Spurs battle back for victory

first_img Press Association Former Arsenal man Samir Nasri looked as if he was going to inflict another damaging defeat on Andre Villas-Boas’ men when he put City ahead in the first half. Despite the return of Gareth Bale, Spurs struggled to get in to the game. They lacked cohesion and spirit for most of the game, but they scored three goals in eight minutes through Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe and Bale to claim a famous victory which means Manchester United will win the title on Monday night if they beat strugglers Aston Villa. The early signs were good for Spurs. Amid a vibrant atmosphere in north London, Bale jinked past two defenders and fired a swirling shot which Joe Hart needed two attempts to gather. The atmosphere soon turned sour though when City opened the scoring. With just over four minutes on the clock, Carlos Tevez stretched the Spurs back four and picked out James Milner, who fed Nasri and he slotted home with a cushioned volley. Hugo Lloris had to be at his best to deny Edin Dzeko and Tevez in quick succession, but Spurs then went up the other end and thought they should have had a penalty when Michael Dawson’s header struck Gareth Barry’s arm, but referee Lee Mason waved play on. Dempsey had a golden opportunity to equalise just before the break but he headed over from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner. Tottenham’s push for an equaliser looked destined for failure until the 75th minute. City backed off Bale and he whipped a low teasing cross which Dempsey converted from close range. The goal lifted Tottenham’s spirits and they threw everything at City. The tactic paid off when Defoe, who had been on the pitch for just seven minutes, latched on to Lewis Holtby’s through-ball and curled a brilliant shot past Hart. A carnival atmosphere broke out inside White Hart Lane and the roof nearly came off moments later when Bale killed the game off by lifting the ball over Hart after a brilliant through-ball from Tom Huddlestone. center_img Tottenham’s Champions League hopes received a huge shot in the arm after they staged a stunning comeback to win 3-1 which left Manchester City on the brink of relinquishing their Barclays Premier League crown.last_img read more

Live video: Syracuse’s NCAA Tournament press conferences

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2014 at 1:36 pmcenter_img C.J. Fair, Baye Moussa Keita and Jim Boeheim address the media Wednesday afternoon. The No. 3-seed Orange will take on No. 14-seed Western Michigan on Thursday at approximately 2:45 p.m.last_img

LIVE UPDATES Uganda vs Burkina Faso, Mandela National Stadium, Namboole Kampala

first_img(updates via @Airtel_Ug #MujjeTulumbe)FULL TIME: Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 090’+3 Moses Oloya misses another. He connects inches wide off Massa’s header. Still goalless.90’+1 Burkina’s captain Kabore sent off for second bookable offense.90′ Masses misses as header hits post, but he was offside. FIVE minutes of added time.86′ Tense moments with game still tied 0-0. Change for Burkina Faso – Traore Isidora off, Adama on80′ Burkina Faso come very close as Onyango misjudges his chest. The quick shot is inches over the bar72′ Substitution for Uganda In-Yassar Mugerwa Out-Farouk Miya70′ Huge miss by MIYA with only goalie to beat66′ Moses Oloya in, Emmanuel Okwi out. Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso60′ Another freekick for Cranes but the ball is too deep for anyone to react.56′ Burkina Faso win their first corner but it is cleared. The Cranes immediately resume attacking.48′ Geoffrey Massa misses a glorious chance to put Cranes ahead following a nice delivery from Mawejje.47′ The second half takes pace….Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso2ND HALF starts Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 045+’ Halftime. Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso42′ Burkina Faso claim a penalty but the referee is not convinced. Still Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso39′ Okwi cleverly beats his marker and is taken down. Cranes freekick near the box.30′ minutes: Still no big chances to report from this one, apart from a couple of Joseph Ochaya corner kicks28′ Cranes put on another exciting attack but Mawejje’s cross goes wide.25′ Another corner for Cranes as we continue to build pressure.24′ Okwi makes a great delivery from the right;Miya is just shot to reaching the ball with a header. Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso15′ Uganda with lots of pace upfront…Mawejje hits the woodwork, ball bounces out8′ Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 0…. Miya in early raid, comes close00 Game kicks offKICK -OFF 7pmStarting Line up: Denis Onyango (G), Denis Iguma, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Farouk Miya, Khalid Aucho, Geofrey Massa, William Luwagga Kizito, Emmanuel Okwi and Tonny MawejjeSubstitutes:Robert OdongKara (G), Mike Azira, Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya, Timothy Awanyi ,Godfrey Walusimbi, Erisa Ssekisambu****Build up to gameMATCH PREVIEWCranes at final training at Namboole last night. PHOTO VIA @OFFICIALFUFAThe feeling in the Cranes camp is that they could have got a better result than they did in Ouagadougou on Saturday and are determined to do something about it today.“We are not crybabies. We shall definitely stage a fight in Namboole,” vowed FUFA president Moses Magogo after the 1-0 defeat by Burkina Faso. He added that “with the performance of the boys on the night, it is just a battle lost, not the war.”Despite arriving 12 hours after the Stallions, the team looked back to their rhythm in final training yesterday at Mandela National Stadium.Magogo had maintained that the result had only made them much more determined to win the return home game. “I love the spirit of the players thinking it is Namboole or never. The morale is even higher now.”Tight GroupThe way the group is set up now, with three teams at 6 points, it is now clear that it is Namboole or never in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers – mathematics aside.Victory today, will give Cranes the much needed 3 point cushion going into the last two games, all of which they can win – if they have their heads high.Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is likely to be bolder in this game, and could add Emma Okwi to a much bigger attacking line to seal this.The match will also be played in honour of former Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira who died of cancer in Iceland.The IBV Vestmanaeyjar player was diagnosed with abdominal cancer late last year. He last appeared for the Cranes in 2013.President Yoweri Museveni yesterday revealed that the government will help the sports fraternity return his body, bringing to rest fears that a massive funds drive would have to first be made as the family could not afford the costs.This was the starting XI vesus Burkina Faso on Saturday:Denis Onyango (Goalie) , Denis Iguma ,Joseph Ochaya ,Murshid Juuko , Isaac Isinde, Khalid Aucho , Kizito W Luwagga , Tonny Mawejje , Geoffrey Massa (captain) , Faruk Miya ,Godfrey WalusimbiSubstitutes : Robert Odongokara (Goalkie), Hassan Wasswa , Timothy Awanyi ,Mike Azira , Moses Oloya , Emma Okwi and Hamis Kiiza.Group D P W D L F A PtsB. Faso 3 2 0 1 3 1 6Uganda 3 2 0 1 3 1 6Botswana 4 2 0 2 3 4 6Comoros 4 1 0 3 2 5 3Other AFCON 2017 QUALIFYING matches.Times in GMTMalawi v Guinea 1230Lesotho v Seychelles 1300Rwanda v Mauritius 1330Ethiopia v Algeria 1400Niger v Senegal 1400Namibia v Burundi 1500Togo v Tunisia 1500Liberia v Djibouti 1600Angola v DR Congo 1600Gambia v Mauritania 1630Egypt v Nigeria 1700S. Africa v Cameroon 1700Sudan v Ivory Coast 1800Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more