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Solskjaer on the ropes as Liverpool humiliate Man Utd in Premier League******
LONDON, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job as Manchester United coach must be hanging by a thread after his side suffered a humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
It is the first time United have lost by five goals at home since 1955, and only once (in 1895) had they suffered a heavier home defeat to Liverpool.
Liverpool tore their rivals apart from start to finish and it speaks volumes that apart from the result, which came thanks to a hat-trick from Mohamed Salah, plus goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota in the first 13 minutes, Solskjaer's men saw six yellow cards, as well as a direct red for Paul Pogba. Liverpool did not have a player booked all game.
The match was over as a contest at 4-0 by half-time, with the second half only adding to the pain of a United side that continues to punch well below the weight of its attacking talent, with a defense that appears to have met for the first time before going onto the pitch.
West Ham won 1-0 at home to Tottenham thanks to Michail Antonio's 72nd minute goal.
Tottenham coach Nuno Espiritu Santo had rested his entire team for their UEFA Conference League defeat on Thursday, but it made no difference as the first team produced a lackluster display and failed to produce a single shot in the second half.
Leicester City won a vibrant game 2-1 away to Brentford with Youri Tielemans putting them ahead in the first half. Mathias Jorgensen headed Brentford level on the hour, but James Maddison won it for Leicester in the 73rd minute after further good work from Tielemans.
On Saturday, Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as Chelsea continue to lead the Premier League after a 7-0 thrashing of bottom side Norwich.
Mount opened the scoring in the eighth minute before Callum Hudson-Odoi doubled the lead 10 minutes later, and the game was over as a contest when Reece James made it 3-0 before half-time.
Ben Chilwell and a Max Aarons own goal made it 5-0 before Mount completed his hat-trick with two goals in the last five minutes.
Manchester City won 4-1 away to Brighton, with three goals in half an hour. Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola's side in the 13th minute, before Phil Foden netted in the 28th and 31st minutes.
Alexis Mac Allister scored a penalty for Brighton with nine minutes left to play, but Riyad Mahrez highlighted City's superiority with their fourth goal deep into injury-time.
Ex-Everton striker Joshua King came back to haunt his former employers with a hat-trick as Watford scored four goals in the last 12 minutes to win 5-2 at Goodison Park, giving Claudio Ranieri his first win as Hornets coach.
Tom Davies put Everton ahead only for King to cancel out his goal 10 minutes later, but Richarlison's 63rd minute header put Everton back ahead. Then came Watford's late surge with Juraj Kucka equalizing, before two goals from King and one from Emmanuel Dennis left Everton reeling.
Rodrigo Moreno's last-minute penalty saved a point for injury-hit Leeds United, who had fallen behind to Hwang Hee-chan's first-half strike.
Callum Wilson's overhead kick saved a point for Newcastle on their visit to Crystal Palace, who had looked on track after Christian Benteke's 56th minute opener.
Maxwell Cornet showed his value to Burnley by scoring twice in their 2-2 draw away to Southampton, while on Friday night Arsenal claimed an important 3-1 home win against Aston Villa thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who followed home after his initial penalty had been saved, and Emile Smith Rowe. Enditem
Recovery of China's industrial economy on track: ministry******
BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The recovery of China's industrial economy is on track with strong resilience and momentum, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said Tuesday.
Citing the industrial output data published on Monday, Luo Junjie, a spokesperson for the ministry, said it showed that the growth rate of major economic indicators has stayed within a reasonable range.
The country's value-added industrial output went up 11.8 percent year on year in the first three quarters of this year, putting the average Jan.-Sept. growth for the past two years at 6.4 percent.
The output of the high-tech manufacturing sector jumped 20.1 percent year on year in the first nine months, faster than the growth pace of the overall industrial output.
The strong performance resulted from multiple measures adopted to help and benefit companies, Luo said, adding that market entities' profitability has improved and new drivers of economic growth have emerged.
The spokesperson, however, noted that the external environment is still complicated and unstable, with rising commodity prices and energy crunch putting more pressure on the economy.
The country will strive to support small and medium-sized enterprises, ensure the stability of industrial and supply chains, and sustain the positive trend of the economy, Luo said. Enditem
Annual int'l Jerusalem Marathon resumes with over 17,000 runners******
JERUSALEM, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- More than 17,000 runners on Friday participated in the run events of the International Jerusalem Marathon, which resumed after a year of stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals to Israel, leading athletes from abroad did not arrive, and the hundreds of foreign runners who participated were those who live in Israel.
The winner of the men's race was Israel's Yimer Getahun, who timed two hours, 24 minutes and seven seconds, while his compatriot Anna Prais won the women's marathon by 3:25:50.
The two winners received a prize of 3,750 U.S. dollars each.
Israeli 32-year-old Beatie Deutsch, a mother of five children, won the women's half-marathon with a result of 1:20:40.
The first to finish in the men's half-marathon race was Haimro Almaya from Israel, with a result of 1:07:52.
The event also included 10km and 5km runs, as well as 1.7km family run and 800-meter communities run. Enditem