Professor analyzes Aquinas’s view on God, good and evil

first_imgFr. Brian Davies, a distinguished professor of philosophy at Fordham University, has dedicated his academic career to studying and writing about the philosophy of religion, and has focused on the work of Thomas Aquinas. Fr. Davies explored the question of why, if God is all powerful and morally good, there is evil present in the world in a lecture held Tuesday night at Rice CommonsThe lecture focused on Aquinas’s rejection of the argument against the existence of God. According to Aquinas, God is not a morally good agent, despite popular belief.“Aquinas views that God should not be thought of as a moral agent in the first place, meaning that God should not be thought of as something either morally good or morally bad,” Davies said. “Aquinas maintains that we do not know what God is … God is strictly non-classifiable.”Virtues are to only be associated with human beings, not God, Davies said.“Aquinas thinks of virtues as what people need in order to flourish as human beings,” Davies said. “So he doesn’t think of God as having the cardinal virtues … Aquinas doesn’t think of God as being actually or possible virtuous.”According to Davies, Aquinas believes it is difficult to attribute goodness to specific things, especially God, because the idea of goodness is concept-dependent.“’Good’ does not signify some distinct property had by all good things,” Davies said. “For him, the meaning of good is noun-dependent. There are good all sorts of things, but what makes them good make them different from kind to kind — goodness is, in a sense, relative. Aquinas thinks that creaturely goodness must somehow reflect what God is.“Aquinas doesn’t think of God as containing creaturely goodness, but rather, goodness in creatures is a dim reflection of what exists simply and undivided-ly in God”.The same argument applies to the subject of evil, according to Davies. Like goodness, Aquinas does not view evil as something of substance.“Many things are generally in a bad way and he thinks that the sentence ‘evil exists’ makes sense,” he said. “On the other hand, he doesn’t think of evil as a substance. Since Aquinas thinks that victims of evil suffering certainly exist, he takes it for granted that God is causally accounted for their being victims of evil suffering. He does not think that the evil in evil suffered is any kind of substance — there is only evil suffered only inasmuch there is a lack of goodness, and Aquinas does not think a lack of goodness is something ‘create-able’.”Aquinas believed there is a problem in the world, but the problem stemmed from a lack of goodness and obligation, rather the existence of evil, Davies said.“Aquinas recognizes that there being something to be called the problem of evil, is rather a problem of why God has not created more goodness,” Davies said. “However, Aquinas does not believe that God has an obligation to create more goodness any more than God has an obligation to create at all.”Tags: Fordham University, Fr. Brian Davies, Theology, Thomas Aquinaslast_img read more

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Guatemalan Judicial System Begins Process of Extraditing Alleged Drug Boss to United States

first_imgBy Dialogo October 07, 2010 On 4 October, the Guatemalan judicial system began the process of extraditing to the United States alleged Guatemalan drug boss Mauro Salomón Ramírez, who was arrested on 2 October. On Monday, a Guatemalan court was expecting to hear an initial statement from Ramírez, who is wanted by the United States on charges of conspiracy to traffic cocaine and aiding and abetting drug trafficking. An international arrest warrant has been pending against the alleged boss since 26 July, and there is no set time limit to the extradition proceedings. Ramírez, whose supposed chief activity was trade, is suspected of facilitating the trafficking of cocaine to the United States through two businesses he owns in Tecún Umán, in the department of San Marcos (in western Guatemala, on the border with Mexico). Also known under the alias of ‘León del mar’ [Sea Lion], Ramírez is considered the second most important boss in San Marcos, after Cornelio Chilel, who controls the traffic in opium poppies in the region, and the authorities affirm that he has been involved in narcotics trafficking for ten years. The president of Guatemala, Álvaro Colom, has said that the gang led by Ramírez has been “practically dismantled,” but he has not ruled out the possibility of an internal struggle among his lieutenants who want to take control of the transit of drugs through the area. Up to now, fifteen individuals linked to the group have been detained (including Ramírez), and the authorities have seized 2.2 million dollars and eleven vehicles of different makes and models. The interior minister, Carlos Menocal, who said that he is not ruling out the possibility of a new outbreak of violence due to power struggles within the gang, emphasized that the authorities have succeeded in apprehending “significant individuals,” in addition to Ramírez. Sergio Tellechea Barrios, Ramírez’s brother, was arrested Sunday and appears to have been responsible for the gang’s financial affairs; the authorities seized 1.8 million dollars from him at the time he was detained. Ramírez was detained on 2 October, having been found hidden in a ditch dug on a rural property in San Bernardino, in the department of Suchitepéquez (in southern Guatemala), after days of searching. Ramírez’s detention was announced by President Colom himself. His arrest took place “without a shot being fired,” Interior Minister Menocal emphasized. Central America has become an area of operations for gangs that ship drugs from South America to North America, leading the governments of the region to ask Washington for increased aid to combat this plague.last_img read more

