Arsenal go clear atop Premier League

first_img At Emirates Stadium, Laurent Koscielny scored the decisive goal for Arsenal, but goalkeeper Petr Cech was the one celebrated after the victory over Newcastle strengthened their position at the summit of the standings. Koscielny scored from close range in mid second half after Cech made two outstanding saves to deny Georginio Wijnaldum. “He is calm and never panics. We needed that,” manager Arsene Wenger said of Cech. Second-place Leicester failed to keep pace with Arsenal after being held to 0-0 at home by 10-man Bournemouth. Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty to frustrate Leicester, who are only a point above City after their comeback at Vicarage Road. Watford went ahead when Aleksandar Kolarov diverted Ben Watson’s corner into his own net in the second half. But City overturned the deficit with two late goals in as many minutes. Yaya Toure scored with superb control from Kolarov’s corner, then Sergio Aguero’s header followed swiftly after to secure City’s first away win since September. “We have to build on this. We hadn’t won in six on the road,” City goalkeeper Joe Hart said. “It’s not championship-winning form, but we’re somehow still in it.” Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll scored to take their tally to two goals each in as many games as West Ham achieved a first-league double over Liverpool in 52 years. Klopp was not impressed by the performance of his side, which dropped to eighth. “Today is not a day to be disappointed. It is a day to be angry,” Klopp said. Meanwhile Norwich beat Southampton 1-0, West Bromwich Albion overcame Stoke 2-1, and Sunderland beat Aston Villa 3-1. LONDON (AP): Manchester United rediscovered what winning felt like as Arsenal edged Newcastle 1-0 to move two points clear atop the English Premier League yesterday. Manchester City came from a goal down to beat Watford 2-1 to stay a point behind Leicester, and West Ham rose to sixth in beating Liverpool 2-0, leaving the latter’s coach, Juergen Klopp, furious. At Old Trafford, there were only smiles for United’s first win since November 21, ending a win-less run of eight games, their longest in 26 years. Anthony Martial put United ahead after half-time, and set up Wayne Rooney to flick in the winner with his heel. The goal made Rooney second on the club’s all-time scoring list on 238 11 behind Bobby Charlton and second all-time in the Premier League on 188, behind Alan Shearer’s total of 260. “It was his left foot behind his right foot. You cannot imagine what a goal that is,” manager Louis van Gaal said of his captain’s strike. United stayed in fifth place, provisionally two points behind Tottenham, who will be at Everton today. Outstanding saveslast_img read more

Ben Arfa unavailable for Nice selection until next season

first_img1 Hatem Ben Arfa trains with Nice Former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa is unable to play for Nice until next season, the French Football League has announced.The 27-year-old has featured in the Premier League for Hull City and his involvement in an under-21 fixture for the Magpies earlier in the season has been deemed as a competitive fixture, meaning the Frenchman has appeared for two clubs this season.FIFA regulations state that “players may be registered with a maximum of three clubs during one season. During this period, the player is only eligible to play official matches for two clubs.”The ruling means that Ben Arfa, who joined the Ligue One outfit in January, will have to wait several months for his debut, although he is allowed to train with the club.A statement on the LFP’s official website said: “Following the request made by the FFF [French Football Federation] and LFP, the Single Judge of the Players’ Status Committee of FIFA has communicated this Friday, January 30 decision.“He felt that the matches played in England as part of the ‘U21 Professional Development League’ should be considered as official matches within the meaning of Article 5-3 of the Regulations for the Status and Transfer of Players of FIFA.“Pursuant to this decision, the Legal Committee of the LFP, which met in emergency session this afternoon, has no choice but to prohibit Hatem Ben Arfa to participate in official meetings with the OGC Nice until the end of this season.“However, pursuant to section 5-3 of the FIFA Rules and Regulations LFP 212 under which ‘a player may be registered with three successive clubs but can not play official matches for two clubs’, the Legal Committee are able to proceed with the registration of Hatem Ben Arfa contract with OGC Nice as desired by the parties. The player will be able to train with OGC Nice in secure legal conditions.”last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Kelly’s Toyota launch exciting team expansion

first_imgKelly’s Toyota has announced two vacancies in their professional, motivated and innovative team in Co. Donegal.Management at the leading dealership are hiring a Service Manager for the Mountcharles branch and a Qualified Mechanic in Letterkenny.Service Manager – MountcharlesImmediate start in our Mountcharles branchSalary commensurate with experience Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in Service Management and working as a member of a Service Department within a busy dealership.Over 18 years of age. Experience essential.The primary functions of the Service Manager are as follows:Monitor/manage workshop loading systemMonitor/manage job card systemMonitor/manage service reception to maximise booking efficiencyRegularly monitor workshop productivity, profitability and financial performance and take corrective actions if necessaryAssign work to relevant employeesAdvise on diagnostic problemsDevelop and maintain relationships with distributors, suppliers and other relevant contactsMonitor equipment use and maintenanceManage all warranty related paperwork and procedures in accordance with company and/or distributors policyMonitor estimating systemEnsure accurate and up to date invoicing Promote associated products and services including VHC and ServicePlanManage workshop Health and SafetyMonitor quality customer service programme and improve overall customer service levels within the Service DepartmentTo Apply:Forward CV: by post or by email to hr@kellystoyota.com Kelly Sales & Service, Drumbeigh, Mountcharles, Co DonegalClosing date for applications: Friday 1st March 2019Qualified Mechanic – LetterkennyWe are looking to hire a qualified motor mechanic to join our team in Letterkenny.The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of vehicle servicing, diagnostics and be capable of producing quality work in a fast paced environment.Applicants will ideally: Be fully qualified as a motor mechanic.Will have experience in all aspects of vehicle serving and diagnostics.Be capable of producing quality work in a busy environment.Work well under pressure, while maintaining efficiency and productivity.Hold a full driver licence.Have a flexible approach to work and be willing to work overtime if required.Be computer literate.Key Tasks & Responsibilities:To service & repair vehicles.To make written and verbal reports on service and repair activity to work shop foreman.Perform work as outlined on the job card with efficiency and accuracy.Maintaining a clean and neat workspace and adhering to all company policies, procedures and safety standards.To Apply: Forward CV: by post or by email to hr@kellystoyota.comKelly Sales & Service, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal Closing date for applications: Friday 1st March 2019Job Vacancies: Kelly’s Toyota launch exciting team expansion was last modified: February 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Job VacanciesKelly’s ToyotaletterkennyManagerMECHANICMOUNTCHARLESservicinglast_img read more