Report: Man United 3 Huddersfield 1

first_imgManchester United made it two wins from two under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they saw off Huddersfield Town 3-1 on Wednesday.Goals in each half from Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba sealed a happy return to Old Trafford for Solskjaer, who received a rapturous reception before kick-off.The victory, which followed a 5-1 thrashing of Cardiff City in their first match since Jose Mourinho’s departure, means the Red Devils are back to within five points of the top four having played a game more than Arsenal and Chelsea. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Huddersfield, who got a goal back late on through Mathias Jorgensen, are bottom of the Premier League table and five points from safety.Old Trafford welcomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer! #MUFC #MUNHUD pic.twitter.com/ESOlwy4j8O— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 26, 2018United should have been behind in the first 10 minutes, Terence Kongolo slicing a shot over the crossbar from barely five yards out after a long throw was flicked on by Alex Pritchard.The visitors kept United at bay until 28 minutes in, when Matic tapped in after Victor Lindelof’s header was blocked on the line.Diego Dalot shot wide from a Marcus Rashford cross and Huddersfield threatened to punish that miss with a good start to the second half, in which Laurent Depoitre was denied acrobatically by David de Gea.That save proved pivotal as, three minutes later, United doubled their lead. Juan Mata danced his way into the penalty area and found Ander Herrera, who teed up Pogba to sweep home first time.Pogba added gloss to the scoreline and a super personal display with 12 minutes to go, collecting Jesse Lingard’s pass and bending a sublime low strike past Jonas Lossl from 25 yards out, making Jorgensen’s late tap-in mere consolation. What does it mean? United building momentum under SolskjaerThis was not as slick a performance as United produced at Cardiff, but they largely kept Huddersfield under control and certainly played the majority of the match on the front foot.Back-to-back wins under Solskjaer will only help to boost morale after those tough final few months under Mourinho, and Arsenal and Chelsea will play later on Wednesday knowing that anything but a win will give United hope in their quest to catch the top four.As for Huddersfield, who have lost 13 of their 19 league games this season, their chances of survival are looking increasingly slim.Pogba full of smiles againIn a week in which he released his only emoji app, Pogba put in a performance of undeniable joy. His goals were expertly taken, but his all-round impact was best summed up when he won back possession near his own penalty area and fired a pinpoint 70-yard pass to Marcus Rashford.4 – Paul Pogba has been involved in four goals in two Premier League games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (2 goals, 2 assists), the same total he had registered in his last 12 games under Jose Mourinho (1 goal, 3 assists). Upturn. pic.twitter.com/BzQA8KEHZo— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2018Fred needs to find his feetDespite a new manager, Fred still seems to be struggling in this United side. Another performance with one too many errors lasted only 53 minutes.Key Opta Facts- Solskjaer is just the fifth man to win both of his first two league matches in charge of Manchester United, after TJ Wallworth, Matt Busby, Dave Sexton and Mourinho.- Huddersfield have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 15 away games against United in league competition (45 goals conceded).- United have not lost a home league game on Boxing Day since 1978-79 (0-3 versus Liverpool), winning 15 and drawing three since.- Huddersfield are only the fourth team in Premier League history to lose six matches in one calendar month (Norwich in April 1995, Wimbledon in April 2000, Leicester in April 2001).What’s next?United host Bournemouth on Sunday, a day after Huddersfield travel to Fulham. read morelast_img read more

UN tourism forum opens with call to capitalize on potential of industry

In an address to the 19th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), taking place in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Ms. Migiro said tourism has become one of the world’s most important economic sectors.In one third of developing countries, tourism is the principal export sector, and the industry has remained resilient in the face of the global economic crisis, she noted.”There is little doubt that responsible tourism has tremendous capacity to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” she said, referring to the series of globally agreed targets, such as halving poverty, halting environmental degradation, improving maternal health and ensuring universal education, all by 2015.Ms. Migiro, who is Tanzanian, said she had seen for herself the benefits that tourism can provide ever since she grew up in a village on the slopes of the renowned Mount Kilimanjaro, close to the Serengeti plains and the Ngorongoro Crater.”Over the years I have seen how tourism has helped to change the face of this majestic landscape. Luxury lodges, paved roads and, yes, jobs. People from around the world have seen the wonders of my country — indeed the larger African continent — as well as its rich and diverse array of traditions and cultures. We have built bridges of understanding and appreciation. This is the great power of tourism.”The Deputy Secretary-General said that, despite the economic power of tourism, international donors and development finance institutions had not yet made the industry a priority area for either funding or engagement.”Nor is it high on the agenda of our sustainability policies. Let us work to change this so we can unlock the potential of tourism? I urge you to advocate on behalf of tourism’s potential to create jobs, attract foreign exchange, investment and know-how and stimulate local economies.”She stressed that tourism will only continue to prosper if it conforms to values such as freedom, equality, tolerance, respect for nature and respect for human dignity. 9 October 2011Calling on governments, donors and international financial institutions to “unlock the potential of tourism,” Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today hailed the industry’s ability to create jobs, stimulate economies and overcome poverty. read more