Dele penalty rescues point after Wood pounces on Lloris gaffe

first_imgON THE ropes and lurching from Dier to dire…so how ironic a man called Alli found the punch that rescued Spurs.Only once since Boxing Day had Dele Alli found the net. And after the heartbreak of Wednesday’s FA Cup shoot-out loss, they are hardy the world’s bankers from the spot.4 Dele Alli rescued a point for Spurs at Turf MoorCredit: PA:Press Association4 Chris Wood punished a Hugo Lloris error to give the hosts the leadCredit: ReutersBut one thing Dele has never been short of is self belief – so when the chance to save the day arose, he pounced to take the penalty which saved them from a fifth loss on the run.Who knows, it could be the goal which helps turn their season around as well. It certainly could do as much for his.Only once since Boxing Day had the one-time England wonder boy found the net, and frankly he has toiled at times.Yet when Ben Mee clipped Erik Lamela’s heel an inch or so inside the box, there was never a doubt as he buried his spot kick right in the corner.How Spurs could have done with him still being on the pitch when that fifth round tie with Norwich went to a shoot-out, rather than being hooked in extra time.Mind you, even that Cup defeat had almost played second fiddle to the subsequent shenanigans of Eric Dier’s venture into the crowd to front up that fan abusing his brother.Dier was back at the heart of the defence last night, as well. Needless to say the Burnley fans didn’t miss their chance to dish out some flak of their own in his sibling’s direction.Did it affect him? Who knows, but he was hardly the rock solid centre back Spurs were looking for in a first half when Burnley could well have been out of sight.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursMourinho had suggested after the Cup exit that he would ask the board whether they wanted him to prioritise this or Tuesday’s Euro retrieval mission in Leipzig.Well the way they went about the opening half an hour or so at Turf Moor, it was as though he’d been told “keep us in the Champions League Jose.”As metaphorical and mythical as that conversation with those in Tottenham’s Ivory Towers may have been, they certainly played like it here.Burnley were dominant, Spurs were despondent. Second to every ball, struggling to string a run of passes together when they had it, they just weren’t at the races.And they had already survived two huge scares by the time the Clarets did take the most justified of leads.Jay Rodriguez had grazed the top of the bar with a header from Ashley Westwood’s magnificent curling corner.Then Chris Wood had sent a rasping, rising first timer a foot over the top after Dier could only shuffle Dwight McNeill’s cross to the edge of the box with his thighs.Dier was at the heart of a three-man defence which spent most of the half as a five-man one, such was that story of the game.And he was at the heart of things again when Sean Dyche’s men did go in front on 13 minutes.Admittedly there was a suspicion of handball when McNeill’s first attempt to cross thumped back at him off Davinson Sanchez, even if it would have been a harsh call.4 Eric Dier was in the Tottenham team after his midweek kerfuffleCredit: PA:Press Association4 Jose Mourinho and Sean Dyche shared the spoils in the north-westCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhen the second delivery came in, Dier headed away – but only to Jay Rodriguez, who returned it with a thundering volley.There was certainly plenty of power in the strike, but Hugo Lloris should have done far better than spill it at the feet of Wood, who jabbed the return into the corner.Lloris then had to go full length to keep out a McNeill free kick, although his acrobatics were as much a for-the-cameras stop as a degree of difficulty one.Mind, he was nowhere to be seen when James Tarkowski nodded a Westwood free kick back across goal and Wood should have prodded in from in front, rather than a foot wide.Tottenham had rarely needed a touch of magic from their managerial Merlin.Trust Jose to deliver.A double half-time substitution, on came Lucas Moura and Giovani Lo Celso, and suddenly they were a team showing spirit and fight…and an equaliser within three minutes.Lo Celso was the provider, with a slide rule ball into space down the right, which Lamela raced onto, and then went tumbling.It was a spot kick for certain, and up stepped Alli to bang in his 50th Premier League goal – even if he’d been waiting what seemed an aged after number 49.All of a sudden it was a different contest. Spurs were lively, they were dangerous and they even had the sniff of success.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsAnd that’s not something they’ve smelled since the last-gasp victory at Aston Villa in mid-February.It still needed a smart point blank stop from Lloris to deny Matej Vydra – and make amends for his earlier blunder – or it could have all gone belly up.And with Spurs still having a casualty list to fill a hospital ward, whether it does prove a season-swinger is up for debate.But after the chaos and criticism of the last few days, it will certainly do for now.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youthlast_img read more

