Important to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj Singh

first_imgRisabh Pant is an outstanding talent and should be groomed properly so that he becomes the next big thing in Indian cricket, feels India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh.Yuvraj’s comments came after Pant showed his heroics with the bat once again and played a match-winning unbeaten 78 off just 27 balls for Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians in the lung opener between the two sides.”I can’t really say about (World Cup) selection but Rishabh was outstanding today,” 37-year-old Yuvraj told reporters at the post-match media conference.”He (Pant) had an outstanding season last year as well. He is playing well in Test matches as well. To score two hundreds overseas at such an age (21 years) shows his character. It is important that we groom him well and hopefully, he is the next big thing for us,” said Yuvraj, who was member of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team.Yuvraj said that skipper Rohit Sharma’s early dismissal had an effect as they were chasing a big total.”Losing Rohit (Sharma) early (was one of the reasons). (Quinton) de Kock was going well but (we) lost his wicket. (Kieron) Pollard came and quickly lost his wicket. We really couldn’t get partnerships going. The wicket was more of 180-190 wicket, 215 (213) was quite a match-winning score,” said Yuvraj, who also lauded Delhi’s bowling attack.Yeh lo, aaj ke @RishabPant777 ke innings ki highlights! #MIvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/i5ZxzFy8aeDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 24, 2019Pant is a match-winner on his day: Colin IngramadvertisementDelhi Capitals’ batsman Colin Ingram is also happy that Pant is carrying forward from where he had left last year.”Look, last year I watched him (Pant) from the couch and he seemed in similar form. It is a great sign for us that he is in good form, because he is a match-winner on his day and we saw that (even today),” Ingram said.Ingram shared an 83-run stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan and he said the partnership laid the foundation for a big score.”Losing wickets early on is not an ideal scenario in T20 cricket. So that partnership (with Dhawan) was vital at that time. I have only been here for a couple of days and it’s good to build relations quickly. With that partnership with Shikhar, we got to know each other quickly. That set the base for our innings to explode,” he added.Also Read | IPL 2019: Andre Russell wanted to cry after KKR’s win over SRH, says Shah Rukh KhanAlso See:last_img read more

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 launched: Key specs, features, price in India and sale date

first_imgHuawei has launched the Y9 Prime 2019 smartphone in India. It succeeds the Y9 Prime that was launched in the country earlier this year. The biggest USP of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is its pop-up selfie camera, which is a first from Huawei in India. In addition to this, the Y9 Prime also touts a borderless display and a mid-range Kirin 710 chipset, among other things.The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 will take on the likes of the Realme X, Galaxy A50 and Vivo Z1 Pro in the affordable mid-range segment. With pop-up camera phones being all the rage these days, it makes sense for Huawei to join the bandwagon. The Y9 Prime 2019 first went official back in May in select markets and the Indian variant sees no change in design or specs. Here’s a quick look at what the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 brings to the segment.Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 specificationsDisplay: The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 sports a 6.59-inch FHD+ (2340×1080) display with 91 per cent screen ratio and 391 ppi.Processor: It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 710F chipset.RAM: It comes with 4GB of RAM.Internal storage: The smartphone comes with 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.Rear camera: The Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 features a triple camera setup on the back. There is a 16-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor.Front camera: The pop-up camera system houses a 16-megapixel selfie camera.Battery: It houses a 4,000mAh battery.Software: The Y9 Prime 2019 ships with EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie.advertisementHuawei Y9 Prime 2019 features– The USP of the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 is its pop-up selfie camera. This is the first phone from the company to offer a pop-up camera in India, allowing the Y9 Prime 2019 to offer a trendy feature and better compete with phones like the Realme X and Vivo Z1 Pro. The pop-up camera rises in 1 second and can withstand pressure up to 15 kg as per Huawei.– The pop-up camera allows the Y9 Prime 2019 to offer what Huawei calls an Ultra FullView display. The screen is edge-to-edge without a notch or punch-hole cutout to offer an immersive, distraction-free viewing experience. The bezel-less display offers a 91 per cent screen ratio.– The 3D curved panel on the back features a unique dual tone finish with two distinct shades of either Blue or Green colours. Huawei says the back is smooth with a silk-like texture that shimmers under light.– Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 brings a triple camera setup to offer the user more shooting options. The ultra wide-angle camera will allow you to capture a larger area in a frame, which comes in handy for landscape shots or a large group of people. The camera is also equipped with a 6P lens to help capture brighter photos. The rear camera also supports AI scene detection that can recognise 22 categories including Food, Night, Plant, Dog and so on.– The Y9 Prime 2019 is powered by a 2.2Ghz octa-core Kirin 710F, which is similar to the regular Kirin 710, but offers a slightly better power efficiency. The company says the Y9 Prime 2019 will run smoothly even while playing graphic-intensive games and live-streaming.Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 price in India and availabilityHuawei Y9 Prime 2019 is priced at Rs 15,990 and will be available on Amazon India and through offline retail stores. The Y9 Prime 2019 will go on sale on August 7 on Amazon and pre-bookings are now live on the e-commerce platform. The company has also announced launch offers like No Cost EMI, 10 per cent instant discount on SBI Bank cards, exchange offer up to Rs 1,500, benefits worth Rs 2,200 from Jio and Rs 500 cashback via Amazon Pay.The smartphone will go on sale through offline retail stores including Micromax retail outlets after the two brands recently announced a partnership that will help Huawei boost its offline presence.ALSO READ | Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 with pop-up camera, Kirin 710F launched: Check price and Amazon sale detailslast_img read more

RICKETTS INVITES NRA TO HOLD CONVENTION IN NEBRASKA

first_imgGovernor Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in Nebraska after one of Dallas’ top elected officials urged the group to find another location.Ricketts tweeted today (Friday) that Nebraska residents “love their constitutional rights” and want the convention held in their state.The Republican governor’s comments came in response to remarks from Dallas’ mayor pro tem, who said the NRA would face marches and demonstrations if it proceeded with its plans to host the three-day meeting set for May 4-6.The tweet followed news Thursday that the Nebraska-based First National Bank of Omaha would stop issuing NRA-branded credit cards in the wake of last week’s deadly mass school shooting in Florida.The Nebraska Democratic Party called the tweet “reckless.”last_img read more

