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EPL: Everton seal rare victory over Spurs, Vardy brace in Leicester win

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Jamie Vardy Leicester

London: Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s superb second-half header proved the difference as Everton claimed a 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur.

Richarlison missed Everton’s best chance of the first half when he fired wide from a tight angle while Jordan Pickford saved from Spurs midfielder Dele Alli and debutant Matt Doherty at the other end.

The decisive moment came in the 55th minute, with Calvert-Lewin powerfully meeting Lucas Digne’s free-kick.

Richarlison twice shot wide and Hugo Lloris denied Calvert-Lewin a second as the Toffees looked to double their advantage.

But a single goal was enough to secure Everton’s first league win over Spurs since December 2012 and inflict head coach Spurs Jose Mourinho’s first ever opening-day defeat at the 19th time of asking.

Vardy on target

A debut goal by Timothy Castagne and two Jamie Vardy penalties earned Leicester City a 3-0 win over promoted West Bromwich Albion.

Harvey Barnes was denied twice in quick succession by Sam Johnstone while Kasper Schmeichel saved from Matheus Pereira at the other end during a goalless first half.

Leicester took the lead in the 56th minute, with Belgian Dennis Praet crossing for compatriot Castagne to head in at the far post.

Vardy made it 2-0 on 74 minutes, scoring from the spot after he was fouled by Kyle Bartley.

He has now equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in five successive away matches against the same opponent.

Last season’s Golden Boot winner sealed the victory with a second penalty 10 minutes later, converting after Dara O’Shea had brought down James Justin.

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