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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette cannot hide frustration during Arsenal lap of honour

first_img About Connatix V67539 The attacking pair were also spotted during lap honour begun, with cameras again catching them looking crushed with the result.While Arsenal’s biggest stars dealt with the blow of the result, Unai Emery believes his team deserved a win.‘We deserved to win but we know they are defensively very strong and played very well,’ he said. Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Arsenal conducted a lap of honour after the draw (Picture: Getty) AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite the demoralising result, the players were required to stay behind for the traditional lap of honour.Departing Gunners Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck were all honoured after the final whistle, but the cameras panned to a devastated Arsenal team just before the lap of honour.Strike duo Lacazette and Aubameyang were visibly miserable alongside the rest of the first-team as they waited for the lap of honour celebrations to begin. SPONSORED Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette cannot hide frustration during Arsenal lap of honour Video Settings Aubameyang had put Arsenal in front (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette cut dejected figures on the Arsenal bench as the Gunners waited to complete their lap of honour at the Emirates on Sunday.Arsenal’s final Premier League home game of the season ended with a 1-1 draw with Brighton as Glenn Murray hit back for the visitors after Aubameyang put the Gunners in front in the first half.The result is set to be the killer blow to Arsenal’s top four chances, as Tottenham have now all but secured Champions League qualification.Arsenal need a miracle on the final day of the season with Tottenham three points ahead of them in fourth spot and boasting an eight-goal better goal difference.ADVERTISEMENT (Picture: Getty)‘We had our chances to score, the first half was probably the difference in the result.‘And in the second half after their goal we had chances but they defended very well, congratulations to them for their work.‘We fight and try to win each match in the Premier League but every match is difficult and today is an example of that.’MORE: Jan Vertonghen responds to Arsenal’s draw with Brighton: I’ll take that by Metro Read More Read More Comment Read More PLAY Coming Next Skip Read More Top articles Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 May 2019 8:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link843Shares Skip Ad / Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Defeat to Leinster ends Bath’s Champions Cup hopes

first_img Bath continued to struggle in attack and it took their reinforced scrum – aided by Nick Auterac and Henry Thomas’ arrivals – to get them into scoring range. They were clinical from a close-in penalty on the hour, number eight Houston muscling over off a lineout drive. Ford could not convert and after Bath mishandled the restart, Cronin gobbled up possession to launch a powerful set of attacking phases. It was the replacement hooker who eventually scored, springing through from a close-range ruck. Madigan’s conversion was followed by a Ford penalty, with Te’o fortunate to avoid yellow for lifting Joseph in a tackle. Leinster continued to look the more likely to score and Madigan’s 76th-minute penalty sealed Bath’s fate, leaving Wasps and Toulon to battle it out for Pool 5 honours. Ian Madigan finished with a 20-point haul, but it was Leo Cullen’s young guns who got the best out of the province with eight of their starting line-up aged between 20 and 24. Madigan landed four penalties from five attempts to give Leinster a 12-3 interval lead, with James Tracy, Josh van der Flier and Mike McCarthy starring up front. Leinster knocked Bath out of contention for the European Champions Cup quarter-finals with a very encouraging 25-11 victory at the RDS. Despite Leroy Houston’s 59th-minute try giving them renewed hope, Bath were out of sorts and very much second best on the night. Leinster lifted their game again in the Dublin rain, an opportunist try from Sean Cronin and a sixth successful Madigan penalty sealing their first pool win of the season. A break from the excellent Ben Te’o, who linked neatly with Zane Kirchner, set up Madigan’s first penalty in the eighth minute – just reward for a sprightly Leinster start. The home forwards, including man-of-the-match Ross Molony in the second row, took hold of the game while playing at a relentless pace, engineering a couple of try-scoring opportunities with lively hooker Tracy held up just short. Madigan sent a right-sided penalty wide soon after and the Bath pack – on a rare attack – drove forward to set up a well-struck 29th-minute leveller from Ford. Leinster restored their lead six minutes before the break, Madigan splitting the posts following a lineout infringement, and some more incisive running from centres Te’o and Garry Ringrose kept the hosts humming along. Bath lock Dominic Day’s slow retreat earned him a yellow card and Madigan mopped up with three more points. Fourteen-man Bath were then denied a certain try by the retreating Dave Kearney, who did really well to reach Jonathan Joseph’s kick through alongside a lunging Houston. Kearney was high-tackled by Anthony Watson on the stroke of half-time, allowing Madigan to curl over his best kick of the night from wide on the left. Another try-scoring chance went begging for Leinster on the resumption, Isa Nacewa being hauled down short after a neat release by Ringrose. But the boot of Madigan rewarded them with another successful place-kick. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Wimbledon: Djokovic Stunned by Querrey in Third Round

first_imgNovak Djokovic was stunned by Sam Querrey in the third round at Wimbledon as he lost 6-7 4-6 6-3 3-6 to the American. The world No 1 fought back to take the third set having started the day two sets down yesterday.But Querrey, the No 28 seed, battled to a fourth-set tie-break, in a match that was interrupted by rain on Court No 1, and clinched it 7-5. “I’m ecstatic, it’s the biggest tournament in the world,” Querrey said. “I played the break points really well, came up with a big serve, got a couple of losing errors in the tie-break.”On how he felt overnight, he added: “He came out and got the first four games, then we had another rain delay and I was able to regroup. “He is on the way to being the greatest ever, so I knew he would be mentally tough. I am just going to be happy with this and look forward to the next round a bit.”Djokovic, who confirmed afterwards he would not play in the Davis Cup quarter-final against Britain this month, was gracious in defeat, congratulating his opponent and saying: “Congratulations to Sam. He played a terrific match.He serves very well. I think that part of his game was brutal today. He just overpowered me. I had my chances. I just wasn’t feeling the ball as well as I wished.”It leaves Andy Murray, the British No 1 and No 2 seed, the favourite for the trophy with Djokovic failing in his attempt to win the Golden Slam (all four majors and the Olympic title) this year. Querrey will face France’s Nicolas Mahut in the fourth round.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more