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Jamie Redknapp on why Mikel Arteta picks Eddie Nketiah up front over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jun 2020 7:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShares Jamie Redknapp on why Mikel Arteta picks Eddie Nketiah up front over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisement Nketiah started through the middle on Thursday night (Picture: Getty)Jamie Redknapp believes Mikel Arteta is picking Eddie Nketiah ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front for Arsenal because of his impressive workrate and compared the more experienced striker’s struggles to make the centre-forward spot his own to Sergio Aguero under Pep Guardiola. Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, often used to give Gabriel Jesus game time ahead of Aguero in his early days at the Etihad, but while there is still an element of rotation now, it’s clear that Aguero has become the main man once more. Redknapp believes it took Aguero time to ‘buy into’ Guardiola’s hard-working philosophy, where strikers chase down lost causes. AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta, who used to work under Guardiola at City, is in a similar predicament. ADVERTISEMENTWith Aubameyang’s future unclear, he has favoured Nketiah through the middle – using the Gabon international in a wide left role. And Redknapp thinks that Nketiah’s ability to press from the front – which led to his opener against Southampton following an error from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy – has seen him get the nod ahead of Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – who was left on the bench. Aubameyang has been forced out wide (Picture: Getty)Redknppp told Sky Sports: ‘Work from the front, chase things down… It took a little while for Aguero to buy into it and I don’t know if Aubameyang at this age will be that striker still, especially if he doesn’t want to be at the club and he wants to go. ‘He thinks with Nketiah – he works hard for the team. It’s a midfielder’s dream, it’s a defender’s dream, when someone is just pickpocketing balls around the pitch and winning balls back. It’s fantastic. 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 City‘And he gets his reward. It’s not good goalkeeping, it’s not good from the defender as well. ‘But a lot of strikers would just leave it, they wouldn’t bother chasing lost causes, he did it and deserved that goal for that reason.’MORE: Kieran Tierney reveals how Arsenal players reacted to their dismal defeat at BrightonMORE: Claudio Bravo speaks out on his future amid Arsenal transfer interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lady Eagles Golf Results

first_imgGolf ball about to fall into the cup at sunsetGirls Golf Monday August 28th at North Branch.Lawrenceburg 208, JCD 248.JCD-Gracie Simon 60, Annalise Boor 60, Chloe Strassell 67, Lindsey Linville 61, Calysta Hartman 68, Carrera Cameron 60.Lawrenceburg-Whitney Smart 43, Bailey Johnson 58, Ashley Jones   56,  Hannah Williamson 59, Lizzy Lusk 51, Alli Casey 56.Wednesday, August 30th, at Butler Falls.Southwestern 209, Switzerland County 232, Jac-Cen-Del 262, Shawe Memorial Inc.JCD-Gracie Simon 67, Annalise Boor 62, Lindsey Linville 68, Chloe Strassell 69, Calysta Hartman 65.Switzerland County-Matea Edwards 61, Judy Breech 51, Annabella Bear 68, Ryley King 52.SW Hanover-Elle Foley 48, Kristen Consley 50, Shahala Brown 53, Bella Marcum 58.Shawe-Katie Hurts 45, Kate Grody 52.last_img read more

