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England physio dislocates ankle celebrating goal

England physio Gary Lewin is carried off injured on a stretcher Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

England physio Gary Lewin, who used to work for Arsenal, is to return home from the World Cup after suffering a fracture and dislocation of his ankle. The Londoner sustained the injury while celebrating Daniel Sturridge's first-half equaliser in Saturday night's 2-1 defeat against Italy.

England physio Gary Lewin during the match Credit: Mike Egerton/PA

Lewin jumped off the bench while cheering and injured himself in the process. He left the field on a stretcher after a short break in play.

"That was a very sad moment for us," England boss Roy Hodgson said. "In celebrating the goal he jumped up, landed on a water bottle and dislocated his ankle.

"It was very painful. He was taken to hospital. The doctor set it, put it back in at the side of the field, but it's the end of the World Cup for Gary."

Redknapp excited for QPR's Championship play-off final

Harry Redknapp says he is relishing the prospect of leading QPR to Wembley for the Championship play-off final.

A brace from Charlie Austin helped the Hoops come from behind to beat Wigan at Loftus Road on Monday night to set up a meeting with Derby County on May 24.

Harry Redknapp's side came from behind to beat Wigan and reach the Championship play-off final. Credit: PA Wire

“It’s a great night, great for the fans and we’ve got a Wembley trip to look forward to," Redknapp said.

“I wanted to do it for the fans and for the owners because they’re good people and I knew what it meant for them.

“It’s a smashing club, we’ve got great support, the owners are fantastic people and the players deserve it, they’ve been fantastic and they’ve worked their socks off.”


QPR reach Championship play-off final with Wigan win

Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates with Bobby Zamora. Credit: PA Wire

QPR are one step closer to returning to the Premier League after they came from behind to beat Wigan and reach the Championship play-off final.

Wigan had taken a first-half lead through James Perch, but Charlie Austin's penalty levelled the game before his close-range strike in extra time sealed the win.

The west London club will have to overcome in-form Derby County - who beat Brighton 6-2 on aggregate in the other semi-final - on May 24 at Wembley if they are to return to the top-flight.

Tony Pulis hails 'amazing' Crystal Palace comeback

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis hailed his side's comeback against Liverpool as "amazing".

Palace scored three times in the last 11 minutes to come from 3-0 down to secure a point in their final home of the season.

Tony Pulis has paid tribute to his players for their remarkable comeback against Liverpool. Credit: PA Wire

"I said the game would open up in the second half, and we'd have a chance," Pulis said.

"Then they get the two and, at 3-0, you're staring down the barrel. When we got the first goal, I thought we'd have a squeak.

"Then everything took off, it was amazing. When the second goal went in, it was just a matter of time until we got the third."

Read: Palace players pay tribute to fans after Liverpool draw


Palace players pay tribute to fans after Liverpool draw

Crystal Palace players paid tribute to fans at Selhurst Park after their memorable comeback against Liverpool last night.

Two goals from Dwight Gayle and a strike from Damien Delaney helped Palace fight back from 3-0 down against the Reds and end the season at Selhurst on a high.


What a way to finish the last home game fans have been fantastic all season and really pulled us through it


what a result great comeback tonight never say die attitude!!! gutted couldnt be involved due to illness but great way to end our home games


Incredible scenes tonight! That was some comeback from the boys! Selhurst was absolutely bouncing! Thrilling viewing?


Read: Palace stage fightback to dent Liverpool's title hopes

Palace stage fightback to dent Liverpool's title hopes

Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle (front) celebrates with team-mate Yannick Bolasie after scoring his team's third goal. Credit: PA Wire

Crystal Palace scored three goals in nine minutes in a sensational comeback which left Liverpool's title hopes in tatters.

The Reds strolled into a 3-0 lead but a deflected shot from Damien Delaney with 10 minutes to go sparked a Palace fightback.

A double from substitute Dwight Gayle sealed a memorable draw to the delight of the home crowd.

Sherwood: De Boer would have 'tough act to follow'

Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood says his rumoured replacement Frank de Boer would have a "hard act to follow".

Ajax manager de Boer said he was open to speaking to Spurs about taking over amid rumours the north London club had contacted the Dutch champions about his availability.

Tim Sherwood has faced numerous rumours about his future as Spurs boss. Credit: PA Wire

"What am I going to do? I'm not going to roll up and die, I'm just going to get on with my job, which is to try and prepare my team to win football matches and whatever will be will be," he said ahead of this Saturday's derby against West Ham United.

"I've just got to carry on with my business, show my personal pride and professionalism and make sure that those lads are prepared to win for the team and for the fans and for this great club.

"I don't think he is too interested in looking at what I am doing already because if he did then he would see he has got a hard act to follow."

Read: Tim Sherwood 'not affected' by job threat rumours

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