European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructure

European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructure

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BusinessGreen:A sweeping €1.85tr stimulus strategy to rebuild Europe’s economy from the wreckage of the coronavirus crisis has been unveiled by the European Commission today, promising a green infrastructure spending blitz to help put the continent on a path towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.The Commission promised to place its Green Deal ambitions to deliver a ‘climate neutral’ economy and establish the bloc as a world leader in digital technologies at the forefront of its sweeping package of financial proposals, which include a fresh €750bn investment plan, a restructured EU budget for 2021-27, and a re-drafted list of priorities for 2020.The proposed stimulus package calls for a “renovation wave” of buildings and infrastructure in support of the Green Deal, as well as investments in circular economy efforts, renewable energy projects, clean hydrogen infrastructure, green transport networks, and an enhanced Just Transition Fund for workers.The Commission said it wanted to “harness the full potential of the EU budget” to boost the economy and secure its long-term future in the midst of a deepening recession, proposing a new ‘Next Generation EU’ funding instrument that would see it borrow €750bn to channel into EU programmes. In addition, to making funds available “as soon as possible to respond to the most pressing needs”, it is seeking to restructure the EU’s 2021-27 budget to bring forward €11.5bn of spending to be used in 2020.These measures, backed by “targeted reinforcements” to the upcoming EU budget, would bring the total financial firepower outlined by the Commission today to €1.85tr, it said.In the immediate term, the proposed recovery plan still requires approval from the EU Council and Parliament. The Commission said it would be seeking “rapid political agreement” by July in order to “get the economy back on its feet and build for the future.”[Michael Holder]More: ‘Investing in our future’: EU touts green infrastructure blitz at heart of €1.85tr recovery plan European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructurelast_img read more

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Millennials: Not one-size-fits-all

