Tags: premier league Sheffield United vs LiverpoolBramall Lane, SheffieldSaturday, 28-09-2019 @2:30pmReferee: Anthoney TaylorLiverpool have never won a Premier League match away to Sheffield United (D2, L1), scoring just once. Bramall Lane is one of only three stadiums Liverpool have played at without winning in the Premier League, along with Nottingham Forest’s City Ground (five games) and Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road (one match). The Reds’ last victory away to the Blades came in August 1990, when – as reigning champions – they won 3-1 thanks to goals from John Barnes, Ray Houghton and Ian Rush. The home side played 75 minutes with a defender, John Pemberton, in goal after keeper Simon Tracey was injured.Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder made 10 changes for the Carabao Cup defeat to Sunderland and will recall the majority of those rested in midweek. David McGoldrick is a major doubt with a groin injury, while fellow forward Billy Sharp completes a three-game ban.Sadio Mane is available despite suffering a dead leg against Chelsea on Sunday. Divock Origi could also feature after returning to training following an ankle problem. James Milner is expected to be fit despite hurting his back against MK Dons in a game which also saw Curtis Jones suffer a knock. Xherdan Shaqiri is ruled out, while this game comes too soon for Alisson, who is nearing a return to full training.The Reds could become only the second team to win their opening seven Premier League games, following in the footsteps of Chelsea, who began their title-winning campaign in 2005-6 with nine victories. However, the only previous occasion Liverpool won their first seven games in the top flight was in 1990-91, when they started with eight straight wins but still ended as runners-up to Arsenal. Liverpool have won their last 12 Premier League matches against newly-promoted sides, scoring 35 times and conceding only four goals. The Reds’ 15-match winning streak is three shy of the top-flight record, set by Manchester City between August and December 2017. The Merseysiders are also unbeaten in 23 league matches – they have not had a longer undefeated streak since a 31-game sequence from May 1987 to March 1988. They have been leading at both half-time and full-time in all six of their league games this season. Sheffield United will be the 24th different side Mohamed Salah has faced with Liverpool in the Premier League – he has scored against 21 of the previous 23, only failing to net against Swansea (two games) and Manchester United (four matches).AFC Bournemouth vs West Ham UnitedVitality Stadium, DorsetSaturday, 28-09-2019 @5pmReferee: Scot AttwellBournemouth trio Simon Francis, Lloyd Kelly and Arnaut Danjuma all made their comebacks from injury in the EFL Cup in midweek and could feature. David Brooks, Dan Gosling, Adam Smith, Junior Stanislas and Charlie Daniels are still unavailable.West Ham are boosted by the return of Arthur Masuaku following suspension, while Manuel Lanzini is also available. Ryan Fredericks is being assessed after suffering a knock last week but Michail Antonio and Winston Reid remain out.Bournemouth have won four of the eight previous Premier League encounters (D2, L2). The Cherries are unbeaten in the past five league meetings (W3, D2) and completed the league double over West Ham last term. There have been 17 goals scored in four top-flight matches between the sides at the Vitality Stadium. Only eight of the 30 Premier League goals in this fixture have been scored in the first half, and 10 of the last 11 have come in the second half.Aston Villa vs BurnleyVilla Park, BirminghamSaturday, 28-09-2019 @5pmReferee: Lee MasonAston Villa boss Dean Smith made nine changes against Brighton in the Carabao Cup and will recall a number of key players. Henri Lansbury, Jonathan Kodjia and James Chester are all ruled out but Matt Targett is available to make his league debut for the club.Burnley could welcome back winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who has recovered from a calf problem. Dwight McNeil should be fit despite suffering a dead leg against Norwich.Burnley have lost only one of their last eight top-flight meetings with Aston Villa (W3, D4). The most recent encounter came in May 2015, when the Clarets won 1-0 at Villa Park on the final day of the season courtesy of a Danny Ings goal. All 12 Premier League goals in games between these sides have been scored by British players.Chelsea vs BrightonStamford Bridge, LondonSaturday, 28-09-2019 @5pmReferee: Chris KavanaghBrighton have lost all eight league meetings with Chelsea (four in the second tier and four in the Premier League). Defeat for Brighton would set a new Football League record (dating back to 1888) for most games played against a particular opponent with a 100% losing