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Manuel Pellegrini won't give up hope of Premier League title … 0

Manuel Pellegrini won't give up hope of Premier League title …

Manuel Pellegrini refused to call time on Manchester City’s Barclays Premier League title aspirations despite a goalless draw at Norwich. Pellegrini had said the visitors would need to win at least nine of their remaining 10 games to win the title, so victory at Norwich was a must. But it was Alex Neil’s relegation-threatened side who came closest to scoring as Patrick Bamford hit the crossbar in the first half.

The point was just Norwich’s second in 10 games and the clean sheet was their first since their most recent win, over Southampton at the turn of the year, while City are nine points behind leaders Leicester. “Every time you drop points it can be more difficult, but that will not change my mind,” Pellegrini said. “If you mathematically have a chance to do it, you must always think you can do it. If you ask me before the first game of the season what we must do, we must try to win all the games and we continue with the same mentality. “And at the end of the season we’ll see how many points we can have and in which position we’ll be.” City have not won back-to-back Premier League games since October and now turn their attentions to Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg with Dynamo Kiev before next Sunday’s Premier League derby with Manchester United. “The most important thing now is to be focused on the Champions League game we have to play on Tuesday, to try to qualify for the next stage,” Pellegrini added. “After that we have to play against Manchester United on Sunday and try to win again the three points.” Pellegrini expressed satisfaction with the performance, but, with the exception of Sergio Aguero, his team were disappointing. Aguero was denied by John Ruddy in the first half and felled on the edge of the area in the second, falling into the box, but could not break the deadlock. “We started from the first minute of the game trying to score, but we couldn’t,” Pellegrini added. “We had a very good attitude, very good possession, but we couldn’t create the space that we needed in the last third. “What we normally do in an easy way, today we couldn’t do it.

We normally create space and score goals. Today Norwich defended very well. We tried different ways to create space, but we couldn’t.” Joe Hart appeared to disagree with his manager, saying the visitors did not do enough to win.

He told Sky Sports: “I think myself and John Ruddy could have had the afternoon off today. I don’t think we were good enough to win it if I’m honest.” Graham Dorrans had a good opportunity for Norwich in the second half, but did not hit the target. Norwich boss Neil said: “Unfortunately he didn’t make good contact and it went past the post.” Neil believes Norwich, who are still to play Newcastle and Sunderland at Carrow Road, can avoid the drop. “I didn’t need that performance to strengthen my belief,” the Scot added. “I believe we’re good enough to do it.

What it will do is help the squad and the fans and everybody connected with Norwich. “The amount of effort the players are putting in to stay in this league can’t be questioned and the fans responded. “We need to win games. It’s as simple as that.” On the clean sheet, Neil added: “To be honest, I’d take a 2-1. It’s just one of those where if you’re not going to score, it’s really important you keep it tight at the back. “Our game management, our decision-making in the game was better than recent weeks.” Winger Nathan Redmond went off in the first half and Neil added: “(He) just went over on his ankle.

He just rolled it. “It’s a concern for us because he’s a key player.

We’re hoping it’s not going to be too bad.”

Air show crash pilot had undiagnosed heart problem « Shropshire Star 0

Air show crash pilot had undiagnosed heart problem « Shropshire Star

One of Britain’s top aerobatics pilot who was killed when his plane crashed during a display was suffering from an undiagnosed heart condition, accident investigators have said. David Jenkins, 61, was flying his Edge 360 plane during a media event to launch the Old Buckenham air show in Norfolk on April 22 last year when he experienced problems. A report by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that he crashed after losing control during an “advanced aerobatic tumbling manoeuvre”.

The aircraft entered a spin “at relatively low height” and hit the ground “without any apparent attempt at recovery”, the investigators stated. The AAIB said Mr Jenkins was found to have a “serious and previously undiagnosed heart condition” which “may have affected his judgment”. It is possible he became “incapacitated at a critical stage of the flight”, the report added.

The moment the aircraft began to lose control was caught on camera by a local television crew. Witnesses first thought the manoeuvre was part of the daredevil display until smoke began billowing from the ground. Mr Jenkins was a two-time British advanced aerobatics champion.

He was a member of the Wildcat Aerobatic Team based at Old Buckenham Airfield, near Attleborough, where the event was taking place.

At the time of the crash he was described by friends as “one of the best” and “highly skilled”.

Shropshire flood alerts remain in place « Shropshire Star 0

Shropshire flood alerts remain in place « Shropshire Star

Flood alerts remained in place for Shropshire and surrounding areas today after a night of heavy rain over the Midlands. Flood alerts were in place for Rea Brook and Cound Brook, the Tern and Perry Catchments and the Upper Teme. Across the wider Midlands there were four flood warnings in place and 41 flood alerts at 9am.

A van became stuck at a flash flooding hotspot near the Shropshire border, A van stuck in water almost up to its windows at Trescott Ford. Photo: Elizabeth Woodman The unfortunate white van joins an increasingly long list of vehicles that have become stranded at Trescott Ford, despite road signs warning drivers. Signs next to the ford, near Pattingham, tell drivers to check the water depth before crossing and warn that many vehicles are recovered every year.

Today West Mercia Police issued advice for drivers, warning motorists not to put themselves and others at risk by driving through floodwater: Listen out for local news bulletins before setting off, to keep up-to-date with road closures, flooding and forecasts Stopping distances increase on wet roads.

You should double the distance you leave between your vehicle and the car in front Never try and drive through fast-moving water, such as a flooded ford – you and your car could easily be swept away by the current The depth of water at a ford and its flow rate can change with the weather Be wary of high winds and the extra risks that they may bring In heavy rain, use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced If your windscreen wipers are worn or damaged, replace them to improve visibility in heavy rain Be considerate and take extra care if driving through standing water alongside pedestrians or cyclists Dry your brakes after driving through standing water, by using them gently Even when the rain stops, roads may remain wet and flooded for several days