Tag: Paco Alcacer

Big Sam’s career in pictures

Sam Allardyce is the new England manager. Affectionately known as Big Sam, the 61-year-old has beaten off competition from Hull boss Steve Bruce. England fans won’t need reminding of their team’s abysmal showing under Roy Hodgson at the Euros. He resigned just minutes after the final whistle blew on a 2-1 defeat to Iceland, remember?

WATCH: Tottenham’s Erik Lamela scores and Lionel Messi equals goal record in Argentina’s win over Venezuela

Lionel Messi became Argentina’s joint record goalscorer as they beat Venezuela 4-1 in Saturday’s Copa America quarter-final clash. The Barcelona superstar moved level with Gabriel Batistuta on 54 goals when he grabbed his side’s third in a comfortable victory at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Gonzalo Higuain also scored twice while Tottenham’s Erik Lamela grabbed his third international goal

‘Miracle men’ in football hall of fame

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nottingham Forest’s European Cup-winning sides will be given two new team awards at a one-off ceremony later this year The team behind Nottingham Forest’s European Cup victories are to be inducted into the hall of fame at the National Football Museum. Forest, who won the European Cup in 1979

Fulham release Kacaniklic and O’Hara

Jamie O’Hara has had spells at Tottenham, Wolves and Blackpool Jamie O’Hara is among four senior players released by Championship club Fulham following the end of the season. The 29-year-old midfielder scored one goal in 39 appearances after joining the Whites from Blackpool last summer. Defenders Dan Burn and Shaun Hutchinson and midfielder Alexander Kacaniklic

Defoe ‘a very good option for England’

Media playback is not supported on this device England should pick Defoe for Euro 2016 – Allardyce Sunderland’s leading goalscorer Jermain Defoe would be a “very good option” for Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 England squad, says his manager Sam Allardyce. The 33-year-old scored his 15th Premier League goal for struggling Sunderland in Saturday’s 3-2 win

Pochettino: I do not care about Arsenal

print Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he did not care about the Arsenal game which started shortly after Spurs’ last home game concluded against Southampton. A win for the Gunners at Manchester City would see them level on points with Southampton with one game remaining but Pochettino is not interested in being above Arsenal. “I