Rondon happy with another win

Newcastle forward Salomon Rondon said he was delighted with his team's second successive win to take them further away from relegation trouble.

After a difficult start to the season United now have two in two following a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, Rondon scoring both Newcastle's goals.

He gave them an early lead after good work from DeAndre Yedlin and made it two five minutes before half-time, powering a header into the net after a Kenedy cross.

The Cherries reduced the deficit deep into first half injury-time, through Jefferson Lerma and had a good chance to equalise from Jordan Ibe.

However, United held on and have now climbed out of the bottom three. They are 14th in the table though only a point above the bottom three in a congested bottom half of the Premier League.

Rondon said afterwards: "We need this to be honest, this is the way we need to keep working and fighting. You can see the level tonight, so we need to keep playing like that to stay up.

"Tonight I am really happy, we have played really well. I have to keep working, this is my job to score, I am very happy."

United were boosted by other results on Saturday. Though Cardiff had won earlier in the day, beating Brighton, both Southampton and Huddersfield were ahead in home games against Watford and West Ham respectively.

Both however ended up drawing, dropping points to boost Newcastle's league placing ahead of the international break.

United are next in action on 26th November when they travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley. They are 8/5 to make it three in a row while Sean Dyche's side are 7/4 with the draw 11/5.

Newcastle are 7/1 to win the game 1-0.

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Warnock senses improvement

Neil Warnock says his Cardiff City side are getting better every game after they recorded their second win of the season in the Premier League.

The Bluebirds came from behind to beat Brighton 2-1, the away side taking the lead but hit by a red card for Dale Stephens in the first half.

Brighton took an early lead, Lewis Dunk putting the visitors ahead, heading home from a Solly March free-kick.

The home side were level just before the half hour, Kadeem Harris producing a good run and the ball fell to Callum Paterson who scored from close range.

Brighton's task was made more difficult after a contentious red card on 34 minutes, Stephens sent off after a challenge on Greg Cunningham.

Warnock's side increased the pressure in their efforts to make the extra man pay but they had to wait until the final minute of normal time to grab the winner, Sol Bamba hitting the post and then Paterson the crossbar before Bamba reacted quickest to force the ball home.

It was Neil Warnock's 100th game in charge of the Bluebirds and, after seeing his side escape the bottom three with the victory, he said the team are improving all the time.

He said: "You have to work so hard for wins like this. We've come on that quickly over last 18 months, but we are getting better every game. It was a blow to go down to that goal, Sol goes to sleep and it's fitting he got the winner.

"We are everybody's favourites to go down, and we need three or four players In January, but we have come along way in 18 months. You can't say no to coming in Premier League and we are going to enjoy it."

The result takes Cardiff onto eight points and they need other results on Saturday to go their way if they are to be out of the bottom three during the international break.

Cardiff are next in action in two weeks when they travel to Everton. They are 13/2 for the win with Marco Silva's side 4/11 and the draw 4/1.

Cardiff are 20/1 to win the game 1-0.

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Jota back to boost Wolves

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is relieved that Diogo Jota has recovered from injury and is available to feature in Sunday's match at Arsenal.

The 21-year-old Portuguese playmaker has made 10 appearances for Wolves this term but missed last weekend's 3-2 defeat to Tottenham at Molineux.

Wolves are 17/4 to end their three-match losing run by beating the Gunners on Sunday and 16/1 to win 1-0.

Nuno said of Jota: "He's better. On Friday he started training with the team. He's totally 100 per cent in the squad so he's an option."

Meanwhile, Wolves are reportedly interested in signing Bordeaux striker Francois Kamano.

The Premier League side watched the forward play for the French club in Thursday's Europa League draw with Zenit St Petersburg.

Kamano scored a penalty for Bordeaux in the first half only for Anton Zabolotnyi to make the final scoreline 1-1 with his second-half strike for the Russian visitors.

Guinea international Kamano, who has scored 10 goals for Bordeaux this season, including seven in Ligue 1, is also interesting Atletico Madrid and Newcastle United.

Wolves started the Premier League season brightly before their recent losing run but have only managed to score 11 goals in their first 11 top-flight matches of the campaign. They can be backed at 8/15 to finish in the top half of the table this term.

Zola confident of Hazard return

Chelsea's assistant manager Gianfranco Zola says that Eden Hazard should be fit enough to make a return to the team at the weekend.

The side, who are yet to be beaten this season, are in EFL Cup action at home to Derby on Wednesday, and Zola says that while that game may come too soon for the midfielder to be involved, he should be back in action to face Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Zola told reporters: "He (Hazard) is certainly much better. I'm not sure today but tomorrow (Wednesday) he is going to be joining us in training.

