• Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists there is no need to panic about the club’s recent struggles.One win in seven matches in all competitions has seen criticism of Jurgen Klopp’s side grow but Gerrard, now under-18s manager, insists there is no cause for concern with the club just two points off the top four and still unbeaten in the Champions League.“We’re seven games into a Premier League campaign – there’s no time to panic,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “We’ve got a wonderful manager and coaching staff that are looking after these players.A career as a 'big manager' awaits Steven Gerrard – that's the view of @XabiAlonso. Read & watch our interview: https://t.co/TryqudOG6V pic.twitter.com/Nj2kiLegUw— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 4, 2017“I think everything is fine. I’m not one that jumps on the bandwagon and listens to criticism after seven games. I used to judge myself and the team I was playing in at least 10 or 15 games into the season so let’s see where ..

    No need to panic yet over Liverpool’s recent struggles – Steven Gerrard

    Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists there is no need to panic about the club’s recent struggles.One win in seven matches in all competitions has seen criticism of Jurgen Klopp’s side grow but Gerrard, now under-18s manager, insists there is no cause for concern with the club just two points off the top four and still unbeaten in the Champions League.“We’re seven games into a Premier League campaign – there’s no time to panic,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “We’ve got a wonderful manager and coaching staff that are looking after these players.A career as a 'big manager' awaits Steven Gerrard – that's the view of @XabiAlonso. Read & watch our interview: https://t.co/TryqudOG6V pic.twitter.com/Nj2kiLegUw— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 4, 2017“I think everything is fine. I’m not one that jumps on the bandwagon and listens to criticism after seven games. I used to judge myself and the team I was playing in at least 10 or 15 games into the season so let’s see where ..
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  • Wales have moved to put the record straight on Gareth Bale’s injury ahead of their crunch World Cup qualifier in Georgia.Bale’s calf problem has overshadowed the build-up to a game which is crucial to them making next month’s play-offs. The 28-year-old was ruled out of Wales’ final qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland following dialogue between Bale’s club Real Madrid and his country.Wales feared Bale could be out of action for several weeks after sending him for a scan and receiving the results, possibly even ruling him out of potential play-off games. European champions Real said on Wednesday that Bale had been diagnosed with “swelling but no tear in the soleus muscle of his left leg” and could be back playing in two weeks.Gutted I’m not in Georgia with the team, let’s bring home another win like this one boys @FAWales ???? #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/PFv9XMkuBM— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) October 4, 2017Wales are keen to play down any talk of a club ver..

    Wales keen to play down row with Real Madrid over Gareth Bale’s calf injury

    Wales have moved to put the record straight on Gareth Bale’s injury ahead of their crunch World Cup qualifier in Georgia.Bale’s calf problem has overshadowed the build-up to a game which is crucial to them making next month’s play-offs. The 28-year-old was ruled out of Wales’ final qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland following dialogue between Bale’s club Real Madrid and his country.Wales feared Bale could be out of action for several weeks after sending him for a scan and receiving the results, possibly even ruling him out of potential play-off games. European champions Real said on Wednesday that Bale had been diagnosed with “swelling but no tear in the soleus muscle of his left leg” and could be back playing in two weeks.Gutted I’m not in Georgia with the team, let’s bring home another win like this one boys @FAWales ???? #TogetherStronger pic.twitter.com/PFv9XMkuBM— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) October 4, 2017Wales are keen to play down any talk of a club ver..
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  • Harry Kane netted an injury-time winner to send England to the 2018 World Cup with a nervy 1-0 Wembley win over Slovenia.England had turned in a sheepish, apologetic performance for 90 minutes and needed a brave intervention from an injured Joe Hart to prevent their visitors taking the lead late in the game, but Kane poked home from close-range to kick off belated celebrations.The captain’s 14th in goal in his last nine appearances spared England the minor embarrassment of sidling into next summer’s tournament on the back of a disappointing stalemate but questions about the Three Lions’ readiness to make a mark in Russia were underlined.More to followQUALIFIED! ????Congratulations, @England! ????The 1966 #WorldCup winners are on their way to ????????Russia! pic.twitter.com/choYp4Ueb1— #WCQ ?????? (@FIFAWorldCup) October 5, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    England qualify for World Cup after Harry Kane’s late winner

