News archive from 15 August 2013, page 16

Chadli, Van Wolfswinkel, Deulofeu or Redmond? Who will be the Michu of the new Premier League season?

For all of the big names signed by the Premier League's biggest clubs, the man seen as the signing of the summer will almost certainly be one who cost a fraction of, for example, the £30million Manchester City spent on Fernandinho. In recent years...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Spot-checks 'showing progress'

Spot-checks on three of the UK's immigration and border services have revealed the Home Office is making improvements, the independent chief inspector has said. John Vine, independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, visited offices in...


Scotland's fans were their 12th man... their national anthem made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck

The Scottish national anthem made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. It was like a 12th man for the visitors and really helped them in the early stages. The Scottish fans showed just how patriotic they are. They've been waiting a long time...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

City eye up Demichelis bid after chase for Pepe as Pellegrini launches defender search

Manchester City could turn to Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis after growing frustrated in pursuit of Real Madrid's Pepe. Argentine Demichelis only joined Atletico this summer as a free agent after leaving Malaga, where he worked under...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Gordon's just so gutted: Brave Scots go down fighting as distraught coach left to lament what might have been

England super sub Rickie Lambert broke Scotland hearts as Gordon Strachan's brave side slipped to the narrowest of defeats at Wembley. Taking the lead twice through goals early in each half from James Morrison and Kenny Miller, the Scots gave a superb...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

A real shindig... now let's have more England v Scotland matches, please

It's easy to lampoon Scotland as a football nation these days. They haven't won a competitive match of real note since 2007 and their supporters, when in England, still have that peculiar obsession with standing in fountains in Trafalgar Square....

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

England junior Morrison becomes King James of Scotland, kilts are in vogue, Lambert finally has an England...

James Morrison opened the scoring for Scotland with a drilled long shot, but it could have been a different story. The 27-year-old West Brom midfielder was born in Darlington and represented England at youth level but opted to play for Scotland when...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

'I fancied myself when I saw Baines' ball': England hero Lambert on his debut goal

Rickie Lambert described his debut winner against Scotland as a dream come true after carving his name in English football history. The Southampton striker, 31, marked his first cap with a brilliant header to secure England a hard fought win against...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Portugal 1 Holland 1: Late Ronaldo equaliser saves draw after Strootman gifts Dutch early lead

A late Cristiano Ronaldo tap-in salvaged a 1-1 home draw for an injury-ravaged Portugal side against Holland in a lukewarm friendly in the Algarve stadium on Wednesday. The Dutch, boasting a perfect record of six wins out six in World Cup qualifying...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

England hold their nerve as women's Ashes Test ends in a draw

England and Australia had to settle for a draw at the end of the fourth day of their one-off Ashes Test at Wormsley. Australia did their bit to force a result on the final day, with captain Jodie Fields hitting 78 not out from 122 deliveries on their...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Moyes to make final Fabregas bid as former Arsenal midfielder sweats on Barca spot

Manchester United will make one final effort to lure Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona if the Spanish international finds himself out of the team at the Nou Camp at the start of the season. United seemed to bring their pursuit of Fabregas to and end last...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Alves scores embarrassing own goal as Brazil's unbeaten run ended by Switzerland

Brazil full back Dani Alves scored an embarrassing own goal to send them tumbling to a 1-0 defeat against Switzerland in a friendly on Wednesday, ending their run of six straight wins. Alves put through his own net at the start of the second half to...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Negredo and Cazorla strike for Spain against Ecuador with game interrupted to honour late striker Benitez

Manchester City's new striker Alvaro Negredo and Santi Cazorla of Arsenal were on target as world and European champions Spain won 2-0 in Ecuador. The match was halted in the 11th minute in tribute to Christian Benitez, the Ecuador international and...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Friendlies review: Dzeko and Altidore in rich vein of form for Premier League opener

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko warmed-up for the first weekend of the Premier League season with two goals for Bosnia-Herzegovina but it was not enough to prevent a 4-3 loss to the United States in Sarajevo. Dzeko and Vedad Ibisevic put Bosnia in...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

Newcastle close in on Fernandes deal as starlet Campbell loaned out to Carlisle

Newcastle are in talks with Besiktas midfielder Manuel Fernandes over a £3million move. The 27-year-old Portugal star, who had loan spells at Everton in 2007 and 2008, is looking to return to the Barclays Premier League and has a year left on his...

Daily Mail, 02:16 in Sport

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