Premier League: Super-sub Lacazette lifts Arsenal’s Euro bid

first_img Loading… Arteta praised Lacazette’s focus in the face of his demotion.But he said the form of youngster Eddie Nketiah, who started against the Hammers, plus the presence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who played on the left but could easily lead the attack, meant he had a welcome selection problem.“We have two strikers that are making life difficult for me. They are both scoring and in a good moment,” Arteta said.“I thought Eddie was the choice today with the way we wanted to play. But I knew Laca was ready to score in the final moments.I could see in his face he was alert and focused when I was talking to him.”Arsenal’s third successive Premier League win lifted them within five points of fourth placed Chelsea, who play Everton on Sunday.Earning a Champions League berth still looks a long-shot for Arsenal, especially after this uneven display.But the Gunners, who face Manchester City on Wednesday, are unbeaten in their last eight league games and showed commendable spirit to make the late breakthrough.“I’m happy because big teams find a way when they aren’t playing well. You can build from there, with the unity and solidarity the players are showing,” Arteta said.“We are turning the corner in terms of results, but our ship still has to turn a few times more to see what we want to see. It doesn’t happen overnight.”West Ham have lost five of their last seven league games and, with only one win in their past nine, they are destined for a nervous finish to the season as they battle to avoid relegation.“We didn’t deserve to lose. We played very well. We didn’t take the chances when we had them,” West Ham manager David Moyes said.“I felt we should have been in front by half-time. That’s the disappointing thing.”– Lacazette impact –Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka carelessly surrendered an early chance to Jarrod Bowen, whose long-range drive slipped through Bernd Leno’s grasp onto the near post.West Ham’s enterprising opening was nearly undone when Sokratis thumped his close-range header onto the bar from Aubameyang’s cross.There were still plenty of holes for West Ham to exploit and only a shocking miss from Michail Antonio stopped them scoring just before half-time.Issa Diop climbed above Aubameyang and headed Mark Noble’s corner to Antonio, who somehow managed to screw wide from just two yards.It took a superb save from Leno to deny Antonio’s close-range header. Mikel Arteta admitted he cannot guarantee Alexandre Lacazette will win back his place in the Arsenal team after the French striker came off the bench to clinch a 1-0 victory against West Ham on Saturday.Advertisement Read Also: Barcelona confidence unaffected by fan frustration, says SetienArteta sent on Lacazette in place of Nketiah for the final 30 minutes and his arrival turned the game.Lacazette broke the deadlock with his ninth goal of the season in the 78th minute.Aubameyang’s shot deflected off Declan Rice and looped to Ozil, whose header found Lacazette for a clinical close-range finish that survived a lengthy VAR review.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Arteta’s side struggled to find any momentum for long periods at the Emirates Stadium and could easily have been behind before Lacazette settled a scrappy London derby.He turned in Mesut Ozil’s header with 12 minutes left, but it took several minutes before VAR finally confirmed the German was onside when he laid on the goal.It was a sweet moment for Lacazette, who has been reduced to a substitute role on several occasions since Arteta took charge in December.“It is my job to give the manager a big headache. I’m struggling to make the team but I’m happy to score again,” said Lacazette, who has three goals in his last four games.“Now I have to play well again the next game. Everyone wants to give their best.”last_img read more

