Review Chelsea – Manchester United

first_imgA penalty kick converted by Eden Hazard was all it took for Conte to defeat Mourinho and for Chelsea to win the FA Cup.Jose Mourinho, who hadn’t lost a final with an English club in his career (6/6), took everyone by surprise by leaving Romelu Lukaku on the bench and starting Marcus Rashford in his preferred center forward position. He was joined by Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard at the wings. Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and David de Gea completed he starting lineup. Antonio Conte could afford to bring out his best players as well. Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses, Cezar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger composed the 5-man defensive front. Bakayoko, Fabregas and Kante were the midfielders, Eden Hazard was the roaming winger/attacker and Olivier Giroud was the main striker.Considering both teams were desperate to end the season with a trophy in their cabinet and we were watching a matchup between two defensive-minded managers, it was highly unlikely we were going to see an entertaining final. Rather, we were in for a tactical and positional battle for every meter on the pitch.The first attempt on goal was made by Eden Hazard in the 9th minute. He broke free for a moment on the left flank and even though the Belgian was closed down by Phil Jones, he still fired a shot. Eden tried to surprise de Gea at the near post, but Spain’s number one was prepared, making the save with his leg.In the 21st minute, Hazard’s phenomenal first touch put Jones on the wrong foot and then his pace helped him fly by the English international, who was left with no other choice by to try and stop Hazard with a sliding tackle. He missed, fouling Eden inside the box and giving Chelsea a clear penalty kick. You might say he was lucky not to be sent off as the last defender. Hazard calmly took the responsibility of taking the ensuing penalty kick, sending de Gea the wrong way and giving Chelsea an all-important 1-0 lead.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.With both teams defending with eleven players, it was almost impossible to create opportunities. Counter-attacks and set pieces appeared to be the only ways to get to goal. Phil Jones had one such chance after a corner kick, but failed to direct a header at the far post. Manchester United had the best chance of the half right before the referee blew the whistle. Bakayoko didn’t make a tackle at midfield, the ball came to Pogba inside Chelsea’s box, then to Rashford’s feet and was ultimately blocked by Rudiger. The Blues kept their slender advantage.As the game was moving along, Manchester United was beginning to play with more urgency, while its opponent was toying with fire by just sitting back and waiting to be attacked. In the 63rd minute, Courtois made a fantastic save on a Phil Jones header after a set piece cross by Rashford. Alexis Sanchez scored on the rebound, but was offside. There were a couple of other threats before that as well. Mourinho worked his magic again, as we were seeing a different United in the second half.There was an incredible opportunity missed by Alonso in the 70th minute, when N’Golo Kante made a fantastic run and passed the ball on to his Spanish teammate inside the box. The left back was on his weaker right foot, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was all alone and failed to convert. In the aftermath of the action, Victor Moses got to the ball and sent a backwards pass that hit Ashley Young’s hand. VAR was available for this final and after a short consultation, the referee decided against showing on the spot, although he probably should have. Moments after that, Rashford had a great opportunity of his own as he went face-to-face with Courtois. Chelsea’s keeper was the winner of that battle, blocking Marcus’ effort.Not long after that, Romelu Lukaku entered the pitch, replacing Marcus Rashford. Anthony Martial also came into the game, swapping places with Jesse Lingard. Pogba had a free header right in the middle of Chelsea’s box in the 82nd minute, yet he didn’t hit the target. It was inexplicable how he was left so alone on a corner kick. Conte’s team was really lucky to get away with it. Juan Mata was Mourinho’s last sub. Phil Jones was taken off to make way for the Spaniard. Antonio Conte did what most managers do in his spot, using a couple of late substitutions to waste some time. Morata and Willian were the players who came onto the field. A Matic header that went wide and a Courtois yellow card were the main events in the 5-minute injury time. The whistle was blown and Chelsea had won. The FA Cup trophy was theirs.last_img

