by Metro Read More Read More Video Settings PLAY Read More About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Nicolas Pepe saves the day for Arsenal with two stunning free-kicks in late win over Vitoria Guimaraes Full Screen Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Arsenal were stunned just eight minuted into the game when the former Spurs man Edwards put his side ahead impressively.The 20-year-old only left the white side of north London this summer and he showed brilliant feet in the penalty area to turn into space and fire past Emiliano Martinez. MORE: Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ‘wasting his talent,’ says Arsenal legend Martin KeownMORE: Arsenal defender David Luiz open to return to Brazil in the future Coming Next Top articles Read More Arsenal had numerous chances to equalise, through Emile Smith-Rowe, Rob Holding and Martinelli, but it took the Pepe show to rescue the game for them. / 1/1 SPONSORED The first free-kick could be laid at the door of the goalkeeper, whose positioning was questionable, but the second was an unstoppable strike and confirmed the three points. Skip Ad Skip Comment Read More Advertisement 1 min. story The Portuguese side were bright and fashioned more chances, but Arsenal grabbed an equaliser just after the half-hour mark through the impressive Gabriel Martinelli.The 18-year-old started on the left flank but was moved more centrally periodically over the game, and showed why he is a dangerous centre-forward with an effective header to level things up.Kieran Tierney swung in a cross from the left and the teenager rose highest to nod home, while goalkeeper Joao Miguel floundered.It should have been the platform for the Gunners to settle on, but Vitoria were ahead again just four minutes later after a mistake from Ainsley Maitland-Niles.The 22-year-old gave the ball away in midfield, Davidson steamed down on goal, hitting the post from the edge of the box, but Bruno Duarte was alive to hammer the rebound home and give his team the half-time lead.The Gunners desperation as the game wore on was perhaps demonstrated by Alexandre Lacazette’s attempt to manufacture a red card for Victor Garcia as he fell to the floor from minimal contact with the Venezuelan’s face, but only a yellow card was produced. Phil HaighThursday 24 Oct 2019 9:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6kShares Nicolas Pepe celebrates a memorable equaliser before scoring an even better winner (Picture: Getty Images)Nicolas Pepe finally made his mark as an Arsenal player, rising from the substitutes’ bench to score two memorable free-kicks and pinch a late 3-2 win over Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League.It had been a difficult night for the Gunners, twice falling behind, initially to a goal from former Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards.Gabriel Martinelli equalised but the Portuguese side were ahead at half-time and maintained their lead until the 80th minute when Pepe curled his first free-kick into the bottom left corner.The Ivorian then was handed another chance from a dead ball in the 92nd minute and didn’t disappoint, whipping an effort in the top corner to win the match.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Manchester United captain Harry Maguire
1012 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 20191012 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs.The home has enough room to add a tennis court and there is an enclosed dog run (K9 dog fence system).Ray White Bridgeman Downs selling agent Sonya Treloar said the lower level of the home was designed for living and entertaining. 1012 Beams Rd, Bridgeman Downs.A two-level home at Bridgeman Downs, with a resort-inspired swimming pool, has hit the market with offers over $2 million.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is at 1012 Beams Rd, on a massive 1.03ha block. 1012 Beams Road, Bridgeman Downs.Also on the lower level is the fourth and fifth bedroom, a third bathroom, a huge media room, a study and a powder room.“The detached pool house and outdoor area adjacent to the superb in-ground pool with built-in spa, will make you feel like you are at a resort every day,” Ms Treloar said.
EC Won 2/3 relays. The AquaTrojans will be back in action as they host the Greensburg Pirates on Tuesday December 3rd. ECHS will be honoring all Sunman-Dearborn Middle School swimming and diving athletes at this meet. Come out and support the AquaTrojans. Submitted by EC Coach Brandon Loveless. Individual Winners include: Jenna Wernke-200 Freestyle;Bailey Nicolaus-100 Butterfly;Cassie Ketcham-100 Freestyle;Kacie Jackson-500 Freestyle; andShayne Raftery-100 Breaststroke. East Central High School Girls Swimming and Diving Team had their first meet of the season Thursday as they traveled to Milan High School to face the Milan Indians and the newly formed South Ripley swim team. EC won 80, Milan 56, South Ripley 33.
