Ralph Hasenhuttl says Southampton rise is ‘scary but not surprising’ | Football News

first_img“The first 15 minutes was probably our worst spell after half-time. We couldn’t get out. We kept giving the ball back to them and when you’re in that situation it becomes difficult for. Congratulations to Southampton on the night. They were far better than us and we couldn’t cope with them.“We go up and down too quick. That’s one thing we have to resolve. We go along nicely then all of a sudden we don’t play well enough in the game. It nags me.”What’s next?Southampton travel to face Wolves on Saturday November 21 after the international break; kick-off 3pm.Newcastle will host Chelsea at St James’ Park at 12.30pm on the same day. Ralph Hasenhuttl heaped praise on his players after Southampton moved top of the Premier League, but admits his side’s rise has not come as a surprise to him.Saints moved top of the Premier League for the first time in their history after beating Newcastle 2-0 at St Mary’s on Friday night. A seventh-minute strike from Che Adams gave the home side an early lead and they wrapped up victory in the 82nd minute through Stuart Armstrong.- Advertisement – Jamie Redknapp and Alan Pardew felt that Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles was lucky to avoid conceding a penalty after a reckless tackle on Southampton’s Theo Walcott. Inconsistency frustrates Bruce – Advertisement – 1:14 Newcastle, who had yet to be beaten away from home in the Premier League this season and headed into the game on the south coast in good form, having beaten Everton 2-1 in their previous fixture, but often lacked control and managed just four shots during the game.“Certainly, the best team won,” Newcastle boss Steve Bruce told Sky Sports. “We didn’t get anywhere near where we were five days ago. We didn’t look after the ball well enough and we gifted them two goals. We didn’t do enough to win the game. We didn’t handle the full press and it was a difficult night.“The one thing you can’t do at this level is give them the goals we did. We gave the ball away far too often. We knew what to expect from them – the full press – and unfortunately we couldn’t play through it. Che Adams rattles in Theo Walcott's cross to put Saints in frontImage:Che Adams rattles in Theo Walcott’s cross to put Saints in front A year ago, Southampton sat in the bottom three of the Premier League, but the Austrian believes his side are now showing their development and the fruits of their investment both away from the pitch and on the training ground, away from the pressure of playing in front of supporters. 3:03 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Southampton’s win over Newcastle preview image preview image “It’s amazing what my team does in the moment,” he told Sky Sports. “Congratulations to everybody around the pitch and the team. Amazing. We could maybe have scored more but the rest was perfect. Everybody was on the highest level. It is a little scary what we are doing at the moment to be honest but not surprising when I see what we are working on.“Earlier, we could have closed the game, earlier. That was definitely possible. The way we played through lines was fantastic to watch. We can then make the last pass and final decision even better but this is criticism on a high level. We know it’s not so easy to create a lot of chances against these teams.- Advertisement – Hasenhuttl’s men dominated possession and chances as they sealed a comfortable win that saw them replace Liverpool at the top of the table ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.The Saints last stood at the summit of English football 32 years ago under the management of Chris Nicholl and it marks a remarkable 12 months for the Austrian manager since their 9-0 thrashing by Leicester last October. 2:35 Newcastle boss Steve Bruce was very disappointed his side couldn’t follow up their win against Everton with a good performance and admits his side’s biggest problem is consistency after their 2-0 defeat to Southampton in the Premier League. Hasenhuttl added: “I’m happy for the fans that we’re top of the league at the moment, but the season is very long. We have a very intense period over Christmas but the squad is nicely balanced. We’ve restructured a few things and this now shows that the players are stepping up.”“It’s the first time that we’ve had three wins in a row and this was the goal for today. It’s the first time that we’ve taken three points over Newcastle as the last three times we’d lost. We’re top for now, but it’s only for a few moments. Of course, it’s nice for the fans and the players. For me, it’s important that we say hungry and don’t lean back.” Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the leagueImage:Stuart Armstrong sealed the win to put Southampton top of the league Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistleImage:Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes hands with Adams at the final whistle “We’re a strong side and this is not a coincidence as we’ve developed every part of our game. Our game management has been very brave and I feel it has helped us in some situations where there’s no crowd in the stadium so we can develop our game, as there’s not so much stress now, and we’ve got used to it. As a result, we’ve now got a more complete game.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Cricket News Rohit Sharma’s Indian cricket team masters the art of a last ball finish

