Aguero seals opening win for City

first_img City were hanging on to a 1-0 lead with the Magpies going for broke when the Argentina international struck in stoppage time to end the home side’s hopes. David Silva had fired the visitors into a 38th-minute lead, making the most of Edin Dzeko’s intelligent back-heel, and Manuel Pellegrini’s men will feel they were good value for the points after creating the better chances, although the result remained in doubt until Aguero struck. Sergio Aguero came off the bench to ensure a winning start for defending Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City as they beat Newcastle 2-0. Coloccini and central defensive partner Mike Williamson managed to get to grips with Dzeko and Jovetic to allow the men in front of them to prosper, although, while there were flashes from Cabella and Riviere and a series of surging runs from Moussa Sissoko, there was little of note to trouble Hart. Cabella drifted a chipped 16th-minute effort over Hart’s crossbar and Riviere, who showed plenty of endeavour but slightly less composure, scuffed wide from distance and blazed across goal when he might have done better. At the other end, Williamson denied Jovetic with a perfectly timed block, but the respite was temporary and City took the lead with seven minutes of the half remaining. Coloccini and Williamson were both drawn to Dzeko as he chased down a long ball, and both were left stranded when he cleverly back-heeled it between them for Silva to exploit the space and fire left-footed past Krul. Newcastle responded in determined fashion immediately after the restart with Yoan Gouffran seeing two shots blocked in quick succession after Colback’s 50th-minute corner reached him beyond the far post, and Cabella scooped over under pressure from Sissoko’s pass. Full-back Paul Dummett headed over after reaching Colback’s corner ahead of Hart, but it took a good block by Coloccini to prevent Jovetic from extending the visitors’ lead on the hour. Dzeko headed onto the roof of Krul’s net 25 minutes from time and Yaya Toure, who endured one of his quieter afternoons, floated a free-kick just over eight minutes later. The Magpies threw caution to the wind as time ran down and substitute Ayoze Perez saw a shot deflected just wide of the far post before Sissoko blazed wastefully over at the death. But substitute Aguero wrapped up the win in stoppage time when, after Krul had blocked his initial effort, he stabbed the rebound home from close range. Press Association Manchester City’s movement and passing were characteristically impressive – their finishing less so – although Newcastle were unable to work City goalkeeper Joe Hart to any real extent despite enjoying their fair share of possession in front of a crowd of 50,816 at St James’ Park. New boys Jack Colback and Remy Cabella were impressive on debut, while lone striker Emmanuel Riviere showed flashes of his talent before fading as he found himself locked in a physical battle with Vincent Kompany. But while there were positives for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and appreciative applause from the home fans on the whistle, it was Pellegrini and his club’s followers who were wearing the smiles. Captains Fabricio Coloccini and Kompany, along with former Sunderland goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery, laid wreaths on the centre circle as they were joined by relatives of fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. But while City played their full part in an emotional start to the afternoon, they ripped into their hosts from the off and might have established a commanding lead within the opening 11 minutes. Goalkeeper Tim Krul had to be at his most alert to keep out Dzeko’s close-range second-minute effort after Steven Jovetic had played him in over the top with a delicately lofted pass, and the Dutchman was in action once again nine minutes later. Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov played a long-range one-two before the Frenchman teed himself up to unleash a rasping drive which Krul had to dive full-length to turn away. But as they warmed to their task, the Magpies started to make an impact. last_img read more

Florida cop charged with DUI

first_imgWest Manchester Township Police Officer Adam Bruckhart, left, and York Area Regional Police Officer Mike Georgiou observe a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol as he performs a field sobriety test at a DUI checkpoint on the business loop of Interstate 83 Friday, April 23, 2010. The driver was later arrested on suspicion of DUI. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – KATE PENN A Juno Beach cop was arrested Wednesday after refusing a field sobriety test.The officer, Calvin McGriff, reportedly told deputies he was having health issues related to his diabetes.A police report said a witness called 911 as he followed a possible drunk driver swerving through lanes near Delray Beach.The driver was later identified as McGriff.Deputies said they smelled alcohol on his breath. McGriff told deputies he was having a diabetic attack. But as they waited for paramedics, McGriff called his wife and told her he was going to jail, officials said.He then refused a field sobriety test and was arrested.McGriff was released a couple of hours after his arrest.last_img read more

Barcelona star Neymar summoned to appear in fraud court case

first_imgBarcelona forward Neymar has been ordered to appear in a Spanish court next month as one of the defendants in a fraud case brought by Brazilian investment fund DIS.The firm alleges it was the victim when Barca signed the player, third in the latest Ballon d’Or poll, from Brazilian club Santos.A judge in Madrid, acting on a request from the state prosecutor, ordered Neymar, his parents, former Barca president Sandro Rosell, incumbent Josep Maria Bartomeu and two former Santos officials to present themselves on February 1 and 2.Javier Faus, a former Barca vice president, was called to appear as a witness.”The judge … believes that the prosecutor’s requests are ‘relevant, necessary and balanced’ for them to require an examination of the facts,” a court statement read.Neither Barcelona, Neymar or any of the other defendants could immediately be reached for comment. The club has said it acted “fully within the law” and rejected the accusations contained in the DIS suit.The fund, which owned 40 per cent of Neymar’s rights when he was at Santos, alleges it was paid far less than it was entitled to when the player agreed to join Barcelona in 2013.The complaint was the latest twist to a saga that has also led to Barca, Rosell and Bartomeu facing trial for tax fraud. Bartomeu was a vice president under Rosell when Neymar was signed in a complex deal involving multiple contracts.Bartomeu, Rosell, who resigned following the allegations, and the club have been accused of defrauding the tax office of some €13m (£9.77m). All three have denied any wrongdoing.Prosecutors have asked for a prison sentence of two years and three months for Bartomeu and seven-and-a-half years for Rosell, plus fines and payments of outstanding taxes totalling more than €60m. The tax probe was launched after a club member questioned the figures given for the Neymar deal. Barca initially said they paid €57.1m but later admitted the cost was nearer €100m.–last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2014

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