Four-star Mbappe helps PSG break 82-year-old record

first_img“Fantastic, incredible. It was super hard in the first half, it was a crazy match,” PSG coach Tuchel told Canal+.A Neymar penalty gave PSG a ninth-minute advantage, but Presnel Kimpembe was sent off just after the half-hour mark to give Lyon hope.Bruno Genesio’s side threw away their man advantage, though, as Lucas Tousart was dismissed, and after missing a string of chances, the sensational Mbappe capped an virtuoso display by scoring four times in 13 minutes to seal history for PSG.The capital-city giants, bidding for a sixth title in seven seasons, are already eight points clear of second-placed Lille at the top of the table, with Lyon five points further back in sixth.Lyon endured the worst possible start to the match, as star man Nabil Fekir was forced off injured in the seventh minute, and the hosts were awarded a spot-kick just seconds later.Mbappe raced to reach a loose ball, and visiting goalkeeper Anthony Lopes needlessly charged off his line to bring down the teenager.Neymar stepped up and sent Lopes the wrong way with a stuttering run-up to score his 11th goal of the season.Lyon responded well, though, with veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon having to shovel a Memphis Depay free-kick over the bar, before Di Maria was fortunate not to concede a penalty for handball.The reigning champions thought they had got lucky again when Kimpembe was only shown a yellow card for a nasty tackle on Tanguy Ndombele, but with the young midfielder lying stricken on the ground, a video review resulted in the centre-back’s punishment being upgraded to red.But Lyon shot themselves in the foot on the stroke of half-time as Tousart tripped Mbappe inside the PSG half and was given a second yellow card.OL should have equalised early in the second period, but Maxwel Cornet contrived to miskick with the goal at his mercy.Cornet, who came on for Fekir, almost scored in bizarre circumstances shortly after, as a Silva clearance ricocheted off his back and bounced back off the base of the post.– Eight-minute hat-trick –Mbappe almost put PSG out of sight three times in the space of five minutes — powering clear after Cornet’s unwitting effort and drilling against the far post, seeing Lopes dive at his feet as he ran through one-on-one, and shooting too close to the Lyon ‘keeper.But the World Cup-winner’s persistence finally paid off in the 61st minute as he latched onto the ball inside the area after Neymar had burst forward, turned his man and smashed the ball in off both posts.Confidence was coursing through PSG, and the floodgates opened as centre-back Marquinhos drove into the box and squared for Mbappe to stab in his eighth goal of the campaign.Neymar soon sent the 19-year-old bearing down on goal yet again, and Mbappe lofted the ball into the net to complete an incredible eight-minute hat-trick.He was not done there, though, as he pounced to slam home his fourth with 16 minutes left after Neymar had seen a low shot blocked.– Monaco crisis intensifies –Radamel Falcao and Monaco have made a disastrous start in Ligue 1 having finished second last season © AFP / VALERY HACHEEarlier on Sunday, 10-man Monaco slumped to a fifth defeat in nine Ligue 1 matches as former PSG outcast Hatem Ben Arfa earned Rennes a 2-1 victory with his first league goal since April 2016.Leonardo Jardim’s Monaco, runners-up to PSG last season, remain winless since the opening weekend and above the automatic relegation spots only on goal difference.Elsewhere, ex-Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic saw his Nantes side beaten 3-0 at Bordeaux on his return to French football, while Kostas Mitroglou and Florian Thauvin scored as Marseille climbed to third following a 2-0 victory over Caen.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mbappe was in unstoppable form as he put four goals past a stunned Lyon © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATPARIS, France, Oct 8 – Kylian Mbappe tore Lyon to shreds on Sunday with four goals as a 5-0 thrashing at the Parc des Princes saw Paris Saint-Germain set a new French top-flight record of nine straight wins to start a season.Thomas Tuchel’s Ligue 1 leaders broke the 82-year-old record of eight consecutive wins set by Olympique Lillois in 1936, having equalled the mark with their 3-0 victory at Nice last weekend.last_img read more

COURTS HEARS HOW 70 YEAR OLD FORMER LECTURER ‘ATTACKED RETIRED GARDA’

first_imgA 70 year old former Letterkenny Institute of Technology lecturer has been accused of attacking a retired Garda after a meeting.John Riney is accused of kicking and punching former Garda Thomas McNulty when he appeared of Milford before Milford District Court yesterday charged with assault on May 5th last year.The court heard how the former Garda and a number of other men were leaving a meeting at the Integrated Rural Development (IRD) office when they heard a loud bang outside. When they looked outside John Riney was calling out Mr McNulty’s name while standing beside his car.Mr McNulty asked another man Aidan Cannon to close the door but seconds later Mr Cannon found himself in a headlock by John Riney.Mr McNulty tried to separate both men but Riney then attacked the retired Garda, striking him in the face and kicking him in the shins.He then shouted at Mr McNulty, made derogatory remarks about his wife and continued to abuse him.When Gardai arrived, it was claimed that Riney continued to abuse Gardai and even kicked Garda Brendan O’Connor.Mr Riney, who denied all charges, represented himself and cross-examined Mr McNulty calling him a liar throughout the case.Judge Paul Kelly told Mr Riney to stick to the fact but the former lecturer insisted all his questions were relevant to the case.“You decided to go ahead with this trial and I warned you that I will be cross-examining all these Gardai and that is what I will be doing.“Now please do not be interrupting me,” he said to Judge Kelly.Judge Kelly reminded Riney that he was the judge and did not have to take orders from anyone in the court.Mr Riney made a number of allegations which led Judge Kelly to demand that he stick to the facts.After a number of hours, Judge Kelly said he had no option but to adjourn the case an allocate a special sitting of the court on November 29th.EndsCOURTS HEARS HOW 70 YEAR OLD FORMER LECTURER ‘ATTACKED RETIRED GARDA’ was last modified: October 11th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:John RineyMilford District CourtThomas McNultylast_img read more