first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood Denmark hold England to draw Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland Raheem Sterling’s last minute penalty salvaged England from another embarrassing result against Iceland as Gareth Southgate’s men survived going down to 10 men and Birkir Bjarnason also missing a late spot-kick to start their Nations League campaign with a 1-0 win in Reykjavik on Saturday.Four years on from one of English football’s most embarrassing nights in losing 2-1 to Iceland at Euro 2016, the Three Lions were far from the free-scoring force that romped through Euro 2020 qualifying in their first match for 10 months. Harry Kane had an early goal wrongly ruled out for offside before Kyle Walker was sent-off for two bookable offences 20 minutes from time.All of Iceland’s good defensive work was undone in the 89th minute when Sverrir Ingason was also harshly dismissed for a second booking when he blocked Sterling’s shot with his arm.With Kane having been replaced by Mason Greenwood, Sterling took responsibility from spot, but the drama did not end there.Straight from kick-off, Joe Gomez was adjudged to have bundled over Holmbert Fridjonsson inside the area, but Bjamason blazed the resulting penalty over.Southgate’s men continued to enjoy the vast majority of possession in the second period, but the closest they came to breaking the deadlock before the dramatic finale was when Iceland’s Kari Arnason flicked Kieran Trippier’s free-kick onto his own post. Moments later Walker’s ill-judged lunge to break up an Icelandic counter-attack left his side a man down.A breakthrough did not look like coming until Sterling collected an overhit corner and the ball struck Ingason’s arm in his attempt to block the shot.Sterling coolly rolled his penalty straight down the middle and how Bjarnason wish he had showed the same composure as his wild finish let England off the hook.Tags: EnglandRaheem SterlingUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgThe truck driver involved in the fatal bus crash with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in April 2018 that killed 16 people and injured 13 was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison.Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, 30, pleaded guilty in January to all 29 charges against him – 16 counts of dangerous operation of motorized vehicle causing death and 13 counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing bodily injury. Driver in Humboldt Broncos fatal bus crash pleads guilty Related News The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team was bound for a playoff game on April 6 when the bus and a semi-truck collided at a rural intersection in Saskatchewan between Nipawin and Tisdale. Sidhu was not hurt.In announcing Sidhu’s sentence, provincial court Judge Inez Cardinal said (per Global News), “Somehow, we must stop the carnage on our highways Attention to the road matters.”center_img Humboldt hockey team back in playoffs 11 months after deadly bus crash Cardinal noted that Sidhu had a clear view of the intersection yet failed to see five signs or the bus.“It is baffling, and incomprehensible, that a professional driver, even one with little experience, could miss so many markers over such a long distance,” she wrote in her decision.Read the judge’s full sentencing decision for the truck driver in the Humboldt Broncos crash https://t.co/XVHlnDhYzZ pic.twitter.com/VgOPOCufwg— CBC Canadian News (@CBCCanada) March 22, 2019In a statement (per ESPN), Humboldt Broncos president Jamie Brockman said, “This past year has been extremely difficult. Having this legal matter settled and the sentencing complete is a big step in the healing process for the survivors, grieving families, our organization and the community of Humboldt and surrounding area. The sentence is subject to varying opinions but what is important is that Mr. Sidhu plead guilty, has shown remorse and has remained accountable for his careless actions.”last_img read more