England mistakes prove costly in Netherlands loss

first_imgKyle Walker’s own goal and Ross Barkley’s mistake in extra time saw Netherlands earn a 3-1 win against England that books a place in the inaugural Nations League final for Ronald Koeman’s men.Marcus Rashford’s first-half penalty opened the scoring in a low-quality affair in Guimaraes, the striker converting a penalty he won when clumsily brought down by Matthijs de Ligt.The Ajax captain made amends in the second half with a towering header to level the scores before England substitute Jesse Lingard had what seemed a winner ruled out for offside with seven minutes to go. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? In the added period Netherlands won the game in farcical fashion, Walker diverting the ball into his own goal after an awful error by his Manchester City team-mate John Stones, before Barkley’s poor pass allowed Quincy Promes to seal a final date with Portugal on Sunday.Steven Bergwijn and Depay fired efforts straight at Jordan Pickford amid sloppy passing from either side and another mistake led to the opening goal for England in the 32nd minute.Rashford has scored all of his career penalties #NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/m4tn1aHurC — UEFA Nations League (@UEFAEURO) June 6, 2019 De Ligt lost possession and was beaten to the loose ball by Rashford, the Manchester United striker sending Jasper Cillessen the wrong way from the penalty spot.Jadon Sancho planted a free header straight at Cillessen from Fabian Delph’s pinpoint centre before Pickford saved well from Depay following a Walker error.Georginio Wijnaldum called Pickford into action again before Stones wasted a headed opportunity for England.Netherlands were steadily building pressure on England’s goal, though, and it told in the 72nd minute when De Ligt rose highest to nod home Depay’s right-wing corner.CHARACTER. #nedeng pic.twitter.com/Zip96WkWiS — AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) June 6, 2019 England thought they had won it with seven minutes to go when Lingard raced on to Barkley’s pass, but a lengthy VAR check ruled the goal out for the tightest of offsides, then Raheem Sterling clipped the crossbar deep in added time.And a comedy of errors saw Netherlands nudge ahead in the 97th minute.A dallying Stones was robbed by Depay and although Pickford made a fine save from his effort, Promes reached the rebound first and his off-target strike was deflected in by Walker.Promes then wrapped it up in the 114th minute as England imploded, Barkley’s under-hit pass allowing Depay to again steal in and this time set up his team-mate for a simple finish.What does it mean? Tired legs cause regular errors Gareth Southgate opted to rest his fit-again captain Harry Kane – who returned from injury in the Champions League final – and others struggled to maintain high energy, with concentration levels often flagging. But there is one more big game to come for Netherlands, whose Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum can add the Nations League to their Champions League crown collected last weekend in Madrid.De Jong ready for Barcelona move With both sides struggling to retain possession at the Estadio D. Afonso Henriques, Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong stood out as a shining light in midfield. The Ajax star looks poised to impress on a bigger stage.Stones’ moment of madness costs England Defensive errors were a feature of both sides, but Stones played himself into trouble with two needless turns on the ball just outside his box. Depay rapidly closed him down and another mistake from Walker, who was slow to react, cost England any chance of reaching the final.Key Opta Facts:- England have lost three of their last four international matches against the Netherlands (W1 D0 L3).- Netherlands have only lost two of their last 15 international matches against England (W6 D7 L2) and lost just one of their six competitive games against the Three Lions (W3 D2 L1).- Two of England’s last three defeats when leading at half-time have been against the Netherlands (also March 2016) – the other was against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.- Marcus Rashford has scored four goals in his last seven international appearances for England – one more than in his first 25 games for England (3).- Raheem Sterling became the third youngest player to reach 50 caps for England (24y 180d), behind only Wayne Rooney in 2009 (23y 159d) and Michael Owen in 2003 (23y 179d).- England have scored with 20 of their last 21 penalties (excluding shootouts), with only Harry Kane failing in that time against Turkey in May 2016.2 – The Netherlands have scored two goals in extra-time for the first time since 1907 v Belgium. Historic. pic.twitter.com/WmuC1Zd0Rr— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 6, 2019What’s next? Netherlands will play Euro 2016 champions Portugal in Sunday’s final, with the Three Lions’ hopes of claiming their first major silverware since the 1966 World Cup over. Southgate’s side will instead face Switzerland in the third-place play-off earlier on the same day. read morelast_img read more