Gatland wants his captain rested

first_imgPhoto: Photosport Lions coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton Welsh rugby union side Cardiff Blues travel to Stade Francais this weekend for their European Champions Cup semi-final play-off and a victory will see them face either Northampton or Gloucester in the final on May 26th.Warburton, who is on the mend after sustaining a knee injury in April, will captain his second Lions squad and Gatland said that the Welshman must focus on his fitness.”It would be ideal for us if he didn’t play for the Blues,” Gatland told British media.”Sam thinks he is ok at the moment. The plan is that he will stay with us and do some hard conditioning work with contact as well.”Gatland is wary of teams in New Zealand that would like to upset the Lions and gain recognition.”The opposition teams will relish a Lions scalp and my challenge is to communicate that to the squad… they will see it as a chance to make a name for themselves, do something special, create a bit of history,” Gatland said.Gatland also said that he had prepared a list of reserve players that could fill on for withdrawals and injuries but refused to release it to the public.”In our minds we have players who we will notify for standby, but we also have to be flexible,” Gatland added.”We won’t publish it in case we change our minds. We don’t want to back ourselves into a corner.”The Lions begin their New Zealand tour against the Provincial Barbarians in Whangarei on June 3rd.last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane confirms that Eden Hazard is ruled out for the Spanish Super Cup

first_imgPhotograph: EFE The damage on November 26 stays extra critical than anticipatedHe is not going to journey to Saudi Arabia and Zidane hopes to get him again The Belgian Eden Hazard is not going to play the Spanish Supercup with Actual Madrid, as confirmed by his coach Zinedine Zidane, who revealed that he’ll keep in Madrid hurrying the restoration time of his damage, with the purpose of returning at the finish of January.center_img “It is discarded a hundred percent, it is not going to come,” Zidane stated at a press convention discarding that Hazard might arrive in time to journey to Saudi Arabia and have minutes in the competitors.The target set by Zidane is that Hazard rejoins the group dynamics after the dispute of the first title of the season, features bodily tone earlier than reappearing and that it is at the finish of January when his return can happen if every thing follows the marked path.“At the second it continues with its regular restoration course of and I hope that proper after the Super Cup we are going to see Eden little by little with us,” he defined.Hazard was injured in the Champions League towards PSG on November 26 and though he prevented the working room, his restoration has adopted a gradual path. He suffers a perimaleolar microfissure in his proper leg and his discharge will go to 2 months period.last_img read more

Djokovic loses to 140th-ranked Klizan in 2nd round in Spain

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 12th-ranked Serb got off to a slow start but rebounded to force a third set. He was then broken while trailing 4-3, allowing Klizan to serve out for the victory.Djokovic decided to play in Barcelona after losing to Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. He also lost in the second round in Miami and in Indian Wells, and failed to advance past the last 16 at the Australian Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Phoenix salvages ‘character-building’ win over Blackwater Serbia’s Novak Djokovic serves to Slovakia’s Martin Klizan during their Barcelona Open ATP tournament tennis match in Barcelona on April 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain — Novak Djokovic lost again, this time falling to 140th-ranked Martin Klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday in the second round of the Barcelona Open.Djokovic, trying to return to form after a lingering right elbow injury, hasn’t made it past the last 16 in five tournaments this year.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Dan Morias Somersaults on Pro-Temp Race

