belief that there was a way back into the game for Southampton, although that sentiment faded somewhat when it became clear Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez were also coming on . It was the two City substitutes that made the difference. Foden's emphatic left-foot shot, almost out of nowhere from the edge of the box, effectively killed the game after 75 minutes. Three minutes later, after a superb outside hand from Joao Cancelo under construction, Mahrez ended a clever City action at Fraser Forster's near post. In the blink of an eye City were out of sight and three goals for good before Southampton knew what had struck them in what turned out to be a gruesome death for Ralph Hasenhuttl's side after an admirable trophy run. It was a timely display of the champion's ruthlessness after dropping points at Crystal Palace on Monday night. City are now marching into the FA Cup semi-finals for the fourth straight season, keeping their triple hopes alive. When things heat up, City stays cool - and that's exactly what you can expect at the end of the season. For 75 minutes, Southampton went toe-to-toe with Manchester City until their quality showed it. Foden batted a sweet third before Mahrez added another a few minutes later to put the tie to bed. And just a minute before Foden found the corner with a perfect shot, substitute Southampton Adams had a great chance to equalise, but was thwarted by Zack Steffen. His shot went straight for the City keeper and it proved a pivotal moment in the hosts' defeat. Southampton have shown signs of being able to compete with the top teams this season but have also slipped against clubs in the bottom half. Nobody will be happier than Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup - surprisingly for the first time in his tenure. One of the reasons repeatedly given for the difficulty of achieving what Manchester United managed to do in 1999, namely lifting the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup trophies in the same season, is physical Burden that demands it from the teams. United played 63 games that season, which made their triumph all the more impressive, especially before wholesale rotation became commonplace. Liverpool need to play that exact number if they reach the FA Cup and Champions League finals, let alone win them. That includes seven games in 22 days from their return from the international break on April 2, a run that includes derbies with Everton and Man Utd, both legs of the Champions League quarter-finals with Benfica - and now two games with Manchester City in the space of a week . The Reds' momentum towards an unthinkable quadruple win, a feat never equaled before, has gathered momentum with 15 wins from 16 games in all competitions and some enjoyable draws in the cups. The Liverpool squad will be pushed to the limit over the next 35 days and it will be as much a case of stamina, bloodthirst and a good dose of luck as whether they can keep fighting on all fronts. Two games from the FA Cup final, four from the Champions League final, it's certainly a possibility. The narrative surrounding Chelsea has understandably focused on the club's future in recent weeks, with Roman Abramovich looking to sell the club after being hit by sanctions and a number of prospects wanting to take the club out of the Russian billionaire's hands. But that has meant events on the field have flown under the radar and so it is perhaps surprising to find that Chelsea have now won 11 of their last 12 games, with the only Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool on penalties came about. The Blues' only other defeat since December 4 was a 1-0 defeat at Premier League champions Manchester City - a span spanning 26 games in all competitions. As Thomas Tuchel noted after his side's last win at Middlesbrough, his players' ability to focus on what's happening on the field while chaos reigns supreme is "impressive", as is the way they approach the challenge have mastered their hosts' FA finish cup fee. Chelsea never looked set to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United and Tottenham in losing to Boro, and Tuchel's strong team sheet - backed by Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Mason Mount - showed just how seriously they took their job . Boro's zero-shots-on-goal limitation reflected Chelsea's control as they have now extended their streak from at least one cup game at Wembley to eight seasons. Tuchel's aim will now be to reverse his troubles at the National Stadium, with the German overseeing a shock 1-0 defeat by Leicester in last year's FA Cup final, as well as last month's loss to Liverpool. Middlesbrough's willingness to allow Djed Spence, one of this season's players in the Championship, to join Nottingham Forest on loan last August caused some confusion, but Isaiah Jones' performance against Chelsea showed why Boro wasn't quite ready for the 21-year-old missed so much they could have done. Spence's superb performances as a right-back in Steve Cooper's system have garnered rave reviews but Jones made his best Spence impression in the same position for Chris Wilder at the Riverside on Saturday as Boro lost 2-0 to the European and World champions. The 22-year-old has been a Boro player for almost three years but had spent a total of one minute on the field for the club before being promoted to the first team this season. Jones hasn't looked back since getting his chance in the opening-day draw at Fulham, while his versatility - he's played up front, left and now right this season - has been a welcome boost for Boro. Prior to this season, Jones had spent most of his time as a Boro player on loan in Scotland at St Johnstone and Queen of the South, having joined from non-League club Tooting & Mitcham in 2019. But this year he has impressed in Boros FA Cup victories against Manchester United at Old Trafford and Tottenham on Teesside, while he now has a standout performance against Chelsea on his