Southampton striker caught Hodgson's attention back in his Fulham days but even the England manager thought 'can he do it on the big stage'
This week I scored such a beautiful goal at football, I really need to lay it down in print. It was as sweet as a plum; a dipping volley right off my laces that left the goalkeeper helpless – confused and gaping, like a teenaged giraffe coming face to face with a mirror for the first time. It was sublime. People need to be told about it.
Pochettino's latest scalp leaves Chelsea hanging on to Champions League place by two points
The game will now take place tomorrow
Ukraine managed to produce just three shots on target as they drew 0-0 away to Moldova in the other game in England's Group H.
Everton manager David Moyes admits he had striker Rickie Lambert under consideration for a move to Goodison Park before he joined tomorrow's opponents Southampton.
Robbie Keane trained with Aston Villa yesterday with a view to sealing a two-month loan move from Los Angeles Galaxy. The Irishman is under contract at the American club and can only move for the duration of Major League Soccer's off-season.
Robbie Keane trained with Aston Villa today ahead of his expected loan move from Los Angeles Galaxy.
What I Learnt This Week
Bristol Rovers have sacked manager Dave Penney in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 defeat by Dagenham.
Talented Tottenham come to town on Tuesday but we offer a different challenge, we have no fear and we can beat them
Paul Trollope has been sacked as manager of npower League One side Bristol Rovers.
Capello's men have to learn from other nations – but there are still questions for him to answer
What I Learnt On Saturday Night: I must admit that I described Robert Green as "anaccident waiting to happen"
Jermaine Beckford cannot wait to play in the top flight just four years after plying his trade in non-League football and working as a windscreen fitter.
Everton manager David Moyes has strengthened his attacking options by signing Jermaine Beckford from Leeds on four-year contract.