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Gary Mabbutt rushed to hospital after circulation blockage in left leg

Former Spurs skipper Mabbutt rushed to hospital after circulation blockage in leg

By
Sam Cunningham

PUBLISHED:

12:59 GMT, 21 March 2013

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UPDATED:

14:05 GMT, 21 March 2013

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt was rushed to hospital for an emergency operation on a circulation blockage in his left leg.

The former captain was omitted to King's College Hospital, London, where he had a successful peripheral artery bypass operation. He will remain in hospital for two weeks while he recovers.

In a statement Tottenham said: 'The club are delighted to report that Gary Mabbutt is now making a successful recovery from an emergency operation to cure a circulation blockage in his left leg.

Crowning moment: Gary Mabbutt lifts the FA Cup in 1991

Crowning moment: Gary Mabbutt lifts the FA Cup in 1991

Everybody at the club would like to wish him a full and speedy recovery, while Gary himself would like to thank his dedicated medical team and staff at King's College.'

Mabbutt, who started his career at Bristol Rovers in 1979, spent 16 years at Tottenham between 1982 and 1998.

At the north London club he won the 1984 UEFA Cup and lifted the FA Cup as captain in 1991.

Concern: Mabbutt was rushed to hospital after a circulation blockage

Concern: Mabbutt was rushed to hospital after a circulation blockage

He made more than 450 appearances for Spurs and also won 16 caps for England.

The 51-year-old broke his leg in the opening game of the 1996-97 season, did not play again that year and decided to retire from the game at the end of the following campaign.

In his last match for the club he was made captain for the final nine minutes.

At the time of his retirement, aged 37, he was the longest-serving player at Tottenham.

Former Spurs team-mate Gary Lineker added on Twitter: 'Gary Mabbutt has had emergency surgery. Don't know details, but I do know there is no man more gutsy than Mabbs. Get well soon.'

Jake Livermore transfer news: Tottenham reject Everton bid

Spurs reject Everton's Livermore bid to avoid boosting Toffees' Champions League challenge

By
Matt Barlow

PUBLISHED:

11:31 GMT, 9 January 2013

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UPDATED:

11:32 GMT, 9 January 2013

Everton's bid to sign Jake Livermore on loan has been rejected because Spurs will not strengthen one of their direct rivals for the Champions League places.

West Bromwich Albion, Reading, QPR and Norwich are also interested in the 23-year-old England midfielder who has been told he can only leave on loan this month because Andre Villas-Boas believes he has a long-term future at White Hart Lane.

Sticky situation: The Toffees have made a move for Livermore

Sticky situation: The Toffees have made a move for Livermore

Livermore started the season strongly, making his England debut against Italy in August and forcing his way into the first team before he underwent a hernia operation, which ruled him out for six weeks.

Sandro and Mousa Dembele have since established an excellent partnership and the return of Scott Park after six months out with an achilles injury will limit his chances but Spurs are keen for Livermore to acquire more Premier League experience.

Challenge: AVB is hoping to lead Spurs into the Champions League

Challenge: AVB is hoping to lead Spurs into the Champions League

Saracens 32 Sale 12: David Strettle stars to storm back into England reckoning

Saracens 32 Sale 12: Strettle stars for Sarries to storm back into England reckoning

By
Rob Wildman

PUBLISHED:

18:25 GMT, 6 January 2013

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UPDATED:

21:44 GMT, 6 January 2013

Forgotten wing David Strettle fired Saracens to success over struggling Sale in the absence of England full back Alex Goode, who is now an injury doubt for the Six Nations.

Goode missed Saracens’ final Aviva Premiership match at Vicarage Road with a shoulder injury picked up three weeks ago against Munster.

Mark McCall, Saracens director of rugby, said Goode needs another two or three weeks of rehabilitation before he is likely to play again.

ar: Strettle scores Saracens' first try

Star: Strettle scores Saracens' first try

He said: ‘At the minute we are looking at the non-surgical route but it all depends on how his rehab goes.

‘If he makes the progress they (the
medics) hope, he’s got a great chance of making the Six Nations, but
England may want him to play a game or two.’

Goode could yet be joined in the England squad by Strettle, who lost his place last summer due to a hernia operation.

