KENYA BROWN - Thursday, October 27, 2016
Cameron Carter-Vickers started for Tottenham in their loss to Liverpool, while DeAndre Yedlin helped Newcastle to an easy win over Preston North End in EFL Cup action.
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with the performance of Cameron Carter-Vickers, but the team were unable to overcome Liverpool at Anfield.
The young center back started alongside teammate Kevin Wimmer in the losing effort.
The Reds opened the scoring in the ninth minute through Daniel Sturridge. Georges N'Koudou lost control of the ball in Tottenham's end, allowing Marko Grujic to collect it. His pass was deflected by Wimmer, but Sturridge was able to poke the ball past goalkeeper Micahel Vorm.
Liverpool dominated the majority of the game, but could not find their second goal until the 64th minute when Sturridge added his name to the score sheet again. Georginio Wijnaldum's through ball allowed the English forward to be one-on-one with Vorm and he easily put it away.
However, things got a bit interesting in the 75th minute when the referee called a penalty for Tottenham. Lucas was judged to have brought Erik Lamela down in the area. Vincent Janssen stepped and put away the penalty to cut Liverpool's lead.
Tottenham will now turn their attention back to the league after being eliminated from the EFL Cup.
Newcastle 6-0 Preston North End
It seems like nothing can stop Newcastle at the moment as they carried their winning run over to the cup competition with an emphatic victory at St. James' Park.
DeAndre Yedlin got the start at right back for the Magpies and played the entire game.
The host opened the scoring in the 19th minute through Aleksandar Mitrovic. Matt Rithie's free kick would find the Serbian forward in the area and he easily headed it past PNE goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.
It would turn out to be a long night for the visitors when Alan Browne was shown a red card in the 27th minute after a nasty challenge on Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback. This would open the floodgates for the Magpies.
Newcastle scored their second goal on the night in the 38th minute when Mohamed Diamé's long-range effort beat Lindegaard.
Ritchie got his name on the score sheet eight minutes into the second half from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area by Bailey Wright.
Mitrovic went on to score his second goal on the night two minutes later when brought a cross from Isaac Hayden, sidestepped not one, but two defenders and blasted his shot into the goal to the delight of the fans.
Diamé followed up with his second goal in the 87th minute in what can only be called the goal of the game. The Senegalese midfielder collected the ball from Jonjo Shelvey at midfield and went on a run towards the goal and unleashed a shot well outside the area that Lindegaard could do nothing about.
Ayoze Pérez rounded out the scoring in the first minute of stoppage time with his goal coming from a corner kick.
The Magpies will look to continue their winning form when they return to league action at the weekend.
Gedion Zelalem was a late game substitute for Arsenal, while Danny Williams did not dress in the Gunners' 2-0 win over Reading.
Lynden Gooch saw action late in the game for Sunderland as they fell 1-0 to Southampton.