Man City team news & likely XI vs Arsenal

first_imgManchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Arsenal Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 15:38 3/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Raheem Sterling Huddersfield Manchester City Getty Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday evening Manchester City face Arsenal for the second time in five days on Thursday and they will be without influential midfielder Fernandinho.The Brazilian picked up an injury during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final and City boss Pep Guardiola expects to have a “big problem” trying to find a replacement for the upcoming matches.City will be hoping to have Raheem Sterling available again after he missed Sunday’s game. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Man City injuriesSterling was not fit enough even for the bench on Sunday, suggesting he could struggle to start on Thursday.Fernandinho will miss out having picked up a hamstring injury during the victory at Wembley Stadium.Gabriel Jesus did return to the fold, however, and he was brought on for the final stages of the final.That leaves Benjamin Mendy as City’s only other injured senior player.Man City suspensionsFabian Delph will miss the game following his red card against Wigan.Man City potential starting line-upIlkay Gundogan coud deputise for the injured Fernandinho, although Kevin De Bruyne was asked to fill the Brazilian’s boots at Wembley. Yaya Toure is out of the picture. That could also see De Bruyne return to a central role, alongside David Silva, with Bernardo Silva slotting in on the right-hand side if Sterling is not fit enough to return.Ederson will return in goal after Claudio Bravo deputised well at Wembley, Danilo is in line to keep his place at left-back, and Vincent Kompany could yet start again following his fine performance at the weekend.Man City possible XIArsenal team newsHenrikh Mkhitaryan will be available for selection after being cup-tied for Sunday’s final, although Nacho Monreal has been ruled out with a back injury after limping off during the first half on Sunday.Alexandre Lacazette is out with a knee injury while Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.Best Opta match facts Arsenal have won just two of their last 11 Premier League meetings with Manchester City, drawing five and losing four. Manchester City have won only one of their 20 Premier League away games against Arsenal (D7 L12) – winning 2-0 under Roberto Mancini in January 2013. Manchester City could become the first side to beat Arsenal three times in the same season since Chelsea in 2005-06 – those three defeats also all occurred at different grounds. Manchester City’s points total of 72 from 27 games is the most ever set by an English top-flight side at this stage of the season (3 pts for a win). If they win this game, it’ll match Arsenal’s Premier League tally from last season (75 points from 38 games). Arsenal have recorded just two victories in their last 16 Premier League matches against fellow ‘big six’ teams (D6 L8). They beat Spurs in November 2017 and Man Utd in May 2017. Sergio Aguero has scored in each of his last five appearances against Arsenal in all competitions – he’s never scored in six games in a row against a single opponent for Man City. Already Man City’s all-time top-scorer, Aguero can hit the 200-goal mark for the club in all competitions in this game (currently on 199). TV channel & kick-off timeKick off is 19:45 GMT (14:45 ET) on Thursday March 1, and will be shown on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

In The Spotlight – Kirsty Quince

first_imgIn the twenty-fourth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open player, Kirsty Quince, speaks about how she got involved in Touch Football and what it means to her to be representing Australia at her first World Cup. Name: Kirsty QuinceNickname: QuincyAge: 19Affiliate: Brisbane CityOccupation: Physio StudentPosition: MiddleDebut for Australia: Under 18’s 2009, Women’s Open World Cup 2011Career highlights so far: Australian Youth Teams 2009/2011 and making the NTL final in 2010How you got involved in Touch Football: I helped make up numbers at a training session for my older sister’s school team when I was seven, fell in love with it and been playing ever since. Favourite player: Sharyn Williams and Angela Barr.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: It means everything. It is something I have dreamed of since I was young and there is nothing better than playing for your country. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My Dad, Karley Banks, Greg Jones and Peter Bell. Favourite sporting moment: When the Australian Men’s inline speed skating team won the world championship in the relay against the perceived unbeatable Americans. Growing up watching the boys train with Dad and seeing how much blood, sweat and tears went into that one moment is something I will never forget.  What do you know about Scotland: Very beautiful. Any superstitions: None at all.Funniest Australian teammate: Sam Hammond.Favourite quote: “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.”Any travel plans for after World Cup: Taking a road trip from Scotland to London visiting all the places along the way and then on to Paris. Looking forward to a day at Wimbledon and seeing a leg of the Tour de France. Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup.  With just over a month until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 read more

