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- Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:52:13 +0000: The Dozen: Guardiola's grief and David Luiz's lunge – the best Premier League pictures - Newcastle United | The Guardian
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- Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:57:27 +0000: Sadio Mané double gives Liverpool comeback win after Newcastle scare - Newcastle United | The Guardian
There are days when you must accept magnificence in the opposition ranks and your punishment. This was one of them for Steve Bruce. His Newcastle team were committed, disciplined and belligerent at Anfield; they took the lead in stunning style and they were still cut apart by the brilliant precision of Liverpool’s attack. It was a perfect day for the leaders with Manchester City failing in such unexpected fashion at Carrow Road in the evening.
Sadio Mané struck twice and Mohamed Salah once as Liverpool recorded a 14th consecutive Premier League win and extended their unbeaten league run to 22 games, their longest under Jürgen Klopp. The pair were indebted to sublime assists from Roberto Firmino, who came off the bench to turn an awkward assignment into a comfortable triumph with some magisterial touches. Jetro Willems’ thumping early strike and the league leaders’ difficulties were long forgotten by the time Salah sealed another three points, to take them five clear at the head of the table.Continue reading...
- Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:50:20 +0000: Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United: Premer League – as it happened - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool bounced back impressively from an early setback
And that, my good people, is your lot. Thanks for reading this MBM report. Now why not enjoy Andy Hunter’s Anfield verdict?
Jurgen Klopp’s verdict. “We had a tough job to do. We needed 25 minutes to really arrive in the game. They scored a wonderful goal, and were a big threat always. And then we changed the rhythm and it was immediately much better. We could have scored more but it is all good. I am really happy. We had to find the rhythm, but that’s the main challenge after an international break. We don’t want to leave Bobby Firmino out, but sometimes we have to be sensible and do it. Divock Origi has twisted his ankle but it is not too serious.”
Steve Bruce talks. “They are very, very good. They’re a threat. That’s why they are champions of Europe. The disappointment for me was the second goal, you can’t make mistakes like we did. We lost it cheaply in the middle of the park. Perhaps the goalkeeper should have claimed it. Thankfully we stuck at it, and showed plenty of resilience. We had a big chance at 2-1, and if that had gone in, it might have been a different story. Firmino made a big difference when he came on, he is a brilliant player. We’ve played Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool, and we’ve given a decent account of ourselves in all of those games.”
Virgil van Dijk speaks to BT Sport. “Obviously it was very important to get the three points. It was tough to break them down. To be 1-0 down here is not good, but we reacted the right way. We needed to be organised. Roberto Firmino is a very important player for all of us. He is making life difficult for any defender in the world. He is so good, and I am very happy that he plays for my team.”
Georginio Wijnaldum adds: “We were lucky that a goal came quick after. It was still difficult after that. Even when we were 2-1 up, they still created chances for 2-2.”
The bright side for Newcastle? OK, they were outplayed over the piece. But their performance in the first half hour was extremely impressive; they carved out a couple of chances that, on another day, could have turned this match in a different direction; and their resolute refusal to buckle defensively, under extreme pressure applied by one of the best attacks in Europe, bodes well for the battles ahead. They’ve got four points after five games and are currently in 16th spot.
And there goes the whistle. Liverpool started sluggishly, and Jetro Willems put Newcastle ahead with an absolute screamer. But by the end of it, the league leaders were in total command. Sadio Mane was typically magnificent, scoring twice. Roberto Firmino pulled strings in the Brazilian style. And Mo Salah was quiet, yet still scored a lovely goal. Liverpool go five clear at the top, having won their 14th successive Premier League match, though of course Manchester City can cut that lead to two later this afternoon at Norwich.
90 min +2: Newcastle finally enjoy a bit of possession, but of course it’s far too late.
90 min: There will be three added minutes.
88 min: Shaqiri flicks Firmino free down the right. Firmino rolls a pass across the face of goal for Mane, who taps into an unguarded net. But it’s not to be his hat-trick goal, because Firmino has quite rightly been flagged for offside.