Hot tracks for cool days

first_imgIs there a better cure for the cooped-up winter blahs than great music? Walter asked four local DJs for their top picks.Carson Blackley Recent N.C. State graduate Carson Blackley is a radio host and producer for Raleigh’s new country radio station, B93.9 FM.1. Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church2. Indian Outlaw – Tim McGraw3. Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves4. Muckalee Creek Water – Luke Bryan 5. I Hold On – Dierks Bentley6. Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks7. The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band8. Whiskey’s Gone – Zac Brown Band9. Carolina – Eric Church10. Wild at Heart – Gloriana11. Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley12. In Color – Jamey Johnson13. Dancin’ Away with My Heart – Lady Antebellum14. Something Like That – Tim McGraw 15. Kerosene – Miranda LambertSPCLGSTSPCLGST, aka Joe Giampino, was voted 2013’s Best Club DJ by the readers of Indy Weekly. He plays all kinds of clubs and private parties.1. Goodbye Horses – Q Lazzarus2. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division3. Don’t Change – INXS4. A Forest – THE CURE 5. The World (Is Going Up in Flames) – Charles Bradley6. Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter – Nina Simone7. Perfect Life – Belong8. Paper Romance – Groove Amanda 9. Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow10. Glory Box – Portishead11. Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ – Wu-Tang Clan12. I Love You (Remix) – Mary J. Blige, featuring Smif n Wessun13. Player’s Ball – OutKast14. Shabba – A$AP Ferg15. Zip & A Double Cup – Juicy J Joe BunnJoe Bunn is known for keeping the dance floors full at Raleigh weddings and dance parties.1. Timber – Pitbull, featuring Ke$ha2. Dark Horse – Katy Perry, featuring Juicy J3. Stay the Night – Zedd, featuring Hayley Williams4. Team – Lorde5. Show Me – Kid Ink, featuring Chris Brown6. Story of My Life – One Direction7. Gas Pedal – Sage the Gemini, featuring IamSu8. Wake Me Up – Avicii9. Hold On, We’re Coming Home – Drake, featuring Majid Jordan10. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis11. Don’t Drop That Thun Thun – Finatticz12. Treasure – Bruno Mars13. Do What U Want – Lady Gaga, featuring R. Kelly14. Thinking About You – Calvin Harris, featuring Ayah Marar15. Take Back the Night – Justin TimberlakeJim Davis WNCU’s.025 90.7 jazz announcer Jim Davis hosts 8 Track Flashback every Saturday. He begins in the late ’60s, and works backwards over four hours into the ’40s.1960s1. Ain’t Nothing but a House Party –Showstoppers2. 634-5789 – Wilson Picket3. Reputation – Little Anthony & Imperials4. People Get Ready – Impressions5. Oh My Angel – Bertha TillmanClassic 1950s6. Back in the USA – Chuck Berry7. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On –Jerry Lee Lewis8. That Dood It – James Brown9. I Love You So – Chantels10. Most of All – MoonglowsEarly 50s, 1940s11. Money – Honey-Drifters12. I’m Gonna Play the Honky Tonks –Marie Adams13. Safronia B – Calvin Bose14. Baby Get Lost – Dinah Washington15. Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well – Wynonie Harris, with Lucky Millinderlast_img

