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Premier League Recap

Premier League Recap: goals for Wayne Rooney, Stewart Downing and Aaron Lennon

With Manchesters United and City both winning and keeping up the 12-point gap at the top, the really interesting battle in the Premier League at the moment is the one at the bottom. Aston Villa, Reading and Queens Park Rangers remain in the bottom three but Wigan Athletic in particular are in danger of dropping back in next weekend.

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England

IBWM’s The 100: Jack Rodwell (Manchester City) and Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

It’s the second week of In Bed With Maradona‘s yearly analysis of The 100. It’s a review of the 100 best young players in world football and takes place over five autumn weeks, and we’re now 40% of the way through.

This week: midfielders Jack Rodwell of Manchester City and Jack Wilshere of Arsenal.

Click here for The 100 for 2012.

England Links

England Links: Stoke City striker in international exile, Gareth Barry impressed with Jack Rodwell, Raheem Sterling is fun

It’s been a week of mixed fortunes on the field for England, and there’s been plenty of news to pick through besides. It’s worth noting, of course, the developments this week regarding Hillsborough. The families of the 96 supporters lost that day have been vindicated in their 23-year cause and I wish them every success in securing some form of justice. The Football Association is among those that should be hanging their heads.

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Player News

England’s transfer window: Andy Carroll to West Ham United, Manchester City sign Scott Sinclair

The ink is dry on the fax paper and Jim White has been cryogenically frozen again for a few months; the summer transfer window is now over and supporters everywhere are getting to grips with the new players in the teams they support. Deadline day brought with it all the usual drama and, of course, accusations of last-minute business dealings and panic buying. Some clubs have clearly improved their personnel, while others have lost key players. One thing was clear from certain incoming transfers at some Premier League clubs: television money in this country has raised the stakes.

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England Links

England Links: Ryan Bertrand wants regular Chelsea place, Danny Welbeck signs Manchester United contract

The new Premier League season is finally underway and the transfer window is still open, so English football is thankfully back up and running after a nauseating summer filled with piousness of Olympic proportions. Nevertheless, it’s relatively quiet in the world of the England national team, save for a few odds and sods relating to kick-off times and churnalist box-ticking.

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