United Is On First Place Since Chelsea Restrained City

After its fifth draw in the season, Manchester City had to give away the 1st position of the table to their nemesis, Manchester United, which defeated the unfortunate QPR.

Two weekends ago, after the blasting 5-0 result Manchester City let fall on Aston Villa, the reigning king climbed to the first position of the standings after five weeks alternating between the 2nd and 3rd place. City was back on the throne for the first time in the season. However after their meeting on Sunday with the European Champion, Chelsea, the Citizens couldn’t keep the leading seat, for Manchester United, which was stalking them a point behind, beat the Queens Park Rangers the day before.

On Saturday the Rangers travelled north to face the Red Devils at the Old Trafford, where as expected the hosts win, and not so much that they had to bear a goal from the visitors. At 51 minutes of the match, QPR opened the scoreboard with a close range shot from Jamie Mackie, not too elaborated, still as exciting for the Londoners as if it would’ve, for it raised hopes of a first triumph for the club. Because until now the Rangers have only reach 4 ties and suffered 9 fatal defeats, which have put them on the bottom of the table, in urgent need of a miracle to leave the relegation zone.

Unfortunately for Harry Redknapp’s side, the Red Devils didn’t stay too long in disadvantage and really soon riddled Julio Cesar’s goal, exactly three scores within 4-minutes-intervals. The first one arrived at 64′ through a corner from Rooney that got headed by Danny Welbeck into Jonny Evans way, who scored his third goal in the season. Darren Fletcher goals’ drought finished at 68′, when again resulting from a corner from Rooney Fletcher caught the ball from afar and with a left kick sent the ball into the Hoop’s goal. The final bullet came through a shot from the Mexican Javier Hernandez at 72′. Subsequent to the 3-1, both clubs had some nice shots to score, but none could convert them.

With the 3 points earned on Saturday by United, Barclays had a new leader and the Sky Blues knew they had to win their 13th round fixture on the next day in order to recover the first spot; nonetheless the rival awaiting was a tougher one than United’s.

Inverse to his Manchester neighbour, City went south to London to face the Pensioners at Stamford Bridge, and as expected was quite challenging for both clubs. For Rafael Benitez, Chelsea’s brand new coach, it was an influential encounter, for it was his very first game since he got signed as interim manager of the Blues, in replacement of Roberto di Matteo. Because of the dislikes from many local supporters it was especially important for the Spaniard to make a good job on this first match at home.

Things started up relatively balanced and through all the game both sides kept it that way: in constant search for a goal and good defence. City had some good chances to score during the first-half; with opportunities from Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov and James Milner. But with help mostly from Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta, Petr Cech was able to protect the Blues goal. The most obvious chance to untied was lost by Sergio Aguero, a few minutes before half time, when from close range and totally alone in the area, the Argentinean sent the ball straight to Cech.

In second half the hosts got more active and started to create more opportunities to score, among the players attacking Joe Hart’ goal were Juan Mata, Emboaba Oscar and Matija Nastasic. But the Citizens’ defence was alert and didn’t allow itself a single mistake. In the end it was more of a sober match, because even though both teams did great in defence, the highlights didn’t really count with surprising moves or plays honestly the match deserved the 0-0 final score.

Now the Citizens, which continue undefeated, are in second place with 29 points, following the Red Devils just one point behind. City’s next chance to climb back to the top might arrive the coming Wednesday 28th, when the two clubs from Manchester will have the 14th fixture. While United will held its 7th home game, this time against West Ham (8th), City will go west to visit Wigan (15th).

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Famous Soccer Players From Spain

Spain is under the lime light having won the two most prestigious tournaments that the world of soccer has to offer; the Euro 2008 and the World Cup 2010. Having won both competitions here is a look at two of their prized strikers who are indeed very famous in their own respect.

The first of these two players is Spain’s striker Fernando Torres. His full name is Fernando Jose Torres Sanz and he has a nickname which is El Nino. The reason for this nickname is that Torres is very young and looks even younger. He was born on the 20th of March 1984 in Fuenlabrada in the Community of Madrid and began playing football at the age of five. By the age of eleven he was scouted by his first official league team Atletico Madrid in 1995. He started off playing in the youth team and worked his way up and won his first youth title in 1998. He was also part of the under 15 teams that Madrid sent to the Nike Cup which had the resulted with them winning the tournament and later on Torres was voted the best player in Europe for his age group. The next year in 1999 he signed his first professional contract with Atletico.

