EPL: VAR denies Wolves as Leicester’s Choudhury sees red

September 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Nuno Espirito Santo’s side thought they had taken the lead when Willy Boly headed home in the first half, but VAR stepped in to chalk off the goal for the tightest of offside calls against Diogo Jota. Wolves were furious, but the officiating turned in their favour after half-time as Leicester had a penalty appeal turned down before midfielder Choudhury was sent off for a second booking.Leicester remain third in the Premier League, one point behind second placed Manchester City as they bid to qualify for the Champions League.Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will be encouraged by his team’s second clean-sheet in their last 11 league games, especially as they had to withstand a late Wolves barrage.But the sight of Jamie Vardy failing to score for a sixth successive league match meant it was not all good news for Rodgers.Wolves had returned from a winter break in Spain for the 42nd game of a gruelling season that started with Europa League action back in July.But they never looked fatigued in a bruising encounter and climb to seventh in the table.Pedro Neto cut into the Leicester penalty area and found Jota early on, but Wolves winger’s low shot was blocked by the outstretched leg of Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel.– Wolves fury –Neto was the provider again when Leander Dendoncker glanced just wide from his corner.Caglar Soyuncu should have put Leicester ahead but he nodded straight at Rui Patricio from James Maddison’s free-kick.Wolves defender Matt Doherty needed lengthy treatment to close a gaping wound that left blood pouring from his head after a clash with Maddison.Doherty was eventually able to continue and played a role in the move that nearly brought Wolves the opening goal in the 44th minute.Neto’s cross was flicked on by Doherty to Boly and he headed home, only for VAR to disallow the goal for an extremely tight offside against Jota, who had passed to Neto in the build-up.Wolves captain Conor Coady was furious with referee Mike Dean as the players walked off at half-time, reportedly shouting “You’re the referee and even you don’t know” at the official.VAR went in Wolves’ favour after the break when Maddison appeared to be shoved over by Romain Saiss in the penalty area, with Dean giving a goal-kick and the review system backing his assessment.And it was Leicester’s turn to suffer at the hands of Dean again in the 76th minute.The scoreboard displays the decision disallowing a goal for Wolves against LeicesterRead Also: Guardiola’s future in doubt after Man City hit with UEFA banAlready on a booking, Choudhury slipped over and lost control of the ball, reacting with a lunging tackle that sent Dendoncker sprawling.Wolves nearly took advantage of their numerical superiority when substitute Adama Traore picked out Raul Jimenez for a header that flashed over.Jimenez was guilty of a worse miss in the closing moments when he again failed to hit the target with a header from Joao Moutinho’s delivery.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?These Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Day9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Wolves were controversially denied by VAR and Leicester’s Hamza Choudhury was sent off in a stormy 0-0 draw at Molineux on Friday night.Advertisementlast_img read more

Bangladesh bowlers reduce Lanka to 268-8 after Karunaratne ton

September 19, 2020 0 Comments

first_img(REUTERS)-Seamer Mustafizur Rahman and spinner Shakib Al Hasan picked up three wickets apiece to help Bangladesh reduce Sri Lanka to 268-8 in their second innings for a lead of 139 on the fourth day of the second test on Saturday.The hosts, who conceded a first-innings lead of 129, appeared to be in big trouble in their second essay despite opener Dimuth Karunaratne’s fine 126, his fifth Test hundred.Sri Lanka were reduced to 190-6 at one point but fought back with useful partnerships from the lower order to boost their hopes of a 2-0 win in the two-match series.Dilruwan Perera was unbeaten on 26 with Suranga Lakmal 16 not out and the pair have already added 30 for the ninth wicket to dampen Bangladesh’s hopes of a maiden win against Sri Lanka in their 100th test.Off-spinner Mehedi Hasan struck with his first ball of the day to dismiss Upul Tharanga for 26 and break Sri Lanka’s flourishing opening partnership after they had resumed on 54-0.Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis (36) added 86 for the second wicket as Sri Lanka stayed on course to set Bangladesh a challenging target to chase on the final day.Mustafizur and Shakib brought Bangladesh back into the match by inducing a mini collapse which saw the hosts reduced from 143-1 to 190-6.Karunaratne and Perera then added 27 for the seventh wicket before the former became Shakib’s (3-61) third scalp of the innings.SRI LANKA 1st innings 338 (D. Chandimal 138)Bangladesh 1st innings 467 (S. Al Hasan 116, M. Hossain 75, S. Sarkar 61, M. Rahim 52; R. Herath 4-82, L. Sandakan 4-140)Sri Lanka 2nd innings (Overnight: 54-0)D. Karunaratne c Sarkar b Al Hasan 126U. Tharanga b M. Hasan 26K. Mendis c Rahim b M. Rahman 36D. Chandimal c Rahim b M. Rahman 5A. Gunaratne lbw b Al Hasan 7D. de Silva c Rahim b M. Rahman 0N. Dickwella c Rahim b Al Hasan 5D. Perera not out 26R. Herath lbw b T. Islam 9S. Lakmal not out 16Extras (b-4 lb-7 w-1) 12Total (for 8 wickets, 100 overs) 268Fall of wickets: 1-57 U. Tharanga,2-143 K. Mendis,3-165 D. Chandimal,4-176 A. Gunaratne,5-177 D. de Silva,6-190 N. Dickwella,7-217 D. Karunaratne,8-238 R. HerathTo bat: L. SandakanBowling: S. Roy 16 – 4 – 36 – 0(w-1),M. Hasan 22 – 0 – 67 – 1M. Rahman 19 – 3 – 52 – 3,S. Al Hasan 30 – 8 – 61 – 3,Mosa. Hossain 3 – 0 – 10 – 0, T. Islam 10 – 1 – 31 – 1.last_img read more