Delhi Metro police call complainants to get feedback on their staff

first_imgNew Delhi: “Did the officer, whom you approached regarding your complaint, behaved properly?” is among questions asked from complainants by Metro Unit of Delhi Police. The law enforcement agency said that efforts are being made to get feedback from the complainants regarding the behaviour of their personnel while interacting with them in serious cases.An officer said that they are making sure that their staff are more polite with the complainants. “Feedback is only taken in the cases which are serious in nature,” police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) Vikram K Porwal told Millennium Post that steps are being taken to enhance the visibility of police around Metro jurisdiction. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHe further informed that station house officers (SHOs) were told to conduct briefing of their staff inside metro stations so that people can see the presence of police which will instill confidence among them. Elaborating more on feedback system of Metro police, DCP Porwal said that from his office they make calls to complainants. They also motivate their staff for effective policing. Recently, several groups of women thieves were busted in separate cases of thefts in Metro. “We have taken preventive measures against one of the groups,” police said. An officer further said that they have also conducted a security audit of more than 180 metro stations and they will be writing to concerned agencies regarding the issues which they found during mapping. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Our main concern was to ensure the safety of passengers. During the audit, we were focussing on dark stretches in Metro jurisdiction. We also checked whether any lift is opening on the plainclothes isolated,” the officer further said. DCP Metro said that they are making all efforts to reduce its response time in attending emergency calls. When DCP was asked about their plan to curb suicide in metro jurisdiction, he replied that their staff regularly conduct patrolling in plainclothes inside metro premises. Some symptoms related to suicidal tendency were briefed to them. Efforts are being made to curb such incidents.last_img read more

Mahagathbandhan can get 3 of BJP’s 8 in UP’s II phase

first_imgLucknow: Out of the eight seats going to polls in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, the Mahagathbandhan (MGB) might wrest three from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) if voting pattern in the 2014 is any indication. The Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) — are contesting unitedly as the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in 2019. They had fought separately in 2014. If the votes polled by these parties in 2014 are added, the BJP would have lost Fatehpur Sikri, Nagina and Amroha but would have won Hathras, Mathura, Bulandshahar, Aligarh and Agra. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details On the five seats where the BJP appears strong despite Mahagathbandhan, the party has changed candidates on three seats. In Hathras reserved seat, Rajvir Diler Balmiki has replaced Rajesh Kumar Diwakar, the winner of last election. In 2014, Diwaker had faced Niranjan Singh Dhangar of RLD, Manoj Kumar Soni of BSP and Ramji Lal Suman of SP. Even if the votes of all his rivals are added, Diwaker still would have emerged the winner comfortably. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday While the Mahagathbandhan appears strong to win back some seats from the BJP, the additional factor in these elections is the Congress and Shivpal Yadav’s Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) fielding their own candidates. From Hathras, the Congress-led UPA has Triloki Ram as the contestant and PDA has Mithlesh Devi. The BJP has changed candidate in Agra as well, where Satya Pal Singh Baghel is leading the party’s charge against Mahagathbandhan’s Manoj Kumar Soni, UPA’s Preeta Harit and Ramji Lal Vidyarthi of PDA. In 2014, Dr. Ram Shankar Katheria had comprehensively beaten all his rivals who would not have matched his numbers even if they had fought together. In Mathura, the BJP has retained Hema Malini, who had defeated Jayant Chaudhary of RLD, Pt. Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi of BSP and Chandan Singh of SP in 2014 is facing Kunwar Narinder Singh of Mahagathbandhan, Mahesh Pathak of UPA and Jagvir Singh of PDA. Constituency-wise analysis of votes polled by main candidates in 2014 on the Uttar Pradesh seats going to polls on April 18. Aligarh 2014 Winner — Satish Kumar (BJP) Votes polled — 5,14,622 Zafar Alam of SP polled 2,26,284 Dr Arvind Kumar Singh of BSP polled 2,27,886 Bijendra Singh of Congress polled 62674 SP + BSP = 4,34,170 If Congress votes are added than BJP would have lost Contestants in 2019 Satish Kumar Gautam — BJP Bijendra Singh Chaudhary — UPA Dr. Ajit Baliyan — MGB Deepak Chaudhary — PDA Hathras 2014 Winner — Rajesh Kumar Diwaker of BJP, votes polled 5,44,277 Niranjan Singh Dhangar of RLD polled 86109 Manoj Kumar Soni of BSP polled 2,17,891 Ramji Lal Suman of SP polled 18,0891 SP+BSP+RLD = 4,84,891 Contestants in 2019 Rajvir Diler Balmiki — BJP Triloki Ram — UPA Ramji Lal Suman — MGB Mithlesh Devi — PDA Mathura in 2014 Winner — Hema Malini votes polled 5,74,633 Jayant Chaudhary RLD polled 2,43,890 Pt. Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi of BSP polled 1,73,572 Chandan Singh of SP polled 36673 SP+BSP+RLD = 4,54,135 Contestants in 2019 Hema Malini — BJP Mahesh Pathak — UPA Kunwar Narendra Singh — MGB Jagvir Singh — PDA Amroha 2014 Winner — Kanwar Tanwar Singh BJP votes polled 5,28,880 Farhat Hasan of BSP polled 1,62,983 Rakesh Tikait of RLD polled 9539 Humera Akhtar of SP polled 3,70,666 SP+BSP+RLD = 5,43,188 Contestants in 2019 Kanwar Singh Tanwar — BJP Sachin Choudhary — UPA Kunwar Danish Ali — MGB Matloon Ahmad — PDA Nagina in 2014 Winner — Yashwant Singh of BJP, votes polled 3,67,825 Girish Chandra of BSP polled 2,45,685 Yashwir Singh of SP polled 2,75,435 SP+BSP= 5,21,120 Contestants in 2019 Dr. Yashwant Singh — BJP Omvati Devi — UPA Girish Chandra — MGB PDA has not fielded candidate Bulandshehar 2014 Winner — Bhola Singh of BJP, votes polled 6,04,449 Anju urf Mushan of RLD polled 59116 Kamlesh of SP polled 1,28,737 Pradeep Kumar Jatav of SP polled 1,82,476 SP+BSP+RLD = 3,70,329 Contestants in 2019 Bhola Singh — BJP Banshi Singh — UPA Yogesh Verma — MGB PDA has not fielded candidate Agra in 2014 Winner — Dr Ram Shankar Katheria of BJP polling 5,83,716 Upendra Singh of Congress polled 34834 Narayan Singh Suman of BSP polled 2,83,453 Maharaj Singh Dhangar of SP polled 1,34,708 SP+BSP = 4,18,161 Contestants in 2019 Satyapal Singh Baghel — BJP Preeta Harit — UPA Manoj Kumar Soni — MGB Ramjilal Vidyarthi — PDA Fatehpur Sikri in 2014 Winner– Babulal of BJP polling 4,26,589 Amar Singh of RLD polled 24185 Rani Pakhwalika Singh of SP polled 2,13,397 Seema Upadhyay of BSP polled 2,53,483 SP+BSP+RLD = 4,52,993 Contestants in 2019 Rajkumar Chahar — BJP Raj Babbar — UPA Bhagwan Sharma aka Guddu Pandit — MGB Manisha Singh — PDAlast_img read more

