Federer thinks young to make his own Miami luck

first_imgRoger Federer. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Roger Federer described himself as “incredibly lucky” to have beaten Tomas Berdych in the Miami Open quarter-finals, but credited his 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) victory Thursday to thinking young.Federer trailed 6-4 in the third set tie-breaker but fought back and won the quarter-final match when Berdych double-faulted at the decisive moment.ADVERTISEMENT Nambatac, Racal look to learn from mistakes in Game 1 loss “I guess you get better over time handling pressure,” Federer said. “Then you have to be careful, I think, as you grow older, not to play too conservative when it matters. You start playing percentages way too much when you get older because you’ve seen too many times what can happen.“Sometimes when you have that young mind you just go for it, and that’s when actually great things do happen. You’ve just got to play committed tennis.“So for me, it’s always a balance between playing the percentages yet play free and sort of young in the mind.”Federer’s victory kept alive the chance of yet another encounter with his long-time rival Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s final, one Federer said he would relish.“It would be very cool,” Federer said. “They have been talking about it since the beginning of the tournament, which is nice. I’m happy we both made it this far. I definitely got super lucky today to be in the position that I’m in today, the semis.ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “I would love it. It would be like a throwback to 2005, the finals we played — 2004 we played the first time ever against each other here in Miami. So that would be cool, to have that going.“Plus Rafa going for his first Miami Open. I think that would be cool, too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards LATEST STORIES “I was like, ‘Wow, double fault. Are you kidding me? You’re too kind, Tomas. Why? How do I deserve this one?’” Federer said.“I don’t feel like I deserved it that much, a double fault at that moment. I guess he was playing on the edge. I got incredibly lucky. Could have gone either way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnRecalling Berdych’s 2010 victory over him in the fourth round, Federer said, “I felt like maybe this one I should have lost and maybe I should have won the one against him here in the night session years ago.”The 35-year-old Swiss star was asked whether he thought experience helped him deal with the pressure of a tight tie-break decider and replied that it could be a double-edged sword. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View commentslast_img read more

“Those bottom house parrots”

