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World conquering England youngsters not as good as the ‘Golden Generation, claims Owen

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Former Real Madrid and Liverpool striker Michael Owen believes that the current crop of globe conquering young English footballers is not as good as the famed ‘Golden Generation’.

It has been a magnificent year for England’s youth teams. The Young Lions have managed to win three major tournaments in 2017 including the U-17 and U-20 World Cups and the U-19 UEFA European Championship.

Michael Owen makes a prediction about Brighton vs Newcastle, Magpies fans won't be happy

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Newcastle travel to Brighton in the Premier League this weekend and both teams will be looking to climb up the table with a win.

Rafa Benitez’s men have improved recently and they will fancy their chances here. However, Brighton have impressed at home and therefore the Magpies will need to be at their best.

Owen explains why Arsenal and Lacazette will shine!

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Most Arsenal fans are well aware of the fact that the former England international striker Michael Owen is not exactly a Gooner at heart. Perhaps it is because he used to play for two of our big Premier League rivals with Liverpool and Manchester United, but he almost always has something negative to say about [.

Alexis to be Arsenal’s first Golden Boot winner since RVP?

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Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Didier Drogba, Michael Owen, Robin van Persie and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: six players to have won the Golden Boot more than once since the Premier League began in 1992. Last year's winner Harry Kane could become the seventh name on that illustrious list if he walks away with the [.

Woodburn makes history as Liverpool move into League Cup semis

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London (AFP) Liverpool starlet Ben Woodburn made history as the teenage striker became the club's youngest ever goalscorer in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Leeds in the League Cup quarter-finals.

Aged 17 years and 45 days, Woodburn enjoyed a moment to remember forever in the 81st minute at Anfield when he fired home in front of the famous Kop End to eclipse the previous record set by Michael Owen, who was 17 years and 143 days old when he scored against Wimbledon in May 1997.

Rampant Romelu Lukaku is only going to get better

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Romelu Lukaku is brilliant. There are few who will deny the fact now. You only need to delve into statistics surrounding the young to realize that.

The striker scored 100 career goals quicker than the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Earlier this term, he notched his 50th Premier League goal, with only Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Wayne Rooney scaling that landmark younger.

Rampant Romelu Lukaku is only going to get better

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Romelu Lukaku is brilliant. There are few who will deny the fact now. You only need to delve into statistics surrounding the young to realize that.

The striker scored 100 career goals quicker than the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Earlier this term, he notched his 50th Premier League goal, with only Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Wayne Rooney scaling that landmark younger.

Former Star’s Prediction Of Newcastle vs Manchester City

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In last year'sfixture at the Etihad Stadium John Caver said hisNewcastle team were going to attack City and give them a good game and he was gung-ho. We were 1-0 down after 2 minutes and 3-0 down after 21 minutes and lost that game 5-0 in whatturned out to be a pathetic performances and a [...]

Newcastle Announce Wijnaldum Signing – Dutchman Delighted

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Newcastle have just announced that they completed the signing of Hollandinternational midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven. The 24-year-old moves to the Magpies on a five-year deal to become our first signing under new head coach Steve McClaren. Georginio Wijnaldum delighted to join Newcastle This is some of what Newcastle have just put out [.

Liverpool

Retro Football: Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd Offers To Carry Michael Owen Back To Liverpool, 2007 (Video)

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Sad news is reaching Pies this afternoon that former Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd, a central figure in the club's bamboozling recent history, has passed away at the age of 76.

Of course, our thoughts immediately turned to the Geordie businessman's long-running tit-for-tat spat with Michael Owen, who bore the brunt of several outbursts from the Shepherd foghorn.

Michael Owen takes dig over Arsenal’s lack of success

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Michael Owen has hailed Arsenal as "the most consistent team in the world" as the...

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On This Day In 2004: Michael Owen Leaves Boyhood Club Liverpool To Become A Galactico

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There's always a special place in the heart of most football fans for the local(ish) lad done good, and that's exactly the stead in which Chester-born Michael Owen was held at Liverpool during theearly knockings of his senior career.

Having been on the Reds' books since the age of 11, Owen enjoyed the dual adoration of being both a goal-ladenteenage sensation and, as far as the Liverpool fans were concerned, 'one of their own'.

Manchester United

Southgate says Rashford is on path to greatness

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London (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate says he has seen glimpses of former national-team heroes Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen in Manchester United teenager Marcus Rashford.

Rashford, 19, scored one goal and made another as England came from behind to beat Slovakia 2-1 on Monday, which took them to within touching distance of World Cup qualification.

