Ashes 2019: Joe Root produces gritty innings to frustrate Australia and give England hope


It was 10 minutes after the lunch break when Joe Root walked over to Headingley to try and save the Ashes.

The western terrace greeted his hero with the well-known call that draws the vowels in the middle of his last name, so that it can almost be mistaken for a cacophony of angry. It sounded like a dirge, melancholy and sad.

Opposite was the forbidding stone spire of St. Michael and the church of all angels against a clear blue sky.

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England were 15 for one and Shane Warne was already seen at checking out his hotel in the center of Leeds, anticipating a new collapse of the disastrous Poms, defeat within three days and an early journey back to his base in London .

Although he had struggled in the series, everyone knew that Root represented England's last hope of being saved from humiliation before his own Yorkshire crowd.

When he is at his best, no one else on this side possesses his resilience or technique in the five-day game. No one else was able to anchor an unlikely recovery.

No one else was able to bring England even close to the 359 goal that Australia had set them to win the game. The problem was that Root had not played as Root in this series.

Was rejected for a duck in his previous two innings, his captaincy subjected to increasingly fierce criticism and his batting stranded in a hybrid world between red and white ball cricket, Root was attacked.

When he caught James Pattinson on Saturday morning, it was Roots 100th catch for England. Most were convinced that this would be the only century he completed in this test. His recent form suggested no different. But this challenge was made for him. It was made for the old one anyway.

It was made for him before he played in the Big Bash in winter and devoted himself to England & # 39; s big white ball goal of winning the World Cup seemed to rob him of some of his former test assurances.

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Stunned by being fired 67 the day before, their lowest Ash total in 71 years, England desperately needed their skipper to rediscover himself.

As he struck, it felt like he and England were traveling back in time. Spectators who have enjoyed the riot of whips, disaster shots, steepling sixes and crashing borders that are the reckless staple of the white ball game greeted Roots classic forward defensive shots with cheers of relief and joy.

] After the anarchy of the 67, that cheering was also peppered with irony. Every small win, every survived ball was welcomed as if it were a big win.

It was an inversion of the recent norm, a desire for some kind of stability and discipline to replace the careless traditions of recent competitions. And ball by ball, time and again, that was what Root foresaw.

After Jason Roy was neatly bowled by Pat Cummins, he stumbled forward like a drunken stumble over a step in a bar while trying unsuccessfully to defend his wicket, Root and Joe Denly began to rebuild slowly.

At 15 for two, the first step was to avert another humiliation. Denly still looked terrible from contact, but he drove his luck and he and his captain started building a partnership.

Every milestone was greeted with roar who said the crowd was grateful for little mercy. Fifty came forward, then the 50 partnership, then Australia's lead came below 300. There was nothing exciting, nothing expansive.

Only the steady accumulation of runs. In an age where we are conditioned to believe that there can be no break in the excitement, boring weather was beautiful.

After the glory of the World Cup and the first euphoria of the first days of this Ashes series in Edgbaston, when everything seemed possible and the Hollies Stand pitted relentless fun among the Australians for & # 39; Sandpapergate & # 39 , this was a return to the gallow humor to which fans of England are more used to.

It is the hope that kills you and in the early stages of this root-led revival it still did not seem like it.

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Denly played and missed so many times that it was comical. The statistics showed that he played 32 false shots (19 misses and 13 edges). Typically in Test cricket, the analysis site CricViz said that the number of errors would result in three wickets. But Denly survived. And on the other hand, Root looked compact and solid.

A nice cover drive from Nathan Lyon brought Root to his 50's. He acknowledged it by lifting his bat, but it was muted. He knew that if England had any chance of winning this test, this could only be the start.

Maybe he could hear people talking about his poor conversion rate from half centuries to centuries. He knew that England would need one of the biggest scores of his career to get through this.

Denly reached his own 50 before his luck ran out, but his 126-run third-wicket stand with Root had given England a glimpse of salvation. Then Ben Stokes came to the fold. He had also received the memo.

The flamboyant shot was gone and the kind of wild, broad flaying that had brought him out in the first innings. Stokes scored two of the 50 deliveries he faced. He was still there at the end.

And that of course was Root. Look like the master again. Looks like the accumulator. Looks like the player who knows how to wear a test attack in the heat of the afternoon on his home circuit.

