Jordan Ayew goal wipes the smile of England's new boy Tyrone Mings as Crystal Palace achieves controversial victory over Aston Villa
- Crystal Palace bought back Tyrone Mings to Earth after his England call-up
- Mings thought he was cheated when he was first informed by the FA
- Jordan Ayew defeated the defender to score the only goal scored in the win over Aston Vila
- However, the 26-year-old set a good example after Villa dropped to 10 men
There must be some top class pranksters in the world of football. It seems that every time a player receives their first English call, by text or phone call, they automatically assume it is one of their fellow professionals calling them.
Tyrone Mings was no exception when his phone buzzed. last week. & # 39; I got a text from the English liaison officer Emily & # 39 ;, said the Aston Villa mid-half.
& # 39; I text & # 39; back and said & # 39; Oh s *** & # 39 ;. She then called me and said, & # 39; I'm not kidding & # 39 ;. It wasn't until I spoke to her that I knew she was serious. & # 39;
Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Guaita 6; Ward 6.5, Kelly 6.5 (Sakho 79min), Cahill 6.5, Van Aanholt 6.5; McArthur 7, Kouyate 7, Milivojevic 7.5, Schlupp 8 ( Townsend 84); Zaha 6.5, Ayew 7.5 (Benteke 86) Subs not used: Hennessey, McCarthy, Meyer, Camarasa.
Manager: Roy Hodgson 7.
Scorer: Ayew 73.
Booked: Milivojevic, Kouyate.
Aston Villa (4-1-4-1): Heaton 7.5; Guilbert 6, English 6, Mings 6.5, Taylor 6; Douglas Luiz 5 (Hourihane 71 , 6); McGinn 5, Grealish 5, Jot a 6 (Davis 59, 5), Trezeguet 4; Wesley 5 (Lansbury 85). Subs not used: Steer, Konsa, El Ghazi, Elmohamady, Davis.
Manager: Dean Smith 6.
Booked: Douglas Luiz, Taylor, Guilbert, Trezeguet, Grealish.
Sent: Trezeguet 54.
Referee: Kevin Friend 5.
Mings' response is a reflection of how far he has come in football and in life. The 26-year-old lived in a homeless shelter for some time while in elementary school and spent his teenage years pinting at a pub in Chippenham before working as a mortgage adviser.
Mings was released by Southampton at the age of 16, has worked his way up from non-League, playing for Yate Town and Chippenham before being noticed by Ipswich. At Bournemouth, Mings made just four Premier League starts in four seasons, with terrible knee straps and back injuries.
It is only since he loaned Villa in January that he appeared on the English radar of Gareth Southgate.
But football has a habit of taking you back to Earth and, after last week's call, Mings endured a hard afternoon at Crystal Palace.
Jordan Ayew waved him aside to score the decisive goal, although the defender was unbalanced by a rebound from Jack Grealish and reached out to try to stop the Palace striker.
However, Mings won numerous dogfights in Selhurst Park when Palace besieged after Trezeguet leaves.
Villa's 10 men might have taken an unearned point if Grealish hadn't been bizarrely punished for diving while setting up Henri Lansbury for what looked like a 96 equalizer minutes.
One player who cleaned up his English credentials with a series of saves was Villa keeper Tom Heaton.
He can see himself playing alongside Mings for club and country. & # 39; Tyrone was absolutely excellent & # 39 ;, Heaton said. & # 39; Gareth has shown that you get your chance when you play in the Premier League. This is another marker for that. & # 39;
& # 39; We should use it and finish the season & # 39 ;: Jordan Henderson insists Liverpool will be inspired by the pain of Atletico Madrid's defeat as they insist on winning the Premier League title
- Liverpool fights on one front only after FA Cup and European exits
- Jordan Henderson insists they will not be distracted in their hunt for the title
- The captain said that players should quickly turn their attention to Merseyside derby
Liverpool captain Henderson returned after a brief hiatus and made a great shift, but was unable to inspire the party to victory.
will be inspired to the glory of the competition. He said after the painful defeat: 'Tonight and tomorrow it will not feel good, but we have to use it and end the season well.
