TOWNSEND BAGS BEST GOAL AWARD

Everton winger Andros Townsend has won the best goal award for September in the Premier League. The England international was given the goal award for his world class strike during the win over Burnley at Goodison Park last month. Townsend scored one of the goals as Everton came from a goal down to beat the Clarets 3-1 at home.


After a goalless first half, the Clarets took the lead courtesy their skipper, Ben Mee. Burnley were ahead for just seven minutes before Everton responded with the equaliser on the hour mark. England national team defender Michael Keane was the recipient of the Everton equaliser. (more…)

CALVERT-LEWIN PULLS OUT OF ENGLAND GAMES

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Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has pulled out of the upcoming England games due to injury. The former Sheffield United attacker was initially part of the 25-man squad named by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the trio of Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled to take place this month in the European section.


Southgate and his England players have stepped up preparations ahead of the away game at Hungary on Thursday night. The Hungary clash is the first of the three World Cup qualifying games for the Three Lions this month. England will also face Andorra at home on Sunday, September 5 before taking on Poland away from home on Wednesday, September 8. (more…)

CALVERT-LEWIN PULLS OUT OF ENGLAND GAMES

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Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has pulled out of the upcoming England games due to injury. The former Sheffield United attacker was initially part of the 25-man squad named by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the trio of Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled to take place this month in the European section.


Southgate and his England players have stepped up preparations ahead of the away game at Hungary on Thursday night. The Hungary clash is the first of the three World Cup qualifying games for the Three Lions this month. England will also face Andorra at home on Sunday, September 5 before taking on Poland away from home on Wednesday, September 8 (more…)

ARSENAL SEAL THIRD SUMMER SIGNING

Arsenal have sealed their third summer signing after England player Ben White was unveiled on Friday. The 23-year-old utility defender has secured a big money move to Arsenal from Brighton and Hove Albion.

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North London giants Arsenal made England international White their third summer signing after Nuno Tavares and Albert SambiLokonga. Portuguese fullback Tavares signed for the Gunners from Benfica in an £8m deal, while Belgian midfielder Lokonga moved from Anderlecht to the Emirates Stadium in a transfer that could be up to £17m depending on add-ons.
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MAGUIRE TO START ON ENGLAND BENCH

One of the major talking points for the Three Lions of England ahead of their home nations clash with Scotland on Friday night is the fitness of star defender Harry Maguire and whether the Manchester United defender is fit enough to start against the Scottish team.The latest reports from Sky Sports News revealed that the centre back will start the game on the bench with manager Gareth Southgate favouring the partnership of Tyrone Mings and John Stones at the heart of the England defence.

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Manchester City defender Stones and Aston Villa star Mings started the opening game for England at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament against Croatia on Sunday and they impressed as the Three Lions beat the 2018 World Cup finalists to start their campaign in Group D on a winning note. Raheem Sterling scored in the second half to give England a 1-0 win over Croatia.
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ENGLAND END EURO 2020 FRIENDLIES POSITIVELY

The Three Lions of England ended preparations for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament on a winning note following the slender victory over Romania. England faced Romania in their second and final friendly game before Euro 2020 and they needed the goal from Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford to see off their opponents.

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England began their Euro 2020 preparations with a 1-0 win over Austria at the Riverside Stadium last week thanks to the strike from Arsenal utility player Bukayo Saka in the second half and they concluded it by recording the same scoreline against the Romanians at the same match venue on Saturday.
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GOLDEN BOOT: KANE SCORELESS AGAINST SHEFFIELD

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was surprisingly not on target as his team hit bottom club Sheffield United for four in their Premier League game on Sunday night.

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One would have been forgiven to think that the England striker grabbed at least one goal in the big win over the Blades but he was completely overshadowed by his compatriots in attack. Interim Spurs manager Ryan Mason started Kane alongside Welshman Gareth Bale and Son Heung-Min in attack and they both outshone the England national team skipper.
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CITY LINKED WITH POSSIBLE KANE TRANSFER

Manchester City have a huge task at their hands in finding a replacement for veteran legendary striker Sergio Agüero. The Etihad club announced earlier in the week that the Argentine striker will be leaving the club when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

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Agüero will be leaving the Etihad after spending up to a decade at the club and scoring over two hundred (200) goals for the Citizens. The club have now identified Tottenham’s England international striker Harry Kane as a potential successor to the departing Argentine.
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ENGLAND PLAYER STARS FOR ARSENAL

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka was the star of the show as he helped the Gunners into the round of 16 of the Europa League at the expense of Portuguese giants Benfica. England player Bukayo Saka was the go-to man for Arsenal over the two legs as the Gunners were able to capitalise on his quality to navigate the tricky round of 32 tie with Benfica. With Benfica leading 1-0 in the first leg last week Thursday, Bukayo Saka scored a crucial away goal as hosts Benfica and Arsenal played a 1-1 draw. In the first leg played at the StadioOlimpico in Rome, Arsenal skipper Pierre-EmerickAubameyang missed several opportunities but his less experienced teammate Bukayo Saka was able to spare his blushes a bit. Bukayo Saka continued his good form against Benfica into the second leg as he produced two excellent assists to lead the Gunners to a 3-2 win at home to Benfica. With the help of the England national team star, Arsenal were able to record a 4-3 aggregate victory over their Portuguese opposition. Bukayo Saka provided an excellent pass for the aforementioned Pierre-EmerickAubameyang to open the scoring for Arsenal in the second leg at Athens. Arsenal were good value for that lead until Gunners midfielder Dani Ceballos committed a sloppy foul on the edge of the box. Benfica star DiogoGoncalves was on hand to punish the Spanish player from the resulting freekick with two minutes left to play in the first half.Dani Ceballos was culpable for the second Benfica goal scored by Rafa Silva on 57 minutes as he gave the ball away in a dangerous position. At that point, Arsenal needed two goals to qualify for the round of 16 ahead of Benfica. The impressive left-back Kieran Tierney produced a fine finish to equalise for his team towards the midway point of the second half to leave Arsenal within one goal of a place in the next round. England international Bukayo Saka was the man to provide that goalwhen all hopes was almost lost for the Gunners. He delivered with three minutes left for an excellent ball for Aubameyang to score the third goal for Arsenal. The Gunners were able to progress into the last 16 as a result of that late goal.


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ENGLAND FOOTBALL NEWS ROUNDUP FEATURING MOURINHO, ALLI, TUCHEL

The latest news roundup coming from the English Premier League is headlined by recent reports that surround the future of midfielder Dele Alli at Tottenham. The English midfielder was close to leaving Spurs as he looked to spark a reunion with former boss Mauricio Pochettino who is now manager at French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

It’s no news that Alli has lost his spot in the Tottenham midfield under manager José Mourinho and has reportedly done everything he can to show that he can still regain his place in the team but to no avail. He had a fall out with Mourinho and has since been either not used or used sparingly whether he is fit to play or not. (more…)