NAIA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS 21ST YEAR IN SIOUX CITY

first_img32 women’s basketball teams begin play on the Tyson Events Center court Wednesday morning.Tournament co-director Corey Westra says it’s time to tip off the annual NAIA Division Two Women’s National Championships, the 21st year the city has hosted the tournament.:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NAIA4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………the national championship. :19Westra has a small army of over 100 volunteers ready to help stage the tournament:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NAIA6.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………the very beginning. :14A reminder also that for the first time this year, those attending the NAIA games will go through a security screen before entering the arena:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/NAIA5.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………extra time. ;05Most of the teams arrived in Sioux City before the snowstorm and they took part in the Banquet of Champions Tuesday night before starting play.last_img read more

EPA ANNOUNCES ETHANOL REFINERY WAIVER DEAL

first_imgEnvironmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler released details Friday of the Trump administration’s agreement on how much ethanol will be blended with gasoline.Wheeler says the agreement for what’s know as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will address concerns about blending exceptions given small oil refineries.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ETHDEAL1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………….this certainty :18Around 30 ethanol and biodiesel plants nationwide have either temporarily or permanently shut down in recent weeks — including four plants in Iowa — because of the uncertainty caused by the waivers. Wheeler says this plan should help them.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ETHDEAL2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….corn ethanol” :17Iowa’s elected officials harshly criticized Wheeler following the granting of the refinery waivers.They are responding positively to today’s announcement.last_img read more

10 signature Oklahoma State football moments

first_imgSome amazing work by Brian Gittings (@superfanHD) here depicting 10 signature moments for Cowboy football in the last 20 years.A few thoughts…How scary was Alonzo Mayes?How big were Josh Fields’ balls for throwing that 4th down ball to TD Bryant?How much did we love the over-the-shoulder fake FG before Lester took it to the bayou?Hope somebody’s already working on the Markel dunk mashup.Thanks again to Brian for the work.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

Ra’Shaad Samples says Tyreek is the speed king

first_imgI loved this quote from Ra’Shaad Samples in the Oklahoman over the weekend on whether or not he was the fastest guy on the team.“No.”Succinct. And correct.“Tyreek (Hill) came, and I seen that guy run, and I ain’t never seen anything like it. I went, ‘Whoo, he fast.’ He is really fast.”Really, really, really fast.Of course everyone says this but it carries more weight from somebody like Samples who at least knows what it’s like to reside in The Freek’s neighborhood.Plus I love how he put it. “I ain’t never seen anything like it.”“Before I’d argue with people about it. I’d be like, ‘I’m faster than you, I’m faster than you.’ But not even with Justin (Gilbert). Justin was faster. So those two guys are probably two of the fastest guys I’ve seen.”I’d pay good coin to see a race between all three.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

For the First Time in Conference History, Bedlam Will be for the Outright Big 12 Title

first_imgGood morning. Here are all the permutations and combinations for the Big 12 title. pic.twitter.com/SWlsszShEZ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 28, 2015In 2011, if OU would have won, there would have been a three-way tie between OU, OSU and Kansas State. That’s as close as we’ve been to Bedlam for the outright title.So yeah, you could say I’m excited.When I woke up and triple checked the TCU-Baylor box score. pic.twitter.com/RUxwnpV1Id— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 28, 2015 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have played football 109 times in their respective histories. The first one happened in 1904 in Guthrie. The last one happened in Norman and involved the greatest punt return in Oklahoma State history.This one, the 110th meeting and the 20th since both teams have been in the Big 12, is the first that will be for the outright Big 12 title. Thanks to TCU’s win over Baylor, we get a definitive evening in Stillwater.Here are all the permutations for the Big 12 championship.last_img read more

Spain vs Italy: Team news & TV

first_imgWC Qualification Europe Spain vs Italy: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly 21:19 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eder Busquets Italy Spain WC Qualification Europe Spain World Cup Spain v Italy Italy La Furia Roja host the Azzurri as both sides look to take an advantage in the race for automatic qualification to the World Cup Spain and Italy continue to vie for supremacy in Group G when the sides face off at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday evening.The two sides played out a 1-1 draw when they met in Turin last year, with Daniele De Rossi coming to the Azzurri’s rescue as the Roma midfielder’s late penalty cancelled out Vitolo’s opener.Both teams are unbeaten and boast an identical points haul after six games – with Spain leading through goal difference – so Saturday’s meeting in Madrid presents a chance for one of them to pull clear at the top. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Game Spain vs Italy Date Saturday, September 2 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM De Rossi Italy UruguayIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on ITV 4 and by online stream using the ITV Player or app. UK TV channel Online stream ITV 4 ITV Player In the US, the match will be available watch live on television on FS2 as well as being available to stream live online using Fox Sports GO. US TV channel Online stream FS2 Fox Sports GO SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Spain players Goalkeepers De Gea, Arrizabalaga, Reina Defenders Ramos, Azpilicueta, Pique, Bartra, Carvajal, Nacho, Monreal, Alba Midfielders Busquests, Iniesta, Koke, Thiago, Asensio, Silva, Isco, Niguez, Suso Forwards Villa, Morata, Pedro, Deulofeu, Aspas, Vazquez Spain’s record goalscorer David Villa has returned to the national team at the age of 35 and could be set to feature for his country for the first time since the 2014 World Cup.Exiled Chelsea striker Diego Costa has not been included and there is no place for Manchester United duo Ander Herrera and Juan Mata.Potential starting XI: De Gea; Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Silva, Asensio, Isco; Morata. Position Italy players Goalkeepers Buffon, Donnarumma, Perin Defenders Conti, Darmian, Spinazzola, Astori, Barzagli, Bonucci, D’Ambrosio, Rugani Midfielders Pellegrini, Candreva, Verratti, Insigne, De Rossi, Montolivo, Bernardeschi, El Shaarawy, Parolo Forwards Belotti, Immobile, Eder, Gabbiadini Giorgio Chiellini was named in the initial squad, but the Juventus defender has been forced to withdraw after suffering a calf injury.Potential starting XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Darmian, Conti; De Rossi, Pellegrini, Verratti; Immobile, Insigne, Belotti.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Alvaro Morata Spain Colombia Friendly 07062017Spain are considered favourites at odds of 5/6 according to dabblebet, with Italy priced at 15/4 to win in Madrid. A draw, which was the result when the teams met in Turin last October, is available at 12/5.Alvaro Morata is the favourite to open the scoring at 15/4 with Italy duo Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile both priced at 13/2 to score first. David Villa, meanwhile, is 5/1 to score the first goal and 7/4 to score any time during the game.GAME PREVIEW Belotti Italy SpainSpain and Italy are locked level on points at the top of Group G and both sides will be eager to take advantage in the race for World Cup qualification when they take to the field in the Spanish capital.However, if their previous meeting at Juventus Stadium is any indication of what is to come on Saturday, there will be plenty of caution applied to proceedings.Theoretically, the hosts will be able to invest much more into the game, with a relatively less difficult encounter with Liechtenstein coming three days later, while Italy must prepare for a potentially tricky tie against Israel.Indeed, the visitors’ task has been made somewhat more difficult following the loss of key defender Chiellini to injury.Nevertheless, with the prize of automatic qualification likely to go to the victor of this game and both sides possessing an array of quality within their ranks, it is sure to be an engaging battle.last_img read more