CV. Jones' performances may have drawn the attention of a wider range of observers to his talent, but Boro hopes he remains a key player as they continue to push for a Premier League return, for the first time in 13 years. The striker's impact was modest following his arrival from Mainz, initially on loan, in January last year but the move became final at the end of the last transfer window and his well-scored goal against Everton was his third in six games. The 24-year-old is keeping Christian Benteke and £18.5million Odsonne Edouard out of the Palace team and while he remains rough in some respects, it's becoming increasingly clear why. He should have scored a second on Sunday, his shooting delay allowing Seamus Coleman to stage a comeback late in the first half but his physicality proved difficult, causing problems for Everton throughout and combining play with Eze to get that opening within reach He did more than score before the break. "Against City and in the last couple of games he's played he's had a massive impact on team performance. "So I'm happy that he's being rewarded with the goal he scored for running all over the place Place The defensive side and the offensive side that runs after, holds the ball and pushes the opposing team down to three. "Expect Vieira to put his faith in Mateta again at Wembley. Frank Lampard's tenure as Everton manager began in February with a 4-1 home win over Brentford in the FA Cup that rocked Goodison Park and Toffees fans looked forward to a bright new era rejoiced.But just six weeks later, and Everton's cup run has come to an abrupt end thanks to a 4-0 win at Crystal Palace. Five defeats in seven games have faced the reality of relegation from the Premier League for the first time Lampard's side have now conceded nine goals in their last two away games, while the former Chelsea manager is the first Everton manager to lose every single one of his first four away games in charge of the club in 66 years 4-0 Hammer positives can draw, but this time it was particularly cruel for Everton, their three-man defense was not only repeatedly by a rampant n Palace team torn apart but they also lost Andros Townsend through what appeared to be a serious injury. There has been much talk of the convoluted way this Toffees squad was put together, but the sight of wingers Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi finishing the game at Selhurst Park at full-back made the point. The fact that Nathan Patterson and Vitaliy Mykolenko - two true full-backs bought under Rafa Benitez just before he was replaced by Lampard for £36million - sat on the bench as unused substitutes was another reminder of how little thought had been given has gone into building this team. With the FA Cup now off the agenda for Everton, they must focus solely on staying in the Premier League and have 11 games to ensure that.

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Manchester City are showing a reckless streak while Chelsea reign supreme amid ownership saga

Plus: Chelsea maintain the upper hand at Middlesbrough amid uncertainty in the club's ownership saga; Isaiah Jones shows his talent for Boro; Jean-Philippe Mateta shines for Crystal Palace as they pass Everton; Frank Lampard's confused selection highlights Everton's problems (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaIn a week that has seen doubts about Manchester City's title qualifications, it would have been easy for the champions to collapse under the pressure they faced at St Mary's. Southampton threw the kitchen sink at City in a wild performance from the hosts. The sight of Che Adams and Armando Broja coming off the bench only reinforced the belief that there was a way back into the game for Southampton, although that sentiment faded somewhat when it became clear Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez were also coming on . It was the two City substitutes that made the difference. Foden's emphatic left-foot shot, almost out of nowhere from the edge of the box, effectively killed the game after 75 minutes. Three minutes later, after a superb outside hand from Joao Cancelo under construction, Mahrez ended a clever City action at Fraser Forster's near post. In the blink of an eye City were out of sight and three goals for good before Southampton knew what had struck them in what turned out to be a gruesome death for Ralph Hasenhuttl's side after an admirable trophy run. It was a timely display of the champion's ruthlessness after dropping points at Crystal Palace on Monday night. City are now marching into the FA Cup semi-finals for the fourth straight season, keeping their triple hopes alive. When things heat up, City stays cool - and that's exactly what you can expect at the end of the season. For 75 minutes, Southampton went toe-to-toe with Manchester City until their quality showed it. Foden batted a sweet third before Mahrez added another a few minutes later to put the tie to bed. And just a minute before Foden found the corner with a perfect shot, substitute Southampton Adams had a great chance to equalise, but was thwarted by Zack Steffen. His shot went straight for the City keeper and it proved a pivotal moment in the hosts' defeat. Southampton have shown signs of being able to compete with the top teams this season but have also slipped against clubs in the bottom half. The narrative surrounding Chelsea has understandably focused on the club's future in recent weeks, with Roman Abramovich looking to sell the club after being hit by sanctions and a number of prospects wanting to take the club out of the Russian billionaire's hands. But that has meant events on the field have flown under the radar and so it is perhaps surprising to find that Chelsea have now won 11 of their last 12 games, with the only Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool on penalties came about. The Blues' only other defeat since December 4 was a 1-0 defeat at Premier League champions Manchester City - a span spanning 