Calvert-Lewins double gives Ferguson dream start at Everton against Chelsea

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice after Richarlisons early opener for Everton in a 3-1 victory against Chelsea in Duncan Fergusons first match as temporary manager Unable to sleep after taking the reins from Marco Silva, Duncan Ferguson lay in his bath at 2.30am on Friday and dreamed of the perfect day. It looked like this. There was a towering header to start the show, two more goals from a marauding Everton No 9 and a fist-pump celebration in front of the Gwladys Street End after leading his beloved club out of the relegation zone. The Scot has some scriptwriter. Chelsea were beaten by emotion, fight and character on Fergusons big day. Frank Lampards team played well but defended poorly. They were …

Vardy and Prez hat-tricks as Leicester smash nine against Southampton

Ben Chilwell opened the floodgates before Ayoze Prez and Jamie Vardy hit hat-tricks as Leicester thrashed Southampton 9-0 for a record Premier League away win By the time Jamie Vardy stepped up from 12 yards to add Leicester Citys ninth and put the final nail in Southamptons coffin, the pocket of delirious travelling supporters, well on their way to revelling in a giddying record-breaking away win, were sarcastically singing for the goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to take aim from the penalty spot. The only other time a team won by such a margin in the Premier League 24 years ago, another Schmeichel was on the winning side for Manchester United. Leicester fans toasted Vardys hat-trick by feverishly waving white scarves bearing …

Aaron Cresswell seals victory for West Ham over toothless Manchester United

A goal in each half from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell secured a rousing 2-0 home win for West Ham over Manchester United For Ole Gunnar Solskjr and Manchester United, it was one of those flat and underwhelming performances that highlight how far off the top they have fallen and why the fight to reacquaint themselves with Champions League football this season promises to be so fraught. West Ham were comfortable after Andriy Yarmolenkos fine goal just before the interval and the impression was that United could have played all day and failed to find the equaliser. The gloss to a win that bolstered West Hams early season positivity came late on when Aaron Cresswell picked out David de Geas …

Liverpool left disappointed but proud as the big prize fails to arrive | Andy Hunter

Liverpools record number of points and the individual awards were nice but all the thoughts were of what might have been in the Premier League climax You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates was a strange choice of song to play in the immediate aftermath of Liverpools title chase Barcelona on Tuesday changed everything, of course, and the Kop hit back with a stirring rendition of We Shall Not Be Moved the European Cup version when the Wolves support celebrated Manchester Citys win at Brighton with a chorus of Raheem Sterling, hes top of the league. The comeback of all comebacks here last Tuesday offers Jrgen Klopp and his players another opportunity to claim a magnificent prize …

Premier League 2018-19 season review: our writers best and worst

The best players, greatest games and standout signings plus those that didnt work out, and what needs to change Best player Ed Aarons: Virgil van Dijk. Raheem Sterling runs him close but in terms of impact and influence, the big Dutchman has been peerless. Nick Ames: A confession: at the time Liverpool paid 75m for Van Dijk this writer having been present to cover all of his exceptionally rare rickets at Southampton considered them barmy. Instead, he has almost single-handedly given Jrgen Klopp the ability to build from a solid base, transforming the teams prospects. No centre-back has had this profound an influence in years. Simon Burnton: Bernardo Silva has been an absolute joy a wonderful combination of technique, tenacity …