Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle: Tim Krul frustrates profligate Red Devils

first_img1 Manchester United are denied by Tim Krul Manchester United’s winning start to the season has come to an end after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Newcastle United at Old Trafford.Wayne Rooney is now 10 games without a goal in a red shirt, but it wasn’t for the lack of trying as he had an early effort incorrectly ruled out for offside.But Louis van Gaal will be frustrated as compatriot Tim Krul denied several efforts from Juan Mata and Memphis Depay as the Magpies held on, despite initial looking like they would struggle.After a stunning performance in midweek against Champions League opponents Club Brugge, Depay looked to impress again but an early shot rolled tamely into Krul’s arms, while Rooney had his goal ruled out just four minutes in.Krul was test again just seven minutes later but he was able to comfortably catch a Juan Mata free-kick after Ayoze Perez had ended a Matteo Darmian run with a mistimed tackle.The Dutch goalkeeper was again forced into a good save from the Spaniard when he was allowed to much time in the box by some poor defending, before Rooney, again with too much time, shot straight at him.While Matteo Darmian has looked solid for Manchester United he also looks clumsy in the tackle and swiftly found himself cautioned as he took down Massadio Haidara, who was charging up the left flank. The Toon star was then booked himself for a late challenge on Daley Blind.Depay looks set to dazzle the Premier League and an excellent piece of skill set himself free in the box but his shot was poor again.The Magpies rallied late in the first period and after Aleksander Mitrovic hit the bar with a header from Chancel Mbemba’s cross and Perez’s drive from range was tipped around the post by a sprawling Sergio Romero, with the following corner causing havoc in the United penalty area.In the second half the Red Devils picked up where they left off but their lack of cutting edge up front was telling.Depay crashed a free-kick into the wall, while several chances and set-pieces went begging and even with Javier Hernandez joining Rooney up front they could not carve open a solid Magpies backline who have clearly been well drilled since a couple of shaky performances.And just when Hernandez had managed to stumble his way into the penalty area he was denied by Krul’s outstretched leg.As time ticked on, a close range volley from Antonio Valencia slammed in Fabricio Coloccini, while a Chris Smalling cracked the post while up for a corner.Newcastle United could have won the game with a late counter but after a team-mate twisted and turned in the box, debutant Florian Thauvin could connect with the cross as he slid in, leaving the match to end in a stalemate.last_img read more

An awful two weeks – Manchester United boss on aftermath of Arsenal defeat

first_img Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United will look to bounce back at Everton 1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits it has been an ‘awful two weeks’, but says he is happy with the reaction from his players.After three straight wins took United to the top of the Premier League, Van Gaal’s men were brought back down to earth with a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.The Emirates loss made for a long international break for the Dutchman, who has been keen to eradicate errors from his men before the trip to Everton on Saturday.But many members of the squad have since flown around the world during the international period, which has given the manager little time to repair the damage in training.“It is awful when you have such a result,” Van Gaal said. “It has been an awful two weeks.“Before the last international break in September we lost against Swansea. These are awful weeks.“You are constantly thinking about how it happened. You cannot manage it with your players. That is what you have to do as a manager.”The Gunners were 3-0 up inside the opening 20 minutes and the United boss is hoping his side can start quickly this time around.He said: “There are a lot of differences but the big difference was the start of the game.“Arsenal had an accuracy of passes – 96 per cent. Normally Manchester United have that. We have 68 per cent. Our average is 85 per cent or higher, I believe.“That is a big difference. After a quarter it was that we have already 90 per cent. But by then it is already 3-0 and we have lost the game. We have spoken about that. It cannot happen again.”United have not enjoyed recent trips to Goodison Park, having won just twice in their last eight visits, but they are determined to bounce back.Asked how he was feeling ahead of the clash, Van Gaal added: “I have seen the training sessions. I have seen the reaction of my players, so I am confident.”Van Gaal has been provided with a welcome boost ahead of the clash, as captain Wayne Rooney is set to feature after an ankle problem.last_img read more

