Mourinho issues challenge to Pogba after Fulham miss

first_imgBut the absence of Pogba remains a hot issue for Mourinho who has complained about his inability to compete with Manchester City and Chelsea in the transfer market only to leave his record signing on the bench.“He has to play with the same mentality as the team is playing,” said Mourinho when asked how Pogba can win back his place.“Paul can be a fantastic player. He has the potential to be a fantastic player and against Valencia (on Wednesday) he’s going to start.“Against Valencia he is going to have a fantastic football game to play in and show everybody how good he is.”In Pogba’s absence United made an electrifying start with three goals in the first half.After 13 minutes, Ashley Young received a short pass from Marcus Rashford and beat Denis Odoi far too easily as he cut into the Fulham area before curling the ball into the top corner.The second goal, after 28 minutes, came on the counter-attack as Romelu Lukaku slipped the ball to Rashford who picked out Juan Mata, arriving speedily into the Fulham area, with a perfect pass which his Spanish team-mate steered left-footed into the corner.There was time for United to add a third after 41 minutes, from a clever corner routine that saw Mata and Jesse Lingard exchange passes before the former crossed into an empty six-yard area where Lukaku gratefully converted the easiest of chances.– Red card frustrates Fulham –Veteran manager Claudio Ranieri made two half-time changes and one of his substitutes, Aboubakar Kamara, pulled a goal back from a 67th minute penalty, awarded after Ander Herrera was judged to have tripped him.But Fulham’s hopes of a comeback were short-lived as within a minute Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa was sent off for a second bookable offence, for a foul on Rashford.“I watched on video and my player touched only the ball and the referee gave a second yellow card,” said Ranieri.“At that time it changed the game because from the first minute of the second half we were much better and showed what we have to do to stay in the Premier League.”Down to 10 men, Fulham were susceptible to more United attacks with Lukaku and Rashford missing glorious openings before the latter completed the rout on 82 minutes.Rashford beat Sergio Rico at his near post with a curling shot from just inside the area and had substitute Scott McTominay succeeded in converting a header two minutes later, United would have scored five goals for the first time since Alex Ferguson retired five and a half years ago.“A good result, good performance, individual performances, Lukaku and Rashford – no goals for a while, even their goals mean something for them too,” said Mourinho.“The spirit, the team was there to win and give everything and when you give everything nobody can point the finger at you.“But what I really want is not a single United fan point the finger at us by saying we do not give everything. It is the type of performance that people respect the effort.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho and Manchester United recorded their biggest league win in over a year against Fulham © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 8 – Jose Mourinho will start Paul Pogba in Manchester United’s Champions League group game at Valencia on Wednesday, challenging the French international to show his full potential and win back his place.The United manager left Pogba out of his starting line-up for the second time this week as his side recorded their biggest victory in 13 months, 4-1 over last-placed Fulham.last_img read more

See More

GORMAN SCORES HIS FIRST SENIOR GOAL FOR STEVENAGE

first_imgGorman in action for Letterkenny Rovers before he departed for Stevenage Borough last summer.Dale Gorman scored his first goal for the Stevenage first-team against St.Albans on Monday night and in doing so capped a remarkable week for the young Letterkenny man.Last week Gorman was at the centre of a storm, he was kicked in the head by a Mexican player during an international fixture at The Milk Cup between Northern Ireland and Mexico.The clip received national attention, and IFA authorities came down hard on both sides for the mass brawl that brought unwanted negative attention to the popular competition. Gorman wasn’t badly injured despite the vicious kick, and the tough midfielder played in the rest of the competition for Northern Ireland.He’s progressing well at Stevenage and this was evidenced further on Tuesday night when he scored a cracking goal against St.Albans in a pre-season friendly fixture.Gorman will be hoping he can break into the first-team on a regular basis during the forthcoming season ahead.They say a week is a long time in football and in the case of Dale Gorman, it’s a very true statement.   GORMAN SCORES HIS FIRST SENIOR GOAL FOR STEVENAGE was last modified: August 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Dale GormanNBewsNOrthern IrelandSportStevenage Boroughlast_img read more