Wagner: Beating Man Utd one of my proudest moments

first_imgPremier League Beating Manchester United is one of my proudest moments, says Wagner Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 01:53 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) David Wagner Huddersfield Manchester United Getty Premier League Huddersfield Town Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Manchester United The Terriers shocked Jose Mourinho’s menon Saturday and the mastermind behind the victory was emotional about its significance at full-time David Wagner described Huddersfield Town’s shock 2-1 win over Manchester United as “one of the proudest moments” in his managerial career.Huddersfield produced a marvellous performance at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, scoring twice in quick succession around the half-hour mark to give United a mountain to climb.5/2 for Liverpool & Spurs to draw Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre ultimately proved unassailable in spite of Marcus Rashford’s late header, and Wagner was elated after ending a six-game winless run with a famous triumph.”I said to the players that I wouldn’t expect a result, but that I can believe in a result,” he told reporters.WHAT A WIN! WHAT A CELEBRATION! #htafc (AT) pic.twitter.com/6aIMYrKWGc — Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) October 21, 2017 “That is why it so huge for us. It’s a very proud moment, that we were able to beat Manchester United at home.”In one game you can have a chance. If there is a chance, try to catch it. Today was our moment because we were at our best and maybe they weren’t.”Small Huddersfield have beaten Man United and it is one of the proudest moments in my managerial career. It makes me very happy.”It’s another chapter in the fairytale we started nearly two years ago. It has shown everything is possible in football.”I have to make totally clear what are extraordinary and ordinary results for us. This was extraordinary, but we must stay humble.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Leicester City hire Puel as manager

first_imgPremier League Leicester City appoint Puel as manager Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 02:38 10/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Claude Puel Southampton Getty Images Premier League Leicester City Leicester City v Everton The Foxes have appointed the former Southampton boss to fill the post following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare Leicester City have confirmed the appointment of Claude Puel as their new manager following the sacking of Craig Shakespeare.Puel takes over a contract until June 2020, with Michael Appleton remaining as assistant manager.Foxes 6/5 to beat Everton Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The club dismissed Shakespeare last week following a poor start to the season which saw them pick up just one win in their first eight Premier League matches.Appleton took over on an interim basis and guided Leicester to a 2-1 triumph at Swansea City on Saturday and a 3-1 EFL Cup win over Leeds United three days later, but the former Blackburn Rovers manager has not been deemed the right man to take over full-time.That opportunity has been given to Puel, who finds himself back in a job following his dismissal by Southampton in June.”It’s a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City — a club whose values and ambitions are closely aligned to my own,” Puel told Leicester’s official website. “The opportunity to help the club build on its remarkable recent achievements is a truly exciting one and I’m looking forward to working with the owners, players, staff and supporters to deliver further lasting success.”#lcfc are delighted to announce the appointment of Claude Puel as the Club’s new First Team Manager: https://t.co/OQeKNdlHWF#WelcomeClaude pic.twitter.com/RRgEdELdhy— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 25, 2017Despite being axed, Puel presided over a solid campaign in his only season in charge at St Mary’s, with Southampton finishing eighth and reaching the EFL Cup final.Reports suggested the Frenchman’s removal came down to a combination of fan displeasure and a poor relationship with several players.But Leicester have decided the former Nice coach is the man to take them forward, with the Foxes sitting 14th ahead of Sunday’s visit of Everton.Leicester’s vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “When we began the process of identifying a new manager, the board quickly established the profile of candidate we needed to take the club forward and Claude Puel was a perfect fit.”Upon meeting Claude, his attention to detail, knowledge of our squad, understanding of our potential and his vision to help us realise it were extremely impressive. He quickly emerged as the outstanding candidate and I am delighted we will have the opportunity to reinforce our long-term vision, aided significantly by his expertise.”Appleton had been expected to remain in charge for the Everton game but, following the Merseyside club’s sacking of Ronald Koeman, it has been claimed Leicester stepped up their search in case the two teams identified the same targets. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