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Peru and Ecuador Strenghten Their Humanitarian Demining Capabilities

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo December 11, 2017 A group of nine members of the Peruvian Army and three officers from the Ecuadorian Army’s 68th Engineering Battalion Cotopaxi attended the Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) course. The computerized course was taught at the Peruvian Army Humanitarian Demining School in Chiclayo, October 23rd–27th, 2017. “IMSMA is not a closed system. We can recreate our own [pages] to collect, systematize, and update all information in the data registry for danger areas that were swept through,” Peruvian Army First Lieutenant Joanna Herrera, IMSMA system chief, told Diálogo. “It’s like a tree, whose branches are fed until we get to the top [the administrator], the person who provides the right information for decision-making at the local and national levels.” The United Nations endorses IMSMA as an information system for mine action data collection, information analysis, and program management. The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining developed the information system to help make mine action safer, faster, and more efficient. The software provides a geographic view of the data so that project results are measurable and easy to manage. IMSMA allows the user to be certain of mines clearance in countries party to the Ottawa Convention on the prohibition of the use, stockpiling, production, transfer, and destruction of anti-personnel mines. The knowledge Peruvian and Ecuadorian service members gained in information management enhances other training and specialization program initiatives for similar demining procedures. According to IMSMA, the system is installed in 47 nations. It is the primary software in mine action around the world. Short-term goal Peru and Ecuador actively advocate South America as a mine-free territory. “This is evidence that we remain firmly committed to move the process forward,” Efraín Baus, president of Ecuador’s National Center for Humanitarian Demining, stressed in a press release. “Both nations want to change together to establish a zone free of anti-personnel mines along their shared border,” Martha Lizárraga, director of Defense and Security for the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said. The Ecuadorian Army Corps of Engineers runs the Humanitarian Demining Unit that cleared 80 percent of the mines buried on Ecuador’s border. According to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Defense, they expect to clear the remaining 20 percent by December 2022. In 2017, Ecuadorian units destroyed close to 12,000 anti-personnel mines, 74 anti-tank mines, and the remnants of 27 war explosives in the border provinces of El Oro, Loja, Morona, Zamora, and Pastaza. Squadrons used manual, mechanical, and canine demining techniques for the work. The Peruvian Army’s Directorate General of Humanitarian Demining (DIGEDEHUME, per its Spanish acronym), in partnership with the Peruvian Center for Anti-personnel Mine Action, removed 790 mines in 2017. From January 2009 to December 2015, Peruvian service members destroyed more than 18,200 anti-personnel mines. Authorities estimate that more than 6,300 explosive devices remain buried in the departments of Amazonas, Cajamarca, and Loreto. Peru is stepping up its efforts to finish demining the entire country by 2024. Beneficial initiatives “The training for both countries’ demining personnel, the emergency medical evacuation route to Ecuador for Peruvian deminers, and the joint annual humanitarian demining operations program are beneficial initiatives that drive our efforts to complete this work,” Peruvian Army Colonel Guillermo Portillo Carrillo, executive director of DIGEDEHUME, told Diálogo. “It’s very satisfying to exchange knowledge and experiences with our Ecuadorian counterparts to strengthen security on our shared border to benefit border populations,” 1st Lt. Herrera said. Peru and Ecuador participate in reciprocal training exercises, including the Basic Demining Program, Humanitarian Demining Management, and Explosives Destruction and Battlefield Clearance. Since 2014, the Peruvian Army trained 100 Ecuadorian soldiers in various humanitarian demining programs. “They come to hone their techniques. It’s a kind of exchange that results in the same doctrine taught [by the U.S. Army in 2003],” Col. Portillo said. The exchange of information on danger areas has also been an important tool to plan operations between Peru and Ecuador. Both nations’ armed forces share maps and diagrams to locate buried explosive devices with maximum speed and accuracy. “When operating in a danger area, the information is not accurate at first, because 22 years have gone by since the explosive devices were planted there. The ground shifted,” Col. Portillo said. The tools and joint efforts facilitate humanitarian demining operations on both sides of the border. “This work will continue until the last mine is removed,” Col. Portillo concluded. Peru and Ecuador plan to conclude the destruction of mines within one square kilometer of Tiwintza, on the border between the two countries, in 2018.last_img read more

