Manchester City fall behind Liverpool in Premier League after shock loss vs Wolves

first_imgNerves affected Manchester City in their surprise 2-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, according to manager Pep Guardiola whose side are now eight points behind leaders Liverpool after eight matches.Wolves had three early chances to punish City’s sloppy passing and lax defending and although the champions survived those opportunities, Guardiola said they impacted his team’s approach.”It was a bad day, sometimes it happens,” said Guardiola, who pointed the finger more at wayward passing than his makeshift central defensive pairing of Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho.”We started quite well and after we conceded two situations in our buildup where it’s impossible to defend, we got a little bit nervous.”We controlled them better in the second half but at the end with us attacking and people up front, we lost balls in positions it is so difficult and they were clinical.”Before that we hit the post we had actions but the way we played was not good. It was not a good day, we didn’t play good,” he said.The former Barcelona boss, who has won the last two Premier League titles, said his belief in his team remained unshakeable despite them suffering a second loss in four games.I know these guys, they can still do it. It was a bad day, a bad game. Credit to the opponent. What’s happened has happened…Today was the day we were not on our level. The previous games were good. The distance is big, Liverpool have not dropped points.advertisementNow is the time to come back. The results will dictate the situation, but we are in October and there’s a long way to go,” he said.German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan conceded City were well below-par.”We are disappointed, we are sad, and we are frustrated. We have to admit that today wasn’t enough which is very unusual for us,” he said.”It is what it is and tough to take right now especially before the international break when you have two weeks. But we have to do better afterward.”We know we are able to play and we know our qualities but we were not able to put that on the pitch today.”Also Read | Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount fire Chelsea to Southampton victoryAlso Read | Hope the pressure is coming to me and not the players: Pochettino on Tottenham Hotspur’s poor runlast_img read more

Happy Diwali: Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan take to social media to wish fans on festival of lights

first_imgVirender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan are among the several personalities from the cricket fraternity to extend wishes to their fans on social media on the occasion on Sunday.Diwali, known as the festival of lights, signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.Delhi lads Virender Sehwag and Shikhar Dhawan took to Twitter to wish their fans on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. “May your path be always lit ?? and may there be happiness , love and light in your lives. May you celebrate dhoom dhaam se #HappyDeepavali” Sehwag wrote.May your path be always lit and may there be happiness , love and light in your lives. May you celebrate dhoom dhaam se#HappyDeepavali Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 27, 2019Shastri took to Twitter and wished everyone on the occasion while encouraging people to try and bring happiness in the lives of those who are less fortunate and need.Wish you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous #Diwali. Let us try to bring happiness in the lives of those who are less fortunate and needy #HappyDiwali #HappyDiwali2019 wrote Shastri.Wish you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous #Diwali. Let us try to bring happiness in the lives of those who are less fortunate and needy #HappyDiwali #HappyDiwali2019 Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) October 27, 2019Warner, who celebrated his 33rd birthday on the auspicious day, wished his fans in this part of the world too by sharing a photo on Instagram with Happy Diwali written on it.advertisementThe dashing left hander plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad and was the top-scorer in the league last season with 692 runs to his name.Former India cricketer VVS Laxman also took to social media to wish his followers a happy and prosperous Diwali.May the auspicious festival of lights, beautifully illuminate every aspect of your life and may you be blessed with love, happiness and Joy, Laxman tweeted.May the auspicious festival of lights, beautifully illuminate every aspect of your life and may you be blessed with love, happiness and Joy.#HappyDeepavali Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 27, 2019West Indies’ star batsman and one of the greatest white-ball cricketers Chris Gayle too wished: Wishing you all A Happy Diwali.Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke shared a photo too wishing everyone a happy Diwali.Also Read | With me becoming BCCI president, you will get credibility from the board: Sourav Gangulylast_img read more

