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EPL: Red Devils, Wolves light up Old Trafford

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Man U vs. Wolves Venue: Old Trafford Kick off: 6:30PMManchester United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Old Trafford in today’s late kickoff. Both United and Wolves have collected 34 points from their 24 league matches this season, but the Red Devils are fifth in the table on goal difference, while Wolves are behind Tottenham Hotspur in seventh. In all honesty, a total of 34 points from 24 matches should not be enough for a potential top-four challenge at this stage of the campaign, but United is not entirely out of the race for the final Champions League spot despite enduring an inconsistent season. Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is only six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, although they are just three points above of ninth-placed Southampton, which is an indication of what type of season it has been. The 20-time English champions have actually lost their last two in the Premier League, suffering a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on January 19 before losing by the same scoreline at home to Burnley three days later. Solskjaer’s side did triumph in the FA Cup with a 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers last weekend, though, before beating Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. The victory over the English champions was not enough to progress to the final of the competition, though, as Pep Guardiola’s team triumphed 3-2 on aggregate to ensure that they would play for another League Cup title. A lot has been made of United’s lack of options in the final third of the field, but the Red Devils announced the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. The Portugal international underwent a medical with the club before signing on the dotted line and should be involved this weekend. Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata have all struggled to contribute in the number 10 position this season, but Fernandes has managed 15 goals and 14 assists in 28 appearances at club level this term. The 25-year-old might well need time to make his mark in England, though, and at the time of writing, the club have still not signed a new striker despite a host of speculation. In terms of what is ahead for Solskjaer’s side, they will follow this weekend’s clash with a trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on February 17, and there is a chance that the likes of Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe could be available for the match at Stamford Bridge after the 16-day break. United also have a two-legged Europa League knockout clash with Club Brugge to come before the end of the February, in addition to a home game against Watford in the Premier League. The Red Devils cannot afford to look past Saturday’s clash with Wolves, though, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will also feel that they are capable of challenging for a top-four finish in the final months. Only Manchester City (5) and Liverpool (0) have lost fewer Premier League matches than Wolves (6) this season, although 10 draws from 24 matches sees them sit seventh rather than higher up the table. Having started their Europa League campaign for the 2019-20 season back in July, Wolves have played an awful lot of matches this season. Like United, they have progressed to the first knockout round and will face La Liga outfit Espanyol over two legs before the end of February. Despite the praise that has come Wolves’s way this season, they have actually only won one of their last five in the Premier League, losing twice to Liverpool and also away to Watford in recent weeks. The former Championship winners suffered a 2-1 home loss to Liverpool in their last league match on January 23, and they have not actually played since then having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round courtesy of a 1-0 loss at Old Trafford on January 15. Wolves held United to a 1-1 draw when the pair met in the Premier League earlier this season, while they recorded a 2-1 victory against the Red Devils in April 2019. Somewhat surprisingly, not since March 2012 have United actually beaten Wolves in the Premier League. Having had last weekend off, Wolves should be fresh for Saturday’s contest, while it will be 13 days until they play again as they return to Molineux to take on Leicester City on February 14. A number of players have once again impressed for the club this season, but Raul Jimenez has managed 11 Premier League goals thus far, while Adama Traore, who has five goals and 10 assists in all competitions, has also enjoyed a fine campaign for Nuno’s side. Having already triumphed in Manchester this season away to the reigning champions, Wolves will be full of confidence. United, though, will be determined to bounce back from their disappointing performance against Burnley and should be able to hand a debut to one of the most exciting attacking midfielders in Europe. Man United possible XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Andreas, James, Fernandes, Mata, Martial. Wolves possible XI: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Neto.Tags: Manchester UnitedOld TraffordOle Gunnar SolskjaerRed Devilslast_img read more

