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The on-loan striker was taken off during the 4-0 drubbing being dished out by Liverpool

Gareth Barry admits place under threat from Jack Wilshere

Gareth Barry admits he could be vying for one England midfield slot against Wales this weekend after conceding that Jack Wilshere's form means the 19-year-old is likely to start the Euro 2012 qualifier.

Terry throws down gauntlet over controversial captaincy return

Defender invites team-mates to speak out if they are unhappy with decision

James Lawton: Rush to the barricades over Rio is a little premature

This is not the first time England footballers have rallied around their colleague Rio Ferdinand.

Terry to regain England captaincy

Manager Capello to anger Ferdinand by giving Chelsea defender the armband back on a permanent basis

Ferdinand 'will regain armband'

England captain reassured after manager's surprise U-turn in considering reinstatement of Terry

England's Xavi? Wilshere shows Capello he needs freedom to shine

Against Messi & Co the teenager proved that he can supply the creative vision his country has often lacked

Gareth Barry and James Milner may have reconsidered transfers says Gerard Houllier

Gerard Houllier has questioned whether Gareth Barry and James Milner may have had second thoughts about leaving Aston Villa with the benefit of hindsight.

James Lawton: Wilshere shrugs off weight of attention to give glimpse of a bright new England

This may not have been the second coming of Fabio Capello but he was certainly no longer a dead football man walking out into the Copenhagen night. Nor were any of his derided, underachieving England squad.

David Platt defends Roberto Mancini over Manchester City form

Manchester City assistant-manager David Platt has launched a passionate defence of Roberto Mancini.

Cautious City pass up golden chance to land blow on United

Manchester City 0 Manchester United 0

'Because of the nice contracts people are out to get us’ says Hart

Goalkeeper admits criticism of City has been difficult but that pain of last year's derby defeats hurts more

Gareth Barry dismisses mutiny talk

Gareth Barry has insisted the Manchester City squad remain firmly behind manager Roberto Mancini amid speculation his players want him replaced.

Rooney's vigour remains absent in everything but rash booking

The Rooney of old revealed itself not long before the hour. More's the pity that it was the Wayne Rooney who causes every fan with his interests at heart a sharp intake of breath at times. Gareth Barry had just conceded a counter attack which sent Elsad Zverotic skipping through the England midfield with Rooney in hot pursuit. The striker launched into one of those unbridled tackles which look like trouble – and almost always are.

England revisit bad old days of World Cup on frustrating night

England 0 Montenegro 0

The £250m millstone that could cost City their European future

Club admit they face a ‘huge challenge’ to pass financial test after Uefa makes a tough new stand
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