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Substitutes Fred and Elanga give Manchester United the points in a stormy encounter in Leeds

Substitutes Fred and Elanga give Manchester United the points in a stormy encounter in Leeds (Author: Gardener)

LeedsThis website uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Substitutes Fred and Elanga give Manchester United the points in a stormy Leeds encounter. Elanga was struck by an object - Action Images via Reuters her during an extraordinary, visceral victory over Leeds. Elanga was hit in the head by a coin and fell on his hips as he joined the celebrations after United's third goal from his substitute Fred after a stunning comeback from Leeds, who netted twice in just 24 seconds to unexpectedly level. Elanga also scored to clear any doubt. The noise, the chaos, the vitriol. The rivals were led by two of the world's most progressive coaches in Marcelo Bielsa and Ralf Rangnick, but this was so rough and raw it felt like a throwback to the 1970s, let alone the 1990s. He received an abrupt education. Conditions were always challenging but the relentless rain resulted in the ball getting stuck on the pitch and players aquaplaning in tackles, although thankfully United midfielder Scott McTominay was not sacked. Before the final whistle, another powerful tackle, this time from Junior Firpo, inevitably led to a mass scrum among the players. At halftime, Maguire picked up an object and handed it to referee Paul Tierney. When things settled down, it was a result that bolstered United's fourth-place position and with it Champions League qualification, while Leeds still worried about the possibility of relegation. The first half was a tale of two headers and a smack to the head. Leeds eventually lost Robin Koch who was injured in a collision with Scott McTominay which left him bleeding but was bandaged and allowed to continue - were concussion protocols followed? – and when Leeds reorganized their defence, they conceded. It came out of a corner, was taken by Luke Shaw and hit far too easily by Maguire, who headed home. The Spaniard didn't even come close to stopping his opposite number as Maguire scored his first Premier League goal of the season with a lighter and coins thrown at him by the home fans. Bruno Fernandes picked up an object and threw it to the edge of the field. Fernandes then collected a goal of his own. Midway through first-half injury time, Victor Lindelof came out deep from within his own half and exchanged passes with Jadon Sancho before firing the ball wide to the winger, who easily put Fernandes in with a cross. Tierney warned United about their celebrations. Before United scored, Cristiano Ronaldo could have scored after Paul Pogba deftly smashed Adam Forshaw and then played a low cross through Llorente's legs which was met by Ronaldo. Maybe it was something behind him, maybe Ronaldo got it wrong, but either way he still should have scored. Instead, Illan Meslier made a sharp save from close range. Bielsa made two more substitutions at the break but they were almost undone when Ronaldo was cleared by Pogba only for Meslier to block his shot. That could have ended it but instead Leeds incredibly scored twice in a minute to level. The first was a stroke of luck; the second owed it all to tenacity and desire – and a proper VAR check. Released by substitute Firpo, Rodrigo ran left to peck out Raphinha only to outplay his cross which spun over David De Gea and into the net. The goalkeeper, such a savior for United this season, was to blame. The energy charge propelled Leeds forward again, with Forshaw snapping at Fernandes, winning the ball and Daniel James deflecting a lovely low cross which was met by the slithering Raphinha, who bundled him home. United claimed Fernandes, who stayed down as usual, was fouled but Forshaw cleanly gained possession and the goal was legitimate. United were in shock and Ronaldo was booked for dissent and it seemed Leeds made an amazing turnaround when James Firpo's cross hit, but he couldn't buy his header and the ball splattered wide. Substitute Fred had just come on, passed the ball to Sancho and then ran around his team-mate for the back pass before hammering a left-footed angle shot between Meslier and the near post. United were ahead again. More opportunities came. Elanga fired weakly at Meslier when he was well placed and Mateusz Klich was just as wasteful before shortly afterwards forcing De Gea to tip a half-volley off the edge of the box. But it would be United scoring again to seal it as Fernandes expertly flicked the ball over Pascal Struijk after it was played into him and then shoved a pass through Elanga, who sidefooted home. Sign up for the free Front Page newsletter: your essential guide to The Telegraph's agenda - delivered seven days a week, straight to your inbox. Quotations follow here if someone says something interesting. It's a good day for Man United and for Ralf R. He sent Fred and Elanga 2-2 and both scored. 03:58 PMKlich is the latest in the book, I think the main interest of that five minute stoppage time left will be to see if we blush. 3:55 p.m. Things get a bit lively between the players. A foul leads to an argument, looks to me like Leeds No. 3 Junior raised his hand there. Junior had pulled Elanga through and then various United players, led by Shaw, came over to have their say. Bookings for Junior and Shaw.A bit of a distraction actually - points go to Lancashire. 03:52 PMNot a Man United fan but happy for Elanga there after some Yob apparently threw something at him. Leeds attack, they lose it, Bruno Fernandes carries the ball forward and pushes it to Elanga. Smart finish from the sub to stow it and that's the game. 15:48 Ronaldo is coming. He played in the game 18 years ago! fair play for him. 03:47 PM Rodrigo goes on the spectacular from 30 yards when James was very well placed on the left. 15:46 15:45 Raphinha the man in the book for acting. Leeds wanted McTominay to get a second yellow for a sturdy shoulder punt on Junior. The space gapes between Maguire and Shaw, Kilch gets the ball, shifts it and shoots directly at the keeper. 03:37 hrs The rain has let up a bit, but the duels are flying in, the crowd is raging, the mud is forming on the field. 03:36 PMElanga is fine to continue and had a chance to hit back at Leeds in the most sensible way. Sancho carries it well again and lets it go at the perfect moment. Now it's Elanga on the right inside position, but he hits the shot straight at the keeper. 3:35 pm During the celebrations that followed, Elanga was hit by an object thrown from the stands. 03:34 PMFred has only been around for three minutes, he made an excellent move, great break from MUFC. Sancho carries it and unselfishly pushes it towards Fred, who arrives in the inner left channel. He shatters a shot that hits Meslier at his near post. 03:33 PMRaphinha and Rodrigo ask questions to MUFC. In Leeds, is there a risk of overexertion here? 15:31 Just another bizarre game in a weird season. Leeds looked awful and United were in control, then an unusual goal and MUFC collapsed. Surprise sub for MUFC - Pogba comes off. Elanga on. 03:28 PM Lindelof steps forward again, nice little pass from Ronaldo, sends Sancho through and his shot is deflected in the back. 15:22 There was a VAR review for a foul on Forshaw's Fernandes but that was not found to be the case. Man United doze, Dan James with good work, he pushes it over - and Raphinha taps it in at the far post. Despite VAR's best efforts to ruin the moment, the goal stands. What a joke for the Leeds fans. They counter and drive forward, down to the left, and then Rodrigo's cross comes in and totally praises the keeper. 