Premier League: Tottenham inaugurates new stadium with 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

first_imgTottenham Hotspur marked their long-awaited homecoming with a vital 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the first Premier League game at their new stadium on Wednesday to revive their faltering top-four hopes.It was hardly a classic to mark the official opening of the spectacular 62,062-seat stadium, but second-half goals by Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen ensured the London club began a new era with a win to move back above Arsenal into third place.”It’s just amazing. What an unbelievable stadium. The noise was just so loud,” South Korean Son, whose 12th league goal of the season came in front of the stadium’s steepling 17,500-seat single tier South Stand, told Sky Sports.”To score the first goal at this stadium. White Hart Lane is our history but the new stadium… I can’t believe it.”That feeling when you write your name into Spurs folklore…#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/726JR1niAZTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Having moved out of their historic old stadium in May 2017, Tottenham have lodged at Wembley for nearly two seasons after building issues caused a six-month delay to their new arena.After a couple of test events the official opening was marked by a pre-match ceremony involving a brass band, a school choir and fireworks illuminating the golden cockerel sitting proudly on top of the South Stand.Tottenham’s worst slump in Mauricio Pochettino’s five years in charge – one point from five games – had seen his side’s outside shot at the title replaced by the fear of being swallowed by the chasing pack in the race for a top-four spot.advertisementAfter failing to get an early breakthrough the anxiety began to show, with Eriksen and Danny Rose both failing to capitalise on chances while Harry Kane had a free kick deflected wide.It was left to Son, Tottenham’s often unsung hero, to break the deadlock and etch his name into the club’s history books.”I’m the happiest guy in the world!”Sonny on scoring the first ever Premier League goal at our new home.#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/RKyDf2MRKhTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Eriksen did well to win back possession and play in Son on the right and the striker then cut in before firing goalwards – his shot diverting wickedly off Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic to wrong-foot keeper Vicente Guaita.With Tottenham’s fans finally creating the atmosphere the occasion merited, Kane blazed over before his stumbling run into the area ended with Eriksen sweeping home from close range.Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris made two superb late saves to spare the fans a nail-biting finale and send them inside to christen the stadium’s array of swanky new bars with a crucial win to celebrate.Victory lifted Spurs back into third spot having been overtaken by local rivals Arsenal at the weekend.They have 64 points from 32 games with neighbours Arsenal, having played a game less, on 63 along with Chelsea, who beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0, while Manchester United are on 61 in the race for Champions League spots.Also Read | Atletico Madrid defeat 2-0 with late goals from Godin and GriezmannAlso Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS Laxmanlast_img read more

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Where to watch all UK TV football this week

first_imgPremier League Live football on TV: UK match schedule this week, online streams & free to air websites Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Arjen Robben Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo GFX Getty/Goal composite Premier League UEFA Champions League UEFA Europa League FA Cup Primera División Bundesliga Serie A Ligue 1 If you are planning to take in some live football on television this week, Goal has a comprehensive guide to what’s on Trying to figure out what football is being shown live on TV this week? Look no further!There is plenty of action taking place across the globe, not least in Europe’s top leagues, with some interesting match-ups that are bound to get you excited.The remaining Champions League quarter-finals took place during the week, while Arsenal were in action in the Europa League. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp At the weekend, FA Cup action takes centre stage, with the Chelsea hoping to join Tottenham and Manchester United in the semi-finals. There are also crunch games in La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League to look forward to. To help you choose what to watch, Goal has taken a look at all the football on TV in the UK today, tonight and this week, including some that you can watch for free and live stream. All live football matches on UK TV this weekSunday March 18, 2018 Match Competition Kick-off time (GMT) Channel Melbourne Victory vs Central Coast Mariners A-League 06:00 BT Sport 2 Real Valladolid vs Almeria La Liga 2 11:00 FreeSports Leganes vs Sevilla La Liga 11:00 Sky Sports Mix Sampdoria vs Inter Serie A 11:30 BT Sport 1 Derby County vs Cardiff City Championship 12:00 Sky Sports Football Nice vs PSG Ligue 1 12:00 BT Sport ESPN Borussia Dortmund vs Hannover 96 Bundesliga 12:30 BT Sport 3 Wigan Athletic vs Southampton FA Cup 13:30 BBC One AC Milan vs Chievo  Serie A 14:00 BT Sport ESPN Motherwell vs Celtic Scottish Premiership 14:15 Sky Sports Football FC Cologne vs Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 3 Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao La Liga 15:15 Sky Sports Mix Raith Rovers vs East Fife Scottish League One 16:10 BBC Alba Leicester City vs Chelsea FA Cup 16:30 BBC One RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 3 Villarreal vs Atletico Madrid La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Football Celta Vigo vs Malaga La Liga 17:30 Sky Sports Red Button Napoli vs Genoa Serie A 19:45 BT Sport 1 Real Madrid vs Girona La Liga 19:45 Sky Sports Football Lazio vs Bologna Serie A 19:45 BT Sport Extra 1 Marseille vs Lyon Ligue 1 20:00 BT Sport 3 FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders MLS 21:00 Sky Sports Football How to watch football for free in the UKEden Hazard ChelseaThere are a number of games throughout the week that can be watched live for free on a variety of different channels.National broadcasters such as BBC, BBC Scotland and S4C occasionally show matches from the UK, with a few available to watch this week.Free-to-air channel Freesports shows games from Portugal’s Primeira Liga and Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League, while BritAsia TV broadcasts games from the Indian Super League.See the table below for the free games on UK TV this week. Match Competition Kick-off time (GMT) Channel Real Valladolid vs Almeria La Liga 2 Mar 18 / 11:00 FreeSports Wigan Athletic vs Southampton FA Cup Mar 18 / 13:30 BBC One Raith Rovers vs East Fife Scottish League One Mar 18 / 16:10 BBC Alba Leicester City vs Chelsea FA Cup Mar 18 / 16:30 BBC One Furthermore, highlights from all Premier League matches are shown on BBC One’s  Match of the Day programme, which generally airs on Saturdays at 22:30.On Channel 5, you can watch highlights from the Championship on Football on 5: The Championship, which airs on Saturdays at 21:00.Sky Sports News, which regularly shows clips and highlights from games, is available to all Sky and Virgin Media subscribers regardless of package.How to legally stream football in the UKWelbeck Calhanoglu Milan ArsenalAs well as being able to watch football on TV in the UK, fans can stream games live online and using various apps.Sky TV customers, for example, can access the Sky Go facility, which allows users to stream matches live and on demand on any mobile, laptop or tablet device.BT Sport, similarly, offer the BT Sport app , through which customers can stream games live and on-the-go on a variety of devices.The likes of Sky Go and the BT Sport app are generally available for most Apple iOS and Android devices.Furthermore, for games that are broadcast on BBC, viewers can opt to use the BBC iPlayer , which is a streaming service compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and a host of other platforms. 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