Bruce: Solskjaer will turn it around at Man Utd

first_imgSteve Bruce has backed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to “turn it around” at Manchester United following Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.Matty Longstaff scored the only goal of the game to inflict a third defeat on Solskjaer’s men in their last six Premier League matches, leaving them 12th in the table.The Red Devils are winless in their last eight away league matches – their longest such run since September 1989 – and have won only three of their 11 games in all competitions this season excluding the penalty shoot-out defeat of Rochdale in the Carabao Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career United were without a number of key men at St James’ Park, including Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and former United defender Bruce is expecting Solskjaer to get the club back on track once they return to fitness.”They’ve got horrific injury problems and until they get them all back, the Premier League can be unforgiving,” he said at his post-match news conference. “They’ve got a lot of injury problems but I’m sure Ole will turn it around.”I can understand – I’ve seen the difference in my team when two or three players have got back fit.”While more questions will be asked of Solskjaer’s suitability for the United job following his side’s latest abject performance, Sunday’s victory relieves some of the growing pressure on opposite number Bruce.Bruce registered his first win over United as a manager at the 23rd attempt and felt the victory was a perfect response to those who this week questioned his tactical nous.17 – Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed permanently on March 28th, Manchester United have won just 17 points in 16 @premierleague matches (W4 D5 L7), the fourth-worst tally among the 17 ever-present teams in that time. Wheel. pic.twitter.com/cbd1OYGNv6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 6, 2019″I don’t think you can manage 400 games in the Premier League, 550 in the Championship, play 980 times and not be a little bit organised,” he said. “So, people say if you’re not good enough, that’s fine. But to be critical of tactics, this that and the other, is always the thing that bares with me more than anything.”Bruce handed Longstaff his Premier League debut and the young midfielder responded with the winning strike 18 minutes from time.”It’s quite fantastic to see, isn’t it? A local kid, playing alongside his brother – and what a goal,” Bruce said. “To score on your debut like that against Man United – come on, it’s quite fantastic for the kid. “It’s quite ironic – Matty has beaten them in his first game and I’ve been going 20-odd years! I’m delighted for everybody concerned and the response is the great thing.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

