Patrice Evra and Graeme Souness hail ‘amazing’ Nicolas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield United

first_imgAdvertisement Two in four minutes for #AFC!Pepe doubles the hosts’ lead and it looks a long way back for #SUFC… 📺 Watch on Sky Sports Main Event📱 Follow #ARSSHU here:📲 Download the @SkySports app!— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 4, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 4:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.9kShares Arteta speaks after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheff Utd, praises SakaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 14:00FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheff Utd, praises Saka is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I am trying to do my best when the boss picks me. I try to repay the trust.‘We gave so much credit to Sheffield United as they are a good side. We are happy to get the points.’Following the international break, Arsenal face Manchester City at the Etihad.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka reveals why he rejected Nigeria for EnglandMORE: Why Houssem Aouar decided to shelve Arsenal transfer and stay at Lyon Patrice Evra hailed ‘amazing’ Nicholas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield United (Picture: Sky Sports)Patrice Evra and Graeme Souness hailed ‘amazing’ Nicolas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield United in the Premier League.The Gunners clinched their third win from four league games this season on Sunday, beating Sheffield United 2-1 at the Emirates.After a goalless opening 60 minutes in north London, Bukayo Saka celebrated his first England call-up with a header from Hector Bellerin’s cross.Just minutes later Pepe – who joined Arsenal in a club-record deal worth £72million in the summer of 2019 – made a superb run down the right wing and then slotted into the bottom corner to double the lead.ADVERTISEMENTSheffield United’s David McGoldrick got one back for the visitors late on but Arsenal held on for a deserved victory that sees them climb to fourth in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementFollowing the match, Premier League legends Evra and Souness both heaped praise on Pepe.‘There was big pressure on him [when he arrived at Arsenal],’ former Manchester United and France defender Evra told Sky Sports. ‘When I came to the Premier League, my mistake was to think that I would be a beautiful player [immediately].‘Because actually you have to spend some time in the gym and get stronger. That’s what Pepe needs to do.‘But he’s an amazing player. He scored many goals in the French league and I have a lot of respect for the French league.Souness added on Pepe’s goal: ‘That looks simple, but he’s going flat-out there.center_img Pepe scored a superb goal as Arsenal defeated Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)‘I think there’s a real player in there. Hopefully he can establish himself and continue to get used to the intensity of the Premier League.’Arsenal star Saka, meanwhile, said after the 2-1 victory: ‘All the things that have happened to me. I feel blessed. I’m a happy man.‘I don’t get a lot of headers but it fell perfectly for me. I told Hector what a cross it was. It is the kind of patterns we work on. Advertisement Comment Patrice Evra and Graeme Souness hail ‘amazing’ Nicolas Pepe after Arsenal beat Sheffield Unitedlast_img read more

South Korea’s moon bears slaughtered for medicine

first_imgSlaughtering bears for their bile is legal in South Korea.KOREA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE It is legal in South Korea to slaughter the bears for their bile. The only other country which allows this is China. The demand almost wiped out Korea’s native bear population and now campaigners believe the coronavirus pandemic has shown the potential risks of using wild animal parts as medicine. (BBC) Animal rights campaigners are asking the South Korean president for help to save hundreds of the country’s caged moon bears. More than 400 bears are being kept on farms across the country. They’re waiting to be killed for their parts which some people use as medicine.last_img read more

Ronaldo shows off new hairdo, seeks fans approval

first_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous Actors8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leave7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More He recently returned to training with Juventus Football Club in Italy after spending two months in lockdown.Advertisement Loading… center_img And Cristiano Ronaldo debuted a new hairdo on Instagram on Tuesday as he showed off his longer locks.The footballer, 35, has normally kept his hair in a cropped style but has let it grow longer in recent months, with his tresses now going down past his eyes in length.The sports star uploaded a snap of himself in a grey T-shirt as he stared into the camera with unruly hair.Cristiano appeared to be seeking the advice of his followers on the ‘do as he captioned the photo with: ‘Approved?’Switching things up: It comes after Cristiano debuted a new hairdo as his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez braided his man bun on TuesdayThe athlete has been sporting a man bun as of late, sharing numerous snaps of the look to his social media, even letting his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez braid his long locks on Tuesday.In a snap shared to the model’s Instagram account, the footballer sat between his 26-year-old partner’s legs as she helped transform his look after a long day of work.Style: The athlete has been sporting a man bun as of late, sharing numerous snaps of the look to his social mediaRead Also: Messi facing a losing battle against Cristiano RonaldoPraising the sportsman’s patience, the dancer penned: ‘I love to pamper my loves This afternoon practicing root braids (This model knows how to stay still).’The brunette beauty looked typically radiant as she went make-up free and sported clingy pink gymwear by Alo Yoga.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Serie A giants lead race to sign Dutch forward