"I don't think he's going to be involved in the game tomorrow but he is looking quite good for the weekend. We are pleased because he is such an important player for us."

Chelsea are 2/7 to win on Wednesday night with Derby 11/1.

The Rams are managed by Frank Lampard, making a return to Stamford Bridge, and the Championship side are in a good run of form in the league while they beat Manchester United in the previous round of the cup.

Zola is not surprised that his former team-mate is doing well in his first job in management, adding: "It's no surprise for me that he is doing well in his new role in football because he's always had a great attitude towards the game and towards what has to be done to become good in this game."

Chelsea are also expected to be without Pedro and Olivier Giroud for the match against Derby while the Rams are boosted by Chelsea's decision to let loanees Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori play against them on Wednesday.

Chelsea are 4/1 to win the EFL Cup while they are 1/6 to finish in the top four of the Premier League and qualify once again for the Champions League.

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Martial stars in United win

Anthony Martial grasped the opportunity to lead Manchester United's attack, starring as they beat Everton 2-1.

Jose Mourinho dropped Romelu Lukaku to the bench, with Fred coming into the side and Martial was give the chance to lead the line upfront and certainly took his chance at Old Trafford.

He was involved in both goals for his side, being fouled in the area for a penalty in the first and then scoring the second with a great strike.

The Frenchman was involved in United's first chance when he found Juan Mata in the area but the Spaniard couldn't direct his header past Jordan Pickford.

Martial was again on the attack halfway through the first half, getting a shot in but it was comfortably saved by the England keeper.

However, United were ahead a couple of minutes later, awarded a penalty after Martial went down in the area after a challenge from Idrissa Gueye.

Paul Pogba took the penalty which was saved by Pickford but the keeper was unlucky with the rebound which fell back to Pogba who this time made no mistake, slotting the ball home.

Martial went on another dangerous run soon after, finding Fred whose shot was saved and Marcus Rashford fired home the rebound only for the goal to be disallowed for offside.

Everton had the first chance of the second half, Richarlison forcing a good save from David de Gea but United soon doubled their lead, Martial finding space on the left and delivering a magnificent shot into the top corner, giving Pickford no chance.

The Toffees had a great chance to reduce the deficit soon after but Bernard, having rounded the keeper, could only find the side-netting.

However, with around a quarter of an hour remaining Marco Silva's side did get a goal back, from the penalty spot, Gylfi Sigurdsson dispatching a perfect penalty after Chris Smalling fouled Richarlison in the area.

Despite that late scare United held on fairly comfortably for the win that takes them up to eighth in the Premier League table, five points behind Arsenal who sit fourth.

United are next in action next Saturday when they travel to the south coast to take on in-form Bournemouth who are above them in the table.

United are 1/1 to win with Eddie Howe's side 27/10 and the draw 12/5.

United are 3/1 to finish in the top four while Bournemouth are 8/13 to end the season in the top half of the Premier League.

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Nuno desperate to bounce back

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has demanded a big reaction from his players when they play Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Wolves' good start to the season came to a screeching halt last weekend when they lost 2-0 to Watford at Molineux but they are 27/20 to bounce back by beating the Seagulls.

Santo has named an unchanged starting line-up for the first nine matches of the campaign, but has hinted that he may make several changes for the visit to the Amex Stadium.

"It was not a good game [against Watford]. Of course, no excuses. We didn't play good, and it is finished," he said.

"[I expect a] good reaction, as ever. Every time after a bad result and a bad performance, we have to bounce back first of all then worry about our tasks, the game plan.

"I think we have to perform better than we did last season. I think that's the right mentality to have. We have to improve.

"We expect a tough game, Brighton are doing very well and at home they are very strong."

Wolves, 1/4 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season, are 6/4 to keep a clean sheet against Chris Hughton's team.

Toffees snatch late win

Two late goals gave Everton a second win in a row in the Premier League and pushed them up to eighth in the table.

They beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Goodison Park with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring three minutes from time and Cenk Tosun adding a second two minutes later to make the game safe.

However, it could have been very different had Roy Hodgson's team converted a penalty when the score was still 0-0.

Everton had the first chance of note just before the half hour, Seamus Coleman finding Gylfi Sigurdsson in the box but Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey did well to tip it over the bar.

Palace responded with Wilfried Zaha instrumental, beating two men and feeding Andros Townsend who crossed but James Tomkins headed wide.

The visitors went even closer minutes later, hitting the woodwork, Cheikhou Kouyate heading against the bar with Jordan Pickford beaten.

