Odion Ighalo’s brace fires Man United to FA Cup quarter-final

first_img Loading… United squandered an opportunity to go ahead through Ighalo after an error from Max Lowe after the Nigerian saw his effort beaten away.But the visitors did finally open the scoring in fortuitous circumstances. After Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard saw their attempts charged down, Luke Shaw volleyed towards goal and it took a slight nick off Lingard before looping over Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos.That goal seemed to take the pressure off the Premier League side and it wasn’t long before they doubled their advantage. This time Shaw turned provider by finding Ighalo in the box and he bulldozed his way past two defenders before poking into the bottom corner.With a two-goal cushion, United were able to play with swagger and confidence in the second half as the game opened up, with Derby looking to find a way back into the game and Martyn Waghorn nearly found the answer, only to glance his header wide from Jayden Bogle’s delivery. Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo netted a brace as Manchester United zoomed into the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 win against Derby County on Thursday night.Advertisement Rooney would get his chance to score a memorable goal with a free-kick from 20 yards out, but Sergio Romero made a decent stop in the United goal to deny the 34-year-old. Promoted Content6 Best Natural History Museums You Won’t Regret VisitingDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Surprising Ways Drones Could Be Used In The FutureWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?15 Celebs Whose Careers Were Thwarted After One Simple Mistake5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themcenter_img Wayne Rooney was also captain for Derby after starting against the club where he spent 13 glorious years, with 253 goals for the Red Devils.And with so many changes, it was always going to take time for this United side to gel together and it proved.Derby began on the contest on the front foot, with 18-year-old Louis Sibley inches away from finding the bottom corner from 20 yards out. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made six changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Everton at the weekend, with Juan Mata captaining the side in the absence of the injured Harry Maguire. Read Also: Ighalo idolises Rooney, calls him a FighterInto the last 20 minutes, United were comfortable and the scoreline finally showed it. Some good work from Juan Mata down the right allowed him to cut back for Ighalo, who saw his first effort blocked before smashing home into the roof of the net to make it three goals in three starts.Lingard had a chance to end his long goal drought only to miss while Rooney saw a fine free-kick tipped wide as United cruised into the quarter-finals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

McDowell gunning for Gleneagles

first_img A run of three top-10-finishes after a successful title defence at the French Open lifted McDowell into the automatic qualifying places at the start of the US PGA Championship. But with less than three points separating McDowell, Jamie Donaldson and Luke Donald in eighth, ninth and 10th in the standings respectively, the former US Open champion could still need to rely on a wild card from European captain Paul McGinley. Graeme McDowell is confident he will make a fourth consecutive Ryder Cup appearance one way or the other at Gleneagles next month. “This was not really a course I was going to be able to compete on. I’m 71st in driving distance this week out of the 74 players who made the cut. The damage was done Thursday, I didn’t really feel myself. My lower back was in bad shape on Friday and this morning was the only day I felt ready for it. “It’s a slog out there when you are only moving it 280 (yards) off the tee. You say ‘only’ 280 but it really is in this day and age when Jason Day is flying it 320, Rory is flying it 330. I am four shots behind these guys before I tee it up each day so I have to play very well elsewhere which I just haven’t done. “I’m literally wearing the grooves off my 5-wood, 3-hybrid and my four and five irons.” Press Association “I want to be in the automatic spots if I possibly can,” said McDowell, who has just one qualifying event left on his schedule, the first FedEx Cup event in a fortnight’s time. “I will be going out there tomorrow all guns blazing and trying to shoot a low number to finish the week. Ryder Cup is very, very important to me. “I’m not uncomfortable. I’m optimisitic about the way I’m playing, I’m optimisitc about my chances of finishing in the automatic spots and I’d be farily optimistic of the chances of a pick. I am not really too worried about it. “My form the last couple of months has certainly shown the captain that I’m playing well. I will take a week off then get ready for the play-offs, keep some energy in the tank. “I think I am pretty much guaranteed (to qualify for) the first three play-offs, but we are having our baby the second week so I will spend that week at home and experience that next chapter in my life.” McDowell, who secured the winning point at Celtic Manor in 2010, was in the first group out in the third round at Valhalla and finished play before tournament officials were ready to record his score and that of playing partner Brendon Todd. In McDowell’s case it was a level-par 71 which featured four birdies but a quadruple-bogey eight on the 13th, where he hit two approach shots into water surrounding the green. “I played beautifully this morning, it’s so disappointing to make an elementary quadruple bogey, a card-wrecker, tournament-wrecker, weekend-wrecker, all of the above really,” McDowell added. “I think there might have been mud on the first ball but my second attempt was a bad shot. last_img read more

