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Wales 1-1 Croatia: Ryan Giggs says Euro 2020 qualifying point vital

Wales 1-1 Croatia: Ryan Giggs says Euro 2020 qualifying point vital

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Media playback is not supported on this device Wales manager Ryan Giggs says the hard-fought point earned against Croatia could "prove vital" to his side's bid to qualify for Euro 2020.Gareth's Bale's excellent equaliser just before half-time held the group leaders to a draw in a bad-tempered game which saw eight players booked.Wales remain fourth in Group E and they are relying on Slovakia to drop points if they are to qualify. "I am pleased with the performance and the character we showed," said Giggs."It was a very physical game."We were against a very good side who...
Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal: Aubameyang earns Gunners a point

Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal: Aubameyang earns Gunners a point

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Manchester United and Arsenal played out a grim stalemate at Old Trafford that provided compelling evidence to illustrate just how far away from a Premier League challenge both clubs are.In a disappointing encounter that was a pale shadow of their mighty clashes of years gone by, Scott McTominay gave Manchester United the lead at the end of an attritional first-half with a rising drive from the edge of the area.Arsenal equalised just before the hour courtesy of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's cool finish. It was originally ruled out for offside but the video assistant referee confirmed the striker had been played onside by Harry Maguire. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno excelled for Arsenal with fine saves ...
Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to run £2.9bn over budget

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant to run £2.9bn over budget

Business
French power company EDF said the new nuclear plant it is building at Hinkley Point C will cost up to £2.9bn more than thought.It raised its estimate for the project, in Somerset, to between £21.5bn and £22.5bn, blaming "challenging ground conditions".It also said the risk of the project being 15 months late had risen.The firms constructing the new plant, not taxpayers and customers, pay the bill for the increase in costs."This is clearly bad news for nuclear new build prospects in the UK, particularly in light of recent record low offshore wind prices," said Investec analyst Martin Young.Cheap windBecause of the way that the project is being funded, taxpayers and customers will not foot the bill for the increase in costs - EDF and its partner on the proj
Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham: Arthur Masuaku sent off as visitors earn point

Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham: Arthur Masuaku sent off as visitors earn point

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Aston Villa moved out of the relegation zone by drawing against a West Ham side who finished with 10 men after Arthur Masuaku's red card.Masuaku was dismissed with 23 minutes left after picking up two bookings.Before that, the game's major talking point saw Anwar El Ghazi clash heads with Villa team-mate Tyrone Mings, although no action was taken. Villa's John McGinn had plenty of the game's better chances, forcing Lukasz Fabianski into two saves.Both sides had frantic attacks late on, with penalty shouts at both ends, but neither could find the decisive touch.El Ghazi and Mings clash 'put to bed at half-time'Collisions and red card the name of the game ...
’60 years to save Venice’: Crumbling city at ‘point of no return’

’60 years to save Venice’: Crumbling city at ‘point of no return’

World
It's 6am in St Mark's Square, a time when this place is at its majestic best.This is Canaletto's Venice. Beyond the palaces, the rising sun glistens on the water of St Mark's Basin. And then the spell is broken. A massive cruise liner cuts across my view.It's a week since the MSC Opera crashed into the jetty a few hundred metres from the square. It was an incident which locals here had predicted would happen. Image: A cruise ship recently rammed into a tourist boat in Venice. Pic: Venice Fire Service Almost universally, the people of Venice have complained about the presence of cruise ships so close to their lagoon city. Advertisement "We knew it would...