James & Lewa decide crunch Bundesliga tie

first_imgBayern Munich 2 RB Leipzig 0: Orban red card helps hosts go top despite Lewandowski injury Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 02:25 10/29/17 bayern-cropped Bongarts Bayern Munich have gone top of the Bundesliga after a comfortable 2-0 win over 10-man RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga after Willi Orban’s sending off played a big role in the champions securing a 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena, despite Robert Lewandowski going off injured.Borussia Dortmund’s 4-2 defeat to Hannover earlier on Saturday meant either of these teams could have gone to the summit, but there only ever looked like being one winner after Orban’s 13th-minute dismissal as Jupp Heynckes’ men cruised.It quickly became apparent that Leipzig were in for a long day in Munich, Orban sent off for a professional foul on Arjen Robben with the help of VAR and James Rodriguez – who has struggled so far at Bayern – opening the scoring after a fine move in the 19th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lewandowski essentially wrapped things up with a cool finish before half-time, though he then had to be withdrawn with what appeared to be a hamstring problem, making him a doubt for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Celtic.Without their talismanic striker, Bayern were a little less potent in attack and that resulted in a lack of clear-cut opportunities in a second half which had few highlights.But their control on proceedings showed no sign of dissipating, as Heynckes’ side followed up their DFB-Pokal penalty shoot-out win over Leipzig in midweek by playing some eye-catching football towards the end of a straightforward triumph.Bayern made a purposeful start and went close to breaking the deadlock after just two minutes, Javi Martinez heading agonisingly wide after David Alaba’s 20-yard drive was deflected wide.The Spaniard was proving a real nuisance at set-pieces and he nodded just off target again shortly after.A red card against Bayern? Normal service resumed. Willi #Orban was the last man against Robben. (14′)#FCBRBL 0-0 pic.twitter.com/BNmMBzzhl2— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) October 28, 2017Bayern then received a massive boost as Orban was dismissed for barging Robben over when through on goal.And Bayern had a deserved lead a few moments later – James tucking a first-time effort just inside the right-hand post after Robben produced a pinpoint low cross from the flank at the end of a charging run.The chances continued to flow for Bayern, with James seeing a dipping volley deflected just over, before Peter Gulacsi made a strong save to keep a Lewandowski header out.But the Pole was not to be denied just before the break as he raced on to Martinez’s pass and coolly found the bottom-right corner, though he was withdrawn with a suspected hamstring problem before the half was out.Bayern were not quite as free-flowing in attack upon the restart, but they did create a couple of half-chances in their search for a third goal, Alaba lashing into the side-netting before Robben shot straight at Gulasci.The hosts seemed to become more intent on retaining possession and tiring out their visitors, who almost scored an own goal through Lukas Klostermann when Joshua Kimmich flashed a ball across the face of goal just after the hour mark.This is becoming a familiar sight#Kimmich #FCBRBL 2-0 pic.twitter.com/1vDX9I6Gol— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 28, 2017Martinez attempted to add a spectacular third 10 minutes from the end when he blasted just wide of the top-right corner from 30 yards.That miss mattered little, however, as the home side strolled to a fifth straight victory under Heynckes. Key Opta stats:- Bayern have not lost any of their last 27 Bundesliga games at the Allianz Arena (21 wins, six draws) – a new record at the stadium.- Lewandowski has scored in each of the Bavarians’ five home league games this season – the last Bayern player to do so was Giovane Elber in 2002-03.- Jupp Heynckes is the first Bayern coach not to concede a goal in his first three Bundesliga games at the helm. read morelast_img read more

Mourinho: Six teams in Premier League title race

first_imgPremier League Mourinho: There are six teams in the Premier League title race Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 15:39 11/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Jose Mourinho Getty Premier League Manchester United Chelsea v Manchester United Chelsea José Mourinho The Portuguese believes Manchester City, United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are all fighting for the famous trophy Jose Mourinho believes six teams are currently involved in the Premier League title race as Manchester United prepare to face Chelsea this Sunday.United are currently second in the table with 23 points, five behind leaders Manchester City, while Tottenham lie in third with 20, and Chelsea are fourth with 19.Mou’s Reds 9/1 for PL title Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal are level on points with the Blues, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are sixth, three points behind, and Mourinho thinks that the title race remains open, despite City’s early dominance.”Chelsea are the champions and one of the top teams in the country and I consider them – and they consider themselves, too – a big contender for the title,” he told Sky Sports.”I think six (teams are competing for the title) because Everton, in spite of their huge investment, didn’t manage to follow the group.Nemanja Matic“I think in the table now you can already feel the four or five are there. If Liverpool are a couple of points behind I’m pretty sure in a couple of weeks they’ll be close to us too.”Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic will return to Stamford Bridge this weekend, and Mourinho remains shocked that United were able to sign the Serbia international in the summer, the midfielder having impressed at Old Trafford since his £40 million move.”I was surprised when [Matic’s] agent called me to say ‘do you want him?’ ” Mourinho added.”I was surprised, but he’s an agent I know well. Normally he’s very direct and objective, he doesn’t waste time, he doesn’t try to get people to be interested in his players to improve their situation at their club.”Normally he’s very straightforward, so when he told me ‘you can have him if you want’, of course I want.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Report: Man City 3 Arsenal 1

