Carol Vorderman, 61, slips her enviable curves into a dungaree dress

The 61-year-old presenter looked incredible as she flaunted her enviable curves in her walk-in closet before heading to work to record her radio show. (Author: Gardener)

Carol VordermanShe recently revealed that she has been dating two different men for years. And Carol Vorderman proudly showed off her enviable curves in a sexy dungaree dress and knee-high boots for a series of sexy Instagram snaps on Saturday. The 61-year-old presenter looked incredible as she flaunted her enviable curves in her walk-in closet before heading to work to record her radio show. Her face looked flawless with a touch of makeup on her skin and glowing cheeks and liner around her eyes. Carol's long blonde tresses cascaded down her shoulders as she posed for photos in her luscious-looking walk-in closet. She smiled stunningly for the camera as she asked her fans to tune into her BBC Radio Wales show on Saturday morning. Alongside the snaps on her Instagram, the TV star wrote: "Tomorrow, as always, join me on BBC RADIO WALES from 11:30am... listen to @bbcsounds for outside of Wales. "And TELL ME THIS If you could choose one way to be woken up by an alarm clock every morning, what would it be? Any alarm stories please. What was the best alarm clock? I want to know because I'm curious. Tell me in your comments and listen to your story. On Friday, Carol spoke candidly about her "many special friends" as she shared dating tips and the reasons she's dating multiple guys on Friday. The presenter revealed that one of her close male friends is an astronaut who "calls her from the space station" and she has been with two of the men for several years - adding that she has "feel free" since they has decided not to remarry. Carol has never revealed the identities of the men. Showing off her hourglass curves in a form-fitting plaid dress, Carol joined Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond on This Morning to answer a caller's burning question during the advisory segment. When the 52-year-old viewer called the show, he asked both Carol and Gyles Brandreth what age range he should be looking at when looking for ladies. The Countdown star explained: "I live my life in chapters, and you said, and this chapter, since I was about 50. So I've lived a much freer life for the last ten years. So I ignored the search for one person and I have a number of what I call "special friends". She continued, "I don't really want to get married again. I don't really want to live with a man again. Have to keep an eye on him all the time. But this is a time to break that nonsensical taboo that says a person should only be looking for another person who will satisfy everything in their life. Adding her "special friends," Carol explained, "They don't know each other, but they know about it. “One of them has been around a lot longer than my marriage. Yes, it's over 10 years.


Liverpool cannot convince in victory, Club Brugge falls to the ground

Elsewhere, AC Milan have a plan to fix their mistakes against Chelsea (Author: Gardener)

Club BruggeThe second half of the Champions League group stage is already upon us (watch all the action on Paramount+). For teams like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Club Brugge (yes, really) the chance of a quick qualification is great. For starters, it's probably worth noting that Liverpool are unlikely to be punished as harshly for their midweek errors as they were on Sunday... On either side of their trip to Glasgow, they'll be up against what are perhaps the two best sides in the Premier League , Arsenal claimed the role of Manchester City's understudy with a deserved 3-2 win. Speaking after that game, Jurgen Klopp admitted he was more worried than just how his side had been beaten at the Emirates Stadium - "Obviously I'm not happy - how can I be?" - and even if he was saw some signs of a way out of the crisis that has seen Liverpool fall out of the title race. Mohamed Salah looks a little off his best form and will certainly have to carry a heavier creative burden as the impressive Luis Diaz will have to stand on the sidelines alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold. Liverpool's right-back has had more lowlight moments defensively, while Kostas Tsimikas at the other flank hasn't developed into the serious alternative for Andrew Robertson that he seemed to be early in his Anfield career. With and without the ball, Liverpool's distance seemed completely wrong from the start. Take that moment before Gabriel Martinelli's opening goal, Alisson has six options within close proximity to him (Virgil van Dijk's position down the left was missed by the TV cameras), enough to maneuver the hosts' pressing. But completely out of the picture is the attacking quartet that Klopp introduced to his system mid-week; They're all around the center line, leaving a gap that can only be bridged by a long ball. Liverpool almost designs something over that gap, but that then creates its own problems. Thiago and Jordan Henderson charge forward as it looks like William Saliba gave the ball away in the last third. Six seconds later they are taken out of play and the midfield that was supposed to protect Liverpool's back three looks like this. Henderson can't come back fast enough to block the pass in the field and Martin Odegaard slides the ball past Martinelli. As the first half progressed, Liverpool's midfield duo pressed the game towards Arsenal's goal and on occasion the Gunners seemed hemmed in by a front six but there was more than one occasion on which they broke through the first press and found vast areas of land behind , which was once occupied by Fabinho. As the Gunners flew for the second goal just before the break, Thiago visibly slacked as Odegaard sprinted away from him. A two-man midfield can work for Liverpool or any team, but if both midfielders are to play box-to-box roles they need to have engines that these two 30-year-olds don't. Midfield used to be Liverpool's bulwark against counterattacks. In three group stage matches, two teams have managed three wins without conceding a goal. There was general consensus that Group B could be wide open, but if one side were separated from the rest it would be Club Brugge. One might have expected this to be a tough season for a rookie head coach at Carl Hoefkens who had lost his best player (Charles De Ketelaere) and several other starters. Instead, his employers were adept at recruiting, notably bringing in Ferran Jutgla from Barcelona, ​​and the new boss set his team up to play fearlessly. In the 2-0 win against Atlético Madrid, they pushed up their full-backs and let two of their three midfielders attack in the penalty area. As Jutgla conceded their winning goal, four more Brugge players are in the box, enough to overwhelm an Atletico defense that isn't what it was. But although the result indicated a sweeping win for Brugge, Diego Simeone was not wrong when he said Atletico only lacked 'precision'. Even with the 0-2 deficit, the visitors had enough chances to win the game, not least the penalty that Griezmann slammed against the crossbar. The Belgians' offensive convictions have made them one of the most entertaining teams in the Champions League this season, not only for their performance in the last third but also for the back door they left open against their opponents last week. Hoefkens' side have not outperformed their opponents in any of their three games in Europe so far, just overshadowing the battle for expected goals (xG) at 4.8 to 4.2. They are in the bottom quartile for shots allowed but have yet to concede a goal. He was outstanding in the win against Atletico, it's safe to assume the ex-Liverpool goalkeeper won't continue at a pace that would make him one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. Mignolet is likely representative of a hot streak that just won't last - although Brugge erased a good chunk of their fallback to the xG mean in a surprise 2-0 loss to Westerlo at the weekend - but they have It's almost certainly done enough already to secure a place in the last 16 ahead of teams of far bigger resources. Stefano Pioli has at least returned from London, well aware of where his side lost last Wednesday's clash against Chelsea. Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and in particular Reece James had ripped AC Milan up the flanks, turning a game in which neither side was very impressive into a convincing 3-0 win for the Blues. Chelsea had one of the best players in the world in that position, while Milan fielded two players in Fode Ballo-Toure and Sergino Dest who just didn't have the caliber of the Champions League. It was immediately apparent how much stronger Milan looked on the flanks on Saturday when Theo Hernandez came back on the side and pulled Pierre Kalulu out of central defence. Massimiliano Allegri's side came to San Siro in a 4-4-2 and were not happy with the crosses. It suggests that Pioli has found a solution, a way to streamline things wide. Hernandez, on the other hand, offered Milan more than just defensive solidity. The problem for Milan on Wednesday was not only that they could not defend their crosses, but also that neither Ballo-Toure nor Dest could get the ball onto the pitch. The France international didn't shy away from possession, in fact no player attempted more passes than Hernandez, who drifted into the central areas to help build play. "Theo played in midfield when he had the ball. We prepared that situation so it would have been easier for [Rafael] Leao to have one-on-one situations down the left," said Pioli. "Theo is smart enough to assess situations well. We wanted to have two playmakers and two midfielders alongside their central midfielders." Will tightening up the full-backs be enough to guide Milan to victory at the San Siro? Quite a problem remains as the Serie A champions have been grappling with a string of injuries, including now De Ketelaere. The Belgian's absence could increase Leao's attacking load even further and Chelsea did well, for the most part, to restrict the supply line to the Portuguese striker. That might be enough to stop Milan from winning the game, but at least on this occasion Milan will have an opportunity to give as much as they can on the flanks.


