Lampaert wins second stage, takes Vuelta lead

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Australian international Aaron Mooy's stunning second-half goal gave Huddersfield a 1-0 victory over Newcastle and maintained their 100 percent record in their maiden season in the Premier League on Sunday.

Huddersfield signed Mooy full-time from Manchester City in the close season after he inspired them to promotion whilst on loan.

And the 26-year-old struck in the 50th minute to condemn Newcastle to their second successive defeat, the first time since 1999 the Magpies have lost their opening two fixtures in the top tier.

Huddersfield, though, occupy the dizzying heights of second in the table equal on points with Manchester United but with an inferior goal difference -- only the third time a promoted side has won its first two games in the Premier League.

The hosts started brightly with Newcastle content to absorb the pressure and hit them on the counter-attack.

However, a dreadful clearance by the Magpies Christian Atsu fell to one of Huddersfield's close season buys Tom Ince, but whilst his shot was on target it was easily saved by Rob Elliot.

It was Newcastle who went closest to breaking the deadlock inside the first 20 minutes as from a counter-attack Matt Ritchie unleashed a fine curling effort which was goalbound till Jonas Lossl produced a superb save to deny him.

Mooy, though, deservedly gave the hosts the lead five minutes into the second-half with a stunning effort, curling it past Elliot after a neat exchange with Elias Kachunga.

The goal rounded off an astonishing 14 pass move, the most thusfar in the lead-up to a Premier League goal this term.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez reacted by removing Dwight Gayle -- who hadn't looked like maintaining his habit of scoring every time the two sides met -- and sending on new recruit Joselu.

The Spaniard -- a £5m signing from Stoke in midweek -- went close with his first shot on target but Lossl tipped it away for a corner.

His compatriot Ayoze Perez should have done much better from the ensuing corner but he sent it over the bar from close range.

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US maintain three-point Solheim Cup lead

Cristie Kerr set a US Solheim Cup record with her 19th career point as the Americans split Saturday's four foursomes matches with Europe to maintain a three-point lead in the match-play showdown.

Kerr and Lexi Thompson beat England's Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Germany's Caroline Masson 5 & 3 in the first match of the morning, as the US picked up where they left off in the wake of a sweep of Friday afternoon's fourball matches.

Paula Creamer and Austin Ernst beat England's Mel Reid and Dane Emily Pedersen 5 & 3 before Europe hit back with wins in the last two foursomes.

Swede Anna Nordqvist and Georgia Hall beat Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller 2 & 1, while Scotland's Catriona Matthew and Karine Icher of France notched a 2 & 1 win over Danielle Kang and Michelle Wie.

Heading into the afternoon fourball matches, the US led the Ryder Cup-style competition 7 1/2 to 4 1/2.

Kerr passed US captain Juli Inkster for the most points in American Solheim Cup history.

For the second straight day, Kerr and Thompson won the first hole to grab a 1 up lead over their European opponents.

On Friday they ended up halving their foursomes match, but on Saturday they went from strength to strength.

Kerr and Thompson never trailed, going 2 up with Thompson's eight-foot birdie at the eighth. Kerr's birdie putt at the next stretched the lead, and they went 4 up at the 10th when Kerr walked in a long birdie putt.

At 15, Thompson landed her approach 15 feet from the pin and Kerr made the putt.

"She putted amazing today, walked in so many putts," Thompson said. "I just gave her the opportunities and she was just rolling the ball."

Reid and Pedersen were undone by four straight bogeys on the back nine, but the remaining two European duos both rallied from early deficits to win their matches and keep the Americans from pulling further away.

BMC win opening stage at security-tight Vuelta

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