Alli did all he could up front but Sanchez struggled with Burnley’s threat

first_imgDELE ALLI’s second-half penalty earned Tottenham a point after a rough evening at Turf Moor.Jose Mourinho’s men were given a stern examination by the Clarets but fought back to earn a 1-1 draw.6 Dele Alli celebrates after scoring a second-half penalty at Turf MoorCredit: ReutersChris Wood gave Burnley the lead in the first half before Alli’s penalty meant the points were shared.Here is how SunSport rated Tottenham’s players at Turf Moor on Saturday night.Hugo Lloris – 5Returned to the team tonight and didn’t cover himself in glory for Wood’s goal.The French goalkeeper spilled a shot from Jay Rodriguez that was straight at him, and it went right into the path of Wood to slot home in the 13th minute.6 Hugo Lloris spilled a shot straight to Chris Wood to score for BurnleyCredit: Rex FeaturesDavinson Sanchez – 4Had his hands full dealing with the aerial threat posed by the home side.Never looked comfortable and failed to really deal with crosses into the box or show any kind of authority.All the danger came down his side in the first half.6 Davinson Sanchez had his hands full at the backCredit: AFP or licensorsLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaEric Dier – 5Played the first half at centre-back and looked completely lost.His poor clearance from Dwight McNeil’s initial cross led to Wood’s goal in the 13th minute.Slightly improved in the second half when Jose Mourinho changed the shape and put him back in midfield.Toby Alderweireld – 6Did all he could against an aerial barrage from Burnley.Made a few vital interceptions and clearances otherwise Tottenham could’ve been more than a goal down at the break.Japhet Tanganga – 4All the danger came down his flank in the first half and he simply had no answers.Playing further forward as a wing back didn’t help him, and he was never able to provide the support neededd going forward for someone in that position.Jan Vertonghen – 5A fish out of water playing at left wing-back in the first half.The Belgian is a centre half by trade and even left back is sometimes a struggle so wing back was always going to be tough.Better in the second half when Tottenham switched to a back four.6 Jan Vertonghen looked like a fish out of water at left wing backCredit: Getty Images – GettyOliver Skipp – 4Completely overrun and non-existent in the first half in midfield.Hauled off at half-time after making no impact on the game.Tanguy Ndombele – 4As with Skipp, Burnley players swarmed all over him and never let him get a foot in the game.Also withdrawn at half-time as Mourinho switched the tactics and shape.6 Tanguy Ndombele was hauled off at half-time after being overrun in midfieldCredit: Alamy Live NewsErik Lamela – 7Looked a threat whenever he was in possession despite the system and tactics not helping him in the first half.Won the penalty that led to Dele Alli’s equaliser after being brought down by Ben Mee.Steven Bergwijn – 6Bright and lively but failed to really make an impact on the game.A lot better in the second half when he had more support.Dele Alli – 7Asked to fill in for Harry Kane up front and tried his socks off.Slotted home the penalty to equalise at the beginning of the second half with solid assurance.6 Dele Alli slots home a second-half penalty won by Erik LamelaCredit: ReutersTottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youth Substitutes: Lucas Moura (Skipp 45, 7), Giovani Lo Celso (Ndombele 45, 6), Serge Aurier (Lamela 78).last_img read more

China offers to ramp up US imports for six years to eliminate

first_img January 18, 201912:47 PM EST Filed under News Economy Facebook Sponsored By: Reddit Twitter Join the conversation → Featured Stories advertisement Recommended For You’We were experiencing headwinds’ — Canopy Growth stock heads south on poor sales ramp-upDefining the future of Canadian competitiveness: How partnerships between industry and educational institutions can help lead the way forwardTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016 Comment 19 Commentscenter_img Email China has offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the U.S., in a move that would reconfigure the relationship between the world’s two largest economies, according to officials familiar with the negotiations.By increasing goods imports from the U.S. by a combined value of more than US$1 trillion over that period, China would seek to reduce its trade surplus — which last year stood at US$323 billion — to zero by 2024, one of the people said. The officials asked not to be named as the discussions aren’t public.The offer, made during talks in Beijing earlier this month, was met with skepticism by U.S. negotiators who nonetheless asked the Chinese to do even better, demanding that the imbalance be cleared in the next two years, the people said.Economists who’ve studied the trade relationship argue it would be hard to eliminate the gap, which they say is sustained in large part by U.S. demand for Chinese products.U.S. stocks extended gains and the dollar rose following the news. The S&P 500 Index rallied, climbing 1.2 per cent by 11:31 a.m. and heading for its fourth weekly increase, while the dollar traded at session highs.Trade OffersIt’s not the first time China has made an offer to reduce the deficit as a way of trying to break the deadlock between the sides which has darkened the global economic outlook and roiled financial markets since last year. In May, Trump scrapped a framework for a deal negotiated by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that would have seen China “significantly” increase purchases of U.S. goods.By agreeing to buy more goods from the U.S., China may just shift its trade surplus toward other trading partners, said Tom Orlik, the chief economist for Bloomberg Economics.“If China switches its imports from other countries to the U.S. — less Brazilian soybeans, more U.S. soybeans — that might help deal with their bilateral problem with the U.S., but at the expense of worsening imbalances with other countries,” he said.Additionally, the types of products that China offers to buy more of could matter more than the overall target for a dollar amount, Orlik said. Airplanes, soybeans and automobiles were among China’s top U.S. imports last year.“Over the years, China has used the offer of purchasing more technologies with national security applications as a gambit in trade negotiations,” said Orlik. “That’s always been unacceptable to the U.S. because of the strategic costs.”Decisions PendingNo decisions were finalized in the latest Beijing talks and discussions are set to continue at the end of January, when Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is scheduled to travel to Washington.The U.S. will miss an opportunity for discussions with its trading partners after President Donald Trump canceled his trip and the U.S. delegation’s visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week amid the partial government shutdown.While no official plans were disclosed for U.S.-China negotiations at Davos, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan is due to attend the gathering.There’s no clear sign that such an offer would now have a greater chance of success or even if it is practically feasible. U.S. negotiators are also focused on matters including China’s alleged intellectual-property malpractices and state support of industry, disputes that are much harder to bridge. The Americans’ major sticking points were more prominent issues than China’s import plans during the latest round of talks in Beijing, one of the people said.Import ValuesThe offer implies raising the annual import total from US$155 billion to around US$200 billion in 2019 and in increasing steps thereafter, reaching an annual total of about US$600 billion by 2024, one of the people said.The Commerce Ministry in Beijing didn’t immediately respond to request for comment on the negotiation details. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Bloomberg.com What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation China offers to ramp up U.S. imports for six years to eliminate trade imbalance, sources say By buying a $1 trillion more of U.S. goods a year, China could reduce trade surplus to zero by 2024, Bloomberg told Share this storyChina offers to ramp up U.S. imports for six years to eliminate trade imbalance, sources say Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn More By raising annual goods imports from the U.S. by a combined value of more than $1 trillion, China would seek to reduce its trade surplus, which last year stood at $323 billion, to zero by 2024, one of the people told Bloomberg.Getty Images Bloomberg News ← Previous Next →last_img read more