Starmer is like Southgate. Caution could cost his No. 10 win

Truss' Premiership has imploded. Labor has risen to a 30-point lead in the opinion poll. The next election will now lose Keir Starmer. (Author: Gardener)

10On the opening Sunday of the Labor Conference, Woburn Partners, the PR firm of Tom Watson's former spin doctor James Robinson, hosted its annual party for delegates. Shadow ministers, political apparatchiks and corporate suits in sharp suits rubbed shoulders and exchanged business cards. 'We didn't get to Labor last year,' one businessman told me, 'but look...' He gestured around. These people will soon be in government. The convention season is a regular but superficial ritual. Those who deliver them move up a rung or two on the political ladder — or slide down. Not this year. "I have a majority of 20,000," one Tory MP told me, "and when I get home I'll only be sitting in my constituency for the next two years. There is no way to save the government. All I can do now is save myself.” In the space of two weeks, British politics was turned on its head. Liz Truss's prime ministerial office has imploded. Labor has held a staggering 30-point lead in polls. Keir Starmer will now lose the next general election. But he can still lose it. Liz Truss isn't as bad a prime minister as her enemies like to think. And Starmer isn't as good a potential prime minister as he and his supporters want the country to believe. Starmer's was well delivered and well finished. Truss's was wooden and boring. But it was Truss, not Starmer, who provided the only memorable soundbite with her critique of the "anti-growth coalition." But she has at least managed to draw a rough political dividing line between those trying to boost and capitalize on Britain's economy on behalf of ordinary workers and those - like the environmental protesters they helpfully interrupted - who choose to make their own way closely opposed to pose ideological reasons. Starmer, on the other hand, continues to focus primarily on drawing dividing lines within his own party. His advisers were delighted with how their decision to open the conference with a lusty rendition of "God Save The King" was welcomed by party members. "It sent a clear signal - Corbynism is dead," one told me. But while it is true that Sir Keir successfully swayed Labor away from Corbynism, in reality he only managed to journey as far as reheated milibandism. "Look at the motto of the conference," a shadow minister told me. “It was originally supposed to be a fresh start. But then the queen died and people decided it had to be disposed of. A second shadow minister pointed to Starmer's major conference announcement. “The public company for green energy. He's been in Starmer's office all summer pushing that forward.” For embattled Tory advisers, Miliband's resurrection is a glimmer of hope. You realize the mini-budget was a car wreck. But they also believe that if they can somehow push the debris off the pavement, there is a clear political path ahead. “We have a long-term economic plan,” said a No10 source, “but where is Labour's long-term economic plan? Keir's energy pack only covers six months, which is symbolic of a lack of long-term thinking and vision.” That hasn't been a problem for Starmer over the past two weeks. He was content to simply point to the Tories, ridicule their “kamikaze” economy and let the polls do the rest. But now Labor find themselves in a place they have not been in a decade. They are no longer just His Majesty's opposition, they have become a government-in-waiting. Last week, Labor Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves responded to Kwasi Kwarteng's speech by claiming "the fact that the Bank of England had to step in with a £65 billion taxpayer bailout is deeply shameful". Gone are the days when Labor could play fast and loose with numbers like that. Like it or not, Reeves and her colleagues have now embraced market orthodoxy. By seizing on the hostile mini-budget response of the IMF, OBR and rating agencies, they have effectively turned these capitalist guardians into the ultimate arbiters of their own party's economic platform. Crowd-loving promises to save the NHS 24 hours from extinction, to spend on education, education and more education or to put a wind turbine on every street corner will no longer get him. If Starmer wants to keep his edge, he needs to start showing where he'll save, what he'll cut, and how his own totals add up. Liz Truss' first month in office was, to put it bluntly, a disaster. But there are a few things that can be said in their favour. Visitors to the penthouse horse she occupied during her week in Birmingham noted her composure, but also her determination to continue taking political risks. "She's shown she's willing to listen," said an ally, "but she still firmly believes she has the right plan to spur growth and prosperity." In contrast, some of Starmer's shadow ministers believe the The government's dramatic collapse has solidified his instinct for putting safety first. "My concern is that he will sit back and let the Tories lose the election. “But if they kind of turn things around, then what are we left with? In the eyes of many in his party, Starmer has essentially become Labour's Gareth Southgate. There is no denying that he has delivered success. Or that his strategy has taken his team far. That he relies too much on wearing down the opposing team instead of pushing and overpowering them. And there was something else that should concern Sir Keir. Those Labor MPs and campaigners rubbing their hands at the prospect of standing against the mortally wounded Liz Truss in an election will be disappointed. Because the prime minister either defies her critics and changes her political fortunes, or she is overthrown. "She's got four months," a Tory grandee told me. "If the polls haven't moved significantly, it will be removed. We will not sit back and let the current level of dysfunction perpetuate indefinitely.” The 2022 convention season has changed the political landscape. Sir Keir will now lose the next general election. But if he insists on holding on to a one-goal advantage, Labour's Gareth Southgate could still find a way to do just that.


