Report: Fulham 1 Huddersfield 0

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic scored in injury time as Fulham claimed a 1-0 home win over fellow Premier League strugglers Huddersfield Town on Saturday.The visitors enjoyed the better of the first half but were indebted to Jonas Lossl in the second, the goalkeeper saving a penalty from Aboubakar Kamara.However, Mitrovic struck in the 91st minute to lift Fulham above Burnley and to within a point of safety, while David Wagner’s side remain bottom of the table after seven defeats in a row. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Mitrovic nodded wide with the best chance of a quiet first 30 minutes, while Steve Mounie came closest for Huddersfield before half-time with a header that was saved well by Sergio Rico.Calum Chambers headed a Cyrus Christie free-kick wide as Fulham began to show more intent after the break, before Joe Bryan shot straight at Lossl after being teed up in space 12 yards out, and Mitrovic saw a header brilliantly tipped wide.Kamara was also denied by Lossl and was then left red-faced when his spot-kick was parried by the Denmark goalkeeper after he had argued down his team-mates for the chance to try his luck from 12 yards, having forced Chris Lowe into a handball to earn the penalty.Claudio Ranieri’s side came under some pressure in the closing minutes and they made the most of Huddersfield’s bold finish to snatch a win.On the break, Ryan Sessegnon cut in from the right and slid the ball to Mitrovic, who drilled beneath Lossl to send Craven Cottage into raptures.7 – Huddersfield Town are the first team to lose seven Premier League games in a single calendar month since Leicester City in April 2001 (also seven). Despair.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 29, 2018What does it mean? Fulham given huge boost in survival raceMitrovic’s strike could go a long way towards helping Fulham stay in the Premier League and sending Huddersfield back to the Championship.Only four points separate them in the table, but the manner in which the goal came, so late in the game, will give a real confidence boost to Ranieri’s side and leave Wagner’s men hugely dispirited. Fulham are now just a point behind Southampton, who face the daunting task of hosting champions Manchester City on Sunday.Lossl an unlucky loserHaving had little to do in the first half, Lossl was hugely unfortunate to end up on the losing team, having made excellent saves against Mitrovic and Kamara in particular.Sorry Seri a spectatorThe first half seemed to pass Jean Michael Seri by, apart from when he was booked for a poor challenge on Florent Hadergjonaj. He did not emerge for the second, with Kamara his replacement.Key Opta Facts- Fulham recorded their second victory in eight Premier League games under Ranieri (D3 L3), with both wins coming at Craven Cottage.- Huddersfield have failed to score in 20 Premier League matches during 2018 – more than any other side.- During 2018, Mitrovic scored 20 league goals for Fulham – seven more than any other Cottagers player.- Since the start of last season, only Lukasz Fabianski (4) has saved more Premier League penalties than Huddersfield goalkeeper Lossl (3).- Huddersfield striker Mounie had two shots in this game without success, taking his tally to 32 without scoring in the Premier League this season – the most of any player.- None of Fulham’s last 158 home league matches have ended goalless.What’s next?Fulham head across London to face Arsenal on Tuesday, the day before Huddersfield host Burnley. read morelast_img read more

Watercress growers plan trendy makeover as Millennials are snubbing it

watercress Devised by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board and the Watercress Association, which represents a group of ten commercial growers, the aim is to use social media to target this untapped young market.Gym bunnies and keep fit enthusiasts are being specifically wooed to consider the health benefits of watercress when out buying their food. The Love Watercress campaign wants smoothies containing the leaf to catch on Credit:E+ Nicola Dodd, AHDB marketing manager, said the Instagram campaign had reached 120,000 people in month. “Social media is a great way to reach a young audience. Watercress has not caught up with recent health trends, for example kale and spinach, and is largely overlooked by the young. We want to inspire them to include it in their diet.”Mr Amery added: “We are going to keep up the offensive by giving out free watercress in gyms. We are starting a pilot in Dorset by installing a fridge in gyms to keep watercress fresh before  going nationwide. We are also going to target commuters at railway stations with bunches of watercress.”In the 1920s watercress was sent by rail to cities across the country, sold by hawkers in streets and eaten on the hoof. In winter people were desperate for green veg and watercress was the only one available. Today it’s sold in supermarkets and costs from £1 to £1.40 a bag.”Celebrity cook Mary Berry, who grew up on a farm with watercress beds, said recently "My favourite thing was watercress sandwiches with raspberry jam.”A new generation of chefs is also now being enlisted to showcase watercress. Chris Wheeler, head chef at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, who has starred on TV’s Saturday Kithcn, Sunday Brunch and The Great British Menu, has created a pudding – a watercress, sweet yoghurt and coconut dome with raspberry centre, bitter chocolate shavings and watercress oil. Tom Amery, managing director The Watercress Company, said: “Older people know how good watercress is,  but the young don’t buy food for long-term health. They are interested in the more immediate  effects of consumption. So we are pushing  the performance effect of watercress and how it can help the body recover after intense exercise.”We think part of the problem is that young people think of watercress as the stuff they grew at school on blotting paper ( that is mustard and cress) or the decorative garnish on a plate. We have to persuade them that it is more than just a bit on the side.”This ancient vegetable( scientific name Nasturtium officinale) was prescribed to patients by Hippocrates and was a staple of Roman soldiers. Originally grown in Britain in spring waters in monasteries  it was seen as a poor man’s food until it became popular as a cheap green to fend off ailments. Older people like it  because it is high in nutrients and low in calories, just 11 per 100 grams. it has. High levels of vitamin K that is good for blood clotting, vitamin C for iron, calcium to strengthen bones and vital minerals that help lower blood pressure. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Picnic Hamper at Hamstead Heath, London. UK. Pictured: Sea Trout, Samphire, Fresh Pea & Watercress SaladCredit:Rii Schroer Watercress is mainly eaten in salads, sandwiches  and soups but  can be used in stir fries, smoothies, in pesto, chutney, salsa verde and sauces to accompany meat or fish. Scientists have also found it contains antioxidants that protect DNA damage that is linked to  some cancers and it can alleviate stress to the body after energetic work outs. smoothie  In 1920s Britain it was a popular fast food and often the only green veg available to help protect the nation from winter colds and flu.But watercress has fallen out of favour among young people and is seen as a dowdy alternative to its trendy rivals kale and spinach.Just five per cent of under 28s now buy watercress, compared to 41 per cent of 35 to 54 year olds, Kantar Worldpanel data shows. Growers, alarmed that teenagers and young professionals are snubbing their produce, have decided to fight back with an image makeover for the leafy green.A new Instagram campaign taglined #watercresschallenge is urging young people to “chop it, blitz it, toss it and wear it.”Tempting watercress recipes include a James Bond-style cocktail good for hangovers, a vibrant green “power ball”; energy snack instead of a caffeine kick at work, and for those still wary about  eating the veg a suggestion to use it on the face as a beauty aide. read more