87 min: Another cute flick on the edge of the Newcastle box by Firmino, this time down the inside-right channel. And it’s not clear how neither Salah nor Alexander-Arnold were able to score. Dubravka made himself big, we know this much. But someone in Liverpool red surely had to force that home. Firmino has been quite excellent since he came on.
85 min: Salah’s work earns a corner out on the right. Nothing comes of it. Right now, Newcastle appear happy enough to limit the damage. Should they somehow carve out a goal on the break, though, we could have a grandstand finish yet.
84 min: Here comes the Power Cube! Shaqiri - whose last goal came in this fixture last year on Boxing Day - replaces Wijnaldum.
82 min: Firmino busies himself down the right and feeds Alexander-Arnold, who wins a corner off Dummett. The full back takes the set piece himself and finds Mane, who flicks on at the near post to nobody in particular. If nothing else, that was unselfish, given he’s on a hat-trick.
81 min: Liverpool continue to calmly stroke it around the middle of the park.
79 min: Schar is down again. And so is Hayden. It looks like the latter is OK to continue; not so the Swiss international. He’s replaced by Fernandez.
77 min: Liverpool pass it around the middle in the game-management style. “God what skill on the attack,” writes Mary Waltz. “Thrilling to watch Liverpool when they are humming on all cylinders.”
75 min: It’s been a mixed bag from Oxlade-Chamberlain today. But after a year out, he’ll need time to find his feet again, and that’s another 75 minutes in the bank. He’s replaced by Milner.
74 min: Schar requires a bit of treatment having just been skinned by Salah. He might have pulled something while stretching in vain ... though it looks like he’ll be good to continue.
Nope. Salah picks up possession 35 yards out, down the inside-right channel, then drifts inside. He feeds Firmino who, with his back to goal on the edge of the box, cutely flicks a return for Salah down the inside left. Salah takes a touch inside the box past Schar, draws Dubravka, and clips the ball into the bottom right. What a goal that was!
71 min: It’s attack versus defence. Can Newcastle hold out for 20 minutes?
69 min: Hayden clips Mane’s ankles out on the right. A free kick, and a chance for Liverpool to load the box. Alexander-Arnold hoicks it long. Van Dijk rises at the far post and heads the ball across goal. Lascelles does well to intercept and clear.
67 min: Newcastle make a double change. Almiron and Krafth are replaced by Muto and former Liverpool defender Manquillo.
65 min: Newcastle can’t get out. Oxlade-Chamberlain has a shot that’s well parried by Dubravka. Firmino can’t quite latch onto the rebound. The Toon survive again. Right now, a third Liverpool goal looks merely a matter of time. But tales like this have been told a hundred times before. Can Newcastle supply a twist?
63 min: Firmino gently scoops a pass down the inside-left channel to release Robertson into the box. Robertson powers goalwards from a tight angle and forces the ball past Dubravka. Somehow the ball takes a deflection that sends it across the face of goal and out on the right for a corner. How did that stay out?! The resulting corner isn’t all that. But Liverpool are really cranking up the pressure now.
62 min: A lung-bursting drive by Robertson gets the crowd going. The ball eventually ends up with Firmino, just to the left of the box. He slips a pass inside for Salah, whose first-time sidefoot is easily blocked by Lascelles.
61 min: Alexander-Arnold crosses deep from the right. Firmino glances a header towards the bottom right but it’s an easy collect for Dubravka.
59 min: Liverpool are beginning to press Newcastle back again. It’s all happening in the visitors’ final third. Mane works some space down the left with an elaborate dragback, but then slices a cross into the stand.
57 min: But Liverpool soon win another, Alexander-Arnold’s right-wing cross forcing Schar to head over from close range. The corner’s met by Matip, an increasing menace at set pieces these days. But there’s no power on Matip’s header this time.
56 min: This is much better from Oxlade-Chamberlain, who releases Alexander-Arnold into space down the right. The full-back hammers a low shot towards the near post, but it’s deflected over for a corner. Nothing comes of the set piece.
