MONTREAL -- Saphir Taider and Ignacio Piatti scored as the Montreal Impact cruised to a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.
Evan Bush had two saves to earn his seventh clean sheet of the season for Montreal (9-12-0), which extended its winning streak at home to five games.
Montreal bounced back after a 3-0 loss in New York on Wednesday. It was the Impact's fifth win in the past six games.
The Earthquakes (2-11-6) are now winless in their last 10 matches (0-6-4) dating back to May 12.
Taider gave Montreal the lead in the eighth minute. The 26-year-old got a pass from Piatti in the box and settled the bouncing ball with his right foot before firing a shot into the corner of the net with his left. San Jose defender Shea Salinas gave Taider too much space on the play and the Impact midfielder made the visitors pay with his fourth goal of the season.
Piatti sealed the win with his 10th goal of the year in the 74th minute.
Tensions were high between Earthquakes coach Mikael Stahre and a few of his players. Stahre removed starter Anibal Godoy from the game in the 41st minute. Godoy, with no apparent injury, walked straight to the dressing room. His replacement, Fatai Alashe, played four minutes before being subbed off at halftime. Alashe and Stahre got into a screaming match on the sideline.
Be on alert for boo-birds at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal (6-13-6; 31 points) have drawn four straight Premier League matches under manager Mikel Arteta. Squint hard enough and the Gunners have a path to the UEFA Champions League, but they need to start winning matches and Arsenal supporters might not be patient with more dropped points Sunday against Newcastle United (8-7-10; 31 points).
The 12th-placed Magpies are only behind the Gunners on goal difference, but Steve Bruce's squad selection could draw jeers from the opposing supporters section. Newcastle trotted out three one-time Tottenham Hotspur players in their last match before the winter break (loanee Danny Rose and former Spurs Nabil Bentaleb and DeAndre Yedlin), and conceivably could do so again. Rose famously scored a stunner on his Premier League debut against Arsenal a decade ago, and his new club will hope old habits die hard Sunday.
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Arsenal-Newcastle United match live online and on TV.
When: Sunday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT
Online: NBC Sports
Tottenham Hotspur (10-7-8; 37 points) and Aston Villa's (7-4-14; 25 points) last match with one another feels like a lifetime ago.
That's not because of the Premier League's winter break, mind you, but because of all that has changed in North London ahead of Sunday's rematch at Villa Park. Mauricio Pochettino no longer roams the Spurs dugout as he did in Tottenham's 3-1 comeback win on Aug. 10. He has since been replaced by the outspoken -- and newly-bald -- José Mourinho. Mourinho has the Lilywhites within striking distance of UEFA Champions League qualification, whether or not Manchester City end up being barred from the competition for financial fair play violations.
Villa led Tottenham 1-0 for most of their August meeting but now find themselves in a relegation scrap. The Villans could jump from 17th to 15th with a win at home, creating a four-point cushion between them and the relegation zone. The good news for Villa? Mourinho's new club have only won two away matches in all competitions since he took the reigns and none since the start of 2020. Spurs could get caught looking ahead to bigger fixtures, too, with a Champions League match against RB Leipzig set for Wednesday and a trip to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next Saturday.
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Here's how to watch Sunday's Aston Villa-Tottenham Hotspur match live online and on TV.
When: Sunday, Feb. 16 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT
Online: NBC Sports