Baldock equalises after Son opener – but more VAR controversy

first_imgEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:13 pmIt’s safe to say Spurs fans are not happy. Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:26 pmWe are expecting to hear from Mauricio Pochettino soon.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:15 pmMany Spurs fans will agree with this one. TOTTENHAM once again struggled to win in the Premier League after Sheffield United pegged them back to a 1-1 draw.Son Heung-min netted the opener as Spurs looked for a second win in six matches.David McGoldrick thought he had the Blades level, but it was controversially ruled offside because of a toe.Yet, George Baldock ensured Sheffield United took a point back to Bramall Lane after confusion in the Tottenham box – seeing them move up to fifth above Arsenal who have a game in hand.Tottenham 1 Sheffield United 1 FTGeorge Baldock strike hands Blades much deserved equaliserSon Heung-min scored once again to give Spurs the leadMore VAR controversy as a toe rules out McGoldrick goal that would have put Sheffield United levelUnfortunately, this match is not available on UK TV due to broadcast restrictionsHighlights on Match of the Day at 11pm on BBC OneTottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Doer, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Alli, Son, KaneSubs: Vorm, Alderweireld, Foyth, Winks, Sessegnon, Eriksen, Lucas MouraSheffield United XI: Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Norwood, Lundstram, Fleck, McGoldrick, MoussetSubs: Moore, Sharp, McBurnie, Besic, Jagielka, Freeman, RobinsonEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 6:02 pmThat’s all from us folks.Thanks for tuning in on what was another pretty dire afternoon for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino’s side went 1-0 up when Son was gifted a simple chance when Enda Stevens took a poor touch in his own box.Spurs then benefited from a dreadful VAR call, but Eric Dier’s unfortunate own goal condemned them to a disappointing 1-1 draw, but a 1-1 draw that their performance would suggest they were lucky to get.Next time out it’s a trip to badly out-of-form West Ham after the international break.Surely things can only get better for Spurs, surely…Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:56 pmPochettino has explained why Ndombele was withdrawn at half time.“We need to assess him. He felt pain in his groin. We don’t know if it happened before or during the game but he said he was okay to play during the game. “Then he came off at half-time and the doctor said to me that can’t play. I think it affected the team.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:52 pmThe Spurs manager has had his say.“Always when you don’t win you are disappointed and it’s impossible to feel happy. The performance I think was an even game and they deserved the point. I think first half they were better and we were in the second. “Strange that Tanguy Ndombele never felt comfortable in the game and I think that affected us. We changed him for Harry Winks.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:48 pmPochettino is in the building…Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:44 pmChris Wilder is in first, and has had his say on the controversial VAR call that went against his side.He said: “When’s the reset? That’s the confusion. The ball came back out again after that. The length of the stoppage doesn’t do anyone any good. If it’s offside then we have to deal with it.“I think in certain things you have to go to the process and have a big look at it in the summer. It’s here to stay and there’s no doubt about it. It’s changed the game and obviously it’s going to create debate.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:40 pmSon has spoken to Spurs TV. Sonny: “It’s a really disappointing afternoon.” #THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 9, 2019Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:33 pmWhile we wait for Pochettino, that was a strange move to bring on Foyth for Dele Alli wasn’t it?And you could clearly see that Dele wasn’t happy about it. Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:05 pmMauricio Pochettino will now have plenty to ponder over the international break. Today’s result continued his side’s streak of having not won back to back games this season.Spurs were ponderous and out ultimately out-thought by their newly promoted opponents.Next up is a trip to badly out-of-form West Ham , but you can guarantee the Hammers will be up for that one.How can the Argentine dig Spurs out of the mire this season?Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:56 pmFULL TIME: TOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1Despite a late push Spurs just cannot forge a late chance to win it.Another dreadful performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s men and Chris Wilder will be disappointed that his side haven’t won it after that performance.Surely top four is gone for Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:52 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 193mins: Lucas Moura denied by a stunning fingertip save from Dean Henderson!Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:50 pmChris Basham booked for a late challenge on Son, not dissimilar to the challenge the South Korean was sent off for last weekend.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:49 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 190mins: Son skips past a challenge but shoots tamely at Henderson from a tricky angle, time ticking away for Spurs. Six minutes added on.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:46 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 187mins: Final roll of the dice as Lucas Moura replaces Serge Aurier.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:39 pmJuan Foyth is booked for a late, needless challenge on John Fleck.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:38 pmAfter another VAR check the goal is given, 1-1.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:37 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 177mins: Now Sheffield United really have equalised. And it’s deserved. After yet more dreadful defending, the Blades are allowed a free cross into the box from the right – with Eric Dier nodding past his own goalkeeper.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:33 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 073mins: Alli substituted for Juan Foyth – now that is what you call a defensive change – Spurs appear to have gone three at the back. Interesting that the young Argentine was preferred to Alderweireld. Meanwhile on the pitch, Kane took too many touches and wasted a decent counter attacking chance.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:27 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 067mins: Great chance for Son! The South Korean is played in by Alli but fluffs his shot after minimal interference from Jack O’Connell.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:25 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 066mins: After taking a good touch in the box, McGoldrick fluffs his volley and somehow it is still 1-0 to Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:23 pmIt’s yet another VAR shocker at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as there is deemed to be the narrowest of offsides in the build-up to the goal. Another shocker from VAR – and a huge let off for Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:22 pmGOAL DISALLOWEDEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:22 pmThey’re checking for an extremely narrow offside in the build-up.Load more entries…last_img read more

