Mikel Arteta reveals how David Luiz reacted to Chelsea red card

first_imgDavid Luiz was sent off (Picture: MB Media/Getty)Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta revealed David Luiz was hugely ‘disappointed’ after his red card against former club Chelsea but ultimately immensely proud of his team-mates for leaving Stamford Bridge in a 2-2 draw.Luiz could be seen watching on nervously inside the stadium as the last few minutes of the match unfolded, having been sent off in the first half for a challenge on Tammy Abraham.Abraham had been gifted a route through on goal by Luiz’s centre-back partner Shkodran Mustafi and he was giving his marching orders after denying Abraham – who had already gone past Kepa Arrizabalaga – a goalscoring opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisementJorginho’s penalty saw Arteta’s men fall a goal as well as a man down against their London rivals but they fought admirably to take a point away from Stamford Bridge.ADVERTISEMENTGabriel Martinelli first capitalised on a slip from N’Golo Kante as he completed an 80-yard dash from inside his own half to slot past Kepa but Arsenal came unstuck with what appeared to be a late winner from Cesar Azpilicueta.However, right-back Hector Bellerin had other ideas and curled in from the edge of the area with his weaker foot to send Arsenal fans into raptures.The result spared the blushes of Luiz, who will be a relieved man, and Arteta revealed he was proud of the efforts of his team-mates.Proud of the team and the character shown tonight. #arsenal #chelseavsarsenal #coyg pic.twitter.com/z3FzS3YzTj— Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) January 21, 2020 Advertisement Comment ‘It was a very special game but to get sent off the way he did, he was disappointed but at the same time proud of his team-mates,’ said Arteta.The Arsenal manager added to BT Sport: ‘Time will tell if this is a stepping stone, but at least I saw a reaction. I demand from the players that they never give up, we have to keep playing with the spirit we showed in every game.‘I’m proud of the way they reacted. They stepped up – if a team-mate makes a mistake they have to have their back.‘It’s a good point in the end.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 Jan 2020 11:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.6kShares Mikel Arteta reveals how David Luiz reacted to Chelsea red cardlast_img read more

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Vote for your favorite Syracuse sports moments of 2012

first_imgSyracuse football put together a miraculous last-minute drive to upset Missouri and clinch bowl eligibility. Syracuse men’s basketball got off to its best start to a season in program history. The women’s lacrosse reached the national championship game for the first time in school history.Which was your favorite moment?Over the next week, The Daily Orange sports staff wants your input on what the top 10 stories are from the 2012 year in sports at Syracuse University. Rank them online, and look out for the overall results in the final print edition of the semester on Dec. 6. We will rank our top 10 and see how they differ from the reader consensus. Comments Published on December 3, 2012 at 3:01 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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Micho names team to face Zambia and Congo Brazzaville

first_imgCranes training at Lugogo today. FUFA MEDIASaturdayUganda vs Kampala region Select XINovember 8International friendly: Uganda vs ZambiaNovember 122018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualfier-Africa Zone: Uganda vs Congo BrazzavilleUganda coach Sredejovic ‘Micho’ Milutin has named a Cranes squad to prepare to face Zambia in a friendly on November 8 and for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on November 12.Nineteen foreign based players who will later be joined by eleven local based players will make a total of 30 to prepare for the two encounters.While speaking at the FUFA weekly press conference in Mengo on Wednesday, Micho said that the 11 local based players will be selected from the the 22 who will feature for the Uganda Cranes in the Kampala region tour on Saturday  at the Mutesa II Memorial Stadium in Wankulukuku.Micho, who was flanked by the assistant coach Moses Basena , FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein and the sponsors Airtel Uganda and Nile Breweries Limited representative Bobkins Kibirige, said he is giving players two chances to prove their worth.“We have summoned 19 professionals and 22 locally based players all of whom have equal chances to fight for the places on the final team against Congo Brazzaville. First we have a match against the Kampala regional team at Wankulukuku on Saturday, then the Zambian friendly match,” Micho said.The team started training on Wednesday with a test match.Uganda started their World Cup campaign by holding Ghana to a goalless draw away last month.List of the foreign based playersGoalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Salim Jamal Magola Defenders: Denis Iguma, Walusimbi Godffrey, Isaac Isinde, Murshid Juuko, Ronald Mukiibi, Mike AziraMidfielders: Shafic Batambuze,Godffrey Baba Kizito, Tonny Mawejje, Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya,Khalid AuchoStrikers: Faruku Miya, Yunus Sentamu, William Kizito Luwagga and Geoffrey MassaThe 22 Local Based playersGoalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan, Ismail WatengaDefenders: Nicholas Wadada, Denis Okot , Joseph Nsubuga, Hassan Wasswa, Joseph Ochaya, Kasagga Richard , Awanyi Timoth , Halid LwaliwaMidfileders: Muzamil Mutyaba, Kizito Keziron, Sadam Juma, Shafic Kajimu,Lwesibawa Godffrey, Kayiwa Allan, Vitalis Tabu Abdul Malik,Strikers: Muhammad Shaban, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Edrisa Lubega, Erisa Sekisambu, Derrick Nsibambi.WWW.FUFA.CO.UG****[email protected] on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Foul Tip…Autumn Leaves