The game was goalless at the break but, despite Everton starting the second half on top, it was the visitors who should have opened the scoring on the hour mark.

They were awarded a penalty when Coleman was adjudged to have fouled Zaha in the box but Luka Milivojevic missed from the spot, Pickford keeping the shot out with his legs.

Palace were made to pay for the miss late in the game when Calvert-Lewin got on the end of a cross from Ademola Lookman and headed home.

Palace pushed men forward in search of an equaliser but the Toffees made the game safe with a breakaway, Michael Keane punting the ball forward and Tosun controlled and scored.

The win moves Everton up to eighth in the Premier League while Palace are 15th, just two points clear of the bottom three.

Everton, 8/1 to finish in the top six, go in search of a third successive win next Sunday away to Manchester United. They are 9/2 for the win with United 8/13 and the draw 11/4.

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Jokanovic vows to find solution

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has vowed to work hard to try and find solutions to help his team climb the Premier League table.

The Cottagers fell into the league's relegation zone on Saturday, replacing Cardiff in the bottom three after losing 4-2 away to Neil Warnock's side.

Fulham got off to the perfect start at the Cardiff City Stadium, Andre Schurrle scoring from 30 yards to put the visitors ahead.

However, their defensive frailties were again exposed, City scoring two goals in five minutes to go ahead and though Fulham equalised before half-time, the Welsh side scored two more in the second half to clinch their first league win of the season.

Worryingly for Jokanovic, Fulham have now conceded 12 goals in their last three league games and have let in 25 goals so far this season, by far the most in the league.

So, it is clear where the Cottagers have to improve if they are to survive in their first season back in the top flight.

Jokanovic said after the game: "I can find the solution. My job is to keep working and fighting to find the solution.

"We showed some positive things, but the negative things are killing us.

"They scored easy goals, even when we defended in numbers they finished the action and scored. We weren't strong enough in our box.

"I will keep going and keep working for my best XI."

They will aim to climb out of the bottom three in their next game, at home to Bournemouth on Saturday. They are 9/5 to get their second win of the season while Eddie Howe's team are 11/8 with the draw 5/2.

That game is followed by a fixture away at Manchester City in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.

Fulham are 66/1 to win the EFL Cup this season with City 9/4.

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Stephens anticipates “massive” game

Southampton's Jack Stephens appreciates the "massive" importance of next weekend's home game against fellow strugglers Newcastle.

Saints go into the game just a point above the relegation zone while their visitors, Rafa Benitez's side are bottom of the table, yet to win this season.

Southampton haven't yet won at home but at least go into the St Mary's clash having ended a run of three straight losses.

They achieved that with a goalless draw away at Bournemouth, a performance that made a statement according to manager Mark Hughes.

However, they remain in trouble towards the bottom of the table and Stephens said it was time the players gave the home fans reason to get behind the team.

He told the club's official website: "Next week against Newcastle is massive, there's no getting away from that.

"It's a home game, in front of our fans, and we're aware we haven't won at home this season yet.

"So we need to give them something to cheer about, and we need to get three points."

Southampton are 21/20 to win next weekend with United 14/5 and the draw 9/4.

A win away at Crystal Palace was Saints only league win this season but they can at least approach the Newcastle game having held in-form Bournemouth.

They had chances to get all three points too with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg twice testing home keeper Asmir Begovic while Stuart Armstrong had a chance towards the end.

However, the need to get a positive result against Newcastle is highlighted by the fact Saints go to champions Manchester City the following weekend.

Before that they face Leicester away in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. Saints are 25/1 to win the trophy this year with Leicester 16/1.

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No excuses from despondent Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo admitted his Wolves side deserved to suffer a 2-0 loss to Watford at Molinuex on Saturday.

The result brought Wolves' six-match unbeaten run to an end as they were unable to hit back after the Hornets scored twice in 58 seconds before the break.

It was quite a response by Watford as they had lost 4-0 to Bournemouth at Vicarage Road in their last match a fortnight ago.

The result leaves Wolves at 1/4 to finish in the top half of the Premier League table this season, while Watford can be backed at 8/11.

A dejected Santo said: "We must bounce back. We have to analyse really carefully what we did and this week we must work harder.

"We didn't stick to our rules and tasks. As a team they were more compact, we made mistakes and allowed them to recover the ball and create situations.

"It's a bad result but the first half was a bad performance, they were better than that and achieved their goals. We didn't move it, didn't break, there was no mobility.

"We have to move on, really knowing that when we prepare things, we must do it. We must believe in every action but we were not ourselves."