Poch comforts Aurier and subs him off after Gomes injury while star prays for ace

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO comforted Serge Aurier and subbed him off after the Ivorian was involved in Andre Gomes’ horrific leg injury.Spurs’ right-back was also spotted praying as stricken Gomes was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg.Aurier praying for Andre Gomes after sustaining that horrific injury. 🙌💪💪😭https://t.co/aA29li7LSt— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish_) November 3, 2019 4 Mauricio Pochettino was spotted comforting Serge Aurier after he was involved in Andre Gomes’ horror injuryAurier was visibly disturbed as Gomes lay on the ground with his foot in a gruesome and unnatural position.And he was even spotted performing a praying gesture as he saw his fellow pro in real trouble.Son Heung-min also broke down in tears after his mis-timed tackle on the Portuguese.Although it was Son’s tackle that brought Gomes down, Aurier careered into the midfielder as he was on his way down.Given the harrowing scenes after the tackle, Poch clearly saw the effect it was having on his right-back and decided to sub him off.The Argentine threw Juan Foyth on to replace him and was seen consoling Aurier on his way off the pitch.Quotes on Andre Gomes’ injuryMichael OwenShocking decision to send Son off but that’s insignificant in the scheme of things. The wellbeing of players is the most important thing. Get well soon Andre Gomes.Gary LinekerSon clearly massively upset. Without the injury he wouldn’t have been shown a red card. He’ll care less about that than injuring a fellow professional so seriously. Such a shame.Pat NevinThis is horrible, horrible. Players look devastated and there is utter confusion here. Players with their heads in their hands. Son was distraught before he was sent off and Aurier can’t watch and is praying. There is so much confusion. He is being led straight to the corner to the ambulance to take him to hospital.Son was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old who was immediately taken to hospital.But Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics rushed to Gomes’ aid.A Premier League statement said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”Son’s tackle forced Gomes to ground, with Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSeamus Coleman instantly called for medics to arrive to treat his team-mate, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Dele Alli – who netted the opener before Cenk Tosun equalised in stoppage time – revealed it was too much for him to watch.He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t want to look too much at what happened [to Gomes]. All I can do is send him my best wishes and wish him a quick recovery.”4 Serge Aurier collided with Andre Gomes as the midfielder hit the deckCredit: Rex Features4 Aurier was clearly disturbed by the incidentCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 The right-back was subbed off soon after the gruesome injuryCredit: Getty Images – Gettylast_img read more

Nothing’s mellow without the yellow

first_imgQuite simply, Martin cut off all the arguments about whether or not NASCAR made the right call by not throwing out a yellow flag at the finish of the Daytona 500. Martin could have ended years of frustration at the track had the caution been displayed. Rather than whine, pout and point fingers, Martin accepted the situation. He deprived a potential fire of its fuel by refusing to second-guess NASCAR’s decision. His disappointment was great, but he displayed great class by not throwing the sport into another crisis. Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, getting ready for the speed circus, wondering whatever happened to Katy Dulock, all-time career soccer assist leader for San Gorgonio High School in 1984-88. NASCAR knows hows to steal a headline or two, and the sanctioning body can thank Mark Martin for not creating another one. Even non-racing fans, and there appears to a bigger number in the area than once thought, can agree that Martin set a high standard not many associated with NASCAR. Cheatin’ is one thing, integrity quite another. NASCAR violated its own past practices with its action. If a similar crash happens Sunday at the Auto Club 500 at Fontana, many believe NASCAR will throw a caution. Daytona skewers any equation since it is the biggest and most important race. However, if NASCAR wants to maintain its popularity and perception of an even playing field, it must be consistent in all its rulings. … Perhaps now the CIF basketball playoff committee will listen. There was quite a buzz – some characterized it as fear – of the decision to place the Sunkist League in the Division IV-AA last year. All three Sunkist teams – public schools Kaiser, Bloomington and Jurupa Valley – have advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating three smaller parochial schools and two public schools. From this corner, it doesn’t seem quite right that the Sunkist League plays bigger schools in football but not in basketball. … Leave it to the promotional folks at the speedway to schedule the first Southern California appearance by Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick in Hollywood. Now that’s a real NASCAR hotbed. It’s all part of the annual California Speedway Day in L.A. Harvick will take the stage in the courtyard of the Hollywood & Highland Center on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and hang out with the public until 3. If you’re interested in going, it’s best to take the Metrolink into L.A. and then use the subway to Hollywood. It beats battling traffic all the way on the return trip. According to a speedway release, “fans will have the opportunity to change a tire … and take their picture next to a real race car.” If Chewbaca doesn’t attack once again. What are the chances the next Daytona 500 winner visits the next city to proclaim California Speedway Day? It’s Barstow’s chance to get in on the action. Now that’s a real NASCAR hotbed. … According to colleague John Murphy, the football coaching career of Mike Churchill may be finished. He was recently named as athletic director at Laguna Beach, stepping down as football coach at Riverside La Sierra. Churchill was a fixture along the sidelines of many local games. He coached in the area at Damien, Riverside Poly, Redlands and Carter high schools plus had a stint as the head coach at Riverside City College. His departure from Carter in 2005 was unwarranted, due to a suspension for arguing with an unruly parent. He laid a foundation that resulted in Brian Kidd’s Lions reaching the playoffs last fall. It won’t be the same without Church around. … John Smith coached basketball at San Bernardino Valley College and Chaffey College before finding a comfortable home in Riverside. Smith led the Riverside Community College Tigers to a 26-4 record this season and has been named Orange Empire Conference Coach of the Year. … What do California Speedway president Gillian Zucker and Mt. San Antonio College women’s basketball coach Laura Beeman have in common? They each worked for the High Desert Mavericks. Zucker worked in Adelanto for a year before returning East, and soon landing a job with International Speedway Corp. Beeman was with the Mavs before taking her first coaching job at the University of Redlands. She was then hired at Mt. SAC, winning the state title last year and entering the playoffs this season as the top-seed in Southern California. … Kent Walton, who as an outfielder at Yucaipa High School, was an all-San Bernardino County selection, has moved to second base this year. The BYU sophomore is batting .381 through the Cougars’ first five games. … Corporate American can make a difference in youth sports. AYSO Region 130 – San Bernardino/Highland – has received more than $1,420 in funds and equipment from Discount Tire Centers and Uniroyal Tire. In seven years, the program has distributed 655,000 free soccer balls and $9 million in funds and equipment. … Although it would be great to see a Ken Schrader or Bobby Labonte win this weekend at Fontana, the truth is only three car owners – Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush and Roger Penske – have visited the winner’s circle for the Auto Club 500. Given that, we like Kyle Busch to win on Sunday. Louis Brewster is the Sports Editor for The Sun. His column appears on Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or louis.brewster@sbsun.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Zlatan, Pogba back for Man Utd – Mourinho

