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January 20, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNEWCASTLE, England (AP): Georginio Wijnaldum scored four goals as Newcastle recorded their first win of the Premier League season in style yesterday crushing Norwich 6-2 at St James’ Park. The Dutch international scored twice, and Ayoze Perez added a third, as Newcastle led 3-2 at the end of an action-packed first half, with Dieumerci Mbokani and Nathan Redmond replying for the visitors. Wijnaldum followed up by scoring two more after the break, along with a 64th minute strike by Aleksandar Mitrovic. Steve McClaren’s Newcastle remains in the relegation zone, but moves from last place to 18th in the standings – two points behind promoted Bournemouth. The win also sets them up perfectly for next weekend’s derby trip to fellow strugglers Sunderland. Newcastle took a 14th-minute lead when, after a one-two between Moussa Sissoko and Mitrovic had not come off, the France international calmly shifted the ball before sliding it into the path of Wijnaldum, who finished efficiently. The lead lasted just six minutes when Sissoko’s absence allowed Robbie Brady, who had earlier rattled a post from distance, to find Martin Olsson down the left and his inviting cross was touched home by Mbokani. However, Wijnaldum struck once again to head Sissoko’s 26th-minute cross past goalkeeper John Ruddy, and when Perez beat Ruddy from close range after Olsson had blocked his initial effort, the Magpies looked to be well on their way with 12 minutes of the first half remaining. But Norwich grabbed a second lifeline within seconds. Olsson was allowed time and space on the left to cross, and Redmond was similarly unchallenged as he volleyed home from beyond the far post. As the former England coach talked to his players at the break, McClaren’s emotions will have been decidedly mixed after 45 minutes which had seen them play some wonderful, incisive football and also twice gift Norwich a way back into the game. Norwich laid siege to the Newcastle goal during the opening stages of the second half, but the task became more difficult with 64 minutes gone. Sissoko floated the ball into Mitrovic’s run and the Serbia international controlled with his chest before smashing a left-foot volley past the helpless Ruddy, whose afternoon took a further turn for the worse two minutes later. Sissoko and Wijnaldum combined to allow Daryl Janmaat to cross and Wijnaldum timed his run to perfection to complete his hat-trick with a close-range header. Although Redmond later struck the upright at the other end, the Dutch international’s 85th-minute shot was deflected into the top corner to round off a vital win for his team.last_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports ComplexThe 2017-18 National County Sports Meet scheduled to begin today has been postponed and will be held at a new date after the inauguration of President-elect George Manneh Weah.According to Ministry of Youth & Sports sources, several counties have already received their financial allotment and have concluded preparations for the tournament.However, they said because of the importance that President-elect Weah attaches to the games, they will now be rescheduled after his inauguration on Jan. 22.A visit to the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex yesterday, a large group of people was getting the complex ready because the inauguration will be held there.“We are giving the Complex a cleanup for the occasion,” one of the workers told the Daily Observer.The recently refurbished Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex can accommodate 35,000 persons and with the huge interest in President-elect Weah’s election, many have predicted a large turn out on Jan. 22.Though there has been no official confirmation that inauguration will be held at the Complex, sources have said it will be the venue for the event.Ordinarily, it is held at the National Legislature but because of the current renovation works ongoing on Capitol Hill, both the president-elect and the vice president-elect may be held at two different places.Hosting the president-elect’s inauguration at the SKD Complex is significant because President-elect Weah led the national soccer team, Lone Star, to challenge several countries for soccer supremacy there.Recall that it was at SKD Complex that Liberia, led by Weah lost 2-1 to the Black Stars of Ghana in the ZONE 3 Finals in the 1980s.It was at the same venue after Liberia held Ghana to a 0-0 in 1988 in Accra, Ghana and defeated Ghana 2-0 in the popular saying “Debbah opened it, Weah closed it,” in a FIFA World Cup elimination.It was during the first leg in Accra that Pewou Bestman saved George Alhassan’s penalty that became the ‘talk of the town’ in Accra and Monrovia.It was at the same ground that Liberia defeated Egypt, Nigeria, among others, in a well-orchestrated plot, initiated by President Samuel Kanyon Doe, whose name the Complex honors.Weah will also remember the traditional rivalry between Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle and the highly contested Hydro Tournaments and Dugbor USA (Best out of three) that Weah and Debbah were the ultimate players to determine their outcomes.So having the inauguration at the SKD Complex will bring fond memories to the President-elect and will let him see why it is necessary for his government to get capable men at the LFA to pursue more soccer glories for the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more