first_imgMaguire made an early error that might have gifted his old team the lead but grew in stature throughout as United secured just their second win in 10 Premier League games.“I don’t think that bothers him whatsoever,” said United manager Solskjaer. “You’ve got to be that way.“When you play, when you coach, when you manage, you don’t get carried away when you win maybe a game you don’t deserve to win, but you don’t get in the dumps when you don’t win the games you deserve to.”Solskjaer’s admission that this was a game United were fortunate to win was honest and accurate and one he could make thanks to Rashford’s eight minute penalty – the fourth spot kick awarded to his team in their opening five games.Penalties have dominated much of the news agenda around United in the early stages of the campaign, with Paul Pogba and Rashford both guilty of misses that cost their team points against Wolves and Palace.So when Caglar Soyuncu pushed over Rashford, all eyes were on the identity of the taker, and the outcome of the kick.Pogba, however, was not a candidate, having missed the game with an ankle injury, paving the way for Rashford.The England forward showed admirable poise and composure before sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way and placing a right-footed kick into the bottom corner of the Leicester goal.“Every striker misses a penalty,” said Solskjaer. “I’ve seen (Diego) Maradona, (Lionel) Messi, (Michel) Platini, Zico – my favourite player of all-time, miss them.“You’ve just got to be confident enough to step up next time. Whats the worst that can happen?”The penalty was a just reward for United starting the game in electrifying fashion, Andreas Pereira’s free-kick from the edge of the area having already forced Kasper Schmeichel into the save of the game.But, even before that opening goal, there had been signs of the concerns that have plagued Solskjaer in the new season as Maguire allowed a long punt from Schmeichel to bounce twice before James Maddison shrugged aside Victor Lindelof far too easily, his shot forcing David de Gea into an important block.By the time Leicester, with the impressive Maddison front and centre, had started to take a grip of the contest either side of the interval, De Gea was also required to tip over a 25-yard volley from Ben Chilwell.“It was the first time this season we have had to defend for longer periods,” said Solskjaer. “Of course we want to play better than this but I thought we rode the game out well.“If Leicester had won, we would have been too far behind them for my liking. At least we’re in there and not really having to put in our minds doubts about ‘are we doing the right things?’”Victory takes United level with Leicester on eight points from their first five games, and importantly alongside Tottenham and Chelsea, who enjoyed big wins on Saturday, in the early race for a top-four finish.And Rashford was unlucky not to add a second late on when his dipping free-kick hit the post.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marcus Rashford made up for a costly penalty miss in a previous game to convert from the spot to give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 win over Leicester © AFP / Oli SCARFFManchester, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Marcus Rashford put the disappointment of a previous penalty miss behind him by scoring from the spot to give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 win over Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday.The result was also a personal triumph for United’s £80 million ($99 million) defender Harry Maguire, signed from Leicester last month and jeered and taunted throughout the game by his former supporters.last_img read more

first_img15 March 2005A national campaign has been launched to raise awareness among South Africans, particularly young people, about the dangers of drug abuse.The campaign, dubbed “Ke Moja”, meaning “No Thanks”, is jointly sponsored by the Department of Social Development and the United Nations Office for Drug Control (UNODC).Speaking at the launch in Johannesburg on Friday, Social Development Director-General Vusi Madonsela said the campaign would also promote healthy behaviour among South African teenagers.The department and the UNODC commissioned the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) to assess drug abuse related perceptions and behaviour among teenagers in disadvantaged areas in Gauteng.Madonsela said the HSRC would be making recommendations about the suitability of campaign material targeting that age group.Gauteng Social Development MEC Bob Mabaso said the campaign sought to shield young people from the pressures that led them into substance abuse.UNODC representative Jonathan Lucas said that international strategies to reduce the supply of illicit drugs, mainly through law enforcement measures, had to be complemented by efforts to curb demand for drugs.“Unless we are successful in addressing drug abuse in our communities, on our streets and in our schools, we will not make sustainable progress”, Lucas said.“For this to happen we need to mobilise civil society as a whole, starting with the schools, parents and teachers.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University booked itself a seat to the quarterfinals in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after dismantling Adamson University, 72-53, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamaraws tied San Sebastian atop Group B with identical 5-1 records while the Soaring Falcons slipped to 6-2, though they are also advancing to the quarterfinal stages.ADVERTISEMENT Nishikori falters against Chung in all-Asian match in Paris Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arvin Tolentino took charge of the Tamaraws’ scoring finishing with 22 points, 17 in the first half, while also grabbing 10 rebounds.FEU head coach Olsen Racela was, nonetheless, impressed with Tolentino’s scoring but he wanted more out of his versatile big man.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Arvin can really focus on one thing if he needs to,” said Racela. “But I want to see more out of him, he has to focus the whole game.”It wasn’t just Tolentino’s hot shooting that separated the Tamaraws from the Falcons in the first half, it was also FEU’s stingy defense. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Adamson managed to score just seven field goals in the first half for 18 points while FEU lit up the scoreboards on 17-of-35 shooting for 40 points.Jerie Pinggoy top scored for Adamson with 13 points. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more