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  • Harry Maguire will have to wait for his England debut after being left out of the squad facing Slovakia in Monday's World Cup qualifier.Gareth Southgate named an enlarged Three Lions squad for their Group F double-header, so has had to leave a handful of players out of the matchday squads.UEFA only allows 23 players to be registered for each game, meaning uncapped Maguire and Jesse Lingard found themselves omitted from when England won 4-0 in Malta on Friday.The pair have again been left out of the matchday squad to face Slovakia on Monday evening, meaning the in-form Leicester defender's first international call-up will not result in a maiden cap.Lingard will have to wait to add to the four caps won under Southgate, while experienced Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe is the third player left out of the 23-strong group given to UEFA.Tottenham's Eric Dier comes into the squad having been suspended for trip to Malta and is likely to join a starting line-up including J..

    Uncapped Harry Maguire left out of England’s reduced squad to face Slovakia

    Harry Maguire will have to wait for his England debut after being left out of the squad facing Slovakia in Monday's World Cup qualifier.Gareth Southgate named an enlarged Three Lions squad for their Group F double-header, so has had to leave a handful of players out of the matchday squads.UEFA only allows 23 players to be registered for each game, meaning uncapped Maguire and Jesse Lingard found themselves omitted from when England won 4-0 in Malta on Friday.The pair have again been left out of the matchday squad to face Slovakia on Monday evening, meaning the in-form Leicester defender's first international call-up will not result in a maiden cap.Lingard will have to wait to add to the four caps won under Southgate, while experienced Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe is the third player left out of the 23-strong group given to UEFA.Tottenham's Eric Dier comes into the squad having been suspended for trip to Malta and is likely to join a starting line-up including J..
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  • Gareth Southgate has revealed England striker Harry Kane measures his goal record against perennial Ballon d'Or contenders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Tottenham striker Kane is a back-to-back golden boot winner at Premier League level and a brace against Malta on Friday took his international tally to 10 in 20 games.With five of those coming in the past three games he is looking increasingly comfortable with the demands of leading his country's attack and the Three Lions boss is impressed with just how high the forward's sights are set."He's in top form, but he's also got the mentality to want to be the best," said Southgate on the eve of Monday's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia."He knows where he's sitting. I asked him how many goals in how many games and he knew. He also knew how many Ronaldo had at this point, how many Messi had at this point and everybody else."He's driven to be one of the world's best and why can't..

    Harry Kane measures goal record against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

    Gareth Southgate has revealed England striker Harry Kane measures his goal record against perennial Ballon d'Or contenders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Tottenham striker Kane is a back-to-back golden boot winner at Premier League level and a brace against Malta on Friday took his international tally to 10 in 20 games.With five of those coming in the past three games he is looking increasingly comfortable with the demands of leading his country's attack and the Three Lions boss is impressed with just how high the forward's sights are set."He's in top form, but he's also got the mentality to want to be the best," said Southgate on the eve of Monday's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia."He knows where he's sitting. I asked him how many goals in how many games and he knew. He also knew how many Ronaldo had at this point, how many Messi had at this point and everybody else."He's driven to be one of the world's best and why can't..
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  • Uncapped Harry Maguire and Nathaniel Chalobah will start from the bench in Malta as England manager Gareth Southgate wants them to earn their spurs. The Three Lions take on the side ranked 190th in the world on Friday evening as they look to take another step closer to next summer's World Cup.Leicester defender Maguire and Watford midfielder Chalobah are the only uncapped members of the squad for the match in Malta, where Southgate plans to name a strong side."If the game plays out in a way that is positive for, maybe," the England boss said. "But they won't start."I think within the squad of players we've got, we've got real competition for places in every area of the field, so you have to earn the right to get in the squad, and earn the right to then get in the team."There is a bit of a process around that, getting used to how we work, but really pleased with the way both of them have adjusted and trained."Under-fire West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart will start a..