Lewis’s future to be sorted shortly

first_imgThe 33-year-old has been in sensational form for the Sharks this season with two long-range tries in the past fortnight showing he still has what it takes to match it with the game’s modern-day stars. Currently in his 17th NRL season, the two-time premiership winner has shown no signs of slowing down and revealed several clubs had made offers for his services for next season.  “I definitely want to play on next year,” he told following Cronulla’s 44-12 win over the Roosters on Saturday. “My body feels really good at the moment, I’m enjoying my footy, I love being around the guys and I love the team banter so I don’t want to lose that. My body feels amazing at the moment so I’ve got to listen to the body and it’s telling me to play on.  “There’s been no progression, but to be honest there have been a few teams that have sent me contracts. “I haven’t made a decision yet because I want to purely concentrate on the Sharks for the time being. We’ve got the bye next week so hopefully I can sit back and have a good chat with my wife and make a few decisions. Fingers crossed something can come of it in the next fortnight or so.”If his recent performances are anything to go by, a move back to centre could be on the cards after the veteran wound back the clock with a pair of long-range intercept tries in as many weeks; an incredible effort for a man who is a couple of games shy of 300 NRL appearances. Lewis defied Father Time in Round 16 when he plucked a Daly Cherry-Evans pass and raced 80 metres against the Sea Eagles and then backed it up with a 90-metre dash against the Roosters on Saturday with an almost identical play. “I think the last time I took an intercept was back in SG Ball so it’s been a long time,” he joked. “It was the last tackle and I thought Mitchell Pearce was going to get the ball so I thought I’d try to get up and put a bit of pressure on him to hopefully force him not to put in too good a kick for Daniel Tupou. “When I got there, I was a metre or two away and thought ‘hang on, the ball is still in the air. I might be able to get it’. I got lucky and caught it and I was really lucky there was a big screen in front of me so I didn’t have to turn my head and look back at who was chasing me. “I felt alright after the first 50 [metres] but then I got to the 50 and I was starting to run on the treadmill. I saw Latrell Mitchell getting closer and closer but luckily the legs just got me there.”last_img read more

Johnson to return for Manly clash

first_imgThe 27-year-old has been stalled on 149 games since an ankle injury picked up in the 70th minute of the club’s 26-4 win over Wests Tigers last month.After scoring his 61st career try in the victory, Johnson was then forced to miss the last three outings against the Sydney Roosters, Parramatta and South Sydney.With his seventh appearance this year, the club’s record points-scorer (825 points) will become the 12th member of the Vodafone Warriors’ 150-game club having made his debut against the Roosters in 2011 and his 100th against the same opposition in 2015.Johnson’s return results in Peta Hiku being switched back to the centres while there are two changes among the forwards.After starting in the 10-30 loss to South Sydney, Simon Mannering goes back to the bench while 19-year-old Isaiah Papali’i has been named to start in the second row.Ruled out for the next three weeks is utility Jazz Tevaga (shoulder) which sees Karl Lawton remain on the interchange. The four players included on the extended bench are Gerard Beale, Mason Lino, Sam Lisone and Ligi Sao.The Vodafone Warriors go into the match lying fourth on the ladder on 18 points, two behind Penrith and St George Illawarra. With an 8-4 win-loss record, it’s the first time since 2011 that the Vodafone Warriors have begun the second half of a season with more wins than losses (and only the second time since 2002).While the Vodafone Warriors are coming off a bye, the Sea Eagles were in action last week, going down 12-26 to North Queensland a week after losing 20-21 in extra time to Canberra the previous round.last_img read more

