Arsenal go clear atop Premier League

first_img At Emirates Stadium, Laurent Koscielny scored the decisive goal for Arsenal, but goalkeeper Petr Cech was the one celebrated after the victory over Newcastle strengthened their position at the summit of the standings. Koscielny scored from close range in mid second half after Cech made two outstanding saves to deny Georginio Wijnaldum. “He is calm and never panics. We needed that,” manager Arsene Wenger said of Cech. Second-place Leicester failed to keep pace with Arsenal after being held to 0-0 at home by 10-man Bournemouth. Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty to frustrate Leicester, who are only a point above City after their comeback at Vicarage Road. Watford went ahead when Aleksandar Kolarov diverted Ben Watson’s corner into his own net in the second half. But City overturned the deficit with two late goals in as many minutes. Yaya Toure scored with superb control from Kolarov’s corner, then Sergio Aguero’s header followed swiftly after to secure City’s first away win since September. “We have to build on this. We hadn’t won in six on the road,” City goalkeeper Joe Hart said. “It’s not championship-winning form, but we’re somehow still in it.” Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll scored to take their tally to two goals each in as many games as West Ham achieved a first-league double over Liverpool in 52 years. Klopp was not impressed by the performance of his side, which dropped to eighth. “Today is not a day to be disappointed. It is a day to be angry,” Klopp said. Meanwhile Norwich beat Southampton 1-0, West Bromwich Albion overcame Stoke 2-1, and Sunderland beat Aston Villa 3-1. Outstanding saves LONDON (AP): Manchester United rediscovered what winning felt like as Arsenal edged Newcastle 1-0 to move two points clear atop the English Premier League yesterday. Manchester City came from a goal down to beat Watford 2-1 to stay a point behind Leicester, and West Ham rose to sixth in beating Liverpool 2-0, leaving the latter’s coach, Juergen Klopp, furious. At Old Trafford, there were only smiles for United’s first win since November 21, ending a win-less run of eight games, their longest in 26 years. Anthony Martial put United ahead after half-time, and set up Wayne Rooney to flick in the winner with his heel. The goal made Rooney second on the club’s all-time scoring list on 238 11 behind Bobby Charlton and second all-time in the Premier League on 188, behind Alan Shearer’s total of 260. “It was his left foot behind his right foot. You cannot imagine what a goal that is,” manager Louis van Gaal said of his captain’s strike. United stayed in fifth place, provisionally two points behind Tottenham, who will be at Everton today.last_img read more

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Emery expects tough Premier League debut against City

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal manager Unai Emery expects a testing day at the office for his Premier League debut against champions Manchester City © AFP / Paul FAITHLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery is excited about his baptism of fire in the Premier League on Sunday even though he could have wished for an easier first opponent than champions Manchester City.The 46-year-old Spaniard, who has brought in five fresh faces in the close season since replacing French legend Arsene Wenger, beleives City will have the upper hand as they have a consistent style due to manager Pep Guardiola being with them for two years and he is still bedding himself in at the Gunners. “We are excited,” he said. “We have a lot of ambition to start well on Sunday against the last winners of the Premier League.“It’s more easy to speak here than to do it on the pitch.“City, I think, after two years of working with Guardiola they have more stability, more security and when you watch City’s matches, they are playing with a very, very great confidence in themselves.”Emery, who has won plenty of silverware in his time, including three successive Europa Leagues when coach of Sevilla, says that he has been coaching the team this week to counter what he believes is Guardiola’s system.“I think that Guardiola’s coaching is clear in this team,” said Emery.“For that, we are working this week and preparing for this game and preparing for the opposition against City as a collective and as individual players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNERS LEFT RED-FACED AFTER ‘PHIL HOGAN’ PROTEST

first_imgANTI-austerity campaigners were left red-faced – after staging a protest for a Minister who had never planned to be there.Donegal Action Against Austerity picketed the Mount Errigal hotel on Friday.A meeting of the quango the Local Authority Members Association was taking place there. The DAAA later claimed to have Minister Phil Hogan “on the run” after he didn’t turn up at the function.But he had NEVER planned to be there.“He was at an engagement in Wexford all afternoon followed by aother engagement in Dublin,” said a spokesman for the Environment Minister.“We were a bit mystified when we heard of this protest in Co Donegal because the Minister was never pencilled in to be there. It’s a strange one.”  ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNERS LEFT RED-FACED AFTER ‘PHIL HOGAN’ PROTEST was last modified: September 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:ANTI-AUSTERITY CAMPAIGNERS LEFT RED-FACED AFTER ‘PHIL HOGAN’ PROTESTlast_img read more

