NASCAR at New Hampshire results: Brad Keselowski edges Denny Hamlin in Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgAnybody who is tired of watching Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin dominate NASCAR Cup Series races in 2020 caught a break with Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the track’s one and only event on the NASCAR schedule.That is, unless that person also doesn’t like Brad Keselowski, who won Sunday’s race at New Hampshire for his third victory of the season. The dog days of summer continue to hound @KyleBusch.His day is done at @NHMS. pic.twitter.com/ov3JIH1vZY— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 2, 20203:13 p.m. ET: Green flag. The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 is underway.The lobster hunt at @NHMS is green!📺: NBCSN 📱: https://t.co/BHXvTwJmNc pic.twitter.com/iDbSRwRpmI— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 2, 20203:04 p.m. ET: Engines fired.2:05 p.m. ET: NASCAR announces pre-race penalties issued to the teams of Bubba Wallace and Corey LaJoie for improperly mounted ballasts. Both cars must start at the rear of the field, and their crew chiefs are suspended for the entirety of Sunday’s race. Austin Dillon also is forced to start the race from the back of the pack because of unapproved adjustments. Hamlin, who has won a series-high five Cup races in 2020, entered the race as the driver with the best career stats at the flat, one-mile oval in Loudon, N.H. Hamlin indeed was strong Sunday and finished second, but Keselowski got the best of him on a late restart, and the race ended with a long green-flag run (83 laps) that made it impossible for Keselowski to be caught.RETWEET to congratulate @keselowski for winning at @NHMS! 🏁🦞🏁 pic.twitter.com/5bAIODUuiJ— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 2, 2020Harvick, the series points leader and the winner of four races in 2020, finished the New Hampshire race in fifth place.Sporting News tracked live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Below are the results from the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301.MORE: Watch NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NASCAR at New Hampshire resultsKeselowski finished 1.6 seconds ahead of Hamlin, and Hamlin finished 4.4 seconds ahead of third-place Martin Truex Jr. Which is fitting, because Keselowski and Hamlin clearly had the two best cars in the field throughout Sunday’s race.Below are the complete results from the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire.Pos.Driver1.Brad Keselowski2.Denny Hamlin3.Martin Truex Jr.4.Joey Logano5.Kevin Harvick6.Matt DiBenedetto7.Aric Almirola8.Cole Custer9.Chase Elliott10.Tyler Reddick11.William Byron12.Jimmie Johnson13.Austin Dillon14.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.15.Alex Bowman16.Ryan Preece17.Kurt Busch18.Clint Bowyer19.Michael McDowell20.Ryan Blaney21.Ryan Newman22.Ty Dillon23.Bubba Wallace24.Erik Jones25.Chris Buescher26.Daniel Suarez27.Brennan Poole28.Christopher Bell29.JJ Yeley30.James Davison31.Garrett Smithley32.Quin Houff33.Timmy Hill34.Joey Gase35.Corey LaJoie36.John Hunter Nemechek37.Matt Kenseth38.Kyle BuschKyle Busch was knocked out of the race early when he popped a right front tire and hit the wall in Turn 3. Matt Kenseth and John Hunter Nemechek suffered the same fate later in the race.NASCAR at New Hampshire highlights6:24 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski wins the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Career win No. 33 for Brad @Keselowski ties him with Fireball Roberts on @NASCAR’s all-time wins list!LOBSTAH TIME for the driver of @Team_Penske’s No. 2 car at @NHMS! pic.twitter.com/6gJy5aXohN— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 2, 20206:13 p.m. ET: With 20 laps to go, Brad Keselowski is nursing a 3.5-second lead over Denny Hamlin.5:56 p.m. ET: Christopher Bell blows a right rear tire, but he keeps the car on the apron of the track and gets to pit road safely. The race stays green with 50 laps to go and Brad Keselowski leading.5:41 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with 83 laps to go. Denny Hamlin takes the lead, but Brad Keselowski takes it back a few laps into the run.5:35 p.m. ET: Caution. John Hunter Nemechek slams the Turn 3 wall after cutting a left front tire. He’s knocked out of the race..@JHNemechek’s car is absolutely destroyed. @NHMS // @NASCAR // NBCSN pic.twitter.com/TzxEWWpawY— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 2, 20205:32 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart on Lap 209. Chase Elliott takes the lead.5:28 p.m. ET: Caution. Here we go again. Matt Kenseth blows another right front tire and hits the Turn 3 wall for the second time in a few laps. This time Kenseth takes it back to the garage.Mostly all of the leaders are coming for tires and fuel, as they are in now in the fuel window to the end of the race.Race off pit road: Logano, Hamlin, Ty Dillon, Byron, Keselowski, Truex Jr., Johnson, DiBenedetto.Staying out: Elliott, Stenhouse, Bell, Blaney, Harvick.