Digicel Cup launched in style

first_imgThe event was attended by sponsors and the country’s rugby league community, including the PNG Rugby Football League, PNGNRL and Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko.In receiving the Cup back from Agmark Gurias captain Nelson Daplen, PNGRNL chairman Sudhir Guru acknowledged Digicel PNG’s continuous support to the country’s premium rugby league competition.Digicel Play CEO Nico Meyer said Digicel PNG was happy to continue its partnership with the PNGNRL for the sixth consecutive year.A partnership that will continue to drive the game of rugby league forward, he added.“The Digicel Cup is a community embedded rugby league competition and we are thrilled to support this season again.“Digicel Play is committed to providing live and exclusive content and televise all Digicel Cup games on TVWAN,” said Meyer.Captains of the 11 franchise clubs then took to the stage to display their new home uniforms for this season.Round 1 of the Digicel Cup will kick off this Sunday in Port Moresby, Mt Hagen, Mendi, Chimbu and Kokopo.last_img read more

1×1 of Barcelona: With Messi blurred, Luis Suarez became the leader

first_imgNet: More than one missed Ter Stegen. You can’t say he made a bad game, but he also didn’t provide security and confidence under the sticks. In the first goal of David López he made the statue a little, although it is true that the ball was almost unstoppable, but in the second goal of Lei he could do something else, covering rather his goal. Only one remarkable stop in the ninety minutes. Rakitic: Very disappointing party of the Croatian, who was very insecure and thick in all his actions. Valverde did not see it clear and ended up leaving him in the house after the break. A match to forget yours.From Jong: He was ejected in the 75th minute for an absurd loss of the ball that forced him to grab the opponent from behind. Before I had already slowed a dangerous transition from Espanyol in a similar way seeing the first yellow. The Dutchman was never comfortable in the field, although he improved performance in the second half. The team ended up paying for its expulsion.Messi: The Argentine was noticed too much that he only had two workouts, since he was lacking in rhythm and in some moments until blurred. Even so, he drew a spectacular play with a great assist to Suarez that if mark surely becomes one of the best goals of 2020.Luis Suarez: Luck of the charrúa who saved the furniture. He scored a goal, gave Arturo Vidal’s assistance to score another and sent a ball to the post. He was also able to score another one after a great play by Leo that served him a candid ball to score at ease, but Diego López saved in extremis.Griezmann: Bad game of the French who is no longer as an alibi to say that he is the only one of the trident who puts on the work overall in defensive tasks. Disconnected, slow and without ideas, his game was a nonsense. Except for some timely transition, he was uncomfortable throughout the game. He was the first sacrificed by Valverde after the expulsion of De Jong, being replaced by Semedo.Changes:Vidal: You can continue to demand everything you want and call your lawyers one day and another too, that if you continue at this level it is impossible for Barcelona to let you go. His entry into the field in the second half gave the team a new air, scoring a great goal. Add six goals in this League.Semedo: He entered the field almost against the ball after the expulsion of De Jong, placing Sergi Roberto inside. Sergi Roberto: Little by little he got into the game, although it cost him maybe too much. It began as a right back and ended as an interior after the expulsion of De Jong. He brought some danger in some of his offensive incursions as a lane, but unfortunately he did not lavish them in excess.Pique: The best in defense, despite having more than one problem to be successful in the face of rival pressure. Very well in the air game and in anticipation, he had to endure the pressure of taking the ball at the insistence of Espanyol to squeeze with high pressure. He made a mistake in bulk, but without major consequences,Lenglet: He never knew how to stop Calleri. The French central has several games demonstrating a lack more than palpable. He looks slow and not blunt. Every day it seems clearer that Umtiti is going to eat the toast if he doesn’t shake.Sunrise: The side gave spectacular assistance to Luis Suarez to score the first goal. The defender showed a good level, but he is not yet in the sweet moment he transmits when his connection with Messi explodes.Sergio Busquets: The best in the midfield. The one of Badia was always to the remove of the innumerable errors of his companions. He played very well between the lines and always offered to look for a ball out.last_img read more