    Harry Kane netted an injury-time winner to send England to the 2018 World Cup with a nervy 1-0 Wembley win over Slovenia.England had turned in a sheepish, apologetic performance for 90 minutes and needed a brave intervention from an injured Joe Hart to prevent their visitors taking the lead late in the game, but Kane poked home from close-range to kick off belated celebrations.The captain’s 14th in goal in his last nine appearances spared England the minor embarrassment of sidling into next summer’s tournament on the back of a disappointing stalemate but questions about the Three Lions’ readiness to make a mark in Russia were underlined.More to followQUALIFIED! ????Congratulations, @England! ????The 1966 #WorldCup winners are on their way to ????????Russia! pic.twitter.com/choYp4Ueb1— #WCQ ?????? (@FIFAWorldCup) October 5, 2017 Source: By PA Sport Staff Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Martin Skrtel’s late own goal kept Scotland’s World Cup dreams alive after 10-man Slovakia threatened to frustrate the hosts at Hampden.Leigh Griffiths and substitute Chris Martin both hit the bar as Scotland piled on pressure against the visitors, who had Robert Mak sent off midway through the first half after being booked for a penalty-box dive.Visiting goalkeeper Martin Dubravka pulled off a string of great saves, but was finally beaten in the 88th minute when Skrtel turned Ikechi Anya’s low cross home under pressure from Martin as Scotland won 1-0 to move second in Group F..@ScottishFA go second in Group F with a dramatic late win… Will they make it to Russia? pic.twitter.com/voqa5PrJky— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) October 5, 2017Tweet of the matchMagnificent Scotland. Our luck finally turns.— Alex Salmond (@AlexSalmond) October 5, 2017Star man – Dubravka74' | Griffiths hits a fantastic free kick but it smacks the crossbar. Morrison then produces a wonder save..

    Scotland still in World Cup hunt after victory over Slovakia

    Martin Skrtel’s late own goal kept Scotland’s World Cup dreams alive after 10-man Slovakia threatened to frustrate the hosts at Hampden.Leigh Griffiths and substitute Chris Martin both hit the bar as Scotland piled on pressure against the visitors, who had Robert Mak sent off midway through the first half after being booked for a penalty-box dive.Visiting goalkeeper Martin Dubravka pulled off a string of great saves, but was finally beaten in the 88th minute when Skrtel turned Ikechi Anya’s low cross home under pressure from Martin as Scotland won 1-0 to move second in Group F..@ScottishFA go second in Group F with a dramatic late win… Will they make it to Russia? pic.twitter.com/voqa5PrJky— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) October 5, 2017Tweet of the matchMagnificent Scotland. Our luck finally turns.— Alex Salmond (@AlexSalmond) October 5, 2017Star man – Dubravka74' | Griffiths hits a fantastic free kick but it smacks the crossbar. Morrison then produces a wonder save..
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  • Manager Gordon Strachan insists he felt stress-free despite Scotland waiting until the 88th minute before getting a late winner in their crunch World Cup qualifier against 10-man Slovakia at Hampden ParkMidway through the first half midfielder Robert Mak, booked earlier for a foul on wide man James Forrest, was deemed by Serbian referee Milorad Mazic to have dived inside the Scots' penalty area as he went past goalkeeper Craig Gordon and picked up a second yellow card.As Scotland turned the screw, substitute Chris Martin and Leigh Griffiths both hit the crossbar with strikes after the break and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka continued with a remarkable performance to keep the home side at bay.But with two minutes remaining of regulation time a cross from another substitute Ikechi Anya was turned into his own goal by Slovakia captain Martin Skrtel under pressure from Martin and Strachan enjoyed the 1-0 win as much as any of the Tartan Army, although afterwards he said: "Actually at ..

