Premier League 100 greatest players: 80-61 featuring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Raheem Sterling, Diego Costa and more

Premier League 100 greatest players: 80-61 featuring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Raheem Sterling, Diego Costa and more

This week, The Independent is counting down through the 100 greatest players ever to grace the Premier League. We asked all of our sportswriters to rank their greatest players in the history of the league, with each player assigned points before an overall list was then worked out. In voting for the greatest ever Premier […]

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Montenegro coach ‘did not hear’ racist abuse that tarnished England win – video | Football

England manager Gareth Southgate condemned the racist abuse levelled at several of his players during their 5-1 win in Montenegro. Southgate said, ‘there’s no doubt in my mind that happened and we’ll report it to Uefa. It’s not acceptable’. But when asked for his response to the chanting, Montenegro’s head coach Ljubiša Tumbaković said he […]

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Montenegro coach ‘did not hear’ racist abuse that tarnished England win – video | Football

England manager Gareth Southgate condemned the racist abuse levelled at several of his players during their 5-1 win in Montenegro. Southgate said, ‘there’s no doubt in my mind that happened and we’ll report it to Uefa. It’s not acceptable’. But when asked for his response to the chanting, Montenegro’s head coach Ljubiša Tumbaković said he […]

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Portugal draw marred by Cristiano Ronaldo injury while Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann thrill for France

Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured as reigning European champions Portugal were held 1-1 at home to Serbia in their Euro 2020 qualifier. The 34-year-old could now be a doubt for Juventus when they face Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the first leg on April 10. Dusan Tadic put the visitors ahead from the […]

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Republic of Ireland vs Georgia: Mick McCarthy putting points over performance as hosts eye Euro 2020

Mick McCarthy will take a win over Georgia however it comes as the Republic of Ireland target qualification for the Euro 2020 finals. McCarthy admitted he hated every minute of Saturday evening’s 1-0 victory in Gibraltar as his team laboured to break down largely part-time opposition on a plastic pitch in the teeth of a gale. […]

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International break offers increased strength for second-team football | Football

London tourists missed a treat last Friday. After the South Bank experience – the river, the bridges, the buskers, the theatres and more than their share of The Shard, they could have treated themselves to the South Bermondsey experience. One stop on the train from the tourist temptations of Borough Market, you emerge in another […]

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Callum Hudson-Odoi unfazed at making big step up for England | Football

Steven Gerrard tells a story in his first autobiography, published in 2006, that illustrates just what an overwhelming experience it can be for a young player to join up with his country for the first time. Gerrard was 19 when Kevin Keegan selected him to train with England for the friendly against Argentina in February […]

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Netherlands v Germany, Northern Ireland Belarus and more Euro 2020 clockwatch – live! | Football

9.01pm GMT21:01 Germany have steadied themselves. In general, they’ve had a bit more midfield class and the legs and skill up front. 8.57pm GMT20:57 I heartily recommend Slovenia as a holiday destination. Here’s the glorious Lake Bohinj. Nice. Photograph: Peter Elia/The Man who hiked the world 8.56pm GMT20:56 GOAL! Slovenia 1-1 FYR Macedonia (Bardhi, 47) […]

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Daniel James gives Wales winning start to Euro 2020 qualification bid

Wales opened their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Slovakia in Cardiff. Daniel James was the hero on his first competitive Wales start, rifling home in the fifth minute to send a sell-out Cardiff City Stadium crowd into raptures. The Swansea winger’s only previous international experience was a 56-minute run-out in the November […]

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