Manchester United going to the Europa League next season after the draw against Huddersfield

first_imgAdvertisement 5v5e4uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs51fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev3w3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s1fWould you ever consider trying this?😱4fzezxCan your students do this? 🌚26uqRoller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United are now surely going to the Europa League next season after the 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday. Huddersfield Town’s relegation has been confirmed weeks ago and now they are playing for their pride.Advertisement Romelu Lukaku was not there in the squad of Manchester United on Sunday. It was Alexis Sanchez, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford were there at the upfront of the field for the Red Devils. Scott McTominay scored the all important first goal of the match for Manchester United at the 8th minute. However, after that, the Red Devils failed to score the insurance goal despite having so many efforts on the target.Advertisement The first half ended with a scoreline of 1-0 in favour of the Red Devils. However, in the second half of the match, Alexis Sanchez was taken out of the field with an injury and Tahith Chong came in his place. Huddersfield Town scored the equaliser at the 60th minute of the match when Luke Shaw was not able to clear a simple ball provided by Lossl from the back. Mbenza followed it and nutmegged David De Gea to end the hope of the Red Devils to play in the Champions League next season.Alexis Sanchez set to miss Arsenal clash with injuryAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Wasteful Chelsea held to draw by Schalke

first_imgBy Mike CollettChelsea wasted chance after chance and had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Schalke 04 in their opening Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge that made a mockery of both teams’ early season form.Cesc Fabregas scored his first goal for Chelsea to put them ahead after 11 minutes but the London side, who have won all four Premier League games, were pegged back when Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a superb equaliser for Schalke, who are without a win in Germany this season.Fabregas was fortunate Croatian referee Ivan Bebek allowed play to continue after he appeared to foul Max Meyer at the start of the move that led to his goal, which came when he fired past goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann with a lofted angled drive.Didier Drogba wasted a great chance to seal victory for Chelsea but justice appeared to be done when Fabregas lost the ball at the start of the move that led to Schalke’s 62nd minute equaliser, which Huntelaar fired in from the edge of the box.“We had more than a couple of fantastic chances to win the game but we got a point. It is not the best result but it is a result,” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports.“In the second half they scored, we had a good reaction and I have nothing to complain about with my players.“(Drogba) missed the goal by a few inches and that would have been 2-0 but football is like this. Didier Drogba is not crying because of that miss.”Chelsea dominated for much of the match and should have gone into the break with two goals on the board but, after scoring in the 11th minute, Fabregas was guilty of a bad miss in the 37th when he skied the ball over the bar from 10 metres out.Suddenly Schalke, who had been second-best, and understandably cautious after losing 3-0 home and away to Chelsea in the group stage last season, came to life and had two good chances of their own in the last few minutes of the half.Kevin-Prince Boateng forced Thibaut Courtois into a diving save with a swerving shot smashed with the outside of his right foot, before Julian Draxler fired wide with the goal gaping just before the half ended.Drogba, making his first start since returning to Chelsea, should have doubled their lead after 60 minutes but saw his angled drive go past the far post before Loic Remy, who had only replaced Drogba a few minutes earlier, saw a shot headed off the line by Roman Neustadter.Eden Hazard then had two more opportunities to win it for Chelsea but even the introduction of Diego Costa, who had scored seven goals in his first four games, could not break the deadlock after coming on in the 73rd minute.last_img read more

Boyz should have scored more – Waite

first_imgJerome ‘Jerry’ Waite, assistant coach of Jamaica’s national senior team, admitted that the team should have scored more against Cayman Islands in last Sunday’s Concacaf Nations League opener at the National Stadium. Waite, however, said that he was generally pleased with the overall performance of the team, which ran out 4-0 winners over their neighbours, with strikers Darren Mattocks and Cory Burke both getting two goals each. Mattocks converted in the 2nd and 58th minutes, while Burke got his goals in the 35th and 66th minutes. “We scored four chances but created a lot, and the score could have been much higher,” said Waite after the contest. “The fact that we had not played for a while in The Office (might have contributed), but it was a welcome victory,” said Waite. “I don’t think that the opponent had much to offer. The Jamaica team maintained a lot of the ball. We were not in any rush. The team was patient playing against The Cayman Islands,” Waite added. Jamaica had played two games in two days, the first against Ecuador last Friday night, where they went down 2-0 at the Red Bulls Arena in New Jersey. “The most important thing was the recovery. The medical staff worked hard to get the players up although it was two different starting elevens for the games,” Waite explained. “We are pretty much satisfied with the pace that the team played as we also played on Friday night. It has been a long time since the team scored four times in a game,” he also said. Jamaica finished with 10 players as substitute Javon East picked up an injury after all substitutes had been used.last_img read more

