By Sudipto GangulyPakistan’s spinners handed their team a 2-0 series victory after ripping through England’s batting line-up on the fifth day of the third and final Test at Sharjah on Thursday.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four wickets for a match-haul of seven while retiring all-rounder Shoaib Malik grabbed three as England were all out for 156, 40 minutes into the second session of the final day.England had resumed the day on 46-2 chasing 284 for a series-levelling win at the SharjahCricket Stadium but the tourists were reduced to 59-6 after the first seven overs of the morning.Shah made the opening breakthrough by dismissing Joe Root (six) leg before wicket in the second over of the day and then trapped Jonny Bairstow (zero) in front of the stumps as the batsman attempted a sweep shot.Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar provided able support by dismissing James Taylor (two) and Samit Patel for a duck as England lost four wickets for 13 runs in the morning.Captain Alastair Cook did offer resistance, completing his 46th half century in Tests, with a stand of 49 runs for the seventh wicket with Adil Rashid, who was out shortly before the lunch break.Stuart Broad was then removed by Shah for 20 with Cook (63) following shortly after to Malik, who had announced his retirement from the longest format following this match.Ben Stokes (12) came out to bat despite a broken collarbone before being the last man out.
This saw four-time champion Sebastian Vettel lose his temper during a tempestuous exchange following a clash with Dutch teenager Max Verstappen of Red Bull.The conflict was settled by the stewards who swiftly handed the Dutchman a five-second penalty for gaining an advantage when he went off the track at Turn One.Verstappen, who had finished third, had already taken his place in the pre-podium room with the two Mercedes drivers before the stewards’ decision was taken –- while Vettel fumed and gave vent to a stream of profanities -– but made a hasty retreat when the German came to the room.Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates at the end of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix on October 30, 2016 © AFP / Pedro PardoHowever, almost three hours after the race had ended, Vettel was penalised 10 seconds and demoted from third to fifth after officials deemed he had made a dangerous blocking move on Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.That moved Ricciardo up to third and Verstappen to fourth.But the final fury could not overshadow a near-flawless drive by Hamilton to his second win in succession, his eighth of the season and the 51st of his career.“It’s my first win in Mexico and for that I am very happy,” said Hamilton. “Nico is doing a great job and I just aim to keep winning. It’s all I can do.”Hamilton also went off-circuit at Turn One on the opening lap, but without being penalised -– in much the same way that Verstappen was to in the closing laps -– before he settled and drove with his customary elan.Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (C), waves next to his teammate Nico Rosberg (L) and Scuderia Ferrari’s driver Sebastian Vettel, on the podium at the end of the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix on October 30, 2016 © AFP / Yuri CortezRosberg said: “It’s been a good day. I haven’t been too fast this weekend so I have to accept second. I got shunted at the start and had a battle with Max Verstappen late on, so second is ok.”Vettel was still fuming on the podium — although his mood would have got a lot darker later when he was punished.“He (Verstappen) left the track and didn’t move and so you can understand why I was annoyed.”Sixth was Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari while Nico Hulkenberg was seventh for Force India.Valtteri Bottas finished eighth for Williams ahead of his team-mate Felipe Massa and local hero Sergio Perez who claimed the final point in the second Force India.– Vettel rants at Verstappen –The Mercedes team’s one-two victory was a record 17th for the season and it was Hamilton’s 30th win from pole position.Only seven-time champion Michael Schumacher has more on 40.Hamilton is now level with four-time champion Frenchman Alain Prost on 51 wins.Red Bull Racing’s driver Max Verstappen powers his car during the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix on October 30, 2016 © AFP / Pedro PardoRosberg can clinch his maiden drivers’ title if he wins the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, a circuit on which Hamilton has never won, on November 13.On a bright and dry afternoon at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, a crowd of around 110,000 generated a raucous atmosphere before the lights went out for the start.Hamilton, after a sluggish