    Harry Maguire and Nathaniel Chalobah on England’s bench against Malta

    Uncapped Harry Maguire and Nathaniel Chalobah will start from the bench in Malta as England manager Gareth Southgate wants them to earn their spurs. The Three Lions take on the side ranked 190th in the world on Friday evening as they look to take another step closer to next summer's World Cup.Leicester defender Maguire and Watford midfielder Chalobah are the only uncapped members of the squad for the match in Malta, where Southgate plans to name a strong side."If the game plays out in a way that is positive for, maybe," the England boss said. "But they won't start."I think within the squad of players we've got, we've got real competition for places in every area of the field, so you have to earn the right to get in the squad, and earn the right to then get in the team."There is a bit of a process around that, getting used to how we work, but really pleased with the way both of them have adjusted and trained."Under-fire West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart will start a..
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  • Harry Maguire admits it has been a "rollercoaster" last few months for him in the build-up to his first senior England call-up. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate was considering the defender for the squad he named in May for matches against Scotland and France.But Maguire was ruled out by a knee injury he sustained as he experienced a double whammy of disappointment that month, also suffering the pain of relegation from the Premier League with Hull.Things soon improved for the 24-year-old, though, with June seeing him sign for Leicester, ensuring he would be playing top-flight football again in 2017-18.And after making a fine start to the season with the Foxes, Maguire now finds himself a part of Southgate's squad, with a possible England debut to come in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Malta.Maguire said ahead of the match in Ta' Qali: "It has been a bit of a roller-coaster, the last few months."The disappointment of getting relegated from the Premier League ..

    Harry Maguire ready for possible England debut after eventful summer

    Harry Maguire admits it has been a "rollercoaster" last few months for him in the build-up to his first senior England call-up. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate was considering the defender for the squad he named in May for matches against Scotland and France.But Maguire was ruled out by a knee injury he sustained as he experienced a double whammy of disappointment that month, also suffering the pain of relegation from the Premier League with Hull.Things soon improved for the 24-year-old, though, with June seeing him sign for Leicester, ensuring he would be playing top-flight football again in 2017-18.And after making a fine start to the season with the Foxes, Maguire now finds himself a part of Southgate's squad, with a possible England debut to come in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Malta.Maguire said ahead of the match in Ta' Qali: "It has been a bit of a roller-coaster, the last few months."The disappointment of getting relegated from the Premier League ..
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  • Harry Kane and Gareth Bale are the only British players included on a 55-man shortlist for a FIFA team of the year.The FIFA FIFPro World11 2017 is decided by votes from around 25,000 professional footballers from 75 different countries.Tottenham and England striker Kane has enjoyed a fine 2017, scoring 34 times in all competitions for club and country, while Welshman Bale won the Champions League and LaLiga with Real Madrid.Despite the lack of British talent on the list, a total of 12 Premier League players made the cut, including six Manchester United players.David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku are the United men included, alongside Chelsea trio David Luiz, N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard, Liverpool play-maker Philippe Coutino and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.The final 11 will be announced at a ceremony in London on October 23. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered b..

    Kane and Bale the only British players on FIFA team of the year shortlist

    Harry Kane and Gareth Bale are the only British players included on a 55-man shortlist for a FIFA team of the year.The FIFA FIFPro World11 2017 is decided by votes from around 25,000 professional footballers from 75 different countries.Tottenham and England striker Kane has enjoyed a fine 2017, scoring 34 times in all competitions for club and country, while Welshman Bale won the Champions League and LaLiga with Real Madrid.Despite the lack of British talent on the list, a total of 12 Premier League players made the cut, including six Manchester United players.David de Gea, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku are the United men included, alongside Chelsea trio David Luiz, N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard, Liverpool play-maker Philippe Coutino and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.The final 11 will be announced at a ceremony in London on October 23. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered b..
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  • Depoitre opens Premier League account for HuddersfieldLaurent Depoitre scored on his full Premier League debut as Huddersfield and Leicester fought out a 1-1 draw at the John Smith's Stadium.Depoitre, a B#3.5million summer signing from Porto, broke the deadlock 40 seconds into the second half before Jamie Vardy fired the Foxes level four minutes later from the penalty spot.Huddersfield will feel mightily aggrieved Elias Kachunga's second-half header was ruled out for offside, or else they might have bounced back from their first defeat of the season at West Ham last Monday with all three points.But Leicester were not without chances themselves. Vardy contrived to let Riyad Mahrez's second-half cross to the far post slide by him and both sides deserved their point, particularly after it came alive in the second half. Depoitre, handed his first league start in place of the injured Steve Mounie, headed Tom Ince's cross straight at Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schme..