15:15 Gelhardt has gone in front, Leeds are now playing with four attackers. If Man United can drive through that press, there's an acre of space. Aquifer table gets a stir - action pics via Reuters Aquifer table gets a stir - action pics via Reuters 15:14 Leeds seems to be one of those tactical puzzles that, once solved, is pretty easy to crack over and over again. Textbook game vs Leeds by Lindelof: central defenders running the ball out give them a real problem. — Daniel Zeqiri (@ZeqiriDan) Feb 20, 2022 3:10pm Tough conditions. Even kicking the ball from a stationary position on a free kick is a challenge for H Maguire. 03:08 PMLlorente and Harrison, who were both poor, come off. Gelhardt and Raphinha coming - not sure why he didn't start but there you have it. Koch took a nasty hit to the head and had to go down - Getty 14:52 This left Leeds fans and maybe the players gasping for breath. After that there is no more time for significant action and Bielsa has a big team talk to do. 14:52 Excellent break by United led by Lindelof. Five minutes of the added six, United break over their defender, puts it down on Lingard and he holds the ball up for Bruno Fernandes to nod it home. To the tune of the Joy Division classic, Man United fans are chanting, "Leeds, Leeds are falling apart again." 14:47 Speaking of Leeds not looking after their own interests, they're pretty much killing themselves here. Bruno shoots it over them Top for C Ronaldo, Llorente seems to have little pressure but almost hooks it over his own keeper although Leeds had every right to claim this as a concussion sub 02:42 Useful ball inside the box for Klich but he puts it down off instead of attempting a shot The ball appears to be stuck in the turf, pudding-like surface I think that may have contributed to Ronlado misjudging that tap-in Precautionary check at Elland Road at half-time — James (@jamesaknight) Feb 20 2022 2:41 PMDe Gea needs to look lively to come out and clear a decent through ball 2:36pm Excellent corner delivery from Shaw that was Maguires first th goal of the season. 02:35 PM Harry Maguire defeated Llorente right on the penalty spot there and headed home with his powerful five-head. Shoves it in to Bruno Fernandes, who hits a hard shot that Meslier tips for a corner. 14:31Firpo came on for Koch. 02:29 PMA further delay, cook back down. He doesn't look like he's going to continue. Pogba one-on-one with Forshaw, he put him on toast there, and PP slides the ball over the six-yard box with a low cross. Ronaldo! The ball was juuuuust a bit behind him and he couldn't adjust his feet in time. 02:24 PM Forshaw steams forward and hits a shot that De Gea is more than a match for. Lots of shouting but not much action yet. 14:20 Jadon Sancho tries a deep cross but it's too high for Ronaldo. 14:18 The game continues, but the dramatic form has yet to be reformed. 02:15 PMA game delay. McTominay butted heads with Koch. The Leeds man is down and needs treatment. Not malicious, but a blood injury nonetheless. That looks like stitches. 02:10 PMPogba drives forward and hits a low daisycutter that takes Meslier two tries to grab. 2:07 p.m.: Studs challenges Klich from Wan-Bissaka, who the referee fails to notice. Man United protest and forget to play the whistle - Lindelof waves his arms around in confusion and protests as Harrison walks in. Lucky for the guests, he botches the shot. 14:02 Promising break for Dan James but he didn't time his run correctly and the linesman's flag puts an end to it. Maguire plays it forward, the crowd boos. Rodrigo and Dan James are their forwards. 13:57 The players are on the pitch. Biblical conditions! The Man United boys emerge in 'Marching on Together' and a hearty chorus of boos. 1:49pm 📋 A change in #LUFC starting XI as Adam Forshaw replaces Raphinha pic.twitter.com/ftGTUTF9xf - Leeds United (@LUFC) Feb 20th 2022 1:35pm “I remember his performance in the big moments, the big goals, the bit of magic." 1:33 pm "He was a great guy. They always said he was a great coach, he would stay two hours after training and the whole youth team would come and watch. A lot Clubs have underdogs who are good during the week but he's done it in the big games and scored big goals." 13:23 13:13 Who last scored for Leeds against MUFC says you never know exactly which Leeds side will emerge. 1:11pm the second player to play for Leeds and Man United in the same PL season. 13:08 Three substitutions for Man United from the side who beat Brighton midweek. Dalot, Fred and Elanga are outside. Wan Bissaka plays at full-back, Pogba in midfield and Jesse Lingard starts. Harry Maguire has the armband. 13:06 Many are separated in the table, but both have a common concern that their competitors around them have been doing well lately. 13:03 12:47 And it looks like we could be in for a dramatic afternoon. It is the first time Leeds have hosted Manchester United in front of fans since October 2003. The police are on duty, the weather is looking horrible and it will undoubtedly be a cauldron. Hopefully in a good way. Ralf Rangnick believes Manchester United will capitalize on the opportunity to play old foes Leeds at a rocking Elland Road – a rivalry the caretaker manager has only recently become aware of. A hostile atmosphere awaits you United as soon as they set foot in West Yorkshire, but there seems little evidence that Rangnick is intimidated by an animosity he was unaware existed. The 63-year-old has experience of derby matches in Germany and believes his experienced side will find success in the Elland Road Bearpit. "To be honest I didn't know until a week ago but most of my colleagues have already suggested that this is probably one of the biggest rivalries in the Premier League," said Rangnick. "But of course I've had some of those local derbies in Germany too, Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund to give just one example and some other atmosphere too. It can also - and hopefully will - boost our level of performance to play in that environment last in played in the Premier League. That's probably, I don't know, 15, 20 years ago. "It's great. I think everyone would rather play in a packed stadium, in a full stadium, than in an empty stadium and that's why it's good. We're really looking forward to the game. "Whether Rangnick will remain calm and composed in the storm that awaits his side at Elland Road remains to be seen. It will certainly be a major test of his side's mentality, which has been questioned lately due to their Jekyll and Hyde performances in games. On Tuesday night they bounced back from a shaky first-half performance to beat Brighton 2-0 and Rangnick wants his group to start up front on Sunday." (It's) very important (to start well)" said Rangnick. They are arguably among the top three teams in possession in the whole league. "That only changed in the second half when we took more risks, pressed higher and tried to get into their half just winning balls and that will be a similar game against Leeds United Brighton in the second half."It's going to be a different game again, as is Wednesday's game against Atletico (Madrid in the Champions League) and then against Watford. How Harry Kane's perfect performance led to an investigation into the dressing room in Manchester City

