England's manager Gareth Southgate has taken responsibility for his side's loss to Italy in the European Championships. Sako and Sancho were seen in tears after the game but they were embraced by their teammates and Southgate, who said he had chosen who should take the penalties. "It's down to me," Southgate said of the loss.Read More »
England have been hit with an unprecedented stadium ban as punishment for the crowd trouble at the European Championship final, forcing at least one game to be played behind closed doors and costing the Football Association up to £5 million in lost revenue.
Most England players have understandably suffered a dip in form this season given the emotional and physical effects of Euro 2020, but West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is proving the exception to the norm. Rice has, if anything, got better since the Euros and his performance during the Hammers’ 1-0 win over Everton on Sunday was confirmation of that. This was not the most open and free-flowing game – as typified by the fact the winner came from Angelo Ogbonna heading home a corner with 16 minutes to go – but it was one that West Ham controlled.
Mason Mount has revealed how his experience of having to isolate during Euro 2020 convinced him to get jabbed. The England midfielder, alongside Ben Chilwell, had to isolate for 10 days during the summer tournament after coming into contact with Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour, who subsequently tested positive, after England's draw with Scotland. Having started England's first two games, Mount had to isolate and train alone so missied the final group game against the Czech Republic and only made the bench for the historic last-16 win over Germany.