Of the 98 teams in Europe’s top-ranked leagues, only one – Manchester City – are still in with a shot of winning each trophy they’ve competed for this season. The fact that we are in April and still able to write that is a remarkable testament to the quality of Pep Guardiola’s side but their place in the Champions League is at risk with Tottenham holding a 1-0 lead heading into tonight’s second leg.It was always going to be tough to get a result from Spurs’ new stadium but the sheer speed and coordination of Spurs’ pressing was immaculate, with Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min clamping anything that moved down the flanks as Dele Alli reduced Fernandinho’s influence.Last week Guardiola, perhaps wanting to keep the tie in the balance until tonight’s second leg, was more conservative than normal, with Kevin de Bruyne dropped and then brought on in the remaining minutes, whilst Fabian Delph played alongside Fernandinho too in what as a rather unusual approach.Tonight will be a much more attacking approach and the market expects home turf to prove all the difference, but things might not be that simple. Last season City went off favourites in the 90-minute market against Liverpool when trying to turn around a 3-0 deficit, took a 2nd minute lead and lost 2-1.This is a different task, as they do not have so much chasing to do, but if Tottenham manage to score once then City will need three goals and whilst if any side is capable, they are, of breaking down this Spurs defence in such a situation it is an extremely tall task – even for Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and David Silva.Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose were all tremendous last week and Hugo Lloris’ penalty save last week (along with another clean sheet since) should give him plenty of confidence after a tough couple of weeks. They will present an intimidating rearguard for City to break down from the first minute tonight.A potential season-ending injury to Harry Kane is a blow, but Spurs have coped without him for long periods of time already this season. There were four Premier League wins without Kane in the team after he was injured against Manchester United, plus a hugely impressive first-leg win against Borussia Dortmund in the last 16. Heung Min-Son scored in four straight games after Kane was injured plus the winning goal last week and with Erisken and Alli in midfield, and the potential for Lucas Moura – who scored a hat-trick against Huddersfield at the weekend – to play on the break is immense.Man City v Tottenham HotspurUEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg20:00 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)APR 2019 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Tottenham 1-0 Manchester CityOCT 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-1 Manchester CityAPR 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-3 Manchester CityDEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 4-1 TottenhamJAN 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 2-2 TottenhamOCT 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 Manchester CityFEB 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 1-2 TottenhamSEP 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 4-1 Manchester CityMAY 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-1 Manchester CityOCT 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 4-1 TottenhamJAN 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-5 Manchester CityNOV 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 6-0 TottenhamCity are absolutely capable of turning this round, but Tottenham are just 13/20 to score with starsports.bet and that will leave City needing three goals. It is hard to see why, in such a specific situation, they are as big as 17/2, but it is impossible to ignore 20/21 on a two goal handicap, which wins as long as City don’t win by more than one.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)5pts SPURS (+2) at 21/20 with starsports.bet1pt MAN CITY 2-1 at 15/2 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 272.22 points(excluding Premier League ante-post, RBC Heritage)
The tallest modular building in the world, a 32-story residential tower, has opened its doors in New York City.There are 363 apartments at 461 Dean, part of a 22-acre development called Pacific Park Brooklyn that ultimately will include 6 million square feet of residential space and 6,430 units of housing. It was constructed at the intersection of Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn next to one of the city’s major transportation hubs.Half of the units at 461 Dean have been set aside for low- and middle-income families, with studios starting at $559 a month (two-bedroom units at $727), according to an article posted at Wired. Affordable housing in New York City is in such short supply that 84,000 people submitted applications for the 181 affordable units this summer. Housing was assigned by lottery.According to the project’s website, market-rate studio apartments start at $2,450; two-bedroom units start at $4,750 a month.The building was constructed to meet the LEED-Silver standard, but the developer did not list any particular energy-efficiency features, such as added insulation or extra measures to reduce air leaks. Teething problems for modular buildingThe building — developed by Forest City Ratner Companies and designed by SHoP Architects — was constructed of modular units manufactured at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and moved to the site by truck. The building was an important test of how modular construction could make urban housing more affordable, Wired said, with Forest City originally predicting it would be ready for occupancy in 18 months and cost 20% less than a tower built conventionally.It didn’t work out that way. Construction ran two years behind schedule as the manufacturer, Skanska, struggled to develop the 960 different modules that would be needed to complete the building. The site itself also posed problems because it was triangular in shape, which resulted in triangular modules and added construction complexity.“In an effort to show modular has endless possibilities, we probably went a little overboard on the complexity,” Roger Krulak, who oversaw Forest City’s modular business, told Wired.As problems mounted, Forest City sued Skanska. Skanska returned the favor by suing Forest City, and Forest City ended up buying the module factory from Skanska. It has since sold the modular operation to Krulak, who founded a new company called Full Stack Modular.Even though the 461 Dean experiment wasn’t as successful as developers had hoped, Forest City CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin said the effort will help others develop complex modular buildings in the future, Wired said.
Manchester United ‘They told me he was 100 per cent’ – Mourinho questions medical staff after Herrera injury Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 07:54 2/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Manchester United UEFA Champions League Sevilla v Manchester United Sevilla The Spain international was an early casualty against Sevilla, and his boss was annoyed having apparently been given guarantees over his fitness Jose Mourinho openly questioned the conclusions of his medical staff after midfielder Ander Herrera was forced off with a “bad injury” despite apparently being deemed “100 per cent ready”.Herrera had missed several weeks of action ahead of Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at Sevilla with a muscular problem, before being thrown straight into the action at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.The Spain international lasted just 17 minutes before appearing to suffer a recurrence of the issue and Mourinho was quick to point the finger at his medical team for saying Herrera was match fit. 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 “I think it is a bad injury,” said the United boss. “He had a small injury that stopped him for the last couple of matches, but the medical team said he was 100 per cent ready for the last Saturday. We didn’t play him to give him more work and protection, but it looks like he wasn’t fully fit.”The medical department gave him fully fit on Saturday. He trained Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and he looked fit.”The way he was playing during the time on the pitch he showed that intensity that is only possible when fit, when you feel fit.”He was pressing a lot, pressing really high. We started game by not giving one inch to [Ever] Banega, pressing really high and Ander was one of them, Scott [McTominay] the other, and you only do that when you feel good.”Then there was the back-heel and that causes a contraction in the muscular area where he had the previous problem and now we have to prove that he was not 100 per cent fit.”Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella was upbeat at full-time, praising the character and performance of his side, though he was left ruing their wasteful finishing.”We had 10 shots on target and 10 corners in the first half,” he said. “We were superior on the pitch, but football is like this.”Not conceding at this stage is crucial. Now we need to score at Old Trafford and I am confident we [email protected]: “It has been an incredible night that could have been even better”https://t.co/ZghTBQNWsM#vamosmisevilla #UCL #ThisIsSevilla pic.twitter.com/an6CQw6N2S— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) February 21, 2018″I am proud because the team has shown both quality and character. We had to win, and because of this, we are disappointed for the fans that have been incredible tonight.”It has been a great night that could have been even better, but it’s all to play for now.”