first_imgManchester City 3 Arsenal 1: Guardiola’s men underpin favourites status as Gunners run ragged Peter Hanson Last updated 2 years ago 00:09 11/6/17 sergioagueroleroysane - Cropped Getty Images Manchester City were a class above Arsenal as the Premier League leaders ran out 3-1 victors at the Etihad Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were on target as Manchester City underpinned their status as Premier League title favourites with a dominant 3-1 beating of an outclassed Arsenal.Belgium international De Bruyne continued a sublime season by beating Petr Cech with a well-placed shot during a first half completely controlled by the home side at the Etihad Stadium.Aguero, who became City’s all-time club-record goalscorer in the 4-2 Champions League beating of Napoli, then completed a memorable week with City’s second from the penalty spot early in the second half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Substitute Alexandre Lacazette briefly restored hope for Arsenal, but Jesus – who also came off the bench – ended hope of what would have been an unfair comeback.It was a more-than-deserved three points for City, whose mesmeric play, lightning speed and swift movement left Arsenal with no reply, and in truth the scoreline could have been worse had Aguero not missed an early chance and Sterling showed more composure in a two-on-one.City, who had beaten Arsenal just once in nine competitive matches prior to this fixture, have now stretched their unbeaten run to 23 matches and lead the Premier League by eight points from Manchester United, albeit that gap will be cut back down if the Red Devils beat champions Chelsea.From Arsenal’s perspective, the season may only be in November but a 12-point deficit to City appears insurmountable on this evidence for Arsene Wenger’s men.FT | 3-1 #cityvafcCity sweep aside the Gunners to make it FIFTEEN WINS IN A ROW! pic.twitter.com/9FKdlyzGB8— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 5, 2017Aguero nearly stretched his new club record in just the second minute when he fired wide of the right post at the end of a frightening counter-attack started by a mislaid pass from Alexis Sanchez, who but for some failed last-minute deadline-day deals may have been lining up for City in this fixture.The visiting goal was living a charmed life as another lightning break saw Aguero slip in Leroy Sane, whose ball across the face of goal needed just a touch from Sterling.It was with a certain sense of inevitability that City opened the scoring in the 19th minute.Cech had just saved a De Bruyne snapshot, but possession was quickly regained and the Belgian played a neat one-two with Fernandinho before stroking a left-foot shot into the bottom-right corner for City’s 50th goal in all competitions this season.50 – Kevin de Bruyne’s strike was @ManCity’s 50th in all competitions this season, 10 more than any other Premier League side. Relentless.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 5, 2017Arsenal remained camped in their own half, and had someone gambled on David Silva’s pass across the face of goal or Sterling shown more composure to pick out Sane when two on one then City’s lead would have been doubled.Chances for the visitors were at a premium, but Aaron Ramsey did test Ederson with a low drive on the stroke of half-time.But it was normal service resumed early after the restart. Nacho Monreal was caught goalside of Sterling and brought the winger to ground in area, with Aguero converting the resulting spot-kick off the right-hand post.Ederson nearly gifted Arsenal a route back into the match when he made a hash of a simple clip into the area from Alex Iwobi, but the Gunners did half the arrears in the 65th minute.Arsenal capitalised on a dip in tempo from City and Ramsey slid in Lacazette on the right of the area where the France striker finished through the legs of Ederson.The two-goal cushion was almost immediately re-established when Sane’s corner was flicked on by Silva and met by Gabriel Jesus, who was denied by Cech’s stunning point-blank stop.But the game was put to bed in almost comical fashion. The Arsenal defence stopped in their tracks believing Silva to be offside from a Fernandinho throughball, and the Spaniard had all the time in the world to pick out substitute Jesus to sweep home. Key Opta Facts:- Manchester City’s 31 points and a +31 goal difference is the best-ever start to a Premier League season after 11 games.- Arsenal have registered just one win away to the ‘Big Six’ in the Premier League since the start of 2014/15, drawing seven and losing 10.- Manchester City’s haul of 52 goals is a record for a PL club after 17 games in all competitions (since 1992-93).- Since the start of last season, Arsenal have conceded 12 goals from the penalty spot, more than any other Premier League side.- Sergio Aguero has had a hand in 10 goals in his last five Premier League games (7 goals, 3 assists).- Petr Cech has saved none of the 13 penalties he has faced with Arsenal in all competitions.- Gabriel Jesus’ rate of a goal every 89.6 minutes in the Premier League is the best record of any player to score 10+ goals in the competition.  read morelast_img read more

