Former Texas star, NFL running back Cedric Benson killed in motorcycle crash

CINCINNATI, OH – AUGUST 23: Cedric Benson #32 of the Green Bay Packers looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during a preseason NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Benson reportedly posted a photo of his BMW motorcycle on his Instagram account earlier in the day with the caption "My Saturday Evening."

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The Austin American-Statesman reported that several people appeared to be mourning at Benson's Austin home on Sunday morning.

The former Texas Longhorn great finished with 5,540 rushing yards during his college career that ranks sixth all-time in NCAA Divison I-A history and second only to Ricky Williams in team history. He received the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back in 2004 and was a consensus All-American, leading him to be selected fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.

His coach at Texas, Mack Brown, responded to an Instagram post by saying, "We lost a great one way too son. #RIP."

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His brother Dominic posted an emotional and grief-stricken status on Facebook, saying "my brother gone." in the comments of his post.

Benson played for eight years in the National Football League, rushing for 6,017 yards and 32 touchdowns for the Bears, the Cincinnati Bengals and, briefly, the Green Bay Packers. He had his best year as an NFL player in 2009 with the Bengals, where he rushed for 1,251 yards and six touchdowns.

He also had his share of legal troubles throughout his time in the NFL, ranging from allegedly operating a boat while intoxicated in 2008 to assault charges in 2010 and 2011. Two days before his death, he appeared in a Travis County courtroom where he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken-driving charges from an incident on Feb. 18, 2017.

He received an outpouring of posts online from former teammates, friends and fans.

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Benson last played in the NFL with the Packers in 2012 after suffering a Lisfranc injury to his foot. He reportedly took up a job as a loan originator upon retirement.

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Luis Severino throws off Yankee Stadium mound in big step toward return

Yankees ace Luis Severino took another step toward making his season debut, throwing off a mound at the Stadium for the first time all year.

Severino – who hasn’t pitched all year due to multiple injuries to his pitching arm and shoulder – tossed in the bullpen Sunday and then threw what he estimated was 15 pitches to batters under the watchful eye of both general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone.

“I feel very good; even the (hit off a) change-up that almost hit me. It’s good,” said Severino, buoyed by a positive session and even joking about a line drive sent back at him by assistant hitting coach P.J. Pilittere.

After his prior throwing session, Severino said things actually went better than expected. Sunday was every bit as encouraging.

“Continue to be really encouraged. And you can tell even talking to Sevy just how good he feels,” Boone said. “And this has been building for awhile where he’s I think starting to really gain some confidence in his mind about being sound, being sharp, being healthy, continuing to take these next steps.

“And (Sunday) getting out there and facing hitters for a handful of pitches was big, and I thought overall he looked really sharp. The shape of the slider looks good to me, the ball’s coming out free and easy, so another encouraging step for him.”

After going 19-8 last season with a sterling 3.39 ERA, Severino earned a four-year, $40 million extension in February. But he hasn’t made a single major league appearance since.

The 25-year-old righty suffered soreness in his right rotator cuff before his first outing back in March. Then he had a right lat strain, and has been on a long road back. But he’s convinced Sunday was auspicious.

“Good. I sort of feel pretty good. I haven’t been on the mound this year – the real mound this year – but this is very good,” Severino said. “It feels [like it’s] coming around: The fastball is there, breaking pitches, too. I feel like I’m on the right track.”

The next stop on that track is Tampa. Severino had said before Sunday that he expected his next step would be heading down to Florida for a simulated game, and then on to a minor league rehab stint. This latest session hasn’t seemed to dim that optimism.

“Yeah. I’m very excited about the next. I’m headed to Tampa to throw a sim game there, and then after that…maybe a rehab assignment in High-A or Double-A. We’ll see,” Severino said.

“Larry [Rothschild, pitching coach] told me in the bullpen everything looked good…But I will definitely go to the video room and see how it looks now and in the past and see how it is.”

Unsurprisingly, Boone took a more conservative approach, noncommittal about exactly how Severino’s rehab would proceed.

“No, and I honestly don’t know yet,” Boone said.

