Stoke loss a low point for Sherwood

first_img They slipped to second bottom thanks to Burnley’s surprise point at Chelsea but only remain in the Barclays Premier League drop zone on goal difference. Sherwood has vowed to keep them up but revealed his disappointment following the defeat. “Yeah, I’m low,” he said when asked if it was one of his lowest moments. “I didn’t think either team deserved to win. You look at the scoreboard and, though you set out wanting to win the game, you think ‘I’ll take that’. You come away with a point, something to build on, and then go away to Newcastle and go again and improve. “We need to improve, we know we need to improve and we need to start improving very quickly.” It was Villa’s sixth straight league defeat and they are winless in their last 11 games despite Scott Sinclair’s opener. It was the Manchester City loanee’s second goal in two games and he insisted the squad are not looking at their perilous position. “It’s very difficult, I don’t know how many points we are off but the thing is we need to get that first win,” Sinclair said. Tim Sherwood has admitted that losing his first game as Aston Villa boss is one of the lowest points of his career. Stoke snatched a late 2-1 win at Villa Park on Saturday thanks to Victor Moses’ injury-time penalty. Ron Vlaar was also sent off for bringing the forward down to compound Villa’s woes. Press Association “We have lost six (in a row) but we can’t keep worrying about stats and what happened last week. We need to kick on, get the next win and hopefully the confidence in the team will get a lift. We have the characters in the squad to push on.” Mame Biram Diouf’s equaliser just before half time allowed Stoke back into the the game and boss Mark Hughes believes the ex-Manchester United striker gives them an edge. “He gives us that threat. His energy and his work rate is without exception,” he said. “I made a little bit of a change late on, I thought he was creating a lot of chances for himself but not giving us that final product. “So I moved Jon (Walters) out to the right hand side and Mame through the middle and that allowed him to threaten. “He was a threat all day long and I think that is the difference for us this year compared to last one when we didn’t have that threat in behind.” And, despite condemning them to defeat, Hughes backed Sherwood to keep Villa in the Premier League “It is not easy. I think they have made a good appointment in Tim. He is a positive guy and that’s what they need,” he said. “He has only just come through the door so he is not going to have a massive impact immediately. “You look at their squad and they have talent. I believe they will be fine.” last_img read more

Video: Eric Dungey involved in sideline scuffle after throwing interception

first_imgSyracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was involved in a scuffle along the Syracuse sideline early in the first quarter against Boston College on Saturday. The Orange’s first possession of the game ended when Dungey lofted a pass down the field to the Eagles’ William Harris.Dungey tackled Harris along the sideline and threw him to the turf. When Dungey got up, he shoved another Boston College defender. Players on both teams surrounded the area and a brouhaha broke out. Also on the play, Boston College appeared to line up offsides but no penalty was called.Following the play, a personal foul penalty was assessed to Dungey and each team received offsetting unsportsmanlike penalties.Below are videos of the event.For Syracuse-Boston College updates, follow our live blog.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Yooo #Syracuse’s QB has marbles! Savage tackle after he throws a pick and then gets up ready to rumble. #Cuse #BC #CollegeFootball pic.twitter.com/UnIAeU7C5x— The PUP List (@ThePUPListBlog) October 22, 2016 Dino’s boys go down swingin biiih #Cuse pic.twitter.com/rTEZV4SYuK— The PUP List (@ThePUPListBlog) October 22, 2016center_img Published on October 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more