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Today's top headlines from The Telegraph

Sunday morning UK briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph (Author: Gardener)

TelegraphSunday morning UK briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a roundup of the top stories we're covering today. Sign up for our free Front Page newsletter to receive twice daily email briefings. Vladimir Putin could be preparing a cyber attack on British interests, the home secretary and GCHQ warned, as they urged businesses and public services to take "pre-emptive measures" to defend against an attack. Priti Patel wrote for The Telegraph that the government anticipates "cyber attacks against the West" "as this crisis develops". Boris Johnson will be one of the first to know his fate in the 'Partygate' scandal, insiders believe, as Scotland Yard tries to solve the trickiest cases first. The PM has already responded to a police questionnaire asking if he had broken Covid rules by attending illegal gatherings during the lockdown. NHS trusts will receive funding based on how effectively they cut the Covid backlog under plans agreed by Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. Ministers plan to announce the return of a pay-by-results scheme to fund elective surgeries to incentivize hospital performance and demonstrate the value for money from increasing social security. A diabetic pensioner died on the roof of a hospital after staff physically ejected him despite being in a "confused" state. Stephen McManus, a long-time Type 1 diabetes patient, had previously been taken to Charing Cross Hospital in west London while suffering from hypoglycaemia. Read the full story. Read the full story. To receive such briefings by email twice a day, sign up for the Front Page newsletter here. Try The Briefing for 2-minute audio updates—on podcasts, smart speakers, and WhatsApp. Sign up for the free Front Page newsletter: your essential guide to The Telegraph's agenda - delivered seven days a week, straight to your inbox.

