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Rooney arrives at court to face drink-driving charge

LONDON: Former England captain Wayne Rooney arrived at court on Monday to face a drink-driving charge. The Everton striker, 31, made no comment as he was confronted by a media scrum outside Stockport Magistrates' Court in the northwest of England. Wearing a blue suit with his hands in his pockets, he walked into the court building accompanied by a small entourage. Rooney was charged after being stopped by police while driving a black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am on September 1. The car belonged to a woman he had met…

Wayne Rooney announces end of England career

MANCHESTER: Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from the England national team on Wednesday, ending a 14-year stint in which he became the country's top goalscorer with 53 goals. Rooney said he had made the decision despite being told by England manager Gareth Southgate that he would be recalled to the squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers. "It was great that Gareth Southgate called me this week to tell me he wanted me back in the England squad for the upcoming matches. I really appreciated that," the…

Rooney rejoins Everton from Manchester United

LONDON: England and Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney completed a move back to his first club Everton on Sunday. The 31-year-old -- who had become a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho last season -- signed a two year contract on a free transfer according to the BBC bringing the curtain down on 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford. Rooney -- whose move comes the day after United announced they had agreed terms with Everton over buying their leading scorer Romelu Lukaku -- will hope the switch also…

Premier League: Williams stuns Arsenal, Leicester brought low

LONDON: Ashley Williams's 86th-minute header ended Arsenal's 14-game unbeaten run and kept Arsene Wenger's side from the Premier League summit as Everton claimed a much-needed 2-1 win on Tuesday. Arsenal would have provisionally supplanted leaders Chelsea on goals scored with victory and took a 20th-minute lead when Alexis Sanchez's free-kick deflected in off Williams. But Seamus Coleman equalised with a 44th-minute header before Williams's first Everton goal ended his team's five-game winless run and sent Ronald…

Premier League: Liverpool and Manchester United thwarted in dramatic finales

LONDON: Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Manchester United were caught by late sucker punches in two games that finished far more dramatically than they began on Sunday. Juergen Klopp's Liverpool wasted a chance to return to second place in the table, a point behind Chelsea, twice surrendering a two-goal lead before losing 4-3 in added time in a thriller at Bournemouth. United dropped two points at Everton after Marouane Fellaini conceded an 89th-minute penalty soon after the former Goodison Park favourite had…