first_imgIn one of my recent columns, I exposed the hypocrisy and double standards of three very vocal writers and personalities who continue to spread anti-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) propaganda and rhetoric in an attempt to hoodwink the public and delegitimise that Party’s track record in office which began in 1992. I emphasised the point that the trio, whose mission was to also constantly attack PPP personalities by rehashing lies, rumours and alternative facts about the Party’s tenure in office, was working as an integral part of the Government’s public relation machinery due to the fact that no one takes it’s Department of Public Information seriously.And finally, I strongly upbraided the trio for doing a disservice to the public by parading themselves as independent critics, patriots, and academic beings who possess some higher level of intellectual acumen that all other Guyanese apparently failed to acquire, when in fact they were only interested in blatantly shielding the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government from taking direct responsibility for many of the poorly thought governance policies and corrupt transactions that it has undertaken since 2015. They were only interested in damage control mechanisms for a Government that is demonstrating indifference and scorn every day for public criticisms, and dissident within its own camp. In short, the trio was prepared to stoop to any level to ensure that the PPP never regains power in this country, because they all have a personal vendetta and hatred for the current politicians who sit at the helm of the PPP; Bharrat Jagdeo in particular.Since writing that column, the trio has found creative ways of rebutting the arguments I made. One of them was so affected that he threw his belly and soul into criticising several columnists in this newspaper but not before branding them “slimy eels”. He said these “slimy eels” were pushing a particular agenda since 2015, as he tried painstakingly to avoid his usual gutter rhetoric and personal rants. Another pro Government supporter – an integral part of the so called movement to right the alleged wrongs done to afro Guyanese only by the PPP during its 23 years in office – desperately writes a letter in another section of the press accusing the columnists here of incitement and being dangerous. Others have also responded on social media. I must admit that it is not surprising that the trio and those who support this Government would see persons who freely, and responsibly, as well as objectively, express their views here as a threat. We are a threat because our sole aim and objective is educating the public by providing them with the raw, unedited and factual picture of the Guyana we currently live in. I believe that I, like any other right-thinking Guyanese, am duty bond to serve as a watchdog for the populace, even if it means criticising and exposing the shameful and most times deliberate skulduggery of folks who hold high office.The reason persons would find difficulty with the work done by a few columnists here is because it is having an impact and appealing to a wide cross-section of Guyanese. Try as hard as they may, it is a fact that there are racists elements serving in the Government at some of the highest levels. Just look at the President’s shameful response to the Lloyda Nicholas-Garrett scandal. It is also a fact that there are East Indians who serve in the Government establishment that have been mistreated, sidelined and abused by supporters of the Government because of their ethnicity. It happened too under the PPP but to a lesser extent. Just look at the constant scandals in every sector and the desperation that follows in order to deceive the nation and blame the PPP.The APNU and its junior coalition partners have not delivered in any realistic way, the things they promised back in 2011 and 2015. No one is enjoying any “Good Life” as the Finance Minister touts. It spent all of its energies and time witch-hunting the PPP and engaging in a systematic ethnic cleansing of certain institutions, that it failed to realise that the economy was going under, investors were withdrawing and the level of hopelessness was rising. That is the problem. We have a Government that is bent on implementing outdated policies and measures in a modern era.Also, it is a fact that those within the APNU/AFC inner circle fear the return of Jagdeo to power more than the PPP itself. They have always had a problem with his style and ability to maintain high levels of affection with people from all parts of Guyana, regardless of the relentless smear campaign and the gullible stories told by paid whistle-blowers. The truth is, many Guyanese would prefer Jagdeo any day because he possess a sober mind and disposition that results in affirmative actions and results. There’s no doubt about who is in charge. And the policies that are implemented are people’s policies that speak to bread and butter issues.So if sharing such a viewpoint makes people like me “slimy eels”, then we are proud to be so labelled. After all, is not people like us who should be feared or scorned, but those ‘bottom house parrots and venereal sores’ that continue to see the wrongdoings and racial divisive politics of personalities in this Government but selectively call them out. They should be condemned because they are so blinded by their hate for Jagdeo and the PPP that they are ignorant of the hardships being endured by the people of this country under the current political configuration. While they make funny sounds and from time to time are able to speak words of reason like a parrot, they will never realise this country needs socio-political healing and reconciliation. It needs ethnic unity and more free speech advocates on all sides of the divide to get governments to function properly. It does not need bottom house parrots and puppets. I urge those who cannot stamina my justified criticisms of both the PPP and coalition when necessary to take a cracker and several seats.last_img read more

Super charged Rhino Charge 2013 ahead

first_img“We are on the final countdown now, basically all logistical planning is finalized. We are continuously checking the route notes to make sure that we can get everybody there. Obviously with the rains that the country has experienced this year, roads have been badly damaged,” he stated.He called on participants to follow the instructions and rules of the event to avoid occurrences of the past where spectators fail to heed regulations.“We have given instructions to you for a reason and yeah we are right there, everything is on schedule and its going to be a great event.”Secret locationIts been a tradition of the Rhino Charge every year to never reveal the location until the actual day when the competitors and spectators collect a map to guide them to the actual route.This year is no different and the map collection point is the Brookhouse School along Nairobi’s Magadi Road starting 31st of May.“As usual everybody is asking leading questions and trying to establish where the location is and I’m sure one or two think they know where it is. I think they will be surprised especially when they see the directions that they will have to go. I think they will be a few scratching of heads.”With the direction being a dilemma ahead of the Charge itself Lowe was quick to add that everyone will have to be sure of the vehicle they choose to feature.“This is a 4×4 event and with the road conditions this year, its important that people do respect that. Don’t come in a Probox. They are great they do go to incredible places and they are fantastic cars. So please make you come with a decent vehicle.”Rubbish collection, a priorityLowe encouraged everyone to be mindful of the environment more importantly on the issue of littering“As the organizing committee we are the last people to leave that venue and we go around picking up plastic and rubbish that people leave behind and its disgraceful. People come to this event to raise money for the environment and yet leave it in sorry state.”“We make a commitment to the host community that we will make sure we leave the venue in the same condition we found it. So that’s our personal commitment but it would help us considerably if everybody who came to the event could be responsible for their rubbish.”A sorting station will be on site and Lowe said his team will be doing as much as they can to help with the clean up.ChargesLowe also revealed changes in entry fees.“We will have one point of payment and we have simplified the system and we now will charge only per vehicle. So now every vehicle that enters the Rhino Charge will have to pay the appropriate fee depending of the vehicle. For example a car is Sh10,000 but the spectator’s wrist band will be issue free of charge.”Nakumatt Holdings will have their newly introduced mini retail store to provide shopping solutions during the Rhino Charge.The supermarket chain will afford the competing crews this year an opportunity to pre-order their shopping requirements’ including chilled or frozen items, which will be transported directly to the event location.The 2012 edition was held in the undulating hills and rocky terrain of Il Ngwesi in Isiolo County.Last year’s winners were Terry Childs, Patrick Garner, Anthony Childs, Robert Calder, Brenden Hill and Barny Trevalyan-Johnson. The team dubbed Braeburn Sevens Squared won in their humongous Range Rover after covering the shortest distance of 47.678km.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya May 17 – Plans for this year’s Rhino Charge are nearing completion as organisers put final touches to the 25th edition of the popular charity off road event to be held on the 1st of June.Clerk of Course David Lowe confirmed to Capital FM sport that everything is in place.last_img read more

