David Luiz accepts blame after his nightmare performance in Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City

first_imgAdvertisement Comment David Luiz accepted the blame for Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City (Sky Sports)David Luiz has accepted the blame for Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City and admits he should have made an early decision over his contract situation with the Gunners.The 33-year-old, who was brought on as a first-half substitute for the injured Pablo Mari, was at fault for City’s opening goal as his inability to clear Kevin De Bruyne’s pass allowed Raheem Sterling to score from close range.But it got even worse for Luiz shortly after half-time as he gave away a penalty for bringing down Riyad Mahrez and was sent off in the 50th minute.De Bruyne converted the penalty to double City’s lead before a goal from Phil Foden wrapped up a 3-0 victory for Pep Guardiola’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAfter the match, Luiz insisted on speaking to the media and took the blame for Arsenal’s defeat, whilst he also accepted that he was at fault for allowing his contract situation to run down as his current deal is due to expire at the end of June.‘It’s not the team’s fault. It was my fault,’ Luiz told Sky Sports. David Luiz was sent off in the second half of Arsenal’s defeat to Man City (Getty Images)‘I take the decision to play, I should take a decision in the last two months but I didn’t.‘Today, I think the team did well, especially after the 10 men.‘The coach [Mikel Arteta] is amazing, all the players did amazing, it was my fault.‘I should have taken a different decision in the last two months, and I didn’t. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link504Sharescenter_img Advertisement David Luiz admits he’s been at fault for his contract situation at Arsenal (PA)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It was all about my contract, if I stayed here or not. I have 14 more days maybe here, and that’s it, so today was my fault.‘A different decision to decide my future to decide as early as possibly but I didn’t.‘I don’t want to use that as an excuse, it’s my fault, that’s it.‘I love to be here, that’s why I continue to train hard, that’s why I came here today, that’s why I tried to do everything, that’s why I’m here [explaining], that’s why I said to the players, ‘nobody help me to speak’, it’s me, I have to show my face and be here.‘I want to stay. The coach knows, the coach wants me to stay, we are waiting for the decisions.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. David Luiz accepts blame after his nightmare performance in Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester Citylast_img read more

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Free to good homes: trees and toilets

first_img “Basically, it’s subject to eligibility,” said Tom Gackstetter, the DWP’s manager of water conservation. If the house already has low-flush toilets, it’s not eligible for a free one. Notice I said house and not you. “The history remains with the house, not the homeowner,” Gackstetter explained. Homeowners may call (800) 203-7380 to find out their status. Follow the recorded prompts and be prepared to wait. You also have to be a DWP customer, too. The toilets are worth about $100, and installation is free. The ultra-low-flush toilet uses 1.6 gallons of water as opposed to 3.5 gallons for the the old style. Gackstetter says they do the job despite less water in the tank. “We’ve actually distributed thousands and we have a high degree of confidence that customers will be satisfied with the toilets they receive,” he said. The program also includes free toilet leak checks when shower heads and aerators are installed. If the toilet is leaking, the flapper will be replaced. For free, if the DWP’s universal flapper fits. And Gackstetter said their flappers fit most models. He also notes that it’s a good program for anyone selling a house because an ordinance amended in 1999 requires that ultra-low-flow toilets have to be installed before the close of escrow. The free trees come from the DWP’s power side of the business. Spokeswoman Kim Hughes said its open to both residents and businesses. Called Trees for a Green L.A., it features 40 different kinds of large and small shade trees. Participants have to take an online or neighborhood workshop on the nuts and bolts of tree planting to qualify. For example, you don’t want to put trees too close the home or sidewalk or where they will interfere with power lines, she said. Nor do you want to dig into utility or cable lines, either. The free trees will help cool the house in summer and help contain water runoff in the winter, Hughes explained. “It’s very popular. We’ve done about 8,000 trees this year (since last July.)” And about 40,000 have been planted since the program started in 2000. Hughes also said that anyone taking an old Christmas tree to one of 16 city recycling center by 4 p.m. today will receive a free seedling tree to plant. Hughes notes that for every tree planted, 81 kilowatts of power is saved annually. “They say that’s enough energy to keep a typical TV on 24 hours a day for seven days.” The phone number for this program is (800) 473-3652. More information about all the department’s programs is available at www.ladwp.com Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita If you plan on sprucing up your yard this year, the DWP will also give you up to seven trees. Free. It can sometimes be a jungle out there, but the free tree program will help Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa create that urban forest of 1 million trees he promised us. Of course there is a motive – water and power conservation – to the DWP largess. And the programs are funded out of the agency’s annual revenue, which ratepayers do contribute to. The bathroom makeover includes a free ultra-low-flush toilet – one for each bathroom you have – low-flow shower heads for every shower, and water-saving faucet aerators for all your faucets. Of course there are several catches. “Nothing” is the best price you’ll ever pay for anything. So in case you missed it, there was some cool free stuff in Wednesday’s Daily News in a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power advertisement. Now the DWP sometimes finds itself in hot water over how it spends its money. This is money well spent, though. Imagine getting a partial bathroom makeover. For free. But wait, there’s more. last_img read more

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