City took full advantage of Arsenal’s midweek 2-2 draw at Southampton to thump Spurs at White Hart Lane and move a point ahead at the top of the Barclays Premier League. Afterwards, Spurs manager Tim Sherwood hailed Manuel Pellegrini’s men as “the best team on the planet”. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger understands why “on fire” Manchester City are winning all the plaudits, but believes on another day they would not have romped to a 5-1 victory at Tottenham. Wenger, though, feels the final scoreline does not tell the whole story. Spurs had a goal from Michael Dawson – which would have levelled the match at 1-1 – disallowed, before City benefited from a controversial penalty award at the start of the second half. The assistant referee ruled that defender Danny Rose had fouled Edin Dzeko, but replays showed Rose had touched the ball and on Friday the red card he was shown was rescinded. City managed 24 shots and 66 per cent possession, but Wenger believes the match could have gone in a different direction. “Everybody speaks of course that they had an impressive win, and a great quality game as well at Tottenham, but if you analyse it well this game could have turned,” said Wenger. “All the turning points went in their favour. If they had not, then you are not sure they would have won the game.” With City hosting third-placed Chelsea on Monday night, Arsenal could go back to the top of the table if they beat Crystal Palace on Sunday. Wenger challenged his men to focus on their own performances rather than worry about what City might produce. “At the moment they are on fire, but I believe we have just to focus on our own run because if you look at the schedule if we are consistent we have a good chance to do it,” said Wenger. “You cannot speculate on any weakness in Man City in the coming months, so let’s focus on us and our strengths. “I believe we can (win the title) if we keep the consistency and manage to win the big games – one of them will be Man City at home, and of course that will be very important.” Press Association
An 8-year-old boy’s family is planning to sue the Key West Police station and other parties after their child was placed in handcuffs and taken to a juvenile detention facility during an incident at his elementary school.According to the report, authorities were called to the school in December of 2018 when the 8-year-old punched his teacher in the chest after arguing with her about sitting properly in the cafeteria.Authorities were called to the scene where one officer then attempted to place the child in handcuffs.Bodycam video footage now posted on Twitter, shows one of the officers asking the child “Do you know where you’re going? You’re going to jail.”The officer then tries to put the child’s hands into restraints, however, when he realizes the child’s hands are too small, he asks the child to place his hands in front of him and walked him outside.“This is very serious, OK? I hate that you put me in this position that I have to do this,” said the officer. ” The thing about it is, you made a mistake, and now it’s time to learn from it and grow from it right? Not repeat the same mistake again, OK? ”The child was then taken to a juvenile justice facility where he was booked on a felony battery charge, however, the charges were dropped after the family fought them in court.Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump who is representing the family says the situation was not handled correctly.“We want to know who thought this was appropriate?”Crump also noted that the boy is a special needs student which everyone is aware of and that he does not pose a threat to anyone.“He simply was having a mental illness crisis because of his disabilities that have been well diagnosed,” he said. “Everybody at the school knew about his mental illness. He was on medication, but yet, the system still wanted to criminalize this little boy of color.”The family is now planning to sue the officers involved, school officials, and the Monroe County School District, and the City of Key West.
The Cowboys had been linked to safety Earl Thomas earlier this offseason before he signed with the Ravens. They’ve also reportedly visited with Eric Berry.Dallas finished 2018 with a 10-6 record and advanced to the divisional round of the postseason, where it fell to the Rams. Cowboys, Rams to play preseason game in Hawaii Related News The Cowboys continue to look for help in their secondary.Dallas will meet with safety George Iloka on Friday, according to a report from NFL Network, which cites an unidentified league source. Robert Griffin III returns to Ravens to back up Lamar Jackson The #Cowboys are hosting former #Vikings and #Bengals safety George Iloka for a visit tomorrow, source said. They’re still looking to add in the secondary.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 21, 2019The 28-year-old defensive back tallied 16 total tackles and forced a fumble in 16 games for the Vikings in 2018.Iloka was originally selected by the Bengals out of Boise State in the fifth round of the 2012 draft. He has registered nine interceptions in 99 career games.