NASCAR results at Pocono: Kyle Busch claims fourth victory of the season; moves to ninth on all-time wins list

first_imgMORE: Watch the NASCAR live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)​Kyle Larson appeared headed for his first win of the year after taking Stages 1 and 2 but hit the wall hard late in Stage 3 after a restart. The No. 42 car finished 26th after leading 35 laps.Brad Keselowski finished second, his sixth top-five finish of the year, to stay near the top of the Cup Series standings. Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five. Elliott’s fourth-place finish was his fifth consecutive top-five finish of the season.Martin Truex Jr. entered Sunday as the defending race champion and favorite to build off his win last weekend at Charlotte, but spoiled any hopes of a repeat victory just 91 laps into the race. Truex hit pit road with a giant plume of smoke trailing his No. 19 and was quickly pushed back to the garage by his crew with engine failures.Sunday’s race was moved up in start time in an effort to beat approaching storms, but the precautionary moved ended up being for not, as rain never came as the sun shined when Busch claimed his checkered flag.Sporting News tracked live lap-by-lap updates and highlights from the Pocono 400. Follow along below.NASCAR at Pocono: Live updates, highlights from Pocono 400(All times Eastern.)Caution flags: 8Lead changes: 13Lap leaders: Kyle Busch (79), Kyle Larson (35), William Byron (26), Daniel Suarez (9), Brad Keselowski (4), Chase Elliott (2), Clint Bowyer (2), Denny Hamlin (1)Pocono 400: 2019 winner, top 20 order of finishFinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)792.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske (2)43.Erik JonesJoe Gibbs Racing (20)4.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports (9)25.Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing (14)26.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (11)17.Joey LoganoTeam Penske (22)8.Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas (41)99.William ByronHendrick Motorsports (24)2610.Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas (10)11.Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing (1)12.Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske (12)13.Daniel HemricRichard Childress Racing (8)314.Chris BuescherJTG Daugherty Racing (37)15.Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports (88)16.Ryan NewmanRichard Childress Racing (6)17.Matt DiBenedettoLeavine Family Racing (95)18.Paul MenardWood Brothers Racing (21)19.Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)20.Michael McDowellFront Row Motorsports (34)5:02 p.m.: Kyle Rowdy wins his fourth race of the year, making it look pretty easy at the end.Pocono [email protected] ties @RustyWallace for 9th on the all-time Monster Energy #NASCAR Cup Series wins list by taking the #Pocono400! pic.twitter.com/HLl5rrPvTK— Xfinity Racing (@XfinityRacing) June 2, 20194:59 p.m.: Three to go, and Busch is increasing the margin between first and second.4:57 p.m.: Five laps left with Busch in front, followed by Keselowski, Jones and Chase Elliott.4:55 p.m.: He had no choice, as Larson heads to pit road with a lot of damage. Tough way to end what’s been a good day. Third time he’s won two stages and failed to record a [email protected] gets clipped into the wall off @ClintBowyer’s nose!We stay green at @poconoraceway! pic.twitter.com/G09h7RezYq— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20194:54 p.m.: Larson crushed the wall, but he’s staying out there for now. Keselowksi has jumped to second.4:53 p.m.: Restart with nine laps to go. Kyle Busch opted not to pit under caution and is still in the lead.4:45 p.m.: Ricky Stenhouse hits the wall hard with 14 laps remaining as another caution flag comes out. He goes straight to the garage. 