See More

Artesia puts up large numbers vs. La Mirada

first_img From there, Tony Minero took over the Matadores’ offense, throwing for 142 yards on 9-of-15 completions with two touchdowns, but his efforts weren’t enough to keep the Pioneers from victory. La Mirada’s Eddie Martinez gained 110 rushing yards on 11 carries and scored a touchdown. Lakewood 31, Millikan 28 John Barnett had 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and tailback Anthony Cosme caught a 30-yard touchdown pass as the Lancers prevailed over the Rams at home. Lakewood quarterback Jeff Fischer threw a 35-yard TD pass to Trey Buckley in the third quarter. Compton 48, Jordan 21 Senior Lamar Chapman had 10 carries for 121 yards and had a touchdown run, and senior running back Anthony Wright carried the ball nine times for 108 yards and a touchdown as the Tarbabes (5-1, 2-0) rolled to a Moore League victory. Donald Green had two carries 101 yards, one on a 76-yard TD run. O’Neal Boatner had 14 carries for 90 yards and two touchdowns to give him 700 yards on the season. Grace Brethren 31, Valley Christian 0 Senior defensive end Devin Farrow had 12-yard interception return and senior defensive lineman Garrett Davis had three solo tackles, but the Crusaders couldn’t generate much offense at home. Senior linebacker Ken Kimura had three solo tackles for Valley Christian, which hosts Marshall at 7:30 p.m. Friday. San Pedro 21, Banning 6 Junior tailback J’Vone Hibbler scored twice on three-yard rushes as the Pirates (4-2, 1-0) won their Marine League opener. Junior quarterback Jason Garneau connected with receiver Joey Padilla for a 37-yard touchdown pass. Padilla also had two quarterback sacks on the defensive side. The Pilots fell to 0-6 overall and to 0-1 in league play. Carson 9, Gardena 6 Senior quarterback Anthony Lewis carried the ball four times for 22 yards, with the last 15 being the most important. With 49 seconds remaining in the game, he sprinted for the game-winning touchdown to give the Colts the victory at home. He also completed 10 of 20 pass for 100 yards, and running back Steve Boyd carried the ball for 58 yards in 2 ½ quarters before going out with a leg injury. Huntington Park 35, Roosevelt 22 Senior quarterback Jonathan Ortiz completed 6 of 13 passes for 102 yards and scores of 10 and 11 yards to senior wideout Sergio Castillo as the Spartans (6-0, 2-0) beat visiting Roosevelt (1-5, 0-2) in Eastern League action. Senior running back Edward Morales made the most of his short-yardage opportunities, scoring twice on one-yard runs for Huntington Park, which hosts South East next week. South Gate 40, South East 10 Senior quarterback Daniel Kozasky beat an all-out blitz on the first play of the game to connect with Deandre Carter for a 74-yard touchdown, and the Rams (3-3-1, 2-1) rolled from there in Eastern League play against visiting South East (0-7, 0-3). Carter only caught one more pass, but it was good for 38 yards and a score, and senior running back Peter Gonzalez carried the ball 14 times for 169 yards and four touchdowns for South Gate, which faces Roosevelt on the road next week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week — Josiah Bentle Mayfair 27, Norwalk 7 Junior quarterback Ronnie Goforth completed 11 of 15 pass for 162 yards and two touchdowns, and sophomore running back Corey Norman carried the ball 18 times for 104 yards and two rushing touchdowns as the Monsoons (5-1, 2-0) remained undefeated in Suburban League play. He also hooked up with Goforth for a 33-yard touchdown catch. Mayfair faces Cerritos at Gahr Friday. Bellflower 59, Glenn 6 Senior running back Jeremy Avery gained 202 yards on 13 carries and also scored two touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers (4-2, 2-1) to the Suburban League victory against the visiting Eagles (0-6, 0-3). Quarterback Reggie Williams threw for two scores, while place kicker Arturo Guizar had six touchbacks on seven kickoffs for Bellflower, which hosts Norwalk next week. center_img The Artesia High football team scored 28 unanswered points to defeat La Mirada High 42-34 in Suburban League play on Friday night. La Mirada quarterback Trevor Blood, who came off the bench last week to lead the Matadores past Bellflower, threw for 76 yards on six attempts in the first half. A third of his numbers came on a 25-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Risser in the second quarter. Blood had earlier fumbled at his own 15, where Steven McKnight recovered the ball and ran to the end zone for a touchdown. Blood was sacked on La Mirada’s last possession of the first half before his team trailed 28-14 at the break. On their first play back from the locker rooms, the Pioneers sacked him again and followed that with a 25-yard interception return. last_img read more

See More