The incredible story of Chapecoense’s resurrection

first_imgChapecoense Out of the ashes: The incredible story of Chapecoense’s resurrection Gabriel Pazini & Daniel Edwards Last updated 1 year ago 03:00 11/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Chapecoense fans Arena Conda 30112016 Getty Images Chapecoense Chapecoense v Coritiba Coritiba Serie A Serie A The Brazilian club’s first season since tragedy struck has been nothing short of a miracle, and it is testament to the strength of all involved In a matter of minutes, Chapecoense’s dreams of lifting the Copa Sudamericana were transformed into the worst nightmare possible. The charter flight carrying the Brazilian team, club officials and journalists crashed just outside Medellin on November 28, 2016 on the way to the first leg of the final against Atletico Nacional, killing 71 of the 77 people on board and sending the entire football world into mourning.Now, 12 months on from that hideous tragedy, the memory of those lost lives on in a club that has risen from the ashes of disaster.Chapecoense were almost gutted by the disaster that befell the LaMia 2933 charter flight, which went down just a handful of kilometres from its destination after running out of fuel. The club lost 19 players in its accident, as well as venerable coach Caio Junior. Just three players survived: reserve goalkeeper Jackson Follmann, whose career was nevertheless ended after losing a leg in the tragedy; Alan Ruschel, and Neto. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Follmann, who continues to work closely with the club and trains avidly with a prosthetic limb, has pictured the final that never was in his mind.“If I told you I had never imaged it I would be lying,” he told Goal. “Of course I imagined us walking out on the field against Atletico Nacional, especially in that game in Colombia.“I imagined an excellent game for us, as usual. We were a very strong team away from home.”Starting keeper Danilo was a symbol of the tragedy. The 31-year-old had been with Chape since their days in Serie B, and in the Sudamericana made four shoot-out saves to see off Independiente followed by an incredible point-blank stop against San Lorenzo to seal a place in the final. He initially survived the crash and was even able to call his wife from the wreckage, but later lost his fight for life.Alessandro Florenzi Roma Chapecoense Chapecoense Südamerika 040417 Chapecoense“I love you, no matter what happens,” were his final words, according to partner Leticia, and he left behind an infant son. Jandrei, the man tasked with filling the Chape net in the absence of Danilo and Follmann this year, admits he was determined to pay tribute to the fallen hero.“I felt honoured [to start in goal] and also that I had a great responsibility,” the goalkeeper told Goal .“I knew I was entering a net where many have made history, like Nivaldo, who is still at the club, and Danilo who tragically is no longer with us, and also Follmann. I knew the scale of my responsibility and its importance, and that I would have to give my best to see my work recognised and to honour everybody, especially Danilo.“Danilo stopped four penalties and also made the save that sent Chape into the final. They are moments that are engraved in Chapecoense history.”But it was not just the idol between the posts that had to be replaced. Shorn of the vast majority of their first-team squad, Chape were forced to pair the few squad members who had not travelled to Medellin with a motley collection of loanees, most generously ceded without charge by their Serie A rivals in a laudable show of solidarity. Against all the odds, that hastily-assembled team exceeded all expectations.Chapecoense retained their Santa Catarina state championship title, while only an unfortunate administrative error in the Copa Libertadores concerning an ineligible player in a victory over finalists Lanus cost them a place in the tournament’s knockout stage. Despite fighting on several fronts, moreover, the side returned a wholly respectable Serie A campaign: with just one game to go they lie in eighth and retain an outside shot of another Libertadores place for 2018.One year after the tragic plane crash, fans of Chapecoense reflect on the moment, and what’s to come. pic.twitter.com/6ftS6oJGcc— Goal (@goal) November 28, 2017″Everybody here thinks the same way and is totally dedicated to helping Chape,” Reinaldo, the on-loan Sao Paulo playmaker who has been one of the stars of the season, explained to  Goal. The challenge of turning the anguish of November 28, 2016 into joy has been a motivating force behind the entire club this year, as Reinaldo can attest. “We all wanted to make supporters smile again. Without forgetting everything that happened we also made a pact of joy amongst ourselves in the dressing room, because without joy there can be no football.”Away from the pitch, little seems to have changed. After an initial flurry of arrests the case has ground to a halt in the justice system of Bolivia, the country where the charter plane was registered to LaMia. Early reactions, pinning the blame on LaMia owner and the craft’s pilot Miguel Quiroga, one of those lost in the tragedy, for his frugal refuelling, has largely remained unchanged a year down the line. “The investigation is almost non-existent,” Jerjes Justiniano, lawyer of fellow former LaMia executive Gustavo Vargas, told reporters in a recent statement.Nor, in general terms, has the custom of hiring charters that watch every penny changed on a continental level. Several Colombian clubs, understandably given the tragedy that occurred on their soil, have foregone such services in favour of commercial flights when travelling around South America, but they are the exception rather than the rule.Libertadores finalists Gremio were recently forced to fly from Bolivia to Brazil in an Ecuadorian military jet due to issues with a charter flight in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, while a lengthy charter delay for Atletico Tucuman in the same competition almost saw the Argentines forfeit a match – only reaching their destination after a breakneck, police-assisted dash from Quito airport to face El Nacional. It is clear that, running for the most part on wafer-thin budgets, South American clubs and those responsible for logistics continue to take risks with the aim of keeping costs to a minimum.If the Chapecoense tragedy taught us anything, however, it is the importance of living every day to the full. Follmann has taken that message to heart, and despite seeing his professional career end in the accident he prefers to see his survival as a blessing, particularly after seeing so many of his friends perish alongside him.Chape PS“Life has been wonderful,” he said. “Now I am a proud amputee and I do so many things. I play my football, drive my car and practice several different sports. I am very happy and I also train every day at the club, and that does me good.“It is a time to learn many things and I am looking to learn as much as I can so I can put it all into practice, along with the 12 or 13 years I have spent in the sport.“I am just grateful to God for giving me this opportunity, a second chance to live. I am trying to make the most of every single day and always help those around me to grow, because I believe that us survivors were put here for that as well.”The LaMia disaster shook Brazil and South America to the core. It was a criminal loss of life, and the full story behind the plane that went down in the dense undergrowth outside Medellin still needs to be told. But thanks to the superhuman efforts of survivors like Follmann, Neto and Ruschel, and of the players that stepped into the breach at Chapecoense, a glimmer of hope has emerged out of the ashes.It is that hope that has kept the club afloat when all looked lost and that keeps the former goalkeeper buoyant against all odds, and should be treasured as we remember the catastrophe one year down the line.All interviews and videos carried out and edited by Gabriel Pazini and Rodrigo Hoschettlast_img read more

Eden Hazard cameo underlines Chelsea’s need for extra source of flair

first_imgArsenal Share on Messenger Reuse this content Not that there’s any great shame in that. Chelsea still came close to scoring several times in that opening hour . And Hazard is a genuinely rare presence in the Premier League, the obvious grace note in this hard-running collective, and a player without an obvious replacement in the squad.Even before kick-off it was tempting to wonder where Chelsea might find a goal if Álvaro Morata was closely marked. Willian has three Premier League goals this year. Pedro has two since February. Victor Moses has not scored for Chelsea in the league since last November. N’Golo Kanté has two league goals in a season and a bit.But then Conte’s champions have always been a linear, pared-back machine. Forty-eight of their 85 league goals last season were either scored or made by two players not on the pitch at the start here. Hazard, of course, but also the rogue Diego Costa, Arsenal’s own cackling, kidney‑jabbing nemesis who presumably watched this game on TV in Brazil in a state of unusual excitement, nipping out every few minutes to give his under‑gardener Chinese burns or rake his studs down the achilles of his sous-chef.Chelsea started well here. With 10 minutes gone Morata should have scored, glancing a deep cross from César Azpilicueta wide. After which a strange thing happened. Arsenal began to dig in, to press recklessly high and match Chelsea not just in their formation, but in registers such as will, muscle and work rate. It took Conte to half-time to alter the balance of his Cesc Fàbregas-Kanté pivot in central midfield. For all his incision Fàbregas has been a stretch as a pure central midfielder ever since he came to the club. Here it was one of those days where too many battles are lost, too much ground conceded.In the second half Chelsea were stronger, Tiémoué Bakayoko coming on and almost immediately picking up the ball and driving through the middle of the pitch, all strolling power and balance. Still, though, in a tight game what Chelsea really lacked was a moment of stillness. Sportblog On a rowdy, bruising, enjoyably intense afternoon at Stamford Bridge Chelsea showed two sides to their game. First came the one that doesn’t involve Eden Hazard. For the opening 70 minutes of this 0-0 draw the champions were neat, focused, disciplined and aggressively blunt in their attacking rhythms, the gears a little gummed.After which, in glimpses, they played the other version, the Hazard-remix, the one where Chelsea’s No10 provides a vital free radical element in Antonio Conte’s hard-running 3-5-2, somebody to see the angles between the angles, to create space rather than simply applying relentless physical pressure.Even with a convalescent Hazard on the pitch Chelsea looked not just more potent, but better balanced, a team with deeper gears, even a little champion swagger. At one point as the game ticked down Hazard dropped back, picked up the ball inside the Arsenal half and turned away from Olivier Giroud in a slightly mocking parabola, spinning through 180 degrees like a frigate evading a supertanker, showing in that moment the ability to beat an opponent almost as an afterthought that is beyond anybody else in this Chelsea team. The game-plan often seems to involve playing tight, high-pressure football and waiting for a mistake, which is let’s face it never the worst idea against late‑Wenger Arsenal. The parts continued to function well here. Now and then Marcos Alonso would spank a hard, flat pass 50 metres to Moses on the other wing. Willian and Pedro sprinted with verve through the channels and Conte became increasingly animated on his touchline as the game began to congeal a little.Hazard’s appearance did open up that attacking third eye a little, a player who simply looks different to everyone else, lower to the ground, able to take the ball on the half-turn and pick up speed instantly. Three or four times there were moments of muscle-memory recall as Hazard ran at Arsenal’s defence with the old preternatural balance, feet battering the turf in double-time.His return will of course be vital to Chelsea’s progress from here. For the last three seasons Chelsea have had two players to wrench days like this their way. Morata is a variation on Costa, but not in any sense a replacement for his horrible, match-turning voodoo. Morata looked like a player finding his space in this team, spending most of the time falling over to no great effect.Similarly there is no real Hazard-alternative in this squad. Chelsea were linked with plenty of refusenik transfer targets this summer but none that would have really changed the way the team plays, or offered a different set of attacking rhythms. Conte seems to want two Chelsea teams that will play the same way. If this claustrophobic game of fine details revealed anything it is that he is perhaps missing another note of flair and uncontrolled creativity to slot in on days like this. 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Cardiff in full voice but Republic of Ireland fans sing longest and loudest

