LEICESTER, England - Frank Lampard scored in the first half to give defending champion Manchester City a 1-0 win at last-place L

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LEICESTER, England - Frank Lampard scored in the first half to give defending champion Manchester City a 1-0 win at last-place Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday that came at the price of two more costly injuries. Mecole Hardman Jersey .Lampard was left totally unmarked in front of goal to slot in a low cross from Samir Nasri in the 40th minute. It was Lampards 175th Premier League goal, putting the former Chelsea midfielder level with Thierry Henry in fourth place on the all-time list.Playing without injured star Sergio Aguero, City looked far from its best but remained three points behind leader Chelsea after 16 rounds. And the team has new injury concerns after striker Edin Dzeko pulled up in the warm-up and was replaced by 18-year-old Jose Pozo in the starting lineup. Captain Vincent Kompany then limped off in the second half with an apparent hamstring injury.Manager Manuel Pellegrini at least had playmaker David Silva back starting for the first time since October but the away team never really found their stride against the bottom side.Their sluggishness was most evident in the opening 30 minutes as Leicester made all the early running.Esteban Cambiasso was inches away from giving Leicester the lead after 23 minutes as a well-struck free kick from 35 yards curled narrowly wide with Joe Hart seemingly beaten.City first threatened when Yaya Toure had a powerful drive blocked before Pozo lobbed straight to Ben Hamer after the Foxes second-choice goalkeeper punched away Silvas free kick.The visitors then began to move up a gear and Toure stretched Hamer for the first time with a low shot after good work by Silva.The breakthrough came six minutes before the interval as Nasri wriggled past Wes Morgan and pulled the ball back across the edge of the six-yard line for Lampard.The pass was not inch-perfect but Lampard made it look so, scooping the ball from behind him to finish with typical clinical precision.The game started to drift toward a tame conclusion in the second half until Leicester rallied, with substitute Leonardo Ulloa having a shot deflected wide. Nasri might have settled it for the visitors but Hamer saved a good low effort.Leicester applied some pressure over five minutes of injury time but Pellegrinis men held on for a hard-fought win that will probably strengthen the case for extending Lampards loan from sister club New York City. Tyreek Hill Womens Jersey . After Andrew Romine served up two monster home runs in the inning, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he thought Romine was one of the bright spots on the night, showing just how bad the series opener against the last-place Minnesota Twins went for the Tigers. Juan Thornhill Chiefs Jersey . Pinch-hitter Tommy Medica singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in their first home game since Gwynn died of cancer Monday. http://www.thechiefsshoponline.com/Youth-Patrick-Mahomes-II-Chiefs-Jersey/ . As future stars prepare to make the big leap to the professional ranks, TSNs Draft Week delivers wall-to-wall coverage of both the NHL and NBA Entry Drafts, highlighted by exclusive live coverage of both events.If the detour leads to the ultimate destination for Tim Cahill and the Socceroos, Australians wont be worried at all about the route the national team has taken to the Asian Cup final.Australia takes on the United Arab Emirates in the semifinals on Tuesday at Newcastle, 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Sydney. Organizers no doubt would have preferred a semifinal at a heaving former Olympic stadium in Sydney on Australia Day, Jan. 26, but the Socceroos missed out on that by losing their last group game 1-0 to South Korea.The South Koreans instead took that slot — at Australias marquee stadium on the national holiday — for their semifinal against 2007 champion Iraq.Australians widely expected, then, that their team would be meeting defending champion Japan in the 33,000-seat stadium at Newcastle, in a rematch of the 2011 Asian Cup decider. But the UAE ensured that wouldnt happen with a surprising quarterfinal win on penalties over the four-time champions.And so both teams will be aiming for their first continental title when Australia hosts the UAE, a team that is growing in confidence and self-belief.Cahill produced two spectacular goals to deliver Australia a 2-0 quarterfinal win over China last week.The United Arab Emirates earned their place after a thrilling 5-4 upset win on penalties after their quarterfinal with regional powerhouse Japan finished 1-1 after extra time.While Australia has enviable attacking options with the likes of Cahill, Massimo Luongo, Robbie Kruse and captain Mile Jedinak, the UAE boasts the most prolific forward in the tournament in Ali Mabkhout, who has found the net four times.The 35-year-old Cahill has three goals this tournament and has captured the imagination of home fans with his uncanny ability to turn a game with pinpoint headers and inspired shots at goal.UAE playmaker Omar Abdulrahman, meanwhile,, has proved a formidable foe this Asian Cup. Harrison Butker Youth Jersey. Abdulrahman is a good player, so is Mabkhout up front, Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said, before adding that he was more concerned with the threat posed by the team as a whole than by individual players.They are probably one of the few national teams in this region, and particularly the Middle East, who have been pretty stable in terms of their coach and their team, Postecoglou said. They look more cohesive than some of the other sides that tend to chop and change a bit. That is where the danger lies, rather than with the individuals.Australia and the UAE have never met in a competitive match, and their last two friendlies have ended in scoreless draws. Australia joined the Asian confederation in 2006 and its best run at the continental championships was a runner-up finish to Japan in 2011, when the UAE finished 13th.Two quarterfinals were decided on penalties but that didnt concern Postecoglou, who didnt leave any doubt about his approach in the knockout stage.What they do becomes a little bit irrelevant ... we want to dictate the game, he said. So whether they sit back or come at us, we have to make sure in either scenario we are the ones on the front foot and dominating the game.UAE coach Mahdi Ali said the win over reigning champion Japan had given his team renewed confidence.Of course ... its a great thing it will give the players more confidence and more motivation, Ali said. We fought for the 120 minutes for this game and thank God that we win this game.He knows, though, that the game against Australia will rise to another level.Of course playing against Australia in Australia will be a very tough game, Ali said. It will be a very tough game and the stadium will be very crowded and we hope that we do the same in the next game (as we did against Japan). ' ' '

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