Sheff Utd cruise past Chelsea, Liverpool’s record bid hit by Burnley

first_img Norwich will be playing in the Championship after Michail Antonio’s four-goal blitz confirmed the Canaries’ relegation in a thumping 4-0 win for West Ham that should seal the Hammers’ top-flight status for another year. Sheffield United have long since achieved that feat in their first season in the Premier League for 13 years and the Blades are still eyeing the top four themselves as they moved within five points of fourth-placed Leicester. Chelsea remain in third, but could end the weekend down in fifth if Leicester and Manchester United beat Bournemouth and Southampton respectively. The Blues have already reinforced their attack for next season with the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, but Frank Lampard was again shown it is at the other end his side desperately need to improve. David McGoldrick’s long wait for a first Premier League goal came to an end when he was quickest to react after Kepa Arrizabalaga saved Oli McBurnie’s deflected shot. More slack defending from the visitors then allowed McBurnie a free header to double the hosts’ lead. Lampard sent on Antonio Rudiger at the start of the second-half, but the German international did little to improve Chelsea’s defending as his attempted clearance from Lys Mousset’s cross only teed up McGoldrick to score his second 13 minutes from time. “They were better than us, physically, in the mind and with the ball,” said Lampard. “I learned a lot and I won’t forget that.” – Liverpool held – For the first time since January 2018, Liverpool failed to win a Premier League game at Anfield as an inspired performance by Nick Pope in the Burnley goal and Jay Rodriguez’s equaliser to cancel out Andy Robertson’s first-half header gave Burnley a share of the spoils. Loading… Manchester City did guarantee their presence in the top four for a 10th successive season with Raheem Sterling scoring a hat-trick in a 5-0 win at Brighton. However, they will have to wait for the outcome on Monday of their appeal against a two-season ban from European competitions to see if they will play Champions League football next season. Sheffield United dealt a major blow to Chelsea’s chances of a Premier League top-four finish by thrashing the Blues 3-0 at Bramall Lane, while Liverpool’s long winning run at Anfield came to an end in a draw with Burnley on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s men now need to win their remaining three games to be surpass the record total of 100 points in a Premier League season set by City two years ago. “We left the door open, we didn’t close it. We should have scored two, three, four goals at least,” said Klopp. City scored four or more goals for the fourth time in six league games at Brighton. Sterling’s treble took his best ever season’s tally to 27, while Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva also netted in another rout for a pleased Pep Guardiola, who is hoping his players’ efforts on the pitch are rewarded by playing Champions League football next season. “We deserve to be there because we won it on the pitch. Hopefully on Monday UEFA can allow us to play like this team and these players deserve to,” said Guardiola. – Norwich relegated –center_img Read Also: Video: The moment Mourinho walks out of virtual press conference He completed his hat-trick in the 54th minute with a looping header and his fourth came in the 74th minute from Ryan Fredericks’ cross. Watford also moved to the brink of survival as two Troy Deeney penalties beat Newcastle 2-1 to move level with West Ham on 34 points. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Norwich were relegated after defeat against West Ham At Carrow Road, a seventh successive league defeat condemned Norwich to relegation as Antonio’s ruthless display boosted West Ham’s own survival bid. “We wanted to beat the odds again but when the dust settles the outcome is more or less what was expected. It doesn’t take anything away from the fact that we are disappointed,” manager Daniel Farke said. West Ham’s second win in four games opens up a six-point cushion over the bottom three. The early signs were ominous for Norwich as West Ham took the lead in the 11th minute through Antonio’s close-range volley. Antonio struck again in first-half stoppage-time, glancing his header into the far corner from Mark Noble’s free-kick. Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez (left)celebrates his equaliser at Liverpoollast_img read more

20-year sponsor Speedway Engineering extends support of IMCA Modified division

first_imgSYLMAR, Calif. – Speedway Engineering completes a second decade of IMCA support in 2018, renewing a popular program for Modified regional champions.The Sylmar, Calif., suspension and drivetrain products manufacturer gives the national champion a $1,000 product certificate, good toward the purchase of a complete Ford 9” floater rear end housing or a full-size 10” quick change rear end.Speedway Engineering also gives $300 product certificates to each of the other four regional champions.All awards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the follow­ing week from the IMCA home office.Information about the complete line of Speedway Engineering products is available at the www.1speedway.com website or by calling 818 362-5865.“We’ve had a great relationship with Ken and Joanie Sapper and Speedway Engineering and really take pride in the fact that IMCA is the only partner they support in the dirt market,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Their rear ends are tailored to the IMCA racer and we are honored to announce this milestone achievement.”last_img read more

Patric Hornqvist injury update: Pittsburgh Penguins forward could be sidelined about a month, reports say

first_imgHornqvist was skating on the first line at Penguins practice alongside Jake Guentzel and Evgeni Makin and left the ice early, leaving assistant coach Mark Recchi to fill in on the wing. MORE: Sidney Crosby undergoes surgery to repair herniaIn 20 games this season, Hornqvist has six goals and 11 points for Pittsburgh. He has not recorded a point in five straight games. He recently came off the injured reserve on Nov. 21 after suffering a lower-body injury earlier in the month.Several other Penguins remained banged up as December begins: Bryan Rust is also day-to-day, while Justin Schultz has started to skate on his own, as per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Brian Dumoulin is also out eight weeks after getting ankle surgery. The Pittsburgh Penguins already have to make do without Sidney Crosby and now will need to make up for the loss of another key forward. On Monday, winger Patric Hornqvist fell at the team’s practice and is out longer-term for a lower-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday.According to The Athletic’s Josh Yohe, Hornqvist could miss “around a month” with a knee injury.last_img read more