When the last ball of the day was thrown, it was still at 75. They came from 189 balls. From an innings carved out of concentration and patience and dedication and craftsmanship.

There is still a terrible long way to go for England. They need 203 more runs to win with seven wickets left. If Root could linger, if he could anchor his side in what would be a stunning victory, it would be his masterpiece.



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Joe Root remains tight-lipped over Kagiso Rabada’s ban that earned South Africa star a one-match ban


& # 39; If I say something about this, it will put someone in trouble & # 39 ;: the English captain Joe Root lingers strangely about Kagiso Rabada's celebration of his wicket that the South African star banned for the fourth test

  • Joe Root was concerned about the reaction to the celebration of Kagiso Rabada
  • Kagiso Rabada accused the wicket after clean bowling Joe Root
  • ] Rabada is accused of celebrating in a way that could be a reaction provoke
  • He was fined 15 percent of his competition money and took his fourth penalty point
  • Four points over a two-period period years lead to a prohibition of one competition

Joe Root was worried about responding and getting into trouble adhere to the & # 39; lavish & # 39; celebration of Kagiso Rabada after taking his wicket that banned him from one match.

& # 39; That was my only concern & # 39 ;, said the English captain. Gelukkig Fortunately I kept my mouth shut, waited patiently until he was done and walked away. He was clearly very close, but I had no problem with it. If I say something about this, it will put someone in trouble, so I'm going to keep my mouth shut.

& # 39; The most important thing for us as a team is that we respect decisions on the field and we do not place ourselves in a position where boys miss games due to parties or dropouts. We work in the right way. & # 39;

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Rabada stormed the wicket after he captained England for 27 on the had thrown the first day of the third Test, stopped right in front of him while he pumped his fists and called in the celebration.

It seemed a natural response to the resignation of England's best batsman, but Zimbabwean official Andy Pycroft accused the bowler of a level one breach of the International Cricket Council's disciplinary code.

The violation pertains to & # 39; the use of language, actions, or gestures that are contemptuous or that could cause an aggressive reaction of an attachment to his or her dismissal during an international competition & # 39 ;.

Rabada was fined 15 percent of his competition money, but more importantly, he took a penalty point – bringing his count to the threshold of four over a two-year period.

Why is Rabada prohibited?

ICC rules stipulate that a player receives a penalty for violating the disciplinary code.

-Rabada received a penalty for celebrating in a way that & # 39; provoke a response from batsman & # 39 ;.

– Four penalty points during a two-year period will cause an automatic ban on one game.

-Rada grabbed two penalty points against Australia in 2018 and another during the India series earlier than the year.

The absence of Rabada will mean a huge loss to South Africa, he is the fourth best bowler in the world and has taken 195 testwickets in his career so far.

The 24-year-old previously received two of his three penalty points – handed over to players for breaches of behavior – in the bad-humored test series against Australia in 2018.

That series culminated in the infamous ball mess scandal in which captain Steve Smith and batter David Warner from Australia got long bans.

The third point of Rabada was the result of his celebration after he fired the Shikhar Dhawan in India earlier in 2018.

It is not the first time the bowler has been banned for an accumulation of points – back in 2017 he missed the second test against England on Trent Bridge.

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The prohibition of Rabada was criticized by numerous controversial figures, including the former English captain Michael Vaughan.

He tweeted: & # 39; Rabada got a ban on 1 game for celebrating taking the Wicket of the best player of the opponent is definitely bonkers … About rates & slow play nothing is done. .. Celebrate a godless and you will be banished … The World is bloody nuts … # SAvENG

Another former English captain, Michael Atherton, was equally surprised by the referee's decision to take Rabada to punish. & # 39; I have no problem with that party, & # 39; he said to Sky Sports. & # 39; He doesn't swear at the batsman, he doesn't abuse the batsman.

& # 39; It is a bit over-zealous and a bit like Joe Root, but is that worth a point for demerits and a subsequent ban? I do not think so. & # 39;

Nasser Hussain was equally destructive and said that cricket could ruin the excitement of the game and its appeal to fans with the implementation of such strict rules.

& # 39; If I have spent my hard-earned money on tickets for the fourth test and want to see the Rabada bowl, I will be dealing with the fact that he is not there, & he said.