A final farewell to Cpl. Anzack, Pfc. Cagle

first_imgA public memorial service for Cpl. Joseph Anzack Jr. will be held at 5:30 tonight at the South High School football stadium, 4801 Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance. A funeral procession, led by a horse-drawn carriage carrying Cpl. Anzack’s casket, will depart at 4 p.m. from Rice Mortuary on Torrance Boulevard. It will travel east to Anza Avenue, south on Anza to Pacific Coast Highway and west on PCH to South High. Arrival at the campus is estimated at 4:45 p.m. Live coverage of the procession and service will be available at www.knbc.com starting about 4 p.m. Anzack, who graduated from South High in 2005, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His unit was ambushed while patrolling south of Baghdad and he was taken prisoner. His body was found floating in the Euphrates River on May 23,11 days after he was first missing in action. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Services for U.S. Army Pfc. Daniel Cagle of Del Aire will be Sunday at Los Angeles National Cemetery at 11 a.m. 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd., near Wilshire Boulevard. Cagle, 22, will be buried with full military honors. Cagle died May 23 while fighting in Iraq when a bomb exploded as he entered a home in a search for insurgents near Ramadi. Cagle died May 23 while fighting in Iraq when a bomb exploded as he entered a home in a search for insurgents near Ramadi.last_img read more

Rosie’s latest move sure to rejuvenate Walters

first_img“We’re not saying fans who take us up on this offer get fat,” said one Dodger official, “but when they sit around Chavez Ravine, they sit around Chavez Ravine.” Steve Young is author of “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (www.greatfailure.com).160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Rose is a rose is a rose … unless it’s a Rosie: In a move sure to add 10 years to Barbara Walters’ life, Rosie O’Donnell announced that she would not be coming back to “The View.” Even though Rosie vowed to never speak to Elisabeth Hasselbeck again, the former “Survivor” competitor doubted O’Donnell’s pledge. “I may have an abundance of air in my head,” said Hasselbeck, “but even I know that Rosie doesn’t like me near enough to be that humane.” “Do I look fat in this show?” she added. A simple misunderstanding: In court last week, Phil Spector’s attorney explained that when the former music genius told his chauffeur that he “thought he might have killed someone,” he was speaking about someone completely different whom he thought that he had killed. “When you kill someone, things become muddled,” said Lowell Thanwhaledung. “But it’s certainly not a reason to find my client guilty … at least not in this case.” Don’t read all about it! Forced to step down from his position as president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz said that his problems were actually caused by the media. “It wasn’t because I used my position to get my girlfriend a great promotion and a humongous pay raise,” said the former White House aide who claimed the Iraq war would pay for itself. “It was that the media reported it. I think we’d all agree that if the media kept the news to itself, perhaps we’d all be better off.” Oops: A newly released Senate report reveals that prior to invading Iraq, the CIA had provided President George W. Bush and his top aides with information predicting that going into Iraq would cause chaos, spark violent sectarian divides and provide al-Qaida with new opportunities in Iraq. “I don’t know why anyone is upset,” said White House press secretary Tony Snow. “At least the CIA got something right.” Paying honor to Falwell?: Poland is investigating whether “The Teletubbies,” the British television show for infants, promotes homosexuality. “It’s been well documented that most overweight gays named Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are predisposed to inserting televisions in their tummies,” said Poland’s child-rights ombudsman, Ewa Sowinska. “And as soon as we figure out if chubby puppets with aerials sticking out of their heads have homosexual tendencies, we’re going to try and figure out why we’re the freakin’ butt of so many jokes.” Kobe in, Kobe out: Seemingly a schizophrenic dichotomy wrapped up in contradiction, Kobe Bryant’s desire to be traded as well as not be traded is easily explained by Bryant himself. “Simply, I want to be traded, but to the Lakers,” said the Lakers’ new sports talk-radio 24/7 guest. “If I can get management to trade me to another team before the end of the spring, then it will be early enough to trade me back to the Lakers in time for the regular season. Some people may call that nuts. I call it a fresh start.” The good ole daze: In an attempt to pacify Kobe Bryant’s desire to bring the Lakers back to the success of the old days, owner Jerry Buss has authorized general manager Mitch Kupchak to re-sign Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West. “Not only will this improve our on-court presence,” said Buss, “but did you take a look at their last contracts? We’re going to save a bundle.” There’s a big but(t) in Dodgers offer: The Dodgers’ new 2007 “all you can eat” seats have fans rolling in the aisles – mostly because, by the end of the game and smorgasbord, they’ll not be able to walk. But while AYCE tickets don’t include beer, ice cream or candy, Dodger officials have added what they’re calling “stretch seats” to fit those who pay to consume all the hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, soft drinks and bicarbonate they can swallow for only $35. last_img read more