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5 strategies to be a more approachable pastor on Sunday mornings

Your weekend services are a concentrated time, which means you have the most people on campus for a short time. It's your chance to interact with your community and for others to see how you interact. (Author: Gardener)

SundaySome pastors are, of course, accessible. You have a certain charisma that attracts people. Other pastors attract people like an open coffin sighting. People approach, but with nervous hesitation. Your availability as a pastor is not limited to Sunday mornings, but it is an essential time for people to develop perceptions of you. For example, I've heard a comment from people meeting me for the first time after I've preached, "You're much bigger than I expected!" I don't know what the stage or the pulpit is all about but people don't seem to notice my six foot two and three quarter frame. There are several theories about how followers' perceptions—whether correct or not—affect the realities in which leaders operate. perception is reality. Good pastors know this. One of the most naive pieces of advice there is is "Just preach the Word." It's tantamount to telling a teacher, "Just teach well." Some of the worst teachers are those who are only there to offload knowledge. People have to trust you, believe you and yes, like you. Obviously not everyone is going to like you, but a portion of those you lead should! Accessibility is just a single facet of leadership, but it is an integral part of being a pastor. Your weekend services are a concentrated time, which means you have the most people on campus for a short time. It's your chance to interact with your community and for others to see how you interact. Not everyone will speak to you, but many will see you speak and assume you can be spoken to. If you are a senior pastor, there will be many misperceptions about you. It's impossible to stop. People formulate ideas about who you are and often draw from ideals and experiences - good or bad - with past pastors. These perceptions are corrected over time as you interact with people. Church members communicate with other church members about your true personality. The most approachable pastors reach out to others first. You are unresponsive when you wait for others to come to you! Get to church early and walk around and talk to people. Interact with your church between services if you have multiple services. After that, stay and hang out with those chatting in the room. Sit and stand in different areas of the prayer room during the service. Don't get into the rhythm of sitting in the same seat every week. Take a seat in the back row. Sit down with different people every week. The greeters don't need your help, but it's a great place to meet a lot of people as they come to the service. Distribute worship guides. Help someone find a seat. Most people who take their seats early in a service are guests. Spend 5 or 10 minutes getting to know them. Most guests will appreciate personal interaction with a pastor. Invite people to speak after the invitation. At the end of our services we have a period where we invite people to respond. This response time takes many different forms. We often call people to action. Although I don't say it every week, I will let people know during the invitation that they are invited to speak with me or another pastor after the service. While people respond during the invite time, many more respond afterwards. Your Sunday morning personality is not who you are, but it is often the primary way church members form perceptions of you. So use the time strategically to become a more approachable pastor. Sam Rainer is President of Church Answers and pastor of West Bradenton Baptist Church in Florida.

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What impact could rising interest rates have?

Value stocks often have much higher cash flows over the short term. While higher interest rates can negatively impact their valuations, they are often less severe. (Author: Gardener)

Inflation hit 7% year over year, the national unemployment rate fell below 4%, the Federal Reserve ("the Fed") said it plans to end asset purchases in March, and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) said on Jan. 26: "An increase in the target corridor for the federal funds rate will be in order soon." Economists predict that in March the Fed will start raising the discount rate (the rate the Fed charges banks for borrowing at the discount window charged by the Fed) and raise the Federal Funds Rate (the target rate it pays on reserve balances). These hikes by the Fed mean that banks and other consumers and businesses are charging higher interest rates and could have a potentially significant impact on investors. According to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates, which were 2.65% in early January 2021, averaged 3.55% on February 3, 2022. According to Bankrate.com, rates on home equity lines of credit and adjustable rate loans averaged 4.27% as of December. New 60-month auto loans averaged 3.86% in December. These phrases are likely to be used with other phrases, such as B. those charged by credit cards, increase when interest rates rise. Borrowing costs for companies for all types of borrowing will increase. The policy rate (the lowest rate banks charge for short-term lending to large and financially stable companies) is currently a fairly low 3.25%, but is expected to rise in March. Companies that issue bonds are likely to face rising costs in the future if the Fed aggressively raises short-term interest rates. The cost of borrowing for companies remains low by historical standards, and in recent years many companies have taken advantage of low interest rates to issue longer-dated bonds. For most companies, only a minor negative impact on earnings is expected in 2022. Any rate hike would have a larger impact in subsequent years as lower-yielding bonds mature and are replaced. Higher interest rates encourage greater savings, which can reduce the money supply (an important theoretical driver of inflation). Interest rates on savings accounts and short-term money markets are now close to zero, but could slowly rise. Historically, banks have been slow to raise rates on savings accounts until the Fed hikes rates several times. In nominal terms, higher short-term interest rates have a positive impact on savers. Investors across all segments of the bond market have seen interest rates rise over the past year in anticipation of the Fed's asset purchase program ending and interest rate hikes. As of Jan 26, according to Bloomberg, 5-year U. Higher bond yields are expected in the coming months. The biggest impact of higher interest rates on investors is likely to be felt in equities, as equity analyst ratings for equities have declined. The higher the interest rates, the lower the present value will be.” The impact on stock valuations is more difficult for growth stocks, where larger cash flows are often forecast in distant years. In such cases, stock analysts use interest rates as a factor in evaluating stocks; Future cash flows are discounted to the present to get the present value of the business. In other words, when interest rates rise, the intrinsic value of many growth stocks falls. In contrast, value stocks often have much higher cash flows in the short term. While higher interest rates can negatively impact their valuations, they are often less severe. As a result, value stocks tend to fare better in a rising interest rate environment. To test this, our company analyzed stock performance by market capitalization (large-cap/mid-cap/small-cap) and valuation metrics (growth/value) using calendar month data sourced from the Center for Research in Security Prices by the University of Chicago for the period July 2001 to December 2021. S. Credit Bond Index (5-10 years) for months with negative returns (which correlate strongly with rising interest rates), the total return of the US stock market averaged 0.85% . In contrast, in months when the bond index posted a positive return, which usually indicates stable or falling interest rates, the average index return was 1.29%. In months of negative bond index returns, large cap stocks outperformed large cap growth stocks by an average of 0.17%. Mid-Value beat mid-cap growth by an average of 0.06% and small-cap Value beat small-cap growth by 0.12%. In contrast, in any calendar month with positive bond index returns, large-cap value stocks still outperform large-cap growth stocks with an average monthly return of 0.25%. In summary, value stocks are more likely to outperform growth stocks in a rising interest rate environment. Since growth stocks are also currently significantly more overvalued than value stocks relative to valuation measures over the past 30 years, there is even more optimism about value stocks outperforming growth stocks over the next five to 10 years.

