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The Stoke City striker raced down the M40 after the Arsenal match to make it to Brixton in time

Crouch lands the No 9 shirt

Striker closes in on starting role as squad fly to South Africa as Capello commits future to England

Rooney refuses to take it easy

England star Wayne Rooney has no intention of protecting himself to ensure he gets to the World Cup in one piece.

We have never done so much work on tactics, says Crouch

Striker's footwear faux pas serves as sharp reminder of focus demanded during life under Capello

Redknapp blasts Wembley pitch

The controversial Wembley pitch has come under renewed scrutiny after Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp branded it a "disgrace".

For sale: one FA Cup finalist

Relegated crisis club Portsmouth stun Spurs 2-0 after extra time. Win a welcome boost to administrator's bid to attract buyers for club

Crouch: Big man who belongs on the big stage

He is fired up for today's showpiece semi-final but Pompey's plight cuts him down to size

Peter Crouch: At the height of his powers

With more goals per game than Wayne Rooney, England's tall guy has a good claim on a starting place at the World Cup. The former Spurs YTS boy tells Sam Wallace why, at 29, his time has come

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Win a bottle of Champagne

England v Egypt: Player ratings

Man-for-man marking on England's performance at Wembley.

Terry and Capello respond to Wembley crowd

Fabio Capello hailed the Wembley crowd for helping axed skipper John Terry get over his England heartache.

DVD: Michael Jackson: This Is It (PG)

"You inspired everything in my life," eulogises one of the overwrought dancers trying frantically to get his big break on the King of Pop's brutally curtailed comeback tour.

Redknapp: Spurs are not 'long-ball' team

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has hit back at claims his side rely on Peter Crouch's height and has branded accusations of long-ball football as "rubbish" ahead of their match with Wolverhampton at Molineux tonight.

Redknapp hits out at Tottenham critics

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has hit back at claims his side rely on Peter Crouch's height and has branded accusations of long-ball football as "rubbish".

Keane facing Tottenham exit after party

Robbie Keane could be off-loaded in the January transfer window after his involvement in organising a secret Christmas party.

Defoe sets his sights on Golden Boot

The Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has revealed his determination to play in the Champions League and believes winning the Golden Boot this season will help his side qualify for Europe's top club competition.

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