CSEC PE Lecture | The muscular system

first_img These are the most common types of contraction. The muscle actually shortens in length as it develops tension. There are two ways in which this happens. – Isotonic action – the muscle shortens or contracts freely. E.g., the biceps contract when curling a weight. – Isometric action – the muscle shortens or contracts only a little before it is stopped from contracting further by an immovable resistance. E.g., trying to lift a weight you cannot move. The origin of a muscle is where the muscle joins the stationary bone. The insertion is where it joins the moving bone. When a muscle contracts, the insertion moves towards the origin. Muscle and their main actions: 1. Deltoids (three muscles) – Raises your arm forward, backwards and sideways at the shoulder. 2. Biceps – Bends your arm at the elbow. 3. Abdominals (four muscles) – Pulls in the abdomen. Flexes the spine so you can bend forward. 4. Quadriceps (four muscles) – Straightens the leg at the knee. Keeps it straight when you stand. 5. Pectorals (two muscles) – Raises your arm at the shoulder. Draws it across your chest. 6. Latissimus dorsi (lats) – Pulls your arm down at the shoulder. Draws it behind your back. 7. Trapezius – Holds and rotates your shoulders. Moves your head back and sideways. 8. Triceps – Straightens your arm at the elbow joint. 9. Gluteals (three muscles) – Pulls your leg back at the hip. Raises it sideways at the hip. Gluteus maximus is the biggest of these muscles. 10. Hamstrings (three muscles) – Bends your leg at the knee. 11. Gastrocnemius – Straightens the ankle joint so you can stand on your tip toes. Muscles are made up of cells called muscle fibre. There are two different types of fibres: slow twitch and fast twitch. Slow-twitch fibres contract slowly, without much force, but do not tire easily and are suited for endurance activities. Fast-twitch fibres contract much faster and with much more force, but tire quickly. They are suited to activities that needs burst of strength and power, such as sprinting and weightlifting. TYPES OF MUSCLE ACTION The type of resistance the muscle meets determines the type of muscle action. There are two types of muscle action: 1. Concentric 2. Eccentric Successful sporting action depends on our muscles working together to produce skilful movement. The muscles used depend on the activity or the phases of activity. Muscles work by shortening or contracting. The muscles that move your bones when an activity is performed are the voluntary muscles. A voluntary muscle usually works across a joint. It is attached to both bones by tendons. The fibres of the tendons are embedded in the periosteum of the bone. This anchors the tendon and spreads the force of contraction. All muscles contract and develop tension. They work in pairs or groups because a muscle can only pull, it can’t push. For example, the biceps and triceps work together. To bend the arm the biceps contracts, the triceps relaxes. To straighten it, the triceps contracts, the bicep relaxes. This is called antagonistic muscle action. The other main pair of muscles that work together are the quadriceps and hamstrings. The muscle that contract or shorten is called the prime mover or agonist. The relaxing muscle is the antagonist. There are other muscles, called synergists, that contract at the same time as the agonist to help it work smoothly. The state of partial contraction of muscles is called muscle tone. Groups of fibres take turns to contract so muscles don’t get too tired. Even when you are standing still, muscles are partially contracted. Muscle tone is important in maintaining the posture of the body and keeps the body ready for action. There are three types of muscles in the body: voluntary, involuntary and cardiac. Voluntary muscles are attached to bones, they work when you want them to. Voluntary muscles are also called skeletal muscles or striped muscles. Involuntary muscles are found in the walls of the internal organs: stomach, gut, bladder and blood vessels. It works on its own. Contractions in the walls of the blood vessels helps to keep blood flowing. Cardiac muscle is a special involuntary muscle that forms the wall of the heart. It works without stopping, each contraction is a heartbeat. TYPES OF MUSCLES MUSCLE FIBRES ECCENTRIC MUSCLE ACTION CONCENTRIC MUSCLE ACTION ORIGIN AND INSERTION MUSCLE TONE This occurs when the muscle is trying to contract while it is actually being lengthened by stretching. E.g., the quadriceps muscles at the front of the thigh when going downhill.last_img read more