Taal Volcano ash can travel a hundred kilometers or more

first_img“How many people are being affected bythis eruption? I ask everybody to pray that Taal’s eruption won’t last long andwon’t affect so many of our people,” said Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday. ILOILO City – The erupting TaalVolcano in Batangas province may be hundreds of kilometers away but Ilonggosshould still be concerned. Volcanic ash can reach distant locations. No area in the region has so farreported ash fall, said Atty. Ramar Niel Pascua, chief of the Legal Section ofEMB Region 6. According to Mayor Treñas, he hasfriends in Tagaytay City overlooking the Taal Volcano and in Metro Manila whoreported experiencing ash fall from the eruption. The Philippine Institute ofVolcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level at Taal Volcano tofour yesterday, meaning an “explosive eruption” could happen in the cominghours or days. GREEN AND ASH-FREE. The forest cover of Tapaz, Capiz in central Panay Island remains verdant and not covered with volcanic ash. No ash fall from Taal Volcano’s eruption in faraway Batangas province has so far been reported in any part of the island and the rest of Western Visayas, according to the Environmental Management Bureau that is monitoring Region 6’s air quality. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The TaalVolcano, about 60 kilometers south of Manila, is one of the country’s mostactive and dangerous, owing to the number of people that live in its immediatevicinity. “(The shardsof glass) are hazardous to the lungs,” Michalski said. “You don’t want stufflike that in your lungs. It can get lodged in there and make you quite ill.” Ash from thevolcano – which carries microscopic shards of glass – could potentially becarried 100 kilometers or more, contaminating the air and water supplies indistant locations, according to Joseph Michalski, director of the Earth andPlanetary Science division at the University of Hong Kong, in an interview withthe Cable News Network (CNN). “Let us pray that we will be sparedfrom both man-made and natural calamities,” said Alcayaga. Toxic gases emitted from the eruptionare another threat, Michalski added. PHIVOLCSrequested a “total evacuation” of everyone within a 17-kilometer radius aroundthe volcano. This area, considered a volcanic danger zone, is home to more than450,000 residents, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordinationof Humanitarian Affairs. The distance between this city andBatangas is approximately 376 kilometers, and by the nautical highway (via rollon, roll off ship), it is 552 kilometers. This is a considerable distance butash from exploding volcanoes such as Taal could travel for hundreds ofkilometers. Governmentagencies have urged a “total evacuation” of nearly half a million peoplenearManila after Taal spewed ash up to 14 kilometers into the air on Sunday,prompting warnings of a possible “explosive eruption.” Father Edcel Alcayaga of Iloilo City’sParish of San Jose de Placer appealed for prayers, too. As of this writing yesterday, WesternVisayas remained free from Taal’s volcanic ash, according to the EnvironmentMonitoring and Enforcement Division of the Environmental Management Bureau(EMB) in Region 6. As ofyesterday, more than 16,400 people had sought shelter in temporary evacuationcenters set up by the authorities. The total number of evacuees is likely to behigher, however, with many people choosing to stay with family members andrelatives in other parts of the country. (Witha report from CNN/PN)last_img read more

Rescue workers save pregnant woman from flood waters

first_imgManilla, In. — Indiana State Police saved a pregnant woman from flood waters on a Rush County road Monday afternoon .Around 1 p.m. Rush County Sheriff’s deputies and Indiana State trooper Mike Ooley began to coordinate their response to a stalled car on County Road 100 South near County Road 715 West.Ooley, with the assistance of the Manilla Fire Department, approached the stranded car from the west and retrieved Addison Pugh, 22, of Manilla.Pugh was uninjured but shaken up.Indiana State Police say NEVER drive into water flowing over a roadway. If you are in a vehicle that crashes into water, open a window and get everyone in your car out of their seatbelt. If there are children in the car, get them out first, starting with the oldest; climb out of an open window onto the top of your car.last_img read more

Franklin County student earns $1,000 scholarship

first_imgOrlando, Fl. — Franklin County High School junior, Emily Dehner won a $1,000 scholarship at the 25th National LifeSmarts Competition representing the state of Indiana in Orlando.Emily won the completion with a Powerpoint presentation she prepared for the Brookville Elementary School. The presentation addressed online safety, staying healthy, going green and being honest.The $1,000 scholarship is from the National Consumers League.last_img