21 drivers are on the lead lap.That’s a lotta damage. Ricky is done early. pic.twitter.com/20qZSU1dZf— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 2, 20194:43 p.m.: Fifteen laps left in this race. It’s Busch, Jones and Bowyer in the top three.4:38 p.m.: All drivers have now pitted, and Kyle Busch reassumes his lead.4:33 p.m.: Now Byron takes the lead as Suarez pits. Byron and Daniel Hemric are 1-2 but haven’t pitted with 25 laps [email protected]_SuarezG gives up the lead to come in for fuel.He turns over the top spot to @WilliamByron. pic.twitter.com/PL9oRrl1rR— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20194:31 p.m.: Suarez has a 5.3-second lead over Byron with 28 laps left but has yet to pit.4:26 p.m.: Harvick is penalized for having a tire roll away on pit road.Looked like Harvick’s crew lost touch of the tire while having some trouble with the right rear during that stop. He’s on pit road with 34 to go to serve his penalty. #Pocono400— PRN (@PRNlive) June 2, 20194:25 p.m.: Busch, Harvick and Hamlin all pit with 35 laps to go. Daniel Suarez is the new leader.4:23 p.m.: Busch and Harvick are over five seconds in front of the rest of the field, but all five of the top-five drivers have yet to pit.4:19 p.m.: Brad Keselowski is the first to hit pit road with 41 laps remaining. He takes two new tires.4:14 p.m.: Kevin Harvick is beginning to eat into Busch’s lead with 45 laps left.4:08 p.m.: Whew. William Byron nearly spins out. He hit the wall, but he saved it.Hold onto it, @WilliamByron! 😱The 2⃣4⃣ gets out of the groove and brushes the wall off the corner. pic.twitter.com/sB1NmOmiRw— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20194:06 p.m.: 56 laps to go as we start Stage 3 with Kyle Busch in first.3:57 p.m.: Larson captures the flag for both Stage 1 and 2 at Pocono. Logano and Byron are second and third.Stage 2 winner: Kyle Larson3:55 p.m.: Now Kyle Larson is back out front.3:52 p.m.: Chase Elliott takes the lead with five to go as Busch heads to the pits.3:51 p.m.: And Truex is now being pushed to the garage. His day is finished.Not what you want to see if you’re an MTJ fan. 😭@MartinTruex_Jr’s crew pushes the No. 19 behind the wall after suffering engine issues. pic.twitter.com/Xubh8LYUL4— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20193:50 p.m.: Truex hits pit road with eight to go and a whole lot of smoke coming from his car. He said he is “blowing up.”3:44 p.m.: Some unexpected issues as well for Aric Almirola with 13 laps left in the stage forces him to pit.Issues for @Aric_Almirola as well!The 1⃣0⃣ opts not to chance it and comes to the attention of his pit crew. pic.twitter.com/G5dpQXM80r— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20193:40 p.m.: David Ragan heads to pit row with a flat rear right tire due to body damage.3:33 p.m.: Hello, Clint Bowyer. Bowyer passes Busch for the lead. Busch takes it right back.3:32 p.m.: Restart with 28 laps left in Stage 2.3:24 p.m.: Corey LaJoie makes contact with the wall, and it’s another yellow flag from the debris.3:22 p.m.: Martin Truex Jr. was one of the favorites entering the day, but he’s all the way back in 19th.3:20 p.m.: Back under green with Kyle Busch in first and 35 laps left in Stage 2. Larson takes this restart four wide.For the record, we do not advise making your Sunday drives mirror a @poconoraceway restart. 😳We’ll leave this to the professionals. 👍 pic.twitter.com/azeP0uiwEP— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20193:14 p.m.: Another caution almost immediately on the restart. Matt Tifft spins out after he hits the apron on the inside of the track.3:07 p.m.: Caution on Lap 58 as Matt DiBenedetto goes into the wall.Whoops pic.twitter.com/Lb0yZIt6Sz— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 2, 20193:06 p.m.: Kyle push makes the pass for first one lap after the restart.3:00 p.m.: Brad Keselowski stayed off pit road, and as a result has taken the lead.2:56 p.m.: Larson wins his second stage of the season.Kyle Larson holds on to win Stage 1 of the #Pocono400!2. Byron3. Keselowski4. Harvick5. Almirola6. Blaney7. Suarez8. Logano9. Truex Jr.10. Menard pic.twitter.com/n2Es9f5S69— PRN (@PRNlive) June 2, 2019Stage 1 winner: Kyle Larson2:53 p.m.: Busch, Jones and Hamlin all pit with three laps left.2:51 p.m.: Five to go in Stage 1 as a few raindrops start to fall.2:46 p.m.: Ty Dillon turns into the wall and takes some damage on the right side. No wreck, but he’ll need some repairs shortly.2:40 p.m.: Restart on Lap 34 with Larson still in first. Austin Dillon’s day is done.2:33 p.m.: Austin Dillon goes into the wall pretty hard on Turn 3 of Lap 30. Paul Menard clipped him a bit, maybe. Caution.CAUTION: @austindillon3 backs his machine into the outside wall in Turn 3 to bring out the yellow.#Pocono400 | @poconoraceway pic.twitter.com/UheuMKFcL8— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 2019Ouch. 😣@austindillon3 | #Pocono400 pic.twitter.com/BqG7PnkBj2— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20192:28 p.m.: Back in the green and Brad Keselowski and Larson go back-and-forth for first.2:25 p.m.: Kyle Larson takes just two tires and wins the race off pit road.New leader: LARSON (2 tires) pic.twitter.com/GpZbiaBQZJ— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 2, 20192:21 p.m.: Lap 20 competition caution for heavy rains overnight. Byron has led all 20 laps. Jones and Kyle Busch are second and third. Kevin Harvick changed all four tires a lap before the caution. Interesting to see if that’ll pay off.2:15 p.m.: Kurt Busch is doing everything he can to make it five more laps to the competition caution. He’s complaining of pressure issues and is dropping quickly.The 1⃣ is not a happy machine early at @poconoraceway.Listen in to @KurtBusch diagnose the issue. 