A THUG who ran onto the pitch and punched the Aston Villa captain mid-game has been jailed after a judge slammed the "totally unacceptable" attack. Here's everything we know about the bizarre interruption and how Jack Grealish reacted to the assault. What happened to Jack Grealish? A Birmingham City fan ran on to the pitch just ten minutes into a game against Aston Villa on Sunday, March 10. The intruder, Paul Mitchell, charged into Villa captain Jack Grealish him and punched him before officials wrested him off the pitch. Grealish, 23, sat on the St Andrew's turf before being helped up by players from both teams and was able to continue - later scoring Villa's winning goal in the 67th minute. A statement by the footballer read: "Jack Grealish was shocked and scared because if this person was brazen enough to get onto the pitch, what else could he do?" The Football Association said it "strongly condemned the incident", adding it would be "working with the police, the relevant … [Read more...] about What happened to Jack Grealish and why did Paul Mitchell punch him at the Birmingham City vs Aston Villa game?
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With this level of tenacity Tottenham Hotspur are not out of the Champions League. Not yet. They sit with nothing from two games, already a daunting six points behind Barcelona and Inter Milan in Group B but they showed reserves of resilience to almost come back. But it was too much to ask against Lionel Messi. At times they were schooled by him even if Spurs kept going, kept trying and now have a double-header against PSV Eindhoven to claw themselves back into contention. Messi had said that this competition was his priority this season and he played like that. He was simply unstoppable, involved in all the goals, scoring twice and striking the post twice. It was a mesmeric Messi masterclass. Without Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Serge Aurier, all injured, Spurs were stretched and those sinews strained even further within two minutes as Barcelona claimed the lead. Spurs were cut apart with Sergio Busquets finding Messi who had the time and space to … [Read more...] about Lionel Messi destroys Tottenham with one of the great Champions League displays
Bristol City have two points fewer than they did after 10 rounds of games last season or the year before. But there is perhaps greater hope that Lee Johnson's squad has the strength in depth and nous to do better then the club's 11th placed finish in the last campaign. October sees some five Championship matches for the Robins with the game at the New York Stadium first up. Here's how our Bristol City reporter Gregor sees the next month of fixtures going. Rotherham, Weds 3 Oct (a) The Millers have had some decent results at home, such as beating Millwall and Derby in their last six league games, but now could be a good time to face Paul Warne's side who have several injury worries and are unable to field Zak Vyner. The recent games on the road against Wigan and top-of-the-table West Brom were close affairs so we tip City to get something on Wednesday night. Draw Sheffield Wednesday, Sun 7 Oct (h) The Owls await City back at Ashton Gate at the weekend with another match taking place … [Read more...] about Predicting City’s October vs Hull City, Stoke, Brentford
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Friday morning from Manchester. The Playbook summer tour has arrived on home soil. BREAKING THIS MORNING: Australia has a new prime minister-designate after Theresa May’s old pal Malcolm Turnbull got knifed by his own party. Turnbull has been under mounting pressure over sluggish poll ratings and narrowly survived a leadership challenge earlier this week. But in the early hours of this morning, his opponents regrouped and this time successfully voted him out. However the man who led the putsch, hardline Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, then failed to win enough support to become PM. Instead, Australia’s new leader will be 50-year-old Treasurer Scott Morrison. Stay up to date: The Guardian live blog has the latest. DRIVING THE DAY BOMBSHELL IN SCOTLAND: Alex Salmond heads to court today after denying accusations of … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook: Good morning from Manchester — New Aussie PM — Salmond bombshell
England vs India, third Test: scoreboard 6:33PM CLOSE: England 23/0 (Cook 9* Jennings 13*) need 498 to win Seeing as England couldn't last a session earlier in this match, you'd have to say that it is unlikely they can survive six, but we shall have to see. Brilliant ton from Kohli set this up, and it should be an enjoyable day tomorrow. Thanks for following, we will be back in the morning for day four. 6:31PM OVER 9: ENG 23/0 (Cook 9* Jennings 13*) Cook sees that out. Testing over to bring to close a testing nine over session. Still, England have got through to the close. 6:27PM OVER 8: ENG 23/0 (Cook 9* Jennings 13*) After a front foot no ball, Umpire Erasmus has a word with Ishant for running down the pitch. Ishant responds by producing a screamer from around the wicket to Jennings.. Keaton has a nibble at it. He's living dangerously. Now he tries a cross -batted forcing shot … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli’s ton sets England 521 to win, before Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings deny India early scalp