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Loading… Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas stated last week that his opposite number Josep Bartomenu confirmed Barcelona could not afford the former Manchester United forward. Reports from Sky Italia, via Diario AS, claim Stefano Pioli’s side will now make a move for Depay, as part of deal which could see Lucas Paqueta moving in the opposite direction. Serie A giants AC Milan have emerged as the new favourites to sign Barcelona transfer target Memphis Depay. Ronald Koeman has been heavily linked with a move for his former Dutch international star, with Lyon rumoured to be open to a €30m offer.Advertisement Read Also: Guardiola: My commitment remains the same on MessiDepay has confirmed his intention not to sign a contract extension beyond the end of his current one, which expires in July 2021, with Paqueta under contract at the San Siro until 2023.However, the Brazilian international has struggled to command a first team spot in Milan, with just 24 league starts and one goal during his two seasons in Italy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Police Blotter 12-14-19

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Clyne happy to stick with Saints

first_img Clyne, however, gave an interview to the Southampton Daily Echo in which the player suggested an immediate future away from St Mary’s was not on his current agenda. “I am enjoying my football for Southampton, playing week-in, week-out and it is an up-and-coming club, so, yeah, I am happy playing for Southampton and happy to stay at Southampton as well,” Clyne told the newspaper. “My agent is negotiating, so I will just leave it with my agent and I am just going to concentrate on playing my football.” Nathaniel Clyne says he is “happy to stay at Southampton”, despite reports of a big-money summer move to Manchester United. Press Associationcenter_img The 24-year-old right-back will be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, with talks over a new deal currently at an impasse. Ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Sunderland, Saints boss Ronald Koeman suggested the club wanted an answer one way or another, adding: “In football, if you go in the last season of your contract, we don’t like that.” last_img read more

Delray woman believed to be hit by celebratory gun fire

first_imgDelray Beach police are investigating someone who shot a woman just after midnight.Detectives say the woman was sitting at the northwest corner of East Atlantic Avenue and NE 1st Avenue when she felt something hit her right leg.She was just right above her knee, and was rushed to the hospital. She was treated and later released, and is expected to make a full recovery.Police believe the shooting is the result of celebratory gunfire. Officers say there is no suspect information at this time. If you have information on this shooting, Delray Beach police would like to hear from you. The number is (561) 243-7888.last_img read more

Tennis News US Open: Rafael Nadal retires after ‘knee issues’ against Juan Martin del Potro

first_imgNew Delhi: World No. 1 and the defending champion at the US Open, Rafael Nadal on Saturday retired after “knee issues” during the semi-final match against Juan Martin del Potro in New York. Nadal gave away his best possible shot in what was a marathon of two sets after his knee came back to haunt him. Del Potro, who will now play his second Grand Slam final against Novak Djokovic after winning his first one back in 2009 gave a standing ovation to the Spaniard as he walked off the court in despair.ALSO READ: England vs India 5th Test, Day 1: Full Scorecard as Ishant takes 3 “I hate to retire, but to stay one more set out there playing like this was too much for me. I had some issues during the tournament. Today at 2-all in the first I felt it again. I said to my box immediately that I felt something in the knee. After that, I was just trying to see if it could improve during the match. But no, it was not the day,” Nadal told the media after the match against Juan Martin del Potro For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “I waited as much as I can. You could imagine it was very difficult for me to say goodbye before the match finish. But at some point you have to make a decision. It was so difficult for me to keep playing that way, having so much pain. It was not a tennis match at the end. It was just one player playing, the other one staying on the other side,” Nadal added.A Mallorca native, Nadal was struggling after the first set as Del Potro’s powerful shots piled pressure on his knees that significantly blocked world no. 1’s movement.This is the second time in 2018 that Nadal has retired from a Grand Slam match following his retirement following a right leg injury against Marin Cilic in the Australian Open quarter-final.center_img “I cannot compare the knee with the other times because the pain is always very similar when I have it,” Nadal said. “The problem is this time it was something a little more aggressive because [I felt it] in one movement. It was not something progressive. So I don’t know what can happen in a couple of days or in a couple of weeks.ALSO READ: Hima Das opts out of IAAF Continental CupHowever, Nadal was no short of praises for his Argentine counterpart Del Potro, who is now heading towards his second US Open final.”He’s a player that went through a lot of issues during his career, like me too. I know how tough it is. I know how much frustration can be when you can’t do the thing that you want to do. He knows that very well.”I’m happy for him that he’s able to be back at his top level. I wish him all the best. For him, it will be huge if he’s able to win a Grand Slam again.” last_img read more