By Tad Arensmeier [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIndianapolis, In. — One of the most deadly snakes in the world will call the Indianapolis Zoo home next year. Officials say a Black Mamba and other exotic snakes will populate the Deserts Dome beginning Memorial Day 2019.The reptile can grow up to 14-feet long and is considered one the fastest, most deadly snakes on the planet. They are native to the savannas of Africa.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would love to round off the coronavirus-affected season by winning the Europa League which he says will be the proudest moment of his life. United travelled to Germany on Sunday for the climax to the competition with Monday’s quarter-final against Danish outfit FC Copenhagen a launch-pad Solskjaer hopes for lifting the trophy on August 21. A potentially tougher semi-final looms with either AS Roma or Sevilla. Having already fallen short in two semi-finals this term – losing to Manchester City in the League Cup and Chelsea in the FA Cup – the Norwegian wants to go the whole way. “I am ambitious – and one of my dreams is to lift the trophy as a manager for this club,” said Solskjaer was quoted as saying in the British media. “That would be the proudest moment of my life.” The 47-year-old won six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the Champions League as a player and scored the goal that clinched the 1999 Treble. He is self-deprecatory about his contribution to that success but only re-enforces his desire to repay that with a trophy as their manager.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Of The Most Successful Female Racers To Know AboutBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… “I owe my football career to this club so, to lift a trophy as a manager, would be the biggest achievement in my career,” said the former Molde and Cardiff manager. “I was part of a fantastic team. Sometimes you just ride a wave on the sea you are in. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Read Also: Atletico confirm two positive Covid-19 tests ahead of UCL clash “The team I was in carried me. Roy Keane (former United captain) would say his back was sore because he carried me! And he is probably right. “I contributed as well as I could, I was always ready for the team and the club. “But if I could lift a trophy as a manager, that would be the proudest moment of my career without a doubt.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Batesville, In. — Through the “Achieve Your Degree” partnership between Batesville Tool & Die and Ivy Tech Community College three employees have received their Machine Tool Technology Certificate.Michael Kilby, Dillon Brackman and Josh Dickey earned the honors this semester.
WORLD Athletics says it is “very disappointed” that the Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF) has failed to pay $6.3m (£5m) owed in fines and costs relating to the doping scandal.In March, it fined RUSAF $10m (£7.8m) for breaching anti-doping rules.In addition, any Russian athletes allowed to compete as neutrals would be banned from Tokyo 2020 if half of that fine was not paid by 1 July.The issue will be discussed by the World Athletics Council this month.On Wednesday, RUSAF’s chief Yevgeny Yurchenko said that the federation had insufficient funds to pay the amount – made up of $5m in fines and $1.3m in costs.But World Athletics president Lord Coe criticised the Russian actions.“We recognise these are difficult times, but we are very disappointed by the lack of progress made by RUSAF,” he said.“The serious allegations of breaching the anti-doping rules resulted in a new Rusaf administration and we had assurances and hoped that change was on its way.“However, the experience of the Russian Taskforce, chaired by Rune Andersen, is that this has fallen well short of expectations. Rusaf is letting its athletes down badly.”The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctioned Russia in autumn 2019 after its anti-doping agency was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators in January 2019.It had to hand over data to WADA as a condition of its controversial reinstatement in 2018 after a three-year suspension for its vast state-sponsored doping scandal.In December 2019, Russia was given a four-year ban from all major sports events.(BBC Sport)
For the second time this season, a ranked opponent traveled to the McClimon Soccer Complex, and for the second time this season, the Badgers didn’t lose. But they didn’t win either. Wisconsin (6-7-4, 1-3-1 Big Ten) and No. 24 Northwestern (10-4-3, 3-1-1) battled to a 0-0 double overtime tie Sunday afternoon in a game defined by Big Ten soccer stereotypes. A very mechanical and, at times, monotonous match ensued, and what it lacked in sensational scoring it made up for in extremely physical play.