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					                                                                                                                                                                                                     ARAB TIMES, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012                               56


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                                                                                                                                          Sports
                     12:30 rugby championship ................................. osn sport 2
                     13:00 japan vs new zealand world cup ..... aljazeera sport +1
                     14:20 combat league ................................... extreme sports
                     15:00 nrl premiership ........................................ osn sport 2
                     18:00 ufc ultimate fighter ................................. osn sport 2
                     20:00 wwe smackdown .................................... osn sport 2
                     21:45 malaga vs palathanaikos ................. aljazeera sport +3
                     21:45 braga vs udinese ............................ aljazeera sport +7




Everton stun United in opener
                     Fellaini ruins Van Persie debut
LIVERPOOL, Aug 21, (AFP): Robin van Persie suffered a losing start
to his Manchester United career as Marouane Fellaini gave Everton a
surprise 1-0 win at Goodison Park.
  Van Persie, who joined United from Arsenal for £24 million last week, was forced to
watch the opening 68 minutes from the substitutes bench before coming on 11 minutes after
Fellaini’s goal.
   But the Dutch forward was unable to inspire a United comeback and Everton deservedly
chalked up a fine win in their first match of the Premier League season.
   Belgium international Fellaini had already been denied by the woodwork before heading the
                                                                   winner, while Everton mid-
                                                                   fielder Leon Osman hit the
                                                                   crossbar as David Moyes’
                                                                   side dominated a toothless
                                                                   United from start to finish.
                                                                      Van Persie’s decision to
                                                                   snub champions Manchester
                                                                   City in favour of a move to
                                                                   United has renewed opti-
                                                                   mism at Old Trafford that
                                                                   they can wrestle the title back
                                                                   from their local rivals this
                                                                   season.
                                                                      But Ferguson’s team will
                                                                   need to improve on this errat-
                                                                   ic display if they are to win a
                                                                   20th English league crown.
                                                                      Although Van Persie start-
                                                                   ed his United career on the
                                                                   bench due to a lack of match
                                                                   sharpness, there was one new
                                                                   face in United’s line-up in the
                                                                   shape of Japan midfielder
                                                                   Shinji Kagawa, the £12 mil-
                                                                   lion signing from Borussia
                                                                   Dortmund.
                                                                      Kagawa was impressive at
                                                                   time, but it was Nani who
                                                                   went closest to opening the
Manchester United’s Dutch goalkeeper David de Gea                  scoring for the visitors, the
(left), clears the ball from the Manchester United’s Serbian       Portuguese flashing a long-
defender Nemanja Vidic (right), and Everton’s British              range effort narrowly wide in
defender Phil Jagielka (center), during their English              the 23rd minute, before
Premiership football match at Goodison Park in Liverpool           Wayne Rooney was denied
                         on Aug 20. (AFP)                          by Tim Howard’s out-
                                                                   stretched hand from a free-

   EPL Results/Standings                                                      SOCCER
                                                                    kick six minutes later.
  LONDON, Aug 21, (AFP): English Premier League result                 However this was anything
  on Monday:                                                        but one-way traffic.
  Everton                    1 Man United          0                   Everton, partly responsible
     Played Sunday                                                  for United’s title downfall
  Man City                   3 Southampton         2                                                   Manchester United’s Portuguese midfielder Nani (left), vies for the ball with Everton’s Croatian forward Nikica Jelavic during their English Premiership
                                                                    last season after coming from                                                football match at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Aug 20. (AFP)
  Wigan                      0 Chelsea             2
     Played Saturday                                                4-2 down to draw 4-4 at Old
  Arsenal                    0 Sunderland          0                Trafford in April, caused
  Fulham
  Newcastle
                             5 Norwich
                             2 Tottenham
                                                   0
                                                   1
                                                                    Ferguson’s          make-shift
                                                                    defence all kinds of problems                                                            Real face Barca in Super Cup
  QPR                        0 Swansea             5                before half-time.
  Reading                    1 Stoke               1


