Following England's convincing 3-0 win over Ukraine, TheFA.com looks at the Lions who roared in the Premiership.
Following England's convincing 3-0 mid-week win over Ukraine at St. James Park, TheFA.com takes a closer look at the Lions who roared in the Premiership at the weekend.
Smith struck a superb volley to help Manchester United beat Norwich. The former Leeds striker has settled in well at Old Trafford and pressed his claims for a place in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s plans. With Ruud van Nistelrooy and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer out injured, there has been further pressure on Smith to produce and he has not been found wanting.
Gerrard fired the winner for Liverpool in their game against Manchester City. The Reds skipper also played an excellent through ball to set up the opening goal, scored by Milan Baros. Appears to be enjoying a new lease of life at Anfield under Rafael Benitez.
Cole found the back of the net just five minutes after coming off the substitutes bench to give Chelsea a scrappy 1-0 win at Birmingham. The goal will have given new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho a reminder of Cole’s ability as he bids to hold down a place in the starting line-up.
Robinson kept a clean sheet as Tottenham won at Newcastle. The keeper impressed with a good performance, making superb saves from James Milner and Laurent Robert. Robinson’s good form since moving to White Hart Lane could see him make a strong challenge for the England No.1 jersey.