United lose again! Mourinho blames referee and luck
It all seems to be getting worse for Manchester United. They suffered yet another loss to Watford at Vicerage Road on Sunday.
Watford got the lead first, thanks to a goal from Etienne Capuoe. However, Marcus Rashford leveled the score for the Red Devils.
In surprising twist of events, late goal from Juan Zuniga and a penalty kick, all within the last 7 minutes of the match, gave the hosts a 3-1 win over Jose Mourinho’s side.
The loss means, United now lag 6 points behind Manchester City, who have won all their 5 matches. This loss also spells 3 consecutive losses for Mourinho and this has left the Portuguese frustrated.
After the match, Mourinho lamented about poor refereeing, he pointed out that Anthony Martial was fouled in the build up to Watford’s second goal.
He told BT Sport: “In the first half for about 25 to 30 minutes we didn’t play well and that is something that we can control. We can improve, we can work on it.
“Then the referee and the linesman’s mistake is not under my control. I can’t do anything to improve it. In the second half we were much better. We got the equaliser and after that we were the team. Gomes makes a phenomenal save and the lucky moments again are not something we can control. We cannot control the referee, we cannot control the lucky moments. The only thing we can control is our individual and collective mistakes.”
Zidane praises James, Benzema after 16th straight win
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was all praises for James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema, after they scored goals to secure a 2-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday.
This makes it four wins in four matches and Zidane’s 16th straight unbeaten match. They are currently toping the table with 12 points, 3 points ahead of rivals Barcelona.
“They are talented players and can make a difference,” Zidane told reporters after the match. “They did, James and Karim, but the important thing is what they did for the group. I’m especially happy for [James]. The first goal was his, so I’m very happy with his performance – not only for the goal but also for the work he has done playing behind behind Karim as a number 10. I saw him play well. “
Rio 2016 Paralympics closes with beautiful ceremony
The Rio 2016 Paralympics, finally came to an end yesterday, with a colorful ceremony as Rio bid goodbye to an eventful Paralympics tournament.
It wasn’t all farfare, a moment of silence was held for Iranian Para-cyclist Bahman Golbernezhad who crashed and died during the men’s cycling C4-5 road race on Saturday.
“I want to send a message to the athletes of Iran, our prayers are with you. We are extremely sorry for your loss.” Said the president of the president of the Rio 2016 organizing committee Carlos Nuzman.
Similar to the Olympic, the flag was handed over to the governor of Tokyo, which signifies that the next Paralympics tournament will be hosted in Tokyo by 2020.
Nigeria finished 17th, with 8 gold medals, two sliver and two bronze medals.