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  • Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    Reuters
    Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney can break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old record and become the first player to score 50 goals for England when Roy Hodgson's men take on San Marino and Switzerland in their two upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers in the next week. Charlton's record of 49 goals from his 106 internationals has stood since May 1970 but Rooney, who has 48 in 105 matches, has the perfect opportunity to beat it when England play tiny San Marino in Serravalle in Group E on …

  • Bilic delighted with deadline day business at West Ham

    Bilic delighted with deadline day business at West Ham

    Reuters
    Bilic delighted with deadline day business at West Ham

    West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is thrilled with the business done by the Hammers on transfer deadline day after the Croatian welcomed four new faces to the club on Tuesday. Alex Song, Victor Moses, Nikica Jelavic and Michail Antonio were all brought in on a busy day of activity for the Hammers, with Matt Jarvis' loan move to Norwich City the only departure. "I think we've done a good job -- that's what we wanted and it looks like the last day was a hectic day, but really the deals were …

  • Noble available after West Ham win red card appeal

    Noble available after West Ham win red card appeal

    Reuters
    Noble available after West Ham win red card appeal

    West Ham United's Mark Noble will be available for selection against Newcastle United as soon as the international break is over after the English Football Association rescinded the red card he received against Liverpool. Noble was sent off for violent conduct during the Hammers' 3-0 win at Anfield on Saturday for a challenge on Danny Ings despite the whistle already having being blown for an earlier foul, meaning his dismissal came when play was not active. "Following an Independent …

  • Scotland confident of success in Euro qualifier against Georgia

    Scotland confident of success in Euro qualifier against Georgia

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    Scotland confident of success in Euro qualifier against Georgia

    Scotland coach Stuart McCall says he is confident the national side can produce the results they need to fire them to Euro 2016 as they prepare to face Georgia in Tbilisi on Friday. Former Rangers manager McCall, who has been part of Scotland manager Gordon Strachan's backroom staff since 2013, says the self-belief instilled in the squad by the boss can help them qualify for their first major finals since the 1998 World Cup. Scotland currently sit third in qualifying Group D, three points …

  • England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle

    England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle

    Associated Press
    England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle

    LONDON (AP) — For the final months of 2015, clubs in continental Europe can relax: English clubs cannot plunder their top talent until January. …