Guardiola reacts to Aguero record with Messi comparison

first_img Loading… Read Also: Grealish ready to quit Aston Villa after Man City bashingHe said: “We’ll debrief the game, we’ll learn from it and move forward. We were poor against Watford but learned from it and put in a good performance against Burnley.“What we can learn from is the way they pass and move, the way they work as a team and press. It’s something for myself and the players to aspire to.“We made mistakes and got punished by a better team.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed Sergio Aguero as one of the world’s best strikers but insists Lionel Messi remains his No.1.Advertisementcenter_img Aguero’s hat-trick in City’s 6-1 romp at Aston Villa made him the Premier League’s record overseas scorer with 177 goals. Riyad Mahrez’s first-half brace and Gabriel Jesus’ goal made light work of Villa, who crumbled to their sixth defeat in eight top-flight games on Sunday.Guardiola managed Messi at Barcelona and believes he still sets the standard to which others aspire.“Messi is [the best] number nine, number 10, number 11, number seven, number six, number five, number four…“Sergio is one of the best, no doubt. The best is Messi, but the rest? Sergio is absolutely one of them.“All the players in the locker room congratulated him. To break this record of an incredible legend like Thierry Henry, it means it’s not just for a short period, it’s many years.“To be the foreign player with the most goals and hat-tricks speaks for itself.“It’s an honour to be here the day he achieved that, hopefully he can score more. He will die scoring goals.“There are players through the incredible history of English football and he is one of them, he helps to make the Premier League and English football better.”Anwar El Ghazi’s injury-time penalty did earn Villa a consolation and boss Dean Smith urged his side to move on from the mauling – the club’s heaviest home defeat in almost four years.last_img read more

When is a 14-point loss an improvement? When it’s the Raiders

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.OAKLAND — It’s a measure of how far the Raiders have fallen that a 14-point home loss to a division rival can be perceived as a step in the right direction.The Los Angeles Chargers beat the Raiders 20-6 Sunday at the Coliseum, erasing any hope of a new beginning to open the second half of a lost season.“I’m really proud of our team’s effort,” coach Jon Gruden said. “It’s hard to lose. It takes a toll on all of us. I apologize to …last_img

Who does Klay Thompson prefer to play in the first round?

first_imgThe Warriors (48-22) enter Thursday’s game against the Indiana Pacers (44-28) at … Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!In a little less than a month, Klay Thompson hopes to go to Los Angeles. Then, the Warriors could play a first-round playoff matchup against the Clippers.“I would like to stay close to the Bay,” Thompson said. “L.A. would be nice because we don’t have to travel far.”last_img

The KD factor: Warriors thinking of Durant on ‘strange and unique night’

first_imgOAKLAND — Kevin Durant’s season-ending Achilles injury adds one more aspect to the multi-layered motivation the Warriors will take into Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.The Warriors, down 3-2 to Toronto, are fighting to stay alive in their quest for a third straight NBA title. They’re also preparing to play their final game ever at Oracle Arena, their Oakland home for 47 years.Related Articles Warriors resemble team of old, Kevon Looney isn’t ready, and other …last_img

Perhaps needing insurance, 49ers re-sign veteran DB

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A day after being cut, defensive back Antone Exum Jr. was resigned by the 49ers on Sunday to a one-year deal after defensive lineman Kentavius Street was officially placed on the injured reserve list.Street, a fourth round draft choice by the 49ers last year when he spent his entire rookie season on the reserve/non-football injury list, is eligible to return to practice in Week 6 and can be activated after Week 8.Already on the 49ers injured reserve list are running back Jerick …last_img

27 children killed as school bus plunges into gorge in Himachal Pradesh

first_imgTwenty-seven children were among 30 killed when a private school bus ferrying them home veered off the road and plunged into a 200-foot-deep gorge at Malakwal in Nurpur in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh on Monday evening.At least 13 students from Classes I to V died on the spot, while the others succumbed to injuries at Nurpur hospital. The driver of the bus and two school teachers were also killed.Toll may mountThe death toll could go up as there were about 40 children in the bus, said Nurpur SDM Husain Siddique. The bus belonged to Vazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial School in Nurpur.At least 13 seriously injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Pathankot where one of them died of injuries, an official said. The condition of the other injured was also critical, he said. Most of the deceased belonged to nearby villages.Senior Cabinet Minister Krishan Kapoor and local MLA Rakesh Pathania rushed to the spot to monitor the rescue operation.Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced an immediate relief of ₹5 lakh to the next of kin of each deceased.A magisterial probe was ordered and preliminary enquiries suggested the driver lost control of the bus, an official said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Let the flames begin! Flying diver ignites SEA Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Katropa fields Rice, try to catch up with leaders Earlier a flying tiger, shiny gold suits and a parade of marching bands took center stage as the two-week Games opened in a blaze of color.More than 4,000 athletes from 11 nations strode into the newly refurbished, 87,000-capacity Bukit Jalil stadium, which was sold out for the vibrant show.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTorrential rain early on failed to dampen enthusiasm as the hosts put on an entertaining spectacle before Malaysia’s king, Sultan Muhammad V, declared the Games open.About 4,200 athletes are competing for 404 gold medals in sports ranging from boxing and equestrianism to petanque, speed skating and lawn bowls at the popular and unique SEA Games. MOST READ View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Games mascot Rimau, a fluffy Malayan tiger, flew into the stadium on a wire, after LED-lit pedal cars and flag-wavers wearing glittering gold suits had entertained the crowd.Fans watched video messages from Malaysia’s badminton and squash stars Lee Chong Wei and Nicol David, who are busy with world championships commitments, and cheered the succession of marching bands.After the Games had been declared open, the stadium erupted in song as hundreds of dancers waving silver palm trees and waving red-lit parasols gave the event a carnival atmosphere.Olympic silver medal-winning diver Pandelela Rinong passed the flaming torch to Nur Dhabita, who took off slowly towards the 40-foot (12-metre) cauldron and lit it, setting off a blaze of fireworks.The biennial SEA Games, formerly the Southeast Asian Peninsula Games, have been running since 1959, when the region was still emerging from its long era of colonialism.ADVERTISEMENT Malaysia, who have given the 29th edition the tagline “Rising Together”, are aiming to top the medals table for only the second time by matching the 111 golds they won on home soil in 2001.Ahead of the opening ceremony, they have already made a strong start with seven golds to lead the table ahead of Singapore and Thailand, who both have three.The Games retain a distinctly regional flavor, with Olympic sports like swimming and athletics contested alongside Asian favorites such as pencak silat, sepak takraw and wushu.They are a big source of national pride in the fast-growing region of about 650 million people, which all too often finds itself outclassed on the world sporting stage. CBB Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Malaysian athlete Nur Dhabitah Sabri lights the torch during the opening ceremony of the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on August 19, 2017.  AFP PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Teenage diver Nur Dhabitah Sabri flew through Malaysia’s national stadium in a brave stunt to light the cauldron at the climax of a glittering Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday.The 18-year-old rising star was suspended high above the Bukit Jalil stadium floor in Kuala Lumpur, carrying a flaming torch, at the end of the four-hour extravaganza.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Sweden arrests suspected driver of Stockholm attack

