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Sterling’s England goal drought – Sports Mole

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling ended his 1,102-day international goal drought with a brace against Spain in the Nations League. Prior to finding the net in the 16th minute in Seville the 23-year-old’s last goal in an England shirt had been five minutes from the end of a Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia in October 2015. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at that barren spell. Euro 2016 Sterling is fouled by Hannes Thor Halldorsson to win a penalty against Iceland (Nick Potts/PA) Opponents: Russia, Wales, Iceland Minutes played: 193 Sterling started England’s first two games but was withdrawn at half-time against Wales, along with Harry Kane – their replacements, Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge, scored England’s goals. Sterling sat out the final group g...

Australian anti-doping authority defends Bolt drug test request

The former athletics star is on trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners as he seeks to launch a professional football career. Australia’s anti-doping authority has defended its decision to test Usain Bolt after the former Olympic sprint champion questioned why he had been selected while he is on trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners. The eight-time gold medallist reacted with surprise after receiving a notice for a drugs test on Monday, just days after scoring his first goals in a friendly for the club. New Levels @CCMariners pic.twitter.com/loJobRdfKL — Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) October 12, 2018 In a video posted on Instagram story, Bolt said: “I asked the lady, ‘Why am I getting drug tested when I haven’t signed for a club yet?’ and she said they told her I’m an e...

Sergio Ramos: ‘England are a world-class team’

Spain captain Sergio Ramos says that his team lost to a “world-class” England side on Monday night. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 09:20 UK Spain captain Sergio Ramos has said that his team lost to a “world-class” England side on Monday night. England stunned Spain by scoring three times in the first 38 minutes of their UEFA Nations League affair in Seville. La Roja responded with two goals in the second period, but their second did not arrive until deep into stoppage time, and England therefore collected an impressive three points on the night. Ramos was full of praise for the Three Lions after the final whistle, and also thanked the Spain fans for sticking with their team despite a difficult first 45 minutes. “Englan...

Sterling’s England goal drought – Sports Mole

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling ended his 1,102-day international goal drought with a brace against Spain in the Nations League. Prior to finding the net in the 16th minute in Seville the 23-year-old’s last goal in an England shirt had been five minutes from the end of a Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia in October 2015. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at that barren spell. Euro 2016 Sterling is fouled by Hannes Thor Halldorsson to win a penalty against Iceland (Nick Potts/PA) Opponents: Russia, Wales, Iceland Minutes played: 193 Sterling started England’s first two games but was withdrawn at half-time against Wales, along with Harry Kane – their replacements, Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge, scored England’s goals. Sterling sat out the final group game against Slovak...

Chelsea ‘have first refusal on Nathan Ake’

Chelsea reportedly have first refusal on Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, who has been linked with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 08:59 UK Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 08:59 UK Chelsea reportedly have first refusal on Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, who is said to be attracting interest from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur following a strong start to the season. Ake, 23, spent the first half of the 2016-17 campaign on loan at Bournemouth, before joining the Cherries on a permanent deal in the summer of 2017. Eddie Howe‘s team paid £20m to secure the centre-back’s signature, and he has impressed at the Vitality Stadium. United and Tottenham have both recently been linked wit...

Vincent Kompany hints at new Manchester City deal

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany suggests that he will sign a new contract extension at the Etihad Stadium. By Matt Law, European Football EditorFiled: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 08:42 UK Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has suggested that he will sign a new contract extension at the Etihad Stadium. Kompany, 32, has been with City since 2008, and is closing on 350 appearances in all competitions for the Citizens. The centre-back will see his current deal expire at the end of the season, but the Belgian has said that he is “in a comfortable situation” in Manchester as he hints at an extension. “First of all, the situation with City is very simple. I am in a club where I feel so comfortable,” Kompany told the Daily Mail. “I have an extremely good...

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