Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tasted defeat in the Premier League for a second time (Picture: Getty)Wolves came from behind to put a serious dent in Manchester United’s top four hopes with a 2-1 win at Molineux.Scott McTominay gave the visitors the lead when he drilled a fine effort in from 25 yards in what was his first goal for the club.Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku missed golden chances to double United’s lead but were denied at point-blank range by Rui Patricio.Wolves’ equaliser came when Fred was dispossessed midway through his own half after 25 minutes played and Raul Jiminez slipped in Jota to fire past David De Gea.ADVERTISEMENTThe hosts controlled the rest of the half but the two teams were level at the interval. United rediscovered their intensity after the break but Ashley Young’s second yellow reduced the visitors to ten men with half an hour to play. Sean KearnsTuesday 2 Apr 2019 9:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link726Shares Wolves 2-1 Manchester United: 10-man Reds hand top four advantage to Arsenal and Spurs Advertisement McTominay scored United’s opener (Picture: Getty) Smalling put one in his own net (Picture: Getty)Wolves were happy to sit back and hit United on the counter-attack and they found a winner thanks to a huge slice of luck 15 minutes from time.AdvertisementAdvertisementLeander Dendoncker connected with a cross into the box and confusion between De Gea and Chris Smalling led to the defender scoring an unfortunate own goal.It means United miss the opportunity to leapfrog Arsenal and Spurs into third and are now outsiders for the top four.MORE: Luke Shaw suspended for Manchester United’s next two Premier League matches after tenth yellow card Advertisement Comment
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies left-hander Darren Bravo will lead Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their opening match of the Regional Four-Day Championship against Jamaica Scorpions starting here today.The 30-year-old replaces leg-spinner Imran Khan who oversaw Red Force’s Super50 Cup campaign last November but has been sidelined with injury for the opening round.Chief selector Tony Gray said Bravo was an ideal choice to fill the leadership role, especially with his “immense knowledge of the tactical part of the game”.“Bravo obviously has shown the propensity as a leader and I think he was absolutely brilliant in the North/South (domestic) game, with North eventually winning by eight wickets,” Gray said.“The West Indies selectors recognised his leadership qualities in giving him the opportunity to lead the President’s XI and they won by three wickets against an international side, so he has shown that commitment and he has shown leadership qualities on and off the field.”He added: “He has immense knowledge of the tactical part of the game which was particularly shown when North played South, which led the selectors to name his as captain for the season.”Bravo is a veteran of 54 Tests and 110 One-Day Internationals but is working his way back to West Indies colours after being dropped last September due to a poor run of form.He plundered 481 runs in the recent Super50 Cup and his 70 against Ireland last Saturday in Bridgetown proved instrumental in the President’s XI win.Bravo said his main responsibility would be to inspire the young batting group in what he expected to be a challenging campaign.“It is a great privilege and honour to captain Trinidad and Tobago national senior team and I think there have been a lot of players who have done well for T&T as captain and I will be looking forward to following in their footsteps,” said Bravo.“It is just a matter of going out there and taking full responsibility for the batting unit, being the most senior batter on the team, and try to help the youngsters as much as possible. I know it will be a difficult one, but I am looking forward to it and I am sure I will enjoy it.”All-rounder Yannick Ottley will serve as Bravo’s deputy in a squad missing key players like experienced batsman Jason Mohammad and fast bowler Anderson Phillip, who snatched 16 wickets during the Super50 Cup.Joshua Da Silva, who averaged 44 in the Super50 to help fire West Indies Emerging Players to a stunning title triumph, has been included as wicketkeeper.Uncapped Terrance Hinds has also been called up along with fellow pacer Uthman Muhammad, 30, who played his only two first-class matches five years ago.SQUAD – Darren Bravo (captain), Jeremy Solozano, Kyle Hope, Isaiah Rajah, Joshua Da Silva, Khesan Yannick Ottley, Yannic Cariah, Akeal Hosein, Imran Khan, Terrance Hinds, Uthman Muhammad, Odean Smith, Bryan Charles, Keagan Simmons.
Ahead of this year’s third Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) national conference trade fair, one of the lead agencies in business development, Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) has completed a one-day intensive training in access to finance and record keeping for local business people in Monrovia.The upcoming conference is intended to focus on enterprise-development promotion, inclusive economic growth and empowerment of Liberians.The training was organized and facilitated by IBEX as one of the technical working groups working with the Ministry of Commerce on the pending MSME’s conference in Monrovia, slated from 17-18 November.The IBEX seminar brought together over 50 participants from diverse business backgrounds.IBEX Deputy Chief of Party, Augustus J. Flomo, told the Daily Observer over the weekend that the training would provide opportunities for participants to explore ways to break down national and international obstacles to inclusive economic growth in the country.He said as lead agency in business support, the seminar will provide platform for local business people where they will discuss key issues that are affect them in getting access to finance and how to document their businesses.Mr. Flomo assured the business community of IBEX’s commitment to improving the country’s economy.In remarks, the participants expressed thanks and gratitude to IBEX for the opportunity to acquire such knowledge that will help them explore their businesses in Liberia.IBEX program offers financial services to local businesses and commercial bank staff, including technical assistance and capacity building support such as training, coaching, mentoring, advice and loan facilitation for business growth and expansion. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)