England 3-0 USA: Three and easy as Rooney rides off into the sunset

Wayne Rooney’s farewell to England turned out to be a game all about dynamic new talent as England brushed aside the USA 3-0 at Wembley. Gareth Southgate opted for a youthful starting line-up who had fewer caps between them than Rooney has to his name, whilst England’s fabled number 10 started on the bench. The […]

England vs USA Preview: Rooney’s last rodeo

When Wayne Rooney departed English football this summer is was a strangely muted affair. A year on from rejoining boyhood club Everton, England and Manchester United’s record goalscorer slipped out of Finch Farm and headed to Washington DC. But his one-off return tomorrow night, makes England’s encounter with the USA their most talked about friendly […]

England’s Weekly winners and losers: week 11

Looking back at England’s risers and fallers on an emotional weekend for English football. Winners Demarai Gray There’s only one place to start, with grief-stricken Leicester City. Gray scored the goal that mattered so much more to Leicester than the three points it won. Gray has had an in and out time with Leicester, with […]

England’s Weekly Winners & Losers: Week 9

Winners Ashley Young Young may be England’s 4th choice left-back, but he was outstanding this week as Manchester United right-back. Young kept Eden Hazard (relatively) in check and was a constant source of energy down the right flank and even provided the assist, albeit off a deflection for Martial’s equalizer. Could that 40th England cap […]

Young Lions Qualify For Euro Finals

Congratulations to Aidy Boothroyd after guiding England’s Under 21s to next summer’s European Championships in Italy. England will head to Italy for their sixth consecutive Euro Under 21s after qualifying with a game to spare. Impressive Qualification The draw promised a bumpy ride but Boothroyd’s side breezed through, never looking in danger of missing out. […]

England’s Weekly Winners and losers: Week 8

Ahead of the international break which English players had a good week? Winners Ross Barkley Barkley celebrated his England recall with the best performance of his Chelsea career. First he provided a defence splitting for Eden Hazard’s opener and then reacted quickest to a loose ball to grab his first goal of the season. It […]