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEMan oh, man oh, man. When I arrived at PNC Park Saturday night for the Pirates, Cardinals game, the weather convinced me that autumn leaves were going to be falling, sooner than later and the timeless chant, “here we go Steelers, here we go” and a genuine NFL football game would break out any moment; complete with fur coats accompanied by a few “flasks” filled to capacity with Grand Marnier.I briefly thought that I was in the wrong ball yard. This was Heinz Field weather because it was quite nippy even without the wind chill.Anyway on Saturday my primary concern was the lack of offensive production provided for Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano during his strong opening day performance versus the Chicago Cubs and would that lack of offense continue possibly wasting another strong pitching performance by Liriano. Another thing that concerned me was that the Buc’s had put the Cardinals on their “catch” of the day list the night before roasting the “Redbirds” on the PNC rotisserie by the score of 12-2.The over abundance of runs that the Pirates scored this past Friday was in itself a vast misrepresentation regarding their normal offensive production.One of the things that I observed about Pittsburgh before the Saturday evening game was that the Pirates appeared to be just a bit tired from the abnormal amount of base running the team did the previous evening, plus the Cardinals seemed to be just a bit ticked off at being brutalized by the 12-2 thumping.See folks, the real saying that the Cardinals believe in is not, “if you can’t beat em, join em.” No guys’ and dolls’ the bad boys from St. Louis have their own version of the old saying, it goes something like this; “if you can’t beat em the first time, use a bigger stick.”After Saturdays’ game the Pirates were scheduled to play the Cardinals 18 more times, 10 at Busch stadium and 9 at PNC Park.Liriano battled Cardinals 3rd baseman Matt Carpenter before hit a soft single to shallow left center field. He went 3-0 on Jhonny Peralta before walking him. Now remember 1st and 2nd with nobody out facing leftfielder Matt Holliday usually does not mean good things and it wasn’t. Holliday promptly singled in Carpenter.The Cardinals sent 8 men to the plate in the 1st inning! Liriano threw a slew of pitches and gave up 3 runs in the first inning!See folks never disturb a sleeping giant unless you have an AK-47 with ample ammo and a few rocket propelled grenades to back you up. You cannot give up 3 runs to the defending NL Champions and expect positive results.You can put an asterisk by the Pirates 12-2 score from the night before because it is not the norm for the Pirates to score 12 runs or for the Cardinals to score 2.Hey “yinzers” one of the elements that sets “habitual winners” like St. Louis from those who occasionally get to stand in the winner’s circle is this…The Cardinals, their fans or their city don’t get too giddy and hyped when they win a few games in a row and they don’t cry too easily in their Budweiser when they embark on a small winning streak, because when winning is the status quo, losing a few doesn’t cause you to have to take a treadmill stress test.The Pirates lost 6-1. Francisco Liriano is 0-1 and he should be 2-0. Saves are important but so are wins.Now the rubber match on Sunday afternoon represented a measure of character for the youthful Pirates squad. However, credit must be given where credit is due.Cardinals right hander Adam Wainwright who usually gives the Pirates fits was due to face Pittsburgh right hander Edinson Volquez who earlier in the week had pitched 2 innings in relief against the Chicago Cubs but that brief stint before filling his normal slot in the rotation didn’t seem to affect Volquez at all.The games was scoreless until the 4th when Pittsburgh broke through with a run and St. Louis scored their 1st run in the top of the 6th. The Pirates answered with a run in the bottom of the 7th and that was the ballgame.With great defense and an even greater pitching rotation, if the Pirates can average 4 runs a game and remain healthy, they may possibly win 100 games or more.Aubrey Bruce is the Senior Sports Columnist for The New Pittsburgh Courier and can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741412.583.6741CallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou’ll need Skype CreditFree via Skypelast_img read more

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