A bloody rollercoaster full of action-packed laughs

After years in the making and countless hours of sacrifice from cast and crew, Dick Dynamite finally made their riotous Fife debut in 1944 on Saturday 24th September to two sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall. (Author: Gardener)

yearsNews you can trust since 1817 After years of development and countless hours of sacrifice from cast and crew, Dick Dynamite finally made their riotous debut in Fife in 1944 on Saturday 24th September with two sold out performances at Carnegie Hall. Dick Dynamite 1944 is a mix of horror, comedy and action. The Dunfermline venue could hardly contain the excitement of ticket holders, who were eager to see the first screening of the feature-length film that has taken the hard work of so many. Gary 'Snars “ Allan bulges on screen as a muscle-bound hero smashing his way through the Nazi front lines, leaving a trail of body parts in his wake. Amid the endless carnage of enemy soldiers in northern France, he finds that the sneaky SS have a few tricks up their sleeves, culminating in a high-profile horror comedy featuring ninjas, zombies, and more than a few celebrity cameos. Written and directed by Kirkcaldy filmmaker Robbie Davidson, Dick Dynamite 1944 is a gory roller coaster filled with action-packed laughs. The film is more than a nod to the old '70s exploitation movies with over-the-top violence and hilarious dialogue, but in many ways it's also a love letter to the '80s Schwarzenegger action movies—e Sque Hero (and there are many), few manage to die without first having Dynamite deliver a fitting one-liner that would have felt right at home in Commando or Predator. Elsewhere, the actors delight in every line and seek every opportunity to deliver classic action film dialogue. Everyone is obviously enjoying themselves in the role and exudes an energy that leaves the audience hungry for laughter and laughter. Elsewhere, Robbie's brother Shaun Davidson drew huge laughs as British secret agent Dash Dalton, a villainous officer convinced of his own superiority, like a bigoted Rik Mayall keen to show Bosch who's boss. It's an outstanding achievement, Davidson brings a great deal of joy to bringing the worst aspects of the British Empire to life in one man. Perhaps no one enjoys her role more than Olly Bassi, who plays main villain Max Schtacker. The sadistic SS Colonel loves every minute he's evil - Bassi rarely stops grinning as he even executes his own men in a series of increasingly dramatic executions - just ask Irvine Welsh! Players like Game of Thrones star Clive Russell, Electric Six singer Dick Valentine, and former Queens of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri, to name a few, are ending production on a film that has taken years to complete after going through successive lockdowns has been affected. Mark Burdett as Brooklyn, Adam Harper as Officer Wakowski, and Valerie Birss as Agent Jennings. Robbie Davidson's ability to pull together a project of this magnitude on such a small budget is nothing short of a miracle. While he looks set to get Dick Dynamite a spot at the film festivals, we're excited for his next project. But one thing is for sure after the triumphant ant message that filled the screen at the end of the credits. to our Arts & Culture newsletter Thank you for subscribing! Did you know that with a digital subscription to The Scotsman you get unlimited access to the site including our premium content and benefit from reduced advertising, loyalty rewards and much more. Sorry , there there seems to be some problems.


Ferguson attended Liverpool's Champions League game

SPORT PLAN: It is hoped his performances in Qatar will not put the nation to sleep, but that is the task ahead of Harry Kane, who will be delivering a bedtime story on CBeebies at 6.50pm. (Author: Gardener)

FergusonIt is to be hoped that his performances in Qatar will not put the nation to sleep, but that is the job of England striker Harry Kane, who will be providing a bedtime story on CBeebies on Monday at 6.50pm. The Tottenham man will read The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright, which tells the story of "a shy little mouse who goes in search of his roar". Kane chose the book as he reads it to his three children. Harry Kane will be delivering a bedtime story Monday night at 6:50 p.m. on CBeebies. He dined in one of the hospitality rooms and was waved over by Sir Kenny Dalglish - again debunking the myth that they were sworn enemies from their playing and managerial days. A number of United players have been treated to the Fergie hair dryer, including one of their big signings. Sir Alex Ferguson is seen in Manchester United's 3-2 win at Everton on Sunday night. It seems not everyone is excited about the prospect of a drive-to-survive-style behind-the-scenes documentary in the Premier League. The creators of the Netflix F1 smash hit want to make a similar series in the top flight, but on a recent call from managers the response was described as "lukewarm". Among other things, West Ham's David Moyes wanted assurances that bosses would have a say in whether it would happen as camera crews would have access to the sanctum of the dressing room. Among other things, West Ham's David Moyes wants assurances bosses will have a say in whether the Netflix series on the Premier League will go ahead. The broadcaster says the title will remain and World Football will occasionally run at major events. Relations between UEFA and Super League agitators Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remain tense, if the governing body's website is any indication. Since the aborted attempt 18 months ago, there have been hardly any reports about the three clubs or their players. The relationship between UEFA and Super League agitators Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus remains tense (Barcelona club president Joan Laporta pictured). There was an audible gasp at a Lord's fundraiser for the Bob Willis Fund last week when Jimmy Anderson appeared to pop a leadership note at Joe Root. "Broad praised Root for the positive way he's contributed since being captain, then the questioner turned to Anderson and there was a gasp after he hesitated and said, 'He wasn't a great captain.'" Jimmy Anderson seemed to have a blast with Joe Root's leadership skills last week. Manchester-born Forde will advise on where the investment is going for US-based Ares, which says it has raised £3.3billion in "sports, media and entertainment capital". The group, which also includes pop star Lionel Richie, has already invested in Atletico Madrid, Inter Miami and the San Diego Padres. Clubs have uploaded content to the app known as Greenfly and it is expected to open to players in due course. Some have even set up WhatsApp groups with their squad and ping about action shots after every game. The vain Premier League footballers will soon be able to log into an app to find pictures of themselves in action to use on their social media accounts. The vainer Premier League footballers will soon be able to log into an app to find pictures of themselves in action to then use on their social media accounts. A number of clubs at the EFL's recent summit voiced their anger at those north of the border who had snatched some of the biggest prospects from their youth academies and then sold them to Premier League clubs. Scouts from Scottish clubs are a regular sight and are required to pay significantly less compensation than their English counterparts under FIFA rules, with some believing players are playing for less than their worth. The departure of Arsenal's longtime Mark Gonnella means only one of the Big Six's PR chiefs, who was in charge at the time of the Super League breakaway debacle, will remain in office until the end of the season. So it's hardly surprising that the top players at Chelsea, the two Manchester clubs Tottenham and now Arsenal have left. The departure of Arsenal's Mark Gonnella means only one of the Big Six's PR chiefs will remain in charge at the time of the Super League debacle until the end of the season. The SPFL's new £150m deal with Sky Sports could have an impact on the EFL. League insiders believe the deal, which allows the broadcaster to broadcast up to 60 games per season, could ease their fears of content should they miss out on extending their contract with the EFL, which expires in 2024. The SPFL's new £150m deal with Sky Sports may have implications for the EFL All games in the Merseyside Youth Football League next weekend will be canceled due to the competition being pulled from the sidelines after incidents of "inappropriate and threatening behaviour" towards match officials takes a stand. A mandatory meeting was called this week to stamp out what they have described as "toxic behaviour" and clubs that do not attend will not be given fixtures. Team GB's preparations for Paris 2024 have been given a boost thanks to a new running route unveiled at one of their two pre-camps. Saint Germain-en-Laye, where the camp is located, has modernized several of its public facilities, including the laying of a new walking surface. Team GB's preparations for Paris 2024 have been boosted thanks to a new running course (file photo of the Olympic rings at Paris City Hall)


Style guide for Guardian and Observer

From pace to pyrrhic victory (Author: Gardener)