                                                                                                       Vilanova, Mou go eye-to-eye
  West Brom                  3 Liverpool           0
                                                                       With Rio Ferdinand out
  West Ham                   1 Aston Villa         0                with a groin injury, Michael
                        Standings                                   Carrick stood in at centre-
                  P W        D      L GF    GA Pts                  back alongside the returning
  Fulham          1    1      0     0    5    0    3                Nemanja Vidic, back in the
  Swansea         1    1      0     0    5    0    3                team after a long-term cruci-      MADRID, Aug 21, (RTRS): Tito
  West Brom       1    1      0     0    3    0    3                ate knee ligament injury. But      Vilanova was still Pep Guardiola’s
  Chelsea
  Man City
                  1
                  1
                       1
                       1
                              0
                              0
                                    0
                                    0
                                         2
                                         3
                                              0
                                              2
                                                   3
                                                   3                the ease in which Fellaini         Barcelona assistant when he hit the                                      Tokyo hopes parade to boost bid
  Newcastle       1    1      0     0    2    1    3                glided past the England inter-     headlines last August after Real
  Everton
  West Ham
  Reading
  Stoke
                  1
                  1
                  1
                  1
                       1
                       1
                       0
                       0
                              0
                              0
                              1
                              1
                                    0
                                    0
                                    0
                                    0
                                         1
                                         1
                                         1
                                         1
                                              0
                                              0
                                              1
                                              1
                                                   3
                                                   3
                                                   1
                                                   1
                                                                    national before striking the
                                                                    woodwork in the 14th minute
                                                                    made uncomfortable viewing
                                                                                                       Madrid coach Jose Mourinho jabbed
                                                                                                       him in the eye during a touchline
                                                                                                       scuffle in the Spanish Super Cup.
                                                                                                                                                    Suspended players appeal penalties
  Arsenal         1    0      1     0    0    0    1                for Ferguson.                         Twelve months on he has replaced          SEOUL, Aug 21, (Agencies): Four            Coach Sung Han-Kook and                other possible breaches.
  Sunderland      1    0      1     0    0    0    1                   In addition, United keeper      his good friend in the Barca hot seat        South Korean badminton players           assistant coach Kim Moon-Soo                The       Japanese      Olympic
  Southampton 1        0      0     1    2    3    0                David de Gea made four             and returns to face his tormentor this       who were suspended for trying to         have received lifetime bans from         Committee (JOC) reportedly spent
  Tottenham       1    0      0     1    1    2    0                excellent stops to deny            time as coach in the first leg of the        throw matches at the London              coaching. Kim appealed the ban           40 million yen ($500,000) to
  Aston Villa     1    0      0     1    0    1    0                Steven Pienaar twice before        2012 edition at the Nou Camp on              Olympics have appealed their             while Sung accepted his penalty.         parade new Olympic medalists for
  Man United      1    0      0     1    0    1    0                                                                                                penalties, the Badminton Korea             Eight women’s doubles players          the first-time ever — in open-top
  Wigan           1    0      0     1    0    2    0                half-time, while Leon Osman        Thursday (2030 GMT).
                                                                    and Leighton Baines also suf-         Holders Barca arrive as King’s Cup        Association said Tuesday.                                                         cars and buses over a 1-km (0.6-
  Liverpool       1    0      0     1    0    3    0                                                                                                   The body said the players —                                                    mile) stretch of Tokyo’s upmarket
  Norwich         1    0      0     1    0    5    0                fered frustration at the hands     winners and it is a first chance to          Jung Kyung-Eun, Kim Ha-Na, Ha
                                                                                                                                                                                                        OLYMPICS                      Ginza area.
  QPR             1    0      0     1    0    5    0                of the Spanish keeper. De          measure up Vilanova’s side against           Jung-Eun and Kim Min-Jung —                                                          The parade was also aimed at
     Note: Standings read as Played, Won, Drawn, Lost,              Gea’s stop from Osman’s            the league champions, with tensions
  Goals For, Goals Against, Points.                                                                                                                 have contested a two-year sus-           from South Korea, Indonesia and          leveraging Tokyo’s 2020 bid after it
                                                                    powerful shot-on-the-turn          between the Spanish giants eased             pension proposed by the associa-         China were disqualified for trying       lost out to Rio de Janeiro in the
                                                                    was the pick of the saves.         since last year’s low point.                 tion’s disciplinary committee.           to lose matches, in dismal scenes        campaign for the 2016 Summer
                                                                       The second half started the        A mass brawl between players at              The committee plans to make its       that have prompted an investiga-         Games, with low public support
Spurs sign Adebayor                                                 way the first period ended —
                                                                    with United under the cosh
                                                                    and looking rattled at the
                                                                                                       the end of the 2011 second leg result-
                                                                                                       ed in three red cards while television
                                                                                                                                                    final decision on Wednesday.             tion into players and coaches for        cited as a reason for the defeat.