26 games in all competitions. As Thomas Tuchel noted after his side's last win at Middlesbrough, his players' ability to focus on what's happening on the field while chaos reigns supreme is "impressive", as is the way they approach the challenge have mastered their hosts' FA finish cup fee. Chelsea never looked set to follow in the footsteps of Manchester United and Tottenham in losing to Boro, and Tuchel's strong team sheet - backed by Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Mason Mount - showed just how seriously they took their job . Boro's zero-shots-on-goal limitation reflected Chelsea's control as they have now extended their streak from at least one cup game at Wembley to eight seasons. Tuchel's aim will now be to reverse his troubles at the National Stadium, with the German overseeing a shock 1-0 defeat by Leicester in last year's FA Cup final, as well as last month's loss to Liverpool. Middlesbrough's willingness to allow Djed Spence, one of this season's players in the Championship, to join Nottingham Forest on loan last August caused some confusion, but Isaiah Jones' performance against Chelsea showed why Boro wasn't quite ready for the 21-year-old missed so much they could have done. Spence's superb performances as a right-back in Steve Cooper's system have garnered rave reviews but Jones made his best Spence impression in the same position for Chris Wilder at the Riverside on Saturday as Boro lost 2-0 to the European and World champions. The 22-year-old has been a Boro player for almost three years but had spent a total of one minute on the field for the club before being promoted to the first team this season. Jones hasn't looked back since getting his chance in the opening-day draw at Fulham, while his versatility - he's played up front, left and now right this season - has been a welcome boost for Boro. Prior to this season, Jones had spent most of his time as a Boro player on loan in Scotland at St Johnstone and Queen of the South, having joined from non-League club Tooting & Mitcham in 2019. But this year he has impressed in Boros FA Cup victories against Manchester United at Old Trafford and Tottenham on Teesside, while he now has a standout performance against Chelsea on his CV. Jones' performances may have drawn the attention of a wider range of observers to his talent, but Boro hopes he remains a key player as they continue to push for a Premier League return, for the first time in 13 years. The striker's impact was modest following his arrival from Mainz, initially on loan, in January last year but the move became final at the end of the last transfer window and his well-scored goal against Everton was his third in six games. The 24-year-old is keeping Christian Benteke and £18.5million Odsonne Edouard out of the Palace team and while he remains rough in some respects, it's becoming increasingly clear why. He should have scored a second on Sunday, his shooting delay allowing Seamus Coleman to stage a comeback late in the first half but his physicality proved difficult, causing problems for Everton throughout and combining play with Eze to get that opening within reach He did more than score before the break. "Against City and in the last few games he's played he's had a massive impact on team performance. Expect Vieira to put his faith in Mateta again at Wembley. Frank Lampard's tenure as Everton manager started in February with a 4-1 -Home win over Brentford in the FA Cup that rocked Goodison Park and Toffees fans looked forward to a bright new era But just six weeks later, and Everton's cup run has come to an abrupt end thanks to a 4-0 win at Crystal Palace Five defeats in seven games have confronted them with the reality of relegation from the Premier League for the first time. Lampard's side have now conceded nine goals in their last two away games, while the former Chelsea manager is the first Everton manager to do so has lost each of his first four away games in 66 years as the club's coach It's rare for a side to take anything good from a 4-0 win, but this Ma l it was particularly cruel for Everton. Man's defense torn tim e and back by a rampant Palace side, but they also lost Andros Townsend to what appeared to be a serious injury. There has been much talk of the convoluted way this Toffees squad was put together, but the sight of wingers Anthony Gordon and Alex Iwobi finishing the game at Selhurst Park at full-back made the point. The fact that Nathan Patterson and Vitaliy Mykolenko - two true full-backs bought under Rafa Benitez just before he was replaced by Lampard for £36million - sat on the bench as unused substitutes was another reminder of how little thought had been given has gone into building this team. With the FA Cup now off the agenda for Everton, they must focus solely on staying in the Premier League and have 11 games to ensure that.

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Premier League result and final score after Son and Kane seal victory together

Tottenham vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League result and final standings after Son and Kane sealed victory together – Tottenham 3-1 West Ham: Son Heung-min and Harry Kane continued their great partnership as Spurs took three big points in A one-time win brought crucial game in the race for next season's Champions League (Author: Gardener)