— Kyle Souza (@ksouza261) August 2, 20205:25 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart on with 100 laps to go. Brad Keselowski takes the lead.5:21 p.m. ET: Caution. Matt Kenseth blows a right front tire on the backstretch and hits the Turn 3 wall.More trouble for @mattkenseth.BUT, the tire blew way earlier than it did for @KyleBusch, meaning the No. 42 barely brushed the wall. #NASCAR #Foxwoods301 pic.twitter.com/m6bgMI4NJL— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 2, 20205:18 p.m. ET: Green flag. Stage 3 begins on Lap 192. Denny Hamlin takes the lead from Brad Keselowski.5:12 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski wins Stage 2 after edging Denny Hamlin. Caution comes out for the stage break.WHAT A FINISH to Stage 2!Brad @Keselowski passes @DennyHamlin for the win. That’s a valuable playoff point for the @Team_Penske driver! pic.twitter.com/GOHg5yxjaR— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 2, 2020Stage 2 Top 10 at @NHMS:1. Keselowski2. Hamlin3. Logano4. Almirola5. Byron6. Bowyer7. Austin Dillon8. Truex Jr.9. Elliott10. DiBenedetto#Foxwoods301— PRN (@PRNlive) August 2, 20205:10 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with just two laps to go in Stage 2.5:06 p.m. ET: Caution. Matt Kenseth spins by himself coming off of Turn 2, but he avoids the inside wall and sustains no damage. Bubba Wallace gets the free pass..@MattKenseth must have a four-leaf clover or something.He’s lucky not to get into the inside wall here. @NHMS on NBCSN. pic.twitter.com/tSQmiNj32b— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 2, 2020″Did we get help there, what was the deal,” Chad Johnston asks @mattkenseth who replies, “I just spun out.” He was trying to pass his @CGRTeams teammate @KurtBusch @NHMS #NASCAR— Lee Spencer (@CandiceSpencer) August 2, 20205:04 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with nine laps to go in Stage 2. Brad Keselowski edges Austin Dillon for the lead.4:58 p.m. ET: Caution. Christopher Bell blows a right rear tire and spins with 14 laps to go in Stage 2. Bell keeps it out of the wall and sustains minimal damage. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (20th) gets the free pass.Big strategy implications after this spin by @CBellRacing!Do you come in to pit or gamble and try to make it to the end of the stage? pic.twitter.com/ZlRrlPn7uq— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 2, 20204:45 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski catches Denny Hamlin and passes him for the lead on Lap 147.4:22 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart on Lap 101. Kevin Harvick edges Ryan Blaney for the lead. A couple laps later, though, Denny Hamlin runs down Harvick and passes him for the lead.4:19 p.m. ET: Martin Truex Jr. is penalized for an uncontrolled tire during his pit stop.🎶You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel. 🎶Disastrous pit stop for Martin Truex Jr. pic.twitter.com/WOFp7yf6ZG— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 2, 20204:13 p.m. ET: Caution for rain. It’s a small band of light showers, though, and NASCAR expects it to pass quickly.4:07 p.m. ET: Green flag. Stage 2 begins on Lap 83.3:59 p.m. ET: Denny Hamlin wins Stage 1. The caution comes out for the stage break.Denny Hamlin wins Stage 1. Others getting stage points:2. Truex3. Harvick4. Bell5. Keselowski6. Blaney7. Bowyer8. Logano9. Preece10. Almirola— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) August 2, 20203:54 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart with eight laps to go in Stage 1.3:53 p.m. ET: Chase Elliott is penalized for speeding on pit road. He must restart at the rear of the field.3:51 p.m. ET: Caution. Jimmie Johnson spins coming off of Turn 2 after making contact with Clint Bowyer. Johnson avoids hitting the wall, so the damage is minimal..@JimmieJohnson’s luck in 2020 has yet to turn around.He spins at @NHMS in stage 1 on NBCSN. pic.twitter.com/Wp9faUdGOA— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) August 2, 20203:48 p.m. ET: Denny Hamlin runs down Brad Keselowski and takes the lead, but Keselowski takes it right back with 14 laps to go in Stage 1.3:36 p.m. ET: Restart on Lap 35. Brad Keselowski keeps the lead, and Denny Hamlin charges to second place ahead of Ryan Blaney and Clint Bowyer.3:32 p.m. ET: The competition caution arrives at Lap 31. Brad Keselowski is leading. Erik Jones gets the free pass.3:27 p.m. ET: Green flag. Restart on Lap 22.3:26 p.m. ET: Erik Jones is penalized (one lap) for pitting outside of his box during the caution. He was running ninth.3:21 p.m. ET: Caution. Kyle Busch blows a right front tire and slams the wall in Turn 3. It’s a single-car accident, and he’s knocked out of the race.last_img read more