    Huddersfield 1-1 Leicester – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Depoitre opens Premier League account for HuddersfieldLaurent Depoitre scored on his full Premier League debut as Huddersfield and Leicester fought out a 1-1 draw at the John Smith's Stadium.Depoitre, a B#3.5million summer signing from Porto, broke the deadlock 40 seconds into the second half before Jamie Vardy fired the Foxes level four minutes later from the penalty spot.Huddersfield will feel mightily aggrieved Elias Kachunga's second-half header was ruled out for offside, or else they might have bounced back from their first defeat of the season at West Ham last Monday with all three points.But Leicester were not without chances themselves. Vardy contrived to let Riyad Mahrez's second-half cross to the far post slide by him and both sides deserved their point, particularly after it came alive in the second half. Depoitre, handed his first league start in place of the injured Steve Mounie, headed Tom Ince's cross straight at Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schme..
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  • Preston hit back to see off Birmingham and move up to fourthPreston scored three times in 12 second-half minutes as they hit back from a goal down to claim their first away win of the season at Birmingham.Daniel Johnson cancelled out Maxime Colin's opener for the Blues before forward duo Jordan Hugill and Tom Barkhuizen struck soon afterwards to secure a 3-1 victory for Preston at St Andrew's.It was a second win in a week for the Lilywhites, who had ended Cardiff's unbeaten start to the Championship season on Tuesday, and they have now collected 11 points from their last available 15.While Preston are flying high in fourth, Birmingham slipped to their sixth successive defeat in all competitions to leave Harry Redknapp's side second from bottom with four points from eight fixtures.Their afternoon was compounded by a leg injury to Jason Lowe, who lasted just two minutes on his home debut following his move from Blackburn on deadline day.Two minutes later another..

    Birmingham 1-3 Preston North End – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Preston hit back to see off Birmingham and move up to fourthPreston scored three times in 12 second-half minutes as they hit back from a goal down to claim their first away win of the season at Birmingham.Daniel Johnson cancelled out Maxime Colin's opener for the Blues before forward duo Jordan Hugill and Tom Barkhuizen struck soon afterwards to secure a 3-1 victory for Preston at St Andrew's.It was a second win in a week for the Lilywhites, who had ended Cardiff's unbeaten start to the Championship season on Tuesday, and they have now collected 11 points from their last available 15.While Preston are flying high in fourth, Birmingham slipped to their sixth successive defeat in all competitions to leave Harry Redknapp's side second from bottom with four points from eight fixtures.Their afternoon was compounded by a leg injury to Jason Lowe, who lasted just two minutes on his home debut following his move from Blackburn on deadline day.Two minutes later another..
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  • Tottenham held to frustrating draw by Swansea as Wembley woes returnTottenham's Wembley woes came back to bite as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Swansea.Harry Kane hit the crossbar in the second half and Spurs could have had a penalty when Martin Olsson touched the ball with his hand, but Swansea dug in for a hard-earned point.Mauricio Pochettino's men looked to have turned a corner at their new base with Wednesday's pulsating victory over Borussia Dortmund, but this result means they are still winless here in the league this season.At White Hart Lane last term, Tottenham took 18 points out of 18 against the division's bottom six - a group that included Swansea and Burnley - and that ruthlessness was key to their title challenge.But so far in the current campaign, Swansea and Burnley have both left Wembley with one point each while Chelsea snatched all three.Kane, who had hit six goals in four games coming in, was kept relatively quiet by a discip..

    Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Swansea – 16-Sep-2017 : Match Report

    Tottenham held to frustrating draw by Swansea as Wembley woes returnTottenham's Wembley woes came back to bite as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Swansea.Harry Kane hit the crossbar in the second half and Spurs could have had a penalty when Martin Olsson touched the ball with his hand, but Swansea dug in for a hard-earned point.Mauricio Pochettino's men looked to have turned a corner at their new base with Wednesday's pulsating victory over Borussia Dortmund, but this result means they are still winless here in the league this season.At White Hart Lane last term, Tottenham took 18 points out of 18 against the division's bottom six - a group that included Swansea and Burnley - and that ruthlessness was key to their title challenge.But so far in the current campaign, Swansea and Burnley have both left Wembley with one point each while Chelsea snatched all three.Kane, who had hit six goals in four games coming in, was kept relatively quiet by a discip..
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  • Absent Chelsea striker DIEGO COSTA is the subject of a £57.25 million offer from Atletico Madrid, who have told the Premier League champions to either take it or leave it, according to Spanish sports daily Marca.DELE ALLI is not in talks over a new £100,000-a-week contract with Tottenham dismissing any speculation as just "rumours", according to the Daily Express.Wales star JOE LEDLEY is on the radar of Derby after being released from Crystal Palace at the end of last season, reports the Derby Telegraph.Paris St Germain look less likely to sign Chelsea star EDEN HAZARD after the striker told SFR Sport he would only return to the French Ligue 1 with his former side Lille.Potential future England products ROCCO FRAGAPANE and RAJ MAHMOOD could be snapped up by Manchester United after Huddersfield closed their academy, according to the Daily Mail.SOCIAL MEDIA ROUND-UP@TheSunFootball: Alexis Sanchez 'opens talks with club over transfer but senior stars DON'T want him to join..

    Atletico Madrid offer Chelsea take it or leave it deal for want away striker Diego Costa

    Absent Chelsea striker DIEGO COSTA is the subject of a £57.25 million offer from Atletico Madrid, who have told the Premier League champions to either take it or leave it, according to Spanish sports daily Marca.DELE ALLI is not in talks over a new £100,000-a-week contract with Tottenham dismissing any speculation as just "rumours", according to the Daily Express.Wales star JOE LEDLEY is on the radar of Derby after being released from Crystal Palace at the end of last season, reports the Derby Telegraph.Paris St Germain look less likely to sign Chelsea star EDEN HAZARD after the striker told SFR Sport he would only return to the French Ligue 1 with his former side Lille.Potential future England products ROCCO FRAGAPANE and RAJ MAHMOOD could be snapped up by Manchester United after Huddersfield closed their academy, according to the Daily Mail.SOCIAL MEDIA ROUND-UP@TheSunFootball: Alexis Sanchez 'opens talks with club over transfer but senior stars DON'T want him to join..
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  • Mauricio Pochettino wants to help Dele Alli by starting him against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday but has called for patience with the Tottenham midfielder.Alli has endured a turbulent start to the season. The 21-year-old is waiting to discover whether FIFA will hand him an international ban for the one-fingered gesture he made during England's win over Slovakia earlier this month.He is already serving a three-match suspension in the Champions League, therefore missing Tottenham's win over Borussia Dortmund last week, while off the pitch the youngster is reportedly negotiating a change of agent.Two goals against Burnley and Newcastle made for an encouraging start to the campaign but Alli's form has dipped and he was particularly disappointing in Saturday's goalless draw against Swansea.Pochettino will rest several key players against Sky Bet Championship strugglers Barnsley but Alli will be given the chance at Wembley to regain momentum."Yes, he is goi..

    Dele Alli to feature for Tottenham against Barnsley

    Mauricio Pochettino wants to help Dele Alli by starting him against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday but has called for patience with the Tottenham midfielder.Alli has endured a turbulent start to the season. The 21-year-old is waiting to discover whether FIFA will hand him an international ban for the one-fingered gesture he made during England's win over Slovakia earlier this month.He is already serving a three-match suspension in the Champions League, therefore missing Tottenham's win over Borussia Dortmund last week, while off the pitch the youngster is reportedly negotiating a change of agent.Two goals against Burnley and Newcastle made for an encouraging start to the campaign but Alli's form has dipped and he was particularly disappointing in Saturday's goalless draw against Swansea.Pochettino will rest several key players against Sky Bet Championship strugglers Barnsley but Alli will be given the chance at Wembley to regain momentum."Yes, he is goi..
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