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brenton Peck Brenton Peck is a Director on the program team at the Financial Health Network, where he helps organizations structure and execute projects that improve the financial health of their business … Web: https://finhealthnetwork.org Details The financial lives of Millennials–many of whom are now entering their prime earning years–have been shaped by one economic crisis after another. Coming of age during the Great Recession, millions of Millennials- myself included – saw their employment opportunities and, in some cases, their family’s savings and wealth, decimated alongside plummeting assets. The crisis of ‘08-’09 was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime economic event to overcome. But here we are … again. The Covid- 19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, destroying millions of jobs, businesses, and livelihoods, and furthering the threat to long-term financial health for many Millennials.It is easy to bucket us Millennials into one group based on our joint experiences, but it’s essential to understand the nuances within this generation; as employers, as community leaders, and as financial institutions. Millennials are a diverse group with different financial health needs. When disaggregating millennials, you will find that 14% of this generation is Black, 21% Hispanic, 6% Asian American, and 56% is White. We cannot consider Millennials to be a monolithic group.Even with the growing diversity among this group, we are not immune to the financial health disparities based on race, geography, and gender that have been seen in other generations. For example, our research finds that Black and Latinx young adults have less savings, more debt, and are less confident in their ability to achieve long-term financial goals compared to their White and Asian American peers. Furthermore, the enduring racial wealth gap has denied Black and Latinx families the ability to build long-term opportunities for generations to come.So how do you approach a group as diverse as Millennials?See Beyond the HeadlinesFirst, understand what they’re facing. Even amidst a global pandemic, the net worth of the richest Americans continues to climb while the bottom half struggles. The quick recovery from the pandemic- induced stock market plunge in March has benefited the most affluent households, while simultaneously displacing more than 40 million Americans who are currently out of a job. It’s reasonable to assume that the hardest economic fallout – especially for Millennials and people of color – will be realized over the coming months.Broadly, Americans’ household wealth and savings rates have reached a record high as the highest- paying one-third of jobs have almost fully recovered from the recession. These topline numbers are misleading, however, as the top is pulling up the bottom, as opposed to the other way around. New data from the Fed takes a comprehensive look at the pandemic’s impact and disparities by age and race. As is often the case, younger people (i.e., Millennials) have less than their elders (i.e., Boomers), and the gap has widened. Given that Millennials are the largest workforce in the country (~72 million people), it is telling that they currently control less than 5% of the U.S. wealth.Beyond the headlines, Covid-19 has magnified inequality. Job losses and the economic impact of the virus is having a disproportionate impact on younger people and people of color. Furthermore, Black and Latinx Americans are more likely to live in viral hotspots and face other social conditions that increase financial and physical vulnerabilities.Help Close the Racial Wealth DivideAs noted above, Millennials represent the most racially and ethnically diverse group in the workforce. Decades of systemic racism have left Black and Latinx communities more vulnerable to the effects of crises like Covid-19. We see this vulnerability in the precariousness that characterizes the financial lives of many Black and Latinx young people and prevents these populations from generating sustainable income and building wealth. For example, Black millennial households earn about $0.60 on the dollar compared to their white counterparts. Black college graduates owe more student debt and are more likely to be unemployed. Their financial health needs require a unique approach.Policymakers, business leaders, and communities across America have turned their attention to addressing issues of systemic racism and racial inequality, rightfully so. To improve Millennial financial health, we must get serious about closing the racial wealth divide.Take a Stand for Financial Health EqualityWe are at a pivotal moment in our country and younger Americans have been at the center of proposing change and driving more equitable opportunities for all. Millennials are accustomed to diversity. We have a heightened sense of connectivity and interrelationships between different kinds of people. We have been afforded the tools necessary to loosen our deep-seated prejudices and biases.Millennial voices are being heard in all pockets of influence and our concerns with racial and wealth inequality need to be addressed. In addition to what is commonly instituted through DEI classes, this generation is pushing financial health equity forward and we’re drawn to organizations leading this charge. For credit unions, that means it’s time to lead.Life choices, debt burdens, technology adoption, and expansive connectivity have shaped our lives in different ways. The oldest millennials are nearing 40, traditionally their prime earning years, yet many are struggling financially. Many are resistant to change. Many distrust the financial system.Credit unions that want to engage Millennials must be cognizant of their diversity. A one-size-fits-all engagement approach will certainly fail. Credit unions that want more millennial members need to understand our unique needs. Segment the market and speak to me, not us. Build greater trust by embracing financial inclusion. Create more opportunities for those historically disenfranchised. And above everything else, be a financial health provider for all.last_img read more

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Chinese tourists welcome to extend their stays: Bali deputy governor

first_img“Our immigration will be more flexible toward Chinese tourists who overstay their visits,” said the deputy governor.Moreover, Tjokorda said he would do his best to prevent discrimination against Chinese tourists, in light of the coronavirus.“By installing thermal scanners in the airport, as well as other methods, we hope the public will stop worrying about the virus, which could lead to discrimination against Chinese tourists in hotels or other places in Bali,” he said. Bali has prepared anticipatory measures against the spread of the coronavirus by implementing a monitoring system, which has been used since the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in the early 2000s. The Bali administration has allowed Chinese tourists in the island to extend their visas despite the government’s travel restrictions to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati said he welcomed Chinese tourists with open arms if they felt safer in Indonesia.The Chinese tourists in Bali did not have to return to their country because of the temporary restrictions, he added. “We believe that the government will be able to handle the coronavirus case properly so that the relationship between Indonesia and China, especially in the tourism sector, will be able to return to its previous state,” Tjokorda said as quoted by Antara, adding that the province, also known as the Island of the Gods, would hold mass prayers at Pura Batur temple in Bangli, hoping for an end to the outbreak.Meanwhile, Chinese Consul General in Denpasar Gou Haodong said he felt touched by the Bali administration and the public’s friendly attitude toward Chinese residents in light of the coronavirus outbreak. He also appreciated the Indonesian government’s efforts to protect the country. “We hope for everyone’s support if the Chinese government picks up the Chinese tourists to return to the country,” Haodong said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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Arsenal blow as Atletico Madrid offer Thomas Partey to Liverpool in deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

