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Liverpool versus Arsenal: Salah strikes twice as new Gunner flops



Mohamed Salah changed over a punishment before scoring a radiant independent objective as Liverpool beat Arsenal 3-1 to open up a three-point hole at the highest point of the Premier League on Saturday.

Liverpool hadn’t discovered its best structure in opening successes over Norwich and Southampton, and confronted the main other top-flight group with a 100 percent record.

It demonstrated to be a befuddle.

After Joel Matip’s first league goal in 11 months broke the deadlock just before halftime, Salah converted a penalty after being fouled by David Luiz and then made it 3-0 by turning Luiz near halfway, sprinting down the right wing and cutting in to deliver a finish into the bottom corner.

Substitute Lucas Torreira scored a consolation for Arsenal five minutes from the end.

Liverpool will end the third round of games as the only team with nine points from a possible nine.

The game started at a frenetic pace, with the hosts setting a high tempo that penned Arsenal back in the final third. Within 80 seconds, Andy Robertson whipped a ball across the six-yard area which Roberto Firmino narrowly missed. Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s tactics were to defend deep with eight men behind the ball in an attempt to draw the opponent in before trying to release the explosive pace of offseason signing Nicolas Pepe, given a full debut at the expense of Alexandre Lacazette.

Pepe had three shots in the primary half, while Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian – straight from the mistake that cost his group an objective at Southampton a week ago – left his region to clear the ball just to discover Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who hurled the ball back simply past the far post.

Pepe’s most obvious opportunity came when Jordan Henderson’s error on the midway line permitted the Ivory Coast universal to keep running past Robertson be that as it may, in a one-on-one circumstance with Adrian, he took shots directly at the goalkeeper.

Before long, perpetual weight on Arsenal’s barrier started to tell and after Salah held off Granit Xhaka to keenly turn and fire wide, the achievement came. From a corner, Trent Alexander-Arnold at long last discovered his range and Matip profited by the space made by Virgil van Dijk’s tangle with Matteo Guendouzi to power home a 41st-minute header.

Sadio Mane should have done better with his header in injury time but if the interval was a period for Arsenal’s players to clear their heads, no one told Luiz who, in a moment of madness four minutes after the break, tugged on Salah’s shirt.

The Egypt international confidently dispatched the penalty and added a second by brilliantly putting the seal on a three-pass move which eliminated most of the opposition.

Started by Adrian and including Alexander-Arnold, the ball came to Fabinho who flicked forward an inviting ball allowing Salah to skip past Luiz with embarrassing ease 40 yards out. He ran into the penalty area before placing a shot inside the far post with his left foot.

It was then an exercise in damage limitation for the visitors, with Emery’s first change being to send on combative midfielder Torreira for playmaker Ivan Ceballos.

Lacazette, scorer of 19 goals last season and one in one match this season, was not introduced until the 81st minute – and even then it was Torreira who eventually found the net, drilling home a loose ball 15 yards out


Crystal gazer Walter Mercado closed down with ‘mucho, mucho love.’ Generations tailed him.




Walter Mercado, the Puerto Rican TV celestial prophet whose glow and showiness won him scores of fans crosswise over Latin America and the United States for over 30 years, has kicked the bucket. The Associated Press reports that Mercado was 88.

Mercado kicked the bucket Saturday night at Auxilio Mutuo Hospital in San Juan from kidney disappointment, clinic representative Sofia Luquis told the AP.

For quite a long time, Mercado was an apparatus on Spanish-language TV where, at the stature of his notoriety, his crystal gazing reports arrived at an expected 120 million watchers — more than the Super Bowl. His horoscopes generally pursued news programs, including Univision’s “Preliminary Impacto,” an “hour”- like analytical show.

In the wake of pantomiming blowing a kiss to the camera, Mercado closed down every night with his mark line, “Pero sobre todo, con mucho, mucho love” — “However most importantly, with parts and bunches of affection.”

Mercado was an adored installation in the Latino people group, and his yearly New Year’s expectations specifically were can’t-miss occasions for ages of Spanish-language watchers, said film pundit and independent amusement columnist Yolanda Machado.

“Each New Year’s, he’d have the figure for each sign for the year to come. He guided you on New Year’s Eve for thriving or love,” she revealed to The Washington Post from Los Angeles on Sunday.

Mercado was demanding in his directions. In his conjecture for 2019, conveyed in December, he taught Geminis to “rub sandalwood oil on the front way to your home while chatting with your Heavenly Father and guaranteeing that 2019 will be a time of better karma and better income.” Capricorns were prompted during their next shower to “make a point to utilize a bar of cleanser that you haven’t utilized. At the point when you’re finished washing, discard the cleanser and spot a little light on the floor of your restroom.”