Social Calendar

first_img American premiere of “Lansky,” starring Mike Burstyn, a new play based on the true story of mob boss Meyer Lansky’s futile attempts to become an Israeli citizen. 8 p.m. Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West Los Angeles. $35-$55. (310) 477-2055. JUNE 15 Annual Book Fair. 6 to 9 p.m. Neighborhood Church, Ross Chapel, 310 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena. $5. Sale continues on June 16 to 17, free admission. (818)242-5775. JUNE 16 The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s 37th Annual Beastly Ball. 6 p.m. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Griffith Park. $1,000. (323) 644-4701. “Tonight at 11”, Witty weatherman Fritz Coleman’s look at what goes on behind broadcast news. 7:30 p.m. Additional performances on June 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30p.m. The Grove Theatre, 276 Ninth St., Upland. $25. (909)920-4343. JUNE 21 A Summer Solstice Celebration marking the merger of Episcopal Home Communities and The Scripps Home. 6 to 9p.m. The Scripps Kensington, 1428 S. Marengo Ave., Alhambra. $100. (626) 281-3776. JUNE 22 Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl featuring the eighth annual Hall of Fame Concert to benefit Music Matters. (213)972-3051. JUNE 23 The 44th Annual Evening with Star Chefs to benefit Rosemary Children’s Services. 6 p.m. Santa Anita Park, Arcadia. $125. (626) 844-3033. JUNE 26 Los Angeles Public Television Station, KCET, will honor Diane and Bob Trujillo, chairman and president of BP America, with its annual Visionary Award. 6 p.m. Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. $1,000. (323) 953-5429.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUNDAY The 10th Annual Placido Domingo Awards Dinner sponsored by Hispanics for L.A. Opera will honor director Emilio Sagi and Vinyl Technology Inc. following the 2 p.m. performance of “Luisa Fernanda.” Grand Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. $300. (213)972-7338. WEDNESDAY Pasadena Museum of History’s Contemporary History Maker Awards Dinner honoring Ann Hassett and Bob Niemack; Ellen and Harvey Knell; Sally and Phil Swan; and Regina and Ian Whitcomb. 6:30 p.m. Twin Palms Restaurant, Old Pasadena. $125. (626)577-1660, Ext. 11. Aviva Family and Children’s Services presents its annual “Triumph of the Spirit Awards Gala.” Honorees include actress Suzanne Somers; Aviva board member Michael A. Sherman and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills. 6p.m. Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills. $375. (323) 904-4400. THURSDAY center_img TODAY California Institute of Technology’s 113th Annual Commencement and Inauguration of Jean-Lou Chameau as the eighth President of Caltech. 10 a.m. The Caltech campus, Pasadena. Young & Healthy celebrates its 17th year serving the health needs of Pasadena’s children by honoring board member Matthew White with the J. Donald Thomas Award. 6p.m. A private home in Pasadena. SATURDAY Women In Action Educational Fund presents its 34th annual Jackie Robinson Merit Awards honoring graduating students from Pasadena High Schools. 11:30 a.m. Brookside Country Club. $35. (626)585-3833.last_img read more