first_imgArsenal blow as Atletico Madrid offer Thomas Partey to Liverpool in deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 May 2020 11:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Thomas Partey is expected to leave Atletico Madrid this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s hopes of signing Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey have suffered a blow after the La Liga giants offered the midfielder in an exchange deal for Liverpool ace Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports.Mikel Arteta is keen on signing a defensive midfielder and Partey is rumoured to have made Arsenal his first choice destination.Partey’s dad appeared to reveal as much in April but Partey’s agency quickly shut down the claims.Nevertheless, Partey’s £45m release clause means he’s a viable target for a host of Premier League clubs and Arsenal had been willing to offer Alexandre Lacazette in a swap exchange move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, the Sun claim Atletico are the aggressors in the deal and that it’s the La Liga giants that have initiated talks with Liverpool over Partey. Oxlade-Chamberlain is valued between £35-£45m (Picture: Getty)They believe they can use the midfielder as a makeweight in a deal to sign Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the 26-year-old facing an uncertain future at Anfield.The former Arsenal star has battled back from a career-threatening knee injury to regain his place in Arsenal’s squad but he’s made no secret of his desire to sample football abroad.Atletico’s preference remains to keep Partey and they’d be willing to double his £65,000-a-week wages for him to sign an extension.But his release clause poses a looming problem and it’s clear Atletico are trying to control the situation before it’s taken out of their hands.MORE: Bernd Leno tips Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli to become ‘world class’ under Mikel Artetalast_img read more

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European Champions Cup final postponed

first_img “EPCR remains committed to completing the 2019⁄20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season,” it said in a statement. https://twitter.com/IndoSport/status/1242384044135981056/photo/1 Read Also: World Athletics call on IOC to postpone Tokyo 2020 “And it is planned to reschedule the quarter-final and semi-final matches, as well as the Marseille finals, in line with fixtures in the professional league competitions, subject to advice from government and local authorities.” Domestic competitions across Europe, which has become the epicentre of the virus, have already been put on hold. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals and finals have been postponed due to the coronavirus, European rugby chiefs announced on Tuesday. Saracens beat Leinster to lift the Champions Cup last seasons The finals of the two competitions were due to have been played on the weekend of May 22⁄23 in the French city of Marseille. The quarter-finals had already been postponed. Tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby said it was working with leagues and unions to restructure the conclusion to the season.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”last_img read more

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Updated: Adebayor denies rubbishing CAF awards, slams fake news

first_img Salah picked up the award in 2017 and 2018, before Mane became the latest player to win the prestigious accolade last year.Advertisement Read Also: Adebayor shows off nine exotic cars after COVID-19 donation refusal “My attention was recently drawn to comments, shared by certain media on social networks, made on CAF and on my colleagues Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane,” Adebayor said in a statement on Twitter. “I would just say that these statements are not mine. I have not granted any media interviews. Always be careful not to post false information.” Adebayor also captioned his tweet with the quote saying: “Friends watch out for #fakenews!” Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Interesting Facts About GoT Star Maisie Williams FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Adebayor has leapt to his own defence to deny that he made the comments, using his own Twitter account to address the claims. Emmanuel Adebayor denies controversial comments about Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has denied that he made any negative comments about Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. It had been reported that Adebayor had criticised Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), along with the Reds duo. It was claimed that Adebayor was unhappy with players winning the CAF Player Of The Year award when not playing in the continent, and was quoted taking a dig at Mane and Salah.last_img read more