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The phrase "beyond the Pale," meaning unacceptable, outside the boundary, has nothing to do with buckets; It derives from the Latin palus, a stake used to support a fence from which stockades are also derived, and is best used for the occupied territories (West Bank and Gaza). when referring to the entire area, including Israel, use "historical Palestine" (but use Palestine for historical references to the area before 1948). in a Stockholm street (not Olaf) a cure for all ills; So it's a misuse of the word to say (as we have done) that 'exercise is not a cure for depression', not tights, usually tights in the UK; Despite consisting of one piece of clothing, they are a plural slur preferred by right-wing politicians and talk show hosts in the US, or just Paralympics, or the Games, or just Paralympics, or the Games Sentence is logical and grammatically complete without those in parentheses contained information (round brackets), the punctuation marks remain outside the brackets. "Square brackets," said the grammarian, "are used in direct quotations when an interpolation [an author's or editor's note not uttered by the speaker] is added to provide essential information." Parkinson's disease is the proper noun, but he's acceptable to call it Parkinson's Parkinson's law “work expands to fill the time available for its completion” lower case; free weekly running event in parks around the world seed money for parliaments called by their name in their respective language e.g. Bundestag, Duma, Folketing, Knesset picturesque Parthenon marble official name recognized by both UK and Greece, for the Elgin marble. 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Examples: Examples: Even if you claim to be dating the colleague in question, avoid constructions like "Lady Helena Kennedy" or "Baroness Shirley Williams": call her Helena Kennedy QC at the first mention, then Lady Kennedy, then Kennedy ; Shirley Williams, then Lady Williams, then Williams. Don't use "Baron", "Baroness", etc. unless there is a specific reason - for example for satirical or ironic purposes ("Baron Mandelson of Foy in the county of Herefordshire and Hartlepool in the county of Durham" ). If two or more colleagues share the same name, make it clear which ones you are writing about, for example: Lola Young, the former actress, artist, and academic (first mention), Lady Young of Hornsey (second mention), then Young. Barbara Young, a former executive director of the Environment Agency and Care Quality Commission (first mention), Lady Young of Old Scone (second mention), then Young. Peers in historical plays were only to receive their titles if they had received them by the time, for example Herbert Asquith's Liberal government and Margaret Thatcher's Tory government (not Lord Asquith's, Lady Thatcher's) - they did not yet have a peerage penny, pence 1p is a pfennig, not "a pfennig", not "retirees" or "seniors"; older people are preferable to "older people" or (even worse) "older people". While this term is useful in headlines, it should be avoided in text as a description of a person. As one of our readers notes, “This usage defines older people by their non-participation in the labor force and immediately typifies them as dependent or a drain on public funds. Rupert Murdoch and Michael Caine are never referred to as "retirees" because they are still perceived as contributors to the economy. So does the term only apply to the little people?” Reporters should ask what jobs people used to be, and then describe them as a retired banker/motorboat racer or whatever (including housewife) people smugglers. The hyphen helps clarify phrases such as: "The problem of people smuggling between North Africa and Europe has increased" Pepsi-Cola TM; a brand of cola; the company is to avoid PepsiCo; Use English: "She makes £30,000 a year" is better than "a year". If you must use it, the Latin preposition is followed by another Latin word, e.g. per capita, not per capita. Exception: miles per hour we headline and copy mph% seem to give us a lot of problems: an increase from 3% to 5% is a 2 percentage point increase or a 2 point increase, not a 2% increase; any sentence stating "so and so rose or fell by X%" should be carefully examined and verified without being open to dispute; superficial negligence: if you perform a task in a superficial manner, you may face summary dismissal Followers of late Argentine President Juan Domingo Perón's nationalist/populist ideology People are people in our newspapers, even if they are the happiest people in the world some say that reading through means carefully examining or studying rather than rummaging or skimming, although Samuel Johnson defined it in the latter sense. So when you use it, your meaning is unclear, and even if you're ironic, you presumptuously sound like pentaerythritol tetranitrate, a powerful explosive favored by terrorists because its colorless crystals are in a sealed container inhabited by Filipinos (male). will be difficult to see. and Filipinas (female); Adjective Filipino for both genders, but Philippine for, say, a Philippine island or the Philippine President philistine lc, unless you are talking about Old Testament Philistine phone hacking, no hyphen for the noun but hyphenated when adjectival mischievous or picturesque? A picaresque novel is one in which the hero is a villain who experiences a series of adventures, for example Henry Fielding's The Adventures of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749) or John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces (1980). Nothing to do with painterly, meaning visually appealing noun (one who pickets), not picket; picketed, picketing Verb or noun: I will not be pigeonholed, as someone who pigeonholes everyone should not be used as an acronym for Portugal, Ireland (or Italy), Greece and Spain in stories about eurozone countries , the economy of which is considered more competitive than other Pilates fitness practices developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. 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Erling Haaland scores as Joao Cancelo celebrates the win that puts Pep Guardiola's side in the lead

Report and free match highlights as Manchester City sweep past Southampton thanks to goals from Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Erling Haaland; The result moves the undefeated City leaders and at the same time contributes to the chagrin of Ralph Hasenhuttl's Saints (Author: Gardener)

Joao CanceloManchester City moved to the top of the Premier League with a fabulous 4-0 win over Southampton when Erling Haaland scored again - although his boss Pep Guardiola joked he was disappointed the Norwegian hadn't scored another hat-trick. Haaland, who had scored triples in his last three home games in the Premier League, had squandered a number of good chances before finally finding the net for his 15th goal of the Premier League season, although the game was long won by that point . He didn't score three goals," Guardiola joked about his star striker in the post-match press conference, before adding more seriously: "He helped us again, he's holding the ball and fighting. Joao Cancelo's brilliant solo run had resulted in the goal midway through the first half and Phil Foden added a second shortly after, with City completely dominant. The returning Rodri set up Riyad Mahrez to make the three before Haaland scored early in the second half. While the win puts Pep Guardiola's undefeated side back above Arsenal, a fourth straight defeat only increases the pressure on beleaguered Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl. The focus had previously been on Haaland as he had scored hat-tricks in each of his last three Premier League games at the stadium, but it was Foden who was the main figure in the first half, setting up the first and scoring the second. Foden was actually fouled by Kyle Walker-Peters leading up to the opener but managed to hand off his pass to Cancelo. The Portugal full-back did the rest, turning James Ward-Prowse back and forth before slotting the ball into the net. He was switched to right-back midweek in Kyle Walker's absence, but whichever flank Cancelo plays on, he's a creative force. The finish for his goal was even cuter as he put the ball past Gavin Bazunu after being brought in by De Bruyne. First Mahrez finished clean after Rodri's diagonal pass and then Haaland swept home after Cancelo's clever one-two with De Bruyne. The goal kept Haaland's incredible goal while Hasenhuttl was showered with further misery, but perhaps the story of this game is that the striker's goals weren't needed. Guardiola has to get used to answering questions about his new striker. Ahead of that game, he was asked about a light-hearted petition to stop him from playing in the Premier League. Twenty goals in 13 games is enough, but this afternoon was a little different. Haaland hit the post from a one-on-one chance in the goalless game, missing his shot when it seemed easy to get in with his lateral foot and then failing to get the ball around the keeper. Fans seemed a little confused by this, they've grown accustomed to seeing him score. But it underscored the fact that despite dominating defenders and media coverage, Haaland has so much more to offer - and we saw that against Southampton. Haaland's goal made it clear that this is a team effort. There were 21 passes in advance – no goal has shown a longer succession of passes this season in the Premier League. But this is an impressive Manchester City team. "I'm so mad at him," said Guardiola in the press conference after the game about his star striker. "He didn't score three goals. That's why the petition to sack him from the Premier League because he's a robot won't happen "Clinically, we could have scored more goals," he also acknowledged that expectations for Haaland are sky-high - hence the stunned silence, after his shot hit the post in the first half. "The expectations are so high for him that people expect him to score three or four goals, but in the end he was there. He helped us again, he keeps the ball and fights. I think Erling played really well today too. "I think Erling played really well today too." When asked if there was any clarity about his own future, Hasenhuttl said that "after this game I don't have any clarity", but he was clear about the experience in the game against Haaland - and he explained that the mere presence of the Striker changed the challenge for his defenders. “The problem is that you have to be aware of him even if he doesn't score straight away and then the centre-backs are a bit tighter in the middle and they can't slide as well. I think that makes it a little bit harder for us to put pressure on then.” We had two things in the first half where we didn't slip and they played so fast and there's a big chance straight away. * Manchester City have become the first team since Tottenham Hotspur in September 1963 to score at least four goals in five consecutive home games. * Erling Haaland is only the second player to score in seven consecutive Premier League games for Manchester City, overtaking Sergio Aguero. * Joao Cancelo has scored in two of his last three home Premier League games after failing to score in any of his first 43 appearances at the Etihad Stadium. * Phil Foden has scored five goals in his last three Premier League games for Manchester City, this is only the second time he has scored in three consecutive league games. Manchester City visit FC Copenhagen in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night before heading to Liverpool in the Sky Sports Premier League next Sunday.