first phase to his launch from his 10th pole position of the season, pulled clear to lead the 900-metres run down to Turn one where he locked up heavily, creating a flat spot on a tyre, and ran off circuit.Lucky for the Englishman, there were no kerbs as he speared across an asphalt run-off area and an area of grass before rejoining ahead of Rosberg who, in turn, had survived a minor clash with Verstappen’s Red Bull and also rejoined after running off.That incident required a stewards inquiry which resulted in no action taken.Verstappen, as so often, was providing much of the entertainment as he hunted down Rosberg.When the German locked up, on lap 49, the teenager passed him at Turn One with a lunge down the inside, but he was unable to control it and ran wide.Vettel closed to within 2.5 seconds of Verstappen and then, with four laps remaining, pressurised the young Dutchman into an error at Turn One, where he out-braked himself and ran across the grassThat was the incident which caused the controversy and penalties which followed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s driver Lewis Hamilton powers his car during the Formula One Mexico Grand Prix on October 30, 2016 © AFP / Pedro PardoMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Oct 30 – Defending champion Lewis Hamilton kept alive his title defence with a controlled victory ahead of championship leader and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a stormy Mexican Grand Prix.The 31-year-old Briton came home comfortably ahead of the German to trim his advantage to 19 points with two races remaining after a fiery finish to the 71-lap race.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLASSELL PARK – Police today were searching for three gang members who exchanged gunfire with police, authorities said. Police said the incident began about at 2:15 a.m. Sunday near Drew Street and Weldon Avenue after police heard several rounds of semi-automatic gunfire, police said. When police stopped their car on Weldon, they said saw three men in their late teens to early 20s drove by in a black four-door vehicle and fired several rounds in the officers’ direction. Police said that Los Angeles police Officer Richard Priest, 33, a five-year veteran of the LAPD, returned fire as the suspects sped off. There were no injuries. Officers from the Force Investigation Division and the Robbery-Homicide Division were investigating the incident.
Despite the upheaval, service to the community was not interrupted, Salinas said. “Staff worked diligently to ensure that the programs out of the department ran smoothly,” she said. “This building and department, even more so than City Hall, is the city’s true connection to the people,” said Lopez-Reid. “And we are so glad to have it open for business once again.” The building houses a multipurpose room, two conference rooms, offices and work stations for the 11-member staff. The landscaping in front of the building includes palms trees and two “early tradition” style lightposts. “It’s a beautiful building,” Lopez-Reid said. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: Montebello Parks & Recreation MONTEBELLO – City officials reopened what they called “the face of the city” when they rededicated the Parks and Recreation Building on Wednesday. The 6,000-square-foot building was closed for nearly a year after a fire destroyed one of its storage rooms last December. “I am extremely glad to welcome our staff back home,” said Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe fire prompted the city to close down the facility not only to repair the fire-damaged storage room, but to make other renovations already scheduled. The improvements, which cost $280,000 and were completed by Macco Construction, included painting the building’s interior and exterior, replacing water pipes, installing carpet to replace old tile and making the restrooms comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The building is also fire protected and was made energy efficient, said Tom Castillo, building official. “It feels good being home,” said Municipal Services Director Norma Salinas. “We are just trying to acclimate ourselves back into working in this building.” The parks and recreation staff was displaced and dispersed at City Hall, the Cathy Hensel Youth Center and a trailer adjacent to the Parks and Recreation Building.
James Brown and Kevin Day bring you a light-hearted look back on a busy day of sporting action.This week, the boys chat to former Torquay United striker Martin Gritton, discuss a mysterious parrot-puppet man, plus car-boot fanatic, Ian Walker, gives us a bra update from his adventures in Germany.Get all that and MORE in the latest Late Tackle Podcast!Have a listen, above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.
