Sunday 03 August 2014
Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell scored their first goals for the club as Arsenal comfortably beat Benfica at Emirates Stadium in the Emirates Cup. Sanogo, who joined a year ago from Auxerre, scored a first-half hat-trick, while Campbell got the other as Arsene Wenger’s side went into half-time 4-0 up. Sanogo got a fourth after the break before Nicolas Gaitan pulled one back for Benfica.
Calum Chambers made his debut as a centre-back for Arsenal after his move from Southampton, while Alexis Sanchez also appeared for the first time in an Arsenal shirt, coming on in the second half.
Arsenal: Martinez, Chambers, Bellerin, Monreal (sub: Miquel, 73), Gibbs, Rosicky (Coquelin, 59), Flamini (Wilshere, 59), Ramsey (Arteta, 59), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Cazorla, 46), Sanogo (Akpom, 73), Campbell (Sanchez, 73).
Emmanuel Adebayor converted a penalty in his first match back since contracting malaria as Spurs eased past Celtic in Helsinki.
Spurs want into a 2-0 lead after only 11 minutes through Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado and while Jamie Lindsay pulled a goal back for Celtic just before half-time, Lewis Holtby restored the two-goal cushion before the break.
Erik Lamela extended Spurs’ just before the hour and then a free-kick by Christian Eriksen and Adebayor’s spot-kick wrapped up the victory.
Tottenham Hotspur: (first half): Friedel, Naughton, Davies, Dawson (sub: Fryers, 19), Kaboul, Capoue, Mason, Holtby, Townsend, Kane, Soldado.
(Second half): Friedel, Naughton (Fredericks, 70), Kaboul, Fryers (Veljkovic, 77), Rose, Capoue (Sandro, 70), Bentaleb, Lennon, Lamela, Eriksen, Adebayor.
Three first-half goals from Malaga were enough to beat Newcastle United in Gelsenkirchen. Gabriel Obertan put Alan Pardew’s team on the scoresheet after the break and the Newecastle manager put the defeat down to fielding a weakened team ahead of a match against Schalke on Sunday.
“I blame myself for that defeat,” he said. “I put two young lads up the top and maybe it was too much inexperience to cope with a team like Malaga.”
“It was Moussa and Cabella’s first game so really I’m kicking myself because I should have had a bit more experience on. Having said that the second half was much better, our experienced boys came on and we’re getting there slowly but surely. It was nice to see our new boys getting a run-out.”
Newcastle United: Elliot, Yanga-Mbiwa, Coloccini (sub: Williamson, 74min), S Taylor, Haidara (Dummett, 67), Sissoko (Aarons, 46), Abeid, Colback (Anita, 67), Cabella (Obertan, 46), Perez (Riviere, 46), Armstrong (Gouffran, 46).
West Bromwich Albion’s unbeaten run of friendlies was ended by Matty Fryatt’s goal in the 25th minute at the City Ground as Joleon Lescott’s first appearance for the Baggies was cut short by a pain in a knee.
Alan Irvine, the West Brom head coach, remained positive about the result and Lescott’s fitness.
“I’ve just spoken to Joleon and he feels okay," said Irvine. “He just felt something on the outside of his knee. He felt it when he was warming up and when he cleared from the corner of the pitch he felt it go. He says it has settled down now.”
West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Wisdom, Dawson, Olsson (sub: Lescott, 46 (sub: O’Neil, 80), Pocognoli (Garmston, 86); Baird, Yacob (Anichebe, 46), Gardner, Mulumbu (Brunt, 73), Dorrans, Berahino (Roofe, 76).
Wayne Routledge scored twice in Swansea’s penultimate friendly match before they travel to face Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on 16 August.
After Wilfried Bony’s penalty had hit the crossbar after 14 minutes Routledge struck twice in three minutes with assists by Bony and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Reading halved the deficit before the break through Nick Blackman but Garry Monk's side restored their two-goal lead after half-time through Bafetimbi Gomis, who had earlier struck a post.
Swansea City: Fabianski, Tiendalli (sub: Rangel, 79), Williams, Bartley, Taylor, Ki, Shelvey, Gomis, Sigurdsson, Routledge (sub: Montero, 66), Bony (sub: Dyer, 66).
Geoff Cameron and Peter Odemwingie returned to action for Stoke City after their World Cup exploits in a goalless draw at League Two Burton.
Steven Sidwell had a first-half goal ruled out for offside while Cameron Jerome’s shot was cleared off the line after he had been set up by Odemwingie. Ryan Shotton came closest to scoring for Stoke, hitting a post after the break.