54 min: Newcastle should be level. Atsu drops a shoulder to ease himself past Oxlade-Chamberlain down the left. That was too easy. Oxlade-Chamberlain isn’t at the races today. A lot of misplaced passes and now this. Atsu crosses deep for Krafth ... who is free on the penalty spot! He must at least hit the target, but leans back and balloons high into the Kop. Yep, this game remains in the balance all right.
52 min: Liverpool break four on two. Oxlade-Chamberlain’s clunker of a pass lets Newcastle off the hook. Anfield groans. There are a few nerves crackling around the old place. This game remains in the balance.
50 min: Salah - who’d take him off?! - nearly releases Oxlade-Chamberlain on goal with a delicious Barnesesque backheel. Not quite. Elsewhere, Schar launches into an impetuous two-footed lunge on Mane. Fortunately it’s a bit half-hearted, plus Mane leaps elegantly out of the road. But that could have been ugly. No action is taken, though to be fair, nobody’s complaining.
49 min: Liverpool nearly score a sensational team goal. The ball’s flicked down the middle, a series of cute passes between Mane, Fabinho and Wijnaldum. It’s fed left to Robertson, who hooks inside for Wijnaldum. The Dutch international brings the ball down with a telescopic leg, then flicks a looper towards the top right. It’s inches over the bar, with Dubravka backtracking in a panic, not likely to get there. That was all very pretty.
47 min: Newcastle are immediately on the front foot. A loose ball bouncing around the Liverpool box allows Krafth to romp in from the right and take a shot. His effort is deflected out for a corner that’s only noteworthy because Shelvey gets a polite round of appreciative applause from the Kop when he takes the set piece.
And we’re off again! Newcastle get the second half underway. No changes, though on that subject here’s Ian Copestake: “Mo seems a bit off his feed (nothing to do with Mane scoring obviously). Do you think he should be hooked to give Power Cube a go?” Why not? It’d be fascinating to see the lesser-spotted Shaqiri at some point. He’s well rested, if nothing else. And of course to witness the startled look on Salah’s coupon when he’s taken off.
Half-time entertainment. Messi < Ronaldo < Mane < Willems. We’re all agreed on that, right?
And that’s the first half over and done with. Newcastle started strongly but will be happy to hear the whistle. An opportunity to regroup. What a goal Jetro Willems scored, though.
45 min +1: Alexander-Arnold’s right-wing cross is cleared. Wijnaldum stuns it on the edge of the box and shoots towards the bottom left, but it’s a dribbler and Dubravka is able to claim easily.
45 min: There will be three added minutes.
44 min: Almiron breaks clear down the right, but he’s well offside. Newcastle have shown very little in attack since the equaliser.
42 min: Alexander-Arnold hooks in from the right. Mane nearly returns the favour to Firmino, cushioning the ball down for his team-mate, 12 yards out. But Willems manages to read the danger and deflects the ball away, denying Firmino the chance to shoot. Newcastle need to hear the half-time whistle.
Firmino robs Atsu in the midfield. He slips a lovely pass down the inside-right channel. Mane bursts into the box after it. Dubravka should claim, sliding out to gather, but the ball clanks off his hip and tees up Mane for a simple tap-in.
39 min: It’s gone scrappy again, which will suit Newcastle. They’d been under constant bombardment since the equaliser.
37 min: To be clear, it wasn’t anything Almiron did. They were both running by the touchline, and Origi stepped off the pitch and slipped on some artificial turf, turning his ankle. He limps off, dejected. On comes Roberto Firmino.
35 min: Origi sits down. It looks as though he’s got a problem with his left ankle, perhaps from that earlier coming together with Almiron. He’s getting some treatment while everyone else takes a drink.
33 min: Liverpool continue to press. Alexander-Arnold crosses from the right. Mane chests down, and looks to have created room to shoot, but can’t quite sort his feet out.
32 min: Van Dijk has a shot from 30 yards. Nope. Incidentally, that was Sadio Mane’s 17th league goal of 2019. Only Sergio Aguero, with 18, has scored more in this calendar year.