CJ Perez early favorite for NCAA MVP

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano, NU banner PVL Collegiate conference Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ But for the swingman, though, winning the MVP is just a bonus as he and the team have their eyes on the bigger trophy.“I’m thinking more of helping the team win a championship,” said Perez, who will play for the Pirates for this season only. “If I win the MVP, that would be just a bonus.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Pirates head coach Topex Robinson said he’s glad Perez earned the recognition this early in the season.“It’s something he earned, and it’s obviously there,” said Robinson Wednesday. “We, however, don’t usually discuss it with the team.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s just halfway through NCAA Season 93 but Lyceum’s forward CJ Perez is being tabbed as the early favorite to win the MVP award in the men’s basketball tournament.Perez is the league’s top scorer after the first round after putting up 18.6 points to go along 5.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.6 steals across nine games with the Pirates yet to drop a match.ADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View commentslast_img read more

NBA reviewing sexual assault allegations against Mark Cuban

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “The NBA league office is reviewing the 2011 allegations against Mark Cuban and the subsequent findings from the Portland police investigation,” Bass said.The report Tuesday in the Willamette Week came about a week and half after a Sports Illustrated account that portrayed a hostile work environment for women in the front office of the Mavericks. While Cuban wasn’t implicated, the SI report raised questions about what he knew and when.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCuban flatly denied the woman’s allegations and provided a prosecutors’ report detailing the decision not to file charges.Prosecutors wrote that “there is no evidence to corroborate the complainant’s statement and there is evidence contradicting the claim.” The report also said the woman didn’t want to proceed with the allegation. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stands on stage before a news conference in Dallas. Cuban is denying a 2011 allegation of sexual assault after a weekly alternative newspaper in Oregon published details of a case that prosecutors didn’t pursue, saying they didn’t believe there was evidence to support the claim. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)DALLAS — The NBA is reviewing 2011 allegations of sexual assault against Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and the investigation that led to a decision by prosecutors not to pursue the case.League spokesman Mike Bass said Wednesday the NBA was looking into the matter, a day after a weekly alternative newspaper in Portland, Oregon, reported a woman’s claim that Cuban put his hands down her pants and touched her inappropriately while they were taking a photo at a Portland nightclub.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano NBA says 3 calls hurt Heat in overtime loss at Washington Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments The Portland weekly’s report included a transcript of Cuban’s phone conversation with a police detective, with the Dallas owner strongly denying the claim while expressing concern that he would have difficulty defending himself in court.In the SI report, former Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women. Ussery was investigated by the team over similar claims in 1998, two years before Cuban bought the team. He worked for Cuban for 15 years.Cuban told SI that he fired human resources director Buddy Pittman after learning details of the magazine’s report, which included claims that superiors were seen as unresponsive to complaints.The SI report said team website reporter Earl Sneed was twice accused of domestic assault while working for the Mavericks, including a guilty plea in a case that was dismissed when he met the conditions of the agreement. Sneed also was fired.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

‘Encourage Roles for Women in Agriculture’

first_imgThe vice president for Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) has underscored the role women play in agriculture in most developing countries.As such, Ms. Sheryl Cowan has urged the Liberian government to empower women so they too can contribute to the enhancement of the country’s food security.Ms. Cowan made the statement yesterday when she served as guest speaker at a program marking the 2016 Medium Small Micro Enterprise (MSME) conference in Monrovia. The occasion was attended by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Commerce Minister Axel Addy, and other distinguished personalities.CNFA is an international agricultural organization working with several countries to create opportunities to improve on food security. In Liberia, the entity implements the Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA), a US$20 million agriculture project sponsored by the U. S government under the Feed the Future Global Food Security Initiative.This year’s MSME conference highlights the promotion of Liberian female entrepreneurs for economic empowerment, and is held under the theme, “From Vision to Implementation; Buying Liberian and Building Liberia.”“Majority of farmers in Liberia are women who represent more than 50 percent of the country’s farming population. They serve as farmers, processors and entrepreneurs who have reportedly produced more than 60 percent of Liberia’s agricultural output. “Therefore, C Ms. Cowan said.She said considering the significant role women are playing in agriculture, the Liberia agri-business project will ensure that more female farmers are recruited as beneficiaries. The project is implemented by CNFA.“To understand the need of women to actively participate in agriculture production in the country, we have shaped our approach where LADA will increase private sector investment in the agricultural input system; engage both males and females with particular emphasis on women’s participation in the agro-dealers input sector. This, I believe, will improve the income of women as the sector has limited women for entrepreneurship,” Ms Cowan added. She said LADA will build the capacity of females to become more knowledgeable and experienced agro-input dealers, adding, “We have already started the training of agro-dealers who will serve as extension officers,” Cowan said.She said to further increase private sector investment in the area of postharvest handling, storage, packaging, transportation, and auxiliary services, both males and females will become beneficiaries. “We are targeting more female beneficiaries as they often lack access to information in these areas, thereby making it difficult to make informed decisions as well as learn new opportunities. We have set up a US$3 million co-investment fund as a matching grant to increase the assets of smallholder farmers,” Ms Cowan said.She used the opportunity to announce the launch of the Agro-Business Investment Network –a medium to highlight issues such as taxes and tariffs that could hinder the growth of entrepreneurs in Liberia’s agriculture sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fraser Institute School Rankings

