Crystal Palace piled further pressure on Leicester City manager Claude Puel on Saturday with a comprehensive 4-1 Premier League win over his team, who have now gone seven games without a victory.Two goals from Wilfried Zaha, another from Michy Batshuayi and a penalty from Luka Milivojevic inflicted a fourth consecutive league defeat on Leicester — their worst run since 2000.But it was the manner of the performance that will have most alarmed Puel, with two goals conceded late on to set sections of the crowd booing.By contrast, 71-year-old Roy Hodgson was in delighted mood as he officially became the oldest ever Premier League manager.Asked on BT Sport how old he felt, Hodgson laughed: “I stopped at 60, anyway – I shall be 60 until I stop working! Age is a number, and it’s really how you feel and how capable you are of doing the job.””I was very pleased with the defending throughout the game really.”https://t.co/t2cODIe3Vz pic.twitter.com/sxWaOQB1mKCrystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 23, 2019Leicester conceded the first goal for the 19th time this season when Batshuayi was hit by James McArthur’s shot, the ball ricocheting past Kasper Schmeichel at great pace. It was the Belgian’s first Premier League goal in 19 months.Although Evans responded with his first goal for Leicester, after 64 minutes, Palace quickly restored their lead with a finish from close-in by Zaha, who was returning from suspension.Milivojevic put the game beyond doubt with a spot kick after 81 minutes after Evans, making an eventful 250th appearance in the Premier League, fouled Jeffrey Schlupp.advertisementZaha added his second goal, and Palace’s fourth, late on after mistakes by Harry Maguire and Schmeichel.Interviewed on television immediately after the game, Zaha appeared surprised when James Tomkins was awarded the man-of-the-match award. Asked to present it, Zaha joked: “Oh wow, really? Okay.”The win put Palace six points clear of the relegation zone as they moved one place and two points behind 12th-placed Leicester.Also Read | Massive opportunity lost for us: Mauricio Pochettino disappointed with Tottenham lossAlso Read | Harry Kane scores on return but Tottenham Hotspur lose to Burnley
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the people’s representatives to keep the areas under their jurisdiction clean.Inaugurating the Puja at Sribhumi, she said the development of an area depends on the efficiency and foresight of the local people’s representative, like councillor, MLA or MP. She congratulated party MLA Sujit Basu for taking up projects to develop vast areas surrounding Lake Town. There used to be massive waterlogging in the area and the infrastructure was also poor. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHowever, over the years, the menace of waterlogging has been eliminated thanks to proper planning. “When one enters the city via VIP Road or New Town, he or she acknowledges the development that has come up in the area. The roads are smooth and brightly illuminated. The bank along Kestopur canal has been cleaned and beautified. We all feel proud when people from other states appreciate and praise our city,” Banerjee said. She said: “When I pass through Sribhumi, Lake Town and their neighbourhoods, I tell everybody to see what Sujit has done to these areas.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee added that though the state government is spending so much money to carry out development projects, the sense to maintain them has not yet been developed. “After you paint a wall or a bridge in bright colours, there will be people who will spit on them. It is unfortunate that the sense to maintain them has not yet been developed,” she said. She urged people to maintain peace and harmony during Puja. “The celebration is for all and we in Bengal welcome the people from other states and communities who come to see Durga Puja,” she said.
Kolkata: A fire broke out at a leather factory at Tyangra on Tuesday morning. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far.Locals and the employees of the factory spotted smoke billowing out of a portion of the factory at around 11 am. They reported the matter to the fire brigade. Initially, around three fire tenders were pressed into action to douse the flames. Two more fire engines later were swung into the operation. The fire fighters had faced difficulties while identifying the source of the fire as thick black smoke covered the entire area. The fire personnel finally detected the source of the fire. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey tried to douse the flames by sprinkling water from outside the room which had caught fire. They later managed to enter the room that almost turned into a furnace. The fire fighters started the cooling process. The incident triggered panic among locals. Some local people took part in the rescue operation. They informed the fire brigade and police. Following the incident police also reached the spot and evacuated the entire area to check any untoward incident. Police and fire officials ensured that none was trapped inside the factory. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe area was cordoned off. The fire fighters brought the situation under control and doused the flames. They faced difficulties in extinguishing fire as the factory is situated in a congested area. Police and fire brigade officials have started a detailed probe into the incident. They are yet to ascertain the exact cause of the fire and the extent of the damage. According to the preliminary investigation, the fire officials suspect an electrical short circuit might have caused the fire. Police said some inflammable materials and chemicals were stored inside the factory. According to the preliminary investigation, police and fire officials suspect that some leather goods might have destroyed in the fire. A detailed probe has been initiated.