The tone of the match flipped in an instant, with playmaker Eriksen at the heart of the visitors’ revival. Harry Kane levelled matters after the Denmark international whipped a free-kick against the woodwork and Eriksen earned a 2-1 success in the 90th minute when he found the bottom corner. The turnaround nudged Tottenham into 10th place in the Barclays Premier League standings, but better is still needed at home, where Pochettino’s men have lost four times in six attempts. “We can take a lot of good things and a lot of confidence with us from this game,” said Eriksen, whose side host Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday and Everton on Sunday. “Every game is different and we still have to work hard and improve a lot of things. “Of course we know they (home fans) expect more and we do as well. “We always want to win when we play at home and if we don’t they are not happy – it’s normal. “It’s nothing to do with that. We just need to play better at home. Spurs’ rocky first season under Mauricio Pochettino appeared to be heading for another low ebb at the KC Stadium on Sunday when they went in at half-time 1-0 behind. A team showing six changes – largely injury-enforced – were turning in a thoroughly disjointed performance when Tigers forward Gaston Ramirez was dismissed for kicking out at Jan Vertonghen. Press Association “We need to improve, because we have some good games and bad games. When we become more stable, we will have a good season.” That Eriksen was on the pitch to secure the late triumph over the Tigers was significant for the 22-year-old. He had started all 12 of Spurs’ league matches this season, but has been substituted in half of those – including being hooked at half-time against Stoke and Aston Villa earlier this month. He was, then, pleased to have the chance to settle matters this time. “I think it’s something I wanted to show. The last two games I was pulled out after 45 minutes,” he said. “Every player wants to play more than 45 minutes, but it’s the decision of the coach. “You have to work hard. I had the chance this time and I showed that 90 minutes is good for me.” Former Tottenham captain Michael Dawson, who made the move to East Yorkshire in the summer, was crushed to be on the losing side against his old team-mates. “Everybody knows what it meant to me to play in this game, and to lose in the way we did was a massive disappointment – especially after the first half,” he said. “The red card changed the game. It was going to be one-way traffic from there because Tottenham have some top players. “Christian Eriksen’s free-kick is something I used to see on a daily basis and then his finish in the last minute was top class. “But at the end of the day we’ve come away with no points, so it is massively disappointing.” Christian Eriksen has set his sights on curing Tottenham’s White Hart Lane woe after getting his side out of jail at Hull.
Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick has defended the second annual £3million payment to majority shareholder Stan Kroenke. The American businessman has now received the figure twice in the last two years as advisory fees from his Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE) company. The revelation of the payment upset a section of Arsenal fans who were already up in arms at the fact the club only signed one player during the summer transfer window. But addressing supporters at the club’s annual general meeting, Keswick claimed the decision to use KSE allowed the board to make important decisions quickly. “I felt it was right to pay a fee for a wide range of services provided by KSE,” he said. “We should not be in a position where we expect these things to come for nothing – that would not be good governance. I would remind you that KSE is one of the most respected sports organisations in the United States. “This has contributed to our positive evolution in a number of areas. Finally, I’d remind everyone that we have a majority owner who is respectful of our traditions. “The best advice you can possibly get is the quick advice from people or organisations who know more about the problem than you do. “If you’re humble enough to accept it you will go and get good advice. And that’s precisely what we do at Arsenal with KSE. I’m responsible ultimately for the money management of the club and making sure it’s well spent and I’m very determined that will continue to be the case.” Keswick, who had to shoot down questions being called out from the floor, admitted there was no written contract with KSE to provide the support and went on to suggest the club should be thankful for the work done by Kroenke as they have ended a run of nine years without silverware. He added: “The answer to your question cannot be codified and I will make no attempt to do so, except to say that we get the best advice as quick as we possibly can, and if you want proof of what that’s worth then you can look at this (the FA Cup), you can look at that (the Community Shield) and you can look at our accounts. “Fees are advisory fees and I’ve already explained that you cannot codify when the timing or how you take them. It’s because of the continuity of the fees that the value of them is so important. And that is my answer and nothing further to add.” Kroenke was present at the AGM but did not make any statement, with Keswick not allowing any questions from the floor to be aimed at the 68-year-old. Press Association
