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Wayne Rooney: England boss Sam Allardyce on his captain's role

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Sam Allardyce’s debut win means the last nine permanent England managers have won their first game in charge of the Three Lions



Sam Allardyce says it is "not for me to say" where Wayne Rooney plays after starting his England reign with a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win in Slovakia.

England struggled against their 10-man hosts before Adam Lallana secured victory seconds from the final whistle.

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Rooney becomes England's most capped outfield player

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The Manchester United forward has surpassed ex-captain David Beckham, becoming the outfield player with the most international appearances in the Three Lions' history



Wayne Rooney has become England's most capped outfield player after his selection in the Three Lions' World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

The Manchester United forward has won his 116th cap, thus surpassing the record set by David Beckham.

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UEFA World Cup Qualifying 2018 Review : England top Slovakia; Germany roll

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Adam Lallana ensured Sam Allardyce's reign as England manager got off to a dramatic winning start with a strike deep into injury time to beat Slovakia 1-0.

Allardyce had looked as though he would have to settle for a deeply uninspiring stalemate in Trnava -- the hosts having held firm in the World Cup Group F qualifier despite Martin Skrtel's sending-off after a nasty stamp on Harry Kane.

Read more: UEFA World Cup Qualifying 2018 Review : England top Slovakia; Germany roll

David Luiz is a Chelsea legend but £38m return smacks of desperation

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The re-signing of a Blues legend has inspired fans, but he wasn't the club's first choice and the Brazilian will need to up his game in a competitive league



David Luiz has joined Chelsea for £38m just two years after leaving the club but, despite the Champions League winner being considered a legend by fans, he was still only Antonio Conte's third-choice centre-back signing.

Chelsea were left needing defenders with less than 24 hours until the transfer window closed after being messed around by Napoli over Kalidou Koulibaly and have had to spend big on a defender who has passed his peak.

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Transfer deadline day August 2016: Completed deals

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England goalkeeper Joe Hart has fallen out of favour with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola



The summer transfer window has closed in England and Scotland, and here BBC Sport lists every signing from a busy deadline day.

Signings confirmed in May, June and July can be found on the relevant pages, while you can see who each club has released on our dedicated page.

Read more: Transfer deadline day August 2016: Completed deals


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