Busted: Tottenham target spotted training BEFORE transfer announced

first_img Swansea left-back Ben Davies has been training with Tottenham 1 Swansea fans were left wondering when they will be put out of their misery after a video emerged showing left-back Ben Davies training with Tottenham.On Twitter @bankruptspurs posted a screen grab from what is believed to be an official video, then another revealing it had been removed from their website.Official confirmation of Davies’ move to White Hart Lane is yet to be announced, but it is said thatthe Wales defender will move with goalkeeper Michel Vorm, while Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is heading in the opposite direction.last_img

Celtic 3-3 Manchester City: Bhoys hold Citizens in high-intensity clash

first_imgCeltic and Manchester City played out an enthralling 3-3 draw at Parkhead in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.The hosts took the lead three times, but were pegged back each time, and although City looked most likely to grab a winner in the final stages, the Bhoys held out for a share of the points.Celtic took the lead inside the opening three minutes, Moussa Dembele tucking home from close range from James Forrest’s cross, after the winger had beaten the sleeping City defence to find space in the area.Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo then pushed a deflected Clichy clearance wide, but the opening stages were all CelticThat was until the first 10 minutes were over though, as City put the pressure on and equalised.Aleksandar Kolarov tried a hopeful long-range strike, which deflected into the path of Fernandinho, and he had no trouble sending the ball into the back of the net from inside the penalty area – only having to beat Craig Gordon in goalHowever, Kieran Tierney put Celtic back in front after 20 minutes, finishing off a lovely team move with a shot which deflected off Raheem Sterling, beating the unfortunate Bravo at his near postCity pressed for a second equaliser; Gundogan went close with a powerful strike and Aguero headed just wide before Sterling put the ball past the keeper at the right end of the pitch.A wonderful pass through the centre of the pitch from David Silva split the Celtic defence, and the English winger showed great composure to send Gordon to the floor, before rolling the ball into the far corner.Gundogan flashed another strike just wide of the post, whilst the hosts came close with a few chances of their own, but the incendiary opening 45 minutes ended stuck at 2-2.And the second half started in the manner the first was played – with Dembele scoring his second to put Celtic back in front just a minute after the restart.A hopeful cross was swung into the area from the left, and Kolarov miskicked what looked like a routine clearance.The ball fell to an unmarked Dembele, facing away from goal, who set himself up before sending a wonderful bicycle kick into the corner of the net.Nolito went straight up the other end and forced a save from Gordon with a low strike, and the keeper also pushed wide a Gundogan free-kick which was taken low to trick him.But the pressure paid off – again – Nolito tapping into the empty net after Gordon had saved a close-range Aguero strike.City started to dominate the play after getting back on level terms, with the hosts struggling to find an increasingly isolated Dembele in the final third.But despite that isolation, and City’s control of possession, the visitors’ failure to break down a rigid Celtic back-line presented them with few goalscoring opportunities.Fernandinho had one long-range strike which flew high and wide, and Gordon pulled off a wonderful last ditch save to keep the score tied in injury time – and that was enough for the Bhoys to hold on for the draw and claim a point. 1 Moussa Dembele netted twice for Celtic last_img read more

Youngest ever Premier League scorers revealed – Woodburn to make the list soon?