& # 39; I want my children to celebrate with emotion. Otherwise, let's have 11 robots that show no emotion. & # 39;



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NASSER HUSSAIN: Joe Root finally looks fully in charge of this young England team


NASSER HUSSAIN: Joe Root has stamped his authority on this young English team … we see a changing of the guard

  • England achieved two impressive victories over South Africa in a row
  • Joe Root's side is young and lively and this feels like an important moment
  • The youthful players of England are free to to express themselves under captain
  • It must be pleasant for Chris Silverwood that his party placed a total of large first innings

This feels like changing the guard of England now . During the last 10 days of Test cricket we have seen Joe Root in full control.

That does not mean that England is better without Jimmy Anderson or other senior players. And it must be recalled that it was the older men Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes who helped with the second test win in Newlands.

Much of the work of a captain is getting the best out of your best players, no matter how young or old they are. It should just be easier for Root to lead this young side.

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Anderson and Broad have more than 1,000 testwickets between them, so in many ways they have to perform the bowling show when they are together.

And if they are both playing and Root is the captain, it is sometimes difficult to know who is in charge.

But Root is Broad broad in particular. One of his captain's tricks is that Broad thinks it's his idea to throw the ball more, not Root and Chris Silverwood's. The results are beautiful.

So this is not a criticism of the Anderson-Broad axis. It was just noticeable that the young players from England seemed free to go out and express themselves, while Root was in charge of a team that responds to his leadership.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= The skipper had a brilliant test competition, which helped England to take a 2-1 series lead over South Africa

Of course, it comes from winning and we have had a false dawn before.

Also, England did not lose a test series in South Africa for 20 years, so it will hardly be a historic achievement if Root wins. This is probably South Africa's weakest artery that I have seen in those years.

But, after losing in the first test at Centurion after losing in New Zealand, and with all English problems abroad, Root was under pressure, make no mistake. He has turned it around and he should deserve much praise.

It is not based solely on individual executions, because Root's decision making in the second and third tests was excellent. Even on Monday, I disagreed with those who criticized Root for bowling himself at the start of the last day.

He was the best bowler in England on the fourth day and one of the tricks of captaincy is that you start every session with your two best bowlers from the previous one. So Root was not selfish to throw himself for Dom Bess.

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Where he could have changed was going in with Broad and Sam Curran or Mark Wood with the new ball, but even then you could see the feeling in Root saving them for the final test in Johannesburg starting on Friday.

It must be so pleasant for Silverwood that his desire to put big runs on the board in the first innings came true. The coach does not expect his top order to block everything. But what he does want is a return to the old-fashioned values ​​of batting.

What this young side will do is keep older players sharp. If someone gets a little tired or grumpy, they will see the freshness and willingness to learn from the young and remember how happy they are to play for England.

With the youth going up and down, but suddenly the future looks brighter for Root, Silverwood and their new England.

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PLAYER RATINGS: Joe Root was the unlikely destroyer with the ball but Jose Buttler struggled


PLAYER REVIEWS: Joe Root was the unlikely destroyer with the ball and a star is born in Ollie Pope … but Jos Buttler's time as an English test player could end up

  • Ollie Pope made his first test century for England in victory over South Africa
  • Joe Root took five wickets with unlikely spell of spin bowling from captain
  • ] Jos Buttler looks shot of confidence and his time in the side may end
  • Kagiso Rabada & # 39; s lavish celebration has made South Africa expensive cost

England opposed the test series South Africa round with the victory in Port Elizabeth, which brought the tourists up 2-1.

Joe Root played with the ball and Ollie Pope announced himself at the highest level, but Jos Buttler struggled again.

Here, Sportsmail & Paul Newman and Neil Manthorp give his player ratings of the third test.

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ENGLAND

Dom Sibley – 5.5

Kon did not follow his century in Cape Town with significant innings, but he helped England establish their first unbroken partnership for the first innings at lunch on the opening day of a nine-year test.

Zak Crawley – 6

Getting better every time he flatters. After the Cape Town test made an intelligent technical change and looks better because he has more leg side of the ball in his posture.

Joe Denly – 5

Has hit exactly 100 balls for his 25 and is especially vulnerable to spiders. England wants their top three to keep the fold occupied for as long as possible after all collapses, but it is important to also hit according to the situation.

