Maiden goal against Club Brugge, my unforgettable outing for Man Utd – Ighalo

first_img The 30-year-old made his way into the starting XI in a Europa League match against the Belgian side at Old Trafford after playing as a second-half substitute in his first two outings for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. Ighalo marked his first start by breaking his duck in the 34th minute, thanks to Juan Mata’s assist which doubled United’s lead in the encounter. The ex-Nigeria international contributed four goals with an assist before the suspension of football, and he recalled the experience. “It’s a great memory and it was a dream come true. Starting your first game and scoring your first goal at the same time, it’s something you’ll always cherish in your life,” Ighalo told the club website. “In the years to come, I’ll look back at my first start for the team and my first goal.Advertisement Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo has chosen his maiden start and goal for Manchester United against Club Brugge as one game he will always cherish in his life. Loading… Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone “The atmosphere in the stadium was mad, the fans were singing and supporting the team. They were supporting me and singing my name and that gave me more courage and more spirit to fight, to score even more. I’m very happy about that. It’s going to be in my head forever.” After settling for a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Manchester United progressed to the next round with a comfortable 5-0 victory at home. “It was a great game, and we won 5-0 after the away game when we drew 1-1,” Ighalo added. read also:Ighalo reveals the three Man Utd legends he’d love to play with “Coming home to Old Trafford, we knew we needed to win that game for us to go into the next round. We started so well, we were pressing up high and tried to attack from start to finish. It was a great display from the team – 5-0 in the Europa League is not easy.” They thrashed Austrian club LASK 5-0 in the first leg of their Round of 16 fixture with Ighalo scoring a goal and creating another behind closed doors on March 12. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Rules committee chair Rick Byrd discusses proposed shot-clock reduction

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 15, 2015 at 3:58 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse The NCAA rules committee proposed a bevy of changes Friday afternoon, with an overarching goal of improving scoring and pace of play in college basketball.One of the proposals is to cut the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds, a change that Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has vouched for in the past. And while Boeheim has been clear in wanting a 24-second shot clock that mirrors the NBA, shaving off five seconds is a step in that direction — even if it’s just an experiment.“I don’t know whether I should say this or not, but I told the guys in the room that if this is the rule for the next two years, there’s nothing in concrete that says that college basketball doesn’t find out that this isn’t a good thing and you go back to 35 seconds,” said  Rick Byrd, the chair of the NCAA rules committee and head coach at Belmont, on a teleconference Friday.“I don’t think you have to keep going down if it’s not right for the game.”Of all the rule changes — which also included provisions to timeouts and the restricted-area arc, among other things — the shot-clock change was the most talked about on the teleconference. Byrd called the shot-clock discussions “the most compelling time” in his four years on the committee, and that committee members had varying opinions on the shot clock.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textByrd also said that a survey saw 60 percent of coaches in favor of reducing the shot clock, which had some bearing on the final proposal.“We don’t think it’s going to cause a huge bump,” Byrd said of how the shot clock could affect scoring and pace of play. “We think it’s part of the puzzle that helps us get the game headed in the right direction.”On the call, Byrd responded to the possibility that teams use a full-court press to make half-court possessions even shorter. He said the committee discussed the possibility of team’s using “soft presses that slow the ball down,” and that’s when he admitted that this change may not prove to be a long-term solution.As for going as low as 24 seconds — which Boeheim firmly called for in October — Byrd addressed a question of why the NCAA doesn’t try and model itself after the leagues its players are aspiring to play in. Byrd was steadfast in maintaing college basketball’s own identity, and said the committee is always looking for ways it can improve.“I don’t think the goal of college basketball is to prepare people for different types of game afterwards,” Byrd said. “College basketball has its own identity, and I think part of what we tried to do was draw from the good rules of other associations at times and borrow those rules and use them, and we looked at a lot of them.“… college basketball is a great game and there are a whole lot of people who like it better than any other form of basketball.”After a year filled with heavy scrutiny, a proposed change to the shot clock and other areas of play hope to keep it that way. Commentslast_img read more