Liverpool transfer latest: Simon Mignolet replacement, English wonderkid and more

first_img 5 5 Steve Mandanda – Click the right arrow for more rumours – Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is seen by Liverpool as the ideal replacement for under-fire goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Klopp is so enamoured with the 30-year-old that he would rather pay to sign him in January rather than get him for free when his contract expires in the summer. Jurgen Klopp is approaching his first transfer window as Liverpool boss and will be looking to make substantial changes to the group of players he inherited from the Brendan Rodgers era.Among his top priorities is a new goalkeeper having been less than impressed with the performances on display from Simon Mignolet.Also on his radar are a young English sensation and a 23-year-old who has lit up the Bundesliga this season.talkSPORT have poked around the backpages to see which names appear on Klopp’s January shopping list.Click the arrow above, right, to see the latest Liverpool transfer rumours. Filip Kostic – Click the right arrow for more rumours – Stuttgart winger Filip Kostic is the man Jurgen Klopp has identified to help push his side up the Premier League table. The pacey 23-year-old Serb has been a hub of creativity for his side in the Bundesliga this season, laying on 29 chances and scoring one. Ben Chilwell – Klopp has reportedly set aside £4m to sign Leicester’s England under-20 international Ben Chilwell. The highly-rated left-back is currently on loan at Huddersfield Town and saw a £3.5m bid for his services from Arsenal rejected in the summer. Chilwell was originally seen as a summer purchase but Klopp has alerted the Anfield hierarchy that he would like the 19-year-old as a matter of urgency. 5 5 5 Fernando Muslera – Click the right arrow for more rumours – Klopp is also said to be keen on the Galatasaray stopper Fernando Muslera, although he will come at a higher cost than Mandanda would. The Turkish giants have slapped a £15m price tag on their goalkeeper after the Reds made contact. However, club president Dursun Ozbek is said to be ‘determined’ not to sell. Manuel Lanzini – Click the right arrow for more rumours – Another on Klopp’s wishlist is Manuel Lanzini who has impressed the German while on loan at West Ham this season. Lanzini is reportedly flattered by the Reds’ interest but the Al Jazeera player already has an agreement in place to join the Hammers permanently at the end of the season if both parties agree. Klopp will be hoping to change the 22-year-old’s mind. last_img read more

Allardyce on Liverpool’s injury woes: ‘Klopp hasn’t realised how ferocious our league is’

first_imgSunderland boss Sam Allardyce believes Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp has underestimated the intensity of the Premier League.Klopp has seen a host of key players struck by injury in recent weeks and Allardyce believes the club’s lengthy casualty list owes much to the high-energy pressing game the former Borussia Dortmund manager has implemented at Anfield.Six of the Liverpool players currently sidelined are suffering with hamstring trouble, with Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren the latest members of a packed treatment room.When asked about Klopp’s injury woes on talkSPORT, Allardyce responded. “That is him asking his players to play a high-tempo pressing game from the top end. “It’s great that the players have been able to carry it out but I think it has kicked in now.”Allardyce, who branded Klopp a ‘soft German’ following his side’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool last month, added: “I don’t think Jurgen has realised just how ferocious our league is at this period of time and because he has asked for that extra high-energy, that extra ten yards, these lads are fatiguing now with so many games in much a short period of time and are picking up these muscle strains.“They are highly-trained athletes more than ever before and they become more susceptible injuries by the amount of work they do in a game now.”last_img read more

Video: Klopp and Van Gaal press conference argument!*

first_imgLiverpool v Man United is live on talkSPORT on Sunday 17 January with kick-off at 2.05pm.It’s fair to say there is a bit of needle between these sides.In fact, only Everton v Liverpool (20) has seen more red cards (16) than in this fixture between the Reds and United in Premier League history.And it appears the bitter rivalry extends to managers Jurgen Klopp and Louis van Gaal, who talkSPORT has discovered ‘arguing’ over who is better in the bedroom…*DISCLAIMER: Like Louis van Gaal winning a popularity contest at Anfield, this video should not be taken seriouslylast_img read more

The Barca highlights you don’t want to miss – video

first_img Barcelona beat Celta Vigo 6-1 1 Barcelona smashed six goals past Celta Vigo in La Liga to maintain their place at the top.Luis Enrique’s side still have a game in hand, but their 57 points is three more than Atletico Madrid and four more than Real.Have a look at some of the highlights from the 6-1 win, which saw Luis Suarez score a hat-trick, with one each for Lionel Messi, Neymar and Ivan Rakitic.Barcelona’s top scoring Liga players:Luis Suarez: 23 goalsNeymar: 17 goalsLionel Messi: 13 goalsLionel Messi’s free-kick gets things underway against Celta Vigo.Neymar pulls off a ‘rainbow flick’Messi’s pass to Suarez for one of his first goalAnd that penalty…last_img read more