The Finn Harps U19s play the final game of their regular season at Finn Park knowing that avoiding defeat against third placed Dundalk will be enough to ensure a second-placed finish and therefore a home quarter-final, while the U17, U15 and U13 are also in action. SSE Airtricity League Under-19 Northern DivisionFinn Harps v Dundalk, Finn Park, 2pm Harps come into the game in good form having beaten their Derry City counterparts last week, while Dundalk will also be confident following an 8-0 win last time out.Earlier in the year Dundalk won the reverse fixture 3-1 at Oriel Park. Kick off at Finn Park is at 2pm.“It’s credit to the lads that we have ended the season very well winning 6 out of our last 7 matches and secured a play-off position. We now have a huge match on Saturday against a Dundalk team who are in great form and we know this match is a head to head for second spot and home advantage in quarter final.“They beat us in Oriel park earlier this year so we know they have quality in their side but it should be a great battle for anyone who comes along to watch. It’s a credit to everyone that we have qualified for play-off positions for a few years in a row but the players know that now is the business end of the season and we must produce our best possible performances.”SSE Airtricity League Under-15 League Cup Group 1Derry City v Finn Harps, Redcastle, 2pmHarps U15s make the short trip to Redcastle (2pm KO) to play northwest neighbours Derry City in the first match of the League Cup. The draw for the competition took place last week and it placed both northwest rivals in the same group as league favourites, Shamrock Rovers.Saturday’s match will see Paul McBride’s youngsters face Derry City for the fifth time in competitive action this season. Their most recent clash was played under the lights in Curragh, and it ended in a 2-2 draw.Reflecting on the season so far, McBride was positive on where his side has come from, “It’s been a year of learning really. We had a great phase one campaign. Matches were tight, but we came out on top in most of them. There has been an obvious step up in phase 2.“We’ve competed in all of the matches except two and both of those teams, Dundalk and St. Pat’s, were ahead of the others in my opinion. “The standard has been high and as a group, it’s where we want to be to improve. We’ve played Derry so many times this year already. There’s very little between us on any given day. There’s been plenty of goals so far and I don’t see that changing at the weekend, both teams tend to go for it.”The latest team news from the 15s camp is that all players are available for the derby. Oisín Lynch has recovered from a shin injury and both Luke McGlynn and Jamie O’Donnell have returned from a school trip and are expected to see some action at the weekend.SSE Airtricity League Under-13 Shield Semi-FinalFinn Harps v Waterford, Ballyare, 2pmAll roads lead to Diamond Park, Ballyare this Saturday as the Finn Harps host Waterford FC in the U13 National League Shield Semi-Final, kick off 2pm. Finn Harps U13 head coach Kevin McHugh praised the influence of National League in its inaugural season, “It’s been a very positive season to date, the players have come on so much since this time last year. People questioned the U13 league National League, but this is our 21st competitive game in LOI and I can see huge benefits of this coming through in each player.”Harps welcome a Waterford side who came 2nd in the South section of the national league, whilst Harps themselves topped the Northern section. McHugh hinted at the exciting game expected on Saturday.“It’s a great end to the season regardless how Saturday’s game goes. Waterford have been blowing teams away in their group, so it’s going to be a brilliant test for our boys against a quality side. Hopefully we will see a decent crowd in Ballyare for the game,” McHugh said.Sunday Fixture:SSE Airtricity League Under-17 Northern DivisionDundalk v Finn Harps, Oriel Park, 2pmHeading into the final fixture in the regular season on Sunday the Harps U17s are in second place, just a point behind leaders Bohemian FC. A win over Dundalk, who sit in mid table, would guarantee a home quarter final. Bohs face Longford while both St Patrick’s Athletic and Shelbourne are just a point behind Harps and meet each other this weekend.The sides played out a 1-1 draw when they met at Finn Park back in May and Harps enter the weekend in good form having won their previous three fixtures.Declan Boyle is looking forward to Sunday- “We are looking forward to our final match of the campaign against Dundalk and we know to expect nothing else but a tough match when travelling to Oriel Park.“It was always going be a challenge for this group of players following a double-winning season but the squad has shown great commitment and it’s no small achievement to reach the play-offs. Our focus is now on approaching Sunday’s match as best we can because we would obviously love to secure second place and home advantage for quarter final.”Finn Harps Academy: Final game for U19 as Harps Academy prepare for busy weekend was last modified: September 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
