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Monday 14 May 2018
Total
Football
Sport
17 pages of the best
reporting and analysis
Pochettino warns
Spurs: You must
now be brave
telegraph.co.uk/sport
Page 4
City bring up their
century in a season
of broken records
Page 6
A final dressing
room farewell for
emotional Wenger
Page 10
L I V E R P O O L 4 - 0 B R I GH T ON
King of the Kop
Salah?s golden finish
Forward breaks Premier League goals
record to seal Champions League aim
Chelsea thrashing
adds to Conte
Cup final
fears
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Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
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Total Football
Euphoric Klopp hails
Liverpool?s top-four finish
Chris Bascombe
at Anfield
Liverpool
Salah 26, Lovren 40, Solanke 53, Robertson 85
Brighton and Hove Albion
4
0
Att: 50,752
Jurgen Klopp has not been so
euphoric after any other Liverpool
win this season ? not on any of
those consuming European nights;
not after destroying Porto; not after
defeating Manchester City; not
even after overcoming Roma to
reach the Champions League final.
The moment of victory over
Brighton and Hove Albion to secure
participation
in
next
year?s
Champions League finally enabled
him to celebrate the chance of
winning it on May 26.
All the emotions buried at the
Etihad Stadium and Stadio Olimpico
were finally exposed, the German
coach unburdening himself as his
prime ambition was realised. It felt
like he was back in Rome, in front
of those away fans, fist-pumping
and arm waving without fretting
that such experiences might be
denied his club next year.
The endurance test of the
Premier League was over, Klopp
said his players would take on Real
Madrid with less pressure and more
freedom once they get to Kiev via a
?mini pre-season? at a Spanish training camp.
?After we went 3-0 up, it was the
first minute in the season I could
enjoy it,? said Klopp.
?Somebody told me it is 3-0 at
Newcastle United. I knew it is done.
I knew we were in the Champions
League. It is a fantastic achievement by the boys. Last year
everyone said we went to the
Champions League because we
didn?t have European football.
?This, for us, is the next step. It is
a perfect finale to an intense season. We showed the football we
could, which has not shown in past
few games because the boys are
human, not machines. I am so
happy and proud of the boys.?
This was the outcome most had
taken for granted, Liverpool easing
past unmotivated opposition to
reaffirm Champions League status.
Not so Klopp. Before now, it has
been nine years since Liverpool
qualified for the competition in
successive campaigns. The prolonged exile in the post-Rafael
Benitez era was a symbol of how
the lustre at Anfield was fading.
Returning, cementing the position and ? potentially ? winning it,
again shows the polish is back.
Consider the scars that needed
healing since this last happened in
2009 ? five managers, a club
takeover as well as team and
stadium rebuilds.
Liverpool have enjoyed success
during trying periods in their retory, but it is more than 30
cent history,
nce every aspect of the club
years since
dy to make the most of it
was ready
on and off the pitch.
any respects, the
In many
d
season ended as it had
ded since August
proceeded
erpool. Mohamed
for Liverpool.
cored, RobSalah scored,
mino haserto Firmino
pposition
sled opposition
ers into
defenders
sion
submission
and the chant
Pride of Anfield:
Mo Salah receives
his two player of
the season awards
from Kenny
Dalglish
acclaiming Scottish left-back Andy
Robertson matched all others.
This has been an Anfield campaign where global superstars and
cult heroes have emerged, hailed
with equilibrium by The Kop.
Any Real Madrid scouts present
and scribbling notes would have
registered nothing new about the
style, zeal and ambition of this
Liverpool side, but they will have
identified what difference a sevenday rest does to them.
The bloodhounds were let loose
on
Brighton.
The
Spanish
observers? most positive assessment ahead of the Champions
League final would be that the final
is on neutral territory. Liverpool
would fancy anyone here.
Only once previously in the past
30 years have the club gone a full
season without a home league
defeat. When Salah struck the first
after 26 minutes to puncture
limited Brighton resistance, there
was no possibility of a stumble on
the last lap.
?They?re a team that we?re all
hoping can win the Champions
League in a few weeks? time,? said
Brighton manager Chris Hu
Hughton.
?At this moment, if you look at
difficul away
the two most difficult
games you?d ssay they
are Manchest
Manchester City
and Liverpoo
Liverpool.?
For Salah, a season of personal
p
triump
triumph may
yet end
e
in
the u
ultimate
team award.
Ever
Every
recen
recent strike
has b
been a
landm
landmark.
His 32
32nd in
the P
Premier
Leagu
League ensured he has
score
scored more
Tall order: Dejan Lovren heads
Liverpool?s second in yesterday?s rout
than anyone in a 38-game campaign. If he can claim a hat-trick
against Real Madrid, he will match
Ian Rush?s club record of 47 in a single season. That is unlikely, obviously, but when Liverpool attack
like this they inject terror.
Klopp has been circumspect in
his recent praise for Salah, relieved
the accolades did not prove distracting. ?Everyone gives you an
Oscar, an award for this and award
for that, for getting out of the car
without an accident,? he said.
?It is really difficult to stay
focused, but he was focused. He is
really difficult to defend, but he is
young enough to improve.?
Top status was effectively
preserved once Salah pounced on
Dominic Solanke?s clever flick to
beat Matthew Ryan after 26 minutes and Liverpool subsequently
mounted one of their attacking
blitzes, one of those irresistible
spells which could have yielded
another four before half-time.
They had to settle for one before
the break, Dejan Lovren connecting with Robertson?s left-wing
cross. Solanke and Robertson
would score their first Liverpool
goals in the second half, by which
time the contest had become a
training session.
As the players re-emerged 10
minutes after their 4-0 victory for a
lap of appreciation worthy of the
name ? led by the imperious Salah
and his collection of Player of the
Year awards ? it truly was a
reminder of how things used to be
at this place.
The final home game would
rarely be a farewell in those dominant years, but a send-off ahead of
the history-chasing to come. ?Now
I am really looking forward to it,?
said Klopp. ?Now, we will be ready.?
The final Premier League table ? and how the money is shared out
Manchester City
Manchester Utd
Tottenham
Liverpool
Chelsea
Arsenal
Burnley
Everton
Leicester
Newcastle Utd
Crystal Palace
Bournemouth
West Ham
Watford
Brighton
Huddersfield
Southampton
Swansea
Stoke City
West Brom
P
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
W
16
15
13
12
11
15
7
10
7
8
7
7
7
7
7
6
4
6
5
3
HOME
D
L
2
1
2
2
4
2
7
0
4
4
2
2
5
7
4
5
6
6
4
7
5
7
5
7
6
6
6
6
8
4
5
8
7
8
3
10
5
9
9
7
F
61
38
40
45
30
54
16
28
25
21
29
26
24
27
24
16
20
17
20
21
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14
9
16
10
16
20
17
22
22
17
27
30
26
31
25
25
26
24
30
29
P
19
19
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19
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19
19
19
19
19
19
19
19
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19
19
19
19
19
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16
10
10
9
10
4
7
3
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
3
3
2
2
3
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D
L
2
1
4
5
4
5
5
5
3
6
4
11
7
5
6
10
5
9
4
11
6
9
6
9
6
10
2
13
5
12
5
11
8
8
6
11
7
10
4
12
F
45
30
34
39
32
20
20
16
31
18
16
19
24
17
10
12
17
11
15
10
A
13
19
20
28
22
31
22
36
38
30
28
31
42
33
29
33
30
32
38
27
Egyptian King How Kane,
GD
79
40
38
46
24
23
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-8
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Salah basks in glory
but hunger for goals
is stronger than ever
Jim White
at Anfield
Egyptian?s record haul
and a raft of awards for
forward cannot hide
the desire for more
I
Aguero and the rest were outgunned in race for the Golden Boot
t was indicative of Mohamed
Salah?s approach to football
that when his number came
up with seven minutes of this
match remaining, he looked
momentarily crestfallen.
Here was a chance to score another
goal being taken away ? no wonder
he pulled his shirt over his head.
For a man as hungrily impatient
as he is, even 32 league goals in a
season are not enough.
He is not, however, the sort to
take umbrage for long. And, as it
became clear this was a ceremonial
substitution, affording him the
honour of a thundering ovation,
the familiar smile once again
spread across his face. As he made
his way off, the chant that echoed
round Anfield, acknowledged by
his sheepish thumbs-up, was
something to savour.
Although as chants go, the
suggestion that Liverpool?s
Egyptian King spends his time
merely running down the wing
somewhat underestimates his
contribution. Put simply, his goals
have made the difference, 44 in 51
appearances. It is the sort of return
of the most seasoned poacher.
There is an indication of the
metronomic rhythm of Salah?s
scoring in the fact that his goal
here brought to an end the longest
scoring drought he has
experienced this season. Since he
twice found the net in the
Champions League semi-final
against Roma at Anfield, he had not
scored in three matches. All season
when Liverpool needed
something, he has come up with
the goods.
After the game with Champions
League qualification for next
season confirmed, for a moment
the stage was entirely Salah?s. Well,
his and his smiley infant daughter,
whose every kick of the ball was
greeted with delighted Oles from
the Kop. Kenny Dalglish was there,
too, to present him with a tranche
of the awards he has acquired. The
King crowning the Egyptian King:
there was symbolism at work.
?Everyone tells you how brilliant
you are,? said an also smiling
Jurgen Klopp of Salah?s personal
silverware heist. ?They give you an
award for everything. You get an
award for getting out the car.?
Among the baubles Salah picked
up was the Golden Boot for the
most Premier League goals of the
season.
And not just this season, but any
since the League began in 1992; his
tally this year beat the previous
record that had been held jointly
by Alan Shearer, Luis Suarez and
Cristiano Ronaldo.
Salah?s goal here was a reminder
of the quality of his finishing. As
Trent Alexander-Arnold
accelerated towards the Brighton
penalty area, Salah was already on
his toes, peeling away from his
marker. As the full-back played the
ball into Dominic Solanke, Salah
had found a slither of space. And
when Solanke flicked the ball into
his path, he span on his heels and
fired it precisely into the bottom
corner of Mat Ryan?s goal. Clean,
sharp, lethal in its execution, it was
the goal of a master finisher.
Last week as he made a dash by
private jet to hoover up more
awards, he told the Football
Writers? Association that he had
been driven all season by an urge
to prove wrong those who
reckoned him not up to the
Premier League when he had
arrived as a 21-year-old at Chelsea.
After what he has achieved, the
decision to let him go from
Stamford Bridge looks ever more
bizarre, the football equivalent of
the EMI executives who let the
Beatles go. It is impossible not to
Party time: Mohamed Salah and his
daughter celebrate after the match
believe Antonio Conte would have
made a better fist of defending his
title if 25-year-old Salah was still
around Stamford Bridge.
But he isn?t. He is on Merseyside,
thriving in a forward line that
complements his talents perfectly
because Salah is not just a scorer,
he is a provider, too. The run he
made before setting up Solanke for
his first goal for the club was
typical as he skimmed through the
Brighton defence, tying them in
knots, before slipping in a
beautifully weighted invitation of a
pass. Then he set up Roberto
Firmino with a tempting touch,
only for Ryan to save. The man is a
giver as much as a receiver.
In a fortnight, he will face his
biggest challenge, the Champions
League final. The Real Madrid
scouts watching him here will
return to Spain with an alarming
dossier of his strengths. The fact is,
if Zinedine Zidane?s defenders
cannot find a way to stop him,
never mind running down the
wing, Mo Salah threatens to run
them ragged.
4
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
**
Total Football
Pochettino warning as Spurs edge
Sam Wallace
CHIEF FOOTBALL
WRITER
at Wembley Stadium
m
Tottenham Hotspur
Kane 7, 76, Lamela 49, 60, Fuchs og 53
Leicester City
Vardy 4, 73, Mahrez 16, Iheanacho 47
5
4
Att: 77,841
Mauricio Pochettino had just seen
his team engage in some glorious
end-of-season nonsense over the
course of nine goals in their last
home game at Wembley when the
Tottenham Hotspur manager decided that it was time to deliver
some home truths to his club.
The Argentine coach has
achieved three consecutive topthree finishes for Spurs, and Champions League football in their new
stadium, but his mind was already
racing on to the challenge of doing
it again next season. His appeal was
designed to carry direct to chairman Daniel Levy that the club
?needs to be brave and take risks? if
they are to compete.
It sounded very much like Pochettino feared that without investment in players Spurs would
struggle to compete with the two
Manchester clubs who have finished above his, as well as all those
trying to make up ground.
Pochettino urged the club to ?tell
the truth? to fans about what is possible given the investment in a
�0?million stadium and to ?create
dreams that are possible to achieve?.
?We cannot think we are the
cleverest people in the world winning trophies on small money,? he
said. ?We need to think the reality
is different. We cannot invest crazy
money. We need to feel we are a
special club. When you create that
feeling, anything can happen in
football. We need to deliver the
best way to try and win.
?I think Daniel is going to listen.
You need to be brave and take risks.
It is the moment the club need to
take risks. We need to work harder
than the previous season to be competitive again.
?Today the Premier League is a
tough competition, you can see not
only the big clubs but the clubs behind us. West Ham, Leicester, Everton are working so hard to be close
to the top six clubs.?
Asked about his own future, Pochettino was not prepared to commit himself unequivocally to being
at Spurs next season, and offered up
the usual caveats about a manager
being a few results from the sack.
But he was unquestionably laying out his own position in public as
Spurs enter a period of uncertainty
in which opportunities may yet
open up for their talented manager.
?You never know,? Pochettino
said. ?Today, 100 per cent, I feel like
I?m here, but tomorrow all can
change. It is not in my hands. It is
not my decision, it depends on my
boss.? Thus far, he said it has been
?difficult? to speak to Levy about
next season, but he appeared to anticipate that those discussions
would begin soon.
There was a need, he said, to
?create a different idea to move on
and to be closer to win titles?. By the
end, he needed to check himself
when he was asked what might
happen if he and Levy did not see
eye to eye on the future of the club.
?I can?t say,? Pochettino said.
?Maybe I?m talking too much.
Maybe I should breathe. This always happens at the end of the season, the manager speaks to owners
and CEOs to analyse the season and
thinking how to improve.?
It was a strange end to a day that
had seen Paul Gascoigne dancing in
the stands and Harry Kane finishing
with more league goals in a single
season than before, but losing out
on the Golden Boot.
The England striker curled in a
right-foot shot for the winner, but
elsewhere Mohamed Salah was
adding to his total, too. The Liverpool man finished with 32 while
Kane?s two goals took him to 30,
better than his previous two seasons of 25 and 29 goals respectively,
which were both enough to win
him the marksman?s award.
Pochettino and his players were
warmly received by the supporters
at the end although the booing at
half-time, when they trailed 2-1,
was a reminder that expectations at
this club have climbed.
Jamie Vardy also caught the eye
with two goals to take his season?s
total to 20 and fourth place for the
Golden Boot. He had a fine game
against a Spurs defence that always
looked shaky. Eric Dier?s move into
the back four because of an injury
to Jan Vertonghen in the warm-up
did not make for a particularly
happy afternoon.
Claude Puel was also obliged to
answer questions about his future,
pointing out that Leicester?s ninthplace finish was only the second
top-half place for the club in 18
years. ?You need experience, stability to improve this club,? he said. ?It
is an honest squad. We need stabil-
A final day to remember How lead swung back and forth in crazy game
4 min
7 min
0-1
1-1
A brilliant
start for the
visitors as an
unmarked
Vardy
(second right)
flicks home
Riyad
Mahrez?s
dangerous
free-kick.
The lead lasts
just three
minutes as
Kane collects
a loose ball
and races
into the
penalty area
before firing
in at the
near爌ost.
47 min
49 min
Jamie
Vardy
Harry
Kane
1-3
2-3
It was 3-1 to
the visitors
just after the
interval
thanks to
another
brilliant goal
as Iheanacho
found the top
corner from
25 yards.
Tottenham
pulled a goal
back within
90 seconds as
Lamela
tapped home
Kyle WalkerPeters? cross
after a
flowing
move.
60 min
73 min
Kelechi
Iheanacho
Erik
Lamela
4-3
4-4
The hosts
took the lead
on the hour
mark, with
Lamela
scoring his
second of the
afternoon as
he again
swept home a
WalkerPeters cross.
Leicester
weren?t
finished,
though, and
Vardy made it
4-4 with a
rasping drive
into the roof
of Lloris? net
after Mahrez
had played
him through.
Erik
Lamela
Jamie
Vardy
ity and I will try and make this
work. Speculation is not my area.?
Vardy flicked a header perfectly
beyond the glove of goalkeeper
Hugo Lloris and into the far corner
for the first goal on three minutes.
Spurs? equaliser came when Danny
Simpson?s pass was struck straight
at Lucas Moura and the rebound
fell nicely into Kane?s stride to beat
Eldin Jakupovic at his near post.
Leicester were back in the lead in
the 16th minute, when Kelechi
Iheanacho muscled his way into
the box and from Adrien Silva it de-
World Cup auditions Should World Cup hopefuls stay in England or go to Russia?
Jonjo Shelvey
Adam Lallana
Ryan Bertrand
Go ? Comfortably
the best midfielder
on the St James?
Park pitch during
Newcastle?s win
over Chelsea.
Go ? It?s a nobrainer to take him
if he?s fit enough.
He was sharp in his
16-minute cameo
against Brighton.
Go ? Provides both
defensive and
attacking options.
Manchester City
have been linked
with signing him.
Ruben
Loftus-Cheek
Trent AlexanderArnold
Go ? Impressive as
he showcased his
ability. Helped
create Crystal
Palace?s opener.
Go ? If he deals
with Real Madrid?s
attack, Gareth
Southgate must
hand him a chance.
Danny Welbeck
Fabian Delph
John Stones
Stay ? Came on as a
substitute for
Arsenal and was
lively, although he
fluffed a one-onone chance.
Stay ? Taken off
after 59 minutes as
Manchester City
sought a goal.
Versatile but not
tthe best option.
Go ? Still learning,
but centre-back is
reat
not an area of great
strength.
The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 May 2018
**
5
Total Football
nine-goal thriller Conte remains
defiant despite
Newcastle rout
16 min
1-2
Riyad
Mahrez
Newcastle United
Gayle 23, Perez 59, 63
Leicester go
back in front
when Mahrez
lashes home a
brilliant drive
from the edge
of the area,
giving Hugo
Lloris in the
Spurs goal no
chance.
Chelsea
Att: 52,294
By Luke Edwards
at St James? Park
53 min
3-3
Christian
Fuchs (og)
Spurs were
level after a
third goal in
six minutes,
with Lamela?s
effort going
wide before it
hit the
unfortunate
Fuchs and
went in.
76 min
5-4
Harry
Kane
But Kane
had爐he final
word, beating
Hamza
Choudhury
before
curling a shot
into the
corner to
settle a
brilliant
game.
flected off Kyle Walker-Peters for
Riyad Mahrez to score.
They went 3-1 ahead through
Iheanacho after half-time, the
striker easily holding off Victor
3
0
Wanyama to hit a shot past Lloris,
but Spurs scored three in 11 minutes
in response: Erik Lamela from the
cross of Walker-Peters, Christian
Fuchs? deflected own goal and then
another Walker-Peters cross for
Lamela. Vardy?s equaliser, running
off Wanyama to slam home Mahrez?s pass, was superb ? but then
Kane had the last word.
Danny Rose
Gary Cahill
Jake Livermore
Joe Hart
Jack Wilshere
Go ? Looked sharp
defensively and
good in attack. His
link-up play with
Spurs? Christian
Eriksen was good.
Stay ? He was not at
fault for any of
Newcastle?s goals,
but this was not the
sort of display that
will convince.
Stay ? One of West
Bromwich Albion?s
better performers,
but was thoroughly
outclassed by
Loftus-Cheek.
Go ? Despite being
a substitute, Hart
looks set travel to
the World Cup as
England?s thirdchoice keeper.
Stay ? Once again
was injured.
Arsenal said it was
a minor setback,
but can England
depend on him?
If this was Antonio Conte?s final
Premier League game as Chelsea
manager, there will be a collective
shrugging of shoulders in London,
but the prospect of Rafael Benitez
leaving Newcastle United is
sending a shudder of fear across
Tyneside.
Even the club owner Mike Ashley was moved to make a rare public statement last night, in which he
pledged Benitez the financial support that he hoped would persuade
him to stay. ?Rafa, as always, has my
full support, and contrary to some
media reports that portray me as a
pantomime villain, I will continue
to ensure that every penny generated by the club is available to him,?
Ashley said. ?I hope very much that
Rafa will remain at Newcastle.?
The Geordies sang Benitez?s
name throughout this rousing
finale, a tribute to all he has done, as
his team ended the campaign with a
flourish in a comprehensive dismantling of Chelsea?s tenuous
Champions League aspirations.
The travelling support were subdued, quietened by what unfolded
below them, dismayed by the lack
of application and cohesion. There
was no show of support for Conte,
no songs urging him to stay, just
ambivalence.
The Italian talks of being
committed, of being unfazed by the
speculation about his future, of
ignoring the noise, but it feels like
an act; it looks like making sure he
is paid up for the final year remaining on the fresh contract he signed
10 months ago.
One thing is for sure, if Chelsea
play like this at Wembley, they will
be annihilated. ?Newcastle outplayed us from the start,? said
Conte. ?We have to do better than
we did today, for sure in the next
game. We must change. If we play
another game like this in the final of
the FA Cup we don?t have a chance.
?We have to change our approach, our desire and our willingness to fight. Other people can
judge our season, but I play to win.
Do you think the FA Cup final will
be my last game as Chelsea manager? No, I don?t think [so]. The
speculation around me is not important, I have a contract and the
club know the situation.?
The problem at Newcastle is that
Benitez does not appear to want to
sign the new contract on offer to
him, but with one year left on his
existing deal, he would be mad to
leave what he has in the North East.
Not only are bonds like these difficult to break, they are almost
impossible to replicate. Conte has
no such bond and this was a dreadful way to bring his second Premier
League campaign to an end. There
have been some bad performances,
but this must rank as the worst.
In theory, the Blues were still
hoping to snatch fourth place from
Liverpool with a victory, but it took
them until the 50th minute to have
a shot on goal. They were not just
beaten by the better team, they
rolled over and let it happen.
The only Chelsea player who
came out of the first half with any
credit was keeper Thibaut Courtois,
but even he could not hold Newcastle at bay for the whole 90 minutes.
To use the beach analogy so popular at this time of year, Chelsea
played in flip-flops, Newcastle still
had their studs on.
The Belgium international made
a string of acrobatic saves to keep
the visitors in the game in a oneman act of defiance. Jonjo Shelvey,
who ran the first half from the centre of midfield, was the first to work
Toon joy: Ayoze Perez is mobbed after
scoring his second to make it 3-0
him, hitting a shot superbly from
20 yards. Seconds later, Mo Diame
was denied at full stretch.
Chelsea were abysmal and Newcastle vibrant, pushing high up the
pitch to keep the pressure on, The
goal was coming and when Jacob
Murphy drifted in behind the dozing Victor Moses to meet Ritchie?s
cross, Courtois hooked the ball off
the line into the path of Dwight
Gayle, who nodded into the net.
Ayoze Perez made it two in the
second half, flicking in a goalbound
shot from Shelvey, before adding
the third from close range, seconds
after Chelsea had spurned their
best chance of the game when Ross
Barkley shot against the legs of
Martin Dubravka.
?When I hear the fans singing my
name it makes me very proud,? said
Benitez. ?But the supporters do not
sing the manager?s name if the team
is not playing well. It was the
perfect day for the fans, the players,
for everyone. The supporters have
ambition, we have ambition. We
need to know everybody has the
same feelings we have to see that
others are on the same page. We
have to be sure we do the right
things.?
6
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**
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Guardiola: It will
be ridiculous, but
we can play better
Manchester City
Jesus 90
0
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By Jeremy Wilson
at St Mary?s Stadium
That emotional peak in 2012 of
clinching a first league title for 44
years may never be matched but,
with Mark Hughes looking on from
the opposing dugout as he did with
QPR, Manchester City once again
waited until their last meaningful
kick of the season to write a page of
English football history.
Arsene Wenger had the ?Invincibles? and Pep Guardiola now has the
equally unique ?Centurions? who,
thanks to substitute Gabriel Jesus?s
stoppage-time goal, completed
their near-flawless season in appropriately perfect fashion with a win
that got them to exactly 100 points.
The ecstatic reaction from the
City players and staff told you what
it meant, with Guardiola himself
seemingly in shock at an achievement that he ranks with anything
that he oversaw at Barcelona or
Bayern Munich.
Guardiola does not expect this
feat to ever be matched but,
frighteningly, still predicts an improvement next season from a
Manchester City team who have set
more Premier League records this
season than yesterday?s opponents,
Southampton, have won matches.
?I still cannot believe it,? said
Guardiola. ?It will be ridiculous to
overcome what we have done this
season. We cannot be better in
terms of numbers but, in terms of
playing football, yes.?
Asked how that could be possible,
Guardiola specifically noted how
his team had fashioned only two
shots on target at St Mary?s.
A further complication could
come if his assistant Mikel Arteta
does indeed get offered the chance
to succeed Wenger at Arsenal.
Arteta, Massimiliano Allegri and
Patrick Vieira are all on Arsenal?s
shortlist of candidates and Guardiola, who himself said yesterday that
he would one day ?dream? of managing at a major international tournament, said that he would not
attempt to stop his friend from
taking such an opportunity.
?Mikel?s contribution has been
outstanding, amazing,? said Guardiola. ?If he stays, I will be the
happiest guy in the world. If he
decides to go, I will be so sad, but I
will understand his decision.?
City will surely use their financial
power to capitalise on this moment
in the transfer market, and the
overall stability in Guardiola?s
squad was also further enhanced
Hughes hopes to stay
Mark Hughes will hold
talks imminently with
Southampton?s directors about
his managerial future, but
would ?love? to continue the
progress he has overseen
during the past two months.
Hughes was brought in on a
contract until the end of the
season with the specific target
of keeping the club in the
Premier League, and he now
hopes to be offered the job
permanently.
?I have been able to make an
impact,? he said. ?I?m a
professional football manager
and I would love the
opportunity [to continue].
?Coming here was a risk in
terms of reputation damage if it
went wrong but the credit all
lies with the players and
supporters.?
Jeremy Wilson
Late show: Jesus celebrates his
90th-minute winner at St Mary?s
yesterday when it was confirmed
that goalkeeper Ederson had signed
a contract extension until 2025 that
will upgrade his �,000-a-week
wages.
Guardiola opted to start Claudio
Bravo for this final Premier League
game, and he was soon the busier of
the two goalkeepers.
Jack Stephens forced an early
save from Bravo, before Wesley
Hoedt headed Dusan Tadic?s corner
against the crossbar. Hoedt then
drifted into space from another
dead-ball position, but could only
shoot into the side netting.
Half-time news that Swansea had
fallen behind against Stoke ensured
that any flicker of concern inside
St Mary?s at a comeback in the relegation battle had quickly evaporated, but Southampton still
retained their intensity.
After breaking clear to dribble
the ball around Bravo, Tadic was
only denied by Fernandinho?s
superb goal-line clearance.
Raheem Sterling had earlier
struck a post and, when Guardiola
opted to bring on Phil Foden and
Brahim Diaz to ensure these two
young City players would make five
appearances, and so receive a Premier League winner?s medal, a final
twist seemed unlikely.
Then Kevin De Bruyne delivered
one final moment of brilliance. His
weighted pass caught Southampton square and Jesus lifted his finish over Alex McCarthy.
It also ensured one final record
that perhaps best summed up the
attacking nature of City?s dominance this season. De Bruyne?s pass
meant that he had made more assists this season than any other Premier League player, but the next
three names on the list ? Leroy
Sane, David Silva and Sterling ? are
all team-mates in this City squad.
AFP
Southampton
West Ham
Lanzini 39, 82, Arnautovic 63
Everton
Niasse 74
3
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Att: 56,926
By Matt Law
at the London Stadium
Sam Allardyce has admitted he cannot be confident over his Everton
future because ?there is no smoke
without fire?, as he prepares for
talks over his position. Allardyce,
who was subjected to more abusive
chants from Everton supporters
during this defeat by his former
club West Ham United, is facing a
defining week, with Wayne Rooney?s future also set to be resolved.
DC United have made an offer to
sign Rooney, who missed a potential final-day farewell in front of the
travelling fans with a knee injury.
Two goals from Manuel Lanzini
and a Marko Arnautovic strike were
enough to sink Everton, despite
Oumar Niasse getting on the
scoresheet, and Allardyce was once
again the target of the club?s sup-
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I can?t be confident over
future, admits Allardyce
Final nail: Manuel Lanzini
scores his second goal on a
bad day for Sam Allardyce
porters. It took just four minutes
for sections of the away section to
sing ?f--- off Sam Allardyce?, followed by ?you?re getting sacked in
the morning?, and there were even
louder renditions after Cenk Tosun
was substituted, much to his annoyance, two minutes before
Arnautovic netted West Ham?s
second goal.
The West Ham supporters, who
themselves got fed up with just
about everything associated with
the ?Big Sam? brand, found the
whole thing hilarious and at various points gleefully teased the
Everton supporters with chants of
?you?ve got Sam Allardyce?.
Despite an eighth-place finish,
Everton
majority
shareholder
Farhad Moshiri will be well aware
that he faces a huge backlash if he
does not make another change this
summer. Allardyce first responded
to a question on his future by reiterating the fact he still has a contract
for next season, but when asked if
he was confident that it would be
respected, he added: ?Well, confident? I can?t quite say confident
after all the rumours I?m reading
because, generally, there is no
smoke without fire, is there?
?But we will wait and see when
we meet up this week.?
Everton have been linked with
both Shakhtar Donetsk manager
Paulo Fonseca and Marco Silva,
who worked for Hull City and
Watford, and Moshiri has so far
remained silent on his plans.
Whatever Moshiri decides over
the managerial situation could have
an impact on Rooney?s decision on
whether to stay at Everton or move
to Major League Soccer in America.
The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 May 2018
**
7
Total Football
City shift the boundaries
with 100-point milestone
Paul Hayward
CHIEF SPORTS WRITER
RITER
um
at St Mary?s Stadium
The wild celebrations by
club?s entire entourage
show just what it means
to be best of the best
T
he deluge of records
set by Manchester
City may have
numbed you to their
100 points in a league
campaign. But it was
the way they reached the ?ton? that
confirmed its value. Last kick of
the game, after a mediocre display,
and with pandemonium on the
bench to almost match the Sergio
Aguero title-winning goal of six
years ago.
When Gabriel Jesus beat Alex
McCarthy in the Southampton goal
moments before the end of added
time, City?s coaches, subs and
support staff burst out of their zone
as if electrocuted. They ran in all
directions before converging and
surging towards the City end of
the ground. The nervous nineties
had City in their grip until their
final kick of a campaign that set an
indecent number of records.
Incredibly, Mark Hughes was
the losing manager six years ago,
too, when his Queens Park Rangers
side conceded twice in stoppage
time (to Edin Dzeko and Aguero)
as City ripped the trophy from
Manchester United?s hands. That
first English championship for 44
years carried a bit more lustre than
the statistical landmark reached
in Hampshire, but nobody should
downplay this moving of the
boundaries. The previous high of
98 points was set over 42 games by
the great Liverpool team of 1978-79.
No team in the top flight of the
English game had made it to 100
points.
City also set a new high of 32
wins ? beating Tottenham?s haul
of 57 years ago ? as well as a new
winning points differential of 19,
and a best away wins tally of 16.
?It?s up to Wayne and his representatives and the board of directors,
and what they do, which is where it
is at the moment, and everybody
will know by the end of the week,?
said Allardyce.
?Just to stop people talking and
writing nonsense, there is no problem between me and Wayne
Rooney.
?We?ve been very professional
and very adult with our conversations, so all your writing ? or
you?ve been misled by somebody,
or you have just decided to make it
up yourself, I?m afraid. Thank you.?
With that, Allardyce got up and
walked out of his press conference,
and it may not be too long before he
is heading for the Everton exit as
well.
The majority of supporters certainly hope so.
Total Football
Podcast
Matt Law joins
Thom Gibbs for
today?s episode
? available to
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telegraph.co.uk/sport
In association with
Moyes
plans for
life after
West Ham
By Matt Law
David Moyes has revealed that as of
midnight last night, he is out of contract and expects to have ?options?
away from West Ham United.
Despite keeping West Ham in the
Premier League and pocketing a
bonus of up to �million, it has be-
Their 106 goals came with a record
goal difference of plus-79. And yet,
like a batsman dreaming of the
Lord?s honours board, game No?38
against Southampton, who finished
64 points behind the champions,
they made hard work of a game
described by Guardiola as ?so
complicated, so tough and hot.?
City played like a side who
wanted those 100 points, but had
slackened off. Teams who do this
struggle to switch back on. Even
Kevin De Bruyne?s passing was
wonky. Southampton were tenacious after midweek results had
virtually guaranteed their survival.
They certainly played well enough
to leave City stranded on 98 points,
until a long chip by De Bruyne
found Jesus on the edge of
Southampton?s six-yard box.
You saw what these numbers
meant when the entire travelling
party rushed to celebrate with the
away supporters. The aptly-named
Claudio Bravo ran the length of the
pitch to join in. Prominent among
the revellers were Phil Foden and
Brahim Diaz ? two youngsters sent
on to seal their entitlement to a
championship medal (the threshold is five appearances). This was
a notable gesture by Guardiola: a
nod to dressing-room solidarity
over statistics, and to the future, in
Records City in numbers
100
19
+79
18
106
16
No Premier
League team
have recorded
as many
points.
No PL team
have had a
better goal
difference.
City have set a
record for
goals scored.
The biggestever points gap
between first
and second
place in PL.
A league
record for
consecutive
victories.
No team have
won more
away games.
come increasingly likely that Moyes
will leave the club this summer.
The Scot will hold talks with coowner David Sullivan, potentially
as soon as today, and again hinted
there are differences that cannot be
reconciled.
?I?ve had a good relationship
with the board since I?ve come
here, I speak regularly with them,?
said Moyes. ?From that point of
view, I would like to change things
and maybe everybody is not happy
with change.
