Guardiola hails ‘incredible’ Foden after Man City winning start

first_img Loading… Guardiola’s side could not afford to slip up at Molineux if they wanted to keep pace with the champions and they raced into a two-goal lead before half-time thanks to Kevin De Bruyne’s penalty and Foden’s cool finish. City’s swaggering first half gave way to an anxious spell as Wolves dominated after the interval and they had to cling on afer Raul Jimenez got one back before Gabriel Jesus sealed the points in stoppage time. Foden’s goal was a welcome morale boost in his first match since the midfielder was sent home in disgrace, along with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, after the pair invited local women into the England team’s hotel. The breach of coronavirus protocols after England’s Nations League match in Iceland was publicly condemned by City, but the 20-year-old retains Guardiola’s trust. “For the goal and in the second half Foden played incredibly well, he helped us keep the ball,” Guardiola said. While City equalled Aston Villa’s record of winning 10 consecutive opening fixtures to a top-flight season, there is little doubt Liverpool remain the Premier League’s preeminent force for now. Pep Guardiola labelled Phil Foden as “incredible” after Manchester City survived a scare to start their Premier League title challenge with a 3-1 win against Wolves on Monday night. City’s delayed start to the campaign — due to their involvement in last season’s Champions League — had allowed Liverpool to build a six-point lead over them before they had even kicked a ball. Read Also: Barcelona, Suarez part ways, nears Atletico switch It feels like a crucial season for City and Guardiola as they look to regain the title they won in 2018 and 2019. Guardiola says he needs to “deserve” an extension to his City contract rather than just be handed one as he enters the final year of his current deal. After finishing 18 points behind Liverpool and suffering a shock Champions League quarter-final defeat against Lyon, City need to push the champions harder this term and the early signs were encouraging. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But Guardiola was delighted to open with a victory given the shorter than usual pre-season. “We could not run much because we are tired in our legs but in general we did a good game,” he said. “The period that we are in, the situation that we had this last two weeks, I expected some moments where we suffer but in general we controlled it well. “It was a good performance. We know how difficult it is in this stadium. “Sometimes we need more time to get to our best condition but it was a good start to come here and win.” Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?last_img read more

2018: Russia : South America’s crucial World Cup qualifying clashes

first_imgBy Paul SarahsWITH European qualification – playoffs aside – all but done, attention turns to South America where, with one match day remaining, there’s still plenty to sort out.Traditionally the toughest confederation to qualify from, with 90 minutes left to play, only Brazil have already confirmed their place at the World Cup next summer in Russia, with heavyweights Argentina, Chile and Colombia along with Paraguay and Peru still in the hunt for two automatic qualification spots and one playoff berth.Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela are the only sides already eliminated after 17 rounds of matches.Argentina’s issues have been well documented throughout the qualification process – they have failed to score in over 400 minutes and only Lionel Messi has found the net for La Albiceleste in almost a year, despite Jorge Sampaoli’s men having a raft of quality attacking players at his disposal – Dybala, Aguero, Higuain et al.The permutations are complex, as to be expected with so many still able to make it to Russia.The scenarios:Uruguay:Currently second in the table, two points ahead of Chile and Colombia, three up on Peru and Argentina. They would have to lose at home to Bolivia, Colombia to beat Peru, Chile to win in already-qualified Brazil and Argentina to win in Quito against Ecuador while overturning a goal difference of ten for Uruguay to drop into a playoff spot. See? Told you it was complicated.Argentina:There is a real risk Argentina will miss out on qualification altogether or have to contest a cross-continental playoff – or even make it through on the night. To do so Argentina need to win as well as Brazil to get a result against Chile at home and Peru drawing with Colombia or beating Los Cafeteros by a scoreline less than Argentina. The main issue for Argentina is ensuring they give themselves a chance of automatic qualification with a victory in Quito. Easier said than done, though – they’ve won just once in their last 6 visits to the rarified air of the Ecuadorian capital.Chile:Twice reigning South American champions Chile will qualify with a win in Brazil. A draw may be enough for La Roja if Colombia and Peru draw or Ecuador get a point or more against Argentina in Quito.Colombia:Qualification is relatively straightforward for Los Cafeteros. A win and they’re through but will still qualify if Chile lose to Brazil or Argentina fail to beat Ecuador, whatever their result in Lima against Peru.Peru:Los Incas will qualify with a win in Lima over Colombia. Peru will also qualify directly with a draw should Chile lose to Brazil by a scoreline of two or more. If Argentina fail to beat Ecuador and Paraguay don’t beat Venezuela, a draw will also be enough for Los Incas.Paraguay:Paraguay need to win and for Chile to lose in Sao Paulo to Brazil and for Ecuador to get at least a point against Argentina.With the permutations so complex and so much at stake for so many, the last round of qualifiers in South America promises to entertain as only South America can. We are in for an incredible night of CONMEBOL football, however it plays out. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

