EPL: Man U move up to fifth with Burnley win

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Foxes attack Burnley EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Manchester United moved up to fifth place in the Premier League on Saturday after goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford gave them a 2-0 win at Burnley on Saturday, which leaves them just a point outside the Champions League places. Martial struck a minute before the break with a simple finish after Andreas Pereira had robbed Burnley defender Charlie Taylor and slipped the ball across to the French forward. United dominated possession in the first half with Burnley struggling to create any sort of openings and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side would have been disappointed to only have a single goal advantage. Sean Dyche’s Burnley were more positive after the break and David de Gea had to pull off a fine save in the 68th minute to keep out a low drive from Phil Bardsley. But after a spell of late pressure from Burnley, United secured the win in stoppage time with Dan James breaking and finding Rashford, who rounded Nick Pope and slotted home.Tags: ANthony MartialBurnleyManchester UnitedMarcus RashfordOle Gunnar Solksjaerlast_img read more

Savory laser-focussed on improving game, following Jaguars call-up

first_imgBy Clifton RossGUYANA Jaguars new cap, Kemol Savory, says he’s more engrossed than ever on upping his cricket, after being named in the team for the upcoming Colonial Medical Insurance Cup, which bowls off on November 7.Savory, Essequibo wicketkeeper/batsman, is one of two fresh faces in the team with the other being pacer Nial Smith. He was the leading run-scorer for the Jaguars 50 Overs League which ended last Thursday and was subsequently named in the 14-man team; on Friday when Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) released the squad for the Regional 50 Overs tournament which is being played in Trinidad.Guyana Chronicle Sport caught up with the classy left-hander after his call-up and the Essequibian said despite being joyful over his selection, he was more eager to do more to keep his cricket at a high level.“The feeling was great, especially putting in all the hard work over the years and now being rewarded. But my plan right now is to focus on my game, play basic cricket so if I get the opportunity to play in the Cup I can hopefully help Guyana win the title after a few years,” said Savory.With 337 runs from the 7 rounds in the Jaguars League, the left-hander racked up scores of 81, 37, 32, 84, 51, 46 and 6. He continued to progress as he followed up 2019 with another strong performance, coming off of the 2018 season where he had knocks of; 103, 39, 56, 30, 28, 44* and 62.With the gloves, the former Guyana Under-19 player ended with 15 dismissals in last year’s tourney, but bettered his feats this season as he ended with 18 victims – a true testament to his improving athleticism and clean glove-work behind the stumps.“It was very important to be consistent especially when you’re looking for your first call up,” said Savory who acquired more runs off the bat this season and continued exceptional wicket-keeping as factors which aided in his selection.With Anthony Bramble being Guyana and, possibly, the Caribbean/West Indies next big wicket-keeper/batsman, given his talents, the chances of Savory becoming the future of Guyana’s ’keeping is likely, especially with just a handful of players who could fit into a similar role.Meanwhile, the 23-year-old said that despite all the good fortune, he’s not fazed by doing too much and plans on sticking to his training regime and putting in the work when he steps out in the middle.He further credited Safraz Sheriffudeen, CEO of VNET for his continued support and sponsorship, which he has provided over the years.last_img read more