In 2007 he had signed a six years contract with Liverpool for £20 million which was the highest transfer fee in liverpool’s history. Whilst at Liverpool Torres made 102 appearances and had scored 65 goals. He also became the fastest player for Liverpool to score 50 goals. In 2011 Torres had signed a contract with Chelsea for £50 million making him the most expensive Spanish player and it was also the most expensive British transfer and it also made him the fourth most expensive player in history.

The second famous player for Spain is David Villa. His full name is David Villa Sanchez and he is nicknamed El Guaje which means kid in Austrias. He was born in Tuilla, a small village in Asturias, a region in northern Spain. He started his football career rather later due to a serious injury at the age of four when he suffered a fracture to his right femur, but he made a complete recovery.

He made his first official debut aged 19 with his local club Sporting Gijon in 2001 where he made 80 appearances and had scored 38 goals. In 2003 he was signed for 3 million Euros by Real Zaragoza. He was with this club from 2003 up to 2005 during which he made 73 appearances and scored 32 goals. In 2005 Villa made a move to one of Spain’s heavy weight clubs which was Valencia for 12 million Euros. He was there from 2005 to 2010 during this time he had made 166 appearances and scored 108 goals. He was also the top goal scorer for he Euro 2008 tournament one which Spain went on to win. In 2010 Villa made his most expensive transfer to Barcelona for a fee of 40 million Euros and is still currently there. So far he has made 22 appearances and scored 15 goals.

Well there are two famous Spanish players I’m sure there are many more that I have missed out but those two are most commonly known and related to Spain.

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Liverpool Teems With Arts and Culture

The Beatles' nest- Liverpool, is regarded as one of the top tourist spots around the globe. If you are planning to go on a splendid adventure to explore culture, then Liverpool should be on the top of your list.

Known as the United Kingdom's Capital of Culture, Liverpool boasts of its many spots that define tradition and traces history. It features awe inspiring cultural attraction in almost every corner. Whether you are a traveler in search for a sense of inspiration, an adventurer in search of an enriching experience or a wanderer who just wants to see the world, Liverpool has the right spots and places for you.

Liverpool is home for much world class architecture consisting of about 2,500 buildings. Just like the famous Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza, this city's set of buildings and waterfront are acknowledged as one of the natural and cultural World Heritage Sites.

The said heritage site covers the waterfront from Albert Dock, running through The Pier up to the famous Stanley Dock, including a good number of historic commercial districts in the area. It stretches as far as the Rope Walks area and the cultural quarter where St. George's Hall reigns as the major attraction.

However, one should note that the wonders of Liverpool should not be mistaken for the World Heritage Site alone for in and around this city, you will be surprised with the cultural wonders that await you.

Among the top visited sites in the city that combine art and religiosity are two cathedrals. Both Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral and its Metropolitan Cathedral have been known to be fine attractions for eyes hungry of internationally acclaimed architecture. These cathedrals and other places of worship depicts Liverpool's acceptance for religious diversity which has always been present due to the comings and goings of migrants in its famous docks.

Aside from the cathedrals, Liverpool boasts of many fine cultural gems within the William Brown Street better known as the Cultural Quarter. The street houses The William Brown Library, Walker Art Gallery, and the World Museum Gallery. Together with the beautiful St, George's Hall, these buildings are famous neo-classical edifices.

If you are in for a tour of Liverpool's fine early beginnings, then take a walk in that area and find the World Museum Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, and the Merseyside Maritime Museum. For sure, you would find a splendid experience that will qualify as your latest cultural feat.

A visit to Liverpool is incomplete without dropping by at the Pier Head where the most striking and famous buildings are located: Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.

If you are in for a more contemporary cultural quest, then you must consider spending a day or two at Liverpool's The World of Glass. The place which offers countryside culture matched with a vibrant life at night and a pulsating set of sporting events is nestled between the cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Another must visit around Liverpool that offers its guests with a peek into history, and to that of the world of sports is Halton. The towns and villages of Runcorn, Hale, Widnes, Daresbury and Moore belong to this city's must-venture-to list.

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Soccer Fixture: Swansea V Liverpool

Swansea first played Liverpool on 11th January, 1936, just nine days before the death of King George V.

The match took place at Liverpool's Anfield ground in a third-round FA Cup tie which Liverpool won 1.0. Swansea played under their original name of Swansea Town from their formation in 1912. They would play as Swansea Town until Swansea – the second largest city in Wales after Cardiff – was given city status in 1969, whereupon the club changed its name to Swansea City.