first_imgDamage to a store is revealed after the stolen truck, which was driven through a crowd outside a department in Stockholm. Photo: AFPFlags flew at half-mast across Stockholm on Saturday as the city slowly returned to normal a day after a truck attack that killed four people, as police said they had the suspected driver in custody.A stolen beer truck ploughed into a crowd of people at the corner of the bustling Ahlens department store and the Drottninggatan pedestrian street on Friday afternoon, above ground from Stockholm’s central subway station.Fifteen people were injured, nine of whom remained in hospital on Saturday.It was the third terror attack in Europe in two weeks, coming on the heels of assaults in London and St. Petersburg, although there has been no immediate claim of responsibility.Previous attacks using vehicles have occurred in London, Berlin and the southern French city of Nice, all of them claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS).”Terror hits the heart of the city,” Sweden’s biggest broadsheet Dagens Nyheter headlined its front page above a picture of the truck with its front end smashed into the store.Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said he had strengthened the country’s border controls, as flags flew at half-mast at parliament, the royal palace, the government offices, and City Hall.”Terrorists want us to be afraid, want us to change our behaviour, want us to not live our lives normally, but that is what we’re going to do. So terrorists can never defeat Sweden, never,” Lofven said.City streets were empty early Saturday, slowly filling as the day wore on as things began to return to normal — apart from a heavy police presence, a rare scene in this normally tranquil country.A swelling crowd milled by the security barrier erected around the scene, many placing flowers on the ground or in the security fence.Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria, 39, was one of those laying down a bouquet, wiping tears from her cheek.”I feel an incredible sadness, an emptiness,” she told reporters.But, she said, “society has demonstrated enormous strength and we stand together against this.”Suspected driver in custody Swedish police said a man arrested on “suspicion of a terrorist crime” was probably the truck driver.”We suspect that the man who was arrested is the perpetrator,” Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom told AFP.The man was arrested “on suspicion of a terrorist crime through murder,” Karin Rosander, spokeswoman at the Swedish Prosecution Authority, said.The man was detained on Friday in Marsta, a suburb north of Stockholm. According to several media outlets, he is a 39-year-old of Uzbek origin and an IS supporter.Prosecutors did not disclose his identity, but police said his appearance “matched the description” of a photo they released of a suspect wearing a dark hoodie and military green jacket.Intelligence agency Sapo said meanwhile it was hunting for “possible accomplices or networks that may have been involved in the attack.” ‘Terrifying’ Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic on Friday.”A massive truck starts driving … and mangles everything and just drives over exactly everything,” eyewitness Rikard Gauffin told AFP.”It was so terrible and there were bodies lying everywhere… it was really terrifying,” he added.Passerby Hasan Sidi told Aftonbladet he saw two elderly women lying on the ground.He said people at the scene urged him to help one of the women who was “bleeding to death”.”One of them died… I don’t know if the other one made it,” Sidi said.The truck was towed away in the early hours of Saturday. ‘It was expected’ An attack on Stockholm was just a matter of time, the head of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, Magnus Ranstorp, told AFP.”It was pretty expected, the police and intelligence agency have practised for this several times the past year… We just didn’t know when it was going to happen,” he said.Friday’s attack was the latest in a string of assaults with vehicles in Europe.The deadliest came last year in France on the July 14 Bastille Day national holiday, when a man rammed a truck into a crowd in the Mediterranean resort of Nice, killing 86 people.In December, a man hijacked a truck and slammed into shoppers at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.In London last month, Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old convert to Islam, killed five people when he drove a car at high speed into pedestrians before launching a frenzied knife attack on a policeman guarding parliament.In 2014, IS called for attacks on citizens of Western countries and gave instructions on how they could be carried out without military equipment, using rocks or knives, or by running people over in vehicles.Friday’s attack was the second terror attack in Stockholm.In December 2010, a suicide bomber blew himself up, also on the Drottninggatan pedestrian street, lightly injuring several passersby.last_img read more