Chelsea outplay Man Utd to secure place in FA Cup final

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea beat Manchester United 3-1 on Sunday to book their place in an all-London FA Cup final, helped by two errors from United goalkeeper David de Gea and an own goal by Harry Maguire. Chelsea, who will face city rivals Arsenal in the Aug. 1 showpiece, had lost to United three times this season but looked brighter from the start at Wembley and took control with goals either side of halftime from Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount. United were forced into a change at 0-0 late in the first half when Eric Bailly was carried off after clashing heads with fellow defender Maguire. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought on Anthony Martial to create more attacking threat. But it was Chelsea who took the lead 11 minutes into first-half stoppage time when Giroud flicked a cross by Cesar Azpilicueta at De Gea who failed to get enough of a hand on the ball to stop it spinning over the line. Chelsea doubled the lead a minute after the restart when Mason Mount pounced on a poor pass by Brandon Williams to shoot from the edge of the box. It looked like De Gea would make a comfortable save but he could only steer the ball into the net.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Barcelona fans rate Messi their second best player this season United struggled to create any chances to narrow the deficit and Chelsea sealed the win when Maguire, under pressure from Antonio Rudiger, connected with a cross from Marcos Alonso with his studs and diverted the ball past the hapless De Gea. United scored a consolation goal when Bruno Fernandes converted a penalty in the 85th minute.last_img read more

England Women thrash Pakistan with record World Cup total

first_img… Sciver, Knight hit centuriesENGLAND bounced back from their opening defeat by India to make their highest Women’s World Cup total in a crushing win over Pakistan at Leicester.Natalie Sciver hit 137 off 92 balls and Heather Knight 106 off 109 – their maiden one-day international centuries – in a total of 377-7 at Grace Road.After they put on 213, Danielle Wyatt made a brisk unbeaten 42.Pakistan, who were 107-3 from 29.2 overs when rain came, lost by 107 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system.England face Sri Lanka at Taunton on Sunday, a day when all eight teams are in action, with Pakistan facing rivals India at Derby.England had shown signs of nerves as they lost to India on Sunday, and after Pakistan won the toss and a shower delayed the start by half an hour, Tammy Beaumont was dropped at slip off the first ball of the innings.Sarah Taylor was trapped lbw by the erratic Kainat Imtiaz, who also had Beaumont caught behind for a scratchy 14.Heather Knight raises her bat after notching up her maiden ODI century in Leicester yesterday.But with only two seamers available – and leg-spinner Bismah Maroof off the field with a hand injury – Pakistan captain Sana Mir had little margin for error.She was also let down by Pakistan’s poor ground fielding, while slow left-armer Nashra Sandhu failed to hold on to a return catch as Wyatt scored freely in the closing overs.Having come together at 42-2, Knight and Sciver took the game to Pakistan’s four-pronged spin attack, taking the route of steady accumulation before gradually cranking up the run rate.Captain Knight hit well through the off side, but was beaten to the half-century mark as Sciver drove and swept Nashra for four successive fours.The first six did not come until the 33rd over and, after Knight launched Sadia Yousaf and Mir over the leg side, Sciver eased to a 76-ball century.Knight brought up her ton with a reverse sweep for four, and her dismissal – caught at long-off – was the cue for an astonishing display of hitting from Sciver.In the final over of the powerplay, the Surrey right-hander clouted seamer Asmavia Iqbal for three successive sixes.Although Sciver fell next over, picking out substitute fielder Diana Baig at deep mid-wicket, Wyatt, whose unbeaten 42 came off 27 balls, and Fran Wilson (33 from 19) punished an increasingly ragged Pakistan.With rain forecast, England’s priority in the field was to get through 20 overs in order to constitute a match.Strike bowler Katherine Brunt had been expensive at Derby, but struck with her seventh delivery as Nahida Khan popped a straightforward catch to Sciver at mid-wicket.A slower ball pegged back Javeria Khan’s middle stump as Brunt’s six-over opening spell cost only 21 runs, and spinner Alex Hartley, with an even more miserly economy rate, trapped Asmavia in front.Although opener Ayesha Zafar had compiled a patient half-century by the time rain returned, Pakistan were well adrift of the DLS par score.last_img read more

Syracuse falls on the road to Mercyhurst, 4-1, despite Victoria Klimek’s opening goal

first_img Published on December 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm Contact Anthony: amkhelil@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (5-10-1, 4-2-1 CHA) entered its two-game weekend series in Erie, Pennsylvania tonight against conference foe, Mercyhurst (5-10-2, 4-2-1), with a dismal 5-34-3 overall record against the Lakers. SU’s lack of success against Mercyhurst continued in its 4-1 loss. This loss marks the Orange’s second in conference play and its third in a row.SU was outshot by the Lakers, 30-21, in its loss. The Orange’s lone goal came at the 14:31 mark of the first period, when Syracuse freshman forward Victoria Klimek netted her fifth goal of the season.Mercyhurst goalie Kennedy Blair made 20 saves in the Lakers victory. Syracuse’s Abbey Miller was back in net for the Orange after being relieved of her duties by sophomore Ady Cohen in SU’s last matchup against Clarkson. Despite saving 26 shots, Miller struggled for the second consecutive game, allowing four goals.Mercyhurst scored three of its four goals in the first period. The first goal was scored at the 7:46 mark of the first period by Mercyhurst’s Vilma Tanskanen while the Lakers were shorthanded. Mercyhurst’s next two goals came within the next six minutes and were scored by Maggie Knott and Brooke Hartwick, respectively. The Lakers tacked on an insurance goal scored by Emma Nuutinen with 15:57 remaining in the third period.The Orange’s lack of success on the power play plagued Syracuse in its 4-1 loss. SU was unable to take advantage of six power play opportunities, not scoring on any. The Orange has scored just one goal in its last three games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year, the Orange split the season series with the Lakers and gets the chance to do the same tomorrow. SU faces Mercyhurst at 1 p.m. in a battle for sole possession of second place in CHA standings. Commentslast_img read more