Sheffield United beat while Bruce draws empty

Sheffield United were crushed by a familiar face as Phil Jagielka proved instrumental in Stoke's 3-1 home win over the league leaders (Author: Gardener)

Sheffield UnitedLiam Delap celebrates scoring in Stoke's win over leaders Sheffield United. Photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty ImagesLiam Delap celebrates scoring in Stoke's win over leaders Sheffield United. Photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty ImagesSheffield United were crushed by a familiar face as Phil Jagielka proved instrumental in Stoke's 3-1 home win over the leaders. The 40-year-old, who made 309 games for the Blades in two spells, scored one goal and assisted another, recording a goal and assist in the same game for the first time in his career. And after the Blades equalized with Rhian Brewster's first goal since January, it was the veteran defender who restored Stoke's lead and scored for the first time since April 2019. Substitute Liam Delap then opened his account for the club in added time as new manager Alex Neil scored his first home win. Second-placed Norwich failed to capitalize on their advantage and were beaten for the first time in 10 games as Preston came away with a hard-fought 3-2 win by Carrow Road. The visitors, who had scored just four goals all season prior to this game, nearly doubled their tally in 90 minutes after falling behind to a well-put early goal from Josh Sargent. Emil Riis equalized with a powerful header midway through the first half and then put his side ahead early in the second period after a quick counterattack. Substitute Gabriel Sara equalized with another decent finish for Norwich in the 76th minute, but the Lilywhites had the last word shortly afterwards when substitute Troy Parrott's cross deflected Liam Gibbs hard to fool Tim Krul. Kenny McLean thought he'd equalized in added time when he found the bottom corner with a low shot from long range, but referee Dean Whitestone spotted an offense in the area and ruled it out against Luton on a toxic afternoon at The Hawthorns. Tensions were building towards a game in which Albion had created enough to win but squandered those missed opportunities. Plymouth maintained their place at the top by clinching a fourth straight win and beating Accrington 3–0 in a match that saw both sides reduced to 10 men. Niall Ennis put Argyle ahead in the 24th minute before Plymouth defender Dan Scarr and Stanley captain Seamus Conneely both received red cards after a 50-50 late in the half. Sam Cosgrove struck from a second shot for Plymouth in the 63rd minute while Ryan Hardie came on in injury time to seal the win. Chris Forino's first-half header gave Wycombe a 1-0 win at Oxford in a game delayed 45 minutes due to a medical emergency in the crowd. Oxford had to regret a missed penalty by Cameron Brannagan early in the game when Forino found an Alfie Mawson cross in the 33rd minute to score the only goal. Josh Windass scored in the third minute to put Wednesday ahead but they had to wait until the 83rd minute for their second through Barry Bannan, while Fisayo Dele-Bashiru added a third two minutes later. Port Vale came from behind to overcome the 10-man Derby 2-1. James Collins put Derby ahead in the fifth minute but was later sent off after a clash with Nathan Smith. Vale had already missed a penalty in the 15th minute when they were awarded another in the 55th minute and Ellis Harrison cleaned the second time. Collins' red card came three minutes after the equalizer before James Wilson scored a winner in the 66th minute. Elsewhere, Jay Stansfield scored twice as Exeter beat Barnsley 2-0. Bristol Rovers beat Cambridge 2-1, with Shrewsbury also securing all three points with the same score at home against the 10-man MK Dons. Peterborough was held 1-1 by Burton while Lincoln and Charlton also shared the spoils in a goalless tie. Thank you for your feedback the managers to leave, with chants also aimed at the club owner Guochuan Lai. Bruce later said, "I totally understand the frustrations. I quit to get a better job, which we are all entitled to, but I'm not going to just leave now, what would that look like? It's been a tough couple of weeks but I'll never run, that means quitting.” Jerry Yates' late double sealed a welcome 3-1 win for Blackpool over the stuttering Watford. A draw then seemed possible before two superbly scored goals from Yates in the last 10 minutes secured Blackpool's first home win since opening day. The Hornets were booed by the traveling fans as new coach Slaven Bilic ushered in a second straight defeat and finished 12th on 17 points while Blackpool climbed to 19th on 15. Subscribe to The Fiver Start your evenings with The Guardian's take on the world of football Newsletters may include information about charities, online advertising and content funded by outside parties. We use Google reCaptcha to protect our website and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. League Two: Stevenage climbs to the top after Orient tie victory. Salford beat Northampton 1-0 thanks to Ethan Galbraith's first-half goal. Mansfield continued his purple patch as they won Barrow 1-0. Paddy Madden's shot from the penalty spot in the first half gave Stockport a 1–0 win over Bradford. Grimsby clinched their first win in four league games with a convincing 3-0 win over bottom side Crawley. Kane Hemmings fired a penalty and Paul Lewis added a second in first-half injury time to help Tranmere beat Sutton 2-0 and claim their fourth consecutive league win. Walsall celebrated back-to-back victories with a 3-1 win over AFC Wimbledon. Rochdale moved from the bottom of the table and secured their second win of the season with a 1-0 win over Newport. Thank you for your feedback. Nathan Tella's fifth goal of the season put Burnley within two points of the promotion spots after a 1-0 win over Coventry. The Southampton loanee scored in the first half and just gave the Clarets their second win in six games while Coventry remain bottom of the table. First-half goals from Ollie Cooper and Harry Darling were enough for Russell Martin's men, who consolidated their sixth place in the table, despite a 51st-minute strike from Black Cats winger Jack Clarke. Ben Brereton Díaz's brace helped Blackburn to an emphatic 3-0 win over Rotherham at Ewood Park as they continued their win-or-lose string of results under Jon Dahl Tomasson. The Chilean striker took his tally to seven of the season with a first-half penalty and a close-range finish after the break before Sammie Szmodics scored the third. The win put Rovers just outside of playoff spots on goal difference, leaving new Millers manager Matt Taylor still waiting for his first win. Cardiff continued their recent resurgence with a 3-1 win over Wigan at DW Stadium. The 24-year-old American scored early and late in the first half before loaned Wolves defender Dion Sanderson added a late third and ended Birmingham's three-game wait for a win. The result extended Bristol City's winless streak to five games. Zian Flemming scored twice as Millwall continued their fine home form with a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough. The summer signing from Dutch club Fortuna Sittard benefited from a lucky distraction early in the first half before scoring again just after the break for his third goal of the week. Middlesbrough, still without a permanent manager, have been looking for a first away win since early April.


