Before the game United manager Jose Mourinho had spoken of the importance that the Europa League holds to the club given that they have never previously won the competition, while if they were to go all the way then it would provide them with a passage into next season's Champions League.
Charlie Mulgrew and Danny Guthrie gave Blackburn the flawless start as they found themselves two up inside 16 minutes, but results elsewhere soon began to go against them. "We would have liked to have finished with a win but it wasn't to be", Smith said. "We can't be anxious about elsewhere, we have to try to win the game", said Redknapp, who was parachuted into St Andrew's following the departure of Gianfranco Zola.
United go into the game five points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal, having played a game more , but are four points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool , although the Old Trafford club have a game in hand. "No matter when you can score the goals that win you the game, you just want to win the game", he told the club's website. But Mourinho HAS picked up at least one piece of silverware in his first season.
Guidetti, though, believes Celta can take heart from not just their results on the road in the Europa League this season, but also eliminating European champions Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey by winning at the Santiago Bernabeu back in January.
One moment of magic from the England global settled a tight encounter as he pulled his strike across Celta Vigo goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez into the far corner 23 minutes from time . Celta's greater attacking intent was offering United more space on the counter-attack and Rashford didn't make the most of one promising opening after skipping past Gustavo Cabral.
Then, in the UCL semifinal first leg, against one of the best defences in the world, he struck a hat-trick to put his Real Madrid team pretty much into a third final in four years. We played well from the first to the last whistle. "I liked the way the team played in the first half, but later they knew how to attack the spaces well".
Now unranked because of her suspension, Sharapova qualified for the Porsche Grand Prix and other upcoming events as a wild card. Sharapova would not return fire on Thursday (NZT Friday) when asked if she had a reaction to the Bouchard comment.
Ramos as reckless as everRamos left the field pointing accusingly at Spanish worldwide teammate and Barca defender Gerard Pique after being shown the 22nd red card of his career. Ramos was dismissed with 13 minutes remaining in the pivotal La Liga clash for a wild lunge at Lionel Messi but Roberts clearly felt the performance still deserved some recognition as she comically told the Spaniard: 'You played fantastic tonight'.
But Conte is confident his players will cope with the pressure of remaining on top in the last four games. Sources close to the player say no deal has, as yet, been signed but there is a sense at Chelsea that such a mind-boggling offer would be accepted for a striker who has, at times, proved rather high-maintenance.
Sydney FC capped an outstanding season with an A-League grand final win Sunday over the Melbourne Victory, winning 4-2 on penalties after the teams played through extra time level 1-1. Milos Ninkovic was taken down by a Leigh Broxham tackle just after the half-hour mark with the Serbian's retaliation escalating into a push and shove involving all players with he, teammate Filip Holosko and Melbourne's James Troisi all receiving yellow cards in the the aftermath.
Fans on social media tweeted " May the 4th be with you ", parodying the Star Wars catchphrase, " May the force be with you ". The nostalgia is strong with this one. Legoland Florida's current Miniland has scenes from the previous six " Star Wars " films along with "The Clone Wars" animated series. The festivities will include marathons of the movies on TBS ( CNN's sister network) of "Lego Star Wars " on Disney XD.
Matt Boyd and Miguel Sano are both ejected! Cabrera, 34, is batting.268 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 16 games this season. Twins catcher Chris Gimenez came in to pitch and got the final out of the top of the ninth after reliever Ryan Pressly allowed Hicks' three-run homer.
The San Antonio Spurs will play the Houston Rockets in game 3 of the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs on ESPN , Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm. He said Harden's awareness on the court is underrated, and getting free-throw opportunities is a part of it. "He's playing unbelievable. He's playing like LeBron James".
Holtby, the reigning Vezina Trophy victor and a finalist again this season, has a.867 save percentage and a 3.00 goals-against average in the series and has been consistently outplayed by Marc-Andre Fleury, who has a.937 save percentage and 2.24 GAA in the series.
His overtime victor put the Senators one win away from the Eastern Conference finals. If they do, they should be heading back to Ottawa for Game 7. The Sens struck for a pair in 33 seconds a short while later. The first came on two fine feeds from Erik Karlsson and Clarke MacArthur at 8:17, the latter a fake shot sent cross-ice to Hoffman who buried the shot past Lundqvist.
Southampton visit Anfield on Sunday knowing they have a slight hoodoo on their opponents, with no goals conceded in three matches against them this season. "Yesterday was the first time for Phil running - he ran a bit like ( Liverpool's goalkeeping coach) John Achterberg!" said the Reds boss. As for that exquisite bicycle kick at Vicarage Road, Klopp added: "He's watched it on the iPad about 250 times .
Jorge Lorenzo, on a Ducati , rounded out the podium to make it an all-Spanish top three. The race began with a strong start for Pedrosa with Marquez slotting in behind and a tussle over third, with LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow and Yamaha Tech 3's Johann Zarco pushing championship leader Valentino Rossi.
According to ESPN, the Sagamu International Stadium in Ogun State will be renamed "The Anthony Joshua Stadium" whilst Cinema Street will also be named " Anthony Joshua Street" by the Ogun State government. It s always, We want AJ versus Wilder, Fury and Parker. The veteran Ukrainian warrior came agonisingly close to becoming only the second fighter after George Foreman to win a recognised version of the world title as a forty-something before being stopped by Anthony Joshua at Wembley ...
