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Johnson steps into the breach to give Capello breathing room

Switzerland 1 England 3

Rooney finds a reason to celebrate (almost)

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Rooney leads England to victory in Basle

Switzerland 1 England 3

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Italian's tinkering elevates him from buffoon to tactical genius... for now

Man for Man Marking: England

Joe Hart

So feeble were Bulgaria that for a long while his best save was from Glen Johnson. Could keep the gloves for years. 7

Prickly Capello ignores critics and hopes 'the past is the past'

Fabio Capello offered an indignant and prickly riposte to his critics last night, declaring that he had ignored them as he sent his side out for the spectacular start to the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, which included a Jermain Defoe hat-trick and helped start the process of restoring his battered reputation.

Walcott shows flashes of class but not of anger

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James Lawton: Rooney recovers creative powers so sadly missing in South Africa

For a little while the strangest, warmest fantasy unfolded. England might not be the most devastating team in the world but they were one with life and coherence and perhaps even a future.

Defoe's dazzling hat-trick heralds a fresh start for England

England 4 Bulgaria 0

Defoe fires England to perfect start

England 4 Bulgaria 0

Fabio Capello hoping to shine under pressure

Fabio Capello is crossing his fingers that intense pressure will continue to bring out the best in him.

James Lawton: Capello has little to prove tonight – the players are the ones accused

It was the extent of Rooney's failure, and the surliness of his reaction to the complaints of the England fans, which sounded the loudest alarm bell

No sign of Lampard and Terry at new kit unveiling

Notice anyone missing from this picture launching the new England home kit?

So just how good are City? It depends who lines up in Mancini's favoured XI

Every team that has won the title has had a solid core that stayed largely unchanged
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