“That’s Big Ten soccer,” head coach John Trask said in describing the hard-fought game. “Not a lot of chances, tough physical play, that’s what it’s all about.”And that’s what this game was all about. Each team carved the most out of each possession with little success, as the final score would indicate. The teams shared possession through most of the game, with Wisconsin controlling the first overtime period and Northwestern controlling the second.But the final horn sounded and Wisconsin was left without a goal. A look at the final stats would reveal what appears to be a one-sided game in favor of Northwestern as the Wildcats (10) trumped the Badgers (4) in shots attempted, and Wisconsin was only able to garner a single shot on goal.However, the Wisconsin defense halted Northwestern’s shot advantage, and the Wildcats were held scoreless for the third consecutive game.The Badgers entered the match in the midst of a three-week goalie rotation in which Trask has swapped goalkeepers enough that neither freshman Chase Rau nor junior Max Jentsch has started consecutive games in net. Trask chose Rau to start the game, as he had for every Big Ten game thus far.“In terms of total performance, we just feel a little bit more comfortable [with Rau in goal],” Trask said. “If he had struggled, I would not have hesitated to make a change at halftime … but it’s good. There is a healthy competition in goal.”Rau didn’t struggle, and proved Trask a wise man, though he was tested early and often.Northwestern had its first shot on goal in the sixth minute, but Rau’s diving save foretold the remaining 104 minutes of the game. While the Badgers’ offense did not help his cause, Rau kept the Wildcats scoreless with a pair of saves in the second period and one final stop in the second overtime with just minutes left before the final buzzer.Although the Badgers didn’t win the game, a tie against another nationally ranked opponent proved plenty for a team thirsty for momentum.“Northwestern is a good team, so it was good not to lose,” junior defender and captain Paul Yonga said. “We definitely wish we could have gotten a win, but it’s not bad to get a tie.”Trask carried Yonga’s thoughts even further.“This is much more of a benchmark game for us,” Trask said, noting that Northwestern won the Big Ten last season. “We’re never happy to tie, that can’t be the standard … but today I thought we were just as good as they were.”If that is the case, it may bid well for Wisconsin in the coming weeks. The Big Ten tournament is less than two weeks away, and if they lose to Ohio State Sunday, Wisconsin would likely meet the Wildcats in the conference tournament.They might have to do it without star defender AJ Cochran, though. Nearing the end of the first overtime, a meaningless Northwestern kick from midfield approached the Wisconsin goal box. The seconds ticked toward zeros, but with a Wildcat sprinting for one last hopeful opportunity, Cochran and senior Kyle McCrudden collided as McCrudden leaped to head the ball, planting his cleats on top of Cochran’s dominant left foot.The sophomore defender, who had sat out just four minutes all season, was forced to the sideline for the remainder of the match with a toe injury. Cochran will have nine days to rest his injury before the Badgers’ season is on the line at the Big Ten tournament.The careers of seniors Jerry Maddi and Kyle McCrudden will also be on the line for Wisconsin. The two seniors celebrated Senior Day on Sunday, though McCrudden was the only senior who spent all four years at UW.McCrudden – the lone senior captain – spent the beginning half of the season battling injuries and a majority of the second half trying to regain his footing within the starting lineup. He has since completed his lengthy trek and will never forget his time spent as a Badger.“It was a little emotional, to be honest,” McCrudden said. “It’s been a great four years here, and it was nice to get a tie, at least. … The University has been great to me, the team has been great. It has been a great experience.”Follow Sean on Twitter
“There is no hurry because we want to finish third now. We will take a look at my overall results after the third-place match,” Rohr told BBC Sport. “I’m still under contract for another year, so we will see what is decided together. There are positives for us to look at on this journey, but after this final game we can think and then talk about the future.”Rohr was rather quick to focus on his side’s progress and the attempts to build a team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. “The team is already on a good level. After the World Cup, we tried to rejuvenate the team.“When you’re playing in the semi-final of this big tournament you are already at a very good level. I also want to see the players who couldn’t play in this tournament yet, to finally have a team where everybody played,” he added.In spite of the disdain against Rohr and his style of football, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, has denied reports suggesting plans to sack Super Eagles coach at the end of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.While Pinnick admitted that there were areas of disagreements with Rohr, he told journalists in Cairo why the coach would stay on the job and the plans being made by the NFF to help the manager get better.“He will remain in the job. I have complete confidence in him,” the NFF president assured even though there were renewed calls for Rohr’s sack following Sunday’s semi-final defeat to Algeria.