Wisconsin Men’s Hockey Team has gone through a rough patch as of late.After a disappointing series against Penn State University and Michigan State University, the Badgers were determined to obtain a decisive win against No. 1 Notre Dame at the United Center Sunday. Notre Dame had come away victorious in the three previous meetings between the two Big Ten opponents this season.In the first period, UW Defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk opened the game with his second goal of the season. From then on, the game was all Wisconsin.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin dominates during East Coast weekendThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team found success out East after winning against both No.13 Boston College and Merrimack. Read…Trent Frederic scored a short-handed goal, followed by a Seamus Malone power-play one-timer goal to extend Wisconsin’s lead to 3-0 at the end of the second period.Finally, Linus Weissbach and Sean Dhooghe contributed two goals late in the third period to cap off a sweet 5-0 win against Notre Dame.Goaltender Jack Berry was solid at net stopping forty shots (a career high).According to head coach Tony Granato, Berry played a key role in the win.“Goalie was great, it starts in the net. I thought right out of the gate, this was solid for us, gave us a lot of confidence. We were able to solve their goalie a bit tonight, which has been a challenge all year for us,” Granato said.Granato looked back at the season series against Notre Dame and noted this win did not differ all that much from the last three games against the Fighting Irish. But it came down to a few key plays the Badgers were able to capitalize on.With only eight games left in the season, the Badgers need to step up their game to have any hope for a berth in the NCAA tournament. Though Wisconsin decisively beat top ranked Notre Dame the Badgers placed 18th in the rankings as of Jan. 23.Wisconsin will try to keep their playoff hopes alive when they play against No. 14 Penn State this Friday at 8 p.m. at the Kohl Center.
Christian Eriksen opened the scoring 1 It was a miserable evening for Spurs as their awful record in Belgium continued, when they were beaten 2-1 by Anderlecht in Europa League Group J. Spurs have never won in Belgium and the loss also spells the end of their month-long unbeaten run, after going without defeat in their four matches since they were beaten in the League Cup by rivals Arsenal. Spurs had a lively start as Christian Eriksen opened the scoring and they pressed for a second. The flow of the game was turned as Anderlecht grew into the contest and were level through Guillaume Gillet. Spurs lost their shape and quality on the ball and Stefano Okaka won it with just over 15 minutes remaining. Pochettino’s men looked defensively poor defending set pieces, something Eddie Howe may look to exploit when his Bournemouth side host Tottenham on Sunday.Harry Kane was rested and dropped to the bench by the Pochettino, who handed summer signing Clinton Njie a first start since his transfer from Lyon.Spurs were without attackers Nacer Chadli (ankle ligaments) and Son Heung-min, who is could be absent for another three weeks.After Anderlecht’s attacking start saw Hugo Lloris nearly caught out in the opening 30 seconds, Spurs found a breakthrough inside four minutes. Kara Mbodji’s clearance luckily rebounded off a team-mate into the path of Dane Eriksen, who was through on goal and he coolly dispatched.The Spurs playmaker looked in the mood in the opening stages at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, and he nearly added a second within minutes as his well-struck free-kick was deflected just past the post.After a poor start, Anderlecht were back on level terms as Gillet scored his second goal in three Europa League appearances. The right-back controlled a bouncing ball on the edge of the box before lashing it home on the volley past Hugo Lloris and it gave the Belgian side the momentum.Erik Lamela had the ball in the back of the net following a bursting run by Jan Vertonghen, but Spurs’ record buy Lamela was in an offside position and his goal was ruled out.Spurs nearly conceded before the break as Imoh Ezekiel led a pacey attack, with Vertonghen making a decisive lunge to block the Nigerian’s cross.Andros Townsend showed his threat from the right as he came inside his marker, curling a shot across goal from 12 yards, just edging past the far corner.The Jupiler Pro League outfit showed the attack in their ranks when they had good chances early in the second half, Ezekiel going close at the near post after sloppy play by Mousa Dembele. After Njie had been booked, he had since committed another foul and the Spurs boss acted quickly, substituting the player and introducing England forward Kane. Lloris punched a fizzing shot clear and Kane’s influence on the game was soon evident. The 22-year-old showed good strength and awareness to get goalside of his marker and, from a tight angle, attempted to slide the ball low past Silvio Proto, who saved well. The home side snatched a deserved win with less than 20 minutes left to play. Frank Acheampong made a run behind Keiran Trippier on Spurs’ right-hand side, before squaring the ball across goal for Okaka to stab home from close range.Lloris was on hand in the final minutes to brilliantly deny Dennis Praet, but it made no difference as Spurs failed to find an equaliser. Elsewhere in Group J, Monaco were 1-0 winners at home to FK Qarabag and Spurs slip to joint second, level on points with Anderlecht.
London: Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is “100 percent sure” that the club has the right structure in place and says money is available to strengthen his struggling squad.United are 12th in the Premier League table, just two points above the relegation zone and 15 adrift of league leaders Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s clash with their fierce rivals at Old Trafford. The club’s hierarchy and recruitment under executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has come in for severe criticism but Solskjaer has described that as “an insult” as he looks to the future.”I’ve got a three-year contract now so of course (we are) planning long-term,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “If you lose a game you don’t wait for a call to be given assurances but we have started out a plan and a recruitment plan is in place.”I am 100 percent sure from my time here that the structure is right because it’s always the manager that has the final say.”I know people have said stuff about our recruitment but it’s almost like an insult to the recruitment office, the scouts and us as professionals — me and (assistant manager) Mick (Phelan), the staff. We make decisions on the players we want to have and who’s available and then it’s the negotiations.”United spent £145 million ($185 million) in the summer on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, but Solskjaer said more funds were available for the right “ready-made” players.”The money is there and I’ve been looking at players,” Solskjaer added. “We were close to a couple of players but they weren’t right.”The money is there to strengthen in January, in the summer, and we are planning, we are looking, we are finding our targets, but just before the transfer window ended no, they weren’t there, the ready-made players.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballManchester Unitedole gunnar solskjaerPremier League First Published: October 17, 2019, 7:30 PM IST