For star Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, it just might be both. Dwyane Wade had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the beaten Bulls, who host game six in Chicago on Friday. Instead, they have been replaced by the stagnant offense, bad defense Bulls we saw earlier this year. "I'd rather see that than see nothing". Despite the technical fouls, there was little of the tension that characterized Game Four, when Butler and Marcus Smart got in each other's face on the court and continued the ...
Earlier in the day, the Mets announced that ace righty Noah Syndergaard won't be able to throw a baseball for at least six weeks because of his partially torn right lat muscle. OUR PREDICTION: The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and is 10-0-1 in Koehler's last 11 starts versus the Mets and is 6-0 in his last six road starts versus NY.
Although the track was hit by torrential rain during the afternoon, the sun came out out just before the off, which saw Velazquez position Always Dreaming in second behind front-runner State Of Honor. "Johnny of course rode him great", Pletcher said. Victory ensured it was the fifth straight favourite to win the Roses as the Florida Derby victor splashed through the wet for a dominant victory beneath the iconic Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.
Hopefully they garnered some much-needed momentum and strategy from those stretches that they'll be able to apply towards their game plan in Games 3 and 4 in Salt Lake City. Utah hung in despite a first-half onslaught by Durant , who had 22 points and six rebounds at the break. There wasn't much Utah could do to contend a flurry of turnaround fadeaways, drives to the basket and a pair of 3s.
Wenger is yet to reveal his future as Arsenal manager, but says he does not foresee the club going into decline whenever his lengthy tenure does come to an end. The star of the last game, Marcus Rashford, also seemed like he was hobbling off, but Mourinho has hinted that it is nothing serious. Reminded that he had vowed to make an announcement on his future in March or April, Wenger joked: "That means I was wrong!" Hes a 19-year-old kid in love with football, said Mourinho .
With the National Basketball Association regular season done and dusted, Porzingis stopped by the Nou Camp on his way home to his native Latvia to catch up with the Brazilian maestro and swap jerseys. Porzingis finished the 2016-17 NBA regular season with the seventh-highest jersey sales in the Association. It was yet another terrible, drama-filled season for the New York Knicks.
David R. Schmidt. Luckily for the San Antonio Spurs, their forward player, Kawhi Leonard , stepped up his game last Wednesday and made 34 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. The team said there is no timetable yet for his recovery. He was almost ideal in Game 2 , shooting 13-of-16 for 34 points, continuing his historic efficiency.
She then eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 in her second match to move into the last-8 stage. But she is yet to drop a set in Germany and will earn an automatic place in qualifying at the French Open if she reaches the final in Stuttgart .
Some boxing legends, as well as enthusiasts across the globe on Sunday, hailed the victory of Anthony Joshua over Wladimir Klitschko. - On 2 November 2016, the WBA finally agreed to sanction a unification bout between Joshua and Klitschko for the WBA "super" title.
The Penguins then scored the only goal of the second period, taking a 2-1 lead on a power play goal by Phil Kessel off assists from Evgeni Malkin and Crosby. The over/under total for the game is set at 5 goals. "We'll see how the day goes and see how I feel and go from there", Sheary said. It's still uncertain whether he will be available for Game 5 tonight in Washington .
Kipchoge was one of three athletes that took part in Nike's so-called Breaking2 project . Scientists had always believed a two-hour marathon was eventually possible, but not for decades. But, so far, that barrier remains unbroken, despite an audacious attempt on Saturday by Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge . Within a couple of months after he did that, it was broken three more times.
The meeting, in Mumbai, had been called by Mohun Bagan and East Bengal to discuss the fate of the two Kolkata clubs in case of a restructuring of the domestic structure, something that the AIFF and its commercial partners IMG-Reliance (IMG-R) have reportedly been keen on doing from the 2017-18 season itself.
Pep Guardiola claims Manchester City are the Premier League's best team from box to box, but insists they must sharpen up at either end of the pitch next season. Sterling's cross was headed out by Martin Kelly into the path of Silva and he despatched the ball into the bottom corner. "Vincent helps us with his presence to be better in our box, but in the box of the opponent we are not good.
Wenger believes Arsenal can still gatecrash the Premier League's top four but, with seven points to make up as they welcome Leicester to Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, he admits it will take a flawless finish. "I think it's easy to hide behind "oh they lack leaders but they have leaders". "I am very pleased, it was a big game today". "There was a tactical turnaround but we have been working on it for 15 days", Koscielny said.
Will Jose stick to his word? 'I just feel that when a player reaches a certain level, it doesn't make a lot of sense to drop levels, ' Mourinho said of Rashford's situation two weeks ago. Late-season clashes between Arsenal and United have often had title implications, but Sunday's battle could instead be a battle for fifth place. Jesse Lingard accepts Manchester United's trip to Arsenal is a must-win match in the top-four race.
Oubre's one-game ban without pay was handed down for " charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact" with Olynyk . Oubre shoved Olynyk to the ground after the Celtics big man set a physical-and illegal-screen. Kelly Oubre Jr. was ejected from Thursday's playoff game in the second quarter. Oubre will miss Sunday's Game 4 in Washington, with his Wizards trailing Boston two games to one.
Rashford's goal put United a big step closer to the Europa League final, where they would face the victor of Ajax and Olympique Lyonnais' tie; Ajax won the first leg of their semi-final 4-1 at the Amsterdam Arena. "I want us to be a team whose movements make it hard for the opposition to read us". Rashford was the brightest player on show, committing opposition defenders, carrying the ball forward and conjuring a moment of magic.