Jesse Lingard hails Manchester United ambition

first_img While Arsenal slipped up at West Brom and Manchester City were thrashed by Liverpool, United dug out a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road thanks to an injury-time own goal from Troy Deeney. Deeney thought he had snatched a draw when he cancelled out Memphis Depay’s opener with an 87th-minute penalty, but the Hornets captain undid his good work by bundling in Bastian Schweinsteiger’s shot-cum-cross minutes later. Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard believes the last-gasp winner against Watford on Saturday sent out a strong statement of intent to their title rivals. Press Associationcenter_img Arsenal and City’s defeats mean Louis van Gaal’s side move second in the table, one point behind Leicester, and Lingard believes the gutsy win delivered a psychological blow in the race at the top. “It’s massive,” Lingard told ManUtd.com. “It’s a bit of a statement to the other teams, who will look at this and see we’ve won. It puts a bit more pressure on them, but it’s a good feeling to be back up there. “It was a great way to end the game. I thought it was a scrappy match overall, the conditions didn’t help, but we had to keep our concentration throughout and it’s great to get the win. “There are a lot of games coming up, we’ve got a lot of injuries at the moment and have to adapt to that, I thought we did that well today. As long as we win as many games as we can over Christmas, I think we’ll be fine.” It has been an encouraging fortnight for Lingard, who has now started all of United’s last three matches as well as earning a late call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the game against France. The 22-year-old was lively on Saturday too, occupying Watford’s defence with a number of dangerous runs in behind while combining well with fill-in forward Depay. Van Gaal praised both players after the match but Lingard thought he should have put the game to bed before Schweinsteiger forced Deeney’s error. “We created a lot of chances, and personally I should have scored a couple of clear-cut chances,” Lingard said. “I’ve obviously got to work on that but it’s great to see Basti at the back post to stick one in at the end. It’s been a long time coming for him, and he’s deserved it.” last_img read more

Florida Man Fatally Shoots Himself While Playing with a Gun

first_imgBROOKSVILLE, Fla. – The Hernando County Sheriff is calling the shooting death of a Florida man a ‘horrible accident.’The victim was playing with a gun while waiting for a haircut and fatally shot himself on Thursday, according to sheriff’s deputies.The man sat down on a bucket outside his bedroom door while he waited for another man to cut his hair. He started playing with a handgun which accidentally went off, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.The man was already dead when sheriff’s deputies arrived.The sheriff’s office hasn’t identified the victim or what kind of weapon was involved.last_img

Ecology Youth Corps Suspends Summer Litter Crews for Teens Due to…

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of EcologyThe Department of Ecology has canceled its 2020 Ecology Youth Corps (EYC)  summer litter crews for teens 14-17 due to the coronavirus emergency and the uncertainty surrounding the remaining school year.The statewide closure of Washington’s K-12 schools is impacting the ability of potential applicants to assemble and submit necessary material, including required references.Statewide directives addressing the emergency have also impacted the Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) ability to schedule interviews and conduct hiring and other mandatory meetings that consist of more than 50 people.“Our primary responsibility is the safety of our crewmembers,” said Ecology’s Solid Waste Management Program Manager Laurie Davies. “This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and only after much consideration of our current situation.”Much of its roadside litter control responsibilities will shift to Ecology’s adult litter crews, which are already hired and deployed in some areas of the state. Adult crews are using social distancing tactics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce their chance of exposure to the virus.Since 1975, Ecology Youth Corps has hired more than 12,000 Washington teens, offering them work experience, a summer job, and the chance to preserve our state’s natural beauty and protect the environment. In 2019, Ecology Youth Corps summer crews cleaned almost 5,000 miles of road and picked up 1,213,250 pounds of litter.last_img read more