    Gordon Strachan felt goal was coming as Scotland beat Slovakia late on

    Manager Gordon Strachan insists he felt stress-free despite Scotland waiting until the 88th minute before getting a late winner in their crunch World Cup qualifier against 10-man Slovakia at Hampden ParkMidway through the first half midfielder Robert Mak, booked earlier for a foul on wide man James Forrest, was deemed by Serbian referee Milorad Mazic to have dived inside the Scots' penalty area as he went past goalkeeper Craig Gordon and picked up a second yellow card.As Scotland turned the screw, substitute Chris Martin and Leigh Griffiths both hit the crossbar with strikes after the break and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka continued with a remarkable performance to keep the home side at bay.But with two minutes remaining of regulation time a cross from another substitute Ikechi Anya was turned into his own goal by Slovakia captain Martin Skrtel under pressure from Martin and Strachan enjoyed the 1-0 win as much as any of the Tartan Army, although afterwards he said: "Actually at ..
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  • Gareth Southgate did not get the performance or night he wanted, but progress to the World Cup finals and England's potential gives him something positive to hold onto.Harry Kane fired the country to victory and next summer's finals in Russia, but in truth the Three Lions put in a concerning display against Slovenia as they limped to a 1-0 win on Thursday evening.An England performance as ponderous as it was underwhelming meant those in attendance seemed more excited about paper planes landing around the pitch than matters on it.Southgate knows there is plenty of work to do to prevent next year's World Cup going the same way as recent major tournament displays, with the manager under no illusions of the task ahead of him."No, not relief," Southgate said. "I always felt that we would achieve the objective."I think tonight highlighted where we are. Of course we'd have loved to have played more fluidly and scored more goals."We played a team who came to make it r..

    Gareth Southgate sees potential in England ahead of World Cup

    Gareth Southgate did not get the performance or night he wanted, but progress to the World Cup finals and England's potential gives him something positive to hold onto.Harry Kane fired the country to victory and next summer's finals in Russia, but in truth the Three Lions put in a concerning display against Slovenia as they limped to a 1-0 win on Thursday evening.An England performance as ponderous as it was underwhelming meant those in attendance seemed more excited about paper planes landing around the pitch than matters on it.Southgate knows there is plenty of work to do to prevent next year's World Cup going the same way as recent major tournament displays, with the manager under no illusions of the task ahead of him."No, not relief," Southgate said. "I always felt that we would achieve the objective."I think tonight highlighted where we are. Of course we'd have loved to have played more fluidly and scored more goals."We played a team who came to make it r..
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  • Norway Industrial Production Growth Quickens In August Norway's industrial production growth accelerated sharply in August, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. Industrial production climbed a calendar-adjusted 6.7 percent year-over-year in August, much faster than the 0.5 percent gain in July. The measure has been rising since January. Output of extraction and related services grew 7.3 percent annually in August and manufacturing production rose slightly by 0.2 percent. At the same time, mining and quarrying output registered a decline of 4.0 percent. On a monthly basis, industrial production edged down a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from July, when it rose by 1.1 percent. Manufacturing production contracted 5.7 percent in August, well above the 0.7 percent fall economists had forecast.

