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Solskjaer targets ‘two key areas’ to strengthen Man Utd

Solskjaer targets ‘two key areas’ to strengthen Man Utd

first_img One is Jadon Sancho, as the Borussia Dortmund winger is their key target for the attack. Read Also:Man Utd ‘determined’ to replace £450m Chevrolet shirt deal Solskjaer also wants a midfielder, despite signing Bruno Fernandes in the summer. That could mean Paul Pogba leaving, with Jack Grealish the main target as his replacement. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has identified two key areas to improve the team for next season. Man Utd Manager Ole Gunnar The Red Devils are currently in a battle for the top four, which they hope to fight whenever the league resumes. But Solskjaer is already planning for next season, and knows recruitment is a key part of the process. Metro suggests that after they secure Odion Ighalo permanently, United have two more transfers in mind.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?San-Francisco Runner Creates Art Just By Jogging AroundCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is The Fastest Way To Get 1 Million Followers On Instagram?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?last_img read more

Frank’s heroics hand Haynes and Lewis Winners Connection Mayor’s Cup win

Frank’s heroics hand Haynes and Lewis Winners Connection Mayor’s Cup win

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanHAYNES and Lewis Winners Connection proved superior from the penalty spot with a 4-2 score, thus ending the year-long unbeaten reign of Upper Demerara champions Eagles United, to capture the inaugural Linden Town Week Mayor’s Cup football championship at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground on Tuesday night.In front of a large crowd the battle for the $400 000 first prize was on, The game ended in a 1-1 stalemate after regulation period and even the extra period failed to decide the winner.It was left to striker-turned-goalkeeper Shaquille Frank to do the honours and be the hero. He brought off two stunning saves to go with his goal which saved the match for Winners Connection.That tactical decision by the Winners Connection to remove Nicholas Gentle for the second straight game bore fruit and it was Frank who delivered once again with his brilliant saving.The Eagles United took the lead through Quasi Quintin in the 35th minute after goalkeeper Nicholas Gentle failed to collect a drive safely. His fumble allowed the alert Quintin to nudge Eagles into the lead. The Linden champions maintained their attacking mode and were leading 1-0 at halftime.However, Winners Connection took the game to their opponents and their captain Marmalque Davidson was solid in his forays with Frank. But it was the lanky Frank who found the back of the net in the 53rd minute to tie things up for a 1-1 score as the crowd on hand got into the game.Eagles United looked dangerous as they maintained their positive mode of attack but this was countered by a marauding Winners Connection, who looked pretty sound in their response with attacking plays. This game was about two sides showing great courage and it saw the first regulation play period knotted 1-1.Play continued to decide a winner but this did not materialise in the 15 minutes ordered by referee Stanley Lancaster.It went down to penalty kicks and Frank, who was on the front line, switched to go instead between the uprights, where he saved the first attempt by Eagles United after Winners had hit in their first penalty of the mandatory five.Then both teams scored, before Eagles United goalkeeper watched a shot by the Winners side go high and over the cross bar and it was 2-2 after three kicks.But Winners scored on the fourth kick and Frank again chose the right side to thwart the kick by the Eagles player. The fifth by Winners placed the game beyond their opponents and claimed victory 4-2. The last kick by Eagles was not necessary.In the third-place playoff game the Net Rockers romped past Capital FC 2-1 behind goals by Royston Fraser in 28th minute and Joel Isaacs in the 70th minute while for Capital FC the lone goal was scored by Tyric McAllister in the 39th minute..In the supporting first game of the night the National Under-17 shrugged off the Linden Under-20 Selection 2-0.The presentation of the prizes for the Mayor’s Cup will take place at a later date.last_img read more

