Sport Gylfi Sigurdsson opens the scoring for Tottenham against Norwich

Spurs midfielder proves an inspired signing as he plays major role in both Sigurdsson goals

Sunderland patient over Bent deal

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce knows patience is the key to finally landing Tottenham striker Darren Bent.

David Lister: Tweet your way to sporting failure

Cricketers intent on sharing their musings are just asking for trouble

Bent passes Sunderland medical

Darren Bent's move to Sunderland is expected to go through tomorrow after the striker passed a medical.

Darren Bent in transfer Twitter storm

Darren Bent is at the centre of a transfer controversy after comments attributed to him were posted on an internet networking site.

Redknapp pursues Huntelaar to spur competition in attack

The Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp, remains keen to sign the Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar despite adding England striker Peter Crouch to his squad earlier this week.

Sunderland near record Bent deal

Talks between Sunderland and Darren Bent are progressing today after the Tottenham striker was given permission to speak to the Black Cats about a potential club-record transfer.

Crouch must seize chance to win over Capello

England's skyscraper striker is used to playing understudy, but his scoring record merits a leading role

Davies double helps Megson build bridges at Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers 3 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Redknapp accuses Black Cats over Bent

Tottenham manager turns the tables on Sunderland with tapping-up allegation

Curbishley relishing results of the right recruitment

Birmingham City 0 Charlton Athletic 1

Bent hands Wigan a reality check

Charlton Athletic 1 Wigan Athletic 0

FOOTBALL: Lita proves perfect `super-sub' stand-in

LEROY LITA proved to be the ideal replacement for Darren Bent at England Under-21 level by taking over his role as "super-sub".
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