?I think that you?ve had plenty of
time to see if you think what?s gone
on is right. If you don?t, then it?s not
a problem because I?ll have options
myself if I choose to do that.?
Asked when his West Ham contract officially expires, Moyes said:
?Midnight, I think. I?ll take my suit
off at midnight, OK, undo my tie a
which City?s youth academy
products surely must feature.
?One hundred points? Premier
League 100 points?? Guardiola
asked as he joined us in the press
room. ?That?s a massive achievement.? City?s manager admitted his
team had trained ?not so much?
last week ?because in our mind it
was already over?, but insisted his
side were ?focused on the game?.
A game, we should say, with a
changed dynamic, because
Southampton?s win at Swansea
on Tuesday night had virtually
guaranteed their ?survival? ? the
standard term now for not going
down. But even with the goaldifference numbers in their favour,
Hughes?s team were determined
to leave a good impression in the
minds of their fans. The last four
matches is leaving it late to start a
surge: a fact that intensifies doubts
about their attitude in the previous
34 fixtures.
No reservations could be attached to City, beyond their
heavy Champions League quarterfinal defeat to Liverpool. In the
domestic league, they played with
beauty, spirit, enterprise. Theirs
was not a victory only of money.
It was a triumph of coaching and
management ? a victory for a grand
idea, imposed by players bought
for their creativity. Plenty of clubs
have thrown money around without making self-expression such an
article of faith.
Most of Guardiola?s players will
have to rouse themselves again for
a World Cup campaign. Many will
be tired from the intensity of their
manager?s methods. But each can
thank him for making them a
better player.
Which record, we asked, was
Guardiola?s favourite? ?The favourite is the way we play,? he said.
?The numbers are a consequence
of what we?ve done in terms of the
way we?ve played and the mentality. You cannot achieve 100 points
if you drop games. So that?s why
our consistency once again showed
up today. A lot goals and a lot of
points. Wins at home, wins away.
?Everything was perfect this
season. And we finished the way
we deserved to finish.?
little bit. Be back on the streets
come midnight.?
West Ham remain interested in
the likes of Manuel Pellegrini, Rafael Benitez, Sean Dyche and even
Unai Emery, while there have been
suggestions that Moyes is unhappy
with the budget that would be on
offer and the public way in which
the club operates.
But when questioned on whether
or not he could now state if he
wants the West Ham job, Moyes
said: ?I can?t because I?m no further
forward. We will meet and talk I
think this week.
?Whatever way it comes around,
we have ? and I say we because I
mean my staff: Alan Irvine, Pearcey
[Stuart Pearce] and Billy [McKinlay], they are all with me ? played
well, improved from the start of the
season no end. We really have.?
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
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This season?s good, bad and bizarre awards
Best Original Score
CHRIS BASCOMBE
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Best Original Song
?England, England?s number
four?
Stoke fans serenade Joe Hart.
Technically, England?s number
four is a centre-half rather than
fourth-choice keeper, but we know
what they meant.
The alternative highlights off
gn
the Premier League campaign
Optimist of the Year
?If you look at how we showed
spirit, we were quite dynamic.
What we showed gives us a lot
of hope for the future.?
Frank de Boer, Crystal Palace
manager, September 10, 2017.
He was sacked on September 11.
Pessimist of the Year
?It could be worse. When you
mes, people
look at these games,
n you
will say, ?How can
e
win them?? In the
ats are
e
short-term, defeats
staring us in the face.?
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ht), who
Roy Hodgson (right),
h a game
secured safety with
er 16,
to spare, September
2017.
Vote of selfconfidence
of the Year
?I have no doubt I am the man to
turn it around, and the players
are behind me. I know when a
dressing room grows apart from
the manager. I do not have that
feeling.?
Paul Clement, Swansea City
manager, December 7, 2017.
Vote of no confidence
of the Year
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We wanted to give Paul as
much time as possible to
turn things around
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but
felt we couldn?t
could
leave it
any longer.?
Swansea chai
chairman Huw
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Banner of the season
?Hazard 10 ? Can I please have your
shirt??
Eden Hazard obliged the request of a
young Brighton fan in January. Sadly,
it inspired a wave of copycats lacking
the charm of the original.
found very beneficial. We?re
looking forward to getting some
freshness into the group. There
is an opportunity to get in some
quality training time with the
players.?
Alan Pardew explains the merits of
West Bromwich Albion?s February
trip to Barcelona.
Worst mid-season break
?They broke the curfew, and I
feel a bit let down by that.?
Alan Pardew after four players are
questioned by Barcelona police. For
stealing a taxi. At a McDonald?s
Drive-Thru. At 5.30am.
Rallying cry of the season
?Fifteen minutes until my new
show Give It A Year on ITV. Hope
you watch it and enjoy it.?
As West Ham United players line up
for their relegation six-pointer with
Stoke City, vice-chairman Karren
Brady stirs the blood with an
address on social media.
Joint-management team
of the year
?I spoke to Sam, but I picked the
team.?
David Unsworth after Everton?s 4-0
win over West Ham, November 30.
?I came in for West Ham and
spoke to the players. It helped
have a positive affect.?
Sam Allardyce five months later.
What might they have achieved if
their partnership had lasted longer?
Unacceptable pitch invasion
of the season
?Player and staff safety is of
paramount importance, and we
will conduct a full investigation.?
Wigan Athletic?s statement after the
celebrations of beating
Manchester City in the
FA Cup go too far.
Perfectly acceptable
pitch invasion of the
season
?Football is an
emotional game. I?m
not going to tell them,
?Don?t do that?. I like
them to be close with
the team.?
Pep Guardiola delights
in Manchester City?s
title celebrations
following a 5-0 win
over Swansea.
Neymar?s �0?million move
from Barcelona to PSG.
Best Sound Effects
Leicester City technicians take
a bow for making Claude Puel?s
press conferences audible.
Manager of the Year
(4-3-3)
The Swansea Marriott boss
succeeded where Mauricio
Pellegrino and Mark Hughes
had failed, inspiring
Southampton players to their
most important win of the
season after cancelling their
booking on the eve of their
game at the Liberty Stadium.
Lukasz
Fabianski
(Swansea)
Player of the Year outside the
top six
Team of
Year outside
the top six
Seamus
Coleman
(Everton)
James
Tarkowski
(Burnley)
Nathan Ake
(Bournemouth)
Patrick van
Aanholt
(Crystal Palace)
Jonjo Shelvey
(Newcastle)
Aaron Mooy
(Huddersfield)
Pascal Gross
(Brighton)
Wilfried Zaha
(Crystal Palace)
Jamie Vardy
(Leicester)
Marko
Arnautovic
(West Ham)
Wilfried Zaha.
Maybe Selhurst Park is his comfort
zone. Maybe he was too young
when he moved to Old Trafford,
but Sir Alex Ferguson was not
wrong. Zaha is a gem, and many
will be considering a hefty bid.
Coach of the Year outside the
top six
David Wagner
Heroic effort to keep Huddersfield
in the Premier League. Will be
much sought after this summer.
Tweeters of the Year
James Milner has put social
media phenomenon Boring
James Milner out of business,
and Benjamin Mendy?s posts
(below) are putting all boring
footballers on Twitter out of
business. Keep it up, fellas.
Heartfelt tribute of the Year
Last season, Jose Mourinho
showed solidarity with former
foe Claudio Ranieri. This year
he cast aside historic
differences with Arsene
Wenger. If Chelsea fire Antonio
Conte after the FA Cup final,
stay tuned for the duo?s
rendition of Bring Me Sunshine
down Wembley Way.
Quote of the Year
?I don?t need to die any more.?
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Wenger possibly
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Total Football
Howe gives
Cook a rest
with eye on
World Cup
Burnley
Wood 39
Bournemouth
King 74, Wilson 90
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By Mike Whalley at Turf Moor
Guard of honour: Michael Carrick, with his children Louise and Jacey, is welcomed on to the Old Trafford pitch by the United and Watford players before the match
Carrick shows his class
in final bow for United
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Watford
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By James Ducker at Old Trafford
It was a fitting finale to a glittering
Manchester United career and a reminder of the challenge Jose Mourinho faces trying to find a
replacement midfielder of comparable class and character.
Old Trafford has witnessed Michael Carrick fashion many a goal
with a measured pass and there was
a particular satisfaction felt inside
the ground as the veteran midfielder rolled back the years with
one majestic swipe of that right
boot to produce a subdued game?s
stand-out moment on his 464th and
final appearance for the club.
Juan Mata was the grateful recipient of the ball and squared for
Marcus Rashford to side-foot into
an empty net.
Victory over Watford moved
United up to 81 points, 12 more than
last season, but Manchester City?s
win at Southampton saw the champions chalk up 100 points and, in
doing so, supplant United as the
club with the biggest title-winning
margin in Premier League history.
City finishe an eye-watering 19
points ahead of second-placed
United, eclipsing the 18-point winning margin Sir Alex Ferguson?s
United side held over Arsenal in
1999-2000.
The day, though, was about Carrick. He entered the pitch to a guard
of honour, a touching tribute from
his team-mates and a surprise to
cess and that means participating
in every aspect [including signing
players]. Of course, I have to make
the decisions but my assistants
have an opinion and he has, in relation to his position, a different vision than many other opinions we
can have from a scout or the analysis department.?
There was an end-of-season feel
about this game, with Mourinho
resting many key players ahead of
the 36-year-old, who was accompa- have fitness coaches and a struc- the Cup final, and Carrick was the
nied by his children, Louise and Ja- ture where they have specialists in best player on show. His body may
cey, both of whom were wearing different areas connected to the have had enough, but his mind reUnited shirts marked ?Daddy 16?.
performance analysts.
mains sharp.
He left in the 85th minute to a
?When Rui is leaving after 17
The pass for the goal was a
standing ovation from the Old Traf- years, I have nobody in the world of beauty. Mata knew when Carrick
ford faithful, saddened to lose such football ready to be my assistant
picked up the ball 10 yards ina great servant but reassured that manager, so I prefer to eduside his own half that the
he will still be around to impart his cate people. I am going
midfielder would find
wisdom as a member of Mourinho?s to improve my staff
him if he timed his
coaching staff.
in the performance
run correctly.
With Rui Faria announcing he level and, in relaSo the Spaniard
will leave United after the FA Cup tion to the tactical
set off, beating the
final against Chelsea on Saturday, work, I am going to
offside trap and
Michael Carrick?s home
Mourinho said he would operate bring some people
watched as a 40games as Manchester
without an assistant manager next that until this moyard pass dropped
United captain in which
season and instead restructure his ment have not
on to his left foot.
his side are unbeaten
existing staff to include Carrick.
come with me yet.
Mata killed the ball
W8-D5-L0
Mourinho said Carrick will be
?It?s difficult [to
with one touch and
asked for his input over who should lose Faria] because he?s
as Watford goalkeeper
replace him in midfield. Whoever my friend. I never had a
Heurelho Gomes advanced,
they pick will have big shoes to fill.
brother, I had a sister who
he passed across to Rashford,
?I will organise my coaching staff passed away many years ago, and if who had a simple finish. And that
in a way where the assistant man- I have to say it is this kid [Faria] that was about as good as it got.
ager figure doesn?t exist,? Mour- is my closest family.
Watford briefly threatened when
inho said. ?I am going to have
?The moment [Carrick] is my as- Daryl Janmaat cut inside and
assistant coaches, I am going to sistant, he participates in the pro- plonked a fine cross on the head of
Richarlison, but Sergio Romero
tipped the forward?s header away.
Wembley fear Injured Martial may miss out
Carrick addressed the crowd at
the end with a heartfelt farewell
Anthony Martial is a
tomorrow following
speech, which included a get-well
he couldn?t train. He
doubt for the FA Cup an ankle injury a
had treatment in the message to Ferguson, who is still
final against Chelsea fortnight ago.
recovering after surgery for a brain
morning at the
on Saturday after
Mourinho
haemorrhage.
training ground and
missing Manchester
dismissed pre-match he stayed away.?
?It?s the greatest club in the
United?s final league
claims that Martial
world and I thank you for your supAsked about
game of the season
port over the last 12 years,? Carrick
had driven away
Martial?s prospects
with a knee injury.
said. ?I have to thank the manager
from Old Trafford a
of being fit for the
But Romelu
an awful lot. It?s an unbelievable
few hours before
Cup final, Mourinho
Lukaku has handed
opportunity for me [to coach]. I
kick-off.
said: ?I don?t know. I
manager Jose
look forward to learning off him.
?Not true, he?s
know Romelu will
Mourinho a timely
?I am sure he will teach me a few
injured,? the United
be back for Tuesday
boost ahead of the
things and we will have some sucmanager said of
and we have to see
Wembley showpiece Martial. ?He was
cess in the near future, I am certain
[if he will be fit] but,
with the Belgium
of that. We will give everything we
injured in the Friday Anthony, I have no
striker due to return training session and
more [information].? can to bring the FA Cup back here
to training
yesterday [Saturday]
James Ducker next week.?
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Lewis Cook was a notable absentee
on a day of celebration at Turf
Moor, with Bournemouth manager
Eddie Howe hoping his midfielder
may soon have some good news of
his own.
Cook missed his side?s victory at
Europa League-bound Burnley,
having been sent abroad on a short
break to recharge his batteries,
with a potential World Cup
campaign on the horizon.
Gareth Southgate is set to name
his 23-man England squad on
Wednesday and Cook is hoping to
be in it, having made his international debut as a substitute against
Italy in March.
Howe does not know which way
that call will go, but wants to give
the midfielder every chance to
avoid burn-out if he is selected to
go to Russia.
Asked if that was the reason for
omitting Cook, Howe said: ?It was.
It was very much. He?s had a lot of
games and a lot of exposure, and a
lot of pressure placed on him.
?We just wanted him to be free of
that for a little bit longer.?
Without Cook, Bournemouth
were the better side at Turf Moor;
not that it really mattered. Even
when Burnley defender Kevin
Long?s dreadful slip allowed Jermain Defoe to send through Callum
Wilson for a stoppage-time winner,
it did nothing to dampen the mood
among the home support.
This has been a season of staggering overachievement for Sean
Dyche and his players. They were
considered to be among the relegation candidates in August; then
they won 3-2 at champions Chelsea
on the opening day and never
looked back. A final placing of seventh is their best since 1974; it has
secured their first European adventure since 1967.
For Howe, who left Burnley to be
replaced by Dyche in October 2012,
the story is an inspirational one for
his own team.
?Burnley have shown what can
be done,? he said. ?We want to maximise our potential. Where that
ceiling is, who knows? But we will
give everything we can to try to
improve year on year.?
Burnley looked as if they would
finish with a win when Chris Wood
deflected in Ashley Westwood?s
shot for a fortunate first-half
opener, but Joshua King steered in
an equaliser with 16 minutes left, a
goal followed by Wilson?s winner.
Dyche suggested that the scale of
their achievement might not sink in
for the best part of a generation. He
said: ?I think because it?s fresh. So
this period will probably be spoken
about in 15 or 20 years? time, and
then enjoyed in a different way.?
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Huddersfield history gives
Wenger a fitting farewell
Jason Burt
CHIEF FOOTBALL
ALL
ENT
CORRESPONDENT
at John Smith?ss
Stadium
Huddersfield
Arsenal
Aubameyang 38
0
1
Att: 24,122
To the end, there was dignity and,
to use one of his favourite words,
humanity for Arsene Wenger as he
bowed out, quite literally, as Arsenal manager after 22 years, 1,235
games and this, his 707th victory.
One-nil to the Arsenal, in fact, although that was never a scoreline
he cherished or that was associated
with him.
There was sentimentality, too ?
and why not as Wenger spoke of the
appropriateness of Huddersfield
Town being his final opponent in
what otherwise was an inconsequential fixture?
?Herbert Chapman, maybe our
greatest manager, came from here,?
Wenger said. ?For me to come here
on the last day had a special meaning when you know the history of
our club. In fact, there was a photo
just in front of the dressing room
where Chapman smiled at me because he was on the photo.?
Chapman smiling down on
Wenger is certainly some romantic
image, one that resonates powerfully for all Arsenal fans. Chapman
was Huddersfield?s greatest manager, in their golden period in the
1920s when they won league titles,
with three stars adorning their
shirts, and were such a force in
English football that he was
poached by Arsenal and transformed them, too.
Chapman revolutionised the role
of the manager, making him more
powerful in an era when decisions
were made by committee. Privately,
Perfect finish A goal to savour as Aubameyang excels
Wenger might ruefully consider
the wheel is turning full circle away
from his profession, given the nature of his departure, as he first
walked past the bust of Chapman at
the entrance to the John Smith Stadium, then the photograph before
he took to the pitch to be met by a
guard of honour.
Before kick-off, Wenger strode
towards the travelling Arsenal supporters and bowed to them, later
saying it was a spontaneous act of
appreciation. ?We had disagreements, which I accept, but we had
one thing in common: we loved Arsenal Football Club, and I wanted to
share that with them,? he said.
Wenger went to the away dugout an hour before the game to get
some ?oxygen?. ?It?s difficult to understand when you don?t know
how deep the love is for the game
[in England],? Wenger said. ?It was
a fantastic experience for me.
Where do I go from there? That?s
the difficulty. When you?ve experienced this intensity for such a long
time, I don?t know where I go. I?ll
remain a fan wherever I go.?
Wenger will now look forward to
the next phase of his career and his
life. The 68-year-old has already divulged he has had many offers and
confirmed that they included Premier League clubs.
?Yes, I had offers, yes, of course,?
he said, ?but at the moment, I have
not said anything to anybody. I
came out of a long process and you
cannot just the next morning go
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Plane speaking for Frenchman
Carvalhal heads for exit as
Stoke ensure Swans go down
1
2
Swansea City
King 14
Stoke City
Ndiaye 31, Crouch 41
Att: 20,673
By John Percy
at the Liberty Stadium
Arsenal fans took to the skies to pledge their support for
their departing manager before yesterday?s game - but
there was not much love for the club?s owner Stan Kroenke
Supporters celebrated the Frenchman?s two-decade reign
at Arsenal with banners declaring their gratitude
somewhere else. It?s impossible.?
But could he manage against Arsenal? ?I?m not ready for that at the
moment,? Wenger said. ?That
would be very difficult, I?d stay at
home that day. Maybe, I don?t envisage that at the moment. Maybe
it?s better I go somewhere else.?
He suggested that Arsenal are
only ?some additions? away from
competing for the Premier League
title. Although that may not only
depend on how many is ?some? but
who manages them, one player who
will be crucial to the future is surely
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Wenger?s final signing, if it was
his decision, and most expensive
Wenger?s record
P 1236 D 280
W 707 L 248
ever signing scored the only goal,
and it means he has struck 10 times
in just 13 league games since he arrived in January for �?million.
The goal was one that will have
delighted Wenger as it was constructed through a slick passing
move involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alexandre Lacazette, with
the latter sliding the ball through to
Aaron Ramsey, who prodded it
across goal for Aubameyang to
force home.
That was tough on Huddersfield,
who should have scored through
Steve Mounie, with a header, and
Tom Ince, who ballooned over, but
it did not detract from the celebratory atmosphere. However, there
may be a pang of alarm from their
supporters in the non-committal
way manager David Wagner later
spoke about his own future, having
kept the club up against the odds.
Club owner Dean Hoyle had
taken to the pitch at half-time to
suggest Wagner would stay, but the
German later said simply that the
chairman was putting ?pressure?
on him with that declaration. Time
will soon tell.
Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas
Lossl made smart saves from Lacazette and substitute Danny Welbeck while, as they made most of
the running, Huddersfield went
closest when Aaron Mooy clipped
the top of the crossbar and substitute Laurent Depoitre did not gain
enough power with a header.
The result also meant that, at the
eighth attempt, Arsenal did not retain their unwanted record of being
the only team in English football to
collect just a point away from home
in 2018.
?I?m very proud, I?ve contributed
a little bit,? Wenger said as he departed. ?I?ve given some good moments to people who love the club.
?I don?t know what will stay or
remain through the victories or defeats. I think what will remain is the
formidable human aspect of the last
22 years ? that is special, and I will
cherish.? And rightly so.
This was the Premier League?s
wooden-spoon race and it ended
with Swansea?s relegation confirmed, one manager set to depart
with the other?s future in doubt and
protests against an absent chairman.
Carlos Carvalhal is heading for
the exit after failing in his Swansea
survival mission, with Peter Crouch
securing Paul Lambert an ultimately futile victory on a
bizarre燼fternoon.
Huw Jenkins, the Swansea chairman, did not attend, but there were
fierce chants against his regime
from the home fans as the club?s
seven-year existence in the topflight was finally brought to an end.
Swansea required a miracle to
stand any chance of a great escape,
in the unlikely form of a 10-goal
swing, but their season has been
plagued by poor recruitment, a lack
of goals and strange team selection.
Carvalhal will pay the price after
a dismal finish to the campaign,
as� the club pursue a young head
coach to lead them out of
the Championship.
The Portuguese, appointed in
December, is set to become the
fourth manager to leave Swansea in
19 months, but he insisted after the
game he could still stay on.
End of the line: Carlos Carvalhal (right)
is unlikely to be kept on at Swansea
?I will speak with the owners
soon,? he said. ?They have asked me
if I?m available to stay. It?s a fantastic club and it must come back as
quickly as possible, whether it?s
with me or not.?
Stoke?s own relegation was confirmed last weekend but they will
face Swansea in the Championship
next season, with their former
manager Mark Hughes having led
Southampton to safety.
Lambert secured only his second
win since taking charge in January,
yet his own future remains uncertain. He is set to meet his players
today to discuss plans for next season and he is also expected to hold
discussions with the Stoke board
over his own position.
?I love the club. What happens
this week, I don?t know. Football is
a great game, for one day you?re
there and the next you?re away,? he
said. ?I couldn?t have done any
more, I gave it everything and the
supporters are right behind us.
?The chairman said a couple of
weeks ago that I was staying.
Whether that remains [to be the
case], we?ll wait and see.?
Lambert also launched a stinging
attack on the mutinous players he
has clashed with since replacing
Hughes. He faced a number of offfield issues involving ill discipline,
excluding the likes of Saido Berahino, Kevin Wimmer and Jese Rodriguez from his first-team squad.
?There have been things gone
on, if I let that away my standards
would drop. I was never going to
have it, I?m too professional,? he
said. ?What was going on was massively unacceptable.?
Stoke were given a standing
ovation at the end, which did not
seem out of place amid such a
weird atmosphere.
A miraculous result never looked
likely for Swansea, who had failed
to score in four previous matches,
but they were ahead in the 14th
minute with a simple goal. Andre
Ayew?s flick presented Andy� King
with an easy chance and the midfielder slid the ball past Jack� Butland. Stoke had been dreadful, but
they equalised through Badou Ndiaye and took the lead when Crouch
headed in a free kick from teenage
debutant Lasse Sorensen.
The game should have been out
of reach nine minutes into the second half after Martin Olsson handled in the area, but Xherdan
Shaqiri?s weak penalty was pushed
away by Lukasz Fabianski.
What happens next with both
clubs is impossible to predict.
OFF THE BALL
BY ALAN TYERS
Alternative analysis
Picture of the weekend
What was Arsene?s last match
made up of?
?Solanke scores his
first goal for
Liverpool in his 27th
appearance (mostly
sub). Took Crouch 19
games at Liverpool
to score. He?s so
lanky too... I?ll get
my coat?
Iffy
defending
Airborne
banners
Tweet of the weekend
Gary Lineker with tall tales of a
tall striker.
Hashtag of the weekend
Something
called ?a point
away from
home?
Fittingly
annoying
performance
from Xhaka
Fitting
scoreline
Paul Merson promised he would go
on TV dressed as Gonzo if
Huddersfield stayed up. And he
was as good as his word.
Quote of the weekend
?Everyone tells you how brilliant
you are. They give you an award
for everything. You get an award
for getting out the car.?
Jurgen Klopp on Mohamed Salah
#getamongstit ? Michael Carrick
urged his Twitter followers to enjoy
a stadium singing section.
Revelation of the week
?When we were in South Africa, I
remember one night I was bored,
so me and Wayne Rooney sat in
his room and watched his whole
wedding on DVD.
Jermain Defoe on the sheer horror of
being at a tournament with England.
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Oliver came of age in Madrid cauldron,
but standards of officiating have dropped
REFEREE?S
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VIEW
Our expert selects the
men who have excelled
with the whistle, and
three who fell short...
The best
1. Michael Oliver
Michael Oliver has come of age this
season. He is relatively young at 33,
but officiated with a maturity that
belies his age, especially with his
courage on the big decisions.
2. Anthony Taylor
At 39, Taylor is in his prime,
combining the fitness required to
get in the right position with the
strength of character to manage
players in heated circumstances,
which earns their respect.
Like each of these three standout
referees, he is consistent in his
application of the rules.
3. Martin Atkinson
He ages like a fine wine. At 47 he is
still one of the most impressive
officials in the Premier League. In
fact, his pre-eminence should be a
cause for concern, as it highlights
the lack of depth among the next
generation of officials.
Succession planning is an issue
that the Professional Game Match
Officials (PGMO) must address.
The worst
1. Mike Jones
I have known him for a long time
and he is totally inconsistent. He
falls short in a skill that perhaps
most often separates the good
referee from the inadequate one:
being able correctly and
consistently to distinguish
between the careless tackle
(punished with a free-kick), the
reckless one (yellow card) and the
reckless and excessive one (red).
The low point of Jones?s season
came in the FA Cup tie between
Manchester City and Cardiff, when
he failed to send off Joe Bennett for
his studs-up challenge on Leroy
Sane. It was a massive mistake.
Jones officiated his last game
yesterday ahead of his retirement,
but I understand he will continue
to work for the PGMO in the
development of Video Assistant
Referee (VAR). Quite how he is
qualified for that, given his
shortcomings, I do not know.
2. Roger East
Roger East is 53 and too old for the
elite. He is quite mobile and still
manages to get into good positions,
but that does not stop him from
making the wrong calls.
No better example was to let
Abdoulaye Doucoure?s equaliser
stand against Southampton, even
though the Watford midfielder had
clearly committed a handball.
Hodgson met by applause from
all sides as Palace seal revival
Crystal Palace
Zaha 70, Van Aanholt 78
West Bromwich Albion
2
0
Att: 25,357
By Sam Dean at Selhurst Park
ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS
A season that had begun with a
drubbing in the sun ended with a
day of celebration as all four sides of
Selhurst Park rose in appreciation
of Roy Hodgson, a manager who
strolls into his summer holidays
with a reputation restored and a
smile etched on his face.
?I am proud of the fact that it was
not just the Palace fans,? said Hodgson of the rapturous applause he
received during this comfortable
victory over West Bromwich Albion, his former club. ?The West
Brom fans initiated that, which was
nice of them. Fans are not always
easy to please, so when they show
their respect and support for what I
and the team have done, you have
got to be happy.?
As the Palace players returned to
the field after the final whistle for
their end-of-season lap of honour, it
was hard to avoid thinking back to
All smiles: Roy
Hodgson and
John Motson
the dark days of August, when their
campaign started with a 3-0 thrashing, at home, by Huddersfield
Town. That will feel a long time ago
for those who endured Frank de
Boer?s 77-day reign of pain.
As well as the recognition for
Hodgson, there was another outpouring of love for the brilliant Wilfried Zaha, who insisted he has ?no
plans? to leave the club, and even a
warm farewell for the BBC?s John
Motson as he was presented with a
commemorative award after commentating on his final game.
There was no such fun, however,
for relegated West Brom, condemned to finish the season at the
foot of the Premier League table.
This was their first defeat under
caretaker manager Darren Moore,
who again refused to comment on
whether he wants the job on a permanent basis. ?Once we know
what?s happening, I?ll be happy to
speak,? he said. ?I?ve answered the
call to step in as a caretaker. It has
been an honour, and I am pleased
with the way we have responded.?
West Brom were undone in the
second half by goals from Zaha and
then from Patrick van Aanholt, who
finished a fine team move.
Zaha?s controlled strike was his
fifth goal in his past six Premier
League games, and he produced
another performance to underline
why he is Palace?s most important
player. ?I am enjoying my football,
you can see how much I?m enjoying
it,? he said. ?This is my home and
there is no reason for me to leave.?
The speculation will no doubt
continue to swirl, but Hodgson
added: ?Wilf knows how much we
value him as a player and a person.
He is a Croydon lad who has dedicated his career to Palace. He has a
long-term contract and knows that
the last thing on anyone?s mind
here is letting him go.?
No one will ever match Motty: P28
3. Lee Mason
Like Jones, he is simply not fit
enough and often exposed as off
the pace. Mason edges out Lee
Probert, although he had a
similarly poor season and appears
not to have recovered from back
problems that have plagued him.
It is because of performances
such as theirs that I think the
general standard of officiating has
dropped this season, which should
concern the PGMO. The training of
officials needs to improve, there
needs to be greater teamwork
between referees and their
assistants, and those who fall short
of acceptable standards should be
jettisoned.
It happens to managers who do
not cut it in the Premier League.
Why should it be any different for
referees?
Keith Hackett is a former referee
and resident expert for
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This was best shown in the
Champions League semi-final
between Juventus and Real
Madrid. Promoted to the Uefa elite
panel only five months earlier, he
stood up to fierce pressure from
Gianluigi Buffon and sent off the
goalkeeper in stoppage time of the
second leg, awarding the penalty
that Cristiano Ronaldo converted
to win the tie.
The decision had enormous
implications for both clubs, but it
was the correct one. It was a
defining moment in Oliver?s career.
In mitigation, he might have
been given greater support by
his assistants ? in general they
appear increasingly reticent to
intervene in big decisions this
season ? but it was not out of
character for East.
England. So very
proud of you Tom.?
Tommy, whose
amateur football
career was cut short
at 24 due to injury,
described the feeling
of pulling on an
England shirt as ?a
dream come true?.
England?s team on
the day also included
Alan Kennedy, who
won two European
Cups with Liverpool.
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Master De Bruyne top of the
Arsenal 6th
Bournemouth 12th
Most valuable player Nathan
Ake provided quality in defence.
Biggest let-down Harry Arter.
Injuries meant his place was
largely taken by Lewis Cook.
Best performance 2-1 win
against Arsenal in January was
another major scalp.
Worst performance 2-1 defeat
by Southampton was a missed
chance to probably send their
neighbours down.
Manager safety rating
A third year avoiding
real relegation fears
under the excellent
Eddie Howe. 9/10
What they need this
summer
A prolific
Overall grade
striker would
push them
into the
top half.
Most valuable player
Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang.
Scored enough to
suggest his impact
next season could
be huge.
Biggest let-down
Shkodran Mustafi
makes too many
mistakes.
Best performance 2-0 win
Overall grade
against Spurs briefly
suggested Arsenal could
challenge.
Worst performance 4-0
defeat at Liverpool was a
horrible warning sign.
Manager safety rating Next
man will be given time but fans
are demanding. 7/10
What they need this summer
Surgery on defence and a
holding midfielder.
D
Everton 8th
Most valuable player Jordan
Pickford. The only summer
recruit who retained his value.
Biggest let-down Davy
Klaassen. Signed to add culture
in midfield, could not adjust.
Best performance 4-0 home
win over West Ham United in
David Unsworth?s final game as
caretaker manager.
rformance 5-1 home
Worst performance
alanta.
loss to Atalanta.
Manager safety
rating Unclear
nclear if
Sam Allardyce
rdyce will
be in charge
rge
next
season.
2/10
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What they
Overall grade
need thiss
summer More
dynamic
players with pace.
D
B
yer
Most valuable player
Pascal Gross is a
gifted playmaker
e
with a thrilling eye
for an assist.
Overall grade
Biggest let-down
Jurgen Locadia, a
record �?million
buy, hardly featured
since January arrival.
Best performance Hard to
ins
choose between the home wins
over Arsenal and Manchesterr
United ? both were pivotal.
at
Worst performance 3-2 defeat
hat
at Crystal Palace. In a game that
means most to the fans, the
defence crumbled.
Manager safety rating Chris
Hughton is totally safe. 10/10
What they need this summerr
More goals. Glenn Murray
is
might struggle to repeat this
season?s heroics.
A-
Huddersfield Town 16th
Most valuable player Aaron
Mooy was a star all season in
their playmaker role.
Biggest let-down Tom Ince
remains far too inconsistent.
Best performance Inflicting a
first defeat of the season on
Manchester United in October.
Worst performance 4-1
home thrashing by
West Ham
was a
shock to
system.
Manager safety rating It is not a
case of whether Huddersfield
sack David Wagner, it
is whether they
can hold on to
him. 8/10
What they need this
summer Their spine still
looks weak. They need to add
quality in every department.
Southampton 17th
Leicester City 9th
h
Overall grade
B+
D
Most valuable player Kevin De
Bruyne has been City?s
relentless driving force.
Biggest let-down It was a real
shame to see Benjamin Mendy
succumbing to a cruciate knee
ligament injury in September.
Best performance The 7-2
hammering of Stoke City, when
De Bruyne delivered a passing
masterclass, was mesmerising.
Worst performance The
second-half implosion
against
Manchester
United after a
one-sided first
period in the 3-2
derby defeat.
Manager safety rating City
would like Pep Guardiola to stay
for another 10 years. 10/10
What they need this summer
A high-quality defensive
midfielder and a versatile
forward.
Most valuable player Jamie
Vardy scored 23 goals thiss
season, rema
remarkable given he
wa often isolated.
ted.
was
Big
wn
Biggest
let-down
Riy
Riyad Mahrez.
Und
d
Underachieved
and
effec
effectively
went on
strike in January.
perf
Best performance
4-1
victory at So
Southampton
in December
December.
perfor
Worst performance
2-0
defeat by We
West Ham, but
nde
er
there were m
many others under
Claude Puel.
safe rating Puel
el iss
Manager safety
rest
battling agai
against growing unr
unrest
d
m
in both the dressing
room
and the stand
stands. 5/10
Overall grade
ne this
What they need
ne manager
summer A new
signific
and a significant
rebuild of
an ageing squ
squad.
