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Football: Pochettino vows to 'win with style' with PSG

Sunday, 2021-01-03 10:35:47
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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Champions League - Group B - Crvena Zvezda v Tottenham Hotspur - Rajko Mitic Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia - November 6, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Reuters)
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Mauricio Pochettino was officially named the new coach of French champions Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday (Jan 2) following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and immediately vowed "to win with style".

PSG announced on its website that former Tottenham manager Pochettino had signed a contract until June 30, 2022 with an option for an additional year.

* A rare Kieran Tierney goal, a superb team effort finished by Bukayo Saka and a brace from Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal their third Premier League win in a row as they beat West Bromwich Albion 4-0 in snowy conditions on Saturday.

* Crystal Palace ended their five-game winless run in the Premier League on Saturday (Jan 2) when first-half goals from Jeffrey Schlupp and Eberechi Eze secured a 2-0 victory over bottom-placed Sheffield United.

* Captain Lewis Dunk's header earned Brighton & Hove Albion a 3-3 Premier League draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers after they had conceded three times in the first half on Saturday (Jan 2).

* Republic of Korea forward Son Heung-min scored his 100th Tottenham goal in a 3-0 win over Leeds that hauled his team back into the Premier League title race on Saturday (Jan 2).

* Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen blew the chance to top the Bundesliga Saturday (Jan 2) after crashing to a 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt following an own goal by Edmond Tapsoba.

* Sevilla had goalkeeper Bono to thank after they earned a 1-1 draw away to local rivals Real Betis on Saturday but the point was not enough to prevent them dropping out of the top four in La Liga.

* Real Madrid beat an in-form Celta Vigo 2-0 at home on Saturday (Jan 2) thanks to a goal and assist apiece from Spanish pair Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio, putting the side above city rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.

* Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier's 10-week suspension for a betting violation has been put on hold by world soccer governing body FIFA, an Atletico source said on Saturday (Jan 2).

Reuters