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Covid-19: WTA Suffers New Blow With Japan’s Premier Women’s Event Scrapped

first_imgChances of any professional tennis tournaments taking place in Asia this year is looking increasingly unlikely with the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo becoming the latest event to be axed. Japanese officials confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the event has been cancelled over safety concerns with fears of a second spike in COVID-19 cases in the country later this year. Making it the third tennis event in Japan to be cancelled after the WTA Hana-Cupid Open and ATP Rakuten Open. The Premier event has been set to get underway during the week commencing November 2nd after being delayed from its original date of September. It is the first time the Pan Pacific Open has been cancelled since its birth back in 1984. Outside of China, Tokyo is the only Asian city to host a Premier event on the women’s Tour. Last year it offered a prize money pool of $823,000. “The Executive Committee looked at every possible way to make this tournament happen, including the idea of holding matches without audiences or restricting admissions in order to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved,” tournament organizers said in a statement.“However, after a series of deliberations, the Executive Committee made a heartrending decision to rule out the postponement, and concluded that the cancellation of the tournament was the best decision in the interest of public health, especially in light of the concern about the second wave of infection spreading in Japan.”Advertisement The announcement comes less than a week after the WTA and ATP officially cancelled all their tournaments set to be played in China due to a ruling by the government. A huge blow for women’s tennis which had planned to stage seven events in the country, including the year-end WTA Finals. Last year the China swing offered roughly $30 million in prize money. read also:July 8: On This Day In The History of Women’s Tennis Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka is the reigning champion in Tokyo after powering her way to the title without dropping a set in 2019. The triumph made Osaka the first Japanese player to win the event since Kimiko Date back in 1995. Other previous winners include Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova. Following the removal of Tokyo from the Calendar, only three WTA tournaments have so far been given a provisional the green light to take place after the French Open. They are in Seoul, Linz and Moscow. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhoodlast_img read more

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Hamilton wins Tuscan Grand Prix

first_imgLewis Hamilton won a chaotic, dangerous, heart-pounding Tuscan Grand Prix after red flags twice halted the drama in Mugello.The victory takes the Briton to within one race victory of Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 – a landmark he could equal in Sochi, Russia, a week next Sunday. The most dramatic scenes came during the first re-start, just after the safety car pulled in, having been deployed for a smash on the second corner of the race. Valtteri Bottas, the then leader, waited until the last permitted moment to put his foot down.But behind him, some of the pack were overeager and effectively restarted the race before those in front had done so.As a number of the overzealous got on and off the throttle in a few frantic seconds, madness ensued.Williams’ Nicholas Latifi sped up and slowed down, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi went into the back of him.Carlos Sainz then careered into Giovinazzi, lifting him into the air. Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was also caught up in the accident.All four were sent into the barriers.A cloud of smoke hid the scene.Sainz hurt his hand.But all four amazingly walked away. Romain Grosjean, watching the dodgems from the cockpit of his Haas, was furious, aiming his disapproval at Bottas.“That was f****** stupid from whoever was at the front,” said the Frenchman. “They want to kill us or what? This is the worst I have seen ever.”Before that, Bottas had taken the lead from pole-sitter Hamilton, who made a terrible start.The safety car almost immediately came out, after just two corners, when Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, last week’s surprise winner at the Italian Grand Prix, ended up in the gravel.RelatedPosts Pierre Gasly stuns Hamilton to win Italian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix Hamilton wins Styrian Grand Prix Tags: lewis hamiltonMichael SchumacherMugelloTuscan Grand PrixValtteri Bottaslast_img read more

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Football News UCL Final, Real Madrid vs Liverpool Preview: Battle of heavyweights guarantee tactical masterclass

