Nightmare for David Luiz as Man City thump Arsenal on Premier League return [PHOTOS]

first_imgNot much has changed in the Premier League’s three-month break, which was clear as Man City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal.Kevin De Bruyne remains totally magical and David Luiz still makes mistakes far too often.It was De Bruyne who was City’s inspiration as the top-flight finally returned, slotting away a penalty in between goals from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.But Luiz was Arsenal’s Achilles heel yet again, gifting City their first goal with a dreadful blunder before giving away the penalty for a foul on Riyad Mahrez and getting sent off in the process.However, both the performances of De Bruyne and Luiz were largely forgotten at the end of Wednesday night as City defender Eric Garcia was stretchered off with a seriously concerning injury.After Arsenal lost Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari to injury in the first-half, Garcia received lengthy treatment and players looked on in distress after the Spaniard was knocked out cold by a sickening collision with his own goalkeeper.Ederson came charging out and, with eyes only for the ball, accidentally clattered into his defender and left him motionless on the floor. It was an upsetting end to what was a good night’s work for Manchester City, although they got some help along the way.Arsenal started brightly, but were forced into two early changes when Xhaka and Mari left the field injured.One of the men to come on was Luiz, who misjudged De Bruyne’s cross in first-half stoppage time, allowing Sterling to swoop in and grab his first goal of 2020.Then the Brazilian got his marching orders for tripping up Mahrez, who was through on goal, allowing De Bruyne to slot away the penalty.Garcia’s injury brought a lengthy halt to proceedings, but City weren’t done yet as substitute Foden got in on the act in the dying moments. Source: talkSPORTlast_img read more

Michael Wilbon apologizes for ‘dead wrong’ report on Isiah Thomas and the ‘Dream Team’

first_imgWilbon’s initial comments came on “The Jump” on Monday when asked by Rachel Nichols to describe the reasons Thomas might have been snubbed. As shown in “The Last Dance” documentary series about Michael Jordan’s career, there is widespread belief that Jordan’s feud with Thomas was the main factor in the decision.“Hanging that on Michael Jordan is just inaccurate,” Wilbon contended. “That group of people, I’m going to say nine out of 12, they made it known to whomever that this wasn’t somebody they wanted in their summer camp.”Thomas was a key member of the “Bad Boy” Pistons, and he certainly rubbed some competitors the wrong way over the course of his career. But it’s apparently not true nine members of Team USA vetoed his inclusion in the Olympics. ESPN’s Michael Wilbon apologized to Isiah Thomas on Monday for incorrectly stating nine members of the 1992 “Dream Team” didn’t want Thomas to play with them in the Olympics.Wilbon said the actual figure was “nowhere near” nine people. “Multiple sources reached out to tell me I’m dead wrong to say 9 members of the Dream Team objected to Isiah being on the ’92 Olympic team,” Wilbon wrote on Twitter. “Nowhere near that number objected. My apologies to Isiah for getting it wrong.”Thomas quote-tweeted the apology thanking Wilbon for correcting his remarks.Thank You….— Isiah Thomas (@IsiahThomas) May 5, 2020MORE: Behind the Isiah Thomas-Michael Jordan feudlast_img read more