KanePlease use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Tottenham vs West Ham LIVE: Premier League result and final standings after Son and Kane sealed victory together Tottenham Hotspur boosted their Champions League qualification hopes thanks to a 3-1 win over top-four rivals West Ham United in the Premier League. A Kurt Zouma own goal gave Spurs the lead after nine minutes and the hosts doubled their lead when Son Heung-min combined with Harry Kane midway through the first half. West Ham pulled out through Said Benrahma but couldn't find the energy to produce a comeback after Thursday's extra time win over Sevilla in the Europa League. And victory was sealed as Son ran clean to score his second goal and move Spurs into fifth place ahead of Manchester United, three points behind Arsenal. The result also means Spurs have won back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since December, when Antonio Conte's side confirmed victory in Brighton on Wednesday. FT: Spurs go three points Arsenal after back-to-back wins 19-26 Michael Jones Barcelona manager Xavi says he has a game plan to deal with 'chameleonic' Real Madrid. We just have to try to keep going and push our ideas, but we have to be prepared for anything." 19:23 , Michael Jones Barcelona haven't lost in their last 10 away La Liga games (five wins and five draws), nine of those games come from manager Xavi Hernandez (five wins, four draws) who could only finish second Barcelona's coach is unbeaten in his first 10 away games in La Liga after Ernesto Valverde has not lost any of his first 18 (12 wins, six draws) 19:19, Michael Jones Barcelona have more wins (10-8) and have scored more goals (41-34) in LaLiga El Clasico games in Madrid in the 21st century than Real Madrid. However, Barcelona have lost their last two away games and could suffer three consecutive defeats for the first time this century :15 , Real Madrid striker Michael Jones Karim Benzema misses Sunday's El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu against Barcelona after LaLiga's top scorer suffered a calf injury Real Madrid beat Mallorca 3-0 on Monday. Real welcome bitter rivals Barca with an opportunity to cement their title in the race and further boost their morale after last week's epic Champions League Round of 16 win over Paris St Germain. 19:10 , Michael Jones Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the importance of El Clasico and what it takes to win Europe's premier derby. It's El Clásico, a special game and we have to do our best. "It's a game where we want to do our best. "We can't think that doing just one thing well is enough to win the game. We have to defend well, press well, be good on the ball, play well from behind and be direct... 19:05 , Michael Jones Real Madrid have won their last five games with Barcelona in all competitions. Only Blancos have won them with seven between April 1962 and February 1965 achieved one better run in the history of El Clasico. No team in the five major European leagues has suffered fewer defeats since the start of last season than Real Madrid (6, level with Inter Milan). Son Heung- min clinches a brace while Tottenham close Top 4 win West Ham 19:00, Michael Jones Son Heung-min's double gave Tottenham a big win in the Champions League qualifying race as they edged West Ham 3: 1 defeated. The South Korean scored twice after also being involved in Kurt Zouma's own goal as Spurs notched up four Premier League wins from five to close the gap on fourth-placed Arsenal. They are now three points adrift of the Gunners, who have a game in hand but are yet to visit their north London rivals in a clash that has yet to be postponed. Son Heung-min scores twice as Tottenham finish in the top four with a 18-56 win by West Ham Sky Sports: Before the international break, it's always good to win the game and go home with a clear head. Hopefully we'll be ready to get going again when we get back. "I'm just doing the runs as an option for [Harry] Kane. As a striker I feel sorry for him, you want to score everything.” 18:50 , Michael Jones With their Super Cup semi-final win in January 2022 (they won 3-2), Real Madrid became the first team in El Clasico history to win all competitions Scored 100 wins. (248 games, 100 wins, 52 draws and 96 losses). 18:45 , Michael Jones Here's a reminder of the two starting XIs for tonight's El Clasico. 🇩🇪🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) March 20, 2022 6:42pm , Michael Jones Son Heung-min spoke to Sky Sports after the game to say Spurs are happy to rack up a "massive" three points and in to go the international break in the fifth. He said: We played very well from the start of the game in the first half and created so many chances. It's a massive three points before the international break so we're really happy. "Obviously it's always more difficult when you have a Thursday game and play 120 minutes and we knew if we moved the ball they would be tired." We talked about it but we didn't focus too much on them. Bouncing back is always so, so important for your confidence and rhythm.” 18:39 , Michael Jones Later tonight: Real Madrid meet Barcelona in El Clasico. The game will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona need points. They are 15 points adrift of LaLiga leaders and have lost both meetings between the two sides in all competitions this year. 6:36pm, Michael Jones Tottenham have won back-to-back games for the first time in 2022. They go into the international break fifth, just three points behind Arsenal, who have a game in hand. You are in the middle of a race for a top 4 result. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) March 20, 2022 18:29 , Michael Jones More than half of Harry Kane's Premier League assists have now come for Son Heung-min (20/39); Only Frank Lampard (24 v Didier Drogba) and David Silva (21 v Sergio Aguero) have assisted a single more team-mate in the history of the competition. 18:26, Michael Jones 90+5 minutes: That's a great result for Tottenham, who move up to fifth place. Harry Kane has a late opportunity to score his own goal when Lucas Moura plays the ball inside for Steven Bergwijn. However, Emerson Royal jumps in front of him and taps the ball away from his teammate who would have had a free try on goal! 18:22 , Michael Jones 90 min: Five minutes of stoppage time. Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min are replaced by Antonio Conte with Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura replacing Tottenham. 