Taylor given England call-up

Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has been called-up to the England squad for Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino

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Pardew on Taylor's England selection

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew said:

"This is a fully deserved call-up for Steven.

"He missed part of the season but since his return has been outstanding.

"He has a great chance, on this form, of going to the World Cup. On behalf of all the squad, staff and supporters, we wish him all the best and hope he is given the chance to win his first senior international cap."

– Alan Pardew, Newcastle United FC Manager

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