Football: Second-half effort propels Wisconsin over Purdue

Football: Second-half effort propels Wisconsin over Purdue

first_imgIt wasn’t the prettiest performance for the Wisconsin football team Saturday, but it also didn’t have to be, as the Badgers prevailed in a 24-7 victory over Purdue in what was a grind-it-out affair for both teams.While he was unable to find the end zone, redshirt senior quarterback Joel Stave led the way for the Wisconsin offense, finishing with 322 yards while completing 30 of his 39 pass attempts. He made sharp throws all day and was able to consistently drive the Badgers into the red zone against a Boilermaker squad that ranked second-to-last in the Big Ten in scoring defense.However, the first half was all about missed opportunities for Wisconsin (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten).Despite four drives that all resulted in the Badgers taking a multitude of snaps in the red zone, the team was only able to walk away with a total of 10 points on a touchdown run from freshman running back Alec Ingold and a field goal from kicker Rafael Gaglianone.And although UW was able to out-gain Purdue (1-6, 0-3 Big Ten) 272 to 61 over the first 30 minutes, an interception on a overthrow by Stave and a missed field goal before halftime ultimately prevented UW from carrying a big lead into the locker room.“The execution is the common theme,” head coach Paul Chyrst said. “We have our moments, but that’s when we got to be strong enough to overcome the adversity.”Fortunately for the offense, the Wisconsin defense, as they have done all season, was able to keep the opposition in check, consistently preventing the Purdue offensive from gaining any momentum.That strong defensive effort carried over into the second half, as the Badgers were able to keep the Boilermakers in check both through the air and on the ground, limiting them to 130 yards and zero points in the half and 191 yards for the game.Redshirt freshman T.J. Edwards led the way for UW on defense, recording a career-high 15 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble on what was a career day for the linebacker.“It was good to just finally let loose and start making some plays,” Edwards said. “It’s about time I think. So I’m glad I could do that today.”Additionally, the Wisconsin offense made the defense’s job much easier in the second, as both UW running backs were able to find the end zone.Redshirt junior tailback Dare Ogunbowale found the end zone on a four-yard scamper at the end of the third quarter, and midway through the final period, Ingold was able to push through Purdue’s defensive front on the goal line for his second score of the game.Ingold was almost stopped short of the goal line on his attempt, but one final push threw him over the edge. And for the tailback, that’s all about instincts.“I wasn’t really thinking much, it’s all instincts at that point,” Ingold said. “There’s a little bit of field presence that comes with it, just getting used to the environment is a learning process.”The Ingold score put UW up 24-7 and the game was firmly out of reach for the Boilermakers.Ogunbowale was the lead rusher for the Badgers, carrying the ball 18 times for 56 yards, while Ingold managed most of the short-yardage situations and finished with nine carries for 19 yards.Junior running back Corey Clement, who is recovering form sports hernia surgery, did suit up and participate in warmups Saturday, but was not used in the game.The team is still unsure as to exactly when Clement will be ready for a return, according to Chryst.“We were just seeing how warmups went and [Clement] was able to work with us,” Chryst said. “Two weeks ago he was rehabbing on the side and this week he was able to get some work with the offense. He was not ruled out, we could’ve played him today.“In doing what’s best for [Clement], and having him sit after warmups, we decided not to go with him.”The Badgers also were able to spread the wealth in the passing game, as Stave hit seven different targets Saturday.Redshirt senior receiver Alex Erickson lead the way, hauling in nine catches for 86 yards, and junior receiver Rob Wheelwright wasn’t too far behind, catching six balls for 61 yards. Ogunbowale added six catches of his own for 51 yards, putting him over 100 total yards for the day.The win was Wisconsin’s second in a row and they will look to continue to build momentum in Big Ten play when they hit the road next weekend to take on Illinois.last_img read more