“I haven’t even sat with Steve [Donohue, head trainer] and said when did he envision a rehab situation, or how we would do that: Would we do that more through sim games and then go make a start? But he’s certainly moving toward that direction. He and Dellin [Betances] will go to Tampa and continue with their progression.”

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Man Utd want to sit down for talks over extension with Eric Bailly to stop injured defender leaving on free transfer – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to sit down with Eric Bailey over extending his contract – despite his shocking injury record.

The Ivory Coast defender is out of contract next summer, and will be a free agent once his £120,000-a-week terms expire.

He is out injured until January after picking up a medial knee ligament injury in a pre-season warm-up match.

It was his second serious injury in the space of a year, following an ankle problem that kept him out for four-months.

But United feel the 25-year-old still has a future at the club, and want him to stay and be back-up to Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.

It is understood he has a clause in his contract, which means boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can extend his deal by two-years.

An Old Trafford source said: “The club want Eric to stay and are looking for talks about an extension.

“We don’t want to lose him on a free transfer next summer. It’s just down to both parties agreeing to everything.

“His injury record isn’t a major concern for us. We just think he has been unlucky with everyone over the last few years.

“Ole is a fan of the player and we’re going to convince him to stay, at least that is the plan at present.”

Bailly is free to speak to other clubs around Europe in January over a free transfer, and can sign a pre-contract.

But United are desperate not to lose anything on the £26m investment they paid Villarreal in 2016.

This summer, Arsenal and a number of top clubs across Europe showed interest in signing the ex-Espanyol man.

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Sunday report card and racing results: A Mick Channon gelding on the up at Pontefract, Fabre delight at Deauville and a Kevin Ryan filly to follow

IT was all about France on Sunday as two Group 1 contests at Deauville took centre stage.

There was also some classy fare at Pontefract, and we've picked out a few snippets that may have passed you by.

Earthly delight ⭐️

Andre Fabre has long been the master of the French thoroughbred and it would appear he has a future superstar on his hands in Earthlight.

The blisteringly exciting two-year-old took on a whole host of Royal Ascot winners in the Prix Morny – and downed them all in style.

Raffle Prize ran a fine race to finish second in receipt of weight, but if they meet again she's surely almost certain to be bested once more.

The Dewhurst and then the 2,000 Guineas is the plan for the winner, and you wouldn't want to bet against him in either.

One for the tracker 📙

She may have been a skinny price, but Queen's Order couldn't have won the opener at Pontefract any more impressively.

Having finished second at the track on debut to a winner who has since followed up, the money was down – and she didn't disappoint.

Showing bright speed from the gate, she never saw another rival. A step up in class now looks assured for a trainer who has a bucketload of exciting youngsters.

A three-year-old on the rise 👀

Storting has been slightly frustrating for Mick Channon but now that he's starting to put it all together, he looks a horse to follow.

It may not have been the strongest of races he won at Pontefract this afternoon, but he had to go round the wide outside on the home bend and was only pushed out by SDS to land the spoils.

Having contested some hot handicaps prior to this, the drop in class clearly worked a treat.

Such was the manner of his victory he could be worth a crack at pattern company, with the money beforehand suggesting connections are well aware they've got a nice three-year-old on their hands.

 

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Ashes 2019: Rain causes delayed start to final day of second Test at Lord’s

Rain caused a delayed start to the final day of the second Ashes Test but England and Australia were set to resume their intriguing battle at Lord’s prior to lunch.

Umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney announced play would get under way at 12:10 local time following an inspection.

The home side will resume on 96-4 in their second innings, meaning a lead of 104 runs. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will be back out in the middle, the pair having survived a tricky period of play late on day four to reach the close unbeaten on 16 and 10, respectively.

Yet it was the duel between England paceman Jofra Archer and Australia talisman Steve Smith that was the major talking point following Saturday’s action at the home of cricket, the latter felled a bouncer and forced to retire hurt on 80.

The right-hander did return later in the innings, though, adding a further 12 runs before he was trapped lbw by Chris Woakes, the tourists eventually bowled out for 250 in reply to England’s first-innings score of 258.

Australia lead the series, 1-0, after a 251-run victory in the opener at Edgbaston.

