Today's letter from the Editor
Today's Matrices
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

Ashdown Group: Marketing or Business Graduate Opportunity - Norwich - £22,000

£18000 - £22000 per annum + training: Ashdown Group: Business and Marketing Gr...

SThree: Trainee Recruitment Consultant

£20000 - £25000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Are you great at building rela...

Ashdown Group: Database Analyst - Birmingham - £22,000 plus benefits

£20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits: Ashdown Group: Application Sup...

SThree: Recruitment Resourcer

£20000 - £25000 per annum + Uncapped Commission: SThree: Do you want to get in...

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 15 August 2013

Dream debut for Lambert as England scrape past Scots

Rickie Lambert hailed his winning goal for England as a dream come true after he scored just two minutes into his debut in England’s 3-2 win over Scotland at Wembley.

Lambert had come on for Wayne Rooney and two minutes into his England bow he headed in Leighton Baines’ corner to spare his national team’s blushes.

Lambert said: “I have been dreaming about this all my life, it went just how I wanted it. It was my first chance, a corner and I fancied myself.”

Lambert admitted he had “tried to play it cool” in training with the England team but added: “Inside I wanted to scream. It was brilliant.”

James Morrison had Joe Hart to thank for Scotland’s opener, after the England goalkeeper failed to keep the ball out of his net despite being in direct line of the shot.

Theo Walcott equalised for England, before Kenny Miller restored Scotland’s lead in the second half. His joy was short-lived as Danny Welbeck headed in England’s second equaliser. MORE

British hopefuls line up for glory

British duo Perri Shakes-Drayton and Eilidh Child chase World Championship glory today in the 400m hurdles final at 5.45pm BST. Hannah England competes in the 1,500m final in Moscow at 6.20pm, while 18-year-old Jessica Judd will line up in the 800m heats at 6.55am. MORE

Rutherford hits back at Tomlinson

Long jumper Greg Rutherford has defended his World Championships selection after rival Chris Tomlinson tweeted about his “anger” as Rutherford finished 14th in qualifying yesterday. Rutherford said: “I’m still British No 1.” MORE

SA to bring back racial quotas

After they were once dismissed as “window dressing”, racial quotas are on their way back to South African sport. It was yesterday confirmed that teams in next year’s Vodacom Cup will have to field seven non-white players in their 22-man squads. MORE

Murray returns to form with victory

Andy Murray bounced back from last week’s early exit to Ernests Gulbis in Montreal with a convincing win over Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the Cincinnati Open yesterday. Second seed Murray, handed a bye into round two, had few problems in seeing off the Russian 6-2, 6-3. MORE

England earn draw in women’s Ashes

England batted through the final day to earn a draw in the women’s Ashes Test. Chasing an unlikely 249 to win from just 45 overs, the home side reached 93 for 2 before hands were shaken at Wormsley. Australia’s captain, Jodie Fields, had earlier made an unbeaten 78 before declaring on 231 for 5. MORE

Suarez to talk over future with Rodgers

Luis Suarez will meet Liverpool’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, at the club’s Melwood training ground in the next two days to talk about his position. However, the Uruguayan striker has not spoken to anyone at the club itself about his future and remains unrepentant about his actions this summer. MORE

Northern Ireland shock Russians

Northern Ireland pulled off a sizeable shock last night by beating Russia 1-0 in Belfast for their first win of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign and Michael O’Neill’s first as manager. Martin Paterson scored the only goal two minutes before half-time, rising above his defender to head home.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before