Can Premier League fans get ticket refunds for games postponed by coronavirus?

first_img3THE Premier League is expected to be off until JUNE – and it’s even a possibility that the entire season could be cancelled.That has left many fans – from season ticket holders to supporters looking forward to a rare game watching their beloved team – wondering if they will recoup their money or get a refund at all.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Premier League stadiums across the country will be barren for the coming weeks with the league suspended due to coronavirusCredit: AFP or licensorsHere is how each Premier League team are dealing with this concern…How can fans get ticket refunds?ArsenalArsenal’s current policy for home match tickets is that in the event of postponement or abandonment of a game, you will receive a full refund or receive a ticket for the re-arranged mattch.But you will have to send a written request to the club’s box office at least 72 hours before the fixture, while any tickets acquired through the Ticket Exchange Service are not liable for refunding – unless through the original seller.For away tickets, you will entitled to a full refund through the visiting club or get a new one for the rearranged fixture – but Arsenal are not liable to cover lost accommodation or travel costs.As for season tickets, fans already expecting compensation due to their poor performances in the Europa League.The season tickets allow Gunners supporters to attend 26 matches a year – and should Premier League games be re-arranged, they will be allowed to use their season ticket for these.But it is unknown whether a refund will be handed if the season is cancelled.ChelseaChelsea give home fans the chance to get a full refund if they send the original back to the ticket office at least 48 hours before the game – be able to get a ticket for the rearranged fixture.But according to their policy, the Blues will not refund any away tickets for any Uefa matches – including the Champions League.Meanwhile, Premier League and domestic cup games cannot be refunded if the full allocation has been taken.Ticket Exchange match tickets are non-refundable as well.As for season ticket holders, fans are currently only entitled to attend the rescheduled fixture.LiverpoolFor home matches, you will be able to use the ticket to attend the rescheduled fixture.A refund will be issued if the ticket is returned to the Liverpool Ticket Office at least 14 days prior to the game.The same rules apply for away games.As for season ticket holders, you can still attend the rescheduled matches with your current ticket.But should the matches be cancelled completely, currently Liverpool fans are not entitled to a refund. Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himManchester CityFor home matches at the Etihad Stadium, Man City fans will get a full refund – except without the booking fee – for any tickets providing the original ticket is returned with a written request at least seven days before the match.For group bookings, which are for 10 or more tickets, this needs to be done at least 21 days before the game.Yet, if the game is rearranged, ticket holders will still be able to attend on the new date with their original ticket.These rules also apply to away fixtures.As for season ticket holders, they will be able to attend the rescheduled games, but, as yet, are not due a refund should they be postponed.Manchester UnitedUnited have extended the deadline to renew season tickets indefinitely and say fans WILL be refunded if the coronavirus KO’s this campaign.The club has confirmed a new deadline for season ticket renewal will be put in place once the start date of next season is confirmed.Red Devils chiefs will offer fans either a pro-rata cash refund or a rebate on next season’s tickets if the remaining Premier League games are scrapped or forced behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.3TottenhamTottenham have already revealed that any ticket holder for their postponed fixtures will be able to attend the games if they are rescheduled.Meanwhile, if you are unable to attend on the rearranged date, then you can claim a refund no later than seven days before the match.And should any fixtures not be completed, season ticket holders will be part-refunded to cover those remaining games.last_img read more

