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Premier League: Tottenham inaugurates new stadium with 2-0 win over Crystal Palace

first_img Reuters LondonApril 4, 2019UPDATED: April 4, 2019 12:27 IST Tottenham marked their homecoming with a historic 2-0 win over Crystal Palace (@SpursOfficial)HIGHLIGHTSTottenham Hotspur defeated Crystal Palace with a 2-0 win at their brand new stadiumSon broke the deadlock of several missed chances to secure the win for TottenhamThe Spurs are now back in the third spot in the premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur marked their long-awaited homecoming with a vital 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the first Premier League game at their new stadium on Wednesday to revive their faltering top-four hopes.It was hardly a classic to mark the official opening of the spectacular 62,062-seat stadium, but second-half goals by Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen ensured the London club began a new era with a win to move back above Arsenal into third place.”It’s just amazing. What an unbelievable stadium. The noise was just so loud,” South Korean Son, whose 12th league goal of the season came in front of the stadium’s steepling 17,500-seat single tier South Stand, told Sky Sports.”To score the first goal at this stadium. White Hart Lane is our history but the new stadium… I can’t believe it.”That feeling when you write your name into Spurs folklore…#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/726JR1niAZTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Having moved out of their historic old stadium in May 2017, Tottenham have lodged at Wembley for nearly two seasons after building issues caused a six-month delay to their new arena.After a couple of test events the official opening was marked by a pre-match ceremony involving a brass band, a school choir and fireworks illuminating the golden cockerel sitting proudly on top of the South Stand.Tottenham’s worst slump in Mauricio Pochettino’s five years in charge – one point from five games – had seen his side’s outside shot at the title replaced by the fear of being swallowed by the chasing pack in the race for a top-four spot.advertisementAfter failing to get an early breakthrough the anxiety began to show, with Eriksen and Danny Rose both failing to capitalise on chances while Harry Kane had a free kick deflected wide.It was left to Son, Tottenham’s often unsung hero, to break the deadlock and etch his name into the club’s history books.”I’m the happiest guy in the world!”Sonny on scoring the first ever Premier League goal at our new home.#SpursAreHome #COYS pic.twitter.com/RKyDf2MRKhTottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 3, 2019Eriksen did well to win back possession and play in Son on the right and the striker then cut in before firing goalwards – his shot diverting wickedly off Palace skipper Luka Milivojevic to wrong-foot keeper Vicente Guaita.With Tottenham’s fans finally creating the atmosphere the occasion merited, Kane blazed over before his stumbling run into the area ended with Eriksen sweeping home from close range.Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris made two superb late saves to spare the fans a nail-biting finale and send them inside to christen the stadium’s array of swanky new bars with a crucial win to celebrate.Victory lifted Spurs back into third spot having been overtaken by local rivals Arsenal at the weekend.They have 64 points from 32 games with neighbours Arsenal, having played a game less, on 63 along with Chelsea, who beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0, while Manchester United are on 61 in the race for Champions League spots.Also Read | Atletico Madrid defeat 2-0 with late goals from Godin and GriezmannAlso Read | AFC Olympic Qualifiers: India women sail past Indonesia with 2-0 winAlso Watch | Australia should pick David Warner for the 2019 ICC World Cup: VVS LaxmanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow FootballFollow TottenhamFollow Crystal PalaceFollow Premier league Premier League: Tottenham inaugurates new stadium with 2-0 win over Crystal PalaceTottenham secured a historic 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at their new stadium and climbed back to the third spot on the Premier League.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Consumer confidence moved up in November Alberta posts first gain in six

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 7:41 am MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 10:23 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Consumer confidence moved up in November, Alberta posts first gain in six months OTTAWA – Consumer confidence in Canada improved in November boosted by the first increase in Alberta in six months and a big jump in Atlantic Canada.The Conference Board of Canada said Thursday its index of consumer confidence rose to 103.1, up from 95.3 in October. The jump was the biggest gain since March.The increase came as the index rose in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.However, it slipped lower in Saskatchewan–Manitoba.Conference board senior economist Julie Ades noted there can be some volatility from month to month, but since the end of 2013 the index has not shown much improvement.“A lot of the recent weakness in consumer confidence is attributed to people’s perception of future job prospects in their community,” Ades said.“Although our responses to this question are still relatively negative, there has been some improvements in October and November, particularly in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec.”Alberta, which has been hit hard by the downturn in the price of oil, saw a five point increase to 50.5, however the index was still nearly 50 points below its average for 2014.“Despite some ups and downs, the balance of opinion on the current finances, future job prospects, and major purchase questions has remained weak since the beginning of the year,” the report said.Atlantic Canada saw the index increase 25.2 points last month to 156.4 for November as the balance of opinion in the region improved on all four of the survey’s questions.The index is based on how respondents perceive their current finances, future finances, and future job prospects, and whether they think it is a good time to make a major purchase.Overall, those questioned were more positive about their financial situation as 16.9 per cent said they were better off now than six months ago rose, compared with 16.5 per cent who responded that way in October.The share who said they were worse off dropped to 24.3 per cent from 27.1 per cent.Meanwhile, the balance of opinion on future finances also improved.The proportion of those who said they expect to be financially better off six months from now increased to 23.1 per cent from 21.6 per cent. Those who said they expect to be worse off slipped to 16.5 per cent from 17.2 per cent.The feelings on future job prospects improved but remained glum. Respondents who said they expect more jobs in their communities in the coming months increased to just 10.7 per cent from 8.9 per cent, while 28.6 per cent expected the reverse, an improvement from 30.2 per cent a month earlier.Those who said now is a good time to make a major purchase such as a car or a house increased to 30.2 per cent from 28.8 per cent, while those who felt it was a bad time slipped to 41 per cent from 43.3 per cent.The survey was conducted between Nov. 2 and 12. read more

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