first_img 10 10 10. Danny Cadamarteri was 17 years and 344 days old when he scored his first Premier League goal, for Everton – find out who the top nine youngest scorers are by clicking the arrow above. Can you guess who features? – His goal came against Barnsley in a 4-2 win in 1997. 7. Federico Macheda was 17 years and 226 days old when he scored for Man United – Macheda’s goal against Aston Villa in 2009 secured Man United a 3-2 win. 3. Wayne Rooney was 16 years and 360 days old when he scored for Everton – Rooney’s fantastic goal came against Arsenal in 2002, shortly before his 17th birthday. He also ended the Gunners’ 30-game unbeaten run. 6. Andy Turner was 17 years and 166 days old when he scored for Tottenham – The Premier League was in its infancy and Turner helped beat Everton in September 1992. 10 5. Michael Owen was 17 years and 144 days old when he scored for Liverpool – Just 15 minutes after coming on a substitute, Owen scored against Wimbledon in May 1997. 10 8. Raheem Sterling was 17 years and 317 days old when he scored for Liverpool – Since scoring against Reading, Sterling has pushed on and his talent has earned him a £49m move to Man City. 10 9. Mikael Forssell was 17 years and 342 days old when he scored for Chelsea – Days before scoring against Forest in 1999, Forssell had travelled back to Finland to sit A Levels. 10 10 2. James Milner was 16 years and 356 days old when he scored for Leeds – On Boxing Day in 2002, Milner became the youngest scorer in Premier League history with his effort against Sunderland. The record stood for a few years. 10 Aged just 17 years and 45 days old, Ben Woodburn became the Liverpool’s youngest ever goal scorer, eclipsing Michael Owen by 99 days.ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEN WOODBURNThe teenager scored in the Reds’ EFL Cup quarter-final win against Leeds, but will have to wait for a chance to shine in the Premier League having only made his debut against Sunderland on 26 November.There is still time for the midfielder to make a mark, though, as you can see in this list of the youngest ever Premier League scorers.Scroll through the gallery to see the players, beginning with former Everton man Danny Cadamarteri who scored against Barnsley in 1997 to edge Danny Welbeck to tenth place by 11 days. 10 4. Cesc Fabregas was 17 years and 114 days old when he scored for Arsenal – “He’s only 17 and he’s better than Roy Keane” is what the Arsenal fans sang when midfielder Fabregas scored against Blackburn in 2004. 10 1. James Vaughan was 16 years and 270 days old when he scored for Everton – There were three minutes left against Crystal Palace in 2005 when Vaughan scored to replace Rooney as Everton’s youngest scorer and Milner as the Premier League’s.last_img read more

‘I cost the game for the team’ – Arsenal star says he’s to blame for Watford draw

first_img appointed Getty Images – Getty stalemate Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta on target Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti statement BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more latest Napoli vs Liverpool (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTBorussia Dortmund vs Barcelona (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Olympiakos vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORTShakhtar Donetsk vs Man City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTPSG vs Real Madrid (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Huddersfield (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 1 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Arsenal’s defence has been criticised for Watford’s fightback to a claim a 2-2 draw on Sunday – and one of their defenders has now accepted responsibility for the Gunners’ performance at Vicarage Road.Sokratis Papastathopoulos says he is solely to blame for the Hornets coming back from two goals down to rescue a valuable point, as the Hertfordshire club welcomed back Quique Sanchez Flores for his second spell as manager.Though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired the visitors ahead in the first-half, the striker was left frustrated as all his good work was undone by Arsenal’s defence.center_img The free-scoring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was let down by Arsenal’s dodgy defence LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS update But Sokratis, signed from Borussia Dortmund last summer, said the buck stopped with him following his costly error.“I think that I cost the game for the team,” he said. “It was my mistake for something simple that I don’t have to do. I think this was the problem why we lose the three points.“This is all about our responsibility and we have to do better. It was my mistake and today without my mistake, we would take the three points.“I don’t want to speak about others. Today it was my mistake and this cost the game. Nothing else. The other guys tried their best. I don’t have to do this mistake.” Watford had 31 shots on goal during the game as they dominated after the interval, with Sokratis admitting Arsenal were not up to scratch in the second 45 minutes.“Of course. I apologised because today I cost the game for the team and I have to work harder,” he added.“I know up to this moment I didn’t have a mistake, I didn’t do nothing. Everything was near to perfect. We didn’t have the same pace in the second half as in the first half.“But if we didn’t do these mistakes, I don’t think we draw. Of course they had other chances to score more, but if we didn’t do these mistakes then nothing happens.” rookie error deals Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff targets LIVE on talkSPORT Alan Brazil and Ian Holloway criticise Arsenal following their 2-2 draw with WatfordWatford pulled their first goal back when a horrible attempt to play out of the back from a goal kick presented Tom Cleverley with a perfect scoring opportunity, and the hosts’ equaliser was netted from the penalty spot after David Luiz fouled Roberto Pereyra in the area.Unai Emery, the Arsenal head coach, refused to criticise his players after the match, while captain Granit Xhaka claimed they had been ‘scared’ in the second-half. 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