House goes up in flames at Karawab after domestic dispute

first_imgPolice in G Division (Essequibo Islands-Coast) are currently investigating the origin of a fire which engulfed a house in the Karawab Amerindian Community in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).According to reports, the residence, which is owned by 22-year-old Collen Richard, went up in flames after he and his wife had a heated argument.Guyana Times understands that the argument started after Richard went home on March 31, 2016, and requested food. His wife, Neeta Curstin, then told him that she did not cook as she had insufficient groceries. Richard became angry and assaulted Curstin. He appeared in court on April 4, 2016 charged with assault and threatening behaviour. He was charged and granted bail for both offences.According to Prosecutor, Haimraj Ramsewack, the living quarters of the couple went up in flames immediately after the argument. He told the Court Police were currently investigating the matter, but no one was hurt.Meanwhile, Richard told  Guyana Times he had no idea how the fire started, but he lost everything that was in the house. He could not estimate his losses. The aunt of Richard, however, said the fire could have been caused by the kerosene stove, which was found on the floor the next day.last_img read more

Not running away

first_imgIt’s a long way from the rumors of “he’ll transfer” attached to him for an entire season. “That whole year of maturity and growing up helped me a lot,” Johnson said. “Being that I didn’t play – not only did it bring me back down to life, it brought me back down to reality to the point where you have to know what to do. “You have to look at yourself in the mirror and look at what you did wrong that stopped you from doing the things you wanted to do.” The solution was simple for Johnson. Talent has never been the problem, but not applying himself tackled him harder than Rey Maualuga would. He couldn’t find the effort to make each play in practice his best; he wasn’t striving to focus sharply on the amount of videotape he needed to watch. “I know I’m capable of doing some things, it’s just, can I do it on a consistent basis?” Johnson said. “Not just doing it and saying `OK, I want to do it right here,’ or, `I’m tired so I’m going to let my body rest on this play.’ That’s not getting the job done.” Late last season, life began to change for Johnson. He even got into a blowout at Stanford, rushing three times for 17 yards, the only statistics he carries in his brief career. As the Trojans prepared for the Rose Bowl – where they would face Michigan’s standout runner, Mike Hart – Johnson emerged. “We saw Stafon really elevate during the bowl preparation and a little bit even before that, it started to click what we were looking for and what it took,” Trojans coach Pete Carroll said. “We as a staff all had in the back of our minds if he carries this into camp, he’s going to be able to show his best. We really didn’t know how good he was going to do for us because he hadn’t had enough opportunities at full clip. “But he’s done very well. He’s really difficult to tackle, he’s got great sense and great balance and he runs tough, and he’s hung onto the ball really well. It’s been a great surprise. We kind of hoped this is what we were going to see.” There was still doubt entering preseason camp because Johnson missed spring practice after undergoing shoulder surgery. But as camp progressed, Johnson became a consistent force – and was one back who remained healthy as others around him missed time with injuries. And, ironically, it was Moody, USC’s second-leading rusher last year, who decided to transfer. “My whole thing was, `Why leave? I haven’t even shown them what I can do yet,”‘ Johnson said. “I just took it upon myself if I do all I can do and still not be able to play, that should let me know something. I just wanted to come in and do the best I could and work hard and whatever happens, happens.” What happens may have him in a prominent role in a crowded backfield. It could be from scout team to first team. “It would say that the young man grew up a tremendous amount if that was to happen,” McNair said. “That situation isn’t a big reach now. … That’s a long way for a guy to go, (from someone) who really wasn’t in the mix at all last year to be in a position to start. That says a lot for him.” ——— My whole thing was, `Why leave? I haven’t even shown them what I can do yet.’ – Stafon Johnson USC running back160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Part of the three-headed monster recruiting class at tailback last year, Johnson immediately found himself in one doghouse or another. While classmates C.J. Gable and Emmanuel Moody prospered, Johnson was banished to the scout team, sentenced to be fodder for the Trojans’ top defense week after week. It was hardly the stuff of dreams for the former Dorsey High star, who grew up in the shadow of the Coliseum. “A lot of people would have run from that. They would have been embarrassed in his hometown,” USC running backs coach Todd McNair said. “It says a lot about the kid’s character. He sees the bullet, looked at it in its eye, and attacked it. “And it’s paid off for him.” Suddenly, it’s not inconceivable that Johnson could be the starting tailback Saturday in the Trojans’ opener against Idaho. It’s due in part to injuries to other tailbacks, but Johnson also learned the way to earn his spot. RAPID RISE: Lost on the scout team as a freshman, Johnson has emerged as a potential starting tailback. By Phil Collin STAFF WRITER He came to USC to run. But the one time Stafon Johnson chose not to has turned out to be his biggest play. last_img