Syracuse falls to .500 with 2-0 loss to Auburn

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Kailey Brenner had the ball at her feet in the box with just under 13 minutes to play. She took one touch to her left, and that was all the Auburn defense would allow her before stepping in front, clearing the danger. After losing the ball, Brenner fell to the turf for a couple moments, not in pain but simply exhausted. Syracuse (2-2) made just three substitutions in a 2-0 loss to Auburn on Thursday night. The Tigers made 18. With nine injured players on the roster, Nicky Adams had no other options to alleviate the toll the southern humidity was taking on her players. Early on, both defenses stood tall. Sophomore Meghan Root had the Orange’s best chance of the first half 19 minutes in, but failed to get much power behind the shot as it floated harmlessly into Auburn keeper Kate Hart’s arms. As Auburn continued to cycle fresh legs, Syracuse began to tire and lose its shape and composure. Junior keeper Lysianne Proulx kept SU in the game with two acrobatic saves – one with her face, the other with a leaping punch. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the second half, the Tigers continued to pressure the Orange before finally breaking through with a goal in the 51st minute. Sixteen minutes later, third-team All-American Bri Folds snuck a shot between Proulx’s fist and the crossbar to give Auburn a commanding 2-0 lead. The Orange mustered just one shot on net in the second half and two for the entire match. Proulx made a career-high 10 saves in the loss, while junior Georgia Allen tallied one shot on goal in her return from U-21 English international play a week ago. Comments Published on September 5, 2019 at 10:12 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edulast_img read more

Anthony Joshua slams detractors: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f**k yourself!’

first_imgImage Courtesy: ReutersAdvertisement vlr1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsn1bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Euc4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3msWould you ever consider trying this?😱e5yCan your students do this? 🌚imyabRoller skating! Powered by Firework In a world currently battling the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the topic if racism is making the recent headlines again. Following the George Floyd incident, there have been numerous protests against racial inequality and police brutality all across United States of America and many other countries. Several sportspersons and athletes have recently opened up against racism, including Anthony Joshua, but the British boxer has a rather informal approach. Advertisement Image Courtesy: ReutersThe two time unified heavyweight champion from Watford recently took part in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in his home town, where he was seen providing a heated speech in support of the protesters, which has stirred up some controversies.“Show them where it hurts. Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses,” the 30 year old was heard saying in the speech, as clips started floating around in social media.Advertisement Following the statement, Joshua has been facing reprimand online, where many have called him a racist for his speech.However, Twitter was the platform heavyweight pugilist to respond, and he responded to the criticisms with: “If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself!”Advertisement Joshua clarified about his speech during the protest march, which was from a poem written by his friend. He continued: “If you watch the full video, the speech was passed around for someone to read and I took the lead.”“I personally spoke from the heart about the Watford community, ideas of us personally investing seven figures to create unity and opportunities and adding change to the African/Caribbean community.”“Shops aren’t the issue here.”Before you talk s***, you better boycott racism,” he concluded the post, followed by adding the same clip from the protest.The tweet has generated over 43k likes and 7.6k retweets. Check it out below-A prolific pugilist, Joshua has been title holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA),  International Boxing Federation (IBF),  World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Organization (IBO). He also secured a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed in the super heavyweight category.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Michael Holding claims Rohit Sharma may not be able to handle real pace100 voices: Cricketers and athletes speak up about Black Lives Matter! Advertisementlast_img read more