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Neymar left OUT of PSG clash with foot injury despite continued transfer speculation over Barcelona and Real Madrid move – The Sun

NEYMAR has been left out of Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 clash against Rennes.

The Brazilian star is out of action with a foot injury despite ongoing speculation surrounding his future at Parc des Princes.

Neymar was welcomed back to PSG training this week with open arms by manager Thomas Tuchel.

But the German tactician has confirmed that the 97-cap Brazil international is not fit enough to face Rennes.

Tuchel said: "He has been with the group, but at the end of the session, he has trained individually.

"He is not yet recovered from his injury and therefore has not been included in the squad."

Neymar made it clear that he wanted to leave the Ligue 1 giants this summer – just two just years after he joined for £198million.

Former club Barcelona were linked, while Spanish rivals Real Madrid also made their interest known.

But Tuchel confirmed that the 27-year-old is set to stay at Parc des Princes for the 2019/20 campaign.

The PSG boss said: "If there is no solution for him, he stays.

"Neymar is my player and when I think of a strong team, I include him.

"He is sensitive, so I will always protect him. I want to see him play at his best level in the 90 minutes, with aggressiveness and a lot of dribbling."

Neymar's move back to La Liga hit a stumbling block as Paris Saint-Germain continued to reject offers for him.

His former club reportedly saw their latest offer of £92.4million plus Philippe Coutinho rejected.

And reports claim that Madrid offered a player-plus-cash deal including James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale.

But PSG would have only reportedly let the Brazilian leave for a £206m fee.

 

 

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Jacob deGrom’s Sharp Pitching Gives Mets the Win Over the Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pete Alonso’s error at first base in the fourth inning led to Kansas City’s only run of the night on Saturday and put the Mets behind.

So when Alonso got a chance to come through for his teammates with the bases loaded in the seventh, he did not want to fail. After narrowly missing out on a grand slam, he settled for a two-run single that put Jacob deGrom and the Mets ahead in a 4-1 victory over the Royals.

“Definitely when guys are on base, it definitely helps me,” Alonso said. “Like, O.K., I put us in a little hole earlier in the game. This is a chance at redemption.”

DeGrom (8-7), last year’s National League Cy Young Award winner, gave up three hits while striking out five over seven innings. Since the All-Star break, he has permitted just five earned runs in 45 innings for a 1.00 E.R.A.

“That’s classic Jake deGrom,” Alonso said. “He’s our guy. He’s a Cy Young winner. Everything was on for him today, and having a guy like that go out there and pitch the way he did is huge.”

Alonso and Juan Lagares each finished with three hits. Lagares had a run-scoring triple in the eighth for the Mets, who are two games out in a crowded race for the second N.L. wild card.

The bottom three batters in the Mets’ lineup went 5 for 11 and combined to score all four runs.

“When they step up, you’re going to win games,” Mets Manager Mickey Callaway said. “Sometimes the top of your order will carry you, but the games that the bottom of the order does what they did tonight, it really helps you win.”

Royals starter Jakob Junis (8-11) allowed a one-out single to Lagares in the seventh and hit the No. 9 batter, Aaron Altherr, with a pitch. Manager Ned Yost brought in Jake Newberry, who walked Amed Rosario, loading the bases.

Yost again went to his bullpen, this time to the submarine left-hander Tim Hill. He struck out pinch-hitter J. D. Davis on three pitches but could not finish off Alonso, who barely missed a grand slam down the right field line when a crew chief review determined the ball had sliced just foul, upholding the initial call.

“Usually I have a pretty good look at it, but honestly, I had no idea,” Alonso said. “I just left it up to replay, and they thought it was foul. At that point, it’s really all I could do.”

With the runners going on a full-count pitch, Alonso then sent a grounder up the middle to drive in Lagares and Altherr for a 3-1 lead. Second baseman Whit Merrifield made a sliding stop in shallow center and fired home to try to get Altherr, but Hill cut off the throw.

“It was not the result I wanted,” Hill said. “I wanted a ground ball. I got the ground ball, weak contact. Just wish it would have been hit at somebody.”