VIDEO: Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scores BEAUTY of a free-kick for Chile

first_imgAlexis Sanchez is in the form of his life this season.The Arsenal forward has scored 22 goals in all competitions for the Gunners and has been linked with a transfer away from the Emirates Stadium.And it’s easy to see why based on his latest exploits for Chile.Producing a man-of-the-match display, Sanchez bagged a beauty of a free-kick on route to a 3-1 win over Venezuela.At least he looks happy, right Arsenal fans?Watch the wonderful goal below…. The 28-year-old has been linked with a transfer away from the Emirates Stadium 1last_img read more

Eric Bailly insists Man United can have a ‘great future’ with Mourinho as mentor

first_img Eric Bailly has enjoyed a solid debut season for Manchester United 1 Eric Bailly believes a ‘great future’ lies ahead at Manchester United if players continue to learn from the advice of manager Jose Mourinho – as well as his criticism.Positive displays during the Portuguese’s first season in the Old Trafford hot seat have been tempered by moments that highlight how far they are from the finished product.Mourinho has made his frustration at those growing pains clear, publicly criticising some individuals as well as taking players to task within the dressing room.Bailly, a summer arrival from Villarreal, welcomes such feedback and believes it will help United’s players reach their potential.“Most of the players in Manchester United are young – we are here to learn,” the 22-year-old defender said.“We have a great future ahead of us so it is important to listen to the coach’s advice but also the critics.“Every player should receive some criticism because we aren’t perfect, so we have to accept the criticism from the coach and keep on working because the most important thing is to work and improve and gather experience.“For me, this coach is very important for us and for every young player at Manchester United.”Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are among the young talent counterbalanced by elder statesmen like Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The 35-year-old has belied his advancing years this season, taking his goal tally to 28 goals in all competitions when netting in Sunday’s 3-0 win at Sunderland.“He has a great value amongst the team,” Bailly told the Premier League.“He brings us experience. His determination, he is very important to the team.“He is someone important, we are very lucky to have him, so we will enjoy his experience and use it to go forwards.”last_img read more

Legless lineman not playing

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Chris Gonzales, the legless amputee who made national news by playing defensive line for Valencia High as a junior, isn’t playing this season – but might help out in other ways such as filming games for the team. Gonzales worked hard from the beginning of summer workouts last season and even got into some games for the Vikings. “I think Chris proved what he needed to prove, and his older brother was a senior on the team last year, and that had something to do with it,” Muir said. “We’re very proud of Chris.” – Gerry Gittlesonlast_img read more

The Top Ten

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’3. Birmingham, 1963 – One of the early and great champions 4. Crespi, 1986 – Among the top teams in the nation 5. Canyon, 1985 – Won three Southern Section titles in a row 6. Hart, 1998 – Quarterback Kyle Boller was king 7. Westlake, 2003 – No one could touch this 14-0 team THE TOP TEN The Daily News’ Gerry Gittelson ranks the 10 greatest Valley area high school football teams of all-time: 1. Oaks Christian, 2006 – Simply an amazing group of elite players 2. San Fernando, 1974 – If you blinked, you missed a touchdown 8. Newbury Park, 1993 – Keith Smith-led team scored a point a minute 9. Granada Hills, 1970 – Won City final over San Fernando before 18,000 fans 10. Crescenta Valley, 1973 – Led by star quarterback Brad Holland160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more