Ronaldo - Vidic Stalemate

  • 13 September 2007
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Cristiano Ronaldo was heavily involved for Portugal as it looked as though they’d secured a 1-0 win over Serbia in a match that ended with a 30-man melee. However, Branislav Ivanovic netted in the 88th minute to cancel out Simao Sabrosa’s earlier effort.

Evans Unlikely

  • 13 September 2007
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Jonny Evans played the full match for Northern Ireland against Iceland and went close to scoring with a header, but Keith Gillespie’s last-gasp own goal meant a 2-1 defeat and leaves Nigel Worthington’s side’s hopes of making next summer’s tournament hanging by a thread.

O'Shea Injured for Ireland

  • 13 September 2007
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John O’Shea started for the Republic of Ireland but came off before half-time through injury as the Republic lost 1-0 to their Czech counterparts, effectively ending their hopes of qualification for Euro 2008.

John O'Shea, may have suffered a bad injury.

Staunton added: "John will go for a scan but it could be a little tear in a knee ligament."

Fletcher Stars in Scot Win

  • 13 September 2007
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Darren Fletcher’s Scotland pulled off one of their greatest results on Wednesday night, beating France 1-0 at the Parc de Princes, but it came at a cost to the United midfielder.

Injury forced Fletcher off after just 26 minutes of the tie, but Scotland held firm throughout and snatched a dramatic and unlikely winner when James McFadden hit a wonder-strike from 30 yards.

Ronaldo: Rooney Row Made Me

  • 13 September 2007
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Manchester United ace Cristiano Ronaldo admits he came of age as a footballer after his World Cup row with teammate Wayne Rooney.

Referring to the famous match in which he had a hand in having Rooney sent off, Ronaldo told Hello! Magazine: "After the match, I was criticised and whistled at.

Gary: Can't Afford to Lose

  • 13 September 2007
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Gary Neville has warned his Manchester United team-mates that they cannot afford to be cast adrift in the Premier League title race.

The champions made a slow start to the defence of their crown and had to wait four games for their first victory.

Neville: Ready to Attack

  • 12 September 2007
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Gary Neville hopes United can now go on a long winning run, with Louis Saha making a goalscoring return against Sunderland, Cristiano Ronaldo now free from suspension and Wayne Rooney’s comeback from injury reportedly not far off.

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