England's most-loved: Data proves extent of national affection for Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips
LEEDS United midfielder Kalvin Phillips was the most appreciated England player on social media in the days that followed victory against Croatia. Phillips set up the only goal of the game for Raheem Sterling in last weekend's Group D opener and also took England s official man of the match award.
Sunday was the day most of England woke up to what Leeds United fans could have told them years ago – that in Kalvin Phillips the Three Lions have a serious talent on their hands. Even if UEFA picked goalscorer Raheem Sterling as their “star of the match” really it was the man who created the chance, Phillips, who was the best player on the pitch, setting the tone for the game with a tigerish midfield performance high on quality.
Declan Rice is ready for what he believes will be a highlight of his whole career as England prepare to face Scotland at Euro 2020. The Three Lions host their oldest rivals at Wembley on Friday night looking to continue their winning start to Group D. England won 1-0 against Croatia on Sunday and will be keen to maintain the momentum by seeing off Scotland.
When Boris Johnson announces the delay to reopening tonight, he needs to set out what this pause is meant to achieve. If it is to enable more people in vaccination groups one to nine, who account for 99 per cent of all Covid deaths, to have their second jab and receive the full benefit of that then it is an understandable decision.
It is all but certain that Boris Johnson will delay the 21 June date for lifting of all restrictions in England, the question is how long the wait will need to be. Downing Street insist the Prime Minister is leaving it until the last moment possible to assess the data before making a final decision.
By 24matins.uk with AFP, . World Australian swimmer Maddie Groves lashed out at 'misogynistic perverts' in sport© AFP/File GLYN KIRK Blaming "misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers", dual Olympic silver medallist Maddie Groves has pulled out of Australia's swimming trials for the Tokyo Games.
A sharp run and finish, an unfiltered conversation which followed; Kai Havertz could not have imagined that by the end of a truly magnificent night, his name would be etched into history books. The life of a footballer can change just that quickly. When the dust settled in Porto, Havertz found himself in the glorious company of the king himself.
He missed an easy chance on the night Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time in its history, and then another. He missed the interviewer’s question amid the raucous celebrations going on in the background. He looks to have missed the Chelsea badge entirely in a now-famous freeze-frame that circulated on social media after the Blues won the cup.
I was eight years old when we fled the Taliban. My parents were academics with PhDs and, during the late nineties in Afghanistan, anyone who had studied abroad was persecuted or killed. We just wanted to find a safe place, but the journey to the UK was very difficult.
The NHS is urging Sussex residents, who need urgent care that’s not an emergency this bank holiday weekend, to 'choose the right service to meet their needs'. Ahead of what is expected to be a busy weekend, there is a focus on 'freeing up hospital emergency departments' to 'treat those in most need'.
Chelsea's Christian Pulisic, front, duels for the ball with Leicester's Caglar Soyuncu during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Glyn Kirk/PoolÂ via AP) It has been 24 years since Jovan Kirovski became the first American player to earn a Champions League winner's medal.
The combination of a mini-heatwave and a boom in families taking half-term staycations across the UK is expected to cause traffic chaos on the roads this bank holiday weekend. Research by the RAC found 11 million have holiday trips planned this weekend, with only one in ten people still put off travelling by the coronavirus pandemic.
"An independent Scotland would have locked down earlier, closed its borders and provided financial support, saving thousands of lives” Powers not equal to deal with Covid Ian Murray tries to assign equal blame for the UK’s catastrophic Covid deaths on Holyrood, knowing full well that the Scottish government did not have lockdown powers until the end of March 2020, but Westminster did (News, May 27).
Boris Johnson and his ministers are desperate to put Dominic Cummings’ damning testimony to MPs behind them and to focus on the continuing fight against the coronavirus. A month ago, they would have only had good news to distract a nation desperate to throw off the shackles of lockdown.
The planned lifting of the final coronavirus restrictions on 21 June could be delayed because the Indian variant has become dominant in Britain, Boris Johnson has indicated. The virulent new strain now represents up to three-quarters of new infections, leaving in doubt whether the Prime Minister will be able to end England’s lockdown on the planned date.
Boris Johnson has hinted that the planned lifting of England’s final Covid restrictions on 21 June could be delayed because of fears over the Indian variant. Ministers are still waiting for evidence over the infectiousness of the strain which has been detected in several parts of England as well as in Glasgow.
Johnson refuses account by ex-adviser Cummings, maintaining that his cabinet has been ‘governed by a determination to protect life’ during pandemic. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed allegations from Dominic Cummings, his former chief aide, that government failures had caused tens of thousands of unnecessary coronavirus deaths.
Phil Mickelson became the oldest men’s major champion in golf history with his victory in the US PGA at Kiawah Island on Sunday.In the age of musclemen and big-hitters his triumph at the age of 50 struck a blow for quinquagenarians everywhere.Julius Boros, at 48, was the previous oldest major winner having captured the 1968 US PGA title.Here are some of the other ageless wonders who dazzled:
LONDON -- Joe Willock became the first player since Alan Shearer to score in seven straight Premier League games for Newcastle as the on-loan midfielder helped the team beat Fulham 2-0 on Sunday on the final day of the season. The 21-year-old Willock, who joined the Magpies from Arsenal on deadline day in the winter transfer window, has helped to consolidate Newcastle's status in the Premier League with eight goals - including seven in seven matches.
Thomas Tuchel does not want to find himself in this position again next season.Although finishing in the top four was the minimum target when he joined Chelsea, Tuchel knows that sneaking into the Champions League on the final day will not wash with Roman Abramovich in the long run.