Kompany ready to battle Liverpool

first_imgCaptain Vincent Kompany admits Manchester City had their pride hit by recent defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester City but will “pull everything out of the locker” against Liverpool.  A 3-2 reverse at home against Palace  was followed by a 2-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium , though the reigning Premier League champions returned to winning ways with a 3-1 result at Southampton on Sunday .  The three points picked up on the road lift Pep Guardiola’s men back up to second place in the Premier League table prior to their pivotal clash with leaders Liverpool on Thursday.   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? Goals from David Silva and Sergio Aguero, either side of a James Ward-Prowse own goal, made sure City took full advantage of Tottenham’s defeat to Wolves a day earlier, with Kompany delighted with the performance following recent setbacks in their title defence.  “It was more than just the result – it was about the way we played,” the defender told Sky Sports.  “We’re not focusing on anything much other than our performance. We have to be hungry and aggressive.  “We’ve been hit in our pride recently and that’s how a team has to react.”FULL TIME | What a 2018 we had! Let’s make 2019 even better!1-3 #SOUMCI pic.twitter.com/OQE39I0tFE — Manchester City (@ManCity) December 30, 2018 City and Liverpool fought out a goalless draw at Anfield in October but Kompany insisted his team would hold nothing back against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday.”We want to kick on,” said the Belgium international.”We’ve got four competitions to play for in an incredible season. Today was a step in the right direction.”We go into the next game in the same frame of mind, as always. We just want to win.”We need to be ready for a fight and ready to take it to them [Liverpool] and try to win. We should be able to pull everything out of the locker for that game.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Virat Kohli’s DRS blunders: India captain has not got reviews right as Test batsman in 2 years

first_img Next view more view less graphs commentary Virat Kohli’s DRS blunders: India captain has not got reviews right as Test batsman in 2 yearsIndia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli was out for 12 on Day 1 after an unsuccessful attempt at overturning the on-field umpire’s call on LBW. Anrich Nortje became only the 4th bowler to get Virat Kohli as his maiden wicket in Test cricket. scorecard advertisement India Today Web Desk RanchiOctober 19, 2019UPDATED: October 19, 2019 12:03 IST India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli was out for 12 on Day 1 (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli was out for 12 in the 1st innings on SaturdayKohli reviewed the umpire’s call but the on-field decision stayedAs batsman, Kohli hasn’t got a DRS call right since November 2017 in TestsVirat Kohli’s struggles to get the Decision Review System (DRS) call right as batsman in Test cricket continues as the India captain failed to make good use of the review in the ongoing 3rd Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi on Saturday.As batsman in Tests, Virat Kohli got the DRS call wrong for the 9th successive time. The last time Kohli got a decision overturned as batsman in Tests was during India’s drawn Test against Sri Lanka in November 2017.Virat Kohli was given out for 12 after the India captain was trapped in front in the 16th over on Day 1. Anrich Nortje got the ball to tail into Kohli after the India captain leaned forward with very little foot movement.Inida vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 1: Live updatesUmpire Nigel Llong did not take a lot of time before giving it out. However, Virat Kohli was seemingly convinced that the ball would have missed the leg-stump as the skipper went for the review immediately.However, the replays showed the ball would have gone on to clip the leg-stump. The decision stayed as umpire’s call and Kohli had to walk back for 12. India though did not lose the review, considering the replays did not show 3 reds.Meanwhile, Anrich Nortje, who went wicketkless in his maiden Test in Pune, became only the 4th bowler to get Virat Kohli as his 1st-ever Test wicket. Only South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, Senuran Muthusamy and West Indies’ Alzarri Joseph have done so.South Africa, who are fighting to save a series whitewash, came out all guns blazing with pacer Kagiso Rabada leading the show. Rabada struck early for the visitors by removing double centurion and opener Mayank Agarwal for 10. He then came up with a gem of a delivery to get Cheteshwar Pujara out for 0.advertisementFormer captain Graeme Smith slammed South Africa for sending a proxy captain in Temba Bavuma for the toss in Ranchi on Saturday, saying the decision showcased the dip in body language of the team.”It was a quirky moment but for me it was a little bit pathetic,” Graeme Smith told Star Sports.”It just shows the mindset of the South African side. I didn’t enjoy seeing that. I would rather see the South Africa captain stand there, own his position.”You know, they are looking at the wrong places for the reasons they have lost the game. Unfortunately, they haven’t played well enough. Yes, winning the toss in the sub-continent is a nice thing to do but if you play well enough, you can still compete.”However, the way in which Kagiso Rabada led the new-ball show would have given the former South Africa captain a lot of joy.India were in a spot of bother as they headed to lunch at 71 for 3. Newly-promoted opener Rohit Sharma, who was unbeaten on 38, holds the key as India look to post a competitive 1st innings total on what has been a difficult wicket to bat on.Also Read | Didn’t enjoy seeing that: Graeme Smith slams South Africa for using proxy captain at toss in RanchiAlso See:For 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Anrich NortjeFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Rohit SharmaFollow Kagiso RabadaFollow Ranchi TestFollow India national cricket team No data available!last_img read more