Liverpool’s Joel Matip explains why Arsenal are ‘really difficult’ to play against

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 28 Aug 2019 8:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link255Shares Joel Matip scored Liverpool’s first against Arsenal on Saturday (Picture: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)Liverpool may have seen off Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday but defender Joel Matip insists the Gunners are ‘really difficult’ to play against.Matip opened the scoring at Anfield before a Mohamed Salah brace gave the Reds a comfortable lead and Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira grabbed a late consolation.It was a comfortable victory for the Reds, but not entirely dominant, finishing with 52% possession, although they did pepper the Arsenal goal with 25 shots.The Cameroon international believes that the way Arsenal set up made it very tough for them to break down and praised the Gunners’ organisation.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We tried it over 90 minutes to come through. We had to be patient and the result was good, we won at home against Arsenal, that’s always good,’ Matip told Liverpool FC’s official website. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Liverpool’s Joel Matip explains why Arsenal are ‘really difficult’ to play against Mohamed Salah gave David Luiz a tough time at Anfield (Picture: Getty Images)‘They were standing with two deep rows and with their speed in the front it was really difficult to come through, because they were standing by their own box. But in the end it worked.‘We tried to push but it was not easy to come through. We did it not too bad but against a high-quality team like this it’s hard for every team.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMatip has never scored more than one goal in a season since arriving at Liverpool in July 2016, but he has already netted twice this campaign after scoring in the Community Shield against Manchester City.The 28-year-old’s best scoring season came way back in 2011-12 when he netted five times in all competitions for Schalke, and he would like to get on the score sheet more for the Reds.‘I want to score more goals and it’s nice that I could score, but it’s early in the season and there’s still a lot to increase,’ continued Matip. ‘Maybe I’ll get the opportunity to score a few more.’Liverpool are back in action in the late kick-off on Saturday away to Burnley in the Premier League.MORE: Gary Neville warns Man Utd are three years from challenging Liverpool and Man CityMORE: Liverpool reject Fiorentina bid for promising youngster Bobby Duncanlast_img read more

Uganda disqualified from U20 Nations Cup qualifiers

first_imgUganda have been disqualified from qualifying for the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations for fielding an ineligible player.The offence occurred in the first-round, second-leg match against Rwanda, which Uganda won 2-1 to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory.However, Uganda’s Aheebwa James had different dates of birth on his passport and his inter-clubs licence.Rwanda have been reinstated and will take on Egypt in the second round.The Rwandan Football Federation had challenged the eligibility of Tumwesigye Frank, Aheebwa James, Lwalirwa Halid and Kizza Martin.Only James was found to have different birth dates: 19/5/1998 on the passport, and 27/3/1997 on his Confederation of African Football Inter-clubs licence. Although both dates place James within the age limit for the competition, the rules state that both dates must match. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Aunt Becky Cites New Evidence that May Exonerate Her in College Cheating Scandal

first_imgThe evidence emerged in the case of another parent who’s being prosecuted. In notes taken from the phone of the scam’s mastermind, he suggests he told his clients they were paying donations to schools instead of bribes like prosecutors say. Evidence produced by prosecutors in the college admissions cheating scheme exonerates Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, the couple’s attorneys said. https://t.co/i1DVtzCM1f— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 27, 2020 (Boston, MA) — New evidence in the college cheating scandal may exonerate Aunt Becky.As a result, actress Lori Loughlin is asking for a delay for setting a trial date over charges in the massive admissions cheating scandal.The “Full House” star and her husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli filed the motion after new evidence showed the ring leader of the admissions scam claiming federal investigators badgered him into “lying” about clients paying donations versus bribes.last_img read more

Child Care Action Council Hosts 11th Annual Warm Hearts Fundraiser at…

first_imgFacebook22Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Child Care Action CouncilThe Child Care Action Council will be serving up fun and generosity for their 11th Annual Warm Hearts Luncheon, raising funds for their early learning Family Services program. Community members will come together for kids on Thursday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lacey Community Center. Guests will enjoy a soup buffet made by culinary students at South Puget Sound Community College, and listen to speakers discuss the importance of early learning and quality child care.Child Care Action Council provides a full spectrum of services surrounding early education from, training child care providers to meeting families in their homes to give guidance on being their child’s first and best teacher. “Our focus is our earliest learners, ages birth to 5 years old,” said Gary Burris, Executive Director of Child Care Action Council. “We know that 90% of brain development happens in the first five years and having quality early learning experiences are crucial to creating a solid foundation upon which all later learning, behavior, and health depend.”Each year, Child Care Action Council has seen its Warm Hearts fundraiser grow and become a critical piece in raising funds for their Family Services program that supports over 6,000 children in our community. Last year, Child Care Action Council was able to raise over $19,000 and the new goal for this year is $22,000. As grant funding becomes tougher and tougher to secure, this event has been a crucial component to continuing the many free early literacy and math, and family support services throughout Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties.The Family Service program encompasses a number of early learning services that nurture child development and support children and families so they can thrive. Raising A Reader is Child Care Action Council’s flagship early literacy service that brings new books into homes of 1,300 children through a book rotation program at their child care, Head Start, or ECEAP centers. This program inspires the love of reading and increases daily reading habitats.The Family Services program also funds the four Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups, a free weekly playgroup for children and their caregivers to learn and develop through play-based activities and parent support; BlockFest that brings an interactive block exhibit to over 1,200 children in our community and promotes early math skills; SafeKids Thurston County that serves over 5,000 children and their families with resources and information on how to prevent childhood injuries in the home, at school, and on the way; and Margie’s Crisis Nursery that finds and pays for temporary child care for families when they are in a crisis situation.The foundation of support for the Family Services program is raised through event sponsorships. Leading that charge for the past four years has been WSECU as title sponsor of the Warm Hearts luncheon. In addition to the WSECU’s title sponsorship, Child Care Action Council is honored to have the following organizations support this year’s Warm Hearts luncheon: Molina Healthcare, Neil Woody McSwain & Company, Olympia Federal Savings, Alaffia, Commencement Bank, FORMA Construction, Kiley Juergens Wealth Management, TwinStar Credit Union, Bron’s Automotive, Graphic Communications, Heritage Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Nicholson & Associates Insurance, GHB Insurance, The Other Guys, Inc., Tammy’s Ceramic Shop, Timberland Bank, Sound Credit Union.If you are interested in supporting early learning opportunities for all children in our community, please join Child Care Action Council for their Warm Hearts luncheon. Reserve your spot today by emailing Child Care Action Council at allison@ccacwa.org or call 360-786-8907 x112.last_img read more