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LONDON -- The New York Giants capitalized on four interceptions of Case Keenum to defeat the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 Sunday in the first NFL game played at Londons home of English rugby, a sold-out and raucous Twickenham Stadium.Keenum, coming off the best start of his career, had the Rams at the Giants 15-yard line with 50 seconds left when he lobbed a pass in the left corner of the end zone that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie easily picked off. Keenums intended target, Brian Quick, failed to get the quarterbacks audible and cut off his route early.Keenum, who finished 32 of 53 for 291 yards and one touchdown, has thrown an interception on the Rams final offensive play of the last three games. That likely will fuel debate on a potential quarterback change to overall No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff.Fisher said he had no intention of switching quarterbacks during the bye week.The windows are tight and the throws have to be more precise, Fisher said of Keenums throws. Ill make changes at receiver before I make a change at quarterback.The win kept the Giants (4-3) in good shape in the ultra-competitive NFC East, where no one has a losing record. The Rams (3-4) lost their third straight.The Giants entered Sunday with the worst turnover differential in the NFC at minus-10. Then tight end Larry Donnell coughed up the ball on the Giants 35, leading to the Rams lone touchdown, a 10-yard grab by Tavon Austin.But the Rams were unable to build on that early edge and instead hit the self-destruct button. Keenum threw two interceptions, both off high-sailing deflections, to safety Landon Collins, and two more in the end zone to cornerback Rodgers-Cromartie. RB Todd Gurley struggled, carrying 15 times for 57 yards, his longest run an 8-yarder.Collins returned his first pick 44 yards for a second-quarter touchdown, making several Rams miss tackles before he bowled over center Tim Barnes to draw the Giants even.I must have run at least 100 yards on that play, said a beaming Collins, who until Sunday had only one interception in his two-year career.Collins second pick set up the winning drive, which featured a 22-yard catch by Odell Beckman Jr. to the Rams 6. Rashad Jennings scored from the 1 for the Giants only offensive touchdown.Eli Manning had a pedestrian day, going 24 of 37 for 196 yards and no touchdowns. The Rams managed 20 first downs to the Giants 13.Manning said the pass rush and multiple coverage looks meant it was tough to get into a great rhythm and hit a bunch of big plays.Its not one that were necessarily going to put on our highlight tape of how were supposed to win games, but its a team game, Jennings said. The defense bailed us out.The Rams final two possessions ended in the end-zone interceptions by Rodgers-Cromartie, the pro-Giants crowd of more than 74,000 roaring their approval.HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE?Los Angeles was the home team, but officials struggled to whip up a pro-Rams environment at Twickenham, where the big-screen TVs advised Quiet please, offense at work when the Rams had the ball -- and the crowd kept up a deafening din during the Rams two doomed final drives.LOPSIDED STARTThe Giants took the field looking jet-lagged, Rams the savvy travelers. That perhaps reflected the fact Los Angeles chose to fly overnight from Detroit the previous Sunday for a full week in England, while the Giants did most of their preparations at home before arriving Friday in London.The Giants gained a single first down in the first quarter on an 11-yard completion to Sterling Shepard. 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A glorious advertisement for Test cricket finished in scenes of rare delirium on Sunday evening, with Mohammad Amir sealing his personal redemption with the final wicket of the match, that of Jake Ball, before the entire Pakistan squad performed a set of five press-ups and a salute to the national flag, as a tribute to the army instructors who helped prepare them for this most exacting of tours.Under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan have found a commonality of purpose that few captains have cultivated since the days of Imran Khan, and his first-day hundred was one of the most profound statements of intent ever witnessed at the grand old ground. If the challenge is now to maintain that level of intensity throughout the remaining three Tests, then all those exhaustive weeks of fitness work, skills training, and acclimatisation would appear to suggest that they fully intend keeping the pressure ramped up on their disorientated opponents.Setbacks for Englands developing team are nothing new - they have lost eight out of 19 Tests since May 2015, after all - but the manner in which they were put in their place last week was particularly comprehensive. In Yasir Shah, an attacking legspinner of the highest calibre, their batsmen encountered a foe rarely seen since Shane Warnes heyday in the 1990s and early 2000s, and were duly routed.Alastair Cook summed up the performance as na?ve, which was both undeniable but also alarming for Englands hopes of an immediate fightback. Na?vety, after all, can only be overcome through situational experience, and the ease with which Yasir was able to run through a rather startled middle-order did not augur at all well.Some of the shots against the legspinner evoked memories of Ashes drubbings past - Jonny Bairstows cramped cut against a quicker ball in the first innings, Moeen Alis ragged charge and miss in the second - and all that was before the magnificence of Pakistans three left-arm seamers was taken into account. Amir, Wahab Riaz and Rahat Ali arguably took until the second innings to find their range at Lords, but by the final day they were howling through Englands defences with the demented brilliance that has long been a Pakistan trademark.If changes to Englands team are inevitable then they havent exactly been predictable either. A 14-man squad (latterly chopped down to 12) has seen to that. Recriminations had been in the air ever since the omissions of James Anderson and Ben Stokes from the Lords squad, and theres even talk that the selectors will be given the chop at the end of