Narendra Modi goes on come-out-and-vote tweetstorm: Full list of names PM tagged

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 14:01 IST Narendra ModiFrom Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Badal, actor Ranveer Singh to yoga guru Ramdev, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has one message for the who’s who of India.The Prime Minister, who went on a Twitter spree on Wednesday morning, reached out to people on opposite ends of political, social spectrums, asking them to encourage voting.With 29 tweets in around an hour, Prime Minister asked stars to come together and encourage people to vote in the in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.Here is the full list of celebrities tagged in the customised messages sent from Prime Minister’s Twitter account.1. Rahul Gandhi2. Mamata Banerjee2. Sharad Pawar3. Mayawati4. Akhilesh Yadav5. Tejashwi Yadav6. M K StalinI appeal to @RahulGandhi, @MamataOfficial, @PawarSpeaks, @Mayawati, @yadavakhilesh, @yadavtejashwi and @mkstalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 20197. Salman Khan8. Aamir KhanVoting is not only a right but it’s also a duty.Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan,It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz to vote so that we can strengthen Apna Democracy & Apna country.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 20199. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar10. Sadhguru11. Baba RamdevDear @SriSri ji, @SadhguruJV ji, @yogrishiramdev ji and Sri M,Spiritual leaders like you inspire many through words and work.I request you to also inspire people towards greater democratic participation.Please encourage greater voter awareness.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201912. Kidami Srikanthadvertisement13. P V Sandhu14. Saina NehwalDear @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1 & @NSaina,The core of badminton is the court and the core of democracy is the vote.Just like you smash records, do also inspire a record-breaking voter turnout. I request you to increase voter awareness & motivate youth to vote in large numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201915. Ratan Tata16. Anand Mahindra17. Ashish ChauhanDear @RNTata2000, @anandmahindra and @ashishchauhan,India wins when our democracy gets strengthened.Ensuring maximum participation in voting is the perfect way to strengthen democracy.Can we all make this happen?Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201918.Ranveer Singh19. Varun Dhawan20. Vicky KaushalMy young friends @RanveerOfficial, @Varun_dvn & @vickykaushal09,Many youngsters admire you.It is time to tell them: Apna Time Aa Gaya Hai and that it is time to turn up with high Josh to a voting centre near you.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201921. Lata Mangeshkar22. Sachin Tendulkar23. A R RahmanWhen @mangeshkarlata Didi, @sachin_rt and @arrahman say something, the nation takes note!I humbly request these remarkable personalities to inspire more citizens to come out and vote in the 2019 elections.A vote is a great way to make the people’s voice heard.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201924. The Phogat sistersThe prolific Phogat sisters, @geeta_phogat, @BabitaPhogat, @PhogatRitu and @Phogat_Vinesh manifest the best of Indian sporting talent.We’ve seen you in the wrestling world.I urge you all to support the movement to ensure greater voter participation in the ‘Chunavi Dangal.’Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201925. M S Dhoni26. Rohit SharmaDear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45,You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections.When this happens, democracy will be the winner!Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201927. Naveen Patnaik28. H D Kumaraswamy29. N Chandrababu Naidu30. YS ReddyI call upon KCR Garu, @Naveen_Odisha, @hd_kumaraswamy, @ncbn and @ysjagan to work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. May voter awareness efforts be strengthened across the length and breadth of India.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201931. NItish Kumar32. Ram Vilas Paswan33. Pawan ChamlingDear @NitishKumar, @irvpaswan and @pawanchamling5, soliciting your support and active participation in improving voting across the country in the coming elections.Let us strive to create an atmosphere where maximum voting can take place.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201934. Harsimrat Badal35. Chirag Paswan36. Aaditya ThackerayDear @HarsimratBadal_ , @ichiragpaswan and @AUThackeray, increasing awareness among the youth on the importance of voting is a paramount task in front of us.Urging you to do your best to ensure high public participation in the upcoming elections.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201937. Mohanlal38. NagarjunaDear @Mohanlal and @iamnagarjuna,Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers.The award here is, a vibrant democracy.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201939. K Satyarthiadvertisement40.Kiran Bedi41. Sudarsan PattnaikDear @k_satyarthi, @thekiranbedi and @sudarsansand,A vote gives voice to people’s aspirations.As widely respected personalities, your efforts towards increasing voter awareness will strengthen India’s democracy.I request you to lend your voice for the same.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201942. Neeraj Chopra43. Yogeshwar Dutt44. SushilIndia is proud of @Neeraj_chopra1, @DuttYogi and @WrestlerSushil.However, they made India win because they participated. I request Neeraj, Yogeshwar and Sushil to encourage people to participate in the elections and vote so that India wins here too!Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201945. Pranab MukherjeeRespected @CitiznMukherjee,Being among India’s most prolific statesmen and someone who has been active in politics for decades, you would understand the power of a vote. I request you to appeal to the people to enrich the festival of democracy by participating in large numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201946. Deepika Padukone47. Aliaa Bhatt48. Anushka SharmaRequesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections.As renowned film personalities whose work is admired by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201949.Bajrang Punia50. Shankar Mahadevan51. Manoj BajpayeeDear @BajrangPunia, @shankar_live and @BajpayeeManoj,Your talent and skill has entertained millions, and made India proud.Your voice is respected widely.Please lend strength to our democracy by increasing voter awareness and inspiring people to vote.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201952. Anil Kumble53.V V S Laxman54. Virender SehwagDear @anilkumble1074, @VVSLaxman281 and @virendersehwag – your heroic deeds on the cricket pitch have inspired millions.Come, it is time to inspire people once again, this time to vote in record numbers.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201955. Akshay Kumar56. Bhumi Pednekar57. Ayushmann KhurranaDear @akshaykumar, @bhumipednekar and @ayushmannk,The power of a vote is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance.Thoda Dum Lagaiye aur Voting ko Ek Superhit Katha banaiye.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 201958. Amitabh Bachchan59. Shah Rukh Khan60. Karan JoharUrging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections.Because…its all about loving your democracy (and strengthening it). :)Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2019The Prime Minister also called upon media leaders to play a vital role in the democracy. As he tagged India Today Group’s Aroon Purie, Ragul Kanwal, Anjana Om Kashyap, Modi asked them to spread awareness among voters.In his last message in the tweet series, the Prime Minister urged the citizens to strengthen voter awareness across the country.My fellow Indians,Urging you all to strengthen voter awareness efforts across India.Let us all ensure maximum number of Indians come out to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 13, 2019ALSO READ | PM Narendra Modi tweets with swag to boost poll turnout. Tags mahagathbandhan tooFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySumeda Narendra Modi goes on come-out-and-vote tweetstorm: Full list of names PM taggedFrom Rahul Gandhi to Salman Khan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi requests the biggest names in India to encourage people to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha election.advertisementlast_img read more