first_imgA check of those rankings this morning showed J.S. Clark School in Fort Nelson the run-away winner in the Northeast with a 9.5 ranking and followed by J.W. Carlson also in Fort Nelson at 8.2. In the Peace Region, Fort St. John’s C.M Finch was the highest ranked at 7.9, followed by Bert Ambrose at 7.6. The highest ranked school in the South Peace, Tremblay in Dawson Creek, also had a 7.6 score and the only other ones in the Northeast at seven or more were Upper Pine at 7.5 and Baldonnel at 7.3. – Advertisement -The local area secondary school picture was even more disappointing. Two Vancouver schools managed a perfect ten, but all of the Northeast schools were under five. South Peace Secondary was 4.2 and North Peace Secondary was four with Tumbler Ridge 3.4, Fort Nelson 2.7, and Chetwynd 1.7.   Advertisementlast_img read more

Human-rights march before parade rejected

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Because the Tournament essentially controls Colorado Boulevard from mid-December through Jan. 1, City Manager Cynthia Kurtz told Li on Monday it would likely be “impossible” to accommodate another event on such a busy day and that any event on the street would require Tournament support. She suggested it be held another day or possibly on another street. Li said Friday he still expected to hear back from Tournament President C.L. Keedy and hoped his organization would consider the idea. “Mr. Keedy said he’d call me to talk about the arrangement of the Human Rights Torch Relay,” Li said. Apart from a recent letter to Mayor Bill Bogaard asserting the apolitical nature of the parade, Tournament officials have remained silent on the growing controversy and have refused to discuss the matter or return phone calls. PASADENA — Dismissing the idea of a human-rights procession before the start of next year’s Rose Parade as an attempt to “disrupt” its annual event, the Tournament of Roses has refused to discuss the idea. Those objecting to the planned Chinese Olympic float on human-rights grounds are calling for the inclusion of the “Human Rights Torch Relay” currently touring the world to balance the furor caused by the float. “When Mattel imported contaminated toys, it was their duty to take them back,” said Pasadena resident John Li, one of the principal float opponents and president of Caltech’s Falun Gong club. “So when someone imported this float to carry propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party, it’s their responsibility to make sure these rights violations stop before the Olympic celebrations commence, or at least let people know about them,” he added. “If someone wants to do something to disrupt the parade in Pasadena, then that’s something for the Police Department” to respond to, Tournament spokeswoman Caryn Eaves said Friday. Keedy “kind of feels we don’t have anything to add to that,” she added. Li took the issue to the Xicheng Sister City Committee on Friday night, but said the committee didn’t allow any public comment at the meeting. Li’s Falun Gong group has been joined by international human rights groups, religious groups, local residents, and members of the Chinese-American, Burmese and Tibetan communities opposed to the float. They were disappointed when the Pasadena City Council rejected a city commission’s recommendations to rebuke China’s rights record and took no action regarding the float on Oct. 29. At the heart of their complaint is belief that China’s worsening rights record means it has broken the promises it made to secure the 2008 Olympic bid. Earlier this year, China secretly ordered a ban of individuals and groups it believes pose a threat to the public relations boost it expects from hosting the Olympics, a U.S.-based group advocating for religious freedom said Friday. The Ministry of Public Security issued a broad order to exclude terrorists, some reporters, non-governmental organizations, Falun Gong members and other “antagonistic elements” such as any “people who have serious grievances against the Party,” according to the China Aid Association of Midland, Texas. The float’s $400,000 price tag was split between Pasadena-based Avery Dennison Corp. and an association of Chinese-American organizations, some of which have direct links to the Chinese Government. The Associated Press contributed to this report. todd.ruiz@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444 www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Rate hike adds up to instant demand