C
Stoke City 19th
Most valuable player Alex McCarthy.
Made some superb saves in the run-in.
Biggest let-down Guido Carrillo.
Record signing is yet to score.
Best performance 1-0 win at
Swansea. The pressure was huge
but, fired by the controversy
over a cancelled hotel
booking, they deserved it.
Worst performance
3-0 defeat at Newcastle
United,
which finished off Mauricio
Pellegrino.
Manager safety rating A final
decision must still be made
on Mark Hughes. The
short-term
nature
of his
deal
Overall grade
suggests Saints
may have other plans. 5/10
What they need this summer
An injection of pace, power
and more goals.
Manchester City 1st
Brighton 15th
Swansea City 18th
Most valuable player Joe Allen
has been a reliable pro in a
season when Stoke suffered
from ill discipline.
Biggest let-down Kevin
Wimmer, Saido Berahino
or Mame Biram Diouf.
Best performance
1-0 victory over Arsenal
in August suggested
Mark Hughes could
weather the storm.
Wr
Wrong.
W
Worst
performance
H
Has to be the 7-2
d
drubbing at Manchester City,
when the alarm bells started
to ring.
Manager safety rating Paul Lambert
has a release clause, so
his future is unclear. 4/10
Overall grade
What they need this summer
A total revamp from
top to bottom and a
return to core values.
E
Most valuable player Jordan
Ayew. Streaky, but the one
player who has consistently
threatened in attack.
Biggest let-down Andre Ayew.
The �?million signing of
Jordan?s brother delivered only
ineffective performances.
Best performance 3-1 win
over Arsenal under
Carlos Carvalhal.
Worst performance
4-1 defeat at
Brighton that
ended 10-game
unbeaten run.
Manager safety
rating Carvalhal
failed and will not
return. 0/10
What they need
Overall grade
this summer To
rediscover, if
possible, the fabled
?Swansea Way?.
D-
Tottenham Hotspur 3rd
Most valuable player Harry
Kane, who else? He keeps
breaking records and always
delivers.
Biggest
let-down
Fernando
Llorente
made little impression and looks
set to leave.
Best performance Real Madrid
at home. They swept aside the
European champions 3-1 at
Wembley.
Worst performance 2-1 defeat by
Manchester United in FA Cup
semi-final. They came up short
again as silverware beckoned.
Manager safety rating It is not
about whether Mauricio
Pochettino is safe, but how
long Spurs can keep him. 8/10
What they need this summer
A stronger squad ? easier
said on their budget.
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Burnley 7th
Chelsea 5th
M
Most
valuable player
p y Ben Mee ? the less-heralded
ha
half of Burnley?s formidable centre-half pairings
ov
e past two seasons.
over the
st let-down Robbie
Biggest
y?s serious injury.
Brady?s
Best performance
3-2 win
in at Chelsea on
opening
op
g day.
Worst performance
W
5- defeat
eat by
5-0
Ar
Arsenal
w a big
ig
was
bl
ith
blow
with
Overall grade
six place
ace beckoning.
sixth
M
er safety rating
g Sean
Manager
Dy
has a contract to June
Dyche
20 and,
nd, along with Pep
2022
Gu
ola, is the most
Guardiola,
se
secure
in top flight. 10/10.
W
hey need this
What
they
su
r With European
summer
fo
l at Turf Moor next
football
se
season,
Dyche will need
m
rength in depth.
more
strength
A
A+
Overall grade
Liverpool 4th
M
Most
valuable player Mohamed
Sa
Salah. Returned to the Premier
Le
League with much to prove;
no
ow a Ballon d?Or contender.
now
B
Biggest let-down Not Emre
C
Can?s performances, but
his unwillingness to commit
h
his future.
h
Best performance Either home
Be
B
game
ga
am against Manchester City
(Premier
League or Champions
(P
Pre
Le
ea
League).
Wo
W
Worst performance Football
h
ist
i
historians
will ask how did
Li
iv
Liverpool
fail to defeat West
B
Bromwich Albion in 2017-18?
Overall grade
M
Manager safety rating
J
Jurgen Klopp is as safe as a
L
Labour MP?s seat in the
L
Liverpool heartland. 10/10
Wh
W
What they need this summer
St
tre
Strength
in depth has been an
is
su because of injuries. They
issue
do
on
not need much, however.
B
Watford 14th
verall grade
B
Most valuable player N?Golo
Kante iis still the man they
simply cannot do without.
Biggest let-down Alvaro Morata
spent m
more time whingeing than
terroris
terrorising
the opposition.
pe
Best performance
2-1 at Atletico
Madrid in Champions League.
p
Worst performance
3-0 loss at
t Bournemouth.
home to
Manage safety rating
Manager
An
Antonio
Conte is expected
t leave after the FA
to
C
Cup
final. Club will
d well to find a
do
h
better head
coach. 7/10
W
What
they
need this
summer A
manager
Overall grade
and someone to
replac former
replace
technic director
technical
Michae Emenalo.
Michael
C
Manchester United
ed 2nd
Most valuable player David de
Gea. Goalkeeper has lifted
player-of-the-season crown for
ns.
fourth time in five campaigns.
a
Biggest let-down Paul Pogba
started season promisingly,
but performance levels in
2018 has plummeted.
Best performance 4-0
victory over West Ham
United on the opening day.
o
Worst performance Plenty to
uite
choose from, but nothing quite
0
compared to the wretched 1-0
defeat by West Brom that
le.
allowed City to clinch the title.
Manager safety rating
Jose Mourinho is not going
anywhere. 7/10
What they need this summerr
ks,
Two young, vibrant full-backs,
nd
a quality central defender and
two pedigree central
midfielders.
West Brom
m 20th
Most valuable player Abdoulaye
aye
Doucoure. A consistently
powerful force in midfield.
Biggest let-down Andre Gray.
Club-record signing at
�?million has barely
featured since January.
Best performance
Dismantling
Chelsea 4-1 with
three goals in last
six minutes.
Worst
performance
Thrashed 4-1 by a
Overall grade
Huddersfield side
who had not scored
in eight away games.
Manager safety rating
m
Winless run of seven from
March 11 took shine off Javii
Gracia?s fine start. 4/10
What they need this
re
summer Keep Doucoure
and sign a new striker.
C-
Crystal
ystal Palace 11th
M
Most
valuable player
er Craig
D
ependable,
Dawson remains dependable,
w
while Ben Foster?s late-season
pe
e excellent.
performances were
Bi
rzegorz
Biggest let-down Grzegorz
Kr
d have been
Krychowiak should
ou
outstanding.
Be
Best performance
3-2 win over Liverpool
3pool in
the FA Cup under
th
Al
Alan Pardew.
W
e
Worst performance
Qu
s,
Quite a few stinkers,
bu
y
but the 2-1 defeat by
H
Huddersfield
co
confirmed Albion
w
were going down.
M
ing
g Darren
Manager safety rating
Moore has performed
M
med wonders,
b it is unlikely he
e will get the
but
jo permanently. 4/10
job
W
is summer
What
they need this
A
heir
Albion describe their
ssummer plans as a ?reboot?.
They need it.
B-
Newcastle 10th
Overall grade
B
able player
Most valuable
aha.
Wilfried Zaha.
Palace lostt every
match in which
o start.
he failed to
t-down
Biggest let-down
Overall grade
Frank de Boer.
Arrived to much
ut gone
fanfare, but
after four games.
rmance
Best performance
ing of Leicester
5-0 crushing
City ? the club?s biggest
top-flight win since 1972.
Worst performance First
22 minutes at Arsenal when
they went 4-0 down.
Manager safety rating
No chance of Roy Hodgson
being sacked, but does he
want to stay? 8/10
What they need this summer
Keeper Vicente Guaita?s arrival
from Getafe will be welcome.
M
Most
valuable player Captain
J
Jamaal
Lascelles has been
b
brilliant
on and off the pitch.
B
Biggest
let-down Jacob Murphy,
t club?s most expensive
the
s
signing
last summer.
B
Best
performance 2-1 win over
A
Arsenal
to secure the three
p
points
that guaranteed survival.
W
ormance 3-0 home
Worst
performance
d
defeat
by Watford in November.
M
afety rating
g There is a
Manager
safety
f
fear,
again, that Rafael
B
Benitez
willl walk if he
i not given
n
is
m
pend.
money
to spend.
5
5/10
W
What
they need
t
er
this
summer
B
Benitez
to stay,
Overall grade
p
plus
a new
c
ward,
centre-forward,
w
winger
and a
N 10.
No?
B+
West Ham 13th
Overall grade
E
Mos valuable player Marko
Most
o
Arn
Arnautovic. Started badly
b t played a bigger part
bu
but
tha
than anyone in keeping
the
them up.
Bigg
Biggest let-down Joe Hart.
Still nowhere near his best..
Best performance 3-0 versus
us
Sou
Southampton at home.
Und
Under huge pressure, they
thra
thrashed relegation rivals.
Wor
Worst performance
3-0 home defeat by Burnley.
y.
The
There was trouble in
the stands and fans on
the pitch.
Man
Manager safety rating
Dav
David Moyes and West
Ham remain unsure about
each other. 7/10
Wh
What they need this
sum
summer A complete
reth
rethink. They will never
get iit right while they do
th
i business in public.
their
Overall grade
D
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Premier League table
Burnley 1-2 AFC Bournemouth
Burnley
7
Pope
6
7
Lowton
Long
7
6
Subs Vokes
(Wood 61), Wells
(Gudmundsson
6
Gudmundsson 80), McNeil
(Lennon 90) Not
used Heaton (g),
Taylor, Nkoudou,
Bardsley
Tarkowski
6
7
6
Lennon
Westwood
Cork
6
Hendrick
7
Ward
Goalscorers
King 74,
Wilson 90
Subs Gosling
(Hyndman 59),
Wilson (Mousset
59), Defoe (Mings
66) Not used
Boruc (g), Pugh,
Smith, Taylor
Wood
5
7
7
Mousset
?King?
Referee P Tierney (Lancashire)
Ibe
6
6
6
7
Surman
Hyndman
Fraser
6
7
6
Mings
Ake
S. Cook
7
6
6
8
6
5
5
Krychowiak
Rodriguez
6
Livermore
Brunt ?
5
5
5
5
Gibbs ?
Hegazi
Dawson ?
Nyom
61
38
14
9
16
10
2
4
3 Tottenham
4 Liverpool
38
38
13
12
4
7
2
0
40
45
16
10
10
9
4
5
5 Chelsea
38
11
4
4
30
16
10
3
6
32
6 Arsenal
7 Burnley
38
38
15
7
2
5
2
7
54
16
20
17
4
7
4
7
11
5
20
20
8 Everton
9 Leicester
38
38
10
7
4
6
5
6
28
25
22
22
3
5
6
5
10
9
10 Newcastle
11 Crystal Pal
38
38
8
7
4
5
7
7
21
29
17
27
4
4
4
6
12 Bournemouth
13 West Ham
14 Watford
38
38
38
7
7
7
5
6
6
7
6
6
26
24
27
30
26
31
4
3
4
4
8
24
16
25
25
1
5
45
30
13
19
79 100
40 81
5
5
34
39
20
28
38
46
77
75
22
24
70
31
22
23
-3
63
54
16
31
36 -14
38 -4
49
47
11
9
18
16
30 -8
28 -10
44
44
6
6
2
9
10
13
19
24
17
31 -16
42 -20
33 -20
44
42
41
2
3
5
5
12
11
10
12
29 -20
33 -30
40
37
15 Brighton
16 Huddersfield
38
38
7
6
8
5
14
Fouls committed
9
17 Southampton
38
4
7
8
20
26
3
8
8
17
30 -19
36
3
Offsides
1
51
Possession%
18 Swansea (R)
19 Stoke (R)
38
38
6
5
3
5
10
9
17
20
24
30
2
2
6
7
11
10
11
15
32 -28
38 -33
33
33
20 West Brom (R)
38
3
9
7
21
29
3
4
12
10
27 -25
31
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49
Attendance 25,357
Goalscorers
Zaha 70, Van
Aanholt 78
Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal
West Brom
Attendance 24,122
Huddersfield
7
Subs Chadli
(Krychowiak 62),
Robson-Kanu
(Rondon 72),
Sturridge
(Rodriguez 73)
Not used Myhill
(g), Burke,
McAuley, Leko
Lossl
6
6
7
7
Hadergjonaj Jorgensen ? Schindler
Kongolo
7
Lowe
7
8
6
8
Ince
Hogg ?Mooy?
Pritchard
Subs Depoitre
(Ince 61), Billing
(Mounie 79),
Whitehead (Hogg
87) Not used
Smith, Sabiri,
Coleman (g),
Stankovic
6
Mounie
6
6
6
Lacazette
Aubameyang
Shots on target
1
6
Shots off target
6
5
7
5
4
Corners
2
Iwobi
Xhaka
Ramsey
8
Fouls committed
11
5
6
6
6
1
Offsides
1
Kolasinac
Holding
Mustafi
Bellerin
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Newcastle
Aaron
Jamaal
Wan-Bissaka Lascelles
Eric
Bailly
Andrew
Robertson
Crystal Palace Newcastle
Man Utd
Liverpool
Arsenal
Kevin
De Bruyne
Liverpool
Man City
Mohamed
Salah
Gabriel
Jesus
Erik
Lamela
Liverpool
Man City
Tottenham
Newcastle
Attendance 50,752
Liverpool
Karius
8
8
AlexanderArnold
Lovren
8
8
van Dijk
Robertson
8
8
Henderson
Wijnaldum
8
9
8
Mane
?Firmino?
Salah
8
Solanke
6
6
6
March
Kayal
Knockaert
Shots on target
4
15
Shots off target
5
7
Corners
4
10
Fouls committed
7
5
5
5
5
0
Offsides
2
Bong
Dunk
Duffy
Schelotto
45
Possession%
55
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5
5
5
Locadia
Propper
Stephens
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???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Goalscorers Salah
26, Lovren 40,
Solanke 53,
Robertson 85
Subs Lallana
(Mane 74),
Woodburn (Salah
84), Ings (Firmino
84) Not used
Clyne, Klavan,
Moreno, Mignolet
(g)
Brighton
Subs Gross (Kayal
57), Murray
(Locadia 57),
Goldson (Duffy 71)
Not used Saltor,
Ulloa, Krul (g),
Suttner
Referee K Friend (Leicestershire)
3
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Jordan
Henderson
Manager: Rafael Benitez
7
Goalscorer
Aubameyang 38
Subs Welbeck
(Aubameyang 67),
Monreal
(Kolasinac 68),
Maitland-Niles
(Iwobi 72) Not
used Mertesacker,
Macey (g),
Nketiah, Willock
Jonjo
Shelvey
Newcastle
Liverpool 4-0 Brighton
Referee M Oliver (Northumberland)
Mkhitaryan
5
Martin
Dubravka
10
Shots on target
12
Shots off target
1
1
7
Corners
3
3
Fouls committed
4
1
Offsides
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1
7
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
6
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Foster
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Ospina
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Ryan
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
58
Possession%
Darmian
Bailly
6
6
Rojo ?
Young ?
7
5
6
McTominay? ?Carrick?
Blind
7
6
5
Mata
Rashford
Sanchez
5
Newcastle 3-0 Chelsea
Watford
Goalscorers
Rashford 34
Subs Shaw ?
(Young 60), Ander
Herrera (Blind 77),
Pogba (Carrick
85) Not used
Jones, Lingard,
Valencia, Joel
Pereira (g)
Subs Mariappa
(Kabasele 21),
Deeney (Deulofeu
63), Chalobah
(Gray 72) Not
used Prodl,
Sinclair,
Lukebakio,
Bachmann (g)
6
6
6
Hughes Deulofeu
6
Doucoure
6
5
6
7
Holebas
Kabasele
Cathcart
Janmaat
Attendance 52,294
Newcastle
7
125
YEARS
Dubravka
7
7
8
7
Yedlin
Lascelles
Lejeune
Dummett
8
8
Shelvey
Diame
6
8
6
Ritchie
?Perez?
Murphy
6
Gayle
4
Referee L Mason (Lancashire)
Gray
Richarlison Pereyra
42
Attendance 75,049
Man Utd
Romero
6
1
Shots on target
3
6
Shots off target
4
6
Corners
5
6
Fouls committed
11
5
Offsides
1
52
Possession%
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???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Giroud
4
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
4
6
5
4
Emerson
Kante
Bakayoko ?
Moses
4
Cahill
Subs Joselu
(Gayle 48),
Hayden (Ritchie
72), Haidara
(Diame 87) Not
used Manquillo,
Merino, Darlow
(g), Jesus Gamez
Subs Willian
(Barkley 77),
Morata (Giroud
77), Pedro
(Hazard 82) Not
used Caballero
(g), Rudiger,
Alonso, Fabregas
5
Christensen Azpilicueta
Possession%
Southampton
6
Subs
Ward-Prowse ?
(Redmond 64),
6
6
6
Long (Austin 64),
Hoedt
Stephens Yoshida
McQueen
6
6
(Bertrand 81) Not
Bertrand
Cedric ?
7
7
used Gabbiadini,
Romeu
Hojbjerg ?
Pied, Sims, Forster
(g)
6
6
6
Tadic
Redmond
Austin
6
6
5
Sane
Sterling
B. Silva
Shots on target
2
10
Shots off target
4
4
Corners
2
11
Fouls committed
9
6
6
6
6
0
Offsides
2
Delph
Laporte
Stones
Danilo
43
Possession%
57
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Goalscorer
Jesus 90
Subs Gabriel
Jesus ? (Delph
59), Diaz
(Bernardo Silva
78), Foden
(Gundogan 82)
Not used Walker,
Kompany,
Ederson (g),
Zinchenko
2
Shots on target
2
6
Shots off target
11
1
Corners
12
8
Fouls committed
7
4
Offsides
2
32
Possession%
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6
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
7
Gundogan
De Bruyne
?Fernandinho?
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Man City
Referee A Marriner (West Midlands)
6
6
28
Attendance 31,882
McCarthy
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Hazard
5
Chelsea
Goalscorers
Gayle 23,
Perez 59, 63
72
Southampton 0-1 Man City
Referee M Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
6
Barkley
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6
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7
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6
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Gomes
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Courtois
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Bravo
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Swansea 1-2 Stoke
Swansea
5
5
6
5
Rangel van der Hoorn? Mawson Olsson
5
6
5
4
Dyer
King
Carroll
Routledge
5
5
J. Ayew
A. Ayew
6
Tottenham 5-4 Leicester
Stoke
Goalscorer
King 14
Subs Abraham
(Routledge 57),
Britton (King 58),
Clucas (Dyer 68)
Not used
Narsingh,
Nordfeldt (g),
Naughton,
Fernandez
Subs Fletcher
(Allen 8), Ireland
(Sorenson 76)
Not used
Johnson, Adam,
Cameron,
Haugaard (g),
Campbell
Shaqiri
5
Walker-Peters
Dier
6
5
Allen
Sorenson
7
6
6
Pieters
Zouma
Shawcross
Bauer ?
Alderweireld Rose
6
5
6
7
6
Lamela
Eriksen
Moura
7
Kane
6
8
Iheanacho
?Vardy?
Shots on target
4
15
Shots off target
3
5
6
6
7
6
Corners
0
Gray
Iborra
Silva ?
Mahrez
9
Fouls committed
9
5
6
6
5
1
Offsides
5
Fuchs
Maguire
Morgan
Simpson
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Goalscorers Kane
7, 76, Lamela 49,
60, Fuchs 53 og
Subs Alli (Lucas
Moura 74),
Sanchez (Lamela
79), Son (Sissoko
84) Not used
Vorm (g),
Llorente, Foyth,
Davies
West Ham 3-1 Everton
Leicester
West Ham
Subs Choudhury
Diabate (Gray 61),
Barnes
(Iheanacho 85)
Not used Hamer
(g), Benalouane,
Hughes, Ndukwu
6
6
6
Rice
Ogbonna
Cresswell
6
7
7
6
Zabaleta
Kouyate
Noble
Masuaku
7
8
Mario
7
?Lanzini?
Arnautovic
7
6
Tosun
6
Shots on target
9
8
Shots off target
7
4
Corners
4
9
Fouls committed
13
2
Offsides
4
Possession%
35
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????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Davies
6
5
Baines
Schneiderlin
5
5
6
Gueye
Coleman
5
Funes Mori ? Jagielka
Goalscorer
Niasse 74
Subs Fernandes
(Masuaku 21),
Obiang (Lanzini
86), Collins
(Cresswell 88)
Not used Carroll,
Hernandez, Hart
(g), Evra
Subs Klaassen
(Funes Mori 46),
Walcott (Tosun
61), Bolasie
(Davies 83) Not
used Martina,
Holgate, Robles
(g), Kenny
Referee G Scott (Oxfordshire)
Niasse
6
Everton
Goalscorers
Lanzini 39, 82,
Arnautovic 63
Adrian
? (Simpson 56),
68
Attendance 56,926
7
Goalscorers
Vardy 4, 73,
Mahrez 16,
Iheanacho 47
Referee C Pawson (South Yorkshire)
11
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6
7
6
Sissoko Wanyama ?
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
6
Ndiaye
Lloris
6
Attendance 77,841
Tottenham
5
Goalscorers
Ndiaye 31,
Crouch 41
Referee A Taylor (Cheshire)
5
Crouch ?
48
Attendance 20,673
Fabianski
Diouf
1
2
Tottenham Hotspur fans will
be hoping that this was a sign
of things to come for Erik
Lamela, a prodigiously
talented player who has had
such difficulties with injuries.
Heung-min Son?s form has
limited his opportunities since
Christmas, but Lamela will
rightly be expecting
to
thrive next
season. With
a proper preseason, the
Argentine could
become a
key man for
Spurs at
their new
stadium
next term.
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6
5
2
2
GD
6
7
6
16
15
A
8
Man Utd 1-0 Watford
6
38
38
Referee J Moss (W Yorkshire)
McClean
6
1 Man City (C)
2 Man Utd
Pts
F
Corners
Subs Benteke
(McArthur 68),
Souare (Van
7
6
6
6
Aanholt 82), Lee
McArthur ? Cabaye Milivojevic Loftus-Cheek (Townsend 85)
Not used Speroni
(g), Schlupp, Kelly,
7
8
Riedewald
Townsend ?Zaha?
Rondon
AWAY
D
L
7
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Van Aanholt
5
W
5
Crystal Palace
Wan-Bissaka Tomkins? Sakho
A
11
Crystal Palace 2-0 West Brom
6
F
Shots on target
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Hennessey
L
Shots off target
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Begovic
HOME
D
8
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6
W
4
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Daniels
P
Bournemouth
Goalscorer
Wood 39
Sam Dean?s team of the week
5
Keane
4
Shots on target
11
Shots off target
7
7
6
Corners
6
10
Fouls committed
13
4
Offsides
54
Possession%
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1
7
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5
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6
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?Butland?
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Jakupovic
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Pickford
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
58
Possession%
42
65
46
The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 May 2018
Bruce?s Villa veterans show way forward
0
1
Middlesbrough
Aston Villa
Jedinak 15
Att: 29,233
By Luke Edwards
at the Riverside Stadium
It was a victory for team spirit, a
narrow advantage earned in a playoff semi-final through the sort of
endeavour and determination that
Aston Villa teams have often lacked
during their slow, painful decline.
He has not always played the
style of football to woo Villa fans,
17
**
but Steve Bruce has drained the
swamp. He has detoxified the dressing room, removing the stench of
ambivalence and under-achievement that polluted the place. He has
brought unity and a shared sense of
purpose.
Speaking in the aftermath of this
victory over Middlesbrough, Bruce
revealed something that many suspected, Villa had earned an unenviable reputation in English football.
There were too many players
who could either not handle the
pressure of playing for the club or
who did not care enough to do
things properly. That is why he
worked so hard to persuade John
Terry to sign last summer. At the
age of 37, Terry could be sitting in a
television studio, but Bruce persuaded him to come to Villa to play
on for another year, and he was
magnificent in Villa?s defence.
?You?ve seen him out there,? said
Bruce. ?He was brilliant, but it
wasn?t just on the pitch that I
needed him. It was to deal with the
dressing room and it has been toxic,
at Aston Villa, for years.
?It was important people like
Jack Grealish saw someone: this is
how you do it. The way you look after yourself, this is what you prepare for. It is all right a manager
bleating at them, but when you
hear a top pro .?.?. Glenn Whelan is
the same. [Ahmed] Elmohamady is
the same. [Mile] Jedinak is the
same. They have been crucial to the
young ones.?
Grealish was a class act as Villa
ground out the win, secured with a
Jedinak header, but Boro will come
at them hard in the second leg. If
Boro take their chances ? Britt
Assombalonga missed two decent
ones ? Villa could still slip up.
?Credit to Villa, they defended
well,? said Ben Gibson, the defender. ?They?re a good side and
will be favourites, but there?s a lot
of positives for us. We?ve won in the
cup at Villa Park and drawn in the
league with 10 men for 85 minutes,
so there?s nothing for us to be
downbeat about.?
Jokanovic:
No pressure
on Sessegnon
By John Percy
Duncan and
Amaechi seal
Euro 2018
last-four spot
England Under-17s
Duncan 14, Amaechi 49
Norway Under-17s
2
0
By Robert Dunford
at the Pirelli Stadium
England Under-17 manager Steven
Cooper feels his side fully deserved
to move into the semi-finals of the
European Championship after a
solid two-goal victory over Norway.
Goals from Bobby Duncan and
Xavier Amaechi were enough to secure a clash with either Holland or
Ireland on Thursday.
Cooper will have to do without
both Amaechi and Ethan Laird after
both picked up suspensions, but he
was pleased with the display. ?Two
nil, with a clean sheet, I thought we
Early advantage:
Bobby Duncan
headed England
into an early lead
against Norway
were the better team. We played
the better football and we had lots
of control in the game,? he said.
?They are always tight games
once you get to these stages. We?ve
been here before and you have to
get fine margins in your favour.?
England opened the scoring after
14 minutes, when Nathanael Ogbeta used his pace down the left to
cross for an unmarked Duncan,
who headed past Rasmus Sandberg.
Amaechi picked up the booking
that ruled him out of the semi, but
he doubled England?s lead nine
minutes after the restart, aiming
home a low cross by Duncan.
PA
Slavisa Jokanovic insists there is no
pressure on teenage sensation Ryan
Sessegnon to help fire Fulham back
into the Premier League.
Sessegnon is in contention to
gatecrash England?s World Cup
squad and Fulham, who head into
tonight?s play-off second leg 1-0
down to Derby, will face a battle to
keep him if they fail to go up.
?He has a bright future in front of
him, not only for Fulham but probably for England,? Jokanovic said.
?Ryan needs the help from people
around him and this kid doesn?t
need any pressure. He?s only 17 and
to talk about our possibilities on the
back of one kid is not right.?
Derby manager Gary Rowett believes his veteran players, including Cameron Jerome, who scored
the only goal on Friday, Tom Huddlestone and Curtis Davies, could
prove the difference.
He said: ?To do that [win], you
have to have players with a very
strong mentality.?
Wembley awaits
Shrewsbury Town players
celebrate reaching the
League One play-off final
Probable teams: Derby (3-4-2-1) Carson; Keogh,
Davies, Forsyth; Wisdom, Huddlestone, Johnson,
Weimann; Lawrence, Vydra; Jerome. Fulham (4-3-3)
Bettinelli; Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett; McDonald,
Johansen, Cairney; Piazon, Mitrovic, Sessegnon.
after a 1-0 win over
Charlton Athletic, which
gave them a 2-0 aggregate
victory. Carlton Morris
(second right) scored the
decisive goal for a club
who were bottom of the
division in October 2016.
England Ashby-Hammond (Fulham); Laird (Man Utd),
Ogbeta (Man City) (Tulloch, West Brom, 64), Alese (West
Ham), Daley-Campbell (Arsenal), Daly (Huddersfield),
Amaechi (Arsenal), Garner (Man Utd), Saka (Arsenal),
Appiah (Nottm Forest) (Anjorin, Chelsea, 51), Duncan
(unattached) (Balogun, Arsenal, 74). Subs Dewhurst
(Sheff Utd), Crowe (Fulham), John-Jules (Arsenal),
Dixon-Bonner (Liverpool), Coyle (Arsenal). Booked
Amaechi, Laird, Anjorin.
Results and fixtures
Sky Bet Championship
Play-off semi-finals 1st leg
Derby (1) 1
Jerome 34
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
HOME
AWAY
P W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts
Fulham (0) 0
27,163
Middlesbrough (0) 0
Aston Villa (1) 1
Jedinak 15
29,233
Celtic (C)
38 11 7 1 38 9 13 3 3 35 16 48 82
Aberdeen
38 11 4 4 30 16 11 3 5 26 21 19 73
Rangers
38 10 2 7 32 20 11 5 3 44 30 26 70
Hibernian
38 11 4 4 39 27 7 9 3 23 19 16 67
38 6 3 10 18 27 5 3 11 18 30 -21 39
Ladbrokes Scottish Championship
Play-off final 2nd leg
South Play-off final
Dumbarton (0) 0
38 8 7 3 23 13 4 6 10 16 26 0 49
St Johnstone 38 5 7 7 17 27 7 3 9 25 26 -11 46
Sky Bet League One
Play-off semi-final 2nd leg
Hamilton
38 5 3 11 26 35 4 3 12 21 33 -21 33
Partick
38 6 4 9 20 24 2 5 12 11 38 -31 33
Shrewsbury (0) 1
Charlton (0) 0
C Morris 58
Shrewsbury Town win 2-0 on aggregate.
Ross Cou (R) 38 3 7 9 23 29 3 4 12 17 35 -24 29
Dundee (0) 0
9,016
Coventry (0) 1
McNulty 87 pen
Lincoln City (0) 0
Notts Cnty (0) 1
Forte 49
17,404
Exeter (0) 0
9,509
JD SPORTS WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE.-Europa
League Play-off Semi-final: Cardiff Met Uni 4
Barry Town 1.
Tranmere (1) 2
Cook 6
Norwood 80
16,306
Harrogate Town (2) 3
Knowles 26 pen 40
Leesley 71
Motherwell 38 8 5 7 26 22 5 4 9 17 27 -6 48
Sky Bet League Two
Play-off semi-finals 1st leg
Boreham Wood (1) 1
Andrade 45
North Play-off final
Scunthorpe (1) 2
Ihiekwe 18 og
McGeehan 88
Dundee
Vanarama National League
Play-off final
Livingston (1) 1
Dundee Utd (1) 1
Lithgow 6
Fraser 21
Livingston win 4-3 on aggregate.
4,508
Kilmarnock 38 9 3 7 27 26 7 8 4 22 21 2 59
Rotherham (1) 2
Taylor 17
Newell 64
6,591
Rangers (3) 5
Tavernier 25
Rossiter 27
Bruno Alves 40
Holt 54
Windass 68
19,579
Ladbrokes Premiership
Play-off semi-final 2nd leg
Sky Bet League One
Play-off semi-final 1st leg
Hearts
Hibernian (3) 5
Kamberi 10 pen
S Allan 19
Maclaren 22 70 90
Partick (0) 1
Doolan 63
Alloa (0) 2
Stewart 90
Kirkpatrick 95
AET: Score after 90 mins 0-1.
Alloa Athletic win 2-1 on aggregate.
1,115
6,756
Ladbrokes Scottish League One
Play-off final 2nd Leg
4,699
Peterhead (0) 1
Stenhousemuir (0) 0
McLean 54
Stenhousemuir win 2-1 on aggregate.
880
Motherwell (1) 3
Ciftci 31 70
Aldred 73
Hamilton (0) 0
St Johnstone (0) 1
Wotherspoon 90
Ross County (1) 1
Curran 3
3,279
Celtic (0) 0
Aberdeen (0) 1
Considine 47
Kilmarnock (1) 1
Erwin 10
Hearts (0) 0
6,273
Ladbrokes Scottish League Two
Play-off final 2nd leg
Cowdenbeath (1) 3
Cove Rangers (2) 2
Swan 7 50
Megginson 9 22
Smith 70
Cowdenbeath win 3-2 on aggregate.
Brackley (0) 0
3,000
Hampton & Rich (1) 1 Braintree (1) 1
Kretzschmar 8
Grant 45
AET; Score at 90 mins 1-1.
Braintree win 4-3 on penalties.
3,127
DANSKE BANK PREMIERSHIP.-Europa League
Play-off final: Cliftonville 3 Glentoran 2.
FERRARI PACKAGING LOWLAND LEAGUE CUP.Final: Selkirk 1 Cumbernauld Colts 3.
FA WOMEN?S SUPER LGE: Arsenal 2 Man City
1-Chelsea 2 Sunderland 1-Reading 3 Liverpool
0-Yeovil 0 Bristol City 2-Everton 0 Birmingham 3.
SUPER LGE 2: London Bees 0 Sheffield FC
0-Aston Villa 1 Tottenham 1-Durham Women 4
Brighton 0-Millwall Lionesses 0 Doncaster Belles
1-Oxford Utd Women 1 Watford 2.
FRANCE: Amiens 2 Metz 0-Angers 0 Nantes
2-Bordeaux 4 Toulouse 2-Lille 2 Dijon 1-Monaco 1
St Etienne 0-Montpellier 1 Troyes 1-Nice 4 Caen
1-PSG 0 Rennes 2-Strasbourg 3 Lyon 2.
GERMANY: B Leverkusen 3 Hannover 96 2-B
Munich 1 Stuttgart 4-Hamburg 2 Borussia
M?gladbach 1 (Crowd trouble)-Hertha Berlin 2 RB
Leipzig 6-Mainz 1 W Bremen 2-SC Freiburg 2
Augsburg 0-Schalke 04 1 Eintracht Frankfurt
0-TSG Hoffenheim 3 Borussia Dortmund
1-Wolfsburg 4 Cologne 1.
