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  • United sweating on Jones' fitness

    November 20, 2013 9:45 AM 38

    Manchester United are waiting to find out how long Phil Jones will be sidelined for amid fears he will be ruled out of their next two games. The versatile 21-year-old suffered a groin injury in England's 2-0 defeat to Chile on Friday and missed their 1-0 loss to Germany on Tuesday. And reports suggest he could be forced to miss the trips to Cardiff and Bayer

  • sport/football/middlesbrough-fc

    November 20, 2013 8:18 AM 30

    HARTLEPOOL footballer Ryan Brobbel was today celebrating Northern Ireland’s first U21 victory of the European Championship qualifiers. The Middlesbrough midfielder, currently on loan at York City, played the full 90 minutes as the Irish youngsters defeated Cyprus 1-0 in Lurgan. Jonny Gorman’s 85th-minute free-kick was turned into his own net by Andreas

  • Gerrard ponders retirement after Brazil

    November 20, 2013 7:17 AM 31

    Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard says he will consider his international future after next summer's World Cup. The midfielder won his 108th cap on Tuesday night - equalling the total gained by 1966 World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore - as Germany won the friendly at Wembley 1-0. Gerrard indicated in August that 2014 might be his final year as an international

  • Take Hart, it wasn't Joe's fault this time! England keeper was top notch at Wembley

    November 20, 2013 2:02 AM 57

    You can watch as many replays as you like, from any angle, and you still cannot find fault with Joe Hart for Per Mertesacker’s winner. Let’s be brutally honest, everybody tried. This is the world England’s first-choice goalkeeper lives in now that he has been demoted to first reserve at Manchester City. Hart knows the rules better than anybody after