In the bottom half, deGrom got out of trouble with the help of a double-play ball. Lagares’s triple to right field in the eighth drove in Luis Guillorme.

Justin Wilson threw a scoreless inning, and Seth Lugo worked a perfect ninth for his third save. Joe Panik hit a run-scoring single for the Mets in the fifth.

Junis dealt with traffic on the basepaths all night but managed to work around seven hits — all singles — a walk and two hit batters, allowing just three runs in six and a third innings. His defense turned two double plays behind him, helping him out of jams in the second and the fifth, but the Royals’ bullpen could not finish off the seventh inning for him.

“It’s a shame we couldn’t score more runs for him,” Yost said. “I thought he threw the ball extremely well.”

Hunter Dozier had two of Kansas City’s three hits, his second straight multihit game.

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ST Run: Structured exercises, high-quality sleep are part of a holistic approach towards running

Anyone who has run more than a few hundred metres understands that running is an impact sport. It is incredibly hard on the body and, with every step, the leg joints absorb up to 10 times the body weight.

With nearly eight in 10 runners getting injured each year, looking after your body is crucial to running injury-free and performing well over the long term.

The choices you make each day regarding the type of training you do, the gear you use, the foods you eat, the hours of sleep you get and many other things all influence the condition of your body.

Look after it, and it will return the favour with good health and exceptional performance; don’t, and you’ll find yourself sick and injured.

With race day getting closer and training load increasing, I reached out to my friend Thomas Wynn-Jones to learn more about what you can do to look after your body.

Thomas is an osteopath at City Osteopathy and Physiotherapy, who provides biomechanical assessment, manual therapy, rehabilitation, and complementary general healthcare.

Here is what he has to say:

The biggest factors for improving health while preventing and recovering from injury are: good sleep habits, proper hydration and diet. The type, frequency and quality of training also play significant roles.

As an osteopath and holistic health practitioner, I hope that by getting all these right, or as close as possible, you will improve your body’s fluid dynamics.

The term refers to arterial blood supply, venous and lymphatic drainage. Along with others, they help to facilitate gaseous exchange (oxygen in and carbon dioxide out), the removal of waste products and the effective communication of hormones within the body.

In short, they allow your body to function at its best.

As your body becomes biomechanically more efficient by developing a good joint range of motion and optimal tissue tension, (achieved with regular dynamic stretching before, but preferably after exercise and physical therapy), there is better fluid dynamics, such as increased blood flow to and from your organs and muscles.

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Performance will improve, injury is less likely and you will heal faster. Dysfunction and disease will also be reduced or removed.

One could say that structure and function are supporting each other in a reciprocal relationship. This is a primary tenet of osteopathic philosophy and is considered valid by other physical therapies such as physiotherapy, many massage therapists and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in their approach to treating the body.

When considering the use of physical therapists before and after training and races or due to specific injuries, two significant terms practitioners consider when dealing with athletes are prehabilitation and rehabilitation.

PREHABILITATION

Prehabilitation is the management and treatment of the body to limit your chances of injury through any activity, sporting or otherwise. Examples include:

• Carefully structuring your training programme to balance load and recovery

• Eating a whole-food diet, predominantly plant-based, rich in vitamins and minerals

• Getting seven to nine hours of high-quality sleep each night.

• Hydrating correctly with water and electrolytes

• Regular stretching and mobility exercises

• Stress and anxiety reduction techniques like meditation.

• Regular visits to your physical therapist

REHABILITATION

Rehabilitation is the process of aiding your body’s recovery from minor injury, surgery, or from extreme or endurance sport “strain”.

When you participate in endurance events like The Straits Times Run or an Ironman triathlon (3.8km swim, 180km cycle and a marathon), the various systems of your body are significantly stressed, and it can break down.

When it does, physical therapists can help to rehabilitate any specific area of breakdown and build you back up to continue performing at your best.

If you wish to take your training and racing to another level (not to mention your health), consider a holistic approach to your preparation and lifestyle that includes structured exercise, high-quality sleep, whole foods, meditation and the regular application of physical therapy.

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Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Guardiola ‘accepts’ VAR after goal overruled

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he would “have to accept it” after a VAR decision overruled what looked to have been a late winner over Tottenham.

