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It came from a counter attack and when the ball was crossed into the box with the perfect amount of weight behind it, he knew he had a chance. Adidas Nmd Outlet . He drifted off the back of the centre-back, met the ball in the air, and powerfully headed his team into an unassailable 4-2 lead. Jurgen Klinsmann had arrived in the Premier League. What happened next would become one of the most iconic moments in the Premier Leagues history as the German international, along with his Tottenham teammates, celebrated the goal by diving onto the floor, as a way of mocking the stories about the striker being a notorious diver. Klinsmanns performance at Sheffield Wednesday, in the sunshine, on the opening day of the 1994-95 season is still today known as one of the leagues all-time great debuts. This past Saturday in the Premier League wasnt the opening day of the season but it certainly felt like it with many new players making their debuts, fresh off an international break, after the transfer window finally closed. Much like Klinsmanns signing in the mid 90s, the arrival of Mesut Ozil in England has similarly captured the attention of the entire country. Arsenal fans are not alone in the excitement of having this player in the Premier League. On August 20th, 1994, while Klinsmann was diving for fun, Ozil was a shy 5-year-old kid living in a relatively poor suburb of Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Nineteen years later, his debut drew parallels to the man who now coaches the United States. A number of great players have arrived in the Premier League when they are past their best, while others have reached elite level while playing in England. Very few have been at a world class standard when they arrived, generating a real buzz about their debut. Klinsmann was one and Ozil is another. Like his countryman, Ozil opened his Premier League career away from North London when he travelled to Sunderland on Saturday and, like Klinsmann, Ozil ended his day with a very good performance and a standout moment for everyone to remember. With Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla missing through injury, Ozil was placed in the side with Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mathieu Flamini and Theo Walcott as the five to play behind striker Olivier Giroud. Arsenal are very much a 4-3-3 side, with an attacking member of the midfield three often pushing further up to make it a 4-2-3-1 hybrid. However, with the intelligent Ozil in the side, along with a real lack of pressing from Sunderlands 4-4-2, Arsenal played a different shape than we are used to seeing from them (more on that shortly). To understand Arsenals different identity on Saturday, you just had to watch Ozil for the opening 10 minutes of the game, as he put on a clinic on just how to play as a creator behind a striker. Everything Ozil does well was on show in the first 10 minutes. His first two touches of the ball came in the opponents half but deep towards the right wing and immediately his ability to drift deep had an effect on Sunderlands positioning as a back four, with them slowly moving higher up the pitch. Already Arsenal had them where they wanted them and Ozils movement towards the right flank was on show again in the seventh minute when Walcott, after connecting well with right back Carl Jenkinson, needed an outlet as he drove into Sunderlands final third. There was Ozil, moving across the pitch as he does so splendidly, to receive the ball in space and continue the attack. Keeping the ball and finding space was the theme of Arsenals early attacks and with Ozil again drifting deep centrally, Wilshere picked up the ball on the left and used the German to play a quick one-two that opened up an alley that allowed him to drive deep into Sunderland territory. Much of Arsenals success this season has come from counter attacks deep in their own half. Their third goal at Fulham was a perfect example of this when all eleven players were in their half before an attack, led by Giroud, and finished by Lukas Podolski, exploded into the opponents half. In the eighth minute at Sunderland, Giroud again came deep to win a header that he sent towards Ozil, who allowed the ball to come across him before running across the halfway line and starting another attack. Sunderlands back four, petrified of the space between them and their midfield, again played high and almost got found out. Two minutes later they were exposed again. Ozil, in the centre circle, facing his own goal, received the ball and immediately centre-back Mobido Diakite charged into his back to pressure him. Ozil calmly slotted the ball back to Kieran Gibbs, and before the left back even received the ball, charged into space on the left behind Sunderlands right back Ondrej Celustka. Gibbs saw Ozils run and had time to set the ball up for his left foot before swinging it towards a sprinting Ozil, who now had the Sunderland defence in trouble. With Diakite out of position, Valentin Roberge was forced to close down the German, leaving space in the middle for Giroud to run into. Ozil took a brilliant touch, bringing the ball down on to the ground, had a quick glance across to see his strikers positioning, and then sent a perfect cross over for Giroud to finish it off. 1-0 Arsenal. Ossist number one of many for the 42 million pound man. Watch the match highlights here. It had taken just 10 minutes and Ozil had done damage on the right, in the centre and over on the left. With Sunderland playing with ineffective wingers, Arsenal went on to dominate possession in a 3-1 win and simply using their full backs, with Walcott on the right, to provide width. Flamini played as a solo pivot once Arsenal attacked, playing more passes to Ozil than any other player, giving Ramsey, Wilshere and Ozil the freedom to play very close to Giroud centrally. They were far from narrow, though, and actually had much more fluency in attack with the constant interchanging