18:18 , Michael Jones 88 min: Game over! An easy long ball from Hugo Lloris enters the field to Harry Kane. He heads the ball and plays into Son Heung-min, who keeps to the side. Son drives the ball into the box and coolly sends the ball under Lukasz Fabianski to give Spurs all three points. 1817, Michael Jones 87 mins: A West Ham corner causes problems for Tottenham as first Benrahma and then Dawson keep the attack alive by slamming it back into the center of the box. Hugo Lloris comes out to grab the ball but drops it. Luckily there are no West Ham players around him and he manages to jump on it and finish the attack. 18:14 , Michael Jones 84 min: David Moyes has one last roll of the dice and brings Nikola Vlasic in place of Manuel Lanzini. Can West Ham salvage a point against Spurs in the last five minutes or so? 18:12 , Michael Jones 81 mins: Spurs step it up as the game goes into the final 10 minutes. Reguilon crosses from the left and the ball is nodded down to Son. He shoots from the box but Dawson blocks the attempt and the ball rolls to Bentancur. 18:10, Michael Jones 78 min: It's good game management from Tottenham. They kept possession well and didn't allow West Ham to press them too hard. Hojbjerg plays a nice pass over the top and brings it to Kane in the box. He's on the side even though it's close and lets the ball bounce before lifting it over the keeper and over the goal! Sergio Reguilon seems to be the most progressive Tottenham player right now. He flies down the left flank and comes into the box when Dejan Kulusevski gives him the ball. However, he moves so fast that he can't control the ball and unbalances his shot to gently smack it into Lukasz Fabianski's arms. 18:04, Michael Jones 72 mins: Tottenham are trying to take the sting out of the game by maintaining possession and choosing their attacking moments. West Ham are working hard to get the ball back. Son loses it to Rice in the middle of the field, but Benrahma's cross into the Spurs box from the right is easily headed clear by Doherty trying to save the ball. Ben Davies fires long and Craig Dawson vaults over Harry Kane to regain possession for the Hammers. Spurs' patient play sees them string together a series of passes and push up the center of the pitch. Doherty drifts wide on the right wing and gets the ball from Son. He rolls a nice cross to the back post where Reguilon has the jump on Johnson. The Tottenham left-back wins the header but fails to direct his efforts towards goal and sends it wide. 17:53, Michael Jones 63 minutes: Sergio Reguilon is angry. He sprints to the left of the box while Harry plays Kane into the ball. He thinks it's a guaranteed penalty but the referee disagrees and West Ham clear the ball. 17:50, Michael Jones 60 minutes: West Ham came back into the game strongly after these two goals. Manuel Lanzini sends the ball up to Andriy Yarmolenko in Tottenham's penalty area. He tries to tackle it and misses, but his action means the ball hits Ben Davies and bounces into Said Benrahma's run, coming in from the right. Son's corner kick is headed clear by Masuaku and West Ham sweeps across the field. Aaron Creswell gets the ball on the left side of the box and perfectly takes out Michail Antonio who fires his shot over the goal! It's Antonio's last engagement as he and Arthur Masuaku leave for West Ham, with Yarmolenko and Fornals coming on as substitutes. 17:43, Michael Jones 54 minutes: Rodrigo Bentancur pushes Said Benrahma off the ball in his own last third and sends Son Heung-min, who storms up the pitch on the counterattack. He carries the ball forward and plays it into the penalty area for Harry Kane. Kane tries to pass Lukasz Fabianski but the keeper gets a good chunk of the ball and leads it to the corner. Pablo Fornals and Andriy Yarmolenko are preparing to arrive for West Ham. 17:40, Michael Jones 51 mins: Harry Kane expertly paints a run off the shoulder of Kurt Zouma and chases a through ball just left of the West Ham box. He flicks a cross to the back post where it bounces well for the oncoming Matt Doherty but Arthur Masuaku stretches his leg and does just enough to push the Tottenham right-back off the ball. 17:38, Michael Jones 48 minutes: Kulusevski shoots the ball inside and locks up a pass for Son on the left wing. He rolls it onto his right foot and flicks a cross into the box to win a corner for Spurs while West Ham lead the game out. Son takes the corner himself and plays the ball to Masuaku's head, who nods it to Antonio to complete the clearance. 17:36, Michael Jones Kick-off: No changes at half-time by either team as Tottenham restart play. They get into the Hammers' box early when Kane shoves a through ball down the left for Son's overlapping run. 17:33 , Michael Jones Tottenham looks set to move up to fifth ahead of West Ham and Manchester United. 17:28 , Michael Jones Son Heung-min and Harry Kane have now combined for the 38th goal in the Premier League, overtaking Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (37) as the duo who have scored each other for the most goals in the history of the supported competition. 17:26 , Michael Jones Since the start of last season, three players have recorded 18 assists in the Premier League, the combined most of any player in the division - Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes and Tottenham's Harry Kane. 17:18, Michael Jones 45+2 mins: Tottenham take a narrow lead at half-time after a Kurt Zouma own goal and a powerful Son Heung-min strike gave them a two-goal advantage. Said Benrahma pulled back for the visitors with a beautiful finish from a corner and West Ham got into the game after a shaky, tired start. 17:16, Michael Jones 44 minutes: Hojbjerg sends the ball to Reguilon on the right and he tries to swing a cross into the box. The ball bounces to the corner as Spurs compete for handball. 