BP Q1 net profit down 18 pct with big drop in fuels

by News Staff Posted May 1, 2012 7:29 am MDT BP Q1 net profit down 18 pct with big drop in fuels business AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – BP PLC saw its first-quarter net profit fall by 18 per cent as its downstream business, which sells fuels, lubricants and fertilizer, struggled.The company also announced Tuesday that it intends to sell its stakes in several assets in the Gulf of Mexico which it regards as non-strategic.BP suffered huge damage to its reputation following the catastrophic blowout of the Macondo well on April 20, 2010, which triggered an explosion that killed 11 rig workers and leaked more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf.For the three months ending March 31, BP said its net profit was $5.9 billion compared to $7.3 billion a year earlier.Replacement cost profit, a closely watched industry measure, was down 12 per cent at $4.9 billion from $5.6 billion a year earlier. The big difference came in the downstream category, where underlying replacement cost profit fell 58 per cent to $924 million compared to $2.2 billion a year earlier.Within downstream, profits in the fuels business was down 63 per cent at $487 million, because of a much weaker performance from the supply and trading division, weaker demand, and the temporary shutdown of the Cherry Point refinery in the U.S. state of Washington following a fire in February.Underlying replacement cost profit, excluding non-operating items and fair value accounting effects, was $4.8 billion, below the market consensus of $5.1 billion.BP shares were down 2.1 per cent at 435.5 pence in early trading.Despite a downbeat quarter, CEO Bob Dudley said the company had made a good start on its strategic priorities.“During the quarter we gained access to significant new deep water and U.S. shale exploration acreage, our ongoing divestment program has reached $23 billion, and we have five deep water rigs at work in the Gulf of Mexico,” Dudley said. “This operational progress will underpin the financial momentum we expect to come through as we move into 2013 and 2014.”BP said it was putting its stakes in several Gulf of Mexico assets up for sale, including the Marlin, Horn Mountain, Holstein, Ram Powell and Diana Hoover fields.The company expects to have eight rigs working in the Gulf by the end of the year.During the quarter, the company also reached agreements to resolve the majority of private economic loss and medical claims stemming from the Macondo leak.“In all, despite legal uncertainty in relation to the Gulf of Mexico, the world’s addiction to oil and a bargain valuation continue to underlie favourable long-term sentiment,” said Keith Bowman, analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers. read more

7 weird things that happened this week

first_imgOH BABY, BABY it’s a wild world. If you find it a bit difficult to keep up with the crazy shenanigans going on around the globe, don’t fret – is here to help. We’ve sorted through the bonkers carry-on to bring you the best of the bizarre. A woman in England found a two foot python in her oven after cooking an oven pizza. Karen Jackson, of Northumberland, was bewildered to find the snake coiled inside her oven after cooking her dinner. After contacting the RSPCA and the people who sold her the oven, she discovered it belonged to the previous owner’s daughter and had been hiding in a cool spot at the rear. Slippery little bugger, evidently. (Mirror)A used condom shattered a car windscreen in eastern China. After the prophylactic was thrown from a multi-storey building, it landed on a man’s parked car below, where it shattered his windscreen. Reports indicate that DNA evidence left at the scene might reveal who the article belongs to. Best not to think too much about that. (Metro)A motorcycle reported stolen in 1967 has been returned to its original owner. The motorbike was stolen from his home and returned to him this week when Customs checked its identification number on its way out to Japan and realised it was stolen. Donald DeVault DeVault said that what initially attracted him to the motorbike was its blue colour and the name “Li’l Blue Bitch” airbrushed on its side. (AP) Source: LeatherupA missing undergraduate student, Asher Vongtau, has been located after spending two days wedged between two buildings in New York City. He was found “conscious and moaning” last Sunday after somehow becoming lodged between a parking garage and a dorm building in downtown Manhattan. The circumstances of how he came to be there are as yet unclear, but sources indicate the only way into the gap appeared to be from the roofs of the buildings. Party on, Asher. (Reuters)A woman ran over her husband repeatedly after he refused to stop at McDonald’s. Crystal Brooks, of Tennessee, became incensed when her partner would not stop for delicious, delicious fast food and let her hunger get the better of her by backing over her husband, Santiago Hernandez, three times. Hernandez sustained no serious injuries and Brooks is currently in custody. We’ve all experienced regrets after Micky D’s, but this is something else. ( Source: GarbhabdasA Californian man did his first skydive to celebrate turning 100 years of age. When asked by his friends, Vernon Maynard said that jumping from a plane was the one thing he wished he had done in his life. After receiving the go-ahead from doctors, he jumped from 13,000 feet. Fair play, old timer. (Yahoo)Gloucestershire Police have revealed that they have received calls reporting “werewolves, wizards and a coven of witches” to their emergency 999 number. One boy rang to report himself as a wizard, meanwhile a taxi driver called to notify authorities that his wife was a werewolf. Our sympathies, mate. (Mirror)Rivers of caramel, lost dentures and a bust-up bingo brawl – it’s last week’s weird news>last_img read more