Arsenal seal Kallstrom loan swoop

first_imgArsenal have completed the loan signing of experienced Spartak Moscow midfielder Kim Kallstrom for the rest of the season. The 31-year-old has made 108 international appearances for Sweden and played more than 400 club matches during spells in his homeland, France and Russia. Kallstrom will now add England to that list, having joined the north Londoners on a loan until the end of the campaign. “He is a midfielder with proven quality at both club and international level. We welcome Kim to Arsenal.” While Kallstrom has arrived at Arsenal, several players left the Emirates Stadium on deadline day. Daniel Boateng has joined Scottish Premier League side Hibernian on loan for the rest of the season, while Emmanuel Frimpong penned a permanent deal with Barnsley of the Championship. The duo were followed out of the club by South Korean forward Park Chu-young, who has joined Watford on loan until the end of the season subject to Premier League clearance. “Arsenal is an amazing club with a lot of great players and a coach who has done really well here for a long time,” Kallstrom told Arsenal Media. “I am so pleased to come here to learn as much as possible. “I’m here to do my best for Arsenal and to help out the team, so we can achieve good results for the last part of the season.” Kallstrom’s addition will help boost an Arsenal squad weakened by Aaron Ramsey’s injury setback. The midfielder spent time with Hacken and Djurgarden before joining French club Rennes and then onto Lyon in 2006, where he won the Ligue 1 title twice as well as two Coupe de France crowns. Having played at the 2006 World Cup and also three European Championships, he left for Spartak in the summer of 2012 and made 10 appearances this season before the winter break. Kallstrom is eligible for Arsenal’s Champions League campaign and is an addition welcomed by Arsene Wenger. “Kim Kallstrom is a hugely-experienced player,” the Arsenal manager said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Bournemouth fightback to earn draw against Everton

