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Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Arsenal clash

first_imgLindelof, Martial, Pereira and Mata hard at work (Picture: Getty) Advertisement Comment Paul Pogba misses Manchester United training ahead of Arsenal clash Paul Pogba did not feature in Manchester United’s training session (picture: Getty)Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was absent from training as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side prepared for their Premier League clash against Arsenal.The Frenchman made his return from injury in United’s 2-0 defeat to Watford before Christmas and managed an extra 45 minutes against Newcastle on Boxing Day.However, he was left out of United’s squad for their 2-0 win against Burnley on Saturday, which Solskjaer claimed was down to the congested fixture list at this time of year.United take on Arsenal at the Emirates on New Year’s Day and Pogba was seen entering the club’s training ground on Monday morning.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut the 26-year-old was not seen during a public 15-minute session, though there is a possibility that he joined the rest of the group once the media were forced to vacate. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.5kShares Angel Gomes [right] made a return to training (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless, it’s a worry for Solskjaer that his star man is still feeling the effects of the foot injury that kept him sidelined for three months earlier this season.Elsewhere, there was positive news in the return of Eric Bailly, who was making his return to training after five months out with a knee injury.Arsenal trail United by seven points but can reduce the gap to four if they can manage a first win under new boss Mikel Arteta.Two late goals from Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday inflicted the first defeat of the Spaniard’s reign at the club but there were clear improvements in the Gunners’ play and attitude.MORE: Frank Lampard praises players’ heated half-time inquest as Chelsea squad ripped into each other Advertisement United take on Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Picture: Getty)last_img read more

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Alan Pardew praises super-sub Wilfried Zaha as Crystal Palace edge out Watford

first_img “The concentration levels were really high today. There was some really good wide play and in the end that won us the game. “I don’t smile often but I do smile today because I was really pleased, it wasn’t our greatest performance but it was a good, professional performance and as manager of the team that makes me happy.” For Watford, this was a first home defeat since their return to the top flight as they also conceded their first goal of the campaign at Vicarage Road. Manager Quique Sanchez Flores has enjoyed a strong start to life with the club but refused to blame the penalty for costing his side anything from a match in which they failed to hit the heights of recent wins against Swansea and Newcastle. “We didn’t lose today because we conceded a penalty,” he said. “We lost today because we didn’t play well and Crystal Palace played better than us. We didn’t have a good performance. “I’m not satisfied with the performance, we always try and do our best and create attempts but sometimes it is impossible. At half-time we tried to change something but it was a normal match other than the penalty.” Zaha had been slammed by Pardew for a poor performance in the defeat at Tottenham last weekend that saw the England international hauled off at half-time. The 22-year-old, who also won the penalty that Kevin Phillips converted to earn Palace promotion at the Hornets’ expense two years ago, was more impressive in the Capital One Cup victory over Charlton on Wednesday but was relegated to the role of substitute at Vicarage Road. Still, he proved his worth to both Pardew and Palace as he came on with just under half an hour remaining and bamboozled Allan Nyom into tripping him just inside the box, with Cabaye tucking away his second of the season from the resulting penalty. When asked if he was pleased with Zaha’s display after he replaced Bakary Sako, Pardew replied: “I am. “I thought his reaction in the week was very good, I told him on Thursday he wouldn’t start despite playing well on Wednesday. He took that well and has reacted in the right way. “This is a lesson learned for him, he can’t let his standards slip, especially with Sako and (Yannick) Bolasie. I can’t play them all and competition is fierce.” With the likes of Sako, Bolasie, Zaha and Jason Puncheon, Palace have a number of flair players with pace to burn – but Pardew was pleased with the more workmanlike performance that saw his side halt a run of two league defeats. “From a manger’s perspective it was a great day for me and my team,” he said. Success on the road is becoming something of a normality for the Eagles since Pardew was appointed in January with the former Newcastle boss guiding them to 11 away wins in 14 games across all competitions. This victory will not rank among the most memorable of those but Yohan Cabaye’s second-half penalty was enough to lift Palace up to sixth in the Premier League as the Eagles repeated their Championship play-off final heroics against the same opponents in 2013. Alan Pardew praised the attitude of Wilfried Zaha after he came off the bench to earn the match-winning penalty in Crystal Palace’s 1-0 victory at Watford. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Dodgers don’t regret going to Sydney after beating Diamondbacks twice

first_imgThe Dodgers were a lousy team early in the 2013 season. They lost seven in a row to start the month of May, and another 10 of 16 to begin June. The losing streak caused consternation among local fans and nearly cost manager Don Mattingly his job. Behind the scenes, it nearly put the Sydney trip in jeopardy.It was also around this time that MLB needed a commitment from the Dodgers to play two regular-season games in Australia. The league couldn’t have picked a worse time to ask. The team was simply losing too much to think about 2014.“We were a little bitter about it,” Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell said.That caused a ripple effect across the Pacific Ocean. Australian promoter Jason Moore told two local publications over the weekend that he felt seven years of hard work – and millions of dollars – were nearly wasted because the Dodgers didn’t want to go.“About three months before the initial announcement (in September) I thought it wasn’t going to happen,” Moore told the Australian Financial Review. SYDNEY, Australia >> The closest thing to chaos at the Sydney Cricket Ground over the weekend occurred every time a foul ball sailed into the seats. It’s not every weekend that Major League Baseball visits Australia and drops free souvenirs in the stands. Baseballs aren’t ubiquitous here. They were the cheapest, most coveted souvenir in town.By the middle of Sunday’s game, a 7-5 win for the Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Dodgers players grasped this. They were tossing baseballs from the dugout into the seats like it was candy; to paint a better picture, imagine a T-shirt launched from an air gun into an expecting crowd. This was the good kind of chaos.Bad chaos? There was plenty to go around last year, enough to span two continents. The players’ initial concern, Howell said, wasn’t whether or not they would enjoy visiting a foreign country and playing baseball. “The hours of the flight was the only concern. The time change, all that,” he said. “I think among the majority that was the concern.”Hyun-Jin Ryu, speaking shortly after the Dodgers won Sunday’s game, said there was still some concern about re-adjusting to Pacific Time.“I can’t really say how that’s going to be,” he said.At least two practical benefits of the trip were immediately apparent. While the rest of the league completes spring training, the Dodgers are 2-0 and the Arizona Diamondbacks are 0-2. Winning cures many fears.Winning two games on a different continent constitutes a rare team-bonding experience.“I think if we would have lost, we would have been pissed and we would have blamed it maybe on the preparation,” Howell said. “It was a great experience and it’s a great way to start the season off. It brings you closer together, to be honest, because you’re around each other a lot more.”Mattingly was the hitting coach of the 2004 New York Yankees club that began its season in Japan. That year, the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays split a pair of games in Tokyo, then had five days off before resuming the regular season in Tampa.That club needed nearly a month to get back over .500, but wound up winning 101 games.“You don’t really forget going on that (trip),” Mattingly said. “We’ve documented how far you have to go, how it changes your schedule. For both teams (in Sydney), we get out on the boat the other day together … guys get their wives to come and they get to look around town — your team comes together on a trip like this because you don’t really know anyone else.”In Sydney, the Dodgers got a 2-0 record and the fans got their foul balls.Unlike a year ago – a month ago, even – saying all the right things didn’t seemed forced.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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