EPL: Norwich stun champions City

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Manchester City suffered their first defeat of the season as injury-hit Norwich took full advantage of defensive frailties to beat the defending champions at Carrow Road. Without the injured Aymeric Laporte, who is out until the new year after knee surgery, the City back-line were not up to scratch as the Canaries ran out shock 3-2 winners. Goals from Kenny McLean and Todd Cantwell had the newly-promoted side deservedly ahead before Sergio Aguero pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time. But, with Kevin De Bruyne surprisingly only named as a substitute, the much-anticipated comeback never materialised as Teemu Pukki added a third after awful defending from Nicolas Otamendi. A late strike from Rodri was little consolation for the visitors. Norwich were without a host of injured players as manager Daniel Farke was forced to name two goalkeepers on the bench, but they were good value for their second victory since returning to the top-flight. After stemming plenty of early pressure from the visitors, Farke saw his side strike with their first opportunity. Alex Tettey, captaining Norwich on his 200th league appearance for the club, broke wide and saw a low cross blocked behind. McLean was free to run between Rodri and Raheem Sterling to head home Emiliano Buendia’s resulting corner. Aguero, so often on form when these sides meet, headed his first chance over after being picked out by Sterling’s cross. Norwich made them pay for that miss as they doubled their advantage straight after. Marco Stiepermann’s pass set Pukki clear and the Finn showed his selfless side by squaring for Cantwell to turn in his second of the season. Still the champions pushed on as Sterling hit the post with a header following a fortuitous deflection. The action continued at both ends as John Stones, fit after a thigh injury and in for Laporte, was fortunate to survive a handball claim with City again struggling to clear their lines from a set-piece. The hosts could not see out the opening 45 minutes with the arrears halved by Aguero, who was unmarked to convert a glancing header from Bernardo Silva’s cross and become only the third player to score in the opening five games of a Premier League season. An onslaught from Pep Guardiola’s men was expected, yet it was Norwich who would extend their lead soon after the restart. Otamendi and Stones survived one mix-up as Pukki raced onto a ball, only to skew his shot wide – but seconds later the striker made amends. Stones rolled the ball to Otamendi on the edge of the box and as the Argentinian dallied, Buendia nipped in to steal possession and lay on Pukki’s sixth goal of the campaign. Guardiola turned to both De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus from his bench in an attempt to get his side back into the contest. They laid siege to the Norwich goal without managing to rest Tim Krul until Otamendi headed straight at the Dutchman with 25 minutes remaining. Aguero headed high and wide from six yards as Norwich began to tire but it was Guardiola and his players who grew increasingly frustrated as a first league defeat in nine months loomed. Rodrigo arrowed in a second for the visitors with two minutes remaining but, despite constant pressure, they could not beat Krul for a third time.Tags: Aymeric LaporteCarrow RoadKenny McLeanManchester CityNorwich CityPremier LeagueSergio AgueroTodd Cantwelllast_img read more

U20 AFCON: Akinwunmi confident F’Eagles will Reach Final

first_imgSeyi Akinwunmi The First Vice President of Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, has charged the Nigeria U20 team to go all out in their semi final clash with Mali at the Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niamey on Wednesday.Speaking after Mali pipped Ghana’s Black Satellites 1-0 to reach the semi finals and pick the last available ticket to the FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland this summer, Akinwunmi, who was Match Commissioner for the Mali/Ghana encounter, said he has confidence in the Flying Eagles to reach Sunday’s final.“I watched the Flying Eagles against the host team and the fact that they were able to hold their own in such atmosphere is confirmation that they know what is at stake and have the mettle to face even the strongest opposition. “The Malians are strong, but so are all the four teams in the semi finals. The NFF will continue to give all necessary support for the Flying Eagles to go all the way by winning the trophy.”Akinwunmi, in Niger Republic as a Member of the CAF Committee for Youth Competitions, had also visited the Flying Eagles at their training session last Thursday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Nutritional seminar offered to pregnant women

first_imgCreating healthy eating habits will be one of the topics of coversation, at a seminar for pregnant women in the Peace. On January 9th, The Women’s Resource Society is offering a free workshop called “Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy.” Women’s Resource Society spokesperson Emily Goodman says it will allow participants to ask their own questions and share personal experiences. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=2331|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a597dd87c25447f96530732c90230cd6-Goodman 1_3_Pub.mp3] The workshop is being offered to anyone who is pregnant or thinking about having a baby.It’s the third event in a series of classes encouraging women to discuss their physical and emotional health needs. Advertisement Goodman says Population Health Dietician Nita Abbi will be leading Saturday’s meeting, and will be encouraging discussion. [asset|aid=2332|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a597dd87c25447f96530732c90230cd6-Goodman 2_3_Pub.mp3] Anyone interested in the event can drop-in on Saturday, January 9th to the Centre, located at 10051-100th Avenue.It starts at 2 p.m. and will last for around an hour and a half. The next workshop is scheduled for February, and will focus on breast cancer and cervical cancer.Advertisementlast_img read more