Liverpool’s Emre Can  chases Aston Villa  midfielder Jack Grealish during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on Sunday. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Kevin Grealish, father of Republic of Ireland under-21 international winger Jack, has quelled concerns that his son might defect to England by confir(...)

Wayne Rooney doesn’t give the impression he cherishes anybody’s shade. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Quite apart from the jaw-dropping audacity of the goal, and the electric charge it gave the World Cup on day two in Brazil last summer as the Netherl(...)

Chris Smalling is mobbed by his Manchester United team mates after he scored United’s fourth in their 4-2 win over Manchester City. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United 4 Manchester City 2These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester Unite(...)

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has been linked to numerous summer transfers. Photo: John Sibley/ Reuters

Arsène Wenger has defended Theo Walcott following criticism of the Arsenal forward’s performance for England against Italy, saying that he is still re(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

Harry Kane celebrates after scoring on his debut against Lithuania at Wembley. Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Harry Kane will make his first England start in tonight’s glamour friendly with Italy – an opportunity manager Roy Hodgson believes the striker fully (...)

Harry Kane has been given the green light to play for England U-21’s in this summer’s European Championships. Photograph: Getty

Harry Kane is set to play for the England Under-21s at the European Championships this summer with the backing of senior boss Roy Hodgson. Kane enjoye(...)

Harry Kane heads home England’s fourth goal after just 80 seconds on the pitch in the Euro 2016 Group E game against Lithuania at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters/Livepic

England 4 Lithuania 0Presumably, Harry Kane knows international football is not always this easy. The crowd were kept waiting to see England’s man-of-(...)

England captain Wayne Rooney and manager Roy Hodgson talk to the press about their forthcoming World Cup qualifying game against Lithuania. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney was nearing the end of his media duties on the eve of a clash with Lithuania when talk turned to those pink boxing gloves, that left han(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane has been called into the English squad. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, was named in the senior England squad for the(...)