Liverpool draw one of my most special days, says Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described his side’s performance in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool last evening as “one of the most special days in his life”.
Guardiola who has won two Champions Leagues, six domestic titles and four cups in his stellar career said he took as much pleasure from the way City responded to the “sadness” of their midweek Champions League exit in Monaco.
“I am so proud,” he said. “This is one of the most special days of my life.” James Milner converted from the spot to give Liverpool the lead before Sergio Aguero slid home from a Kevin De Bryune cross the level the score.
Elsewhere in La Liga, Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona beat Valencia 4-2 to in a thrilling match to move two points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
In France, Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his goal tally to nine in seven games as leaders Monaco beat Caen. The 18-year-old striker, who has been called up to the France squad for the first time, put Monaco ahead in the 13th minute after a wonderful piece of skill, turning two defenders to score. Monaco are three points clear of Paris St-Germain, who beat Lyon 2-1.
Expect more, midfielder Muguna tells K’Ogalo fans
Gor Mahia new signing Kenneth Muguna has told K’Ogalo faithful to exepcet more from him after opening his scoring account with the lone goal in their weekend win over Zoo Kericho.
The reigning KPL most valuable player announced his arrival at the Green Army with a goal at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday.
“Of course getting your first goal for a new club is such a pleasant thing. I am happy how my settling in has been. Fans should expect more in this campaign,” said the player whose solo strike in the first half handed Zoo their second consecutive loss of the season.
Elisha Barno leads Kenyans in top-podium finish of LA Marathon
Eldoret-born Elisha Barno braved stomach sickness on his way to winning the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday as he added to his growing list of American marathon victories.
Barno battled a queasy unease in his stomach after taking a sports-drink concoction during the race as he clocked 2 hours, 11 minutes, 51 seconds to emerge tops as he made $23,000 (Sh2.37 million) in the process.
He beat the winner of last year’s runners-up of the marathon’s edition countryman Daniel Limo who became the first men’s competitor since 2002 to place in the top three in three consecutive years.
“There was a lot of pain, but I had to stay patient and I had to keep pushing,” Barno said of his decisive move.
A few steps after breaking the tape, Barno was wrapped in a Kenyan flag. That scene took place again and again. Six of the top seven men’s finishers were from Kenya, the lone exception was Peru’s Willy Canchanya, who placed fifth.
Hellen Jepkurgat won the women’s race in 2:34:23, almost two minutes faster than Kenyan Jane Kibii at 2:36:14.
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