Rashford shines in stellar showing as Young struggles against Spurs

first_imgMARCUS RASHFORD put in a stellar showing as he scored twice to lead Manchester United to a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.The England star threatened over and over again in a blistering first-half, scoring the game’s opener in the sixth minute with a powerful right-footed shot – with a little help from Paulo Gazzaniga.2 Marcus Rashford was brilliant in Man Utd’s win over SpursCredit: GettyBut a moment of sheer genius from Dele Alli saw Spurs equalise shortly before half-time.Rashford deservedly grabbed a second goal early in the second-half after winning – and converting – a penalty after being trodden on by Moussa Sissoko.After a thrilling game at Old Trafford, here’s how SunSport’s Dave Fraser rated Man Utd’s stars against Spurs…DAVID DE GEA – 6A spectator in the early knockings as United took to the game to the Tottenham half, made a fine save to deny Serge Aurier, but the rebound was smashed home by Dele Alli after a gorgeous flick.Made a smart save from substitute Tanguy Ndombele late on – and another from Alli in stoppage time.AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6Solid in defence, but his distribution after regaining possession is often lacking and can halt United’s counter-attacking threat.A crunching tackle to break up a Spurs counter-attack turned out to be a crucial final kick of the game.VICTOR LINDELOF – 6Had little to do with Spurs’ threat coming from out side, but there when called upon.HARRY MAGUIRE – 6Much like Lindelof, was a spectator for much of the match.ASHLEY YOUNG – 5Looked shaky at left-back, with Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier teaming-up to form a speedy, attacking partnership on his flank.Could have done better in the build-up to Dele’s goal, failing to throw his head at the ball before it reached his old international team-mate.The club captain’s days at Old Trafford are surely numbered with the emergence of Brandon Williams – and with Luke Shaw also on the books.Jose Mourinho explains why it’s easier for Man Utd to play against the better teams in the Premier League after Spurs lose 2-1 at Old Trafford2 Ashley Young struggled for large portions of the game against TottenhamCredit: ReutersACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneSCOTT McTOMINAY – 6Back after missing three games with an ankle injury, failed to have much of an impact early on as United’s attackers took control of the game.Solid overall, as ever.FRED – 6Awful attempt on goal in the first-half, so off-target it was even saved from going for a throw-in, somewhat epitomised his time at United.Never shy to duck out of a heavy tackle though and made a couple of key contributions on the defensive end.DANIEL JAMES – 6Took a heavy knock early on after a lunge from Harry Winks which sent the Welshman clattering into Jose Mourinho.Always energetic down the right but perhaps not at his sparkling best. Had a strong effort saved by Gazzaniga in the second-half as he aimed to put the match out of Spurs’ reach.JESSE LINGARD – 6Looked better and some lovely footwork nearly led to a trademark, curled goal – only to see his shot just drift wide.Nice bit of link-up play in the second-half with James and Rashford and arguably a better option than Andreas Pereira in the No10 spot.Taken off with around five minutes to play after going down with cramp. A much more assured showing from the England man.MARCUS RASHFORD – 9Rifled home Man Utd’s opener. Gazzaniga should have saved it, but credit to Rashford for getting it in the corner with some real venom.Nearly had a second with a sensational free-kick minutes later that drifted millimetres wide, before rattling the bar shortly afterwards.Got goal No2 for the game from the spot early in the second-half after winning the penalty himself after a dangerous surge into the box.Quieter after that moment, but his work had already been done.Much more dangerous now he’s back playing on the left-wing…MASON GREENWOOD – 5Looked lively in only his second Premier League start, always in the right place as the sole centre-forward.Always appears confident in his own ability but was overall very quiet and utterly outshone by Rashford as the England star put in a stellar showing.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMORE MAN UTD STORIESLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansSUBSAndreas Pereira (for Mason Greenwood, 80 mins) – Failed to make much of an impact during his ten-minute cameo.Luke Shaw (for Jesse Lingard, 87 mins) – Little time to get into the game having been thrown on to rescue Lingard from his cramp.Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the next two games give his team the chance to prove themselveslast_img read more

