Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides between Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford for Man Utd penalty duties against Arsenal

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer decides between Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford for Man Utd penalty duties against Arsenal Comment Advertisement Marcus Rashford scored the decisive goal against PSG from the penalty spot (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba will retain penalty-taking duties against Arsenal on Sunday, despite Marcus Rashford successfully stepping up to the plate in nerveless fashion against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.In the absence of the suspended France international, Rashford successfully converted an injury-time spot kick, the first he had taken in his professional club career, to complete United’s unprecedented Champions League comeback win.‘Of course there’s always doubts [he would miss],’ said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match.‘Normally Paul Pogba takes the penalties, but Rashford he is 21, there was a lot of pressure on the boy, but you could see no nerves. He’s fearless. The belief in the boys was fantastic.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityDespite Rashford, who also scored during England’s epic shootout win over Colombia at last summer’s World Cup, keeping his nerve, Pogba will be entrusted with penalty responsibilities should United be awarded one against Unai Emery’s side.Pogba has failed three times from 12 yards already this season, including during last weekend’s victory over Southampton, and draw criticism for his technique. Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Angus Gunn during Man Utd’s win over Southampton last weekend (Picture: Getty)center_img Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku celebrated Manchester United’s win over PSG by hittting back at suggestions they had fallen out (Picture: Getty)Angus Gunn saved the 24-year-old’s injury-time effort with an outstretched leg after Pogba had denied teammate Romelu Lukaku to complete his first hat-trick for the club.The teammates reportedly had to be separated in the dressing room afterwards by their manager, but hit back at those claims on social media and during the post-match celebrations in Paris on Wednesday.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Six Nations 2019: Sean Maitland replaces hat-trick hero Blair Kinghorn on Scotland side

first_imgSean Maitland replaces hat-trick hero Blair Kinghorn in the Scotland starting lineup that will face Six Nations defending champion Ireland in one of four changes to the starting XV.Kinghorn will have to settle for a place on the bench at Murrayfield on Saturday despite his treble in the Round 1 victory over Italy, as wing Maitland has recovered from a hamstring injury. Prop Simon Berghan and back row Josh Strauss come into a new-look pack in the absence of Willem Nel (calf) and Sam Skinner (ankle).Gregor Townsend also handed a start to lock Jonny Gray, who has been sidelined with a shoulder injury, at the expense of Ben Toolis. Six Nations 2019: Chris Farrell to start after Robbie Henshaw added to Ireland injury list Fit-again duo Fraser Brown and Pete Horne have been named among the replacements along with uncapped prop D’Arcy Rae and flanker Rob Harley.BREAKING | Scotland make four changes for this Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash with Ireland @BTMurrayfield.Berghan and Strauss replace injured Nel and Skinner, Gray & Maitland return from injury for Toolis and Kinghorn who move to the bench.https://t.co/y0gRovACwY pic.twitter.com/wob5Ffn4JO— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) February 7, 2019Scotland: Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Huw Jones, Sam Johnson, Sean Maitland, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (captain); Allan Dell, Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Ryan Wilson, Jamie Ritchie, Josh Strauss.Replacements: Fraser Brown, Jamie Bhatti, D’Arcy Rae, Ben Toolis, Rob Harley, Ali Price, Pete Horne, Blair Kinghorn. Related Newslast_img read more

Final Four 2019: De’Andre Hunter needs to put up more than minutes in Virginia’s game vs. Auburn

