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Spurs return to top of table with 0-0 draw at Chelsea

Monday, 2020-11-30 08:35:44
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur - Stamford Bridge, London, Britain - November 29, 2020 Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min in action with Chelsea's Reece James. (Reuters)
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Tottenham Hotspur went back to the top of the Premier League on Sunday after a 0-0 draw at Chelsea left honours even between visiting manager Jose Mourinho and his one-time midfield lieutenant Frank Lampard, now in charge of the Blues.

* Substitute Edinson Cavani produced a second-half masterclass, scoring twice and creating another goal as Manchester United hit back from a two-goal deficit to beat Southampton 3-2 in a Premier League cracker on Sunday.

* Arsenal slumped to a fourth defeat in six Premier League games as Wolverhampton Wanderers shrugged off a worrying early injury to Raul Jimenez to claim a 2-1 win at The Emirates on Sunday (Nov 29).

* Napoli, playing in Argentina-style shirts as a tribute to the late Diego Maradona, demolished AS Roma 4-0 in Serie A on another poignant evening on Sunday.

* Lionel Messi paid a personal tribute to the late Diego Maradona after scoring on Sunday as Barcelona returned to winning ways in La Liga with a resounding 4-0 home win over Osasuna.

* AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie converted one penalty and missed another as the Serie A leaders brushed aside Fiorentina 2-0 on Sunday, making light of the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

* Karl Toko Ekambi scored one and set up two more as Olympique Lyonnais beat 10-man Stade de Reims 3-0 at home to claim their fifth win in six Ligue 1 games and climb to second in the standings on Sunday.

* Mike Tyson showed age has not robbed him of his power as the former heavyweight champion, in his long-awaited return to the ring, dominated Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight on Saturday in Los Angeles that was surprisingly ruled a draw.

* Around 9,000 runners - some wearing face masks - took part in the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday (Nov 29), Chinese media said, a rare mass event in a year when COVID-19 laid waste to most such sport.

* Former world number one Karolina Pliskova has appointed Naomi Osaka's former coach Sascha Bajin as her new coach for the 2021 season. Pliskova split with coach Daniel Vallverdu earlier this month after her 2020 season came to an end.

* Bayer Leverkusen ended their five-game winning run in the Bundesliga with an uninspiring 0-0 draw against visitors Hertha Berlin on Sunday, missing their chance to take over second place.

* Lewis Hamilton powered to victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday (Nov 29) in a race overshadowed by a horrific crash for French driver Romain Grosjean.

Reuters