Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Noble in England storm


Filed: Sunday, 17th June 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel


Mark Noble was at the centre of an on-field brawl as England's under-21s progressed to the semi-final stage of the European Championships.

Noble was caught in the middle of a furore which resulted after Blackburn's Matt Derbyshire scored England's second - and decisive - goal.

The Serbian players were incensed after Derbyshire played to the referee's whistle - or lack of it - despite a Serbian defender lying prone on the edge of the penalty box.

And Noble was one of several English players caught up in the backlash as Serbian players protested; protets which continued into the tunnel after the game.

Noble - a second half substitute - is likely to begin Wednesday's semi-final against the hosts Holland as Tottenham's Tom Huddlestone was sent off for swearing at the linesman.

The match was sadly marred by racist chanting from Serbian fans during the first half. The English FA have sent an official letter of complaint to UEFA; Serbia, who had already qualified for the semis prior to last night's game could be thrown out of the competition.

Nigel Reo-Coker also played in the game.





Related News

   arrow   Rice, Sakho, Arnautovic & Billic : Thursday's news [21st Sep 2017]
   arrow   Hernandez is the man, says Parris [19th Sep 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [19th Sep 2017]
   arrow   Half Time: Cheltenham Town vs West Ham United [23rd Aug 2017]
   arrow   Hackett - Mason had a stinker [21st Aug 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [15th Aug 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [7th Aug 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Saturday's news round-up [5th Aug 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Saturday's news round-up [29th Jul 2017]
   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [18th Jul 2017]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Winston back for Soton test
Club Doc Stijn Vandenbroucke has confirmed that Winston Reid will return fo...more
Three Years Ago
Cheikhou Kouyate out for six weeks
Cheikhou Kouyate is set for a lengthy spell on sidelines after sustaining a knock during Saturday's ...more
Five Years Ago
Noble resolution close
West Ham United vice-chair Karren Brady has revealed that midfielder Mark Noble is close to agreeing...more