31 min: Another Liverpool corner, out on the left. It comes to nothing. But the hosts have finally turned up. After the shakiest of starts, they’re beginning to put Newcastle under serious pressure now.
30 min: A cross hit deep from the Liverpool left. Matip, so often a threat when he goes up, wins a header. His looping effort briefly threatens to fall into the top left, but Dubravka has it covered. Goal kick.
Liverpool forget all about the non-penalty decision. Robertson powers his way past Schar down the left and into the box. The ball is laid off for Mane, who opens his body up and curls an unstoppable shot into the top right. Dubravka had no chance, that was perfectly placed.
26 min: But Liverpool are slowly finding their rhythm, and Salah wins another corner down the left. The set piece is lumped into the mixer, and Matip looks to have been dragged over by Lascelles. The Newcastle defender’s arm is around his opponent’s neck, but the referee doesn’t think there’s enough in it. VAR refuses to overturn. You’ve seen them given.
25 min: Fabinho chips a fine pass down the inside right for Alexander-Arnold, whose first-time ball into the middle is blocked out for a corner by Dummett. Another crucial intervention, because Salah was waiting to sidefoot home. The corner comes to nothing.
23 min: Alexander-Arnold whips a glorious cross in from the right. Origi is preparing to smash a header home from six yards when Lascelles eyebrows away heroically. Mane tries to set up Origi again from the left, but though the striker connects with this cross, he can only lamely send the ball dribbling wide right. What defending by Lascelles, though!
22 min: Another long pass nearly does for Liverpool. Joelinton turns Matip and tears clear on goal, but the flag goes up. That was closer than the hosts would have liked. They don’t look secure at the back at all. On the bench, Steve Bruce argues that Joelinton had been played on by Alexander-Arnold, and he may have had a point.
21 min: Liverpool try to pick up the tempo, at last, but Newcastle are snapping into the tackles, closing down all the space. It’s hard for the hosts to string more than a couple of passes together. Eventually Oxlade-Chamberlain gets frustrated and tugs Shelvey to the ground. Free kick, and the pressure’s relieved on Newcastle.
19 min: Adrian’s off his line now, and that encourages Shelvey to attempt to Xabi Alonso one into the net from inside his own half. His effort barely hits the right-hand corner flag, but full marks for ambition.
18 min: Willems is causing Liverpool all sorts of bother out on the left. He powers into a little pocket of space and curls a delicate cross into the centre, where Almiron heads off target from an offside position. Adrian was a bit uncertain there, not sure whether to come off his line or not.
17 min: Origi twists, turns and earns the first corner of the match, out on the Liverpool left. Van Dijk and Matip come up. The former wins a header, but can only send it straight into the air. Newcastle half clear. The ball’s whipped back in from the right, Mane contorting his body impressively to get a header away, though it’s always going over. Better from Liverpool.
15 min: Mane and Alexander-Arnold combine down the right. Alexander-Arnold pulls back viciously from the byline, the ball breaking to Wijnaldum on the edge of the box. Wijnaldum should either shoot or feed Robertson, free to his left, but does neither. Instead he gives the ball to Oxlade-Chamberlain on his right, and a harmless floater is sent over the bar.
13 min: The Blaydon Races pinging off the walls of Anfield. Liverpool have had 81 percent of the possession so far, yet have been distinctly second best so far. That’s statistics for you.
11 min: Liverpool finally wake up. Oxlade-Chamberlain strides forward, drifting gently left to right, and lashes a shot towards the bottom left. It’s always heading wide, but that’s at least something positive for the hosts, who look a bit groggy right now.
10 min: Another long ball, and Willems very nearly races clear down his wing. Alexander-Arnold steps up just in time, and the Newcastle scorer is offside. Just. Liverpool were playing a dangerous game there. They haven’t got started at all.
9 min: Liverpool had been sloppy from the get-go, and paid the price there. Anfield was pretty quiet before Willems struck; the home fans have been shaken into making some noise now. The away supporters are certainly doing their bit.
