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EPL : Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has been PFA player of the year

29.04.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

 

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has been PFA player of the year, beating Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie, Michael Carrick, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard. He becomes only the 3rd player after Andy Gray (1977) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007) to win both Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at the same season.

' The Welsh and Tottenham winger has scored 24 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season. Very recent was in Saturday's 2-2 draw away at Wigan to his credit which is a massive return for a midfield player.

His consistent performance for the last 3 years has attracted a lot of clubs and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was quick to put a 70 million pound price tag on the Southampton academy product.

Bale also won the main prize back in 2011, and joins Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer, Mark Hughes and Thierry Henry as a double winner. The 23-year-old held off stiff competition from Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez to win Player of the Year.

The final 11 from the PFA consists of four players from Premier League champions Manchester United, two from both Chelsea and Spurs and one from each of Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City. The PFA All-Star team, which consists of 4 Manchester United players, is as follows

Goalkeeper : David De Gea(Manchester United)
Defenders : Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Jan Vertoghnen (Tottenham Hotspur), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Leighton Baines(Everton)
Midfielders : Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Eden Hazard(Chelsea)
Strikers : Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

DELHI: 3rd A.R. Khan Memorial inter-school Football Tournament-2013

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Defending champions-Sanskriti School, Chankayapuri set-up a summit clash with Delhi Public School, Noida tomorrow in the finals of the 3rd A.R. Khan Memorial inter-school Football Tournament-2013 being held at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium here today.

In the 2nd semi-final match, Sanskriti School, Chankayapuri rode on the splendid heroics of goalee Zamir to enter in the finals after scoring a 1-0 victory over spritied Moti Lal Sports School, Rai.

The all important winning goal was scored by star striker Kshitiz Darwari in the 39th minute of the proceedings. In closing session of the game, Rai School mounted heavy pressure their opponents through good moves from flanks, but Sanskriti School goalee Zamir was excellent under the bar to thwarat sure-shot goals.

Zamir received man of match award from DSA senior vice-president N.K. Bhatia.

Earlier, Delhi Public School, Noida scored a 2-0 victory over Delhi Public School, Mathura Road in the 1st semi-final to set-up a summit clash with defending champions-Sanskriti School. Kuber Bisht and Kartik netted one goal ech in 20th and 37th minute. Kuber was adjudged man of the match Kick-off the final match is at 4.30 p.m. at Dr. Ambedkar Stadium.

Tomorrow Match ( FINAL ) : SANSKRITI SCHOL, CHANKAYAPURI V/S DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL

I-League: Pune FC log best-ever I-League tally, thrash Air India 4-0

28.04.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

 

(IL : 28.04.2013: PUNE FC   4-0   AIR INDIA (FT.)
PFC : Moga 34', Douhou 50', 77', Boima 84'.
PFC: Amrinder, Othallo, Anas, Chika, Gurjinder, Karma, Puia, Arata, Paite, Douhou, Moga.
AIR: Bubai, Gagandeep, Ojeme, Souvik, Junior, Prakash, Pratik, Henry, Johnychand, Vijith, Rahul

PFC MEDIA TEAM : Pune FC made it ten goals against Air India FC after thrashing them 4-0 in an I-League Round 6 rescheduled encounter at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune on Sunday. Earlier, Pune FC logged a huge 6-0 win in the first-leg over the Airmen eight days earlier.

With this win, Pune FC kept pressure on leaders Churchill Brothers whom they trail by two points having played a game more. The win was Pune FC's 15th win this season and now have their best-ever I-League tally of 49 points as the hosts stay on second place.

Playmaker Douhou Pierre's second half brace (50th & 77th minute) and goals from strikers James Moga (34th) and Boima "Jerry" Karpeh (84th) gave Pune FC another big win. However missed chances saved the rivals from further humiliation. Pune FC took charge from the opening minute. Six minutes into the game, Moga went wide on his half-volley after Karma set him up. Minutes later his attempt was blocked by keeper Bubai Singh after he connected Douhou's low ball.

At the quarter hour mark, Moga on a counter cut back on the right and unleashed a left-footer which was blocked by the keeper. The rebound fell for Doohou, but a defender cleared almost instantly. Four minutes after the half-hour mark Moga gave Pune FC the lead. The striker headed home winger Khanthang Paite's inch perfect cross in from the left.

At the other end, Pune FC custodian was in the form of his life blocking every attempt into the box. He pulled off a brilliant save on Jonychand’s Singh’s swerving long-range attempt. Pune FC took their one goal lead into the break.

The hosts doubled their advantage almost instantly as Moga and Douhou combined again. Douhou dispossessed an opponent in the midfield; Moga picked up the loose ball and set up the Douhou who held off a defender's challenge before placing it well past the keeper.

Half an hour later, Douhou completed his brace to hand Pune FC a three goal lead. Controlling a throw-in from the left, the playmaker turned around, beat a couple of defenders with some quick feet and finished at the far post. Air India were restricted to few attacks but whenever they created an opportunity, they were denied by the in-form Amrinder.

Six minutes from the full-time whistle, substitute Jerry – on for Moga - put the final nail in Air India's coffin. The striker controlled Chika Wali's long ball on the left, skipped past a defender inside the box and slid the ball at the far post. The goal was almost identical to his strike against the Airmen a week back.