Arsenal suffer at the hands of Diego Costa once again

first_img Press Association Diego Costa once more proved to be the scourge of Arsenal as Chelsea left the Emirates Stadium with a 1-0 victory. The 27-year-old, who was frequently booed on Sunday by Gunners fans following his antics at Stamford Bridge in October, was again in the thick of the action and his strike proved to be the difference between the two teams. Here Press Association Sport assesses the striker’s contribution. center_img HISTORY REPEATED Costa’s performance in September’s reverse fixture – when he antagonised Gabriel into a red card – was lauded by Jose Mourinho and labelled “unacceptable” by Arsene Wenger. This time in opposition it was Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker, who soon saw red for a trip on the striker. “Diego Costa, he’s done it again,” sang the visiting supporters. RIVALRY The Brazil-born Spain striker showed his bad side when he petulantly placed a foot on Aaron Ramsey after both went to ground in the second half. He was booed at every opportunity by the home support, who jeered and hurled insults at a tiring Costa as he was replaced by Loic Remy with 22 minutes remaining. GOAL THREAT Costa caused confusion between Mertesacker and Koscielny to create an early chance for Oscar. He then tried to reach Willian’s through ball in the move which led to Mertesacker’s dismissal. Next he stunned Arsenal with a fine near-post finish from Branislav Ivanovic’s cross before being denied by Petr Cech after beating Nacho Monreal. OVERALL IMPACT Arsenal manager Wenger encouraged his players not to get involved in any antics with Costa, who was told to concentrate on football by Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink. Costa did as his boss instructed and now has six goals in six games since Boxing Day; he had seven goals in nearly 11 months prior to that. He also has two goals against the Gunners in three games and has drawn two dismissals. last_img read more

What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for F1 70th Anniversary GP

first_imgWith Formula 1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix coming back to Silverstone, it’s deja vu all over again.Last week, F1 made its return to Silverstone, where — surprise, surprise — Lewis Hamilton paced the group and took home another checkered flag, giving him his third straight win on the season and his seventh win at his home GP. But Hamilton’s dominance isn’t the only thing that’s stoking familiar feelings for this Sunday. This week, the circuit is the same but the race is titled differently, with F1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix set to grace Silverstone Circuit once again. The 52-lap sprint could only hope to replicate the drama that we saw in the closing laps of the British GP, with Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton all popping tires in the final laps of the race, with Hamilton losing his front left tire and winningMORE: Watch Formula 1 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)With a second consecutive race coming to Silverstone, this week could provide a bit more excitement, but could feature similar results. Lewis Hamilton’s domination of the circuit should render him the favorite for this weekend once again, meaning the field behind him might be the biggest question mark heading into race.Below is how to watch Sunday’s F1 race in England, including the TV channel and live stream options.What channel is the F1 race on today?Race: 70th Anniversary Grand PrixDate: Sunday, Aug. 9TV channel: ESPNLive stream: Watch ESPN, fuboTVEither ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast all 2020 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed.All F1 races on ESPN and ESPN2 air commercial-free, and all practice sessions and qualifying air live and in replay across ESPN platforms.In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2020 F1 races in the U.S.What time does the F1 race start today?Date: Sunday, Aug. 9Start time: 9:10 a.m. ETThe 9:10 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means the British Grand Prix will start at 3:10 p.m. local time. ESPN’s broadcast starts five minutes earlier at 9:05 a.m.Because nine of the 12 F1 races currently confirmed on the 2020 schedule will take place in Western Europe, expect similar Formula 1 start times for the next couple months.Below is the complete TV schedule for the weekend’s F1 events at the British Grand Prix.DateEventTimeTV channelFriday, Aug. 7Practice 16 a.m. ETESPN2Friday, Aug. 7Practice 210 a.m. ETESPN2Saturday, Aug. 8 Practice 3 6 a.m. ETESPNSaturday, Aug. 8Qualifying 8 a.m. ETESPNSunday, Aug. 9Pre-race show 8 a.m. ETESPNSunday, Aug. 9Race 9:10 a.m. ETESPNPlease note, these are start of the event times. ESPN’s brodcasting schedule begins five minutes earlier.Formula 1 live stream for British Grand PrixFor those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.fuboTV (free trial)SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowFor those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2020 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication.Formula 1 schedule 2020F1 in July released an update to what is now a 13-race schedule that runs through at least the end of October, though the organization hopes run to a total of 15-18 races before the season ends in December. “We currently expect the opening races to be closed events, but hope fans will be able to join our events again when it is safe to do so,” F1 said in June. “The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.”Below is the current confirmed Formula 1 schedule for 2020.DateRaceCourseStart timeTV channelWinnerJuly 5Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNValtteri BoltasJuly 12Styrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonJuly 19Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 2British Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 970th Anniversary Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 16Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Catalunya9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 30Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 6Italian Grand PrixMonza9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 13Tuscan Ferrari 1000 Grand PrixMugello9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 27Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom7:10 a.m.ESPNTBDOct. 11Eifel Grand PrixNurburgringTBDESPNTBDOct. 25Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit TBDESPNTBDNov. 1Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariTBDESPNTBDSN’s Tadd Haislop contributed to this story.last_img read more