More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Sarri has questioned the timing of the fixture, which takes place on Wednesday evening at the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, and has suggested that the game interrupts his side’s preparation for the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29.Sarri, meanwhile, admitted after Chelsea’s goalless draw with Leicester City on Sunday that he is uncertain about his future, despite meeting the club’s season target of securing a Champions League place.Asked if he will be at Stamford Bridge next season, Sarri replied: ‘I think so, but I am not sure.‘I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.‘As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 May 2019 9:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link86Shares SARRI’S RECORD AT CHELSEA GAMES: 62WINS: 38DRAWS: 13DEFEATS: 11WIN RATIO: 61.2% Roman Abramovich ready to sack Maurizio Sarri after Chelsea’s Europa League final Chelsea fans have not warmed to Sarri’s tactics at Stamford Bridge (Getty Images)During several Chelsea matches this season, Sarri’s decisions regarding substitutions have been booed, while fans chanted ‘f*** Sarri-ball’ during the team’s 2-1 win away to Cardiff City on March 31.It’s also claimed that Sarri is ‘not loved’ by Ambramovich and the Italian’s decision to openly criticise the club’s post-season friendly against New England Revolution in the United States has not gone down well with Chelsea’s hierarchy.Abramovich played an integral role in setting up the friendly with New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft with the proceeds of the match going towards 15 organisations that tackle antisemitism. Advertisement Maurizio Sarri’s time at Chelsea could be up in a few weeks (PA Wire)Roman Abramovich is ready to sack Maurizio Sarri after Chelsea’s Europa League final against Arsenal, according to reports in Italy.In his first season in England, Sarri guided Chelsea to third in the Premier League but after losing to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final, the Italian still has the chance to win silverware if his side beat Arsenal in Baku on May 29.Sarri will still have two years left on his contract with Chelsea this summer after joining from Napoli last year.But according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Roman Ambramovich is ready cut short the 60-year-old’s time at Stamford Bridge.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Abramovich’s decision is not based on Chelsea’s achievements this season but are centered around Sarri’s poor relationship with the club’s fans.
Robena Heath “Beanie” Searcy 89, formerly of Madison, Florida, passed away Tuesday July 3, 2018 in Milan, IN.She was born July 22, 1928 in Cross Plains, IN, daughter of the late Harold Heath and Elsie (Haskell) Heath.Beanie worked as a Realtor for many years. She was a member of Madison First United Methodist Church, Madison, Florida. She was active in the Women’s Group at church. She was also a member of the Florida Gideon’s Auxiliary and Florida Farm Bureau. Beanie was a great organizer and was in charge of many of the PTA meals and church functions. Beanie was blessed with the gift of hospitality. She loved to decorate for special occasions. You were always made to feel welcome in her presence, whether at her home or one of the numerous functions that she lovingly organized. She prided herself in cooking and baking, and was known for her Brotherhood Biscuits. Her flower garden was something that she loved and shared with the community and friends. Camellia Flowers were her specialty. Beanie traveled with her loving husband Bob (married for 67 years). They portrayed a dramatic Scripture presentation of “The Sermon On The Mount” at churches and civic organizations throughout the state of Florida. Beanie was an excellent seamstress and made the costumes for the drama. Beanie displayed her faith in all facets of her life using her servant spirit to point to her Savior. Her faith, family and friends were very important to her and she will be missed by all whose lives she touched.Robena is survived by her, daughter, Judy (Late Keith) Mosier of Aurora, IN; brother, Gene (Alice) Heath of Anderson, IN; grandchildren, Alexandria (Carson) McCall of Jacksonville, FL, Rob (Kristin) Searcy of Lee, FL, Sarah (Aaron) Craig of Bloomington, IN, Doug (Natalie) Mosier of Aurora, IN, Rebecca (Cometron) Dever of Columbus, IN; great grandchildren, Chauncey & Amelia Craig, Elliott Mosier, Hannah & soon to be Abigail Dever, Grant & Cameron McCall.. She was preceded in death by father, Harold Heath, mother, Elsie Heath, husband, Bob Searcy, son, Jim Searcy, siblings, A.J. Heath, Ralph Heath, & Margie Cunningham.Friends will be received Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, 9813 Mt. Sinai Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, 9813 Mt. Sinai Road, Friday July 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm with Pastor La Jo Dunbar officiating.Contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card. Visit: www.rullmans.comcy