Premier League - how it happened

MBM: Harry Kane's goal in the first half was enough for a win dedicated to the memory of Gian Piero Ventrone. Scott Murray watched. (Author: Gardener)

Harry Kane'sBy continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. MBM: Harry Kane's goal in the first half was enough for a win dedicated to the memory of Gian Piero Ventrone. Roberto De Zerbi speaks to Sky Sports. "We played a fantastic game and the result is not 100 percent fair. Sometimes football is wrong and today the result is not good for us. I made a mistake [judging Tottenham's initial formation] but after the first 15 minutes there was only Brighton left on the pitch. Football is not fair.” Harry Kane speaks to Sky Sports. It's been a tough week and a tough place.” Man-of-the-match Ryan Sessegnon adds, “We knew we had to perform today and we wanted to win because of [Gian Piero Ventrone]. That was one for Gian Piero Ventrone. It wasn't a classic, but that's not the point either: after an emotional week in which Tottenham's beloved fitness coach passed away, the win is a tribute to her colleagues. An emotional Hugo Lloris walks to the end of Tottenham holding up a shirt with Gian Piero's name on it. It's a beautiful, if terribly bittersweet, moment. Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris holds a jersey in memory of former Tottenham Hotspur fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone after his win. Photo: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images Spurs have picked up some momentum in the title race, however, and their performance improved after last weekend's bland second-half tie against Arsenal. It's a familiar tale for Brighton, however: nothing to show for plenty of pretty construction. A tale once told by Graham Potter and now told by Roberto De Zerbi. 90 min +3: Sky's Man of the Match award goes to Ryan Sessegnon. "While I would much rather he still played for Fulham, it's great to see Sessegnon finally doing well at Spurs," writes Richard Hirst. "He was a wonderful player for Fulham: in my mind he always threads the ball past John Terry for Tom Cairney to score the winning goal against Villa in the 2018 play-off final – oh happy day." 72min: Free-kick for Spurs on the right Out. The ball always flies wide to the left of the goal, but Sanchez loses his bearings and dramatically throws himself at him. Luckily for Brighton he doesn't get there and therefore doesn't concede an unnecessary corner. Goal kick. Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez watches his head wide of the post. Harry Kane's first-half header is enough for Spurs to cement third place. 89 mins: Brighton rolls the dice and replaces Veltman and Caicedo with Lamptey and Gilmour. Spurs respond by replacing Kane - who hobbles a bit cautiously after that shot - with Skip. Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane shakes hands with coach Antonio Conte after being substituted. 90 min + 4: Lallana turns on the edge of the Spurs' penalty area, but does not find the decisive pass. 90 min + 2: Spurs take care of the free kick, then the game stops because Dunk got a head hit. 90 min+1: Mitoma purposefully dribbles down to the left. He goes back to the corner flag... but is pushed in the back by Romero. A silly foul on the Brighton player that gets nowhere. 90 min: There are five minutes of overtime. 87 min: Spurs are basically two groups of five now on the edge of their own box. Brighton ping it around. Lallana almost hits Trossard, but Doherty stabs away. Kane comes back to defend and pulls a foul from Mac Allister to take the pressure off. 85 mins: Mitoma and Lallana perform some elaborate backflicks on the left inner canal. The move doesn't quite work out, which is a shame because that could have resulted in a very nice goal. 83 min: Perisic sends a low diagonal ball from the left through the Brighton box. The corner from the right is half cleared. Hojbjerg recycles possession and flicks down the inside right channel for Son, who checks and curls a shot on target. The shot is converted into a cross by Kane, who shoots an instinctive header to the left of the net from six yards! Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane heads past Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez to put the visitors ahead. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters Kane (right) is congratulated by Rodrigo Bentancur and Eric Dier. 81 min: A huge disappointment for Sanchez, who creates all sorts of trouble for Mac Allister with a poor pass from inside the box. Hojbjerg immediately closes the midfielder and almost deflects the ball back into the unguarded goal. It flies inches to the right. 74 min: A long ball in the middle. Son takes possession of the ball, opens up directly to the right of the D and curls spectacularly to the top left. Except it's not a destination. Son doesn't bother to celebrate knowing full well he's gone a split second too soon. Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min puts the ball in with style but misses the flag for offside. 80 min: Perisic comes for Son. 78 min: It continues. Welbeck advances through the left inner channel and loops a shot weakly over the goal. 76 mins: Mac Allister elegantly pivots away from Son and should release March on his right, but misplaces the pass. Trossard takes possession of the ball and prepares a shot but is unable to put it away. Brighton are playing well until the last third. The Ancient Story of Graham Potter, Now Told by Roberto De Zerbi. 73 min: Welbeck almost drops Trossard into the Spurs box with a ball down the left channel. 61 min: Caicedo strips Son in the middle of the park and almost lets go of Welbeck in the middle. Dier intercepts and Spurs counters. Kane advances inside right and rolls in a diagonal pass for Son, who prepares to shoot, only for Dunk to slip in and deflect the ball back from the forward and for the goal kick. Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min is thwarted by a sliding tackle from Brighton's Lewis Dunk. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA 71 mins: Spurs make their first substitution of the night, replacing Bissouma with Richarlison. The ex-Brighton man leaves with pantomime boos in his ears. 69 mins: Mitoma returns, dribbles from the left and repeats the first half of Ricky Villa's famous goal in the 1981 FA Cup final replay, but misses the second stretch and chases the ball wide. 62 min: The Spurs are suddenly in danger again. Kane flips Dunk down the inside right and whips a low shot over the goal and inches wide of the left post. 68 min: Mitoma is right in the middle, cuts in from the left and sends a curler towards the bottom right. 67 mins: Mac Allister looks for Estupinan with a scooped pass down the inside left channel but the ball flies out for a goal kick. 65 mins: Brighton strings together a lot of passes and goes absolutely nowhere. 63 mins: March swoops in from the right and attempts a quick one-two with Mac Allister down the channel. Sessegnon does a very good job of holding his own and making sure March can't latch on to the back pass and lead the ball back to his keeper. 60 min: Sessegnon steps into the room on the left and is thrown away by Bentancur. The resulting low cross doesn't get past Veltman, which is just as good for Brighton as Son has been waiting to plug. 59 min: Everything is a bit rough. 49 min: Veltman is booked for a slide tackle on Son. He had hooked the ball away from the Spurs forward and wanted to get away with it, so he's angry. Brighton & Hove Albion's Joel Veltman fouls Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min before being shown a yellow card. 57 min: Brighton got off to a quick start at half-time but that's all fizzled out now. Spurs are looking pretty comfortable at the moment. 55 mins: Webster channels his inner pelvic builder and steps down the left inner channel. Romero bravely spreads his legs to parry the shot to the corner, his bowl of fruit absorbing most of the shot. After a few deep breaths and a quick inventory check he's back on his feet and the resulting corner fails, so it was worth it in the end. 53 min: Sessegnon rolls a pass to the left to set Son on the path. Son reaches the edge of the box and considers shooting. He also has options: Kane in the middle, Sessegnon on the overlap. However, he does nothing and eventually attempts to dribble his way into the box and ship possession in short order. 51 min: Spurs slow things down a bit as some patients drop by in the middle of the park. 48 min: Caicedo robs Bentancur in the center circle. He can't turn around and launch an attack because Bentancur is holding on. The Spurs midfielder is quite lucky not to go in the book. 47 minutes: Estupinan hooks in from the left, but neither Trossard nor Welbeck, six meters away, can connect. 46 minutes: March immediately takes on Sessegnon in the bottom right and grinds into the Spurs box. Lloris comes out and flaps, but does just enough to get the ball out of harm's way. Brighton starts the second half. Spurs started strong and earned their early lead, but Brighton worked their way back into the game and came close to equalizing on a couple of occasions. All nicely set up for some fun in the second half! 35 min: Romero recovers and gets back up. The first corner of March from the left leads to the next. That second is incorporated onto the other wing and now Brighton sends in a corner from the right. All eyes on the ball as Brighton kicks in a corner. 