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Curtain Falls on NOGIG 2018

first_imgThe champion who has been consistent since the commencement of the tournament was too experienced for his opponent as he used a combination of good serves and powerful rebounds which forced him to make some loose shots and couple of errors that led to his retirement on account of injury after the first set had ended 5-2.In the women single’ s event,Anusionwu Ogechi of NNPC defeated Chizoba Onuoha of Shell 6-4, 6-4 to be crowned champion just as she combined with her colleague, Okwukogu Mercedes to defeat Areje Adegoke and Chizoba Onuoha of Shell 4-0, 2-4, 10/8 in the women doubles.The duo of Nelson Adoki and John John of Chevron won the men’s doubles by beating Obinna Iloeje and William Ibiba 4/1,4/2Meanwhile in the table tennis men’s singles final, 2014 winner Joseph Adebsyor of NCDMB overpowered Surajudeen Keye of NNPC 11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-7 to emerge champion.Adebayor who also doubles as chairman of the publicity committee of the games, told our correspondent that it was wonderful wining the title and announced that he was dedicating it to his executive secretary.The women’s single title was won by Blessing Brown of Exxon Mobil who recorded a 3-0 victory over Boma Epelle of NAOC.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram All roads lead to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos for the finals of the 17th Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games coming up today.The games which began with the preliminaries of the football event in February will be declared closed by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru while the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Akinbode will be special guest of honour at the ceremony.The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung is also expected. Top executives of the participating companies, top government officials and dignitaries from the sports fraternity will also grace the event, touted as one of the most competitive in recent times.Tournament’s favourite Vincent Kiehi of Total proved book makers right when he had an easy victory over Obinna Iiloeje of NNPC in the finals of the men’ s singles tennis event at the 2018 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games decided yesterday at the tennis court of Ikoyi Club 1938.last_img read more

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Trevor Cooney scores 15 points in complete effort despite loss to Pittsburgh

first_img Published on December 31, 2015 at 12:58 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Trevor Cooney ran in from the top of the key and grabbed a defensive rebound just inside the 3-point arc. The defense cleared as he brought the ball up the court and Pittsburgh’s Jamel Artis was helpless as Cooney pulled up from a couple feet behind the arc and drained a 3.His shot cut Syracuse’s deficit to 15-13 with just eight minutes gone by in the first half and continued an outside rebirth that has spanned the past three games.“Trevor was really good, he made some plays for us,” Syracuse interim head coach Mike Hopkns said. “He made some shots, and that’s what we need from him.Cooney tied Tyler Roberson with a team-high 15 points. He’s made 10 of his last 19 3-pointers after enduring a stretch of missing 11 straight. He also collected six rebounds, played strong defense in the zone and was actively looking for his shot in Syracuse’s (10-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) 72-61 loss to Pittsburgh (11-1, 1-0) at the Petersen Events Center.“He’s been fighting on both ends of the floor,” guard Franklin Howard said. “He’s getting denied and trapped every possession down the floor. He fights for every shot. I’m glad he’s starting to hit them.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse was either trailing or tied throughout the entire first half, but right after the Orange got on top to start the second, Cooney helped build on that lead. He hit a catch-and-shoot 3 from the corner to put Syracuse up 37-32. On two of his three 3-pointers, he used a quick release with a defender trailing him on the move.On the other side of the ball, Hopkins said Cooney was disrupting Pittsburgh, which shot 34.4 percent from the field in the first half. His five boards in the opening 20 minutes were also crucial as Syracuse big men Dajuan Coleman and Tyler Lydon both picked up two fouls before the break.Twice the Pittsburgh student section started an arena-wide “Cooney’s balding” chant. His parents, who were sitting in the front row behind the Orange bench started to laugh. He was unfazed as the Oakland Zoo student section repeated the insult over and over.“We were aggressive,” Cooney said. “I’m really, really proud of the way we played.”Cooney said Syracuse wanted to get in transition because of how dangerous Pittsburgh’s defense is in the halfcourt set. All three of his long balls came with the Panthers able to defend it, but he made them anyway.He lost his offense in the latter part of the game when the Orange began to struggle. He clanked an ugly 3-pointer on the cusp of Syracuse giving up its eight-point second-half lead. When the Orange had the ball down six and just over a minute to play, he made a bad pass that led to a Pittsburgh dunk.His offense reflected Syracuse as a whole — strong for the most part, but weak at the very last gasp of the game.But much of Syracuse’s success for the first 35 minutes hinged on the play of Cooney. He finished off the ACC season a year ago by making just six of his final 41 from behind the arc. This start of this conference season has found a different fortune, even if the final result still left the senior guard sullen by the final result.“Trev played real good tonight,” Malachi Richardson said. “He was able to get a lot of key shots for us and made a lot of tough moves to the basket to get fouled and knock the free throws down. He’s one of our leaders.” Commentslast_img read more