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The great Alexander-Arnold debate: a pressing question for Gareth Southgate | Jonathan Wilson

Liverpool’s press has been weakened this season, exposing their right-back – and Southgate knows it could happen with EnglandNonessential shops are reopening, fans are returning to stadiums, and English football has developed an unhelpful monomania in …

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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‘Fight for change’: Tyrone Mings’ plea after he is racially abused online

‘Stand side by side,’ says England and Aston Villa defenderEngland and Villa swift to condemn the abuseThe Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings has revealed he has been subjected to racist abuse on social media. The centre-back posted a screen…

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Gareth Southgate urges discipline after James Maddison’s Covid-19 breach

England manager wants to make only ‘football decisions’Southgate concedes transfer talk will go on during Euro 2020Gareth Southgate has stressed the importance of discipline off the pitch after Leicester’s James Maddison dashed his slim hopes of making…

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David Squires on … how a streaker tried to end the great Alexander-Arnold Wars

Our resident cartoonist on the right-back debate between Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville and one hero that is willing to risk it allDoing some online shopping? Why not buy yourself a Squires?And take a look through David’s archive treasure trove Conti…

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David Squires on … how a streaker tried to end the great Alexander-Arnold Wars

Our resident cartoonist on the right-back debate between Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville and one hero that is willing to risk it allDoing some online shopping? Why not buy yourself a Squires?And take a look through David’s archive treasure trove Conti…

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Declan Rice’s hopes of playing at Euro 2020 in doubt due to knee injury

Midfielder likely to be out for at least three weeksAbsence a major blow for West Ham’s Champions League hopesWest Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League have suffered a major blow after losing Declan Rice to a knee injury, also placing the…

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‘I don’t understand it’: Klopp questions Southgate’s Alexander-Arnold snub

Liverpool player ‘standout right-back in world’ for two seasons‘England must have an extremely good squad,’ says managerJürgen Klopp has questioned Gareth Southgate’s decision to omit Trent Alexander-Arnold from England’s recent World Cup qualifiers, i…

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Gareth Southgate may select fewer defenders in England’s Euro 2020 squad

Manager may opt for 4-3-3 rather than 3-4-3 at tournamentSmall number of Scotland fans will be able to travel to WembleyGareth Southgate has suggested he will name no more than eight defenders in his squad for Euro 2020 as he works out how best to acco…

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Destination Euro 2020: key questions for England, Scotland and Wales

The final games have been played before squads are named for the finals, so where do the teams lie and who is set for a call-up?What did the manager learn from these three games? The major take-away was the viability of a return to 4-3-3. Gareth Southg…

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Gareth Southgate is not a risk-taker but he is ideal for this England team | Barney Ronay

Southgate has proven to be a master of managing expectation and criticism of his methods evokes memories of Alf RamseyWe. Want. Goals. It is easy to forget that when England won their only international trophy they did so against an early chorus of une…

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Southgate praises John Stones’ recovery to help England win after costly error

England manager says focus has been on eradicating mistakes‘The pleasing thing was John regained his composure quickly’Gareth Southgate praised John Stones for showing resilience after the centre-back recovered from a costly error and helped England to…

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Raheem Sterling shows his value to deliver spark in sluggish team display | Barney Ronay

Forward was England’s sole figure running with real purpose against Poland– but his game is still a little misunderstoodWith 58 minutes gone at Wembley, the score 1-0, and all sense of attacking pep drained from England’s fuel cells, an important life …

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England 2-1 Poland: Player ratings for Gareth Southgate’s side

Declan Rice and Raheem Sterling shone but it was a tougher night for John Stones and goalkeeper Nick PopeNick Pope Powerless to stop Poland’s leveller. Concerns over his distribution persist after a shaky early clearance. 5Kyle Walker Defensively sound…

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Maguire’s blast bails out Stones as England scrape nervy win over Poland

John Stones winced and raised a hand in apology. It was a horror moment and the central defender could not hide, a lapse that presented Poland with an equaliser to shock England and set all kinds of dark thoughts in train.He was turned back towards the…

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England v Poland: World Cup qualifying – live!

Updates from the 7.45pm BST game at WembleyClockwatch: Scotland, Spain and Germany in actionAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 9.14pm BST 71 min: Poland have visibly grown in confidence. Mount tries to brush Krychowiak off the ball and…

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England v Poland: World Cup qualifying – live!

Updates from the 7.45pm BST game at WembleyClockwatch: Scotland, Spain and Germany in actionAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 9.14pm BST 71 min: Poland have visibly grown in confidence. Mount tries to brush Krychowiak off the ball and…

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Lewandowski-less Poland hope for 1973 repeat as Southgate ponders options | David Hytner

England manager searches for balance and wary of Poland on Wednesday despite absence of their star man When Paulo Sousa, the new Poland manager, feared that Robert Lewandowski would miss the World Cup qualifier against England at Wembley because of cor…

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Gareth Southgate says England need balance between attack and defence

Manager cites successes of Venables era before Poland match‘If we don’t defend well we won’t win big games,’ says SouthgateGareth Southgate has said England stand no chance of winning big matches and tournaments if they fail to find the right balance b…