Pulisic scores for Chelsea, Carter Vickers’ Celtic wins title

Thursday’s football news starts in the Premier League. Christian Pulisic scored for Chelsea in a 3-0 win at Leeds. Mason Mount opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 4th minute while Leeds saw red in the 24th minute. Pulisic doubled the lead in the 55th and Romelu Lukaku completed the goals in the 83rd minute. Pulisic was substituted in the 78th minute.

“I thought we started really well,” said Pulisic. “We came out with a lot of intensity and scored a goal and then of course the red card made it a little easier. Overall it was a good performance but we still have some important games to focus on. We knew how they like to play as a team and we knew it was important to come here especially with the atmosphere and everything to start well and come out well and we showed that.

Josh Sargent was not in the squad for Norwich City’s 3-0 defeat at Leicester City. The goals came in the 54th, 62nd and 70th minutes. Zack Steffen was on the bench in Manchester City’s 5-1 win at Wolverhampton. Kevin De Bruyne scored for City in the 7th minute, Wolverhampton equalized in the 11th minute. De Bruyne added goals in the 16th, 24th and 60th minutes, with Raheem Sterling scoring in the 84th minute.

Cameron Carter-Vickers Celtic have won the Scottish Premiership title with a 1-1 draw at Dundee United. Georgios Giakoumakis scored in the 53rd minute and Dundee United equalized in the 72nd minute.

“It’s pretty overwhelming at the moment,” said Celtic coach Ange Postecoglou. “It’s been such an epic season for us, it started pretty far back and to finish at the top is very special. I’m really proud of the players and the team and how they overcame a great challenge this year. That’s 31 games unbeaten and we’ve had to be incredibly strong in that time to be where we are today and I think we’re worthy champions.”

James Sands was on the bench for Rangers in their 4-1 home win over Ross County. Scott Wright put Rangers ahead in the 13th minute, with James Tavernier converting a penalty in the 29th minute. Ross County scored in the 72nd minute, but Rangers added goals from Fashion Sakala (82nd) ​​and Amad Diallo (90th).

Weston McKennie was not in the squad for Juventus’ 4-2 defeat by Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final. In the 6th minute Alex Sandro fell behind, in the 50th minute Alex Sandro equalized for Juve and Dusan Vlahovic put them ahead in the 52nd minute. Inter converted a penalty in the 80th minute and the game ended 2-2 in regular time. In extra time, Inter converted a penalty in the 99th minute and scored again in the 102nd.

Matt Miazga was on the bench in Alaves’ 2-1 home win over Espanyol in La Liga. Miguel De la Fuente set up Alaves in the 7th. Espanyol equalized with a penalty in the 14th and went down a man in the 46th. Gonzalo Escalante scored for Alaves in the 59th minute. Matthew Hoppe sat on the bench in the 0-0 draw against Mallorca.

Cole Basset Feyenoord’s 1-0 win at Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie came on as a half-time substitute. Bryan Linssen scored in the 71st minute. Richy Ledezma came on as a substitute in the 88th in PSV’s 3-2 home win over NEC Nijmegen. Ritsu Doan scored in the 26th for PSV, Erick Gutierrez doubled the lead in the 36th and Eran Zahavi scored in the 61st minute. NEC pulled back a goal in the 66th minute and converted a penalty in the 72nd minute. Luca de la Torres Heracles lost 2-0 in Waalwijk with goals in the 20th and 59th minutes.

In Belgium, Owen Ota as well was not in the squad for Club Brugge’s 1-0 home win over Union Saint-Gilloise. Playing a man from the 59th minute, an own goal in the 65th minute made the difference. Club Brugge finished a man down with a red card against Tajon Buchanan in stoppage time.

Charlotte advanced to the round of 32 of the US Open Cup, winning 5-1 in Richmond. Daniel Rios set up Charlotte in the 34th and Richmond equalized in the 53rd. Yordy Reyna had put Charlotte back ahead in the 54th and McKenzie Gaines added goals in the 58th and 61st minutes. Andre Shinyashiki completed Charlotte’s goals in the 86th minute.

New England returned and defeated FC Cincinnati 5-1 at home. Alvaro Barreal gave Cincinnati the lead in the 12th minute. New England’s Carlos Gil converted a penalty in the 34th minute and scored again in the 37th. Adam Buksa made it 3-1 in the 47th while Gill completed his hat trick in the 53rd. Buksa scored again in the 57th minute.

NYCFC defeated Rochester 3-1 at Belson Stadium in Queens. Thiago scored for NYCFC in the 23rd while Heber made it 2-0 in the 31st. Rochester pulled back a goal in first-half injury time. NYCFC’s Maxime Chanot scored in the 76th minute. Both teams saw red in added time, with Gabriel Pereira leaving for NYCFC.

Nashville came back to beat Atlanta 3-2 in overtime at home. United took a 2-0 lead through Thiago Almada on the 13th and Luis Araujo on the 29th. Nashville responded with a 50th-minute penalty from Hany Mukhtar and CJ Sapong’s equalizer two minutes into injury time. With the game going into overtime, Nashville’s Ethan Zubak scored in the 93rd minute.

Houston knocked out San Antonio 1-0 at home. Carlos Ferreira scored the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute.

Seattle and San Jose finished the tournament 2-2 while the Earthquakes went 10-9 on penalties. Jack Skahen converted a penalty for San Jose in the 10th minute and Cade Cowell doubled the lead in the 50th minute. Seattle came back with goals from Jimmy Medranda (54′) and Fredy Montero (77′) and sent the game into overtime. San Jose failed to convert in the second round of penalties and Seattle failed to score in the third round. Seattle failed to convert in the 11th round.

The LA Galaxy won 3-2 at the California United Strikers. After a goal from the 19th minute, Dejan Joveljic converted a penalty in the 45th minute and Owen Lambe scored in the 80th minute. Jovelic converted another penalty in the 83rd. California United Strikers scored in the 88th minute.

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