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Brown made his first league start for nearly 22 months in a man-of-the-match performance on Sunday

Capello on war path as England produce leaden display in final warm-up game

Manager faced with familiar problem as Gerrard and Lampard fail to gel again

Aston Villa reject Manchester City bid for Milner

Manchester City have launched their expected major spending spree this summer by tabling a £20million bid with Aston Villa for England midfielder James Milner - but it has been instantly rejected by the midlands club.

Carew an injury doubt for Villa's Cup semi-final date

In-form striker's back pain is untimely return of problem that ruled him out last season

Martin O'Neill quit rumours are dismissed

Aston Villa sources have dismissed reports which claimed manager Martin O'Neill had quit the midlands club.

Carew double salvages draw for Aston Villa

Norway striker John Carew scored twice as Aston Villa came from behind to salvage a point from a lively 2-2 draw at home to midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League.

O'Neill hails 'extraordinary' Milner

James Milner delivered an inspirational performance as Aston Villa closed in behind the Champions League chasing pack last night.

I’m happy with life in Rooney’s shadow, admits unlucky Owen

United striker is upbeat even though injury looks to have ended World Cup dream

Milner: Wembley turf is worse than many non-league pitches

James Milner, the member of Fabio Capello's squad who worked harder than any other in Sunday's Carling Cup final, yesterday declared the state of the Wembley pitch to be worse than non-league standard and "one of the worst" he has played on all season.

Rooney hopeful of featuring for England

Wayne Rooney hopes to be fit for England's friendly against Egypt on Wednesday after scans showed no serious damage to his knee.

The row over art that led to a double shooting

Details emerge of 1909 murder in gallery

Capello singles out Milner for praise

England coach Fabio Capello feels James Milner is improving at every stage of his footballing development.

Capello heaps praise on Defoe

Fabio Capello has given his two-goal England hero Jermain Defoe a ringing endorsement.

Feisty Cole cements place in squad

Carlton Cole was regarded as one of the biggest successes for England on Wednesday evening by Fabio Capello and the West Ham striker will keep his place in the squad if he continues his current form.

Milner eager to cap U21 career

The impression that James Milner has been around ever since Under-21 football began is understandable, if exaggerated. It was March 2004 when he made his debut and five years on he is sitting in England's hotel by the North Sea contemplating a final shot at the European Championship.

Hull players clash after Carew strike

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'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

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