Owen Farrell is favourite for England's no.10 shirt after Flood was cited for an alleged tip tackle

Spot on: Owen Farrell is favourite for England's no.10 shirt after Toby Flood was cited for an alleged tip tackle

ENGLAND WATCH

Stuart Lancaster has no worries about the goal-kicking of Owen Farrell, who scored 22 points.

Eight from eight kicks took his Premiership ‘hot streak’ to 20.

He also weathered the attempts of Sale’s heavyweight centres Johnny Leota and Sam Tuitupou to power past him.

England centre Brad Barritt had another solid match and provided the pass for David Strettle’s try.

McCall hopes his decision to switch Strettle to the left wing might prompt a return to the squad to be announced on Wednesday.

McCall said: ‘David has really
relished the chance to play on the left wing and England don’t have any
out-and-out natural left wingers.’

Strettle showed his try-scoring
ability here by breaking through a stubborn Sale defence in the 62nd
minute of a match dominated until then by the goal-kicking of Owen
Farrell and Danny Cipriani.

Saracens finally cracked the Sale
midfield by using Farrell and substitute Charlie Hodgson as decoy
runners, which allowed Brad Barritt to put Strettle in the clear.

Sale's James Gaskell tries to break through the midfield

Scrap: Sale's James Gaskell tries to break through the midfield

Strettle also delivered the final act
by neatly placing a grubber kick through the Sale defence for Hodgson
to score the second try 10 minutes from time.

Saracens moved second, two points behind Harlequins.

Manchester United 2 West Brom 0 – match report

Manchester United 2 West Brom 0: RVP climbs off bench to add gloss to narrow win

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UPDATED:

17:27 GMT, 29 December 2012

Robin van Persie's 17th goal of the season ensured Manchester United claimed yet another scalp on their march towards what they hope will be a 20th league title at Old Trafford.

Yet the performance of skipper Nemanja Vidic was equally notable, as he guided United to only their fourth Premier League clean sheet of the season after Gareth McAuley's early own goal had put the hosts in front against West Brom.

Plagued by injury for the past 16 months, and restored to the United line-up for the only the second time since his most recent knee operation, Serbian Vidic used all of his experience to ensure the hosts were not made to pay for a lacklustre second-half display.

Game over: Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his team's second goal

Game over: Robin van Persie celebrates scoring his team's second goal

MATCH FACTS

Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Vidic,
Evans, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley (Scholes 82), Valencia, Kagawa (Van Persie 65), Young, Welbeck.

Subs not used:
Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Giggs, Hernandez, Buttner.

Goals: McAuley 9 (og), Van Persie 90

Booked: Valencia

West
Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Tamas, Ridgewell, Thorne, Brunt (Morrison 75),
Rosenberg (Lukaku 67), Dorrans (Fortune 83), Odemwingie, Long.

Subs not used: Myhill, El
Ghanassy, Jara Reyes, Dawson

Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

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And when Van Persie curled home a brilliant effort in the final minute, the Red Devils` handsome seven-point lead at the top of the table was preserved.

After all the furore around Ferguson's confrontation with Mike Dean on Boxing Day, mascot Fred the Red probably approached the United boss with a degree of trepidation as the pair met on the touchline prior to kick off.

The exchange was cordial, though, as was the jocular encounter between Ferguson and fourth official Phil Dowd shortly afterwards.

And once the match started, referee Jon Moss did little to get the United manager vexed, beyond an inexplicable free-kick against Tom Cleverley when the midfielder had been looking at a dropping ball on the edge of his own box when Billy Jones crashed into him.

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Bullet: Van Persie climbed off the bench to seal all three points for United against West Brom

Vidic was wide with a couple of headers and Gabriel Tamas turned away Michael Carrick's goalbound shot.

The nearest United went to doubling their lead was when Young strode onto a deflected Antonio Valencia cross.

He hit it sweetly on the half volley, only for former Red Devils keeper Ben Foster to respond with a brilliant save, which earned his slice of good fortune when he shoved the ball onto the crossbar and over.

