After three goals in 13 Premier League games under Silva at the start of the season, he has 10 in the 14 games since the former Watford boss was sacked last December. Ancelotti’s faith has been rewarded with string of all-action displays and eight goals in 11 league games. And make no mistake, with 15 goals to his name so far this season, that’s exactly what Calvert-Lewin is now. Calvert-Lewin joined the rest of Unsworth’s young guns for the start of the 2016-17 season, but had soon done enough to impress first-team boss Ronald Koeman. I only trained with the first-team that week so it all happened pretty quickly. He hasn’t played since, being stuck on 97 test caps. Speaking about the auction this week, Terry told Sky Sports: ‘I was sitting there being inspired by what Joe Cole was doing. Despite being talked up by a managerial great in Ancelotti and being closely watched by Gareth Southgate, Calvert-Lewin remains grounded.
Stalybridge Celtic were the side who took a chance on Calvert-Lewin midway through the 2014-15 campaign, bringing him in on a short-term loan deal. Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup. Winning is everything. Four years later I captained England in a World Cup final but we lost and nobody – and I mean nobody – ever mentions it. The Australia rivalry has been elevated even more since Eddie Jones joined the side as England’s coach – he managed the Wallabies when they lost to England in the 2003 World Cup final. Making four changes from Sunday’s 27-3 win, Schmidt said he wanted to keep players fresh and look at different combinations, having learned a lesson from the last World Cup when he had to take on Argentina in the last eight with three players who had not started a big pool game and another out of position. In a trendy food court in Buenos Aires, Bagnasco showed off some twenty paintings of Maradona, including a large rendering of a famous pose of the silky striker in his blue-and-white Argentina jersey, which he was finishing off with a brush.
Scaloni chose more than 20 new faces, including young players like Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon and Giovanni Simeone of Italian club Fiorentina. Four goals in 32 Premier League games under the Dutchman and his successor, Sam Allardyce, left some fans questioning whether the striker possessed the natural finishing ability needed at the highest level. The former Sheffield United starlet sprinted to celebrate with Ferguson after his first goal, a sign of his respect for the man who has helped him on both his finishing and hold-up play over the last three years. Ledesma, who worked as scrum coach under Cheika at Stade Francais and with the Wallabies before returning home to Argentina in 2017, said he had proposed renewing their partnership at the start of the year. Scotland recovered from their 19-7 loss to England in the Cup quarter-finals to dispatch Argentina thanks to tries by Andrew Turnbull, Colin Shaw and Ben Cairns. While Cheika never quite reached those heights — his Wallabies teams lost the 2015 World Cup final — he remains the only coach to have won both the European Cup (Leinster in 2009) and Super Rugby (New South Wales Waratahs in 2014). Cheika’s decision to help the Pumas comes as something of a surprise as he had said in May he would feel almost like a “traitor” coaching against one of his former teams.
He scored in the Young Lions’ opening group stage win over Argentina, then netted the only goal in the final against Venezuela to seal the trophy and a place in the history books, becoming only the third Englishman to score in a World Cup final. RUGBY – England Saxons celebrate winning the Churchill Cup after beating New Zealand Maori 17-13 in the final at Twickenham Stadium. His only appearances for Uruguay in this decade were to help the Teros win World Cup qualifiers in 2014 and 2018. A herniated disc has ruled him out. Won plaudits including 2003 World Cup legend Johnny Wilkinson. Cheika, who quit as Wallabies coach after his team were well beaten by England in the quarter-finals of last year’s World Cup, has been working in a similar capacity for the National Rugby League champion Sydney Roosters this year. For a 17-year-old who had never played the men’s game before, it was mightily impressive. It sets up an epic semi-final showdown with either Ireland or the mighty All Blacks – who entered the tournament as favourites. The summer transfer window was unlike any other; see all the major deals.