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16 things to do in San Antonio this weekend

Highlights include Love & Happiness with Bobby Brown, Tejano Birthday Party, Coffee... (Author: Gardener)

San AntonioSuper Bowl Sunday is also just around the corner. There are other options this weekend as well, including a big Tejano party. Or you start early on Valentine's Day. Here's a look: Whether he's talking about his military career or the state of comedy, he's here to point out the absurd in the everyday. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, 618 NW Loop 410. $60-$240 for tables of two, four or eight, improvtx.com. Opens Friday. Through May 8, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. $10-20 (concessions Tuesdays and Sundays), samuseum.org. On ExpressNews.com: The former San Francisco Giants pitcher brewery in Boerne is now open. Russell Peters: As the first comedian to land a Netflix special, Peters uses his brand of observational comedy to point out and poke fun at stereotypes. 8 p.m. Friday, Majestic Theater, 224 E. $40-$200, majesticempire.com. Hiss Golden Messenger: This country rock band, fronted by MC Taylor, brings elements of blues, bluegrass and folk to songs about growing up, faith and hope that everything will be fine. The original cover of Hiss Golden Messenger's 2021 album Quietly Blowing It, featuring an inverted American flag, was reworked after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. 7 p.m. Friday, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. $20-$24, papertigersatx.com. Sips & Sounds of the West: Singer-songwriter Clint Tomerlin is headlining this music night on the banks of the River Walk. Explore the McNutt Sculpture Garden while enjoying food from Benjie's Munch and drinks from Ranger Creek Brewery. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. $5-$15, briscoemuseum.org. Ruben V: With years of experience refining his smooth blend of blues, latin and rock music, Ruben V has created a catalog of relaxed, insightful music that reflects the journey of the man behind the mic. 8 p.m. Friday, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. $12-$50, samsburgerjoint.com. Valentine's Market: A bevy of potential last-minute Valentine's Day gifts at this market includes unique baked goods, flowers, chocolates and more. 4pm-9pm Friday and 1pm-4pm Saturday, Krause's Biergarten, 148 S. Castell Ave, New Braunfels. Free, nbfarmersmarket.com. Love Story Cruise: Cruise down the River Walk in themed boats as you explore the area's most romantic destinations and learn the story of each. During the cruise, passengers will receive a rose, drink and dessert box. You can order additional gifts before the cruise. 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday through Monday, Go Rio San Antonio River Cruises, 1125-1119 River Walk. $25-$40, goriocruises.com. Love & Happiness: 'My Prerogative' Singer Bobby Brown Headlines The 17th Annual Concert And Comedy Extravaganza. 7 p.m. Saturday, Alamodome, 100 Montana St. $39-$150, alamodome.com. San Antonio Coffee Festival: Sample locally roasted coffee and meet coffee artisans from more than 25 roasters. While sipping some of the more than 80 beers available, attendees can browse art and food vendors. 10am-3pm Saturday, Travis Park, 301 E. $10, travisparksa.com. 6 p.m. Saturday, Tower of the Americas, 739 E. Free, toweroftheamericas.com. This New Braunfels home has a wine cave carved into a rock... Amor Eterno Market: This curated market is filled with baked goods, original art and gifts for the season of love. The mall will also host DIY gift workshops and children's events. 11am-6pm Saturday, Rolling Oaks Mall, 6909 N. Free, rollingoaksmall.com. David Lee Garza: It's a birthday party celebrating Garza and his decades in music. Alongside Garza's distinctive blend of progressive conjunto and Tejano music, the event will feature Ram Herrera, a former frontman of Garza's band, and a host of guest singers. 9 p.m. Sunday, Thirsty Horse Saloon, 2335 NW Military Highway. YOSA Winter Showcase: Youth Orchestras of San Antonio's Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble present an afternoon of music. 3 pm. Sunday, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. Free, tobincenter.org. On ExpressNews.com: Nude models talk about what it's like to pose for students at San Antonio art schools, such as: B. Coppini Academy’s Palentine’s Day Brunch: Celebrate the month of love with your closest friends with this brunch that includes free mimosa. After brunch you can stop by the cash bar for a light drink before setting off to explore the 38 acre garden in full bloom. 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place. Registration required by 5 p.m. Friday. $75, sabot.org. Love at First Bite V-Day Horror Market: Looking for something truly out of the ordinary for your Valentine's Day? With an emphasis on horror ephemera, this market features local artists, curios, decor and vintage collectibles for anyone wanting to add a little spooky to the holiday. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Vibes Live at the Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St. Free, Facebook: @VIBESEventCenter.

