BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEWS

first_imgSATURDAY, DECEMBER 5ARSENAL 3 SUNDERLAND 1Arsenal ended a run of three games in the Barclays Premier League without a win to move into second place. Draws against Tottenham and Norwich and defeat at West Brom had threatened to derail the Gunners’ title bid, but they responded when Joel Campbell finished Mezut Ozil’s through ball. Olivier Giroud put the ball into his own net to bring Sunderland level, but the Frenchman responded with a goal at the other end before Aaron Ramsey’s late third.GOALS:-ARSENAL: CAMPBELL 33; GIROUD 63; RAMSEY 90. SUNDERLAND: GIROUD OG 45.CHELSEA 0 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1Glenn Murray’s late header gave Bournemouth a famous win at Stamford Bridge and put more pressure on Chelsea manager JosÈ Mourinho. Murray’s 82nd-minute winner moved Eddie Howe’s side out of the relegation zone. They also became the first promoted side to beat Chelsea at home since Charlton in April 2001.GOAL:-BOURNEMOUTH: MURRAY 82.MANCHESTER UNITED 0 WEST HAM UNITED 0Having lost on their previous seven Barclays Premier League visits to Old Trafford, West Ham held Manchester United to a goalless draw – the first time these teams have drawn in Manchester since 1984. The visitors had the better chances in the contest, hitting the post twice in quick succession through Mauro Zarate, followed by Winston Reid’s header.GOALS:-NONE.SOUTHAMPTON 1ASTON VILLA 1Aston Villa were denied a first win in the Barclays Premier League since the opening day of the season. Oriol Romeu’s equaliser earned Southampton a draw after Southampton were punished when defender Joleon Lescott turned in a corner. But the top-flight’s bottom club, Villa, could not hold on as Romeu stabbed in a shot from a corner for the leveller.GOALS:-SOUTHAMPTON: ROMEU 73. VILLA: LESCOTT 44.STOKE CITY 2MANCHESTER CITY 0Manchester City were knocked off the top of the Barclays Premier League by a vibrant Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. Marko Arnautovic scored twice early on, with Xherdan Shaqiri creating both. Arnautovic nudged home Shaqiri’s cross for the opener and then finished off a perfectly weighted through ball from his teammate to send City into third place for the first time this season.GOALS:-STOKE:ARNAUTOVIC 7, 15.SWANSEA CITY 0LEICESTER CITY 3Jamie Vardy failed to score for the first time in 12 Barclays Premier League matches, but a hat-trick by teammate Riyad Mahrez saw Leicester City back on top of the division. Mahrez headed the Foxes in front after five minutes and fired in calmly for his second, although he seemed offside. Swansea’s Ki Sung-yueng headed against the bar after the break, but Mahrez finished an incisive counter-attack to seal his first-ever hat-trick.GOALS:-MAHREZ 5, 22, 67.WATFORD 2NORWICH CITY 0Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo both scored as Watford earned a deserved win over struggling Norwich. Captain Deeney converted a spot kick, his fourth goal in six games, after strike-partner Ighalo had been fouled by Alex Tettey. Nigeria’s Ighalo, who gave Norwich’s defence huge problems, added a second in added time when he slotted in his ninth goal of the season.GOALS:-WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 30; IGHALO 90.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1Tottenham wasted a chance to keep pressure on the Barclays Premier League’s top four after letting a lead slip at West Brom. Mauricio Pochettino’s side were ahead after 15 minutes when a Toby Alderweireld pass was converted by Dele Alli. But West Bromwich Albion levelled before the break when James McClean’s header finished off a neat move.GOALS:-WBA: McCLEAN 32. TOTTENHAM: ALLI 15.SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 LIVERPOOL 0Gorgi Wijnaldum earned Newcastle United an invaluable three points against Liverpool, with one shot deflected into the visitors’ net for the first and a neat finish confirming the victory, only the Magpies’ third of the season. Liverpool, who had won seven of their last eight games, were poor. Alberto Moreno was wrongly denied by an offside flag as Jurgen Klopp suffered a second defeat in 12 games.GOALS:-SKRTEL 0G 67; WIJNALDUM 90.last_img read more

‘Extraordinary Work at Mount Coffee’

first_imgUnited States Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas Greenfield has described as extraordinary and encouraging the level of work accomplished so far at the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant in White Plains outside Monrovia.Assistant Secretary of State Greenfield, who is a former U.S. Ambassador accredited to Liberia, told the Senate leadership when she met with them at the Capitol Building recently that her commendation was based on what she observed when she visited the worksite.The US diplomat told the Senators led by Pro Tempore Armah Zolu Jallah that “the United States is working assiduously to see the completion of the hydropower plant,” and she would return in December when the plant would have been completed for turning over to the Liberian government. However, during his recent appearance at the Capitol Building, former Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh informed the Senate that the hydropower plant will be officially completed by July 2017.During the meeting held in the offices of Pro Temp Jallah, Secretary Greenfield reminded the senators that electricity is a key element that accelerates development and that the United States government has provided US$240 million for development purposes in Liberia, including the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant. Pro Temp Jallah praised the US government’s development assistance to Liberia over the years describing it as “dividends of a true relationship.” The hydropower plant is a major stimulus to economic activities, “because it is the source of electricity that engenders power and heat,” said the Pro Temp.The lawmakers thanked the US government for its continued and sustained support to Liberia which they said speaks to genuine collaboration between the two nations. They also acknowledged America’s involvement in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic as timely and helpful, culminating in the permanent working relationship between the US Centers for Disease Control and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The senators called on the United States to continue to stand by Liberia, especially in the wake of UNMIL’s departure.The Senate leadership attending the meeting with Assistant Secretary Greenfield included Geraldine Doe-Sherif, Chair on Executive; Varney G. Sherman, Chairman on Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims & Petitions; H. Dan Morais, Chair on Foreign Affairs; Edward Boakai Dagoseh, Chairman on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget; and George Tamba Tengbeh, Chairman on Rules, Order & Administration.Other Senators included Stephen A. Zargo, Chairman on Defense, Intelligence, Security & Veteran Affairs; Peter Sonpon Coleman, Chair on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women & Children Affairs; and Thomas G. Grupee, Chairman on Internal Affairs, Reconciliation & Good Governance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more