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It's go, go go for £280 motor racing track as planners shrug off environmental concerns

Opposition included the Brecon Beacons National Park and environmental watchdog Natural Resources Wales

Glenn Moore: Tonight's the night to play Theo Walcott up front

‘An injury to one player gives a chance to another’. It is a managerial cliché, rarely believed by anyone, but there could be a silver lining in England’s injury crisis in Rio de Janeiro tonight. With Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Andy Carroll injured, and Jermain Defoe carrying Achilles-heel damage, the opportunity arises to play Theo Walcott where the Arsenal youngster wants to play: at the head of the attack.

England v Republic of Ireland: Key battles

Roy Hodgson faces the latest test of his international management skills tomorrow when England take on the Republic of Ireland at Wembley.

Rio Ferdinand and Sir Alex Ferguson share a moment after the former's winning goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Swansea

Rio Ferdinand: Every Manchester Untied player must 'prove themselves' to David Moyes - even me

Sir Alex Ferguson is set to take charge of his final game on Sunday

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans wants to emulate Ryan Giggs trophy haul at Manchester United

The defender is not content with his three league titles

Gareth Bale in training with Spurs

Tottenham greats eager for Gareth Bale to remain at White Hart Lane

Welshman won the PFA Player of the Year award last night

Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj pictured in an Under-21 match against Arsenal

Manchester United set to blood youngsters in final games, including Adnan Januzaj

The new champions play Arsenal this weekend

Fabian Delph of Aston Villa won't be able to hide at Old Trafford

Manchester United v Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford

Welshman has scored 13 goals in last 14 games – 11 for Spurs and two for country

Gordon Taylor assesses The PFA Player of the Year nominees

Gareth Bale, Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie and Eden Hazard have been nominated

The Player of the Year nominees

Gareth Bale, Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Luis Suarez, Robin van Persie and Eden Hazard nominated for PFA Player of the Year award

Players from Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham complete shortlist

Robin van Persie of Manchester United in action with Robert Huth of Stoke City

'The season starts now' for Stoke City says Tony Pulis after loss to Manchester United

The Potters lost 2-0 at home to United

DAVID DE GEA (6/10): Could not do much about either goal and was otherwise brave enough in the box under some pressure

Manchester United v Manchester City player ratings from Old Trafford

Man for man marking from the Manchester derby

Petr Cech saves from Javier Hernandez to preserve Chelsea’s lead

Chelsea v Manchester United player ratings

Man-for-man marking from Stamford Bridge

Montenegro v England: Wayne Rooney returns to scene of red card shame as Roy Hodgson makes six changes to team that thrashed San Marino

England head coach Roy Hodgson made six changes for the World Cup qualifier with current group leaders Montenegro in Podgorica this evening.

Main man: Wayne Rooney will have to cope with the pressure in Podgorica in the crucial qualifier against Montenegro

All change from Roy Hodgson for England’s tough test against Montenegro

Hodgson is expected to bring back six players after his team’s relaxed stroll through San Marino

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