record. Chelsea have won all five competitive home fixtures against the Seagulls by an aggregate score of 12-0. Brighton have failed to score in both of their previous Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge and have mustered just two shots on target.Chelsea have eight points after six matches, their joint-fewest over the last 18 Premier League campaigns. They have equalled their Premier League club record of three home games without a win at the start of a season (D2, L1). The last time Chelsea failed to win any of their opening four league matches at Stamford Bridge was in 1986-87. The Blues have conceded 13 league goals, the third-highest tally in the division. The last time Chelsea failed to keep a single clean sheet in their opening seven top-flight games was in 1990-91. Tammy Abraham has scored seven goals in his last four league matches. Kepa Arrizabalaga has conceded more Premier League goals this season (13) than he has made league saves (10).Chelsea left-back Emerson is out for at least a month after he suffered a reoccurrence of a hamstring injury. Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are also missing, but Olivier Giroud and Andreas Christensen are available.Brighton defender Shane Duffy has been ruled out with a calf strain and Bernardo is also absent. Solly March and Leandro Trossard are unlikely to feature but Glenn Murray and Alireza Jahanbakhsh could both return following injury.Crystal Palace vs Norwich CitySelhurst Park, LondonSaturday, 28-09-2019 @5pmReferee: Jonathan MossCrystal Palace are assessing Mamadou Sakho’s fitness after Roy Hodgson confirmed he has suffered an injury. Forward Connor Wickham returned to first-team training this week but is unlikely to be involved.Norwich’s lengthy injury list now includes goalkeeper Tim Krul and captain Alex Tettey with both men missing out against the Eagles. Defender Max Aarons has recovered from an ankle injury sooner than expected and could be involved. Ralf Fahrmann is rated doubtful with Onel Hernandez, Timm Klose, Tom Trybull, Mario Vrancic and Christoph Zimmermann all still on the sidelines for the Canaries.Crystal Palace have won only five of their 22 top-flight matches against Norwich (D7, L10). However, the Eagles completed the double over Norwich when both sides were last in the Premier League in 2015-16. Norwich are winless in their last 15 away league matches against Palace (D5, L10), last recording a victory in May 1996. In every Premier League season that Crystal Palace and Norwich have met, at least one of the sides has been relegated.Tottenham vs SouthamptonTottenham Hotspur Stadium, LondonSaturday, 28-09-2019 @5pmReferee: Graham ScotTottenham’s defeat at St Mary’s in March was only their second in their last 14 Premier League meetings with Southampton. Southampton have won just one and lost seven of their last eight games away at Spurs. In total, they have won at Tottenham on just three of their 20 visits in the Premier League. However, Southampton have only won more Premier League matches versus Newcastle United (15) than they have against Tottenham (12). The Saints are looking to win consecutive league matches against Spurs for the first time since winning three in a row between January 2003 and March 2004.Tottenham have lost nine of their last 18 Premier League fixtures. Prior to this run, they had lost just nine of 50 top-flight matches. Spurs have lost 10 league games in 2019. Of Premier League ever-presents, only Brighton (13), Watford (12) and Bournemouth (11) have lost more. Mauricio Pochettino’s side won their first four matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but have won just two of their subsequent six fixtures there in all competitions.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino remains without injured pair Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon. The likes of Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Jan Vertonghen are likely to come back into the starting line-up after being rested against Colchester.Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is a doubt after he picked up a slight muscle problem against Portsmouth in midweek. Moussa Djenepo remains unavailable because of a leg injury.Wolves vs WatfordMolineux Stadium, West Midlands Saturday, 28-09-2019 @7pmReferee: Paul TierneyWolves made 10 changes in the Carabao Cup in midweek and will recall most of the players rested against Reading. Bruno Jordao and Meritan Shabani were injured on debut in that game and are missing, with Shabani out for at least a month due to a knee injury.Romain Saiss returns after completing a one-game ban following his sending off at Crystal Palace last weekend. Watford will monitor defender Craig Cathcart, who is back in training after several weeks out with a thigh problem. Danny Welbeck is fit after scoring