Southgate says Rashford is on path to greatness

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London (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate says he has seen glimpses of former national-team heroes Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen in Manchester United teenager Marcus Rashford.

Rashford, 19, scored one goal and made another as England came from behind to beat Slovakia 2-1 on Monday, which took them to within touching distance of World Cup qualification.

Man Utd star confirms that this fan favourite is set for Old Trafford return in June

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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is all set to return to the Old Trafford dugout this summer.

The Scottish manager spent 27 years at the club and guided the Red Devils to the top of English football before he retired in 2013.

Owen urges Rashford to bide time at Man Utd

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London (AFP) Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes Marcus Rashford can be the club's first-choice centre-forward for "years to come", but told AFP he will have to be patient.

Rashford, 19, exploded onto the scene with United last season, scoring eight goals in his first 18 appearances and breaking into England's Euro 2016 squad.

Rooney takes swipe at ‘United fan’ Owen

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London (AFP) Manchester United star Wayne Rooney took a swipe at former team-mate Michael Owen for expressing support for his club's bitter rivals Liverpool.

Owen has a foot in both camps after making his name during a glittering spell at Liverpool and also playing for United in the twilight of his career.

Rooney takes swipe at ‘United fan’ Owen

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London (AFP) Manchester United star Wayne Rooney took a swipe at former team-mate Michael Owen for expressing support for his club's bitter rivals Liverpool.

Owen has a foot in both camps after making his name during a glittering spell at Liverpool and also playing for United in the twilight of his career.

Rashford’s rise no surprise for England boss Hodgson

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Roy Hodgson insisted Marcus Rashford's dream debut for England came as no surprise after the Manchester United sensation staked his claim for a Euro 2016 place with a record-breaking strike in a 2-1 win over Australia.

England manager Hodgson had claimed the world would be watching to see if Rashford could cope with the pressure of what amounted to a one-game audition for a place in his final 23-man squad for the Euros.

Rashford’s rise no surprise for England boss Hodgson

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Roy Hodgson insisted Marcus Rashford's dream debut for England came as no surprise after the Manchester United sensation staked his claim for a Euro 2016 place with a record-breaking strike in a 2-1 win over Australia.

England manager Hodgson had claimed the world would be watching to see if Rashford could cope with the pressure of what amounted to a one-game audition for a place in his final 23-man squad for the Euros.

Rashford’s dream debut boosts Euro bid

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Marcus Rashford made a bold claim for a place at Euro 2016 as the Manchester United sensation took just 135 seconds to became the youngest player to score on his England debut in Friday's 2-1 win against Australia.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights when the teenage striker opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a clinical volley at the Stadium of Light.

Rashford’s dream debut boosts Euro bid

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Marcus Rashford made a bold claim for a place at Euro 2016 as the Manchester United sensation took just 135 seconds to became the youngest player to score on his England debut in Friday's 2-1 win against Australia.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights when the teenage striker opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a clinical volley at the Stadium of Light.

Rashford becomes England’s third youngest goalscorer

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Marcus Rashford became England's third youngest goalscorer as the teenage Manchester United striker netted after 135 seconds of his international debut against Australia on Friday.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights at the Stadium of Light when he opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a cool volley from Raheem Sterling's deflected cross in the third minute.

Rashford becomes England’s third youngest goalscorer

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Marcus Rashford became England's third youngest goalscorer as the teenage Manchester United striker netted after 135 seconds of his international debut against Australia on Friday.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights at the Stadium of Light when he opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a cool volley from Raheem Sterling's deflected cross in the third minute.

PICTURE: Liverpool ambassador celebrating United’s success

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Liverpool FC have today announced their very first official international ambassador, Michael Owen. The striker played in Liverpool's first team for eight years after coming up through the academy, winning the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Cup (beating Alaves in the final) and the UEFA Super Cup.

Remember when… Owen scored that last minute winner against City?

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Apostolos Lambrianides has spoken about one of his favourite memories.

Just over a year after the ADUG takeover of Citeh, the start of 2009-10 season was the first time their new team began to really take shape and the first time we all started taking them seriously.

England

England eye first global football title since 1966 at U-20 World Cup

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Seoul (AFP) – England have shrugged off a dire record in the Under-20 World Cup to stand on the verge of ending a 51-year wait for a global title dating back to their World Cup win in 1966.

When England landed in South Korea, they were looking to reverse 20 years of failure in the tournament going back to their last win in 1997, when a 17-year-old Michael Owen scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Mexico.

England eye first global football title since 1966 at U-20 World Cup

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Seoul (AFP) – England have shrugged off a dire record in the Under-20 World Cup to stand on the verge of ending a 51-year wait for a global title dating back to their World Cup win in 1966.