ITALY: Benevento 1 Genoa 0-Inter Milan 1
Sassuolo 2-Atalanta 1 AC Milan 1-Bologna 1
Chievo 2-Crotone 2 Lazio 2-Fiorentina 0 Cagliari
1-Roma 0 Juventus 0-Sampdoria 0 Napoli 2-Torino
2 SPAL 1-Verona 0 Udinese 1.
SPAIN: Alaves 3 Athletic Bilbao 1-Deportivo La
Coruna 2 Villarreal 4-Eibar 1 Las Palmas 0-Getafe
0 Atletico Madrid 1-Girona 0 Valencia 1-Real Betis
2 Sevilla 2-Real Madrid 6 Celta Vigo 0-Real
Sociedad 3 Leganes 2-Espanyol 4 Malaga
1-Levante 5 Barcelona 4
This week?s fixtures
7.45 unless stated
TODAY
Sky Bet Championship
Play-off Semi-final 2nd leg
Fulham (0) v Derby (0) (Sky Sp Main Event).
TOMORROW
Sky Bet Championship
Play-off Semi-final 2nd leg
Aston Villa (0) v Middlesbrough (1) (Sky Sp
Main Event).
WEDNESDAY
Europa League final
Marseille v Atletico Madrid (BT Sp 2).
Sky Bet League One
Play-off Semi-final 2nd leg
Rotherham (2) v Scunthorpe (2) (Sky Sp Main
Event).
THURSDAY
Sky Bet League Two
Play-offs Semi-final 2nd leg
Exeter (0) v Lincoln City (0) (Sky Sp
Football).
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Play-off final 1st leg
Livingston v Partick Thistle.
FRIDAY
Sky Bet League Two
Play-Off Semi-final 2nd leg
Notts County (1) v Coventry (1) (Sky Sp
Football).
3pm unless stated
SATURDAY
Emirates FA Cup final
Chelsea v Man Utd (5.15, BBC 1).
William Hill Scottish Cup final
Celtic v Motherwell (Sky Sp Main Event).
SUNDAY
Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
Play-off final 2nd leg
Partick Thistle v Livingston (3.30).
FA Trophy final
Brackley v Bromley (4.15, BT Sp 1).
FA Vase final
Stockton Town v Thatcham Town (12.15).
18
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
**
Sport Spanish Grand Prix
Oliver Brown
CHIEF SPORTS
FEATURE WRITER
in Barcelona
Briton extends lead to 17
points with superb win
Mercedes ace boosts his
hopes of fifth world title
The breadth of Lewis Hamilton?s
smile was enough to tell you that
man and machine were in perfect
harmony once more. Despite the
diva-esque quality of his Mercedes,
as team principal Toto Wolff once
put it, the world champion proved
here that he had tamed its more capricious nature, reducing this Spanish Grand Prix to a cruise through
the Catalonian countryside.
At the same stage of last year?s
triumphant campaign, he trailed
championship rival Sebastian Vettel by six points. This time, he leads
by 17. In an ominous sign for his
nearest challengers, he cantered to
this 64th career victory, describing
the experience as ?rejuvenating?.
While Hamilton is intimidating as
a pursuer ? just ask Nico Rosberg ?
he is almost unassailable as a frontrunner. Having surged to pole with
a lap three seconds faster than his
effort 12 months ago, Hamilton
darted out of sight with an immaculate performance, while Vettel
dropped from second to fourth due
to a botched pit-stop behind the
virtual safety car.
There was no repeat of the computer gremlins that cost him a win
in Melbourne, or of the five-place
grid penalty that scuppered his
hopes in Bahrain. Instead there was
only an emphatic restoration of the
Silver Arrows? supremacy, as he led
team-mate Valtteri Bottas to a Mercedes one-two.
The timing was propitious, with
many of Mercedes? kingmakers in
town, including chairman Dieter
Zetsche. With the suits in Stuttgart
adamant that they do not want to
lose Hamilton, who has been coy
about his plans beyond this season,
there is a renewed impetus to tie
him to a three-year contract extension worth an estimated �0 million. ?We?re not far away from
finishing it,? he said last night.
?None of the bosses have any
concerns, so far as I?m aware.?
Hamilton could have offered no
more stirring reminder here of his
enduring talents. For all that his
Three
things we
learned
1. Bernie
Ecclestone
was entirely
wrong to
say Lewis
Hamilton
was not the
driver he
used to be.
2. Charles
Leclerc, 20,
is a star in
the making.
He secured
a hugely
creditable
point for
Sauber.
3. Fernando
Alonso is a
marvel amid
adversity.
His points
finish came
despite
more
gremlins.
globe-trotting
lifestyle
would
stretch even Phileas Fogg ? he followed his previous win in Azerbaijan with a foray to the Met Gala in
New York ? he has lost none of his
focus on what pays the bills.
After eclipsing the opposition by
more than 20 seconds, he stayed
late in the Mercedes motorhome
for his post-race debrief, appraising his engineers of every tiny detail that needed fixing. If this level
of perfectionism can be sustained
throughout F1?s European summer,
his rivals should be worried indeed. After each of his previous
wins in Barcelona, in 2014 and 2017,
Hamilton went on to seize the title.
He appeared slightly shocked by
the ease with which he had swept
aside the opposition. ?I was surprised that nobody had the pace to
keep up with me,? he said. ?I?m
nearly in the groove. This is the
closest I?ve been all year. I found a
synergy with the car that I hadn?t
felt before.?
Hamilton was not about to dispute, either, the idea that this win
could be a watershed. ?This is
when we are going to start applying
some pressure,? he promised.
On a glowering, overcast afternoon at the Circuit de Catalunya,
where the anticipated rain never
materialised, Hamilton was blissfully unbothered.
About the only distraction was a
lengthy safety-car deployment after the opening lap, caused by a
heavy collision between Romain
Grosjean and Nico Hulkenburg.
Having spun, Grosjean decided, for
reasons known only to him, to keep
his foot on the throttle, slewing
straight into the path of the Renault
driver. A moment of lonely contemplation on some park steps told its
own story. The Frenchman is making too many mistakes for his team,
Haas, to tolerate much longer.
At least the Red Bull duo of Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen
were on their best behaviour.
Watched closely for any repeat of
the recklessness that led them to
take each other out in Baku last
month, they kept an obliging distance apart. Still, the Dutch prodigy
did live up to his ?Ver-smashen?
to the
moniker, running into
ance
back of Williams? Lance
ng
Stroll
and
limping
0
through the final 20
d
laps with a shattered
sfront wing. It was testament to him that he
held on for third.
n
Although Hamilton
ofdeserved his driver-ofthe-day accolades, he
was run close by his old
do
nemesis,
Fernando
ard
Alonso. The Spaniard
e of
had seemed a picture
relaxation earlier in the
om a
day, firing T-shirts from
doring
cannon into an adoring
home crowd.
ort has
Seldom in this sport
there been a driver so skilled at
e out of a
making a silk purse
ck to Baku,
sow?s ear ? think back
d extensive
where he weathered
ren to come
damage to his McLaren
seventh ? and here he was again at
his remorseless best,
st, with an
eighth place sealing his fifth con-
REUTERS; GETTY IMAGES
Hamilton back in the groove as he
Dominant: Lewis
a to leads
eads
Hamilton
from the start in
Spain, winning
by more than
20 seconds
secutive points finish in 2018. Is he
the greatest
greates of his generation? The
deficienc
deficiencies of his equipment
make a c
clear answer impossible,
h has a strong case.
but he
So too, does Hamilton,
So,
who is building a concerted
que for a fifth world title
quest
to draw him level with
Ju
Juan
Manuel Fangio. Did
th dominance of this disthe
pl
play
represent a major
sh in momentum, away
shift
fr
from
Ferrari? Not if you
as
asked
Wolff, who conceded
he was ?b----- worc
ri
ried?
about Monaco in a
for
fortnight?s
time, when
Me
Mercedes
are likely to be
tested
test more severely by the
high
high-downforce
street circuit. This was a day, though,
they deserved
to savour. ?As a
d
team, we have been perfect,?
s
Bottas said.
Only Ferrari
have ever been F1
F
champion five years in a row. On
champions
evid
this evidence,
Mercedes look
primed to emulate the feat.
The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 May 2018
**
19
Sport
chases record
Yates wins first Giro stage in style
C YC L I N G
By Tom Cary
CYCLING CORRESPONDENT
Having gifted the stage win
to his team-mate Esteban
Chaves on Etna three days
earlier, when he first rode
into pink, Simon Yates was in
no
mood
for
charity
yesterday.
The 25-year-old continued
his
extraordinary
Giro
d?Italia by claiming his first
ever stage win in Italy?s
grand tour ? and he did it in
some style.
The frantic pace on the
climb saw a number of big
names dropped including
Team Sky?s Chris Froome,
who ended up conceding
more than a minute to the
Maglia Rosa. Froome?s deficit
now stands at 2min 27sec.
?For sure it is not perfect,?
said Team Sky?s sporting
director, Nicolas Portal.
Results and standings
Barcelona (66 Laps):
Lewis Hamilton
(GB) Mercedes GP
1hr 35mins 29.972secs
1
2
3
Valtteri Bottas
(Finland) Mercedes GP
1:35:50.565
Max Verstappen
(Holland) Red Bull
1:35:56.845
4 Sebastian Vettel (Germany)
Ferrari 1:35:57.556
5 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia)
Red Bull 1:36:20.030
6 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark)
Haas F1 at 1 Lap
7 Carlos Sainz (Spain)
Renault at 1 Lap
8 Fernando Alonso (Spain)
McLaren at 1 Lap
9 Sergio Perez (Mexico)
Force India at 2 Laps
10 Charles Leclerc (Monaco)
Sauber-Ferrari at 2 Laps
11 Lance Stroll (Canada) Williams at 2 Laps,
12 Brendon Hartley (NZ) Scuderia Toro Rosso
at 2 Laps, 13 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden)
Sauber-Ferrari at 2 Laps, 14 Sergey Sirotkin
(Russia) Williams at 3 Laps. Not Classified: 15
Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) McLaren 45 Laps
completed, 16 Esteban Ocon (France) Force
India 38 Laps completed, 17 Kimi Raikkonen
(Finland) Ferrari 25 Laps completed, 18 Nico
Hulkenberg (Germany) Renault 0 Laps completed, 19 Pierre Gasly (France) Scuderia Toro
Rosso 0 Laps completed, 20 Romain Grosjean
(France) Haas F1 0 Laps completed.
Fastest Lap: Ricciardo 1m 18.441s (61)
Pole: Hamilton 1m 16.173s
5 McLaren 40
6 Haas F1 19
7 Force India 18
8 Scuderia Toro Rosso 13
9 Sauber-Ferrari 11
10 Williams 4
World Championship Standings
Drivers
1 Lewis Hamilton (GB) 95pts
2 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) 78
3 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) 58
4 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) 48
5 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) 47
6 Max Verstappen (Holland) 33
7 Fernando Alonso (Spain) 32
8 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) 22
9 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) 19
10 Carlos Sainz (Spain) 19
11 Sergio Perez (Mexico) 17, 12 Pierre Gasly
(France) 12, 13 Charles Leclerc (Monaco) 9,
14 Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) 8, 15 Lance
Stroll (Canada) 4, 16 Marcus Ericsson
(Sweden) 2, 17 Esteban Ocon (France) 1, 18
Brendon Hartley (NZ) 1, 19 Romain Grosjean
(France) 0, 20 Sergey Sirotkin (Russia) 0.
Manufacturers
1 Mercedes GP 153pts
2 Ferrari 126
3 Red Bull 80
4 Renault 41
2018 F1 race calendar
May 27 Monaco Monte Carlo
June 10 Canadian Montreal
June 24 French Castellet
July 1 Austrian Spielberg
July 8 British Silverstone
July 22 German Hockenheim
July 29 Hungarian Budapest
August 26 Belgian Spa-Francorchamps
September 2 Italian Monza
September 16 Singapore Marina Bay
September 30 Russian Sochi
October 7 Japanese Suzuka
October 21 United States Austin
October 28 Mexican Mexico City
November 11 Brazilian Sao Paulo
November 25 Abu Dhabi Yas Marina
2018 race winners
Australian Vettel
Bahrain Vettel
Chinese Ricciardo
Azerbaijan Hamilton
Spanish Hamilton
Jubilant: Simon Yates tightened
his grip on the pink jersey
As for Yates, his was the
performance of a rider not
only in brilliant form, but
one riding with confidence.
Mitchelton-Scott had done
the bulk of the work
controlling the gap to the
day?s breakaway, before
Astana took over on the
Calascio, the first of the two
climbs that dominated the
final 45km of the stage.
The last survivor from the
break, Fausto Masnada (Androni-Sidermec), was caught
with
2.8km
remaining,
which was when the attacks
really started to fire.
First Fabio Aru (UAE Team
Emirates) was gapped as
Giulio Ciccone (Bardiani
CSF) hit the front, while
Yates?s team-mate Jack Haig
kept the pace high. Thibaut
Pinot (FD) and Miguel Angel
Lopez (Astana) both had digs,
before Domenico Pozzovivo
(Bahrain-Merida) went for
the line with 500m left.
Yates, though, kept his
powder dry, waiting on the
Italian?s wheel, before finally
coming around him to lead
the stage for the first time all
day. ?I realise how big it is to
win my first stage with the
Maglia Rosa,? he told Eurosport afterwards.
Yates now leads the general classification by 32 seconds over Chaves, with Tom
Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) 38
seconds down in third place.
20
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
***
Sport Champions Cup final
Ryan launches new dynasty as
Leinster conquer Europe again
Leinster
Racing 92
15
12
Att: 52,282
By Mick Cleary
RUGBY UNION CORRESPONDENT
in Bilbao
Leinster left the industrial heartland of the Basque country behind
them on Saturday night with the
Champions Cup on board, content
in the knowledge that their own
production line is in fine working
order.
Given the starring role played by
21-year-old lock James Ryan, a
hearty, unflustered influence in
this gritty, bare-knuckle victory,
there is a real sense that Leinster?s
record-equalling fourth European
Cup title will be the start of another
dynasty, not the end.
And for the fortunes of the blueshirted province, read Ireland, too,
for Ryan is not alone in his precocious advance to international status, with the likes of his Leinster
team-mates, flanker Dan Leavy, 23,
and 20-year-old wing Jordan Larmour, very much part of a golden
generation. The multi-garlanded
Brian O?Driscoll era has given way
to a new wave. The prospects for
Leinster in Europe, as well as for
Ireland in the 2019 Rugby World
Cup in Japan, are rosy.
Stuart Lancaster has highlighted
the quality in Irish ranks. There is a
certain irony that the former Eng-
land head coach will have such an
input to the future wellbeing of
Leinster and Irish rugby. The man
who helped to bring Lancaster to
Dublin in the wake of his dismissal
by England, Leinster head coach
Leo Cullen, was among many who
praised the work of the 48-year-old.
Fly-half Johnny Sexton called
him ?a special coach?, while scrumhalf Luke McGrath spoke of a man
who has ?changed the whole structure and shape of our game?.
But the hands-on, sharp-end element is only part of the reason for
Leinster?s success. Cullen, an understated yet hugely impressivefigure, paid tribute to the
behind-the-scenes work done by
scouts talent-spotting in local
schools to ensure that, as this squad
takes vivid shape, the next one is already being sourced throughout
the province.
This is to ensure that this first European triumph in six years does
not become a one-hit wonder. Once
Toulouse reigned supreme in Europe. These days they are in the
doldrums.
?It always seemed that Toulouse
would kick on,? said Cullen, the
first man to win titles as player and
then coach. ?You have to keep chipping away.
?There?s a lesson in that; don?t
stop at four [titles]. Toulouse have
had their troubles, other threats
have come in. Fifteen years ago
there wasn?t a Racing or a Toulon.
The landscape is for ever changing.
You need to keep evolving all the
time and keep getting better.
?Toulouse are a good lesson for
us. You sit still and people will pass
you by. We?ve had to wait so long to
get to this stage again. Six years we
had to wait. Hopefully it won?t be
another six years.?
That is unlikely. Even if the late
goalkicking heroics of captain Isa
Nacewa will not be with Leinster as
the popular New Zealander heads
into retirement, there is a real sense
of ongoing renewal about them.
Ryan is one of the fruits of that de-
More to come: Leinster?s players
celebrate after lifting a recordequalling fourth European Cup
velopment programme. The second-row
forward
made
his
provincial and national debut this
season and has only played 20 senior matches ? and won all of them.
?When I first saw him he was a
string-bean ? skinny, tall, talented,?
recalls Leinster prop Cian Healy.
?It?s usually about how people step
up to the plate but, when you see
him step up to the plate, it?s jawdropping.
?It?s class. Eventually he?ll lose a
game and we?ll pick him up and
dust him off and send him out
again. The plan is to put a lot of stars
on the shirt ? not four [titles], not
five. I want to see Leinster grow and
be dominant in Europe for years.
The crop that are coming through,
long after I?m gone, they?ll hopefully be doing that.?
The contest may have lacked the
easy-on-the-eye quality of Leinster?s
semi-final
performance
against Scarlets, but in many ways
this was even more satisfying in
that it showed the team had the
grunt and grit to endure no matter
what. Nacewa?s clinching penalty
strike in the 78th minute was the
first time that Leinster had managed to get their noses in front. But
they did not panic, they did not
doubt.
Racing proved to be obdurate
even though they lost their firstchoice stand-off, the South African
Pat Lambie, crocked (and ruled out
of facing England on their summer
tour) within three minutes, while
former All Black fly-half Dan Carter
withdrew before kick-off with a
hamstring strain.
Racing fought right to the wire,
Teddy Iribaren?s four penalty goals
keeping them in front. But Leinster
overhauled them, Sexton ceding
kicking duties to Nacewa because
of a tightening groin. And Nacewa
did not disappoint. Nor did Leinster, worthy champions.
Rugby results
European Champions Cup final
Leinster 15 Racing 92 12
Leinster: R Kearney, J Larmour, G Ringrose, R Henshaw, I
Nacewa, J Sexton, L McGrath (J Gibson-Park 62), C Healy (J
McGrath 55), S Cronin (J Tracy 62), T Furlong (A Porter 66),
D Toner, J Ryan, S Fardy, D Leavy, J Murphy (J Conan 62).
Racing 92: L Dupichot, T Thomas, V Vakatawa, H Chavancy,
M Andreu, P Lambie (R Tales 3), T Iribaren, E Ben Arous (V
Kakovin 55), C Chat (O Avei 45), C Gomes Sa (C Johnston
55), D Ryan, L Nakarawa, W Lauret, B Le Roux (B
Chouzenoux 69), Y Nyanga. Scores: 0-3 Iribaren pen (4
mins); 3-3 Sexton pen (17); 3-6 Iribaren pen (22); 6-6
Sexton pen (39); 6-9 Iribaren pen (45); 9-9 Sexton pen
(54); 9-12 Iribaren pen (71); 12-12 Nacewa pen (74);
15-12 Nacewa pen (79). HT: 6-6. Att: 52,282.
Referee: Wayne Barnes.
European Challenge Cup final
Cardiff Blues 31 Gloucester 30
Cardiff Blues: G Anscombe, O Lane (G Smith 29), R Lee-Lo,
W Halaholo, B Scully, J Evans (M Morgan 69), T Williams (L
Williams 69), R Gill (B Thyer 60), K Dacey, T Filise (S
Andrews 41), S Davies, J Turnbull, J Navidi (O Robinson 6), E
Jenkins, N Williams (D Welch 72). Gloucester: J Woodward,
T Marshall, B Twelvetrees, M Atkinson, H Trinder, B Burns (A
Symons 69), C Braley, J Hohneck (V Rapava Ruskin 60), J
Hanson (M Matu?u 60), J Afoa (F Balmain 60), E Slater, M
Galarza (J Thrush 52), J Polledri, L Ludlow, R Ackermann (B
Morgan 69). Scores: 3-0 J. Evans pen (5 mins); 3-5 Trinder
try (9); 3-7 Twelvetrees con (9); 6-7 J. Evans pen (16); 6-10
Twelvetrees pen (27); 6-15 Atkinson try (38); 6-17
Twelvetrees con (38); 6-20 Twelvetrees pen (40); 8-20 J.
Evans con (41); 13-20 T. Williams try (42); 16-20 J. Evans
pen (51); 21-20 G. Smith try (55); 23-20 J. Evans con (55);
23-25 Hanson try (59); 23-27 Twelvetrees con (59); 23-30
Twelvetrees pen (63); 28-30 Scully try (76); 31-30
Anscombe pen (79). HT: 6-20. Referee: Jerome Garces.
British & Irish Cup final
Ealing 22 Leinster A 7
Ealing Trailfinders: L Daniels, L Carter, J Munro, M Bright.
T: Carter, Munro, Bright. C: Daniels (2). P: Daniels. L
einster A: C Frawley. T: Frawley. C: Frawley. HT: 10-7.
NATIONAL LGE.-1: Plymouth Albion 33 Loughborough
Students 19. 2, North: Luctonians 21 Sale 22.
PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY PREMIERSHIP:
Aberavon 14 Bridgend 17-Bargoed 7 Merthyr 35-Cardiff
Rugby 17 Ebbw Vale 20-Carmarthen Quins L Neath L-Cross
Keys 28 Pontypridd 56-Llanelli 31 Bedwas 30-RGC 1404 43
Newport 36-Swansea 21 Llandovery 28.
TOP 10
P W D L
F
A Pts
Merthyr
14 12 0 2 426 244 66
Pontypridd
15 12 0 3 457 327 62
Llandovery
14 11 0 3 349 289 58
Carmarthen Q
14 9 1 4 346 289 53
RGC 1404
14 8 1 5 478 297 53
Bedwas
15 8 0 7 413 348 48
Ebbw Vale
14 9 0 5 312 226 44
Cardiff Rugby
15 7 0 8 394 352 43
Newport
15 7 0 8 366 381 43
Bridgend
15 8 0 7 319 336 39
WRU NATIONAL.-Div One, Play-off: Ystrad Rhondda 47
Brynmawr 31. Div One, West: Crymych 55 Tycroes
5-Dunvant 35 Tenby Utd 16-Llanelli Wanderers 24
Aberystwyth 35-Llangennech 7 Felinfoel 62. North: Nant
Conwy 71 Llangefni 26. East: Pontypool Utd 41 Penallta
17-Ynysybwl 41 Nelson 19.
BT NATIONAL LGE.-Div 3: St Boswells 51 Orkney 27.
SUPER RUGBY: Brumbies 24 Rebels 27-Bulls 39 Sharks
33-Crusaders 31 Waratahs 29-Highlanders 39 Lions
27-Stormers 9 Chiefs 15-Sunwolves 63 Reds 28.
Rugby League
Ladbrokes Challenge Cup 6th round
Castleford 18 St Helens 36
Castleford?T: Trueman, Minikin, McMeeken. G: Ellis (3).
St Helens?T: Grace, Barba (3), Morgan, Richardson.
G: Richardson (6).
Catalans Dragons 56 Whitehaven 10
Catalans Dragons?T: Broughton (3), McIlorum, Drinkwater,
Goudemand (2), Maria, Bousquet, Duport, Gigot.
G: Drinkwater (6). Whitehaven?T: Parker, Thompson.
G: Abram. HT: 24-10.
Hull K R 10 Wigan 28
Hull K R?T: Atkin, Vaivai. G: Shaw.
Wigan?T: Woods, L. Marshall, S. Tomkins, Clubb, Davies.
G: S. Tomkins (4). HT: 4-10.
Toronto Wolfpack 10 Warrington 66
Toronto Wolfpack?T: Higson, Kay. G: Brierley.
Warrington?T: Cooper, Charnley (2), Livett, MurdochMasila (2), Hughes, Westwood, Lineham (3), Roberts.
G: Goodwin (9). HT: 10-12.
BETFRED.-Ch'ship: Rochdale 10 Batley 48-Barrow 58
Dewsbury 32-Sheffield 14 London Broncos 66.
TOP 5
P W D L
F
A Pts
Toronto Wolfpack
13 11 1 1 393 204 23
Toulouse
13 10 0 3 506 222 20
Featherstone
13 10 0 3 450 258 20
London Broncos
13 9 0 4 531 250 18
Leigh
13 8 0 5 473 278 16
League 1: Bradford 54 London Skolars- 16-Coventry 18 York
58-West Wales 18 Doncaster 70-Oldham 74 Hemel Stags 6.
WOMEN?S SUPER LEAGUE: Bradford Bulls Women 72 York
City Knights Ladies 10-Featherstone Rovers Ladies 32
Castleford Tigers Women 38-Wigan Warriors Women 16 St
Helens Ladies 6.
The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 May 2018
***
21
Sport Rugby Union
Cipriani on verge of
joining Gloucester
Wasps fly-half set to join
Ackermann revolution
French clubs frozen out
by player?s England call
GETTY IMAGES
By Mick Cleary
Danny Cipriani is ready to sign for
Gloucester Rugby, The Daily Telegraph understands.
Cipriani?s midweek recall to the
England squad to tour South Africa
in June was the final piece in the jigsaw for the 30-year-old, who has
been released by Wasps and has
been looking for a new club.
There has been interest from at
least two Top 14 clubs in France,
but Cipriani was intent on pressing
his claims for England despite the
fact that he had not featured under
Eddie Jones and won the last of his
14 caps three years ago.
However, he has been in outstanding form for Wasps and is certain to be involved when they take
on Saracens in the play-off semi-final at Allianz Park on Saturday.
The lure of fighting for a place in
the England squad has driven Cipriani this season and he has never lost
faith in his ability. If he had decided
to pursue any approaches shown
from French clubs and sign for one
of them, then his international career would have been effectively
over as England do not select from
outside the Premiership.
There has been interest from
other English clubs, too, notably
Bath, but Cipriani appears to have
opted for the challenge of helping
Gloucester to build on their promise under Johan Ackermann.
Gloucester finished seventh in
the Premiership, but have qualified
for the Champions Cup next season
by dint of reaching the Challenge
Cup final in Bilbao on Friday night,
when they were edged out in a nailbiting finale by Cardiff Blues, 31-30.
Wasps had already indicated
they wanted to take a new direction
by signing All Black fly-half Lima
INSIDE
LINE
Going west: Gloucester are ready to
snap up in-form Danny Cipriani
Sopoaga for next season. There
have always been question marks
swirling around Cipriani?s temperament, but there is little doubt he
now has the opportunity with an
England call-up and a fresh start in
the west country to showcase what
he can offer club and country.
Even though one of the headline
comments from the England camp
this week was that Cipriani could
be on ?the plane back from Johannesburg? if he is a ?bad character?,
it was more of a throwaway remark
from Jones.
The England coach went on to
say: ?The baggage doesn?t worry
me. It is about how he comes in,
how he reacts, how he responds to
coaching. He has got a creative
talent and we don?t want to annul
that.?
Jones also said that he wants to
use Cipriani at full-back and that
will have been a consideration, too,
in the talks about his club future.
Former British and Irish Lion
and Wales international Gareth
Williams has died at the age of 63.
He had been suffering from multiple system atrophy. The Bridgend
back-row forward won five Wales
caps from 1980-82 and toured with
the 1980 Lions.
BEN COLES
S
Why Ludlow?s ?try? should have stood
How Thomas?s ambition was punished
?For me,
clear
forward. For
Romain
[Poite,
assistant
referee], clear
forward.
Forward,?
Jerome
Garces told
Gloucester
captain Ed
Slater after
ruling out the
possible try.
The reason
was that an
Unfortunately
for Racing, the
ambition of
Teddy Thomas
led to their
downfall. After
a line-out steal
on 76 minutes
by Leone
Nakarawa, the
ball was sent to
Thomas inside
his 22. Rather
than kick, the
France wing
attempted to
run around
Jack Conan
Hohneck
Ludlow
offload by Josh
Hohneck was
deemed to be
forward. Slater
asked for a
TMO verdict,
but Garces
refused. But
the view from
the aerial
camera
suggests that
the pass may
have been flat.
2
1
Josh Hohneck
Gloucester
Leavy
Conan
Thomas
Good weekend for...
Team of the week
6
4
Camille Chat
Racing 92
Donnacha Ryan
Racing 92
Olly Robinson
Cardiff Blues
3
8
5
Cedate Gomes Sa
Racing 92
James Ryan
Leinster
Yannick Nyanga
Racing 92
7
Dan Leavy
Leinster
9
and Dan Leavy,
but was
thumped into
touch. From
nearly the
exact same
spot as the
previous
line-out,
Leinster won
the penalty to
take the lead
through Isa
Nacewa.
Teddy Iribaren 10
Racing 92
Johnny Sexton 12
Leinster
Mark Atkinson 13
Gloucester
Rey Lee-Lo
Cardiff Blues
11
15
14
Isa Nacewa
Leinster
Gareth Anscombe
Cardiff Blues
Rob Kearney
Leinster
James Ryan
The 21-year-old Grand Slam winner,
and now a European champion, has
still to lose a professional game of
rugby (after 21 matches). The Leinster
lock was rightly named man of the
match in Saturday?s final.
Bad weekend for...
Pat Lambie
The South African cruelly injured his
knee ligaments just two minutes into
the Champions Cup final, leaving
Racing down to their third-string
No 10. Lambie is reportedly out for six
to nine months.
22
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
***
Sport Rugby Union
Jones needs to win, but
his selections are strange
BRIAN
MOORE
This a crucial tour for
England but the coach
has produced more
questions than answers
I
deally, Eddie Jones, would
like to be leaving for South
Africa with a squad who are
strong enough to do two
things: rest a number of
leading players and nick a
series win. Whilst he has managed
to partially achieve the former, it is
doubtful ? but crucial ? that he gets
the latter.
This was always going to be a
tricky trip. South Africa have a new
management structure and are
trying to get to grips with the
unique challenges of a quota
system and eligibility of players
who play abroad. The signs are that
they will be different from the
recent Springboks, who have been
a poor imitation of former teams;
however they line up, they will be
physically powerful.
This is made worse by the tour?s
proximity to the World Cup and
the fact that it comes after a very
poor Six Nations tournament.
Bearing this in mind the
selection is strange and the reasons
behind some of the choices are
opaque at best. You have also to
bear in mind the fact that on this
tour there are no non-Test
matches. This means that many
tourists will not feature in any
match-day squad.
What, therefore, is the point of
taking players such as Cameron
Redpath, Ben Earl and Tom Curry,
who might be prospects for future
years but who will not feature as
anything other than bag carriers? If
they are taken to gain an insight
into how senior tours work that
could have been left for tours after
the World Cup, when they will be
significantly better players and will
gain infinitely more from the
experience.
The selection of Danny Cipriani
makes sense only if he starts a Test
or is at least on the bench and is
brought on at some stage. There is
no point in picking him if he is to
d thereafter without a
be discarded
chance to make his case.
gard you also must
In this regard
he non-selection
ask about the
mand. What is the
of Don Armand.
luding him in a
point of including
Six Nations match-day
squad if he is not thought
nclusion in
worthy of inclusion
ouring
this wider touring
party?
Much hass been
out the
written about
selection off Brad
e
Shields, the
Hurricanes
d flanker,
captain and
Balancing act:
t: Eddie Jones
faces a tricky
y summer
and most of it has been nonsense.
He qualifies for England directly
and can be distinguished from
those playing in France by the
simple fact that he will be playing
in England next year. The ban on
picking players who play abroad
has prevented an exodus to the
highest-paid league in the world
and those advocating change have
not made any convincing case
against it.
The other aspect of Shields?s
selection is that he is proven in
top-flight rugby. Whether he turns
out to be an answer to England?s
deficiencies in the back row
remains to be seen. What is
undebatable is that he can handle
the physical and mental rigours of
an intense competition such as
Super Rugby. You cannot say the
same about sever
several of the players
selected to tour or the many
alternatives thru
thrust forward by
rugby pundits.
Though play
players such as Dan
Cole and Jame
James Haskell are said
to have be
been rested, there
must be a doubt as to
whe
whether they will
fea
feature in Jones?s
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much as the back row, could
enhance England?s prospects,
because for too long now an area of
previous strength has been one of
diffidence, if not weakness.
The emergence of Owen Farrell
as captain will bring his leadership
qualities into focus. Nobody can
doubt his leadership by example;
what remains unproven is his
ability to manage games calmly
and his relationship with officials.
Should Farrell be successful in
this facet of leadership it could see
the end of Dylan Hartley?s
captaincy. Nobody should take
pleasure from this prospect.
Hartley has missed out on many
important events for self-inflicted
reasons, but you cannot criticise
his commitment and contribution
to the cause over many years. That
said, international sport is not a
forgiving place and which player
will lead England into the World
Cup is not something that should
be open to doubt at this stage.
This will be a difficult tour and
securing a series win, however it is
achieved, is vital if England?s
preparations are not to be further
undone. Jones needs to get things
back on track.
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FINAL
23
Sport Golf
American wins Players
with stunning display
Woods keeps comeback
on track with late surge
By James Corrigan GOLF
CORRESPONDENT in Ponte Vedra
It is fair to call Webb Simpson?s victory here ?Tigeresque? and not
simply because his Players Championship glory was utterly dominant.
The American barely displayed a
trace of nerves, despite Tiger
Woods, making inroads into his
lead. Impregnable and impervious.
In true Tiger-style, Simpson
sucked the atmosphere out of the
competition and the fight out of his
rivals. Simpson could even afford the
comfort of hitting his approach into
the water on the 18th. By then his
double-bogey was an irrelevance.
On 18-under, Simpson won by
four and his pursuers could only
doff their visors to a major champion without a title in five years
who suddenly recalled the location
of the winner?s enclosure.
As well as the $2?million
(�48?million) winning cheque,
there was also the prospect of a
third Ryder Cup appearance for
Simpson to celebrate. Alas, it was a
difficult week for Europe, with only
Tommy Fleetwood finishing in the
top 10. The Englishman re-emphasised his quality with a tie for seventh on 11-under after a 68.
Despite fading over the latter
holes to finish with a 69, Woods
more than suggested that barring
injury or personal capitulation, he
will also be in Jim Furyk?s side.
Simpson?s achievement ? with
Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker,
Xander Schauffel and Jason Dufner
in second on 14-under ? should not
be underestimated and neither
should it be dismissed as a one-off.
Do not forget that the 32-year-old
won the US Open in 2012 and challenged Luke Donald for the US
money list title in 2011.