first_imgMaryland County Senator H. Dan Morias says he no longer intends to contest for the seat of President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate.The Liberian Senate is expected to hold election for the post that was made vacant by the exit of Grand Bassa County Senator Gbehzohngar M. Findley following his defeat in the recent Special Senatorial Elections.In the first place, Findley should not have been elected to the top Senate post in keeping with Article 47 of the 1986 Constitution which calls for electing a Pro-Tempore for six years. Because Findley had three years left of his nine year term, electing him was a complete violation of the Constitution the senators took an oath to protect and defend.Article 47 states: “The Senate shall elect once every six years a President Pro Tempore who shall preside in the absence of the President of the Senate, and such officer shall ensure the proper functioning of the Senate. The President Pro Tempore and other officers so elected may be removed from office for cause by resolution of a two-thirds majority of the members of the Senate.”Senator Morias announced during a news conference over the weekend that he was withdrawing from the race because he didn’t see it fit to hold election to fill the Pro-Temp position at this time.The Maryland County Senator heads the Senate committee on Foreign Relations and initially had been opting for ascendency to the coveted position since Findley as well as the Chairman on Executive, Margibi Senator Clarice A. Jah are now out of the Senate.In the line of leadership, the Chairman on Executive acts in the absence of the Pro-Temp and Foreign Relations acts in the absence of the Executive.Morias was relying on that portion of the Senate rules for his ascendency to Pro-Temp and vowed to challenge it before the High Court.  However, Morias has somersaulted on his quest and announced that he has disengaged from running to the Supreme Court to justify his bid for Pro-Temp.He dismissed the speculation that he was under pressure from the Executive Mansion to withdraw, adding; “my decision was based on consultation with my colleagues.”Though he comes from the Southeast where Sinoe County Senator Joseph Nagbe, a candidate in the race hails, Morias held back who he supports for the post saying he will not disclose whom he will back because he is expected to preside over the election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bike club race has photo finish win for Ferris

first_imgOn the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 18, the bike club raced in another two lap Cactus Trails Mountain Bike Race with Pat Ferris placing first with a time of 1 hour and 20 minutes.Ferris barely held off Kevin Shaw in the victory, as the two essentially crossed the finish line neck and neck.The day also held a one lap event, which was won by August Battison. Battison finished first with a time of 40:00, completing the race on a non-suspension bike. Dean Lowry finished second in this one lap event at 41:00 and Geordie Morrison third at 42:00.- Advertisement -The bike club’s next event will be another Cactus race, which will take place this Wednesday, Sept. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of its upcoming events, visit the official website.last_img read more

Wantaway Koscielny departs Arsenal for Bordeaux

first_imgHis standoff with the club reportedly came after the Gunners rejected his request to be released from the final year of his contract.Koscielny was understood to be keen to move back to his homeland after nine seasons with Arsenal, having joined the Gunners in 2010 from Lorient.“The club is delighted to be able to count on a player with such experience at the highest level,” Bordeaux said in a statement, after paying a fee believed to be worth between five and six million euros for Koscielny.He played 353 games for Arsenal, winning the FA Cup three times, and was named club captain at the start of last season following the retirement of Per Mertesacker.“We thank Laurent for his contribution to the club and wish him all the best for the future,” Arsenal said in a statement.Koscielny made just 17 league appearances last term after sitting out the first half of the campaign as he recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon.The centre-back missed France’s 2018 World Cup triumph after sustaining the injury just before coach Didier Deschamps named his squad.Koscielny earned the last of his 51 France caps in March 2018. He said in October he had intended to retire from international duty after the tournament in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Laurent Koscielny is heading back to France after almost a decade at Arsenal © AFP/File / Andreas SOLAROBORDEAUX, France, Aug 6 – Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny completed a return to France on Tuesday after agreeing a reported three-year deal with Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.The French international, 33, made clear his desire for a move last month when he refused to travel on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States.last_img read more

‘I am convinced Arsenal will challenge for the title next season’

first_img1 Mathieu Debuchy says he has endured a difficult first season at Arsenal – but the Gunners can challenge for the Premier League next year.The right-back moved to the Emirates last summer, transferring from Newcastle for around £12m after just one season in the north east.Injuries have restricted the Frenchman to just 10 league appearances this season, but the 29-year-old is adamant Arsenal can compete for the title next year.“I am convinced that we will challenge for the title [next season]. Every big club wants to win it, Arsenal is a big club and it is definitely a target for us all,” Debuchy told Arsenal Player.“It has been a difficult season for me. I had two injuries, involving two operations, one on my knee, one on my ankle.“It is a shame because I felt very good with the team, I think I made a good start to the season, so to be off the pitch for almost six months was difficult to deal with.“When you start a new season in a new club, you really want to prove what you are capable of. I really thought that the difficult time was behind me and that I could show my qualities.“Unfortunately I picked up my shoulder injury only a few weeks later and that was difficult for me to deal with.”Young Spaniard Hector Bellerin has starred as Arsenal right-back in Debuchy’s absence. The French ace returned for the recent FA Cup semi-final win over Reading, but missed Monday’s Premier league win at Hull with a minor hamstring problem. Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy last_img read more

