LIVERPOOL, England (AP):James Milner’s perfect record from the penalty spot ended at a crucial time in the English Premier League season for Liverpool in a 0-0 draw against Southampton yesterday, damaging his team’s quest for Champions League qualification.The left back scored from his first seven spot kicks this season, but his eighth attempt was saved by Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster in the 66th minute of a lacklustre game at Anfield.”I can’t do more than hold my hands up and apologise to the boys,” said Milner, whose last penalty miss in the Premier League was in 2009.MISSED OPPORTUNITYThe point lifted Liverpool back into third place above Manchester City, but this was a missed opportunity in its bid to finish in the top four and return to Europe’s elite competition next season.Southampton defended deep and in numbers, and barely ceded a chance to a Liverpool side that played too narrow and was predictable going forward.Liverpool have picked up only two points from its last three games at Anfield and are struggling without injured top scorer Sadio Mane.The Reds have two games left, away to West Ham and at home to Middlesbrough, but can still be caught by City, Manchester United and Arsenal.
FANS staying in Donegal for Sunday’s All-Ireland will have the best of the weather, says Met Eireann.But Dublin will be hit with heavy showers on Sunday afternoon, so don’t forget those wellies for the big match as Donegal go for an All-Ireland win against Mayo on Sunday.The rain will move into south Leinster on Saturday night. Said a Met spokeswoman: “It looks like being a wet final at this stage.“The rain will become widespread and heavy during Sunday across Munster, Leinster and east Ulster but amounts will be small further west where it’ll stay mostly dry, so Donegal itself will be grand.“It’ll be mild in a fresh northeast breeze.”It’s also set to warmer in Donegal – and colder in Dublin. You see – there is an upside to not having tickets. MATCH DAY WEATHER – DON’T FORGET YOUR WELLIES FOR CROKER was last modified: September 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:All Ireland Final weatherDonegal v MayoMATCH DAY WEATHER – DON’T FORGET YOUR WELLIES FOR CROKER