KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Geoff Cameron and Lynden Gooch were on the receiving end of humiliating losses in English Premier League action, while DeAndre Yedlin scored his first goal for Newcastle in the Championship.
Stoke City 0-4 Tottenham
Two goals from Son Heung-min and one a piece from Dele Alli and Harry Kane ensured that Spurs left with all three points from the Britannia Stadium.
Cameron started the game at right back for the Potters in the losing effort.
The home side started strongly, but with the game still knotted at 0-0, manager Mark Hughes was sent to the stands by referee Anthony Taylor for leaving his technical area to complain about a foul not called when Jonathan Walters was brought down.
This would lead to the table turning in the visitors' favor when Son scored Spurs first goal in the 41st minute. Alli would pass the ball over to teammate Christen Eriksen on the right, which led to a cross in the area that the South Korean international redirected past Shay Given.
Son added his second goal of the day in the 56th minute when Eriksen once again set up the midfielder who fired in a brilliant curling shot past Given from just inside the area.
Alli scored Spurs' third goal three minutes later on a counter-attack. Kyle Walker provided the assist.
Kane would score his first goal of the season in the 70th minute with Son turning provider, in a rather comfortable in the end for Spurs.
Stoke sit at the bottom of the standings with only one point from four games.
Sunderland 0-3 Everton
It only took Toffees' striker Romelu Lukaku 11 minutes to complete a hat-trick that saw his thrash Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Monday.
Gooch started in midfield for the Black Cats and played 57 minutes.
The visitors were too much to handle early on in the game, but Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford along with the back line were able to withstand the pressure and keep the game scoreless until the second half.
That is when everything fell apart for the host and the Belgian international took over.
Lukaku scored his first goal in the 60 minute on a counter-attack by Everton. Idrissa Gueye's cross in the area found the striker unmarked and he easily headed past Pickford to give them the lead.
Sunderland had very little time to recover as Lukaku was at it again eight minutes later. Yannick Bolasie crossed the ball into the area from the left, leaving Everton's target man to head in the chance just like his first goal.
Lukaku sealed his hat-trick in the 71st minute when Kevin Mirallas' through ball allowed him the one-on-one opportunity against Pickford and he coolly slotted the ball into the back of the net.
Sunderland are still looking for their first win of the season and now sit in 19th place in the standings with one point.
Derby County 0-2 Newcastle United
Recent Magpie signee DeAndre Yedlin iced the game for his team as they earned a big three points at the iPro Stadium as they continue their push to return to the Premier League on the first try.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Yoan Gouffran's blistering volley found the back of the net. The Frenchman was able to get away from his marker and had just enough time to connect on Jonjo Shelvey's corner kick to give his team the lead.
Yedlin would make his appearance in the 73rd minute, replacing the goal scorer Gouffran, and he would make sure that Newcastle walked away with the win.
The former Seattle Sounder's strike in stoppage time may not have been the prettiest, but his run into the area put pressure on Derby goalkeeper Scott Carson to make a move and fortunately the ball bounced off Yedlin's foot and into the goal.
The win sees Newcastle move up to second place in the standings with 12 points.
Brad Guzan watched from the bench as Middlesbrough suffered a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.
Danny Williams started and scored the game-winning penalty as Reading earned a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town.
Jonathan Spector started at right back as Birmingham City beat Fulham 1-0.
Eric Lichaj started for Nottingham Forest in their 2-2 tie with Aston Villa.
Gboly Ariyibi started in Chesterfield's 0-0 tie with Oldham Athletic.
Duane Holmes started and notched an assist in Scunthorpe United's 4-0 win over Southend United.