first_imgWales James McClean stuns Wales and sends Republic of Ireland into play-offs Chris Coleman admits Wales tenure may be over after World Cup heartbreak Reuse this content Joe Allen was forced off with an injury in a major blow to the hosts. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters Republic of Ireland Pinterest Chris Coleman had predicted beforehand that it would be a “toe-to-toe fight”, yet the Wales manager never bargained on James McClean, on his return from suspension, landing the knockout blow. Behind for the first time in the whole qualifying campaign, Wales found themselves in an unfamiliar position as Ireland, resilient and tenacious, executed their game-plan to perfection.The anticipation and excitement around the occasion was huge and the memory of that stirring Welsh national anthem, sung a cappella by 30,000 home supporters, will not easily be forgotten. Wales, however, will want the game itself to quickly disappear from their minds. It was a night when nothing went right for Coleman and his players, a fact underlined by the awful goal that they conceded to hand the lead to an Ireland side who frustrated the life out of them.Credit to O’Neill for getting his tactics spot-on. Ireland survived the early barrage, when Wales fed off the energy of their supporters, eked their way back into the game and then scored at the perfect time, just before the hour mark. From Wales’s point of view it was down to a catalogue of errors involving Wayne Hennessey, Ashley Williams and Ben Davies. From Ireland’s perspective it was reward for their dogged persistence, tireless running and a willingness to chase lost causes. Share on Messenger World Cup 2018 qualifiers It was billed as the biggest game in this country since 1993 and for Wales the sense of deja vu come the end was suffocating. Once again the World Cup finals will pass them by, just as they did 24 years ago, when Paul Bodin’s penalty kick thudded against the crossbar in their critical qualifier against Romania. This time it was the Republic of Ireland’s turn to spoil the party as Martin O’Neill’s side kept alive their own hopes of travelling to Russia next summer with the sort of victory that has become the manager’s hallmark.Ireland may not be easy on the eye but there is something to be admired about their uncanny knack for grinding out results when it matters most. There was the victory over Germany in October 2015, the triumph against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Euro 2016 play-offs, and that 1-0 win over Italy to reach the last 16 in that summer’s finals in France. The scalp of Wales, who had not lost a competitive match on home soil for four years, has now been added to the collection. Topics Facebook Share on Facebook Read morecenter_img World Cup Sportblog Twitter The question now is where all of this leaves Coleman. He always said that he would stand down when the World Cup dream came to an end, either in Russia or Wales, yet the immediate aftermath of a devastating defeat was not the time to make an announcement on that front. The Wales manager sounded crestfallen as he talked about how a “whole nation will be mourning because again that elusive World Cup has passed us by”. Yet the truth is that whatever happens over the coming days and weeks, Coleman’s legacy in Wales is assured after taking his country to the European Championship semi-finals in the summer of 2016.Ireland, in contrast, can continue to chase their World Cup dream. Whether they can reprise the sort of energy levels they showed in Cardiff over the course of two play-off matches that will take place in quick succession remains to be seen – there is no escaping the fact that Meyler’s suspension for the first leg is a blow. Yet O’Neill was spot-on when he said that nobody will want to face them when the draw is made next week. Ireland, as Wales can ruefully testify, are a team to avoid. Jeff Hendrick sensed an opportunity from the moment that Hennessey rolled the ball out to Williams, who has endured a difficult start to the season with Everton. The Burnley midfielder closed Williams down, blocked the defender’s pass and with Davies seeming to think that the ball would run out of play, escaped on the right before delivering a low centre. Harry Arter’s clever dummy – a rare moment of flair in a game high on tension but low on quality – bamboozled the Wales back-line, and McClean emphatically did the rest.In truth Wales never looked like scoring the two goals they needed to turn the game around and secure a play-off place. Joe Allen, their midfield fulcrum, had departed in the first half with concussion after he was sandwiched by McClean and David Meyler in a nasty incident that could easily have brought a yellow card. Aaron Ramsey was forced to drop deeper as a result and with all the right intentions but often the wrong result, ended up trying to do too much. As for Gareth Bale, Wales’ injured talisman was forced to play the role of cheerleader in the stand when they so badly needed him on the pitch. World Cup 2018 Share on Twitter Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share via Email features Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

