Euro Weekly News | Tony Matthews
FOOTBALL – In front of 87,189 fans, skipper Frank Lampard’s 49th minute six-inch header, after Darren Bent’s effort had struck a post, gave England victory over reigning European and World Champions Spain, who dominated the first-half without having a decent effort on goal.
FOOTBALL Top-Of-The-Table Manchester City recorded their eighth straight victory by beating QPR 3-2, and by scoring in every PL game this season (11) they’ve set a new competition record.
FOOTBALL - Chelsea suffered its heaviest PL defeat since losing 5-1 at Liverpool in 1996 and their worst at Stamford Bridge since the Merseysider’s 5-2 victory in 1989.
RUGBY WORLD CUP – It wasn’t the greatest of tournaments – too many one-sided games in my view – but the hosts New Zealand prevailed in the end, repeating their 1987 victory over France by winning a tightly-contested final 8-7 at Eden Park to lift the trophy for the first…
RUGBY WORLD CUP – An outrageous decision by referee Alain Rolland cost Wales a place in the World Cup final.
RUGBY WORLD CUP I’M English through and through, but on Saturday I will be supporting Wales – along with thousands of other Brits!
RUGBY WORLD CUP: In their last pool games, England were ‘stodgy’ when knocking out Scotland 16-12 but Ireland and Wales were great in beating Italy 36-6 and Fiji 66-0 respectively, the latter sweet revenge for a 38-34 elimination defeat in 2007.
FOOTBALL –Peter Crouch scored for his sixth different Premiership club as Stoke held leaders Manchester United to a 1-1 draw (‘Long legs’ is the sixth player to achieve this feat – I will list the other five next week) at the weekeend...
FOOTBALL - Last weekend 38 goals were scored in the Premiership. Manchester United extended their lead at the top by beating Chelsea 3-1; second-placed Manchester City drew 2-2 at Fulham;
CRICKET – England will play in the UAE between 3 January and 27 February 2012. They’ll meet Pakistan in three Tests, in four ODI’s and in three 20/20 games. “It will be hot, mighty hot” said England skipper Andrew Strauss, “we might wear shorts and T-shirts!”
FOOTBALL - Group G leaders England, who beat Bulgaria 3-0 last Friday (Wayne Rooney two goals and Gary Cahill one) and Wales, I hope on Tuesday, should by now have qualified for the 2012 European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
CRICKET – 20/20 finals day at Edgbaston on Saturday will feature Hampshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire and Somerset.
FOOTBALL – The 20th Premiership season is underway and on Saturday, it’s Arsenal v Liverpool and Sunderland v Newcastle.
FOOTBALL – Manchester United, came back from 2-0 down, to beat rivals City 3-2 in the Community Shield at Wembley last Sunday, Nani scoring a late-late winner after which boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: “Never write us off.”
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