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Gerrard discovers new tension in Mersey rivalry

England coach Gary Neville

'Concentrate on your job!': Gary Neville hits out after Prime Minister enters racism debate

Gary Neville has responded to David Cameron's attempts to wade in on the racism in football debate by telling the Prime Minister to “concentrate on your job”.

Wayne Rooney heading in United's equaliser against Stoke

Match Report: Wayne Rooney finds his target for Manchester United after a false start at the other end against Stoke City

Manchester United 4 Stoke City 2: United striker reaches 200 Premier League goals while Ferguson questions his defence

Danny Welbeck impressed against San Marino but may not start in Poland

England manager Roy Hodgson welcomes selection headaches ahead of Poland match

England manager Roy Hodgson has welcomed the selection problems handed to him after Friday night's victory over San Marino as he prepares to pick a team to face Poland tomorrow night.

It’s the moment of truth for Roy Hodgson and his assistant Ray Lewington

Hodgson to call up old guard for Warsaw duty

Roy Hodgson is preparing to make up to six changes for England's World Cup qualifier against Poland tomorrow night from the team that beat San Marino 5-0 on Friday.

Hodgson will be happy with captain Wayne Rooney who scored two goals

Tom Cleverley backs Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney for England captaincy

Tom Cleverley has backed Wayne Rooney's England captaincy claims.

Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson

FA drop last-minute call for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson

Hodgson's hopes of bringing in full-back for Poland qualifier dashed by lack of international clearance

San Marino serenely beaten after delaying the inevitable

Residents of the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, to honour the country with its full title, no doubt treat news of a drubbing on the football field with suitable serenity. They have, after all, had plenty of practice and would have expected nothing else from last night's rabbit shoot.

Wayne and Coleen at Aintree in April

Lampard injury opens up midfield for Rooney

Frank Lampard is Roy Hodgson's only injury doubt for the World Cup qualifier against San Marino tomorrow at Wembley as the England manager ponders using Wayne Rooney in the midfield role he has played for Manchester United of late.

Roy Hodgson keeps a close eye on Wayne Rooney during training yesterday

Frank Lampard's injury opens up midfield chance for Wayne Rooney

Frank Lampard is Roy Hodgson's only injury doubt for the World Cup qualifier against San Marino tomorrow at Wembley as the England manager ponders using Wayne Rooney in the midfield role he has played for Manchester United of late.

Roberto Martinez: Manager plans to give players a chance to show what they can do

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez considering appeal over fine for criticising referee

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is considering whether to appeal against his £10,000 fine for criticising a referee.

Roberto Martinez: Manager plans to give players a chance to show what they can do

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez weighing up appeal over FA charge relating to Manchester United comments

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez looks set to appeal a Football Association charge for comments he made after the Barclays Premier League game against Manchester United on September 15.

Terry returns to the squad after being rested for the Italy game

Young injury has Hodgson short of attacking options

The Manchester United winger Ashley Young is the latest player to have to pull out of Roy Hodgson's squad for the first two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine with a knee injury picked up last weekend.

Terry returns to the squad after being rested for the Italy game

Ashley Young injury has Roy Hodgson short of attacking options for England's World Cup qualifiers

The Manchester United winger Ashley Young is the latest player to have to pull out of Roy Hodgson's squad for the first two World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine with a knee injury picked up last weekend.

Real Madrid's Turkey midfielder Nuri Sahin is an Arsenal target

Ferguson is fooling himself about his new strike force Van Persie, says Wenger

Arsène Wenger last night accused Sir Alex Ferguson of over-confidence in comparing his crop of strikers to that which won the treble in 1999 – but the Arsenal manager admits he has taken a "massive gamble" in selling Robin Van Persie to Manchester United.

Robin van Persie pictured at Old Trafford

Ferguson: Our attack is as good as 1999 vintage

Sir Alex Ferguson spoke of his delight yesterday at the capture of the Arsenal forward Robin van Persie after a long pursuit. Manchester United beat off competition from Juventus and Manchester City to land last season's double player of the year in a deal that could eventually rise to as much as £24m.

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