& # 39; We have the derby after this, so the focus has to go there very quickly. & # 39;
Just weeks ago, Liverpool fought for a historic high, but after defeats Chelsea in the FA Cup and now Atletico, the league title is the only remaining trophy for what would be another remarkable season for the club.
The league has eluded Liverpool for 30 years and this year's win would be a major milestone. triumph for Jurgen Klopp, especially if they keep the current margin above the chasing pack.
But Henderson said his teammates will hurt if they don't keep the Champions League.
He said: & # 39; We are clearly very disappointed. The performance was generally very good.
& # 39; We put everything in the game and we are bitterly disappointed. We will be disappointed with the goals we have admitted.
& # 39; We've been through it in recent years, you need to be fully focused at all times. Any errors can cost you.
& # 39; We are very disappointed with the overall result. We have to take it on the chin. & # 39;
During the game, Liverpool was thwarted several times by the stubborn Jan Oblak in the goal Atletico.
The Reds created a number of chances, especially by Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right flank, but they failed to turn some chances.
Henderson said, "He (Oblak) has made some great saves. We created so many chances to score and couldn't find the third one to take down the game.
& # 39; The boys gave everything as they always do. That's the way they play, it's hard to play against. They defend very well. But we have still created many opportunities. & # 39;
There are indications from the recent past that margins can be desperately thin, even if you wear the world champion's badge your shirt and be the ruling elite of Europe & # 39; s elite.
This time, they were presented with something completely different and devastating from Brazilian student Adrian: a disastrous clearance that removed them from the Champions League .
That outcome will attend some, and little Liverpool players seemed to suffer more than their captain.
Before the game, the image of Henderson was, as always, striking due to his absence from the streets of Anfield. A few stalls sold a scarf with his name and the text & # 39; Here to you Jordan Henderson & # 39; – sung to the tune of Mrs. Robinson – & # 39; Jurgen loves you more than you will know. & # 39; But you had to search.
A long time after he joined the club, a positive feeling was also hard to find. Because Henderson has never passed a ball like Steven Gerrard, has never been tackled like Graeme Souness. When Gerrard left as captain, they hung a giant sign outside the Centenary Stand saying that "Once in a generation, a player will come for whom nothing seems impossible."
Henderson appeals to Klopp, however, because he is so completely in tune with his work ethic and if there was ever a night for his proletarian reliability in the heartbeat of the team, this was it. Faced with the most insidious balancing act – the need to move forward and create while the rear door is closed – Klopp Henderson assigned optimal responsibility.
His deployment of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, in place of Fabinho, to increase firepower, left Henderson only behind to protect the defense, with Gini Wijnaldum also released to hunt and squeeze. The task required priceless vigilance on a player who had been missing since sustaining a hamstring injury in the first leg in Madrid.
The possibility of being picked at any time – the misplaced pass or uncontrolled run that would have been the undo of them – stalked Liverpool. Diego Simeone's decision to capture Diego Costa and the Portuguese missing child prodigy Joao Felix, who was missing in Madrid, reinforced their offensive threat.
Henderson, the team's hinge, was an infallible sentinel who followed right and left to cover, and he was also the one demanding demanding property; shouting for it, drawing on it with palms out, looking for ways to spread and switch and let his team go.
& # 39; We need better switches, bolder football at different times, to play around the formation, behind the formation, by playing the holes & # 39 ;, Klopp had on the eve of this research said. Henderson was the one who wanted to speed up and inject the necessary acceleration.
It did not help that the tension in the first period was heavy on the players in front of him. There was still an awkwardness around Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had lost the battle with the opposite number Renan Lodi on the right side of Liverpool in Madrid.
Henderson & # 39; s 30 yard diagonal for Sadio Mane at the half hour was flawless, although attacker was flawless. was rejected. Liverpool's chances were speculative, & # 39; edge-of-the-box & # 39; efforts by Mohamed Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain until the breakthrough came through Wijnaldum and Anfield's roof.