45 min: At the end of this first half, one minute is added. 44 min: Caicedo conquers the ball on the edge of Spurs' penalty area. He slides a pass through the left inside channel for Welbeck, who shoots in the bottom left corner. 36 min: Gross sends an outside swinger in the direction of the dunk, on the edge of the five-meter space. Dunk rises highest and should at least work on Lloris, but aiming to the top left sends his header inches over the bar. Brighton's Lewis Dunk (third right) comes close with a header. Photo: Alastair Grant/AP 42 min: Sessegnon brushes the ball past Veltman on the edge of the Brighton box. That was fairly generous reading of the defender's plight and Brighton get away with one there. 40 min: Another Brighton corner, this time on the left. Spurs deal with it easily enough. This is a good response from Brighton after their slow start. 39 mins: Mac Allister serves March, just to the right of Spurs D. He takes a touch inside and creams a low drive millimeters from the right post. Brighton is getting closer. 38 min: Davies turns a clever pass down the left channel and almost lets Sessegnon into Brighton's box. Webster comes over to guard the ball for a goal kick and it turns out Sessegnon was offside anyway, but that was a sweet ball from Davies. 34 min: Brighton continue to push Spurs back. March starts from the right. The presence of Estupinan forces Romero to take a corner. Romero goes down after coiling up in a collision with his own man Doherty. 32 min: The resulting free kick is sent to the mixer. Bissouma makes up for his mistake by blocking Trossard's shot. 31 min: ... all this frustrates Spurs, Bissouma plows through Mac Allister's back and goes into the book. The home fans wanted their one-time hero sent off but yellow seems about right, although Mac Allister will have felt that factual challenge. 30 mins: Brighton are now enjoying some more time on the ball. They ping the ball around and push Spurs back. 28 min: ...but Brighton aren't out and Caicedo reminds Spurs he's there, framing a low drive down the left from 25 yards. Lloris does well to save clearly. 27 mins: Kane throws a quick shot to the left, sending Sessegnon into Acres. Sessegnon whistles a deep cross from the right, Son will probably never meet her. Spurs look good for a second. 26min: Bad news for Brighton as Spurs have won 17 of the 21 games in which they scored first under Antonio Conte. 24 min: Kane is almost back in but can't put a shot away. The ball goes to Son, who tries it from a tight angle to the right. This is blocked, and then Bissouma harmlessly moves far to the left. Brighton are rocking here and the score is no more than the Spurs deserve. 17 min: Mac Allister slides a pass down the inside right channel for Welbeck, who reaches the edge of the box and takes an early shot. He drags the ball over Lloris and inches wide of the left post. Not a bad performance, but had he rolled into the field Trossard would certainly have hit home from 12 yards before the last man. Brighton & Hove Albion's Danny Welbeck fires a shot at the wrong side of the post. Photo: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters Photo: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters Photo: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters Photo: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters 23 min: Brighton initially claimed offside but March was much deeper than everyone else in home defense, everyone plays up. Kane points to the sky. That was for Gian Piero. 21 min: Bentancur's powerful shot flies through a crowded box and to the bottom right. Sanchez does very well to react in time and play the ball out to the corner. Of those... 20 mins: It was a lively and quite entertaining first 20 minutes, although none of the goalkeepers had to do any serious work yet. 18 mins: More catcalls to Kane, who is booked after hand-sweeping the ball past Webster as he zipped into the Brighton box. 16 min: Ah, you can hear the home fans now as Kane dished out an uncharacteristically terrible pass destined for Sessegnon on the left for a goal kick. They enjoy goading the Spurs captain whose style of play is usually so much better. 15 min: Spurs did a good job of silencing the home crowd. It's the guest section that you can hear, the marching in, all that. 13 min: Son drops a shoulder to get some space, 30 meters away. The resulting shot flies 30 yards wide but Spurs continue their impressive start. They have 70 percent possession so far, Brighton are played in their own game. 11 min: Son sends Sessegnon left into space. Sessegnon cruises long. Doherty arrives on the right edge of the Brighton D and yells a volley high and wide. 10 mins: Brighton finally show up in attack, Trossard and Welbeck connecting well down the right. Half cleared. Finally Mac Allister swims...what? Either way, it's an easy catch for Lloris. 9 min: ... but the Spurs keep flying, and Kane rampages down the right. His shot is blocked. The ball comes back to him and he seeks out Sessegnon in the middle, only his pocketed cross is cleared. An emotional moment of warm applause for Ventrone. Spurs get the ball rolling. Applause erupts at the Amex as local Spurs fitness coaches pay tribute to Gian Piero Ventrone. 7 min: Bentancur rolls a pass down the inside right channel to release Doherty, who has a yard at Estupinan and strides into the box. Doherty was due to either shoot or roll for Sessegnon, alone in the Brighton box, but he hesitates, losing control of his feet and awkwardly toeing out to score a goal kick. 6 min: Spurs chop the ball during those early exchanges. Spurs warmed up in t-shirts dedicated to Ventrone. Both teams will wear black armbands and there will be a minute's silence before kick-off. Harry Kane leads the tribute to Gian Piero Ventrone. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images 4 min: Spurs take their time to align the free kick. Then Son flicks the free kick over the wall and down to the bottom left. Sanchez is fully behind and parried clearly. 2 min: Spurs start confident and Kane is found just to the left of Brighton D. Mac Allister panics and awkwardly charges into him from behind. A free kick in a very dangerous position here. Brighton wear their blue and white stripes while Spurs wear purple second choice. Players will take a knee before kick-off, with the Premier League's No Room for Racism campaign taking place over the next two rounds of matches. A somber Antonio Conte speaks to Sky about the loss of her fitness trainer Gian Piero Ventrone, who passed away earlier this week. "It's very difficult to find words for Gian Piero at the moment. Nobody expected this situation. And for that reason we have to deal with it as best we can and also because I know Gian Piero wanted us to stay strong. We will continue to do our job the way he taught us.” It was a duel between third and fourth this morning. Brighton were dropped a few places to sixth thanks to Chelsea's 3-0 win over Wolves and Newcastle's 5-1 win over Brentford. Incidentally, Manchester City are two points clear of Arsenal after beating Southampton 4-0, but our table generator, which is designed to focus on Spurs and Brighton, doesn't want to show that. To be fair, it also doesn't want to show Bournemouth moving up to eighth after their 2-1 comeback win over Leicester, but what will you do. Roberto De Zerbi speaks to Sky Sports. This week we've been working to find more order and organization and carry on like we did against Liverpool. I didn't want to change the starting eleven because it was a good game at Liverpool and at the moment I want to continue like that." If it's not broken. After Brighton's 3-3 draw at Anfield, a result that genuinely flattered Liverpool, Roberto De Zerbi names an unchanged side. Moises Caicedo passed a late fitness test to keep his spot. Spurs make four changes from Tuesday's 0-0 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. Ryan Sessegnon, Matt Doherty, Ben Davies and former Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma replace Richarlison, Ivan Perisic and Clement Lenglet on the bench and the suspended Emerson Royal. Welcome to the grand meridional meeting of two former Southern League titans: 1909-10 champions Brighton & Hove Albion and 1899-1900 winners Tottenham Hotspur. Though it's a title at a time from those non-league days, Spurs have penned a far superior resume in the Football League's ensuing years: two-time English champions, plus eight FA Cups and four League Cups, against Brightons... but football isn't just about winning trinkets, right? And that in turn explains why Spurs - currently third, just four points off the top - go into this weekend with a bit of a downer, while Brighton - three points off fourth place - are alive and well. Tottenham were presented with their shorts and trousers by leaders and rivals Arsenal last Saturday afternoon, Antonio Conte's brand of rope-a-dope football failed to wow the players. By contrast, Brighton could have had six or seven at Anfield playing football so pleasing to the eye it melts hearts across the country (with the possible exception of Croydon and vicinity). Brighton will look to back up the good news they received after going 3-3 at Liverpool with another progressive performance against one of the big boys. Spurs may feel they need to make a statement by putting on a show themselves. Brighton have won two of their last three against Spurs. Conte is unbeaten in four games against Roberto De Zerbi, winning three and drawing one with Inter against Sassuolo.


