Dempsey scores his first goal for Tottenham


LONDON (AP) - American Clint Dempsey scored his first goal for Tottenham, giving Spurs a 3-2 win over Manchester United on Saturday and their first victory at Old Trafford in 23 years.

On a day of 29 goals - the most in a single day in the English top flight since February - five came in the United-Spurs match, with Dempsey scoring the winner in the 52nd minute.

"It was a rollercoaster, up and down," said Dempsey, who helped Spurs earn its third straight win and left it in fifth place - a point behind the Manchester clubs.

"We found ourselves 2-0 up and then in the second half, it seemed we were chasing shadows ... But we ground out a result and showed a lot of character."

Chelsea came through its sternest test of the season to stay on top of the Premier League, beating Arsenal 2-1 to open up a three-point lead after Manchester United lost at home to Tottenham for the first time in 23 years. United dropped to third place and even on points with defending champion Manchester City, which needed a late goal by Edin Dzeko to grab a 2-1 victory at Fulham.

Everton is the nearest challenger to Chelsea following its 3-1 come-from-behind win over Southampton and Liverpool completed a good day for Merseyside by earning its first league triumph of the season, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez getting a hat trick in a 5-2 win over Norwich.

Unbeaten Chelsea's fifth win in six games was secured by goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata and a strong rearguard display from a defense featuring John Terry, two days after he received a four-match ban for on-pitch racial abuse.


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - David Villa scored in injury time after Cesc Fabregas scored twice to give Barcelona a dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over against 10-man Sevilla, equaling the Spanish pacesetter's best league start ever with six straight wins.

Sevilla went ahead through goals by Piotr Trochowski and Alvaro Negredo before Fabregas pulled one back for Barcelona in the 53rd minute.

Sevilla was reduced to 10 men after Gary Medel was sent off in the 72nd, and Fabregas fired in Lionel Messi's pass one minute from time. Villa then collected another Messi pass, used one touch to open space, and fired in the winner three minutes into added time.

Barcelona's victory gave it an 11-point lead over struggling Real Madrid before it hosts Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

Also, Malaga moved into second place with a 4-0 victory over 10-man Real Betis, and Valencia beat Zaragoza 2-0.


ROME (AP) - AC Milan gave up the lead in a 1-1 draw at Parma in Serie A, reviving the possibility that club president Silvio Berlusconi could remove coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Teenage striker Stephen El Shaarawy put Milan ahead in the 50th minute with his fourth goal in three matches, but Daniele Galloppa equalized in the 66th with a free kick that passed through a porous Milan wall on a rainy night at the Ennio Tardini stadium.


BERLIN (AP) - Marco Reus starred in Borussia Dortmund's 5-0 rout of Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Bayern Munich maintained its winning start to the Bundesliga with a 2-0 victory at Werder Bremen.

Reus scored twice against his former side, cutting through the defense to open the scoring in the 35th minute - five minutes before Neven Subotic made it 2-0 - and putting the result beyond doubt with a wonderful effort in the 70th, when he curled his shot over Marc-Andre ter Stegen and inside the far post.

Subotic is from Salt Lake City. He played for the U.S. under-20 team, then switched to the Serbian national team.

Ter Stegen - who had made a number of impressive saves - retired injured shortly afterward and his replacement was powerless to prevent a rampant Dortmund side adding further goals as it sought to make amends for a lackluster start to the season.

Jakub Blaszczykowski set up Ilkay Guendogan to score in the 79th, and the Germany international returned the favor for Blaszczykowski to complete the scoring six minutes later.


PARIS (AP) - Kevin Gameiro outshone Zlatan Ibrahimovic by scoring both goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Sochaux 2-0.

PSG started the season with three consecutive draws, but has won its past four league games and five overall.


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Celtic reclaimed the top spot in the Scottish Premier League after beating Motherwell 2-0 with two goals in a four-minute span.

Motherwell started the day two points ahead of the reigning champions, but was beaten at Fir Park thanks to Gary Hooper's 32nd-minute opener and Adam Cummins' own goal in the 35th.

Scott Brown missed a penalty for Celtic in the 56th following a foul on Kris Commons by Cummins, who received a red card for the challenge.

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