Ederson has admitted that it was win or bust for Manchester City against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium last week when Pep Guardiola’s men rose to the occasion.City secured a hard-fought 2-1 home victory against the Reds which closed the gap at the top of the Premier League table to just four points, with 17 matches remaining.Defeat would have seen the 2018 winners fall 10 points behind their rivals but the title race has now been blown wide open, with Tottenham also in the hunt, sitting two points further back in third. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Goalkeeper Ederson has confessed that the team were under pressure to produce the goods against Liverpool in front of their own fans and he hopes that now they can maintain that high level of performance until May.”For us, it was a matter of life or death,” Ederson told Sky Sports. “We knew the circumstances around the game – drawing or losing was not an option. We only contemplated winning, and we did a great game.”It was our best game in the Premier League so far, and hopefully we will continue at the same level as of now.”City have won their last four games in all competitions to bounce back from a disappointing December, with a home clash against Wolves up next on Monday.Ederson will retain his place between the sticks after a strong first half of the season, despite coming under the microscope at times for his unorthodox style in possession.The Brazil international often shows off flashes of skill and takes risks in dangerous positions, with one ‘no-look’ pass against Southampton recently the subject of intense scrutiny.He went on to reveal that his team-mates were not impressed by his antics that day, but he stands by his methods.”It was a play during the game,” Ederson continued. “The forward was pressing high and it was over very quickly. It was my only resource at that time and I executed it well”I got into the dressing room and my team-mates are telling me ‘why did you dare to do that when we were 1-0 up?”I told them that you need to have that personality and that calm as well and luckily it worked out very well.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
A $15-million environmental research centre will be built at Cape Breton University to find industrial pollution solutions and to develop clean, green energy, the province announced today, Oct. 9. “Cape Breton University is uniquely situated to help solve the world’s two major environmental challenges: cleaning up industrial pollution and finding sustainable energy sources,” said deputy premier Frank Corbett, on behalf of Education Minister Marilyn More. “The knowledge gained from our management of such local issues as the Sydney coal fields, Sysco site and tar ponds cleanup will help make the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment a catalyst for global environmental solutions.” The province is investing $2.5 million in infrastructure funding and $5 million in low-interest loans to help build the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment at the Sydney campus. The federal government and Cape Breton University will provide the remaining funding. The centre will host the work of four research leaders in the areas of mine-water cleanup, cleaner coal energy, green-energy technology and environmental remediation. It will also be the home for an innovative Aboriginal science education program. “Students interested in environmental science will have another excellent option to further their education in Nova Scotia,” Mr. Corbett said. “We want to ensure our young people stay here and build a life in Nova Scotia. We expect the centre not to just be a place of education and research excellence, but to also help create knowledge-based jobs for our young people.” Construction of the centre is expected to begin soon and be complete by spring 2011. John Harker, president and vice-chancellor of Cape Breton University, said he is pleased with the financial support from the province. “The announcement speaks to the value of collaboration, and the belief by the provincial government that the direction and focus of the Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment is important to all Nova Scotians,” he said. “It is further testimony to the ability of public and private sectors to work with researchers and academics to energize the economic agenda for this province.” More information on the Centre of Sustainability in Energy and Environment can be found at www.cbu.ca/csee .