Danny Rose grabs late winner as Tottenham fight back to claim vital Swansea win

first_imgDanny Rose scored a late winner as Tottenham came from behind to break down Swansea for a vital victory in their quest for a maiden Premier League title.Swansea came into this game after a 15-day break, while Spurs have clocked up 270 minutes of football since their stunning win at Manchester City. And Swansea demonstrated their freshness when they took an early lead at White Hart Lane through Alberto Paloschi, who finished well from close range after Leon Britton’s shot deflected into the Italian’s path. That jolted Spurs into action, but Heung-min Son and Eric Dier were both denied by the superb Lukasz Fabianski in the opposition goal. Spurs upped the tempo in the second half, with their relentless pressure when second half substitute Nacer Chadli diverted Kyle Walker’s low drive into the net, which stirred the home fans as their side looked for a winner.And the decisive goal came from an unlikely source – left-back Rose – who drilled a low shot through a crowd of bodies into the bottom corner after the visitors only half cleared a Spurs corner.The win is a vital one, particularly with rivals Arsenal losing at Old Trafford, and sees them cut Leicester’s lead at the top of the Premier League back down to two, while Mauricio Pochettino’s side pull three points clear of Arsenal ahead of next weekend’s north London derby.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Dry area in western Iowa expands, parts of north-central Iowa listed as “abnormally dry” in latest drought monitor report

first_imgDES MOINES — The new report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows more counties now showing dry conditions.The Iowa DNR’s Tim Hall says the negative outweighs the positive in the report.“We had a little bit of improvement in one part of the state — but mostly we had degradation or increasing drought in other parts of the state,” Hall says. He says the driest area continues to be in western Iowa.“It’s centered around Carroll, Greene, Guthrie and Audubon County and then in the partial counties around there,” Hall says. “Kind of that part of the state, there’s a little bit of D-2 drought in Plymouth County up in northwest Iowa. So, those two areas together are the worst parts.”Hall says the dry conditions have started to spread to the east. “Now there’s exceptional dryness as far east as Linn County, and then also along the river,” according to Hall. “So we’ve got about half the state, a little over half the state is shown in some form of dryness and drought.” VegDRI map shows drought impact on crops.Hall says the impact of the dry areas can also be seen in satellite images of the crops.“There’s a tool out there called VegDRI — which also comes from the drought monitor folks — and they’re actually looking at visual indications of stress in vegetation. And thatVegDRI map lines up pretty closely with where we’ve seen the precipitation deficits,” Hall says.He says the good news for the western areas that are dry is the impact right now isn’t hitting water supplies. “I think because of the exceptionally wet couple of years we had coming into this year we’re still doing okay on the groundwater side. Right now it’s primarily an agricultural surface water phenomenon,” he says.Hall says the precipitation deficit is a concern because we are soon going to be heading out of the wettest months of the year, and could be behind in groundwater going into the winter.Here in north-central Iowa, the counties of Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Franklin, Butler and Kossuth are listed as “abnormally dry”, the first level on the drought monitor scale. The rest of the area is listed as normal.last_img read more

Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

first_img0Shares0000A pitch invader is detained by security during the 2018 FIFA World Cup European Group G qualifying match between Israel and Spain at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on October 9, 2017 © AFP / JACK GUEZJERUSALEM, ZZZ, Oct 10 – Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.Israeli news website Ynet cited security officials in the stadium as saying six fans entered the field as the game was ending late Monday, with one of them carrying a small knife in his sock. He approached the Real Madrid star but did not threaten to attack him, the report said, before being arrested.Other Israeli media reported the allegation, but police and football officials denied it.Police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP no knife was found inside the stadium.A spokesman for the Israeli Football Association confirmed a fan ran towards Isco but said “no knife has been found.”Spain won the game 1-0 to finish five points clear at the top of their group and qualify for next summer’s World Cup.Asier Illarramendi scored the only goal of the match, a spectacular 75th minute volley, ensuring Spain finished the group unbeaten with nine wins and a draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more