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Harry Kane brace helps Spurs stun Man City as Liverpool close the gap at the leaders

Liverpool are now six points behind City with a game in hand after beating Norwich from behind earlier in the day. (Author: Gardener)

Harry KaneHarry Kane scored twice to give Tottenham a dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium (Mike Egerton/PA) - PA Wire Harry Kane scored twice to give Tottenham a dramatic 3-2 win over Manchester City, whose lead at the top was reduced to six points after Liverpool came from behind to defeat Norwich. The England captain showed the club he was hoping to join last summer what they missed when City's 15-game unbeaten streak ended. Riyad Mahrez's injury-time penalty had looked like stealing a point from City, but Kane, who had also ruled out a VAR goal during the game, had other ideas and headed home the winner in the fifth minute of injury-time . 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hXzQTPWI3J— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 19, 2022 The Reds, who also have a game in hand against City, went from behind to Milot Rashica's deflected shot in the 48th minute and turned it around But play upside down two goals in four minutes just past the hour. Sadio Mane's overhead kick brought the teams level before Mohamed Salah put the hosts ahead with his 150th goal for Liverpool, a clever shot that flat-footed the defence. A first Liverpool goal for the signing of Luis Diaz in January then earned all three points for Jurgen Klopp's men. Second fastest player to reach that number in our history 🙌🔴 pic.twitter.com/fYFGyPSjXz - Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 19, 2022 Dutch striker Wout Weghorst scored his first goal for the club before Josh Brownhill's deflected shot the advantage for the visitors was doubled. Aaron Lennon's second-half strike then added to the Clarets' delight as they drove to a first win in 12 high-profile games. Hakim Ziyech scored an 89th-minute winner to help Chelsea to a narrow 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. Emmanuel Dennis ended Watford's three-month wait for a win as Roy Hodgson celebrated his first win in charge on the road at Aston Villa. Dennis headed home Ismaila Sarr's cross in a 1-0 win, Watford's first victory since a memorable win against Manchester United in November. England duo Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka scored in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Brentford to move just one point inside the top four. Smith Rowe, making only his second start since December 2, broke the deadlock and Saka added a second before Christian Norgaard offered a final consolation to the Bees. Early in the kick-off, Newcastle's revival continued under Eddie Howe with a hard-fought point in a 1-1 draw at top-four hopefuls West Ham. Joe Willock's equalizer canceled out Craig Dawson's header as the Magpies went six Premier League games unbeaten despite going into the game without key duo Allan Saint-Maximin and Kieran Trippier. On the south coast, Stuart Armstrong and Shane Long scored rare Premier League goals as Southampton beat Everton 2-0.

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Guardiola sends message to Man City transfer target Kane after Spurs' masterclass

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City were left with a 'look what you could have won' feeling after Harry Kane scored a fantastic brace in Tottenham's 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium (Author: Gardener)