Floor Felten of Brisbane Airport on meeting challenges head on

first_img“We have put together a good strategy for the company, and the challenge is to execute this strategy while also still adapting to constant change around us. Technology brings a lot of opportunities to the business and is very dynamic. It challenges us to become more agile in our adoption of new technology,” Felten notes.That adaptation will, of course, require fresh insights and new ways of thinking, and Felten offers some advice for anyone considering joining the aviation industry: “Go with your strengths and passion. Make sure you enjoy and are interested in what you are studying! You will learn your life long and there are not many people who spend their whole life in the same area they studied.”Crucially, Felten says, “the aviation industry offers very different job opportunities from technical, financial, commercial to operational roles. So there are a lot of ways to get in to aviation. Don’t let anybody tell you can’t do it — maybe not yet, but don’t shy away from a challenge. It will be a learning experience. And if you fail, that is not a bad thing: the best lessons come from failure.”And now, she notes, “I work with interesting and great people on complex problems or opportunities. Every day is different at an airport and I love the diversity in the job!”Brisbane is one of Australia’s most important airports. Image: Brisbane AirportRelated Articles:Dulles team reminds women that airport management is a career optionPittsburgh International Airport’s recovery fueled by girl powerDublin Airport’s Valerie Price on driving change and innovationPursuing Leadership: Delta SVP Allison Ausband’s advice to womenOp-Ed: A woman’s place is in the flight deck and the C-SuiteAirport concessions overseer Juanita Britton began career as busy beeFrom Sydney to Doha, Fordyce-Wheeler helps airport design take offWendy Francette-Williams’ mission: transform Caribbean aviationDelhi airport’s Kiran Jain on being proud to be an Alpha Woman Felten’s career at Schiphol prepared her well for this sort of strategic management challenge, with a wide variety of roles, largely technical, from maintenance to information technology to project management and sustainability. “In my last role I was responsible for asset management at Schiphol: the development and maintenance of all the infrastructure, terminals, runways, roads, utilities, et cetera,” Felten tells Runway Girl Network.“I always had a wish to work more internationally so when I got the opportunity to go on a secondment to Brisbane Airport for three to five years I jumped at the opportunity and moved with my family to Australia half a year ago.”The scale of the expansion is itself challenging. Image: Brisbane AirportFelten spent the first seven years of her career in the steel industry, which she describes as “a very technical, rough and male dominated environment, where I discovered that being different — female, without a technical background — actually enabled me to add a lot of value to the organization. I could bring things that were very scarce in that organization and that gave me lots of opportunities and learning experiences. It was very challenging at times, but it’s been one of the best and most impactful experiences in my career.”That career started with a Business Administration degree in university, which suited the market at the time, and Felten highlights what many students and people considering careers in aviation know: the industry and its people needs are changing rapidly.“Like many, I think I was always attracted by the dynamics of aviation. Connecting people, enabling people to travel, airports as the places that bring the people and the planes together — but also interesting in the sense of its complexity, technology and diversity of work,” Felten says, highlighting that her key to success has been “a good mix of hard work, always eager to learn and not afraid to take on a challenge, combined with some luck, would probably sum it up. I’ve been fortunate with the opportunities I’ve had.The new runway is a crucial step to expansion for the airport. Image: Brisbane AirportIn Brisbane, Felten arrives in the office around 8am, and spends most of her day discussing the issues at hand with the airport team, airlines, government agencies, universities, and startups. With responsibility for innovation and the digital space, she’s always on the lookout for new technologies that can improve passenger experience and the airport’s operations, and she gets into the terminals and airside operations to get a feel for how it’s all going. When Floor Felten, executive general manager for strategy, planning and technology at Brisbane Airport, arrived in Australia after sixteen years working at Amsterdam Schiphol, the challenges facing her weren’t just adjusting to the work and social culture in a country on the other side of the planet from her native Netherlands.In Brisbane, she drives the strategy for one of Australia’s principal airports (and the largest by size, some 2700 hectares), planning capacity, business development, the digital world and overall technology implementations. It’s no mean feat with a new airport master plan due next year covering the next twenty, and a new runway for the airport due to be completed within the next year.last_img

Photo: Nebraska’s Mike Riley Posts A Cool Graphic Letting Fans Know Where The Huskers Are Recruiting Today

first_imgNebraska's recruiting map.The college football recruiting dead period is over. Starting today, coaches can visit with recruits and host them on campus. This means that basically every college football coach is currently traveling the country, making in-person contact with high school football players. Do you know where your teams’ coaches are? Nebraska fans now do, thanks to this cool graphic tweeted by the Huskers’ new coach, Mike Riley. Check it out: Curious where we are recruiting today? Paint the Nation Red! #GBR— Mike Riley (@Coach_Riley) January 15, 2015Riley has gotten off to a good start recruiting at Nebraska. On Wednesday, the Huskers received a commitment from one of the best offensive linemen in the country. National Signing Day is Feb. 4.last_img

10 months agoSolskjaer names two Man Utd kids for Cardiff clash

About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer names two Man Utd kids for Cardiff clashby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named two teenagers in his squad for the clash with Cardiff City.Solskjaer has included Angel Gomes and James Garner in the travelling Manchester United squad for the Cardiff game.Former United manager Jose Mourinho gave Gomes his United debut at the age of 16 and the England youth international. Garner, 17, played for United on their pre-season tour of the United States and was a substitute in last week’s Champions League defeat to Valencia. The Merseyside midfielder excelled in United’s enthralling 4-3 FA Youth Cup triumph over Chelsea on Monday night, which Solskjaer watched.Confirmed United squad members vs Cardiff:David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Fred, James Garner, Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira, Angel Gomes, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial

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