Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 02:37:37 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter
BREAKING NEWS:

Chelsea win English Premier League title

By Agency
05th-May-2015       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »


 Chelsea were crowned English Premier League champions for the fourth time after securing an edgy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.
After coming from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 in midweek, Jose Mourinho's side knew that three points at Stamford Bridge would secure a first title since 2010, reports the goal.com
Palace manager Alan Pardew - who masterminded one of Chelsea's two top-flight defeats this term while in charge of Newcastle United - urged his team to make Mourinho and co wait to pop the champagne corks.
And the visitors put in a spirited display throughout, but were undermined when James McArthur felled Eden Hazard in the penalty area on the stroke of half-time.
Hazard saw the resulting spot-kick saved by Julian Speroni before nodding home the rebound, and it was fitting that the PFA Player of the Year - so instrumental in Chelsea's success this season - should get the goal that earned Mourinho his third Premier League crown.
Chelsea were not at their best in a nervy second half but, like they have all season, got the job done to seal the title with three matches to spare.
And the Stamford Bridge faithful chanted Mourinho's name as they celebrated a second trophy this term following their League Cup success in March.
Mourinho had a simple 10-word message in his programme notes: "Three more points to be champions. Let's do it together."
Chelsea had to show that united front to guard against an enterprising opening from Palace as the hosts struggled to muster much in front of goal.
Juan Cuadrado - drafted in as a late replacement for Ramires who pulled out in the warm-up - flashed a 30-yard strike over the crossbar, before Palace had tentative claims for a penalty turned down when Jason Puncheon's deflected shot struck the arm of John Terry.
A spot-kick was awarded at the other end shortly before the break, though, when Hazard was tripped by McArthur after a darting run into the box.
The Belgium star saw his weak penalty saved by Speroni, but he headed in the rebound to ease the tension around Stamford Bridge.
Keen to protect their lead, Chelsea lowered the tempo after the break - Branislav Ivanovic and John Obi Mikel both missing with long-rang efforts.
Palace did little to threaten an equaliser, although Puncheon's fizzing 30-yard shot drifted just wide and their willingness to play on the front foot made sure Chelsea could not relax.
Thibaut Courtois, a spectator in the Chelsea goal for most of the game, proved his worth to deny Wilfried Zaha from close range, while Willian skipped past two challenges and shot narrowly wide at the other end.
But it mattered little, as Mourinho and his players celebrated jubilantly at full-time.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Back Page »

Thousands of devotees attend the Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, prayers at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital, seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of Bangladesh and unity of the Muslim Ummah.


Editorial »

Eid-ul-Fitr is not celebration in the midst of killer corona, observe safety guidelines


EID Mubarak! The nation will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr either on Sunday or Monday (subject to sighting of the moon) after the   month-long fasting but there is hardly any mood or environment for celebration in the people amid the surging outbreak of coronavirus.The two months lockdown has rendered the poor people ...

City »

Members of Bangladesh Air Force engaged in removing uprooted and broken trees in the cyclone Amphan-hit areas. The snap was taken from Bhasanchar, Patuakhali on Friday.


.

Sports »

China`s Wang Qiang enjoying time without professional tennis


Agency :Chinese tennis player Wang Qiang, world No.29 in women's singles, told media on Thursday that she is enjoying the days without professional tennis."To be honest, I feel quite good to be able to sit back during this period of time after having traveled and played over many years to ...

Editorial »

Official orders cannot force proper treatment at hospitals


THE Health Ministry issued a warning in the last week of March that no government or private hospital could refuse to provide treatment to any patient from now on. Later, on April 4, the Health Minister said that the government would take stern actions, including cancelling licences, if private hospitals ...

City »

Samajtantrik Chhatra Front formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday demanding enhancement of allocation in health and research sector.


.

Editorial »

Private teachers` suffering should be paid heed to


With no salaries, the majority of teachers at private schools, colleges, and universities suffer in silence before Eid. This socially respected group cannot ask for help to the government or NGOs, not can stand in front of OMS or TCB truck for buying staples and kitchen essentials at a subsidised ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaking at a meeting of the National Disaster Management Council from her official residence Ganabhaban through video-conference on Wednesday to review the preparations to face cyclone Amphan.


Sports »

Williams sisters stretch it out with yoga treat for fans


Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she's "feeling better than ever".Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports-owners ...

Sports »

Papon trashes resumption of cricket in near future


Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon on Wednesday dismissed outright any idea of cricket's resumption or touring Sri Lanka in near future, arguing that the country's current situation doesn't let them to discuss this issue as of now."There is no discussion in this regard [when the cricket will ...

Editorial »

Avoid power trap from unused overcapacity in power sector


Study report by a US based energy consultant firm said as reported by a Dhaka based national daily on Tuesday that the government plan to add more power generation capacity by installing big coal- and LNG-fired power plant will create substantial overcapacity in power sector soon much beyond what we ...

City »

Bangladeshi Envoy to Maldives Rear Admiral Nazmul Hasan handing over medicine and medical safety equipment for Bangladeshi physicians and health workers living in Maldives at a ceremony held on Tuesday on behalf of Bangladesh Navy with a view to tackling coronavirus.


.

Sports »

Kohli says father refused to bribe way into team


AFP, New Delhi :India captain Virat Kohli has told how his late father refused to pay a bribe to get him into a Delhi state junior team when he was a teenager.The world's top ranked one-day batsman did not identify who had demanded the bribe but said he was rejected ...

Business & Economy »

Saidur Rahman, Superintendent of Police of Gopalgonj District on behalf of NRB Bank Ltd, distributing essential foods among under privileged and ultra-poor people at the bank's Gonapara Branch premises on Tuesday. Gopalgonj Sador Upazila Mayor Kazi Liakot Ali, Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Shahidul Islam and the bank's Head of Gonapara Branch Arifuzzaman, among others, were present.


.

Back Page »

RMG workers block road at Mansurabad in Chattogram on Monday, demanding full payment of their arrears.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news