LISTEN: Pep Guardiola hails referee Bobby Madley over disallowed penalty

first_imgPep Guardiola praised “brave” referee Bobby Madley for disallowing Riyad Mahrez’s penalty in Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Leicester.City dominated the first 40 minutes and led through David Silva’s 29th-minute opener and a penalty from Gabriel Jesus seven minutes later.But a superb volley from Shinji Okazaki gave Leicester some momentum heading into the second half and they exploited City’s nerves to almost snatch a point.When Gael Clichy felled Mahrez in the box and the playmaker converted from the spot, it looked like the Foxes had drawn level.But Madley spotted that Mahrez had slipped, his left-footed shot hitting his standing leg on the way in, and it was ruled out.Guardiola said: “The shot was a little bit strange and when I saw the reaction from (goalkeeper) Willy (Caballero) I understood immediately it was two touches and the referee was so brave to interpret the rule.”Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare bemoaned his side’s luck and argued the penalty could have been retaken for encroachment by City players.He said: “It is a freak penalty, a double touch. Clearly the letter of the law states it doesn’t stand. What I will say in terms of the letter of the law, an eagle-eyed official probably notices the encroachment of two Man City players but you don’t often get that these days.“The disappointment of the double touch, maybe the encroachment happens first and he can pull it back but in real time it happens really quick.”City went into the game knowing victories in all their three remaining games would guarantee third place and a spot in the Champions League group stages for next season.Guardiola felt the pressure affected his players in the second half, although he argued they could have recovered even if Mahrez’s penalty had stood.“Of course it was important but I am pretty sure at 2-2 we would have decided to attack more than we thought in the second half,” said the Spaniard.“We make a good performance first half. We missed the chances to almost finish the game. After the 41st minute we conceded an exceptional goal.“The second half we didn’t know whether to attack or defend the result. It sometimes happens. You have to understand how important this period is for us, for the future of the club, the players, for everybody.”Leicester were also aggrieved that Silva’s opener was not disallowed after Raheem Sterling waved a leg at the ball from an offside position.Shakespeare said: “To the letter of the law, as soon as he makes an attempt for the ball, which you can clearly see he does, it’s a clear offside decision.”last_img read more


first_imgKavanagh – having a good gameDUBLIN lead Donegal at half-time in the Allianz National League Division One clash at Croke Park this evening.The Dubs lead 0-05 to 0-04 at the break.Donegal captain Michael Murphy opened the scoring with a point in the 11th minute after a scoreless opening spell. But Donegal could have been three ahead only for a good save in third minute from Dublin keeper Michael Savage.Odhrán MacNiallais played Eoin McHugh but his effort on goal was stopped by Savage.Dublin scored three unanswered points, two from frees from Cormac Costello.Eoin McHugh, Michael Murphy and Rory Kavanagh were all yellow-carded by that stage. Éamon McGee reduced the deficit before Kavanagh, who set up McGee, took a score himself to tie the game at three points each with ten minutes to go.Kevin McManamon however went up the other end to hit his second point to give the Dubs the lead once again.Michael Murphy’s free came off the upright, but Paddy McBrearty levelled the game with a good point in the 32nd minute.Dublin then edged ahead just as the game edged into injury time through Ciarán Kilkenny.During the 5th minute of the game fans of both teams stood for a minute’s applause in memory of the five people who died in Buncrana last Sunday evening. DUBLIN LEAD DONEGAL AT HALF-TIME IN LOW-SCORING GAME was last modified: March 26th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Croke ParkDivision 1donegaldublinNational Leaguelast_img read more

The new MacBook Pro 13 doesnt fix key issues with Apple laptop

first_img Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editor This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. The new MacBook Pro 13 is incredibly difficult to DIY repair, according to a fresh teardown from iFixit.The teardown relates to the new MacBook Pro 13 with two Thunderbolt ports, which was unveiled earlier this year.It revealed the new MacBook Pro suffers from many of the same repairability issues seen on past Apple laptops.The glued in battery, soldered in place RAM and continuing use of a Butterfly switch keyboard were highlighted as key design issues that will hinder DIY repair efforts.“As for the keyboard, it’s the same generation 3.5 butterfly switch design discovered in the earlier MacBook Pro refresh back in May,” explained the tear down.“The battery assembly is still very solidly glued into the case, complicating replacement of a consumable.”Related: New MacBook Pro vs old MacBook ProApple’s Butterfly switches are a marmite factor on Apple laptops. Some people enjoy the ultra-low travel typing experience, but the design has been plagued by durability issues.Numerous MacBook owners have complained about the switches breaking of failing fairly quickly after purchase, forcing Apple to launch an official repair programme.Related: Amazon Prime Day Laptop DealsRumblings suggest Apple plans to use the older, more reliable Scissor switches seen on older MacBooks on its future laptops.The report highlighted a change in SSD design as another issue that could make DIY repairs difficult on the new MacBook Pro 13.“Where the 2016 model’s modular SSD used to live, we peel back a sticker – only to find a soldered-down shield. Unsurprising perhaps, but still disappointing – one of the last upgradeable components on the MacBook Pro line is totally gone.”The move means it will be even harder to replace the laptop’s SSD, should it be damaged. The combination of factors lead iFixit to give the new MacBook Pro 13 a 2/10 repairability score and mean buyers will be best placed using Apple’s official repair centre. We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time.last_img read more