Soccer-Tottenham move into top six with win over Brentford
LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur shook off a difficult week with a confident 2-0 win over Brentford to climb into the top six on Thursday as new manager Antonio Conte enjoyed a second successive Premier League home victory.
A week after an embarrassing Europa Conference League group stage defeat at Slovenian minnows NS Mura and four days after a fruitless trip to Burnley for a game that was postponed due to snow, Spurs produced their best 90 minutes under Conte so far.A high-tempo display against Thomas Frank's team should have brought more goals but it was a satisfactory night for Tottenham even if Harry Kane's league scoring struggles continue.
Spurs have 22 points from 13 games while Brentford, who could have moved above their opponents with a victory in the London derby, now sit in 12th place with 16 points.(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)Read more: The Star »
Khazanah striving for ‘Advancing Malaysia’
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 22): Khazanah Nasional Bhd is no longer the country’s largest sovereign wealth fund. But as Malaysia’s strategic investment arm, it is expected to do more to help the nation rebound stronger and close gaps worsened by Covid-19 while delivering decent dividends to the government.In his first interview as Khazanah's managing director, Datuk Amirul Feisal Wan Zahir said the mandate never really changed, though the focus may differ during different phases of development.On top of the recently announced Dana Impak — Read more >>
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