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La Liga: Bale returns as Real Madrid come from behind to beat Osasuna

first_imgGareth Bale returned to the team and Real Madrid came back to beat Osasuna on Sunday as a 4-1 victory in Pamplona strengthened their hold on top spot in La Liga.Bale had been left out completely for Madrid’s previous four matches but the Welshman returned to the squad and the starting line-up at El Sadar, in a surprise show of faith from coach Zinedine Zidane.Gareth Bale made his third start of the year in Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Osasuna in La Liga on SundayA fortuitous deflection meant Bale assisted Isco’s equaliser too before Sergio Ramos put Madrid in front after Unai Garcia had given Osasuna an early lead.Substitutes Lucas Vazquez and Luka Jovic then scored from late breakaways as Real pulled six points clear of Barcelona, who play at Real Betis later on Sunday.“I’m pleased with all the players and what they’re doing,” said Zidane. “It’s very good to stay in front.”Barca’s exit in the Copa del Rey overshadowed Madrid’s own shock defeat at home by Real Sociedad in the quarter-finals, a loss that brought a dramatic end to their 21-match unbeaten run.But Zidane will be relieved to see his team swiftly back on track with a performance full of the kind of resilience that Real’s rivals have so lacked in recent weeks.Bale also keeps coming back under Zidane and the 30-year-old had chances to add a goal to a spirited display before going off to a decent reception from the away support in the second half.This was only his third appearance since the turn of the year.“People want there to be a problem but there isn’t one,” Zidane said. “He did well, offensively and defensively he gave everything. He was a bit short of fitness at the end, so he came off.“We know the player he is and that he will give a lot from now until the end of the season. Let’s count on Gareth.”– Hazard yet to return –Eden Hazard is still yet to return after recovering from a foot fracture. Real play Manchester City in the Champions League in less than two weeks.“It wasn’t the time today again and I hope we’ll see him next week,” said Zidane.Osasuna were the better side in the early stages and took a deserved lead when Unai put his head in front of Casemiro’s dangling foot and steered the ball into the corner.But the visitors improved as the half wore on and Isco volleyed in an equaliser after Bale attempted to divert Ferland Mendy’s cross, with the ball deflecting kindly into the Spaniard’s path.Ramos was lucky to escape a red card after sliding in on Ruben Garcia with a high foot and Madrid’s captain took full advantage of his reprieve as he nodded in Casemiro’s looping header to the back post.Luka Modric had a strong claim for a penalty after he nipped the ball away from Pervis Estupinan in the area before Osasuna enjoyed their most threatening spell.Inigo Perez’s shot whistled just over and Ruben dragged wide from Nacho Vidal’s pull-back after making space with a neat dummy past Ramos. Read Also: Grealish reveals preferred club from Man Utd, Real Madrid, BarcelonaBale went off to applause from the small number of away fans, and Vazquez came on to add a third. Osasuna’s defence were occupied by a Karim Benzema burst and he fed right for Vazquez to drive in. Jovic smashed in a fourth in injury-time.Sevilla lost ground in the race for the top four as they conceded two late goals to lose 2-1 at struggling Celta Vigo.Iago Aspas equalised in the 78th minute for Celta and substitute Pione Sisto scored the winner in the 91st after Youssef En-Nesyri had put Sevilla in front with his first goal for the club.After one win in five league games, Sevilla drop to fifth, behind Atletico Madrid on goal difference. Celta climb out of the relegation zone and up to 17th. Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The RatingsFascinating Ceilings From Different CountriesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?The 90s Was A Fantastic Decade For Fans Of Action Movieslast_img read more

Mother jailed for killing son appeals 20 year prison sentence

first_imgConvicted: Sonia KingConvicted child killer Sonia King, through her attorney Mark Conway, has filed an appeal with Guyana’s Appellate Court to reduce a 20-year prison sentence, which was recentlyDeceased: Emmanuel Kingimposed by Justice Navindra Singh, after she admitted to the lesser count of manslaughter.King’s appeal is being filed on the grounds that Justice Singh had failed to recognise the convicted killer’s psychological condition – which should have been considered as a mitigating factor at the time the offence was committed and further that the sentence imposed was of a severe nature.The mother of two had pleaded guilty to killing her eight-year-old son while he was asleep on February 21, 2016. Justice Singh, who had heard the matter on July 18, sentenced the woman to serve 20 years for the crime.Reports are that King initially claimed that the child fell from a guava tree during the afternoon of February 21 after which he retired to bed. At about 22:00h, the mother had claimed that she went to check on the child but found him in a motionless state.He was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. However, she later confessed that she killed the child because of frustration, saying that she took a bed sheet and choked the child to death while he was sleeping.After the incident, King reportedly confessed to her husband to killing the child. She was arrested after confessing to investigators.last_img read more