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Retro Football: Leeds Midfielder Johnny Giles Shown Yellow Card For Punching Kevin Keegan Square In The Face During Charity Shield Match, 1974 (Video)

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The 1974 Charity Shield match at Wembley has since gone down in football folklore as one of the most volatile examples of the fixture ever played.

With no love lost between the two clubs beforehand, the match that saw Bob Paisley and Brian Clough both take charge of their new teams for the first time started in exactly the same vein it would continue, with 'industrial' tackles flying in from the off.

International Friendly: Loftus-Cheek Impresses On Debut As England Hammer Out Goalless Draw With Germany (Photos & Video)

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An inexperienced England side studded with debutantes held Germany to a goalless draw at Wembley on Friday night in the first of a double-header of international friendlies.

Both starting XIs shared an average age of 24.5 but the German side boasted almost three times the amount of total international caps (301) than that of their English counterparts (112).

Majestic: England Fan Provides Highlight Of The Night By ‘Scoring’ With Paper Aeroplane At Wembley (Video)

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Bored senseless by England's dreary performance against Slovenia last night, one supporter endeavoured to keep themselves entertained by making a paper aeroplane out of their match programme and sending it gliding out on the Wembley zephyrs.

However, the fan in question could have hardly hoped for a better pay-off as the aforementioned plane drifted down over the stands, with many fellow fans cottoning on and watching on eagerly as it soared majestically into the back of the net.

England: Dele Alli Claims He Didn’t Aim Middle Finger Salute At Referee, He Was Just ‘Mucking Around’ With Kyle Walker

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Dele Alli could be staring down the barrel of a FIFA suspension after giving somebody the middle finger during England's 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley last night.

The initial suspicion was that Alli was offering the salute to referee Clement Turpin after Martin Skrtel felled the England midfielder with an agricultural challenge only for the French official to wave play on.

Retro Football: Sir Bruce Forsyth Entertains Crowd By Scoring At Wembley Before 1974 FA Cup Final (Video)

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Chin chin: Bruce Forsyth compares facial protuberance with Jimmy Hill, 1981 (Photo: REX, via Telegraph)

Sad news is reaching Pies this afternoon that legendary British entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away at the grand old age of 89.

From game-shows to Royal Variety performances, Brucie pretty much accomplished it all in a long and winding showbiz career that spanned almost 75 years and he even scored a goal at an FA Cup Final at Wembley.

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Champions League: Juventus Stop Tottenham In Their Tracks With Four-Minute Rampage At Wembley (Photos & Video)

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Two goals in four second-half minutes saw Juventus pip Tottenham at Wembley and bring the Premier League side's Champions League journey to a shuddering halt on home(ish) soil.

With a 2-2 draw carried over from the first leg in Turin, Tottenham actually nudged themselves into the lead shortly before the break when Heung-Min Son continued his scoring streak with rather a fortuitous finish.

FA Cup: Tottenham Trounce Rochdale Amid Wembley Blizzard On Night Of Yet More Maddening VAR Turbulence (Photos & Video)

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Tottenham's top-tier calibre eventually prevailed as the Premier League side ran roughshod over Rochdale in their FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley on a snow-bound Wednesday night.

After the first match ended in a 2-2 draw at Spotland, a Fernando Llorente hat-trick spirited Spurs to an emphatic 6-1 win in the second though the evening will probably be best remembered for a series of calamitous VAR interjections.

North London Derby: Attendance For Tottenham’s Win Over Arsenal At Wembley Was 38 People Short Of Setting New English League Record

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While it looked like there were more than a few empty seats, we're reliably informed that Saturday's derby between Tottenham and Arsenal set a new Premier League attendance record.

Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game at Wembley as Spurs emerged victorious over their beloved next-door neighbours.

North London Derby: Harry Kane Goal Decisive As Tottenham Quash Flaccid Arsenal At Wembley (Photos & Video)

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A single headed goal from Harry Kane was enough to edge Tottenham the win over rivals Arsenal in Saturday's North London Derby.

The first half was an exercise in defensive austerity, with both teams holding each other at bay for the most part.

However, that man Kane broke the deadlockless than five minutes after the restart, soaring above Laurent Koscielny to send Ben Davies' deep cross back across Petr Cech.

Will Anthony Taylor be the deciding factor in the NLD?

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Given Pocchetino's honest but appalling admission that Spurs players dive, how would previous managers have responded? Bill Nick would havetut-tutted then stubbed out his ciggy and ordered another pint (check out his nose), Pleat would have cruised home in despair, Harry would have congratulated Poch upon a fine coaching job.

Wembley. Is it a Home or Away Fixture?

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Stoke, Watford, Swansea, Bournemouth, Forest, WBA, West Ham, Southampton. All teams we should beat. We didn't. What unites all of these? You've got it they were all away fixtures.

