Video: Manchester United wonderkid opens Red Devils account with majestic free kick

first_imgHe’s certainly someone for Manchester United fans to get excited about.Andreas Pereira illustrated why there’s such a fuss about him at Old Trafford with a brilliant free kick as the Red Devils dispatched Ipswich in the Capital One Cup third round.Pereira, 19, duly opened his United account with their second of the game, sandwiched between strikes from Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial.Can he now break into the first team?last_img

Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece: Michael O’Neill’s men book historic place at Euro 2016

first_imgNorthern Ireland reached their first major tournament since 1986 after beating Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park on Thursday night. Despite taking on the top seeds of their group, Northern Ireland went into their Euro 2016 clash against Greece with great confidence.Prior to kick off, Michael O’Neill’s side were sitting top of Group F, knowing that a win would see them qualify – and they did just that. The match began with significant hostility towards the hosts, which only subsided once the ball was at the feet of Northern Ireland.Even with the hostility, it began an even affair before Greece came close to opening the score with just a quarter of an hour having been played.After winning a corner, the ball delivered into the box reaches Sokratis Papastathopoulo who headed the ball towards Alexandros Tziolis, but the midfielder’s effort at the far post was palmed away by Michael McGovern.Greece, however, offered little threat after the opportunity, and Northern Ireland quickly began to dictate the play.After a number of chances, just moments before half-time, they finally got their goal.An excellent through ball from Corry Evans played Stuart Dallas in on the right, who delivered a cross into the centre of the box for Steven Davis to slide in and send the ball into the back of the net.Heading into the dressing room with a lead, it really was almost party time for the hosts.Northern Ireland showed no desire to sit back with the one goal cushion, and within just three minutes of the start of the second half, two corners had been conceded by Greece.With such pressure, a second seemed almost inevitable.And in the 50th minute, the hosts doubled their lead and looked to have booked their place in France.Their third cross of the half paid off, as it reached Josh Magennis who, moving away from goal, sent his header over the defender at the near post, confirming that it was now time for the home side’s fans to get the party started.After the goal, Greece did enjoy increased possession of the ball, but as far as the fans were concerned, the game was already won.So, just to rub salt in the wounds of the visitors, Northern Ireland grabbed their third of the game.And it was Davis again with the finest goal of the game saved for last.Once more, a corner paid off.  After the delivery was poorly cleared by Greece, from near the edge of the box, Davis superbly headed the ball into the far post.Greece did grab one goal back late on, from Christos Aravidis, but it wasn’t to spoil the final result for Northern Ireland who can finally look ahead to next summer. Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece: Michael O’Neill’s men book historic place at Euro 2016 1last_img read more

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp apologises to West Brom boss after Anfield fallout

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offered an apology to West Brom manager Tony Pulis for his behaviour during and after last weekend’s heated encounter.The pair interacted with each other on a number of occasions during the feisty 2-2 Premier League draw at Anfield and Klopp did not exchange the customary handshake with his opposite number.Speaking immediately after the match, Klopp said he had not shaken hands because “it was not a friendly game” and also criticised West Brom’s style of play.Pulis clearly was still stewing over the incident when he spoke to the media on Friday and argued Klopp’s criticism was to deflect attention from the Reds’ failings.Klopp learned of Pulis’ comments just before his press conference ahead of Sunday’s clash with Watford but chose to extend an olive branch.The German insisted he had simply forgotten to shake hands in the heat of the moment as he went to his players to celebrate their late equaliser and thank the fans.Klopp said: “I can easily say sorry for everything I said during the game because I am very emotional, I think Tony Pulis is similar, and there were a few words.“We were very close together.“For me it was not a big problem but it was very intense and after the game I wanted to go to my team.“Really I forgot to shake hands. That’s all.“If we meet today, it would be no problem to say sorry and to shake hands, to have a talk about whatever.“I have big respect for his work, no doubt about this.“In that situation it was not easy to switch on the lamps and switch them off.”On his comments after the match, Klopp added: “It was not a game where five minutes were enough to come back to a normal situation.”The 48-year-old, though, denied the relationship with other managers is more heated in the Premier League than the Bundesliga.“Only the coaching zones are closer, that’s the only difference,” he said.“We are all emotional and best friends in the league.“We talk completely normal before the game, we ask about our families after the game and during the game.“We are coaches of different teams and we say things you never would usually.“That’s how it is on the pitch. But it was not that serious.”last_img read more