Well, well, well! A long ball down the middle finds Atsu in space. He’s given a ludicrous amount of time to bring the ball down, turn, and feed Willems to his left. And then ... wham! Willems drops a shoulder to make space inside Alexander-Arnold, shifts the ball between his feet deliciously, and launches a stunning rising strike across a helpless Adrian and into the top right! What a goal!
5 min: Newcastle clearly haven’t come here just to sit back, like they did at Spurs. Joelinton busies himself again, and finds Atsu down the left. Atsu nearly slips the lively Almiron free into the area, but Van Dijk is on hand to nick the ball back to Adrian, who clears his lines.
4 min: A nice dribble by Joelinton in the centre circle. He nearly releases Almiron into space down the right. Robertson intercepts. Origi goes over in a fair 50-50 challenge with Almiron, and for a second looks in pain, but he’s up again quickly enough. All a bit scrappy so far, truth be told.
2 min: Liverpool stroke it around the middle. Newcastle sit back. This could set a pattern.
And we’re off! Looks like Liverpool have lost the toss, because they’re kicking off and attacking the Kop in this first half, contrary to preference. The more superstitious locals won’t like that. Much good turning Liverpool round like this did Arsenal the other week, mind.
The teams are out! A lovely sunny September day at Anfield, and an atmosphere to match. The players clasp hands and bump fists. We’ll be off in a minute, just after the showtunes.
Jurgen Klopp speaks to BT Sport. “We have to rotate. Bobby is ready, Hendo is ready, but we have to think about the bigger picture. We could have made more changes, but then again we need to think about the rhythm as well, and we respect Newcastle too much to think about rotating and rotating. Newcastle were impressive against Tottenham, they were physically strong with a clear plan, and we need to have solutions for that.”
Some hot preview chat, just in case you’d missed it all. Here’s Jurgen Klopp on the timetable for Alisson’s return ... and here’s Steve Bruce reminiscing about the time he tried to sign Virgil van Dijk.
A view inside the changing room. This is the home team’s inner sanctum. It’s a bit busy, isn’t it? Sensory overload. It’s on-brand, if nothing else. But this picture does allow us to exclusively reveal that Liverpool will be playing today in red shirts. Newcastle, sources close to the club have intimated, will wear black and white.
Liverpool make two changes from the Burnley game a fortnight ago. Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson are encouraged to rest on the bench, recovering from their recent efforts for Brazil and England. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, making his 50th appearance for the club, and Divock Origi step up.
Newcastle make just one change from their last game against Watford. Jonjo Shelvey returns to Anfield, replacing the injured Sean Longstaff.
Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Mane, Origi.
Subs: Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Henderson, Lallana, Shaqiri, Kelleher.
Newcastle United: Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Willems, Atsu, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Joelinton.
Subs: Clark, Ki, Muto, Fernandez, Manquillo, Darlow, Matthew Longstaff.
This is one of the signature Premier League fixtures, its status the result of that game 23 years ago. A classic’s a classic’s a classic. Not that folk from the north-east will necessarily see it that way; one fan’s signature fixture is another’s annual ordeal. And since the heady April 1996 evening when Stan Collymore sent Kevin Keegan slumping over the hoardings in despair, Newcastle United have taken many other painful beatings at Anfield: another 4-3, one 4-2, five 3-0s and a 4-0 last Christmas. Oh Stan, what did you start.
There’s also the small matter of Liverpool’s club-record 13-match winning run in the Premier League. With Mo Salah and Sadio Mane fully rested during international fortnight, they’re extremely short-priced favourites to win this lunchtime. Newcastle are a healthy 16-1 shot, which looks generous enough until you consider they’ve not won in the league at Anfield for a quarter of a century.Continue reading...
- Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:29:37 +0000: Newcastle manager Steve Bruce regrets not signing Virgil van Dijk at Hull - Newcastle United | The Guardian
• Bruce admits Mo Salah slipped through Egyptian scouting net
• ‘Van Dijk gave Liverpool the backbone they needed’
Steve Bruce has revealed before Saturday’s trip to Liverpool with Newcastle that he tried to sign Virgil van Dijk while manager of Hull. Bruce’s visit to Anfield, where he scored two own goals on his Norwich debut, pits him against one player he did buy for Hull, Andy Robertson, and another, Mo Salah, who slipped through his extensive Egyptian scouting net.
