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Man City 2-5 Leicester: Pep Guardiola’s side have bigger problems than defence – Darren Fletcher analysis

Man City 2-5 Leicester: Pep Guardiola’s side have bigger problems than defence – Darren Fletcher analysis

Sports
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has got a lot to sort out. His side had an awful afternoon against Leicester City on Sunday and that was as poor as I've seen them play in a long time.It was more than just the fact they conceded some bad goals - what was really worrying was how lost they looked, from front to back.When things have gone wrong for City under Pep in the past, it has been easy to criticise their defence for being unable to deal with counter-attacks or for making individual mistakes.We saw both of those things happen again against Leicester, but I think the whole team has to take responsibility for this defeat - not just their defenders.The players in front of them did not put enough pressure on the ball and got played around too easily. They weren't staying with runners o...
Scientists unlock Alpine trees’ molecular defence

Scientists unlock Alpine trees’ molecular defence

Science
Researchers have found a way to tackle a disease that threatens thousands of hectares of Alpine forests each year.Needle bladder rust causes Norway spruce needles to yellow and fall out, causing a significant reduction in growth.Scientists in Austria have unlocked a natural defence mechanism that the species can use to fend off the potentially fatal pathogen.The findings have been published in the BMC Genomics journal.Disease is one of the major threats facing trees around the globe, especially in a warming world where many organisms are finding themselves living in an environment in which they are under increasing levels of stress.It is widely predicted that invasive pathogens, and the insects that can spread them, are expected ...
UK approves £4bn US takeover of defence company Cobham

UK approves £4bn US takeover of defence company Cobham

Business
The government has approved a US private equity firm's takeover of UK defence and aerospace company Cobham.Advent International made a £4bn offer to buy Cobham in July and shareholders approved the deal in August.Concerns had been expressed that the purchase could undermine national security, and the founding family of the firm said the announcement was "cynically timed to avoid scrutiny".The government said identified security risks had been mitigated.Cobham, which employs 10,000 people, has extensive contracts with the British military and is seen as a world leader in air-to-air refuelling technology. The firm, based in Wimborne, Dorset, also makes electronic warfare systems and communications for military vehicles.Its expertise played a significant rol...
Boxing news: Terence Crawford defence, Teofimo Lopez title shot and Michael Conlan Olympic revenge fight officially announced for December 14 in New York

Boxing news: Terence Crawford defence, Teofimo Lopez title shot and Michael Conlan Olympic revenge fight officially announced for December 14 in New York

Sports
Terence Crawford will defend his world title, Teofimo Lopez will challenge for a world title and Michael Conlan will get his shot at Olympic revenge on December 14 at MSG in New York. The American (35-0) WBO welterweight champion faces mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas, an unbeaten (21-0-1) Latvian who admittedly underwhelmed last time out as he endured a draw for the first time. Getty Terence Crawford stopped Amir Khan last time out “Kavaliauskas is a two-time Olympian and I can’t take him lightly,” Crawford said. “He’s got everything to gain and nothing to lose and that makes him dangerous. I never overlook any opponent, and this will be no exception.” Kavaliauskas replied: “I have prepared my whole boxing career for a fight of this magnit...
Iggy Azalea slips into sheer dominatrix ensemble to celebrate new album In My Defence

Iggy Azalea slips into sheer dominatrix ensemble to celebrate new album In My Defence

Entertainment
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea released her latest album, In My Defence, on Friday as well as new single F*** It Up.The Sally Walker hitmaker performed at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles after the album release in one of her sexiest outfits to date.In an ensemble that gave serious Black Widow vibes, Iggy turned into a latex dominatrix for the night.The musician – real name Amethyst Kelly – slipped into a sheer scarlet bodysuit that hugged her famous curves. Related Articles A red bustier cupped her surgically-enhanced chest, while a matching thong was also visible underneath the bodysuit.Iggy accentuated her trim waist by wrapping a PVC belt around her middle, that was also connected to matching chaps.The bottoms featured plenty of cut-out sections, giving an illusion that Igg...