England’s wonderful women win Euro gold again

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_img England’s wonderful women are European team champions again – winning the gold medal for the second year in a row.Gemma Clews took them over the line when she won her game 1up to clinch the victory over Italy, with the match ending 5.5-1.5 in England’s favour. The result marked a special double for Alice Hewson who was also in last year’s winning team. The winning team is pictured top.Meanwhile, England’s men secured the silver medal after they were narrowly beaten 4-3 by Spain in their final.And the girls’ team (pictured below) bounced back from their semi-final defeat to trounce France 5-2 to win the bronze medal in style.The championships have highlighted England’s prominence in European golf, particularly when added to the individual wins of Alfie Plant in this month’s European amateur and Bronte Law’s victory in the 2016 European women’s amateur.Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director said: “We are delighted to have won three medals and it’s great that the women have successfully defended their title. Naturally we are disappointed that we just lost out to Spain in the men’s final.”The women were playing in Portugal and they got the final off to the best possible start with wins in both foursomes matches, with Gemma Clews and Sophie Lamb taking their point 4/2, while Alice Hewson and India Clyburn won 2/1.In the singles Lianna Bailey edged the team closer to their goal with her 3/2 win and Clews clinched it when she held on to her narrow advantage to win 1up. The other games were all scored as halves.In the men’s match in Austria, the honours were even after the foursomes, with Harry Ellis and Alfie Plant winning 2/1, while Spain snatched a 19th hole win over Scott Gregory and Matthew Jordan.In the singles Gregory (1up) and Gian Marco Petrozzi (3/2) kept England on level terms with Spain, but the team had to settle for the silver medal when Adria Arnaus managed to hang on to his one-up advantage over Matthew Jordan.The girls, playing in Finland, also shared the foursomes points with Lily May Humphreys and Amelia Williamson winning their game 3/2.In the singles Humphreys won on the last, Hollie Muse on the 19th, Sammy Fuller 4/3 and Emily Price by one hole.Team coach Mark Day commented: “These were some of the best and bravest performances I’ve seen on the golf course.“The ability to pick themselves up after the semi-final defeat by Italy and put in a winning performance today against a strong French line-up took courage, teamwork and great skill.”In the European boy’s team championship England were beaten 5-2 by Germany in their final match, with the team’s points scored by Toby Briggs and Ben Jones.The full teams are:Women: Lianna Bailey (Kirby Muxloe), Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest), India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), Rochelle Morris (Woodsome Hall).Men: Harry Ellis (Meon Valley), Scott Gregory (Corhampton), Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park), Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool), Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham) and Alfie Plant (Sundridge Park).Girls: Sammy Fuller (Roehampton), Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland), Hollie Muse (West Lancashire), Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer), Bel Wardle (Prestbury) and Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer).Boys: Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall), Angus Flanagan (St George’s Hill), Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor), Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County), Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton) and Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor).Click here for full scoresCaption: The winning England women’s team, from left, Sophie Lamb, Rochelle Morris, Alice Hewson, India Clyburn, Gemma Clews and Lianna Bailey. 15 Jul 2017 England’s wonderful women win Euro gold again last_img read more


