Lukaku's confidence of returning for the May 19 final is a timely boost to Mourinho after he was scathing in his assessment of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Marcus Rashford has failed to impress despite a rare chance to start up front during the match against Brighton. I said during commentary that I felt if there's any player who wondered why he wasn't playing in the cup final, you can just show them this video.
And Mourinho was in no mood to defend his players in his Sky Sports interview after the match. I wouldn't [I'm] say disappointed, because I know them [my players].
"Alexis and Lukaku have injuries, so they weren't an option, but we believe in these players".
"For many months you are always asking me why this player doesn't play?"
The Potters had to win to give themselves the faintest hope of maintaining their 10-year stay in the top tier of the English game but Paul Lambert's ailing side, who have not won in 13 league matches, went down to a late Patrick van Aanholt goal. We knew we have been able to profitable and from there constructed good outcomes'. In the end they defended more. But overall, in terms of attitude, they were stronger than us, had more appetite.
Van Aanholt took to Twitter soon after the win to apologise to the club and fans, and to wish them well next season. Stoke spent 10 seasons in the Premier League, but a run of 13 games without a victory ensured that streak is over.
West Ham go into their game against Leicester City knowing a win would be huge in securing Premier League football next term. Within an hour, it seemed, it was out there for public consumption, which is also disappointing.
The song is called " Ashes " and its music video features the singing sensation and the superhero himself, dressed to the T. While speaking with Starnews Korea , Reynolds let fans know that there might not be a Deadpool 3 as folks envision it.
The new Chinese missiles were reportedly deployed on Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef, according to CNBC. Further, Pentagon chief spokeswoman Dana White reaffirmed the United States' commitment to the global waters.
The Prime Minister's official spokesman defended the Tier 2 visa regime and stressed it was always closely monitored. It has now turned its fire on Theresa May , a long-serving home secretary before she became prime minister.
As we noted yesterday , when Facebook launches its service, it wants to make it as noninvasive as possible. It also, apparently, will bypass the embarrassment of asking someone you already know to go on a date.
Rangers are third in the Scottish Premiership table, three points adrift of Aberdeen with three matches of the season remaining. It would take an bad lot of investment for Rangers to topple Celtic and Gerrard's old Liverpool manager Rodgers.
Kerr called it "very likely" the two-time MVP would play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. Thompson scored 27 points in the game, and he'll be a crucial player in this series if the pace stays this way.
Despite that, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said he was "never comfortable" because of how "scary" the Warriors are. At one point late in the second quarter, New Orleans was 10-of-15 from 3, while Golden State was just 5-of-15.
If the Celtics can force him to shoot from the perimeter, they have a shot to frustrate Simmons and take him out of his game. Personally, I'd like to see Brown on Simmons, Rozier on Redick, Tatum on Covington, Horford on Saric, and Baynes on Embiid.
Hertog and Hawking used their new theory to derive more reliable predictions about the global structure of the universe . Their results, if confirmed by further work, would imply a significantly smaller range of possible universes .
Twitter urges users to change passwords
Since the best passwords should be hard to remember, consider using a password manager like 1Password or Lastpass. Also, users are advised to change the passwords on any other sites where they have used the same passcodes.
New York Mets right to cut ties with Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey has not been good for a very long time. "Usually I get upset if a report is unexpected", Alderson said this week. Harvey posted an ERA of 7.00 over 27 innings pitched this season, with a record of 0-2 in four starts.
Trump to attend the NRA conference in Dallas
In reality, the NRA was not responsible for the decision to bar attendees from carrying guns at the 2018 Leadership Forum. Guns were also banned during Trump's appearance at the NRA's annual meeting in Atlanta a year ago .
The Mystery Of The Missing French Oak Sapling Solved
Awkward footage showed her snubbing Mr Trump's attempts to grab her hand as the couple welcomed the Macrons to the White House. An oak tree gifted from France to the USA vanished shortly after it was planted on the White House lawn last week.
Slight Rain Chances Possible for Area This Week
There's a 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, with a low around 68 degrees. Saturday night , the low will be around 57 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.
Trump hires Bill Clinton impeachment lawyer
But after the raid on Cohen's office, Trump's enthusiasm in directly talking to Mueller waned. Stephen Colbert is mocking President Donald Trump over a change to his legal team this week.