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Fans, players and viewers are breathlessly waiting for this sensational moment – the faceoff between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv.The mega clash offers tactical masterclass by both the managers Jurgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane, as two different approaches set to light up the final club game of the season.The Champioooooonsss! – the iconic Champions League theme song, the shriek of the crowd, the kickoff whistle by the referee are the minute elements which leads to an unforgettable final of the biggest club game in this world. And it becomes even more special when two teams with astonishing history in the competition face each other for the ultimate prize – The UEFA Champions League trophy. Real Madrid are the experienced lot in this competition, they have been constantly playing in the final stages of the tournament, winning the last two ones and 12 in total – second comes AC Milan with seven. This stat is enough to stomp their dominance in the European completions. They have the personality, the class and the experience to deal with the nerve wracking moments of such a high-profile fixture.   And, the five-time winners of the Champions League, Liverpool are energetic, fearless and brimming with confidence – the Merseyside outfit have come a long way under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp. The tactical changes which he has made, the motivational pep talks and the ever-present charm, barking instructions with passion and love for the players and the club have really taken Liverpool to a new high.Two different philosophies – ONE GOALThe Spanish giants Real Madrid have tweaked a lot of formations under manager Zinedine Zidane this season. Their La Liga campaign was a disaster and the same outcome was predicted during the knockout stages of the Champions League, but this Real outfit have shown a different face and different hunger in the UCL. Their patience, dedication, and their ability to finish up games have surprised many this season. Their clinical prowess to convert a single chance into a match winner is commendable. The understanding between Casemiro, Modric and Toni Kroos is unbelievable and the emergence of Isco, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez have been more or less a dream for the Madridistas. The lethal Cristiano Ronaldo continues to touch new heights and already lead the UCL goal scoring charts with 15 goals.Liverpool’s journey till the final has been a pure team effort and a joy to watch for a neutral football fan. Nobody thought this team could reach the final, but football is a game of uncertainty and it lived up to its name. The troika of Mane, Firmino and Salah has wreaked havoc throughout the tournament, with the experience of underappreciated James Milner unleashing the chains of this squad whenever possible with 9 assists, which is a tournament record. Liverpool fans can proudly say that they have their front three in the top five goal scorers of the tournament, with Salah and Firmino bagging 10 each and Sadio Mane with a handy nine goals, while Real Madrid has only one player in the top five, with Cristiano Ronaldo (15 goals). This Liverpool outfit has scored 40 goals till now in the UCL, the highest. And with their fearless personality, they are guaranteed to see eye-to-eye with Real Madrid in the much-anticipated final. Tactical ViewpointReal Madrid have changed few formations this season under Zidane with their evergreen 4-3-3 still being the main formation for the Los Merengues. Ronaldo takes the LW spot in this formation with Benzema being the hardworking CF, the RW spot is the one which is up for grabs for the likes of Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez with Isco being the other main contender. The midfield three is settled with Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos being the heartbeat of the system. The defence is headed by one of the most important players of this team Sergio Ramos with Marcelo, Carvajal and Rafael Varane being the rock for the Madrid side. But this formation does leave a bit of a gap to dominate big games and that is why Zidane has opted for the 4-4-2 (Diamond) in the big games of UCL, with Isco being at the tip of the diamond and Ronaldo-Benzema playing upfront. The 4-4-2 allows Real Madrid to control the game a bit more and they have done it clinically in this journey till now. But in front of the Liverpool’s ‘gegenpressing’ this formation could look a bit pale. However, this Real side knows how to deal with pressure situation and the individual quality is too high to finish off games in a flash, so Liverpool have to be cautious and have to take their chances because Real Madrid have weakness – they sometimes lose concentration as we have seen a lot of times this season, and Liverpool have to be at their best to hurt Madrid whenever ‘the chance’ comes. Liverpool on the other side have been a joy to watch this season. The addition of Virgil Van Djik has only strengthened their case, with his mountain of a personality bringing the almost perfect balance in the defence. The development of Andy Robertson from a relegated Hull City side to the UCL finalist is one story to tell in the future. His defensive inputs have been solid and the attacking quality which he is providing to the Reds is brilliant. Trent Alexander Arnold has been another player which has surprised many with his maturity and calmness at such a tender age. The midfield has been amazing with Jordan Henderson leading the pack and dictating the game when needed, he has been criticised numerous times but his team mates know his value and James Milner silenced his critics with a record nine assists in the campaign. Liverpool have played 4-3-3 throughout their journey and are expected to go by the same, with Mohamed Salah sticking to the wide right. The Egyptian is the one who can stop the ever-present Marcelo from bombing forward and explore his defensive weakness. His diagonal runs to the center can be the turning point in this fixture, and if Real manages to stop him then they have the Brazilian flavour of Roberto Firmino to deal with. The Brazilian has created panic among defences with his clever running, his off the ball positioning and his hunger to win the ball back and produce something magical with it and his 10 goals sum up the brilliant season he has had. Liverpool’s pressing can create problems for Madrid but they have to be very careful about the fact that their opponents can open up their defence within a blink of an eye. But this Liverpool team will be very optimistic of winning their sixth Champions League against two-time Champions League defenders.With two footballing giants locking horns to win the ultimate prize in club football, a cracker of a game is guaranteed and the fans can’t wait for the match to start.  last_img read more