Joe Root – 8.5

Greedily beaten but shows signs of improved captaincy the younger the party gets. An unlikely destroyer with the ball, even if he bowled too long the last morning. There is no doubt that these two victories have been enormously important for the lifetime of Root & # 39; s leadership.

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Ben Stokes – 8

England would have really been in trouble as Stokes had fallen early on the first day. He had to ride his luck early on, especially when giving a sharp chance on short legs in 10, but went on to create a new excellent century. Surprisingly fallible in the field, though.

Ollie Pope – 9

A star is born. We all knew how good Pope is and he proved it here. The only question now is how many test centuries he will take and whether the great old game lasts long enough to play his entire career. Also excellent in the field on short legs.

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Jos Buttler – 4

Is England's most talented player coming to the end in Tests? South Africa verbally boarded him after the & # 39; k *** head & # 39; incident with Vernon Philander, and he was unable to cash a situation for him. Keeping was also sloppy.

Sam Curran – 6.5

Has the work that Buttler had to do with the bat by speeding up and supporting Pope. Took Quinton's most important wicket on the fourth day and the run out to win the game and further embarrass England. But he is one of the most vulnerable players for the likely return of Jofra Archer to Johannesburg.

Dom Bess – 8.5

A success story for the rotating fields of Taunton and the Lions line-up that has turned Bess's promise into achievement. A very timely emergence also with the rotating cabinet of England that looks bald. Suddenly a key figure in Sri Lanka in March.

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Mark Wood – 8.5

wonderful return to international cricket for one of the most popular figures in the team. Sixes, an excellent catch and wickets in the second innings of South Africa. If he can stay fit, he is world class.

Stuart Broad – 7.5

A clatter of stumps on the fourth morning testifies to its longer length after being fractionally short when England bowed first. A supporting role in this field, but will return to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs with the Wanderers as he gets closer at 500 wickets.

PAUL NEWMAN

SOUTH AFRICA

Dean Elgar – 3

Perfect pitch and opportunity for him to dig in but he never settled.

Pieter Malan – 4

Never had many scoring options before he made his test debut, but he has less with better bowlers.

Zubayr Hamza – 2

He is a talented batsman, but has deteriorated in his four tests.

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Faf du Plessis – 5

Proactive on the first day and spent time at the fold in the second innings, but out of shape.

Rassie van der Dussen – 2

Had no plan for the off-spinners – had only the first and fifth gear.

Kock Quinton – 3 ]

Failed to cash in three catches. Played the worst shot of the test in the second innings.

Vernon Philander – 2

Shot a pathetic 16 overs from a total of 152 and took no wicket.

Keshav Maharaj – 6

Never given up but ended up with a very expensive five for 180. Have fun knocking at the end.

Kagiso Rabada – 2

Whatever you think of how he celebrated Root's wicket, he shouldn't have done it. Took his team dear.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Kagiso Rabada celebrated it in Root & # 39; s face and his absence costs the team dear

Anrich Nortje – 5

Tried his heart but did not take his own advice to throw the ball anymore.

Dane Paterson – 3 ]

Handed a test debut because he throws the ball up and waves. Neither succeeded.

NEIL MANTHORP



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NASSER HUSSAIN’S RATINGS: Joe Root was the unlikely destroyer with the ball


THIRD TEST REVIEWS: Joe Root was the unlikely destroyer with the ball and a star is born in Ollie Pope, but Jos Buttler & # 39; s time could end as an English test player

Ollie Pope made his first test century for England in victory over South Africa

  • Joe Root took five wickets with unlikely spell of spin bowling from captain
  • Jos Buttler looks shot of confidence and his time can end on the side
  • The lavish celebration of Kagiso Rabada has cost South Africa dearly

    By By By Paul Newman and Neil Manthorp For The Daily Mail

    England opposed the test series South Africa round with the victory in Port Elizabeth, which brought the tourists up 2-1.

    Joe Root played with the ball and Ollie Pope announced himself at the highest level, but Jos Buttler struggled again.

    Here, Sportsmail & Paul Newman and Neil Manthorp give his player ratings of the third test.

