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

Maria Sharapova’s Olympic substitution deadline set for July 18

November 26, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgRussian tennis authorities will be able to substitute tennis star Maria Sharapova in their 2016 Olympics entry list before July 18 in case she would be disqualified by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world’s governing body of tennis said on Friday.SHARAPOVA WOULD BE REPLACED IF.. Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president Shamil Tarpishchev said earlier in the week that Sharapova, currently suspended over doping abuse accusations, had been included in the Russian women tennis players national Olympic entry list for the 2016 Games in Rio, but would be replaced in case she was disqualified by the ITF.”Substitutions can be made up until the sport entries deadline of 18 July if the player being substituted is eligible and also within the ranking cut-off for the event,” the ITF press service said in a statement on Friday.”National federations have to confirm the entry of eligible players to the ITF by 16 June.”ITF TO RECONSIDER? In early March, Sharapova told a news conference in Los Angeles that her doping tests revealed the presence of performance enhancing drug Meldonium in the body system.Following the announcement, th former World No.1 was suspended from all tennis-related activities.A decision regarding her sports career in view of doping accusations is yet to be made by the International Tennis Federations’s (ITF) tribunal.WADA’S NEW STANCE The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on April 13 that the concentration of less than one microgram of Meldonium in the body system of an athlete, whose doping tests were conducted before March 1, was acceptable.advertisementThe ITF announced last month that the tribunal would take into account recent recommendations made by WADA while reviewing Sharapova’s doping abuse case.The drug Meldonium was included in the list of preparations banned by WADA from January 1, 2016.The presence of Meldonium substance in the athlete’s blood during and between competitions is a violation of anti-doping rules. The substance belongs to S4 class on the WADA blacklist (hormones and metabolic modulators).Meldonium is a cardiovascular preparation freely available for purchase at pharmacies across Russia without a doctor’s prescription.The Russian Tennis Federation announced on Wednesday that besides Sharapova three more Russian women tennis players will be on the team’s entry list for the Olympics in Brazil, namely Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavliuchenkova and Darya Kasatkina.Tarpishchev said earlier in the month that the issue of former World’s No 1 Sharapova would be decided during the French Open tournament, which runs between May 16 and June 5.last_img read more