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‘He will die scoring goals’ – Pep delighted with ‘special’ Aguero

first_imgPep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero after Manchester City’s thumping 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion, claiming his striker would “die scoring goals”.Aguero netted twice – a strike in each half – as City triumphed at home in the Premier League on Saturday, the Argentina star moving on to six goals in his last four games as well as setting up Bernardo Silva for a late clincher.Kevin De Bruyne’s opener after 68 seconds sent City on their way to a third win in four top-flight matches, with Aguero’s exploits winning the praise of his manager. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “Sergio scored goals when he was in Argentina at 16 years old and he will die scoring goals,” said Guardiola.”He is a special talent and I love that he tries to do it. From day one we have changed many things, but I am delighted about his commitment.”Of course we need his goals, everybody knows it. He helps us a lot with his goals, but even the days he doesn’t score, we need the commitment. He is like this from day one, so I’m happy for him. “The game was tough, if we analyse the result it was 4-0 but the performance was not because Brighton did really well. Few teams come here to play with this courage. “My players up front are incredibly good and they make the difference. Managers like Graham Potter are good for football.”Otro muy buen trabajo de todo el equipo. A seguir así! // Another great performance from the whole team. Let’s keep up the pace! 🤟🏽 C’mon, City! pic.twitter.com/p67XsjTtLB— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) August 31, 2019Aymeric Laporte left the pitch on a stretcher with what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the first half, leaving Fernandinho to replace him and play at centre-back.The midfielder may need to get used to that for the time being, as Nicolas Otamendi is the only fit senior centre-back on City’s books, with John Stones not fully recovered from a thigh problem heading into the Champions League group stages.Guardiola said of Fernandinho: “He is a holding midfielder, everyone knows it, me included, but I think he has the conditions to play there [at centre-back]. “The problems we have there is a situation which he is going to adapt to. He is intelligent, fast, strong in the headers and, in the build-up, he has the quality to see what happens in front. “He can play in both positions. [But play there] for the rest of his career, I don’t know.”As well as praising Brighton’s tactics after the match, Guardiola added he could learn a lot from Potter, who also caused City problems in the FA Cup while at Swansea City last season.Brighton boss Potter said: “The result is not something we are enjoying but the performance of the players was one I thought of real courage, some good play, their application was fantastic. “We had a setback very early in the game which was not what you want but they carried on with great resilience. Congratulations to City for winning the game and congratulations to our team for doing exactly what we asked them.”last_img read more

Joint opposition Parliamentarians protest in Colombo

He also said the Government is taking revenge on members of the former regime and is interfering in the judiciary. (Colombo Gazette) Joint opposition Parliamentarians staged a protest in Colombo against the Government today.Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that the Government has failed to keep to the promises it gave the public.

Landowner group in court to challenge provinces approval of BCs Site C

Landowner group in court to challenge province’s approval of B.C.’s Site C dam VANCOUVER – A group of landowners in northeastern B.C. whose property is threatened by the Site C dam is accusing the provincial government of breaking the law by approving the controversial hydroelectric megaproject, a court has heard.Maegen Giltrow, lawyer for the Peace Valley Landowner Association, told the B.C. Supreme Court on Monday that the province erred by failing to consider all the recommendations put forward by a joint review panel assessing the dam’s environmental impact.The B.C. and federal governments granted environmental approval for the $8.8-billion project in October last year, signing off on nearly all of the 30 recommendations made by the provincial Environmental Assessment Office in its approval certificate.But Giltrow said the panel actually made 50 recommendations, 20 of those were deemed to fall outside the scope of the review panel’s mandate.“If the panel has recommendations that go to the questions that were put toward it, the panel must include those recommendations and the minister must consider those recommendations,” she said.“The evidence is that the executive director (of the Environmental Assessment Office) advised the minister that these are not recommendations that the panel is allowed to make.”Responding to the court case Monday, Energy Minister Bill Bennett described the province’s assessment process for Site C as “very thorough” and that he remained confident shovels would be in the ground by the summer.Still, he admitted the possibility of an unexpected result.“Any time an issue goes to court anything can happen,” he said. “We’ll just have to wait and see.”The B.C. cabinet gave final approval last December for the dam that would flood an estimated 5,500 hectares of land to create an 83-kilometre-long reservoir on the Peace River.The courtroom was packed on Monday with more than 40 people in the public gallery. About half of those were landowners from the Peace Region who had travelled to Vancouver to watch the proceedings.Gwen Johansson, mayor of the District of Hudson’s Hope, said her community stands to be the most impacted by Site C, with the possibility of losing more than 1,800 hectares.People have to have confidence that our decision-making processes are fair, just and transparent, said Johansson outside the courtroom on Monday.“If people start to lose confidence in that then our democratic processes are at risk,” she said, calling for the environmental assessment to be redone if the court finds it was lacking.Poul Pedersen, who owns the closest property to the proposed dam site, said about half of his 65 hectares is in jeopardy.BC Hydro plans to place an easement on a large section of his property because of the risk of erosion or “sluffing,” he said.While he would not be banned outright from farming, many of his buildings — including his home — fall within the proposed easement.“If it’s unstable you don’t want to go to bed every night wondering if you’re going to wake up in a reservoir,” said Pedersen.The case is the first of seven legal challenges against the provincial and federal governments from various groups opposed to Site C.Opposition has dogged the long-range energy project over the decades, but that resistance has only heightened during the seven years it’s been formally in the works.The project is expected to produce 1,100 megawatts annually once completed by 2024, enough to power 450,000 homes.Lawyers for the provincial government are expected to present in court on Tuesday.— Follow @gwomand on Twitter by Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 20, 2015 12:45 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more