AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0CRYSTAL PALACE 0Crystal Palace ended Bournemouth’s three-match winning streak with a battling goalless draw at the Vitality Stadium. Alan Pardew’s side started brightly, and Simon Francis cleared Damien Delaney’s goal-bound volley off the line. But Bournemouth recovered well and Matt Ritchie headed wide before Eunan O’Kane’s shot was tipped over.GOALS:- NONE.ASTON VILLA 1WEST HAM UNITED 1A Jordan Ayew penalty helped bottom team Aston Villa come from behind to earn a draw against West Ham. In an evenly contested game, Villa twice went close in the first half through Rudy Gestede before Aaron Cresswell scored with a low strike. The spirited hosts levelled through Ayew after Gestede was clumsily felled by Angelo Ogbonna.GOALS:- VILLA: AYEW PEN 62. WEST HAM: CRESSWELL 45.CHELSEA 2 WATFORD 2Guus Hiddink’s first game back as interim coach ended in stalemate with Chelsea coming from behind, thanks to Diego Costa’s second of the game. The Blues would have won had Oscar not missed a late penalty. Costa claimed the opener before Nemanja Matic’s handball allowed Troy Deeney to level from the penalty spot. Odion Ighalo’s deflected shot gave the visitors the lead, only for Costa to fire in and earn Chelsea a point.GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 32, 64. WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 42; IGHALO 56.LIVERPOOL 1LEICESTER CITY 0Leicester saw their nine-match unbeaten Premier League run ended by Liverpool substitute Christian Benteke. The Reds were rewarded when Roberto Firmino’s pull-back from the left was steered in by a stretching Benteke. Leicester offered little threat, Nathan Dyer going closest as they failed to score for the first time this season.GOALS:- LIVERPOOL:BENTEKE 63.MANCHESTER CITY 4SUNDERLAND 1Manchester City put pressure on the leaders when enjoying a convincing win over Sunderland. Raheem Sterling opened the scoring and the lead was doubled through Yaya Toure’s 20-yard drive before Wilfried Bony headed in. The Belgian calmly scored before Fabio Borini’s consolation, as Bony skied a penalty later on.GOALS:- CITY: STERLING 12; Y TOURE 17; BONY 22; DE BRUYNE 54. SUNDERLAND: BORINI 59.NEWCASTLE UNITED 0EVERTON 1Tom Cleverley scored at the death as Everton secured a first Barclays Premier League win in five games at Newcastle The midfielder headed home after Rob Elliot – who had made several saves throughout – raced off his line to punch away a corner. Georginio Wijnaldum went closest for Newcastle, but his powerful header was saved by Tim Howard. The win moves Everton up to ninth while Newcastle drop back into the relegation zone.GOAL:- EVERTON:CLEVERLEY 90.SOUTHAMPTON 4ARSENAL 0Arsenal missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as they were thrashed by Southampton at St Mary’s. Saints full-back Cuco Martina marked his first league start with a stunning goal, curling in from 30 yards out. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott missed free headers, before Shane Long slotted from close range and Jose Fonte headed in the third. Long struck the post with three minutes remaining, but managed to add a fourth through the legs of Petr Cech.It could have been even worse for the visitors. Virgil van Dijk had a header ruled out for offside, while Dusan Tadic’s dipping strike was pushed away by Cech.GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: MARTINA 19; LONG 55,; 90’FONTE 69′.STOKE CITY 2MANCHESTER UNITED 0Manchester United suffered a fourth straight defeat – for the first time since 1961 – to increase the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal. Bojan Krkic broke opened the scoring following a poor header back to David de Gea from Memphis Depay allowed Glen Johnson to play it back to the Spanish forward. Stoke went 2-0 ahead through Marko Arnautovic.GOALS:- STOKE: BOJAN 19; ARNAUTOVIC 26.SWANSEA CITY 1WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0Swansea overcame West Brom to secure their first win in more than two months and climb out of the relegation zone. Ki Sung-yeung stabbed in the only goal of the game after goalkeeper Boaz Myhill failed to hold a loose ball from Angel Rangel’s shot. West Brom rarely threatened in the first half, but pressed forward more after the interval.GOAL:- SWANSEA: KI 9.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 3 NORWICH CITY 0Tottenham recorded a convincing win over Norwich, thanks to two goals from Harry Kane and one from Tom Carroll. Norwich had the better chances early on, but faded away after conceding a penalty that Kane scored. The England striker doubled Spurs’ lead before the break after being set up by the impressive Dele Alli.GOALS:- TOTTENHAM: KANE PEN 26, 42; CARROLL 80.
It was in the spring of 1978 that for the first time in the country’s history, a Jamaican schoolboy leapt over seven feet.Thousands discarded abiding love for schools nurtured in the competitive atmosphere that characterised Champs.Track and field enthusiasts were keen to partake in a delectable piece of history that was tauntingly placed before them.Former Kingston College (KC) high jumper Desmond “Zele” Morris, might have been the only athlete at Champs to silence the entire stadium in one soaring swoop.No one dared to cheer when he lifted his lanky frame beyond seven feet, a new feat at the great games.Zele was a tall, lanky, hurdler and sprinter.A gazelle in his own right, but Zele was not quite as quick over the hurdles as his teammate, Kenneth ‘Sonny’ Gray.Nor was he as fast in the sprints as Marlon Pottinger.But there were no two ways about it – Zele was the supreme high jumper, constantly rising to new levels since the early 1970s.So it was that the lanky lad, already the holder of the classes three and two long jump records, was expected to soar to unprecedented heights in 1979.The record for Class One high jump 37 years ago was in the region of 6′ 10″ when he lounged for the tackle.It was twilight under the glare of the National Stadium lights.Zele had broken the old mark and was approaching the hitherto unbelievable height of seven feet.The suspense was heightened by Zele’s need to don his purple and white sweat suit as if some magic was concealed in its secret compartment.Thousands waited on him.Zele jumped.Again.The painstaking process was repeated.Finally, Zele was challenged to clear the unbelievable height.He did and even went a quarter of an inch above the “unreachable” mark.The packed stadium, awe saluted by applauding.Like many had done before, another Jamaican had created history to make the Boys and Girls’ Championships only the greatest of its kind on the globe.