Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 dreams fell at the final hurdle as Michal Duris’ extra-time winner sent Slovakia to next summer’s finals with a 2-1 win at Windsor Park.Slovakia had led for most of normal time with the opening goal handed to them by George Saville, whose poor backwards header was pounced upon by Juraj Kucka to fire home from the edge of the box (17).- Advertisement – Image:A total of 1,060 fans were allowed inside Windsor Park for the play-off final Subs: Thompson (6), Whyte (6), Lafferty (7), Boyce (6), Flanagan (5), Ferguson (5).Away Team: Rodak (5), Pekarik (7), Satka (7), Skriniar (6), Hubocan (6), Lobotka (5), Rusnak (7), Kucka (7), Hamsik (6), Mak (6), Duda (5).Subs: Duris (7), Hrosovsky (6), Mraz (6), Gregus (5), Gyomber (n/a).- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Eight minutes into the second period, Stanislav Lobotka became a victim of the hosts’ newfound threat, and from McGinn’s interception, Conor Washington turned in the box before shooting straight at Rodak when he should have levelled.But real chances remained at a premium after that near-miss, including the hosts’ equaliser when it finally came, three minutes from time. McNair found space on the right flank and after reaching the byline pulled the ball to a long queue of players in the six-yard box. However, it took only first man Skriniar to clumsily divert the ball past his own goalkeeper and bring them level.Into extra-time, the game went with Northern Ireland finally enjoying the bit between their teeth, and influential substitute Kyle Lafferty coming close to capping his superb cameo with a goal when glancing McNair’s volley goalwards, but straight at Rodak. How Northern Ireland went so close, yet so farNorthern Ireland have not started games well under Ian Baraclough – they were yet to score the first goal in a game under him – but in front of just over 1,000 home fans, they began at a good tempo.Unable to turn their territory into opportunities, however, Slovakia grew in confidence and increasingly began to cause problems on the flanks. But their goal would owe little to quality, with a mistimed backwards header from Saville pounced on by Kucka, who strode forward to beat Peacock-Farrell. Team newsIan Baraclough’s only change from Northern Ireland’s win over Bosnia-Herzegovina saw the injured Corry Evans replaced by Conor Washington.New Slovakia Stefan Tarkovic made six changes to his side, including a return for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar. Josh Magennis should have tested Rodak with a free header from Paddy McNair’s corner minutes later but misjudged his effort. Only moments before the break, they threatened again, with Stuart Dallas and Niall McGinn both missing the target with wayward efforts in quick succession.As has become increasingly familiar, the only similarity between Northern Ireland’s first and second-half performances was the numbers on their backs – and in harrying and pressing their visitors from the restart, they looked a different prospect altogether. A much-improved second-half performance from the hosts was finally rewarded three minutes from full-time when Paddy McNair’s cross was bundled past his own goalkeeper by Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, which took the tie to extra-time.But some more poor defending allowed a loose ball to find Duris with 10 minutes of the extra half-hour remaining, and after Bailey Peacock-Farrell allowed his shot to beat him at his near post, Northern Ireland could find no way back as their qualification hopes were extinguished in the play-off final. At the other end, with the experienced Craig Cathcart forced off through injury, Tom Flanagan’s decision to step into midfield left the hosts’ backline exposed. Kucka’s ball towards Duris deflected off Evans’ unwitting backside and into the Slovakia forward, who kept his composure to beat Peacock-Farrell’s weak dive at his near post.Evans nearly made amends with one of the final kicks of the game when Jordan Thompson’s glorious cross found him unmarked six yards out. But just as Rodak kept out his poor header with ease, so too did Slovakia see off any hopes of another late fightback to qualify for only their second European Championships finals.Match factsNorthern Ireland have been defeated in extra-time for the first time in their history.Slovakia have won for the first time in 2020, drawing twice and losing three times since beating Azerbaijan last November.Northern Ireland have lost three consecutive home matches for the first time since September 2011-February 2012.Northern Ireland have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 matches, at home to Netherlands last November.Juraj Kucka’s opener was his third goal of Slovakia’s EURO 2020 qualification campaign, the joint-most of any player for the side along with Marek Hamsik and Robert Bozenik. It was his first goal for the national side since October 2019 when he netted against Wales.What’s next?Northern Ireland have a Nations League double header against Austria and Romania coming up before the international break concludes, with both live on Sky Sports.Their visit to Austria is live on Sky Sports Football this Sunday from 7.30pm; Kick-off at 7.45pm. Then see them host Romania in their final group game live on Sky Sports Mix next Wednesday from 7.30pm; Kick-off at 7.45pm. Player ratingsNorthern Ireland: Peacock-Farrell (5), Dallas (6), Cathcart (7), Evans (6), Lewis (6), Davis (6), Saville (5), McNair (7), McGinn (6), Magennis (5), Washington (5). – Advertisement – Man of the match: Juraj Kucka Image:Juraj Kucka put Slovakia ahead at Windsor Park before half-time
