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England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years

first_imgEngland’s players celebrate the third goal of their team during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Spain and England at Benito Villamarin stadium, in Seville, Spain, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)MADRID — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting “Ole” at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players.It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their national team concede three goals for the first time ever in a competitive match at home. By the end, they were witnesses to La Roja’s first home loss in 15 years.ADVERTISEMENT Raheem Sterling scored twice and Marcus Rashford once in a stunning first half for England, which held on to beat Spain 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League to get back in contention for a spot in the final four of Europe’s newest competition.In the other match in League A, Iceland lost to Switzerland 2-1 and was relegated to the second-tier League B.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSterling ended his three-year scoring drought with England with goals on each side of Rashford’s strike before the break, leading England to its first win in Spain since 1987.“For a young team, they put in an incredibly mature performance, withstood pressure reasonably well and should all be really proud,” England coach Gareth Southgate said. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LOWER LEAGUESIn League B, Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Northern Ireland 2-1 at home to take a six-point lead over Austria atop Group 3.In Group 2 of League C, Finland beat Greece 2-0 at home to remain perfect with four wins and a clean sheet after four matches. Estonia and Hungary drew 3-3 in the group’s other match.Luxembourg defeated San Marino 3-0 to take the lead in Group 2 of League D, ahead of Belarus, which was held by Moldova to 0-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Spain could have secured a spot in the last four with a win, while a draw would have ended England’s chances of advancing. Only the group winner moves on.Spain started well but its high defensive line struggled against the speed of England’s young forwards. The visitors were clinical, scoring on all of their attempts on goal. Spain totaled 25 attempts and 70 percent of possession, and blew it.England opened the scoring early in a fast breakaway. Rashford sent a nice ball into space for Sterling, who entered the area with only the goalkeeper to beat and found the top of the net with a superb finish. It was his first goal for England since 2015, and first ever away from Wembley.“It was a beautiful feeling,” Sterling said. “I put a lot of pressure on myself to try to get in the box and score. Sometimes it works for you and sometimes it doesn’t, but it’s my position to score goals so I need to keep that going.”Rashford added to the lead in the 30th after a perfect through ball by Kane, entering the area and finishing with a shot from near the penalty spot.Sterling got on the board again from close range after Kane’s set-up in a move which started with a nice pass by Ross Barkley over the top of the Spanish defenders.Spain got on the board in the 58th through a header by substitute striker Alcacer, who has 10 goals in his last six games with club and country. Ramos’ last-minute goal also was a header.RELEGATED ICELANDIceland needed to beat Switzerland for the first time to avoid relegation but the Swiss got off to a two-goal lead and held on to victory.Switzerland routed Iceland 6-0 at home in the team’s opener. It moved into a tie with Belgium for first place in Group 2. The Belgians have a game in hand. Spain suffered its first loss in a competitive match at home since 2003 against Greece. It hadn’t lost at home in 38 matches, and had not conceded three goals in a home match since 1991 in a friendly against Hungary.“It shows how tough it is to come here and win and we have done that,” England forward Harry Kane said. “We came out of the blocks firing, great pressing.”Paco Alcacer scored Spain’s first goal early in the second half and Sergio Ramos claimed the second on the final play of the match.“We have to admit we played very badly in the first half,” Spain coach Luis Enrique said. “We made a lot of individual mistakes.”Despite the loss, Spain stayed ahead in Group 4 of League A with two more points than England after three matches. Croatia, with a game in hand, was five points behind Spain.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown NBA Preview: It’s the Warriors, and then everyone else Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Miner shot dead after making ‘wrong turn’

first_imgTucville shooting– shooter claims robbery attemptThe relatives of 24-year-old Colin Malcolm Perriera, who was shot and killed on Tuesday evening in Tucville, Georgetown, are calling on the Police and the relevant authorities to have the alleged shooter face the full brunt of the law.The now dead father of one of Lot 213 Bar Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was gunned down on Tuesday at about 21:00h while the car he was travelling in turned onto a bridge belonging to the shooter, in an attempt to turn around.Dead: Colin Malcolm PerrieraAt the time of the incident, the car was driven by Gailann Chacon, 20, of Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini), who is a friend of the now dead man. Perriera sustained three gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen while Chacon was shot to her abdomen.Based on reports received, the shooter, who is now in Police custody, allegedly claimed that he thought the occupants of the heavily tinted car, were going to commit a robbery on his property.Reports revealed that the businessman, who was in his yard, whipped out his firearm and discharged several rounds, hitting Perriera and his female friend as the car revered on the bridge.However, the man managed to exit the car and ran to safety but the businessman kept discharging rounds at him.Perriera eventually collapsed in front of a house a short distance away. A teenager, who was standing where the man collapsed, explained that after the man dropped to the roadway, he called out for help and told them that someone else was also shot.“He said that he was shot so we called 911 but like after 20 minutes, a Police vehicle pull up and they take he to the hospital… he was still alive when the vehicle left but they pronounce he dead at the hospital”.According to the teen, while waiting for the Police, several persons went to the car where they saw the young lady lying in a pool of blood. She too was rushed to the hospital where she remains a patient.At the home of the dead man, his cousin, Elizabeth Roberts told Guyana Times that they were at church when they received news of the shooting. She added that she was contacted by the victim’s mother, who informed them of the incident. After receiving the news, they rushed to the area but by the time they arrived, the two injured people were already taken to the hospital.“When we reach, the Police was in his car and they drove it to the East La Penitence Police Station… so we went to the hospital and when we reach there, he was already dead.”Roberts further stated that the young man left home on Tuesday afternoon to do some errands and from all reports, went to collect Chacon and her father who was visiting from Port Kaituma. “That was the last time we saw him alive and then at the hospital, dead”. She is however, convinced that her cousin was murdered and that he was not involved in any robbery or attempted robbery. She recalled him being a jovial and friendly person who was always laughing and smiling.Meanwhile, the Police in a release stated that they are investigating the murder of Perriera and the attempted murder of Chacon, which occurred on Tuesday evening at Lot 10 Perry Street, Tucville. The Police added that he was shot by a licensed firearm holder.Police investigations revealed that Perriera was in a heavily tinted motor car and as it attempted to turn around, the suspect, who was in his yard, drew his licensed handgun and discharged several rounds at the vehicle, hitting the victims about their bodies. The businessman has since been arrested by the Police.last_img read more