The embattled Blues coach failed to emerge from the tunnel after half-time, having apparently exchanged words with referee Jonathan Moss during the interval. He then refused to speak to the media after the match, which ended in a 2-1 loss – the ailing champions’ fifth loss in 10 games this term. On Friday Mourinho said his relationship with the media would change after phone camera footage of him walking around in west London was published – and the very next day he dodged the usual post-match press conferences. Chelsea’s meltdown began in the 44th minute at Upton Park when Nemanja Matic, already on a yellow card after fouling Mauro Zarate, cynically brought down Diafra Sakho to earn his marching orders. Mourinho stood impassively on the touchline as the midfielder trudged off, but behind him first-team coach Silvino Louro’s histrionics got him removed from the dug-out. Only when the Portuguese failed to retake his position pitch-side, instead appearing in the stand amidst a flurry of camera phones – which no doubt would not have improved his mood – was it apparent that he too had been sent off. Mourinho already has a suspended stadium ban hanging over him for previous indiscretions this season and is now likely to find himself in hot water with the Football Association once more. His, and Chelsea’s, charge sheet from this match alone will make grim reading. His players could be punished for surrounding Moss – John Terry and Cesc Fabregas were booked for their protests. The Blues’ total of seven yellow cards will incur a fine, while the Premier League takes a dim view of managers not attending press conferences. The ‘Special One’ also now finds himself as short as 3/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club following what was, even by Chelsea’s standards this term, a terrible day at the office. Zarate had fired West Ham into a 17th-minute lead and Chelsea were unhappy that Fabregas had a goal ruled out for offiside, while Kurt Zouma’s effort being cleared millimetres before it crossed the line added to the frustration. Yet after the half-time rumpus the 10 men managed to haul themselves level in the 56th minute when Gary Cahill lashed home from a corner. However, West Ham substitute Andy Carroll had the final say, emerging from the bench to powerfully head in Aaron Cresswell’s cross with 10 minutes left. Defender Cahill did front up to the media, telling BBC Sport: “You’re left scratching your head sometimes. In the first half the Cesc Fabregas goal could have been given and we had the goal that was nearly over the line. That sums up the way we’re going. “And then we’ve got the sending-off. Originally we played on – we thought the referee had played on. Maybe the assistant called it back, I’m not sure sure what’s happened there. “We’ve not had the rub of the green but we’re not feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to work hard to turn this round. “Not many words are being said at the moment. I’m sure we’ll reflect in next day or so. We worked really hard at 10 men and had the majority of the play in the second half. It’s a summary of our season at the minute.” Hammers manager Slaven Bilic said he had not spoken to Mourinho since the final whistle. “I feel for him,” the Croatian said. “Decisions from his point of view have gone against him. I would moan if it was against us. But they are not mistakes – they are matters of opinion. “The sending-off I didn’t see. The first one was definitely yellow, the second one was very far from me, but it looked like Sakho was already gone. “But I think second yellows, especially in the first half, should be ‘proper’ bookings. The disallowed goal? No-one can say onside or offside even when you freeze the picture.” The furore surrounding Mourinho took some of the spotlight away from West Ham, who added Chelsea to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in their list of high-profile scalps this term. Bilic added: “I’m very proud of my team and my club. It’s brilliant to win against the champions at home.” Press Association Jose Mourinho’s disappointing season hit a new low as he was sent to the stands during his Chelsea team’s defeat at West Ham.