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    ENGLAND

    Dom Sibley – 5.5

    Could not follow his century in Cape Town with significant innings, but he helped England capture their first unbroken first-inning partnership during lunch on the opening day of a Test for nine years.

    Zak Crawley – 6

    Getting better every time he flatters. After the Cape Town test made an intelligent technical change and looks better because he has more leg side of the ball in his posture.

    Joe Denly – 5

    Has hit exactly 100 balls for his 25 and is especially vulnerable to spiders. England wants their top three to take the fold as long as possible after all collapse, but it is important to also hit according to the situation.

    Joe Root – 8.5

    Greedily beaten but shows signs of improved captaincy the younger the party gets. An unlikely destroyer with the ball, even if he bowled too long the last morning. There is no doubt that these two victories have been enormously important for the lifetime of Root & # 39; s leadership.

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    Ben Stokes – 8

    England would have really been in trouble as Stokes had fallen early on the first day. He had to ride his luck early on, especially when giving a sharp chance on short legs in 10, but went on to create a new excellent century. However, surprisingly fallible in the field.

    Ollie Pope – 9

    A star is born. We all knew how good Pope is and he proved it here. The only question now is how many test centuries he will take and whether the great old game lasts long enough to play his entire career. Also excellent in the field on short legs.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Ollie Pope delivered its first test century and picked up the Man of the Match award

    Jos Buttler – 4

    Will England's most talented player end in Tests? South Africa verbally boarded him after the & # 39; k *** head & # 39; incident with Vernon Philander, and he was unable to cash a situation for him. Keeping was also sloppy.

    Sam Curran – 6.5

    Did the work Buttler expected to do with the bat by speeding up and supporting Pope. Took Quinton's most important wicket on the fourth day and the run out to win the game and further embarrass England. But he is one of the most vulnerable players for the likely return of Jofra Archer to Johannesburg.

    Dom Bess – 8.5

    A success story for the rotating fields of Taunton and the Lions line-up that has turned Bess's promise into achievement. A very timely emergence also with the rotating cabinet of England that looks bald. Suddenly a key figure in Sri Lanka in March.

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    Mark Wood – 8.5

    wonderful return to international cricket for one of the most popular figures in the team. Sixes, an excellent catch and wickets in the second innings of South Africa. If he can stay fit, he is world class.

    Stuart Broad – 7.5

    A clatter of stumps on the fourth morning testifies to its longer length after being fractionally short when England bowed first. A supporting role in this field, but will return to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs with the Wanderers as he gets closer at 500 wickets.

    PAUL NEWMAN

    SOUTH AFRICA

    Dean Elgar – 3

    Perfect pitch and opportunity for him to dig in, but he never settled.

    Pieter Malan – 4

    Never had many scoring options before he made his test debut, but he has less with better bowlers.

    Zubayr Hamza – 2

    He is a talented batsman, but has deteriorated in his four tests.

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    Faf du Plessis – 5

    Proactive on the first day and spent time at the fold in the second innings, but out of shape.

    Rassie van der Dussen – 2

    Had no plan for the off-spinners – had only the first and fifth gear.

    Kock Quinton – 3 ]

    Failed to cash in three catches. Played the worst shot of the test in the second innings.

    Vernon Philander – 2

    Shot a pathetic 16 overs from a total of 152 and took no wicket.

    Keshav Maharaj – 6

    Never given up but ended up with a very expensive five for 180. Have fun knocking at the end.

    Kagiso Rabada – 2

    Whatever you think of how he celebrated Root's wicket, he shouldn't have done it. Took his team dear.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Kagiso Rabada celebrated it in Root & # 39; s face and his absence costs the team dear

    Anrich Nortje – 5

    Tried his heart but did not take his own advice to throw the ball anymore.

    Dane Paterson – 3 ]

    Handed a test debut because he throws the ball up and waves. Neither succeeded.

    NEIL MANTHORP



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  • Nottingham Forest 3-1 Luton Town: Joe Lolley at the double as promotion chasers come from behind


    Nottingham Forest 3-1 Luton Town: Joe Lolley at the doubles as promotional followers coming from behind to move within five points of Leeds in second

    • Forest came from behind to Luton to defeat and move within five points of second
    • They fell behind on urban land thanks to Harry Cornick & # 39; s first half opener
    • But Joe Lolley raised them thanks to a mistake by Luton keeper Simon Sluga
    • Lolley put Forest first with a stunning, swinging attack after the break
    • and Lewis Grabban sealed their win with a penalty in stop time

    By David Kent for MailOnline

    Joe Lolley has the promotion costs of Nottingham Forest on track held with a lucky stroke and a spectacular winner on the City Ground.