                                                                                                       images of Mourinho’s attack on
from Manchester City                                                back.
                                                                       Osman was denied by the
                                                                    underside of the bar after a
                                                                                                       Vilanova led to harsh recriminations.
                                                                                                          Mourinho was eventually given a
                                                                                                                                                  the irrepressible Lionel Messi who
                                                                                                                                                  netted twice and had numerous
                                                                                                                                                  chances to complete a hat-trick.
                                                                                                                                                                                            of finding the back of the net against
                                                                                                                                                                                            Real and looked particularly sharp as
                                                                                                                                                                                            Barca produced a high-tempo per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Messi told Barca TV.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “The dressing room are still hungry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for titles. I want to win everything we
                                                                                                       two-match Super Cup ban, and
LONDON, Aug 21, (RTRS): Tottenham Hotspur have signed               sweeping 49th minute move.         Vilanova one game for his retaliatory        The World Player of the Year, who       formance full of attacking menace.          play for, like Tito. It’s tough but we
striker Emmanuel Adebayor from Premier League champions                But the outstanding             gesture, but both punishments have         scored an incredible 73 goals in all        “The team still has the same philos-      will try.” Messi’s and Barca’s snappy
Manchester City on a permanent deal, the London club said on        Fellaini broke the deadlock in     since been lifted by federation presi-     competitions last season, has a knack     ophy and style as with Guardiola,”          display contrasted with that of Real’s
Tuesday.                                                            the 57th minute after rising       dent Angel Maria Villar.                                                                                                         and their leading scorer Cristiano
   The Togo international scored 18 goals in 37 appearances for     above Carrick to meet Darron          Mourinho, who had refused to                                                                                                  Ronaldo at the Bernabeu.
Spurs last season on loan at White Hart Lane.                       Gibson’s corner and plant a        apologise to anyone but Madrid fans                                                                                                 Albeit against stronger opposition,
   The clubs were reported by British media to have agreed a        powerful header beyond De          for his actions, calmed the waters ear-                                                                                          Real were slow to get into their stride
deal last month for the 28-year-old, who had been earning           Gea. That sparked movement         lier this month by saying he was                                                                                                 while a quiet Ronaldo failed to fire a
about 170,000 pounds ($268,300) a week at City.                     on the United bench and the        wrong.                                                                                                                           single shot on target.
   No financial details of the transfer fee were available but      moment all United fans had            Vilanova has also sought to put the                                                                                              “I am not yet 100 percent but I hope
media reports put its value at five million pounds.                 been waiting for — van             incident behind him as he takes up the                                                                                           to get back to top form soon,” said
   Adebayor joined Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal          Persie’s debut — finally           baton from Guardiola who swept up                                                                                                Ronaldo.
from Monaco in early 2006 and moved to City in 2009 in the          arrived in the 68th minute         14 trophies in his four years at the                                                                                                His Portuguese international team
first wave of big-money signings by the Manchester club’s           after Tom Cleverley had been       helm.
Qatari owners.                                                      denied         an                     Barca made a flying start to their                                                                                                         SOCCER
   But he fell out of favour when Roberto Mancini replaced          equaliser by                       league campaign with a 5-1 mauling
Mark Hughes as City manager. He had a loan spell at Real            P h i l                                                                                                                                                             mate Pepe is a doubt after suffering a
                                                                    J a g i e l k a ’s                 of Real Sociedad on Sunday, gaining
Madrid in early 2011 before joining Tottenham for the 2011-12                                          an immediate advantage over arch-                                                                                                hefty blow to his head in a collision
campaign.                                                           goalline
                                                                    clearance.                         rivals Real Madrid who drew 1-1 at                                                                                               with Iker Casillas and having spent
   “I am pleased to be signing for Spurs on a permanent basis                                          home against Valencia.                                                                                                           Sunday evening in hospital as a pre-
after finally agreeing my departure with Manchester City,”             Van Persie
                                                                    showed flash-                         Vilanova’s league debut as coach                                                                                              caution having momentarily lost con-
Adebayor told the club website (www.tottenhamhotspur.com):                                             was made all the sweeter by striker                                                                                              sciousness.
   “It may have taken longer than expected but I am delighted       es of what he
                                                                    is capable of,                     David Villa’s return from an eight-                                                                                                 Mourinho’s men won on their last
to be back at Tottenham. I really enjoyed my time here last sea-    yet he was          Fellaini       month injury layoff due to a broken                                                                                              visit to the Nou Camp when Ronaldo
son and I am hoping we can achieve great things together            unable to inspire his team-        leg to score the fifth goal of the night                                                                                         struck the decider for a 2-1 La Liga
again.”                                                             mates as United lost their first   as a substitute.                                                                                                                 triumph that effectively wrapped up
   Uncapped Dutch defender Alexander Buttner completed his          game of the season for the            Spain’s all-time leading scorer is      Tunisian Chief of staff, General Rachid Ammar (center), poses with                    the title in April.
move from Vitesse Arnhem to Manchester United on Tuesday,           first time since Eidur             still short of match fitness and is        Olympic silver medalist Habiba Ghribi (right), and Olympic champion,                     Although Barca held the edge in
signing a five-year contract with the Premier League club.          Gudjohnsen’s goal secured          unlikely to start on Thursday, a simi-     swimmer Oussama Mellouli (left), in Tunis on Aug 21. Habiba Ghribi won                the ‘clasicos’ under Guardiola, Real
   The 23-year-old left back becomes United’s second recent         Chelsea a 1-0 win in 2004.         lar scenario facing new signing Alex       silver medal in the 3000m steeplechase while Oussama Mellouli won the                 have only lost once under Mourinho
Dutch acquistion following Robin van Persie’s move from                                                Song.                                      men’s 10km swimming marathon during the London 2012 Olympic                           in their last four visits to Catalunya
Arsenal last week.                                                   See Also Pages 54 & 55               One man who will start, though, is                                   Games. (AFP)                                             across all competitions.


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