Varun has shown a great career graph: Anupam

first_imgMumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher on Thursday praised his “Judwaa 2” co-star Varun Dhawan, saying he has grown into a “big hardworking star”. Varun recently paid a visit to Anupam at his acting school here. Sharing a glimpse of the meeting, Anupam took to Instagram and wrote a post for him along with a video. “I have seen my friend David Dhawan’s son Varun since he was a small child. So to see him grow into this big hardworking star/actor is such a wonderful feeling. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “He has shown a great graph from his first film to now. It was gracious of him to drop in at our school. In fact, his own school,” Anupam wrote. In the video, Varun, an Actor Prepares alumnus, is also seen praising Anupam. He called him his “family member”. “I have not seen him for sometime but he came and had breakfast with me when I needed the inspiration… more than anything, I needed a family and a family member and he was there. Thank you so much,” said Varun, who has also worked with Anupam in “Main Tera Hero”.last_img read more

Balanced attack helps Buckeyes outlast Western Carolina at St John Arena

Following a record 40-point performance from freshman Jared Sullinger in its last outing, No. 2-ranked Ohio State (8-0) featured a much more balanced attack Sunday afternoon, easily handling Western Carolina (4-8), 85-60. On a snowy Columbus day, OSU traveled just down the street from the Schottenstein Center to historic St. John Arena, the Buckeyes’ former home, and got off to a hot start on both ends of the court. “I thought today we came out and had a little more intensity to our defense,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. “Offensively, especially in the first half, we did a good job of sharing the ball. … I was pretty pleased with how guys played.” The Buckeyes garnered double-digit scoring from five players, including 17 from Sullinger, as the team shot 51.9 percent from the floor. OSU stormed out of the locker room, putting together an 18-4 run in the game’s first nine minutes. The Buckeyes would not relinquish their double-digit lead the rest of the afternoon. “I felt like a little bit early in the game we almost gave them too much respect,” said WCU coach Larry Hunter. “They came out and jumped right on us to their credit.” Paced by 12 first-half points from Sullinger and nine from junior guard William Buford, the Buckeyes took a 42-25 lead going into halftime. Defensively, OSU was just as dominant in the contest’s first stanza. The Buckeyes’ defense forced 14 first-half Catamount turnovers, which led to 14 OSU points. “Coach Matta said we needed to let them know we’re there on defense and try to push the turnovers,” Sullinger said. “The whole practice, the last couple practices have been about toughness, and I think we showed that today.” OSU opened the second half with another big run, this time an 18-8 surge, extending its lead to 27 points. Despite the Buckeyes’ overall dominance, the Catamounts held a distinct advantage over OSU on the glass as they outrebounded it 39-26. “We didn’t rebound at all tonight,” Sullinger said. “They were a real scrappy team and they’re going to be a good team by the end of the year and they outrebounded us just because they wanted it more.” Still, Matta said he was content with his team’s effort overall. The Buckeye coach was able to get all 11 of his available players on the court. “I think the more we can build our bench, the better off we will be,” Matta said. Buford, Deshaun Thomas and Dallas Lauderdale each contributed 13 points apiece, and Jon Diebler added another 10 of his own to OSU’s balanced scoring. After completing final exams Dec. 9, the Buckeyes will be out of class until Jan. 3. Sullinger said this period of time is of the utmost importance for the team. “Right now this is where players are made,” he said. “You can relax and just go clubbing and have a good time, or you can be in the gym, getting better and hitting the weights hard. “We really have a tough basketball team and I think we are going to be mentally tough to handle the obstacles that are going to come our way.” The Buckeyes will return to action Dec. 15 as they welcome Florida Gulf Coast University to the Schottenstein Center for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff. read more