Hierve Ibiza: a match for history

first_imgA gray Wednesday dawned in Ibiza, but calm. The stormy Gloria seems already far from the area of ​​the island (although at the time of the game there is a 55% chance of rain) and that allows the front pages of local newspapers to tip over at Ibiza-Barça this afternoon (7:00 p.m. DAZN) and coincide in the headline: “A date for history.” Diario de Ibiza dedicates nine pages to his party, from 29 to 32. “Without complexes against Barça”, he titled his sports cover. Detailed information of the match, interview with Amadeo Salvo included: “The most beautiful thing is the illusion, football is illusion. Miguel Núñez, midfielder of Ibiza, gives an interview to this medium in which he warns: “That we are going to bite and bother you, that’s for sure.” The institutions have also turned to a historic party. Ibiza Town Hall has installed seats and a giant screen five meters long and three meters high in the Es Pratet pavilion. About a thousand people will be able to follow the event at the venue. Barça clubs will also meet at the Sa Nansa restaurant after 2:30 pm, while the directors will eat at the Sa Calma restaurant.Newspaper of Ibiza gives opening news category to Ibiza-Barça and carries the information of the match between pages 4 and 17. Amadeo Salvo gives another interview in which he says that they could fill two stadiums and that it is “unlikely but possible” to beat Barça. Javi Pérez, midfielder of Ibiza, also gives an interview in which he is excited (“hopefully a magical night”) and does not expect “a team B at Barça”. Comprehensive analysis of the templates and preparations surrounding the meeting. Boil Ibiza and you can get excited Can Misses. Eye that the island believes in miracles.last_img read more

How often should we change the mattress? This is the red line that we should not pass

first_imgA good rest is essential for our health. Rest properly affects both our daily performance and the proper development and work of our organs, and a key point to achieve this is our mattress. 02/04/2020 – 14:11 | 14:11 – 7/02/20 The conditions of a mattress affect our restIt is advisable to change the minimum mattress every 7 years Image: iStock. A mattress does not have to be the cheapest to be the best, but there are some points that must be taken into account when choosing it. Depending on the physical condition of each person, a mattress must have a type of height, core or firmness.Another very important key to getting a good rest is to change the mattress when necessary. According to experts, the mattress should be changed at least every 7 or 10 years, although this time can be reduced if the necessary care is not applied. This time is stipulated to prevent the malformations that suffer over time affect our rest and can cause some kind of illness. Get a mattress to last longerTo ensure that a mattress is in good condition and lasts the 7 years stipulated by experts, a series of tips must be followed. The best known is to rotate the mattress every 6 months so that it does not have malformations. Another tip is to keep pets out of bed so that dirt does not accumulate on it and vacuum it to remove dust that may accumulate. In addition, there is a trick that helps reduce moisture and odors that is sprinkle a little baking soda all over the mattress surface.last_img read more

