WEST 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.”
Though 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.
4. Butler 48 2. Dayton (1) 72 6. Jacksonville 47 3. Drake 58 The Bulldogs begin the 2018 campaign on Sept. 1 against William Jewell at Drake Stadium at 6 p.m. Valparaiso 48 The upcoming 2018 season marks the 26th year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The league will feature 10 teams each playing an eight-game schedule to determine the league champion and recipient of the automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Championship. 8. Morehead State 22 7. Marist 44 Team Points 10. Davidson 11 9. Stetson 19 Drake earned 58 total points in the poll. San Diego, who won the 2017 title, again received the coaches nod to win the 2018 PFL title, earning 81 points with nine first-place votes. Dayton earned 72 points with one first-place vote. Butler and Valparaiso were picked tied for fourth with 48 points. The Bulldogs, set to begin their fifth season under head coach Rick Fox, return 12 All-PFL honorees and 23 student-athletes that started in last season. Pioneer Football League 2018 Preseason Coaches’ Poll ST. LOUIS – The Drake University football team was picked to finish third in the Pioneer Football League standings in a preseason vote of the league’s head coaches. Print Friendly Version First-place votes in parentheses. Nine points awarded for a first-place vote, with one point less for each succeeding place. (Maximum score = 81) Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. 1. San Diego (9) 81