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A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

Ferdinand backs Rooney to impress

Rio Ferdinand is backing Wayne Rooney to deliver a top notch performance after his recent problems in England's Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley tonight.

Capello's vote of confidence in Ferdinand

Capello returns England captaincy to Ferdinand for tonight's qualifier at Wembley

The shorts are off again unless England can tame Montenegro's 'Snake'

Vucinic, the visitors' star player, promises to repeat unusual celebration if he scores at Wembley tonight

Young quietly makes England case by starting to win Capello's trust

The softly-spoken Aston Villa winger was overlooked for the World Cup but is becoming a squad regular after taking his club form to the international stage

Manager claims row with Tevez 'is good for the club'

Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, has admitted there was a dressing-room bust-up with his captain, Carlos Tevez, at the weekend but dismissed concerns about the incident as "a load of tosh" and described it as "the alarm call everyone needed" after an anodyne first half against Newcastle United.

Roberto Mancini plays down bust-up with Carlos Tevez

Roberto Mancini has admitted there was a dressing room bust up with captain Carlos Tevez at the weekend but dismissed concerns about it as “a load of tosh” and described it as “the alarm call everyone needed” after an anodyne first half against Nerwcastle United.

Capello gives Bent England backing

Fabio Capello expects Darren Bent to be a pivotal figure for England in the future.

De Jong 'no malice' tackle breaks Ben Arfa's leg as City go second

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Capello successor may not be English reveals Brooking

Sir Trevor Brooking feels there is no guarantee Fabio Capello's successor will be English.

Waiting in the wings: England's failed wide men

It looks as though England may have finally found the answer out wide in the shape of Adam Johnson.

Sam Wallace: English lessons: what the manager can learn from last two games

Late on Tuesday night somewhere in the back corridors of the St Jakob-Park stadium a crowd of us stood around Fabio Capello as he began to analyse the best performance from his England team this calendar year. Just behind us a hitherto unnoticed service lift opened and a delivery man with a trolley full of soft drinks pallets came face-to-face with one of the most famous football managers in the world.

Ian Herbert: Why City's dominance is good news for the nation

Typical United. Just when Manchester City thought they might have equalled a post-war record for the most players in an England XI – six were on the field when Shaun Wright-Phillips ran on as substitute on Tuesday in Basle – the history books tell us the old enemy have already gone one better.

Capello says England performance was best ever

Ten weeks after the blow-out in Bloemfontein, Fabio Capello declared England last night produced the best first-half performance of his entire time as manager.

Barry hails Manchester City's England players

Gareth Barry believes the hardcore of England internationals in the Manchester City squad can help propel the club to trophy glory.

Johnson wants England starting role

Adam Johnson has revealed his determination to force his way into the England starting XI after netting for the second time in four days as a substitute.

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