City remain on top

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Pep Guardiola is already making history at Manchester City.By beating Bournemouth 4-0 in the English Premier League yesterday, City opened a season with eight straight wins for the first time in the club’s 136-year existence. Five of those have come in the league and the other three in the Champions League.City are averaging more than three goals a game under Guardiola, who has turned the team into an irresistible attacking unit.And surely title favourites.It was a stroll against Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium, with Kevin De Bruyne and Kelechi Iheanacho scoring in the first half before Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan added goals in the second. There were audible gasps from City fans relishing the silky passing and build-up play of what’s shaping to be the most entertaining team in the club’s history.first chanceThere’s also intelligence behind the excellence. Iheanacho said City noticed in its research for the game that Bournemouth’s players jump in the wall at free kicks on the edge of the area. So when De Bruyne got his first chance, he rolled his effort underneath the line of jumping visiting players and into the net.That got City rolling in the 15th minute – and De Bruyne played a part in the other three goals, too. The Belgium midfielder split Bournemouth’s defence with through-balls in the build-up to the goals of Iheanacho and Sterling before saving his best pass until last.The timing and weight of his angled pass to the onrushing Gundogan was perfect, and the Germany midfielder marked his Premier League debut by slotting his finish into the corner.Guardiola said De Bruyne was one of the best players he has managed, adding: “(Lionel) Messi is on a table on his own. Kevin is there with the rest.”City were one of three teams to score four goals as Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion also enjoyed big wins on a high-scoring day of 22 goals in five games in the league.HULL 1 ARSENAL 4It’s been a good week for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.The Chile international scored a goal in each half to inspire Arsenal’s third straight league win, four days after grabbing a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.Having a penalty saved blotted Sanchez’s performance against Hull and manager Arsene Wenger was left wondering why Sanchez took the kick ahead of the usual penalty-taker Santi Cazorla. Arsenal have had four penalties this season, scoring two and missing two.Theo Walcott and Granit Xhaka scored Arsenal’s other goals, with Robert Snodgrass replying for Hull with a penalty that made it 2-1 in the 79th. Hull played more than half the game with 10 men after Jake Livermore was sent off for two bookings, the second for a handball in the area that earned Arsenal a penalty.LEICESTER 3 BURNLEY 0It was some Premier League debut for Islam Slimani.The Algeria striker scored twice as Leicester eased past Burnley with a second straight 3-0 win, having beaten Club Brugge by that score in the Champions League on Wednesday.Slimani is Leicester’s record signing after joining from Sporting Lisbon in August for $33.5 million and looks to have established himself as the first-choice partner for Jamie Vardy.Ben Mee’s own goal rounded off a second league win of the season for the champions.Other results: Everton 3 Middlesbrough 1; West Brom 4 West Ham 2.last_img read more


first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 03/07/12Congratulations to the Donegal Senior mens and ladies teams that both defeated Tyrone last weekend to secure their place in their respective Ulster finals. The ladies final takes place on the 15th July against Monaghan, while the men take on Down on Sunday the 22nd. All applications for tickets for the men’s finals to be with Martina Kelly by Wednesday the 11th of July. Ticket applications will only be accepted from club members.  Minor Board:The minor boy’s take on Newton this Friday the 29th at 7.30 in Newton in the league semi final. This semi final was secured with two excellent results over Downings and Glenswilly last week.The Under 14s had a great win over Milford in a fantastic exhibition of shooting with a 7-18 to 7-12 result. Texts will be sent regarding coaching and blitzes this Saturday morning. The under 10s travel to Milford for a blitz. All players to be in Milford for 11 o clock. On Saturday week we are hosting an under 8 blitz and would appreciate if some parents could contact Eddie Harkin to help with teas etc.The Cul camp takes place this year at the Burn Road from Monday the 13th to Friday the 17th of August. Mark the date in the diary for our future stars. By registering online with Kellogg’s parents can save €5 off the cost of the camp. See packs for details.Ladies Board: Under 16 training takes place every Thursday at 5.30. All new players welcome.The 13 aside ladies had an excellent result on Sunday morning drawing with a strong Glenfin side. Caroline Gallagher, Orlaith Trearty and Maureen O Donnell were best for Termon. The junior ladies play Buncrana this Sunday at 12 noon in the first leg of the championship. Good luck to Harry and the girls.The u12 girls may have a blitz this Saturday morning in Milford. Contact Lisa McGlynn for details.Mens Board:Our seniors and reserves took on Red Hughes on Sunday with the reserves getting an important win with Mark and Charles Gallagher sharing the goals. A depleted senior panel took on Red Hughes and a few contentious decisions from the officials near the end of a game led to a defeat in a game Termon had been leading for its entirety. Both teams are home to Burt this Saturday at 6 and 7.30. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in McClaffertys, Churchill on Friday last. The numbers drawn were 6,11, 18 and 25. There was no match 4 winner. John Harkin jnr matched 3 numbers and won €80. Donna Carr and Kate Flanagan were drawn in the open draw and won €10 each. Next week’s draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn. Eddie Harkin and Brian McDaid are the coordinators. The jackpot is now €650.Termon GAA 5kTermon are hosting a 5k on Thursday the 12th of July ay 7.30. Entry is €8 for adults and €5 for under 18s. The 5k is in aid of underage football in the club. Registration at the Craoibhin from 6.30. We would hope all club players and members will take part in the run. GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: TERMON GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more