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Lopetegui's Sevilla go top of La Liga by beating Alaves

Monday, 2019-09-16 10:28:37
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Sevilla players celebrate Joan Jordan's goal against Alaves. (Photo: Getty)
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Sevilla climbed to the top of La Liga on Sunday after beating Alaves 1-0 away from home, with Spanish midfielder Joan Jordan sending a 37th-minute free kick fizzing into the top corner for the only goal of the game.

* Callum Wilson scored twice for Bournemouth as they enjoyed a 3-1 home victory over a defensively fragile Everton side to move into mid-table in the Premier League on Sunday.

* Arsenal squandered a two-goal lead as Watford hit back to draw 2-2 in new manager Quique Sanchez Flores' first game of his second stint in charge at Vicarage Road on Sunday (Sep 15).

* A brace from Moroccan midfielder Amine Harit secured a 5-1 win over Paderborn for David Wagner's Schalke on Sunday (Sep 15), while Freiburg moved up to third in the Bundesliga with a derby win at Hoffenheim.

* Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a debut goal to help Paulo Fonseca secure his first win as AS Roma coach in a 4-2 victory over Sassuolo, after Lazio fell to a shock defeat and Bologna moved into second place in Serie A on Sunday.

* Marseille came back from two goals down to beat winless Monaco 4-3 in a Ligue 1 thriller in the principality on Sunday (Sep 15) as close-season signing Dario Benedetto scored twice.

* Honda's Marc Marquez took another significant stride towards a sixth MotoGP title by seizing victory in a last-lap duel at the San Marino Grand Prix on Sunday.

* Manchester City's Pauline Bremer grabbed a brace of goals in a 2-0 win away to Reading and Chloe Kelly scored two superb long-range strikes of her own as Everton beat Bristol City 2-0 in the second round of games in the FA Women's Super League on Sunday.

* Europe's women reclaimed the Solheim Cup in the most thrilling fashion imaginable on Sunday with Norway's Suzann Pettersen sealing a 14.5-13.5 win over the U.S. with the final putt of the three-day battle around Gleneagles.

* World number two Karolina Pliskova beat Croatia's Petra Martic 6-3 6-2 in the final of the inaugural Zhengzhou Open on Sunday (Sep 15) to win the 15th WTA singles title of her career and her first in China.

* World number one Novak Djokovic will begin his 2020 season in Brisbane, Rafael Nadal in Perth and Roger Federer in Sydney after Monday's draw for the ATP Cup, the new world tennis team event.

* Japan's Nao Hibino beat compatriot and doubles partner Misaki Doi 6-3 6-2 at the Hana-cupid Japan Women's Open in Hiroshima on Sunday (Sep 15) to win her first WTA title since 2015.

* Sweden's Rebecca Peterson brushed aside Elena Rybakina 6-2 6-0 to win her maiden WTA title at the Jiangxi Open in Nanchang on Sunday.

* Sergio Garcia sealed his first victory of the season on Sunday (Sep 15) by beating Danish teenager Nicolai Hojgaard by one shot to win the Dutch Open in Amsterdam.

* Slovenian Primoz Roglic was confirmed the winner of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana after completing Sunday's stage 21 into Madrid, becoming the first rider from his country to win a Grand Tour.

* Joaquin Niemann fired a closing round of 64 on Sunday (Sep 15) to capture The Greenbrier by six strokes and become the first Chilean to win on the US PGA Tour.

Reuters, CNA