    Forest reached fifth place after having gained 13 points from 15 since Boxing Day for Sabri Lamounchi.

    And their current momentum could see them moving in two points from the second placed Leeds when they read home at home on Wednesday.

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    But Forest did this the hard way and had to come from behind against the placed Luton, who came down at the bottom of the club now have lost 10 league games in a row.

    Harry Cornick put the Hatters in front and gave Forest some scary fright, but Lolley came to rest when his shot slid through the hands of keeper Simon Sluga.

    If that goal was due to a goalkeeper's mistake, Lolley's second went over the forest and drove home a stunning ride to control his side.

    Forest made the rubber with a rubber stamp with an 89th minute fine.

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    Match facts

    Nottingham Forest (4-2-3-1): Samba; Cash, Dawson (c), Worrall, Yuri Ribeiro; Sowing, Watson; Lolley (Yates 83), Tiago Silva (Carvalho 90 + 2), Adoma (Ameobi 67); Grabban

    Unused substitutes: Smith, Jenkinson, Semedo, Chema

    Scorer: Lolley 36, 57; Grabban pen 90

    Luton Town (4-1-4-1): Sluga; Bree, Pearson, Bradley (c), Potts; Rea (Lee 75); Cornick (Moncur 50), Ruddock, Tunnicliffe, LuaLua; Collins

    Substitutions: Berry, Shinnie, Bolton, Daniels, Shea

    Scorer: Cornick 23

    Booked : Rea, Tunnicliffe, Potts

    Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)

    Attendance: 27,081 (1,554 gone)

    Referee Tony Harrington pointed to the spot when Sonny Bradley used Tiago Silva's free kick in the Luton wall, Lewis Grabban acted to defeat his 15th goal of the season.

    Forest was about to make their first signature of the January window in the competition.

    Huddersfield winger Adama Diakhaby, 23, is expected to reach the City Ground with an almost completed deal.

    It was a good start for Luton and Matty Pearson curled a shot just over the bar from the edge of the six yard box ,. It was a warning to Forest, but one they didn't pay attention to.

    After 23 minutes, Luton took the lead with a well-developed goal.

    Full-back Dan Potts found space on the left and pulled the ball back for Cornick to finish decisively.

    It turned out to be the wake-up call that Forest needed because they then dominated.

    Matty Cash founded Silva who just came back and volleyed past. And it was Silva again who just passed his shot after good work from Lolley.

    But Forest needed some luck to return to terms. It was 38 minutes into the match when Lolley intervened and scored, but Luton's keeper had to save Sluga – but it slipped through his hands.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Forest & # 39; s Matty Cash gets grip on Luton ahead Kazenga LuaLua during the first half

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    Luton was unhappy because they felt that Kezenga LuaMua had been deposed by Watson van Forest in the construction.

    Sluga made some recovery with a rescue by Joe Worrall in the first half of the injury time.

    But Cornick had to stumble five minutes injured in the second half and he was replaced George Moncur.

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    Forest took the lead after 59 minutes when the man from the Lolley match collected a Watson pass and leash a swinging shot that gave Sluga no chance.

    Grabban missed his kick for goal before substitute Sammy Ameobi almost made a moment with a slow ride that was centimeters wide from the far post.

    Forest players lined up to score moments later when Luton defended desperately to avoid as a third goal.



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    AHEAD OF THE GAME: FA asked Joe Gomez if he wanted to report Raheem Sterling incident to the police


    AHEAD OF THE GAME: FA asked Joe Gomez if he wanted to report the Raheem Sterling incident to the police following a collision in St George's Park

    • Joe Gomez was FA asked if he wanted to report Raheem Sterling to the police
    • Gomez was attacked by Sterling while in international service last November
    • Liverpool defender rejected that offer quickly and made that offer peace with Sterling
    • England will use its own facilities in Euro 2020 despite the additional costs

    Joe Gomez was asked by the Football Association if he wanted Raheem Sterling to report to the police after their notorious collision in the canteen of the English players in St George & # 39; s Park last November.