between the trio. (photo: fourfourtwo.com - Click For Larger Image) A true treasurer of the ball, you can see just how effective Ozil is with his vertical and lateral movement, putting together an outstanding passing efficiency from left to right in the two attacking areas for Arsenal. It was only one game, admittedly against an average side, but already it is clear that Ozil is exactly what Arsene Wenger needs as his side evolve into an impressive team on counter attacks from their own half and quick transitions. (photo: fourfourtwo.com - Click For Larger Image) Ozil is the ultimate space invader who will terrify defenders with his movement, finding space for himself like no other, and creating space for teammates to benefit from. Klinsmanns header and dive to celebrate made him an instant box office superstar in England, someone the public wanted to go and watch live. The ultimate space invader is going down the same path. Fitting, in 2013, its no longer about seeing just a pure goal scorer. It appears the IQ levels might just be rising off the field; Ozils arrival in the Premier League certainly guarantees it is rising on it. Nmd Schweiz Outlet . "I knew it was gone. I mean, I felt it," the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year said. "I havent felt like that in a while. I havent got extension on a ball in a pretty long time. Ultra Boost Schweiz . Still, Inter moved one point ahead of Parma in the race for fifth place and the final Europa League spot. Udinese remained 14th, 11 points above the relegation zone. Inter was beaten 2-1 by Atalanta at home on Sunday and has won only seven of 16 matches at the San Siro this season, as the squad seems to still be searching for its identity under new owner Erick Thohir and first-year manager Walter Mazzarri. http://www.nmdschweizkaufen.ch/nmd-r2-outlet.html . Billy Hamilton finished off Cincinnatis biggest comeback of the season for a doubleheader sweep.The St. Louis Cardinals are having a flare for the dramatic and all the Pittsburgh Pirates can do is watch. The Cardinals target a series win over the NL Central-rival Pirates Wednesday in the third installment of a four-game set at Busch Stadium. Catch the game live on TSN starting at 8pm et/5pm pt. Matt Adams belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth of Mondays 2-0 victory, then it was Kolten Wongs turn Tuesday. Wong broke a 4-4 tie in the ninth with a two-out solo home run for the hosts and finished with two hits and three RBI. "When I hit it, I knew it was gone," Wong said of his clutch hit off Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri. "For a moment I forgot to run. Just excited to get home and be the guy jumping into the dog pile. Its something Ill always remember." Matt Carpenter, Jhonny Peralta and Oscar Taveras ended with two hits apiece and helped the Cardinals pull within three games off the Milwaukee Brewers for first in the NL Central. Pittsburgh is 3 1/2 games behind the Brewers, who have lost three in a row. Carlos Martinez started on the mound for St. Louis last night and was reached for four and eight hits in six innings. Wongs home run made a winner out of Trevor Rosenthal, who worked around a hit and a walk in the ninth. The Cardinals, winners in five of seven games, announced that Jaime Garcia will undergo season-ending surgery due to thoracic outlet syndrome (shoulder), the same procedure former ace Chris Carpenter had back in 2012. The left- handed Garcia went 3-1 with a 4.12 ERA in seven starts. Lance Lynn is one of the healthy St. Louis starters and draws the start Wednesday. Lynn threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in last Fridays 3-2 win over Miami, struck out six and walked three. Lynn was blasted for seven runs (6 earned) in his previous start June 28 at Los Angeles. Lynn has alternated results in the past six trips to the hill and is 9-6 with a 3.17 earned run average. The right-hander is 5-2 in nine homme starts and 7-2 in 12 appearances at night. Adidas Eqt Damen Sale. Lynn has faced Pittsburgh 12 times (10 starts) in his career and owns a 4-3 record with a 5.13 ERA. He lost at Pittsburgh back on May 10 in a 4-3 setback, allowing all four runs in six innings. Pittsburgh will try to avoid its first three-game slide since June 15-18 when they gets back to work Wednesday. Justin Wilson gave up Adams home run on Monday and Frieri was the mound victim in last nights loss. Vance Worley allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings, while Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen each hit two-run homers for the Pirates, who are still 12-5 in the last 17 games. "Its not the first time weve had two tough losses and it probably wont be the last time," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. "One swing of the bat changed the game. You shower up and get ready to play tomorrow." The Pirates have lost three in a row on the road and had prevailed in five straight series as the visitor. In the last 29 games, Pittsburgh starting pitchers have combined to go 15-6 and it will be Brandon Cumptons turn in the rotation on Wednesday. Cumpton was sent to Triple-A Indianapolis when Gerrit Cole was activated off the disabled list, but is now replacing an injured Cole. Cumpton pitched against Louisville on July 4 and was reached for four runs, three of which were earned, and eight hits in six innings of a 7-6 loss in 11 innings. He is 3-2 with a 4.61 earned run average in nine starts this season and unbeaten (3-0) in the past five outings. In a 3-2 win over the New York Mets on June 27, Cumpton tossed seven innings of two-run ball in a no- decision. He has allowed two runs over 14 innings in his last two games. The right-hander won his only start against St. Louis last July 30, when he fired seven scoreless innings of a 6-0 win at PNC Park. St. Louis is 6-5 against Pittsburgh this season and each of the last five games in this series has been decided by two runs or less. ' ' '

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