‘Man City will win the Champions League’

first_imgPremier League Man City will dominate the Premier League and win the Champions League – Sagna Chris Burton 23:42 6/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Pep Guardiola Manchester City Getty Images Premier League Manchester City UEFA Champions League The former Blues defender believes Pep Guardiola’s side are considerably better than their domestic rivals, with European glory now a matter of time Manchester City are set to dominate Premier League competition for years to come, says Bacary Sagna, with Champions League success also only a matter of time.The Blues captured the English top-flight crown in record-breaking style during the 2017-18 campaign , becoming the first side to hit the fabled 100-point mark.Pep Guardiola’s side also lifted the Carabao Cup, with domestic rivals left trailing in their wake as major silverware returned to the Etihad Stadium . Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Sagna believes there will be plenty more honours to come, at home and abroad, with City comfortably clear of the chasing pack in the league and ready to stake a serious claim for continental glory.The former Blues defender told Sky Sports : “Yeah, they will [dominate] – and for a long time because they are based on young players.“Most of them are 22, 23 and they are building a team to last for the five years coming. I think they are going to achieve well.“To me, they’re going to be champions for a few years in a row. I think they are even going to win the Champions League.“It’s going to be a big statement from the club because 10 years ago it was very small and it has changed a lot.“This season I was amazed by the way they played against big teams, how they played in every single competition and by the way they reached 100 points.“It’s not done by every single team but they did and they have no limits and a manager who will push them.“He wants them to give the maximum and he wants to get the best out of every single player. To me, they are going to be flying.”That is an ominous message for those hoping to chase down City heading into 2018-19.Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal will all harbour aspirations of being in the title mix next season, with the summer transfer window presenting them with an opportunity to strengthen their respective ranks.Guardiola is, however, likely to dip into the market himself and further enhance a side which finished 19 points clear of their closest challengers in 2017-18. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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SC grants 2 more weeks to CBI to complete probe in accident

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday granted two more weeks to the CBI to complete investigation into a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts killed. The apex court, which had earlier given two weeks to the CBI to complete the probe, extended the time while noting that the probe agency has done “quite extensive investigation” so far in the case. While seeking four more weeks to complete the probe, CBI told the top court that statements of rape survivor and her lawyer have not been recorded yet and they want to analyse certain electronic evidence collected so far during the probe. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 5 lakh to the lawyer who is in a critical condition and undergoing treatment. The bench however took exception to some public statements made by the family members of the rape survivor in the media and said it might help the accused during the trial of the case. “If you have any grievances, feel free to tell us. We are here to help you. Some members of her family are going to the media. It may rather help the accused,” the bench observed. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday At the outset, senior advocate V Giri, assisting the top court as an amicus curiae in the matter, told the bench that the lawyer injured in the road accident is in a critical condition and is undergoing treatment. He said that the apex court could consider granting some amount to the lawyer which would help his family at this stage. The bench, after hearing Giri’s submission, asked, “Who is appearing for the CBI? You (CBI) have asked for extension of time (to complete the probe) in the ground that statements of the victim and her lawyer have not been recorded yet”. Advocate Rajat Nair, appearing for CBI, said that they have filed an application in this regard. The bench has posted the matter for further hearing on September 6. On August 1, the apex court had directed Uttar Pradesh government to provide Rs 25 lakh to the rape survivor as an interim compensation. The top court had on August 2 directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete the investigation in the case within seven days, adding that the agency could avail additional seven days in exceptional circumstances, but in no case the time frame would be extended beyond a fortnight. It had earlier ordered transfer of all the five related cases in the matter to Delhi but later modified its order putting in abeyance shifting of the accident case till the probe was completed. The modification was done stating that due to shifting of the case, the local court was facing technical hurdle in passing orders of remand for the accused who are being arrested in course of the probe. The court had said the order transferring the accident case “shall remain in abeyance for the period during which the said case remains under investigation, which we have stipulated in the order dated August 1, 2019, to be completed in a maximum period of 15 days, preferably within seven days. The order dated August 1, 2019, is modified accordingly”. The woman, allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor, is battling for life after a truck rammed into the car she was travelling in with some family members and her lawyer. Two of her aunts died in the road accident. She was airlifted from a hospital in Lucknow and brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for better care as she continued to be critical.last_img read more

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Ottawa police seek information on events leading to death of Inuit artist

first_imgAPTN National NewsInuit artist Annie Pootoogook was identified as the woman found dead in Ottawa’s Rideau River earlier this month, said Ottawa police.Police issued a statement asking the public for information on the last movements of Pootoogook.Pootoogook was 46.Her body was found on Sept. 19 at about 8:50 a.m. near Bordeleau Park in an area of Ottawa known as Lowertown, police said.–more to comelast_img

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