After conceding two first half goals, Chelsea fought back to beat AFC Wimbledon with two goals from John Terry (making it three in two games) and the other from Mo Salah. All three goals set up by the impressive Lewis Baker.
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Ah, the 2014 World Cup. It was a good'n, wasn't it? Remember when Robin van Persie decapitated Louis van Gaal? Or when Arturo Vidal planted a hunting knife in Charles Aranguiz's cranium? Remember how we all laughed when Steven Gerrard had to move that baby out of the way so he could take a corner?
------------ The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country's top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield.
Bayern Munich were held to a measly1-1 draw by third-tier side MSV Duisburg last night but the pre-season friendly was notable for one reason, with Robert Lewandowski scoring his very first goal in Bayern colours to open the scoring on the hour mark...
They'll be many, many, many more of those to come in the not-so-distant future, we suspect.
He may be only 30-years-old, but Germany's World Cup winning captain Philipp Lahm has decided to call time on quite a fantastic international career and focus on his club football with Bayern Munich. The full-back finishes with 113 caps, a haul only Lother Matthaus (150), Miroslav Klose (137) and Lukas Podolski (116) can better.
Ahead of the club's pre-season game against Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls this coming Saturday, Arsenal have had their players bone up on their "New Yoick" accents to help them blend in during their Stateside trip with decidedly mixed results...
At long last! As predicted this morning Arsenal have finally officially unveiled Matthieu Debuchy as the straight replacement for Bacary Sagna, who joined Manchester City earlier this month. The official Arsenal site have sent us this video of Debuchy's first photoshoot to commemorate the second great signing of this transfer window, and we are more [.
Here we were thinking thatRory McIlroy wasjust a fancy ventriloquist's dummy used onSantander adverts, but it turns out he's actually a professional golfer (yes, apparently they have those these days!) and a rather good one for that matter with the 25-year-old Norn Irishman doing some good putting, etc on his way to winning the2014 Open Championship over the weekend.
Smoother than Des Lynam's velvet codpiece, here's Dimitar Berbatov tucking away a lovely acrobatic volley for Monaco during their recent pre-season jolly against Atletico Junior while barely being arsed...
Jordan Ibe was once again the star on show as Liverpool came from behind to beat Preston 2-1 at Deepdale today in the Red's second pre-season game in which Rickie Lambert made his debut.
Both teams ended the game with a different 11 to that which started with the hosts changing their entire team at the break, however Emre Can's calf injury early in the first half put a dampener on things for last season's Premier League runners-up!
Here is the full final game of the NTC Invitiational, which featured a few names you may see later in my 2018 watch list depth chart thingy. For those who do not know the result: These two teams were battling for the tourney crown, with the US Under-20's needing only a draw for the title. - Greg Seltzer
Lukas Podolski only appeared twice in Germany's World Cup campaign but that didn't stop him making the most of there success s he posted pics of himself all over social media!
Yet he did find the time to bring his Son Louis out for a penalty shoot-out when the nets were down and the clean-up was in full motion at the Maracana and Louis showed he had the German mentality in a shoot-out hitting a wicked spot-kick past his Dad who to his credit got his hand to it but couldn't keep it out!
German captain's Philippe Lahm's decosion has stunned many of us who follow football yet at 30 years of age and having been an International for over years Lahm had decided before this Summer's Finals he was going to hang up his International boots which will go a long way in furthering his time at the top of football at club level.