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Facebook Glitches Allow Banned US Election Advertisements to Recirculate

first_imgRival parties complained new advertisments had been appearing despite the policy.“We’re investigating the issues of some ads being paused incorrectly, and some advertisers having trouble making changes to their campaigns,” Facebook product manager Rob Leathern said in a tweeted message when the ban kicked in on Tuesday.“We’re working quickly on these fixes.”California-based Facebook has tightened its rules on political advertising ahead of the 2020 election. In particular, it has prohibited attempts to undermine the electoral process.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Facebook on Monday acknowledged glitches in enforcing its policy on removing misleading political advertising for the US election after a report revealed banned messages were being recirculated.The social media giant, which has faced intense scrutiny over its handling of political misinformation, said it took action after a media report showing loopholes allowing activist groups to repost advertisements that had been banned after third-party fact checks.- Advertisement – The Wall Street Journal report said some ads supporting President Donald Trump and containing false claims about Democrat Joe Biden had been reposted and shared by a conservative group after the original messages were blocked.Facebook began removing the reposted ads after the Journal report over the weekend.“When a fact-checker applies a rating, we apply a label and demote it while also rejecting it as an ad, this is true for all ratings,” a Facebook spokesperson told AFP.- Advertisement – “We reviewed these ads and are taking action on those that violate our policies, while also working to improve how we find similar ads to those that were already rated.”The Journal said the advertisements were being run by the American Principles Project, a conservative group, and contained false claims that Biden supports the far-left Antifa movement and backs sex change operations for children.Last week, Facebook saw a rocky start to its effort to ban new political messages a week ahead of the November 3 election.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang backs Arsenal to be surprise title challengers

