Parker's fine display a reminder of England's age gap

Amid the hype that surrounded Jack Wilshere's full England debut against Denmark, it was all too easy to overlook the contribution of the man who replaced him at half-time, West Ham United's Scott Parker, who returned to the team after four and a half years in the international wilderness.

Capello in search of perfect blend from his striking options

Goals from Bent and Young in Denmark showed how the England manager now has real choice in attack

Rooney's England place at risk, warns Capello

Manager pleased with wealth of options in attack after Bent and Young sink Denmark

Berbatov will end career at United, predicts agent

Dimitar Berbatov would be happy to stay with Manchester United until the end of his career, the player's agent said on Saturday.

Berbatov's five-star show puts the focus on Rooney

Manchester United 7 Blackburn 1

Berbatov back with famous five

Manchester United 7 Blackburn Rovers 1: Bulgarian striker ends debate over his future in spectacular fashion to send United top at Rovers' expense

Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale are injury doubts for Tottenham

Tottenham's hopes of sealing qualification for the Champions League knockout phase with a game to spare suffered a blow today when star men Rafael van der Vaart and Gareth Bale emerged as injury doubts for tomorrow's clash with Werder Bremen.

FA pay Liverpool compensation for Steven Gerrard injury

The Football Association have confirmed their insurers will pay compensation to Liverpool for Steven Gerrard's hamstring injury.

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe returns for derby

Jermain Defoe returns to Tottenham's squad for tomorrow's north London derby clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Crouch: I am Capello's last resort but I'll keep trying

Peter Crouch admitted that he is Fabio Capello's "last resort" after the Tottenham striker was again overlooked by the England manager on Wednesday night only to come on to score the 22nd goal of his international career with his first touch.

Van der Vaart fitness causes concern for Redknapp

Harry Redknapp, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, has admitted that midfielder Rafael van der Vaart needs to get in shape so he can last the full 90 minutes.

Jermain Defoe could return early for the north London derby

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe could make an earlier-than-expected return to action in the north London derby on November 20 after two months out with torn ankle ligaments.

Capello defends England preperations

Fabio Capello insists England's dismal performance against Montenegro at Wembley had nothing to do with the lack of a warm-up game.

From the Front Row: Injured Butch always grins and bears it

Shoulder surgery rules Bath fly-half out for two months but you can't wipe the smile off his face

Bent and Gyan can be perfect strike partners, says Bruce

Steve Bruce, the Sunderland manager, is relishing the opportunity to see record signing Asamoah Gyan team up with Darren Bent.

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