Owen wrote: “I played three or four games in my career when absolutely everything clicked, everyone had confidence and every chance we got we scored. This was one of them. We felt fantastic. That game was one of those freaks when everything we touched turned to gold.” Owen scored again three minutes into the second half – the first four goals of the game were all set up by smart, controlled knockdowns, with Emile Heskey claiming this assist – and completed his hat-trick in the 66th minute after being released by Gerrard. Heskey scored the last with 16 minutes remaining, the first of the three goals he managed in 36 competitive internationals. “5-1 – and even Heskey scored,” roared the English fans. … [Read more...] about Germany 1-5 England: 15 years on World Cup qualifier is still music to ears of many
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The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men’s record 20 grand slam singles titles, earned $106.3m in the last 12 months, including $100m via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list in the 30 years the business magazine has published the rankings. … [Read more...] about Roger Federer unseats Lionel Messi as world’s highest-paid sportsperson
The lawsuit highlighted what it characterized as a disparity of limitations imposed on churches while retail establishments were allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity, restaurants were given the go-ahead for resuming on-site dining and permission was granted to 'open the doors of nail care salons, hair salons and barber shops'. … [Read more...] about What happens in Vegas… must be in line with the covid rules: World’s most famous gambling and bachelor party mecca reopens NEXT WEEK – but will the new safety guidelines ruin the party?
Some thought had gone into this. Regis had an overlooked flying lap to his name as part of a rampant 4x400m victory at the 1990 European championships, unofficially timed at 43.93sec – Iwan Thomas’s 23-year-old British record is 44.36. Still, Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts, Danny Everett and Pettigrew were markedly superior regardless of the order. Adding up the best marks each runner would ever achieve individually, the USA were three and a half seconds quicker. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Britain upset the USA with 4x400m gold at Tokyo ’91
Ah, Sir Clive of Wearside. With that sinewy body, that perfect balance so often the preserve of those with a low-centre of gravity, and a dead-eyed cool in front of goal, he was unlike any striker I’d seen in a Charlton shirt. Players such as Shaun Newton and John Robinson, Steve Brown and Richard Rufus, were my idols, but Mendonca and skipper Mark Kinsella were my true articles of faith. With them, the Premier League really was possible; in fact, it was perhaps only 45 minutes away. … [Read more...] about My favourite game: Charlton beat Sunderland in classic play-off final