Brighton and Hove Albion 3 West Ham 1: Izquierdo stunner helps see off the Hammers Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 00:56 2/4/18 Getty Images/Steve Bardens Jose Izquierdo scored for a second time this season against West Ham as Brighton and Hove Albion triumphed 3-1 at the Amex Stadium. Brighton and Hove Albion eased their relegation fears as they completed a league double over West Ham with a 3-1 win at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.Chris Hughton’s side recorded their first league win of 2018 thanks to stunning second-half strikes from Jose Izquierdo and Pascal Gross, blowing open the 10,000th Premier League game between two sides looking over their shoulders in the battle to avoid the drop.Glenn Murray had converted a one-on-one opportunity to put the hosts ahead in the eighth minute, only for Javier Hernandez to get West Ham an equaliser before the half-hour mark. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, Izquierdo curled home with his right foot in similar fashion to his effort in Brighton’s 3-0 win over the Hammers last October, albeit this time Adrian – not Joe Hart – was the goalkeeper beaten by the Colombian’s precision finish from the left-hand side.Gross secured all three points with a fine finish of his own in the 75th minute, James Collins’ weak clearance leading to the German firing home his fifth goal of the season from the edge of the penalty area.West Ham’s first defeat in seven games came at the end of a difficult week for the club off the field, after they sacked head of recruitment Tony Henry following allegations he sent messages to an agent saying the club did not want to sign African players.FT: Izquierdo’s stunner and another from Gross secure maximum points for the Seagulls, after Hernandez cancelled out Murray’s opener in the first half. The Colombian’s sublime effort gave Albion confidence to push on and win the game. #BHAFC 3 #WHUFC 1 #BHAWHU pic.twitter.com/mPVE7ZM8Kz— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) February 3, 2018Brighton refused to play the role of welcoming hosts, Murray putting them ahead in the eighth minute with a goal that owed much to both Gross’s throughball and referee Roger East’s excellent decision to play the advantage rule. The official allowed a move to continue after Aaron Cresswell’s late lunge flattened Anthony Knockeart on the halfway line, allowing the ever-alert Gross to put his team-mate in the clear to finish underneath the advancing Adrian.But, just as was the case in the midweek draw at Southampton, Brighton failed to build on an early lead. They were fortunate not to concede when Sam Byram failed to head in fellow wing-back Cresswell’s cross in the 25th minute, sending a tame attempt straight at retreating defender Shane Duffy, but the equaliser arrived soon after from a more likely source of goals. Hernandez accepted Joao Mario’s flicked layoff and, after twice threatening to shoot as he made his way across the penalty area from left to right, eventually let loose a rising drive that ripped into the roof of the net.10,000 – Brighton versus West Ham is the 10,000th match played in @premierleague history. Milestone.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 3, 2018Yet while the Mexican’s effort was impressive, it wasn’t a patch on the goal from Izquierdo that crucially gave Brighton the lead for a second time in proceedings.After a scrappy start to the second half, the Colombian brightened up a gloomy day on the south coast with a sumptuous curling finish that had both the height and accuracy to beat Adrian’s despairing dive and find the far corner of the goal.Any hopes of a second West Ham fightback disappeared when Gross found the target in the 75th minute.Having earlier headed over Ezequiel Schelotto’s cross wide of the target, the German looked far more assured with his right foot as he used two closing defenders as a screen to angle a drive back against the angle and beyond Adrian. read more
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of PSU banks on Thursday to discuss merger-related issues and review their preparedness to execute the process within the stated timeline of April 1, 2020. “Tomorrow’s PSB meeting will take up some of the key issues which relate to passing of low cost of borrowing and NPA settlement, doorstep banking and also the merger execution strategies to be taken up by the merging and anchor banks to iron out glitches,” a source said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Sitharaman along with banking secretary Rajeev Kumar.A This meeting will take place after the general review meeting on follow-up action with respect to RBI rate cuts, introduce repo-rate linked loan products to step up affordable credit that will take place on the same day. One time settlement policy on NPAs will also be discussed including door step banking. Secretary, Financial services, will chair this meeting and the FM will be briefed on this meeting. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostAnother issue on the agenda of Thursday’s meeting could be one-time settlement policy on NPAs, including doorstep banking. Consolidating the 10 banks into four and converting them into ‘NextGen banks’, the Finance Ministry has decided to merge United Bank of India (UBI) and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) with Punjab National Bank (PNB) to give birth to India’s second largest public sector bank after the State Bank of India (SBI). The PNB merger, which will make the bank bigger than Bank of Baroda (BoB), will come into effect from April 1 next year. Besides PNB, Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank will also be merged into one. Union Bank of India will amalgamate with Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank while Indian Bank will merge with Allahabad Bank.
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