first_imgNew Delhi: Rohit Sharma has stepped up admirably in the role of captaincy for the Indian cricket team. With Virat Kohli taking a break occasionally for series or formats, Rohit has provided great leadership for the team. The year 2018, in particular, has been sensational for India and Rohit. In March 2018, a depleted Indian side defeated Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy tri-series. In September, India once again got the better of Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final while in the recently concluded series against West Indies, Rohit’s side achieved a 3-0 whitewash of the two-time Twenty20 champions.Read More | India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: India win by 6 wickets, clinch seriesHowever, when one looks at the success of the side, there has been at least one game in each of these series that has resulted in a last-ball finish. Luckily for India, they have come out as the victors on all three occasions. Here are the instances when Rohit’s side won the game off the last ball.Read More |Dhawan returning to form crucial ahead of Australia tour: Rohit Sharma1)      Nidahas Trophy final – India vs Bangladesh – DK’s super sixAfter suffering a loss in the opening game against Sri Lanka in Colombo, India reached the final to face Bangladesh. In the final, chasing 167, Rohit scored a fifty but Bangladesh fought back to keep the runs down as the asking rate mounted. With 34 runs needed off 12 balls, Dinesh Karthik blasted 22 runs off Rubel Hossain and the equation boiled down to 12 off the last over. Soumya Sarkar bowled well and with five runs needed off one ball, India were in a desperate situation. However, Karthik slammed a the last ball flat over deep extra cover for a six to break Bangladesh hearts.2)      Asia Cup final – India vs Bangladesh – A stolen legbyeBangladesh had shown they were a force to reckon with in the Asia Cup. After knocking Sri Lanka out, they repeated the dose and knocked Pakistan out to enter the final. Awaiting them was India, who had not lost a game but had just escaped a tie against a buoyant Afghanistan. In the final, Liton Das blasted 121 but the rest of the batting suffered a collapse and Bangladesh managed just 222.In response, none of the Indian batsmen got a big score after a good start. The match swung like a pendulum and in the final over, India needed six runs off six balls. Mahmudullah was given the task of bowling the final over and he kept it real tight. With one run needed off the last ball, Kedar Jadhav managed to get a leg bye as India once again continued to prolong Bangladesh’s agony3)      Third Twenty20 International – India vs West Indies – Suddenly goes down to the wireNicholas Pooran’s magnificent 53 off 25 balls was the catalyst in West Indies reaching 181/3. In response, Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) put India on course for a comfortable win with a 130-run stand. The left-handed Pant fell to Keemo Paul in the 19th over as he attempted a reverse paddle but his middle stump was pegged back. Boosted by the wicket, Paul kept it tight, conceding just three runs and India needed five off the last over. Fabian Allen, the left-arm spinner, conceded four runs off three balls. A dot ball in the fourth over resulted and on the fifth ball, Dhawan was out. However, Manish Pandey got the single thanks to a misfield as India completed their domination of the West Indies. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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SB : Erratic pitching leads to upset loss for Syracuse in opening round of Big East tournament

first_imgSyracuse softball won’t three-peat as Big East champions.In the opening round of Thursday’s Big East tournament, the Orange (40-14, 17-5) could muster only one run in a 2-1 upset loss against St. John’s (22-33, 9-12).SU stranded eight runners in the loss, including the potential tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Left fielder Lisaira Daniels bunted for a single with one out to extend SU’s last inning, but was left on base when right fielder Shirley Daniels struck out and second baseman Stephanie Watts popped out to center to end the game.The loss is a disappointing one for senior catcher Lacey Kohl. SU beat the Red Storm twice in a three game series earlier this season. In those wins, the Orange scored double digit runs.But when the stakes were higher, that same Red Storm team was able to limit SU hitters to seven singles and only one run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘It’s like (hitting) coach King told us, we hit for extra bases,’ Kohl said.’We’re not going to win games with seven singles.’Especially not when ace Jenna Caira has an off day. The senior pitcher struggled to hit her spots all game and issued four walks.Caira’s costliest walk started the fifth inning. Locked in a scoreless pitcher’s duel with Red Storm pitcher Ashley Beza, Caira walked leadoff hitter Michelle Tilson. Tilson reached second on a wild pitch, advanced to third on a single, and scored the game’s first run with a sacrifice fly by Chrissy Montez.Stacy Kuwik replaced Caira in the sixth inning, but wild pitches still haunted SU. With the bases loaded and no one out, Red Storm catcher Kacee Cox scored from third base after Kuwik misfired.Kuwik didn’t allow a hit in the final two innings she pitched, but St. John’s was able to tack on a crucial insurance run. And in a close game against a sputtering SU offense, Kohl said that run was the difference between an SU win and an upset loss.SU now has to hope that its 40-win season will be enough to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. The 64-team field will be announced on Sunday night at 9 p.m.Kohl said SU’s next opponent will face an Orange team with a chip on its shoulder because of the loss to the Red Storm.‘That third ring would’ve been great,’ Kohl said. ‘But we’re focused on Sunday and what happens after. They will pay for what we went through today.’nctoney@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on May 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

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Gamenet issues private €225 million bond seeking swift closure to GoldBet takeover

first_img Share Share Submit Borsa Milan-listed gambling firm Gruppo Gamenet SPA has issued a ‘senior non-convertible bond’ valued at approximately €225 million, which will be put forward to private institutional investors.The non-convertible bond will have a maturity date set at 2023 and will be listed on Italian and European-wide bond exchange markets.Updating investors, Gamenet governance details that it will utilise the proceeds of the bond transaction to primarily fund its €265 million acquisition of Italian bookmaker GoldBet (deal announced – 24 July 2018).Led by Guglielmo Angelozzi, Gamenet seeks to become Italy’s biggest retail bookmaker, servicing +1,700 betting points should the acquisition of GoldBet be completed.Gamenet’s outright takeover of GoldBet is currently being reviewed by the Italian competition authorities.  In its update, Gamenet governance discloses that Deutsche Bank AG will act as ‘escrow agent’ for its bond transaction.Should the Italian authorities allow the GoldBet acquisition, Deutsche Bank will move to make the bond proceeds available to Gamenet allowing the gambling firm to swiftly conclude its transaction.Further to its update, Gamenet has confirmed that it has expanded its instant credit facility from €30 to €50 million with funds secured by Sanpaolo Bank and UniCredit SPA. StumbleUpon Related Articles Apollo PE takes majority stake in Gamenet Italia October 23, 2019 AgiproNews’ Italian View: October highs meet an autumn of disillusion November 15, 2018 Highlight Games inks new partnership with Microgame S.p.A March 4, 2020last_img read more

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