Chelsea announce signing of defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls

first_imgChelsea have completed the signing of central defender Matt Miazga from New York Red Bulls.Miazga, who made his debut for the Red Bulls shortly after his 18th birthday, has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.Boss Guus Hiddink confirmed on Friday that Miaza has been signed primarily as a “squad player” for the remainder of the season.Miazga said: ‘I am very happy to sign for Chelsea, a world-famous club with a reputation for major success. I am delighted to be in the Premier League, the best league in the world, and can’t wait to meet my team-mates and get going.“I am still at the beginning of my career but I believe this is the place to develop and learn from some of the best players in the world.”Hiddink had been keen to bolster his defensive options after it became increasingly clear a new move for Everton’s John Stones will have to wait until the summer.There is also a question mark over the future of Gary Cahill who has become increasingly unsettled with his lack of first-team opportunities.However Hiddink insisted this week that Cahill would be staying at Stamford Bridge and remained a vital part of his future plans. 1 Matt Miazga last_img read more

Gonzales hires attorney in probe of Justice tenure

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It would really be unfair to individuals who are smart enough to get themselves a lawyer to draw some inference that they need a lawyer because they did something wrong,” Terwilliger said. WASHINGTON – Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department. George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the Justice Department’s No. 2 in the early 1990s, was on the White House list to replace Gonzales. Now he’ll be Gonzales’ defender as federal investigators look into allegations that the former attorney general lied to lawmakers and illegally allowed politics to influence hiring and firing at the Justice Department. In an interview Wednesday, Terwilliger said Gonzales maintains he did nothing wrong or illegal – and the fact he has hired an attorney should not signal any guilt. last_img read more

Use-of-force cases still a problem

first_imgThe Los Angeles Police Department continues to need to improve its investigation of use-of-force cases – particularly officer-involved shootings – to satisfy the terms of a federal consent decree, a court-appointed monitor reported Thursday. Kroll Associates’ audit said that while the LAPD has made substantial improvements in transforming the department, there still have been several cases in which inadequate or improper interviews have occurred in use-of-force cases. It noted that improper techniques also have been used in booking evidence and, in one case, a witness was allowed to leave a scene without being properly interviewed. The monitors said there also have been instances in which officers were not separated before they could be interviewed in connection with the cases. [email protected] 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The audit also raised questions over the amount of time officers are allowed to serve in anti-gang units, as well as their supervision. It was controversy over the Rampart Division’s anti-gang units that led to the federal consent decree. But despite those issues, the monitors found general departmentwide compliance – particularly with the biggest aspect of the Teams II computer system. The system was rolled out in July and appears to be meeting its goal of tracking officers, complaints and other incidents, the audit said. And even more importantly, the monitors said it appears the department is increasingly embracing reform. “As LAPD continues to make strides toward substantial compliance with the individual areas of reform, it is important to recognize the difference between transactional and transformative change,” the report said. last_img read more


first_imgSOME of county’s best-known bars have come together to launch a unique initiative to offer their customers a unique Donegal experience.The 11 bars aim to offer the best of local produce and drinks under a promotion called Donegal Good Food Taverns.These bars intend to source as much local produce as possible for their menus, bringing the customer great quality food and drink such as local oysters, meat from local butchers, locally grown vegetables and Donegal produced beverages such as Tir Connell whiskey and McDaid’s soft drinks. Donegal Good Food Taverns have created a trail through delightful Donegal, and each tavern is instantly recognizable thanks to its trusty Toucan trademark adorning the outside of each bar.By creating a trail through Donegal to each bar, the bars aim to guarantee the customer live music every night at some point along the trail.Coupling this with Donegal’s breathtaking scenery and a host of activities available in the vicinity of each bar, Donegal Good Food Taverns offer a feast for the senses!There are eleven bars currently involved. They are; Nancy’s Bar, Ardara22 Main Street, KillybegsThe Village Tavern, MountcharlesDawros Bay, RosbegThe Tavern, Kilclooney Leo’s Tavern, CrollyThe Beachcomber, RathmullanThe Bayview Bar, DungloeThe Lobster Pot, Burtonport The Travellers Inn, Milford.The initiative will be launched in Nancy’s Bar, Ardara on Monday next, May 16th at 6.30pm with refreshments for all.The campaign will be launched by UTV’s Joe Mahon of Lesser Spotted Ulster fame.EndsDONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN BARS TO GIVE CUSTOMERS SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT! was last modified: May 10th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Good Food Tavernslast_img read more

