Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors players defend a Yokohama F. Marino free kick during their AFC Champions League group H football match in Jeonju In a chance-filled first half, Jeonbuk also had their moments but Yokohama could have gone further ahead when Ado Onaiwu had a shot cleared off the line and Nakagawa fired narrowly wide.Read Also: Euro 2020: Barca’s Dembele out of tournament after hamstring surgeryJeonbuk’s chances of a comeback sank when Son Jun-ho received his second yellow card, but a moment of madness from Yokohama goalkeeper Yuji Kajikawa gave the hosts hope with 10 minutes left.Kajikawa needlessly charged out to intercept a long ball and missed it completely, gifting substitute Jo Kyu-seong an empty net. However, Jeonbuk soon lost their second player when Lee Yong was carded twice in two minutes.Only two games were played on Tuesday as ties involving Chinese teams – Guangzhou Evergrande in Group G, and Shanghai SIPG in Group H – have been postponed until April over the deadly coronavirus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta produced a magical display on his Asian Champions League debut Wednesday to inspire Japan’s Vissel Kobe to a 5-1 thrashing of Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim. The 35-year-old, who won four European Cups in a glittering career with the Spanish giants, set up the home side’s opening goal after 13 minutes, threading a defence-splitting pass for hat-trick hero Keijiro Ogawa to lob over goalkeeper Farizal Marlias. Vissel Kobe midfielder Keijiro Ogawa fires home as Johor Darul Ta’zim defender Aidil Zafuan looks on during their AFC Champions League group G football match at Misaki Park Stadium in Kobe A handball by Iniesta’s former Barca teammate Thomas Vermaelen allowed the visitors to equalise from the spot through Safawi Rasid on 27 minutes. But parity vanished less than 60 seconds later when Kyogo Furuhashi slammed in a shot from the edge of the box to restore Kobe’s advantage, before Brazilian striker Douglas forced a sharp save from Marlias. With Iniesta spraying passes from deep, Vissel could have been out of sight by half-time in their Group G opener, especially if their players had been on Iniesta’s wavelength. World Cup winner Iniesta, who joined the J-League club on a monster, three-year deal almost two years ago, played a key part in Kobe’s third goal 13 minutes into the second half. The little sorcerer conjured a filthy no-look pass for Gotoku Sakai, who teed up Ogawa for the bleach-blond striker’s second of the night, before Douglas added a brilliant solo goal seven minutes later. As the floodgates threatened to open, Iniesta dinked an inch-perfect cross onto the head of Ogawa to complete his hat-trick after 72 minutes. He was substituted to a standing ovation two minutes from time, turning to bow to the pitch as is the Japanese custom, before taking his place on the bench. Iniesta, who captured 32 major trophies with Barcelona, is chasing a third title with Kobe after helping them to their maiden Emperor’s Cup triumph in January and a first Japanese Super Cup last weekend. – Nine-man Jeonbuk – Elsewhere, in Group H, Ange Postecoglou’s Yokohama F Marinos won 2-1 in an entertaining clash with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, who finished with nine men. Teruhito Nakagawa twice went close for Yokohama before he set up the opener, crossing to Keita Endo who half-volleyed the visitors ahead just after the half-hour. Endo also had a hand in Yokohama’s second, when his cross was intercepted by unfortunate Jeonbuk defender Kim Jin-su who prodded the ball into his own net.
However, City can reopen an eight-point advantage over their Manchester rivals if they win at Huddersfield on Sunday.Tottenham’s bid to win the title for the first time since 1961 is in tatters after their latest frustrating result at Wembley left them 10 points behind City.At Old Trafford, United, featuring seven changes from the Basel loss, found it hard to break Brighton’s stubborn resistence before finally nabbing the crucial goal in the 56th minute.Dale Stephens headed Marcus Rashford’s corner to Ashley Young on the edge of the area and his shot deflected off Dunk and looped over Brighton keeper Mat Ryan.That was enough to secure United’s second consecutive league win as they try to keep pace with City.It was United’s club record 39th successive home game without defeat.Tottenham have had mixed results at Wembley since moving into their temporary home while White Hart Lane is redeveloped and once again they lacked a cutting edge against supposedly inferior opponents.The pre-match headlines focused on Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to leave left-back Danny Rose out of the squad for the second time in seven days.Rose admitted he was “fuming” with his absence from the north London derby and although he played 90 minutes in Tottenham’s midweek win at Borussia Dortmund, there was no place for the England international against Albion.Albion were led by caretaker boss Gary Megson following Tony Pulis’s sacking earlier this week and they took a shock fourth minute lead.Notching his first goal since September, Salomon Rondon sprinted onto Jake Livermore’s pass, held off Davinson Sanchez and hit a scuffed shot that trickled past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.– Laboured –Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (C) scores his team’s first goal during their match against West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 25, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONTottenham laboured for long periods but equalised in the 74th minute when Kane converted Dele Alli’s cross for his 15th club goal this season.West Brom are without a win in 11 league games, while Tottenham have failed to win their last two in the league.Mamadou Sakho gave Crystal Palace just their second league win this season as the French defender’s last-gasp goal sealed a 2-1 success against Stoke.Mark Hughes’ men went ahead in the 53rd minute through Xherdan Shaqiri’s superb solo effort at Selhurst Park.But bottom of the table Palace drew level thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s tap-in three minutes later and Sakho won it for the hosts from close-range in the 90th minute.Watford handed Newcastle a fourth successive defeat with a 3-0 win at St James’ Park.The Hornets showed why their manager Marco Silva has been linked with the vacant Everton job as they swept to a second successive victory.They took a 19th minute lead through Will Hughes, the midfielder flicking in Marvin Zeegelaar’s cross for his second goal in his last two games.Silva’s eighth-placed side doubled their lead in first half stoppage-time when Deandre Yedlin turned Zeegelaar’s cross into his own net.Newcastle were in disarray and Andre Gray punished poor defending to make it three in the 62nd minute.Swansea manager Paul Clement faces a fight to save his job after his struggling side were held to a 0-0 draw by BournemouthReports this week suggested Clement was in danger of the sack and they are now five games without a win, leaving them one point off the bottom.Later on Saturday, Liverpool face Chelsea at Anfield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brighton’s Shane Duffy (L) challenges Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (R) during their match at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 25, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 25 – Manchester United closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton, while Tottenham’s title hopes suffered another blow in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.Jose Mourinho’s United bounced back from their surprise Champions League defeat at Basel in midweek thanks to Lewis Dunk’s second half own goal at Old Trafford.
View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Foton boosts PSL semis bid, clips Generika-Ayala in 5 sets LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “I’m super happy. I didn’t expect to win this medal. I’m crying on the inside,” he said.“There are not a lot of other gymnasts [in the Philippines]. I want them to come to our gym, and try gymnastics, because Filipinos, they like basketball, but we’re small. They should try gymnastics, it’s more fun,” the 4-foot-9 Yulo added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceFollowing a successful world championships stint, Yulo now shifts his sights on the 2019 Southeast Asian Games which will be held here in the country later this year.Apart from bagging the historic gold, the 19-year-old Yulo, who lives and trains in Japan, had earlier booked a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own man Philippines’ Carlos Edriel Yulo reacts after performing on the floor during the apparatus finals at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on October 12, 2019. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE / AFP)MANILA, Philippines—After becoming the first Filipino gymnast to win the gold medal in the world championships, Carlos Yulo hopes his stunning feat would encourage more Filipinos to try their hand in the sport.Yulo beat seven other finalists to claim the men’s floor exercise title in the 41st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships late Saturday at Hans Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.