THE DONEGAL SFC will go to a second replay after a dramatic second meeting of Gaoth Dobhair and Naomh Conaill ended all square.Gaoth Dobhair 0-14 Naomh Conaill 1-11 (after extra-time)In a contest that got more and more exciting the longer it went on, with the sun was setting on MacCumhaill Park with both sides refusing to wilt. Tactics went out the window. It went down to whose heart eat the longest. In the end, they both barely were beating – but time had to be called. They will go again – take three – on Wednesday night at 8pm.Naomh Conaill were three points down in extra-time and looked, finally, beaten, only to rally to move one in front entering injury time in extra-time. with Ethan O’Donnell punching over. However, a patchwork Gaoth Dobhair managed to scrape a second replay from a match they looked like winning when Seaghan Ferry levelled in the 82ndminute.The first half seemed like an eternity beforehand.Gaoth Dobhair’s Odhrán MacNiallais and Naomh Conaill’s Kieran Gallagher. Photo Evan Logan The first time Martin Regan’s team went long, they got rewarded. Brendan McDyer laid the ball in and, as it dropped, Eunan Doherty was pulled and referee Jimmy White signalled for a penalty.Charlie McGuinness sent Christopher Sweeney the wrong way in the 10thminute. It was the first score of the contest, with Gaoth Dobhair having kicked four wides beforehand, and showed the economy shown by Naomh Conaill.Before either umpire was bothered, there were a couple of scares for Naomh Conaill. On four minutes, Daire Ó Baoill made ground down the left and his centre had to be clawed away by AJ Gallagher.Then, as Niall Friel looked to be shooting for a point, he didn’t get enough purchase on the shot and Stephen McGrath in the Naomh Conaill goal had to be alert to avert the danger.However, Gaoth Dobhair got their account open by the 13thminute, from an Odhran MacNiallais free, only for Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí to score the point of half for Naomh Conaill from an acute angle in front of the stand. At 1-1 to 0-1, the underdogs’ bark could be heard. Gaoth Dobhair came into it with MacNiallais and Cian Mulligan scoring, although the team from the Gaeltacht breathed a sigh of relief when Kieran Gallagher just missed another booming ball into their square.Gaoth Dobhair were frustrated on 20 minutes when Naoise Ó Baoill got moving after a short kick-out from McGrath didn’t work and was fouled as the ball was played to Gavin McBride. Referee White whistled for a foul as the ball hit the Naomh Conaill net, with McBride the one providing the finish. Gaoth Dobhair had to be content with a point, which was routinely posted by MacNiallais from the free they didn’t want in the first place.Naomh Conaill’s point late in the half came from Eunan Doherty, who blazed over when a 45 fell short. At the break, though, it was 0-6 to 1-2 for Gaoth Dobhair, thanks to injury time scores from Eamon McGee and Mulligan. Mervyn O’Donnell’s team had also kicked eight first half wides.The Ulster champions made three changes from the side who drew 0-8 to 0-8 in the original final last week, with Kieran Gillespie, Odhran McFadden-Ferry and Eamonn Collum being replaced by Seaghan Ferry, James O Baoill and McBride. Naomh Conaill went with the same 15 as seven days’ beforehand. Sweeney, the Gaoth Dobhair goalkeeper, had to be on his toes to pluck a shot on the turn from Gallagher after the restart, although at the other end, Eamonn Collum, who had replaced McBride late in the first half, had doubled the Gaoth Dobhair advantage.But Naomh Conaill came right back to level with a point from Ciaran Thompson and then a free from Eoghan McGettigan on 35 minutes, 1-4 to 0-7. The crowd were coming to life.As things ebbed and flowed, chances were continually missed at both ends, although Michael Carroll had his cue chalked to put Gaoth Dobhair one up on 46 minutes.Seven minutes from time, some fine direct running from Naoise Ó Baoill laid on a MacNiallais score for a 0-9 to 1-4 Gaoth Dobhair lead.Dermot Molloy passed up a chance to win it last week with an optimistic effort but was on the money to pull back a replay point on 55 minutes and then saw a second effort from a similar position fall short into Sweeney’s hands. It was a one-point game.Gaoth Dobhair sat in and let Naomh Conaill play in front of them as the sands of time continued to thin. Ciaran Thompson, from an acute angle, on the right, levelled it up from a difficult free. It was Naomh Conaill who were pushing for the winner but couldn’t work a chance nor buy a free. Full-time: Gaoth Dobhair 0-9 Naomh Conaill 1-6.Extra-time would consist of two periods of 10 minutes with both teams agreeing to a Wednesday second replay rather than a penalty shootout today. Both teams are emailed during the week about having a shootout today. Neither replied.Donegal’s representatives