Sport by Press Association September 9 2019, 1.02pm Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1.49 Harry Kane’s hat-trick in England’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win against Bulgaria on Saturday saw the striker take his international tally to 25. The Tottenham forward is the first player to score more than 23 goals in his opening 40 England appearances since Gary Lineker as he continues towards Wayne Rooney’s record tally of 53. Here, the PA news agency takes a look at the statistics behind how long some of England’s other players reached the same mark. Nat Lofthouse During the early part of the 20th century both Steve Bloomer and Vivian Woodward were the first players to score 25 England goals, doing so after 14 and 21 caps respectively. In 1955, Bolton forward Nat Lofthouse reached the mark after 23 international appearances, aged 29. Lofthouse would go on to score 30 goals from 33 caps, officially … [Read more...] about England’s sharp-shooters – who got to 25 goals quickest?
England 1966 world cup squad
Sport by Press Association September 8 2019, 1.03pm Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1.49 Gareth Southgate is relishing the headache brought by increased competition as England’s players look to stake their claim ahead of Euro 2020. Next summer is shaping up to be one to remember, with the semi-finals and final among seven European Championship matches to be hosted at Wembley. The tournament presents a great opportunity for England to follow in the footsteps of the heroes of 1966 World Cup by winning silverware on home soil and the side moved a step closer to sealing qualification with Saturday’s 4-0 win against Bulgaria. Southgate somewhat surprisingly decided against experimenting with his starting line-up, but there looks set to be a fair bit of tinkering as players get the chance to shine. “(It’s) very difficult to say because I think so many of our players are still on a handful of caps, … [Read more...] about Southgate keeps an open mind on shape of England’s Euros line-up
Sport by Press Association September 5 2019, 10.01am Updated: September 5 2019, 10.13am Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1.49 Sir Geoff Hurst feels England’s tremendous journey under Gareth Southgate has proved reward for the manager’s faith in young players who had “hardly kicked a ball” in the Premier League. The Three Lions continued progress from reaching the World Cup semi-finals by finishing third in the inaugural Nations League during the summer. England will resume their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign out to extend a 100 per cent start with fixtures against Bulgaria at Wembley and then Kosovo in Southampton. Southgate has again given youth a chance in his latest squad. There were call-ups for 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount and Leicester’s James Maddison, 22, while Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings is also hoping for a first senior international appearance. Uncapped … [Read more...] about Hurst hails Southgate for giving young England talent a chance
0 Have your say The World Cup has already changed attitudes to women’s sport. But how far is now up to us, writes Lesley Riddoch Has the Women’s World Cup finally broken the glass ceiling in Scottish football, or will soaring interest in the beautiful game, fail to be translated into female boots on pitches? A lot depends on the SFA, BBC Scotland and the men’s clubs.The SFA received about £1 million from the Scotland Women’s National Team’s (SWNT) participation in the World Cup and had promised to spend it entirely on developing the women’s game. But will that million finance the national squad (for which the SFA are responsible), or the regular domestic game organised by Scottish Women’s Football, which runs two premier leagues and six regional leagues (with associated league cups) plus one national Scottish cup and 47 youth competitions involving teenage girls? With limited cash to go around, what is the … [Read more...] about Lesley Riddoch: World Cup can be a game changer
PUBLISHED: 06:00 16 April 2019 Andy Warren Ipswich Town will be playing in the Checkatrade Trophy and the first round of the FA Cup next season. Picture: PA Archant Ipswich Town will be playing in the third tier for the first time since 1957 from next season. ANDY WARREN looks at what awaits them. Roy Bailey, John Elsworthy, Larry Carberry, Ted Phillips and Jimmy Leadbetter all helped Ipswich Town to the Division Three South title in 1956/57. Photo: ArchantThird tierYou have to go back more than 60 years to find the last time Ipswich Town were playing in the third tier of English football.The 1956/57 season was a successful one for the Blues as they secured the then Division Three South title under Alf Ramsey, who would of course go on to win the First Division with Ipswich in 1962, the World Cup with England in 1966 and then receive a knighthood in 1967.MORE: Town to release season ticket price details on WednesdayIpswich Town will face Lincoln City next … [Read more...] about New grounds, early start in the FA Cup and a new competition all await Ipswich Town when League One life begins