United, Chelsea rely on strokes of fortune in EPL

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Here’s a look at the action:WHOSE GOAL?With United struggling to break through Brighton’s defense, it found inspiration from an unlikely source in left back Young. The utility player picked up a clearance on the edge of the box and shot into the top corner, via the sprawling Lewis Dunk.“It’s taken a deflection,” said Young, who disagreed with the award of an own goal. “You know, it was going on target, so I’ll be claiming that.”Brighton, which had been undefeated in its previous five league games, gave United one of its toughest challenges this season and was punished for failing to take its chances.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea claimed only a point from a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in the day’s standout game and again there was luck involved, substitute Willian’s attempted cross to the far post soaring into the top corner for an 85th-minute equalizer.Still, it was another good day for City, even though the leader wasn’t playing until Sunday at Huddersfield.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneUnited might have moved five points behind but the Anfield draw saw two more possible title rivals drop points, while Tottenham’s travails at Wembley Stadium continued with a 1-1 draw against lowly West Bromwich Albion.There were also wins for Watford and Crystal Palace. Bohol’s Magsayo defends WBO international featherweight crown vs Hayashi Chelsea’s Willian celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpool, England. APLIVERPOOL, England — Manchester United and Chelsea needed fortunate goals to maintain their status as the closest challengers to rampant leader Manchester City in the English Premier League on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Ashley Young’s long-range shot looped up off a defender and spun into the far corner to earn second-place United a 1-0 win over Brighton, for its eighth consecutive victory at Old Trafford.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “I want to be honest and give them what they deserve, for me probably they deserve more than the result they got,” United manager Jose Mourinho said.For United, its 39th home game in all competitions without defeat set a club record. The last loss at home was in September 2016 to Manchester City.SALAH SCORES AGAINChelsea was nearly left embarrassed by another former player.Two months ago, it was Kevin De Bruyne — discarded prematurely by then-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in 2014 — scoring the winner against the Blues for Manchester City.Mo Salah was at Chelsea around the same period and made just six league starts before being sent on loan by Mourinho to Fiorentina and then Roma, which he eventually joined on a permanent deal. Chelsea might be regretting it.Salah scored his 15th goal of the season, in just 20 appearances, when he ran into Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pass and slotted home in the 65th. He is the league top scorer on 10 goals and must go down as the signing of the summer.Willian’s goal came within two minutes of coming on as a substitute.“Everything was good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said, “until Willian crossed the ball.”SPURS’ SEASONAL STRUGGLES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Tottenham will be looking forward to the end of November. For a second consecutive season, it has won just one of its three matches in the month.Harry Kane equalized 15 minutes from the end after Salomon Rondon gave West Brom’s stand in-manager, Gary Megson, the perfect start. West Brom, which hasn’t now won in 11 league games, was playing for the first time after firing its Tony Pulis on Monday.Tottenham is 10 points adrift of City.HAPPY TRAVELERSWatford’s run of scoring two goals in its league away games this season ended at Newcastle, but it didn’t mind.The Hornets went one better with a 3-0 win at St James’ Park. Will Hughes and Andre Gray scored either side of DeAndre Yedlin’s own goal to secure a comfortable win.Watford has more away points in seven matches this season than the team managed in the whole of its previous campaign.LATE WINNERMamadou Sakho scored in added time to give last-place Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Stoke and move the team to within three points of safety.Xherdan Shaqiri’s solo effort put Stoke in front but Ruben Loftus-Cheek equalized just three minutes later. Sakho reacted first when Yohan Cabaye’s effort came back off the post to seal only Palace’s second win of the season. 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Bandits invade Grove home

first_imgTwo armed men broke into the home of a Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) family in broad daylight.The incident occurred on Tuesday about 09:30h.The armed men carted off an undisclosed amount of cash, a quantity of jewellery, along with a television, computer and other electronic devices.The bandits removed the grill door to gain entryOne of the bedrooms which were completely ransackedThe perpetrators were also keen on cutting all cameras in order to guarantee a clear escape.The owner of the house, identified only as “Roy”, was at work in Georgetown at the time of the robbery.His wife was also not at home.After neighbours realised what was taking place, an alarm was raised and the owner was notified of the incident.Roy rushed home to find his house broken into and completely ransacked.From all indications, the bandits removed the grille and forced the wooden door open with a sharp object.Speaking to Guyana Times, Roy explained that it was a devastating experience because he worked really hard to earn back those valuables, after his house was raided a few years ago.The Police were notified of the matter and an investigation has been launched.last_img read more