Cricket News Hanuma Vihari achieves unique hat-trick of centuries in Irani Trophy

first_imgVihari’s tally of three centuries in the Irani Trophy puts him in an elite list. He joins Sunil Gavaskar, Wasim Jaffer and Abhinav Mukund as the other players to have hit three tons. Gundappa Viswanath holds the record for most Irani Trophy tons with four. Vihari’s average of 238 is the best among batsmen who have played the Irani Trophy twice. Jaffer (1294*) and Viswanath (1001) are the only players to score over 1000 runs in this tournament. Mukund has the most matches with 13, followed by Jaffer and Gavaskar with 12.If Vidarbha secure a win in the Irani Trophy, they will become the third team after Karnataka and Bombay to win the tournament two times in a row. Bombay achieved the feat four times (1960, 1963, 1964), (1970, 1971), (1976, 1977), (1995, 1996) while Karnataka won it in 2014 and 2015. Vihari made his debut against England at The Oval in September 2018 and scored a solid 56. In the series against Australia, he weathered the new ball and scored some solid knocks as India won a series in Australia for the first time.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Hanuma Vihari created history by becoming the first player in the history of the Irani Trophy to score a hat-trick of centuries. Vihari achieved the feat when he smashed 114 and 180 in the clash against Vidarbha at the VCA stadium in Jamtha. The right-hand batsman had earlier smashed 183 in the 2018 edition of the tournament but Rest of India were thwarted by Wasim Jaffer’s monstrous 286 and knocks of 157 from Apoorv Wankhade and 120 from Ganesh Satish as Vidarbha notched up a massive 800/7 declared to clinch the Irani Trophy that year. In this season, Vihari’s knocks have put the match on a knife-edge with the reigning Ranji Trophy champions slightly in front.Rest of India were boosted by Mayank Agarwal’s 95 and Vihari’s 114 but Akshay Wakhare and Aditya Sarwate took three wickets apiece to restrict them to 330. In response, Vidarbha were in trouble at 168/5 but Akshay Karnewar stitched a 58-run stand with Sarwate and a 79-run stand with Akshay Wadkar. Karnewar smashed a century and the lower-order partnerships helped Vidarbha take a 95-run lead.In the second innings, Vihari’s 180 included 19 fours and four sixes and he was well-backed up by Ajinkya Rahane’s 87 and a 52-ball 61 from Shreyas Iyer as Rest of India made a bold declaration at 374/3, setting Vidarbha a target of 280. In the process, Vihari became the second player after Shikhar Dhawan to hit a century in both innings in the Irani Trophy. The left-hander achieved this feat in the clash against Rajasthan in 2011 in which he made 177 and 155 as Rest of India won the clash. highlights Hanuma Vihari made his Test debut against England in September 2018.Vihari is the second player after Shikhar Dhawan to hit tons in both innings of Irani Trophy.Vihari has hit three tons in the Irani Trophy.last_img read more