High school scoreboard Nov. 8

first_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: THURSDAY’S SCHEDULEVOLLEYBALL1B state tournamentAt Yakima SunDomeShoreline Christian vs. Firm Foundation, 1:30 p.m.GIRLS BOWLINGBattle Ground vs. Kelso, 3:15 p.m. at Triangle BowlEvergreen vs. Camas, 3:15 p.m. at Big Al’sMark Morris vs. Heritage, 3:15 p.m. at Big Al’sR.A. Long vs. Skyview, 3:15 p.m. at Crosley LanesColumbia River vs. Fort Vancouver, 3:15 p.m. at Crosley LanesRidgefield vs. Hudson’s Bay, 3:15 p.m. at Crosley LanesGIRLS SOCCER4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPFirst roundWednesday’s GamesCamas 1, Jackson 0Central Valley 5, Eastmont 2Lake Stevens 2, Tahoma 1, PKsSkyline 3, Olympia 0Puyallup 2, Richland 0Issaquah 3, Kentridge 1QuarterfinalsSaturdayBellarmine Prep at Camas, 2 p.m. SaturdayCentral Valley vs. Gonzaga PrepLake Stevens vs. SkylinePuyallup vs. IssaquahCAMAS 1, JACKSON 0CamasGoals (assists) — Maddie Kemp (Callie Rheaume). Goalkeeper saves — Elaina DeMerritt 3.Halftime — Camas 1-0.3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPFirst roundWednesday’s GamesEdmonds-Woodway 1, Lakeside 0Shoreline 1, Mt. Spokane 0Seattle Prep 4, Stadium 0Holy Names 2, Snohomish 0QuarterfinalsSaturdayEdmonds-Woodway vs. Gig HarborShoreline vs. KamiakinPrairie at Mercer Island, 3 p.m.Seattle Prep vs. Holy Names2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPFirst roundWednesday’s GamesColumbia River 1, Olympic 0Ellensburg 4, Sequim 3, PKsQuarterfinalsFriday or SaturdayNorth Kitsap vs. LibertyBurlington-Edison vs. SelahFife vs. Columbia River, TBD at Kiggins BowlSehome vs. EllensburgCOLUMBIA RIVER 1, OLYMPIC 0Columbia RiverGoals (assists) — Shalece Easley. Goalkeeper saves — Liz Canton 1, Alex Schulz 2.Halftime — River, 1-0.1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPFirst roundWednesday’s GamesG7, Vashon Island at King’s, 5 p.m.King’s Way Christian 1, Seattle Academy 0QuarterfinalsFriday or SaturdayG9, Lakeside vs. Deer ParkG10, Freemand  vs. La SalleG11, Overlake vs. KlahowyaG12, Winner G7 vs. King’s Way ChristianKING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 1,SEATTLE ACADEMY 0Seattle AcademyGoalkeeper saves  — Emerson Richmond-Burke 2.King’s Way ChristianGoals (assists) — Bethany Hutchin (unassisted). Goalkeeper saves — Hannah Moats 4.Halftime — 1-0VOLLEYBALL2A STATE TOURNAMENTAt St. Martin’s Univ., LaceyFriday’s first roundWhite River vs. Blaine, 9 a.m.Kingston vs. Columbia River, 9 a.m.Ridgefield vs. Pullman, 9 a.m.Burlington-Edison vs. Washington, 11 a.m.Woodland vs. North Kitsap, 11 a.m.Sedro-Woolley vs. Ellensburg, 11 a.m.Prosser vs. Fife, 1 p.m.Steilacoom vs. Lynden, 1 p.m.1A STATE TOURNAMENTAt Yakima SunDomeFriday’s first roundBellevue Christian vs. Overtake, 1:30 p.m.King’s Way Christian vs. Granger, 3:15 p.m.Lynden Christian vs. Chelan, 3:15 p.m.Kiona Benton vs. Castle Rock, 3:15 p.m.Naches Valley vs. Charles Wright, 5:15 p.m.Nooksack Valley vs. Freeman, 5:15 p.m.La Center vs. La Salle, 5:15 p.m.Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls vs. King’s 5:15 p.m.2B STATE TOURNAMENTAt Yakima SunDomeThursday’s first roundKittias vs. Auburn Adventist, 8 a.m.Morton-White Pass vs. Liberty-Spangle, 8 a.m.Mossyrock vs. Walla Walla Valley, 8 a.m.Northwest Christian-Colbert vs. Kalama, 8 a.m.Brewster vs. Ocosta, 9:45 a.m.Manson vs. La Conner, 9:45 a.m.Asotin vs. Toutle Lake, 9:45 a.m.Wahkiakum vs. Tri-Cities Prep, 9:45 a.m.1B STATE TOURNAMENTAt Yakima SunDomeThursday’s first roundSunnyside Christian vs. Oakesdale, 11:45 a.m.Neah Bay vs. Pateros, 11:45 a.m.Selkirk vs. Naselle, 11:45 a.m.Concordia Christian vs. Puget Sound Adventist, 11:45 a.m.Klickitat/Glenwood vs. Providence Classical, 1:30 p.m.Tacoma Baptist vs. Almira Coulee Hartline, 1:30 p.m.Pomeroy vs. Mount Vernon Christian, 1:30 p.m.Shoreline Christian vs. Firm Foundation, 1:30 p.m.FOOTBALL4A STATE TOURNAMENT Share: By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor Published: November 7, 2018, 11:11pm Tim Martinez Columbian Assistant Sports Editor High school scoreboard Nov. 8 First roundFriday’s gamesCurtis (7-3) vs. Lake Stevens (10-0), 7 p.m.Eastmont (9-1) vs. Puyallup (9-1), 7 p.m.Mount Vernon (8-2) vs. Mount Si (9-1), 7 p.m.Skyline (6-4) vs. Union (10-0), 6 p.m. Friday at McKenzie StadiumSaturday’s gamesMead (7-3) vs. Graham-Kapowsin (9-1), 1 p.m.Eastlake (8-2) vs. Gonzaga Prep (8-2), 1 p.m.Skyview (6-4) vs. Woodinville (9-1), 4 p.m. at Pop KeeneyBothell (8-2) vs. Chiawana (8-2), 1 p.m.3A STATE TOURNAMENTFirst roundFriday’s gamesRainier Beach (5-3) vs. Lincoln (8-2), 7 p.m.Bethel (7-3) vs. Peninsula (8-2), 7 p.m.Kamiakin (6-4) vs. O’Dea (8-1), 5 p.m.Yelm (7-3) vs. Lakes (8-2), 7 p.m.Snohomish (8-2) vs. Bellevue (10-0), 7 p.m.Mt. Spokane (8-2) vs. Timberline (8-2), 7 p.m.Lake Washington (4-6) vs. Eastside Catholic (8-1), 7:45 p.m.Saturday’s gameSqualicum (8-2) vs. Mountain View (9-1), 6 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium2A STATE TOURNAMENTFirst roundFriday’s gamesNorth Kitsap (9-1) vs. Fife (9-1), 7 p.m.Burlington-Edison (4-5) vs. Black Hills (10-0), 7 p.m.Sehome (7-3) vs. Liberty (8-2), 7 p.m.Steilacoom (9-1) vs. Sequim (9-1), 7:30 p.m.Washington (6-4) vs. Hockinson (9-0), 7 p.m. at District StadiumSaturday’s gamesProsser (7-2) vs. Tumwater (9-1), 1 p.m.Eatonville (8-2) vs. Lynden (9-0), 4 p.m.Ellensburg (5-4) vs. West Valley-Spokane (9-1), 1 p.m.1A STATE TOURNAMENTFirst roundFriday’s gamesKlahowya (7-2) vs. Zillah (9-0), 6 p.m.Riverside (6-4) vs. Royal (10-0), 7 p.m.Saturday’s gamesCascade Christian (7-1) vs. Lynden Christian (8-2), 1 p.m.Stevenson (7-1) at Hoquiam (9-0), 5 p.m.Newport (8-1) vs. La Salle (8-1), 6 p.m.Connell (7-2) vs. Colville (7-2), 1 p.m.Elma (8-2) vs. Meridian (7-3), 7 p.m.Mount Baker (7-4) vs. Montesano (8-2), 6 p.m.2B STATE TOURNAMENTFirst roundFriday’s gameColumbia-Burbank (8-2) vs. Chewelah (7-3), 7 p.m.Saturday’s gamesReardan (8-2) vs. Toledo (6-4), 1 p.m.Wahkiakum (5-5) vs. Tri-Cities Prep (10-0), 1 p.m.Pe Ell/Willapa Valley (8-2) vs. Northwest Christian-Colbert (8-2), 1 p.m.Liberty Christian (5-) vs. Kalama (8-2), 1 p.m.Brewster (7-3) vs. Napavine (8-2), 4 p.m.Onalaska (7-3) vs. Lake Roosevelt (9-0), 1 p.m.Concrete (4-6) vs. Adna (10-0), TBD Share: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. 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