Swansea's first home match against Liverpool took place more than 22 years later, on 25th September, 1954 in a match played in front of 25,836 in the Second Division of the Football League. They won this encounter 3.2 with goals from Len Allchurch and two from Harry Griffiths. Brother of Ivor Allchurch – the 'golden boy' of Welsh football – Len had made his debut for Swansea as a 17-year old in 1950 and made 347 appearances in total, ending his career with the club after spells away at Sheffield United and Stockport County.

'Harry' Griffiths played even more games for the South Wales team – 421 – and scored 72 goals. He was briefly Swansea's manager from 1975 and 1978 and served under ex-Liverpool great John Toshack as assistant manager until his death in April, 1978 – just before the final two matches of that season which would see Swansea gain promotion to the old Third Division.

That first match in 1954 was played at Swansea's home ground: Vetch Field. Originally a piece of waste ground where generations of children had played football, it was covered in vetch – a cabbage-like plant used for cow feed which just grew wild. This became known as Vetch Field and was leased by the Swansea Gas Light Company to the Swansea League who laid out clinker pitches. Swansea Town played their first matches here and the club stayed until its move to the purpose-built Liberty Stadium in 2005.

Swansea have never won away at Liverpool in the league. Their first league defeat at Anfield came on 17th March, 1956. The match finished 4.1 with two goals from Joe Dickson – who had made his first-team debut that season – one from Eric Anderson and one from legendary Scottish striker Billy Liddell. Liddell would be top league goalscorer for Liverpool in eight out of nine seasons he played for them and is fourth in their all-time league appearances table.

Swansea have won at Anfield in both the FA Cup and League Cup competitions. Their FA Cup win came in the quarter-final stage on 29th February, 1964. A Leap Year, it would have taken a giant leap of faith to expect Swansea to get anything from Bill Shankly's all-star team who were on their way to the First Division title that season. However, goals from Jimmy McLaughlin and Eddie Thomas secured the victory in a 2.1 win in front of a largely disbelieving 52, 608 fans.

Swansea's League Cup victory at Liverpool came much more recently – in the fourth round on 31st October, 2012. Goals from Chico, Nathan Dyer and Jonathan De Guzman secured a 3.1 win with Liverpool scoring a solitary goal through Luis Suarez. Buoyed by this result, Swansea went on to win the trophy that season, beating Bradford City 5.0 in the Final.

Surely one of the most exciting matches between these two teams came on 3rd October, 1959 in a Second Division match as home side Swansea Town beat Liverpool 5.4. It is the highest aggregate score in matches between them and the only time that Swansea have scored five against Liverpool. Len Allchurch scored again that day, as did Peter Davies, Colin Webster and two from Brayley Reynolds who made over 151 league appearances for the club after signing from Cardiff City earlier that year.

Liverpool first won in Swansea on 5th April, 1958, again in the Second Division. Jimmy Melia and Bobby Murdoch scored in a 2.0 victory for The Reds. Melia had also scored in the corresponding match in Liverpool that season – on 12th October, 1957 – as Welsh center-forward Tony Rowley scored two and Don Campbell the other in a 4.0 win.

Swansea's first match with Liverpool as Swansea City came on 23rd January, 1971 in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Anfield in which Liverpool cruised to a 3.0 victory with goals from Chris Lawler, John Toshack and Ian St John. Liverpool would get to the Final that season, only to lose to double-winners Arsenal after extra-time.

Welsh striker John Toshack is very much part of Swansea's history and, as player-manager led them from Fourth Division to First in just four remarkable seasons. They played in the First Division for the first time in the 1981-82 season – in which a Welsh club was part of the top flight for the first time since Cardiff City's relegation twenty years earlier

Before their first First Division meeting the sides met at the Vetch Field on 2nd January, 1982 in the third round of the FA Cup. It was not a promising start to the new year for Swansea as they went out 4.0 with goals from central defenders Mark Lawrenson and Alan Hansen and then two from another legendary Welsh striker: Ian Rush.

However, in that historic league meeting just over a month later on 16th February, 1982 Swansea won 2.0 with second-half goals from Leighton James and Alan Curtis as Swansea went on to finish in a very respectable sixth place in the First Division.

Swansea City first faced Liverpool at their new Liberty Stadium – and for the first time at home in the Premier League – on 13th May, 2012, winning 1.0 with a goal from Danny Graham just four minutes from time. It was also the last time they would beat Liverpool in the league until almost exactly four years later on 1st May, 2016 when two goals from Andre Ayew and one from Jack Cork gave Swansea a 3.1 win with Christian Benteke replying for Liverpool.

Overall, Liverpool's record in these encounters throughout football history is superior with them winning more than twice the number of matches they have lost. Liverpool have scored four goals against Swansea in the league on no fewer than seven different occasions and five on two more – in 1961 and almost fifty years later in 2013.