first_imgWHITTIER – With new postal rates now in effect, Wendy Magana felt she had no choice but to join dozens of other customers standing in line Monday to buy suddenly hot 2-cent stamps.“I have 200 37-cent stamps for my office and business and I didn’t want them to be unusable,” Magana said after purchasing stamps at the Main post office in Whittier. Lines stretched out the door at the Main and Baily Station post offices, where customers waited patiently to buy the 2-cent Navajo Jewelry stamps, which feature a silver and turquoise necklace on a black background.Demand for the stamps has zoomed now that the price of a stamp for regular, 1-ounce, first-class letters went from 37 cents to 39 cents Sunday.Although the non-denominated Lady Liberty stamp was available Monday, many customers wanted the 2-cent stamps because they had leftover 37-cent stamps.Due to high demand and late deliveries of new supplies, some post offices, including offices in Azusa, Baldwin Park, Monterey Park and Alhambra, ran out of 2-cent stamps Monday morning, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher. Additional 2-cent stamps had arrived at the offices later.“It was a matter of today’s delivery being late and there’s such a great demand for 2-cent stamps,” Maher said. “We got plenty, plenty, plenty of 2-cent stamps.”At the Baily station, eager customers surrounded a clerk who was trying to fill a stamp dispenser, snapping up 2-cent stamps quicker than she could fill the machine.“I have lots of bills and letters to mail out and, unfortunately, still have a lot of 37-cent stamps,” said Whittier resident Jessica Salcedo.Most people took the postal rate increase in stride.“It hasn’t gone up for a while, so I guess it was about time,” said Teresa Gonzalez of Whittier, sticking 2-cent stamps on a pile of letters. “We have to go along with it. We don’t have an alternative.”Staff Writer Ruby Gonzales contributed to this story. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Suspended sentence after ‘exceptional case of serious crime’ involving knife

first_imgA MAN has been spared prison after what a judge described as a brutal onslaught on his former parter in Letterkenny.Judge John Aylmer suspended the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence imposed on Stephen Connor (42) of Tuam, Kilrooskey, Roscommon. Connor was before Letterkenny Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to assault causing harm, making a threat to kill, and falsely imprisoning Brid Pierce at Fortwell, Letterkenny on May 5, 2018.Ms Pierce was found ‘visibly dishevelled with blood pouring down her’ by Gardaí, while knives were scattered on the floor and a clump of her hair found in a ziploc bag.Connor had been in a relationship with Ms Pierce from November 2017-March 2018, but he continued to reside at the address as a Tennant. However, after Connor failed to meet rent and food payments, Ms Pierce evicted him from the property.The Court heard that Connor returned to the house, picked up a small knife, saying ‘this isn’t a knife’ as he threw it into the sink. Connor then picked up another knife from a knife block, telling Ms Pierce, ’this is a knife’.Connor knocked the knife block to the floor and pushed Ms Pierce against the cooker. As the victim reached for her phone, Connor kicked it away, saying ‘go on, call the guards, you don’t know who I am’.Connor held Ms Pierce against the cooker with his forearm, making ‘threatening stabbing actions to her head’ before throwing her head against the press.Connor cut Ms Pierce’s face and head. The victim, who told Gardaí that she could ‘feel blood all over my face’ attempted to bolt for the door.Connor caught up with her, punching her to the back of the head. Connor repeatedly punched Ms Pierce, striking his victim so hard at one stage that he lost his own balance. Ms Pierce told of her experience in a victim impact statement, in which she told how she now lives ‘off the euphoria of having escaped’.“He did not say one word, it was silent, relentless battering while I shouted in vain for help,” she said.In a single-page letter to the victim and her two sons, Connor said he was unable to forgive himself for what happened.Judge Aylmer said Ms Pierce suffered a ‘very violent assault over a protracted period’.“This is a case of fairly extreme domestic violence,” Judge Aylmer said.“Ms Pierce was exposed to a protracted and fairly brutal onslaught during which she was repeatedly punched.”In mitigation, Judge Aylmer said, Connor had presented himself immediately to Letterkenny Garda Station and appeared ‘genuinely remorseful’.“It was a single, isolated incident of violence and appears to have been completely out of character,” Judge Aylmer said.The only explanation, Judge Aylmer said, for Connor’s action was his highly-intoxicated state. Connor admitted that he had drank 12 pints of Guinness prior to the attack.Judge Aylmer said Connor was class as a low risk of reoffending. “His difficulties are with alcohol, related to significant psychological difficulties,” Judge Aylmer said.The Judge said it was ‘an exceptional case of serious crime’.He sentenced Connor to two and a half years in prison on the charge of assault causing harm. On the charges of making a threat to kill and falsely imprisoning Ms Pierce, Connor was sentenced to 18 months on each.Judge Aylmer suspended the entirety of all sentences.Connor entered into a bond of €100 to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for a period of two and a half years, during which time he is to refrain completely from alcohol and engage in addiction counselling.Suspended sentence after ‘exceptional case of serious crime’ involving knife was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brid PierceFortwellJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