first_imgHe appeared to be the sort of player who could change Virginia’s tournament performance this season, with his improvement to 14.9 points per game and 42.4 percent 3-point shooting. Certainly the Cavaliers have gone farther, and certainly he has helped. Just not as much as expected.“I think everyone goes through little spells where they’re not as aggressive as they should have been. We’ve all been there,” Guy told SN. “I think the good thing about De’Andre is, number one, he’s a very confident player so he’ll be fine. And, number two, he can help by just being on the floor even if he’s not scoring. His presence makes a difference, especially on the defensive end.“It’s the same for me. When I’m just standing in the corner, watching Ty do his thing, they’re not helping off me. So I’m basically getting assist for whatever happens. It’s pretty much the same for De’Andre. People don’t want to help off him if he’s in the elbow area. And if they do, he knows what play to make.” MINNEAPOLIS — De’Andre Hunter has all the qualities the best scouts typically desire in a basketball player: height, length, power, dynamism, a high degree of skill. Through most of the NCAA Tournament, however, about the best they could say of him is that he’s certainly tall.A 6-7 redshirt sophomore from Philadelphia’s Friends’ Central High, Hunter was named third-team All-American by Sporting News, and second-team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. But in the three games Virginia played against high-major opponents to reach the 2019 Final Four — against Oklahoma, Oregon and Purdue — Hunter has averaged 35.3 minutes. And that, indeed, is the most impressive statistic he compiled during that stretch. So that is De’Andre Hunter at the moment: He is out there, and he looks big doing it.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQLive NCAA bracket | Live scoreboard | Full TV schedule​The rest? He took 32 shots in those games and missed 20 of them. He averaged 4.0 rebounds and 10.3 points. He collected two steals and three assists. Total. He was 3 of 12 on 3-pointers. The only statistical category in which he compiled big numbers, other than minutes, was personal fouls.Against Purdue in the South Region final last Saturday, Hunter entered overtime with six points on 3-of-8 shooting. It wasn’t until 1:43 remained in the extra period that he made a crucial play, earning two free throws and converting both to put UVA in front by a point. When Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards took back the lead with a jumper, Hunter responded with an overpowering drive that put the Cavaliers ahead for good, and into the Final Four.He is not particularly eager to talk about any of this. “I just wasn’t being aggressive,” Hunter told Sporting News. “That’s about it.”Asked if he had an explanation for why he lacked that aggression, Hunter responded, “Nah.”Asked if he expected Saturday’s game national semifinal game against Auburn to be different, he said, “Yeah.”In a Final Four stripped of a lot of its star power by the defeat of Duke in the East Region final and Gonzaga in the West, Hunter is one of four players here at U.S. Bank Stadium who achieved All-America recognition (along with MSU’s Cassius Winston, Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver and Cavs teammate Kyle Guy). He is one of two whose names appear at the top of mock NBA Draft boards, along with Culver. Sporting News draft analyst Chris Stone projects Hunter to be the No. 6 pick in June’s draft.INSIDE THE MADNESS: 80 years of Final Four memoriesThat was not the sort of player everyone in Louisville saw last weekend. Searching for a way to defend his teammate’s performance in this tournament, Cavalier point guard Ty Jerome told reporters Thursday, “He carried us against Gardner-Webb. Everyone kind of forgets that. He had 23 that game and he played pretty well. … He’s doing a lot of things people aren’t noticing because they see the missed shots.”Gardner-Webb was UVA’s first-round opponent, the 16-seed. Granted, Virginia’s advancement past its first-round opponent could not be assumed after what occurred against UMBC last season. Jerome’s praise seems meager, though, with the Cavaliers having played and won three games since.“He certainly impacts the game with his defense and everything he does,” coach Tony Bennett told reporters. “He made some difficult plays at difficult times, and he’s guarded hard, and his shot wasn’t going in like it was.“So part of this is him learning and growing. But we’re going to need everybody at their best to continue on in this tournament. All good players, they have to be defined by more than is the ball going in the basket. They have to impact the game on the glass, defensively, making plays. That’s what I always encourage him to do.”MORE: Kihei Clark made a Final Four genius of Tony BennettAgainst Auburn, Bennett can match Hunter’s size and reach against Tigers shooting guard Bryce Brown, who has averaged 18.3 points in the tournament and shot 46.9 percent on 3-pointers. Kentucky could not cope with both Brown and point guard Jared Harper at once, and they combined for 50 points in a 77-71 overtime victory.Hunter is one of the few regulars on this Virginia Final Four team not on the court during the UMBC game in 2018. Unable to play because of a broken wrist after he’d been named the ACC Sixth Man of the Year, Hunter had to endure watching that disaster with no way to help beyond shouting some encouragement.last_img read more

City Council considers putting in $200,000 water line to Mayfield residents in fear of KDHE fine