Tridents demolish TKR to meet Warriors in CPL final

first_imgWith the Knight Riders ultimately coming up 12 runs short, the final two overs when the Tridents batted were the difference between going to Saturday’s final and going home.Johnson Charles could have been dismissed twice early in his 35, dropped by Denesh Ramdin in the first over of the night and then seeing a skied shot land safe after Lendl Simmons and Chris Jordan left it for each other.While never quite at his fluent best, Charles’ effort was crucial in holding things together during a fraught first half of the Tridents innings in which Hales and Shakib fell to Pierre and JP Duminy was forced to hobble off retired hurt after injuring his leg while hitting a six. The Tridents will be desperate to have him available on Saturday.Charles followed Duminy straight off the field, skying Ali Khan to Jordan at mid-off to leave the Tridents in bother at 74/3 – effectively four down – in the 12th over. Things got worse for them two overs later when Jonathan Carter was spectacularly caught and bowled by Jordan, who flung himself to his left in his follow-through to pluck the ball from the air inches above the grass.When Jason Holder picked out Colin Munro at deep midwicket in the same over, the Tridents were 92/5 with time running out and the innings in real danger of falling away completely.That didn’t happen. Shai Hope played nicely for his 23 from 18 with two fours and a six, before Reifer and Nurse gave the innings its all-important explosive finish.Both men finished 24 not out, with five Hero Maximums between them.Even then, 160/6 was no more than a par score in tricky conditions for bowlers coping with a wet ball.Sunil Narine got the TKR innings off to a flying start with four boundaries from Shakib’s opening over and, although he and Lendl Simmons both fell in the powerplay, the Knight Riders were well on course at 50/2 after six overs.Enter the 2019 Hero CPL leading wicket-taker to change the momentum once again. Hayden Walsh Jr picked up his 20th wicket of the tournament when Colin Munro reverse-swept straight to that man Nurse at short third-man.When Nurse then removed Darren Bravo caught behind for just 2, the Knight Riders had lost two wickets for just 12 runs in 3.3 overs since the powerplay.Denesh Ramdin holed out to long-on to hand Nurse a second wicket in a four-over spell that also gave up just 14 runs.The game lurched back TKR’s way when Prasanna started smacking everyone to and over the ropes, but he was also at fault in the mix-up that led to the run out of Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard for 23. On a night full of crucial moments, here was another.Prasanna was undeterred, though, and powered to a 22-ball half-century with back-to-back sixes – his third and fourth in all – off Walsh Jr. When 20 were needed from the last 15 balls, it looked like the Knight Riders’ game to lose.Walsh Jr ended his spell of 2/31 with three dot balls, though, and Harry Gurney delivered at the death once again with a superb 19th over that gave up just six runs and brought the wicket of Jordan.That left Prasanna and the Knight Riders needing 14 from the final over with two wickets in hand. When Reifer pinned Prasanna with a millimetre-perfect yorker to start that final over, a topsy-turvy game finally looked settled. Pierre was caught by Hales at long-on two balls later to confirm it.Upcoming Fixture: Saturday 12 October – Final: Guyana Amazon Warriors v Barbados Tridents (5pm), Brian Lara Cricket Academy. 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League – Match Report 33Barbados Tridents 160/6 (Charles 35, Nurse 24*, Reifer 24*, Hope 23, Pierre 2/25, Ali Khan 2/36, Jordan 2/40) beat Trinbago Knight Riders 148 (Prasanna 51, Pollard 23, Ramdin 21, Reifer 2/13, Nurse 2/14, Walsh Jr 2/33) by 12 runsAshley Nurse and Raymon Reifer starred with both bat and ball as Barbados Tridents knocked out defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders to set up a 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final against the all-conquering Guyana Amazon Warriors.Kieron Pollard is run out by some excellent glove work which shifted the tide of the matchNurse’s intervention was crucial in both innings, first when blasting an unbeaten 24 from nine balls to propel a stuttering Tridents innings up to 160/6 and then taking two key wickets to help strangle the Knight Riders’ run-chase.Having been put into bat, the Tridents looked set to make an under-par total for the majority of their innings until Nurse and Raymon Reifer – who later also played his part with the ball, bowling a nerveless final over that included the vital wicket of Seekkuge Prasanna for a 27-ball 51 and the match-clinching one of Khary Pierre – plundered an unbroken 48 runs for the seventh wicket from the final 14 balls.last_img read more