Man CityPep Guardiola and Manchester City were left with a 'look what you could have won' feeling after Harry Kane's fantastic brace in Tottenham's 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium inspired Antonio Conte's side to an impressive 3 2-away win over Manchester City. The 28-year-old was closely following the club, who were desperately trying to sign him in the summer transfer window. His swinging first-time pass helped score Dejan Kulusevski's fourth-minute goal against the Premier League leaders. In the second half, Kane put Tottenham on pole when he deflected Son Heung-Min's inch-perfect cross into the far corner with a half-volley. But two minutes after Riyad Mahrez's 92nd-minute penalty looked set to earn a late point for the league leaders, Kane reappeared to score a winner in the 95th minute. Is Harry Kane worth the £150m Tottenham demanded from Manchester City last summer? Kane scored twice and played a big part in Tottenham's first goal against Manchester City. And Guardiola praised Tottenham's second-half killer and suggested the striker was the reason the north Londoners clinched the three points. "Well, it was a good game. It's very difficult, they defend so tightly," said Guardiola after the defeat. "Tottenham have a lot of quality, they give Harry Kane the ball." In the first half they have the goal and nothing more. In the second half they launch an attack with Harry Kane and they score. "We're trying to score a goal but we conceded the goal in extra time." Guardiola desperately tried to sign Kane last summer. City entered the competition with a six-point lead over second-placed Liverpool, who currently have a game ahead of Guardiola's side. However, that lead could be reduced to just three points if Jurgen Klopp's side win on their one-game lead. Meanwhile, Conte's side reached the Manchester blue half after slipping dangerously down the table. A terrible run of three straight defeats saw them drop to eighth place, seven points clear of fourth-placed Manchester United. Kane was a constant threat to City and Guardiola. However, Tottenham were signed to Kane by the end of the competition, while City likely cursed their inability to sign him last summer. Ahead of the explosive competition, Guardiola revealed the Citizens had four offers for the 28-year-old, who was turned down by Tottenham, last summer. Unfortunately we can't score," Guardiola added. They have Kane and Son and Kulusevski. "We haven't had to lose a game to know how hard it is [to win the league]. There are many, many games to play." While the Premier League leaders managed to land River Plate striker Julian Alvarez in the January transfer window, they are expected to try and land another one in the summer sign top strikers.

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Harry Kane stuns summer contenders Manchester City and seals Spurs' dramatic win

Harry Kane reminded Manchester City of what they had missed as he scored twice to give Tottenham a dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium. (Author: Gardener)

Harry KaneHarry Kane reminded Manchester City of what they had missed as he scored twice to give Tottenham a dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium. The England captain was keen to move to the champions in the summer but City never had an offer that even came close to valuing Spurs and how he made them pay for it when their 15-game unbeaten streak ended. After playing his part in Dejan Kulusevski's opener, he put Spurs back in front after Ilkay Gundogan equalized with a great finish before delivering late drama. Riyad Mahrez's injury-time penalty had looked like stealing a point from City, but Kane, who had also ruled out a VAR goal, had other ideas and headed home an even later winner in the fifth minute of injury-time. Kane's performance could easily get City back on the market in the summer, but Spurs hope this result can reignite their Champions League hopes. The result will also have been welcomed in Liverpool as they have reduced the gap to six points at the top and have a game in hand as the Premier League title race heats up. It's easy to see why he's been stung enough by Spurs in recent seasons, as the north London side have had the knack of exploiting them with Son Heung-min running behind. Kane dropped low and sent Son through with a wonderful pass, and the South Korean played altruistically to Kulusevski, who converted into an empty net. It was a classic Spurs goal against City but the home reaction was typically strong. On a night when Spurs needed their goalkeeper at his best to have a chance, Hugo Lloris made a costly mistake that allowed City to equalize after half an hour. The Frenchman, who cost Spurs two goals in last week's 2-0 loss to Wolves, spilled Raheem Sterling's cross and Gundogan was on hand to turn it into an empty net. Spurs survived until half-time and took out City with a strong defense after the restart. They continued to look dangerous at the break and Son tested Ederson from distance after being brought on by Kane. There was nothing Ederson could do about Kane's brilliant goal that put Spurs back in front just before the hour. After catching a loose ball, Ryan Sessegnon fed Son and the South Korean took time to pick out his pal Kane, who got into the box late for a great finish in the top corner. The 28-year-old was the man of the moment and should have made it 3-1 shortly afterwards after being brought on again by Son, but Ederson made a nice save with his feet. Kane had the ball in the net with another clean finish in the 73rd minute, sparking maddened celebrations, but they were ruined by VAR when Kulusevski was flagged for offside in the build-up. Kulusevski brought the ball out on the right, cutting inside and delivering a perfect cross for Kane to head home.

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World-class Kane punishes Man City with shock victory for Spurs

The England captain had been targeting a move to City last summer but after staying at Spurs he reminded them what they were missing out on with a winning performance (Author: Gardener)

