RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea were punished for their sluggish start to 2020 as Brighton’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored a spectacular late bicycle-kick to claim a point on New Year’s Day. The visitors were ahead early on through captain Cesar Azpilicueta but failed to make their early dominance count, failing to find a way through Graham Potter’s well drilled Seagulls side, leaving manager Frank Lampard a frustrated figure throughout as the door was left open for their hosts. Chelsea had rather struggled for goals before their two late strikes at Arsenal, and here still didn’t look quite as free flowing as they have shown they can be so far this season. It took a touch of fortune to get them off the mark here, Kurt Zouma’s header from a corner falling to Tammy Abraham, whose shot had a little too much on it for Mathew Ryan to gather, the keeper palming to Azpilicueta for the Chelsea captain to tap in his first Premier League goal of the season. That should have set Chelsea up to press on and open up a little, but they simply couldn’t get it going. Both Lampard in the technical area and Jorginho on the pitch called on Zouma and Antonio Rudiger to pick the pace up with their passing but the visitors were sluggish, struggling to break down a Brighton side who were themselves offering little but defending well. There was a sign of life when, just before the break, Christian Pulisic – back in the side having been rested at Arsenal as a precaution – worked himself some space in the area with smart footwork and flashed an effort across Ryan’s goal, sending it just wide of the far post. Lampard and assistant Jody Morris sighed and shook their heads at some of Chelsea’s pedestrian play after the break and called for Callum Hudson-Odoi to spice things up. The teenager lifted the visitors immediately, cutting inside and seeing an effort blocked before spinning quickly and whipping a wonderful through ball in for Willian on the break. Chelsea were pushing higher but still didn’t look comfortable at the back, Zouma shown a yellow card for bringing Brighton sub Aaron Connolly down on the break before Kepa misjudged his punch from the resulting free-kick. Having fluffed his lines from one set piece, the Spaniard was on hand at the next after Connolly managed to hold off those around him to turn and shoot, Kepa dived low to the right and palmed the effort clear. Brighton, though, were finally starting to make the most of Chelsea’s sluggish defending, pressing hard for a late leveller. Potter had sent on Jahanbakhsh, who closed out 2019 by ending his 18-month wait for a first Brighton goal against Bournemouth, a goal which has seemingly transformed the Irainian overnight. As Brighton captain Lewis Dunk headed back across the Chelsea penalty area the striker flung himself into the air and unleashed a stunning overhead kick into the far corner which, this time, Kepa could do nothing about. He did, however, manage to get a foot to Neal Maupay’s rasping strike as the clock ticked down in order to preserve a point. Having seen two trips away from home as salvation over the new year run Chelsea must now return to Stamford Bridge – where they’ve lost three of their last four – for an FA Cup tie with Nottingham Forest before Burnley visit in the League.Tags: Alireza JahanbakhshBrightonChelseaFrank LampardTammy Abraham
Boxing fans yesterday defied the heavy downpour in Lagos on Saturday as they trooped out in their numbers into the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium for the Season 8 of the GOtv Boxing and they were not disappointed as the boxers put up impressive displays.It was however the fight between Waidi “Skoro” Usman and David Ekpeyong that was the most thrilling and it therefore came as no surprise that one of them was declared the best boxer of the night.Usman lived up to his promise to make up for the West African Boxing Union featherweight title he lost to Edward Kekembo of Uganda in December 2015, as he made an explosive ring return and was declared winner via unanimous decision. He also carted away the N1million cash prize for the best boxer of the night.The capacity crowd at the Indoor Sports Hall of the national Stadium, Lagos, cheered Skoro, whose fight with the equally impressive Ekpeyong was the highlights of the night.In the main bout of the night, Abolaji emerged the new national middleweight champion, defeating Sunny Iyere by unanimous decision.Earlier in the night, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde made light work of Shakiru Lateef, while Stanley Eribo defeated Dele Adeleke via a fifth round knockout in the welterweight category.The super middleweight clash between Matthew Obinna and Samuel Igbokwe was declared a no-contest.In the National Lightweight Challenge, fans favourite, Olaide Fijabi took just 58 seconds to dismiss the opposition put up by Tombraye Christmas.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Sumner Newscow report â€” Sumner County Family Practice Clinic at 507 E. 16th St. Suite 1 will be doing school and sport physicals again this year. Parents are urged to set an appointment as soon as possible, as times are filling up quickly.Â Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! 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
MICO University College’s senior netball team, with natio-nal senior players Jhaniele Fowler Reid and Vangelee Williams in their line-up, sent an early message to their rivals after topping the Intercollegiate Netball Rally on Saturday.In the final, they turned back last year’s winners, G.C. Foster College A, 8-4, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) indoor netball court.A prelude to the intercollegiate open competition, which begins tomorrow, the rally also showcased several players who represented Jamaica at the Netball World Cup a few months ago and it was no surprise that there was a good turnout of spectators.There was also no surprise about the four top teams in Mico A, G.C. Foster College A, University of Technology (UTech) and UWI A advanced to the semi-finals after being unbeaten in the preliminary stage of the competition.It was close going in both semi-finals as national player, Stacyann Facey led G.C. Foster’s charge and they squeezed out a 4-3 win over UTech, with nationals Khadijah Williams and Althea Byfield on their roster. In the other semis, despite ace shooter Fowler-Reid not being at her best, Mico got by the Thristina Harwood-led UWI team 8-6 to set up a repeat of last year’s final.A close battle was expected, but Fowler-Reid found her shooting range and Mico raced to a 4-1 half-time lead, before the team added four more goals to race to an easy 8-4 win.Heavy showers and persistent lightning, which had caused two stoppages early in the competition, forced the matches to be switched to the indoor court.