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The newest version of South Asians in Soccer Weekly is out after one other eventful week for the neighborhood within the Stunning Sport…

Mariam Mahmood produced some extra Cup magic by coming off the bench to attain twice, earlier than establishing one other to ship West Bromwich Albion into the third spherical of the Adobe Ladies’s FA Cup.

Mahmood, who scored within the earlier spherical towards Lye City, confirmed each side to her recreation after approaching for Steph Weston at half time with West Brom’s second-round tie with Needham City goalless.

She went near scoring twice both facet of receiving therapy after getting clattered by goalkeeper Evie McKane. It was one of some skirmishes with McKane, with Mahmood finally reacting to a swipe by pushing the Needham ‘keeper away, leading to a warning for the West Brom ahead.

The sport completed 0-0, however 10 minutes into the primary interval of additional time, Mahmood produced a chic end for the Baggies after rolling her marker within the space and curling a ravishing effort into the precise nook of the objective.

4 minutes later, Mahmood broke down the precise and beat the full-back earlier than squaring for Simran Jhamat, who steadied herself earlier than popping the ball into the highest proper nook.

However Mahmood wasn’t completed there as she broke clear a minute after the restart and rounded the goalkeeper, earlier than being taken out by the defender to earn West Brom a penalty. The 19-year-old stepped as much as take the spot-kick herself, slotting dwelling to the precise of the ‘keeper to web her third objective in three matches.

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Mahmood and Jhamat face one of many hardest examinations of the season this weekend, with West Brom away to Newcastle within the FA Ladies’s Northern Premier Division.

Danny Batth retained his place in Norwich’s facet and repaid supervisor David Wagner’s religion by serving to the Canaries maintain a clear sheet in Saturday’s 1-0 win towards QPR.

Norwich had misplaced their three earlier matches at Carrow Street to heap the stress on head coach Wagner, however secured the three factors because of a well-taken Twenty first-minute objective from on-loan striker Hwang Ui-jo.

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Highlights of the Sky Guess Championship match between Norwich Metropolis and Queens Park Rangers.

It was a lacklustre displaying from the hosts however it was all concerning the outcome, which adopted a 3-2 win of their earlier recreation at Cardiff the place Batth performed his full 90 minutes since becoming a member of Norwich from Sunderland on the final day of the summer time switch window.

British-Pakistani trailblazer Harun Hamid has joined St Albans Metropolis as a free agent following his departure from QPR.

The attacking midfielder made historical past final month when he scored Pakistan’s winner towards Cambodia to safe the nation’s first ever World Cup qualifying victory after 33 failed makes an attempt beforehand.

Hamid was on the bench for the Saints’ 3-2 win towards Maidstone on the weekend, having travelled again from Asia the place he had performed in Pakistan’s World Cup qualifying video games towards Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan.

Grimsby City midfielder Otis Khan captained Pakistan for the primary time within the 4-0 loss to Saudi Arabia, who’re coached by former Manchester Metropolis boss Roberto Mancini, with Yaya Toure additionally a part of the teaching workforce.

After the sport, Khan stated: “It was an enormous honour to captain Pakistan.

“We knew it was going to be a tough recreation towards Saudi Arabia, however there are many positives to take for the upcoming video games.

“It was among the best moments of my profession. A proud second for me and my household. Thanks [coach] Stephen Constantine.”

Saudi Arabia coach Mancini stated after the sport: “On the earth of soccer, there isn’t any straightforward match, and the Pakistani nationwide workforce carried out effectively.”

The Saudi Arabia match additionally noticed former England schoolboys’ worldwide Imran Kayani make his worldwide debut.

Kayani opened up completely to Sky Sports activities Information earlier this 12 months about his dream to play for Pakistan.

‘What a objective! What an unimaginable feeling!’

Former West Brom teenager Rahis Nabi scored a screamer in Pakistan’s conflict with Tajikistan on dwelling soil, 4 days later. The midfielder pulled a objective again to make it 2-1, earlier than Tajikistan finally scored 4 extra to cap an emphatic win in Islamabad.

Talking completely to Sky Sports activities Information about his efficiency Rahis’ elder brother Adil Nabi, who additionally performs professionally in Cyprus, stated Rahis has a shiny future forward of him.

“My phrase, what a objective and what an unimaginable feeling for Rahis and all of us,” Adil informed Sky Sports activities Information. “To attain a objective of that high quality for any nation would make any world-class or elite footballer of any nationality proud.

Former England U18 worldwide Adil Nabi speaks to Sky Sports activities Information’ Dev Trehan

“It was on his weaker facet, together with his left foot and he put it within the high bin. For me, for the household, for Rahis, it was an unimaginable feeling and one that you may’t actually beat to be sincere.

“He additionally had a improbable recreation towards Saudi Arabia and was among the best gamers on the pitch. Yaya and Roberto spoke to him after the sport and applauded him for his efficiency, and coming from individuals of that ilk and that degree is completely enormous for him.

Former Dundee ahead Adil Nabi now performs in Cyprus

“It simply exhibits the extent of Rahis. The sky is the restrict for him and we’re all actually wanting ahead now to seeing how far he can go.”

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