STOKE CITY VS ARSENAL

first_imgSTOKE (4-2-3-1)BUTLAND, JOHNSON, SHAWCROSS, WOLLSCHEID, PIETERS,VAN GINKEL,WHELAN,SHAQIRI, AFELLAY, ARNAUTOVIC, BOJANARSENAL (4-2-3-1)GIROUD, CAMPBELL, OZIL, WALCOTT,FLAMINI, RAMSEY,MONREAL, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, BELLERIN,CECHArsenal are still top of the Barclays Premier League after drawing 3-3 at Liverpool on Wednesday. They were leading late on but had their advantage at the top of the Premier League cut after Joe Allen’s late equaliser gave Liverpool a fortunate point.Olivier Giroud’s second-half strike – his second of the night and 18th of the season – looked to have put the Gunners on course for a crucial victory, but substitute Allen rewarded the hosts for a display bursting with energy and spirit with a low 90th-minute finish.Roberto Firmino twice gave Liverpool the lead in the first half, the second a spectacular 20-yard drive, but Arsenal took advantage of poor defending from J¸rgen Klopp’s side to level through Aaron Ramsey and Giroud.The Gunners, though, will be determined to win at the Britannia Stadium; not only are points needed in the race to become Premier League champions but their record at Stoke in the competition is poor.last_img read more

Cheteshwar Pujara: Different feeling to see my daughter around in the evenings

first_imgCheteshwar Pujara is back in form and he is a happy man. His patient 72 and 113-run partnership with Virat Kohli helped India set England a daunting 521-run target in the third Test at Trent Bridge.England now have two days to either bat for a draw or clinch a historic victory. But a win seems unlikely on a pitch that Pujara described has now started showing signs of variable bounce. After failing in tough conditions at Lord’s and playing an uncharacteristic shot in the first innings at Trent Bridge, Pujara was thrilled to contribute to India’s dominant position.There was also another reason for his wide smile at the end of the day – Pujara’s wife Puja and daughter Aditi are present in England cheering him on. Pujara and Puja became proud parents in February this year.England vs India, 3rd Test, day 4: Live UpdatesHowever, as happy as he is to see them, Cheteshwar Pujara has had to take a separate room so he can get some sleep at night during a high-pressure Test series.”I am sleeping in another room so that I can get some sleep at night but I have started changing the diapers and it’s always good to have my wife Puja around and even Aditi.. I feel blessed to see her around and when I see her in the evenings, it’s a different feeling altogether,” Pujara told bcci.tv. Not just Puja, Virat Kohli’s wife Anushka Sharma has also been present in England to cheer for the Indian captain. On Monday, when Kohli brought up his second hundred of the series, he blew kisses to Anushka who stood up and applauded from the stands.advertisementPujara, meanwhile, realised he missed out on a hundred at Trent Bridge but he was happy to be back among the runs.Great to watch Virat Kohli bat from the other end: Cheteshwar PujaraIt wasn’t easy not scoring runs in the first couple of Tests (he did not play at Edgbaston). I was batting well and I was very confident. The shot in the first innings wasn’t on the cards but the way I was timing the ball I thought I could play the shot.. but I got out, I accepted that and I moved on,” Pujara said. “Because the way I had been batting in the last couple of months I thought I was a big innings away. I missed out on a hundred but at the same time, I am happy I scored a valuable 72 for the team.”Pujara said the pitch has quickened up as the Test match has progressed with some variable bounce in it. He reckoned India have a good chance of winning the Test at Trent Bridge.”We have got a good chance.. there are enough dents on the pitch… there’s variable bounce. Ashwin got a little bit of spin as well (on Day 3). Our bowlers need to bowl in the same areas,” he said.last_img read more

Indigenous culture takes centre stage in Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor the next two weeks Northern art, music, food and dance will take centre stage in venues across Ottawa.Hundreds gathered at the National Arts Centre last week to get a glimpse of what the Indigenous performers have to offer.APTN’s Annette Francis has the story.last_img