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Granit Xhaka rips into ‘scared’ Gunners

Arsenal skipper Granit Xhaka accused his teammates of being scared after they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Watford in the English Premier League on Sunday.

Victory would have put Arsenal in third place and they looked comfortable when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first half at Vicarage Road.

But Arsenal lost control of the game in the second half, as they gifted a goal to Tom Cleverley by trying to play out from the back before a rash challenge by David Luiz allowed Roberto Pereyra to score from the spot.

Xhaka told the BBC that their second-half showing was poor, saying: "We were too scared, nobody wanted the ball."  - REUTERS

Singapore's ice hockey boys retain silver at South-east Asia Youth Cup

Singapore's Under-15 ice hockey boys retained their silver medal at the South-east Asia Youth Cup in Bangkok last week.

Despite having only 11 players in the squad - the leanest among the five teams - the Republic's boys gave a creditable account of themselves.

They started by defeating Indonesia 6-1 and the Philippines 5-0, before pipping Malaysia 2-1.

In their final match, they lost 10-1 to hosts and defending champions Thailand.

Several of the players also earned individual accolades.

For instance, co-captain Joshua Chan emerged second out of 80 players in the U-15 boys' ranking by racking up 10 goals and two assists.