17:13, Michael Jones 41 mins: Sergio Reguilon and Ben Johnson both chase an air ball that is delivered into the West Ham box. The referee says Reguilon was at fault, despite both players eyeing the ball and West Ham being awarded a free-kick. 17:09, Michael Jones 38 mins: Tottenham crossed but they were undone by a set piece. Mikhail Antonio tries to keep the ball on the halfway line and launch a counter-attack, with runners passing him, but he is tackled and the referee allows play to continue with Spurs in possession. 17:07, Michael Jones 35 minutes: West Ham is back in the game out of nowhere! They earn a corner and Aaron Cresswell swings it into the center of the box. Craig Dawson heads the ball and hits it at the far post to Said Benrahma. 17:02, Michael Jones 30 mins: Masuaku fouls Kane on the right side of West Ham's final third. Son swings the free kick into the box but Rice wins the header and smashes it away. 17:00, Michael Jones 27 mins: West Ham are off the pace here. Tottenham are a little quicker with every lost ball or bad pass. 16:55, Michael Jones 24 min: Son gets his goal this time! Ben Davies sends the ball to Harry Kane, who drops to the center of the center circle to take it. He turns the ball towards the goal and looks for his best buddy. Son runs down the left inside and gets in the back. Kane's pass is great and cuts West Ham's defense in half. Son carries that into the box and shoots it toward the far top corner. The attempt is easily deflected, making it even harder for Lukasz Fabianski to stay out and he can only watch as the ball lands inside the side netting. 16:54 , Michael Jones 23 mins: Tottenham attempt to break through the center of the pitch on a counter-attack, with Son carrying the ball forward. 16:53 , Michael Jones 21 mins: West Ham have a period of possession and are working their way into Tottenham's final third. Said Benrahma has no way into the penalty area on the right wing and switches play to the opposite side of the field. Aaron Creswell passes the ball to Arthur Masuaku, who tucks in a cross but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg heads in clear for Spurs. 16:49, Michael Jones 18 mins: Tottenham quickly sweeps up the pitch and creates an overload down the right flank. Harry Kane sends the ball into empty space and Matt Doherty bombs forward to collect. He shoves a pass into the box for Kulusevski but Manuel Lanzini chases back to steal the ball and clear West Ham's lines. 16:46, Michael Jones 15 min: David Moyes wants to set up his team here. They could feel the emotional hangover from Thursday night's Europa League win because they made a couple of mistakes early on here. The Hammers have earned 13 points from lost positions this season, which is a league high. 16:43, Michael Jones 12 min: Chance! 16:43, Michael Jones 12 min: Chance! 16:43, Michael Jones 12 min: Chance! 16:43, Michael Jones 12 min: Chance! 16:43, Michael Jones 12 min: Chance! Dejan Kulusevski wins the ball in the middle of the field and sweeps up the left inside channel. He plays it into the box for Kane, who returns the ball to win. Declan Rice slips into a tackle but doesn't win the ball from the Swede. He could shoot but instead puts the ball down to Son, who shoots for the first time and slams it to the outside of the right post! 16:39 , Michael Jones 9 min: The old combination, Harry Kane to Son Heung-min! Matt Doherty makes the goal with a high pressing on the right wing. He wins the ball and boxes it to Kane, who carries it to the touchline before squaring a pass into the six-yard box for Son. He actually misses the ball when pressured by Kurt Zouma who hits the defender before going into the net! 16:38, Michael Jones 6 mins: Kurt Zouma tries to get Michail Antonio onto the field with a diagonal pass, but Cristian Romero wins the ball in the air and coolly clears the Tottenham lines. Both teams only feel out for each other in the early stages of this game. 16:35 , Michael Jones 3 mins: After a cautious start, the game almost burst into life when Kurt Zouma misplaced a pass into midfield and gifted the ball to Ben Davies, who drove forward from his place in Tottenham's defence. He carries the ball to the edge of West Ham's penalty area and pulls it back to Harry Kane. However, the pass is right behind him and as he gets it under control, Declan Rice comes in to knock the ball off him. 16.31, Michael Jones Kick-off: Manuel Lanzini gets the game started at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium. West Ham worked the ball down the right flank but the ball is headed clear by Spurs and slapped safely back down the center of the pitch. 16:26 , Michael Jones Almost time for kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspurs stadium. The winner of this game will move Manchester United to fifth place, reducing the gap to Arsenal to just three points. 16:22 , Michael Jones Harry Kane aims to score for the first time in five straight Premier League games. 16:19 , Michael Jones Michail Antonio has scored six top-flight goals against Spurs, his highest total against a team. 16:16 , Michael Jones Tottenham manager Antonio Conte believes Dejan Kulusevski will become a top player for the club. The Sweden international has had an impressive start since signing from Juventus on deadline day, scoring two goals and providing four assists in eight Premier League games. Even though the 21-year-old is already delivering, Conte believes the best is yet to come. "We're talking about an important perspective," he said. 16:13 , Michael Jones Son Heung-min has recorded six goals and one assist in his last seven home games in the top flight. 16:09 , Michael Jones David Moyes is without a win in his last nine Premier League games away at Spurs, drawing five and losing four. 16:03 , Michael Jones Spurs have lost five of their seven Premier League derbies in London this season but won the other two. 16:00 , Michael Jones West Ham's last away clean sheet came in a 0-0 draw at Burnley on 12 December 2021 but at the other end of the pitch the Hammers still need an away goal to reach 500 in the Premier League. 