Zidane next? Six men who have won the Champions League as player and manager

first_img 4. Johan Cruyff – Won it in 1971, 1972 and 1974 as a player, and in 1992 as a manager – A true football legend, Cruyff sadly passed away earlier this year. His legacy lives on though, as will the memories of his three consecutive European Cup triumphs with Ajax in the 1970s, and his win as manager of Barcelona in 1992. That several of his former players are such successful managers prove his influence on the Beautiful Game will be endless. 7 7 7 7 7 2. Giovanni Trapattoni – Won it with AC Milan in 1963 and 1969 as a player, and 1985 as a manager – Famously man-marked Eusebio as AC Milan beat Benfica 2-1 at Wembley in 1963, he won it with them again in 1969 as they dispatched an Ajax team including Johan Cruyff 4-1. As a manager he guided Juventus to glory in as they defeated Liverpool 1-0, thanks to Michel Platini’s second-half penalty. Zinedine Zidane could become the seventh man to lift the European Cup/Champions League as a player and a manager on Saturday night. Click the right arrow above to find out which six men have already completed the incredible feat… Zinedine Zidane is no stranger to making history.As a player, the Marseille-born star, was one of the most gifted midfielders of his generation, using his grace and elegance to baffle opponents.Trophies were Zizou’s reward, with title wins in Italy and Spain complementing his World Cup and European Championship wins with France in 1998 and 2000, respectively.He only won the Champions League once, but he did it in style, volleying home a Roberto Carlos cross to help Real Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in in 2002.Now, as a manager, he has the opportunity to lift Ol’ Big Ears once again and, if he does, he will join a list of just seven men to win the trophy – either in it’s guise as the European Cup or Champion League – as a player and as a manager.So who are the six coaches who have already put their names in the history books? Click the right arrow above to find out… 7 7 1. Miguel Munoz – Won it with Real Madrid in 1956, 1957 and 1958 as a player, then 1960 and 1966 as a manager – He’s won it five times – the same amount as Liverpool have as club. The Spanish midfielder was in the right place at the right time, ending his career with three consecutive European Cup wins in the first three editions of the competition. After a year coaching their reserves, Munoz then came back to manage the first-team, helping them lift the trophy in 1960, where the firepower of Ferenc Puskas and Alfredo Di Stefano helped them beat Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 at Hampden Park. Then, in 1966, he watched his charges beat Partizan Belgrade 2-1 in Brussels. 3. Carlo Ancelotti – Won it in 1989 and 1990 as a player and 2003, 2007 and 2014 as a manager – Another man who has won it five times overall, Ancelotti has the potential to win even more now he’s becoming Bayern Munich boss. As a player he helped AC Milan to victories over Steaua Bucharest and Benfica. Meanwhile, in managerial roles, he led Milan to glory in 2003 and 2007 before helping Real Madrid, finally, claim La Decima with a 4-1 triumph over city rivals Atletico, in extra-time. 5. Frank Rijkaard – Won it in 1989, 1990 and 1995 as a player, and as 2006 as a manager – The Dutch defensive midfielder lifted Ol’ Big Ears twice with AC Milan as a player, scoring the winner against Benfica in 1990, before ending his career winning it as a part of Ajax’s famous team in 1995. After embarking on a managerial career, he eventually led Barcelona to glory in 2006 as they came from behind to beat Arsenal – who had 10 men – 2-1 in Paris. 6. Pep Guardiola – Won it in 1992 as a player, and in 2009 and 2011 as a manager – The brilliant midfielder was in the centre of the park as Ronald Koeman gave Barcelona their first ever European Cup final win, as Johan Cruyff’s Dream Team defeated Sampdoria 1-0. He then went on to manage a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to glory over Manchester United in 2009 and 2011.last_img read more

Fire breaks out in Panorama City home

first_imgPANORAMA CITY – Nobody was hurt in a fire that broke out today in a single-story residence in the Panorama City area, a Los Angeles city fire captain said. The fire was reported at 12:22 a.m. in the 8000 block of Brimfield Avenue, said Los Angeles fire Capt. Dave Murray. Arriving firefighters saw flames in the garage, he said. The fire was knocked down at 12:49 a.m., he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champFor more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Rahlves knocked from World Cup lead

first_imgThe 36-year-old Nyberg became the oldest man to finish among the top three in a World Cup race. He beat the mark set by Italy’s Kristian Ghedina, who at 35 was runner-up last season in a downhill at Chamonix, France. “I am a bit proud of this but I’m not going to quit for all that,” Nyberg said. “My goal is to ski at the world championships at home in Sweden next year.” Rahlves was 14th in the opening run before his crash near the finish of his second trip. Miller was 16th after his left ski got stuck coming out of the start hut on his first run. Rahlves and Miller are tied for second in the overall standings. Also for the U.S., Ted Ligety was 13th and Erik Schlopy 15th. The U.S. Olympic team will be announced Jan. 25. Miller, Rahlves and Schlopy already have qualified for the giant slalom squad. “I reached a major goal of mine today,” said Raich, who won last month at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. “It’s a dream come true. It’s a classic and a victory means a lot on such a difficult course.” Raich was followed by Fredrik Nyberg of Sweden while Kalle Palander of Finland and Stephan Goergl of Austria shared third. Rahlves crashed during the second run, and U.S. teammate Bode Miller, the overall champion, was 14th. ADELBODEN, Switzerland – Austria’s Benjamin Raich overcame a late mistake Saturday to win a World Cup giant slalom, the last before next month’s Olympics, and overtake Daron Rahlves atop the overall standings. Raich completed the treacherous two runs on the Chuenisbaergli course in 2 minutes, 23.25 seconds for his second straight giant slalom victory. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more