Video games succeed among the Pucela squad

first_imgPedro Porro demonstrated this by participating in the LaLiga Challenge, after winning in an internal tournament several of his teammates. However, there have been more who have recognized that this is one of their favorite pastimes, as it has been seen in the videos published on the club’s official channels. Players like Nacho or Joaquín kill part of their free time in this way, through games on the console or, like Andalusian, also on the computer. Throughout these first days of confinement, Real Valladolid has shown through their social networks what the routine is that their players carry out during confinement. In addition to the work scheduled by the medical services and the technical staff, this atypical situation allows a lot of leisure, and among a large number of soccer players, video games are the kings. It is not the only way to pass the time that they bet, however, since reading is also present or, in the case of Nacho, also the kitchen. Pets, always faithful companions, help recreation these days, like also the possibility of enjoying their families those who have them close. This is the case of Carnero, who, despite being atypical, was able to be with his son for Father’s Day.Footballers’ personal social networks are also important, in the day to day, but more now. Fede San Emeterio, who turned years a few days ago, could not spend it with his own, but at least he could take advantage of this route to connect with them. The different challenges that Twitter and Instagram have invaded, mainly, have been accompanied by live communications with their followers from players like Porro himself or Toni, who shared the screen a few days ago with Sergio Encinas, a comedian from Valladolid.Try all this the normality of footballers, which will continue training for the time being individually, following the parameters imposed by the technical staff, after Real Valladolid will provide them with physical material to be able to carry out the sessions made available to them, in order to lose as little physical tone as possible while the alarm state lasts.last_img read more

“Pelé gave me his blessing before signing for Real Madrid”

first_imgBrazilian Real Madrid striker Rodrygo Goes points to his compatriot Neymar and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo as his “sources of inspiration”, but warns that his “hero and greatest inspiration” is his father, while praising the figure of Zinédine Zidane because it is helping him “where and how to improve”.“My greatest inspiration is my father, without a doubt. And, of the players with whom I share the time, Cristiano and Neymar, who are the two that I take as a reference and who are sources of inspiration, two players of whom I am a great fan But as a hero, my father, he is my hero, “Rodrygo says in an interview with ‘DAZN’. And even though he doesn’t play very regularly now, He claims to have “a very good relationship” with Zinédine Zidane. “He received me very well. He knew the moment to get me into the field and how to prepare for it. Today I am in good shape and he is the culprit. He helps me, advises me and tells me where and how to improve, he also highlights what I do well. All this time with him is being very good, “he remarks. The striker too celebrates having been able to debut with the national team from his country, “the great dream of every Brazilian child”. “And I was able to debut against Argentina. I hope to wear the national team shirt more often, I continue to do my job here to be called up. Really, it is the greatest dream for a professional player. The dream of every child is to wear this shirt someday, and I have been able to make it come true, “he points out.Rodrygo made these statements after receiving the award for best young player in the world in the Awards ‘NxGn 2020’, awarded by ‘Goal’, and before soccer stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I think this award will motivate me a lot, it gives me a lot of confidence and I hope that good things happen, that I continue to play very well this season,” he wishes.center_img Asked for three referents of Brazilian soccer such as the legendary Pelé, Neymar and Robinho, the young attacker recognizes that the three “represent a lot” for him and for Santos, his “favorite” team. “Neymar was the one I followed the most, but thank God I had the opportunity to meet the three of them. Even before coming to Madrid, I went to Pelé’s house and received his blessing before I left,” he confesses.“Real Madrid is like Vila Belmiro (the Santos stadium), a dream come true for me and anyone who knows me knows it. My big dream was to play here, I always watched the games, “stresses Rodrygo, who describes his first goal as Real Madrid player as” a very emotional moment. “He will always remain in my memory,” he admits of scoring against Osasuna when he barely had a minute in the field.last_img read more

“I stopped Cristiano’s penalty and he didn’t want to give me his shirt”

first_img“We agreed to exchange the jerseys, “he told ‘Sky Sport’,” but after missing the penalty he was very angry. It had never happened to him in ItalyAn agreement that was broken after the final whistle: “In the tunnel of the changing rooms we crossed, he gave me a handshake, he congratulated me, but he had a bad face. And he didn’t give me the shirt. “Sorrentino, yes, he was able to take another award from the ‘Allianz Stadium’:”In the end I took Dybala’s. It went well for me anyway“He revealed smiling. 7 Since Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Italy, only a goalkeeper can boast of having neutralized a penalty. Is about Stefano Sorrentino, ex-keeper of Chievo Verona, who now, at 41 years old, has decided to become a striker for Cervo, a ‘Seconda Category’ team in Liguria, trained by his father. In his career he played 363 Serie A matches and on January 21, 2019 he knew how to hypnotize CR7 from 11 meters, during the Juventus-Chievo (match that Vecchia Signora, anyway, won 3-0). A feat that, however, cost the doorman a coveted collector’s item: Cristiano’s elastic.last_img read more