first_imgBournemouth twice recovered from seemingly-lost causes to earn a dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton and rescue a vital point in their bid for Premier League survival. It had earlier appeared that Bournemouth’s finest chance of victory perhaps came and went as early as the third minute. Stanislas created space on the left before finding Dan Gosling in the penalty area, but despite being well-positioned to give his side the lead, the midfielder connected poorly with Stanislas’ ball and sent his shot wide of the target. Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe had spoken in the week of his admiration for Everton’s Roberto Martinez and of his determination to persevere with his team’s attractive, passing philosophy. There is much to be said for a manager who remains confident in his beliefs, but throughout the first half their gameplan appeared to represent a significant risk, and so it swiftly proved. From a relatively aimless cross and under minimal pressure, Simon Francis inexplicably headed the ball to Arouna Kone instead to goalkeeper Adam Federici, and was fortunate that the Australian saved Kone’s near-post shot instead of watching Everton take the lead. He was equally fortunate that from the resultant corner Federici produced an equally impressive save from a powerful Lukaku header, but with Bournemouth’s defence far from responding, the visitors soon took the lead. After another corner and from Barkley’s 25th-minute cross, Funes Mori headed his first goal for the club since his £9.5million summer arrival into the top left corner beyond Federici Further pressure followed, and within 11 minutes Everton went 2-0 ahead. With possession on the right wing, Gerard Deulofeu played a through-ball to Lukaku who, with the classiest of touches, teed himself up to powerfully finish inside Federici’s near, right post. Bournemouth improved after half-time against their relaxed opponents, but despite further efforts on goal they failed to truly threaten until Smith scored, seemingly from nowhere. Following a one-sided first half in which goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ramiro Funes Mori gave the visitors a deserved, and what appeared comfortable, lead, an outstanding finish from substitute Adam Smith inspired a comeback that was eventually completed deep into stoppage time with the second of Junior Stanislas’ equalising goals after Ross Barkley had again put Everton ahead. Bournemouth climb up to 18th but remain in the relegation zone with the point gained, though more crucially they recovered the sense of momentum that began with their recent improved performances in the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle and the 2-2 draw at Swansea. Everton manager Roberto Martinez will no doubt reflect on a wasted opportunity, when his side should have secured a convincing victory and strengthened their challenge for the top four. Producing an outstanding 80th-minute finish from the edge of the area and the outside of his boot that went in off the post, the substitute raised hopes of a comeback that Stanislas, in the 87th minute, appeared to have completed. The impressive Joshua King found Stanislas free in the penalty area, and from in front of goal the forward shot into the top right corner to make it 2-2. With Bournemouth close to securing the point their efforts deserved, more poor defending again gifted Everton the lead when possession was conceded and, from close range, Seamus Coleman found Barkley to finish from directly in front of goal. In the eighth minute of stoppage time, and with defeat appearing inevitable, Charlie Daniels sent a hopeful cross into the box and, incredibly, Stanislas reached it to head in and seal a 3-3 draw. While Bournemouth’s lack of quality may eventually prove their downfall, it appears their spirit will never be found wanting. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Wtf was that?? Need to learn to earn the right to win! Throwing away a lead twice is embarrassing!” – Ex-Everton and England man Michael Ball was not happy. PLAYER RATINGS Bournemouth Adam Federici: 7 (Out of 10) Simon Francis: 5 Steve Cook: 3 Sylvain Distin: 5 Charlie Daniels: 7 Junior Stanislas: 8 Dan Gosling: 5 Andrew Surman: 6 Harry Arter: 5 Matt Ritchie: 5 Joshua King: 7 Subs Adam Smith: 6 Ryan Allsop: 6 Glenn Murray: 7 Everton Tim Howard: 6 Seamus Coleman: 7 John Stones: 6 Ramiros Funes Mori: 7 Brendan Galloway: 6 James McCarthy: 7 Gareth Barry: 8 Ross Barkley: 7 Gerard Deulofeu: 7 Arouna Kone: 6 Romelu Lukaku: 7 Subs Tom Cleverley: 6 Aaron Lennon: 5 Darron Gibson: 5 STAR PLAYER Junior Stanislas: Remained determined and energetic while Bournemouth struggled, and then twice equalised to secure a vital point. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Adam Smith’s goal: Bournemouth were on the verge of defeat, and offering minimal threat, when the substitute scored with an outstanding finish. It proved the catalyst to securing a vital point. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Eddie Howe deserves significant credit for whatever was said at half-time. His team appeared bereft of belief in the first half and vastly improved for the second. For Roberto Martinez, the near opposite applied. His team were too relaxed in the second half; they should have won when they had led and enjoyed such control. MOAN OF THE MATCH Everton’s inability to seal victory from such a commanding position was disappointing for a team with ambitions – which at times appear realistic – of finishing in the Premier League’s top four. Their intensity inexplicably dropped, showing great naivety. Even if they have the talent, they lack the expertise to reach the Champions League. WHO’S UP NEXT WHO’S UP NEXT Chelsea v Bournemouth (Barclays Premier League, Saturday December 5) Middlesbrough v Everton (Capital One Cup, Tuesday December 1) Press Associationlast_img read more

Assam in semis at Junior National Sepak Takraw Championship

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam entered into the semi-finals in both boys and girls sections in Regu event of the Junior National Sepak Takraw Championship at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phukan Indoor Stadium here today.In the boy’s semifinal, Assam will face Delhi while Mizoram will clash against Bihar. In the girl’s section, Assam will play against Nagaland while Uttar Pradesh to face Odisha in the second last four games.last_img

POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, Oregon top women’s Top 25 as first seven teams unchanged; Mississippi St up to No. 8

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, Oregon top women’s Top 25 as first seven teams unchanged; Mississippi St up to No. 8. Associated Press POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, Oregon top women’s Top 25 as first seven teams unchanged; Mississippi St up to No. 8center_img February 3, 2020last_img

