Sunday, November 15, 2015

Aston Villa: Jordan Amavi rested

Aston Villa
Aston Villa
Aston Villa can confirm defender Jordan Amavi has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015/16 Premier League season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The 21-year-old suffered the injury on Thursday night playing for France U21s against Northern Ireland in a European qualifying fixture.

Everyone at the Club wishes Jordan a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on a football pitch as soon as possible.

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James Milner: Take Lessons from Klopp

Tweet Football - James Milner might be classed as one of the more experienced members of Liverpool’s first-team squad

The 29-year-old had started all of the manager’s six opening games in the charge of the Reds wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of the injured Jordan Henderson, until a hamstring problem ruled him out of last Sunday’s clash with Crystal Palace.

Milner is optimistic on his chances of recovering from the niggle in time to face Manchester City next week, and has explained why there is still plenty he can take from Klopp’s methods and implement into his game.

“You can always learn whether you are 16 or 17, or whether you are 35 or 29,” he told

“That’s football and the manager will still be learning himself. Obviously he has come in with his new ideas, new training methods and things like that, so it’s great for me as much as it is the younger guys.

“Hopefully I can help those younger guys, but I’m still learning myself. Changing managers is always different and I’m still learning the way he wants to play.

“I’ve been fortunate to work under some great managers and he [Klopp] is another one of the top managers in the game. I can learn as much as I can and hopefully put that back into my game, as a team [member] and as an individual and improve.”

It’s not just the physical aspects of Liverpool’s game Klopp is looking to imprint his philosophies on – the German has also been eager to work on mentality and reacting to setbacks.

Last Sunday saw Liverpool lose for the first time in his tenure as an 82nd minute header from Scott Dann secured a 2-1 victory for Palace at Anfield.

Afterwards, Klopp spoke of the need for his side to not give up the fight until the very last whistle – sentiments Milner wholeheartedly concurs with.

“I think there have been times where we’ve got down on ourselves when the result hasn’t been going our way towards the end of the game, but we have to realise it can take 94 minutes to break a team down and keep going no matter what the score and no matter how we are playing,” he said.

“We could have had the worst game ever but if you are still in the game in the last minute and if you keep pushing forward, you can get a goal and I think that comes from belief.

“Maybe times this season where we maybe have played well and had a number of shots - a silly amount of shots - and we haven’t got the goal that we needed to get the three points and get the  win.

“But we have to make sure that we don’t let that hamper our attitude and our belief going into future games. Every game is different and no matter how the game is going, if you are still in it coming into the last minute you need to keep pushing and go for that goal.”

Instilling that inherent belief within the squad, Milner feels, could go a long way to achieving success this season.

He continued: “I think we’ve said it all season everything is there for us with the squad we have and we’ve got obviously new coaches, new staff and manager.

“They are experienced and what they have done before is there for everyone to see. They’ve obviously been very successful and are looking to bring that here.

“This is an amazing club, we’ve got the fan base and the ground – everything is there for us to do well and I think it’s just down to everyone to just believe we can do well.

“We were on a good run before last weekend, so it’s important we get back on that and take belief from the results we’ve had.

“Not too many teams can play like we did against Chelsea and go there and thoroughly deserve a win, so we know we can do it. It’s about doing it more consistently and pushing on.”

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Christian Eriksen : Performance

Tweet Foorball - Christian Eriksen had a hand in Denmark’s potentially crucial late goal as Morten Olsen’s men kept themselves in with a fighting chance of beating Sweden in their Euro 2016 qualifying play-off on Saturday night (November 14)

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Tottenham Hotspur
With his side trailing 2-0 away from home in the first leg, Christian sent in the corner which led to Nicolai Jørgensen pulling a goal back with 10 minutes remaining, meaning Sweden now carry a slender 2-1 lead into Tuesday’s return match in Copenhagen. The winners over the two legs will earn a spot at next summer’s tournament finals.
Christian completed the full 90 minutes in Sweden.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Nabil Bentaleb marked his return from injury as he played the second half of Algeria’s 2-2 draw away to Tanzania in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Nabil’s side had to come back from two goals down to level things up. They’ll meet the same opponents on Algerian soil on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, young midfielder Charlie Owens went on as a 79th-minute substitute for Northern Ireland Under-19s as they drew 1-1 in Russia in a European qualifier. Academy team-mate Chris Paul was also on the bench.
Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters are with England Under-19s for a home friendly against Japan today (Sunday, November 15).
Another of our youngsters, Cameron Carter-Vickers, also has a friendly match on his radar. His US Under-23 side is away to Brazil in the second of two consecutive matches against the same opponents this week.

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Jesse Lingard Sign England Squad

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Jesse Lingard
Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has earned a first call-up to the senior England squad for Tuesday's friendly against France, but Michael Carrick has been ruled out through injury.

Lingard has been rewarded for his fine recent performances for the Reds and will join up with Roy Hodgson's squad on Sunday to help bolster the ranks after Carrick and Leicester City's Jamie Vardy were forced out.

Carrick was stretchered off in the last minute of England's 2-0 defeat to Spain on Friday and has returned to United for further assessment ahead of the Reds' next game against Watford on 21 November.

It is Lingard's first time with the senior squad, though he has made 11 appearances for the Under-21s, having made his debut at that level as a substitute against Scotland in August 2013.

The 22-year-old posted on his Instagram page: "Delighted to be called up to the England senior squad. It's always an honour to wear the shirt."

Carrick has suffered terrible luck through injury for England, illustrated by the fact he has only made one appearance at a major finals for his country – at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. 

England returned from Spain on Saturday and, following the tragic events in Paris on Friday night, it was decided that the game with France would go ahead.
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Jamie Vardy will not feature for England against France

Tweet Football - Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will not feature for England in Tuesday's international against France, the FA have confirmed

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Leicester City
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will not feature for England in Tuesday's international against France, the FA have confirmed.
- Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy to miss England's international match with France on Tuesday 
- Vardy missed Friday's game against Spain with knock sustained on club duty 
- Former Fox Jesse Lingard added to England squad 

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will not feature for England in Tuesday's international against France, the FA have confirmed. 

The Foxes forward missed Friday night's encounter with Spain after picking up a knock in City's Barclays Premier League win over Watford and will not be considered for the Three Lions' final match of 2015. 
Manchester United's former Leicester loanee Jesse Lingard has been called up to the squad.

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