    Gomez was left with a scratch under his right eye after Sterling attacked his teammate by blocking him when they met for international service.

    It happened the day after Explosive explosion of 3-1 Premier League victory over Manchester City in Anfield, and was exclusively revealed by Sportsmail .

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Joe Gomez (right) was asked the FA if he wanted to report Raheem Sterling to the police

    The FA took the incident so seriously that they asked the Liverpool defender if he wanted to print cartoons.

    Gomez quickly rejected that offer and made peace with Sterling within a few hours, accepting his apology and giving his blessing to manager Gareth Southgate's decision that the Manchester City attacker should be able to stay with the team.

    Sterling was dropped by Southgate from England, team match day for the European Championship qualification against Montenegro in Wembley, with Gomez booed by a small proportion of home fans when he was introduced as a substitute for the second half.

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<p> <noscript> <img id= Gomez was left behind with a scratch under his eye after Sterling attacked him in St George's Park

    England uses its own facilities by Euro 2020 despite costs

    from Gareth Southgate to base England on St George & # 39; s Park for the entire duration of Euro 2020 will push the FA because UEFA does not want to pay for the team's stay.

    As tournament organizers, UEFA covers the costs of competing countries staying in their officially sanctioned hotels, but with all three of their group games and a possible semi-final and final in Wembley, the FA has chosen to use their own facilities regardless of the costs.

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    Late start see bookies in cash in

    Gambling companies have a number of half-time during three Premier League games advertising spaces booked next week screened by BT Sport despite the so-called whistle-to-whistle ban.

    Sportsmail revealed this week that gambling companies are aiming for ad breaks before the second half of the games that start at 8 p.m. Their advertisements can be displayed if the rest time is beyond the 21:00 catchment area for those competitions, a loophole that will be fully exploited next week.

    BT Sport has the right to show all 10 midweek Premier League matches, as Amazon Prime did last month for a midweek round, so several games will start later than normal.

    Chelsea vs. Arsenal and Manchester United vs. Burnley start at 8:15 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, and Liverpool vs Wolves will begin Thursday at 8:00 pm, with the bookmakers planning to raise money.

    Birmingham can claim travel expenses for the clash of St Andrew

    Birmingham City will be able to claim travel expenses for completing a short bus trip to their own stadium when they Meet Coventry City in St. Andrew & # 39; s in the FA Cup one week on Saturday.

    The Blues are drawn as the away team in the fourth round the draw takes place on their own gr ound, where Coventry tenants are this season following a dispute with rugby union club Wasps about playing in the Ricoh Arena.

    According to FA rules, all gate tickets are split 50/50 between the clubs, so that Birmingham will not lose to the away team, and they can also claim gas money.

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    Euro hope in Premier League

    Premier League clubs hope UEFA's unexpectedly lucrative sale of Champions League rights for the 2021-24 cycle demands from their European counterparts for their European counterparts will reduce a major competition reform from 2024.

    European clubs such as Juventus and Real Madrid want extra games to increase the value of TV rights, but the media UEFA's sales team has exceeded expectations in the current tender, by reaching record deals in the United States and France and the value of the UK contract with BT Sport.

    The Premier League will claim that such record figures show that the Champions League does not need major reforms when the issue for the UEFA Congress is discussed in March.



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    South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada BANNED from fourth Test after his celebration of getting Joe Root out 


    South Africa bowler Kagiso Oxtail BANNED from the fourth test against England after his celebration to take Joe Root out

    South Africa paceman Kagiso Oxtail will Miss the decisive fourth test against England after his celebration of Joe Root & # 39; s Wicket in Port Elizabeth violation of the match referee.

    Oxtail ran off the Wicket after clean bowling by the English captain on day one of the third test, stopped right in front of him as he pumped his fists and screamed in celebration.

    That caught the attention of Zimbabwean official Andy Pycroft, who accused the bowler of a level one violation of the disciplinary code of the International Cricket Council on "the use of language, actions or gestures that disparage or involve an aggressive reaction of a seizure to his or her dismissal during an international competition ".

    Oxtail was fined 15 percent of his competition money, but especially picked up a point for punishment – taking his count to the threshold of four in a two-year period.



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