Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has been called up to the England squad for the FIFA World Cup qualifying games against San Marino and Montenegro, with Aaron Lennon and Michael Dawson out with injuries.
England manager Roy Hodgson put Michael Dawson's recent run of fitness for his inclusion in his squad for their FIFA World Cup™ qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro.
European champions Chelsea and in-form Tottenham feature in two of the key UEFA Europa League ties on Thursday when they meet Steaua Bucharest and Inter Milan respectively.
Andre Villas-Boas has challenged his Tottenham side to show they are capable of cutting it in the UEFA Champions League by beating Lyon in their UEFA Europa League clash tomorrow.
Manchester United and Manchester City overwhelmed Wigan Athletic 4-0 and Stoke City 3-0 respectively, while Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Fulham also recorded victories.
Despite dominating the game for large periods and taking a lead through Michael Dawson, Tottenham Hotspur could only manage a 1-1 draw at Panathinaikos, who equalised with a late goal.