Friday, September 25, 2020

Backdoor PM Boasts His Grand Coalition to Win Sabah

All eyes on Malaysia’s Sabah state election. 

Two days before Sabahans make their choice, backdoor Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin boasted that a landslide victory is widely anticipated for his grand coalition that he calls Gabungan Rakyat Sabah. 

Tomorrow is D-Day. We have to put our trust in the citizens of the state to do the right thing and cast their votes wisely. 

On Thursday, Liverpool kicked off their EFL Cup campaign when they took on Lincoln City in the third round – where they thrashed the latter 7-2. 

Xherdan Shaqiri unleashed the first of seven Liverpool goals with a brilliant ninth-minute free-kick into the top corner. Nine minutes later, Takumi Minamino curled home from outside the box. In the thirty-second minute, Curtis Jones scored from Divock Origi's cushioned header and four minutes after that, he scored again to give the Reds an unassailable 4-0 half-time lead. 

Liverpool were quick on their feet and Minamino scored a volley seconds after the restart. In the sixty-fifth minute, Marko Grujic drilled home from 20 yards and Origi for the second time smashed home from a Minamino pass in the eighty-ninth minute. 

As Jurgen Klopp told BBC Radio 5 Live: "We played a really good football game tonight. It was easy on the eye”. Of course, a nine-goal fest makes it a very watchable game! 

Also yesterday, Celtic edged past Riga FC to reach the Europa League play-off round. 

They won by a solitary goal when Jeremie Frimpong did a terrific run and crossed for substitute Mohamed Elyounoussi to steer the ball into the net in the ninetieth minute. 

BBC Scotland’s Thomas Duncan had described the game as a painfully one-paced display against the stuffy Latvian champions. Certainly, it wasn’t an easy game for the Scottish champions because they really struggled to create chances. 

Next is Sunday's Scottish Premiership match with Hibernian as Celtic aim to maintain pace with Rangers at the top of the table.

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