Chelsea 4 times, Man City twice, Reading, Hull, Wigan, Our winning streak at Wembey.

Conclusion: We are rubbish on the road this season but have a very good record at Wembley.

11 Seconds And In: Christian Eriksen Scores Second Fastest Goal In Premier League History As Tottenham See Off Man Utd (Photo & Video)

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Christian Eriksen didn't hang around when opening the scoring for Tottenham against Manchester United at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Directly from kick-off, Jan Vertonghen launched a ball forward to Harry Kane, who glanced a header into the patch of Dele Alli, who farted the ball into the path of Eriksen, who tucked it past David De Gea all in the space of 11 blistering seconds.

Big Harry Kane news ahead of Tottenham clash with Madrid

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Tottenham Hotspur fans will be holding out hope that Harry Kane is fit to face Real Madrid on Wednesday night, with the Mirror stating that the superstar striker was active in Spurs training this morning.

The England international has been in phenomenal form for the North London side of late, scoring at will for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Defensive Frailties

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Liverpool lost 4-1 to Spurs at Wembley on Sunday afternoon thanks to a frankly pathetic defensive display. A single goal from Mo Salah fooled us all into thinking there may be a glimmer of hope but the Spurs attack was far too strong and the Liverpool defence far too weak.

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League Game At Wembley

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Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side travel to Wembley on Sunday for a league match against Spurs. It's a weird sensation knowing your side is going to Wembley but not to battle for some silverware. Positively for the Reds though, Spurs' new home doesn't appear to be doing them many favours at the moment.

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Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League hoodoo at their temporary home.

Christian Eriksen’s goal shortly after half-time ensured Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 for their first home league win of the season at their fourth attempt.

Pochettino relieved after Spurs end Wembley woes

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has called on his Tottenham side to kick on at Wembley after finally breaking their Premier League hoodoo at their temporary home.

Christian Eriksen’s goal shortly after half-time ensured Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 for their first home league win of the season at their fourth attempt.

Pochettino ignores talk of Wembley hoodoo

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried that Tottenham’s Wembley woes will derail their Premier League title bid.

Tottenham have now failed to win any of their three league games at their new home following Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea.

That followed on from a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea before being held by Burnley.

Pochettino ignores talk of Wembley hoodoo

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is not worried that Tottenham’s Wembley woes will derail their Premier League title bid.

Tottenham have now failed to win any of their three league games at their new home following Saturday’s goalless draw with Swansea.

That followed on from a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea before being held by Burnley.

Kane downs Dortmund as Tottenham end Wembley woe

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane banished Tottenham’s Wembley curse as the England striker’s double sealed a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Tottenham are playing their home matches at the English national stadium this season and that had been bad news for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Kane downs Dortmund as Tottenham end Wembley woe

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London (AFP) – Harry Kane banished Tottenham’s Wembley curse as the England striker’s double sealed a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.

With White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Tottenham are playing their home matches at the English national stadium this season and that had been bad news for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Spurs keen to improve Wembley form against Burnley

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London (AFP) – Tottenham are still getting used to calling Wembley home, but need a sharp improvement as Burnley prepare to visit in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled at England’s national stadium when playing European home fixtures there last season, and have so far fared no better in the Premier League.

Spurs keen to improve Wembley form against Burnley

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London (AFP) – Tottenham are still getting used to calling Wembley home, but need a sharp improvement as Burnley prepare to visit in the Premier League on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled at England’s national stadium when playing European home fixtures there last season, and have so far fared no better in the Premier League.

Pochettino urges Tottenham to forget Wembley woes

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London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his side will only have themselves to blame if they cannot make themselves feel at home at Wembley this season.

Spurs flopped at Wembley last term after moving their Champions League home games there and will play all of their home matches at the stadium this season while White Hart Lane is rebuilt.

Spurs face Wembley Stadium battle

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Tottenham Hotspur will face Chelsea in their first test at Wembley Stadium this Premier League season. Sunday’s clash not only features the reigning top two finishers in the league, but also showcases the season debut of one of the most iconic stadiums in football.

Wembley Stadium will be the venue for all home Spurs matches in the 2017/18 season.

Arsenal

A Sinking Ship? Player Ratings

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Are we a sinking ship or just a side in transition which is completely out of form?

Yesterday's trouncing hurt. I don't agree that there was lack of effort or fight, in my opinion (and I know it is not some of yours) it was a lack of quality. We simply got outplayed and out-thought. Both the players and the management.

Snapshot: Man City Crowned 2018 Carabao Cup Winners After Pitiful Arsenal No-Show Final At Wembley…

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Arsenal graciously decided to no-show the 2018 Carabao Cup Final to hand Pep Guardiola his first trophy as Man City manager.