IRISH-BRED TRUE VALOUR GIVES CALLAGHAN TWO STAKES IN A ROW AS HE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; LONGSHOT RIDDEN BY ATZENI GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.35

Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_imgIRISH-BRED TRUE VALOUR GIVES CALLAGHAN TWO STAKES IN A ROW AS HE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; LONGSHOT RIDDEN BY ATZENI GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.35 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–With heavily favored River Boyne bottled up late, longshot True Valour rallied from off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes by a half length while providing trainer Simon Callaghan with his second stakes win on the day and Italian-born Andrea Atzeni, 27, with his first ever Santa Anita stakes victory.  A 5-year-old Irish-bred horse, True Valor got a flat mile over a “good” turf in 1:36.35.A close fifth and on the move around the far turn, True Valour wheeled three-wide turning for home and ran down Ohio and Le Ken late to post his first win in four stateside starts.  Most recently a close third in a one mile turf classified allowance here on Jan. 13, True Valor was off at 11-1 in a field of six older horses and paid $25.00, $10.00 and $9.20.Owned by Qatar Racing, Ltd., True Valour, a Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf four starts back in his native Ireland, improved his overall mark to 18-4-2-6.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $235,112.Fresh off a minor stakes victory going one mile on turf at Turf Paradise Jan. 12, Brazilian-bred Ohio, ever game at age eight, finished a neck in front of Le Ken and paid $6.80 and $6.20 while off at 6-1 with Ruben Fuentes up.Argentine-bred Le Ken, who defeated the winner by a half length when second in a classified allowance on Jan. 13, was off at 22-1 with Tyler Baze and paid $9.20 to show while finishing a half length in front of River Boyne, who was full of run when he steadied a sixteenth of a mile out.Fractions on the race were 23.94, 48.52, 1:12.89 and 1:24.66.last_img read more


Neymar enters the PSG list to face Dortmund

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgRumors about Neymar have come to an end. The Brazilian has been summoned by Thomas Tuchel for tomorrow’s match that will face Dortmund and PSG in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. He had been doubt until the last minute, but everything indicates that he will be the owner.Neymar had been injured in the ribs on February 1, during the PSG-Montpellier dispute. He had not played the last four games of the Parisian team as a precaution, and in recent days he had trained normally with his teammates. He aimed to reach 100% of the European Cup event, and he has succeeded. For its part, Colin Dagba, Leandro Paredes, Choupo-Moting or Abdou Diallo have not entered the list for the Dortmund match. According to L’Equipe, although the Argentine midfielder finished playing Saturday’s game against Amiens, his poor performance would have been the trigger for his recall.last_img read more


