Three things we learned from Spurs v Man City

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Three things we learned from Spurs v Man City

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham celebrate Son Heung-min’s goal in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Tottenham beat Manchester City 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final to seize the initiative in the all-English tie on Tuesday.Son Heung-min scored the winner in the 78th minute against a City side who failed to hit their usual heights but an injury to Harry Kane will haunt Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino as the season edges towards its climax. AFP Sports looks at three things we learned from the match on Tuesday.Kane’s season at riskHarry Kane was replaced by Lucas Moura shortly before the hour mark after apparently turning his ankle in a coming-together with City’s Fabian Delph.Tottenham striker Harry Kane receives medical treatment after hurting his ankle during the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONKane, who has a history of ankle problems, had to be helped down the tunnel and Pochettino suggested the outlook was gloomy.“We need to check tomorrow but it looks like it is the same ankle and similar injury,” he told BT Sport. “It is very sad and very disappointing. We are going to miss him — maybe for the rest of the season.“It is a worry for us. We hope it is not a big issue. But there is not to much time to recover. He twisted his ankle so we will see how it reacts in a few hours.”Tottenham’s top scorer injured ligaments in his left ankle during the Premier League defeat against Manchester United on January 13 and only returned in late February after missing seven matches.His loss would be a huge blow as Spurs attempt to make progress in the Champions League and target a top-four Premier League finish.England boss Gareth Southgate will also be concerned that he will be missing his captain with the Nations League Finals looming in June.Son’s stadium love affairSouth Korean forward Son Heung-min has taken an immediate liking to Tottenham’s new home, scoring in both matches following its grand opening last week.Tottenham forward Son Heung-min celebrates his goal against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final © AFP / Ian KINGTONSon scored the first goal at the gleaming Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a crucial Premier League win against Crystal Palace last week and repeated the trick on Tuesday.He fired a powerful shot under Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson late in the game to make it two wins from two in the north London club’s new home.“I like this stadium, it is amazing to play here. I am grateful for the opportunity to play at this stadium,” he told BT Sport.Son stepped up admirably when Kane was injured earlier this year and it looks as though he will be called on to repeat his heroics in the frantic final few weeks of the season.Handle with careSpurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saved Sergio Aguero’s early penalty after Danny Rose was adjudged to have handled Raheem Sterling’s shot in an incident that highlighted the new, tougher interpretation of the handball law by referees.Tottenham appeared to have snuffed out the imminent danger but referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot after a VAR review.France World Cup winner Lloris dived to his left to deny Aguero, making his third penalty save for Spurs in 2019.Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris celebrates after saving Sergio Aguero’s penalty in their Champions league quarter-final © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONThe incident was similar to one that saw Manchester United through to the quarters, when a stoppage time spot-kick awarded against Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe allowed Marcus Rashford to shoot United to a dramatic victory on away goals.UEFA referees’ chief Roberto Rosetti has advised officials “if the defender is making the body bigger to block the ball, it is not fair”.A UEFA statement after the Paris incident said: “The defender’s arm was not close to the body, which made the defender’s body bigger, thus resulting in the ball being stopped from travelling in the direction of the goal. The referee, therefore, awarded a penalty kick.”Controversies will continue but players and fans have no choice but to adjust.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Will 49ers visit to Denver help reverse travel nightmares?

first_imgThe 49ers’ month ahead is jam packed with business trips to start hawking their football worth.Business needs to pick up.Not only did they go 0-8 away from Levi’s Stadium last season, the 49ers have lost every away game before December in each season since 2014.SANTA CLARA, CA – AUGUST 17: A general view during a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium on August 17, 2014 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)They landed …last_img read more

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Minister Zwane to officially open the 2016 investing in African Mining Indaba

first_img3 February 2016 – Government is ready to welcome delegates to the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba to be held in Cape Town. The indaba will also showcase the country’s prowess in the areas of mining and related fields.• Download media advisoryThe Indaba, to be held from 8th to 11th February 2016 in Cape Town, is the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers on the African continent.Government activities will commence with the Minister of Mineral Resources Mr Mosebenzi J Mosebenzi (MP) officially opening the Indaba on Monday, 8th of February 2016.The opening of the Mining Indaba by Minister Zwane will be followed by a media briefing.The media briefing is scheduled to take place as follows:Date: Monday, 08 February 2016Time: 10:00 – 12:30Venue: Westin Hotel, Marco Polo Board Room, Cape Town, Western Cape ProvinceMinister Zwane will thereafter, together with the Ministers of Trade and Industry Dr Davies, Economic Development Mr Patell, Communications Ms Muthambi, Monitoring and Evaluation Mr Radebe and Public Enterprise Ms Brown, host an Investment Dialogue under the theme: “Driving competitiveness and ensuring growth and stability”.Details of the dialogue are as follows:Date: Monday, 08 February 2016Time: 14:00 – 16:00Venue: Auditorium IIPLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ACCREDITED MEDIA WILL ACCESS THE VENUE, to register log on: https://www.miningindaba.comKindly confirm attendance with Neliswa Chiloane by Friday, 5th of February 2016, at the following email address: Neliswa.Chiloane@dmr.gov.zaEnds-Issued by the Department of Mineral Resourceslast_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs zoom to 3rd straight win

first_imgThe Lady Bulldogs streaked to their third straight win while the Lady Warriors are at the bottom with a 0-3 card.After going back and forth against the Lady Warriors and trailing, 10-11, midway through the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs went on a 13-2 run to take a 23-13 lead, with Aiko Urdas finishing it off with a through-the-block kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a good win, but after seeing his team falter in the second set he knew his players could do better.“The win earlier was a good win, but it was not a good performance,” said Castillo in Filipino. “I told them to forget about the second set and let’s move on, it’s already marked on the card.” Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting National University recovered from a dismal second set to beat University of the East, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, and stay undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Eagles tied the Tigresses at 1-2.UST suffered a double whammy when it lost libero Rica Rivera to a right knee injury in the first set. Assistant coach Mark Alfafara said the initial assessment was a torn meniscus. —BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NET “My players’ captain responded on the dot on what the situation needed and the team will go with the captain,” Castillo said, referring to Jaja Santiago.When NU committed four straight errors that allowed UE to trim the deficit to six in the fourth set, 23-17, it was Santiago who stopped the Lady Warriors’ fun with a well-placed kill that put the Lady Bulldogs on match point, 24-17.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs’ charge with 23 points while Roselyn Doria added 12 points.Shaya Adorador and May Ann Mendrez led UE with 11 points apiece.In the other match, Ateneo notched its first win after taking down University of Santo Tomas, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.ADVERTISEMENT View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Last-ditch stand by PBA underdogs Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

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