Three years ago, Machado, a Scorpio, recalled Mercado’s instruction to wear red, take a bath and light specific candles.

“If Walter Mercado said ‘Do this, wear this,’ I did,” Machado said, laughing. “It worked well.”

Because of his longevity on television, Mercado’s recognition spanned generations; Machado said Latino octogenarians to millennials, if not younger, knew who he was.

“If we started watching him casually, it’s because our mothers or grandmothers or tias had it in the background,” Machado said, using the Spanish word for aunt. “When I was little, we had to be quiet when Walter Mercado came on.”

In later years, Mercado assumed icon status among LGBTQ Latinos. Decades earlier, when Latino immigrant culture in the United States still hewed closely to traditional lines of gender expression, Machado said Mercado wore makeup, dressed in flamboyant sequins and velvet, and sported gems and jewels as he delivered astrology forecasts.

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Happy birthday, Will Rogers: Take a look back at his life and legacy




At the point when Will Rogers got back home to visit, he never referenced the VIPs he knew or the motion pictures he made, said Doris “Coke” Meyer, his extraordinary niece. He wouldn’t discuss meeting the president.

“He’d get some information about our beaus, and he’d need to know how we were doing in school, stuff that way,” Coke says. “The manner in which we knew him, he didn’t appear to be such a major ordeal.”

In the event that you experience childhood in Oklahoma, you grow up thoroughly understanding Will Rogers. You think about the rope stunts and the highly contrasting motion pictures and the plane accident. You can cite him saying he never met a man he didn’t care for. You know he’s as a lot of a piece of our history as the Land Run and the Oil Boom.

Yet, perhaps the manner in which we know him, he doesn’t appear to be such a major ordeal. Essential to us, sure. Be that as it may, outside of Oklahoma?

“Try not to underestimate him,” Coke says. “He’s as yet one of the most celebrated individuals on the planet.”

Monday would have been Rogers’ 140th birthday celebration. He kicked the bucket Aug. 15, 1935 at age 55, in an Alaska plane crash with pilot Wiley Post.

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On-screen character and comic John Witherspoon, who showed up in ‘Friday,’ bites the dust at 77




On-screen character and comic John Witherspoon, a striking figure in the “Friday” establishment and voice entertainer in the enlivened arrangement “The Boondocks,” kicked the bucket at his home Los Angeles Tuesday at 77 years old, his family said.

“It is with most profound distress that we can affirm our dearest spouse and father, John Witherspoon, one of the most diligent men in the big time, passed on today at his home in Sherman Oaks at 77 years old,” Witherspoon’s family said in an announcement to NBC News.

“He is made due by his better half Angela, and his children JD, Alexander, and a huge family. We are all in stun, it would be ideal if you allow us a moment for a minute in protection and we will commend his life and his work together. John used to state ‘I’m no major ordeal’, yet he was immense arrangement to us.”

Witherspoon was conceived in Detroit in 1942 as John Weatherspoon and propelled a stand-up and parody profession that started in the late 1970s with TV jobs, as indicated by the online news webpage Deadline, which announced Witherspoon’s demise before Tuesday evening.

He showed up in 1980’s “The Jazz Singer.” He featured as John “Pops” Williams in “The Wayans Bros.” network show and as Mr. Jackson in “Boomerang,” among numerous other film and TV jobs.

Witherspoon played the dad figure Mr. Jones close by Ice Cube in the 1995 hit “Friday” and repeated his job in continuations “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next.”

Witherspoon additionally showed up in the 1995 Eddie Murphy film “Vampire in Brooklyn,” in which he played Silas Green, and in the 1988 film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.” He likewise was a voice on-screen character in the vivified arrangement “The Boondocks.”

He additionally showed up on “The Tracy Morgan Show” and all the more as of late played Lloyd in the “Dark Jesus” TV arrangement, as per film database IMDB.

The entertainer Sinbad was among those grieving Witherspoon’s demise Tuesday night, tweeting that the on-screen character and humorist was a motivation and “one of my initial legends and a wonderful individual.” Arsenio Hall said it was “tragic news” and called Witherspoon “one of our comic siblings.”

Oscar-winning on-screen character and executive Regina King tweeted: “My father, my grandpa, my comedic motivation! I love you Spoons! Rest In Paradise, King.”

Executive and maker Judd Apatow called Witherspoon “Unadulterated clever” and “Diverting and constantly kind.”

Humorist and on-screen character David Alan Grier tweeted: “Tear my sibling. You will be remembered fondly. Mannnnnnn this is a hard one.

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