Annie Doe Foundation Empowers 26 Women

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgA group of 26 underprivileged women in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, have been empowered with tailoring skills for self-employment.All the women, between the ages of 20 and 64, who are mainly from the Sugar Cane Farm Community in the city, have never had any prior tailoring skills before they began the training which lasted for six months.Before presenting certificates of achievement to the women, Mrs. Saya Doe-Sio, Chair and Founder of the Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation (ATDMF), said all that she, her family and sponsors are doing is to show the love of Christ to everyone, irrespective of status.“Jesus reminds us that what we do for the least of our brethren, we do unto Him.” We have inner fulfillment knowing that the lives of these women will no longer be the same. The Board of the ATDMF and all its international sponsors take pride knowing that our efforts are helping to improve women’s capacity in Liberia for the better,” Mrs. Doe-Sio said last Friday during the certification program.She told her audience, most of who are familiar with her very humble beginnings in the same Sugar Cane Farm Community, that like many Liberians with similar backgrounds, she knows what it means to live without ones basic needs being met.Based on their newly acquired skills, the women and other women have the potential to do as well as their male counterparts, but need equal opportunity to do so. She urged the public to do business with the women, who had some of their handiworks on display. “You see the very beautiful dresses of various designs made by each of them. They are prepared to sew your school and other uniforms,” she asserted. The ATDMF chair and her family, who are based in the United States, disclosed that the first cycle of training had cost the foundation US$30,000, including machines, teachers’ salaries and supplies (fabric, threads, etc).As she handed certificates to the women, she stated that her Foundation will give a startup kit, including sewing machine, to each of them.“We are seeking contracts for uniforms for these women. You may please contact Mr. Eric Peters 0775590886 or 0886510624,” Mrs. Doe-Sio pleaded. Before she presented the women and showcased some of their handiworks to the audience, Ms. Geneva Garr, the sewing program instructor, told the audience that the last six months with the women had been “very rewarding.” “Some days when we came to class, we had to put teaching aside and share stories of the struggles going on in our individual homes. We even had to make peace between people who were not on speaking terms in the class,” she narrated as most in the audience nodded their heads in approval. Ms. Garr stated that she started the class with 30 women, but along the way one died and three dropped out, while the 26 “stood the test of time and completed.”She pledged US$200 towards the continuation of the sewing program.A representative from the Buchanan City Mayor’s office said they are impressed with what the Foundation is doing for the women and children of the city. Francis Sio, husband of Saya, spoke of God’s goodness to his family, which led them to come back to share “His goodness” with fellow Liberians. The crowd later joined Mr. Sio and sang a familiar praise song. During a mini-fundraising section of the program, a senior official of Liberty Party, Israel Akinsanya, pledged L$100,000 to both the vocation and regular academic programs on behalf of his political party. Henry Dunbar, Jr., a friend of the Sios and sponsor of the Foundation who also came to Liberia from the US for the program, pledged US$500. He said that based on what he had seen of the Foundation’s work, when he gets back to the United States, he will encourage his fellow sponsors and others to do more for the Foundation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


5 arrested after guns, drugs bust

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgFive males inclusive of a juvenile were arrested following a Joint Services operation at Ekura Creek, Canje River, Berbice on Tuesday which unearthed five shotguns, a pistol and three live rounds along with 12 kilograms of cannabis.The almost 16-hour operation involved 14 ranks inclusive of two Senior Officers, one from the Guyana Police Force and the other from the Guyana Defence Force.The team first went to a location at Ekura, where two camps with several occupants were seen, but on seeing the ranks, the men escaped into thick vegetation leaving behind three single-barrel shotguns.Several miles further up the creek at Wakie, the ranks descended on two other camps with six males, one being a 15- year-old; however, one escaped.A search of their camps revealed a 9mm pistol with three live rounds, two single-barrel shotguns and the processed cannabis along with a five-acre cannabis field with plants ranging from one inch to three inches in height.The camps and the dried cannabis were destroyed by fire while the guns and ammunition were taken as evidence.last_img read more