first_imgAdvertisement Lacazette is also promising a big season (Picture: Reuters)‘I need to score more goals I know, I need to be more consistent and consistent throughout matches.‘I can do better… I am continuing to work, the national team coach makes his decisions.‘I am trying to put in the work. There you have it. I am still (motivated for it).’MORE: David Luiz opens up on exit talks with Frank Lampard before Arsenal transferMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Aubameyang has scored Arsenal’s winning goals in their two games so far this season (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title this season, but admitted the club’s main goal is to qualify for the Champions League.Arsenal’s fifth-place finish last term was not enough to secure a spot in the Champions League and the Gunners then saw their alternate route into the competition blocked by Chelsea, who beat them in the Europa League final.After being the matchwinner for two games in a row for Arsenal, Aubameyang backed the Gunners to spring a surprise this season.He told Canal Plus: ‘I think as I said earlier we have made good signings, that will help us.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 win over BurnleyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:01FullscreenUnai Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Burnleyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-reacts-arsenals-2-1-win-burnley-1987794/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Last season, we were not far away from qualifying for the Champions’ League.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Whatever happens, that is the most important thing, the most important aim for us. To be back in the Champions’ League.‘Aside from that, to fight for the title, we know very well that the big guns are ready but we are also ready and in any case we are going to give our all to match the big guns if possible.’ Coral BarrySunday 18 Aug 2019 11:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Arsenal were well off the title pace last season (Picture: Reuters)Arsenal made it two wins from two games with a 2-1 victory over Burnley on Saturday, with Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette on the scoresheet for the Gunners.While Aubameyang talked up his team’s title chances, his team-mate Lacazette promised Arsenal fans his best was yet to come.‘The Premier League has seen a very good Lacazette, but not yet the best Lacazette,’ he said.center_img Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang backs Arsenal to be surprise title challengers Commentlast_img read more

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Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service

first_imgPNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa announced that he ordered the dismissal of Police Lieutenant Joven de Guzman, who was one of the alleged “ninja cops” in the Pampanga drug raid in 2013. He added: “Without his participation, the case went ahead and it’s not even required by law that he will answer. So, pag di siya sumagot, wala siyang bagong ebidensya na iprisinta./PN Prior to his involvement in the controversial Pampanga raid, De Guzman was also tagged in another controversial buy-bust operation in Antipolo City last May. “I have ordered the dismissal from police service of Police Lieutenant Joven De Guzman of Antipolo City Police Station who led a team of seven PNP personnel that figured in a highly irregular activity in Antipolo City early this year and were recommended for dismissal by the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) as a consequence of their actions,” Gamboa said. Police Lieutenant Joven de Guzman during the senate probe on the Good Conduct Time Allowance on October 1, 2019. ABS-CBN NEWS “Puwede pa siyang mag-file ng motion for reconsideration to my office. It’s part ng due process ‘yun. But, ‘yun kasing nangyari, ni-remand ko, that’s why the investigation was very swift because he did not answer,” Gamboa said.center_img De Guzman was initially penalized with only 59 days of suspension because the “less grave neglect of duty” found against him was not strong enough to be penalized with dismissal from service but it was upgraded upon the review of IAS. MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has dismissed anotherpolice officer linked to a controversial narcotics raid wherein millionsworth of illegal drugs were allegedly recycled. The other six policemen in the Antipolo City raid earlier this year have been relieved from police service. Gamboa said that De Guzman has at least 10 days to answer the accusations against him. If De Guzman fails to explain his side, the dismissal order would be final and executory.last_img read more

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Aqua Trojans Victorious Over Sea Dragons

first_imgSunman-Dearborn MS Swimming and Diving traveled to Aurora to take on the Squires from South Dearborn MS on Thursday at South Dearborn High School.Sunman-Dearborn extends it’s winning streak to 26 straight wins as they defeat their conference rivals. The girls won 119-36 and the boys won 129-13.A special congratulations to Grace Crane for setting a school record in the 100 Individual Medley.Individual winners include.  Dara Nash-200 Freestyle; Matthew Badinghaus-200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle; Grace Crane-100 IM, 100 Breaststroke; Jackson Ketcham-100 IM, 50 Butterfly; Mackenzie Schantz-50 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly; Nick Weber-50 Freestyle; Grace Lyness-100 Freestyle; Hannah Weber-400 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke; Ray Krider-400 Freestyle; Lance Wuestefeld-100 Backstroke; and Evan Ludwig-100 Breaststroke.Courtesy of Aqua Trojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

