Vincent Kompany: A colossus, model pro and future City boss

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It’s been over a month now since he revealed the inevitable. After 11 years of service, countless accolades and an ever-increasing trophy cabinet, Manchester City defender and captain Vincent Kompany will officially depart for pastures new tomorrow morning. Continue reading

Cardiff 1-2 Burnley: Hart excels as hosts’ efforts not enough in south Wales

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart (left) punches the ball during the Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes proved enough for Burnley to snatch all three points in south Wales, against a Cardiff side who worked hard but were punished for lacking a clinical edge. Joe Hart made two important saves and displayed his quality as the hosts pressed, but it was not enough – despite Josh Murphy’s well-taken strike to equalise. 
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England 2-1 Wales: Player ratings as Sturridge nets late, dramatic winner

England 2-1 Wales: Player ratings as Sturridge nets late, dramatic winner

It was billed as the battle of Britain, and late drama saw bragging rights firmly fall to substitutes on a frantic afternoon in lEns.

Having managed to somehow squander a one-goal lead against a Russia side who, on the evening, were very poor, England knew they needed to win against Chris Coleman’s Wales side. They did just that, and as a result, leapfrog their opponents into top spot in Group B.

How did the England players fare individually? Read below, for the Three Lions’ player ratings.

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