McFadden, Maragos impress at Pro Day

first_imgFormer UW linebacker Jaevery McFadden completed 20 reps in the 225 lbs. bench press during his Pro Day workout yesterday.[/media-credit]As job interviews go, those involving potential NFL Draft candidates are far from ordinary. Instead of suits and computers, there are compression shorts and stopwatches.For the Wisconsin seniors who did not receive an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Wednesday’s Pro Day at the McClain Center was their time to showcase their abilities. It’s an exciting day for the players, as well as their families and friends, as they put their skills on display for scouts from various NFL teams.UW head coach Bret Bielema, however, has mixed feelings about the Pro Day.“You’re excited for them, but on the same account, you’re sad because you don’t get to be around them much anymore,” he said.Former UW linebacker Jaevery McFadden, on the other hand, was all smiles during interviews Wednesday after Pro Day.McFadden, a Florida native, is projected as either a late-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft in late April or a non-drafted free agent signee.“I’m getting some good feedback from all the scouts and coaches that came out here today,” he said. “My agent just told me that Philadelphia and some of the scouts that aren’t even here called in today. So it was a pretty good day today.”Listed at 6-foot-1 and weighing in Wednesday at 240 lbs., McFadden was generally satisfied with his Pro Day numbers, though he thought he could have performed better with one or two additional reps in each event.McFadden ran a 4.78 in the 40-yard dash while registering a 33-inch vertical jump. His best broad jump was a 9-foot-9, though he said he could have had 10-foot-1 on his first attempt if he had not slipped.Additionally, he ran a 4.3 in the shuttle and benched 20 reps at 225 lbs.“For the most part, everything was good and looked good,” McFadden said. “All the scouts gave me positive feedback on my performance today, so that’s a good thing.”In addition to McFadden, scouts watched Dan Moore, Jeff Stehle, Garrett Graham, Mickey Turner and Chris Maragos participate in drills Wednesday at the McClain Center.Of the seven former Badgers participating, Maragos had perhaps the most impressive day.Leading up to Pro Day, the former UW free safety was looking at the event as a crucial aspect in his progress toward landing a spot with an NFL team in late April.At 5-foot-11, 198 lbs., Maragos is not typically considered one of the faster players on the field. With his performance Wednesday, which was clocked as fast as 4.47 and as slow as 4.52, the Racine native believed he may change people’s perceptions of him.Comparatively, Eric Berry — the highly touted safety out of Tennessee — ran a 4.47 at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.“They all love the way I play on film, and I think the big question mark is if I can run,” Maragos said. “Today, I think we accomplished that.”In talking with the scouts, Maragos was told by all of them that he helped himself quite a bit Wednesday. He expects to get calls from teams and to set up visits in the near future following Pro Day.In the 20-yard shuttle and the three-cone drill, Maragos ran a 3.96 and 6.4, respectively. By comparison, the fastest time listed on the NFL combine website for the shuttle is 4.0 for cornerback A.J. Jefferson of Fresno State.The best time by any safety listed is 4.10 by Tennessee’s Dennis Rogan.“I’ve run faster, but I think the shuttles were probably near the top if not the top times in the country,” Maragos said. “I was really extremely happy with that, and my 40, I was really happy with that; I wanted to get somewhere in the 4.4s.”Not all UW draft hopefuls had the opportunity to dazzle scouts Wednesday, however.For linebacker O’Brien Schofield, the event was a chance for the former UW defensive end to watch his teammates perform and talk about his status with scouts and the media.Schofield had a similar experience at the NFL Scouting Combine, as scouts and coaches interviewed him often to determine where he was at mentally in terms of his injury recovery.While Schofield has not been able to work out for scouts and will not before the draft in April, the Illinois native says he expects to be on the field in 2010.“I’m playing this year,” Schofield answered when asked if he had ruled out playing in 2010. “I know that I can. And the way that I’m progressing right now on my rehab, Dr. (James) Andrews told me six months for full recovery and possibly being able to do non-contact things in minicamp.”Still, Schofield insists he will not return to the field before he is ready.“Honestly, if I don’t feel right, I won’t force it because I don’t want to re-injure myself,” he said. “But I really feel that I can play.”last_img read more