Mens basketball Kyle Young out with ankle injury versus William Mary

Ohio State freshman Kyle Young looks to pass into the post against Walsh in an exhibition game on Nov. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentOhio State’s forward depth continues to wane thin as freshman forward Kyle Young is out with an ankle injury for the Buckeyes’ game against William and Mary, an Ohio State spokesperson said Saturday. With center Micah Potter’s continued absence from the team, Ohio State now will turn to sophomore forward Andre Wesson as the primary backup to center Kaleb Wesson and forwards Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop. Young has averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game. He registered a career-high six points and four rebounds against Michigan in the team’s 71-62 win against the Wolverines Monday. read more

Barca record comfortable win over Alaves

first_imgFC Barcelona began their La Liga title defence with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Alaves on Saturday, according to Sky Sports.Lionel Messi scored the club’s 6000th Spanish League goal with his first goal of the night.The Catalans came closest to opening the scoring in a quiet first 30 minutes, with Luis Suarez, making his 200th appearance for the club, firing just over the crossbar.Messi, who also scored the club’s 5,000th league goal in 2009, fired a free-kick against the bar after 38 minutes but the game remained goalless at the break.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.The Argentine captain broke the deadlock in the second half when his free-kick went under the wall and into the net to give Barca the lead.Coutinho who came in at the start of the second half for Nelson Semedo doubled Barcelona’s advantage with a lovely curling strike into the back of the net.Messi completed the rout with his second goal of the night coming in added time, as Barca secured their first La Liga win of the season.last_img read more

Lulic hails improved Lazio

first_imgSenad Lulic praised Lazio’s fighting spirit after recording a narrow 1-0 victory over Fiorentina in a keenly contested affair.Lulic went on to suggest that hard-fought wins are often the most enjoyable.“Today we saw the real Lazio, the team with heart that battles hard, that wins duels and games,” Lulic told Football Italia“If we play like this, then we can beat anyone. You could see today how hungry we were for the three points. In a way, these hard-fought wins are often the most enjoyable.”It was decided by a Ciro Immobile tap-in on a corner, his first ever goal against Fiorentina.Fonseca hints Smalling could debut tomorrow Manuel R. Medina – August 31, 2019 AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has hinted Chris Smalling could debut in tomorrow’s Derby Della Capitale between his team and Lazio.“Everyone knows Ciro has quality and fortunately he plays for us and not against us. There are others who do the dirty work around him, though, and put him in the position to score goals.”Assistant manager Massimiliano Farris hailed the team’s “character”“This victory is wonderful because it showed character, playing the way we had prepared every aspect of the game. In the second half, we started to struggle with Thursday’s effort felt in the legs, so Fiorentina kept more possession.“However, if you look at the scoring opportunities over the full 90 minutes, we deserved to win.”last_img read more

Sarri admits Zaha struggle

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted his team struggled to cope with Wilfred Zaha during the team’s win against Crystal Palace on Sunday.The Blues defeated Roy Hodgson’s side 3-1 thanks to two goals from Alvaro Morata and one from Pedro Rodriguez, as Chelsea moved up to the second position on the Premier League table.Although the Côte d’Ivoire international failed to carry on with his penchant for scoring against the Blues, the winger was a constant source of worry for the Blues’ backline in the encounter.Sarri expressed his concern about his team leaving him space to attack, he was quick to point that playing against the former Manchester United winger is not an easy task.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Because Zaha is very fast. Sometimes, I have to say that, especially in the first 20 minutes in the first half and the first 15 minutes of the second half, we were not in good positions under the ball line in the offensive phase,” Sarri admitted after the game, according to Goal.“We were in trouble because we gave them, and especially him, spaces to attack. So it’s not easy to run with Zaha in a long race.”Chelsea travel to Belarus on Thursday to face Bate Borisov in their fourth game of the UEFA Europa League, looking to maintain their perfect record in the competition this season.last_img read more