Watford vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Watford will be intent on ending their run of four consecutive defeats with a win at home to struggling Newcastle United, who ended their own winless streak last time out. Quique Flores has entered his first difficult period as Watford boss in recent weeks, where the only success has come against Saturday’s opponents in the FA Cup third round. They have the ability and the character to return to form, but until they do there will be a little concern about the potential for a slide down the Premier League table, particularly if…

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Newcastle vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

Resurgent West Ham United will be after their fourth consecutive win in all competitions when they travel to the North East to take on Newcastle United, whose losing streak came to an end last time out. Although it was not enough to lift them out of the bottom three, the epic 3-3 draw at home to Manchester United on Tuesday provided plenty of cause for optimism for everybody at Newcastle. They showed determination, character and fighting spirit to come back from a two-goal deficit instigated by a harsh penalty award, and…

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England’s confirmed line-up vs San Marino: Everton trio and Jamie Vardy start for Three Lions in Euro 2016 qualifier

Roy Hodgson has named the team that he will be expecting to comfortably claim victory over San Marino this afternoon, and possibly secure qualification for Euro 2016 in the process. Everton trio Phil Jagielka, John Stones, and Ross Barkley will all start the Group E clash in Serravalle, as does Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy, despite the racism row that cast some doubt over his international future. Meanwhile, Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has been rewarded for his fine start to the season by being awarded his second cap nearly three…

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How the England team would look based on current form: Man United striker and Chelsea defender nowhere near

With England set to qualify for Euro 2016 this weekend, many wondered why Roy Hodgson didn’t decide to experiment a little for the clash with San Marino. Instead, the Three Lions boss opted to spring for a full strength squad, though the announcement may have been lost amid all of the transfer deadline hubbub. But thanks to WhoScored (via The Guardian) we’re now able to see what the best England XI would look like if Roy picked solely on form alone. It’s quite an eye opener. GK: Jack Butland Stoke…

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