As a confirmed and highly talented ?belly? putter, Simpson?s career was derailed by the anchoring
ban. Initially, he tried to master the
short putter, but having utilised the
longer version since his teenaged
years he just could not succeed.
It was only after a conversation
with South African Tim Clark, the
winner here in 2010, that he re-employed the elongated stick and
jammed it under his arm in the
guise of Matt Kuchar.
The affect has been stunning.
Simpson has followed up a raft of
top 10s with the second biggest win
USA TODAY
Nerveless Simpson cruises to victory
In the pink: Webb Simpson celebrates winning the Players Championship
of his career, which included a
course-record tying 19-under.
Woods, Dufner and Danny Lee
were the most valiant of pursuers
and inevitably the spotlight fell on
the first-named of that trio. He was
infuriated to double-bogey the 17th
to fall back into a tie for 11th in a
group with England?s Ian Poulter,
but there can be no doubting what
he brought to the weekend show.
The 42-year-old made the cut ?on
the number? and was tied for 68th
on Saturday morning. The third-
round 65 could have and should
have been a 63, perhaps a 62, but at
the very least it highlighted his
well-being. And the crowds responded in vast numbers and with
the Tiger roars of yesteryear.
After requiring only 11 putts on
the front half during his 65 on Saturday, Woods needed only 10 this
time. He one-putted the 11th and
12th as well and at the stage anything seemed possible. It was not to
be. ?For a while, it was really special out there,? Woods said. ?It?s
weird, not to really mis-hit a shot
today and only shoot three under
par is just weird, because I played
much better than that.
?If I would have had the game I
had this weekend at the beginning
of the week, maybe I could have
given Webb a run.?
Indeed, he could have and this
was only his eighth comeback
event after all those years of agony
and while some of the hype has
been over the top, nobody would
have envisaged him being high on
this leaderboard just a few months
ago. Neither Woods nor Simpson
should be written off anytime soon.
In all the excitement that was
also a new world No?1 crowned.
After 15 months, Dustin Johnson
finally relinquished the throne to
Justin Thomas, who shot a 66 to finish on 11-under.
24
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
**
Sport Cricket
Onions stars
as Lancashire
earn first win
of the season
Wilson defies
the pain to save
Ireland from
humiliation
William Porterfield?s off stump lay
uprooted on the floor, wrecked by a
ball from Mohammad Amir that
swung too much, too late and too
quickly. Half an hour into Ireland?s
maiden Test innings, their captain
trudged off with his country at five
for three.
Shortly after the players returned
from lunch, Niall O?Brien was
pinned on the knee by an in-ducker
from Mohammad Abbas. Not yet 50
balls in, Ireland were seven for four.
To be at Malahide, on a day in which
109 ex-Irish internationals came to
celebrate their huge achievement
in gaining Test status, felt like intruding upon private grief.
Ed Joyce had extended his outstanding career into his 40th year
to earn a Test cap. He deserved better than for his first innings to be
truncated after four balls by a legbefore decision when the ball
pitched outside leg stump.
The financial inequities in world
cricket are such that Cricket Ireland could not afford the �,000
that the Decision Review System
would have cost.
And yet this was also a day that
showed what Test cricket means.
After Amir, Abbas and Shadab Khan
had pushed Ireland into the desolation of 61 for seven ? a score that
prompted fears the Test would finish later in the day, and frenetic
googling of the lowest score by a
Test nation on debut (84, by South
Africa in 1889) ? Gary Wilson
walked out to bat.
His day began when a ball
smashed him on the elbow in the
nets. Rather than take the field, as
Tim Murtagh bowled well with the
second new ball before Pakistan declared half an hour before lunch,
Wilson went to hospital for scans.
He prepared for his first Test innings by taking painkillers. ?It had
to be done,? he said.
When he entered at No?9, Wilson
was in the most pain he has ever
Star gazing: Mick Jagger joins the
crowd for Ireland?s first Test match
AFP/GETTY IMAGES
By Tim Wigmore at Malahide
Ireland (130 and 64-0) trail
Pakistan (310-9dec) by 116 runs
At Trent Bridge Lancashire (338)
beat Nottinghamshire (133 and 138)
by an innings and 67 runs
Body blow: Ireland opener Ed Joyce feels the pain after being struck by the ball
known on a cricket field. He
thought he might only be able to
block, but worked out he could use
the pace of the ball to sweep, reverse-sweep and deflect. His stoicism and skill hauled Ireland up
from the ignominy of failing to
reach triple figures in their maiden
Test innings.
The standing ovation from many
fans when Boyd Rankin edged a
ball through the slips to bring up
the team?s 100 betrayed how harrowing Ireland?s experience had
been. If it could have been so much
worse, 130 was still no sort of score.
Pakistan opted to enforce the
follow-on, the thought of what state
Ireland?s second innings would be
by the day?s end was a chastening
one ? especially in the split seconds
between Joyce edging the third ball
behind and the chance being
shelled. Porterfield also edged Amir
behind, but he was reprieved.
Joyce, though, unfurled a couple
of his picturesque drives. Ireland
had their first half-century stand in
Tests to cheer. He and Porterfield
walked off just about able to glimpse
the promise that Test cricket will
not always be this brutal.
Lancashire wasted no time at Trent
Bridge yesterday in finishing off
Nottinghamshire to claim their first
victory of the Specsavers County
Championship campaign.
With Graham Onions taking six
for 55, Nottinghamshire were
bowled out for 138 in their second
innings, leaving the Red Rose to
win by an innings and 67 runs.
Onions, whose career-best figures of nine for 67 came in 2012 at
Trent Bridge during his time as a
Durham player, strengthened his
love affair with the ground with a
high-quality exhibition of new-ball
bowling, claiming the 27th fivewicket haul of his career.
Resuming from their overnight
position of 106 for five, with an
overall deficit of 99, the hosts? sixthwicket pairing of Jake Libby and
Tom Moores were soon parted.
Onions claimed his fourth wicket
by having Moores caught behind
for nine and backed it up by gaining
an lbw verdict against a disbelieving Stuart Broad for four.
James Anderson sent Luke
Fletcher on his way for a duck and
then had Libby caught at slip, before Onions delivered the winning
moment by having Jake Ball caught
in the deep by Steven Croft.
Onions said: ?It?s brilliant.
There?s been a lot of hard work for
the last six weeks, so to get a win
against a top side is pretty special.
We put the ball in the right areas.?
Database
Test match
Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan won toss
At Dublin
Pakistan ? First Innings
(Overnight 268-6 (Shafiq 62))
55
Shadab Khan lbw b Murtagh
Faheem Ashraf c N J O?Brien b Thompson
83
Mohammad Amir c N J O?Brien b Murtagh
13
Mohammad Abbas not out
4
Rahat Ali not out
0
Extras (b1 lb10 w2 nb4)
17
Total (for 9 dec, 96 overs)
310
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-13, 3-71, 4-104, 5-153,
6-159, 7-276, 8-304, 9-306.
Bowling: T J Murtagh 25-5-45-4, W B Rankin 21-375-2, T E Kane 20-2-86-0, S R Thompson 22-4-623, K J O?Brien 6-1-20-0, P R Stirling 2-0-11-0.
Ireland ? First Innings
4
E C Joyce lbw b Abbas
*W T S Porterfield b Amir
1
A Balbirnie lbw b Abbas
0
?N J O?Brien lbw b Abbas
0
P R Stirling c Azam b Ashraf
17
K J O?Brien c ul-Haq b Amir
40
S R Thompson b Khan
3
T E Kane c Azam b Khan
0
G C Wilson not out
33
W B Rankin c Ahmed b Abbas
17
T J Murtagh c ul-Haq b Khan
5
Extras (b8 lb1 w1)
10
Total (47.2 overs)
130
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-5, 3-5, 4-7, 5-36, 6-61,
7-61, 8-73, 9-107.
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 10-5-9-2, Mohammad
Abbas 11-4-44-4, Rahat Ali 7-0-18-0, Faheem
Ashraf 5-2-18-1, Shadab Khan 13.2-3-31-3, Haris
Sohail 1-0-1-0.
Ireland ? Second Innings
39
E C Joyce not out
*W T S Porterfield not out
23
Extras (b1 nb1)
2
Total (for 0, 26 overs)
64
To Bat: A Balbirnie, ?N J O?Brien, P R Stirling, G C
Wilson, K J O?Brien, S R Thompson, T E Kane, T J
Murtagh, W B Rankin.
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 3.2-2-2-0, Mohammad
Abbas 6-2-13-0, Rahat Ali 6-2-18-0, Faheem
Ashraf 6-2-15-0, Shadab Khan 4.4-1-15-0.
Umpires: and .
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire
At Trent Bridge
Lancashire chose to bowl
Nottinghamshire ? First Innings 133
Lancashire ? First Innings 338 (Jennings 126,
Davies 50, Broad 4-41)
Nottinghamshire ? Second Innings
(Overnight 106-5)
J D Libby c Livingstone b Anderson
46
?T J Moores c Vilas b Onions
9
S C J Broad lbw b Onions
4
L J Fletcher lbw b Anderson
0
J T Ball c Croft b Onions
4
H F Gurney not out
0
Extras (b9 lb11 nb4)
24
Total (52.4 overs)
138
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-24, 5-92,
6-118, 7-126, 8-127, 9-138.
Bowling: J M Anderson 18-7-26-4, G Onions
17.4-4-55-6, T E Bailey 8-3-13-0, J Clark 7-0-170, L S Livingstone 1-0-2-0, K K Jennings 1-0-5-0.
Umpires: Michael Gough and Robert Robinson.
Lancs (22pts) beat Notts (3pts) by an innings and
67 runs
Somerset v Hampshire
At Taunton
Somerset won toss
Hampshire ? First Innings 231
Somerset ? First Innings
(Overnight 324-7 (Overton 80, Berg 4-88))
J C Hildreth c Wheal b Alsop
184
M J Leach b Edwards
22
D M Bess b Berg
92
T D Groenewald not out
25
Extras (b11 lb8 nb2)
21
Total (113.1 overs)
506
Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-40, 3-71, 4-71, 5-134,
6-267, 7-285, 8-327, 9-472.
Bowling: G K Berg 34.1-3-130-5, F H Edwards
30-5-144-2, B Wheal 23-4-101-2, J J Weatherley
8-0-46-0, J M Vince 5-1-17-0, K J Abbott 10-037-0, T P Alsop 3-0-12-1.
Hampshire ? Second Innings
J J Weatherley c Bartlett b Groenewald
11
J H K Adams c Davies b Gregory
11
*J M Vince not out
63
H M Amla not out
86
Extras (b4 lb1 nb2)
7
Total (for 2, 67 overs)
178
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-39.
To Bat: T P Alsop, R R Rossouw, ?L D McManus, G
K Berg, K J Abbott, B Wheal, F H Edwards.
Bowling: L Gregory 11-5-23-1, C Overton 16-350-0, T D Groenewald 14-7-30-1, M J Leach 11-218-0, T B Abell 6-2-22-0, D M Bess 9-2-30-0.
Umpires: Jeff Evans and Jeremy Lloyds.
Surrey v Yorkshire
At The Kia Oval
Yorkshire chose to bowl
Surrey ? First Innings 414 (Pope 158no, Clarke
71, Elgar 61)
Yorkshire ? First Innings
(Overnight 40-3)
*J E Root lbw b Curran
14
H C Brook c Foakes b Curran
17
?J M Bairstow c Clarke b Dernbach
95
J A Leaning lbw b Clarke
20
T T Bresnan c Borthwick b Curran
1
S A Patterson c Pope b Clarke
5
J Shaw c Elgar b Curran
29
J A Brooks not out
5
Extras (b6 lb7 w1 nb6)
20
Total (57.2 overs)
229
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-7, 3-34, 4-41, 5-88,
6-155, 7-158, 8-183, 9-203.
Bowling: J W Dernbach 18-2-81-2, S M Curran
16.2-2-54-6, R Clarke 16-2-47-2, C McKerr 3-016-0, A Virdi 4-1-18-0.
Yorkshire ? Second Innings
A Lyth c Clarke b Virdi
58
A Z Lees c Borthwick b Dernbach
4
C A Pujara b Curran
0
*J E Root b Virdi
23
H C Brook lbw b Virdi
8
?J M Bairstow not out
25
J A Leaning not out
13
Extras (b1 lb1 w1 nb8)
11
Total (for 5, 57 overs)
142
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-10, 3-66, 4-99, 5-102.
To Bat: T T Bresnan, S A Patterson, J A Brooks, J
Shaw.
Bowling: J W Dernbach 13-4-24-1, S M Curran
12-5-34-1, R Clarke 13-2-30-0, A Virdi 19-1-52-3.
Umpires: David Millns and Martin Saggers.
Worcestershire v Essex
At New Road
Essex won toss
Essex ? First Innings 177 (Tongue 4-45)
Worcestershire ? First Innings 238 (Clarke 105)
Essex ? Second Innings
(Overnight 143-4 (A N Cook 66))
D W Lawrence lbw b Tongue
71
J A Porter run out
9
*R N ten Doeschate c Fell b Leach
4
?J S Foster c Cox b Tongue
24
S R Harmer c Leach b Tongue
23
P M Siddle b Leach
2
S J Cook not out
0
Extras (b5 lb5 nb6)
16
Total (82.5 overs)
275
Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-106, 3-114, 4-142,
5-158, 6-170, 7-233, 8-260, 9-273.
Bowling: J Leach 20-2-72-3, S J Magoffin 20-467-1, J C Tongue 23.5-8-53-5, E Barnard 11-353-0, B J Twohig 8-1-20-0.
Worcestershire ? Second Innings
D K H Mitchell c Bopara b Harmer
26
B L D?Oliveira c Foster b Siddle
11
T C Fell b Siddle
10
J M Clarke lbw b Siddle
2
T M Head c ten Doeschate b Harmer
62
?O B Cox lbw b Siddle
9
E Barnard b Harmer
29
B J Twohig c Porter b Harmer
1
*J Leach c ten Doeschate b Harmer
5
J C Tongue c Harmer b Siddle
3
S J Magoffin not out
1
Extras (b8 lb13 nb2)
23
Total (60.1 overs)
182
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-50, 3-52, 4-68, 5-97,
6-160, 7-166, 8-173, 9-180.
Bowling: J A Porter 13-2-50-0, P M Siddle 18-137-5, S J Cook 7-1-25-0, S R Harmer 21.1-3-435, R S Bopara 1-0-6-0.
Umpires: Neil Mallender and Nick Cook.
Essex (19pts) beat Worcs (4pts) by 32 runs
P W L D Bt
Notts
5 3 2 0 7
Essex
5 2 1 2 3
Lancashire
5 1 2 2 11
Somerset
3 2 0 1 6
Yorkshire
4 2 1 1 2
Hampshire
4 1 2 1 7
Surrey
3 1 0 2 5
Worcs
5 0 4 1 6
*Not including games in progress
Bl
15
11
14
7
9
11
6
14
Ded Pts
0.00 70
0.00 56
0.00 51
0.00 50
0.00 48
0.00 39
0.00 37
0.00 25
Division Two
Derbyshire v Durham
At Derby
Durham chose to bowl
Derbyshire ? First Innings 427 (Madsen 85,
Critchley 64, Godleman 61, Slater 55)
Durham ? First Innings
(Overnight 115-2)
C T Steel c Godleman b Olivier
31
G Clark lbw b Palladino
63
*P D Collingwood c Smit b Rampaul
27
M J Richardson lbw b Palladino
115
?S W Poynter lbw b Olivier
170
W J Weighell c Smit b Palladino
18
M A Wood b Palladino
13
N J Rimmington lbw b Madsen
3
M W Dixon not out
8
Extras (b24 lb11 w1 nb6)
42
Total (134.1 overs)
520
Fall of wickets: 1-51, 2-51, 3-115, 4-169,
5-175, 6-453, 7-467, 8-509, 9-512.
Bowling: D Olivier 34-6-124-2, R Rampaul 24-585-1, G C Viljoen 21-3-67-2, M J J Critchley 17-085-0, A P Palladino 28.1-7-87-4, W L Madsen
2-0-10-1, L M Reece 8-0-27-0.
Derbyshire ? Second Innings
B T Slater not out
0
L M Reece not out
1
Extras
0
Total (for 0, 2 overs)
1
To Bat: W L Madsen, A L Hughes, *B A Godleman,
?D Smit, M J J Critchley, G C Viljoen, A P
Palladino, R Rampaul, D Olivier.
Bowling: M A Wood 1-1-0-0, W J Weighell 1-0-1-0.
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Paul Baldwin.
Kent v Sussex
At Canterbury
Sussex chose to bowl
Kent ? First Innings 215 (Kuhn 60, Wiese
4-54)
Sussex ? First Innings 181 (Burgess 54, Henry
4-69)
Kent ? Second Innings
(Overnight 125-4)
Z Crawley c Wiese b Sharma
24
?A P Rouse c Salt b Sharma
18
C J Haggett c Brown b Robinson
5
H W Podmore not out
24
M J Henry c Burgess b Robinson
55
G Stewart b Robinson
11
I A A Thomas b Wiese
1
Extras (b7 lb3 nb4)
14
Total (62.4 overs)
235
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-31, 3-86, 4-94, 5-133,
6-140, 7-146, 8-220, 9-234.
Bowling: I Sharma 17-1-52-4, O E Robinson
22-4-70-4, S van Zyl 7-0-32-0, D Wiese 14.4-259-2, D R Briggs 2-0-12-0.
Sussex ? Second Innings
L W P Wells b Henry
9
P D Salt c Kuhn b Henry
11
S van Zyl c Rouse b Thomas
38
H Z Finch c Crawley b Haggett
13
L J Wright c & b Thomas
47
*?B C Brown lbw b Henry
48
M G K Burgess b Henry
17
O E Robinson lbw b Podmore
3
D Wiese not out
3
D R Briggs b Henry
8
I Sharma b Henry
0
Extras (b4 lb8 nb2)
14
Total (58 overs)
211
Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-30, 3-74, 4-76, 5-158,
6-186, 7-197, 8-201, 9-211.
Bowling: M J Henry 21-5-53-6, H W Podmore
16-1-80-1, I A A Thomas 11-0-39-2, C J Haggett
9-1-26-1, J L Denly 1-0-1-0.
Umpires: Rob Bailey and Russell Warren.
Kent (20pts) beat Sussex (3pts) by 58 runs
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
At Grace Road
Leicestershire won toss
Leicestershire ? First Innings 191 (Dexter 87)
Glamorgan ? First Innings 178 (Aaron 4-65)
Leicestershire ? Second Innings
(Overnight 119-2 (Horton 50))
C N Ackermann c Lloyd b Hogan
22
M J Cosgrove c Cooke b Hogan
33
Ateeq Javid lbw b Hogan
1
N J Dexter c Cooke b Hogan
4
?L J Hill b van der Gugten
8
B A Raine c Donald b de Lange
65
C F Parkinson c Cooke b de Lange
9
G T Griffiths c Cooke b Hogan
4
V R Aaron not out
5
Extras (b5 lb9 nb2)
16
Total (77 overs)
237
Fall of wickets: 1-62, 2-76, 3-127, 4-132,
5-133, 6-142, 7-158, 8-198, 9-205.
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Sport Specsavers County Championship
Surrey give Root food for thought
By Scyld Berry at the Oval
Yorkshire (229 and 142-5) trail
Surrey (414) by 43 runs
Bowling: T van der Gugten 17-4-54-1, M G
Hogan 29-8-61-5, M de Lange 22-4-65-3, D L
Lloyd 6-2-28-1, A G Salter 3-0-15-0.
Glamorgan ? Second Innings
2
N J Selman c Hill b Raine
J R Murphy b Raine
34
S E Marsh b Griffiths
0
K S Carlson c Hill b Griffiths
1
A H T Donald b Aaron
15
?C B Cooke c Hill b Raine
39
D L Lloyd lbw b Aaron
4
A G Salter lbw b Griffiths
9
M de Lange c Parkinson b Raine
90
T van der Gugten lbw b Parkinson
22
*M G Hogan not out
7
Extras (b6 lb5 w2 nb6 p5)
24
Total (56.4 overs)
247
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-24, 3-38, 4-51, 5-70,
6-81, 7-107, 8-139, 9-195.
Bowling: B A Raine 14.4-4-44-4, V R Aaron 14-166-2, G T Griffiths 13-6-51-3, C F Parkinson
10-1-49-1, N J Dexter 5-0-21-0.
Umpires: Mike Burns and Peter Hartley.
Leics (19pts) beat Glamorgan (3pts) by 3 runs
Middlesex v Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire chose to bowl
At Lord?s
Middlesex ? First Innings
(Overnight 455-8 dec. (Gubbins 99, Morgan 76,
Malan 76))
Gloucestershire ? First Innings
66
*C D J Dent c Malan b Helm
J R Bracey c Simpson b Cartwright
28
?G H Roderick lbw b Cartwright
0
G L van Buuren c Simpson b Rayner
6
J M R Taylor lbw b Finn
22
R F Higgins c & b Helm
5
B A C Howell c Cartwright b Rayner
47
K Noema-Barnett c Simpson b Helm
6
C N Miles c Morgan b Cartwright
13
D J Worrall lbw b Cartwright
6
M D Taylor not out
1
Extras (b2 lb4 nb4)
10
Total (72.5 overs)
210
Fall of wickets: 1-72, 2-72, 3-90, 4-117, 5-130,
6-141, 7-153, 8-185, 9-199.
Bowling: S T Finn 15-0-54-1, T G Helm 14-1-483, J A R Harris 15-5-42-0, H W R Cartwright
11-1-33-4, O P Rayner 15.5-7-23-2, D J Malan
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Joe Root, as Yorkshire?s captain,
will be saddened that his decision
to send the home team in will culminate in Surrey?s first Championship victory over the White Rose
county for 17 years.
Following on, Yorkshire are 43
runs behind with only five wickets
left and the Oval pitch is turning as
in the days of Tony Lock and Jim
Laker.
As England?s captain, however,
Root will be happy that Yorkshire?s
downfall has been orchestrated by
so many promising Surrey youngsters.
As England?s Test resources
stand ahead of the squad being announced tomorrow afternoon, they
are scant, but if Root ? now aged 27
? can hang on as his country?s captain for four more years, mid-table
mediocrity might grow into something more golden.
Root has been dismissed by two
19-year-old bowlers in this match.
Both of them are members of species widely assumed to be extinct in
England, one left-handed, the other
a spinner ? and they were cashing
in on 20-year-old Ollie Pope?s unbeaten and unflappable 158, made
when the pitch had been grassy and
bouncy on day one.
In his first innings Root fell as so
often last winter, looking to score
too soon in his innings, and too
square, instead of defending
straight.
Sam Curran went on to take six
wickets in Yorkshire?s first innings,
moving the ball both ways, but his
zenith came in their second when
he swung a yorker into Cheteshwar
Pujara, who averages more than 50
Siddle signs
off in style as
Essex win
with a day left
Key wicket: Sam Curran celebrates
after dismissing Joe Root at the Oval
for India, and removed the middle
stump. Curran was awarded his cap
as he came off the field at lunch, the
third youngest for Surrey, unless
you believe that Waqar Younis was
really 19 when he bowled like lightning in 1991 (Vivian Crawford and
Donald Knight were younger than
Curran).
Curran?s pace is little above
80mph, but that does not matter if
he can keep swinging it and develop a threatening bouncer that
2-0-4-0.
Gloucestershire ? Second Innings
*C D J Dent c Simpson b Helm
35
B A C Howell b Harris
16
?G H Roderick not out
6
J R Bracey not out
5
Extras (lb2 nb2)
4
Total (for 2, 31 overs)
66
Fall of wickets: 1-49, 2-54.
To Bat: J M R Taylor, G L van Buuren, R F Higgins,
K Noema-Barnett, C N Miles, D J Worrall, M D
Taylor.
Bowling: S T Finn 5-0-9-0, T G Helm 7-3-14-1, H
W R Cartwright 4-0-18-0, J A R Harris 7-1-15-1,
O P Rayner 8-4-8-0.
Umpires: Steve O?Shaughnessy and Jonathan
Blades.
Warwickshire v Northamptonshire
At Edgbaston
Northamptonshire won toss
Northamptonshire ? First Innings 256 (Crook
92, Bracewell 81, Brookes 4-54)
Warwickshire ? First Innings 265 (Ambrose
78, Bell 61, Brookes 50, Crook 4-51, Bracewell
4-71)
Northamptonshire ? Second Innings
(Overnight 160-7)
R I Keogh c Brookes b Stone
29
D A J Bracewell c Ambrose b Stone
7
B A Hutton b Wright
1
B W Sanderson not out
4
Extras (b4 lb3)
7
Total (48.5 overs)
187
Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-52, 3-88, 4-92, 5-130,
6-150, 7-158, 8-178, 9-179.
Bowling: C J C Wright 19-4-58-3, H J H Brookes
11-2-62-1, J S Patel 3-1-11-1, O P Stone 15.5-049-5.
Warwickshire ? Second Innings
W M H Rhodes not out
100
D P Sibley c Procter b Sanderson
2
I R Bell lbw b Sanderson
14
I J L Trott lbw b Sanderson
1
S R Hain c Hutton b Procter
17
M Lamb not out
23
Extras (b5 lb5 w3 nb10)
23
Total (for 4, 53.4 overs)
180
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-42, 3-44, 4-94.
Did Not Bat: ?T R Ambrose, *J S Patel, O P Stone,
H J H Brookes, C J C Wright.
drives the batsman back before using the one that is pitched up.
When Yorkshire followed on 185
behind, in spite of Jonny Bairstow?s
95 off 94 balls, Root was bowled
through the gate by a chubby teenager with a beard and dark glasses.
And thank goodness for the Vauxhall stand because Amar Virdi, in
celebration, charged towards point,
on to the third-man boundary and
would have sprinted into Vauxhall
station and ended up on the Victoria line.
Virdi resembles Harbhajan Singh
but bowls his off-spin sideways on.
Bowling: D A J Bracewell 13-2-40-0, B W
Sanderson 16-4-33-3, B A Hutton 10-2-37-0, L
Procter 7-2-26-0, R I Keogh 7-2-26-0, J J Cobb
0.4-0-6-0.
Umpires: Neil Bainton and Ian Blackwell.
Warwicks (21pts) beat Northants (5pts) by 6
wickets
P W L D Bt
Warwickshire 4 3 0 1 11
Kent
4 3 1 0 1
Sussex
5 1 1 3 10
Leicestershire 4 1 1 2 10
Derbyshire
3 1 1 1 7
Glamorgan
4 1 2 1 3
Middlesex
4 1 2 1 2
Gloucestershire 3 1 1 1 1
Durham
3 1 1 1 0
Northants
4 0 3 1 2
*Not including games in progress
Bl
12
12
13
10
8
12
10
7
5
8
Ded Pts
0.00 76
0.00 61
0.00 54
0.00 46
0.00 36
0.00 36
0.00 33
0.00 29
0.00 26
0.00 15
INDIAN PREMIER LGE.-Indore: Kings XI
Punjab 245-6 (20 overs, Narine 75, Karthik 50,
Tye 4-41); Kolkata Knight Riders 214-8 (20
overs, Rahul 66). Kolkata Knight Riders win by
31 runs. Delhi: Delhi Daredevils 181-4 (20
overs, Pant 61); Royal Challengers Bangalore
187-5 (19 overs, de Villiers 72no, Kohli 70).
Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 5 wkts.
Pune: Sunrisers Hyderabad 179-4 (20 overs, S
Dhawan 79, Williamson 51); Chennai Super
Kings 180-2 (19 overs, Rayudu 100no, Watson
57). Chennai Super Kings win by 8 wkts.
Mumbai: Mumbai Indians 168-6 (20 overs,
Lewis 60); Rajasthan Royals 171-3 (18 overs,
Buttler 94no). Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wkts.
Athletics
DIAMOND LGE (Shanghai).-Men, 100m: 1 R
Prescod (GB) 10.04s; 4 C Ujah (GB) 10.18. 110m
Hurdles: 1 O McLeod (Jamaica) 13.16. 400m: 1
S Gardiner (Bahamas) 43.99. 800m: 1 W
Kinyamal (Kenya) 1m 43.91s; 7 A Osagie (GB)
1:46.36. 1500m: 1 T Cheruiyot (Kenya)
3:31.48. Pole vault: 1 R Lavillenie (France)
5.81m. Long jump: 1 L Manyonga (S Africa)
8.56m. Women, 100m Hurdles: 1 B McNeal
(US) 12.50s. 200m: 1 S Miller (Bahamas) 22.06.
400m Hurdles: 1 D Muhammad (US) 53.77.
Triple jump: 1 C Ibarguen (Colombia) 14.8m.
High jump: 1 M Lasitskene 1.97m. Shot put: 1
L Gong (China) 19.99m. Javelin: 1 H Lyu (China)
66.85m.
He had Adam Lyth caught at slip
and would have taken two more
wickets if Ben Foakes had not
missed stumping Harry Brook and
Jack Leaning, the first hard, the second regulation.
Bairstow hit seven of his first 15
balls of the day to the boundary, as if
to ridicule the idea that Foakes
should replace him as England?s
Test keeper-batsman. The only
piece of England?s batting that is not
broken or does not need fixing is
Bairstow?s and, while Foakes looks
more polished as a keeper, Bairstow
did not miss a chance last winter.
Basketball
BBL CH'SHIPS.-Play-off semi-finals, 2nd leg:
Glasgow 77 London 91 (155-169 on aggregate)Leicester 76 Bristol 68 (166-143 on aggregate).
Boxing
NEW YORK (Madison Square Garden).-WBA lightweight title: Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine) bt
Jorge Linares (Venezuela, holder) tko 10th rd.
BOLTON (Whites Hotel).-British heavyweight
title: Hughie Fury (Stockport) bt Sam Sexton
(Norwich, holder) tko 5th rd.
Cycling
GIRO D?ITALIA.-Stage 8 (Paraia a Mare to
Montevergine di Mercogliano, 209 km): 1 1
Richard Carapaz (Ecuador) Movistar Team 5h
11m 35s; 2 D Formolo (Italy) Bora-Hansgrohe
+7s; 3 T Pinot (France) Groupama-FDJ; 4 E
Battaglin (Italy) LottoNL-Jumbo; 5 S Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scott; 22 C Froome (GB) Team Sky all
at same time. Stage 9 (Pesco Sannita to Gran
Sasso d?Italia, 224km): 1 S Yates 5h 54m 13s; 2
Pinot (France) Groupama-FDJ; 3 E Chaves
(Colombia) Mitchelton-Scott at same time; 4 D
Pozzovivo (Italy) Bahrain-Merida +4s; 23 Froome
+1m 07s. Overall: 1 S Yates 37h 37m 15s; 2 E
Chaves (Colombia) Mitchelton-Scott +32s; 3 T
Dumoulin (Holland) Team Sunweb +38; 4 T Pinot
(France) Groupama-FDJ +45; 5 D Pozzovivo (Italy)
Bahrain-Merida +57; 6 R Carapaz (Ecuador)
Movistar Team +1m 20s; 11 Froome +2-27.
FOUR DAYS OF DUNKIRK (France).-Stage 5
(Wormhout to Casse,178.7km): 1 A Greipel
(Germany) Lotto Soudal 4h 27m 55s; 2 D Claeys
(Belgium) Cofidis, Solutions Credits +6s; 72 A
Fenn (GB) Aqua Blue Sport +12mi 5s. Stage 6
(Coulogne to Dunkerque, 174.9km): 1 O Le Gac
(France) Groupama-FDJ 3h 50m 50s; 2 C Pedersen
(Denmark) Aqua Blue Sport at same time; 38 Fenn
+11s. Final overall: 1 Claeys 24h 52m 54s; 2
Greipel +1s; 3 O Riesebeek (Holland) RoompotNederlandse Loterij +2; 55 Fenn +12m 05s.
Golf
ROCCO FORTE SICILIAN OPEN (Agrigento).Leading final scores (GB & Ireland unless stated): 268?J Lagergren (Sweden) 71 66 63 68
(Won on the first play-off hole); M Lorenzo-Vera
(France) 71 64 63 70; 269?A Sullivan 67 72 65
65; L Herbert (Australia) 69 71 66 63; 270?L
Bjerregaard (Denmark) 65 68 68 69; 271?J
Guerrier (France) 68 65 67 71.
An inspired opening spell from
Peter Siddle and the spin of Simon
Harmer enabled champions Essex
to beat Worcestershire by 32 runs
at Blackfinch New Road.
Australian paceman Siddle
signed off his short spell in the
County Championship in style, as
he sent back Brett D?Oliveira, Tom
Fell and first-innings centurion Joe
Clarke and finished with five for 37.
Harmer, who picked up 72
wickets last season, worked his
way through the middle and lower
order as Worcestershire, chasing
215, were bowled out for 182 and
suffered a fourth defeat in five
matches.
Warwickshire recorded their
third successive Division Two win
by beating Northamptonshire by
six wickets at Edgbaston.
Facing a victory target of 179, the
home side were reduced to 44 for
three by an pre-lunch burst of
three for nine by Ben Sanderson.
But opener Will Rhodes stayed
firm to lodge his maiden first-class
century against an injury-hit
Northamptonshire attack. Rhodes
ended with an unbeaten 100, to see
his team over the line on day three.
Matt Henry starred with both
bat and ball as Kent beat Sussex by
58 runs at Canterbury with a day to
spare. The 26-year-old top-scored
with 55 in Kent?s second innings
and then claimed six for 53,
helping to dismiss Sussex for 211
and clinch a third successive
Division Two win.