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New deal for Dummett

first_img The 22-year-old Tyneside-born academy product, who made his first-team debut in an FA Cup tie at Brighton earlier this year and was handed a full Barclays Premier League bow in last weekend’s derby defeat at Sunderland, was thrilled to have committed his future to the Magpies. Dummett, who marked his third senior appearance with his first goal in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool at St James’ Park last month, said: “I am delighted to secure my long-term future with Newcastle United. Press Association “Like so many local lads, it has been my boyhood dream to play for this club and now I am looking forward to repaying their faith in me and working hard to be the best possible player I can be.” Dummett played 36 games and won the Scottish League Cup during a loan spell at St Mirren last term, and manager Alan Pardew feels that experience has been a positive for the player. “Paul fully deserves his new contract and we’re delighted for him,” Pardew said. “He has made great progress in the last year, benefiting enormously from his spell at St Mirren last year. “His performances this season for us have been first class and we were all delighted he scored his first goal for the club against Liverpool, and a very important one at that.” Director of football Joe Kinnear added: “We’re delighted that Paul has committed his long term future to the club. “In reality, this was never in doubt as we wanted Paul to stay and, as a Geordie, Paul made it clear that the only place he wanted to play was Newcastle United – it was just a question of finding the right deal for both parties, which we have managed to do.” center_img Newcastle defender Paul Dummett has agreed a new long-term contract, which could keep him at his boyhood club for the next six years.last_img read more

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Nene set for debut against Palace

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce will hand Nene his debut against Crystal Palace on Saturday. The 33-year-old Brazilian forward arrived last week on a free transfer but was not deemed ready for a place in the squad for Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham. But an injury to Carlton Cole, who hurt his hamstring after coming off the bench at Spurs, has reduced Allardyce’s options and he has promised Nene a first taste of English football against Palace. “Nene would have probably featured anyway but he will definitely be involved now because we’re down to the two strikers with Andy Carroll’s injury and Carlton Cole’s new hamstring problem,” said Allardyce. “(Strikers) Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho did a fantastic job – like the whole team – against Tottenham. It was just a shame we were not all going out celebrating another victory against Tottenham.” The Hammers, meanwhile, were praised by Labour MP for Birkenhead Frank Field for committing to paying all staff the living wage. West Ham join Chelsea and Everton in making the pledge, which they will institute from June 1 for all directly-employed workers. Field said: “The message is becoming louder and clearer with each of these pledges: our most successful industries can afford to pay their lowest paid staff a fairer wage for the work they do, and we must keep asking them to do so. “West Ham deserve great credit for making it a hat-trick of Living Wage successes in the Premier League. Their commitment builds on the momentum behind getting our top football clubs to pay their ground staff enough to live on; three clubs down, seventeen to go.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Premier League match facts