James Milner’s second-half penalty secured a first home league win for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as they edged past Swansea 1-0. Press Association Milner, who scored from the spot in the midweek Europa League win over Bordeaux, fired home in the 62nd-minute to end the wait for an Anfield Premier League victory which stretched back to September 26. It was certainly not achieved via the “heavy metal” football Klopp has said he favours but sometimes just getting over the line brings its own rewards and occasionally winning ugly is no bad thing – especially when such occurrences have been so rare at home this season. Henderson’s first appearance since mid-August, having been sidelined by a heel problem and then a broken foot, raised almost as loud a cheer as the goal when he replaced the ineffective Roberto Firmino. And Sturridge’s arrival with 20 minutes to go for his first action under Klopp was equally well received. Milner’s low angled drive almost doubled the lead before Swansea sent on Bafetimbi Gomis and Jefferson Montero in an attempt to salvage something. Had their under-pressure manager Garry Monk been bolder and introduced them with the score still goalless they may have had more joy but with a goal behind them Liverpool had just enough to hang on. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Here’s a welcome sight – @JHenderson takes to the field for the first time since August. He replaces Roberto Firmino #LFC” – Liverpool FC @LFC PLAYER RATINGS Liverpool SIMON MIGNOLET: 5 NATHANIEL CLYNE: 6 MARTIN SKRTEL: 6 DEJAN LOVREN: 6 ALBERTO MORENO: 6 EMRE CAN: 7 JAMES MILNER: 7 JORDON IBE: 7 ROBERTO FIRMINO: 5 ADAM LALLANA: 6 CHRISTIAN BENTEKE: 6 Substitutes JORDAN HENDERSON (on for Firmino, 64): 6 DANIEL STURRIDGE (on for Benteke, 71): 6 KOLO TOURE (on for Ibe, 90): 4 Swansea LUCASZ FABIANSKI: 6 KYLE NAUGHTON: 6 ASHLEY WILLIAMS: 6 KYLE BARTLEY: 5 NEIL TAYLOR: 6 LEON BRITTON: 6 KI SUNG-YEUNG: 7 WAYNE ROUTLEDGE: 5 GYLFI SIGURDSSON: 5 ANDRE AYEW: 5 EDER: 5 Substitutes: BAFETIMBI GOMIS (on for Eder, 69): 6 JEFFERSON MONTERO (on for Routledge, 72): 6 JACK CORK (on for Britton, 65) 6 STAR MAN Jordon Ibe – Offered Liverpool a pacy outlet from wide positions and his driving runs produced their best moments, with his cross creating the match-winning penalty. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Neil Taylor’s handball, given by the linesman after referee Antony Taylor had hesitated when Jordon Ibe’s cross hit the defender. VIEW FROM THE BENCH So uneventful was the match in the opening hour Jurgen Klopp and Garry Monk spent quite a long time in conversation at the start of the second half. Monk should probably have gambled with his substitutions while Liverpool were still labouring at 0-0 but he introduced his attackers too late. MOAN OF THE MATCH Referee Anthony Taylor seemed over-lenient with some particularly robust challenges. WHO’S UP NEXT: Southampton v Liverpool (Capital One Cup – Wednesday, December 2) Swansea v Leicester (Premier League – Saturday, December 5) Victory took the Reds to within four points of a Champions League spot and six behind leaders Manchester City, whom they beat last weekend. They have a favourable run of matches up until the visit of Arsenal in mid-January and if more good news were needed the returns of midfielder Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge after long absences will add more strength in depth at a particularly busy time. An attritional first half saw Swansea – who have beaten only bottom side Aston Villa away from home this season – work hard to flood midfield as Liverpool failed to establish any cohesion in the final two-thirds. The only real opportunity came after six minutes when Jordon Ibe’s heavy touch after breaking clear on the right gave Kyle Bartley enough of a chance to put in a sliding challenge – although the centre-back could only watch and thank his lucky stars as his tackle diverted the ball onto a post and not past the stranded Lukasz Fabianski. Bartley, who had a running battle with Christian Benteke all afternoon, also produced a good block to stop Adam Lallana’s goalbound shot. Things improved slightly after the break with Ibe forcing Fabianski into low save – the first of the match by either goalkeeper – at his near post. The breakthrough came just past the hour when Ibe’s cross hit Neil Taylor’s arm, raised above his head, and despite an initial delay from referee Anthony Taylor the linesman flagged for the infringement. Milner dispatched the penalty high into the roof of the Kop end goal and Anfield let out a collective sigh of relief.
