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Rooney desperate to make amends on the world stage

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Rooney and Gerrard see nervy England through

Roy Hodgson says he would make no excuses in the event of failure

England v Montenegro: Roy Hodgson admits responsibility of guiding nation to 2014 World Cup weighs heavily - but he is confident of success

Roy Hodgson has issued a rallying cry that England would meet the public expectation that they should reach the World Cup finals next summer, as they prepare for the first of their final two qualifiers against Montenegro – and added he would make no excuses in the event of failure.

Steven Gerrard wants England to beat Montenegro and Poland to secure their qualification for the 2014 World Cup

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World Cup qualifiers: Entire 23-man England squad take part in training

Roy Hodgson will have an entire squad to choose from for the match against Montenegro

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 10 October 2013

Rooney reveals United middle man role got him down

Kevin Pietersen, Jack Wilshere and Adnam Januzaj

Kevin Pietersen challenges Jack Wilshere over views on who should be eligible to play for England

The England batsman wades into the debate sparked by the rise to prominence of Adnan Januzaj

Jack Wilshere was pictured smoking last week

Jack Wilshere debate: The problem with English football isn't foreigners, it's lack of foreign tactics

English players, English tactics, English glory?

Nick Powell, on-loan from Manchester United, scored twice for Wigan in their 3-1 victory over NK Maribor

On-loan Manchester United youngster Nick Powell tipped for stardom after guiding Wigan to first ever Europa League victory

The 19-year-old scored the Latics' maiden goal in Europe and rounded out the scoring with a late goal in injury time

The altered Tube map to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association and the London Underground

'The next station is Wayne Rooney. Please mind the gap.' The FA and London Underground release a tribute Tube map to celebrate 150th Anniversary

Footballing greats replace each of the 367 station names, but the real names unfortunately won't be changing anytime soon

Mikel Arteta celebrates Arsenal's 2-0 win over Napoli

Mikel Arteta plays down 'Invincibles' comparison but agrees Mesut Ozil has taken Arsenal to a new level

Arsenal sit top of both the Premier League and their Champions League group although Arteta admits that they still have someway to go to replicate Arsene Wenger's unbeaten side of 2003-04

Mesut Özil has helped transform Arsenal into a formidable European force once again

Arsenal 2 Napoli 0: Five things learnt in Champions League masterclass at the Emirates

Ozil shines as Wilshere is relegated to the bench for impressive victory

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West Brom v Arsenal: Capital One Cup match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture at The Hawthorns

Gibbs has had a good start to the new season, scoring against Fenerbahce in the Champions League play-off

Capital One Cup: Kieran Gibbs says Arsenal must 'switch on' against West Brom

There is uncertainty over the quality of team Arsene Wenger will put out

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