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Sevilla dampen Reds’ league return

AFP
Published : Sep 15, 2017, 6:42 am IST
Updated : Sep 15, 2017, 6:42 am IST

In London, Harry Kane banished Tottenham’s Wembley curse as the England striker’s double sealed a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

Sevilla’s Joaquin Correa celebrates scoring against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)
 Sevilla’s Joaquin Correa celebrates scoring against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino’s first-half penalty miss proved costly for Liverpool as Joaquin Correa scored a dramatic equaliser to grab Sevilla 2-2 Champions League draw on Wednesday.

Anfield was in jubilant mood as the English club welcomed back Champions League football after a two-year absence, but it took Sevilla just four minutes to dampen the enthusiasm. After Wissam Ben Yedder had given the Spanish side an early lead, goals from Firmino and Mohamed Salah put Liverpool ahead, only for Firmino to miss a penalty.

On the hour, Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo was dismissed for throwing the ball away from Liverpool’s Joe Gomez as he tried to take a throw-in, but his disappointment was eased, thanks to Correa, on 72 minutes.

Kane Buoys Spurs 
In London, Harry Kane banished Tottenham’s Wembley curse as the England striker’s double sealed a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.

After losing eight of their previous 12 matches at Wembley, Kane’s predatory finishing ensured Tottenham finally enjoyed a night to remember in their temporary lodgings.

Son Heung-Min’s goal put Tottenham ahead early on and, although Andriy Yarmolenko conjured a sublime equaliser, it was the hosts who possessed the killer instinct thanks to Kane’s latest heroics. 

Kane restored Spurs’ advantage before the interval and wrapped up the victory with his second goal after half-time.

City dump Feyenoord
In Rotterdam, Manchester City thrashed Dutch champions Feyenoord 4-0 as defender John Stones scored twice. Stones headed home two minutes after skipper David Silva’s goal, and after Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus had made the win safe.

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