Liverpool had 71 percent possession in the game, but Felix was lurking like a demon, walking through to a long ball to save Adrian on the hour.
Even as Liverpool led, the stadium was overrun with fear and calmed down by its own high standards, aware of the dangers of the finely balanced draw when the late goal is terminal.
Liverpool were denied their usual range of options by a clever Spanish rear-guard, who denied Andy Robertson and Alexander-Arnold the usual space to attack the flanks and deliver their metronomic crosses.
Alexander-Arnold just couldn't get to the goal of Madrid and his excursions to the byline were terribly limited. Robertson was only marginally more successful. Henderson did as much as he could to find holes in the robes of black shirts.
It was he who picked up the pace in the teeming rain of the second half, his short pass located Oxlade-Chamberlain that delivered a sharp save from Jan Oblak. It was he who started the movement, from left to right, 20 meters out, culminating in Salah delivering the cross that Robertson headed.
When extra time came, Henderson led the admonitions on the field. but it was not to be. This was beyond him.
JAMIE REDKNAPP COLUMN: The return of Jordan Henderson cannot be underestimated … he is the heartbeat and pace-setter from Liverpool who will bring the game to Atletico Madrid
- Word is Jordan Henderson could be fit against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday
- Liverpool trail 1-0 in the match and still has a big European night in Anfield
- Henderson's absence has been obvious; he is the pace counter and heartbeat
Steven Gerrard's bracelet wore enormous pressure but he excelled
Word is that Jordan Henderson could be fit Atletico Madrid in the second stage of Wednesday at Anfield and do not underestimate the impact that this team would have.
The captain of Liverpool who has made it a habit to raise trophies for this club, is great at setting time in competitions and ensuring that everyone participates .
He is Jurgen Klopp & # 39; s earpiece; the manager on the field to a certain extent. Consider the role he played in the "Miracle of Anfield" when Barcelona came to Merseyside with a 3-0 lead and left as 4-0 losers?
Henders on pushed through the pine tree that n well, playing with an injured knee. He received extensive treatment during rest and took painkillers. But nothing would stop him from setting a good example in a huge European collision.
He will desperately do his utmost to whatever might be a special night at Anfield. Henderson is the leader of Liverpool.
He had the daunting task of taking over the captain from Steven Gerrard in 2015, but no one can say that he was unsuccessful.
Becoming the Liverpool captain was the greatest achievement my career and I know what it takes: you have to be selfless, pick up your teammates and create a certain atmosphere.
I am sure that this week, even with his hamstring injury, he did that behind the scenes.
Liverpool knows they are going to win the Premier League. That is a given. But go outside on Wednesday evening and produce a new comeback from the Champions League that will remain in your memory for a long time to come.
Andrew Robertson and Jordan Henderson both in position for Liverpool & # 39; s Champions League confrontation with Atletico Madrid after injury recovery
- Liverpool welcomes two influential players for the Atletico Madrid- draw
- Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson are both fit for the Champions League
- Liverpool will be 1-0 on Wednesday evening for the second stage at Anfield ]
- Meanwhile, Alisson will miss both Atletico and the Merseyside derby on Monday
England midfielder Henderson has since been injured from a hamstring in the first leg three weeks ago, but trained on Sunday and Monday and is available to take his place in the squad while the Reds a 1-0- trying to overcome deficit.
& # 39; Hendo is ready, but if we do that, I don't know … or maybe I know and I don't say it! & # 39; named manager Jurgen Klopp .
Rober tson, meanwhile sitting next to his manager at the press conference before the race, said about his own condition: "My ankle felt good, really good since the winter break.
"I just overloaded the hamstring on Friday, I thought it went well, but the cautious approach was good and I will train today. & # 39;
However, there was less positive news about goalkeeper Alisson Becker, who will not only miss this game, but also the Merseyside derby on Monday at Everton with a hip injury that has already sidelined him for two games.
& # 39; Ali will not be ready for Monday, & Klopp added.
