Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bale alivyowaumiza Barcelona

On the run: Mascherano (cenre) and Sergio Busquets (right) chase after the advancing Bale
After watching the winger seal Real Madrid's first trophy since 2012, Carlo Ancelotti said the club are lucky to have Gareth Bale.

Real beat fierce rivals Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey at the Mestalla, with the Welshman scoring the winning goal late on.

And the Italian boss has hailed the 'extraordinary' Bale, who shone in Cristiano Ronaldo's absence for Los Blancos.

'I had the perfect view of, it was a fantastic goal from an extraordinary player,' Ancelotti said after lifting the trophy. 

'We are lucky he plays for Real Madrid.'

Stunner: Bale caps a sensational run by slotting the ball through the legs of Barca keeper Jose Manuel PintoUnstoppable: Bale is going someway to paying back the world-record £86m Madrid spent on him in the summer
Nutmeg: Pinto cannot prevent Bale from scoring a sensational late winner for Real Madrid
Pinto cannot prevent Bale from scoring a sensational late winner for Real Madrid

Delight: Bale wheels away in celebration as a dejected Javier Mascherano and Adriano look onRoar of delight: Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring a late winner for Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey finalMagical: Bale jumps in the air as he celebrates his late winner at a packed Mestalla stadium in Valencia
Hugs: Bale is congratulated by Real Madrid team-mate Xabi Alonso after scoring the winner
 Bale is congratulated by Real Madrid team-mate Xabi Alonso after scoring the winnerChallenge: Bale looks to tackle Messi (right) as the Barcelona forward dribbles with the ballHad a bad day: Iniesta reacts after the loss for Barcelona, their third in successionSo close: Marc Bartra is consoled by Carles PuyolHead bowed, down at the floor: Messi cut a forlorn figure after the 2-1 defeat against their arch rivals
Dejection: Neymar (left) and Lionel Messi console each other after Barcelona suffer defeat

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Everton wanyukwa

Job done: On loan striker Cameron Jerome scores Palace's third during the 3-2 victory over Everton  On loan striker Cameron Jerome scores Palace's third during the 3-2 victory over EvertonStrike: Jason Puncheon shoots past Everton trio Sylvain Distin, Gareth Barry and Seamus Coleman to scoreShock lead: Crystal Palace wideman Puncheon fired the Eagles into the lead at Goodison ParkBad day at the office: Roberto Martinez looks on as his Everton side failed to get back into the gameBacktrack: Seamus Coleman heads back towards goal under pressure from Palace winger Yannick BolasieTake me on! Everton's young defender John Stones jockeys Crystal Palace striker Marouane ChamakhBig tackle: Stones slides in and makes a fully committed tackle as Chamakh tries to keep possession
Leaving it late: Kevin Mirallas scores late on to give Everton hope but an equaliser failed to materialise Kevin Mirallas scores late on to give Everton hope but an equaliser failed to materialise
Brave: Palace defender Joel Ward stops on loan Barcelona frontman Gerard Deulofeu from moving forward  Palace defender Joel Ward stops on loan Barcelona frontman Gerard Deulofeu from moving forward
Ganging up: Damien Delaney, Miles Jedinak (centre) and Joe Ledley (right) stop Romelu Lukaku in his tracksGoing to ground: Ross Barkley is felled by Ledley as Palace pair Delaney and Jedinak look on


At the double: Scott Dann heads downwards to put Palace 2-0 up against top four hopefuls Everton  Scott Dann heads downwards to put Palace 2-0 up against top four hopefuls Everton
Team effort: Joel Ward (second left) hugs goalscorer Dann following the centre back's header Joel Ward (second left) hugs goalscorer Dann following the centre back's header
 
Rival: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (right) was all smiles as he attended the clash at Goodison  Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers (right) was all smiles as he attended the clash at Goodison

So Arsene Wenger was right. In the moments after Arsenal had secured their place in the FA Cup final, he predicted with certainty that Everton would falter when the pressure increased.

Not even in Wenger's dreams, though, could he have foreseen Everton make such a startling blunder at the first hurdle.

From being in control of their destiny, knowing five wins from five games would secure a place in the Champions League, Everton are now relying on favours after being unceremoniously flattened by Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

Palace were brilliant in extending their winning spree to a fourth game and securing the their top-flight status for next season; goals from Jason Puncheon, Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome gave them a 3-2 verdict that, once again, highlighted the outstanding work Pulis has overseen at Selhurst Park.

Daily Mail

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mtoto wa Theo Walcott

Big news: Theo Walcott and Melanie Slade announced the birth of their first child Finley via Facebook
New arrival: Walcott announced the news over his Facebook page on Thursday

Practice: Walcott does a baby cradle impression after scoring against Manchester City in DecemberTheo Walcott has shared the first image of his and wife Melanie Slade’s son on Facebook.

The 24-year-old, who announced the news that Melanie has given birth to their first child, captioned the picture he uploaded on Saturday: 

‘Welcome Finley James Walcott to the world! X’

Welcome: Theo Walcott shared the first picture of his and Melanie Slade's son FinleyDaily Mail

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