And nothing, it seems, will stop him taking to the field at Swansea as he looks to become the first player to score in 12 consecutive top-flight games since Jimmy Dunne did so for Sheffield United in 1932. “I think it’s common knowledge now that I’m getting an injury every week,” said Vardy, who has been wearing a cast since breaking two bones in his right wrist in October. “But I never want to not play. I want to play as many games as I can and help the team out.” Such an attitude is a blessing for Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri. “During the match I said to him ‘are you okay? do you want to come off?’ because I saw him a little tired,” the Italian said. “He said ‘no, no, no, I am good’.” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp last week said Daniel Sturridge had to “learn what is serious pain and what is only pain” after his striker pulled out of their match against Bordeaux after fearing he had a foot injury. Scans showed there was no damage. Vardy, on the other hand, has been playing with knocks all his career. When discussing his rise from non-league to Premier League record holder, Vardy was reminded that this weekend four years ago he scored the equaliser for Fleetwood at Gateshead in front of just 768 people. Leicester hero Jamie Vardy is happy to play through the pain barrier when he goes in search of another record-breaking goal at Swansea next Saturday. Press Association “I was injured that day as well,” Vardy said with a smile. “I was suffering with a foot injury, so it’s turned full circle! “That’s how it is. I know I’m going to get injured at times. It’s the way I play and, if I have to play through it sometimes, that’s what I’ll do. “I took a little knock on the top of my foot (against United), but I’ve had it iced and I’m sure it will be fine by next week.” Vardy admitted it felt “unbelievable” to break Van Nistelrooy’s record, but to those watching at the King Power Stadium the opener came as little surprise. The striker’s confidence is so high that when he charged through the United defence to pick up Christian Fuchs’ pass on the counter, there was only ever going to be one outcome. Leicester presented him with a ‘Vardy 11’ shirt after the match, which was signed by the players and manager Ranieri. Every United player congratulated Vardy on his record-breaking achievement, too, including David de Gea, with whom he had a spat during the match over a late challenge. “Every single one of their players has done that, so that’s credit to them,” Vardy said. “That’s class.” Van Nistelrooy’s congratulatory tweet – “you’re number one now and you deserved it” – also delighted Vardy. “I’ve just been shown a tweet where he’s congratulated me, fair play to him,” he said. “I’m sure it will pop up on my Twitter feed when I look at my phone (on Sunday) because I don’t really want to today, it will just be going off and off and off.” Chris Smalling, who like Vardy has played non-league football, thinks clubs should start looking further down the pyramid for “hidden gems” like the Leicester striker. “I think they should, especially when you consider how much money players cost to bring in to clubs,” the Manchester United defender, who played for Maidstone United, said. “I think if you can find some sort of hidden gems in the local sides or non-league sides, it’s a no-brainer. “You will see them have a little bit more of a wider look in the non-league region because of Jamie’s success.” The England striker became the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches – beating Ruud van Nistelrooy’s 12-year-old record – when he fired the opening goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Despite going into the weekend with a hip injury and sustaining a knock to the left foot during the match, Vardy caused United problems all evening and deserved his 14th goal of the season.