15:57 Michael Jones Hammers defender Ben Johnson is expecting a great end to the season for his side as they battle for Champions League spots in the Premier League and the Europa League trophy. Before today's game he said: You know what you're going to get in the league. Tottenham have some great players coming in like [Harry] Kane and [Heung-Min] Son and [Dejan] Kulusevski so it's going to be a tough game but we're looking forward to it. "We're going to analyze them and see what we can do and see what we can bring on Sunday and of course it's a huge game that means a lot to us players and fans so we're going to give it our all out there in Second leg at the beginning of the season when we won 1-0. "Of course we'll have an international break then, after that we'll concentrate on the game against Lyon. We're very confident and we just want to make the fans proud. "Every game we have - no matter how many are left - will be a great end to the season for everyone involved for the club." 15:53 ​​​​, Michael Jones West Ham have won three of their last four games against London opponents , but lost the other game. David Moyes could be worried about his away form. The Hammers have recorded just one win in their last six away games in all competitions - a 2-1 overtime win at Kidderminster Harriers in the fourth round of the FA Cup. 3:50pm, Michael Jones Tottenham have won eight and lost eight of their 16 games in 2022 and Antonio Conte's side have lost two of their last three home games in the top flight - winning the other. But which Tottenham will emerge today? 15:47 , Michael Jones David Moyes feels West Ham's latest visit to Tottenham kickstarted their transformation from Premier League relegation contenders to top-four challengers minutes and was still with the same eight minutes to go lead back. But Fabian Balbuena pulled one back and a Davinson Sanchez own goal set up a stands finish that was crowned by a memorable strike from Manuel Lanzini to nab an unlikely point. Moyes, who is returning to Spurs with West Ham, said on Sunday: "I think sometimes managers in football say there are things that can completely change the outcome of your season." I think that gave us tremendous confidence and momentum , as we came down from 3-0 back to 3-3 against Tottenham.” 15:43, Michael Jones Tottenham have lost two of their last 19 top division home games against West Ham, having won 10 and drawn seven. However, West Ham have won three consecutive league games against Spurs for the first time since August 1999. The Hammers are aiming for a third Premier League double against Spurs. Tottenham vs West Ham: Noble after remarkable 15:39 win over Sevilla , Michael Jones West Ham's club captain Mark Noble was reacting to Thursday's brilliant Europa League win over Sevilla. The Irons scored twice at the London Stadium from a deficit after the first leg and reached the quarter-finals of European competition on what Noble says was an "incredible night". I really think that got us over the finish line tonight. “It's a case of a group of players who are so close and so closely related, pulling in the right direction for each other. We also have some outstanding players - and you have to consider that we missed Jarrod Bowen in the last two clashes. "It's phenomenal and for me personally to witness that tonight it's just amazing and I really believe we can pull off something special." 15:35 , Michael Jones Antonio Conte names an unchanged Tottenham side from the team that Brighton last Wednesday Harry Kane leads the line again after scoring in each of his last four Premier League games David Moyes makes some changes to West Ham's starting XI, who start in the Europa League on Thursday Sevilla score Lukasz Fabianski returns in goal Pablo Fornals falls on the bench in favor of Arthur Masuaku 15:31 , Michael Jones Two changes from Thursday Here's our line-up for tonight's game at the Tottenham Hotspur [email protected] | #TOTWHU pic.twitter.com/Dn9EE4ojzH – West Ham United (@WestHam) March 20, 2022 15:25 , Michael Jones Tottenham have gone between wins in each of their last eight games in all competitions and defeat changed. A 3-2 defeat by Manchester United was followed by a 2-0 win at Brighton last time out, so logic says West Ham should beat them this afternoon. The Hammers rebounded from a 1-0 draw in the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 against Sevilla to defeat the six-time champions 2-1 on aggregate after a memorable game at the London Stadium on Thursday night. The game was decided by Andriy Yarmolenko winner in extra time and after 12 minutes of grueling European football, can David Moyes' men muster the energy needed to face Tottenham today? Tottenham vs West Ham: Moyes on the importance of every game 15:21 , Michael Jones West Ham boss David Moyes says every game in the Premier League is huge if his side look to compete at the top end of the table with Spurs in a London Derby is as difficult as playing against a team in the bottom half of the league. After the Hammers' Europa League win over Sevilla, Moyes said: Whether it's a team at the bottom of the league or a team at the top of the league, it's an important game - it always is. It's a derby for West Ham and for Tottenham so we know it's a tough game. “I think the team was inspired by some of our performances. We played well against Aston Villa recently, so I think there are only signs that our form is improving. "Last night I wasn't surprised that we got the result because I felt we could do it, against a really good and experienced team that's doing so well in Spain. "Overall we go into the game against Tottenham and we have to take it like any other game, but we know how important it is." 15:17 , Michael Jones Tottenham come into play and are seventh in the table with 48 points. They are six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal but could move Manchester United into fifth if they beat West Ham today. They have the same points tally as Spurs but have played a game more and are still competing in European competition after reaching the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday. David Moyes believes his side are capable of fighting for the top four spots in the Premier League and a win today will take them one step closer to that goal. 15:13 , Michael Jones It looks like the Irons are ready for tonight's clash with Spurs: 15:10 , Michael Jones West Ham have won each of their last two Premier League games in February and October last year, with both matches were played The clubs' last meeting in competition, however, ended in Spurs' 2-1 victory in the fifth round of the Carabao Cup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium just before Christmas. 