Marry and enjoy profits

first_imgWASHINGTON – Marrying for money, it turns out, works. A study by an Ohio State University researcher shows that a person who marries – and stays married – accumulates nearly twice as much personal wealth as a person who is single or divorced. And for those who divorce, it’s a bit more expensive than giving up half of everything they own. They lose, on average, three-fourths of their personal net worth. “Getting married for a few years and then getting divorced is clearly not the path to financial independence,” said Jay Zagorsky, whose study divided married couples’ assets so they could be compared with singles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Zagorsky, a research scientist at OSU’s Center for Human Resource Research, tracked the wealth and marital status of 9,055 people from 1985 to 2000. Those people have been participating in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which has repeatedly interviewed them about various aspects of their lives since 1979. The participants are now 41 to 49 years old, making them the youngest of the baby boomers. Zagorsky cautioned that results could be different for older and younger Americans, who have faced different attitudes about marriage, divorce and living together without marriage. Zagorsky’s study, which is published in the current issue of the Journal of Sociology, defines wealth as the total value of a person’s assets, such as real estate, stocks and bank accounts, minus liabilities, such as mortgages. A big reason married people accumulate more wealth than others is simple economies of scale – one household is cheaper to maintain than two, Zagorsky said. Divorce reverses those benefits, he said. “Divorce looks like one of the fastest ways to destroy your wealth,” Zagorsky said. David Popenoe, co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, said people become more economically productive after they marry. “They work harder, they advance further in their job, they save more money, and maybe invest more wisely,” Popenoe said. “That’s because, one can speculate, they are now working for something larger than themselves. They are working for a family.” Zagorsky showed that single people slowly accumulated wealth during the study, going from a median of $1,500 at the start to $10,900 in the 15th year. Married people accumulated wealth much faster, accumulating 93 percent more than single or divorced people over the life of the study, Zagorsky said. People who divorced started losing net worth four years before their divorces were final, Zagorsky said. That could be because they had separated before divorcing, forcing them to support two households, he said. The study found that men fared better than women after divorce, holding about 2 times the wealth. However, in dollars, it added up to a difference of only $5,124. “While men come out slightly ahead, divorce destroys wealth dramatically for both sexes,” Zagorsky wrote in his study. 160Want 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

Man who punched car in long-running dispute has ‘wrong perception of life’

first_imgA Donegal man who punched a car causing damage to the back panel has ‘the wrong perception of life’, a court has been told.Wesley McKnight (24), with an address in Muff, was before Letterkenny District Court after an alleged incident on Friday, June 11, 2014 at Ramelton. Inspector Barry Doyle said that Raymond Murray made a complaint to Milford Garda Station that his Honda Civic had been damaged.Garda Carty was told by Mr Reilly that he had been outside Conway’s when he heard a loud bang and saw Wesley and Margaret McKnight standing at the passenger side of the car.McKnight admitted punching the back panel of the car, causing €250 worth of damage.McKnight, the court heard, had a previous conviction from October 2015 of assault causing harm to the same injured party.The court was told that ‘an ex-girlfriend is involved’ in the dispute between the parties.“There was no malice from Mr McKnight,” defending solicitor Patsy Gallagher said.“These matters go back a number of years and there is another matter for Carndonagh court that goes back a while.“It could be classed as extremely childish the way they have dealt with matters. He has the wrong perception of life, but he accepts that it happened and wants to move on.”Mr Gallagher said his client was under the care of his parents, who have ‘serious health issues’The matter was adjourned until June 21, with the Carndonagh court matter put back to the same date. Judge Paul Kelly called for a probation report in the case.Man who punched car in long-running dispute has ‘wrong perception of life’ was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Garda CartyInspector Barry DoyleJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtRameltonWesley McKnightlast_img read more