Can Bournemouth stop Manchester City? Probably not. Eight defeats from eight meetings in the Premier League speaks for itself. How Pep Guardiola’s side respond to completely dominating Tottenham but failing to win is key. If profligacy is again the order of the day then Eddie Howe could spring a surprise. A rather large if, however, considering the embarrassment of talent at Guardiola’s disposal. Graham Searles
David Silva is in line to make the 400th appearance of his extraordinary Manchester City career with manager Pep Guardiola admitting he never expected his star playmaker to survive in the English game.
The US roundtablers’ pledge is woolly. So it’s baby steps for now to stop Capitol Hill forcing more drastic changes
Milton Friedman will be spinning in his grave at the heresy perpetrated by the US Business Roundtable. For the thick end of five decades US capitalism has been run along Friedmanite lines – namely that businesses are there to make money for their shareholders. No charitable giving, no diversity awareness. No green audits. Just making money. Period.
Now some of the highest paid on the planet have appeared to ditch the idea of shareholder primacy. Sure, they say, shareholders matter but so do a range of other stakeholders: customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Workers must be treated with dignity and respect. Businesses will be run sustainably in order to protect the environment.
A bizarre moment from a Portuguese under-17s match saw hosts Sporting go 1-0 up after just 13 seconds – without even touching the ball. Opponents União Almeirim played the ball back from kick-off and it eventually found their goalkeeper, who failed to make contact with his clearance, letting the ball roll embarrassingly into an empty net. There was no way back from there for União, who lost the game 4-0.
“I didn’t think he would be a coach,” explained Gilles Grimandi. “I thought he would be disappointed – that he wouldn’t understand why some people don’t have the same spirit as him, invest as much or work as hard. He has such a passion for football that it takes precedence over everything else.” Despite the concerns of his former Arsenal teammate, his minimal experience, little understanding of French, the sales of key players and a volatile fanbase, Sylvinho looks better suited to coaching than Grimandi expected.
Lyon are only two games into the season and Sylvinho is rightly cautious about heightened expectation, but the manager has a pair of meaningful victories to his name. Previous incumbent Bruno Génésio suffered through a toxic atmosphere at Parc OL, incessant pressure from fans and media alike, and widespread criticism of his tactical nous. Under Génésio, Lyon repeatedly struggled for inspiration against the more conservative tactics of weaker Ligue 1 sides, while Europa League collapses horribly punctuated his tenure. Lyon often lacked ideas and cohesion, but that has already started to change under Sylvinho.
The idea of making museums interactive for children has been around for decades. Now experts in the field say the idea of a more hands-on experience for museumgoers is spreading to institutions not just aimed at pint-size patrons.
Chelsea retake the lead, with Mason Mount scoring his second goal in as many games.
15 min: Marco Stiepermann cynically hauls down Mateo Kovacic as he galloped towards the Norwich penalty area. Remarkably,m the Norwich midfielder escapes a booking, but Chelsea have a free-kick from about 35 yards out, in the inside right channel. Mason Mount swings the ball into the penalty area, where Stiepermann puts it out for a corner. Nothing comes of it.