England face a tough World Cup group involving Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica but Hodgson is clearly looking ahead to the knockout stages
Alex Ferguson fumes at David Luiz’s sideshow role in Rafael’s red card in Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea
Howard Webb refereed Premier League encounter
Video: Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany praise AC Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng for racist taunt walk off
Boateng stormed off pitch after racist chanting.
Jailed: Violent thug who left Hyde teenager hospitalised after savage dispute over throwing snowballs
Daniel Stringer was left needing several operations.
‘He was a father to me’: Manchester United hero David Beckham hails bond with ‘born winner’ Sir Alex Ferguson
Becks spent 12 years at Old Trafford.
An 18-year-old and two 17-year-old boys are due in court
‘I’ll take one’: Manchester City’s Joe Hart ready for penalties and warns England of Mario Balotelli threat
Joe Hart is ready for penalties, should England be needed to take them
A violent drinker who attacked a girl in a Manchester city centre bar is being pursued by police
Manchester reveller fights for life after attack outside Northern Quarter pub leaves him with brain injury
A partygoer is fighting for his life
Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is delighted to win the Premier League’s best-ever goal after his overhead wonder-strike against rivals City
Wayne Rooney is apologising to a 9-year-old boy after apparently breaking his wrist from kicking a football during the pre-match warm-up at Wolves