Spurs, Arsenal close gap

first_img DREAMING SUPPORTERS “It is true our supporters can dream,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said. Second-place Tottenham lead Arsenal on goal difference, while City’s second straight home loss kept the team six points behind Leicester, with their squad beginning to look stretched as they go for trophies on four fronts. In the other match, last-place Aston Villa slipped to their heaviest home defeat in 81 years, losing 6-0 to Liverpool. The visitors had six different scorers, including Daniel Sturridge in the injury-prone striker’s first league start for more than four months. Relegation candidates all of last season, Leicester are dealing with a different kind of pressure this time round, but failure to handle rising expectations wasn’t the reason behind the defeat at Emirates Stadium. The biggest factor was probably the sending-off of right back Danny Simpson after two yellow cards in the opening nine minutes of the second half. Leicester were then leading 1-0, thanks to Jamie Vardy’s penalty on the stroke of half-time – his league-high 19th goal of the season. Substitutes came good for Arsenal. Theo Walcott equalised with 20 minutes to go, with Arsenal’s first shot on target and fellow sub Welbeck, who came on in the 83rd minute, headed in Mesut Ozil’s free kick. “Everybody is extremely happy for him because he has been out for 10 months. That is an eternity for a player,” Wenger said. Spurs capped a successful day for the north London clubs by completing a league double over City, another sign that they are ready to finally challenge for the championship under Pochettino after years of underachievement. Harry Kane put Tottenham in front in the 53rd from a penalty that was controversially awarded for a handball against Raheem Sterling, who turned his back to a cross from Danny Rose. The ball appeared to strike a combination of his elbow and back, with his arm not outstretched. Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho equalised in the 74th, only for Eriksen to race onto Erik Lamela’s through-ball and slip a low finish past goalkeeper Joe Hart. With 12 games left, City are now dependent on three teams above them dropping points. “The first problem is our team,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said. “We need to improve in a lot of things.” It is the first time since 1985 that Tottenham has been second at this stage of the season. After Sturridge and James Milner secured a 2-0 lead at half-time, Liverpool scored four goals in 13 second-half minutes – through Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure – to seal their biggest win under Juergen Klopp. Liverpool climbed to eighth place, three points behind fifth-place Manchester United, while Villa are eight points from safety. MANCHESTER, England (AP): Arsenal and Tottenham grabbed late winning goals against title rivals yesterday to move two points off the lead as the race to win the English Premier League tightened up. Leicester started the weekend with an unlikely five-point lead, but conceded in the fifth minute of stoppage time to lose 2-1 at Arsenal, with Danny Welbeck scoring the winner in his first match back after 10 months out because of injury. “This strengthens our belief that we are in the fight,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “It would have been massive for us to lose.” It was only Leicester’s third loss of the season – and two of them have been inflicted by Arsenal. Christian Eriksen didn’t leave it quite so late for Spurs against Manchester City, slotting home in the 83rd minute to also seal a 2-1 win at Etihad Stadium. It will be regarded as a landmark win for a young Tottenham team that is going for the club’s first league title since 1961.last_img read more

Sammy slams ‘short of brains’ comment

first_img Highly motivated KOLKATA, India (CMC): Captain Darren Sammy has lashed out at cricket broadcaster Mark Nicholas for describing West Indies as “short of brains” in a pre-tournament preview, and says the comment helped served as a catalyst for the side’s success in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup. Writing before the tournament, Nicholas said West Indies were “short of brains, but have Indian Premier League history in their ranks”, a comment Sammy and the Caribbean side took great exception to. “How could you describe people with ‘no brains’? Animals got brains. We’re not an object,” an emotional Sammy told a media conference on the eve of the Twenty20 World Cup final here yesterday. “To me, that particular comment really set it off for us. You could see me talking about it. It’s kind of emotional, as for somebody who I respect and had good rapport with that particular gentleman. “To describe our team, who were defending champions four years ago, as we guys with no brains is really out of order.” West Indies lost just once in the preliminaries – to Afghanistan in their final game – to top Group 1 ahead of the semi-finals. They then produced a spectacular performance against tournament favourites India, chasing down 193 at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday in Mumbai to book their spot in the final. Sammy said that because of the criticism, West Indies had become closer as a unit and were now highly motivated ahead of today’s final. “Everybody is entitled to his opinion. You guys (media) ask most difficult questions to get a good story. We understand that. The key for us is the belief in our own circle. Whatever they say, it does not really matter,” Sammy pointed out. “God doesn’t love the ugly, and we’re very wonderful and very beautiful men. That’s why we play exciting cricket. For us, all these things have happened before the tournament. That’s the passion, determination that we take on the field. It’s one more step. We believe that we could do it.”last_img read more

