Man City thrash hapless Arsenal again

first_imgBernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane were on target to inflict a third straight defeat on Arsenal and leave them 10 points adrift of the Premier League top four in sixth place.And a night to forget for Arsenal was complete when £56 million ($79 million) club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw his second-half penalty saved by Ederson.By contrast, City’s cruise towards the title continues unabated despite again not needing to hit the heights of their displays earlier in the campaign to up the pressure on Wenger’s position once more.Sub-zero temperatures and the apathy caused by Arsenal’s display at Wembley on Sunday saw thousands of seats go unoccupied at the Emirates.The lines around the pitch were painted blue ahead of kick-off in case an expected snow shower covered the field.Unfortunately for the home fans that did brave the cold, that was the only novelty on a night of familiar failings from Wenger’s men, who have now lost seven times in 12 games this year.Arsenal had even started the brighter as Ederson prevented Vincent Kompany turning into his own net before Henrikh Mkhitaryan stung the palms of the Brazilian goalkeeper with a drive from the edge of the box.However, they never recovered from the sucker punch of City’s opener on 15 minutes as Sane weaved away from three Arsenal challenges on the left and teed up Bernardo Silva to cut inside onto his favoured left foot and curl into the top corner.That’s my boy: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and striker Sergio Aguero© AFP Glyn KIRKEderson produced two more decent stops from Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey before City showed their more clinical touch in the final third just before the half hour mark.Sane was again involved before Sergio Aguero played in David Silva to slot home at Petr Cech’s near post.City then exhibited their speed on the counter-attack for a third five minutes later as Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker combined to set up Sane to tap home his 12th goal of the season.The third goal was the cue for many of those Arsenal fans who did show up to leave, whilst the delighted travelling City fans taunted Wenger by pleading for the Frenchman to extend his 22-year reign in charge.Aguero was looking for his 200th City goal and should have had it before half-time when his shot from De Bruyne’s cut-back was placed too close to Cech.Arsenal’s anguish was rounded off seven minutes into the second period when Nicolas Otamendi chopped down Mkhitaryan inside the area.Aubameyang took responsiblity from the spot, but the lack of conviction in his penalty reflected Arsenal’s performance as Ederson saved comfortably low to his left.Aguero was made to wait for his double century in City colours by a wonderful save from Cech before the Argentine was handed a rest for the final eight minutes.However, City’s wait for a fifth league title won’t last long with a maximum of just five more wins needed from their remaining 10 games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David Silva celebrates scoring City’s second goal with team-mates. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Manchester City piled more misery on beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a 3-0 humbling of the Gunners on Thursday to open up a 16-point lead at the top of the Premier League.Four days on from crumbling meekly to a 3-0 defeat as City won their first silverware of the Pep Guardiola era in the League Cup final, Arsenal disintegrated once more as the visitors scored three times in the opening 33 minutes in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates.last_img read more

Another beloved LGBTI venue abruptly closes in London

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- The club celebrating Pride this year | Photo: Facebook/Her Upstairs eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) More supportive comments | Photo: Facebook/Her Upstairs… And a worrying trendIn recent years, several LGBTI venues have been closing in London.The Queen’s Head in Chelsea, one of the city’s oldest gay bars, closed in 2016. Another one, the Shadow Lounge, located in Soho, closed the same year.Not long after, both Fabric and Kazbar also ceased their operations.The following year, another bar, Molly Moggs, was set to close before being miraculously saved by London Night Czar Amy Lamé. It re-opened as The Compton Cross.Fortunately, there are still ongoing efforts to save various bars and open new ones.A new 750-capacity gay bar announced its opening in March, while another new dance club is opening on 18 August with LGBTI DJs.GSN reached out to Her Upstairs for further comment.More from Gay Star NewsIconic Manchester gay bar goes up for saleThere is going to be a new gay club opening up in LondonGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Her Upstairs, the queer cabaret, made a Facebook post on Wednesday (8 August) announcing the closure. It advertised itself as ‘open and camp as Christmas every day’.‘It is with great sadness that as of today Her Upstairs is no longer open for business at 18 Kentish Town Road,’ they wrote. It is unclear why the space had to close and the post reveals they cannot explain further for ‘legal reasons’.Her Upstairs’ FB post | Photo: Facebook/Her Upstairs‘We regret that we have had to do this so abruptly and without giving our incredible community a chance to say goodbye to the space,’ the post continues.‘Our queer spaces are so vital, but it’s the people, not the bricks and mortar that make the space. We may be lacking in a physical space but we feel each and everyone of our family with us no matter where we go.‘This is a goodbye for the present but not a farewell.’The post ends with a ‘see you real soon’ note and a video clip of Cher in Burlesque singing the number You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.A hard loss…Comments poured in on the post, with many people expressing their shock and sadness at the news.FB Comments | Photo: Facebook/Her UpstairsIt is, however, heartening to see the outpouring of support for Her Upstairs. It makes it clear why venues like this one are so vital for the community.center_img Yet another LGBTI venue in London is abruptly closing. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This is how we recreated the LGBTI scene in our small cityLondon to get new 750-capacity gay club in heart of cityUK Black Pride is this Sunday and this is why it mattersRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more