Premier League: Watford Come from Behind to Hold Arsenal

first_imgWatford levelled the scores when Roberto Pereyra rolled in a late penalty to secure only their second point of the season.Tom Cleverley had earlier reduced the deficit when Gunners defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos gave away possession inside his own area,Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the visitors in front when he collected Sead Kolasinac’s pass on the turn before firing past Ben Foster.Arsenal doubled their lead as Aubemeyang finished a sweeping team move but the hosts improved after the break as the Gunners unravelled in front of the vociferous home support.The Hornets had their chances to complete a stunning comeback with a decisive third, but the otherwise impressive Gerard Deulofeu dragged his effort narrowly wide.The result sees Arsenal move into seventh, while the Hornets remain rooted to the bottom. The Arsenal striker Aubemeyang is one of the most clinical forwards in the English top flight, having scored with seven of his last nine shots on target, and the Gunners are quite capable of blowing teams away going forward thanks to the potency of Aubameyang and the technical ability of Mesut Ozil and Dani Ceballos.They demonstrated their attacking flair as they went through 20 passes for their second goal – but glaring issues remain at the back.This was evident as early as the 10th minute as the red and white shirts backed off and space opened up for Cleverley, whose fierce effort was well saved by Bernd Leno.Five minutes later, and Etienne Capoue was given the same time and space but could only shoot over the bar.The Gunners want to play out from the back, and even though Matteo Guendouzi lost possession deep inside his own half on two occasions they persisted with their approach.It was Sokratis who eventually made the mistake that always looked likely to happen, before Deulofeu diverted the ball into Cleverley’s path for Watford’s first goal.David Luiz was brought in from London rivals Chelsea to shore up the defence over the summer, but the Brazilian has endured a difficult few weeks at the start of his Arsenal career, and has now conceded two penalties in three matches.Luiz brought down Pereyra with a lunge in the final 10 minutes and the substitute stepped up himself to take the penalty and salvage a point for the hosts.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A Watford side brimming with attacking intent fought back from two goals down at half-time to draw at home to Arsenal in Quique Sanchez Flores’ first match since being reappointed Hornets manager.The hosts fired in 31 shots – a club-record for a Premier League game – as Arsenal’s shaky defence finally cracked after the break.last_img read more

Syracuse basketball predictions for Sweet 16 matchup with Gonzaga

first_img Published on March 24, 2016 at 12:26 am Related Stories How Dajuan Coleman can provide an added bonus for SyracuseBlum: Syracuse playing rest of NCAA Tournament on borrowed timeWhy Tyler Roberson can be a consistently dominant rebounder for SyracuseSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about GonzagaSyracuse basketball roundtable: How to handle Gonzaga’s threats and how SU can improve No. 10 seed Syracuse (21-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) takes on No. 11 seed Gonzaga (28-7, 15-3 West Coast) in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night at 9:40 p.m. in Chicago. The Orange is coming off back-to-back wins over Dayton and Middle Tennessee State this past weekend to keep its season alive.Here’s how beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman predict the matchup to unfold.Sam Blum (21-13)Gonzaga 68, Syracuse 65Tried your bestSyracuse’s season will always be remembered for the Sweet 16 run. Or maybe it will be for Boeheim’s suspension. Or maybe even how close the Orange came from beating Gonzaga. This has been an eventful five months for SU. We’ll never forget it. Unfortunately, the ride that was meets its demise when Syracuse can’t beat the red hot Bulldogs. The Windy City will blow the Orange all the way back to campus as a crazy year ends with a loss.Jesse Dougherty (22-12)Syracuse 64, Gonzaga 60Hard to guardAdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s arguable that Gonzaga’s defense has been nearly as impressive as the Syracuse zone so far in this Tournament, and both teams will go up against the most diverse offense they’ve seen on Friday. With that, this comes down to the two offenses even if the final score doesn’t indicate a shootout. Wiltjer, Sabonis and the Bulldogs’ cast of slashers gives the zone fits in flashes, but it’s the Orange’s big slashing shooters — Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson — that steal the show and a chance to play for the Final Four in Houston.Matt Schneidman (25-9)Gonzaga 71, Syracuse 64BittersweetThe 2-3 zone has been unsolvable for Dayton and Middle Tennessee State, but unfortunately for the Orange Gonzaga has two players tailor-made to solve it. Six-foot-10 Kyle Wiltjer and 6-foot-11 Damontas Sabonis are two of the best perimeter big men in the country and they will find the cracks and crevices in the zone to exploit the Orange down low, from the free-throw line and at the short corner. This time Syracuse in unable to pull away from a team in the second half to continue its unlikely tear through the Big Dance, and the Bulldogs leave Syracuse with a bittersweet taste in its mouth. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GVC confirms Swedish launch for bwin and partypoker

first_img Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 The Group’s poker offer will be led by partypoker.se, a localised adaptation of its premier poker brand. Swedish players will be able to take advantage of partypoker’s tournament schedule including The Power Series, Daily Majors and Super Sunday, as well as its Sit & Go Jackpots, where three hands can net a prize of over $1m. Commenting on the launch, Shay Segev, GVC’s Chief Operating Officer emphasised: “We are delighted to get the year off to a positive start with the launch of bwin.se and partypoker.se. We are confident that Swedish customers will enjoy what we believe is the best and most comprehensive online gaming experience in the market. “Launching two new labels in such a short space of time after receiving our licence, demonstrates the flexibility of our unique proprietary technology platform.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUponcenter_img Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner August 4, 2020 Share Submit GVC Holdings has confirmed that following receipt of a Swedish gaming licence, it has launched bwin and partypoker in the country.Both brands now offer dedicated websites under the .se extension, with an Android mobile app is also available, with an iOS version expected to follow over the coming days.bwin.se will utilise the feature-set and content from the group’s flagship European sports betting brand, offering both pre-match and in-play betting on a wide portfolio of sporting events. Swedish customers will also be able to access GVC’s casino offer, which boasts content from 33 third-party games developers as well as unique titles created by the group’s in-house studio. In total over 650 slots, jackpots and live table games are on offer from day one, including many exclusives titles unavailable anywhere else.last_img read more

Vranić released the list of players for the Davis cup match against Moldavia

first_imgManager of BIH Davis Cup Team Daver Vranić has released a list of players which will play in the match of the II Euro-African Zone against team of Molodva, reports Dnevni Avaz.Four players : Damir Džumhur, Aldin Šetkić, Tomislav Brkić and Ismar Gorčić will play for BiH team. The gathering of the team is planned for 1 April in Mostar, where the matches will be played, which will be the first time that a Davis Cup match is played in Mostar.Moldovan team will also arrive on 1 April.last_img read more