Australia’s bid to defend their Asian Cup crown began in miserable fashion as they slumped to a shock 1-0 loss to Jordan in Al Ain on Sunday.Anas Bani Yaseen’s bullet header midway through the first half gave the unfancied underdogs a hard-earned and entirely deserved victory in the opening fixture of Group B.Though content to sit back and counter, Vital Borkelmans’ men forced Mat Ryan into regular saves and could have had a second to celebrate if not for a fine save from the Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Awer Mabil also tested the woodwork late in proceedings, while Jamie Maclaren had a goal ruled out for offside, but concerns over Australia’s ability to replace the goals of the retired Tim Cahill are threatening to linger throughout the tournament.What a moment for @JordanFA’s number !The #AsianCup2019 treating us right pic.twitter.com/TJErgDjfb7— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 6, 2019Australia were nervous from the outset and their sloppy start was punished in the 26th minute, centre-back Bani Yaseen rising unchallenged to head in Mousa Suleiman’s corner.The margin was so nearly doubled four minutes later as Mat Ryan acrobatically tipped Baha Abdel-Rahman’s free-kick against the crossbar.Graham Arnold’s men created little in the first half outside of an early Mabil chance, although they were unfortunate not to receive a penalty for Feras Shilbaya’s apparent handball shortly before the break.Chris Ikonomidis came on in place of Robbie Kruse soon after the restart and the Perth Glory winger quickly threatened in following up a shot from Tom Rogic, who scooped a better opportunity over the bar inside the final 20 minutes.But for all their possession and territory, the Socceroos were scarcely a threat outside of a Mabil shot into the upright and a Jamie Maclaren finish that was ruled out for offside.Ikonomidis and Jackson Irvine did attempt to force in an equaliser in one final stoppage-time push, but Amer Shafi was up to the task with a smart double save for a jubilant Jordan.What does it mean? Australia’s attack must be addressedA reported groin problem forced Andrew Nabbout out of Australia’s expected starting XI and left Arnold able to select just one member – playmaker Rogic – of his preferred front four.Hibernian striker Maclaren was inserted at the point of attack but, like the much-maligned Kruse, was ineffective, and questions continue to hang over just how the Socceroos will score the goals needed to be a success in the United Arab EmiratesTop marks for AteyahJordan’s paucity of possession, just 23 per cent, meant complete concentration was required in defence and the alert Khalil Bani Ateyah set the standard.The midfielder was industrious and intelligent inside his own half and finished with 12 tackles and four interceptions in an impressive display.Luongo lacks intensityMuch was said about Bert van Marwijk’s decision not to employ Massimo Luongo at the World Cup but, starting alongside captain Mark Milligan, the Asian Cup’s reigning Player of the Tournament did little to prove that decision wrong.Luongo’s decision-making in possession always seemed unnecessarily delayed and he was statuesque as Bani Yaseen nodded home the opener.What’s next?Jordan will attempt to build on their tilt at topping Group B when they meet Syria on Thursday.Australia are in action the following the day, a date with Palestine presenting an opportunity to restore order to their campaign. read more
Afterwards, Ms Jenkins attempted to cover up her relationship with Pupil A by paying Individual C about £13,000 – wholly or partly so he would not report it.She later claimed this was motivated by buying him out of the house they shared, but the panel, sitting in Coventry, did not believe her.Ms Jenkins told the school the man “always threatened to tell the school. I paid him off in the end as he wouldn’t leave the house and asked for money to stop him telling.”Pupil A backed up this version of events.The relationship began in April 2007 and lasted for almost two years, the hearing was told.Decision maker Alan Meyrick, on behalf of education secretary Justine Greening, ruled that, in view of the seriousness of the case, she will not be entitled to apply for restoration of her eligibility to teach.In March, the former head of PE at the same school was struck off after sending photos of himself in his underwear to a schoolgirl.David Richardson was the head of PE at the school, now called Outwood Academy Danum, when he sent texts and WhatsApp messages to a student, including images of himself in his underwear.Alumni include Spurs and England footballer Danny Rose. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Teacher panellist Dr Robert Cawley said: “Pupil A describes how she had sex with Individual A but cried and had asked for it to stop as she did not want to have sex with a man.” Francoise Jenkins pictured in 2001Credit:Johnson Press / SWNS.com A female teacher who took part in an orgy with a sixth form girl during a two year affair has been banned from the classroom for life.Francoise Jenkins, 45, a mother who was in a heterosexual relationship with one of the men who took part in the sex sessions, later paid him £13,000 “silence money” after they split up.She had befriended the “vulnerable pupil” at Danum Academy, Doncaster, where she was a supply teacher, seducing her after obtaining her mobile phone number from the school’s database.Text messages included personal information about the “problems she was having with Individual C”, the man she was living with.They first had three in a bed sex on the night of the school prom. Ms Jenkins met the girl, Pupil A, for a drink after the school disco and took her home where she admitted having sex both with her and Individual C.Pupil A later told the school she engaged in sexual activity with both Ms Jenkins and Individual C.She said in a statement that as it progressed Individual C became more involved but they did not have full sex as she was “worried about becoming pregnant”.Another time Pupil A was invited to the house with a male friend, Individual A, and all four of them, including Ms Jenkins and Individual C, had sex.A professional conduct panel of the National College for Teaching and Leadership found Ms Jenkins guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and conduct that may bring the profession into disrepute.