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Chelsea in 7th heaven as Man City lay down law in Brighton******
LONDON, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Mason Mount scored a hat-trick to help Chelsea continue at top of the Premier League this weekend with a 7-0 thrashing of bottom of the table Norwich.
Norwich travelled to Stamford Bridge after consecutive 0-0 draws, but hopes of a third clean sheet vanished as soon as the eighth minute when Mount opened the scoring, and Hudson Odoi doubled the lead 10 minutes later.
The game was over as a contest when Reese James made it 3-0 before halftime and Ben Chilwell and an Aarons' own goal made it 5-0 before Mount rounded off his hat-trick with two goals in the last five minutes.
Manchester City were quickly into gear as they won 4-1 away to Brighton, who had kicked off the weekend in fourth place in the table.
The game was just about over after half an hour after Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola's side in the 13th minute, before Phil Foden added a brace in the 28th and 31st minutes.
Alexis Mac Allister scored a penalty for Brighton with nine minutes left to play, but the result was never in doubt and Riyad Mahrez highlighted City's superiority with their 4th goal deep into injury time.
Former Everton striker Josh King scored a hat-trick as Watford twice came back from behind to claim an astonishing 5-2 win at Goodison Park to give Claudio Ranieri his first win as Watford coach.
Tom Davis put Everton ahead only for King to cancel out his goal 10 minutes later, but it looked as if Richarlison's 63rd minute strike would win it for Everton, before Watford blitzed home four goals in the last 12 minutes. Juraj Kucka equalized before two goals from King turned the game around and Emmanuel Bonaventura added a fifth in injury time.
Rodrigo Moreno's last-minute penalty saved a point for injury hit Leeds United who had fallen behind to Hwang Hee-Chan's first half strike, but did enough to deserve a point.
Callum Wilson poached a goal to give Newcastle United a point they scarcely deserved on their visit to Crystal Palace, who dominated the ball and had most of the chances and looked to be on their way to three points after Christian Benteke's 56th minute owner.
However, Wilson salvaged a point for Newcastle in their first game under Graeme Jones following Stave Bruce's midweek sacking.
Maxwell Cornet showed his value to Burnley by scoring twice in their 2-2 draw away to Southampton, who hit the target through Tino Livramento and Armando Borja.
On Friday night Arsenal claimed an important 3-1 home win against Aston Villa thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who followed home after his initial penalty had been saved, and Emile Smith-Rowe put Arsenal 3-0 up before Jacob Ramsey netted a late consolation for Villa, who have lost their last three games. Enditem
Test events go smoothly as scheduled, says Beijing 2022 organizing committee******
BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (BOCOG) said on a press conference Friday that test events which started on Oct. 5 have been going smoothly as scheduled.。
Two athletes from overseas who tested positive for COVID-19, both asymptomatic, have been isolated, according to the organizers.。
Yao Hui, venue management director for Beijing 2022, said the test events have been going on as scheduled, with six international competitions including the Speed Skating China Open, the 2021 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy and the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating successfully concluding in the capital city. The BOCOG has arranged flights for athletes, officials and technical staff who will participate in the following test activities.。
Huang Chun, deputy director general of the Pandemic Prevention and Control Office at the BOCOG, told the press conference that two athletes from overseas tested positive for COVID-19, both of whom were asymptomatic. One got a positive PCR test result at customs and was confirmed positive in a retest on Nov. 4. The other was a close contact of the first, found positive in daily testing on Thursday. Now, the two athletes have been taken to isolation facilities in accordance with the playbook.。
The close contacts of the two athletes have been quarantined in respective single rooms, are dining alone and using dedicated shuttles between the quarantine location and the venue.。
As the playbook specifies, close contacts will be allowed to participate in the Games with negative COVID-19 test results in twice daily testing. For confirmed positive athletes, they will be isolated in accordance with the guidelines in the playbook before meeting the requirements of discharge. If the athletes wish to return to their game-time roles, they will be asked to adopt additional countermeasures that apply to close contacts.。
The closed loop is a strict system to protect the health and safety of participants, but the BOCOG always endeavors to provide all athletes with friendly services, including currency exchange, hairdressing, convenience stores and a coffee shop.。
Polish luger Mateusz Sochowicz fractured his leg on Monday afternoon when he was attending a training session organized by the FIL Luge International Training Week in the Yanqing competition zone. He was immediately taken to hospital and received surgery that night, and is expected to leave the hospital on Friday.。
"Medical workers arrived at the accident location in three minutes, and it took about 30 minutes to take Sochowicz to hospital. They tried their best to rush to hospital as quickly as possible with safe driving on mountain roads," Yao said. Enditem。