first_imgWATFORD (4-4-2)GOMES,NYOM, BRITOS,CATHCART, ANYA,ABDI, WATSON, CAPOUE, JURADO,IGHALO, DEENEYMANCHESTER CITY (4-2-3-1)AG¸ERO,STERLING, SILVA, DE BRUYNE,FERNANDINHO, TOURE,KOLAROV, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, SAGNA,HARTOn Tuesday, Manchester City went to Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester City and were held to a 0-0 draw, their third goalless stalemate of the season.The draw leaves City in third place, just three points off the top. At this stage last season they were in the same place with the same points (36) – and finished second.Watford’s five-match unbeaten run – four wins and a draw – was ended by Tottenham on Monday but they remain in a lofty eighth place with an impressive 29 points, more than won through their last Barclays Premier League campaign.Indeed, at this stage of their only two other Premier League campaigns, in 1999-2000 and 2006-07 campaigns Watford had just 11 points and on both occasions they were relegated.Watford will hope that Odion Ighalo can maintain the form of 2015, when he scored 30 goals, more than any other player in the top four tiers of English football. This season the Nigerian has 14 goals and has scored in each of Watford’s last six games.And with team-mate Troy Deeney, the Watford front-men have 20 of the club’s 24 goals, representing more than 83% of the team’s Premier League goals with Ighalo netting more than half (58%) of their strikes.City are still without captain Vincent Kompany, who has been sorely missed in their defence this season. With Kompany in their starting line-up, City have won seven and drawn two of nine, a 78% success rate. Without him from the start, City have lost five and drawn one while winning four, a 40% success rate.last_img read more

In pictures: South B savor Koth Biro title

first_img0Shares0000South B United players celebrate after clinching the Koth Biro title at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8- After persevering constant chants of ‘spaghetti boys’ from the partisan crowd at the Umeme Ground in Ziwani on Sunday evening, South B United managed to beat ‘God Above All’ (GAA) Huruma 1-0 and lift their first ever Koth Biro crown.It was billed as an Eastlands versus ‘the rest’ tie with most supporting Huruma saying there was no way ‘kikombe inaenda ubabini’(The cup is going to the well off). South B’s ‘mistake’ was not only because they were geographically not from Eastlands, but enroute to getting to the final, they had beaten home side Beirut FC and hence, the entire Ziwani was understandably rooting for Huruma.Harambee Stars and Zesco United midfielder Anthony Akumu turning out for South B United vies for the ball against GAA Huruma’s Tyson Otieno who plays for Mathare United at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIt was an end to end affair, entertaining and as always, the gist of it was on the sidelines as well. Here are some photos from that epic final.The passionate fans who turned up at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. For the Koth Biro final. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe proximity of the pitch to the fans always makes the tournament more interesting and every touch of the ball every piece of fancy footwork is celebrated like a goal.South B United’s Nixon Omondi vies for the ball with Huruma’s Eugene Chege as fans watch at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018 during the Koth Biro final. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaGor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr was a bit excited when he saw his two centre backs Musa Mohammed and Harun Shakava turn out for South B United at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018 during the Koth Biro final. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSouth B United fans celebrate after clinching the Koth Biro title at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Makadara MP George Aladwa with Nairobi County’s County Executive for Education and Sports Janet Ouko during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluCapital FM’s Production Assistant Lassie Atrash and Marketing Executive Frankline Oduor during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and a Ziwani darling Flighter whom he bought a new wheelchair for after his photos being pushed by an old wheelchair went viral on social media. They were together again during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri and Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa enjoy a light moment during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNairobi County Executive for Education and Sports Janet Okello poses for a photo with South C Ward MCA Osman Mohammed and Upper Savannah’s Stazo Omung’ala during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja with FKF boss Nick Mwendwa during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSouth B United fans celebrate after clinching the Koth Biro title at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKoth Biro Golden Boot winner Abraham Dawo receives his trophy from former Kenyan international Mike Okoth, father to Liverpool FC forward Divock Origi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFans follow proceedings during the Koth Biro final at the Umeme Grounds in Ziwani on January 7, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Woman airlifted to hospital after fall at Malin Head

first_imgA successful rescue operation took place this Friday afternoon to help a woman who fell while walking near Banba’s Crown at Malin Head.The casualty was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected broken ankle.The rescue was co-ordinated by Malin Head Coast Guard, who received a call from a member of the public at 12.30pm. The Rescue 118 helicopter was tasked to transfer the woman to Letterkenny University Hospital, with assistance from the Greencastle Coast Guard.Woman airlifted to hospital after fall at Malin Head was last modified: August 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Unity at QPR unless ‘diabolical liberties’ are taken