“Gernot has taken us to the semi-final, the target we set for him. Right now, we have a third-place match to play for and we intend to have our team leave Egypt with honour .“There are some people that have been calling on me and the federation to sack Gernot. But I am not going to do that. In fact, Gernot is going on a refresher training period with Bayern Munich after the Nations Cup. We have a long-term plan with him.“We have had rocky and difficult moments in our relationship, but this is normal in any relationship between two people. He is a good coach and we want him to remain with us. That said, we will work together on what needs to be improved upon,”Pinnick said.Meanwhile, former Nigerian international, Kadiri Ikhana has branded NFF’s decision to send Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr on refresher course in Germany as a waste of funds.While reacting to Pinnick’s statement, Ikhana who is a member of the 1980 Green Eagles squad when Nigeria won the first Africa Cup of Nations title, said the football authority should have invested the funds on indigenous coaches.“If you feel Rohr has not done well, why not ask him to leave, that is the honourable thing to do. But if he has done well, why not, he stays. But sending him on a refresher training is what I cannot fathom out,” stated Ikhana. “Is it not a waste of resources? We have so many ex-internationals in this country who are coaches. Why not send some of them on coaching clinics? After all, when they come back, it will be to the benefit of our football generally rather than on a foreigner.“I believe the team we took to Egypt was inexperienced, especially at this level. I also believe they come good in future . I don’t blame Rohr for the team’s ouster but you know a coach is said to be as good as his last result.“When will our football administrators learn? Football has gone down, so low in this country. It is dead, to say the fact.“Why should NFF be talking about spending more money to retain someone who is on a huge salary? Why not take that money to train some young coaches who will, in turn, impact their knowledge on the development and improvement of the game in the country?” Ikhana queried.Rohr who was appointed as Super Eagles boss in August 2016, has a contract with the NFF until 2020. He initially joined the Super Eagles on a two-year contract which was renewed for another two years after he successfully led Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Under Rohr, the Super Eagles impressively qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and AFCON 2019 with a game to play in both qualification series, but critics believe he has not made any impact in big moments. Nigeria lost 2-1, conceding a late goal to Argentina to crash out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which was fodder to his critics. Calls for him to be sacked intensified again after Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semi-finals of AFCON. Sacking him would have also cost the NFF N358m ($1m) which the cash-strapped federation does not have.Rohr’s biggest criticism has been that his Super Eagles have lacked a clear identity since he took over although his team did take shape as a defensive and counter-attacking unit during AFCON 2019. In a telephone chat with former Nigerian international, Mutiu Adepoju soon after the German was employed in 2016, he admitted that Rohr may not be one of the best coaches in the world but thinks he was right for the job considering the little time the federation had to employ a new coach.“If we are thinking of bringing the best coach for Nigeria at this time, we would just be going round and round. I just believe Rohr is the right person we can get now and I think he would do a great job for the team considering the way he has related with them, his intelligence and the working ethics he has brought,” Headmaster, as he was fondly called by his admirers, told THISDAY then.It, however, remains to be seen how long Rohr will continue to enjoy the support of the NFF eggheads in spite of letting the country down on big occasions.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram It is an unwritten constitution that after every failed Nigeria mission to the Africa Cup of Nations, the managers are consumed. However, in spite of the Super Eagles lacklustre performance-the team struggled in all their games, culminating in the call by Nigerians that the manager, Gernot Rohr, should go, the German tactician looks set to survive the surge After the loss to the Desert Foxes of Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final last Sunday, in a game which the Super Eagles were the second-best for the better part of the encounter, it came as no surprise that soccer-loving Nigerians were calling for the head of national team manager, Gernot Rohr.However, in a swift reaction after the loss, Rohr said there was no hurry for him to make a decision on his future as Nigeria coach in spite of facing unrelenting criticism over tactics and choice of players, but confirmed that he would take time after Wednesday’s third-place play-off against Tunisia to decide the next step.
