Arsenal on top of English Premier League

first_img 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.last_img read more

Disney and Lenovo to sell Star Wars augmented reality headset

first_imgRelated Posts Follow the Puck Disney and Lenovo are launching an augmented reality (AR) headset for Star Wars fans. The device, announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, will offer massive ground battles, alongside Holochess, the holographic game Chewbacca and C-3PO play aboard the Millennium Falcon.Hardware details are slim at the moment, all we know is the headset will require a smartphone, similar to Samsung’s Gear VR or Google’s Daydream View.See Also: iPhone 8 may include 3D laser to support AR appsDisney did announce a game for the headset, called Star Wars Jedi Challenges. Players will use a motion controller, shaped like the lightsaber used by Luke and Anakin Skywalker, and Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to fight in the game.We suspect the controller will be similar to a Wii remote, but with all the upgrades to motion sensitivity that have happened in the past decade.The headset has been built specifically for Disney games, and we suspect this could be the start of another lucrative line of hardware for the entertainment conglomerate. Like Infinity, where Disney sold the game and then the collectable figurines, the company could sell the hardware, the games, and then different motion controllers for each game or character.While a launch date has not been set, the Star Wars headset is “coming soon” to Best Buy and Lenovo.com. International sellers were not mentioned. David Curry Tags:#AR#Augmented Reality#D23 Expo#Disney#Lenovo#Lucasfilm#star wars center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more