Arsenal boss Unai Emery insists Ainsley Maitland-Niles wrongly sent off against Aston Villa

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery insists Ainsley Maitland-Niles wrongly sent off against Aston Villa Advertisement Coral BarrySunday 22 Sep 2019 7:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link787Shares Maitland-Niles was sent off for a challenge on Taylor (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery believes Ainsley Maitland-Niles didn’t deserve to be sent off in Arsenal’s thrilling 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.Maitland-Niles gave Arsenal a mountain to climb in the second half after Jonathan Moss issued the youngster his marching orders for a flying challenge on Neil Taylor.It was Maitland-Niles’ second bookable offence and Emery insisted his player did not make contact with Villa’s Taylor.‘I was thinking we can manage,’ Emery said about the red card. ‘He didn’t touch the player.ADVERTISEMENT Commentcenter_img Aubameyang scored Arsenal’s winner (Picture: Getty)Unfortunately, Villa hit back immediately through Wesley, just 89 seconds after Pepe’s penalty.Arsenal were heading for another disappointing result before Calum Chambers sparked a remarkable comeback in the 81st minute.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then scored a stunning free-kick to give ten-men Arsenal all three points and fire the Gunners into fourth spot.MORE: Calum Chambers hails Arsenal team-mates and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after comeback vs Aston VillaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Emery did not think it was a red card (Picture: Getty)‘He touched the ball. We had to accept the referee’s decision.’He added: ‘I was thinking it was not a red card.’AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal were losing 1-0 when they went down to ten men, but Nicolas Pepe equalised from the spot for the Gunners in the 59th minute. Advertisementlast_img read more

Alecta poaches Skandia CIO for new real assets chief role

first_imgThe appointment of Brändström is part of an organisational change at the Stockholm-based pension fund, involving the creation of a Real Assets department, which will be sub-divided into International Real Assets and Real Estate Sweden.Lena Boberg has now been appointed as Alecta’s new head of Swedish real estate, and is coming to the company from her most recent job of chief executive officer at ICA Fastigheter.Meanwhile, Frans Heijbel will continue to lead International Real Assets.Boberg has been CEO of Västerås-based property firm ICA Fastigheter since 2011, having joined the firm in 2007. Her previous jobs include that of chief financial officer of Skandrenting AB, and one of her current roles is supervisory board member of Ancore Fastigheter, which is jointly owned by ICA and Alecta.Alecta told IPE that the pension fund’s real assets allocation – the vast majority of which is in real estate – had been growing over the last few years to around 10% in 2019 from about 7% in 2016.This development was the main reason for creating the new role of real assets chief, the spokesman said. Sweden’s biggest pension fund Alecta has lured Skandia Investment Management’s chief investment officer to switch sides and head up its rapidly-growing real assets operation, amid indications from the fund that the expansion of its property and infrastructure allocation has much further to go.Axel Brändström is set to join Alecta this month in the newly-created role of head of real assets, having worked at rival Skandia for almost 15 years, according to a spokesman for Alecta.The news follows the departure of Fredrik Palm, Alecta’s former head of real estate, on 25 September last year, and his temporary replacement by Danor Ghersinich, who had previously been responsible for the fund’s directly owned properties.Palm, who headed up the the SEK928bn (€88bn) pension fund’s real estate operation since 2013, left to start his own business.last_img read more

Cricket News David Warner Slams Third Fifty-Plus Score, Australia Whitewash Sri Lanka 3-0

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: 100*,60* and 57*. This has been David Warner’s brilliant resurgence in his first series after the Ashes disaster. Warner’s 217 runs in the series without being dismissed and continued discipline from Australia’s bowlers helped Aaron Finch’s side win the final game at Melbourne by seven wickets and achieve a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in the series. With these results, Australia, who had trailed Sri Lanka for most of their head-to-head history in the format, are now level 8-8 after 16 encounters. Australia were in the driver’s seat once they chose to bowl on a sluggish wicket at the MCG.Mitchell Starc got rid of Niroshan Dickwella in the first over but Kusal Perera finally stood up and played a good knock. Kusal Mendis struggled despite hitting a six but Kane Richardson dismissed him for 13. Avishka Fernando also struggled to get going and so did Oshada Fernando but Kusal Perera hung in and ensured Sri Lanka did not lose momentum. Perera notched up his fifty but in the death overs, he was dismissed by Pat Cummins for 57. Bhanuka Rajapaksa struck some lusty blows and Lasith Malinga also hit a six off Richardson as Sri Lanka dreamt of a 150-plus score but Australia’s bowlers put up a fine performance in the death to restrict them to 142/6. In response, Aaron Finch got going with a six off Lahiru Kumara and the Australian skipper continued to clear the ropes with ease. Warner, on the other hand, benefited from a drop by Lasith Malinga off Nuwan Pradeep and Sri Lanka did not make matters easy for them when Finch was also dropped off Lahiru Kumara.Finch blasted two sixes off Shehan Jayasuriya and Lahiru Kumara and he went past Shane Watson’s tally of 83 sixes, which is the most sixes in Twenty20 Internationals by an Australian player. However, Kumara had his revenge when Finch fell for 37. Steve Smith smashed an aggressive cameo but he fell to Nuwan Pradeep for 13 thanks to a good catch from Lakshan Sandakan at deep square leg.Sri Lanka sensed an opening when Ben McDermott was trapped LBW by Lasith Malinga but Ashton Turner ensured there would be no further hiccups when he smashed a couple of sixes. Warner neared his fifty with a six over long on off Kumara and notched up his fifty with a single off Sandakan. Fittingly, it was the left-hander who sealed the whitewash when he swatted a full toss off Pradeep to the fine leg fence. Also Read | AUS Vs SL, Brisbane T20: David Warner, Steve Smith Shine As Australia Hammer Sri LankaSpeaking after the end of the match, Warner said he was happy with his form. “Our bowlers made our job easy at the top in the second game. I’m happy with my form personally. It helps getting back into form with the small total on the board. Fewer risks to take,” Warner said. Finch also heaped praise on the total team effort. “When your backs are against the wall, it’s important for the players to stand up. When you’ve got two spinners in the side in Australia, it’s different for us, and Agar and Zampa have done extremely well. It was unanimous when we thought about it (the two spinners). Agar is fantastic in the field and with the ball. Warner was outstanding – not getting out in the series is incredible, that’s what the best players in the world do: once they get in and they get on top of an attack, they keep it going, so really proud of the batting group and everyone to be fair,” Finch remarked.last_img read more

Tipp determined to have Forde ban overturned

first_imgYou can hear more on this with Jackie Cahill on Straight Talk from 7 o’clock here on TippFM.Throw-in is at 3.30 on Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group – Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles. Jason Forde has been suspended for his part in the incident that resulted in Wexford Hurling Manager Davy Fitzgerald picking up an eight-week touchline ban after a pitch incursion last weekend.Forde is still expected to play in Sunday’s Allianz national League final against Galway because his appeal won’t be heard by the Central Hearings Committee until next week.Sports Journalist and TippFM presenter Jackie Cahill says Tipp are prepared to fight this ruling even though they could lose Forde for two games in the Munster Championship.last_img read more