🔊 pic.twitter.com/zIRWBe9D0B— #NASCARSalutes (@NASCAR) June 2, 20192:09 p.m.: Erik Jones makes an early pass on his teammate Kyle Busch to move up to second. 2:05 p.m.: Tought start already for Ryan Blaney. Maybe some contact, but he dropped 10 positions on Lap 2.2:03 p.m.: Green flag! 160 laps to the checkers; need to complete the first two stages for this race to count.GREEEEEEEEEN pic.twitter.com/VESSxuiwIo— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 2, 20191:54 p.m.: Engines fired. There will be a competition caution on Lap 20. Kyle Busch did what he’s done all season. Busch made it look easy, running a nearly flawless race as he picked up this fourth win of the Monster Energy Cup Series season with a victory at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.The win was Busch’s third career victory at Pocono and the 55th of his Cup Series career, moving him into a tie with Rusty Wallace for ninth on the all-time list. Busch led a race-high 79 laps and cruised to victory at the end, despite not winning either of the race’s first two stages.last_img read more

MLB trade deadline: Astros ‘can’t believe’ they landed Zack Greinke, GM says

first_imgWith Zack Greinke, the @astros now have 3 of the top 5 MLB leaders in WHIP (Verlander 1st, Greinke 2nd, Cole 5th).The last time a team finished with 3 of the top 5 leaders in WHIP in a season was the 1925 Reds (Dolf Luque, Pete Donohue, Eppa Rixey).#TakeItBack— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 31, 2019″You just don’t know when you’re going to assemble a group this talented again,” Luhnow said. “So, you have to take advantage of it. … We are definitely going for it this year.”The Astros also added right-handers Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini in a trade with the Blue Jays. The Astros upgraded their rotation in a major way Wednesday.Houston, which had been pursuing a starter for almost all of July, missed out on most of its reported targets but landed Zack Greinke in a deal with the Diamondbacks just before the deadline. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he was surprised the team acquired the 35-year-old right-hander.“I can’t believe we just added Zack Greinke to this rotation and this team, was probably my first thought,” Luhnow said, via Houston station Fox 26. “I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. Throughout the afternoon there were times I thought it was dead and times I thought it was 50/50. At no point did I think it was over 50/50. Related News MLB trade news: Blue Jays trade Aaron Sanchez to Astroscenter_img “When it all came together we just looked at each other in the room and said ‘Is this really happening?’ We just kind of had to pinch ourselves. Pretty amazing, pretty special moment.”Jeff Luhnow on his thoughts when he realized Zack Greinke was coming to the #Astros : “I can’t believe we just added Zack Greinke..When it all came together we just looked at each other in the room and said is this really happening?” pic.twitter.com/BHz91vbeeF— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 31, 2019Greinke holds a 10-4 record with a 2.87 ERA in 22 starts so far this season. The six-time All-Star is under contract through the 2021 season after signing a massive six-year, $206.5 million deal with Arizona in December 2015.The Diamondbacks will send $24 million to Houston as part of the deal, The Athletic reported, covering a significant chunk of the approximately $73 million remaining on the pitcher’s contract.”I think it’s a reflection of (Astros owner) Jim Crane’s commitment to winning and not just bringing one championship, but multiple championships to the city of Houston,” Luhnow said. “We’ve put ourselves in a good position to that. Obviously, the players have to go out and perform, we have to have a little bit of luck. … But, we’re in a really good spot right now.”Jeff Luhnow on the #Astros financial commitment in landing Zack Greinke: “I think it’s a reflection of Jim Crane’s commitment to winning and not just bringing one championship, but multiple championships to the city of Houston.” pic.twitter.com/o1eUFBOzIJ— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 31, 2019Houston entered play Wednesday leading the American League West with a 69-39 record. However, the Astros lacked depth in their rotation behind Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley. MLB trade deadline: Best, worst moves from a wild daylast_img read more