When England landed in South Korea, they were looking to reverse 20 years of failure in the tournament going back to their last win in 1997, when a 17-year-old Michael Owen scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Mexico.

Win Tickets To Watch England In France With Pies And Continental

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It's Euro 96. Thoughts turn to past England trips to France, chief among them that World Cup 98 quarter-final match against Argentina. A match that ended in defeat under the tyranny of penalties, featured David Beckham's red card for his brainless kick at the conniving Diego Simeone, two more spot kicks and a sensational goal from Michael Owen on his debut.

On This Day In 1998: Michael Owen Of England Joins Ranks Of Youngest International Debutants (Video)

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It's Wembley, it's the 11th February 1998, England are playing Chile in a friendly and, look, there's spotty little Michael Owen making history.

At 18 years and 59 days old, the nippy Liverpool striker became the youngest player to represent England in the 20th century.

He didn't score that night (Chile won 2-0 with Marcelo Salas scoring twice, starting with a belter of an opening goal) but Owen did go on to bag 40 goals in 89 international appearances for the Three Lions.

Harry Kane: ‘Mauricio Pochettino Still Hates Talking About That 2002 World Cup Michael Owen Penalty’

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While his English has come on leaps and bounds since his arrival in the Premier League a couple of years ago, there is one thing Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino still refuses to discuss in any language.

Harry Kane has revealed that his manager will happily chat about any subject bar one: *that* tangle with Michael Owen at the 2002 World Cup.

On This Day In 2001: England Thump Germany 5-1 At The Olympiastadion

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When Carsten Jancker put Germany ahead in Munich's Olympic Stadium after just six minutes in 2001, it looked like it could be a repeat of what was becoming an all-too-familiar story.

However England, and particularly the Liverpool contingent thereof, were having none of it.

Six minutes after Jancker's goal, Michael Owen equalised by givingNick Barmby's exquisite flick-on the finish it so richly deserved.

BT Sport

BT Sport May Live-Stream Champions League Final On Youtube In Desperate Bid To Boost Disappointing Viewing Figures

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Dwindling viewing figures have reportedly prompted BT Sport to take radical actionin a desperate bid togive their Champions League coverage a much-need shot in the arm.

According to the Daily Mail, BT Sport are seriously considering streaming their exclusive coverage of the Champions League Final live on Youtube to help inflate their numbers.

Watch As Michael Owen Robot Blows A Fuse On BT Sport

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Finally! What we've long suspected is now proven true:Michael Owen is a pundit-bot, a pre-programmed, plug-'n'-play, monotone automaton offering opinion on the human game of football.

The mask slipped this Saturday, when, 'live' on BT Sport, Owen bleeped and burbled like Twinkie on Buck Rodgers re-run.

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Star Sixes: Carles Puyol Does An Absolute Number On Phil Neville In ‘Friendly’ 6-A-Side Tournament (Video)

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Thursday night saw the inaugural Star Sixes legends tournament kick-off in London, with an entire constellation of veteran footballing talent descending on the O2 Arena for the occasion.

As well as hosts England, teams of legends from Spain,Scotland, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Nigeria, China, Denmark, Portugal, Germany and France were also in 6-a-side action on the opening night.

Slaven Bilic dazzles but Euro 2016 punditry highlights familiar old failings

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After a promising start, the UKTV punditry at Euro 2016 left something to be desired, writes Sam McGuire, raising a wider question about the state of football coverage in 2016... There's a...

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Hurricane Jamie?

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After reading Kuber'spost, I was wondering what the English starting pair of strikers would be. For the first time after the 2002 World Cup (Michael Owen, Teddy Sheringham, Robbie Fowler), England finally has a wide variety of top-class forwards. Based on their tactics in the qualifying and friendly games in the last two years, they.

Donovan assists on goal in Beckham's charity match

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Landon Donovan might have the itch to coach, but he showed on Saturday that he can still play.

Donovan set up the Rest of the World'slone goal in David Beckham's Unicef charity match, cutting a pass back to Dwight Yorke in the 67th minute of a 3-1 loss to Great Britain and Ireland. Donovan, 33, entered the star-studded affair at Old Trafford in the 67th minute, and gave his side a glimmer of hope with the ball that trimmed its 2-0 deficit in half.

Rumors Growing About Newcastle Signing Top Defender

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The rumors seem to be growing that Newcastle are trying to sign Monaco center-back Aymen Abdennour, with La Provencereporting on Monday that he would become Newcastle's number one target once the Florian Thauvin deal was tied and thatwas completed yesterday with Remy Cabella going the other way initially on loan.