in the Ulster Club SFC are due in Cavan this coming Sunday.At the break before that extra-time, Naomh Conaill headed for the dressingroom as Gaoth Dobhair opted to stay out on the field. Some youngster from both parishes kept the atmosphere ticking over among the crowd of 3,800.Gaoth Dobhair were awarded a penalty just after the resumption when Marty Boyle picked off the ground following a brave block to deny Kevin Cassidy.MacNiallais put McGrath the wrong way from the spot, but it sailed over the crossbar on 62 minutes. However, not to be undone, from the next play the mercurial forward scored a peach to put Gaoth Dobhair 0-11 to 1-7 in front.Gaoth Dobhair’s experience of extra-time in their dramatic win over Bundoran in the last eight stood to them and James Ó Baoill got in on goal and punched over.But Naomh Conaill, again, showed their resolve to score twice before the first period of extra-time was over, through Molloy and then a McGettigan free. Daire Ó Baoill had registered for Gaoth Dobhair in-between.At half-time in extra-time it was Gaoth Dobhair in front, 0-13 to 1-8.Again, Naomh Conaill wouldn’t lie down and within four minutes of the restart were back on terms, with a fantastic Ciaran Thompson effort followed by a score from Eunan Doherty.Naomh Conaill were now the driving force and five minutes from time, Ethan O’Donnell punched over from distance as Neil McGee had punched away a dropping ball. It looked as though it was going to be Naomh Conaill’s day, only for Ferry to tie it up in dramatic fashion.Gaoth Dobhair:Christopher Sweeney; Gary McFadden, Neil McGee, Seaghan Ferry (0-1); Niall Friel, Dan McBride, James Ó Baoill (0-1); Michael Carroll (0-1), Eamon McGee (0-1); Daire Ó Baoill (0-1), Odhrán Mac Niallais (0-6, 2f, 0-1 pen), Naoise Ó Baoill; Cian Mulligan (0-2), Kevin Cassidy, Gavin McBride. Subs: Eamonn Collum (0-1, 1f) for G McBride (23), Peter McGee for D McBride (45), Ethan Harkin for Collum (60), G McBride and D Mc Bride for Harkin and P McGee (extra-time)Naomh Conaill:Stephen McGrath; Ultan Doherty, AJ Gallagher, Kevin McGettigan; Ethan O’Donnell (0-1), Anthony Thompson, Eoin Waide; Ciaran Thompson (0-3, 1f), Leo McLoone; Brendan McDyer, Eoghan McGettigan (0-2, 2f), Eunan Doherty (0-2); Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí (0-1), Charles McGuinness (1-0, pen), Kieran Gallagher. Subs: Marty Boyle for Gallagher (40), Dermot Molloy (0-2) for Waide (45), Nathan Byrne for Gallagher (46, black card), Dara Gallagher for McGuinness (53), Gallagher for McDyer (extra-time), McDyer for Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí (half-time, extra-time), John O’Malley for D Gallagher (78), Aaron Thompson for U Doherty (80)Referee:Jimmy White (Killybegs)Gaoth Dobhair and Naomh Conaill will have to go for a third time after dramatic second drawn final was last modified: October 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2019 Donegal SFCGaoth DobhairNaomh Conaill
THE 2019 champions were crowned at the weekend when the Donegal Open Championships took place, hosted by St Bridget’s ABC in Clonmany.There were a total of 107 boxers entered for the Championships, open to boxers from Donegal, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Sligo and Leitrim.There were 37 bouts over the two days, which close out the action in the county for 2019, and the various winners are listed below. Next up will be the Irish Under-18 Championships in January.2019 Donegal Open winnersBoy 1 Cathair Keenan (Twin Towns), Caoimhin Connolly (Twin Towns), John McDonagh (Convoy), Ronan Grant (St Bridget’s), Justin Kelly (Sean McDermott, Leitrim), Mickey Doherty (St Bridget’s), Oisin Bradley (Letterkenny), Tom Myers (Sligo City), David Tennyson (Dungloe), Fintan Robinson (St Bridget’s), Dillon Doherty (St Bridget’s).Boy 2 Sonny Kettle (Sean McDermott, Leitrim), Oscar Simmons (Carndonagh), Tommy Coll (Carrigart), Luke Kelly (Dunfanaghy), Daithi McGonigle (St Bridget’s), Adam Toland (St Bridget’s), Shay McMonagle (Letterkenny), Daibhinn Doherty (Convoy), Tom Cunningham (St Joseph’s, Derry), Kyle Sharkey (St Joseph’s, Derry), Thomas Brown (Convoy), Adam McGinley (Illies Golden Gloves), Karl McDaid (Carndonagh).Boy 3Cathair Donaghey (St Bridget’s), Conan McGonagle (St Bridget’s), Cara McHugh (Oakleaf, Derry), Evan O’Donnell (Sean McDermott, Leitrim), Rory McDaid (Illies Golden Gloves), Alan McDonagh (Dunree), Peadar Coyle (Dunfanaghy), Tom Stokes (St Joseph’s, Derry), Shay Collum (Letterkenny), Paddy Ward (Oakleaf, Derry), Pierce McBride (Convoy), Kyle Hegarty (Carrigart), Bernie McDonagh (Dunfanaghy).Boy 4 Kalen Collins (Dunree), Joyce McDonagh (Dunree), Callum Graham (Moneyglass, Derry), Patrick Mooney (Moneyglass, Derry), Tiernan Cormack (Moneyglass, Derry), Kyle Kearney (St Bridget’s).Junior 1Jason Lynch (Illies), Cormac Hall (Dunfanaghy), Owen McMonagle (Carndonagh), Tommy De Ward (Twin Towns), Adam McDaid (St Bridget’s), Daniel Campbell (St Bridget’s), Martin McConigley (Letterkenny), Brendan O’Hagan (Oakleaf, Derry), Lee Doherty (Raphoe).Junior 2 Cathair Gormley (Illies Golden Gloves), Harry Good (Letterkenny)Youth 1Liam McMonagle (Raphoe).Youth 2Oran Gethins (Sean McDermott, Leitrim).SeniorCharles Delaney (Dunree), Jack Rowland (Carrigart), Tom Doherty (Raphoe), Sean Berryman (Dunree)Elite Danny Boyle (Dungloe)Boxing – Champions crowned at Donegal Open Championship finals was last modified: December 16th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Most recently, the German slammed former Manchester United defender Gary Neville for suggesting a Champions League exit would boost Liverpool’s chances of winning the Premier League title.And according to former England manager Allardyce, Klopp looks rattled.