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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham LIVE! Bale debut and latest score as Kane stars; Premier League gameweek 5 news, results

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Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Sunday’s Premier League action.

Sunday serves up four top-flight games for us, kicking off at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United and Fulham drew 1-1. Then it was on to Selhurst Park for the M23 derby between Crystal Palace and Brighton, with another 1-1 stalemate.

Another derby follows – this time a London one – as Tottenham entertain West Ham with Gareth Bale making his second Spurs debut off the bench, while Leicester City and Aston Villa round off the action at the King Power this evening.

Alongside those four games, we will also have all the latest news and reaction from the rest of gameweek 5 as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all dropped points, with Manchester United picking up a much-needed win at Newcastle.

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

73 mins: Gareth Bale jogs onto the pitch and straight over to take the free-kick that Bergwijn had just won. It’s on target but very comfortable for Fabianski. 

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

72 mins: Here he comes. Gareth Bale is on for his second Tottenham debut, replacing Bergwijn. 

It’s a double change, too, as Harry Winks replaces Ndombele. 

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

65 mins: The game’s gone a little flat but that could change soon because Gareth Bale is out for a warm-up…

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

62 mins: Not far away from the hat-trick! Harry Kane picks it up and drives, trying to catch Fabianski out at the near post again but the Pole palms it behind for a corner.

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham | Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

West Ham are much improved since half-time and should really have pulled a goal back through Fornals. Davinson Sanchez, playing on the left side of defence, feels like the weak link for Spurs, who are missing Eric Dier with a slight muscle strain.

Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

56 mins: West Ham are up in arms now as Bowen tries to race clear and is checked by the covering Reguilon. Nothing doing. 

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

50 mins: How’s he missed?! 

​Michail Antonio dips inside and crashes towards the far corner. It takes a little deflection and pretty much turns into a back post cross to Fornals, who attacks it, empty net, a yard out, and can’t believe it as the ball flies off his head and over the bar. 

David Moyes can’t believe it. 

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

48 mins: Decent chance for the Hammers at the start of the half as Soufal’s cross isn’t dealt with and Soucek goes for the acrobatic volley but doesn’t connect. 

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KICK-OFF! | Tottenham 3-0 West Ham | 

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Record-breaker Kane

Harry Kane has now got five goals and seven assists in five league games this season (well, four and a half). According to Opta, no player in Premier League history has had more goal involvements at this stage of the season.

Thierry Henry held the record previously, with 11 during the first five games of the 2004/05 season. 

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CRYSTAL PALACE NEWS

Palace star Ayew tests positive for Covid

Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

The Ghanaian returned from the international break and returned a positive test on Friday, with Hodgson less than pleased that it appears Ayew contracted Covid-19 while away with his national side.

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Countryman Bernard Mensah, from Besiktas, also tested positive when he returned to his club after the break.

Ayew was absent from the Palace squad as they drew 1-1 with rivals Brighton thanks to Alexis Mac Allister’s last leveller. Palace did not manage a shot on target in open play. 

“Unfortunately, he tested positive for Covid in our last test on Friday,” Hodgson said.

“He’s been away with Ghana, which we weren’t exactly delighted to accept that he had to do. Like several other Ghanaian players I believe when they have gone back to their clubs they have tested positive.

“Now we have to follow the relative government and Premier League guidelines before we see him again.

“I don’t know [when we’ll have him back]. Don’t ask me to stand here and explain all of the Premier League government guidelines when it comes to Covid.”

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham | Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

This game was more or less over as a contest after 17 minutes thanks to the devastating Kane and Son but there is still plenty to look forward to, including a potential second debut for Gareth Bale.

There are surely more goals in this, with neither side looking convincing defensively.

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HALF TIME

HALF-TIME | Tottenham 3-0 West Ham |

Tottenham, and Harry Kane in particular, has been absolutely terrific. 

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

Someone looks pretty pleased with what they’ve seen so far…

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

35 mins: Almost a fourth! 

Serge Aurier whips in a decent low ball from the right and both Son and Fabianski hurl themselves at it. The Korean gets the first touch but the West Ham stopper makes an excellent block to deny him. 

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham 

26 mins: Fornals breaks in down the left and has a crack at a bouncing ball, catching it sweetly enough, but firing straight at Hugo Lloris. West Ham looked stunned. 

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Tottenham 3-0 West Ham | Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Suddenly it is legitimate to wonder if Gareth Bale even gets into this Tottenham side…

Spurs are purring here and their front six are cutting through the visitors like a knife through butter.

GOAL!

GOAL! | Tottenham 3-0 West Ham | Harry Kane 16′ 

This could get ugly, and quick. 

It’s another cracking goal and the only surprise is that it’s no Son who’s got the assist. Instead it’s Reguilon, who bends a delicious ball to the back post and Harry Kane makes no mistake with the header. 

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Tottenham 2-0 West Ham | Dan Kilpatrick at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

The pre-match talk was understandably dominated by Gareth Bale but in the first eight minutes Spurs have delivered a devastating reminder that they already have one of the Premier League’s most lethal forward pairings in Kane and Son. The hosts are flying.

GOAL!

GOAL! | Tottenham 2-0 West Ham | Harry Kane 8′

What a goal! 

​This combination is absolutely lethal. Son nudges the ball to Kane who embarrass Declan Rice with a nutmeg and then lashes through the legs of another defender to beat Fabianski at the near post. Brilliant. 

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Gameweek 5 fixtures and results

Saturday, October 17 Kick-off How to watch
Everton 2-2 Liverpool 12.30pm BT Sport
Chelsea 3-3 Southampton 3pm BT Sport Box Office
Man City 1-0 Arsenal 5.30pm Sky Sports
Newcastle 1-4 Man United 8pm Sky Sports Box Office
Sunday, October 18    
Sheffield Utd 1-1 Fulham 12pm BT Sport Box Office
Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton 2pm Sky Sports
Tottenham vs West Ham 4.30pm Sky Sports
Leicester vs Aston Villa 7.15pm Sky Sports Box Office
Monday, October 19    
West Brom vs Burnley 5.30pm Sky Sports Box Office
Leeds vs Wolves 8pm Sky Sports

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