Nuno criticises VAR after Neves wonderstrike

first_imgWolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo says the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) cannot be allowed to affect goal celebrations after his side drew 1-1 with Manchester United.Ruben Neves scored a sensational equaliser at Molineux on Monday to cancel out Anthony Martial’s first-half opener for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.The midfielder unleashed a stunning curling strike that clipped the underside of the crossbar, scoring his 10th goal from outside the penalty box for Wolves. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But there were lengthy delays after the goal as VAR checked whether or not there was an offside in the build-up to Neves’ 20-yard effort.”I didn’t want to lose that moment,” Nuno told a news conference. “I don’t know how they’re going to solve it, I gave my opinion to it, but it’s the emotion.”You celebrate a goal and it’s such a beautiful moment, so when you are stood in silence waiting for it, don’t take that away from the people, because it’s the most important moment in football.”I was hoping [Neves would score], not expecting, because he’s fantastic. He has this technique of kicking the ball, he’s done it sometimes before, but he has to do it over and over again because this is what counts.”First goal of the 18/19 @premierleague season.First goal of the 19/20 @premierleague [email protected]_ — Wolves (@Wolves) August 19, 2019 After Rui Patricio saved Paul Pogba’s penalty at 1-1, Wolves became the first team to come from behind and avoid defeat in three consecutive Premier League games against Manchester United.Nuno’s men beat United at home in both the league and FA Cup last term and the head coach praised another high-class home performance from his side.”I am proud of all the performance because this is what matters in this moment of the competition,” he added.”It was a game of emotion, this is what Molineux enjoys and we have to thank them [the fans] so much because the atmosphere when we get control of the game and create chances, they really push us, amazing.The decisive Molineux moment #WOLMUN — Premier League (@premierleague) August 19, 2019 “Let’s do what we do, play with the energy we should play with, embrace the challenge and fight for the game. The boys fought for every single ball, it was so good, I’m very proud of them.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Against the Wall Notley spat with Saskatchewan premier exposes friction on oil

by Tim Cook, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2015 3:29 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Against the Wall: Notley spat with Saskatchewan premier exposes friction on oil EDMONTON – Brad Wall says the time for soft-selling the oil and gas industry in the rest of the country is over.The Saskatchewan premier took rookie Premier Rachel Notley to task this week for suggesting Quebec would approve of the Energy East oil pipeline if Alberta could show it has its environmental house in order.Wall suggested that was akin to giving Quebec a veto over an important national energy project. He then took shots at Central and Eastern Canada for soaking up transfer payments funded by economic success in the West.Notley called that showboating.Wall said “show me to the bridge.”The rift exposed new friction between Alberta, which just elected its first non-Tory government in more than 40 years, and Saskatchewan, which has the only provincial government west of Newfoundland with firm roots in the Conservative brand.Wall, who leads the right-leaning Saskatchewan Party, wouldn’t back down Friday. He said the West shouldn’t have to apologize for its resources and needs to stop being so diplomatic with its message.“We’ve all done it. I’m not sure what it has availed Western Canada,” Wall told The Canadian Press. “We got the national energy program for all of our goodwill and we have had precisely no pipelines approved and we have increasing calls for greater regulation.“I think if more Canadians knew that we import foreign oil from places like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia and that Energy East would end that, there would be great support for it, but we have to say it,” he said.“We’ve got to be direct and say that bluntly. And that’s what I am trying to do.”Notley, fresh from her first premiers meeting — where the leaders passed a national energy strategy that backs both project development and climate action — wasn’t backing down either.She’s trying a different approach after years of Alberta Tory governments pushing energy projects on other provinces and pushing back on being told what to do.“It was my first meeting and I felt it was really important to develop relationships, to hear the positions that other people had, so that I was better positioned to propose options that people were likely to be able to agree to,” she said.It’s about the long term, she added.“It’s not always going to be the case that we’re quietly and diplomatically working together, but I think that that should be the starting point. It’s easier to be tougher if you’ve got good working relationships to begin with.”Political analyst Bob Murray said Wall’s reaction to the Quebec-Alberta Energy East meeting was part political posturing, because there will be an election in Saskatchewan within the next year.But there’s also genuine concern there, said political scientist Duane Bratt of Calgary’s Mount Royal University.“The pipeline issue is very important to Saskatchewan,” he said. “Alberta has been leading the charge, but now it looks like Alberta is pulling back from that, and that worries Saskatchewan.”Notley is nurturing diplomatic bridges to build pipelines and keep Alberta’s economy going, said Murray, who is with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.“The only way that she is going to be able to do that is if she takes a realistic and pragmatic approach to the politics of the oil and gas industry.”It’s not the first time Wall has tried to capitalize at the expense of Alberta’s NDP. He has used Notley’s plans for a royalty review to promote his province as a bastion of royalty stability.Still, Wall thinks he can work with Notley.“I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do in terms of how I can best represent Saskatchewan’s interest and Western Canadian interests.”“Other premiers are going to do what they are going to do.”— With files from Dean Bennett. read more