Impressive Man City thrash West Brom 3-0 in EPL

first_imgWEST BROMWICH, England (AP):Yaya TourÈ scored twice in the first half yesterday as Manchester City began their English Premier League campaign with an impressive 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.TourÈ scored with two shots from just outside the area in the ninth and 24th minutes as the visitors dominated the match from the start. Captain Vincent Kompany headed in the third in the 59th in a fluid team performance that signalled that Manuel Pellegrini’s side will again be serious contenders for the league title after relinquishing the crown to Chelsea last season.New signing Raheem Sterling also looked lively for City, but fluffed his best chance to score with a weak effort when through on goal in the 41st minute.The margin of victory puts City atop the standings after the opening weekend. And with Chelsea held to a draw, Arsenal losing and Manchester United and Liverpool both earning unconvincing 1-0 wins, this was by far the best performance of the first round. Even more worrying for their rivals is that City did it largely without star striker Sergio Ag¸ero, who only came on as a substitute for the last 25 minutes. He’s likely to be back in the starting line-up for a tougher test next weekend, when City hosts Chelsea in an eagerly anticipated matchup.”We came here today knowing we had a point to prove,” Kompany said. “Me more than anyone else probably. … I just want to get back to my best level.”last_img read more

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Bandari sip Tusker, stagger to second in KPL

first_imgThough their coach Bernard Mwalala declared it would be impossible to challenge Gor for the crown, the dockers have kept their momentum running, showing sheer hunger to wait for any eventuality.Against Tusker, they showed resilience, coming from behind to win the tie and move two points clear of Sofapaka at second spot.Eugene Asike had given the brewers a 22nd minute lead but Bandari levelled 10 minutes later through Shabaan Kenga before Yema Mwama and substitute Benjamin Mosha scored one a piece in the second half to give the home side the vital three points.Bandari FC striker Abdallah Hassan blocks a clearance from Tusker’s Eric Ambunya during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Mbaraki Complex in MOmbasa on May 16, 2019. PHOTO/Bandari-TwitterThe brewers broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute when Asike, bearing the captain’s armband, nudged his team ahead after being fastest to react to a rebound when keeper Faruk Shikhalo, facing his former employers spilled a header from David Naftali.But it took the hosts just 10 minutes to get back on level terms when Kenga headed the ball past Emery Mvuyekure when William Wadri picked up a rebounded shot from Hassan.The dockers doubled their lead just a minute into the second half when keeper Mvuyekure slipped as he tried to control a back pass and a rushing Mwama pounced before slotting the ball home.Mosha then put the icing on the cake on the stroke of full time when he made the most of yet another Mvuyekure error, rushing in to tap the ball home after the Rwandese keeper had spilled another short from Abdallah.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC players celebrate one of their three goals against Tusker FC during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Mbaraki Complex on May 16, 2019. PHOTO/Bandari FC/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – Gor Mahia will have to wait a little bit longer to confirm their status as 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League champions after Bandari FC beat Tusker 3-1 in Mombasa on Thursday to move to second spot in the standings and within eight points of the leaders.With four rounds of matches left, Gor need two wins to confirm themselves as league champions while Bandari still stand a mathematical chance of dislodging K’Ogalo if they can win all their remaining matches and Gor lose.last_img read more

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Wider Panama Canal set for water trial

first_imgRelated posts:Builders vow to repair leak in Panama Canal Panama Canal widening should be finished in early 2016 after $400 million boost Panama Canal claims $737 million in cost overruns Work resumes to expand Panama Canal PANAMA CITY – Water will start rushing into the newly expanded Panama Canal on Thursday in one area that was widened, ahead of the waterway’s April 2016 re-inauguration.The area around the new Agua Fria locks in Gatún, on the Atlantic coast, will be the site of the preliminary tests, the Panama Canal Authority said.Completely filling up the first lock will take three to five months, according to the builders consortium Grupo Unidos Por el Canal.GUPC is carrying out the extensive upgrade to the canal’s system of locks, to allow the waterway to accommodate ships carrying up to 14,000 containers of freight, triple the current size.Upgrades began in 2007 and were scheduled to be completed in 2014 for the 100th anniversary of the canal, but the work has seen repeated delays.With a year’s delay so far, the cost of the megaproject has hit some $5.25 billion.About five percent of global maritime trade passes through the Panama Canal. Its biggest users are the United States and China.Nicaragua last year launched construction of an ambitious $50 billion rival canal that could handle even larger ships. It is set to be completed within five years. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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