It requires that discrimination against Jewish people be treated in the same manner as acts of racial discrimination within the state’s public schools, and in accordance with the First Amendment. The law also defines anti-Semitism as including “dehumanizing or stereotypical allegations about the Jewish community.”Upon signing the bill into law, DeSantis said, “An institution that adopts any anti-Semitic policies or guidance, that is going to be verboten.”The new measure passed through the Florida Legislature without any dissent during the last session.Republican Senator Joe Gruters, from Sarasota, introduced it in the Senate. Despite receiving some criticism over it, he says, “Listen, at the end of the day, you know this was positive,” said Gruters. “Every single member of the Florida Legislature— Republican, Democrat— voted for this bill.” Florida is putting into place new measures to address anti-Semitism in public schools.On Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis took time during his mission trip to Israel to sign into law a new anti-Semitism law, which is effective immediately and includes Florida’s public universities.Today @AGAshleyMoody joined me as I planted a tree on behalf of the people of Florida in the beautiful John F. Kennedy Peace Forest. As this tree grows, it will serve as a symbol of the strong friendship between Florida, the United States and the nation of Israel. pic.twitter.com/5IJgxWixqe— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 29, 2019
Two men are lucky to be alive after a vital cord snapped on the bungee ride they were on moments before they were to be launched into the air.The incident occurred Saturday at the Cobra Adventure Park in Panama, Florida.Video of the incident shows the two riders seated in the “Vertical Accelerator” as the ride operator prepares to launch them into the air, suddenly the elastic rope on the left side of the ride, shreds to pieces and lands on the ground next to them.The riders were removed from the ride and the ride was briefly shut down.As of Monday, the ride was reportedly open and inspectors have been called to the park to check the ride.
Authorities in Gainesville, Florida have arrested a 20-year-old man after he reportedly beat and raped his pregnant girlfriend in an attempt to kill the baby.The incident occurred Friday.Officials say the suspect, Joseph Bernard J. Combs, went to the victim’s home and waited while she spoke to someone on the phone. Once she hung up the phone, Combs reportedly told her “I’m sorry, but I can’t let you have my son.”That’s when Combs who had been dating the victim for a year, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her into the living room where he began to punch and kick her in the stomach.Combs then reportedly dragging the woman upstairs by her hair and continuing to punch and kick her in the stomach. When the victim attempted to run downstairs, he dragged her back and started to punch and kick her in the head.Once Combs noticed the woman was bleeding from a cut on her head, he grabbed napkins and attempted to clean the wound before battering her once more saying.According to the victim, as Combs battered her he said, “I’m sorry, but I have to kill the baby.”Combs then pulled out a four-inch folding knife and held it to the woman’s throat but when the woman said “I’ll do anything, but don’t take my life,” Combs handed her the knife and instructed her to slit her wrist.Just before the victim did as she was ordered, however, Combs stopped her and began raping her.Authorities say the woman suffered extensive bruising on her stomach, both arms, her shins and her right breast. She also had a swollen jaw and a bloody eye.Combs has since been taken to the Alachua County jail where he is being held on a $3.5 million bail.According to the report, the victim was 19- weeks pregnant. It is unclear if the baby is expected to survive.
A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has docked in New Jersey with 12 passengers quarantined for possible coronavirus. Local news reports say several ambulances were seen pulling up to the dock as the ship arrived in Bayonne this morning. The quarantined passengers will all be tested by officials from the CDC, who were on hand to greet the ship. The 12 passengers are all Chinese nationals, who began showing symptoms during the cruise, which is returning from the Bahamas. Another cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, is docked in Japan with 61 confirmed cases of coronavirus including 9 Americans on board. Senator Marco Rubio wants the FDA to reassure the public about the coronavirus.The Florida Republican and others sent a letter yesterday to the Food and Drug Administration as the disease’s death toll exceeds 600 people including a doctor who was the first to alert the Chinese government about the disease which has no cure.In the letter, Rubio and others ask the FDA to guarantee the safety and supply of pharmaceuticals, food and medical supplies being imported from China. As of now, the number of cases tops 30-thousand with 12 in the U.S.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement needs help locating an 11-year-old Jacksonville boy who went missing over the weekend.A missing child alert was issued for 11-year-old Keavon Washington who was last seen in the area of the 1600 block of West 45th Street in Jacksonville on Saturday.He is 4 feet, 10 inches tall, has brown eyes and has black hair.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or call 911.PLEASE SHARE!Florida MISSING CHILD Alert for 11yo black male Keavon Washington, 4’10”, 135 lbs., last seen 1600 block of West 45th St, Jacksonville. May be in the Jax or Gainesville areas. Contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or 911. #FLMissingChild pic.twitter.com/y6DyyGdyaZ— FDLE (@fdlepio) May 10, 2020