Provider: Ashley Young's cross was turned in by McAuley for the opening goal of the game

Provider: Ashley Young's cross was turned in by McAuley for the opening goal of the game

West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley, second left, reacts after deflecting in a shot by Manchester United's Ashley Young, second right, for a own goal

Danny Welbeck – afforded a rare start in a central striking berth – and Shinji Kagawa – back for the first time since suffering a knee injury in October – both sparkled for the hosts, who were so obviously on top.

With a defence that has leaked so many goals this season, Ferguson would not have felt safe.

Yet the presence of Vidic offered some degree of comfort.

Steel: Nemanja Vidic helped shore up a previously leaky Unite defence

Steel: Nemanja Vidic helped shore up a previously leaky Unite defence

The Serbian has been absent so often over the past 15 months it has almost been forgotten what a calming influence he is.

His bravery is unquestioned too. And when Chris Brunt drilled a free-kick goalwards in the final throes of the opening period, it was no surprise Vidic should be the one to emerge from a crowd of bodies having headed it away.

However, with the clock ticking by and heavy rain continuing to pour down on a sodden surface that required a precautionary inspection a couple of hours before kick-off, United started to get stuck.

Doubt: The match at Old Trafford went ahead despite torrential rain prior to kick off

Doubt: The match at Old Trafford went ahead despite torrential rain prior to kick off

Young completely miskicked when Valencia's cross presented a golden opportunity on the hour, which offered a Baggies outfit already growing in self-belief more reason for optimism.

Had Brunt's piledriver been either side of David de Gea it surely would have brought the visitors level.

As it was, the shot went straight to the Spain keeper.

Friendly chat Sir Alex Ferguson with fourth official Phil Dowd and mascot Fred the Red

Friendly chat Sir Alex Ferguson with fourth official Phil Dowd and mascot Fred the Red

Little wonder Van Persie's arrival midway through the second period was greeted with such enthusiasm, underlining the Dutchman's influence since his summer move from Arsenal.

West Brom were in the mood, though.

And with United's passing becoming increasingly sloppy, they continued to push on with force.

Back in action: Shinji Kagawa made his return for United following an injury lay-off

Back in action: Shinji Kagawa made his return for United following an injury lay-off

Vidic needed to be in the right place to clear a Romelu Lukaku cross that threatened panic inside the United six-yard box and the sight of his fellow defenders throwing themselves at anything that moved, it had turned into an unedifying backs-to-the-wall effort so unlike the thrill-a-minute action this stadium has become used to.

Van Persie was denied by Foster with nine minutes remaining but the former England keeper could do nothing about the Dutchman's late shot, which curled expertly into the top corner from Paul Scholes' pass.

Phil Neville ready to return for Everton three weeks early

Everton boost as captain Neville stays on course for return three weeks early

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UPDATED:

23:08 GMT, 18 December 2012

Phil Neville is in contention to return to Everton's starting line-up this weekend three weeks ahead of schedule following a knee operation.

The Toffees captain underwent surgery to clean up his knee 33 days ago and it was initially feared he would be out for eight weeks.

However, his rehabilitation has gone so well that manager David Moyes is considering starting him against West Ham on Saturday. Neville's return would offset the loss of the suspended Marouane Fellaini.

Fitness fight: Phil Neville could return to action ahead of schedule from surgery

Fitness fight: Phil Neville could return to action ahead of schedule from surgery

Michael Owen admits playing too much, too young

I played too much, too soon: Owen believes he's paying the price for early career

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UPDATED:

13:37 GMT, 7 December 2012

Michael Owen believes playing too many games early on in his career cost him the chance to win more honours and prolong his playing time ih the top flight.

The Stoke striker, who was a prolific scorer for club and country from a young age, first played for the senior England team in 1998, becoming England’s youngest player and youngest goalscorer at the time.

He scored a hat-trick against FA Youth Cup holders Manchester United in the 1996 quarter-finals at the age of 16 in a team of 18-year-olds.

The glory days: Owen scored 163 goals for his first club Liverpool

The glory days: Owen scored 163 goals for his first club Liverpool and was one of the most devastating finishers in the world

Owen has scored 40 goals for England including the wonder goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup

Owen has scored 40 goals for England including the wonder goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup at just 18 years of age

Liverpool's Michael Owen sits on the players bench

Real Madrid's player Michael Owen, from England, celebrates after scoring against FC Barcelona

Owen left his boyhood club for Real Madrid in 2004 but he only started 22 games, scoring 14 goals, for the Spanish giants before moving to Newcastle at the end of the season

OWEN'S INJURIES

April 99: Hamstring and tendon injured playing for Liverpool at Leeds and is ruled out for three months.

