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EPL regular season match
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham | January 5, 2023 at Selhurst Park
Harry Kane marked his 300th Premier League appearance with a brace to hand Tottenham Hotspur an emphatic 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace in their London derby at Selhurst Park on Wednesday. Defender Matt Doherty and Son Heung-Min netted further goals for the visitors as Palace capitulated in the second half having been the better side in the opening period when the teams went to the break at 0-0. "It was a really important win. We have not come back [from Qatar] and got the best results. It was nice to put that performance in," Kane told Sky Sports after Tottenham chalked up their first win since action in the Premier League resumed following the six-week break for the World Cup.
FA Cup | Manchester United vs Everton | January 6, 2023 at Old Trafford
Manchester United topped Everton 3-1 in the opening match of the third round of the FA Cup.
Antony got the hosts on the board less than four minutes in, but an error by David de Gea allowed Conor Coady to level the contest just 10 minutes later. Coady went from hero to villain early in the second half after he scored an own goal attempting to cut out a Marcus Rashford cross. Everton performed better than they have in their recent defeats and appeared to level the match with 15 minutes to go through substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but the goal was disallowed for a marginally offside pass in the build-up. Demarai Gray, who set up Calvert-Lewin's non-goal, was one of the visiting side's bright spots. Marcus Rashford added United's third goal with nearly the last kick of the game, converting from the penalty spot after Ben Godfrey brought down Alejandro Garnacho in the box. It's a seventh successive victory for Erik ten Hag's side in all competitions, who will find out their fourth-round opponent on Sunday.
FA Cup | Liverpool vs Wolverhampton | January 7, 2023 at Anfield
Liverpool and Wolves have drawn 2-2 in the third round of the FA Cup.
Goncalo Guedes opened the scoring against the run of play for the visitors in the 26th minute, capitalizing on a brutal error by Alisson to score an easy goal. Darwin Nunez equalized for Jurgen Klopp's side just before the break, volleying home after an incredible long pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold. The FA Cup holders took the lead for the first time seven minutes into the second half, as Mohamed Salah pounced on a misplayed header by Toti Gomes in his own box. Julen Lopetegui's side battled back to level the match in the 66th minute, as Hwang Hee-chan combined well with Matheus Cunha before the ball somehow found its way past Liverpool's goalkeeper. Wolves appeared to take the lead with less than 10 minutes to spare, but their delirious celebrations following Toti's goal were spoiled as the flag went up for offside.
In a season already compressed by the World Cup break, these two sides will head to a third round replay.
FA Cup | Manchester City vs Chelsea | January 8, 2023 at Etihad
Manchester City cruised past Chelsea 4-0 to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Pep Guardiola's men narrowly beat Graham Potter's side earlier in the week in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge, but this was a dominant City performance.
Riyad Mahrez bagged a brace, Julian Alvarez scored on his return to the starting lineup after his World Cup triumph and Phil Foden scored the other. City did all of this with Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Ederson and Ilkay Gundogan on the bench. The fourth round draw was conducted before the game and City will play Oxford United or Arsenal in what could be another tasty fixture between Guardiola and Mikel Arteta.