Lutherans Break Ground for Radio, TV Station

first_imgThe Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL) yesterday broke ground for the construction of a denominational media duplex that would operate a radio and television station. The ground-breaking ceremony was held at the St. Peter Lutheran Church on 14th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia, where the stations will be constructed. It coincided with the climax of the Church’s 498th celebration of Reformation Day. Church leaders at the ceremony said the media outlet would help in catering to the spiritual needs of all Liberians especially its many members.The main objective of the media center, according to the authorities of the church, is to promote the kingdom of God through the spreading of the gospel as well as disseminating the teachings of the Lutheran Church. When completed, the stations will be named the Luther Radio/Television, in honor of the founder of the Lutheran Church, Martin Luther.According to some officials, the church has already procured some of the equipment for the radio and television outfit.Performing the ground-breaking ceremony, the Bishop of the Lutheran Church, Dr. Jensen Seyenkulo, said it was a blessing that the Lutheran Church is on the verge of building another legacy to the glory of the kingdom of God. He expressed the hope that the media establishments would be used to propagate God’s message to his people on earth.Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, who officiated, said that the stations should not be like other religious stations that are entangled in secularisms or propagating political activities, thereby ignoring the purposes for which they were established. She is of the conviction that the Lutheran media outlet, when completed, would be “voices of the voiceless.” She made an initial contribution of US$500.Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Power TV/Radio, Aaron Kollie, who is a member of St. Peter, pledged his professional expertise to help train those who will work for the Luther stations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SA, Liberia Keen to Boost Trade Ties

first_imgSouth Africa and Liberia on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that seeks to create a legal framework to improve trade and economic relations between the two countries. According to the South Africa Business Report magazine the South African government said the agreement also seeks to foster mutually beneficial relations and stimulate private sector interest and other forms of economic activity in the respective countries. The Liberian delegation, led by Andrew G. Paygar-Flangiah (Deputy Minister of Commerce and Trade, responsible for small business and administration), was hosted by Deputy Minister of Small Business Development Elizabeth Thabethe in Pretoria on Wednesday. South Africa Department of Small Business Development said the two countries have potential to create megaprojects in key areas such as tourism, transport, energy, agriculture and agro-processing, mineral resources, health, defense and justice as well as trade and investment, which can benefit small to medium enterprises. Recently, the Liberia Business Association decried foreign domination of the country’s economy, though many companies withdrew because of the Ebola epidemic. The Liberian delegation will be in South Africa for about a week, conducting a study tour on small business development with a particular focus on the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s incubation support program, including pre- and post-support in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West.ANA Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Land, Sexual Related Cases Dominate Nimba Trial Docket

first_imgJudge Roland Dahn gives his May Term of Court opening charges.Judge Roland F. Dahn disclosesCllr Roland F. Dahn, the newly assigned Resident Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Nimba County, said there are over 250 cases dominating the trial docket. The cases, he said include land, sexual and drug related cases, as well as some civil matters that are pending adjudication in the March Term of court.Judge Dahn made the disclosure recently at the opening of the May Term of Court, held at the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court in Sanniquellie. He said there are 201 civil cases, and 78 criminal cases.He further explained that among the 201 civil cases, 73 involved real estate or land related cases, while the others involved contracts, divorce, and debts.Judge Dahn then warned that the issue of real estate cases must not be overemphasized, because it is increasing on a daily basis.He said on the criminal docket, sexual-related cases dominate, followed by murder, manslaughter, and aggravated assaults, and drug-related cases,”Judge Dahn called for more attention to the drug laws, and the growing use of illicit drugs, something he said was damaging many of the youth. He meanwhile called on the security apparatuses, to double the fight against drugs abuse, which involves the illegal use of narcotic substances.“Those bringing the harmful substances into the country have spoiled our children, while they built fabulous homes from money they made from the sale of illegal drugs. Therefore, we need to stand strong,” he said.Few years ago, A Nigerian was arrested in Ganta with some consignment of cocaine hidden in his African slippers. He subsequently charged and sent to the Sanniquellie Magisterial Court for preliminary hearing, was placed under bond, but his kinsmen took him to Monrovia without being tried.Challenges:Judge Dahn has also outlined challenges facing the court, beginning with speedy trial as the failure of party litigants to make a follow up in the court lead to overcrowding of trial docket.He said the court believes in first come first served basis, but victims and those who brought their case to court are not showing up to serve as witness for the prosecution to do it work.He said that some of the criminal cases date years back, where the accused are in jail without being tried, while the complaints or the victims’ family sit at home without perusing the case to help the prosecuting team.Judge Dahn: “How will those cases be removed from the trial docket, if the party litigants refused to show up for hearing.”Dahn took over from Judge Emery Paye as the new Resident Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court on February 12, 2019. Paye has being retired at age 70.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cheyenne Super League Nov 3 Results

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Snowfall Warning Issued for Fort Nelson

first_imgIssued at 2014-10-13 23:30 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning issued for:Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park, B.C. (088200)Current details:Snowfall, with total amounts of about 10 cm is expected. An approaching Pacific front will bring rain to northeastern B.C. this evening. As cooler air from the north moves in tonight, rain will turn to snow over higher elevations. Rain will turn to snow over lower elevations, including the town of Fort Nelson, early Tuesday morning. Snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm are expected with the greatest amounts occurring over higher elevations, including Highway 97 between Fort Nelson and Muncho – Stone Mountain Parks. The snow is expected to end near midday on Tuesday.- Advertisement –last_img