“Occasionally people can get under your skin but you can’t show the slightest sign of weakness because people will say you’re losing it or you’re out of control, and that can pass over to your players,” he told talkSPORT.Listen to Bayern Munich vs Liverpool live on talkSPORT, kick-off 8pm no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool can revive their season with victory over Bayern MONEY 2 RANKED Klopp took issue with Gary Neville in his most recent press conference REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED After a goalless first leg, a score-draw would be enough for the Reds, but Allardyce worries about the current form of their attackers.“Let’s hope they can get that extra bit of quality from their front line tonight because that could be the key for them to beat Bayern. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “I have to admit, he has looked a bit flustered recently in his interviews.“If you pass that over to your players that can be a problem.”Liverpool will be relying on their front three to fire them into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday night. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow ADVICE BEST OF Sam Allardyce believes the pressure might be getting to Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool’s season threatens to unravel.The Reds have fallen behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title despite leading by seven points in January.And their Champions League hopes hang in the balance as they head to the Allianz for the second leg of their last-16 clash with Bayern Munich, following a 0-0 draw at Anfield.Amid the untimely dip, Klopp has hit out in his press conferences, offering some spiky responses and tenuous excuses. “They’re not firing on all cylinders at the moment and lots of people are talking about that. It’s one of the reasons they’ve slipped away from the top of the league.“Defensively they’ve been brilliant this season, but the front line has not quite functioned.”
“I’ve not seen a goalkeeping performance or goalkeeper like Fraser for a long time,” he said. “In his first spell here, he did some incredible things and now he’s doing it again in his second. “To come through it, to win 10 major trophies is unbelievable. The character and the pride and the resilience that they showed today, sometimes you don’t get asked these questions at domestic level. You can see they’ve got that in abundance as well.” A jubilant Lennon said that the win was testament to his side’s refusal to concede that they could be beaten. “I’ve not really looked into it but it’s incredible. “We had to dig in today, we didn’t play well first half and we had to rely on Fraser [Forster] at times to make some world class saves. Lennon singled out goalkeeper Forster for the highest praise after he made a succession of vital saves, including the crucial penalty save from Alfredo Morelos. “I don’t know what you would compare it with, whether other teams around the world or other teams in Scottish football,” he said. “We’re grateful to have him. He’s buzzing and thrilled to be here. We needed him today. He stood up and made saves that other goalkeepers can’t make.” Neil Lennon has said that he struggles to find a comparison for Celtic’s domestic trophy run and he is amazed by his squad’s strength of character. And Lennon joined an exclusive club after following Billy McNeill in winning all three domestic trophies as player and manager. And then we showed great resilience and great mentality to get the goal. Then there’s the red card and they have to dig in again. Mikey [Johnston] had a great chance to make it 2-0 but Rangers will say they had good chances as well, which they did. The Celtic boss saw his side defeat Rangers to win the League Cup, securing their tenth consecutive domestic trophy win. The defending champions did it the hard way, under pressure from Rangers throughout and coping with the second-half red card for Jeremie Frimpong. “It’s easy to give it up, to think ‘It’s not our day today’, but they just won’t. It’s amazing. They are an incredible group of players.” “It means the world to me (to match McNeill’s clean sweep as a player and a manager),” he said. “The League Cup has been something of a monkey on my back. It owed me one. It’s just nice to tick that box as a manager.”