Man City salvage draw against impressive Wolves after controversial goal

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update There was, though, controversy surrounding their opening goal with Willy Boly appearing to handle the ball to knock it goalwards.But Pep Guardiola’s side did get back on terms with Aymeric Laporte thudding home an Ilkay Gundogan cross with his head with 20 minutes to go. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 Both sides pushed for a win with Diogo Jota going close for Wolves and Sergio Aguero hitting the bar with a free-kick in injury time.In the end, though, both sides shared the spoils in the Midlands, leaving Guardiola to fume with referee Martin Atkinson at the final whistle. predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker silverware latest 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won SORRY center_img tense Wolverhampton Wanderers players celebrate Willy Boly’s controversial goal against Manchester City. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion smart causal Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT whoops Most Popular Premier League News How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings REVEALED Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte’s goal celebration was muted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Premier League champions Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.Wolves impressed throughout and in no way looked out of their depth against a side who won 100 points last season in the English top-flight.last_img read more

Kyle Lafferty the hero as Steven Gerrard’s men grab deserved point in Spain

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 But they got it after 67 minutes as James Tavernier charged into the box. Ruiz got a tackle in but Daniel Candeias was on hand to clip the ball back in for Arfield to sweep home from close range.However, no team has won more games or scored more goals in the Europa League than Villarreal and they showed why as they immediately clicked up a gear as substitute Moreno charged past Barisic before rifling past McGregor to regain the lead within two minutes of the equaliser.But again Rangers refused to let their heads sink and hit back again with quarter of an hour left. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 5 5 gameday cracker 5 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Little by little, Rangers grew in confidence as Villarreal allowed them time to pick some passes – although the Yellow Submarine always looked capable of sinking their guests on the counter.Ex-Everton stalwart Ramiro Funes Mori should have done better after he was allowed to slip his marker and get on the end of a Cazorla corner.Cazorla brought out a smart stop from McGregor just before the change of ends and the Scotland keeper had to be alert in the early moments after the break, making three timely interventions as the Spaniards turned up the heat.Gerrard would have been pleased with his side’s overall showing, with only a quality final ball missing. Gerrard will feel undoubtedly proud of his players after the performance Kyle Lafferty’s first ever European goal gave Rangers a huge point in their game against Villarreal as they left Spain with a point from a 2-2 draw.Steven Gerrard was hoping to secure a first-ever Gers win in Spain after eight years away from UEFA competitions. latest Villarreal captain Santi Cazorla was running things from midfield Most Popular Football Stories England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won revealed SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 5 Scott Arfield celebrates his goal with the visiting fans BEST OF It was an incredible night for Rangers in Spain They did not quite manage that but did deliver a display of grit and endeavour to kick-off their Group G campaign with a precious point at El Madrigal.Carlos Bacca and Gerard Moreno twice had LaLiga side Villarreal ahead but the Light Blues refused to buckle, with Scott Arfield netting ahead of Lafferty’s maiden goal in continental club competition.Gerrard sprang a selection shock before kick-off as defender Nikola Katic was dropped despite having barely putting a foot wrong since signing from Slaven Belupo this summer.Joe Worrall got the nod instead as he was handed a surprise debut but the Nottingham Forest loanee could not have got off to a worse start. scrap The 21-year-old was making his first start for almost six months after finding himself frozen out by Aitor Karanka at the City Ground and he looked rusty as he allowed the ball to ricochet off his body into Bacca’s path.The Colombian reacted brilliantly as the ball sat up perfectly just outside the box, arcing a stunning hit over Allan McGregor for the opener just 44 seconds in.Villarreal boss Javier Calleja had tinkered with his own line-up, bringing former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla back into a side amid nine changes to the team which picked up their first win of the season against Leganes on Sunday.The 33-year-old and midfield accomplice Nicola Sansone were pulling the strings with effortless ease, forcing Gers to scramble for cover. 5 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings silverware predicted Gerard Moreno celebrates putting the home side back in front Barisic charged down the left before cutting back for Lafferty, who tucked home to the delight of the 2,200 travelling Gers supporters.The drama continued into stoppage time as first Arfield came close to a dramatic winner before it was Gers turn to endure a last-gasp scare as Bacca failed to convert at the back-post.last_img read more