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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 225 weeks ago “Wellington City Manager Roy Eckert said there isn’t really a problem with getting water to those people, and the city can put in a water line if that is what the council wants.” Then why are people who live between here and Mayfield told NO when asked about being put on the city water line?? if it really isn’t a problem. I would pay for everything to tap into it, the line runs directly west of my gate… but am still told no. Similar to Whitetail Ridge. Way to stifle growth. Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 225 weeks ago If the powers that be can come up with 225 thousand for a new sprinkler system for the golf course they can come up with a couple of hundred thou for the water line. But what really hits me, is that no one has blamed this on Obama. The big bad feds picking on the state then the state picks on the city. You would think Brownback would be outraged at Obama and the feds for picking on the little guy. But wait, Brownback is also picking on the little guy. Funny isn’t it? Report Reply 0 replies · active 225 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Steve Glenn · 225 weeks ago Good point, I guess when they shut my water off, I could go to the golf course and shower with their 225 thousand dollar sprinkler system, They get millions of gal a year from us for nothing anyway to water the golf course. None of the city counsel where interested in me showering at their homes, using our water, or paying for getting us water. Report Reply 1 reply · active 225 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 225 weeks ago Just run ya a big loooooong hose and hook it up to one of the golf course sprinkler heads. : ) Of course, you could only have any water when the sprinklers are on. But the way the CG wastes water you’d be floating in water. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Hmm · 224 weeks ago K.S.A. 82a-702. Dedication of use of water. All water within the state of Kansas is hereby dedicated to the use of the people of the state, subject to the control and regulation of the state in the manner herein prescribed. Report Reply 0 replies · active 224 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — In response to a possible fine by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the City of Wellington is considering putting in a water line for people in the Mayfield area who have city water wells on their property.For years – since the 1950s at least – the city and these private Mayfield property owners have had a gentleman’s agreement in place that the city is allowed to drill on their property, in turn the property owners get free water – albeit it being untreated.But in 2015, the city was told by the KDHE, that there was a new federal rule that states cities may not let people have untreated water, even if it is coming off their property. The city has tried to work out something but now faces as May 1 deadline which includes a penalty. What that penalty is, nobody knew at Tuesday’s night meeting at the Council Chambers.The council now faces a dilemma. Does the board put in a waterline that would cost the city $200,000, or face incurring a fine by KDHE? The city has budgeted $150,000 to pay for whatever agreements they make to comply with federal and state rules. But they have been told by the state to shut those customers off by May 1.The city passed an measure Tuesday at the regular meeting to tell the state that it is not going to cut off water to people by May 1, because it does not yet have a system in place and does not want to put people in a position of not having water.The city may have to have another quick meeting before the end of the month to get the situation rectified. Council members Kelly Green and Jan Korte voted against the measure. Green said she only did so because she is concerned that the city does not know what a fine might cost them.There were 25 property owners who were sent letters asking them to contact the city about this issue. Only 13 responded, and all but five signed contracts with the city to take a $6,000 payment to drill themselves their own well. Five did not take the deal, and the city may end up putting in a line for them.The city currently is taking millions of gallons water from these people’s property, and has for years, under a previous agreement. City council members expressed the sentiment that they have an obligation to those people even if it takes some extra money to put in a water line from the city’s system.Steve Glenn is one of those property owners, and he said he hired someone to drill and paid $3,000 and did not get enough water to get reasonable water pressure to his house.“We have given the city access for years, and they have taken millions of gallons of water, and now they say they are going to shut us off,” Glenn said.He wanted the city to put in a water line and give them treated water if that is what the feds are requiring. He does not think the $6,000 is reasonable because they are not able to get to adequate water on their property for that amount.Stuart Shinliver, another resident who could lose water, agreed with the water line idea.Council member Kip Etter said it was another example of the city putting things off and not being proactive.He remembered a few years ago when the lake was very low and how the city struggled to provide water. He was in favor of doing whatever is needed to help those people get water because the city may need more wells in the future.Council member Jim Valentine agreed as well. He said he realized $200,000 is a lot of money, but he said it is about human lives and quality of life, so he thought it was justified.Wetta said the city should send someone to Topeka if necessary, and he offered to go with them.Wellington City Manager Roy Eckert said there isn’t really a problem with getting water to those people, and the city can put in a water line if that is what the council wants.The money could come out of the utility fund.Korte suggested the city get busy planning a water line immediately as they try to get the situation worked out before the first.In other matters:•Kelly Green said Sherry’s Army would be at work again this Saturday. The group cleans up the city on Saturday mornings. Anyone wanting to volunteer should meet at Pizza Hut at 8 a.m. Saturday. The city will provide a truck and driver.•John Monroe said the Wellington Food Bank is having a fundraiser this year with a raffle and auction. They will be giving a way two rifles, and they hope to set up a display in the Veterans Room at Memorial Auditorium. Anyone wanting information, or to volunteer, should call Monroe at 326-8129.•El Valle, a new Mexican restaurant, received approval for a Cereal Malt Beverage license. They willl be on A Street and do not yet have an opening date, but they hope it will be soon.•Mayor Shelley Hansel passed out evaluation forms for the council’s evaluation of City Manager Roy Eckert. That should be taken up, probably in executive session during May.•The city passed several ordinances that will result in the electric substation on the north side of town. This has been budgeted and is part of a long term bond issue. They are buying a power transformer for $623,000, power poles for about $139,000, rolls of wire and other materials.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more