MANCHESTER UNITED stars have combined to scored the most goals for England thanks to the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney and current star Marcus Rashford. Rooney overtook Charlton's tally of 49 goals to become the Three Lions' all-time leading scorer in 2015. And the former Everton striker, who scored the majority of his England goals while at United, went on to score 53 times for his country. All in all, Man Utd players have combined for an incredible 241 goals for the Three Lions - more than any other club. Tottenham rank second with 237 goals, thanks to the likes of third and fourth top England scorers Jimmy Greaves and Gary Lineker. Harry Kane, now sixth on the list after an incredible Euro 2020 qualifying campaign - scoring in every match for a total of 12 goals - is another Spurs player to contribute heavily, with 32 goals in total.Liverpool (157) sit third on the list of top contributors for England, with Michael Owen (40) fifth all time. Kevin Keegan and Steven … [Read more...] about Man Utd stars have scored most England goals thanks to Charlton, Rooney and Rashford… but how does your club compare?
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JONNY WILKINSON, the man with the golden boot, quietly and without fanfare called an end to his glittering England rugby career last night. After more than a decade as the guy who set the standard for all English sport, not just his own, Wilkinson slipped without fuss into international retirement. "To do so fills me with great sadness," admitted the World Cup winner and national treasure, a man who behaved impeccably from start to finish. "But I know that I have been blessed in so many ways to have experienced what I have with the England rugby team" On his watch, England won a Grand Slam, four Six Nations titles and, unforgettably, the 2003 World Cup final, when he dropped for glory as time ran out. "I never ever believed that I would be able to give up on this dream which has driven me to live, breathe, love and embrace the game of rugby from the earliest days that I can remember," he said. "Playing the game, representing the team, giving my all and never letting go has meant … [Read more...] about World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson admits to ‘great sadness’ as he brings curtain down on glittering England career
Sixty-six seconds left on the clock, 17-all on the scoreboard, one last chance for England’s golden generation. Steve Thompson throws into the lineout, Lewis Moody catches cleanly, Mike Catt barrels it up into contact. Fifty-two seconds to go. Matt Dawson shapes to pass, spots a gap in Australia’s fringe defence and is through and away. England are in range, Jonny Wilkinson’s in the pocket but Dawson’s on the deck. They need his slick service. Forty-three seconds remain. Martin Johnson takes it in to buy his scrum-half time. Dawson’s up, standing over the ball, fixing the Wallabies’ defence. He spins out the pass... “I had just one thought in mind,” recalled Wilkinson of his defining moment, 10 years ago on Friday. “Because of where the guys had put me, I was thinking, ‘I cannot miss, this has to go over’. “We had spent years with that team working on a framework to manufacture three points when needed. We … [Read more...] about Jonny Wilkinson hasn’t seen rerun of famous final drop-goal in decade since moment which defined his career
Jonny Wilkinson has claimed England's 2003 Rugby World Cup win in South Africa has hindered his career ever since. The 34-year-old, now with Toulon, admits that things haven't been the same since the extra-time win over Australia, nearly a decade ago. And Wilkinson, who called time on his international career in 2011, has remarkably revealed he has never watched his dramatic drop goal back, such is the emotion he still feels for the moment. In an interview with former coach Sir Clive Woodward in the Daily Mail, the fly-half expressed his feelings on the 2003 triumph and admitted how he had never seen the highlights of that game. Wilkinson said: "I've never watched it again. I'd love to watch a load of those games but I'll only do it when the emotional memories drop off a bit." The former Newcastle Falcons man had risen through the ranks for club and country before making his international debut in 1998, at the age of 18. His outstanding kicking attributes have seen him become England's … [Read more...] about Jonny Wilkinson admits 2003 World Cup success has had a negative impact on the remainder of his career
LUCAS MOURA was reduced to tears when he watched the Brazilian television commentary of his dramatic winner against Ajax. Moura's stoppage time strike saw him complete his hat-trick and send Tottenham through to the Champions League final against Liverpool. The 26-year-old admitted it was impossible to put into words how he was feeling after becoming the Spurs hero and breaking Ajax hearts. And he was overcome with emotion in the media mixed zone after the match when he was shown how his stoppage time goal was greeted back home in Brazil in channel Esporte Interativo. Moura said: "It's impossible to explain what I am feeling at this moment. AMAZING "I am very happy, very proud of my team-mates. We also believed it was possible and gave everything on the pitch. I think we deserved this moment, we are a family."It's impossible to explain, I am so happy. It's a big gift from God and I'd like to share it with my team-mates and the fans. "Everyone worked hard. It's difficult to play here … [Read more...] about Spurs hat-trick hero Lucas Moura reduced to tears after the game as he is played the amazing commentary of his third goal against Ajax from Brazilian TV