15:05 , Michael Jones Tottenham will be without Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp with thigh and groin problems and defender Japhet Tanganga is out for the season following surgery on his right knee. Winger Jarrod Bowen is out again with a heel injury, Angelo Ogbonna has a problem with his knee and full-back Vladimir Coufal, still recovering from hernia surgery, will also miss the game. 14:30 , Michael Jones Welcome to The Independent's coverage of Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United in the Premier League. Both Spurs and West Ham are battling for a Champions League spot this season and come into the game tied on points despite Antonio Conte's side having a game in hand. Whoever wins this afternoon will move up ahead of Manchester United to fifth place and sit just three points behind Arsenal and a spot inside the top four. David Moyes' Hammers are riding a wave of confidence after progressing to the Europa League quarter-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win over Sevilla on Thursday night in what was an incredible win at the London Stadium. Tottenham, meanwhile, are back on winning ways after responding to their Old Trafford defeat with a 2-0 league win over Brighton last Wednesday. 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Saif Ali Khan on 14 years "Race": Transition from the role of the chocolate boy to the role of a man

Saif Ali Khan's long career is full of achievements, but a particularly special achievement for him is the 2008 'race', as he puts it (Author: Gardener)

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Chunky Panday plays Muhammad Ghori in Nitin G's "Nayika Devi: The Warrior Queen" about 14 years 'Race': Transitioning from the role of the chocolate boy to portraying a man Saif Ali Khan about 14 years 'Race': Transitioning from the role of the chocolate boy on the role of a man Saif Ali Khan over 14 years 'Race': Transitioning from chocolate boy roles to playing a manSaif Ali Khan's long career is filled with achievements, but one achievement that stands out for him is 2008's 'Race' , as he says he felt "grown up" as an actor after playing a string of "Chocolate Boy" characters. "Race" was acclaimed upon its March 21 release and went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year. The film, which was hosted by Khan, also starred Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu and Sameera Reddy. "Race" - which later became a franchise with two more episodes released in 2013 and 2018 - tells the story of two half-brothers, played by Khan and Khanna, who are caught in a web of lies, deceit and greed. As the suave, powerful, and deceptive businessman Ranvir "Ronny" Singh, Khan was praised for playing a gray character with ease. The film, along with Vishal Bharadwaj's "Omkara", is credited with showing a different side of the actor who had appeared before them in a number of romantic dramas and comedies such as "Ta Ra Rum Pum", "Salaam Namaste" and "Parineeta". Ahead of the film's 14th anniversary, Khan told a news outlet that the goofy thriller happened to him at the right time in his career. "By that point I had done a lot of chocolate boy roles and 'Race' was different. Ranvir was a male role and that you have to be able to pull it off! You don't want to try to look like that - you just have to be the guy! And I had done a lot of different types of work. So it means something because it was a different achievement without really saying much," he said 51 year old actor. "Race," which Khan called an "intelligent and sexy thriller," offered him a chance to play a "responsible, calmer" role and had one key requirement: to have a commanding presence. "It was one of those roles where I didn't have to do much other than just be the guy, which also required a certain presence. Ranvir was an opportunity to take on a slightly more serious role and show a more mature side, and I really enjoyed doing that. There was a maturity in playing Ranvir and I wanted to work with Abbas-Mustan. It worked out that way that I ended up playing the older brother role and I just really enjoyed it," he added. Filmmaking duo Abbas-Mustan brought Race with their trademark relentless plot twists, aided by Pritam's chartbuster score and the film's urban setting.When asked if he felt viewers were hungry for a slick-looking thriller at the time, Khan said you "constantly underestimate audiences." said he vividly recalled the location shoots of "Race" in South Africa and recalled being in a "really good space" during filming of the Ramesh Taurani-supported thriller. Khan said the entire cast was in a "special time" in their lives and "we all brought that specialness to the screen" captured in the film."The cast - everyone - from Anil Kapoor, Akshaye, Ka trina, Bipasha down to Sameera had something great about it. Katrina Kaif was on her way to becoming such a big star and she really nailed the songs. And there was Bipasha, who was great fun "Akshaye deserves a lot of credit for making 'Race' what it is by playing his role in such a special way - he's such a gifted actor and he had enjoy the role. I will always remember 'Race' as one of the coolest and happiest times of my life! One of the most chilled and fun films I've made," he added. 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