Tottenham Hotspur started the new Premier League season badly on Sunday. Steven Bergwijn’s team lost 0-1 to Everton at home. In the Turkish Süper Lig, Jeremain Lens was accurate for Besiktas.
Lens scores one minute after the raid
The visitors opened the score in London in the 55th minute. Lucas Digne found the head of striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin with a curving free kick and he headed the ball hard into the intersection behind the hopeless Hugo Lloris.
Manager José Mourinho brought in Bergwijn, among others, in the hunt for the 1-1 after the break, but the former PSV attacker was also unable to save Tottenham from a defeat. He participated in ‘The Spurs’ for half an hour.
Tottenham does not have long to reflect on the false start in the Premier League, as Mourinho’s team will play in the second preliminary round of the Europa League on Thursday. The Londoners play an away game against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria.
Leicester City had much less problems in the first league game of the season, winning 0-3 at West Bromwich Albion. Jamie Vardy used a penalty in the 74th and 84th minutes. Timothy Castagne had provided the opening goal in West Bromwich at the beginning of the second half.
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Jamie Vardy used two penalties for Leicester City. (Photo: Pro Shots)
In Turkey, Lens only needed a minute to score for Besiktas visiting Trabzonspor. The 32-year-old attacker came in in the 72nd minute and made the 0-3 in the 73rd minute. A goal by Trabzonspor attacker Abdülkadir Ömür eventually made it 1-3. Besiktas’ first two goals were scored by the American Tyler Boyd and the Ghanaian Bernard Mensah. It was Besiktas’ first league match.
In Spain, La Liga has also started again this weekend, although Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have not yet played. Valencia won 4-2 against Levante without the injured keeper Jasper Cillessen on Sunday. Two goals from Valencia invader Manu Vallejo made the decision in the city derby in an empty Mestalla.
Real Betis won by a goal from Tello in the fifth minute of injury time with 0-1 at Deportivo Alavés, Real Valladolid-Real Sociedad became 1-1 and that was also the result at Villarreal against Huesca.
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