in midweek on his comeback from injury, though the Hornets are likely to be cautious with the injury-prone striker.None of the four top-flight matches between the sides has ended in a home win, and last season’s two games – the only previous Premier League encounters – were both won by the away team. The last home win in this fixture (in any division) was Watford’s 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road in a Championship match in November 2012.Everton vs Man CityGoodison Park, LiverpoolSaturday, 28-09-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Michael OliverEverton’s 4-0 win against Manchester City in January 2017 is their only victory in 12 Premier League meetings (D4, L7). City can win four consecutive league matches against Everton for the first time since March 1972.Manchester City’s tally of 24 goals in the opening six league games is the most by any top-flight team at this stage since Wolves scored 25 in 1955. City have scored in each of their last 28 Premier League games, a streak bettered only by Arsenal (55 matches between 2001-2002) and Manchester United (36 in 2008). Sergio Aguero could become just the fourth player to score in eight consecutive Premier League appearances. The Argentina striker can also become the first player to score in eight straight top-flight fixtures for the club since 1957. However, Aguero has netted just two league goals in 793 minutes against Everton, his worst minutes-per-goal ratio against any opponent he has faced more than once. Victory in this match would see David Silva reach 200 Premier League wins faster than any other player, on his 289th appearance. John Terry holds the current record with 305 matches. Pep Guardiola has won all seven competitive fixtures as a manager against Marco Silva, recording an aggregate score of 24-3. Seven of the last 11 Premier League goals City have conceded have come from set-pieces (excluding one penalty).Midfielder Andre Gomes may be out until mid-October with the rib injury that has seen him miss Everton’s last three matches. Jean-Philippe Gbamin remains a long-term absentee with a thigh injury but Alex Iwobi could start after impressing in the midweek Carabao Cup win.Manchester City are expected to make several changes to the side that won at Preston on Tuesday. Kevin de Bruyne, Nicolas Otamendi and Sergio Aguero are all set to return.Other fixturesSunday,29-09-2019-Leicester vs Newcastle UnitedMonday, 30-09-2019-Man United vs Arsenal @10pmComments
A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR…Speculation continues over the future of Charlie Austin – and Newcastle continue to be linked with the QPR striker.Newcastle have not made an approach for Austin despite numerous reports that the Magpies and several other clubs have attempted to sign him.The Daily Mirror and the Daily Express say Newcastle will offer QPR £13.25m and want reassurances over Austin’s previous shoulder injury – and that the Premier League club believe the offer will be enough to take him to St James’ Park.Newcastle have been linked with Austin but have not made an approachThe north-east media have consistently reported that Newcastle boss Steve McClaren is keen to sign Austin and has made approaches to Rangers.The Newcastle Chronicle now say McClaren is ready to test the water with a bid below QPR’s £15m asking price.McClaren is keen to sign the 26-year-old but is in no rush to do a deal, according to the Northern Echo.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Angela Lang/CNET I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Tags $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Turo Read the Rylo camera preview Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? 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Apple iPhone XS Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read the AirPods review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express TV and Movies,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. 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Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Share your voice See It $299 at Amazon $520 at HP Amazon Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. 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See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See It Iain Glen will play Bruce Wayne. Jeff Kravitz/Getty Bruce Wayne is getting yet another incarnation. Actor Iain Glen will take on the role of the wealthy Wayne on DC Universe’s Titans, the show announced Thursday. The show follows young DC heroes as they come of age in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. You might recognize Glen from his turn as Jorah Mormont from Game of Thrones, where he plays a knight who pledged his loyalty to Daenerys Targaryen. 