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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2018

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from the thousands of frames that he shot during 2018 and recalls the stories behind them20mm lens 1/2000 f4 ISO 3200 Continue reading…

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Southgate laments ‘incredible’ lack of homegrown Premier League players

• Only 54 players eligible for England started top-flight matches• Southgate calls for action to be taken to stop trendThe shortage of homegrown players in the Premier League, which hit record lows this past weekend, is “incredible” and “a conundrum we…

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Gareth Southgate looks back at past year as he plans England’s future

• Southgate keen to build on promising foundations• England manager pleased with upbeat, relaxed mood in campGareth Southgate allowed himself a moment to contemplate all that had been achieved over the calendar year. The more rousing occasions tripped …

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Harry Kane: probably not best in the world, but perfect for this England team | Barney Ronay

Gareth Southgate’s post-match proclamation about his captain raised a few eyebrows but 20 goals and a World Cup golden boot in his first 35 games is not bad goingOh, Gareth. We almost made it. Although, who knows, with a little time those Harry Kane re…

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Harry Kane: probably not best in the world, but perfect for this England team | Barney Ronay

Gareth Southgate’s post-match proclamation about his captain raised a few eyebrows but 20 goals and a World Cup golden boot in his first 35 games is not bad goingOh, Gareth. We almost made it. Although, who knows, with a little time those Harry Kane re…

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Harry Kane is the best goalscorer in the world, says Gareth Southgate – video

Gareth Southgate has called Harry Kane ‘the best goalscorer in the world’ after the Spurs striker scored in England’s comeback win over Croatia in Uefa Nations League.England qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament after Jesse Lingard and Kane&…

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Gareth Southgate ‘hugely proud’ of his players after England beat Croatia

• Victory secures place in Nations League finals next June• Manager delighted after side progress from ‘toughest’ groupGareth Southgate admitted England have surpassed his expectations after his young side crowned a resurgent year by avenging their Wor…

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Gareth Southgate using Croatia’s ‘favourites’ claim against them

• England need Wembley win to reach Nations League finals• Defender Jedvaj said Croatia ‘favourites despite playing away’Gareth Southgate and his players hope to exploit Croatian over-confidence in Wembley’s winner-takes-all tie and end a resurgent yea…

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Gareth Southgate urges England to put World Cup lessons to use against Croatia

• Kane and Sterling return for Nations League decider• ‘We want to show we have learned from the summer’Gareth Southgate has challenged his players to prove they have progressed since their World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia in Moscow as England pr…

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Wayne Rooney tears stop Gareth Southgate’s England dressing-down

• Southgate unhappy with second-half performance• Rooney: ‘It was a special day for me and my family’Gareth Southgate shelved plans to criticise his players for their second-half performance in victory over USA after Wayne Rooney stole the stage by del…

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Wayne Rooney to captain England and wear No 10 shirt against USA

• Rooney will be given armband when he comes on as substitute• Fabian Delph due to captain team in friendly until that pointWayne Rooney will wear the No 10 shirt and be given the armband by the captain Fabian Delph when he comes on for his farewell En…

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Wayne Rooney finally feels free to enjoy pulling on an England shirt

• Returning forward sometimes tried ‘too hard’ for England• ‘There were times when I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should’Wayne Rooney, almost for old time’s sake, ended up addressing pressure. This is a player who had grown used to lugging the weight o…

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Raheem Sterling broke ‘psychological barrier’ against Spain, says Southgate

• Coach sees new self-belief in Sterling after double in Seville• ‘We have got huge belief in him … the missing piece was goals’Raheem Sterling’s two goals against Spain last month took him through a “psychological barrier” that had been affecting hi…

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Gareth Southgate surprised by criticism over Wayne Rooney’s England recall

• Manager says striker will feature from bench in USA friendly• ‘It’s strange we are spending time justifying giving him tribute’Gareth Southgate has defended the decision to include Wayne Rooney in the England squad to face USA next Thursday and said …

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Callum Wilson gets first England call-up for USA and Croatia matches

• Bournemouth striker rewarded for impressive start to season• Southgate says Rooney discussions began a year agoCallum Wilson has been called up by England for the first time after an impressive start to the season with Bournemouth.The striker has bee…

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England players not consulted over Wayne Rooney’s farewell appearance

• Record goalscorer to feature in friendly against the USA• Match will raise funds for Rooney’s charitable foundationEngland’s players were not consulted by Gareth Southgate over the plan to offer Wayne Rooney a farewell appearance for the team, with t…

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England fans’ stag-do mentality deserved a snub not players’ applause | Daniel Taylor

England’s away following is neither as racist nor as violent as it used to be but the scenes in Seville did the country down and Gareth Southgate and co could have taken a standWe appear to be in that period now that could probably be described as the …

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Raheem Sterling and England show value of fearlessness in Spain | Eni Aluko

Raheem Sterling looked almost carefree in Spain and the team need to keep this upEngland delivered an impressive display against Spain on Monday and it was kickstarted by an impressive opening goal from Raheem Sterling. I was delighted for him. Few, if…

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Gareth Southgate may allow several seniors to play at Euro Under-21 finals

• The more games I play the better, says Harry Winks• Tournament takes place in Italy and San Marino during JuneGareth Southgate’s desire for his players to gain further tournament experience will leave him facing key decisions next summer, with member…

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Gareth Southgate’s young side continue adding to their list of firsts | Daniel Taylor

England manager and his burgeoning team have passed through several barriers already and now they have an away win against a top sideAs Gareth Southgate reflected on the most striking result of his two years as England manager – and the considerable ev…