26 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Directions1. Cut half of lemon in slices or wedges; set aside. Juice remaining half into large bowl. For slaw, combine mayonnaise and honey with juice; reserve 2 tablespoons juice mixture. Stir celery, apple, and cabbage in to juice mixture in bowl; set aside.2. Sprinkle catfish fillets with 1/2 teaspoon salt and brush with reserved juice mixture. In shallow dish combine cornmeal and chili powder; coat fish with mixture.3. In a 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Cook fish in hot oil 3 to 4 minutes per side until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve fish with slaw and lemon. Makes 4 servings.Nutrition Factsnutrition factsCalories446Total Fat (g)31Saturated Fat (g)5,Monounsaturated Fat (g)8,Polyunsaturated Fat (g)12,Cholesterol (mg)60,Sodium (mg)488,Carbohydrate (g)25,Total Sugar (g)11,Fiber (g)4,Protein (g)19,Vitamin C (DV%)58,Calcium (DV%)5,Iron (DV%)7,Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietRecipe Source: BGH.com 1lemon1/3cup mayonnaise1Tbsp. honey3stalks celery, thinly sliced1Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced1cup shredded red cabbage1to 1-1/2 lb. catfish fillets1/3cup yellow cornmeal1tsp. chili powder Food & DiningLifestyle Crisp Catfish with Apple-Celery Slaw by: – June 6, 2011 Share Share Share Crispy Catfish with Apple-Celery SlawIngredients Tweet
Keshav Tyagi, a sophomore majoring in biology and health promotion and disease prevention studies, will replace Susan Deng as an Undergraduate Student Government residential senator because Deng is studying abroad for the spring semester.Political messaging · Keshav Tyagi responds to emails during his office hours. Tyagi will be sworn in as a residental senator this month if he passes a proficiency exam. – Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanTyagi must take an exam to show he has been sufficiently briefed on USG procedures before assuming office, but will likely be sworn in next week if he passes the exam.As a residential senator candidate last semester, he received the highest number of votes without getting a position. Tyagi was asked to fill the position during the first week of November.“I felt taken aback,” Tyagi said. “I was shocked and also very excited.”According to USG Vice President Logan Lachman, senators are rarely inducted at semester breaks. Senators are usually sworn in at the end of the academic year after they are elected.USG President Monish Tyagi, who is not related to Keshav Tyagi, said changes in officials more often occur in the cabinet, whose members are appointed by the president, but replacing the higher position of senator is not unheard of.“People who run for Senate know it’s for the full year, but students’ circumstances change,” Monish Tyagi said.As a residential senator, the sophomore will act as a spokesperson for students who are not affiliated with a Greek organization and who live in the immediate area of USC. According to Lachman, who runs Senate meetings as vice president, Senators must attend meetings of different clubs and organizations registered with USG, attend Senate meetings, write resolutions, work on legislation and advocate for their constituency.“It’s one of the more strenuous jobs,” Lachman said. “There are a lot of extra hours.”To prepare for this new position, Keshav Tyagi said he shadowed Deng for about a week.The incoming senator said he would like to advocate for transgender students by making bathrooms for transgender students more easily accessible and making services for transgender students more available and accessible.“I would like to focus on transgender awareness and transgender acceptance on campus,” Keshav Tyagi said. “I want the university to integrate transgender friendly policies and to increase awareness because that’s still an area that really needs to be improved.”Tyagi is also involved in the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, the InterVarsity Trojan Christian Fellowship, serves as a peer health educator and works as a multimedia assistant in the music school. He said he looks forward to bringing a new outlook to USG because of these experiences.“I’m hoping that I can bring a different voice to the Senate. I feel like I’m lucky to not have had to do it first semester because I was able to get more immersed in USC and gain a new perspective,” Keshav Tyagi said.