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Published: 16:11 | 13/8/16

Premier League round-up: Everton and Spurs draw


Everton and Tottenham played out a 1-1 draw in their Premier League opener at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Toffees took the lead on five minutes through Ross Barkley's free-kick, but Maurico Pochettino's side levelled just before the hour mark through Erik Lamela's header from Kyle Walker's cross from the right.

Tottenham suffered a injury blow on 35 minutes when goalkeeper Hugo Lloris limped out with a hamstring injury, although the France international was able to jog off the field and did not look in pain as he went off, to be replaced by Michel Vorm.

New signing Vincent Janssen almost snatched a latter winner for the visitors, only to be denied by a great save from Everton's debutant goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

Salomon Rondon scored the only goal of the game, as West Brom beat Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Venezuela international headed home from James McClean's free-kick on 74 minutes to make it a happy homecoming for manager Tony Pulis to the club he managed for nine months in 2013-14.

The reign of Claude Puel got off to a disappointing start for Southampton as they drew 1-1 with 10-man Watford at St. Mary’s.

The Hornets took the lead on nine minutes when a header by Troy Deeney found Etienne Capoue and the midfielder fired past Fraser Forster.

Shane Long, the Saints’ undisputed first choice forward following the summer departure of Graziano Pelle, headed wide from a Dusan Tadic centre as the hosts pushed hard for an equaliser.

They had it on 58 minutes when debutant Nathan Redmond volleyed Tadic’s cross past Heurelho Gomes to level matters.

The visitors finished a man short when substitute Ben Watson was dismissed for a challenge on Long.

Middlesbrough’s return to the top flight ended in a draw as Stoke forward Xherdan Shaqiri ensured the spoils were shared at the Riverside.

Aitor Karanka’s side took an early lead when summer signing Alvaro Negredo bundled home Gaston Ramirez’s cutback.

Ramirez, another recruit from this transfer window, came close to doubling the lead on two occasions, first whacking the post with a low drive before he struck the crossbar with a whipped free-kick.

However, Stoke grabbed an equaliser on 67 minutes when Shaqiri’s shot hit the post and then the back of the net to secure a point for Mark Hughes’ men.

Swansea City got their campaign off to a winning start after Leroy Fer’s 82nd minute goal proved the difference against Burnley at Turf Moor.

The visitors had the better chances with Fernando Llorente and Federico Fernandez both wasting great opportunities from close range.

They finally had their goal late on when Pablo Montero’s cross was spilled by Tom Heaton and Fer was on hand to tap home.

Dean Marney came close to grabbing a point for Sean Dyche’s side but Lukasz Fabianski did well to keep out his strike.

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