Region 3 REO admits flouting rules

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_img– Region did not return unclaimed cheques to Consolidated FundA heated exchange ensued at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), with the Regional Executive Officer (REO) for Region Three being forced to defend the Region’s murky procurement practices.The Auditor General’s 2016 report had flagged instances where contracts were not being awarded to the lowest bidder, a fact that the PAC pointed out resulted in missed opportunities to save money.REO Denis JaikarranIn addition, the fact that the Region held on to some 19 cheques without returning them to the Consolidated Fund was put under the microscope by the PAC. PAC member Juan Edghill questioned REO Denis Jaikarran on this.“Could the REO indicate to us why these 19 cheques totalling $8.8 million were still on hand as of September 2017? And could he indicate to us when were they refunded, if they were?” he asked.Jaikarran’s protestations that the cheques were eventually refunded did not sway the Committee, with Chairman Irfaan Ali questioning whether he knew the rules. In response, Jaikarran claimed that contractors were “not coming forward to uplift them”.“Yes, the cheques were on hand,” Jaikarran admitted. “But all would have been refunded to the Consolidated Fund … I’m advised that those cheques were kept on hand despite the fact that they should not have been there, because persons were not coming forward to uplift them.”According to Section 43 of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act 2003, at the end of each fiscal year, any unexpended balance of public monies issued out of the Consolidated Fund shall be returned and surrendered to the Consolidated Fund.Article 216 of the Constitution of Guyana also states, “All revenues or other (sums of) money raised or received by Guyana (not being revenues or other sums of money payable by or under an Act of Parliament into some other fund established for any specific purpose; or that may, by or under such an Act, be retained by the authority that received them for the purpose of defraying the expenses of that authority) shall be paid into … (the) Consolidated Fund.”However, the Auditor General’s Report had stated that an inspection of the Sub-Treasury’s safe revealed that there were 19 cheques totalling $8.887 million which were still on hand at the Sub-Treasury Department in respect of 2016.The Audit Office had recommended that the Regional Administration institute measures to ensure full repayment to the Consolidated Fund of all amounts remaining unpaid at the end of each financial year in compliance with the FMA Act.That very report had flagged the fact that the Consolidated Fund of Guyana is in the throes of a heavy overdraft showing that at the ending of 2016. The Fund reflected an overdraft of $67.5 billion and the cash book, $86 billion.last_img read more


Leeds United new boy Adryan ready to make a mark on the Championship

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_imgLeeds United new boy Adryan has revealed he is loving life at his new club and wants to make his mark on the Championship.Adryan joined Leeds during the summer transfer window, arriving at Elland Road from Flamengo on a season-long loan with a view to permanent deal next year.The Brazilian turned out for Leeds’ development side this week, gaining valuable game-time in a 3-2 defeat to Ipswich.And now the 20-year-old has set his sights on having an impact on Leeds’ first-team, starting with their encounter against Birmingham this week.“I’m so happy with Leeds, but I need to work and play. They are so happy with my presence here and I need to play,” Adryan told Leeds United TV.“We are working so hard this week to play very well at Birmingham.” Leeds United new boy Adryan 1last_img read more


Manchester City line up v Burnley: Blues boosted by return of captain

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img Manchester City celebrate 1 Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is set to return for the reigning Premier League Champions, while striker Stefan Jovetic may also feature for the Blues.James Milner has been used as a striker for City in their last two matches, which has yielded six goals for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.But, should the Chilean opt to make changes, Jovetic could lead the line against Burnley on Sunday.Frank Lampard, Fernandinho, Aleksandar Kolarov and Pablo Zabaleta are also in contention to start as City aim for a club record tenth successive win in all competitions.Here’s how Manchester City could line up against Burnley…GoalkeeperPellegrini has the luxury of two top quality goalkeepers in Joe Hart and Willy Caballero, but the England No.1 is likely to keep his spot on Sunday. The Blues have kept five clean sheets in their last seven matches in all competitions.DefenceCity could make three changes with skipper Kompany available again after a two game absence with injury. Zabaleta, an unused substitute against west Brom on Sunday, and Kolarov would make obvious replacements at full-back.MidfieldLampard and Fernandinho could partner one another in City’s engine room to allow a rest for talisman Yaya Toure, while Milner could return to a more familiar role in midfield.But, with no Aguero up front, Silva is likely to keep his place as City’s creative lynchpin.ForwardDzeko and Aguero remain sidelined but Jovetic could return after being an unused substitute against West Brom on Boxing Day.last_img read more


For the record

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_imgA story Wednesday incorrectly reported that the renovated Griffith Observatory will feature Laserium shows. In fact, the Planetarium Theater will have a laser-video production system. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more