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Former mayor explores the past of Santa Clarita

first_img If nothing else, the book is a good history lesson in which local readers have a strong stake. Before the city incorporated on Dec. 15, 1987, there were efforts to become a separate county. Boyer explores those campaigns and explains the evolution of what is now a bustling city of more than 170,000 people. “I think people ought to know what’s involved,” Boyer said, referring to portions of the book that talk about volunteer efforts to organize and expectations from the community for unpaid efforts to continue. “The idea of serving in public office just for the honor of it doesn’t work,” he said. “People should be decently paid so anyone can afford to run. It’s a huge sacrifice for some of the people who served in terms of lost income and opportunities.” Boyer also touches on his work with Healing the Children and establishing a sister city program that evolved into the Santa Clarita Valley International Program, on which he currently works raising money for medical missions. Santa Clarita has two sister cities: Tena, Ecuador, and Sariaya, Philippines. “To me, the sister city program works to give people of Santa Clarita a world view,” Boyer said. “It makes them realize we’re just a small part of the picture and get involved in an economic sphere much larger than we’re used to as well as offer humanitarian aid.” Boyer is taking the personal approach to sell his book, carrying a supply of copies in his car wherever he goes. “Bookstores want a dust cover and a UPC on my books, and I hate the darn things aesthetically. All that would do is drive up the cost if I had to do 1,000 dust covers. I thought I’d keep the price down.” He’s also offering the books to nonprofit organizations to sell, promising a percentage of the profits to be returned to the group. “Unless they don’t want to keep the percentage, then I’ll donate it to the sister city medical mission program,” he said. “Without having a plane fly overhead to say ‘Boyer’s book is out,’ I have to wait until more copies are sold to have money to advertise,” he said. “The City Council did ask me to bring books to the first council meeting in January.” Asked if he will be celebrating the city’s coming of age on Tuesday, Boyer answered in the affirmative. “Of course, if anyone wants to follow me out to the trunk of my car, I could always sell them a book,” he said, laughing. The cost of each book is $30.00. Boyer can be reached at (661) 259-3154. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com NEWHALL – Former Santa Clarita Mayor Carl Boyer has come up with a must-read for the holiday season. It could have been titled “Everything You Wanted To Know About Santa Clarita But Were Afraid To Ask,” but that title was too short. Instead “Santa Clarita: The Formation and Organization of the Largest Newly Incorporated City in the History of Humankind” is the latest entry on the local literary scene. Boyer credits Richard Dixon, chief administrative officer of Los Angeles County, with coining the phrase after the 41-square-mile city was approved in 1987 by the Local Agency Formation Commission, then by local voters. “Santa Clarita …” is Boyer’s first non-genealogy book. He has self-published more than two dozen genealogy volumes over the last several years. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The book is a 353-page primer full of statistics and financials, laying out the cityhood backers’ case of taxation without representation, as well as making clear the costs – both physical and fiscal – of running for office. “I wrote the book because there is very little literature on city incorporation,” Boyer said. “There’s a book called ‘Southern California Metropolis’ that kind of explains the reasoning behind city incorporation. But I really wanted to give credit to the people involved and set the record straight on what happened.” The book covers the efforts of residents determined to bring local control to the Santa Clarita Valley, many of them frustrated by decisions made in downtown Los Angeles by the county Board of Supervisors that didn’t consider the needs of this area. And it also includes some tidbits on the region’s past – such as when civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down and the board of the William S. Hart Union High School District refused to join the mourning nation in ordering campus flags flown at half-staff. The text is full of names familiar to those who have watched the area grow; the cast of movers and shakers over 40 years may sound familiar as well as remind readers how many leaders have been lost as the city has grown. Connie Worden-Roberts remains active, as do former Mayors Jan Heidt and Jo Anne Darcy and accountant Wayne Crawford. Among those who have died are Louis Braithwaite of the city’s first Planning Commission; Gil Callowhill, a water agency board member who helped drive cityhood; and Bob Lathrop, an activist who rallied the vote. center_img 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

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