first_imgHarry Redknapp says he will not isolate players at QPR unless they take “a diabolical liberty” with the new manager.Former boss Mark Hughes upset the likes of Joey Barton, Jay Bothroyd and Luke Young by having those outside his 25-man squad train at different times to the first team.But Redknapp says he will not be taking a similar approach during his time in charge.“There’s no-one coming in in the afternoons or anything like that. We’ll all be together,” said Redknapp.“Until someone takes a diabolical liberty with me they’re part of it – and it’d have to be diabolical because I don’t isolate people very often.”But Redknapp expects to put some noses out of joint in due course and insists he will not be afraid to upset some players.He said: “I’ve always said the players you pick love you and will think you’re great, and the ones you don’t pick can’t stand the sight of you. That’s football and it never changes.“I’ve not had to upset anyone yet. When I have to leave a few out and upset them, then I suppose we’ll see a change in some of their characters perhaps.“I don’t care about that. I’ve got to pick a team to win games. I’m not here to worry about upsetting people.”Click here for Monday’s QPR quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs make season-high six errors in 10-4 loss to Healdsburg Prune Packers

first_imgArcata >> Even as the Humboldt Crabs racked up wins in the first few weeks of the season, first-year manager Robin Guiver was quite aware of how his team’s defense had a propensity to come and go.The Crabs’s sometimes-shoddy defense showed its bad side in their return to the Arcata Ball Park.Humboldt committed a season-high six errors in its 10-4 loss to the Healdsburg Prune Packers, as the Crabs saw their 4-2 lead — and seven-game winning streak — vanish into thin air, and rather quickly, …last_img

Albania beats Romania 1-0 to keep Euro 2016 hopes alive

first_imgLYON, France (AP) — Albania kept its hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the European Championship alive with a 1-0 victory over Romania on Sunday, a result that eliminated its opponent.The result catapulted Albania above Romania in the group rankings into third place.The team will have to wait until the group stage of Euro 2016 has been completed before it finds out whether it will be one of the four third place teams to make it through to the round of 16.Armando Sadiku scored the sole goal in the match in the 43rd minute. It was the first goal Albania has scored in an international tournament. Ledian Memushaj picked out Sadiku drifting at the far post with a well-placed cross that the striker coolly nodded back over goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, who had left his line.After going without a goal in two hard-fought losses to Switzerland and France, Albania struck to its defensive approach in the match against Romania.Albania’s Andi Lila, top, raising his arm while celebrating his team’s opening goal during the Euro 2016 Group A soccer match between Romania and Albania at the Grand Stade in Decines-­Charpieu, near Lyon, France, Sunday, June 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Romania failed to produce many chances, its best effort coming in the 76th minute when substitute Florin Andone hit the crossbar with a ferocious strike. Otherwise, Albania buckled down at the back while Sadiku continued to trouble Romania’s defense.Albania’s players celebrated the historic victory with Italian coach Giovanni De Biasi after the final whistle, while the team’s large contingent of fans cheered wildly at the Stade de Lyon.Romania was eliminated after only earning one point in its three group matches. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cuts to Ontario francophones touch all linguistic minorities Quebec group

first_imgMONTREAL — An organization representing Quebec anglophones says linguistic minorities across the country stand to lose from Ontario’s recent moves to cut funding to institutions serving francophones.The head of the Quebec Community Groups Network, which represents more than 50 anglophone groups across the province, said the Ontario moves are “a step backwards” after years of gains.Geoffrey Chambers, the network president, said the trend for linguistic minorities in Canada “had been to establish new and better services — just last year a francophone advisory council was put in place in Alberta, and we got our secretariat (in Quebec). The trend line had been good for quite a long time.”Ontario was held up as a model for other minority linguistic groups in Canada with its French Language Services Act, an office of francophone affairs and a French language services commissioner to ensure rights are respected — a position Chambers would like to see in Quebec.But last week Ontario announced it was scrapping the office of the French language services commissioner and cancelling a French-language university planned to open in Toronto in 2020. Meanwhile in New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province, language tensions have been fuelled by election results that left the balance of power with a party that questions bilingualism.“Now (the trend) seems to have reversed a bit, and that’s worrying,” Chambers said.In Quebec, lawmakers like to describe the province’s anglophones as among the best-treated minorities on the continent, but Chambers said the notion his community receives special treatment misinterprets the history of its hospitals and universities.“Two hundred years of community building and contributing to the infrastructure of the province is now treated as if they’re doing us a favour,” he said.The shift across the border comes as Quebec’s English community digs in for a fight with Premier Francois Legault’s Coalition Avenir Quebec government over plans to abolish school boards, including English ones that are among the few remaining institutions the community controls.Quebec English School Boards Association’s executive director Russell Copeman said the challenge will be to change Legault’s mind ahead of his 2020 deadline to eliminate the boards. Copeman said Legault’s recent support for Ontario’s francophone community could be a good sign.“I think we’ve seen from Premier Legault some indication that he’s concerned with the decisions of the government of Ontario,” said Copeman. “If Mr. Legault is interested in defending the rights of Franco-Ontarians, a certain logic and coherence would indicate he’s also concerned with maintaining the linguistic rights of the English-speaking community in Quebec.”Copeman said his organization believes English school boards are protected under Sect. 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which deals with minority language educational rights.Copeman added that P.E.I., Nova Scotia and the Yukon all eliminated school boards, but maintained their minority French language ones to comply with the Charter.Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Presslast_img read more