Manchester Utd, Southampton in League Cup semis

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP): Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s vision and Anthony Martial’s cool finishing helped Manchester United into the English League Cup semi-finals as two of the team’s out-of-favour forwards showed their worth yesterday. United’s 4-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford was illuminated by Mkhitaryan’s touch and eye for a pass in only his third start for the club since his high-profile move from Borussia Dortmund in the offseason. The Armenia captain set up goals scored early in each half – by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Martial – before getting a standing ovation from United fans when substituted in the final minutes. By then, Ibrahimovic and Martial had each grabbed their second goals of a comfortable win that set up a semi-final match against Hull. United manager Jose Mourinho has been holding back Mkhitaryan while he adapts to the English game. On this evidence, it’s time for the last season’s Bundesliga Player of the Year to be unleashed on a regular basis. “We were waiting for his adaptation,” Mourinho said, “and it looks like it’s coming.” In the other quarter-final match on Wednesday, Southampton beat a largely second-string Arsenal team 2-0 thanks to first-half goals by Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand at Emirates Stadium. Southampton advanced to the semi-finals of England’s second-tier cup competition for the first time since the 1986-87 season, and will now face Liverpool.last_img read more

Gun, ganja, ecstasy unearthed during Police raids in Bartica

first_imgA miner was arrested after he was found to be in possession of an unlicensed magnum pistol at a business place at Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). Based on information received, a party of Police ranks acting on information went to the business place and conducted a search during which the weapon was found on the 28-year-old miner of Karasabai, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).He was arrested and is being processed for court. Meanwhile, a 34-year-old miner was taken into Police custody following the discovery of 42 grams of cannabis and 28.3 grams of ecstasy in his possession.According to reports, Police ranks were performing duties in Bartica and while in the vicinity of Third Avenue, Bartica, the man was seen acting in a suspicious manner; thus prompting the Police to conduct a search on his person.He remains in custody and is expected to make his court appearance today.last_img read more