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Morrison's solo goal lights up EPL; Arsenal 1st


October 06. 2013 5:36PM
Associated Press



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(AP) Ravel Morrison picked up possession near the halfway line, evaded the Tottenham defenders and lifted the ball over goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, creating a Premier League season highlight as West Ham beat Spurs 3-0 Sunday for its first win at White Hart Lane in 19 years.


Goals by Winston Reid in the 66th and Ricardo Vaz Te in the 72nd built the lead for Hammers, and Morrison capped the scoring in the 79th.


Morrison, a 20-year-old midfielder, was let go in 2010 by Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. West Ham loaned him to Birmingham last season.


"The penny has dropped with him," West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said. "It has dropped in lifestyle and attitude and his timekeeping, all of a sudden there is a belief that he doesn't want to do anything other than break into our first team."


Arsenal's 10-game winning streak in all competitions ended with a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion. Claudio Yacob put the hosts ahead in the 42nd and Jack Wilshere tied the score in the 63rd with his first league goal since 2010, two days after being admonished by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger following publication of a photograph showing the midfielder smoking.


The Gunners (5-1-1) have 16 points and lead Liverpool on goals scored. Chelsea (4-1-2) is two points back after a 3-1 victory at Norwich. Ocsar's fourth-minute goal for the Blues was offset by Anthony Pilkington's goal in the 68th minute. Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead in the 85th and Willian, a second-half substitute making his Premier League debut, added a goal in the 86th.


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ROME (AP) Juventus conceded a goal after just 19 seconds, then recovered to beat AC Milan 3-2.


After Sulley Muntari put the visitors ahead, Juventus built a 3-1 lead on goals by Andrea Pirlo in the 15th, Sebastian Giovinco in the 69th and Giorgio Chiellini in 75th.


Milan's Philippe Mexes was not penalized for punching Chiellini in the 50th but was ejected in the 75th after his second yellow card. Montari scored again in the 90th with a long shot that deflected off Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.


Seeking its third straight league title, Juventus (6-0-1) in third, two points behind Roma (7-0) and ahead of Napoli (6-0-1) on goal difference. Napoli defeated visiting Livorno 4-0 on goals by Goran Pandev, Gokhan Inler, Jose Maria Callejon and Marek Hamsik.


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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Diego Costa scored twice to take over the Spanish league scoring lead with 10, giving Atletico Madrid a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo.


Barcelona leads Atletico (both 8-0) on goal difference, and the teams are a win shy of the La Liga record for victories at the start of a season, set by Real Madrid in 1968.


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PARIS (AP) Paris Saint-Germain rallied past Marseille 2-1 in a match featuring two penalty kicks and trails French league leader Monaco on goal difference.


PSG midfielder Thiago Motta was ejected in the 30th minute for kicking Mathieu Valbuena while attempting to clear the ball, and Andre Ayew converted the penalty kick.


Maxwell tied the score in the 45th when he beat goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to Gregory Van der Wiel's cross, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty kick in the 65th after Ayew tripped Marquinhos.


Monaco and PSG are both 6-0-3. Marseille dropped behind Lille (both 5-2-2) into fourth, also on goal difference.


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BERLIN (AP) Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored a hat trick in an eight-minute span during Hamburg's 5-0 rout at Nuremberg in the Bundesliga.


It was Bert van Marwijk's first victory as coach of Hamburg (2-4-2) since he replaced the fired Thorsten Fink.


Associated Press


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