KaneHarry Kane scored twice and delivered one of the greatest performances of all time in the Premier League as Tottenham stunned Manchester City, the club who tried to edge him out last summer. Spurs came on in poor form after back-to-back home defeats to Southampton and Wolves but took a surprising early lead in his first start for the club through Dejan Kulusevski. Kane's superb first-time pass released Son Heung-min, who selflessly positioned himself at the winger to tap into an empty net. Kulusevski became the first Swedish player to score for the club at Anfield since Erik Edman's memorable long-range effort against Liverpool in April 2005. Kane has tended to act higher up the pitch since Antonio Conte's arrival, but he caused major problems for City when he crashed into his own half and sent Son almost clean through the goal with another dart across the floor. City took the initiative after falling behind and were inches away from equalizing when Ilkay Gundogan hit the post after being teased by Raheem Sterling. Both players were involved as City forced an equalizer and Gundogan added the finishing touches after Hugo poured Lloris Sterling's cross his way. It was another bad moment for Lloris, who was responsible for both Wolves' goals last weekend. As Spurs continued to retreat towards Lloris' goal, it seemed inevitable that City would take the lead. Instead, it was the visitors who restored their advantage as Spurs' dynamic duo reconnected when Kane Son's pinpoint cross shot into the top corner. It was the pair's 36th time to score in the Premier League, equaling a record set by Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba. That second Spurs goal gave them a noticeable boost. Kane, who had previously failed to score against City in six years, had the ball in the net for the second time that day by shooting past Ederson after Kulusevski's deflected shot got in his way. Cristian Romero had been one of Tottenham's best players that day but it was his desperate lunge to block a Bernardo Silva cross that looked like it was going to cost his side dearly. Initially, Anthony Taylor brushed off City's appeals, but after being advised to check the pitchside monitor, he missed the penalty, which substitute Riyad Mahrez sent emphatically into the roof of the net in injury time. Rather than settle for a point, Spurs stormed down the field and took the lead for the third time of the game when Kane headed in from Kulusevski's cross to cap one of the best individual performances in Premier League history. The win meant Spurs, despite all their struggles in recent seasons, beat City for the fourth time in the last five league games between the clubs. "It was a crazy game," Kane said afterwards. “We worked so hard for so long and were 2-1 up for quite a long time in the second half and then conceding a penalty in the last minute was heartbreaking. “That's what the Premier League is about. It was a great game for everyone, the neutrals and our fans will go home happy." Son added, "We have a group of positive players and positive guys. We lost three games in a row, but we still believed in it and worked hard. At some point you come across Manchester City and you think, 'Okay, this is the worst time [to play against them], but maybe it was the best time because they are one of the best teams in the world. "I was very sad at the beginning of the season when he didn't score the goals and people talked but he worked for the team and played for the team. You could see today that he worked hard. An incredible player, but also an incredible guy. It's a great honor to work with him.” “Every goal is different. It's difficult to defend second, especially when he's behind from five to ten meters. “Every game is going to be a big fight and we know that. We haven't lost a single game in the Premier League since October which shows how well we've done."

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Ajax director of football resigns after sending 'inappropriate messages to female colleagues'

Marc Overmars was Ajax's director of football affairs for almost 10 years and had recently renewed his contract; The former Arsenal, Barcelona and Ajax winger says he is ashamed after the club claimed he had been sending inappropriate messages to female colleagues for a prolonged period (Author: Gardener)

Marc Overmars was Ajax'sMarc Overmars: Ajax director of football resigns after sending 'inappropriate messages to female colleagues' Marc Overmars was Ajax director of football for almost 10 years and his contract was recently renewed; The former Arsenal, Barcelona and Ajax winger says he is ashamed after the club said he had been sending "inappropriate messages to female colleagues" for an extended period of time. Ajax director of football affairs Marc Overmars is set to leave the club with immediate effect after the Dutch champions said he had sent a "series of inappropriate messages to several female colleagues". Ajax said Overmars made the decision to step down after speaking to the club's board and chief executive Edwin van der Sar in recent days. Overmars - the former Arsenal, Barcelona and Ajax winger - told the club's website: "I'm ashamed. Last week I was faced with reports about my behavior and how it is affecting others.” Unfortunately, I didn't realize that I was overstepping the line with this, but I've realized that in the past few days. "For someone in my position, this behavior is certainly unacceptable. I see no other option but to leave Ajax. Overmars has held the role of director of football affairs for almost 10 years and recently renewed his contract until the end of the year." Season 2025/26. Leen Meijaard, Chairman of the Board of Ajax, said: “This is a dramatic situation for everyone involved. It is devastating for the women who have had to deal with this behavior. "When we heard about it we acted immediately, thinking carefully and weighing up what was best - all in consultation with CEO Edwin van der Sar and with the support of an outside expert." Marc is probably the best director of football Ajax has had. We upgraded and extended his contract for good reason. But unfortunately he really pushed the boundaries, so continuing as a director wasn't an option, as he recognized himself. Van der Sar - the former Manchester United and Fulham goalkeeper - added: "I find the situation appalling for everyone and I agree with what Leen Meijaard said. “In my role, I also feel responsible for helping colleagues. “Marc and I have played together since the early 1990s, first at Ajax and then with the national team, and we have been colleagues in management at Ajax for almost 10 years. It has now come to a very abrupt end.” We are working on something very wonderful here at Ajax, so this news will also come as a blow to everyone who cares about Ajax. absolutely in the Netherlands, because Marc Overmars is the most successful football director Ajax has ever had. For 10 years he made mega wins [for the club], he was mega successful, [won] four league titles and went on to the next rounds in the Champions League. "To learn that this man has resigned because of inappropriate messages to women employees at the club is, as we understand at this moment, a shock to everyone." Overmars had a glittering playing career at Ajax, winning three league titles, the Dutch Cup and the Champions League before joining Arsenal in 1997. The winger won the double at Highbury in 1998 before joining Barcelona in 2000, where he spent four years before retiring.

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