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Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen very happy to have Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku on his side

JAN VERTONGHEN feels very fortunate to be team-mates with both Romelu Lukaku AND Harry Kane. And the Tottenham centre-half believes Europe’s two hottest hitmen will take their Premier League Golden Boot battle down to the wire. Vertonghen captained Belgium in Tuesday night’s 4-0 win over Cyprus, when Lukaku came on to score his 16th goal […]

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JAN VERTONGHEN feels very fortunate to be team-mates with both Romelu Lukaku AND Harry Kane.

And the Tottenham centre-half believes Europe’s two hottest hitmen will take their Premier League Golden Boot battle down to the wire.

Jan Vertonghen feels lucky to play alongside Harry Kane
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Vertonghen captained Belgium in Tuesday night’s 4-0 win over Cyprus, when Lukaku came on to score his 16th goal in 13 games this season.

The defender is now back at Spurs to team up again with Kane, who netted two in the international break.

Tottenham striker Kane has 15 goals in his last ten games and Vertonghen admits he is lucky to normally only face the deadly duo in training.

But he is already quaking in his boots about dealing with Lukaku when Spurs visit Manchester United  at Old Trafford in a fortnight.

Vertonghen, 30, said: “I don’t want to face either — at any time!

“I’ve got them both in my team, so that’s something.

Harry Kane impresses Jan Vertonghen at Tottenham
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Romelu Lukaku was injured on international duty but recovered in time to score
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Jan Vertonghen is a big fan of Belgium team-mate Romelu Lukaku
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“But in two weeks I have to face Romelu, so I will need my fellow centre-backs.

Romelu is in great form. His goal against Cyprus was typical  — a ball in behind and he held off a couple of defenders and finished.

“Harry is special as well. I can’t find the words to describe them enough. It’s very difficult to split them.

“I think they will keep playing for the Golden Boot until the last game of the season like last year.”

Lukaku missed Belgium’s 4-3 win in Bosnia last weekend with an ankle injury.

But his return is a timely boost for his club boss Jose Mourinho ahead of United’s visit to Liverpool on Saturday.

Vertonghen said: “He was actually injured. His ankle wasn’t in good shape. But he used the first week of the international break to get fit.”

Vertonghen is now Belgium’s most-capped player on 97 appearances.

He added: “To break the record is something to cherish, and I will.

“I can’t imagine not playing for the national team so, as long as I can, I will.”

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Manchester United youngster Scott McTominay has signed new long-term contract at Old Trafford until 2021

MANCHESTER UNITED  have announced youngster Scott McTominay has signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford. The 20-year-old was out of contract at the end of the season with a host of Premier League clubs monitoring his situation. United boss Jose Mourinho has convinced the midfielder who made his first-team debut at Arsenal last season […]

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MANCHESTER UNITED  have announced youngster Scott McTominay has signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford.

The 20-year-old was out of contract at the end of the season with a host of Premier League clubs monitoring his situation.

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United boss Jose Mourinho has convinced the midfielder who made his first-team debut at Arsenal last season has penned a deal until 2021, with an option to extend for a futher year.

McTominay said: “I have grown up at this great club and it has always been a big part of my life.

“I attended the club’s development centre in Preston from the age of five and have gone on to progress from there.

“To make my debut at the end of last season was a dream come true, and I would like to thank the manager for the faith that he has shown in me.

Scott McTominay made first-team debut against Arsenal last season
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McTominay featured in Champions League at Benfica
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“I was absolutely delighted when the manager promoted me to the first-team squad and I am looking forward to continuing my journey with this fantastic team.”

Mourinho said: “I am delighted Scott has signed a new contract, he is one of our young players that has gone from strength to strength. He made his Premier League debut at the end of last season and made his Champions League debut this season. I had no hesitation in promoting Scott to the first-team squad last month as we have total belief in him.”

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Charlotte Crosby mocked by cruel trolls who think she looks like ‘a rubber sex doll’ after lip fillers, Botox and nose job

CHARLOTTE Crosby has been cruelly taunted by trolls who compared her cosmetically-enhanced look to that of a “rubber sex doll.” The former Geordie Shore star, 27, hasn’t been shy in sharing her love of Botox and fillers – and cruel keyboard bullies were quick to taunt her after she posted a loved-up selfie with boyfriend […]

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CHARLOTTE Crosby has been cruelly taunted by trolls who compared her cosmetically-enhanced look to that of a “rubber sex doll.”

The former Geordie Shore star, 27, hasn’t been shy in sharing her love of Botox and fillers – and cruel keyboard bullies were quick to taunt her after she posted a loved-up selfie with boyfriend Stephen Bear.

The Just Tattoo Of Us presenters chose to capture their date day on Instagram, with a shot showing them dressed in thick winter coats.

Looking like they had just been for a walk, make-up free Charlotte stopped to pout for a photograph as a beaming Bear grinned beside her.

Yet many were distracted from the sweet show of affection and quick to point out Charlotte’s plumper-looking lips, which were a far cry from her look when she first joined the racy MTV show.