Why Nakumatt almost boycotted Chemelil tie

first_imgCapital Sport has learnt that the players felt the management had been getting money behind their backs and the same was not trickling down to them.“It is true they did not want to go into the game because they heard that there is money being given to teams for live TV coverage something that is not true. We had tried to explain to them but they could not believe us. They only agreed to go into the pitch when Ghost (Mulee) came and explained to them,” Nakumatt FC Secretary General Albert Wesonga said.However, head coach Anthony Mwangi speaking after the match had different thoughts and said the team’s struggles were not down to the technical bench or the players but the blame squarely lie on the officials’ hands.“The players had refused to come for the match because there are things happening behind the scenes which are not good and the players are not happy about it. It is not our doing on the pitch but the team’s management which knows what’s happening,” Mwangi said after the match.Mwangi also said the team has not trained since their 1-0 win over Nzoia Sugar on February 17 and have only been meeting during game days.Nakumatt FC head coach Anthony Mwangi watches proceedings during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday march 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It is not easy because football is about preparation. If you don’t prepare you can’t win. However, I am even impressed with the results we have picked. We won away to Nzoia, then we drew against Sony and Nzoia Sugar,” the tactician further added.Nakumatt have even struggled to pay player salaries and the team has issued an SOS to potential sponsors to bail them out or they will find it difficult finishing up the season.“We are looking for sponsors and the owner has given us the go ahead. He has been helping us with the away matches but not with the luxury that we were used to. It is better than nothing. We have had talks with various potential partners but so far nothing concrete. Hoping soon we can get something,” Wesonga further claimed.Most clubs in the league especially those without stable sponsorship are struggling to stay afloat especially since the exit of broadcast partners SuperSport with clubs having been assured of at least Sh550,000 every month then.Currently, clubs are not earning anything from the broadcast agreement between the Kenyan premier League management and Spanish company MediaPro which has been producing league matches.o, the exit of headline sponsors SportPesa means the clubs do not get a coin from the league managers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC players pose for a group photo before their Kenyan Premier League clash against Chemelil Sugar on Sunday March 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 11- Albeit going on to lose 4-1, cash-strapped Nakumatt FC were almost dishing away a walk over to Chemelil Sugar FC on Sunday when the players refused to get into the pitch as they felt ‘short-changed’ by the club management.The team sponsored by struggling supermarket chain Nakumatt Holdings only ran out to warm up 25 minutes to kick off after a talking-to from former Harambee Stars head coach, now pundit, Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee.last_img read more

On-Fire Homeboyz seeded top for Driftwood

first_imgCaptain Leonard Mugaisi was first on the scoreboard as he landed a center post try for the Deejayz with Olindi adding the twos. Kenya Sevens star Nelson Oyoo was quick to spot a gap and swing through it equalizing the scores as Donald Aluoch kicked in the conversion.The second half saw Alvin Otieno and Johnston Olindi land a try each with Olindi converting his own try.They will look to keep that flame burning in Mombasa where they also hope to defend the title they won last season. They will be in Pool A alongside Mean Machine, Menengai Oilers and hosts Mombasa.Meanwhile, Kabeberi losing finalists Nakuru will be in Pool B with Kenyatta University’s BlakBlad, Kisii and Kisumu RFC.Pool C looks like the tournament’s pool of death as it has KCB who finished third in Kabeberi, Kabras Sugar, Strathmore Leos and Impala Saracens while Pool D is equally tough with Kenya Harlequin, Mwamba, Nondies and Makueni.To win the bronze in Machakos, KCB were 17-10 winners over Kenya Harlequins.Driftwood SevensPool A: Homeboyz, Mean Machine, Menengai Oilers, MombasaPool B: Nakuru, Blak Blad, Kisii RFC, Kisumu RFCPool C: KCB, Kabras Sugar, Strathmore Leos, Impala SaracensPool D: Kenya Harlequin, Stanic Mwamba, Nondescripts, Makueni-By KRU0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Homeboyz RFC players celebrate after clinching the Kabeberi Sevens title at the Kenyatta STadium in Machakos on August 19, 2018. PHOTO/KRUNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – Runaway leaders Homeboyz RFC are top seeds for this weekend’s Driftwood Sevens in Mombasa as they look to cement their lead in the fourth round of the National Sevens Circuit.Homeboyz continued with their impressive form this season after claiming their third consecutive Main Cup title with a 19-7 victory over Nakuru RFC at the Kabeberi Sevens in Machakos over the weekend, taking their total season tally to 66.last_img read more