The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Man Utd

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 1 - 1 Arsenal

Sunday, 17 May 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Jones ruled out for England

England will be without Phil Jones for Tuesday's friendly international against Germany at Wembley.

Last Updated: 17/11/13 at 11:55 Post Comment

Phil Jones: Manchester United star to miss England game

Phil Jones: Manchester United star to miss England game

The Manchester United star suffered a groin injury during the 2-0 defeat to Chile at Wembley on Friday evening.

The 21-year-old, who started at centre-back alongside Gary Cahill, was replaced by his United team-mate Chris Smalling after 57 minutes.

He has now undergone a scan on the injury and has returned to his club for further treatment.

A statement from the FA read: "Phil Jones has been ruled out of England's final match of 2013 against Germany on Tuesday evening.

"The Manchester United defender picked up his injury during England's defeat to Chile on Friday evening, and following a scan today (Saturday) he has returned to his club."

Cahill is now likely to resume his partnership with Phil Jagielka in the heart of the England defence against Germany.

Boss Roy Hodgson gave the players Saturday off to recharge their batteries ahead of Tuesday's game.

Hodgson is hopeful that Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Kyle Walker and Rickie Lambert will all be available after missing the game against Chile.

Joe Hart, Ashley Cole and Andros Townsend are also expected to return to the starting XI.

Hodgson is confident his side will learn the lessons from their defeat against Chile at Wembley, when boos rang around the stadium as England's 10-match unbeaten run came to an end.

"We used a lot of players and debutants and players who haven't got many caps," said Hodgson.

"Going a goal behind early meant we were on the back foot and always chasing the game against a team who were more than capable of keeping us at bay and keeping the ball.

"It would be harsh to make too many judgements on them (the debutants). They came into a team where a lot of people around them weren't that experienced if we take Frank Lampard out of the equation.

"Even our more experienced players would have found it difficult anyway because Chile were good and deserved to win.

"They played excellently. We learned a lot about South American opposition and how good they are at sucking you towards their goalkeeper and then manage to ping 50-yard balls on to people's toes. That's one of the best displays of goalkeeper passing I've ever seen.

"It's important that having been knocked down they pick themselves up again. We have another big game on Tuesday night. There are lessons to be learned. We need to play better if we are going to beat top teams like Chile and Germany."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

QPR's Rio Ferdinand is astounded by reaction to his wife's death

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been astounded by the levels of support he received following the death of his wife.

Didier Drogba confirms he will leave Chelsea

Didier Drogba has announced today’s Premier League game against Sunderland will be his last as a Chelsea player.

Mike Ashley says he will not sell Newcastle United until he has won trophy

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley says he will not sell the club until he has won a trophy.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company