Liverpool youngsters reach FA Cup fifth round

first_img Klopp and his entire first team were all absent for the fourth round replay at Anfield as part of the club’s winter break. Loading… Liverpool’s youngest ever team proved coach Jurgen Klopp was right to rest his stars as they reached the FA Cup fifth round with a 1-0 win against third-tier Shrewsbury on Tuesday.Advertisement Read Also: Odion Ighalo unveiled finally as Manchester United playerWayne Rooney booked an emotional clash with his former club Manchester United as second tier Derby cruised to a 4-2 win over Northampton at Pride Park.Rooney scored Derby’s fourth goal from the penalty spot to wrap up an emphatic victory that brought the prize of a reunion with 12-time FA Cup winners United.The former England star, who recently joined Derby after a spell with DC United, spent 13 years with the Old Trafford club and won a host of major trophies before returning to Everton in 2017.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The Liverpool manager was criticised for disrespecting the FA Cup, but his youngsters proved up to the task and their mature display was rewarded when Ro-Shaun Williams headed the decisive own goal in the closing stages.Liverpool will face Chelsea in the last 16 at Stamford Bridge on March 5 as they remain on course for a potential treble of the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.Klopp had turned over the responsibility of leading Liverpool to the club’s under-23 coach Neil Critchley, who also took charge when the Reds played an under-strength side for their League Cup quarter-final defeat at Aston Villa earlier this season.On that occasion, Klopp had a better excuse for his absence as Liverpool were in Qatar on course to win the Club World Cup.This time, it was purely his decision to ignore the FA Cup, but resting Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and company at least gave fans a glimpse of the next generation.With an average age of 19 years and 102 days, it was Liverpool’s youngest ever starting line-up in all competitions.There were seven teenagers, including 16-year-old Harvey Elliott, while Pedro Chirivella was the oldest player in the team at 22.Liverpool-born teenager Curtis Jones became the club’s youngest captain at 19 years and five days.There were first senior starts for 20-year-old defender Adam Lewis, 18-year-old midfielder Leighton Clarkson, midfielder Jake Cain, 18, and Liam Millar, a 20-year-old forward.Liverpool had blown a two-goal lead in that original meeting, but several of these youngsters had helped stun Everton in the third round and once again they showcased their potential.Despite dominating possession, Liverpool almost fell behind in the 58th minute when Shaun Whalley headed home, only to see VAR disallow the goal for offside against one of his team-mates in the build-up.Liverpool made the most of that escape to win it in the 75th minute.Neco Williams’ long pass looked harmless but Ro-Shaun Williams tried to head back to O’Leary and, with the Shrewsbury keeper way off his line, the ball looped over him into the empty net. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Can You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffeelast_img read more

The Latest: 2 fined at US Open for entourage virus violation

first_imgThe Latest: 2 fined at US Open for entourage virus violation Associated Press Spain’s Marcel Granollers was first in line to fill Paire’s spot, but he declined in order to focus on doubles. Escobedo then moved in and will face Kamil Majchrzak on Tuesday.___11 a.m.The second day of the U.S. Open is underway at Flushing Meadows with the Williams sisters ready to play and Andy Murray taking a big step in his comeback from hip surgery.Serena Williams is scheduled to play during the day and Venus at night, looking to add to their combined eight titles at the U.S. Open. Serena has won the championship six times but has been runner-up each of the last two years in New York. Two seeded men at the U.S. Open — No. 2 Dominic Thiem and No. 32 Adrian Mannarino — have been fined because someone in their entourage violated the tournament’s COVID-19 protocols.Mannarino was docked $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Thiem was fined $1,500.Mannarino has acknowledged he is part of a group of players who were in contact with Benoit Paire, the only U.S. Open entrant to test positive for the coronavirus so far. That group was placed under additional restrictions in case they might have been exposed to the virus by Paire.The U.S. Tennis Association specified that Thiem’s entourage violated the rule requiring universal masking. There was no explanation of what exactly Mannarino’s entourage did wrong.The only two fines for female players announced so far were $3,000 each for Paula Badosa and Arantxa Rus for getting coaching help, which is not allowed at Grand Slam tournaments. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):___3:45 p.m. September 1, 2020 “I’m fine and calm at the moment and willing to face whatever comes,” Suarez Navarro said.She turns 32 on Thursday.Suarez Navarro has been ranked as high as N. 6 and is currently No. 71. She is a seven-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist, including at the U.S. Open in 2013 and 2018.___3 p.m.center_img Sumit Nagal became the first Indian man to win a match at the U.S. Open in seven years.The 23-year-old resident of New Delhi beat Bradley Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Nagal came in ranked No. 124 in the world.___2:10 p.m.Sam Querrey was knocked out of the first round of the U.S. Open by a player who missed more than two years because of a hip injury. More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Andrey Kuznetsov beat Querrey 6-4, 7-5 (6), 6-2 to complete the long comeback, getting his first tour-level win since 2017. The Russian returned to play last month at a Prague Challenger event and lost his only match after a two-year, seven-month layoff because of the hip. Kuznetsov was ranked No. 39 in 2016 before the hip problems sidetracked his career. He’s the first unranked player to win a Grand Slam match since Nicolas Kiefer at Wimbledon in 2007.___1 p.m.Californian Ernesto Escobedo has moved into the men’s singles bracket at the U.S. Open, filling the spot that opened when Benoit Paire tested positive for the coronavirus shortly before the start of the tournament. Murray is playing his first Grand Slam event since the 2019 Australian Open, before hip problems forced him to have surgery and start a long comeback.Murray faces Yoshihito Nishioka in Arthur Ashe Stadium, followed by Serena Williams against Kristie Ahn.The first day of the tournament didn’t have any notable upsets. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka both advanced in night matches.The weather is favorable, with a forecast of partly cloudy skies and temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius).___ ___3:20 p.m.Former top-10 player Carla Suarez Navarro has announced that she will need six months of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma.Suarez Navarro pulled out of the U.S. Open last month.In a video posted on Twitter on Tuesday, the Spaniard she was diagnosed recently.last_img read more

Legendary actor Gene Wilder has died at age 83

first_imgThe hits just keep on coming in 2016. Some much-beloved actors and artists have passed away this year, and you can now add iconic actor Gene Wilder to that list.Wilder, who gained fame for roles in films like Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, died at home in Stamford, Connecticut from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.Wilder got his big break as accountant Leo Bloom in 1967’s The Producers, for which he got an Oscar nomination. Wilder is perhaps best known for his enduring portrayal of chocolatier Willy Wonka in the 1971 classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The movie didn’t rack up big numbers at the box office, but over the years it has become a favorite of kids (and grown ups) around the world. It wasn’t until later roles in the Mel Brooks films Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein that Wilder became a household name.In the 1980s, Wilder did a series of successful comedy films co-starring Richard Pryor. However, Wilder largely retired following the death of his wife, Saturday Night Live performer Gilda Radner in 1989. It speaks to the impact his performances had that even after all these years, he’s still held in such high regard.According to Wilder’s family, he escaped many of the most devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s. He never lost his ability to recognize close friends and family and retained his “central-gentle-life affirming core personality.” Wilder and his family chose not to make his condition known earlier because they didn’t want kids who saw “the real Willy Wonka” to have to hear about his illness from adults. A class act to the end.last_img read more