0Shares0000Frank Lampard fell just short of winning silverware in just his second match in charge of Chelsea © AFP / OZAN KOSEISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 15 – Coach Frank Lampard took great encouragement from Chelsea’s display in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday, despite the disappointment of losing on penalties to English rivals Liverpool.“I think we can get better, there are things I still want us to improve on in terms of how we play slightly, but I am really happy with the performance,” said Lampard after Chelsea held the European champions to a 2-2 draw after extra time, only to lose 5-4 in the shoot-out. “To lose the game was disappointing but if it means Chelsea’s season can be something like how we played today, we’ll be OK.”Chelsea took the lead in Istanbul through Olivier Giroud, but Sadio Mane’s equaliser meant the match at the home of Besiktas went to extra time.The Senegal star then put Liverpool in front in the 95th minute, only for a Jorginho penalty to restore parity again.The decisive moment came after nine successful spot-kicks when Tammy Abraham’s effort was saved by Adrian.However, Chelsea were a match for Jurgen Klopp’s team for long spells and Lampard believed they were moving in the right direction after his first competitive game at the helm ended in a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United.“You know Liverpool have got to where they have got, and I have complete respect for Jurgen Klopp,” said Lampard.“I am a new manager who’s been here for six weeks or so, and what I saw today were things that I want in the team.– Abraham ‘will come back stronger’ –Lampard had already twice been on the losing side in the Super Cup as a player for Chelsea, including the 2013 shootout defeat to Bayern Munich.Tammy Abraham’s penalty miss in the shoot-out allowed Liverpool to win the Super Cup in Istanbul © AFP / Bulent KilicHe admitted that having two days fewer to prepare had been a factor as the match went all the way. Chelsea played at Old Trafford on Sunday, two days after Liverpool beat Norwich City in their Premier League opener.“To have two more days recovery at this stage early in the season, it’s clear that it affects your preparation and it’s an advantage to them going in,” said Lampard, whose side next host Leicester City on Sunday.“But that said I think it happens a lot. I don’t want to look like I’m moaning, I’m delighted with our performance, we didn’t lose the game because of that but it was a bit frustrating.”Lampard said he had offered words of comfort to Abraham, the 21-year-old who has returned after a loan at Aston Villa with Chelsea unable to make new signings due to a transfer ban.Abraham had started against Manchester United but was on the bench at kick-off Wednesday before replacing Giroud in the second half.“He will come back stronger. It is part and parcel of being a player at a top level which is what Tammy now is.”Lampard was also delighted with the contribution of USA star Christian Pulisic, who made his full debut after signing from Borussia Dortmund in January.Not 21 until next month, Pulisic played 74 minutes and set up Giroud’s opening goal.“I think there’s a lot more to come. I think the expectation is right because he is a big signing for us, but we must also remember his age, he’s 20. I am really happy with him.”0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)
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THIS year’s county U-14 boys Final will be between St Eunan’s and Naomh Conaill after the Letterkenny lads knocked out Ardara in their semi-final clash on Wednesday evening.The Glenties boys beat Mac Cumhaills in the other semi-final.It was far from a straight-forward affair for St Eunan’s – with some lovely football on display. And no-one seemed surprised when the battle went to extra-time.In the end maybe St Eunan’s were that wee bit sharper, and were seven points clear at the half-way point in the extra period.They saw off the game in the remaining minutes.Final Score: St Eunan’s 5-12, Ardara 2-11. In the other semi-final it was the goals that mattered.If games were won on scores alone, then it would have been Mac Cumhaills in the final.But Naomh Conaill hit a hatful of goals to win the tie on a scoreline of 6-05 to 2-12.The final is next Wednesday. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S AND NAOMH CONAILL TO CONTEST COUNTY U-14 FINAL was last modified: July 4th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14s ADVANCE TO FINAL AFTER EPIC BATTLE WITH BRAVE ARDARA
Mumbai City FC rode on Modou Sougou’s 20th minute strike to register a shock 1-0 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League match on Saturday.While it was Mumbai’s third win in the last four games, Chennaiyin slumped to a fifth defeat in six games this season to continue a surprisingly barren run. John Gregory’s men languish at the bottom of the table with a solitary point from a drawn game against Delhi Dynamos.The all-important goal came against the run of play when Rafael Bastos sent a through ball to Modou Sougou. The Senegalese player got inside the box and shot with his left foot but Chennaiyin goalie Karanjit Singh made a good stop but he got a second chance and didn’t miss this time. He slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to the far corner to make sure that Mumbai’s first shot was on [email protected]’s solid performance saw them register a win and collect all three points against @ChennaiyinFC, courtesy of a brilliant goal from @papesougou!More videos: https://t.co/8jtqJIjojH#ISLRecap #LetsFootball #HeroISL #FanBannaPadega #CHEMUM pic.twitter.com/kDO3Vp8MjDIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 3, 2018Chennaiyin had made a good start to the game and they were spurred into action by the Sougou strike but their attempts to level the score didn’t materialise. They kept attacking and putting in the crosses but a goal continued to elude them. The Mumbai defence held firm under sustained pressure as Andrea Orlandi was in the thick of things.advertisementMumbai City goalkeeper Amrinder Singh kept the CFC strikers at bay with some crucial saves including one when Isaac Vanmalsawma took a corner with Orlandi waiting to pounce on the ball.In the 41st minute, Orlandi had a chance as he got past a few defenders and headed inside the box and attempted to get past Subhasish Bose. Orlandi was down and appealed for a penalty, which was turned down by the referee.In the second half, the home side played with great resolve but the Mumbai City FC defence held firm under pressure to secure three important points.As Chennaiyin pressed for the equaliser, Nelson was in the thick of action, pushing forward in the 70th minute but Anirudh Thapa shot wide. A minute later, he put Germanpreet Singh through but the shot was blocked by the Mumbai custodian.In the 57th minute, Mumbai had an opportunity to double the lead. Arnold Issoko sent a lovely ball through to Sougou but his attempt was foiled by Eli Sabia.Paulo Machado was crucial for @MumbaiCityFC, pulling all the strings from the middle of the park and ensuring they pick up all three points. He is the Hero of the Match.#HeroISL #LetsFootball #CHEMUM #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/qf2RlarjOZIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 3, 2018Gregory brought on Jeje Lalpheklua late in the second half in the hope of bringing some pep into the attack but the Mumbai defenders were steadfast in their job of holding off any rival attacks.The Mumbai team has moved up to fifth spot with this win, which should make the coach Jorge Costa happy.