Liverpool gave a huge boost while Jordan Henderson came closer to full fitness just in time for crunch confrontation with Atletico Madrid
- Jordan Henderson wins his fight to be fit for Atletico Madrid game
- The Liverpool captain suffered a serious hamstring injury in the first leg last month
- Henderson completed fitness sessions in Melwood on Sundays and Mondays
- If there are no complications in the next 24 hours, he will be in the squad
The injury usually means four weeks out but Henderson's rehabilitation went smoothly. There were suggestions that he could have trained at the end of last week, but Liverpool's medical staff made sure he didn't let him do too much, too quickly.
However, he completed a session at Melwood on Sunday and followed that on Monday. If there are no complications within the next 24 hours, England's international international will almost certainly be in the team.
Whether Jurgen Klopp would feel ready to put Henderson back in his starting line-up is a matter of debate. has lost some competitive fitness, but the fact that his skipper gives him a decision to make will be an important boost for the manager, because Henderson has certainly been missed.
Liverpool trail Atletico 1-0 and the challenge of eliminating that deficit to reach the quarterfinals for the third consecutive season is a big one.
A man who will certainly return to the starting XI has been left behind Andrew Robertson, who has missed Saturday's victory over Bournemouth as a precaution. Adrian stays in goal, as Alisson is expected to be sidelined until the end of the month due to a hip injury he sustained during training.
Klopp believes his players are ready to respond.
& # 39; We can't ignore the problems we've had and think they won't happen again & # 39 ;, Klopp said. "We are not that kind of team or that kind of club. We have always had to work very hard for all the things we have. I saw this on Saturday and am more than satisfied. & # 39;
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Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Guaita, Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt, McCarthy, Zaha, Kouyate, McArthur (Milivojevic 70), Ayew, Benteke
Subs not used: Hennessey ,, Meyer, Townsend, Schlupp, Kelly, Riedewald
Targets: Ayew (28)
Booked: Zaha (41), Kouyate (50), Benteke (59)
Manager: ]] Roy Hodgson
Watford (4-2-3-1): Foster, Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina, Hughes (Gray 83), Capoue, Sarr, Doucoure, Pereyra (Pussetto 76), Deeney (Welbeck 73)
Subs not used: Gomes, Dawson, Mariappa, Chalobah
Booked: Femenia (31), Capoue ( 50), Doucoure (52), Pussetto (85)
Manager: Nigel Pearson
Referee: Anthony Taylor
& # 39; When Goalkeeper Mistakes Will Happen & # 39 ;: Gareth Southgate supports his England No. 1 Jordan Pickford amidst a bad shape for Everton because he praises the attack for being an & # 39; important part & # 39 ; is of the country's success
- Jordan Pickford fought this season for form in Everton colors
- His last mistake led to Manchester United scored by Bruno Fernandes
- England boss Gareth Southgate supported the ability of No. 1 to bounce back
England Manager Gareth Southgate has supported his goalkeeper number 1 despite his fragmentary form this season.
But Southgate, speaking after England was drawn against Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in their Nations League group, stood at the stop.
He said: & I think the reality is, since a keeper will make mistakes and people will shine a light on them.
& # 39; That is the reality of the position. He has been an important part of our success for three years. It is good that he has competition to reach a high level.
& # 39; He manages to wipe those things, it is the key for every player, the ability to wipe things determines your career.
& # 39; Of course we gave Nick Pope a game in November, it is an area where more experienced backups have injuries or have fallen out of the frame. & # 39;
The English boss also had encouraging words for the film star of Manchester City Phil Foden, who played as Man of the Match in the Carabao Cup final victory over Aston Villa.
& # 39; We have always known that Foden is a very good player, it was great to see him in a showcase match at the weekend. & # 39;
And when asked about his concerns that Euro 2020 might be due to the constant outbreak of coronavirus, Southgate wants common sense to prevail.
& # 39; We are here, but none of us know it. I'm a little old-fashioned and I think you just go on with life and just follow the guidelines. We can't do anything about it, so just continue with things, & he added.