Istomin Upsets Djokovic

Istomin Upsets Djokovic

first_imgThe result leaves world number one Andy Murray as favourite to win his first Australian Open title in Melbourne.Briton Murray, who has already reached round three, has lost five finals in the past seven years in Melbourne, four of them to Djokovic.It is only the second time in seven years that Djokovic has lost to a player ranked outside the top 100 – his defeat by Juan Martin del Potro, ranked 145th, at the Rio Olympics in 2016 being the other occasion.“He deserved to win. No doubt, he was a better player in the clutch moments,” said Djokovic.“Many things came together for him today and he’s a well-deserved winner. There’s not much I could do.”Djokovic could not find his rhythm, eventually winning his first service game after 15 minutes but going on to lose the first set in one hour and 25 minutes.He won four consecutive games in the third set as his opponent faltered but Istomin came back in the fourth set to take it to a tie-break.Both players served aggressively as they received vocal support from the crowd, with Istomin taking the match to a deciding set with a brutal ace.Istomin, who broke in game five, remained strong on his own serve and wrapped things up when Djokovic, lunging on the backhand, could only block another crunching delivery long on match point.Uzbek Istomin will next face Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta, who beat Britain’s Kyle Edmund yesterday.Denis Istomin has now reached the third round of the Australian Open three times in 11 appearances“It is the biggest win of my career and means so much, now I feel I can play with these guys and be with them on the same level,” said Istomin.“From the third set I had cramp in my leg, I don’t know how I held it. I was playing so good. I surprised myself.”Istomin had two years out of the game after breaking his leg in a car accident and spending three months in hospital in 2001.Coached by his mother Klaudiya, he dropped out of the top 100 in 2016 and was given a wildcard to play in the Australian Open.Prior to his win over Djokovic, Istomin had won just one of 33 matches against a player ranked in the world’s top 10.His best Grand Slam result is reaching the last 16 at Wimbledon in 2012 and the US Open in 2013, where he lost to Murray.Gavhar Azimova, from the Tennis Federation of Republic of Uzbekistan, said Istomin is a “star” in his home country.“We are ecstatic,” he told BBC Uzbek. They [Denis and his mother] trained very hard. He is a very kind and modest guy, but works very hard.“The whole Federation watched it live together. You say ‘Istomin’ and everyone knows him. The phones have not stopped ringing – we have had a barrage of phone calls saying congratulations.”Novak Djokovic held the world number one ranking for 223 weeks before being replaced by Andy MurrayDjokovic has struggled for consistency since winning his first French Open title in June 2016 and completing a career Grand Slam.He was knocked out in the third round at Wimbledon by American Sam Querrey but looked to have returned to form when he won the Rogers Cup in July.However, he went on to lose to Del Potro in the first round of the Olympics and was knocked out of the doubles competition the following day.He struggled physically in the US Open final, losing in four sets to third seed Stan Wawrinka, before he lost the world number one ranking to Murray in November.Murray also ended his run of four consecutive ATP World Tours Finals titles in the same month.“Djokovic is not the same Djokovic we saw this time last year, who was at the peak of his career,” two-time Australian Open finalist Pat Cash told BBC Radio 5 live.“It’s clearly the mental edge. He’s done so much and worked so hard to grab those four Grand Slams, I think he’s just lost the edge.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 117 Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open.The six-time winner struggled for rhythm and lost 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 in four hours and 48 minutes.It is the first time Djokovic, 29, has lost in the second round of a Grand Slam since 2008 at Wimbledon.last_img read more

The handball Premier League of B&H

The handball Premier League of B&H

first_imgThe handball Premier League of B&H was continued last week with the matches of the 12th round. The leading teams played well, so there were no changes at the top of the ranking list.Goražde celebrated its victory against Prijedor, while Gradačac was very successful during their visit in Mostar, where they played against the handball team Zrinjski. The match ”without defense” was played between the teams of Gračanica and Sarajevo ”Bosna”.There are no significant changes at the bottom of the ranking list. The team from Kakanj lost against Konjuh, verifying their renunciation from the fiercest part of the competition.These are the results of the 12th round of matches:Čapljina – Deventa 32:31, Kakanj – Konjuh 24:28, Goražde – Prijedor 35:32, Gračanica – Bosna Sarajevo 41:39, Zrinjski – Gradačac 31:36, Krivaja – Leotar 21:20, Bosna Visoko – Čelik 35:29.The teams that will play against each other in the 13th round are:Bosna Sarajevo against Čapljina, Konjuh against Gračanica, Gradačac against Kakanj, Čelik against Zrinjski, Leotar against Bosna Visoko, Prijedor against Krivaja and Derventa against Goražde.last_img read more