Second-half bounce not enough as Sky Blues were sunk by Clarets

Coventry City player ratings from CoventryLive after the Sky Blues lost to Burnley at the CBS Arena (Author: Gardener)

Second-halfCoventry City slipped to their fifth Championship defeat of the season on a difficult afternoon at the CBS Arena against a dominant side from Burnley. Nathan Tella scored the only goal of the game six minutes before the break, after which the Sky Blues tried a determined comeback, but in a game in which they failed to score, they couldn't find their way through the Clarets' well-organized defense and a single try on goal . Vincent Kompany's men, as predicted, brought the game to Coventry from the first whistle and enjoyed plenty of possession - over 60 per cent overall - in the attacking third, but the Sky Blues worked incredibly hard to close them down and win the ball back and questions to face. Josh Cullen squandered an early free shot on goal for the visitors, who were delighted with a string or early corners to keep up the early pressure on the home side, who were forced to play largely on the counterattack. City's first real threat came in the 36th minute when Fankaty Dabo tried to put Tyler Walker on target only for the striker to stretch but miss the pass. But Vincent Kompany's men got the goal they threatened in the 39th minute when Cullen selected Nathan Tella on the right and the striker controlled brilliantly before clipping the ball over the keeper and into the far post to turn around to put Burnley ahead. Jonathan Panzo was tantalizingly close to equalizing from a Palmer corner in the 45th minute, but his header shut down the bar to ensure City were down at the break. The Clarets continued to control play as the second half began and created another opportunity when Vitinho played Jay Rodriguez from behind, only for the forward to fire into the side netting. Mark Robins made four changes on the hour, sending Matty Godden, Fabio Tavares, Josh Eccles and Michael Rose in for Walker, Palmer, McFadzean and Doyle as City switched to a 4-3-3 to keep up with their opponents. City's Plan B proved very effective as Coventry suddenly played on the front foot and increased the pressure as they looked for an equaliser. But the Clarets stood their ground and held on to the full three points as the Sky Blues lacked the quality and know-how to find clear scoring chances. Despite Burnley's retention and seven shots in the first 30 minutes, the City keeper didn't have much to do as the Clarets struggled to find the target. Well hit by a precise, angled finish from Tella, who pocketed the ball at the far post. Picked up where he left off in recent games and mostly defended well against a free-flowing Burnley side who posed a real threat on the flanks. Possessing possession and tackling, the loanee Forest defender was dangerous from set pieces and almost scored from a corner when he headed the crossbar just before half-time. Lively and energetic from the first whistle but forced to play deep in a back five for long periods as City were forced to defend in numbers. Enjoyed a good fight with wide man Anass Zaroury and pal Ian Maatsen who was booed by City fans every time he touched the ball. As usual, delivered plenty of energy in a difficult first half as City had to run, fight and scrap to regain possession. Ran himself was ragged on a difficult day for the Sky Blues, who sorely missed Hamer's quality against top opponents. Good exit as City finally started attacking more after an hour. Pressed and pressed in a hard-working shift and was a good outlet for the counter-attack, occasionally playing some exquisite balls. The forward made only his second league start this season and finished ahead of Matty Godden. The forward helped defend from the front and worked hard the whole time. Twice he hit on target, the first time he was tripped and the second time he stretched and failed to score with a Dabo pass. Defended well in a frustrating game for the Swede as Burnley dominated much of possession but overwhelmed opponents on the few occasions where he was passed the right balls in a difficult game. He helped raise more questions about Burnley's central defensive pair with his movement as City switched to a front three. Slotted into a back four alongside Panzo as City switched formation to become a bigger attacking threat. Made an immediate impression, looking confident and determined to take on his opponents, once putting in a nice ball inside the box just so no one could read the pass. He almost scored with his first touch when he ran a corner loose on the edge of the box, but missed. BURNLEY (4-3-3): Bailey Peacock Farrell; Vitinho, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Jordan Beyer (HT, for Charlie Taylor), Ian Maatsen; Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Josh Cullen; Nathan Tella (82 minutes, for Connor Roberts), Jay Rodirguez (89 minutes, for Ashley Barnes), Anass Zaroury (73 minutes, for Johann Berg Gudmundsson). Mark Robins formulates a return plan for injured Coventry City couple Liam Kelly and Callum O'Hare