Pre-season friendlies: Tottenham beat Juventus; good wins for Swansea, Southampton
By Stephen Mills
Last Updated: 06/08/17 9:12pm
Tottenham concluded their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 victory over Serie A champions Juventus at Wembley Stadium.
Harry Kane opened the scoring with a header in the 10th minute and Christian Eriksen added a second seven minutes after half-time after receiving a Dele Alli pass and beating Gianluigi Buffon.
The victory at their home for the season might have been even more emphatic, but Kane and Moussa Sissoko both struck the woodwork, while Hugo Lloris made two fine saves to deny Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala.
The only sour note for Mauricio Pochettino was an injury to right-back Kieran Trippier, who set up Kane's goal but limped off after 42 minutes.
Southampton gave themselves a boost ahead of next weekend's Premier League opener against Swansea City with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla.
Goals from Jack Stephens and Manolo Gabbiadini did the damage for Mauricio Pellegrino's team.
Stephens' first-half volley gave Saints the advantage going into the break, before Gabbiadini doubled the advantage with a neat finish eight minutes from time.
However, next weekend's opponents Swansea enjoyed an emphatic victory themselves, beating Sampdoria 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.
Leroy Fer headed in a Tom Carroll corner in the first half before Ricky Alvarez scored a calamitous own goal seconds after the break to double the Swans' lead.
Tammy Abraham netted from close range (65) to score on his home debut after joining on loan from Chelsea before Federico Fernandez headed home the fourth 13th minutes from time.
Liverpool ended their pre-season campaign with a comfortable 3-1 win against Athletic Bilbao at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.
Roberto Firmino's penalty was cancelled out by Inaki Williams's well-taken strike in the first half, but after Jurgen Klopp made 10 changes at the break, his side scored twice more courtesy of Ben Woodburn (59) and Dominic Solanke (80).
Frank de Boer's first game in the Selhurst Park dugout ended in stalemate as Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with FC Schalke.
The Eagles trailed at the break when Pablo Insua netted just before half-time but Christian Benteke equalised on the hour mark with a header after some speedy work down the flank by Wilfried Zaha.
The result means Palace are unbeaten in their last three pre-season matches ahead of their season opener with Premier League new boys Huddersfield next weekend.
The Graham Taylor Trophy was shared as Watford and Real Sociedad played out a goalless draw on a poignant day to celebrate the Hornets legendary former boss.
Stoke repaid their 1,000 travelling fans with a 2-1 victory over last season's Bundesliga's runner-up RB Leipzig.
Emil Forsberg handed the Germans the lead from the spot before Mame Diouf powered home a header from an Xherdan Shaqiri corner. A Marvin Compper own-goal proved the difference between the teams.
The Clarets were leading 1-0 at half-time thanks to a goal from Ben Mee when the announcement came.
A short statement on the club's Twitter account read: "Today's game has been abandoned, on police advice."
Photographs showed unrest in the stands, with police holding back Hannover fans from their home counterparts.