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Jermain Defoe’s England return a ‘great story’, says Gareth Southgate

Jermain Defoe’s England return a ‘great story’, says Gareth Southgate

Media playback is not supported on this device England 2-0 Lithuania: Gareth Southgate ‘would have put house on Defoe scoring’ Jermain Defoe’s return to the England squad is a “great story” according to manager Gareth Southgate after the striker scored in Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Lithuania. The Sunderland forward, 34, made his […]

Booed match-winner Martin in great company – Strachan

Booed match-winner Martin in great company – Strachan

Martin’s winner was his third goal for Scotland on his 12th cap Scotland boss Gordon Strachan praised substitute Chris Martin after he shrugged off being booed to score a late match-winner against Slovenia. Martin came on to jeers with eight minutes left and the Scots’ World Cup qualifying hopes hanging by a thread. But an […]

Jermain Defoe’s England return a ‘great story’, says Gareth Southgate

Jermain Defoe’s England return a ‘great story’, says Gareth Southgate

Media playback is not supported on this device England 2-0 Lithuania: Gareth Southgate ‘would have put house on Defoe scoring’ Jermain Defoe’s return to the England squad is a “great story” according to manager Gareth Southgate after the striker scored in Sunday’s 2-0 World Cup qualifier win over Lithuania. The Sunderland forward, 34, made his […]

Late Martin goal keeps Scotland hopes alive

Late Martin goal keeps Scotland hopes alive

The Scotland players were jubilant after Chris Martin’s late winner Chris Martin scored late on as Scotland saw off Slovenia to keep their slim hopes of reaching the World Cup alive. The home side produced an excellent first-half showing, with Leigh Griffiths hitting the bar then post. The visitors improved after the break but substitute […]

NI go second in group with Norway win

NI go second in group with Norway win

Jamie Ward’s second-minute goal gave Northern Ireland the perfect start against Norway Northern Ireland remain on course for a World Cup play-off spot thanks to an impressive qualifier win over Norway. Jamie Ward’s strike put the hosts in front inside two minutes and Steven Davis set up Conor Washington to fire in the second on […]

England 2-0 Lithuania: What now for Gareth Southgate’s team?

England 2-0 Lithuania: What now for Gareth Southgate’s team?

Gareth Southgate has lost one of the six England games he has taken charge of Gareth Southgate will feel a sense of cautious optimism after his first two matches as permanent England manager in succession to Sam Allardyce – but some familiar questions remain. Southgate was delighted with aspects of England’s display in defeat in […]

Danny Blind sacked as Netherlands head coach after Bulgaria defeat

Danny Blind sacked as Netherlands head coach after Bulgaria defeat

Danny Blind won seven and lost seven of his 17 games in charge since taking over in 2015 The Netherlands have sacked head coach Danny Blind after two years in charge. It follows a 2-0 defeat by Bulgaria on Saturday that leaves the Netherlands fourth in their World Cup qualifying group at the halfway stage. […]

Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania

Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania

Jermain Defoe is the 22nd player to reach the 20-goal landmark for England England took another comfortable step on the road to qualification for next summer’s World Cup in Russia as they eased past Lithuania at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s first game at Wembley since succeeding Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis provided few alarms as […]

Chelsea thrash Sunderland to reach the Women’s FA Cup semi finals

Chelsea thrash Sunderland to reach the Women’s FA Cup semi finals

Switzerland striker Ramona Bachmann’s double means she has now scored three goals in two games for Chelsea Ladies Ramona Bachmann and Hannah Blundell both scored twice as Chelsea Ladies hit back to beat Sunderland Ladies and ease into the Women’s FA Cup semi-finals. Chelsea, last season’s beaten finalists, trailed to Lucy Staniforth’s well-placed penalty after […]

Quiz: Can you name England’s oldest goalscorers?

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