    Norway Industrial Production Growth Quickens In August

    Norway Industrial Production Growth Quickens In August Norway's industrial production growth accelerated sharply in August, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. Industrial production climbed a calendar-adjusted 6.7 percent year-over-year in August, much faster than the 0.5 percent gain in July. The measure has been rising since January. Output of extraction and related services grew 7.3 percent annually in August and manufacturing production rose slightly by 0.2 percent. At the same time, mining and quarrying output registered a decline of 4.0 percent. On a monthly basis, industrial production edged down a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from July, when it rose by 1.1 percent. Manufacturing production contracted 5.7 percent in August, well above the 0.7 percent fall economists had forecast.
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  • Norway Industrial Production Growth Quickens In August Norway's industrial production growth accelerated sharply in August, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. Industrial production climbed a calendar-adjusted 6.7 percent year-over-year in August, much faster than the 0.5 percent gain in July. The measure has been rising since January. Output of extraction and related services grew 7.3 percent annually in August and manufacturing production rose slightly by 0.2 percent. At the same time, mining and quarrying output registered a decline of 4.0 percent. On a monthly basis, industrial production edged down a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from July, when it rose by 1.1 percent. Manufacturing production contracted 5.7 percent in August, well above the 0.7 percent fall economists had forecast.

    Norway Industrial Production Growth Quickens In August

    Norway Industrial Production Growth Quickens In August Norway's industrial production growth accelerated sharply in August, figures from Statistics Norway showed Friday. Industrial production climbed a calendar-adjusted 6.7 percent year-over-year in August, much faster than the 0.5 percent gain in July. The measure has been rising since January. Output of extraction and related services grew 7.3 percent annually in August and manufacturing production rose slightly by 0.2 percent. At the same time, mining and quarrying output registered a decline of 4.0 percent. On a monthly basis, industrial production edged down a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent from July, when it rose by 1.1 percent. Manufacturing production contracted 5.7 percent in August, well above the 0.7 percent fall economists had forecast.
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  • France's Trade Deficit At 8-Month Low The French trade deficit narrowed to an eight-month low in August due to an acceleration in exports amid a decline in imports, the customs office said Friday. The trade deficit declined to EUR 4.5 billion in August from EUR 5.9 billion in July. This was the lowest since December 2016, when the shortfall was EUR 3.4 billion. The expected deficit was EUR 5.4 billion. Exports rose to EUR 39.8 billion from EUR 39.3 billion in previous month. The increase was largely driven by shipment of aeronautical and space equipment. Meanwhile, imports fell to EUR 44.3 billion from EUR 45.1 billion in July.

    France's Trade Deficit At 8-Month Low

    France's Trade Deficit At 8-Month Low The French trade deficit narrowed to an eight-month low in August due to an acceleration in exports amid a decline in imports, the customs office said Friday. The trade deficit declined to EUR 4.5 billion in August from EUR 5.9 billion in July. This was the lowest since December 2016, when the shortfall was EUR 3.4 billion. The expected deficit was EUR 5.4 billion. Exports rose to EUR 39.8 billion from EUR 39.3 billion in previous month. The increase was largely driven by shipment of aeronautical and space equipment. Meanwhile, imports fell to EUR 44.3 billion from EUR 45.1 billion in July.
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  • France's Trade Deficit At 8-Month Low The French trade deficit narrowed to an eight-month low in August due to an acceleration in exports amid a decline in imports, the customs office said Friday. The trade deficit declined to EUR 4.5 billion in August from EUR 5.9 billion in July. This was the lowest since December 2016, when the shortfall was EUR 3.4 billion. The expected deficit was EUR 5.4 billion. Exports rose to EUR 39.8 billion from EUR 39.3 billion in previous month. The increase was largely driven by shipment of aeronautical and space equipment. Meanwhile, imports fell to EUR 44.3 billion from EUR 45.1 billion in July.

    France's Trade Deficit At 8-Month Low

    France's Trade Deficit At 8-Month Low The French trade deficit narrowed to an eight-month low in August due to an acceleration in exports amid a decline in imports, the customs office said Friday. The trade deficit declined to EUR 4.5 billion in August from EUR 5.9 billion in July. This was the lowest since December 2016, when the shortfall was EUR 3.4 billion. The expected deficit was EUR 5.4 billion. Exports rose to EUR 39.8 billion from EUR 39.3 billion in previous month. The increase was largely driven by shipment of aeronautical and space equipment. Meanwhile, imports fell to EUR 44.3 billion from EUR 45.1 billion in July.
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