Press Association The unlucky Tim Howard then diverted in a third in the 69th minute after initially saving Aguero’s penalty. The victory was only City’s third in 13 attempts against Everton, who tasted defeat for the first time in the league under Roberto Martinez. Despite his refusal to confirm that Hart would start following his mistakes against Bayern, City boss Manuel Pellegrini showed faith in the England man while changing more than half his team. Only Vincent Kompany survived from the defence that faced the European champions while David Silva, James Milner and Negredo were also included. Everton boss Martinez was without on-loan Gareth Barry, ineligible against his parent club, and the Toffees missed the midfielder’s calm presence in a frenetic first half. Hart was straight into the action, diving on a ball from Steven Naismith with Lukaku lurking, but it was City who had the best of the early chances. In the fifth minute, Howard pushed a shot from Yaya Toure behind, while two minutes later half the crowd thought the hosts had taken the lead when Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick flew into the side-netting. But it was Everton who made the breakthrough in the 16th minute, and again there were questions over Hart. Defeats by Aston Villa and Bayern Munich had made this a very important game for City and under-pressure goalkeeper Joe Hart, and they responded in style at the Etihad Stadium. Romelu Lukaku put Everton ahead in the 16th minute but Alvaro Negredo equalised a minute later and Sergio Aguero struck to give the hosts the lead just before half-time. A long ball from Phil Jagielka beat the City defence rather too easily and Lukaku broke into the area before placing a shot under Hart’s right hand. The Toffees had no time to enjoy their lead, though, as from the restart City poured forward and Toure played in Negredo, who beat Howard. There was no let-up in the pace of the game, and it was the hosts who were doing most of the pressing. Milner’s deflected cross hit the outside of the near post, while in the 26th minute Aguero missed a clear chance when he shot wide after being played in by the impressive Silva. City were dealt a blow in the 35th minute when captain Kompany limped off to be replaced by Matija Nastasic. The Serbian’s first act was a risky push in the back on Lukaku in the area but referee Jon Moss waved away muted penalty appeals. It had not been Aguero’s day, the Argentinian unusually clumsy in the final third, but he showed the sort of clinical touch for which he is renowned to give City the lead in the 45th minute. Silva was the architect, the Spaniard’s precise pass helping Aguero, who was just onside, beat former City man Sylvain Distin and tuck the ball into the far corner. Aguero could even have had another before half-time after being played clean through by Toure’s chipped pass but Jagielka got back to deny the striker. City were keen to add a third and pressed hard at the start of the second half without creating a real chance. Everton hit their hosts on the break with a fine ball from Ross Barkley putting Kevin Mirallas through but the Belgian’s first touch was too heavy and Hart was able to pounce. Kolarov, who had been having an influential game, was forced off in the 58th minute after suffering a cut to his forehead when he was nudged into a collision with Nastasic by Naismith. City were in the wars, with Pablo Zabaleta also taking a bang that drew blood, but with cotton wool up his nose he returned to the pitch and promptly won a penalty. Seamus Coleman leant into the full-back, who seemed to go down easily, and Everton were furious with Moss’s decision. Aguero stepped up and Howard tipped his shot onto a post but the ball hit the keeper in the back of the head on the rebound and went in. Martinez had sent on Darron Gibson and Gerard Deulofeu for Leon Osman and Mirallas but Everton could not put any real pressure on Hart. City continued to look the side more likely to score and Howard prevented Negredo from making it four with a smart stop before also denying substitute Samir Nasri in injury time. Manchester City ended Everton’s unbeaten record in the Barclays Premier League to finish a difficult week on a high with a 3-1 victory.