September 01: Injures hamstring against Spurs. Out for six weeks.

December 05: Playing for Newcastle, breaks metatarsal in defeat at Spurs. Ruled out for several months.

March 06: Requires surgery to tighten the screw inserted into his foot during the initial operation.

April 06: Returns as sub against Birmingham but suffers pain and withdraws from the final game of the season.

June 06: Injures knee causing ACL ligament tear in first minute of England’s World Cup group game with Sweden in Cologne. Ruled out for at least nine months.

July 07: Picks up a thigh injury in pre-season training which rules him out of the first game of the season.

September 07: Substituted early in the second half against Derby with a groin problem.

September 07: Sam Allardyce reveals Owen has a 3cm tear in his abductor muscle which will sideline him for three weeks. He adds Owen may also require a hernia operation.

November 07: Suffers a thigh strain during first half of 1-0 England win over Austria.

January 09: Ruled out for six weeks with a cracked ankle bone sustained in the 2-1 defeat by Manchester City.

December 12: Aggravated a hamstring injury whilst in the gym.

But he has questioned whether that early workload was a reason for his endless run of hamstring and groin injuries.

Owen wrote on his blog: ‘In my case, I certainly feel like I played too much too soon.

'I cringe when I look back on a quote I came out with after Gerard Houllier rested me for a game. “I will rest when I’m 40” I muttered in an interview.

‘How wrong could I be You can’t force nature and nature has certainly forced me to “rest” far more than I would have wanted in the second half of my career.

‘The problem is that as a young player you want to play every week and therefore it has to be the responsibility of the manager to take the decision to rest young players thereby giving them the best chance of a long and injury-free career.

‘Strangely, I enjoy looking back on my career thinking what might have been.

‘There is no doubt I would have won more honours had I signed for Manchester United as a youngster.

'I am pretty confident I would have been at the height of my powers over a longer period of time too.

'But would I change anything if I could rewind the clock Not a chance!

‘The best years of my life were at Liverpool. Spells at Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke have given me a career to be proud of. Now it’s time to finish it off in style!’

Read Michael Owen’s blog in full here

Owen moved to Stoke in September after just 18 starts in three years for Manchester United

Owen moved to Stoke in September this year after just 18 starts in three years for Manchester United

QPR striker Bobby Zamora ruled out for three months

Zamora ruled out for three months with QPR striker set to undergo hip op

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UPDATED:

10:17 GMT, 21 November 2012

QPR striker Bobby Zamora is set to miss the next three months with a hip injury.

Sportsmail revealed on Monday that the 31 year-old striker was set to undergo an exploratory operation following a recent hip injury sustained in training and the club have now confirmed the news.

The injury is likely to see Zamora sidelined until early next year.

Crocked: Bobby Zamora looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines

Crocked: Bobby Zamora looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines

The news comes as a blow to manager Mark Hughes who is still without a win this season and whose side sit at the bottom of the Premier League.

Hughes' own future has been put in doubt after their winless start to the season.

And Sportsmail
understands Hughes was given no assurances over his job by Philip Beard during
the two-hour meeting, with co-owner Tony Fernandes still pondering his
manager's future.

In need of points: Mark Hughes' QPR are rooted to the foot of the table

In need of points: Mark Hughes' QPR are rooted to the foot of the table

The Malaysian was angered by the manner of Saturday's
defeat to Southampton and is refusing to ensure the manager will be in charge this for
the clash against Manchester United this weekend.

Charlie Sharples admits Chris Ashton could steal his England spot

Sharples admits Ashton could steal his spot on England's wing despite Fiji brace

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UPDATED:

23:00 GMT, 11 November 2012

Charlie Sharples fears that he could lose out to Chris Ashton next Saturday, despite having scored two tries against Fiji.

The possible return of Ashton, following a one-match ban for picking up three yellow cards this season, is one of the big selection posers facing England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster.

