Aaron Wan-Bissaka:’Best in the world’ – Carragher

first_img Carragher said: “one-on-one he is the best defender in the world” after watching the 22-year-old contain Sterling. Pep Guardiola made several changes but City still couldn’t breach the United defence. Wan-Bissaka stood firm despite the differing approaches taken by the visitors and BBC’s Garth Crooks has echoed Carragher’s thoughts. He said: “This was no ordinary contest, this has become personal. I’ve seen these two go at it before in a derby and it makes for great viewing. I have to say Wan-Bissaka came out on top on this occasion and I suspect Raheem Sterling won’t like it. Read Also:Tielemans: Iheanacho has the quality to replace Jamie Vardy “In the end Sterling went up front and Benjamin Mendy tried to use his pace and power to bully his way past the Manchester United right-back – but to no avail. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s one-on-one defensive ability is “the best in the world” according to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher. Loading… The Manchester United right-back was part of a defence that kept rivals Manchester City goalless in Sunday’s derby. The Red Devils ran out 2-0 winners at Old Trafford but Wan-Bissaka’s performance has been highlighted for particular praise. He was up against Raheem Sterling, who has caused plenty of defences problems over the past two-and-a-half years. But the City star struggled against the £50m defender who had his number for much of the contest.Advertisement Promoted ContentThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

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Mouth-watering Turbo quarter-final clash on tonight

first_imgTWO mouth-watering clashes are on this evening in the Turbo Knockout Football Tournament at the Ministry of Education ground Carifesta Avenue.The tournament favourites ,Police, are the first team in action on the night as they play Kuru Kuru from 18:30.Led by the inform, Dwayne Jacobs, the Police line-up has always been a formidable one to play against and Kuru Kuru will have their work cut out.The out-of town side will have to bring their best if they are to ensure a progression to the next round of the tournament but the pundits have placed the odds firmly in favour of the Georgetown Side.In the second game of the evening, the Pele side will have to do battle with Grove Hi-Tech from 21:00hrs.Pele has been one of the inform teams in the tournament thus far,and it will make for an interesting matchup when they take on the surprise packages in Grove Hi-Tech.The Grove side has been known to be giant players in their own regards and Pele could be the next target to be felled, especially since there is a semi-final spot at stakelast_img read more

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Onyango’s Sundowns are African champions

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Onyango first Ugandan to win the CAF Champions League medalThe first scoring chance for the hosts came after 12 minutes when Nigerian Ohawuchi burst through and beat goalkeeper Dennis Onyango, but the ball trickled wide.Ugandan Onyango, a 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year finalist, needed medical attention three times before being replaced by Wayne Sandilands on 28 minutes.Striker Basem Morsy had been headlined as the Zamalek dangerman, but recent signing Ohawuchi was posing a bigger threat.A wild but crucial clearance from Soumahoro foiled another attempt by the Nigerian to break the deadlock before Sundowns began to threaten going forward.The first serious chance for the South Africans came on 35 minutes when awarded a free-kick just outside the box, but captain Hlompho Kekana struck the ball into the wall.Zamalek goalkeeper Mahmoud Abdel Rahim did well to push away a goal-bound shot from Percy Tau and a looping Billiat shot struck the top of the crossbar before flying wide.The injuries to Onyango meant eight minutes of first-half stoppage time during which Liberian Anthony Laffor troubled Zamalek twice with a shot and a header.Half-time arrived with the second leg goalless and Sundowns retaining the three-goal advantage they established in Pretoria last weekend.Zamalek started the second half as they did the first, controlling possession and territory but rarely looking like cracking open Sundowns’ defence.After 64 minutes the Egyptian outfit scored and it was no surprise that the goal came from livewire Ohawuchi.Receiving possession well outside the box, he beat one man and unleashed a low, long-range drive that flew into the corner of the net off the left hand of Sandilands. Mamelodi Sundowns’ players celebrate with the trophy after winning the CAF Champions League football competition following the final match against Egypt’s Zamalek on October 23, 2016 at the Borg el-Arab Stadium near Alexandria. AFP PHOTOFairytale African triumph for Sundowns, Onyango first Ugandan continental trophy winnerAlexandria, Egypt | AFP |Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa won a fairytale first CAF Champions League title on Sunday despite a 1-0 second-leg loss to Zamalek of Egypt in Alexandria.A Stanley Ohawuchi goal on 64 minutes was not enough for the home team as they trailed by three goals from the first leg in Pretoria last weekend and lost 3-1 on aggregate.It was a remarkable triumph because the South Africans were eliminated in the final qualifying round in April only to be reinstated when their Democratic Republic of Congo opponents were disqualified.Success for Sundowns made them $1.5 million (1.38 million euros) richer and secured a place at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan set for December.“It was an amazing journey of ups and downs and now we are the champions of Africa,” said Sundowns’ Zimbabwe striker Khama Billiat.“We look forward to Japan and facing the best clubs in the game. It is going to be an absolute pleasure.”Winger Keagan Dolly said: “We knew it was going to be difficult because Zamalek are a great team with some outstanding individuals.“Some people will say we were lucky to get a second chance after being eliminated, but I believe we deserve to be African champions.”Goalkeeper Ahmed El Shenawy and captain and midfielder “Shikabala” were among those dropped as Zamalek coach Moamen Soliman made four changes from the side that started the first leg.Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane had to make one enforced alteration with huge Ivorian centre-back Bangaly Soumahoro coming in for suspended Wayne Arendse.Although facing a mammoth task, history offered a hope to Zamalek with two of three previous Champions League finalists in a similar predicament emerging as overall winners.An estimated 60,000 predominantly Zamalek supporters were inside the 86,000-capacity Borg El Arab Stadium on the outskirts of Alexandria as the match kicked off.There are few more nerve-inducing factors in African football than a large Egyptian crowd roaring on their team, but Sundowns calmly survived early pressure.last_img read more

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