Iheanacho: Call me ‘Mr VAR’

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Gundogan tests positive for coronavirus EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal awarded by VAR in England in his side’s third-round replay against Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup in 2018.And the polarising decision review system again ensured the Nigerian international would be able to celebrate after he found the net to hand Leicester a valuable three points against Everton on Sunday.After sprinting clear of the Toffees defence and finishing with aplomb past Jordan Pickford, Iheanacho’s left-footed effort was initially ruled offside before becoming the match-winning goal.And after the game, the ecstatic former Manchester City front man demanded to be known as Mr VAR from now onwards.“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity. I knew one day it’s going to come,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m happy today to get the goal and assisting Jamie.“You can call me Mr.VAR – I knew it was a goal. I was onside. Happy that VAR gave me it.”Vardy scored for the sixth consecutive game, and took his league-leading tally to 13 in the process.The ex-England man felt his high-flying team deserved some breaks and that his sometime strike partner had earned his opportunity.“We’ve had decisions go against us at the other end and we deserve it,” he told Sky.“We were having a few chances but they were coming from a bit further out.“Kelechi caused a few more problems for the defenders, he got us into space and he got the winner which he deserves. He thoroughly deserves this.”With Chelsea and Manchester City dropping points this weekend, Leicester currently seem the only realistic challenge runaway leaders Liverpool for the title this season.Vardy said the team is not discussing a repeat of their Premier League triumph of three seasons ago, but are enjoying their great form.“We’ve not been speaking about that, we’re taking each game as it comes,” he added.“The first thing is to get each game out the way and get the three points. We have to enjoy this and go again on Wednesday night. We have lots of attacking threat and we’re putting it all together. We’ll just carry on doing what we’re doing.” Tags: EvertonKelechi IheanachoLeicesterMr VARlast_img read more

Syracuse upsets No. 22 Louisville in 5 sets

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments On Sunday, Syracuse exited Cardinal Arena in Louisville with something they’ve never gotten there before: a win. The Orange (13-7, 9-3 Atlantic Coast) knocked off No. 22 Louisville (17-6, 10-2) in dramatic fashion, clinching the victory with a 15-13 fifth set win, ending the match 3-2.With the Cardinals up 9-7 in the fifth set, SU head coach Leonid Yelin called a timeout. His team responded well, coming back out to quickly take a 12-11 lead. Finally, up 14-13, Louisville’s Amanda Green could not get her serve over the net, ending the match and sending the Orange into celebrations on the other side of the court. It marked the 16th service error of the match for Louisville, 10 more than Syracuse had.The early sets were back-and-forth. Louisville took the first set, 25-21, but UofL only took a permanent hold of the lead after the set was tied 16-16. Syracuse won the second set in a similar fashion, taking hold of the lead and not giving it back after it was tied 10-10. The third and fourth sets, though, were the exact opposite. Louisville took the third set 25-17 and never once gave away the lead. Syracuse responded well, giving the Cardinals the same treatment in a 25-18 fourth set win to force the fifth. On paper, the teams were even. Syracuse finished with a hitting percentage of .299, with Louisville only a tad behind at .250. The Orange out-blocked the Cardinals 10-9 and Louisville had two more digs, 59-57. Errors are what hurt Louisville, having nine more attack errors and 10 more service errors than the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU freshman Polina Shemanova led the way for the Orange with 19 kills. Ella Saada finished with 14, while Amber Witherspoon and Santita Ebangwese both tallied eight. Dana Valelly played in all five sets and led SU with 29 assists. The win was a bounce-back for the Orange, which lost in straight sets to Notre Dame on Friday. The loss for Louisville was just its second in ACC play this season. Syracuse will look to keep its NCAA tournament aspirations alive against Boston College on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Women’s Building.center_img Published on October 28, 2018 at 4:20 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edulast_img read more

Marko Mišić is the new player of Vitez

first_imgFootball club ‘Vitez’ has managed to qualify to BIH Premier League by becoming the first team of the First League of FBiH and now they are planning to acquire new players, reports sportsport.baTheir newest addition to the team is Marko Mišić, who used to play for Olimpic from Sarajevo.This 20 year old midfielder left Olimpic because he was not satisfied with the number of minutes he spent playing and now he’s moving to Vitez.Mišić added that he hopes Vitez will play well in the Premier League and that it will achieve good results.last_img read more

100-year-old World War II vet survives COVID-19

first_img100-year-old World War II veteran from Virginia survived COVID-19!Lloyd Falk was released from the hospital this week after a 58-day battle with the virus. Falk was one of the hospital’s first COVID-19 patients when he was admitted on March 24.Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff lined up to cheer Falk as he got ready to go home.“We salute you, Mr. Falk. Your courage and resilience inspires us all,” the hospital posted on Facebook.last_img