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Nightmare EPL Return for West Brom, Spurs Lose

West Bromwich Albion lost 3-0 to Leicester City on their return to the English Premier League at the Hawthorns.

Jamie Vardy scored two second-half penalties to bury the home side while Everton won 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspur.

Timothy Castagne broke the deadlock when he nodded home a far-post cross from fellow Belgian Dennis Praet nine minutes after the restart.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said about Vardy after the match: “Any team would want him. He’s super cool, clinical, still has pace and running ability.”

“He’s a box player. He’ll never be dropping underneath with bright intricate play but he’s a killer in the box. Whether from a cross or penalty he’s got the eye to score. He never looked like missing.”

“There is a load of work going on behind the scenes. We will see what happens in the next few days,” added Rodgers.

“Delighted with the guys who are here. We will try to improve this squad whether we get new players in or not.”

Meanwhile, ar White Hart Lane, it was a match new signing James Rodrigues showed how good he is after joining from Real Madrid.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s brilliant header gave Everton made a flying start to the Premier League season with victory at Tottenham.

Calvert-Lewin gave Hugo Lloris no chance after getting between Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier to connect with Lucas Digne’s in-swinging free-kick to earn the Toffees a first win over Spurs since 2012.

In a high-octane encounter, Jordan Pickford produced two excellent saves to keep out Dele Alli and Matt Doherty, who was making his debut after signing from Wolves.

But with new signing James Rodriguez in excellent form, Everton fully deserved their win after a hard-working performance.

Everton should have taken the lead in the early stages but Richarlison lost his footing after rounding Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.

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