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The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Feb 2020



The Northern Territory news Thu 20 Feb 2020

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32 SPORT THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Victory need to refocus on Jets clash MELBOURNE Victory will need to quickly regroup and refocus by Saturday after suffering their first Asian Champions League defeat under Carlos Salvachua on Tuesday night. Victory fell behind after just eight minutes when K League outfit FC Seoul snatched a home lead through Park ChuYoung. The Melbourne side, which travels to Newcastle to take on the Jets on Saturday night, spurned a number of chances. (Its a) disappointing loss because during the first half we had chances, Salvachua told Victorys website .And I think we (had a) good first half. Storm Rouxs injury saw Ben Carrigan called into Victorys defence, while Jay Barnett started in midfield, replacing Anthony Lesiotis. FC Seoul struck through their first genuine chance. Kim Ju-sung powered down the touchline and delivered a cross that skidded through the Victory defence, where Park made no mistake with a lethal left-foot finish. In the 11th minute, Victory spurned a gilt-edged chance. Ola Toivonen put through a ball for Adama Traore, who found himself one-on-one with FC Seoul goalkeeper Yu Sang-hun but failed to connect with his attempted toe-poke. Seven minutes later, Toivonen cut between two defenders then unleashed a cracking attempt, forcing a superb save from Yu. From Migjen Bashas corner, Giancarlo Gallifuoco nodded a header to the back post, where Toivonen put a difficult shot off target. Barnett was replaced by Lesiotis through injury on the half-hour mark. Andrew Nabbout went on a mazy run in the 38th minute but was thwarted, summing up Victorys frustrating opening half. THE loss of Holden in V8 Supercars is massive but the formula will evolve and carry on, Red Bull Racing star Jamie Whincup says. Holden drivers and team personnel preparing for the first race of the season came together in Adelaide yesterday in a show of strength and solidarity, just two days after General Motors announced plans to shut down the car brand by Supercars driving on Sport vows to power forward as it ponders Holden-sized hole TIM DORNIN the end of the year. V8 Supercars officials were blindsided by the shock decision, which casts some doubt over the future of the competition beyond 2020. The red lion will roar around the testing street circuit this weekend in the Adelaide 500 for what could be the last time, and Whincup said he hadnt stopped thinking about the Holden bombshell. It was a sad day to see such an iconic brand decide they were going to pull up stumps by the end of this year, the seven-time V8 champion said. But you evolve. Things move on. While there was a great era of red versus blue thats going to change. Its massive in our world, but you just come back to the fact that theres 600-plus people who lost their job a couple of days ago and so many dealers who lost their job. They just didnt go to work for the pay, they went to work to represent the brand that they believed was the best product in the country. Brad Jones Racing driver Nick Percat echoed Whincups thoughts, describing the loss of Holden as a real shock. My dad, grandad and great-grandad all worked at Holden so its a bit sad for them and for us in the racing community, he said. The Holden-Ford rivalry is what Supercars is all about. But racing is just such a small part of it. All the employ ees of Holden who wont have jobs any more, thats the really disappointing thing. Percat said he wasnt looking too far ahead and certainly not to what he might drive next year. Hell leave that to his team boss. But he admits to having one eye on what could come to pass towards the end of the season. If it comes to the end of the year and youre the last bloke to win in a Holden, that will be very special, he said. Man U fight for Euro League spot PRESS ASSOCIATION MANCHESTER United have thrown open the race for the final Champions League qualification spot in the Premier League by beating fourthplaced Chelsea 2-0. Headed goals from Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire either side of halftime helped United complete the league double over the Blues for the first time since the 1987-88 campaign. The visitors to Stamford Bridge were aided by video assistant referee (VAR) decisions that denied the hosts two goals while Maguire avoided being sent off for a kick on Michy Batshuayi. Seventh-placed United are now just two points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and three behind Chelsea. But it was VAR and its interpretation that dominated the discussion post match. Harry Maguire should have been sent off, thats clear, and that obviously changes the game, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said. (Cesar) Azpilicueta gets shoved so the goal (by Kurt Zouma) should stand. (Olivier) Giroud was a toenail offside and that one I understand. I dont get why they arent looking at the monitor. It should be used. Maguire escaped a booking after he appeared to kick out at Batshuayi. I know I caught him and I felt he was going to fall on me and my natural reaction was to straighten my leg to stop him, United captain Maguire said. It wasnt a kick-out and there was no intent. Martial scored a fine opening goal, flicking a header into the corner from a superb cross from Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Chelsea thought they had levelled the scores on 56 minutes when Zouma headed home from a corner. But his effort was ruled out by VAR for a push by Azpilicueta on Brandon Williams, even though replays showed Fred had pushed the Chelsea defender first. 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