“Virgil van Dijk: wow, what a player,” said Newcastle’s manager. “We all know how good Liverpool are up front but signing him and the keeper [Alisson] gave Liverpool the backbone they needed, just took them to the next level.Continue reading...
- Fri, 13 Sep 2019 14:59:28 +0000: Liverpool v Newcastle: match preview - Newcastle United | The Guardian
Victory at Tottenham on his last away trip enabled Steve Bruce to lift morale and give the sceptics a weekend off at Newcastle. But that was Tottenham. This is Liverpool, a team that has set a new club record of 13 successive league wins, has not lost at home for 42 league games and can establish a new unbeaten league run under Jürgen Klopp of 22 games on Saturday. Newcastle have not won a league game at Anfield since Rob Lee and Andy Cole scored in a 2-0 victory in April 1994. Sean Longstaff has joined a lengthy injury list after damaging an ankle in training this week. Andy Hunter
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- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:26:51 +0000: Ex-England midfielder Parker retires - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.
- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:04:10 +0000: Taxman's football raid 'may be unlawful' - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
HMRC officers seized documents from Newcastle United as part of a tax fraud investigation.
- Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:53:36 +0000: Newcastle keeper Sels joins Anderlecht - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Newcastle United goalkeeper Matz Sels joins Belgian champions Anderlecht on a season-long loan.
- Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
- Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:35:31 +0000: Cisse leads tributes at Tiote memorial - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Newcastle United | BBC
Papiss Cisse leads the tributes at a memorial for former Newcastle team-mate Cheick Tiote, who died after collapsing in training in China.
Newcastle United have been the focus of much speculation in recent weeks in regards of new additions to the squad with many household names being linked with the north east club. Manager Alan Pardew has been scouring the football world for players to add to his team who can bring as much to the table for Newcastle as last years signings Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse did last season as they were two of the most influential signings the club has made for several years.
The biggest story this summer for Newcastle is their desire to bring back Andy Carroll to St James Park as the former Newcastle striker has found it extremely hard to find his feet at Anfield and it is widely believed that new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers sees no future for the huge striker in his plans to take Liverpool back to the top of the division. Liverpool however have stated so far that they have received no offers for Carroll but have also failed to state if they would entertain any for him as he cost the Merseysiders thirty five million pounds less than two seasons ago which they would fail to recoup if they in fact did decide to sell their misfiring striker.
One of the top targets for Pardew this season looks to be FC Twente defender Douglas as the club are believed to have just tabled a bid of around four million pounds for the services of the Brazilian player. Douglas has recently stated that he wishes to search for pastures new after completing a couple of seasons for the Belgian side and it looks highly likely that he will be plying his trade in the premier league next season for Newcastle as long as they can complete the deal successfully.
Another player who Newcastle are keen on signing from Fc Twente is the Dutch player Luuk De Jong although it looks highly unlikely that Pardew will be able to bring the player to St James Park as he is seemingly on his way to German side Borussia Monchengladbach. A deal is yet to be signed by the Dutch international yet the hope of bringing him to the north east for the start of next season is dwindling day by day but there is still hope for Pardew until the player signs on the dotted line.
French international Mathieu Debuchy looks all set to complete a move to Newcastle after the player who is currently at Lille has stated that it is his priority to play in the premier league next season and his preferred destination right now is Newcastle. This will be like music to Newcastle fans ears as the defender is extremely well thought of around Europe and can offer a great boost of experience and skill to the Magpies defence.
Want away Blackburn player Junior Hoilett is another player who is on Pardews radar is the striker is all set to leave the championship side with it looking more than likely he will be heading off to Germany with Borussia Monchegladbach. Pardew though still holds hope he can persuade the striker to turn his attentions to Tyneside but this is looking more unlikely each day.