City were celebrating after Gabriel Jesus appeared to have scored in injury time, but the goal was ruled out because the ball had brushed Aymeric Laporte’s arm in the build-up.

“We have to accept it,” said Guardiola after the game ended 2-2.

“It’s tough because we scored a goal late on. But ask VAR people, not me.”

Raheem Sterling had headed dominant City ahead in the first half, but Erik Lamela immediately equalised against the run of play with a strike from distance.

Sergio Aguero flicked home Kevin de Bruyne’s cross before Substitute Lucas Moura nodded in seconds after coming on as a substitute to pull Spurs level again.

It was a frustrating result for City in their first home game of the season, particularly after beginning their title defence with a 5-0 win at West Ham last weekend.

It is the first time they have dropped points at home since losing to Crystal Palace on 22 December last year.

The home fans greeted the final whistle with boos directed at VAR as the disallowed goal stirred memories of City’s Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Tottenham last season.

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Deja vu for City

In April, City needed a goal to secure passage to the last four of the Champions League in their second leg encounter with Spurs at the Etihad.

The hosts thought that had arrived in injury time when Sterling struck, prompting wild celebrations from City boss Pep Guardiola.

But emotions switched instantly as the video assistant referee had the final word, ruling that Aguero was offside when Bernardo Silva diverted the ball into Sterling’s path.

This time, City players wheeled away to celebrate what appeared to be a last-gasp winning goal that would have extended City’s winning run at home in the Premier League to 11 games.

However, those celebrations were cut short when referee Michael Oliver indicated that a VAR review was under way, and the goal was disallowed after replays showed a ball into the box had flicked off Laporte’s arm.

It is the second successive City game in which VAR has played a significant role. The system also overturned a goal by Sterling in their win at West Ham last time out.

Aguero was particularly frustrated with the officials at the final whistle against Tottenham. He had also earlier exchanged angry words with Guardiola when he was substituted for Jesus, but the City boss dismissed that as a misunderstanding.

“He thought I was annoyed with him for the goal we conceded,” said Guardiola. “But it is emotions, and that is part of the game. We talked afterwards. I love him a lot because we know his feelings.”

Can Tottenham truly challenge City this season?

Tottenham finished 27 points behind City last season but Mauricio Pochettino’s side strengthened in the summer, giving fans hope that they could challenge for a first league title since 1961.

However, Spurs barely had a touch of the ball in the opening 10 minutes as City enjoyed 74% possession and, even though they did manage to equalise, it was against the run of play as Lamela made the most of a rare opening in the home side’s defence.

But despite the hosts’ dominance, Spurs appear to have a knack of scoring against City.

Prior to Saturday’s game, City had won their previous 15 home games in all competitions, conceding just six goals in the process. But three of those six goals were scored by Tottenham in the 4-3 Champions League game in April.

And Spurs breached their defences once more when Moura headed home from a corner just 19 seconds after coming on as a substitute.

It was a big result for Tottenham, who were beaten home and away by City in the Premier League last season. But despite the result, they were heavily outplayed by their opponents, who finished with 30 shots on goal compared to Spurs’ three.

They will want to be more competitive against their title rivals if they are to challenge for honours this term.

Man of the match – Kevin de Bruyne

De Bruyne display a highlight for City

There will no doubt be frustration among City fans that their side could not notch up an early win over a title rival, but De Bruyne’s performance will have given them some comfort.

When Manchester City won the Premier League in 2017-18, the Belgian playmaker was the creative heartbeat of the team, providing 16 assists – more than any other player in the league that season.

Various injuries made for a difficult campaign last term, but a strong pre-season suggested the fitness problems that plagued him last season were behind him, a feeling that has been reinforced by his explosive start to 2019-20.

De Bruyne got his first assist of the season when he set up Sterling for City’s second goal in the 5-0 win at West Ham last weekend, and the two combined superbly once again on Saturday, with De Bruyne evading the Tottenham defence with a wonderful curled pass for Sterling to nod home.

The hosts’ second goal came from a typical Manchester City move. De Bruyne found a pocket of space on the right and delivered across the face of goal for Aguero to turn in.