the summer for their failure to reflect the ambitions and direction of the coach, Trevor Bayliss. But Andersons absence didnt exactly account for the failings of the batsmen, and nor, frankly, did Stokes. While playing for Durham against Lancashire last week, he was extracted by the first ball he faced from the legspinner, Matt Parkinson.Still, if legspin is the talk of the series, then the inclusion of Adil Rashid as a potential replacement, or even sidekick, for Moeen Ali has to be welcomed. His control of line and length has developed exponentially since his sojourn in the Big Bash with Adelaide Strikers last winter, and he is certainly worthy of consideration for a recall. Nevertheless, as Yasir demonstrated in their last head-to-head in Sharjah in November (where he claimed seven wickets to Rashids one) there are legspinners, and there are Test legspinners. Pakistan have a Test legspinner who bears comparison with the best. England? Well, that remains to be seen.Form guideEngland: LDWWL (last five completed matches, most recent first)? Pakistan: WWWDWIn the spotlightWhile Cook and Joe Root were adding 110 for Englands second wicket in the first innings at Lords, it seemed that the decision to bump Englands player of the year up to the pivotal No. 3 slot was about to prove an unqualified success. But then, on 48, he produced the first of two questionable dismissals, as he charged at Yasir and mowed a top-edge to midwicket, to expose the middle-order and set in motion a decisive collapse. His flappy pull off Rahat on the final day had a similar upshot. Root hasnt got to the top of the world pile without backing his abilities - and Englands no-consequences attitude ensures that the dressing-room inquests wont linger. But nevertheless, his promotion does come with heightened responsibilities, particularly against an attack as skilful as Pakistans.dddddddddddd How Root manages that balance could be vital to Englands hopes of a fightback.All eyes were on Amir initially. Then Misbah stole the show with his hundred, before Yasirs wiles provided a further change of focus. It took a committed team performance from Pakistan to secure their first-Test victory, but one man who never quite settled into the task was their senior statesman, Younis Khan. Younis being Younis, he still chipped in with two important cameos - scores of 33 and 25 that contributed to half-century stands in each innings - but to describe him as skittish would be an understatement. Few great batsmen have ever hopped around the crease to quite such dramatic effect, but in the second innings in particular, it was as if Courtney Walsh had possessed his body. An extra measure of calm would go a long way towards ensuring Pakistan are able to post another competitive total at Old Trafford.Team newsAfter the failings of the batsmen at Lords, it is the bowlers who pay the price, with both Jake Ball and Steven Finn chopped from the 14-man squad on the eve of the game, to ensure the prompt returns of Anderson and Stokes. The whittling implies it could be a straight shootout between Moeen and Rashid for the spin-bowling slot, in which case Bairstow would slide back down to No. 7 to accommodate Stokes in his favoured No. 6 position. But, given the surfeit of genuine allrounders in Englands squad, there is a strong case to experiment with two spinners in a six-man attack. Chris Woakes was one of Englands most solid batsmen at Lords and is arguably wasted as low as No. 9.England (probable) 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 James Vince/Adil Rashid, 5 Gary Ballance, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 8 Moeen Ali, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson.No overt hints from Misbah as to the make-up of his XI, but there seems little reason for Pakistan to change a winning formula. Their batsmen produced enough runs over the course of two innings - and will be better acquainted with the conditions having done so - while the trio of left-arm seamers all came good on the final day to take the pressure off Yasir.Pakistan (probable) 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Shan Masood, 3 Azhar Ali, 4 Younis Khan, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 6 Asad Shafiq, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Mohammad Amir, 10 Rahat Ali, 11 Yasir Shah.Pitch and conditionsA good pitch is in prospect, expected to have typical Old Trafford qualities - bounce which helps both pace and spinners, plus increasing turn as the match progresses. The outfield is patchy due to recent concerts (Beyoncé and Rihanna, no less…) which may play a role in scuffing up the ball for reverse swing. Theres a chance of a few showers on the first day, but in general the forecast is good.Stats and triviaEngland have won seven Tests and drawn two since their last defeat at Old Trafford. Ominously, however, their opponents on that occasion … were Pakistan in 2001, who claimed eight wickets on the final afternoon to seal a 108-run win.Alastair Cook is set to lead England in a Test match for the 50th time. Only four men have previously reached that mark: Michael Atherton (54), Michael Vaughan (51) and Andrew Strauss (50).Jonny Bairstow, with 703 runs at 87.87, is already the leading Test run-scorer in 2016. He needs 75 more to beat Matt Priors record for an England wicketkeeper in a calendar year (777 in 2012).Yasir Shah, with 86 wickets in 13 Tests, needs 14 more in the next two Tests to become the fastest bowler to 100 wickets in Test history. George Lohmann took 16 Tests to reach 100, between 1886 and 1896.QuotesOf course, when you lose a game of cricket, your confidence is dented. Absolutely, it would be wrong to sit here saying if youre 1-0 down youre in a better place than if youre 1-0 up. But weve got some really good cricketers in that team, who will be hungry to bounce back.Alastair Cook backs England to regroup quickly after the disappointment at LordsWe always respect the opposition and we dont want to do celebrations that do something for the opposition. We fully respect them, we know their strengths and we have to really work hard in the next three Tests and were ready for that. Misbah-ul-Haq implies that the press-up celebrations wont be seen again this series Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '