GREAT WEEK HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT “You’re only two days away from another crisis, so it’s important we keep our feet on the ground,” McClaren said. “We’ve not turned the corner … we want to be (like) this every week and that only comes on a platform of hard work, attitude and commitment and discipline.” A week after a miserable trip to McClaren’s Newcastle, Liverpool were facing a second successive loss. Although Jordan Henderson put Liverpool ahead at Anfield, Craig Dawson quickly scored an equaliser in the first half for West Brom and Jonas Olsson put the visitors ahead in the 73rd. But Henderson set up Origi to score from outside the area just when the Midlands club seemed set to take all three points. “Maybe the crowd was disappointed, but they didn’t let us feel it,” Klopp said. “We were all in the game, we were all concentrated to get this one point at the end and it felt like three. I know it’s only one, but it felt like three and in this moment there was an explosion (of emotion).” LONDON (AP): As title-chasing Arsenal completed back-to-back wins with ease, it took other Premier League games to provide a double-dose of late drama. Newcastle were facing ending another weekend in the relegation zone until Ayoze Perez stunned Tottenham in the third minute of stoppage time to win 2-1 at White Hart Lane. Liverpool, which lost last weekend to Newcastle, left it even later at home to West Bromwich Albion, with Divock Origi recovering a 2-2 draw in the sixth minute of stoppage time. The optimism which surrounded Juergen Klopp’s arrival as Liverpool manager two months ago has been substituted with a realism. Liverpool are five points adrift of Manchester United, which held on to fourth place despite losing at Bournemouth on Saturday, and nine behind provisional leaders Arsenal. Olivier Giroud converted an early penalty for his 50th Premier League goal, before Mesut Ozil set up Aaron Ramsey to sweep in another as Arsenal beat bottom-place Aston Villa 2-0. It was goalkeeper Petr Cech’s 169th clean sheet in the Premier League – most achieved with Chelsea – matching David James’ record. Although Arsenal’s stay at the top could be brief if Leicester beat ailing champions Chelsea, the win at Villa Park capped a good week when the odds were defied to book a place in the round of 16 in the Champions League. “I was a bit anxious today because we had given a lot on Wednesday night (at Olympiakos) and we came back very, very late,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “I knew that Villa was fighting to survive … it was a controlled performance and a great week for us. Don’t worry. I had as well a few bad weeks already. So sometimes it balances a little bit.” It’s been a good four months for north London counterpart Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs. They had not lost in the League since the opening day of the season until running into a resilient Newcastle, which ended the 14-match unbeaten run. Perez beat Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at his near post as the full-time whistle loomed, after fellow substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic had cancelled out Eric Dier’s first-half headed opener for Tottenham. “In the second half, every time we had the ball we started to make some mistakes and we give them the possibility to a right to a goal,” Pochettino said. “I think the first person that was responsible of the defeat is me.” With Newcastle out of the drop zone and up to 15th – above Chelsea – the pressure is off Steve McClaren for now.
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Pat Ferris won the Baldonnel time trial, Thursday night, with a time of 25:10 minutes. Roger St. Jean was second at 26:24 and Sandy McDonald third at 27:25.Richard Wood was 4th at 28:15, Kathryn Fairweather 29:31, Rod Lewis 29:45, Dean Lowry 31:24 and Russ Wilson 31:49.Colter Young was 25th in a hot and humid Stage 1 in the Tour of Belize, with 4 more stages to go.Advertisement – Advertisement -Gord “The Hammer” Harris will try for his second Penticton Ironman Triathlon. He completed this event back in 2006.The Blizzards at home will travel to Teepee Creek, near Grande Prairie, for a Challenge Cup road race. The event starts at 2 pm – please note the time change – at the Rodeo Grounds parking lot.For more information check out:www.ferrisfastcycles.com