23 September 2020 02:33
West Ham United's Ukrainian striker Andriy Yarmolenko celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the English League Cup third round football match between West Ham United and Hull City at The London Stadium, in east London on September 22, 2020. These late withdrawals meant Jack Wilshere and Harrison Ashby came into the West Ham starting line-up. The Hammers deployed a powerful attack against League One Hull City. Andriy Yarmolenko, Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson were all selected to play, therefore making the value of West Ham's attack almost £100 million. Felipe Anderson looked in the mood early on and fancied adding to his one goal in the League Cup from last week against Charlton.
The Brazilian went close from range on two occasions as he looked to give West Ham the perfect start. The defender cut past his man and fired a dangerous shot at goal, only for a great save to deny him his first professional goal. Manuel Lanzini picked up a loose ball and passed to Yarmolenko. West Ham continued to press after the goal in search for a second. After some good passing through the Hull midfield, Yarmolenko had a shot blocked by the defence.
Yarmolenko stepped up and sent the Hull keeper, George Long, the wrong way. The goal seemed to put a spring in the step of the Hull City players, who started to press West Ham with a bit more vigour as they tried to get themselves back into the game. Yarmolenko, Haller and Snodgrassall saw efforts miss the goal by some distance. The Hammers finishing finally improved as Haller scored his second of the night and the teams fourth. The night got even better for the Hammers as Yarmolenko fired in his second of the game.
Yarmolenko then cooly whipped his shot into the right side of the goal. West Ham emphatically won the game after a late flurry. The Hammers will play either Fleetwood Town or Everton in the next round of the League Cup, depending on who wins their tie. Thomas Mayer has been handed his full debut for tonight's Carabao Cup third-round tie against West Ham United. Hull City: George Long; Lewie Coyle, Alfie Jones, Sean McLoughlin, Brandon Fleming; Richie Smallwod, Callum Jones, Dan Batty; Thomas Mayer, Josh Magennis, James Scott. Flu jabs or vaccinations take place each year, and priority is given to those most at risk of developing severe illness or complications from flu. With the current coronavirus pandemic and the threat of two respiratory illnesses impacting the nation at once, the Government has upped the number of flu vaccinations available this year. 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"Now the reason for doing this is to protect the NHS in the winter months because obviously we have still got Covid, we have still got the threat of a second spike on Covid and it's vital therefore to keep that pressure off the NHS by everybody getting a flu jab and I really hope everybody will." This year, you can get the flu jab for free on the NHS, as long as one of the following applies to you: You are on the shielded patient list (or a member of their household); Flu Jab 2020: Those at risk of developing serious illness from the flu are prioritised for the NHS injection Flu Jab 2020: The list of people entitled to a free jab has been extended Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "It's mission-critical that we pull out all the stops to get ready for winter, and the Prime Minister has already announced £3 billion to protect the NHS. "We are now taking another important step to help protect the wider public by giving the flu vaccination to more people than ever before. "This will be the biggest flu vaccination programme in history and will help protect our NHS as we head into winter. "If you are eligible for a free vaccine, whether it's for the first time or because you usually receive one, then I would urge you to get it, not just to protect yourself, but to protect the NHS and your loved ones, from flu." Leeds United have reached an agreement in principle to sign Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente, the Spanish club have announced. The 27-year-old started his career at Real Madrid and moved to Sociedad in 2017, and has also picked up five caps for Spain. At Tesla's Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk made some big announcements: the company's moves toward eliminating cobalt in its batteries, a new Plaid powertrain for the Model S that could get to speeds of 200 mph, and a new cathode plant to streamline its battery production. And, with the new battery technology, Musk has said Tesla will make a $25,000 car. 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Musk has said he wanted to eliminate it entirely in the past — even though Tesla's existing batteries use very little. Musk didn't offer a timeline for when the company will stop using cobalt but said it will make its batteries significantly cheaper. Tesla plans to reduce the cost of its battery cells and packs, with an end goal of building a $25,000 electric car. Tesla will hit this goal using its new "tabless" battery cells, and changing the materials inside the cell, which he said should allow Tesla to "halve" the price per kilowatt-hour, Musk said. This isn't the first time Musk has predicted that Tesla would dramatically reduce the costs of its electric cars.