De Bruyne managed just two Premier League assists last season but already has three to his name in this campaign. If his injuries are truly behind him, the early signs are that the Belgian player could be back to his very best.

‘We need to improve’

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “I’m very pleased with a point but also know we need to improve. We are in a process where we need to improve in all areas and the team is going to improve step by step, but we need time.

“It was an unbelievable goal [by Lucas Moura]. Always when you play a team like Manchester City, you have to play your best.

“We need to accept that [VAR]. I was a little bit critical of VAR but now we have to accept the rules. Now it benefits us. No doubt it won’t benefit us at other times. It’s a rule we need to accept.”

Sensational Sterling – the stats

  • Manchester City mustered 30 shots, the most Tottenham have faced in a Premier League fixture since November 2011 (31 v Fulham).
  • Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven games for Man City against Spurs in all competitions (six goals, one assist), including netting five in his last four against them at the Etihad.
  • Sterling has scored in four consecutive club appearances in all competitions for the first time in his career, netting seven goals in those four games.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has registered three assists in his two Premier League games this season, one more than he managed in the whole of the last campaign.
  • Sergio Aguero has netted 97 goals at the Etihad in the Premier League, the joint-third highest total by a player at a single stadium in the competition (Henry 114 at Highbury, Rooney 101 at Old Trafford, Shearer 97 at St James’ Park).
  • Lucas Moura has been directly involved in five goals in his last five games in all competitions for Tottenham (four goals, one assist), as many as he managed in his previous 20.
  • All three of the Premier League games where Erik Lamela has both scored and assisted have come against Manchester clubs, twice against City and once against United.

What next?

Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Bournemouth on Sunday, 25 August (14:00 BST). Tottenham, meanwhile, are at home to Newcastle on the same day (16:30 BST).

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Match ends, Manchester City 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2.

Offside, Manchester City. Riyad Mahrez tries a through ball, but Gabriel Jesus is caught offside.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Oliver Skipp.

Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City).

Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

VAR Decision: No Goal Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur.

Delay in match (Manchester City). VAR checking.

Hand ball by Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City).

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Tanguy Ndombele.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Oliver Skipp replaces Christian Eriksen.

Foul by Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City).

Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Giovani Lo Celso replaces Erik Lamela.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Riyad Mahrez replaces Bernardo Silva.

Attempt missed. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. David Silva replaces Rodrigo.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Nicolás Otamendi.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt missed. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bernardo Silva.

Foul by Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City).

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Tanguy Ndombele.

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kyle Walker-Peters.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Gabriel Jesus replaces Sergio Agüero.

Attempt blocked. Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the box following a corner.

Attempt saved. Nicolás Otamendi (Manchester City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

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Shkodran Mustafi stops Arsenal fan getting to pub by blocking bus lane with Ferrari – The Sun

SHKODRAN MUSTAFI appeared to block a road near the Emirates in his grey Ferrari super-car.

The German defender is already an unpopular figure at Arsenal and will have done his reputation no favours if the souped up motor proves to be his.

Arsenal fan Sam Cannon posted a picture on Twitter showing a grey Ferrari F12 with German number plates – worth well over £200k – stopped at a junction amid a crowd of fans trying to cross the road.

Cannon was clearly on a bus and posted the pic with the hilarious caption: "Actual Mustafi has blocked the bus lane and is stopping me from getting to the pub. This is the final straw."

EAGER TO STAY

Mustafi was left out the Gunners' squad to face Burnley today and has been linked with a move away from the Emirates all summer but his dad insisted his son was eager to stay.

The Germany international, 27, has been far from impressive since his switch from Valencia in 2016 – but his stats show he was actually better defensively than new signing 32-year-old David Luiz last season.

He was a mainstay in the Gunners side last campaign that shipped in more goals than Wolves, Everton, Leicester and Newcastle.

But he has better stats than Manchester United's new £85million man Harry Maguire.

Despite his questionable form, Monaco are interested in the German but Arsenal want £27.5m.

Reports suggest there have been no offers for Mustafi at this stage but they still hope they can offload him now the English transfer window has shut.


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