City were barely forced to get out of second gear on their way to a 3-0 victory at Wembley, with goals from the old guard Sergio Aguero (his first in a cup final), Vincent Kompany and David Silva (his first ever goal in the League Cup sealing the deal against minimal resistance.

Come On You Rip Roaring Gunners

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4th Wembley Final in 5 years. It is a home game and we must approach it as a though we own the ground.

My first attendance at a League Cup Final was as a youngster and I am still scarred by the event. Don Rogers scoring in the mud as lowly Swindon beat my heroes in a David and Goliath victory.

Oil Money FC losing to Wigan – Good, Bad or Irrelevant to The Arsenal?

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So, the quadruple is off. What effect might that have on Sunday's game at Wembley?

Good

Seeds of doubt sown.

Shows that anything is possible in a one-off game even when you have only 17% possesion.

Aguero might be banned for throwing a punch at a supporter.

Wembley Beckons – player ratings for Carabao Semi part two

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First half

The chavs came flying out of the blocks, high press, overloading the centre backs with Hazard, Pedro and Willian confusing the whatnots out of Koscielny and Mustafi. Thank Dennis their early goal was cancelled out by Nacho's crazy double kiss header, else the game could have run away from us.

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Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Wembley Stadium in London will host four Euro 2020 matches originally set to be staged in Brussels, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday.

The European football governing body’s executive committee decided “unanimously” to strip Brussels of its four matches due to the inability of Belgian organisers to guarantee the new stadium to the north of the capital where they would have been held could be built in time.

Brussels loses Euro 2020 matches to Wembley

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Wembley Stadium in London will host four Euro 2020 matches originally set to be staged in Brussels, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday.

The European football governing body’s executive committee decided “unanimously” to strip Brussels of its four matches due to the inability of Belgian organisers to guarantee the new stadium to the north of the capital where they would have been held could be built in time.

Pochettino unsure about Wembley effect on players

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is not sure how playing at Wembley will affect Tottenham’s energy levels over the chaotic Christmas period as they try to stay in touch at the top of the Premier League.

Pochettino said on Thursday that the club’s physical data is showing his players are running further at the national stadium because of the larger pitch.

Pochettino unsure about Wembley effect on players

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino says he is not sure how playing at Wembley will affect Tottenham’s energy levels over the chaotic Christmas period as they try to stay in touch at the top of the Premier League.

Pochettino said on Thursday that the club’s physical data is showing his players are running further at the national stadium because of the larger pitch.

England

England Squad: Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek And Joe Gomez Receive First Senior Call-Ups For Germany And Brazil Friendlies

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While the full squad isn't due to be announced until 2pm (BST) this afternoon, England have gone ahead and confirmed that Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have all been called up to the senior side for their upcoming November friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

England Squad Announced: Fabian Delph Earns Recall, Dele Alli Included Despite Lingering Possibility Of FIFA Ban

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The England squad for next month's double-bubble World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania has been announced and the big-ish news is that Fabian Delph has played his way to a well-earned recall.

The Man City man has found a new lease of life as an auxiliary utility midfielder-cum-full-back under Pep Guardiola this season, and has therefore been included in Gareth Southgate's selection despite not featuring for the Three Lions since November of 2015.

The Rest

Up for the Cup?

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Excited about tomorrow? I mean really excited? You know butterflies, dreams, stomach-clenching anticipation?

I can't speak for you but I feel none of the above. Looking forward to it? Certainly. Aquiver? No.

We are about to play a Wembley Final against a wonderful team and potential Champions.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Non-League Wembley FC ‘On Verge Of Bankruptcy’ After FA Attempt To Force Them To Drop ‘Wembley’ From Club Crest

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Non-league Wembley FC have admitted that they may go under due to an ongoing legal dispute with The FA of the use of the word 'Wembley' on the club's badge.

The FA maintain that the inclusion of the word 'Wembley' on the ninth-tier side's club crest could lead people to confuse them with Wembley Stadium, the 90,000-seater stadium used to house the England national team.

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle: Kensington Palace Confirm Royal Wedding Will Clash With FA Cup Final

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If, like Pies, you couldn't give a flying fudgecake about the Royal Family™ then you probably couldn't care less that Kensington Palace have confirmed that Prince Harry is to wed Meghan Markle in the Spring of 2018.

However, if, likes Pies, you quite enjoy watching significant football matches on the television, then you'll no doubt be dismayed to learn that the specific date set for the aforementioned wedding is Saturday 19th May: FA Cup Final day.

Euro 2020: Wembley To Stage Seven Games (Including The Final) As UEFA Reveal Host City Pairings

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UEFA have confirmed that Wembley will host no less than seven games at the next European Championships in 2020, which will see the tournament staged by multiple countries right across Europe.

Wembley was already scheduled to host one semi-final and the final but will now also be used for three additional group games and a last-16 tie after UEFA gave up on Brussels having their prospective new stadium ready in time.