One troll raged: “Please stop . you look like a blow up doll 😔.”

Charlotte, pictured in 2012, hasn’t been shy in confessing her love for Botox
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She has talked about plumping up her thinner lips
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Another squealed: “Omg you look like a plastic doll,” as a third quizzed: “How much surgery has she had done? She looks like a doll.

One quipped: “U look like a doll and I don’t mean that as a compliment,” while one moaned: “Really disappointed…full of fillers, plastic and Botox. Ugh.”

A telly fan posted: “She looks soooo different! No more surgery!” as one added: “Omfggggg her face!!! Wtf man.. future nightmare.”

A fan then bluntly uploaded: “Yuck she looks botched AF.”

Fans compared her recent image, where she also has brunette hair, to her older more natural look
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Yet the Newcastle beauty’s loyal fans were quick to leap to her defence.

One added: “Goals. 💗😍LOVEU,” as another gushed: “I think you look beautiful and that you should continue to do what makes you happy xoxo.”

One surmised: “Just love her in general.”

This isn’t the first time Charlotte’s fans have been surprised by her appearance.

Recently, This Morning viewers were left confused as Charlotte showed off another new look.

Charlotte Crosby’s fans were baffled by her new look
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The star was appearing on This Morning to talk about Just Tattoo Of Us
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Charlotte previously had blonde hair, picture here with Bear
Charlotte previously had blonde hair, picture here with boyfriend Stephen Bear
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Charlotte looked very different when she first appeared on Geordie Shore
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With her hair dyed dark brown and  a heavily made up face, Charlotte – who is a big fan of lip fillers – looked a far cry from her former self.

And while she was inundated with comments about how great she looked, some cruel trolls took to Twitter to question her look.

Charlotte has recently dyed her hair dark brown
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Some viewers thought Charlotte looked very different
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In the past Charlotte has been very open about her love of lip filler, saying previously: “I get them done every five to six months at a place in Newcastle. I had the thinnest top lip.”

Meanwhile Charlotte opened up about the new series of Just Tattoo Of Us, admitting she didn’t think anyone would want to take part this series.

She said: “We thought after series one no one would want to do it. But series two people had worse ideas because they wanted to top it.”

The star also opened up about the tattoo Bear gave her on the show – which was half a bear and half a cheetah.

Charlotte has undergone a transformation during her rise to fame
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Explaining why he did that, she said: “When I was filming series one, I had a boyfriend, it wasn’t a serious one.  I was only with him for two months and I kissed Stephen on set.”

And when quizzed about if she could see herself marrying Bear, she responded: “Definitely in the future.”


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Martin Keown reveals what Arsenal have said about Jack Wilshere ‘behind the scenes’

JACK WILSHERE is ‘playing better than ever in training’, reveals former Arsenal ace Martin Keown. Injury-prone Wilshere, yet to appear in the Premier League this season, was a star turn in the Gunners’ 1-0 Europa League win at Red Star Belgrade. He played a big hand in Olivier Giroud’s winner and impressed throughout the game. […]

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JACK WILSHERE is ‘playing better than ever in training’, reveals former Arsenal ace Martin Keown.

Injury-prone Wilshere, yet to appear in the Premier League this season, was a star turn in the Gunners’ 1-0 Europa League win at Red Star Belgrade.

Jack Wilshere shone against Red Star Belgrade in Thursday’s Europa League win
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He played a big hand in Olivier Giroud’s winner and impressed throughout the game.

And Keown told BT Sport: “They’re saying behind the scenes Jack is now playing better than ever before in training.”

Wilshere, 25, must use Europe’s lesser competition to force his way back into regular first-team reckoning.

“This is a platform for him to prove first of all his fitness, then his ability and then he’s got to then get into the A team to play in the Premier League,” said Keown.

The Arsenal stars performances on the field are beginning to reflect his displays in training
The Arsenal star’s performances on the field are beginning to reflect his displays in training
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Martin Keown says Wilshere must use the Europa League to prove his fitness
Martin Keown says Wilshere must use the Europa League to prove his fitness
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“He’s got to announce his career is back open again.

“We know the talent’s been there for years, he’s now just got to do it.


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“This is a big enough platform to prove he can get into this first team.

“He doesn’t need to go on loan. Arsenal can meet his expectations but he needs to stay fit and well.”

Wilshere has long been admired by successive England managers
Wilshere has long been admired by successive England managers
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But the Arsenal axe must prove his fitness to gain regular first-team play
But the Arsenal ace must prove his fitness to gain regular first-team play
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Successive England managers have long admired Wilshere's craft and guile, and there is no doubting what he can contribute at club level, either.

But so many injuries have meant it's been a long haul and last season he was loaned out to Bournemouth.

All the same, Keown believes Wilshere can bring something to the Arsenal side that no other player can. He added: "He has an element of creativity that Arsene Wenger absolutely loves.


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"He can light up a game, he springs from midfield and no-one else can do that quite like that in an Arsenal shirt."

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