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Roy Hodgson was left fuming at Wembley last night at Belgium’s strong-arm tactics that has left England sweating over the fitness of players. The one incident that really frustrated was Gary Cahill’s suspected broken jaw that he received after being shoved into Joe Hart. Hodgson stated “Unfortunate is too kind a word. You take unkindly to those kind of pushes that take a defender into the goalkeeper and the consequences might be worse for us than the yellow card.” As well as Cahill, John Terry faces a scan today to determine his hamstring injury.

Elsewhere in the news Harry Redknapp is feeling the heat at Tottenham; Sir Alex Ferguson has been left frustrated by inflated transfer fees, while Patrick Viera believes that half of England’s problems is the lack of spirit.


Roy Hodgson has been left fretting as both John Terry and Gary Cahill came off against Belgium injured. The England boss will await the scans today to help ascertain the severity of the situation – Guardian

Paul Lambert has kick-start another managerial merry-go-round by taking the managerial job at Aston Villa – Guardian

Nani has hinted at a move away from Manchester United as contract talks stall at Old Trafford – Guardian

Brendan Rodgers wants to make Gylfi Sigurdsson his first signing following arrival at Anfield – Mirror

Harry Redknapp is feeling the heat at Tottenham Hotspur as the club’s board are reluctant to offer him a new contract at the club – Independent

Patrick Viera believes that half of England’s problems are that they haven’t forged a good spirit and relationship between player, manager and club – Independent

Sir Alex Ferguson has grown frustrated at the inflated transfer fees he has been quoted for his top three targets. The United boss has been quoted £72m for Modric, Baines and Tiote combined – Daily Mail

West Bromwich Albion are tracking goalkeeper Rob Green whose contact at West Ham is coming to an end – Daily Mail

Arsene Wenger has joined the chase for Crewe starlet Nick Powell, who has been a long term target for Manchester United – Mirror

Roman Abramovich is showing no signs of ending his summer splurge by targeting four new signings, with Theo Walcott and Cheick Tiote among the names mentioned – Mirror

Adel Taarabt has hit out at the rumours that he will never play for QPR again as long as Joey Barton is at the club – Sun

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