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Spurs supporters rejoiced at the news to which some Arsenal fans reportedly responded with anti-Semitic comments

Walcott shows flashes of class but not of anger

The wretched days of the Jabulani were removed from the mind in every way the Football Association could think of, even to the point of adorning last night's match ball with the flag of St George. One of the questions of the occasion was how Theo Walcott might manage to manipulate it.

Referee's howler costs Stoke as Tottenham are Baled out

Stoke City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Redknapp rails against pitch as injuries strike

Harry Redknapp's dislike of artificial pitches has been intensified by the prospect of losing midfielder Luka Modric and striker Jermain Defoe for the league game at Stoke City on Saturday because of injuries sustained in Spurs' 3-2 defeat by Young Boys Berne on Tuesday.

Pitch is no excuse says Dawson

Michael Dawson refused to criticise Young Boys' artificial pitch after his Tottenham side only just avoided total humiliation on it on their Champions League debut.

Redknapp left to scratch his head after Rossi's hat-trick

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Villarreal 4

King in contention for Germany return

Ledley King is in contention to make a dramatic return to the England side for Sunday's World Cup clash with Germany.

Coach under pressure after Green's howler adds insult to England injuries

England 1 USA 1: Goalkeeper's blunder and fitness worries in defence leave coach with plenty to ponder

Walcott is young enough to rise again, but his rivals have also failed to shine

Capello has given the once-favoured winger chances to repeat his Zagreb heroics. Now the onus is on others

Where it went wrong for Walcott

Two games into the qualifying campaign for the 2010 World Cup and Theo Walcott was the toast of England.

Tried and trusted or in form – the choice is yours Fabio

Huddlestone in pole position and Joe Cole likely to edge out Johnson as Capello makes cruellest cuts

Walcott relishing competition for place

Theo Walcott believes the fierce competition for places on the flanks in the England squad is bringing the best out of him in the battle for a World Cup spot.

Clarets capitalise on Spurs capitulation to finish season on a high

Burnley 4 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Shaun Wright-Phillips: 'I try not to think about it when Capello and Baldini are in the stands'

With Tuesday's squad announcement looming, England hopefuls have one last chance to impress. Shaun Wright-Phillips talks Robin Scott-Elliot through the tension of the final weekend

We cannot afford to take our eye off the ball, warns Redknapp

When Harry Redknapp went through the injury news, there was one additional name to the list of usual suspects. The horse he owns, the aptly named Arry's Orse, was due to run in the 3.05 at Newmarket today but has had to pull out with a nasty cough.

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