Kante earns Chelsea win at Palace

first_imgN’Golo Kante scored his third goal of the season to earn Chelsea a deserved 1-0 win at Crystal Palace that moves the Blues five points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal.David Luiz provided a rare assist from open play to allow Kante an opportunity that he pounced upon before scoring a goal that trebles his previous best tally in a Premier League season.Palace went into the game seeking to extend a three-match unbeaten streak that included a famous win over Manchester City before Christmas, but they struggled to prise the ball away from a Chelsea side determined to avoid a repeat of their Selhurst Park defeat last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The result left Roy Hodgson’s men just five points clear of the relegation zone, while fourth-placed Chelsea pulled away from Arsenal, who lost heavily at Liverpool on Saturday.As cool as you like! #CRYCHE pic.twitter.com/ImqI3iBN3I— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 30, 2018Antonio Rudiger headed tamely into the arms of Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita before Kante sent a more forceful shot wide as Chelsea enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges.Olivier Giroud had the ball in the net after 27 minutes, lashing home from a tight angle only to see an offside flag raised against him.The best attempt of the first half came from Willian, whose wickedly curling free-kick from 25 yards was saved by Guaita at full stretch just moments before the goalkeeper denied the Brazilian again when he tried a low drive.The deadlock was broken after 51 minutes when David Luiz’s exquisite chipped ball into the box was controlled instinctively on the chest by the on-rushing Kante, who then applied a low, left-footed finish that sneaked past Guaita despite the keeper getting a hand to it.Guaita made another save from Willian, denying the winger when Hazard played him in for a shot, before another unfortunate moment for Giroud, who twisted his ankle in the process of scoring another goal that was ruled out by the assistant referee’s flag.The Frenchman limped off and was replaced by Alvaro Morata as Chelsea saw out the closing stages of a comfortable victory without any real threat of a Palace comeback.What does it mean? Leicester was just a blipChelsea’s 1-0 home defeat to Leicester City left Blues fans concerned about inconsistency under Maurizio Sarri, but this was a consummate away performance from a side with a strong gameplan and plenty of confidence.Kante has it allNot content with being the driving force in the engine room of Chelsea’s midfield, Kante is making a habit of spotting gaps in opposition defences and proved he is adapting to his more advanced role this season with a worthy match-winning goal.Tough afternoon for unlucky GiroudAfter twice putting the ball in the net and twice having very close offside decisions go against him, Giroud hobbled off with a painful looking ankle injury.Key Opta stats- Chelsea picked up their first win in an away league London derby since August 2017 (2-1 vs Spurs), ending a run of five without victory (L3 D2).- Crystal Palace failed to record a single shot on target in a Premier League home game for the first time since March 2017 vs Watford.- Chelsea have won three consecutive Premier League away games for the first time under Maurizio Sarri, last doing so in April under Antonio Conte.- Only Tottenham (9) and Liverpool (8) have won more away Premier League games this season than Chelsea (7).3 – N’Golo Kante has scored three goals in 20 Premier League games this season – his best goal return in a single season in the top five European leagues. Reinvented. #CRYCHE pic.twitter.com/tXYgzCivR6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 30, 2018What’s next?The Blues will hope to make amends for their home defeat to Leicester when they entertain Southampton on Wednesday, while Palace seek to resume their mid-December form at Wolves. read morelast_img read more

Pioneer launches three new Prime mining pumps at MINExpo 2012

first_imgPioneer Pump continues to expand its Pioneer Prime range with the launch of two extreme performance pumps – PP3030S24 and PP108C24 – and one high pressure, high-head pump – PP86S20 – each one offering market-leading capabilities, according to the company. With a best efficiency operating point of 30,000 gpm (7,000 m³/hr) at 70 ft head (20 m) and 600 hp (475 kW), the new mass flow 30 in (750mm) PP3030S24 pump offers advanced performances to contractors operating in the water management and dredging industry. Capable of reaching heads of up to 126 ft (38 m), this low head, mass flow pump is described as ideal for applications such as dredging water management, tailing pond dredging, land reclamation, and cooling water intake pumping.Serving the extensive mine and quarry dewatering applications, the new PP108C24 design delivers both greater flows and greater heads than its PP108C18 predecessor, without reducing the available suction lift. Powered by a Cat C27, 750 hp engine, this 10 in (250 mm) x 8 in (200 mm) extreme flow and high head solution, with its 3,750 gpm (850 m³/hr) at 575 ft (175 m) head UltraPrime priming system, is designed to minimise required pumping time without having to resort to multi-stage pumping.Last to be launched is Pioneer’s 8 in x 6 in ductile iron pump with a 20 in standard CA6NM solids-handling impeller, designed to run at a maximum efficiency of 4,250 gpm (965 m³/hr) and a 600 ft (183 m) head whilst still passing a 3 in (76 mm) solid. Ideal for mine dewatering, slurry and wastewater applications, this latest vacuum-assisted, self-priming pump is also available in an optional 27% chrome iron construction, enabling it to carry slurries and abrasive materials with minimal degradation. This keeps maintenance costs to a minimum and the pump’s longevity to a maximum.Paul Skippins, Project Manager at Pioneer Pump for the high flow 30 in pump in Europe, stated: “Our entire philosophy is to design and build these new ranges of pumps in order to surpass our customers’ expectations.” He continues: “Challenges like these keep our company growing and our product range ahead of the competition. These last two years, we have come up with a solution that is technically advanced and economically viable, ensuring that the project runs on time and on budget for our customers.”last_img read more