Walker-Peters and Dier struggle but Sessegnon shines on full Tottenham debut

first_imgTottenham coach Jose Mourinho says they are not dwelling on 7-2 Bayern defeat ahead of next match Bayern Munich comfortably defeated Spurs in the final match of Group B, but Ryan Sessegnon provided a crumb of comfort for the travelling fans this evening.Tottenham’s hosts completely dominated proceedings from start to finish, with Jose Mourinho’s side struggling to string attacks together.4 Ryan Sessegnon was unfazed on his Spurs debutCredit: ReutersAnd the Spurs boss will be disappointed with how many of his fringe players struggled to assert themselves on their illustrious opponents.Debutant Sessegnon looked unphased, however, and took his one chance superbly to equalise in the first half.SunSport’s Etienne Fermie runs the rule over how Spurs’s stars performed at the Allianz Arena this evening.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 6Excellent early save to deny Pavard. Mostly good, confident distribution. Couldn’t have done anything about the goals.KYLE WALKER-PETERS – 4Nowhere to be seen as Coman slotted home for 1-0. Given a really tough evening by a combination of Coman, Davies and Perisic.4 Kyle Walker-Peters struggled on his big chanceCredit: ReutersJUAN FOYTH – 6Had plenty of crosses to deal with as Bayern bombarded Spurs from the flanks. Tried to be confident with the ball but was given very few options.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 6Had plenty to do. Defended well but was unable to get Spurs moving forward with his trademark diagonal passes.DANNY ROSE – 5Was always going to be a difficult task up against Gnabry. Stuck to his task admirably but often came out second best against the former Arsenal winger.ERIC DIER – 4Unable to assert himself on the likes of Coutinho and Thiago in the middle of the park. Skipper on the night had a difficult job with Spurs having so little possession, but he will be disappointed.4 Eric Dier was ineffective in the middleCredit: Getty – ContributorMOUSSA SISSOKO – 4Wasted a golden chance when put through down the right channel in the first half. Like Dier, struggled to make an impact on the game. Very few of his trademark bursts with the ball.GIOVANI LO CELSO – 5Booked after a skirmish with Joshua Kimmich. A few nice little passes but was largely unable to make an impact on the game. Was, for the most part, shunted out onto the right hand side and restricted to chasing shadows.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 6Knitted play together nicely when Spurs managed to get into possession in the first half. Lovely pass to set up a Son one-on-one in the second.RYAN SESSEGNON – 7Pace worried Bayern. Fantastic composed finish to equalise for Spurs. Tottenham’s best outlet.4 Ryan Sessegnon was ultra composed to smash home the equaliser for 1-1Credit: AFP or licensorsLUCAS MOURA – 5Valiantly chased and harried but was starved of service. Spurs’ inability to get on the ball restricted the impact that Lucas could have on the game.SUBSTITUTES:Son Heung-min (for Lucas Moura, 65th minute) – Should have done better when twice put through one-on-one. 5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaOliver Skipp (for Giovani Lo Celso, 65th minute) – Looked to hustle and harry the dominant Bayern midfielders and gave as good as he got. 6Victor Wanyama (for Eric Dier, 81st minute) – Forgotten man, just happy to be out there. No time to make an impact. 5Subs not used: Austin, Sanchez, Tanganga, Parrottlast_img read more

Airline employee who stole and crashed Horizon Air plane had Wasilla roots

first_imgRichard Russell’s YouTube channel shows Russell, an airline ground agent. (YouTube screenshot via AP)The airline worker authorities say stole a commercial plane Friday at Sea-Tac International Airport before crashing on a Puget Sound island is a former Alaskan and 2008 graduate of Wasilla High School.Richard “Beebo” Russell, 29, had been a star athlete for the Wasilla Warriors, competing in football, track and field and wrestling, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Russell had been a ground agent for Horizon Air — apparently acting alone in the hijacking — and died in the crash after performing dangerous loops in the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.Matt Tunseth reported on Russell’s Alaska ties for the Anchorage Daily News and spoke to Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove.Listen nowGROVE: When did you first put it together that Russell had connections to Alaska?TUNSETH: Well, I had worked at the (Mat-Su Valley) Frontiersmen newspaper out in Wasilla, so I recognized his name when I heard it. He was a fairly prominent athlete out there.So I knew who he was. I didn’t know him, but it was certainly a name that I recognized. I had watched him play football. He was a big kid. He was fast. He was a pretty good player. He played fullback, runningback for Wasilla. I think he scored six touchdowns his senior year. The kind of energetic, fast, big running back on their football team.GROVE: You talked to some of his former coaches and I want to ask you about that in a second. But what else did you learn about his time in Alaska? I think I read that his family moved to Wasilla when he was kind of young, is that right?TUNSETH: That’s my understanding, and I know that he grew up in Wasilla, at least spent a lot of his time as a kid in Wasilla.He attended both Wasilla High sShool and Teeland Middle School out in Wasilla as well.GROVE: Over the weekend you reached out to his former coaches, and what did they tell you about him?TUNSETH: Yeah. I talked to his former track coach and his former wrestling coach. The wrestling coach, Shawn Hayes, has been there for many, many years. He remembered him as a tough kid; a hard worker is how he was described. Shawn told me that he was shocked to hear that Beebo had done something like this.His track coach, a guy named Gary Howell, has also been at Wasilla for quite some time, and he painted a picture of an outgoing kid somebody who was liked at Wasilla. The way that he sort of described it was this was the kind of kid that you’d give a high-five to in the hallway, even if you didn’t know him. Just a very exuberant, fun-loving, kind of popular student athlete at Wasilla. And he also, like Coach Hayes, described being kind of utterly shocked that be doing anything like this. It was a surprise to everyone at seems.GROVE: His family described him in a statement as a big, gentle guy. We actually have some tape of a sort of press conference from a family friend:MIKE MATHEWS (RUSSELL FAMILY FRIEND): On behalf of the family, we are stunned and heartbroken. It may seem difficult for those watching at home to believe, but Beebo was a warm, compassionate man. It is impossible to encompass who he was in a press release. He was a faithful husband, a loving son and a good friend.GROVE: And Matt, it sounds like you reached out to his family.TUNSETH: We weren’t able to get in touch with any of the family members, and they just elected to handle it with that statement, kind of the same things that I had heard from other people, which was the this seemed very out of character for him, that he they would like him to be remembered for how he lived his life, as opposed to this incident, which was that he was very well-liked, very outgoing, fun guy to be around.last_img read more