Glorious Goodwood: Gosden makes case for staying horses after Stradivarius win

first_img Quick guide Racing tips for Wednesday 1 August Was this helpful? Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Thank you for your feedback. The sight of Stradivarius and Torcedor going head-to-head in the sunshine at the end of a fierce two-mile gallop around the top of the Sussex downs was a memorable way to start Goodwood’s most famous fixture. Andrea Atzeni, who rode Stradivarius to victory in the same race last year, was back in his saddle as Frankie Dettori sat out the penultimate day of a costly suspension, and judged his challenge to perfection as Colm O’Donoghue tried to run the finish out of him.“Andrea did not give him a hard race today as he was thinking ahead [to York],” Gosden said. “Frankie will be grateful for that.“ I’m terrified of racing becoming one-dimensional and while I love sprinters, you don’t want to watch eight sprints a day. You need these long races. The commercial world needs a certain amount of precocity and speed, but I think it’s gone too far that way, and the owner/breeder that produces horses like this is now a rare species. We’re trying to bring that back.”Given the 3lb turnaround in the Lonsdale, it is a slight surprise to find Paddy Power offering 6-1 about Torcedor for the rematch next month. Stradivarius, meanwhile, is a 1-2 chance with the same firm.Dark Vision was added to the betting for next year’s 2,000 Guineas after what was ultimately a comfortable win in the Group Two Vintage Stakes, but the bare form of the race offers no hint of the problems that the colt and his jockey, Silvestre de Sousa, needed to overcome on their trip around the Downs.Even Mark Johnston, Dark Vision’s trainer, had abandoned hope after a furlong, when Dark Vision trailed the field after missing the break. A slow start is often a fatal mistake at this sharp, twisting track and the 100-30 favourite traded at nearly 20-1 in running, but De Sousa saved ground where he could and then patiently worked his way into contention in the straight before storming past Dunkerron and Confiding with a furlong to run.“When he missed the break, I thought it was all over,” Johnston said. “At that stage, if he’d come fourth I’d have thought that I’ve got a really nice horse on my hands and I’ve just got to cure his start problem. I never thought until a furlong out that he had any chance of winning. The biggest trouble now will be keeping everyone’s feet on the ground.”Dark Vision’s win was the eighth already this year for his 19-strong ownership syndicate, each of whom paid £7,000 for a share in three colts that the trainer “had left on the shelf unsold”. He can be backed at around 25-1 for next year’s Guineas and Johnston can expect to field some big-money offers for his colt in the weeks ahead. 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For a moment, just over a furlong from home, the front-running Torcedor seemed to have the Ascot Gold Cup winner in trouble, but Stradivarius rose to the challenge to chase him down and win by half a length, keeping alive his chance to win a £1m bonus at York next month in the process.Torcedor is likely to line up against Stradivarius once again in the Lonsdale Cup at York, the last leg of a four-timer that began in the Yorkshire Cup at the same track in early May. With Stradivarius set to carry a 3lb penalty on the Knavesmire, Tuesday’s form suggests that there will be even less to choose between the two horses on 24 August, and Stradivarius may need to improve once again to secure the seven-figure bonus. Show last_img read more

Newcastle v Manchester United: match preview

first_imgThe days when Newcastle challenged Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United at the top of the Premier League under Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson are long gone. If Manchester United’s decline has been less dramatic, it is currently causing considerable consternation west of the Pennines. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle are in an infinitely worse mess though and must try to atone for last Sunday’s 5-0 reverse at Leicester. Can one of Ferguson’s stalwart centre-halves turn the tide on his native Tyneside? Louise TaylorSunday 4.30pm Sky Sports Premier LeagueVenue St James’ ParkLast season Newcastle 0 Manchester Utd 2Referee Mike DeanThis season G6 Y21 R2 3.83 cards/gameOdds H 4-1 A 10-11 D 12-5NEWCASTLESubs from Darlow, Manquillo, Krafth, Fernández, Clark, Ki, Muto, M Longstaff, Carroll, Almiron, GayleDoubtful Willems (knee), Gayle (calf), Shelvey (hamstring)Injured Ritchie (ankle, 19 Oct), Lejeuene (knee, 19 Oct)Suspended Hayden (first of three)Discipline Y11 R1Form LWDLDLLeading scorers Joelinton, Schär, Shelvey, Willems 1MANCHESTER UNITEDSubs from Grant, Fred, Chong, Garner, Tuanzebe, Young, Williams, Gomes, GreenwoodDoubtful Wan-Bissaka (illness), ShawInjured Pogba (ankle), Martial (thigh), Lingard (hamstring, all 19 Oct), Bailly (knee, Dec), Jones (unknown, Oct)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y16 R0Form DLDWLDLeading scorers James, Rashford 3 Share on LinkedIn (s 56′) 36 Longstaff 10 Rashford 10 Newcastle Off target 9 Man Utd 2 Newcastle On target 3 Man Utd MNU NEW news 28 Gomes Substitutes 2 Clark Share via Email (s 86′) 4 6 Lineups 5 Schar Man Utd Newcastle 44 Chong 1 de Gea 22 Yedlin 5 Maguire 9 9 18 Young 22 Romero Premier League MNU68NEW32% 17 Krafth 16 Rojo Match previews 12 Gayle 20 Dalot 9 Joelinton (s 66′) 30 Atsu 39 McTominay Goal attempts 68 32 1 Dubravka 21 James 15 Andreas Pereira Match stats (s 83′) 53 Williams Share on Messenger 43 Longstaff 31 Matic 26 Greenwood Substitutes Possession (s 60′) 8 Mata (s 90′) Share on Pinterest 17 Fred 6 Lascelles Share on WhatsApp 24 Almiron 7 Carroll Topics Newcastle United 8 Shelvey 38 Tuanzebe Manchester United Fouls Share on Facebook Corners 26 Darlow 10 Saint-Maximin Share on Twitter 15 Willems 3 Dummett Reuse this contentlast_img read more