first_imgArgentinian defender Marcos Rojo is also set to return, having suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in the same Europa League game as Ibrahimovic.“Zlatan, last season we played with him every minute almost until he was injured,” Mourinho told his weekly press conference at United’s training base west of Manchester.“This season we learn how to play without him, but he’s a very important player for us.“So welcome back and of course he is an incredible personality to fight such an important injury. We were all saying in 2017 he will be back, but one thing is December 31, 2017 and another thing is mid-November.“He was, as an injured player, the same super professional he is when he’s fit. So fantastic work, same as Marcos.“He had an important injury too, a big surgery. He played with the young boys (United’s Under-23s) on Wednesday and is fine. He is confident, is also ready.“Paul is obviously not the same dimension of injury. It was not a surgical situation, but it was also bad and all three are back.”News of the trio’s availability is a welcome fillip for Mourinho, who has seen his team fall eight points below Manchester City in the Premier League title race.Ibrahimovic, 36, made a stunning impact on English football last season, top-scoring for United with 28 goals in 46 games before succumbing to his career-threatening injury.Pogba, 24, was less conspicuously successful following his return to the club from Juventus in a then world-record £89.3 million ($117.7 million, 99.8 million euros) transfer.But he made a strong start to the current campaign, with two goals and two assists in his first six appearances, and United have struggled for form in his absence.– Lukaku record –“With Paul you can clearly see Manchester United this season before Paul’s injury and after Paul’s injury,” Mourinho said.“There are qualities in our football that influence our approach in matches, with Pogba and without Pogba. That’s as simple as that.”Ibrahimovic left United when his contract expired at the end of last season, but signed a new one-year deal in August.“He made a full recovery,” said Mourinho. “Now you cannot expect him to play 90 minutes or consecutive matches like he did all his career.“Now he needs time to be back for his level, his fitness, his confidence, everything, his sharpness, but by the clinical point of view, it is fantastic to be ready.”Ibrahimovic’s return raises the intriguing possibility of Mourinho selecting him alongside Romelu Lukaku, who has gone off the boil of late, going seven games without a goal.Ibrahimovic talked up the prospect earlier this week and with Mourinho having occasionally used a two-striker configuration this season, he said he was open to deploying the pair in tandem.“It is easy,” said Mourinho. “Good players can play together. It’s easy to play together.”Mourinho paid tribute to Lukaku after the 24-year-old became Belgium’s all-time leading scorer, although three of his 31 goals were scored in a game that FIFA does not recognise as official.“The record was Paul Van Himst’s, an iconic player for his country, and for Romelu to be so young and beating the record is fantastic,” said Mourinho.“I know that in previous generations there were not so many friendlies and the players found it difficult to score.“But Romelu is very young, he has 10 more years to play for his country and I can imagine the number of goals can be amazing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 28 times in 46 appearances in his first season with Manchester United © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 17 – Paul Pogba and long-term injury victim Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make their Manchester United returns against Newcastle United on Saturday, manager Jose Mourinho announced on Friday.France midfielder Pogba has been out since September with a hamstring injury, while former Sweden striker Ibrahimovic has not played since damaging knee ligaments against Anderlecht in April.last_img read more