Mayor orders city departments to avert 2010 Census undercount

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“The differential represents missed political representation and financial resources lasting a full decade,” Villaraigosa said. To try to counter a similar undercount this time, the mayor instructed departments to designate a senior staff member to be part of a special committee to develop a program to make sure residents are counted. [email protected] (213) 978-0390 With millions of dollars at stake, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday issued an executive order to city departments to make sure there is not an undercount of residents in the 2010 Census. “It is not possible to overstate the critical importance of a complete and accurate count of every person who lives in our city in April 2010,” Villaraigosa said. “The census determines how many representatives speak for our city … but also determines our city’s share under most federal and state funding programs.” In the 2000 Census, Los Angeles had an undercount of nearly 1percent, the mayor said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Wind advisory in effect until noon

first_imgA wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service foresees strong northeast winds today across mountain areas of Los Angeles County, but they won’t be as strong as had been forecast. Humidity is not expected to be as low as predicted, so the NWS has canceled its warning that there could be a danger of wildfires on Tuesday and Wednesday. The wind advisory is in effect until noon today. The strongest winds could reach gusts up to 55 mph through passes and canyons, according to the NWS. North to northeast winds are expected to push through the mountains and spill into valleys this morning. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Winds are forecast to subside rapidly this afternoon, according to the NWS. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man charged in ‘Robin Hood’ bank robberies

first_imgVairo sent pictures captured by the bank’s security camera to the FBI, which then circulated them to local law enforcement agencies. Guillory spotted the pictures, noticed similarities to gloves Rodriguez donned in a previous caper and the photo she’d gotten when running his DNA.The agencies coordinated to arrest him, but he ended up in custody earlier than expected when the LAPD picked him up on suspicion of possession of narcotics and a weapon last Wednesday. At the time, he was on parole on a previous drug charge.Though police initially feared he’d be a hard case, Rodriguez proved to be exceptionally cooperative once in custody.“I showed him the photo from the San Fernando robbery,” Guillory said. “He looks at the photo, looks at the ceiling, looks at me and says, ‘Yup, that’s me.’”[email protected] more cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Julio Cesar Rodriguez says he stole from the rich, gave to the poor and got caught because he didn’t cover his face when he tried to knock over the San Fernando Citibank.Prosecutors charged the 32-year-old Arleta man with 14 counts of robbery and attempted robbery Tuesday in a string of bank jobs dating back to 2004. Though his arraignment was delayed until later this month, police said he has admitted his guilt and cooperated with the investigation.The Los Angeles Police Department alleges Rodriguez snatched close to half a million bucks out of bank vaults throughout the northeast San Fernando Valley. When Detective Ursula Guillory of the Robbery-Homicide Division asked what he did with the proceeds, Rodriguez offered a shocking answer.“He said, ‘I spent a little on myself, then I went down to Skid Row and handed it out,’” Guillory said. “He went on to tell us about all the rest of the robberies.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre She’d been tracking him for months, based on DNA evidence obtained from the scarf he used to cover his face in an earlier robbery in Van Nuys. He’d scribbled lines from the Book of Mormon inside alluding to 1st Nephi 3:7. Guillory asked him about the passage, and he said he belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.“Now I’ve got a bank-robbing, Mormon Robin Hood,” she said. “He was very cooperative and said he wanted to be responsible. He said, ‘I don’t want to waste your time, detective.’”He wasn’t so cooperative when he tried to rob the Citibank branch at 456 S. Brand Blvd. in San Fernando on Sept. 8. He wore sunglasses and distinctive orange gardeners’ gloves, but left his bandanna at home. After roughing up a teller, he left without getting any money.He brandished an apparently fake gun, used copious amounts of obscenities and left his face uncovered.“Not a very bright person,” San Fernando police Detective Anthony Vairo said.last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE

first_imgThis Saturday, a number of locally based businesses are taking part in an innovative fun/fitness event hosted by Northfit.The Northfit Corporate Challenge aims to get businesses taking part in the fun fitness event, its main purpose is to promote well-being in the workplace. Absenteeism costs businesses millions every year, and one of the main reasons for this is employee/management disengagement.Northfit wants to get businesses and employees participating in fun fitness events to promote fitness, well-being and to improve team relationships.To see what businesses are taking part and what they’re saying about the forthcoming event simply click on the video above.DDTV: DONEGAL BUSINESSES EXPLAIN WHY THEY SIGNED UP FOR THE NORTHFIT CORPORATE CHALLENGE was last modified: October 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDDTVnewsSportlast_img read more