Russia 2018: Eagles Dare Zambia in Searing Heat without Supporters

first_imgDuro Ikhazuagbe in Ndola, Zambia and Demola OjoNigeria’s Super Eagle kick-off their quest to qualifier for a third successive World Cup – and sixth overall – as they take on their Zambian counterparts today in Ndola. The Eagles are in what is arguably the ‘Group of Death’. All four teams in the group – Algeria and Cameroun being the other two – have been African champions at some point in the past.The projected temperature of the match taking place at 2:30pm local time (1:30pm Nigerian time) is about 35 degrees Celsius which could be to the Eagles disadvantage, with majority of them plying their trade in Europe. The Nigerian delegation arrived at the Simon Kapwepwe Airport in Ndola, Zambia midday yesterday after close to four and half hour flight from Abuja.The delegation of about 145 was made up of 23 players, technical crew, president and board members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), League Management Company, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung and top sports ministry officials and representatives of the National Assembly.They were received by Nigeria’s High Commissioner in Zambia and a handful of singing and dancing banner-waving Nigerians resident in the southern African nation. Officials of the host country were equally on ground to receive the Nigerian contingent.Zambia’s football loving President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is expected to be present when the Eagles take on the Copper Bullets at the Levy Nwanawasa Stadium in sleepy Ndola.The Eagles got a feel of the pitch at the stadium in Ndola yesterday evening despite the searing heat. Coach Gernot Rohr herded his players to the stadium three hours after arrival in Ndola and they sweated it out for two hours after which they went back to their Protea Hotel Lodge, confident that the harsh weather will not stop them from notching a win against the home side who boast 14 home-based players.Meanwhile, for the first time, the Super Eagles are in Zambia without their world-famous supporters known for their melodious tunes during Nigeria’s matches.The Nigeria Football Supporters Club is enmeshed in a power struggle and were dropped from the party to Zambia by the NFF leadership when both factional groups led by Rafiu Ladipo and Albert Okumagba respectively, could not reach common ground on the authentic list of members to be accommodated on the chartered Arik Airline aircraft at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja on Friday night.THISDAY learnt that the two warring groups prepared separate lists of their members to be included in the Nigerian delegation to the match but to avoid being accused of taking sides with any of the parties in the dispute, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, was reported to have ordered that the two groups be dropped from the trip.President General of the supporters club, Ladipo, however remained adamant that Okumagba had been impeached from his post as national chairman of the cheer group and so has no justification to forward any list of members to the NFF concerning the trip to Zambia.Despite the lack of adequate support base for the Eagles, they are still confident of getting a good result. Assistant captain of the team, Ahmed Musa, remains hopeful of Nigeria leaving Ndola with maximum points.“We are ready and hoping for the best in Sunday’s (today) match here against Zambia. We pray everything works according to our game plan,” the Leicester City forward said.Meanwhile feelers from the camp suggest Gent of Belgium forward Moses Simon is set for his first Super Eagles start under Rohr, and he has already promised his wife victory in Zambia. Simon has recovered in time from injury and he is expected to earn a place in the starting line-up. He was a second half substitute in last month’s AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo.“If I start the match, I have to justify my inclusion, and it would be my first start under the new coach,” he said in Ndola. “Irrespective of the harsh weather, we have made up our mind to win the match. And I have told my wife I am coming back with the three points.”Rohr is also optimistic about getting a result. ‘’We are prepared for whatever gimmick they come up with. We are here for business and hopefully, we shall do our talking on the field,” said Rohr, who recalled bringing Niger to Zambia.“My boys are mentally and physically ready for the game. We are ready, no injury, and highly motivated for the game.’’Rohr believes the Zambians will be fired up for today’s clash following their failure to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. “They want to win. They missed Afcon. The same motivation with our motivation but our motivation can be bigger because I feel that the team wants absolutely to win the game.“We must be careful. When you want to win the game away, sometimes you forget to defend well. We must be careful and don’t make this mistake,” he explained.Rohr will have several stars playing their first competitive game under him for the first time. One of those expected to see action and probably start is Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, who has already been capped six times.Rohr says as many as three new players could be handed starts while revealing that his tactics from the win against Tanzania in Uyo in September will be repeated in Ndola.“We have six new players and three will perhaps start the game. You know that a player like Iwobi was injured last time but we all know that he is a good player and I hope his integration in the team will produce a good result.“The training has been good and we try to help and bring him into the team; he knows how we played in Uyo and we cannot change tactically because the time is short. We have other strategies but similar with what we did in Uyo, and I count on Iwobi to help us win the game in Ndola.“We must avoid the mistake in Uyo where we had 27 shots on goal but converted only one and this means that we must have a good attack and players who can score,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more