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Fiance minister AMA Muhith holds a pre-budget discussion with Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloSet to place the last budget of the present government next month, finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Wednesday said teachers of more educational institutions will be covered by official pay roll in the next year.One who earlier rejected possibility of bringing any more private school and college teachers under what is officially called monthly pay order (MPO) facility, Muhith is going to make the shift only a few months before the scheduled general elections.He, however, said the MPOs, which were plagued by criticism of politicisation, would not be targeted to the teacher but to the institutions with certain conditions imposed by his ministry.“MPO will be given to some institutions but it is not the education but the finance ministry which will decide on the terms and conditions,” said the minister at a pre-budget discussion with Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat.Muhith also expressed confidence that his Awami League party’s chance of returning to power through the next election is 100 per cent.“If voted to power again, it is going to devolve power, to take decisions on preparing budget by the local government authorities,” he said citing examples of many countries where local governments are more powerful.The finance minister expressed his confidence that rate of poor people in the country would come down to 10 per cent by the year 2024, the year after the likely election to the 12th parliamentHe reiterated that the government is going to lower the corporate tax, which is now up to 45 per cent of net income, in the next (2018-19) budget.The finance minister is likely to place in parliament his 10th consecutive budget on 7 June and it is expected to be passed by parliament on 30 June.Asked about the budgetary opportunity of whitening black money, Muhith insisted that the law is there to allow legalising untaxed money giving certain percentage as penalty and tax.About tax that increases prices of consumer items, the minister gave his opinion in favour of no duty protection to local sugar mills. “Duty on sugar is given for protecting 150,000 workers of nationalised sugar mills, but they must be allowed to die,” he added.Improving quality of education and healthcare services, introducing bus for schoolchildren, preventing rising cost of living in cities, bringing middle class and industrial workers under social protection schemes, and addressing banking sector crisis are some of the suggestions that came from the journalists.ERF president Saiful Islam Dilal, its former presidents Monowar Hossain, Zakaria Kajal, Khawaza Main Uddin and Sultan Mahmud, ERF vice president Salahuddin Bablu, former ERF general secretary Abu Kawser and ERF acting general secretary Rizvy Newaz, among others, joined the discussion.
Children enjoying a show at the Bagha Eid fair recently in Rajshahi. Photo: Prothom AloAn age-old fair, which takes place every year on the occasion of Eid in Rajshahi’s Bagha, is the oldest one in the country.Bagha residents have been enjoying this Eid fair for around 500 years.Heritage Rajshahi’s founder and president Mahbubur Rahman said to Prothom Alo, “As far I know, this is the oldest Eid fair in the country.”The fair, which starts from Eid day and generally continues for a week on the premises of Bagha High School, possibly began 490 years ago marking the death anniversary of Islamic preacher Hazrat Shah Moazzem Danishmand Shah Doula.Bagha Mazar Waqf Estate Committee organises the fair every year during Eid-ul-Fitr on the occasion of death anniversaries of Shah Moazzem Danishmand Shah Doula and his son Shah Shufi Maulana Abdul Hamid Danishmand Kutubul Aftab.People visit the fair every day to enjoy the circus, merry-go-rounds and other rides as well as buy sweets and other delicacies, toys and novelties.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain
New Delhi: As the national capital continued to be engulfed in toxic air for the fourth day in a row on Friday, the organisers of the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF) have decided to push it to next month. The two-day food extravaganza was scheduled to be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.”Delhites, wait for a while for the fun to begin at the second edition of Delhi Food Truck Festival. We care for you. We really regret the inconvenience caused,” said a statement issued on behalf of DFTF’s organising committee. The festival will be rescheduled to December, and the venue will remain the same. Singer KK, band Euphoria and DJ Anish Sood were some of the key performers at the gala, which was to offer a range of cuisines to patrons via around 40 food truck brands, over 30 food and beverage stalls and a mega bar.