Frank Lampard’s tenure as Chelsea manager got off to an awful start with a 4-0 humbling against Manchester United at Old Trafford.Despite the scoreline, Chelsea were on top for large amounts of the game but were picked off by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.Solskjaer will be first to admit the display was far from perfect, but this win was just the tonic after a summer of discontent.Chelsea had started the brighter on Sunday and Tammy Abraham and Emerson Palmieri efforts off the woodwork bookended an entertaining opening period in which Rashford’s spot-kick was the difference.Lampard’s new-look side continued to show promise as the second half got under way, only for United to show a ruthless edge sorely lacking in recent seasons.Harry Maguire, this week made the most expensive defender in history, won the ball, starting a move that ended with Martial celebrating the return of his number nine jersey by turning in an Andreas Pereira cross.Chelsea were punch-drunk and Paul Pogba put a summer of speculation behind him by superbly putting in Rashford to fire home.New boy James came off the bench to score a deflected effort in front of the Stretford End following more fine work by Pogba and, if that was not enough, United kept a clean sheet.Solskjaer named the youngest starting line-up seen in the Premier League this weekend, while Chelsea’s side also had an accent on youth as Mason Mount and Abraham started.The decision to select the latter looked bold given Olivier Giroud was on the bench, yet four minutes in the academy graduate turned smartly and unleashed a fierce shot that smacked the far post.Pedro struck wide and Cesar Azpilicueta sent over a threatening cross during a fine Chelsea start, with Mount trying his luck from distance as the away fans chanted, ‘Just like London, your city is blue’.Lampard’s side were showing potential but United’s attacking options were unsettling. A high press forced Kurt Zouma into an early mistake that Martial should have done better with and things soon got worse for the Chelsea man.Referee Anthony Taylor allowed play to continue after a tactical foul during a United break, which ended with Rashford being fouled by the Frenchman in the box.The decision was rubber-stamped by a VAR check and Rashford followed a stuttered run-up with an unerring finish.United looked to kick on after the opener but Martial’s radar, as was some of his decision-making – something that allowed Ross Barkley, who earlier went close, to test captain David De Gea.Aaron Wan-Bissaka was impressing but he was involved in the defensive confusion that led to Emerson striking the bar late in the first half.Chelsea continued in the ascendancy after the break, with Pedro seeing an effort deflect over and Emerson stinging the palms.An overzealous Abraham challenge on Scott McTominay remained a yellow card after a VAR review against a rattled United side, who were creating precious little.However, a tackle by Maguire on the edge of his own box started a move that would bring about a 65th-minute goal.Solskjaer’s side continued to push after the initial break fizzled out, with Pereira making space for himself and sending in a cross that Martial was able to bundle home.Old Trafford erupted, just as it would again two minutes later. Pogba may have been in his own half but he spotted Rashford’s run, with the forward keeping his cool after being picked out to slot home.The feel-good factor even saw divisive former manager Jose Mourinho serenaded, but soon Solskjaer’s name was filling the air.Pogba burst forwards with pace and power before feeding the ball to James, whose effort clipped Emerson and beat Kepa Arrizabalaga to seal a 4-0 triumph. Source: talkSPORT