first_img Press Association The first goal is unlikely to be the last word here, with the struggles of these two sides this season linked to their inability to defend a lead. Only Aston Villa have protected a smaller share of points from winning positions than these two, who have retained 42 and 53 per cent respectively, so there’s a good chance that both will get on the scoresheet. Bournemouth’s vulnerability from the air gives their header-loving visitors a promising route to goal. Newcastle have converted the division’s highest percentage of headed efforts, with one in four finding the net while only Chelsea have seen a greater share of headers sail into their net than Bournemouth’s 27 per cent. West Ham v Everton This fixture has been one of the division’s more one-sided in recent years, with West Ham having failed to beat Everton since April 2007. This winless run for the Hammers has spanned 17 fixtures in all competitions, with six draws and 11 defeats to the Toffees, but regardless of whether it continues we should expect to see some clinical finishing here. These two sides have taken fewer shots for each league goal they have scored this season than anyone else, with averages of 6.6 and 6.9 respectively. Stoke v Chelsea Stoke’s shot-shyness this season makes this a great opportunity for Chelsea to continue their rehabilitation after the midweek win over Dynamo Kiev. The Potters have taken fewer shots than their opponents in all but one of their Premier League matches so far; the worst record of any side this season. Peter Crouch recently complained about being under-used by Stoke, but if Mark Hughes has picked up on Chelsea’s aerial vulnerabilities then he will surely throw his towering striker on here. The Blues’ defence has already conceded six headers this season, the same number as in the whole of last season and one more than in the season before that. With five of Crouch’s league goals last season coming from the air, including all of his most recent four, his presence can certainly unsettle their visitors. Aston Villa v Manchester City It’s hard to be optimistic for Remi Garde’s first match in charge of Aston Villa. His new charges have created an average of just 2.7 shots on target per match, lower than anyone else and almost three times fewer than City’s division best of 7.2. Their visitors have also allowed opponents the fewest in return, an average of 2.5 per match. Jordan Ayew gave Villa a glimmer of hope in last week’s defeat at Tottenham when he popped up with a goal from outside the area, and a similar strategy could pay off again here. Villa have enjoyed one of the better success rates from long shots, seeing 30 per cent of their goals arriving from outside the area, while 33 per cent of those conceded by City have come from this range, the second-highest percentage in the top flight. Arsenal v Tottenham After Manchester City, these two sides have carved out more shots on target than anyone in the top flight this season, averaging 6.5 and 6.4 per match respectively compared to the average of 4.3, so this is a contest full of attacking potential. After a frustrating start to the season, Arsenal have now racked up five league wins in a row, but they’re up against a side unbeaten since the opening day. While both of these sides look capable of repeatedly testing each other’s goalkeeper, said custodians have been performing better than any of their top-flight peers. Petr Cech and Hugo Lloris have repelled a higher percentage of the shots on target they have faced than any other Premier League goalkeeper, 84 and 83 per cent respectively versus the top-flight average of 71 per cent. Liverpool v Crystal Palace Liverpool’s main problem this season has been wasteful finishing – they have only scored more than once in two of their competitive matches this season and only Watford have taken more shots for each Premier League goal scored than their average of 13.5. In Palace they will have to deal with visitors who clearly know how to frustrate their hosts – Alan Pardew’s side have not conceded more than once on the road since January. This sequence of 12 matches is three times longer than anyone else in the top flight has managed. Bournemouth v Newcastle Leicester v Watford Watford could receive an unwelcome lesson in finishing here, with Leicester having scored in 12 consecutive Premier League matches – the division’s longest run – and operating its third-sharpest attack with an average of 7.1 shots taken per goal scored. The visiting Hornets have so far struggled to continue the goalscoring form that got them promoted, requiring over twice as many efforts to score each goal – an average of 14.4, which is the top flight’s highest. Manchester United v West Brom Louis van Gaal acknowledged the fans’ frustration with his tactics after his side scraped past CSKA Moscow in midweek and having drawn a blank in three of their last four league matches. There’s definitely been a drop in attacking output since the Dutchman took over at Old Trafford – only this weekend’s visitors West Brom have taken fewer shots per match than they have – an average of 9.8 per match to the Red Devils’ 10 – so this could be an uneventful encounter. Norwich v Swansea Swansea may be enduring a difficult spell, with just one win in their last seven league matches, but in Norwich they face a struggling defence without a clean sheet in 14 outings, the longest run in the division. The Swans have been kept at a distance this season, with the 53 per cent of their shots that have been struck from outside the penalty area the Premier League’s highest, but their attackers should be able to make more inroads than usual here. Their hosts have allowed a greater share of their opponents’ shots to be hit from inside their area than anyone else – 72 per cent – and have blocked just 21 per cent of the efforts against them, the second-lowest percentage. Sunderland v Southampton Despite their struggles in recent seasons, Sunderland have retained a generally strong record against Southampton. In their eight meetings over the past three years the Black Cats have won four times and drawn three, losing only once. The solitary defeat however was their eye-watering 8-0 reverse at the Saints’ hands just over a year ago and, with their visitors having taken an average of four and a half more shots per match than them so far while facing similarly fewer in return, there’s no guarantee of normal service being restored here. last_img read more

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