Jordan Pickford has made the knot with his childhood love during a slap ceremony in torn jeans and a baseball cap in Crewe, Cheshire.
The hero of the World Cup, 25, married his other half Megan Davison, 23, in a registration office accompanied by their son Arlo, one, and only five attendees.
Only 25 minutes later, the couple appeared as newlyweds with their closest and dearest friends, while their friends took photos of the couple on their phones.
One spectator told The Sun : & # 39; They did not dress to impress. It looked like they were shopping. It certainly wasn't a Premier League! After the photos & # 39; s the whole wedding party got into a coachman and left. & # 39;
The source added that Jordan and Megan have a & # 39; wanted to have withheld & # 39; day to mark that they were becoming men and women.
Earlier it was reported that the couple originally intended to make a knot in May during a romantic ceremony in the Maldives.
A source told the newspaper: & Jordan and Megan are engaged. Just before his heroic deeds, he presented at the World Cup in 2018.
& # 39; But they stopped the marriage when Megan became pregnant with Arlo, who was born in February last year.
& # 39; The wedding in the Maldives is back for a bigger party in Sunderland for close family and friends, where they both grew up. & # 39;
A source previously said that Jordan is expected to go to Las Vegas for his bachelor party, accompanied by some of his English teammates such as Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker.
The wedding comes just weeks before the European football championships in 2020, with England playing its first group matches at Wembley Stadium for a home crowd.
While man ager Gareth Southgate has to announce his squadron before the tournament, Jordan is expected to appear.
Megan and Jordan, who live together in Altrincham, Cheshire, have been dating since she was 14 and he was 16 after meeting at school.
They seemed to announce their engagement when Megan wore a beautiful engagement ring during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The couple announced that they had welcomed their son Arlo together in February of last year.
Instagram regular Megan often shares beloved shots of them in their country house in the so-called & # 39; golden triangle & # 39; from Cheshire.
Her partner has been described as the most expensive keeper in British history and earns £ 90,000 a week in Everton.
& # 39; I would have lynched him at rest … there is no excuse for & # 39 ;: Fuming Roy Keane rages against De Gea & # 39; s howler monkey against Everton before Jordan Pickford is also slammed shut
- Roy Keane threw David de Gea for his mistake that led to the opener of Everton
- The delayed clearance of the Manchester United stop was charged
- Dominic Calvert- Lewin benefited from the howler monkey with only three minutes played
- And a furious Keane claimed he'd been through Gea & # 39; lynched & # 39; during the break
Roy Keane lashed out at Manchester United star David de Gea after the goalkeeper's mistake for the opening goal of Everton – and claimed he would have him & # 39; lynched & # 39; because he had not cleared his lines.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side gave the hosts the lead within the first three minutes of the collision in Goodison Park, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin attacking from Gea's delayed pass. due to another costly mistake of the stop.
During Sky Sports coverage, Keane said: "As a manager, or a player, you would kill him." I swear, it's crazy. You talk about people who are too smart.
& # 39; It just takes too long, what is he waiting for? If you are going to make a decision, at least take it quickly. These are huge moments for United to reach the top four.
You have your experienced goalkeeper, what is he waiting for? There is almost a bit of arrogance about it, "look at me, give me time".
& # 39; They almost think they are outfield players. I would have lynched it during the rest, I would not have time for that. I know that keepers can make mistakes, but there is no excuse for that. & # 39;
Keane also chose to beat Gea & # 39; s opposite number, Jordan Pickford, for his role in the United equalizer.
The visitors pulled themselves up to January addition Bruno Fernandes, but the midfielder's attempt from the edge of the box seemed to mislead Pickford after flashing under the English international.
The 25-year-old is also keen this season for a series of high-profile errors, and Keane believes that Pickford does not meet the required standard.
He added: & # 39; It's just Everton trying to be smart. I know he's not a good keeper. We said it before the game, he is not ready for it. I don't care, he's not a good keeper. & # 39;