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Lukas Jutkiewicz nabbed a stoppagetime face-saver but that will not be able to disguise exactly how bad a perfromance this was from bruised Boro.
In an apparent bid to mitigate the dismay caused by her behaviour, the teacher said the incident was meant as a joke and even a face-saver, after one of her pupils challenged her to make good on her threat to cut the hair of the uncovered girls.
The last time Young found the net was a last-gasp face-saver against Basel at Old Trafford, in a match which Sir Alex Ferguson still looks back on as the draw that cost his team their place in the Champions League.
BOLTON'S FA Cup face-saver David Wheater hopes the departure of Gary Cahill will give him the chance to cement a place in the side.
MACCLESFIELD 2 Daniel (16), Mendy (68) BOLTON 2 Klasnic (7), Wheater (77) BOLTON'S FA Cup face-saver David Wheater hopes the impending departure of Gary Cahill will give him the opportunity to cement a place in the side.
A number of substitutions took the sting out of the game but Celtic missed late chances to grab at least a face-saver.
Franklin proved to be a face-saver for the hosts, smashing three boundaries off Sohail Tanvir to reach his 50, but skipper Shahid Afridi ended his run - and the 64-run stand he had built with Nathan McCullum - with a catch by Riaz at backward square leg.
However, what possibly may be a loss of face for Borissov in that his party failed to get its way, is also a face-saver for Borissov who at no point showed much enthusiasm for trying to force Purvanov out of office; although it cannot pass unnoticed that Borissov also did not force through his considerable influence to stop the attempted impeachment before it reached the floor of Parliament.
CALEY boss Terry Butcher hopes Thistle's spot-kick face-saver turns out to be a lucky omen for the league campaign.
Designed for improved air flow, extra comfort, and flail eye and face protection, FACE-SAVER chin length full face shields provide 13 inches of crystal clear, wrap around eye and face protection.
But yesterday's face-saver at Villa Park was probably the one that will stay in the minds of Blues fans.
The Americans had cooked up a face-saver after agonisingly seeing the Ryder Cup slip from their grasp for the third successive time.
There was a grain of truth in the observation that the event would prove a face-saver for the visitors just in case they failed to win any other race at the Cheltenham Festival.
The accomplishment was a glorious face-saver for the Americans, who had not produced any memorable Olympic moments.
Gogoi, in turn, wants a face-saver exit whereby he gets to name the successor, preferably Bhubaneshwar Kalita.