PLAYERS CH'SHIP (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida).Leading final scores (US unless stated): 270?W
Simpson 66 63 68 73; 274?X Schauffele 68 68
71 67; C Schwartzel (S Africa) 68 66 73 67; J
Walker 69 68 70 67; 275?J Day (Australia) 69
67 71 68; J Dufner 72 69 66 68; 276?D Lee
(NZ) 68 66 70 72; K Bradley 69 69 72 66; H
Varner III 71 67 70 68; T Fleetwood (GB) 69
71 68 68; 277?B Koepka 70 70 74 63; T
Woods 72 71 65 69; J Thomas 73 70 68 66; A
Scott (Australia) 69 68 72 68; I Poulter (GB) 70
69 69 69; C Hadley 66 69 75 67; 278?D
Johnson 66 71 69 72; A Noren (Sweden) 66 69
77 66; M Kuchar 66 71 71 70; R Cabrera-Bello
(Spain) 71 71 67 69; C Howell III 68 67 74 69;
J Lovemark 76 67 68 67; 279?R Werenski 70
71 68 70; S Stricker 67 69 73 70; S Brown 70
71 69 69; J Rose (GB) 68 72 73 66; R Palmer
74 67 69 69; P Cantlay 66 68 74 71; H Stenson
(Sweden) 68 70 71 70; 280?G Murray 72 68 69
71; R Sabbatini (S Africa) 67 71 71 71; K
Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 71 71 71 67; B-H An (S
Korea) 71 70 69 70; C Gribble 68 71 72 69; C
Reavie 71 71 69 69; R Moore 71 70 73 66.
Ice Hockey
NHL.-Play-offs (best-of-series), Western Conf
finals, Game 1: Winnipeg 4 Vegas 2.
Motorcycling
Netball
VITALITY SUPERLGE: Severn Stars 55
Hertfordshire Mavericks 44-Sirens 45 Wasps
Netball 59-Surrey Storm 51 Team Bath 56-Team
Northumbria 51 Manchester Thunder 58.
Speedway
CH'SHIP: Peterborough 48 Edinburgh 42.
CH'SHIP SHIELD: Glasgow 33 Workington 56.
Tennis
ATP & WTA T?MENT (Madrid).-Men, Semi-finals:
D Thiem (Austria) bt K Anderson (S Africa) 6-4
6-2; A Zverev (Germany) bt D Shapovalov (Canada)
6-4 6-1. Final: Zverev bt Thiem 6-4 6-4.
Women, Final: P Kvitova (Czech Rep) bt K
Bertens (Holland) 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3.
Triathlon
WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES (Yokohama,
Japan).-Men: 1 M Mola (Spain) 1h 48m 15s; 2 F
Alarza (Spain) 1:48:23; 3 Kr Blummenfelt
(Norway) 1:48:26; 11 G Benson (GB) 1:49:46; 12
T Bishop (GB) 1:49:54. Women: 1 F Duffy
(Bermuda) 1h 56m 18s; 2 K Zaferes (US)
1:58:09; 3 K Kasper (US) 1:58:17; 4 S Coldwell
(GB) 1:58:48; 5 V Holland (GB) 1:58:50; 7 N
Stanford (GB) 1:59:04; 8 J Learmonth (GB)
1:59:18; 11 L Hall (GB) 1:59:35.
WORLD SUPERBIKE CH'SHIP (Imola, Italy).Race 1: 1 J Rea (GB) Kawasaki 33m 58.989s; 2 T
Sykes (GB) Kawasaki 34:02.744; 3 M Melandri
(Italy) Ducati 34:05.895; 4 C Davies (GB) Ducati
34:07.180; 5 J Fores (Spain) Ducati 34:14.539; 6
M van der Mark (Holland) Yamaha 34:18.328, 9 L
Haslam (GB) Kawasaki 34:29.258; 10 A Lowes
(GB) Yamaha 34:29.366. Race 2: 1 Rea
34:03.420; 2 Davies 34:07.439; 3 Sykes
34:12.950; 4 Fores 34:17.579; 5 Torres
34:18.899; 6 Lowes 34:19.582; 9 E Laverty (GB)
Aprilia 34:25.751. Standings: 1 Rea 209pts; 2
Davies 162; 3 Sykes 137; 4 Melandri 131; 5 Fores
124; 6 van der Mark 113; 7 Lowes 92.
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CH'SHIP (day 4 of 4,
11am).-Division One, Taunton: Somerset v
Hampshire. The Kia Oval: Surrey v Yorkshire
Division Two, Derby: Derbyshire v Durham.
Lord?s: Middlesex v Gloucestershire.
TEST MATCH (day 4 of 5).-Dublin: Ireland v
Pakistan (11am).
INDIAN PREMIER LGE.-Indore: Kings XI Punjab
v Royal Challengers Bangalore (3.03pm).
Motor Racing
Sport on TV
WORLD TOURING CAR CUP (Nurburg,
Germany).-Race 2: 1 E Guerrieri (Argentina)
Honda 27m 11.856s; 2 P Oriola (Spain) SEAT
27:13.004; 8 G Shedden (GB) Audi 27:26.810.
Race 3: 1 T Bjork (Sweden) Hyundai 26:59.737;
2 Vervisch 27:00.530; 3 Y Muller (France)
Hyundai 27:08.684. Standings: 1 Muller
137pts; 2 G Tarquini (Italy) Hyundai 118; 3 Bjork
112; 6 R Huff (GB) Volkswagen 82.
Fixtures
Cricket
CRICKET: Ireland v Pakistan - Sky Sports Cricket
10.55; Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers
Bangalore - Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports
Cricket 3pm. CYCLING: Tour of California Eurosport 1 10pm. FOOTBALL: Fulham v Derby Sky Sports Main Event 7.30. NETBALL: Celtic
Dragons v Loughborough Lightning - Sky Sports
Action 6.45. TENNIS: Italian Open - Sky Sports
Main Event & BT Sport 10am.
26
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
***
Sport Racing
Racing?s civil war
threatens more
blood-letting yet
CHARLIE
BROOKS
BHA board must cut
embattled chairman
some slack or sport will
face a major new crisis
U
nless there is a
rather belated
outbreak of
wisdom at the
British Horseracing
Authority (BHA)
tomorrow, my prediction is that
there is shortly going to be a lot of
blood on their carpet; and it will
not all be from the same victim.
Since chairman Steve Harman
entertained rival factions from the
competing camps in the pool
betting ?arms race?, civil war has
effectively broken out among his
board and he is apparently being
charged with bringing racing into
disrepute.
Harman was criticised for
introducing Alex Frost, part of the
Alizeti consortium who have
bought into Fred Done?s Totepool
betting business, to Government
minister Matt Hancock.
That was cited by some
shareholders of the opposing
Britbet venture as a conflict of
interest. Others, however, felt that
it was entirely appropriate that the
chairman of the BHA should be
communicating with everyone
wanting to invest in the sport.
The point has also been made
that Britbet does not suffer from
lack of access to influential
decision makers ? not that
Hancock is one as far as pool
betting is concerned.
Harman was subsequently the
subject of a thorough review
conducted by a barrister, which
completely exonerated him of any
conflict of interest.
I am reliably informed that
Harman is now being accused of
being erroneous over two matters
covered by the review. Firstly, the
circumstances around his
introduction of Frost to Hancock.
Was it orchestrated, rather than
random, as first implied by
Harman? And secondly, did
Harman state that Frost was a
constituent of Hancock?s when in
fact he is a constituent of one of
Hancock?s colleagues?
These errors are now being used
as a stick with which to beat
Harman. But there are well-placed
insiders who work at the coalface
of the sport, so to speak, who are of
the impression that these
inconsequential ?brain fades? are
now being used by some members
on the board to fuel an agenda to
undermine Harman.
This scenario is not unfamiliar in
the politics of running racing, or
most other sports, for that matter.
When ownership of venues, fixture
lists, media rights and betting
payments lie in different hands,
there is bound to be a certain
amount of ?jostling in the
playground?. But, from time to
time, a grown-up has to step in and
calm things down.
So those board members
throwing their weight about would
be wise to remember the historical
fate of plotters who went around
accusing others of treason. As often
as not, they were the ones who had
their heads cut off.
If it transpires the accusation
Harman has brought racing into
disrepute is spurious, it will then
be the board?s turn to face
accusations that it is they who have
brought the sport into disrepute,
by undermining their chairman.
What really matters here is,
?What is in the best interests of
racing?? That is the big picture that
Hazapour storms into Derby reckoning
Hazapour galloped his way into the
Investec Derby picture with a convincing victory in yesterday?s
Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
Stakes at Leopardstown.
The colt, a nephew of Dermot
Weld?s 2016 Derby winner, the Aga
Khan-owned Harzand, had only
won a Galway maiden from three
starts last year, but has clearly
thrived during the winter and this
was a pleasing display.
He got better the farther he went
and the manner in which he stayed
on in the final furlong suggests the
extra quarter-mile at Epsom will
suit him well. He is a 12-1 chance.
Weld, who was winning the race
for the ninth time, said: ?He is a
horse I?ve really liked. He is a very
balanced colt. I thought he did it
very nicely when he won his
maiden at Galway.
?The horse he beat easily of Aidan?s has been running at a good
3.05 Novice Stakes (5) 7f �111
Marlborough
2.00 - Shumookhi
2.30 - Riviere Argentee
3.05 - Pacific Fleet
3.35 - Miss Sheridan
4.10 - Italian Riviera (nap)
4.40 - Meshardal
5.10 - Landing Night
Going: Good TV: Sky 432 & Virgin 536
Draw: Low numbers have an advantage in races over five and seven
furlongs, high best over six furlongs.
2.00 Fillies? Novice Auction Stakes (5) 2YO 5f �787
1
Cheerupmylove Adrian Nicholls 9 0
B McHugh 7
2 34 Dancing On A Dream (14) M Johnston 9 0 P J McDonald 5
3 0 Fighting Spirit (18) D O?Meara 9 0 Daniel Tudhope 6
4 05 Kyroc (25) P Midgley 9 0
G Lee 4
5
Pinarella B Haslam 9 0
P Mulrennan 8
6 7 Rock Party (25) K Ryan 9 0
S Gray 2
7
Second Generation J Tate 9 0
D Allan 1
8 2 Shumookhi (18) Archie Watson 9 0
E Greatrex 9
9
Society Queen R Fahey 9 0
P Mathers 10
10 5 Spirit Of Society (13) Amy Murphy 9 0
L De Souza 3
S.P. f?cast: 5-4 Shumookhi, 11-2 Society Queen, 6-1 Dancing On A
Dream, 8-1 Second Generation, 12-1 Others.
1 9-9 Rip Van Go (9) M Sowersby 4 9 13 Connor Murtagh (5) 5
2 015 Riviere Argentee [V] (11) (CD) K Burke 4 9 8 C Lee (3) 3
3 34- Lester Kris (197) B Haslam 4 9 7
P Mulrennan 7
4 70/ Plastiki (1011) A Berry 9 9 7
Nathan Evans 1
5 672 Bertie Moon [P] (11) (D) M Appleby 8 8 13 A Rawlinson 6
6 677 Dream Free [P] (18) M Walford 5 8 13
J Hart 10
7 /9- Shalamzar [P,T] (J62) (D) M Hammond 9 8 11 P J McDonald 8
8 705 Simmo?s Partytrick (12) G Harker 5 8 11
D Allan 4
9 700 Lord Franklin [P,T] (9) A Crook 9 8 9 Rachel Richardson (3) 2
10403 What Usain [B] (53) (D) M Appleby 6 8 9
A Mullen 9
S.P. f?cast: 9-4 Lester Kris, 7-2 Riviere Argentee, 9-2 What Usain,
11-2 Shalamzar, 6-1 Bertie Moon, 14-1 33-1 Others.
1 2- Dayking (380) S bin Suroor 4 10 0
K Stott 2
2 7-3 Regulator (15) (BF) R Fahey 3 9 9
P Hanagan 12
3 61 Symposing (9) (D) T Easterby 3 9 6
D Allan 11
4 55 Airglow [H] (9) M W Easterby 3 9 2
Nathan Evans 6
5 00 Ashlar (15) K Burke 3 9 2
P J McDonald 7
6 0 Carlton Thomas (23) M W Easterby 3 9 2 H Shaw (5) 5
7 05 Changing Minds (15) J J Quinn 3 9 2 R J Fitzpatrick (5) 10
8 634 Pacific Fleet [H] (23) D O?Meara 3 9 2 Daniel Tudhope 1
9 70 Rolladice (32) M W Easterby 3 9 2
G Lee 3
10 7 Thunder Buddy (16) K Burke 3 9 2
C Lee (3) 4
11 65- Little Poem (214) D Thompson 3 8 11
A Mullen 9
12 6 Summer Angel [H] (16) M Appleby 3 8 11 A Rawlinson 8
S.P. f?cast: 6-4 Dayking, 3-1 Regulator, 5-1 Pacific Fleet, 8-1
Symposing, 16-1 Changing Minds, 20-1 Airglow, Ashlar, 25-1 Others.
3.35 Racing UK Fillies? Handicap (4) 7f �728
1 -04 Miss Sheridan (6) (D) M W Easterby 4 9 7 H Shaw (5) 5
2 -40 Peace Terms (12) David Loughnane 4 9 5 P J McDonald 1
3 -22 Maureb [P] (2) (D) T Coyle 6 9 3
B McHugh 6
4 362 Brockholes (9) (CD) Julie Camacho 5 9 1 P Mulrennan 3
5 903 Palenville (6) G Tuer 5 8 13
A Mullen 4
6 200 Bush Beauty (89) (D) E Alston 7 8 8 Rachel Richardson (3) 2
S.P. f?cast: 13-8 Maureb, 15-8 Brockholes, 6-1 Palenville, 8-1 Miss
Sheridan, 10-1 Bush Beauty, 20-1 Peace Terms.
4.10 Go Racing In Yorkshire Handicap (6) 2m �493
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Flower Power [P] (12) T Coyle 7 9 10
B McHugh 9
Saved By The Bell (9) L Mullaney 8 9 10
J Garritty 8
Cape Hideaway [P] (J21) M Walford 6 9 9
J Hart 6
Costa Percy [P] (12) (BF) Jennie Candlish 4 9 9 T J Murphy 3
Itlaaq [T] (93) (D) M W Easterby 12 9 8
H Shaw (5) 4
Luv U Whatever (18) Mrs M Fife 8 9 8
T Eaves 12
Ice Galley (14) P Kirby 5 9 7
K Stott 7
Italian Riviera [H] (13) (CD)(D) Kenneth Slack 9 9 7
P Mulrennan 11
9 660 The Resdev Way (17) P Kirby 5 9 6
G Lee 2
0/7
-37
5-1
5-2
383
684
9-2
2-4
10 40- Major Rowan [T] (216) J J Davies 7 8 10
S James 1
Nathan Evans 5
11 2-8 Adrakhan (9) (D) W Storey 7 8 7
12 4-2 Allfredandnobell [V] (9) M Hammond 5 8 5 P J McDonald 10
S.P. f?cast: 4-1 Costa Percy, 5-1 Ice Galley, 11-2 Allfredandnobell,
13-2 Italian Riviera, 8-1 Itlaaq, Cape Hideaway, 12-1 Others.
4.40 Catterick Veterans? Handicap (5) 6f �434
1 131 It Must Be Faith [P] (7) (D) M Appleby 8 9 8(6ex)
Jane Elliott (5) 1
2 815 B Fifty Two [T] (8) (D) Mrs M Fife 9 9 7
H Shaw (5) 9
3 974 Meshardal [P] (10) (CD)(D) Mrs R Carr 8 9 7 J Garritty 4
4 44- Apricot Sky (146) (C)(D) M Dods 8 9 6 P Mulrennan 5
5 6-0 Straightothepoint [P] (18) (D) B Smart 6 9 2
G Lee 3
6 128 Newstead Abbey (23) (D) M Herrington 8 9 1 T Eaves 6
7 440 Crosse Fire [B] (18) (D) S Dixon 6 8 11 P J McDonald 8
8 546 Spirit Of Wedza (47) (D) J Camacho 6 8 10 P Hanagan 2
9 6-0 Extrasolar [T] (18) (D) G Harker 8 8 7
D Allan 7
S.P. f?cast: 5-2 It Must Be Faith, 5-1 Meshardal, 11-2 Spirit Of
Wedza, 6-1 Apricot Sky, 7-1 B Fifty Two, 8-1 Others.
5.10 Racing Again 24th May Handicap (5) 5f �111
1 -04 Landing Night [P,T] (10) (CD)(D) Rebecca Menzies 6 9 10
P J McDonald 7
2 911 Bosham [B,T] (33) (CD)(D) M W Easterby 8 9 7 H Shaw (5) 2
3 -53 Seamster [T] (2) (CD)(D) D Loughnane 11 9 6 Laura Coughlan (7) 8
4 491 Captain Lars [B] (11) (D) A Watson 9 9 5 E Greatrex 9
5 -70 Merry Banter (25) (CD)(D) P Midgley 4 9 5 P Mulrennan 1
6 8-3 Zapper Cass (12) M Appleby 5 9 1
A Rawlinson 4
J Garritty 5
7 235 Raffle King (18) Mrs R Carr 4 9 0
B McHugh 3
8 -64 Shesthedream (2) T Coyle 5 9 0
9 -47 Perfect Words [P] (21) (CD)(D) Mrs M Fife 8 8 12 S Gray 6
10 08- Endeavour (269) (D) Mrs M Fife 4 8 11 Nathan Evans 10
S.P. f?cast: 5-2 Bosham, 9-2 Captain Lars, 5-1 Zapper Cass, 6-1
Landing Night, 7-1 Raffle King, 10-1 Seamster, 12-1 Others.
Whistler?s Nap
Symposium (3.05 Catterick) is today?s nap for Whistler (Marcus
Armytage) of The Sunday Telegraph.
Windsor
6.20 Sky Bet Extra Place Races Handicap (3) 6f �439
Marlborough
some of the board members may
have taken their eye off. And they
should realise that losing Harman
could be catastrophic.
He has been an incredibly good
advocate for racing in
Westminster. He can take credit for
stemming the flow of off-shore
levy payments; an achievement
hard won in the corridors of power.
That was a result of the bridges he
constructed and the trust he has
built up in Government. And he
has much more work to do before
he stands down next year.
Harman is much respected by
the rank and file in racing. The
board members now on his case
may want to take a quiet moment
and wonder if the same sentiment
applies to them? If the board does
decide to knife Harman, without
proper consultation with the
constituents whom they represent,
one can expect there will be a call
for a vote of no-confidence in the
board. At which point the board of
the BHA will have plunged racing
into a major crisis.
Classic clue: Hazapour cruises home
Olmedo finished strongly to win
the French 2,000 Guineas at ParisLongchamp, beating the James
Tate-trained Hey Gaman by a neck.
After the race, a number of jockeys voiced their concerns over the
ground following an incident on
one of the bends where Aidan
O?Brien?s US Navy Flag appeared to
slip and lose his stride. The 1,000
Guineas was delayed by 30 minutes
because of an inquiry.
It was decided to run the race on
the outer track instead and the
David Simcock-trained 12-1 chance
Teppal bravely won a bunch finish
? only six lengths covered the whole
field ? to give the trainer his first
Classic success.
Simcock said: ?She saw it out
well, which was a big worry, but
she got it well. I wasn?t that confident because of the stamina issue
and the rain last night, but the one
thing she is, is classy.?
Catterick
2.30 Racing UK Claiming Stakes (6) 1m 4f �493
Centre of a storm: Steve Harman is
much respected by the rank and file
level. He has developed over the
winter and has progressed very
nicely. He worked beautifully the
other morning and has very similar
characteristics to Harzand. He is
very tough and is a very genuine
colt. He is very adaptable groundwise.?
5.20 - Manor Park
5.50 - James Watt
6.20 - Udontdodou
6.50 - Sovereign Debt
7.20 - Napoleonica
7.50 - Zzoro
8.20 - Swiss Belle
Going: Good to soft TV: Sky 415
Draw: High numbers hold a slight advantage in sprints.
[B] Blinkers [V] Visor [E] Eyeshield [T] Tongue Strap [P] Cheekpieces
5.20 Jigsaw Handicap (5) 3YO 1m 3f �752
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The Lincoln Lawyer (170) M Johnston 9 13 F Norton 1
Manor Park (241) A King 9 7
M Harley 3
Lifeboat (34) C Hills 9 6
C Shepherd 7
Airmax (26) R Beckett 9 5
H Bentley 8
Masters Apprentice (193) S Kirk 9 1
M Dwyer 4
El Borracho [H] (13) S Dow 9 1
O Murphy 9
Wild West Hero (170) Sir M Stoute 9 1
P Dobbs 2
Spice War (23) B Meehan 8 13
T Marquand 6
Stockings Lane (12) Steph Hollinshead 8 11
Hayley Turner 5
S.P. f?cast: 7-2 The Lincoln Lawyer, 9-2 Airmax, 5-1 Wild West Hero,
6-1 El Borracho, Manor Park, 8-1 Lifeboat, 10-1 Masters Apprentice,
14-1 Stockings Lane, Spice War.
34627-5
6-4
25366
986-8
7-4
5.50 Sky Bet, Novice Stakes (Plus 10) (3) 2YO 5f �469
1 1 Big Boots (12) (D) M Channon 9 8
C Bishop 1
Hayley Turner 7
2 1 James Watt (13) (D) M Bell 9 5
3 3 Adam Tiler (13) R Cowell 9 2
G Mosse 2
4
Dancing Speed R Hannon 9 2
S Levey 6
Li Kui P Cole 9 2
L Morris 4
5
Fran Berry 10
6 4 Made In Lewisham (16) P Evans 9 2
7
Prince of Rome R Hughes 9 2
S W Kelly 8
J F Egan 5
8 7 Temple of Wonder (24) P Evans 9 2
9
Ever Rock J S Moore 8 11
J Fahy 3
10
Nananita D Loughnane 8 11
O Murphy 9
S.P. f?cast: 2-1 James Watt, 4-1 Big Boots, 5-1 Adam Tiler, 13-2
Dancing Speed, 12-1 Prince of Rome, Li Kui, 14-1 Nananita, Temple of
Wonder, 20-1 Others.
1 652 Silent Echo [H] (3) P Hedger 4 10 3
T Marquand 7
2 -49 Cartographer (60) (D) M Meade 4 10 0
O Murphy 4
3 152 Udontdodou (44) (C)(D) R C Guest 5 10 0
C Beasley 6
4 1-8 Show Stealer [P] (115) (D) R Guest 5 9 13 M Harley 9
5 3-2 Open Wide [B,H] (7) (CD)(D) A Perrett 4 9 12 M Dwyer 1
6 -54 Little Palaver (54) (CD)(D) C Cox 6 9 10
A Kirby 5
7 8-0 Scofflaw (16) (D) R Fahey 4 9 10
T Hamilton 2
8 052 Super Julius [P] (13) (BF) Eve J-Houghton 4 9 9 C Bishop 3
9 -27 Jashma [B] (14) R Hughes 4 9 2
S W Kelly 8
S.P. f?cast: 4-1 Silent Echo, 5-1 Super Julius, Udontdodou, 11-2
Open Wide, 6-1 Little Palaver, 8-1 Cartographer, 10-1 Others.
6.50 Foundation Stakes (Listed) (1) 1m �,983
1 347 Khafoo Shememi (17) (D) R Hannon 4 9 8
S Levey 2
2 D58 Mr Owen (17) (D) D M Simcock 6 9 8
J P Spencer 6
3 5-2 Arod (13) (C)(D) D M Simcock 7 9 5
O Murphy 7
4 -31 Hors De Combat (88) (D) D Coakley 7 9 5
T Queally 5
5 -13 Oh This Is Us (74) (D) R Hannon 5 9 5
T Marquand 1
6 4-6 Sovereign Debt (17) (D) Mrs R Carr 9 9 5 J P Sullivan 4
7 -64 Via Via (16) J Tate 6 9 5
L Morris 3
S.P. f?cast: 2-1 Oh This Is Us, 7-2 Arod, 5-1 Sovereign Debt, 7-1 Mr
Owen, Hors De Combat, 8-1 Khafoo Shememi, 14-1 Via Via.
7.20 Novice Median Auction Stakes) (5) 1m 2f �752
1 62
3 0
4 745 76 86
7 0
8 4
9 90
10
11
12
13 0-
Ragtag Rascal (408) J Frost 4 10 0
S Woods (7) 13
Small Mercy A Carson 4 9 9
W Carson 12
Buckland Boy (23) C Fellowes 3 8 13
S Donohoe 5
Desert Path (201) Mrs A Perrett 3 8 13
P Dobbs 1
Doctor Jazz (212) R Hannon 3 8 13
T Marquand 3
Illustrious Spirit (19) A Watson 3 8 13
H Bentley 6
Le Maharajah (21) Tom Clover 3 8 13
M Harley 16
Nautical Mile (18) S Crisford 3 8 13
J Mitchell 4
Townie Mac (14) H Morrison 3 8 13
J Fahy 15
White Turf A Balding 3 8 13
O Murphy 2
Arabian Fairytale C Cox 3 8 8
S Hitchcott 11
Ava The Braver [T] Archie Watson 3 8 8 Hollie Doyle 7
Billie Flynn (187) G L Moore 3 8 8
D Probert 10
14 9- Dependable (257) C Hills 3 8 8
C Shepherd 9
15 0- Dreamdancer (215) J Tuite 3 8 8 Josephine Gordon 14
16
Napoleonica R Hughes 3 8 8
S W Kelly 8
S.P. f?cast: 5-2 Desert Path, 4-1 Nautical Mile, 11-2 White Turf, 6-1
Arabian Fairytale, 15-2 Doctor Jazz, 10-1 Others.
7.50 K&L Gates Handicap (4) 1m 2f �531
1 19- Tomahawk Kid (192) (D) I Williams 5 9 9 Fran Berry 2
2 070 Towerlands Park (26) S Durack 5 9 9
M Harley 11
3 302 Zzoro (14) (D) Mrs A Perrett 5 9 9
P Dobbs 10
4 13- Dream Machine (219) (D) (BF,WS) N Mulholland 4 9 7 A Kirby 7
5 2-5 Andok (16) R Fahey 4 9 7
T Hamilton 12
Rossa Ryan (5) 9
6 911 Cayuga (33) (D) B Johnson 9 9 4
7 336 Arctic Sea [T] (10) (BF) P Cole 4 9 2
L Morris 3
8 573 Camakasi (33) (D) Ali Stronge 7 9 0
T Marquand 6
9 53- Hernandes (J179) I Williams 4 8 11 Josephine Gordon 8
10 12- High Wells [B,WS] (J38) (BF) S Durack 4 8 11 S W Kelly 1
11883 Essenaitch (28) (CD)(C)(D) P Evans 5 8 10
J F Egan 5
12 6-6 Hawridge Glory (28) (D) B Millman 4 8 10 O Murphy 4
S.P. f?cast: 5-1 Zzoro, 6-1 Cayuga, 13-2 Dream Machine, 15-2
Essenaitch, 8-1 Arctic Sea, Hawridge Glory, High Wells, 10-1 Others.
8.20 At The Races Handicap (5) 3YO 1m �752
1 74- Port Of Call [P] (229) Mrs A Perrett 9 8
P Dobbs 11
2 -30 Starboy [P] (21) (BF) G Scott 9 7
Fran Berry 12
3 344 New Orleans [B] (16) H Palmer 9 7 Josephine Gordon 8
4 434 Trogon [V] (30) M Channon 9 6
C Bishop 5
5 03- Go Fox (194) Tom Clover 9 6
P Cosgrave 1
6 48- Gossip Column (201) I Williams 9 5
A Kirby 13
7 -56 Downtown Mombasa [H] (12) E J-Houghton 9 5 Hollie Doyle 4
8 364 Swiss Belle (18) R Fahey 9 5
T Hamilton 7
9 5-8 Zabaletaswansong [P] (13) R Hannon 9 4 S Levey 14
D Probert 6
10 2-4 Crystal Casque (26) B Millman 9 1
O Murphy 3
11 7-0 Carlini (21) B Meehan 9 0
T Marquand 2
12 90- Ritha (269) R Hannon 9 0
13 4-7 Harbour Approach (51) D Loughnane 9 0 E J Walsh (3) 10
14750 Hollywood Dream [H] (25) N Mulholland 8 8 L Morris 9
S.P. f?cast: 9-2 Swiss Belle, 5-1 Trogon, 6-1 Gossip Column, 7-1
New Orleans, 10-1 Crystal Casque, 12-1 Others.
The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 May 2018
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Sport
Wolverhampton
Marlborough
1.50 - Diviner
2.20 - Onefootinfront
2.55 - Raashdy (nb)
3.25 - Elysees
4.00 - Sevilla
4.30 - Beatbybeatbybeat
5.00 - Final Attack
5.35 - Caledonia Laird
Going: Standard TV: Sky 415
[B] Blinkers [V] Visor [E] Eyeshield [T] Tongue Strap [P] Cheekpieces
1.50 At The Races Novice Auction Stakes (5) 2YO 5f �752
1 7 Agent Smith (3) K Burke 9 2
D Costello 6
2 96 Wolstonbury (13) S Kirk 9 2
D Probert 1
3 37 Blasim (21) P Evans 8 11
J F Egan 4
4 7 Diviner (15) (BF) M Johnston 8 11
J Fanning 5
5
Global Goddess Miss G Kelleway 8 11
L Morris 2
6
Where?s Perle M Wigham 8 11
C Beasley 7
7 62 Willow Brook [H] (11) G Scott 8 11
S De Sousa 3
S.P. f?cast: 15-8 Willow Brook, 9-4 Diviner, 3-1 Blasim, 14-1
Agent Smith, 16-1 Where?s Perle, Global Goddess, Wolstonbury.
2.20 Visit attheraces.com Handicap (6) 3YO 1m 4f �105
1 88- Mythological (144) P Chapple-Hyam 9 9
J Mitchell 8
2 7-8 Bob?s Girl [H] (16) M Mullineaux 9 8 Phil Dennis (3) 5
3 960 Roser Moter (23) Eve J-Houghton 9 8
C Bishop 1
4 8-9 Onefootinfront (23) D Loughnane 9 7
L Morris 7
5 125 Miniature Daffodil (14) (BF) P Evans 9 6 S De Sousa 3
6 -76 Society Secret [P] (23) T Dascombe 9 2 R Kingscote 9
7 7-3 Lever Du Soleil (11) T Easterby 9 1
D Fentiman 2
8 9-0 More Harry (14) N Mulholland 8 12
T Whelan 6
9 -48 Pretty Pearl (13) R Eddery 8 12
W Carson 4
S.P. f?cast: 15-8 Miniature Daffodil, 3-1 Lever Du Soleil, 9-2 Society
Secret, 8-1 Bob?s Girl, 10-1 More Harry, 14-1 Others.
2.55 At The Races On Instagram Handicap (5) 1m 4f �752
1 4-6
2 363 904 6-5
5 377
6 712
7 598
8 164
9 3-1
10 6611807
12134
Clovelly Bay (15) (D) M Tregoning 7 9 9 T Saunders (7) 8
Saniyaat [V] (230) G Peckham 4 9 8 Rossa Ryan (5) 12
Azzir (229) B Ellison 6 9 7
Ben Robinson (5) 4
Earthly (11) (D) B J Llewellyn 4 9 6
D Probert 5
Ice Canyon (16) W Brisbourne 4 9 6
E J Walsh (3) 11
Song Of Love [P] (14) (D) S A Harris 6 9 5 C Bennett (3) 3
Fool To Cry (33) J Farrelly 5 9 4
T Clark (3) 2
Attain (11) (C)(D) A Watson 9 9 4 Pierre-Louis Jamin (7) 9
Raashdy [P] (12) (CD)(C)(D) P Hiatt 5 9 4
L Morris 1
Gravity Wave (310) S Kirk 4 9 2
David Egan (3) 10
Enmeshing (15) (D) A Dunn 5 9 1
J Watson (5) 6
The Lock Master [P] (14) (CD)(C)(D) M Appleby 11 8 8
S De Sousa 7
S.P. f?cast: 5-2 Raashdy, 7-2 Song Of Love, 6-1 Attain, 8-1 The
Lock Master, 10-1 Earthly, 12-1 Others.
3.25 At The Races On Twitter Handicap (5) 3YO 1m 4f �752
1 461 River Glades (15) M Johnston 9 9
J Fanning 1
2 -43 Teaser [H] (46) J Fanshawe 9 7
D Muscutt 2
3 2-7 Hazarfan (23) E Dunlop 9 6
S De Sousa 7
4 64- Eyecatcher (217) (BF) S Crisford 9 5
J Mitchell 10
L Steward 6
5 05- Silver Crescent [B] (170) R Beckett 9 2
6 541 Elysees (23) (CD) A King 9 2
W Carson 9
7 -47 Silver Character (25) T Dascombe 9 1
R Kingscote 8
8 -45 Island Court [P,T] (16) Mrs H Main 9 0 David Egan (3) 4
9 447 Breakfast (30) J Osborne 9 0
D Costello 3
10 47- Time To Perfection (177) S Kirk 8 10 Shariq Mohd (7) 5
S.P. f?cast: 3-1 River Glades, 6-1 Eyecatcher, Elysees, Teaser, 13-2
Hazarfan, 10-1 Others.
4.00 Handicap (5) 2m 120yds �752
1 344 Lady Makfi [P,T] (14) (CD)(C) J Farrelly 6 9 10
Andrew Breslin (7) 4
2 12- Lake Shore Drive (170) (BF) J Farrelly 6 9 9 S Donohoe 5
3 -04 Quids In [P,T] (10) Oliver Greenall 5 9 9 J Watson (5) 2
4 -65 Belabour (34) W Brisbourne 5 9 8
W Carson 3
5 912 Sevilla [H] (16) (C) Mrs Barclay 5 9 2
R Hornby 1
S.P. f?cast: 13-8 Lake Shore Drive, 5-2 Sevilla, 5-1 Quids In, 6-1
Lady Makfi, 7-1 Belabour.
4.30 Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap (6) 1m 1f �105
1
2
3
4
5
6
Marcret (16) (D) J Unett 11 9 7
A Fresu 11
King Oswald [P] (95) (CD) J Unett 5 9 7 R Kingscote 8
Spiritual Star (23) (CD) L Carter 9 9 7
K Fox 6
Compass Hill (16) (BF) J Hughes 6 9 7
D Costello 7
Woodukheleyfit (504) (C) S Kirk 4 9 7 David Egan (3) 1
Ravenhoe (10) (CD)(D) M Johnston 5 9 5
Andrew Breslin (7) 10
7 412 Beatbybeatbybeat [V] (3) (CD) A Brittain 5 9 4 C Hardie 4
8 7-8 Sir Gnet [H] (67) E Dunlop 4 9 4
S De Sousa 12
9 339 Berlusca (16) (CD)(C)(D) D Loughnane 9 9 3 R Winston 9
10080 Helis (33) M Scudamore 5 9 1
L Keniry 3
11031 Orobas [V] (13) L Egerton 6 8 13
Paula Muir (7) 13
12 24- Frank?s Legacy [P] (228) (C) I Furtado 4 8 12 G Malune (5) 2
13389 Thecornishbarron [P,T] (16) (D) A Sadik 6 8 7 W Cox (5) 5
S.P. f?cast: 4-1 Ravenhoe, 9-2 Compass Hill, 5-1 Beatbybeatbybeat,
13-2 King Oswald, 7-1 Frank?s Legacy, 8-1 Orobas, 12-1 Others.
0/7
126
810
333
46/
041
5.00 Chamber Of Commerce Handicap (Div 1) (6) 7f �105
1 7-7 Ruled By The Moon (60) I Furtado 4 9 7 G Malune (5) 3
2 0-9 Lewinsky [B] (117) A Brittain 4 9 5
C Hardie 12
K Fox 2
3 650 Fairway To Heaven (21) (D) L Carter 9 9 5
4 480 Picks Pinta [P] (14) J Riches 7 9 4
L Edmunds (3) 8
5 408 Bertie Blu Boy [B] (12) (C)(D) L Williamson 10 9 4 K Lundie (5) 4
6 5/5 Moonbi Creek (14) (CD)(D) Barclay 11 9 2 R Havlin 10
J Haynes 5
7 702 Tisa River [P,T] (14) J Bradley 4 9 1
8 73- Fossa (259) (CD)(C)(D) W Brisbourne 8 8 13 C Bennett (3) 11
9 524 Final Attack [P] (16) A Hollinshead 7 8 12 D Costello 6
10 -00 Home Again [B,T] (14) J Farrelly 5 8 12
T Clark (3) 1
11786 Spryt [B] (47) (D) J Butler 6 8 12
S De Sousa 9
12 -59 Suni Dancer (123) A Carroll 7 8 12
G Downing 7
S.P. f?cast: 3-1 Final Attack, 7-2 Tisa River, 5-1 Spryt, 8-1 Fossa,
Fairway To Heaven, 10-1 Moonbi Creek, 14-1 Others.
5.35 Chamber Of Commerce Handicap (Div 2) (6) 7f �105
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Caledonia Laird (56) (CD) J Hughes 7 9 7 R Kingscote 6
Cat Royale [B] (19) (C) J Butler 5 9 5
D Brock 8
New Delhi [T] (12) P Evans 4 9 5
S De Sousa 9
Evanescent (56) (D) A Carroll 9 9 4
R Winston 5
Joys Delight [P] (14) D Loughnane 4 9 3 R Holmes (7) 7
Willsy [P] (14) (D) Mrs K Tutty 5 9 2
D Costello 2
Rising Sunshine [B,T] (5) (D) J Bradley 5 9 0 L Keniry 3
Ad Vitam [B,T] (35) (C)(D) S France 10 8 13 Phil Dennis (3) 10
Hangman Jury [H,P] (12) D Bridgwater 5 8 12
Poppy Bridgwater (7) 11
10528 Caledonian Gold (3) L Williamson 5 8 12 K Lundie (5) 1
11 -94 Three C?s [P] (53) A Wintle 4 8 12 Nicola Currie (5) 4
12556 St James?s Park (13) R J Smith 5 8 12 J Watson (5) 12
S.P. f?cast: 3-1 Joys Delight, 6-1 Caledonia Laird, Rising Sunshine,
7-1 Three C?s, 8-1 Ad Vitam, 10-1 Cat Royale, 12-1 Others.
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879
9-7
299
274
5-9
405
247
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Tickle sees red as Wigan down Hull KR
Golf
Spectacular: Wigan?s Liam Marshall dives in to score in 28-10 Challenge Cup win
Challenge Cup draw
Quarter-finals
St Helens v Hull FC
Leeds Rhinos v Leigh Centurions
Huddersfield Giants v Catalans Dragons
Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors
Ties to be played May 31 to June 3
Wigan?s lead, with Tomkins failing
from the kicking tee.
Rovers hit back after the restart.
Centre Junior Vaivai touched down
after 50 minutes, and Ryan Shaw
was then on target with a 57th-minute penalty to gain parity at 10-10.
Suddenly an upset looked on the
2.10 - Cosy Club
2.40 - Queen?s Magic
3.15 - Bandsman
3.45 Matchbook Novices? Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m 5f �094
3.45 - Goldslinger
4.20 - Beallandendall
4.50 - Regulation
Going: Good-good to firm in places TV: Sky 432 & Virgin 536
[B] Blinkers [V] Visor [E] Eyeshield [T] Tongue Strap [P] Cheekpieces
2.10 Matchbook Betting Novices? Hurdle (4) 2m �094
1 41- Cosy Club [T] (46) (D) D Skelton 4 11 1
H Skelton
2 42- Cause Toujours [T,WS] (181) (D) (BF) I Williams 6 10 12
T J O?Brien
C Deutsch
3 55- Iwilldoit (23) Sam Thomas 5 10 12
L Edwards
4 7- Man Of The North (94) A Carroll 5 10 12
5 96- Blushing Red (22) E Lavelle 4 10 8 S Twiston-Davies
Thomas Crown (F258) D Faulkner 4 10 8 N Scholfield
6
S.P. f?cast: 8-13 Cause Toujours, 5-2 Cosy Club, 8-1 Blushing Red,
16-1 Iwilldoit, 33-1 Man Of The North, 50-1 Thomas Crown.
2.40 Matchbook Mares? Maiden Hurdle (4) 2m 5f �094
1
2
3
4
5
Carried Away (22) P York 6 11 1
Miss K Lyons (7)
Gortnagirl [T] (18) P Cowley 6 11 1
N Scholfield
Massini?s Dream (65) (BF) C Williams 7 11 1 R Johnson
Miss Malarky (35) Mrs L Jewell 5 11 1
T Garner (3)
Potters Sapphire [B] (58) Mrs L Wadham 5 11 1
A Coleman
6 13- Queen?s Magic (25) (BF) N Mulholland 6 11 1
T Scudamore
Kielan Woods
7 44- Shazzamataz (20) A Hales 6 11 1
8 44- Thank You Before (46) G L Moore 5 11 1 A Glassonbury
S.P. f?cast: 6-4 Queen?s Magic, 5-2 Massini?s Dream, 3-1 Potters
Sapphire, 8-1 Shazzamataz, 14-1 Thank You Before, 25-1 Others.
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3.15 Matchbook Novices? H'ap Chase (4) 2m 4f 110yds �588
1
2
3
4
5
6
Royal Supremo (365) (D) (BF) K Bailey 7 11 12 D Bass
Bandsman (7) D Skelton 7 11 11
H Skelton
Ballycamp (20) C Pogson 9 11 8
A Pogson
Hidden Cargo (108) A King 6 11 7
W Hutchinson
Monar Rose [H,T] (17) B Case 6 11 6
Kielan Woods
Boy In A Bentley [P,T] (29) (D) N Mulholland 8 11 5
T Scudamore
S.P. f?cast: 6-5 Bandsman, 3-1 Royal Supremo, 13-2 Hidden Cargo,
7-1 Ballycamp, 10-1 Monar Rose, 14-1 Boy In A Bentley.
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cards, but thanks to Tomkins, Super
League?s second-placed side eased
through. The former New Zealand
Warrior grabbed Wigan?s third try
after 62 minutes, and tagged on the
goal. They finally made their extra
man pay with late tries by Tony
Clubb and Tom Davies.
Toronto paid the price for indiscipline as Warrington ran out 6610 winners in an ugly sixth-round
tie. The Canadian side had Andrew
Dixon dismissed after 38 minutes
for punching, while winger Liam
Kay was shown yellow for a dangerous throw, and captain Josh McCrone and prop Darcy Lussick were
sent to the sin-bin for dissent.
Joakim Lagergren, of Sweden, won
his first European Tour title with a
dramatic play-off victory over Mike
Lorenzo-Vera at the Sicilian Open.
Lagergren birdied the first extra
hole after finishing tied with
Lorenzo-Vera on 16 under par. ?I?ve
been waiting for this moment my
whole career,? Lagergren said.
Motorcycling
World Superbike champion
Jonathan Rea strengthened his
position at the top of the standings
with a double success at Imola. The
Northern Irish rider followed up
his triumph in Saturday?s opening
race with another impressive
performance yesterday to equal
Carl Fogarty?s record for the most
wins in the championship.
Towcester
Kempton Park
Marlborough
Tennis
Germany?s Alexander Zverev
produced a clinical display to crush
Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 in the
Madrid Open final. The No?2 seed
broke Thiem, of Austria, in the
opening game thanks to a doublefault and was hardly challenged as
he claimed his third Masters 1000
title. Meanwhile, Stan Wawrinka?s
French Open preparation suffered
a setback after the former world
No?3 was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Steve
Johnson, world No?55, in the first
round of the Italian Open.
R U G BY L E AG U E
Danny Tickle was sent off as
19-times winners Wigan Warriors
reached the Ladbrokes Challenge
Cup quarter-finals with a 28-10 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers at
KCOM Craven Park.
The veteran forward?s dismissal
against one of his former clubs left
Rovers to play the entire second
half with 12 men. Tickle, 35, reacted
with an apparent punch after clashing with Warriors second row John
Bateman in the final set before the
interval hooter.
Bateman was sent to the sin-bin
for his part in the flare-up, and with
calm restored, Rovers were
awarded a penalty for the first offence. Rovers also had full-back
Adam Quinlan yellow-carded for
preventing Sam Tomkins taking a
quick restart.
The hosts, who were missing 13
players, handed a debut to Elliot
Wallis three days after his 18th
birthday. Josh Woods, making his
competition debut for the Warriors, set Shaun Wane?s side on the
way to the last eight with an 11thminute try converted by Tomkins.
Rovers
responded
through
Woods? ex-Swinton half-back partner, Chris Atkin, 10 minutes later.
Winger Liam Marshall restored
Sport in brief
1 11- Bertie Barnes (17) (CD)(D) R Phillips 7 11 12 T Bellamy
Kevin Jones (5)
2 45- Inspireus (47) J W Mullins 5 11 12
3 23- Miss Adventure [T] (58) P W Middleton 6 11 10 C Shoemark
4 46- Farmer Boy (81) N Hawke 5 11 9
T Cannon
5 22- Cheltenam De Vaige (181) (BF) F O?Brien 6 11 7 P Brennan
6 31- Goldslinger (21) G L Moore 6 11 2
A Glassonbury
J Quinlan
7 8-F Kaddys Dream (9) R Dickin 7 10 12
8 54- Zoltan Varga (20) (BF) M Channon 4 10 5 Bryony Frost (3)
9 53- Celma Des Bois (24) R Rowe 6 10 2
J M Davies
S.P. f?cast: 11-4 Goldslinger, 4-1 Cheltenam De Vaige, Bertie
Barnes, 13-2 Miss Adventure, 8-1 Zoltan Varga, 10-1 Others.
4.20 Matchbook Handicap Chase (4) 2m 4f 110yds �614
1 42- Barton Rose (25) (D) C Longsdon 9 12 0 Paul O?Brien (5)
2 62- Not A Role Model (22) Sam Thomas 6 12 0 R Patrick (5)
3 48- Fields of Glory [T] (123) (D) T Vaughan 8 11 12 A Johns
4 22- Beallandendall (17) D Faulkner 10 11 12 N Scholfield
Sean Houlihan (5)
5 03- Samson (35) Mrs S Leech 7 11 12
6 /6- Glengra (181) I Williams 9 11 10
T J O?Brien
7 43- Code Of Law (232) N Mulholland 8 11 2 T Scudamore
A Glassonbury
8 62- Like Sully (20) (D) R Rowe 10 11 2
M Grant
9 23- Iona Days [P] (43) (CD) J S Smith 13 11 2
Mr F Tett (5)
10 3P/ Alanjou [P] (532) H Tett 8 11 1
11 55- Flashman [B] (24) G L Moore 9 11 1
R T Dunne
S.P. f?cast: 4-1 Beallandendall, 5-1 Not A Role Model, 13-2 Barton
Rose, 7-1 Glengra, 8-1 Samson, Like Sully, Code Of Law, 10-1 Others.
4.50 Matchbook VIP Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m �094
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Marlborough
5.30 - No No Juliet
6.00 - Copperfacejack
6.30 - Stonecoldsoba
7.00 - Coole Cody
7.30 - Banff
8.00 - Royalraise
8.30 - Jen?s Boy
Going: Good-good to firm in places TV: Sky 415
[B] Blinkers [V] Visor [E] Eyeshield [T] Tongue Strap [P] Cheekpieces
5.30 sportsbet Mares? Maiden Hurdle (4) 2m �159
1 80- Cadeaux?s Fire (20) C Longsdon 5 11 0 Jonathan Burke
2 52- Misty Bloom (104) Emma Lavelle 5 11 0 P Cowley (5)
3 65- No No Juliet (19) O Sherwood 5 11 0
T Garner (3)
4 7- Passing Dream (19) J W Mullins 5 11 0 D Sansom (5)
5 9- Call Sign Charlie (24) B Barr 4 10 10
H Bannister
S.P. f?cast: 4-7 Misty Bloom, 7-2 No No Juliet, 6-1 Passing Dream,
14-1 Cadeaux?s Fire, 25-1 Call Sign Charlie.
6.00 Handicap Chase (4) 3m 102yds �809
1
2
3
4
Bassarabad [T] (44) (D) T Vaughan 7 12 2
H Reed (5)
Definitly Grey [T] (26) (D) C Longsdon 7 12 2 Jonathan Burke
Mahler Lad [V] (27) (D) D McCain 8 11 12
B Hughes
Riddlestown [B] (17) (CD)(C)(D) C Fryer 11 11 9
Mr J Andrews (7)
5 32- Copperfacejack [T] (18) (CD) P Webber 8 11 8 R Johnson
6 1P- Grand Introduction (89) (CD) (BF) F O?Brien 8 11 3 P Brennan
S.P. f?cast: 11-8 Copperfacejack, 7-2 Definitly Grey, 5-1 Grand
Introduction, 7-1 Riddlestown, 8-1 Mahler Lad, 12-1 Bassarabad.
1PPU123P-
6.30 Handicap Hurdle (4) 2m �809
Regulation [B] (18) (CD)(D) N King 9 11 13 Bryony Frost (3)
Exitas (122) (C)(D) P W Middleton 10 11 12 Miss T Worsley (7)
Haafapiece (18) (CD) Mrs P Sly 5 11 5
Kielan Woods
Deebaj (18) G L Moore 6 11 4
A Glassonbury
Jaboticaba (35) (D) A King 4 11 3
W Hutchinson
New Millennium (18) P Hobbs 5 11 1
T J O?Brien
Weightfordave [T,WS] (F164) D Skelton 6 11 1 H Skelton
Level Of Intensity [P,T,WS] (81) N Hawke 4 11 0
S Bowen
N Scholfield
9 8-P Isis Blue [T] (4) K Burke 8 10 10
10 9-P Legend Of France [H] (7) P Phelan 5 10 4 Sean Houlihan (5)
S.P. f?cast: 5-2 Jaboticaba, 10-3 Regulation, 6-1 Haafapiece, 13-2
Exitas, 8-1 New Millennium, 10-1 Weightfordave, 12-1 Others.
1 91- Stonecoldsoba (20) (D) D P Quinn 5 12 2
A Coleman
2 P-2 Nikki Steel (6) (D) Dr R Newland 8 11 12 S Twiston-Davies
3 U2- Major Davis (311) W Greatrex 6 11 9
R Johnson
4 53- Sue Be It [T] (34) Mrs N Evans 7 11 6
B Hughes
5 64- Salix (35) B Pauling 4 11 5
D Jacob
6 23- Clock On Tom (F62) (D) B Leavy 8 11 4
R McLernon
S.P. f?cast: 11-4 Major Davis, 3-1 Nikki Steel, 4-1 Stonecoldsoba,
11-2 Salix, 7-1 Clock On Tom, Sue Be It.
4l, 21l. (H Daly).
5.10 (1m7f169yds mdn nh flat): Back On The Lash (R
Johnson 5-1) 1; Alph (4-11F) 2; Caviciana (12-1) 3. 7
ran. 21/2l, 7l. (M Keighley). NR: Big Data.
Placepot: �7.30. Quadpot: �.10.
13 ran. nk, 7l. (M Wigham). NR: Brother Bennett.
4.25 (2m4f114yds h?cap hdle): Brave Eagle (J Bowen
9-4JF) 1; Mellow Ben (3-1) 2; Whoshotwho (9-4JF) 3. 6
ran. 11/2l, 27l. (N Henderson).
4.55 (3m1f152yds h?cap ch): King Cool (J Bowen 11-4JF)
1; Roparta Avenue (11-4JF) 2; Flugzeug (7-1) 3. 9 ran.
1l, 29l. (G L Moore).
5.25 (2m1f164yds nh flat): Andapa (H Reed 50-1) 1;
Harrier (12-1) 2; Presentedwithwings (8-1) 3.
Represented 6-4F. 9 ran. 41/2l, 3/4l. (M Roberts). NRs:
Cracker Jak, Lancaster Rose.
Placepot: �2.70. Quadpot: �.80.
4124447026308557-
7.00 starspreads.com Beginners? Chase (4) 2m �588
1 1P- Coole Cody [H,T] (30) M Blake 7 11 2
T Scudamore
2 35- Hartside [T] (37) (D) P Winks 9 11 2
R Winks (5)
3 40- Ordo Ab Chao (16) (D) Olly Murphy 9 11 2
D England
4 24- Our Three Sons [P] (223) (D) J Snowden 7 11 2
Miss Page Fuller (5)
S.P. f?cast: 8-15 Coole Cody, 5-2 Ordo Ab Chao, 8-1 Our Three Sons,
25-1 Hartside.
7.30 Amateur Riders? Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m 3f �494
1
2
3
4
5
6
Druid?s Folly [H,T] (7) (C) R Walford 8 11 12 Mr Thomas O?Brien
Visible Light (784) (CD) (BF) P Hiatt 10 11 12 Mr Z Baker
Modulus [V] (50) P Winks 9 11 12 Miss Madigan Patzelt (7)
Banff [P] (266) (BF) O Murphy 5 11 12 Mr A R Ferguson (3)
Edward Elgar [B] (49) C Bailey 7 11 8 Mr T A McClorey (5)
Barney From Tyanee [P] (67) M Blake 7 11 7
Mr James King
7 80- Gentleman Farmer [P] (179) R G Hawker 6 10 10
Miss V Wade (5)
8 76- Bisoubisou [P,T] (61) Olly Murphy 6 10 10 Mr L Stones (5)
9 53- Kastani Beach (22) J W Mullins 12 10 10
Mr Matthew Fielding (7)
10 PP- Thefriendlygremlin (24) T Leeson 10 10 0 Mr S Lee (7)
S.P. f?cast: 3-1 Druid?s Folly, 4-1 Barney From Tyanee, 6-1 Modulus,
Banff, 13-2 Kastani Beach, 8-1 Edward Elgar, 10-1 Others.
2-2
12/
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8.00 Open Hunters? Chase (5) 3m 102yds �496
1 /1- Port Melon (18) (D) P Nicholls 10 12 2
Mr D Maxwell
2 12- High Kite (16) (D) Mrs Phillippa Taylor 12 11 12
Mr W Aprahamian (7)
3 P-2 Letbeso [P] (7) (D) K Lawther 10 11 12 Miss K Lyons (5)
4 64- Right Of Reply (94) J P Owen 7 11 12
T Gredley (7)
5 F3- Royalraise [B] (24) (D) O Sherwood 9 11 12 Miss G Andrews
6 6-P Sentimentaljourney (10) (D) Robert Varnham 11 11 12
Mr Nathan Rahman (7)
7 13- Bene Regina (22) (D) (BF) J Kent 6 11 5 Mr Thomas O?Brien
S.P. f?cast: 11-8 Port Melon, 4-1 Royalraise, 13-2 Letbeso, 15-2
Right Of Reply, 8-1 Sentimentaljourney, 10-1 High Kite, 14-1 Others.
8.30 Maiden Open NH Flat Race (4) 2m �249
1
Granitic J W Mullins 5 11 2
J McGrath
2 63- Welsh Rarebit (72) L Egerton 5 11 2
A Anderson (7)
3 5- Espalion (37) T Vaughan 4 10 12
R Johnson
4 7- Eurkash (18) P Webber 4 10 12
R McLernon
5 8- Jen?s Boy (51) N Henderson 4 10 12
J Bowen (3)
6
Milldean Silva Suzi Best 5 10 9
B J Powell
S.P. f?cast: 5-4 Eurkash, 2-1 Granitic, 7-2 Milldean Silva, 16-1 Jen?s
Boy, 25-1 Welsh Rarebit, 33-1 Espalion.
Results
Ludlow Going: Good
2.00 (1m7f169yds nov hdle): Takbeer (Rob Williams
25-1) 1; Fair Mountain (10-11F) 2; Yensir (10-1) 3. 7
ran. 5l, 2l. (Mrs N Evans). NR: Take Em Out.
2.30 (2m7f171yds h?cap nov ch): Baden (N De Boinville
11-10F) 1; Ballycross (6-4) 2; Silent Steps (4-1) 3. 3
ran. 31/2l, 1/2l. (N Henderson). NR: Pickamix.
3.05 (2m5f55yds h?cap hdle): Just A Feeling (H Skelton
4-1F) 1; Chantecler (14-1) 2; Fille Des Champs (8-1) 3.
12 ran. 5l, 6l. (D Skelton). NR: Starlit Night.
3.35 (1m7f212yds h?cap ch): Festive Affair (A Coleman
9-1) 1; Noche De Reyes (6-1) 2; Altiepix (9-1) 3. Mad
Jack Mytton 5-2F. 8 ran. 21/4l, 33/4l. (Jonjo O?Neill). NRs:
Baby King, Pearls Legend.
4.10 (1m7f169yds h?cap hdle): Leoncavallo (S TwistonDavies 3-1) 1; Peruvien Bleu (11-2) 2; Bertimont (4-1)
3. Flashing Glance 11-4F. 8 ran. 5l, 13l. (Dr R Newland).
4.40 (2m5f55yds nov hdle): Lygon Rock (R Johnson 6-4)
1; Colonial Dreams (5-6F) 2; Cereal Killer (6-1) 3. 4 ran.
Plumpton Going: Good-good to firm in places
2.10 (1m7f195yds mdn hdle): Crushed (W Hutchinson
5-1) 1; Gothic Empire (7-1) 2; Venetian Proposal (161) 3. Jumping Jack 5-6F. 7 ran. 3l, nk. (A King). NR:
Elegant.
2.45 (3m217yds h?cap hdle): Mogestic (J McGrath 12-1)
1; Keep To The Beat (8-1) 2; Now Listen Here (5-1) 3.
Sweet?n?chic 3-1F. 10 ran. 6l, 31/2l. (J W Mullins).
3.15 (2m3f164yds h?cap ch): The Fresh Prince (C
Shoemark 2-1) 1; Darebin (11-4) 2; Ballycoe (15-8F) 3.
4 ran. 5l, 14l. (O Sherwood).
3.50 (1m7f195yds h?cap hdle): Gin And Tonic (W
Hutchinson 9-2F) 1; Royal Hall (15-2) 2; Briac (11-2) 3.
Southwell Going: Good to soft
2.25 (2m4f62yds h?cap nov ch): Minella For Me (Jonathan
Burke 4-1) 1; Overtoujay (12-1) 2; Dalkadam (6-1) 3.
Phoebus Lescribaa 9-4F. 9 ran. 6l, 3l. (T R George).
3.00 (2m4f62yds h?cap ch): Born Survivor (Bridget
Andrews 7-4F) 1; Voix D?Eau (15-8) 2; Ulis De Vassy
(13-2) 3. 6 ran. 31/4l, 5l. (D Skelton).
3.30 (2m7f209yds h?cap nov hdle): La Fille Francaise (J
Quinlan 7-2CF) 1; Little Millie (7-2CF) 2; Drill Baby Drill
(9-1) 3. Goodgirlteresa 7-2CF. 10 ran. 8l, hd. (R Dickin).
4.05 (2m4f62yds mdn hdle): Truckers Lodge (T
Scudamore 5-6F) 1; Mr Macho (20-1) 2; Sonic (4-1) 3. 7
ran. 31/4l, 13/4l. (T R George). NRs: Born A Saint,
Flemenstrix.
4.35 (1m7f153yds h?cap nov hdle): Spader (Bridget
Andrews 9-2) 1; Character Onesie (11-2) 2; Hatem
(4-1) 3. Petapenko 9-4F. 8 ran. 6l, 6l. (D Skelton). NRs:
Petrucci, Salix.
5.05 (2m7f209yds h?cap hdle): The Flame (J Nixon 9-2)
1; The Lion Man (10-1) 2; Stonebrigg Legend (13-2) 3.
Strawberry Spirit 4-1F. 14 ran. 4l, 6l. (Jonjo O?Neill).
5.35 (1m7f153yds nh flat): Kitikat (R McLernon 12-1) 1;
Balleticon (11-1) 2; Ask Paddington (25-1) 3. Global
Rhapsody 9-4F. 11 ran. 13/4l, 14l. (Jonjo O?Neill). NR:
Tel?art. Jackpot: �666.60. Placepot: �.50.
Quadpot: �.20.
28
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
FINAL
Final whistle
Alan Tyers says
the commentator
will be sorely
missed by his
legion of fans as
he hangs up his
sheepskin coat
There will
never be
another
to match
Motty
t was a day
for farewells;
I
170 miles
south of
Arsene
Wenger?s Huddersfield
hurrah, another legend of
English football was
hanging up his sheepskin
coat.
From Selhurst Park,
John Motson went to the
Royal Festival Hall for a
richly deserved Bafta,
before his Crystal Palace
report aired on Match of
the Day.
Gary Lineker rightly
called him the ?voice of
football?. Soon the voice
was yelling ?Milivojevic!?
in that trademark yelp,
like a Shih Tzu whose tail
had been trodden on
while it was engrossed in
a Rothmans Football
Yearbook.
He had accepted his
Special Award Bafta with
typical modesty,
downplaying his long
career with its 29 FA Cup
Finals and six World
Cups. ?The commentator
is only the voice at the
end of a very professional
and sometimes
complicated process,?
Motson said. ?So I?m
dedicating this to the
BBC sports department
where I?ve worked for 50
years and been so
grateful to have so much
professional support
behind me.?
Like Wenger, Motson
embodied values that
have an old-fashioned
feel these days. He took
his duties seriously, he
emanated a sense of pride
in his position rather
than entitlement to it. He
prepared fastidiously,
using the old ways of
visiting places to check
them out, of meeting
people, and writing
things down with a pen,
rather than insta-snapfacing them or forming
opinions third hand.
He was committed,
hard-working and
decent. As with Wenger,
some felt he stayed on a
little too long.
But let us enjoy him for
what he brought. In
today?s sporting
landscape, where fans
study football tactics with
the gimlet eye of forensic
investigators, where
supporters debate about
Long career: John Motson,
with his endless stats, was a
pioneer for the football nerd
Aside from
meticulous
preparation,
he brought
with him wild
enthusiasm
?expected goals?, where
some sad cases even
choose to argue about
which team has a higher
net transfer spend, being
a football nerd has
become the norm.
Motson was a pioneer
in this, with his reams of
stats, his quirky sort-ofinteresting titbits, his
refusal ever to be
knowingly underboffined about the
Peruvian left-back?s
breakfast of choice.
Emerging as he did in
the 1970s, where proper
football men were proper
football men and owning
a calculator or a notepad
was invitation to get
duffed up around the
back of the changing
rooms, Motty was a rare
creature indeed.
Aside from meticulous
preparation, he also
brought wild enthusiasm.
Motson never saw a
piledriver he didn?t
absolutely love, never
watched a match (or so it
sounded) that he couldn?t
wait to tell us about.
He gave the sense he
felt he was been lucky to
have the job. It wasn?t
luck, of course: he was a
fantastic broadcaster. The
men and women who
follow in his footsteps
speak without fail of his
passion, his generosity
with his time and his
insights into their
profession.
This weekend, for
instance, Jake Humphrey
noted how Motson took
him under his wing and
gave him advice about
balancing life and work.
Motty belonged to an
era where even famous
people were allowed to
be private. You never
hear a bad word about
him. In an age where any
error is pounced on by
the internet and where
the slightest
misjudgment of taste or
tone can see the mob
demand someone?s head
on a plate, you wonder if
ever again a football
commentator will last as
long as Motty did.
Certainly football
viewers will never have
as singular and
passionate a companion.
We will miss him ? very
much so.
?Motty Night?, a night of
programming dedicated
to John Motson, airs on
Saturday on BBC2.
? First Innings 133
Lancashire ? First Innings 338 (Jennings 126,
Davies 50, Broad 4-41)
Nottinghamshire ? Second Innings
(Overnight 106-5)
J D Libby c Livingstone b Anderson
46
?T J Moores c Vilas b Onions
9
S C J Broad lbw b Onions
4
L J Fletcher lbw b Anderson
0
J T Ball c Croft b Onions
4
H F Gurney not out
0
Extras (b9 lb11 nb4)
24
Total (52.4 overs)
138
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-1, 3-1, 4-24, 5-92,
6-118, 7-126, 8-127, 9-138.
Bowling: J M Anderson 18-7-26-4, G Onions
17.4-4-55-6, T E Bailey 8-3-13-0, J Clark 7-0-170, L S Livingstone 1-0-2-0, K K Jennings 1-0-5-0.
Umpires: Michael Gough and Robert Robinson.
Lancs (22pts) beat Notts (3pts) by an innings and
67 runs
Somerset v Hampshire
At Taunton
Somerset won toss
Hampshire ? First Innings 231
Somerset ? First Innings
(Overnight 324-7 (Overton 80, Berg 4-88))
J C Hildreth c Wheal b Alsop
184
M J Leach b Edwards
22
D M Bess b Berg
92
T D Groenewald not out
25
Extras (b11 lb8 nb2)
21
Total (113.1 overs)
506
Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-40, 3-71, 4-71, 5-134,
6-267, 7-285, 8-327, 9-472.
Bowling: G K Berg 34.1-3-130-5, F H Edwards
30-5-144-2, B Wheal 23-4-101-2, J J Weatherley
8-0-46-0, J M Vince 5-1-17-0, K J Abbott 10-037-0, T P Alsop 3-0-12-1.
Hampshire ? Second Innings
J J Weatherley c Bartlett b Groenewald
11
J H K Adams c Davies b Gregory
11
*J M Vince not out
63
H M Amla not out
86
Extras (b4 lb1 nb2)
7
Total (for 2, 67 overs)
178
Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-39.
To Bat: T P Alsop, R R Rossouw, ?L D McManus, G
K Berg, K J Abbott, B Wheal, F H Edwards.
Bowling: L Gregory 11-5-23-1, C Overton 16-350-0, T D Groenewald 14-7-30-1, M J Leach 11-218-0, T B Abell 6-2-22-0, D M Bess 9-2-30-0.
Umpires: Jeff Evans and Jeremy Lloyds.
Surrey v Yorkshire
At The Kia Oval
Yorkshire chose to bowl
Surrey ? First Innings 414 (Pope 158no, Clarke
71, Elgar 61)
Yorkshire ? First Innings
(Overnight 40-3)
*J E Root lbw b Curran
14
H C Brook c Foakes b Curran
17
?J M Bairstow c Clarke b Dernbach
95
J A Leaning lbw b Clarke
20
T T Bresnan c Borthwick b Curran
1
S A Patterson c Pope b Clarke
5
J Shaw c Elgar b Curran
29
J A Brooks not out
5
Extras (b6 lb7 w1 nb6)
20
Total (57.2 overs)
229
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-7, 3-34, 4-41, 5-88,
6-155, 7-158, 8-183, 9-203.
Bowling: J W Dernbach 18-2-81-2, S M Curran
16.2-2-54-6, R Clarke 16-2-47-2, C McKerr 3-016-0, A Virdi 4-1-18-0.
Yorkshire ? Second Innings
A Lyth c Clarke b Virdi
58
A Z Lees c Borthwick b Dernbach
4
C A Pujara b Curran
0
*J E Root b Virdi
23
H C Brook lbw b Virdi
8
?J M Bairstow not out
25
J A Leaning not out
13
Extras (b1 lb1 w1 nb8)
11
Total (for 5, 57 overs)
142
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-10, 3-66, 4-99, 5-102.
To Bat: T T Bresnan, S A Patterson, J A Brooks, J
Shaw.
Bowling: J W Dernbach 13-4-24-1, S M Curran
12-5-34-1, R Clarke 13-2-30-0, A Virdi 19-1-52-3.
Umpires: David Millns and Martin Saggers.
Worcestershire v Essex
At New Road
Essex won toss
Essex ? First Innings 177 (Tongue 4-45)
Worcestershire ? First Innings 238 (Clarke 105)
Essex ? Second Innings
(Overnight 143-4 (A N Cook 66))
D W Lawrence lbw b Tongue
71
J A Porter run out
9
*R N ten Doeschate c Fell b Leach
4
?J S Foster c Cox b Tongue
24
S R Harmer c Leach b Tongue
23
P M Siddle b Leach
2
S J Cook not out
0
Extras (b5 lb5 nb6)
16
Total (82.5 overs)
275
Fall of wickets: 1-58, 2-106, 3-114, 4-142,
5-158, 6-170, 7-233, 8-260, 9-273.
Bowling: J Leach 20-2-72-3, S J Magoffin 20-467-1, J C Tongue 23.5-8-53-5, E Barnard 11-353-0, B J Twohig 8-1-20-0.
Worcestershire ? Second Innings
D K H Mitchell c Bopara b Harmer
26
B L D?Oliveira c Foster b Siddle
11
T C Fell b Siddle
10
J M Clarke lbw b Siddle
2
T M Head c ten Doeschate b Harmer
62
?O B Cox lbw b Siddle
9
E Barnard b Harmer
29
B J Twohig c Porter b Harmer
1
*J Leach c ten Doeschate b Harmer
5
J C Tongue c Harmer b Siddle
3
S J Magoffin not out
1
Extras (b8 lb13 nb2)
23
Total (60.1 overs)
182
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-50, 3-52, 4-68, 5-97,
6-160, 7-166, 8-173, 9-180.
Bowling: J A Porter 13-2-50-0, P M Siddle 18-137-5, S J Cook 7-1-25-0, S R Harmer 21.1-3-435, R S Bopara 1-0-6-0.
Umpires: Neil Mallender and Nick Cook.
Essex (19pts) beat Worcs (4pts) by 32 runs
P W L D Bt
Notts
5 3 2 0 7
Essex
5 2 1 2 3
Lancashire
5 1 2 2 11
Somerset
3 2 0 1 6
Yorkshire
4 2 1 1 2
Hampshire
4 1 2 1 7
Surrey
3 1 0 2 5
Worcs
5 0 4 1 6
*Not including games in progress
Bl
15
11
14
7
9
11
6
14
Ded Pts
0.00 70
0.00 56
0.00 51
0.00 50
0.00 48
0.00 39
0.00 37
0.00 25
Division Two
Derbyshire v Durham
At Derby
Durham chose to bowl
Derbyshire ? First Innings 427 (Madsen 85,
Critchley 64, Godleman 61, Slater 55)
Durham ? First Innings
(Overnight 115-2)
C T Steel c Godleman b Olivier
31
G Clark lbw b Palladino
63
*P D Collingwood c Smit b Rampaul
27
M J Richardson lbw b Palladino
115
?S W Poynter lbw b Olivier
170
W J Weighell c Smit b Palladino
18
M A Wood b Palladino
13
N J Rimmington lbw b Madsen
3
M W Dixon not out
8
Extras (b24 lb11 w1 nb6)
42
Total (134.1 overs)
520
Fall of wickets: 1-51, 2-51, 3-115, 4-169,
5-175, 6-453, 7-467, 8-509, 9-512.
Bowling: D Olivier 34-6-124-2, R Rampaul 24-585-1, G C Viljoen 21-3-67-2, M J J Critchley 17-085-0, A P Palladino 28.1-7-87-4, W L Madsen
2-0-10-1, L M Reece 8-0-27-0.
Derbyshire ? Second Innings
B T Slater not out
0
L M Reece not out
1
Extras
0
Total (for 0, 2 overs)
1
To Bat: W L Madsen, A L Hughes, *B A Godleman,
?D Smit, M J J Critchley, G C Viljoen, A P
Palladino, R Rampaul, D Olivier.
Bowling: M A Wood 1-1-0-0, W J Weighell 1-0-1-0.
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough and Paul Baldwin.
Kent v Sussex
At Canterbury
Sussex chose to bowl
Kent ? First Innings 215 (Kuhn 60, Wiese
4-54)
Sussex ? First Innings 181 (Burgess 54, Henry
4-69)
Kent ? Second Innings
(Overnight 125-4)
Z Crawley c Wiese b Sharma
24
?A P Rouse c Salt b Sharma
18
C J Haggett c Brown b Robinson
5
H W Podmore not out
24
M J Henry c Burgess b Robinson
55
G Stewart b Robinson
11
I A A Thomas b Wiese
1
Extras (b7 lb3 nb4)
14
Total (62.4 overs)
235
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-31, 3-86, 4-94, 5-133,
6-140, 7-146, 8-220, 9-234.
Bowling: I Sharma 17-1-52-4, O E Robinson
22-4-70-4, S van Zyl 7-0-32-0, D Wiese 14.4-259-2, D R Briggs 2-0-12-0.
Sussex ? Second Innings
L W P Wells b Henry
9
P D Salt c Kuhn b Henry
11
S van Zyl c Rouse b Thomas
38
H Z Finch c Crawley b Haggett
13
L J Wright c & b Thomas
47
*?B C Brown lbw b Henry
48
M G K Burgess b Henry
17
O E Robinson lbw b Podmore
3
D Wiese not out
3
D R Briggs b Henry
8
I Sharma b Henry
0
Extras (b4 lb8 nb2)
14
Total (58 overs)
211
Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-30, 3-74, 4-76, 5-158,
6-186, 7-197, 8-201, 9-211.
Bowling: M J Henry 21-5-53-6, H W Podmore
16-1-80-1, I A A Thomas 11-0-39-2, C J Haggett
9-1-26-1, J L Denly 1-0-1-0.
Umpires: Rob Bailey and Russell Warren.
Kent (20pts) beat Sussex (3pts) by 58 runs
Leicestershire v Glamorgan
At Grace Road
Leicestershire won toss
Leicestershire ? First Innings 191 (Dexter 87)
Glamorgan ? First Innings 178 (Aaron 4-65)
Leicestershire ? Second Innings
(Overnight 119-2 (Horton 50))
C N Ackermann c Lloyd b Hogan
22
M J Cosgrove c Cooke b Hogan
33
Ateeq Javid lbw b Hogan
1
N J Dexter c Cooke b Hogan
4
?L J Hill b van der Gugten
8
B A Raine c Donald b de Lange
65
C F Parkinson c Cooke b de Lange
9
G T Griffiths c Cooke b Hogan
4
V R Aaron not out
5
Extras (b5 lb9 nb2)
16
Total (77 overs)
237
Fall of wickets: 1-62, 2-76, 3-127, 4-132,
5-133, 6-142, 7-158, 8-198, 9-205.
The Daily Telegraph Monday 14 May 2018
FINAL
25
Sport Specsavers County Championship
Surrey give Root food for thought
By Scyld Berry at the Oval
Yorkshire (229 and 142-5) trail
Surrey (414) by 43 runs
Bowling: T van der Gugten 17-4-54-1, M G
Hogan 29-8-61-5, M de Lange 22-4-65-3, D L
Lloyd 6-2-28-1, A G Salter 3-0-15-0.
Glamorgan ? Second Innings
2
N J Selman c Hill b Raine
J R Murphy b Raine
34
S E Marsh b Griffiths
0
K S Carlson c Hill b Griffiths
1
A H T Donald b Aaron
15
?C B Cooke c Hill b Raine
39
D L Lloyd lbw b Aaron
4
A G Salter lbw b Griffiths
9
M de Lange c Parkinson b Raine
90
T van der Gugten lbw b Parkinson
22
*M G Hogan not out
7
Extras (b6 lb5 w2 nb6 p5)
24
Total (56.4 overs)
247
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-24, 3-38, 4-51, 5-70,
6-81, 7-107, 8-139, 9-195.
Bowling: B A Raine 14.4-4-44-4, V R Aaron 14-166-2, G T Griffiths 13-6-51-3, C F Parkinson
10-1-49-1, N J Dexter 5-0-21-0.
Umpires: Mike Burns and Peter Hartley.
Leics (19pts) beat Glamorgan (3pts) by 3 runs
Middlesex v Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire chose to bowl
At Lord?s
Middlesex ? First Innings
(Overnight 455-8 dec. (Gubbins 99, Morgan 76,
Malan 76))
Gloucestershire ? First Innings
66
*C D J Dent c Malan b Helm
J R Bracey c Simpson b Cartwright
28
?G H Roderick lbw b Cartwright
0
G L van Buuren c Simpson b Rayner
6
J M R Taylor lbw b Finn
22
R F Higgins c & b Helm
5
B A C Howell c Cartwright b Rayner
47
K Noema-Barnett c Simpson b Helm
6
C N Miles c Morgan b Cartwright
13
D J Worrall lbw b Cartwright
6
M D Taylor not out
1
Extras (b2 lb4 nb4)
10
Total (72.5 overs)
210
Fall of wickets: 1-72, 2-72, 3-90, 4-117, 5-130,
6-141, 7-153, 8-185, 9-199.
Bowling: S T Finn 15-0-54-1, T G Helm 14-1-483, J A R Harris 15-5-42-0, H W R Cartwright
11-1-33-4, O P Rayner 15.5-7-23-2, D J Malan
R O U N D -U P
GETTY IMAGES
Joe Root, as Yorkshire?s captain,
will be saddened that his decision
to send the home team in will culminate in Surrey?s first Championship victory over the White Rose
county for 17 years.
Following on, Yorkshire are 43
runs behind with only five wickets
left and the Oval pitch is turning as
in the days of Tony Lock and Jim
Laker.
As England?s captain, however,
Root will be happy that Yorkshire?s
downfall has been orchestrated by
so many promising Surrey youngsters.
As England?s Test resources
stand ahead of the squad being announced tomorrow afternoon, they
are scant, but if Root ? now aged 27
? can hang on as his country?s captain for four more years, mid-table
mediocrity might grow into something more golden.
Root has been dismissed by two
19-year-old bowlers in this match.
Both of them are members of species widely assumed to be extinct in
England, one left-handed, the other
a spinner ? and they were cashing
in on 20-year-old Ollie Pope?s unbeaten and unflappable 158, made
when the pitch had been grassy and
bouncy on day one.
In his first innings Root fell as so
often last winter, looking to score
too soon in his innings, and too
square, instead of defending
straight.
Sam Curran went on to take six
wickets in Yorkshire?s first innings,
moving the ball both ways, but his
zenith came in their second when
he swung a yorker into Cheteshwar
Pujara, who averages more than 50
Siddle signs
off in style as
Essex win
with a day left
Key wicket: Sam Curran celebrates
after dismissing Joe Root at the Oval
for India, and removed the middle
stump. Curran was awarded his cap
as he came off the field at lunch, the
third youngest for Surrey, unless
you believe that Waqar Younis was
really 19 when he bowled like lightning in 1991 (Vivian Crawford and
Donald Knight were younger than
Curran).
Curran?s pace is little above
80mph, but that does not matter if
he can keep swinging it and develop a threatening bouncer that
2-0-4-0.
Gloucestershire ? Second Innings
*C D J Dent c Simpson b Helm
35
B A C Howell b Harris
16
?G H Roderick not out
6
J R Bracey not out
5
Extras (lb2 nb2)
4
Total (for 2, 31 overs)
66
Fall of wickets: 1-49, 2-54.
To Bat: J M R Taylor, G L van Buuren, R F Higgins,
K Noema-Barnett, C N Miles, D J Worrall, M D
Taylor.
Bowling: S T Finn 5-0-9-0, T G Helm 7-3-14-1, H
W R Cartwright 4-0-18-0, J A R Harris 7-1-15-1,
O P Rayner 8-4-8-0.
Umpires: Steve O?Shaughnessy and Jonathan
Blades.
Warwickshire v Northamptonshire
At Edgbaston
Northamptonshire won toss
Northamptonshire ? First Innings 256 (Crook
92, Bracewell 81, Brookes 4-54)
Warwickshire ? First Innings 265 (Ambrose
78, Bell 61, Brookes 50, Crook 4-51, Bracewell
4-71)
Northamptonshire ? Second Innings
(Overnight 160-7)
R I Keogh c Brookes b Stone
29
D A J Bracewell c Ambrose b Stone
7
B A Hutton b Wright
1
B W Sanderson not out
4
Extras (b4 lb3)
7
Total (48.5 overs)
187
Fall of wickets: 1-39, 2-52, 3-88, 4-92, 5-130,
6-150, 7-158, 8-178, 9-179.
Bowling: C J C Wright 19-4-58-3, H J H Brookes
11-2-62-1, J S Patel 3-1-11-1, O P Stone 15.5-049-5.
Warwickshire ? Second Innings
W M H Rhodes not out
100
D P Sibley c Procter b Sanderson
2
I R Bell lbw b Sanderson
14
I J L Trott lbw b Sanderson
1
S R Hain c Hutton b Procter
17
M Lamb not out
23
Extras (b5 lb5 w3 nb10)
23
Total (for 4, 53.4 overs)
180
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-42, 3-44, 4-94.
Did Not Bat: ?T R Ambrose, *J S Patel, O P Stone,
H J H Brookes, C J C Wright.
drives the batsman back before using the one that is pitched up.
When Yorkshire followed on 185
behind, in spite of Jonny Bairstow?s
95 off 94 balls, Root was bowled
through the gate by a chubby teenager with a beard and dark glasses.
And thank goodness for the Vauxhall stand because Amar Virdi, in
celebration, charged towards point,
on to the third-man boundary and
would have sprinted into Vauxhall
station and ended up on the Victoria line.
Virdi resembles Harbhajan Singh
but bowls his off-spin sideways on.
Bowling: D A J Bracewell 13-2-40-0, B W
Sanderson 16-4-33-3, B A Hutton 10-2-37-0, L
Procter 7-2-26-0, R I Keogh 7-2-26-0, J J Cobb
0.4-0-6-0.
Umpires: Neil Bainton and Ian Blackwell.
Warwicks (21pts) beat Northants (5pts) by 6
wickets
P W L D Bt
Warwickshire 4 3 0 1 11
Kent
4 3 1 0 1
Sussex
5 1 1 3 10
Leicestershire 4 1 1 2 10
Derbyshire
3 1 1 1 7
Glamorgan
4 1 2 1 3
Middlesex
4 1 2 1 2
Gloucestershire 3 1 1 1 1
Durham
3 1 1 1 0
Northants
4 0 3 1 2
*Not including games in progress
Bl
12
12
13
10
8
12
10
7
5
8
Ded Pts
0.00 76
0.00 61
0.00 54
0.00 46
0.00 36
0.00 36
0.00 33
0.00 29
0.00 26
0.00 15
INDIAN PREMIER LGE.-Indore: Kings XI
Punjab 245-6 (20 overs, Narine 75, Karthik 50,
Tye 4-41); Kolkata Knight Riders 214-8 (20
overs, Rahul 66). Kolkata Knight Riders win by
31 runs. Delhi: Delhi Daredevils 181-4 (20
overs, Pant 61); Royal Challengers Bangalore
187-5 (19 overs, de Villiers 72no, Kohli 70).
Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 5 wkts.
Pune: Sunrisers Hyderabad 179-4 (20 overs, S
Dhawan 79, Williamson 51); Chennai Super
Kings 180-2 (19 overs, Rayudu 100no, Watson
57). Chennai Super Kings win by 8 wkts.
Mumbai: Mumbai Indians 168-6 (20 overs,
Lewis 60); Rajasthan Royals 171-3 (18 overs,
Buttler 94no). Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wkts.
Athletics
DIAMOND LGE (Shanghai).-Men, 100m: 1 R
Prescod (GB) 10.04s; 4 C Ujah (GB) 10.18. 110m
Hurdles: 1 O McLeod (Jamaica) 13.16. 400m: 1
S Gardiner (Bahamas) 43.99. 800m: 1 W
Kinyamal (Kenya) 1m 43.91s; 7 A Osagie (GB)
1:46.36. 1500m: 1 T Cheruiyot (Kenya)
3:31.48. Pole vault: 1 R Lavillenie (France)
5.81m. Long jump: 1 L Manyonga (S Africa)
8.56m. Women, 100m Hurdles: 1 B McNeal
(US) 12.50s. 200m: 1 S Miller (Bahamas) 22.06.
400m Hurdles: 1 D Muhammad (US) 53.77.
Triple jump: 1 C Ibarguen (Colombia) 14.8m.
High jump: 1 M Lasitskene 1.97m. Shot put: 1
L Gong (China) 19.99m. Javelin: 1 H Lyu (China)
66.85m.
He had Adam Lyth caught at slip
and would have taken two more
wickets if Ben Foakes had not
missed stumping Harry Brook and
Jack Leaning, the first hard, the second regulation.
Bairstow hit seven of his first 15
balls of the day to the boundary, as if
to ridicule the idea that Foakes
should replace him as England?s
Test keeper-batsman. The only
piece of England?s batting that is not
broken or does not need fixing is
Bairstow?s and, while Foakes looks
more polished as a keeper, Bairstow
did not miss a chance last winter.
Basketball
BBL CH'SHIPS.-Play-off semi-finals, 2nd leg:
Glasgow 77 London 91 (155-169 on aggregate)Leicester 76 Bristol 68 (166-143 on aggregate).
Boxing
NEW YORK (Madison Square Garden).-WBA lightweight title: Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine) bt
Jorge Linares (Venezuela, holder) tko 10th rd.
BOLTON (Whites Hotel).-British heavyweight
title: Hughie Fury (Stockport) bt Sam Sexton
(Norwich, holder) tko 5th rd.
Cycling
GIRO D?ITALIA.-Stage 8 (Paraia a Mare to
Montevergine di Mercogliano, 209 km): 1 1
Richard Carapaz (Ecuador) Movistar Team 5h
11m 35s; 2 D Formolo (Italy) Bora-Hansgrohe
+7s; 3 T Pinot (France) Groupama-FDJ; 4 E
Battaglin (Italy) LottoNL-Jumbo; 5 S Yates (GB)
Mitchelton-Scott; 22 C Froome (GB) Team Sky all
at same time. Stage 9 (Pesco Sannita to Gran
Sasso d?Italia, 224km): 1 S Yates 5h 54m 13s; 2
Pinot (France) Groupama-FDJ; 3 E Chaves
(Colombia) Mitchelton-Scott at same time; 4 D
Pozzovivo (Italy) Bahrain-Merida +4s; 23 Froome
+1m 07s. Overall: 1 S Yates 37h 37m 15s; 2 E
Chaves (Colombia) Mitchelton-Scott +32s; 3 T
Dumoulin (Holland) Team Sunweb +38; 4 T Pinot
(France) Groupama-FDJ +45; 5 D Pozzovivo (Italy)
Bahrain-Merida +57; 6 R Carapaz (Ecuador)
Movistar Team +1m 20s; 11 Froome +2-27.
FOUR DAYS OF DUNKIRK (France).-Stage 5
(Wormhout to Casse,178.7km): 1 A Greipel
(Germany) Lotto Soudal 4h 27m 55s; 2 D Claeys
(Belgium) Cofidis, Solutions Credits +6s; 72 A
Fenn (GB) Aqua Blue Sport +12mi 5s. Stage 6
(Coulogne to Dunkerque, 174.9km): 1 O Le Gac
(France) Groupama-FDJ 3h 50m 50s; 2 C Pedersen
(Denmark) Aqua Blue Sport at same time; 38 Fenn
+11s. Final overall: 1 Claeys 24h 52m 54s; 2
Greipel +1s; 3 O Riesebeek (Holland) RoompotNederlandse Loterij +2; 55 Fenn +12m 05s.
Golf
ROCCO FORTE SICILIAN OPEN (Agrigento).Leading final scores (GB & Ireland unless stated): 268?J Lagergren (Sweden) 71 66 63 68
(Won on the first play-off hole); M Lorenzo-Vera
(France) 71 64 63 70; 269?A Sullivan 67 72 65
65; L Herbert (Australia) 69 71 66 63; 270?L
Bjerregaard (Denmark) 65 68 68 69; 271?J
Guerrier (France) 68 65 67 71.
An inspired opening spell from
Peter Siddle and the spin of Simon
Harmer enabled champions Essex
to beat Worcestershire by 32 runs
at Blackfinch New Road.
Australian paceman Siddle
signed off his short spell in the
County Championship in style, as
he sent back Brett D?Oliveira, Tom
Fell and first-innings centurion Joe
Clarke and finished with five for 37.
Harmer, who picked up 72
wickets last season, worked his
way through the middle and lower
order as Worcestershire, chasing
215, were bowled out for 182 and
suffered a fourth defeat in five
matches.
Warwickshire recorded their
third successive Division Two win
by beating Northamptonshire by
six wickets at Edgbaston.
Facing a victory target of 179, the
home side were reduced to 44 for
three by an pre-lunch burst of
three for nine by Ben Sanderson.
But opener Will Rhodes stayed
firm to lodge his maiden first-class
century against an injury-hit
Northamptonshire attack. Rhodes
ended with an unbeaten 100, to see
his team over the line on day three.
Matt Henry starred with both
bat and ball as Kent beat Sussex by
58 runs at Canterbury with a day to
spare. The 26-year-old top-scored
with 55 in Kent?s second innings
and then claimed six for 53,
helping to dismiss Sussex for 211
and clinch a third successive
Division Two win.
PLAYERS CH'SHIP (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida).Leading final scores (US unless stated): 270?W
Simpson 66 63 68 73; 274?X Schauffele 68 68
71 67; C Schwartzel (S Africa) 68 66 73 67; J
Walker 69 68 70 67; 275?J Day (Australia) 69
67 71 68; J Dufner 72 69 66 68; 276?D Lee
(NZ) 68 66 70 72; K Bradley 69 69 72 66; H
Varner III 71 67 70 68; T Fleetwood (GB) 69
71 68 68; 277?B Koepka 70 70 74 63; T
Woods 72 71 65 69; J Thomas 73 70 68 66; A
Scott (Australia) 69 68 72 68; I Poulter (GB) 70
69 69 69; C Hadley 66 69 75 67; 278?D
Johnson 66 71 69 72; A Noren (Sweden) 66 69
77 66; M Kuchar 66 71 71 70; R Cabrera-Bello
(Spain) 71 71 67 69; C Howell III 68 67 74 69;
J Lovemark 76 67 68 67; 279?R Werenski 70
71 68 70; S Stricker 67 69 73 70; S Brown 70
71 69 69; J Rose (GB) 68 72 73 66; R Palmer
74 67 69 69; P Cantlay 66 68 74 71; H Stenson
(Sweden) 68 70 71 70; 280?G Murray 72 68 69
71; R Sabbatini (S Africa) 67 71 71 71; K
Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 71 71 71 67; B-H An (S
Korea) 71 70 69 70; C Gribble 68 71 72 69; C
Reavie 71 71 69 69; R Moore 71 70 73 66.
Ice Hockey
NHL.-Play-offs (best-of-series), Western Conf
finals, Game 1: Winnipeg 4 Vegas 2.
Motorcycling
Netball
VITALITY SUPERLGE: Severn Stars 55
Hertfordshire Mavericks 44-Sirens 45 Wasps
Netball 59-Surrey Storm 51 Team Bath 56-Team
Northumbria 51 Manchester Thunder 58.
Speedway
CH'SHIP: Peterborough 48 Edinburgh 42.
CH'SHIP SHIELD: Glasgow 33 Workington 56.
Tennis
ATP & WTA T?MENT (Madrid).-Men, Semi-finals:
D Thiem (Austria) bt K Anderson (S Africa) 6-4
6-2; A Zverev (Germany) bt D Shapovalov (Canada)
6-4 6-1. Final: Zverev bt Thiem 6-4 6-4.
Women, Final: P Kvitova (Czech Rep) bt K
Bertens (Holland) 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3.
Triathlon
WORLD TRIATHLON SERIES (Yokohama,
Japan).-Men: 1 M Mola (Spain) 1h 48m 15s; 2 F
Alarza (Spain) 1:48:23; 3 Kr Blummenfelt
(Norway) 1:48:26; 11 G Benson (GB) 1:49:46; 12
T Bishop (GB) 1:49:54. Women: 1 F Duffy
(Bermuda) 1h 56m 18s; 2 K Zaferes (US)
1:58:09; 3 K Kasper (US) 1:58:17; 4 S Coldwell
(GB) 1:58:48; 5 V Holland (GB) 1:58:50; 7 N
Stanford (GB) 1:59:04; 8 J Learmonth (GB)
1:59:18; 11 L Hall (GB) 1:59:35.
WORLD SUPERBIKE CH'SHIP (Imola, Italy).Race 1: 1 J Rea (GB) Kawasaki 33m 58.989s; 2 T
Sykes (GB) Kawasaki 34:02.744; 3 M Melandri
(Italy) Ducati 34:05.895; 4 C Davies (GB) Ducati
34:07.180; 5 J Fores (Spain) Ducati 34:14.539; 6
M van der Mark (Holland) Yamaha 34:18.328, 9 L
Haslam (GB) Kawasaki 34:29.258; 10 A Lowes
(GB) Yamaha 34:29.366. Race 2: 1 Rea
34:03.420; 2 Davies 34:07.439; 3 Sykes
34:12.950; 4 Fores 34:17.579; 5 Torres
34:18.899; 6 Lowes 34:19.582; 9 E Laverty (GB)
Aprilia 34:25.751. Standings: 1 Rea 209pts; 2
Davies 162; 3 Sykes 137; 4 Melandri 131; 5 Fores
124; 6 van der Mark 113; 7 Lowes 92.
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CH'SHIP (day 4 of 4,
11am).-Division One, Taunton: Somerset v
Hampshire. The Kia Oval: Surrey v Yorkshire
Division Two, Derby: Derbyshire v Durham.
Lord?s: Middlesex v Gloucestershire.
TEST MATCH (day 4 of 5).-Dublin: Ireland v
Pakistan (11am).
INDIAN PREMIER LGE.-Indore: Kings XI Punjab
v Royal Challengers Bangalore (3.03pm).
Motor Racing
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26
Monday 14 May 2018 The Daily Telegraph
***
Sport Racing
Racing?s civil war
threatens more
blood-letting yet
CHARLIE
BROOKS
BHA board must cut
embattled chairman
some slack or sport will
face a major new crisis
U
nless there is a
rather belated
outbreak of
wisdom at the
British Horseracing
Authority (BHA)
tomorrow, my prediction is that
there is shortly going to be a lot of
blood on their carpet; and it will
not all be from the same victim.
Since chairman Steve Harman
entertained rival factions from the
competing camps in the pool
betting ?arms race?, civil war has
effectively broken out among his
board and he is apparently being
charged with bringing racing into
disrepute.
Harman was criticised for
introducing Alex Frost, part of the
Alizeti consortium who have
bought into Fred Done?s Totepool
betting business, to Government
minister Matt Hancock.
That was cited by some
shareholders of the opposing
Britbet venture as a conflict of
interest. Others, however, felt that
it was entirely appropriate that the
chairman of the BHA should be
communicating with everyone
wanting to invest in the sport.
The point has also been made
that Britbet does not suffer from
lack of access to influential
decision makers ? not that
Hancock is one as far as pool
betting is concerned.
Harman was subsequently the
subject of a thorough review
conducted by a barrister, which
completely exonerated him of any
conflict of interest.
I am reliably informed that
Harman is now being accused of
being erroneous over two matters
covered by the review. Firstly, the
circumstances around his
introduction of Frost to Hancock.
Was it orchestrated, rather than
random, as first implied by
Harman? And secondly, did
Harman state that Frost was a
constituent of Hancock?s when in
fact he is a constituent of one of
Hancock?s colleagues?
These errors are now being used
as a stick with which to beat
Harman. But there are well-placed
insiders who work at the coalface
of the sport, so to speak, who are of
the impression that these
inconsequential ?brain fades? are
now being used by some members
on the board to fuel an agenda to
undermine Harman.
This scenario is not unfamiliar in
the politics of running racing, or
most other sports, for that matter.
When ownership of venues, fixture
lists, media rights and betting
payments lie in different hands,
there is bound to be a certain
amount of ?jostling in the
playground?. But, from time to
time, a grown-up has to step in and
calm things down.
So those board members
throwing their weight about would
be wise to remember the historical
fate of plotters who went around
accusing others of treason. As often
as not, they were the ones who had
their heads cut off.
If it transpires the accusation
Harman has brought racing into
disrepute is spurious, it will then
be the board?s turn to face
accusations that it is they who have
brought the sport into disrepute,
by undermining their chairman.
What really matters here is,
?What is in the best interests of
racing?? That is the big picture that
Hazapour storms into Derby reckoning
Hazapour galloped his way into the
Investec Derby picture with a convincing victory in yesterday?s
Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial
Stakes at Leopardstown.
The colt, a nephew of Dermot
Weld?s 2016 Derby winner, the Aga
Khan-owned Harzand, had only
won a Galway maiden from three
starts last year, but has clearly
thrived during the winter and this
was a pleasing display.
He got better the farther he went
and the manner in which he stayed
on in the final furlong suggests the
extra quarter-mile at Epsom will
suit him well. He is a 12-1 chance.
Weld, who was winning the race
for the ninth time, said: ?He is a
horse I?ve really liked. He is a very
balanced colt. I thought he did it
very nicely when he won his
maiden at Galway.
?The horse he beat easily of Aidan?s has been running at a good
3.05 Novice Stakes (5) 7f �111
Marlborough
2.00 - Shumookhi
2.30 - Riviere Argentee
3.05 - Pacific Fleet
3.35 - Miss Sheridan
4.10 - Italian Riviera (nap)
4.40 - Meshardal
5.10 - Landing Night
Going: Good TV: Sky 432 & Virgin 536
Draw: Low numbers have an advantage in races over five and seven
furlongs, high best over six furlongs.
2.00 Fillies? Novice Auction Stakes (5) 2YO 5f �787
1
Cheerupmylove Adrian Nicholls 9 0
B McHugh 7
2 34 Dancing On A Dream (14) M Johnston 9 0 P J McDonald 5
3 0 Fighting Spirit (18) D O?Meara 9 0 Daniel Tudhope 6
4 05 Kyroc (25) P Midgley 9 0
G Lee 4
5
Pinarella B Haslam 9 0
P Mulrennan 8
6 7 Rock Party (25) K Ryan 9 0
S Gray 2
7
Second Generation J Tate 9 0
D Allan 1
8 2 Shumookhi (18) Archie Watson 9 0
E Greatrex 9
9
Society Queen R Fahey 9 0
P Mathers 10
10 5 Spirit Of Society (13) Amy Murphy 9 0
L De Souza 3
S.P. f?cast: 5-4 Shumookhi, 11-2 Society Queen, 6-1 Dancing On A
Dream, 8-1 Second Generation, 12-1 Others.
1 9-9 Rip Van Go (9) M Sowersby 4 9 13 Connor Murtagh (5) 5
2 015 Riviere Argentee [V] (11) (CD) K Burke 4 9 8 C Lee (3) 3
3 34- Lester Kris (197) B Haslam 4 9 7
P Mulrennan 7
4 70/ Plastiki (1011) A Berry 9 9 7
Nathan Evans 1
5 672 Bertie Moon [P] (11) (D) M Appleby 8 8 13 A Rawlinson 6
6 677 Dream Free [P] (18) M Walford 5 8 13
J Hart 10
7 /9- Shalamzar [P,T] (J62) (D) M Hammond 9 8 11 P J McDonald 8
8 705 Simmo?s Partytrick (12) G Harker 5 8 11
D Allan 4
9 700 Lord Franklin [P,T] (9) A Crook 9 8 9 Rachel Richardson (3) 2
10403 What Usain [B] (53) (D) M Appleby 6 8 9
A Mullen 9
S.P. f?cast: 9-4 Lester Kris, 7-2 Riviere Argentee, 9-2 What Usain,
11-2 Shalamzar, 6-1 Bertie Moon, 14-1 33-1 Others.
1 2- Dayking (380) S bin Suroor 4 10 0
K Stott 2
2 7-3 Regulator (15) (BF) R Fahey 3 9 9
P Hanagan 12
3 61 Symposing (9) (D) T Easterby 3 9 6
D Allan 11
4 55 Airglow [H] (9) M W Easterby 3 9 2
Nathan Evans 6
5 00 Ashlar (15) K Burke 3 9 2
P J McDonald 7
6 0 Carlton Thomas (23) M W Easterby 3 9 2 H Shaw (5) 5
7 05 Changing Minds (15) J J Quinn 3 9 2 R J Fitzpatrick (5) 10
8 634 Pacific Fleet [H] (23) D O?Meara 3 9 2 Daniel Tudhope 1
9 70 Rolladice (32) M W Easterby 3 9 2
G Lee 3
10 7 Thunder Buddy (16) K Burke 3 9 2
C Lee (3) 4
11 65- Little Poem (214) D Thompson 3 8 11
A Mullen 9
12 6 Summer Angel [H] (16) M Appleby 3 8 11 A Rawlinson 8
S.P. f?cast: 6-4 Dayking, 3-1 Regulator, 5-1 Pacific Fleet, 8-1
Symposing, 16-1 Changing Minds, 20-1 Airglow, Ashlar, 25-1 Others.
3.35 Racing UK Fillies? Handicap (4) 7f �728
1 -04 Miss Sheridan (6) (D) M W Easterby 4 9 7 H Shaw (5) 5
2 -40 Peace Terms (12) David Loughnane 4 9 5 P J McDonald 1
3 -22 Maureb [P] (2) (D) T Coyle 6 9 3
B McHugh 6
4 362 Brockholes (9) (CD) Julie Camacho 5 9 1 P Mulrennan 3
5 903 Palenville (6) G Tuer 5 8 13
A Mullen 4
6 200 Bush Beauty (89) (D) E Alston 7 8 8 Rachel Richardson (3) 2
S.P. f?cast: 13-8 Maureb, 15-8 Brockholes, 6-1 Palenville, 8-1 Miss
Sheridan, 10-1 Bush Beauty, 20-1 Peace Terms.
4.10 Go Racing In Yorkshire Handicap (6) 2m �493
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Flower Power [P] (12) T Coyle 7 9 10
B McHugh 9
Saved By The Bell (9) L Mullaney 8 9 10
J Garritty 8
Cape Hideaway [P] (J21) M Walford 6 9 9
J Hart 6
Costa Percy [P] (12) (BF) Jennie Candlish 4 9 9 T J Murphy 3
Itlaaq [T] (93) (D) M W Easterby 12 9 8
H Shaw (5) 4
Luv U Whatever (18) Mrs M Fife 8 9 8
T Eaves 12
Ice Galley (14) P Kirby 5 9 7
K Stott 7
Italian Riviera [H] (13) (CD)(D) Kenneth Slack 9 9 7
P Mulrennan 11
9 660 The Resdev Way (17) P Kirby 5 9 6
G Lee 2
0/7
-37
5-1
5-2
383
684
9-2
2-4
10 40- Major Rowan [T] (216) J J Davies 7 8 10
S James 1
Nathan Evans 5
11 2-8 Adrakhan (9) (D) W Storey 7 8 7
12 4-2 Allfredandnobell [V] (9) M Hammond 5 8 5 P J McDonald 10
S.P. f?cast: 4-
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