If Ashton returns in his normal right-wing place, that would leave the 23-year-old Sharples competing for the left-wing spot alongside Ugo Monye.

Man in the middle: Charlie Sharples celebrates scoring his first try against Fiji on Saturday

Man in the middle: Charlie Sharples celebrates scoring his first try against Fiji on Saturday

But the Gloucester wing looked delighted that an effective third appearance for England had made him a contender for further honours this autumn. He needed to stake his claim after missing out on England’s summer tour to South Africa because of a shoulder operation.

His tricky running and power, as demonstrated by his first try, showed he is fully recovered from the injury.

Sharples explained: ‘I wasn’t expecting after one good performance to push Ashie out.

‘It’s the same if I had played 10 good games in a row for Gloucester.

Predator: Sharples (centre) bagged two tries against Fiji but could yet lose his place next week

Predator: Sharples (centre) bagged two tries against Fiji but could yet lose his place next week

‘If someone else came in at Gloucester if I was injured, had a good game and took the shirt off me, I would be pretty gutted. I’m well aware that it takes more than one good performance to gain the shirt.

‘My goal going into the match was to put my best foot forward and to raise a few questions for the coaches. I’m just glad that the game went well.’

Sharples left Twickenham with a bump on his head and disappointment that he missed out on a third try, failing to touch down his own kick ahead near the end of the first half.

‘We left a couple of tries begging out there,’ he admitted. ‘That’s something you learn in the Premiership — you have to take your chances. Luckily, we took the majority of them.’

Manchester City"s Micah Richards has knee operation

City fears as Richards undergoes knee operation after suffering injury in Swans win

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UPDATED:

16:00 GMT, 29 October 2012

Micah Richards underwent surgery on his injured knee at a Manchester hospital on Monday afternoon.

The City defender saw a specialist at lunchtime who recommended immediate surgery to mend a torn knee cartilage.

Richards suffered the injury near the end of Saturday's narrow win over Swansea in the Barclays Premier League.

Operation: Richards went under the knife on Monday afternoon

Operation: Richards went under the knife on Monday afternoon

Fears: Micah Richards was forced off on a stretcher during City's win over Swansea

There were fears that the England
international had damaged knee ligaments, something that could have
ruled him out until the end of the season.

However, those fears were allayed on Monday morning and Richards is hopeful that his lay-off will be weeks rather than months.

Monday afternoon’s surgery is likely to have been a key-hole operation, a procedure that reduces the recovery time.

Richards and City manager Roberto Mancini will not receive the full prognosis until later on Monday.

Meanwhile, City winger David Silva is back in England after spending a week in Spain having physio on a hamstring injury.

The Spanish international hopes to be
back in training with his City team-mates towards the end of the week
but will not play against West Ham on Sunday.

Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Phil Jones soon to make Manchester United comebacks

Here come the cavalry! Fergie prepares to welcome back Smalling, Young and Jones

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UPDATED:

09:46 GMT, 15 October 2012

The injury crisis crippling Manchester United will end soon with Ashley Young and Chris Smalling preparing to make welcome returns to the side.

And there's more good news for Sir Alex Ferguson as Phil Jones is on course to make his comeback after missing the start of the season due to a knee injury.

United have been beset by a huge number of injuries this term with Fergie having to field a number of makeshift defensive line-ups.

Welcome back! Fergie has a number of players returning to his team

Welcome back! Fergie has a number of players returning to his team

And while captain Nemanja Vidic will remain sidelined for another four weeks, it seems the club are turning a corner.

Sir Alex will be able to add Smalling and Young's names to the team sheet for the visit of Stoke on Saturday.

Smalling returned to full training last week and Young's knee complaint has now been resolved after missing the last five league meetings.

Jones underwent a knee operation last month, another setback after the back problems he suffered throughout the summer.

HIs rehabilitation has been successful and is on course be back in time to face Arsenal on November 3.

The good news comes after the United boss brought Darren Fletcher and Antonio Valencia back into the squad after spells on the sidelines.

United front: Jones and Young are two of the players heading back to action

United front: Jones and Young are two of the players heading back to action

United front: Jones and Young are two of the players heading back to action