Sport Micah Richards admits he is savouring the good times having gone through the bad in 2007 when Manchester City didn't score in eight matches

Richards was part of the side that went eight matches without scoring back in 2007 and admits he can't believe his eyes when he looks around at his teammates

<b>Phil Neville</b><br/>
The Everton skipper was recently hailed by boss David Moyes for his longevity at the top level after joining an exclusive club of players to make 500 appearances in the Premier League. Neville himself has said he hopes to continue playing at this standard for two or three more years and with his contract up in the summer, this could be his final swansong.

Everton captain Phil Neville to join England Under-21 staff

The 36-year-old previously worked with the Young Lions in February 201

Market Report: Sorry Pru, you're just too good, says analyst

According to UBS, you can have too much of a good thing – and in Prudential's case it's good news. Tidjane Thiam, the chief executive, may have delivered strong results at the insurer last week, but UBS sent stock in the Pru tumbling yesterday after downgrading it from buy to neutral.

Steven Caulker has England U-21s ban overturned

Steven Caulker will be available for England Under-21s' European finals campaign this summer after a two-match UEFA ban was lifted on appeal.

Steven Caulker (right) is led off after the game in Krusevac

England U-21 players fight Uefa bid for longer bans

Tom Ince and Steven Caulker could have their Uefa bans increased today when they appeal against their punishments for incidents at Serbia's shameful game with England's Under-21 team last October.

Tom Ince scored his first two goals for the Under-21s

Tom Ince double as England Under-21s cruise to friendly victory over Sweden

England win 4-0 in Walsall

<b>Phil Jones</b><br/>
After suffering a back injury that ruled him out of pre-season training for the start of this season, Jones then underwent knee surgery earlier this month ruled him out of action for two months.

Manchester United defender Phil Jones to miss Real Madrid clash through illness

Defender has been struck down by a bout of shingles

Gary Lineker challenges Brazil’s Carlos Mozer for the ball

England v Brazil: How Gary Lineker beat the Samba boys

The last Englishman to score the winner against Brazil tells Sam Wallace what it takes to defeat them

Roy Hodgson lost Jermain Defoe (left) and Michael Carrick (right) to injury yesterday ahead of England’s friendly against Brazil on Wednesday

Injuries force Jermain Defoe and Michael Carrick out of Brazil game

Daniel Sturridge also in doubt for Wembley friendly as Steven Gerrard awarded England player of year

Roy Hodgson has defended his decision to allow the likes of Raheem Sterling and Phil Jones to play for the Under-21s next week

Roy Hodgson: No burnout fears for 'demoted' England players Raheem Sterling and Phil Jones

Sterling and Jones were among a group of players with senior caps, including Wilfried Zaha, Jonjo Shelvey and Jordan Henderson, who have all been selected in Stuart Pearce's squad to play Sweden

Stuart Pearce

England Under-21s face Italy, Norway and Israel at the 2013 European Championship finals

England learn group at eight-team tournament in Israel

Nikola Ninkovic (left) with Danny Rose (centre) has been banned

Uefa issue 'paltry' fine to Serbia for 'disgraceful' behaviour of fans and also ban two England Under-21 players

Serbia's Under-21s must play a game behind closed doors while Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince are suspended

Pearce: 'We will have to be at it from the off to beat the very best'

Under-21 Championship: England dodge main dangers

England received a kind draw for next summer's European Under-21 Championship finals, in a group with hosts Israel, Norway and Italy.

Wilfried Zaha of England during the Under 21 European Championship

England call for Zaha after injury rules out Rooney

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been called up to the senior England squad as a replacement for the injured Wayne Rooney by Roy Hodgson, who lost five players to injury on Sunday.

The Liverpool midfielder will become the sixth man to reach 100 caps for England

Steven Gerrard to become an England centurion in Sweden

Steven Gerrard will win his 100th cap when he captains England against Sweden in Stockholm on Wednesday after Roy Hodgson decided against resting his big names for the friendly.

Andros Townsend separates his team-mate Danny Rose and Sasa Markovic of Serbia

England victory marred by racism from fans and player violence

England reached next summer's European Under-21 Championship last night but it was marred by racism and violence from Serbian players and fans at the final whistle.

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