The biggest victory for either side came in an FA Cup third-round replay on 9th January, 1990 at Anfield after the sides had drawn 0.0 in Swansea three days earlier. Liverpool won the replay 8.0 with Ian Rush scoring a hat-trick and two more coming from John Barnes. Liverpool would eventually lose to Crystal Palace in the semi-final of the competition – 4.3 after extra time – but would win the league title that season by nine points from Aston Villa.

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Sehwag Inspires Delhi to Easy Win in IPL

KOCHI (India), April 30: Virender Sehwag struck a 47-ball 80 to power Delhi Daredevils to a 38-run victory over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.

The Delhi captain lashed eight fours and five sixes to help his team post a challenging 157-7 following a disastrous start after choosing to bat first.

Medium-pacers Morne Morkel, Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarkar then shared seven wickets before South African spinner Roelof van der Merwe claimed the last three dismissals from five deliveries to bowl out Kochi for 119 in 18.5 overs.

It was only the Delhi’s third win in eight matches.

Delhi lost two wickets with four runs on the board after India paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth struck twice in four balls on a pitch with variable bounce.

Sreesanth bowled Australian opener David Warner (3) and Naman Ojha (0) before Sehwag opened up to hammer spinner Ravindra Jadeja for two successive sixes and then his 50 with a six off medium-pacer Vinay Kumar.

Sehwag put on 56 for the fourth wicket with Yogesh Nagar (22) before holing out at the extra cover boundary after having hit 49 runs off the last 15 balls he faced.

Pathan dismissed New Zealand opener Brendon McCullum (7) and Parthiv Patel (1) and Morkel sent back Australian batsmen Michael Klinger (2) and Brad Hodge (27) plus Balachandra Akhil (13).

Agarkar had skipper Mahela Jayawardene (18) caught by Sehwag and Jadeja (31), before van der Merwe polished off the tail to ensure Kochi lost their fifth match out of eight.

Meanwhile in another match played on Friday, Virat Kohli smashed a 42ball 67 with the help of four sixes and West Indies opener Chris Gayle a brisk 49 off 26 balls to set up Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 26-run victory over Pune Warriors in Bangalore.

Pune finished on 155-5 chasing a 182-run target to suffer their fifth defeat in seven matches.

New Zealander Jesse Ryder top-scored with a 34ball 51 for Pune and skipper Yuvraj Singh cracked 41 off 23 balls with the help of three sixes.

Summarised scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Pune Warriors by 26 runs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 181-5 in 20 overs (V. Kohli 67, C.H. Gayle 49, A.B. de Villiers 26; A. Thomas 2-23, R. Sharma 2-27); Pune Warriors 155-5 in 20 overs (J.D. Ryder 51, Yuvraj Singh 41, R.V. Uthappa 23 not out).

Delhi Daredevils beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala by 38 runs.

Delhi Daredevils 157-7 in 20 overs (V. Sehwag 80; S. Sreesanth 210); Kochi Tuskers Kerala 119 in 18.5 overs (R.A. Jadeja 31, B.J. Hodge 27, I.K. Pathan 2-27, M. Morkel 3-18, A.B. Agarkar 2-23, R.E. van der Merwe 320).-Agencies

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World Cup Goalkeepers – Edwin van der Sar

A towering personality Edwin van der Sar is probably the best goalkeeper to have played for Netherlands. Born on the October 29, 1970, he began his football career by playing for his local city team FC Foreholte in Voorhout.

His athleticism and sharp reflexes under the bar brought him to the notice of major clubs. He first moved to VV Noordwijk, and from there to Ajax. He was apart of the Ajax team that won the UEFA Champions League in 1995.

Van der Sar hit big time when he moved to Juventus. In 2001, he joined Fulham, and started playing in the English Premier League. His biggest change came in 2005, when he moved to Manchester United for a rumored 2 million pounds. The green uniform of Manchester United also won him a nickname: Jolly Green Giant.

Van der Sar wore the national jersey for the first time in 1995 when he played for Netherlands against Belarus. Since then he has played more than a 100 matches for his country, and is likely to emerge as the most capped Dutch player.

His crowning moment was when he won the penalty shootout against Sweden in the Euro 2004 quarter final. This was the first time that the Dutch had won a penalty shoot-out. Van der Sar is admired for his grit and determination, and his ability to analyze the moves of the opposition forwards.

Some of the trophies that have come his way are Champions League, European Super Cup, and Intercontinental Cup.

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