Stoke City: Butland, Shotton, Cameron (sub: Watkins, 46), Teixeira, Wheeler, Odemwingie (Alabi, 46), Palacios (Shenton, 59), Sidwell, Ness, Shea, Jerome.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admitted that his team were perhaps lucky to beat the hosts of the Schalke 04 Cup on penalties after a goalless draw but was pleased with the test posed by the Bundesliga side, who lost after two penalties in the shootout were saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
"The game was very good from our point of view in terms of the physicality and the technical ability of Schalke, which took us to a level we haven't reached before in pre-season," Allardyce told www.whufc.com. "We were a bit fortunate to win it on penalties as the woodwork stopped Schalke scoring a couple of times during the match.
"But it was a very good exercise, not only from the senior point of view but also as we played five Under-21 players and that experience has been massive for them in terms of the demands of first-team football."
Marvin Sordell gave Burnley their third pre-season win with the only goal at Bloomfield Road. After crossing for Dean Marney to hit the bar in the fifth minute, Burnley enjoyed the more threatening chances, but it was not until the 68th minute that Sordell scored after Kieran Trippier’s cross caused confusion in the Blackpool defence.
Burnley: Cisak (sub: Gilks, 46), Lafferty (O’Neill, 73), Shackell (Duff, 46), Long, Reid (Trippier, 65), Wallace (Gilchrist, 82), Marney (Hewitt, 73), Jones (Mee, 62), Taylor (Arfield, 46), Barnes (Ings, 65), Sordell (Jutkiewicz, 68).
Aston Villa lost in the Netherlands, failing to recover from an opening eight minutes in which they conceded twice.
Tjaronn Chery got both opening goal and Jarchinio Antonia made it 3-0 on the half-hour. A free-kick from Charles N'Zogbia reduced the deficit with 15 minutes remaining, but Groningen got a fourth through Dino Islamovic.
Aston Villa: Given, Baker (sub: Herd 73), Clark (Stevens), Weimann (N'Zogbia, 69), Agbonlahor (Grealish, 73), Westwood (Gardner, 73), Delph (El Ahmadi, 69), Richardson, Bent (Bacuna, 69), Hutton, Senderos (Okore, 69).
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet was satisfied with his team’s performance as their tour of Portugal ended in stalemate.
“It’s more about the way we play, the way we pass the ball and how the players get themselves into positions,” he told www.safc.com. “And today the players got in great positions and did very well.
“We were very good in the first half; we showed good control on the ball and had lots of possession.”
Sunderland: Pantilimon, van Aanholt, Mavrias, O’Shea, Roberge, Johnson, Giaccherini (sub: Ba, 76), Bridcutt, Gomez, Wickham, Fletcher (N'Diaye, 59).
Crystal Palace recovered from being 2-0 down shortly after half-time to draw level, only to lose at Griffin Park against Brentford of the Championship. Glen Murray started the fightback in the second half with Marouane Chamakh levelling from close range. But Moses Odubajo scored the final goal for Brentford.
In a separate friendly, new signings Fraizer Campbell scored a hat-trick and Brede Hangeland made his debut as Palace beat non-league side Forest Green Rovers 3-0.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey (sub: Speroni, 46), Ward, Delaney, Dann, Mariappa, Bolasie, Ledley, Jedinak, Puncheon, Chamakh, Murray.
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said his side could have performed better as they were held at Deepdale. Liam Moore had given Leicester the lead in spectacular fashion but the Foxes could not hold on and, while keeping perspective because of it being a friendly Pearson expressed disappointment.
“We were slightly off the pace today,” he told ww.lcfc.com. “Not as fluid as we have been, but you can’t read too much into pre-season games.
“I like us to win as often as possible as it’s a good habit to have, but when you don’t quite find the fluidity you’re looking for, it’s a lesson to us that we have to be at full-tilt.
Leicester City: Schmeichel , De Laet (sub: McCourt, 78), Wasilewski (Morgan, 70), Moore (Kennedy, 70), Konchesky, James (King, 70), Drinkwater (Hammond, 70); Knockaert (Albrighton, 70), Taylor-Fletcher (Nugent, 62), Vardy (Mahrez, 34), Ulloa (Wood, 62).
Charlie Austin and Junior Hoilett scored two goals each in the win in the Republic of Ireland.
QPR: Green (sub: Murphy, 46), Simpson, Traore, Caulker, Onuoha, Dunne, Barton, Faurlin (Henry, 65), Hoilett, Austin, Zamora (Wright-Phillips, 63).