In football, PGMOL issued a statement to address the human error which led to a certain goal for Luis Diaz getting ruled out. The Asian Games 2023 saw India win a gold medal in the men’s trap team event, before Aditi Ashok secured a historic silver in the women’s individual golf event. Also, Mats Wilander talked about how he prefers Roger Federer as the GOAT instead of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Read below to learn details about these top stories and other happenings in the sporting world in the last 24 hours.
PGMOL issues statement after a significant human error disallows Luis Diaz’s goal
When Liverpool were down to 10-men in the first half against Tottenham away from home, Luis Diaz put the ball in the back of the net, but the certain goal was disallowed after an unusually quick VAR check, wherein the customary offside line graphic wasn’t displayed. After Tottenham managed to beat a 9-man Liverpool by 2-1 in the Premier League, due to an own goal from Joel Matip in the second half stoppage time, PGMOL issued a statement acknowledging that “a significant human error occurred.”
Gary Neville feels that Manchester United needs a culture reset to right the wrongs
Gary Neville, the former Manchester United player, said on his podcast that the 1-0 loss for the club against Crystal Palace at the Old Trafford in the Premier League, didn’t come as a surprise to him. The 48-year-old also felt that Manchester United needs a culture reset if they have any hope of righting the wrongs at the club.
West Ham opted not to sign Jesse Lingard due to his lack of fitness: Reports
West Ham, who are flying in the top half of the Premier league, reportedly didn’t sign Jesse Lingard at the start of the 2023-24 season, due to his lack of fitness. After leaving Nottingham Forest at the end of last season after his contract expired, the 30-year-old had trained with West Ham, but now, he is doing the same with the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittifaq, with a potential of securing a contract there.
Some major results in football are as under:
Premier League 2023-24
Aston Villa 6-1 Brighton
Manchester United 0-1 Crystal Palace
Wolves 2-1 Manchester City
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool
RB Leipzig 2-2 Bayern Munich
Serie A 2023-24
AC Milan 2-0 Lazio
Ligue 1 2023-24
Monaco 3-2 Marseille
La Liga 2023-24
Girona 0-3 Real Madrid
Major League Soccer 2023-24
Inter Miami 1-1 New York City
Saudi Pro League 2023-24
Al-Ahli 0-0 Al-Ittifaq
Asian Games 2023
India men’s trap team clinch gold medal with Asian Games record
The Indian men’s trap team, consisting of Zoravar Singh, Kynan Darius Chenai, and Prithviraj Tondaiman, clinched yet another gold medal for the country in shooting. They finished in first place with 361 points, breaking the Asian Games record, while Kuwait got the silver medal, and China had to settle with the bronze medal.
Aditi Ashok wins silver medal for India in women’s individual golf event
Aditi Ashok finished in second place in the women's individual golf event at the Asian Games 2023, to become the first Indian woman to win the medal in the sport at the continental games. The 25-year-old had an opportunity to secure the gold medal, after starting play with a commanding (-7) lead on day 4, but a disappointing final round, she still finished with overall score of (-17).
India women’s trap team secure silver medal at Asian Games 2023
The Indian women’s trap team of Rajeshwari Kumari, Manisha Keer, and Preeti Rajak secured silver medal at the Asian Games 2023 with 337 points to their tally. China won the gold with 356 points, creating the new world record in women’s trap team event, while Kazakhstan got their hands on the bronze medal with 335 points.
Mats Wilander prefers Roger Federer as the GOAT ahead of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal
The former world No. 1 tennis player from Sweden, Mats Wilander prefers Roger Federer as the greatest player to ever play the game, ahead of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The 59-year-old stated that the GOAT discussion shouldn’t just be based on Grand Slam victories, but also on the influence of a player to compel people to watch tennis in stadiums or on television.
Zach Johnson says that golfers would pay to play in Ryder Cup
After the question of golf players getting paid to appear in the Ryder Cup popped up, Zach Johnson of the USA said that there are some golfers who would pay to play in the tournament. A report came out recently wherein it was stated that Patrick Cantlay of the USA declined to wear his team-issue cap in protest to the golfers not being paid from the biennial men's golf competition, before he denied it completely.