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City ease past Vale, United and Wolves stalemate in FA Cup

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Holders Manchester City began their assault on the FA Cup with a 4-1 victory over fourth-tier Port Vale but Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers face an unwanted replay after drawing 0-0 at Molineux yesterday.Goals from Oleksandr Zinchenko, Sergio Aguero, Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Phil Foden made it a routine day for City, although Tom Pope had equalised for a Vale side sitting 74 places lower in the standings.Manchester United, like City, made multiple changes to their starting lineup at Wolves in a tie that never caught fire.United failed to land a single attempt on target although Marcus Rashford struck the bar before Matt Doherty had a goal ruled out for Wolves. Leicester City, second in the Premier League, beat Wigan Athletic 2-0, Bournemouth beat Luton Town 4-0 and Portsmouth won 2-1 at Fleetwood in the day’s other late kickoffs.Earlier, third-tier Rochdale held Premier League Newcastle United to a 1-1 draw with 40-year-old substitute Aaron Wilbraham grabbing a late equaliser at Spotland. Goals by Connor Jennings, Emmanuel Monthe and a late Paul Mullin penalty earned third-tier Tranmere Rovers an unlikely 3-3 draw at Watford after they trailed 3-0 at halftime.There were two top-flight casualties. Last season’s beaten semi-finalists Brighton & Hove Albion went down 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa lost 2-1 at Fulham. As has become customary in the FA Cup, Watford and Villa both nine changes to their starting lineups, one less than Southampton who avoid an upset as they beat Huddersfield 2-0 to reach round four.Although the FA Cup has lost some lustre, Port Vale’s Pope provided one of the day’s memorable moments.When Zinchenko’s long-range effort put Manchester City in front the floodgates looked set to open. Instead, the 34-year-old Pope powered a thumping header beyond Claudio Bravo from David Amoo’s cross to spark wild scenes of celebration among Vale’s 8 000 visiting fans.They were only level for seven minutes, however, before Aguero finished off good work by Foden. DEFLECTED SHOTCity needed a VAR intervention to have Harwood-Bellis’s goal ruled legal, the youngster deflecting in John Stones’ shot despite initially being ruled offside before Foden completed the scoring.Vale manager John Askey said his team were “fantastic”.“I was worried before the games that teams have come here and got annihilated,” he said. “When our goal went in you started to dream a little bit.”Wolves, playing their 36th game of a marathon season, will have another match to prepare for after their stalemate with a United side who face neighbours Man City in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday.Both sides lacked intensity in the first half in which the only save was Sergio Romero’s from Doherty’s rasping volley.There was more urgency after the break and Rashford almost made an immediate impact when his shot was blocked by Wolves’ Conor Coady and looped against the woodwork. Raul Jimenez hit the outside of the post for Wolves and Doherty’s goal was disallowed after his header went in off his arm, but excitement was in short supply.Despite the fixture pile-up, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was happy with the draw.I’m happier to be in the replay than going out – it’s a tough place to come,” he said.Leicester, also in League Cup semi-final action next week, made 10 changes to the side who won at Newcastle on New Year’s Day. They needed an own goal by Wigan debutant Tom Pearce to go ahead before Harvey Barnes added their second.last_img read more

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