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Kieran Trippier Gets Start For England Against Iran



Kieran Trippier is in Gareth Southgate’s starting eleven, and gets front billing, as England get their World Cup started against Iran. Nick Pope and Callum Wilson are on the bench.

This is Trippier’s 38th cap for England as he gets the nod at right-back. The 32-year-old has been in top form for Newcastle this term with 17 appearances, 1 goal, and 4 assists across all competitions.

England are in Group B along with the United States and Wales, who play each other later today. In between the Group B matches, Senegal (without injured star Sadio Mane) face The Netherlands in the remaining Group A match.

Yesterday, the World Cup got underway as Ecuador soundly defeated hosts Qatar 2-0 through a brace by former West Ham and Everton forward Enner Valencia. The 33-year-old, who currently plays for Fenerbahce, tops the Turkish Super Lig with 13 goals.

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134 comments so far

  • niafron

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #41

    Wow!

    This iranian anthem was something to watch…

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #42

    TDS has 23 points Raj!

    I have just whacked captaincy on Kane.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #43

    Novo – predictable perhaps but I’ll take the goals. 🙂

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #44

    Dragged myself up from my night shift slumber for this game , these lot better deliver, if they don`t put at least 3 past Iran then they might as well give up.

    And for the fellow bloggers who mailed last night mentioning shift work , you are right, it does totally screw your body clock up, and after 40 years of shift work you can imagine how screwed up mine is.
    Hey ho, life could be worse though eh, now come on England and get the job done.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #45

    Right…time to shut down the laptop and watch the match! Hope we all enjoy it! Apart from any Iranian Toon fans, hope you hate it…sorry not sorry!

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  • niafron

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #46

    Don’t want to ruin the mood, but to be fairly honnest, would be happy to see these courageous iranian players doing something to day.

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #47

    Come on England!!

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  • Mort

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #48

    The Taco Taker most likely ate a bat and spread covid 😉

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #49

    Raj, you are a shambles! You have 18 point because you had Estupian as captain, but now you have changed it to Trips so unless Trips gets more than 6 points, the double points for Estupian will stand.

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  • Ty21

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #50

    If Southgate find a way to play Wilson and Kane together, England have a chance to win the Cup.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #51

    TDS; He always seems to get crucial goals too whether at crucial parts.of the game or match winners.

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  • gutty72

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #52

    He should 100% , be the captian of the national team aswel as the toon . Top player , playing the best football i’ve seen from him , better by far from his tottenham days .
    Eddie Howe should take a bow for the job he is doing with Tripps and our outstanding team at the moment …..
    HWTL , IEHWT…
    I’m going to say it and i’ve put a bet on that we finish 2nd this season . 44 / 1 when i took it out haha . Worth a tenner at the time ?

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #53

    Just footin get on with it

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #54

    Auld Carlos Queiroz the Iran boss, didn’t know that. Everyday’s a school day.

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #55

    A few minutes late but good morning all and good to see Troops get the nod…a couple of the others…well. Always hate to see a GK go out….

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #56

    Troops…..hahahaha…auto correct at its finest. Troops is a trooper

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #57

    Arghhhhh….I give up

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  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #58

    The youngster showing Mcguire how it’s done ?

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  • niafron

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #59

    It’s very quiet here… i guess everybody is watching the game.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #60

    Decent header by the Bellingham that

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #61

    Ave it

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #62

    Lovely finish by the Saka

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #63

    Get in

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  • Vask

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #64

    Might as well present us the trophy at the end of this match. :-p

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #65

    3 goals during 4 consecutive posts. Never been witnessed before ever. This is bigly

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #66

    Reckon it’s better than a 1st!

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  • niafron

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #67

    I guess all the others are on “The England United blog”…

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #68

    scared yet Niafron?

    😉

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #69

    Might as well put Wilson on for 2nd half

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #70

    We get an extra sub coz of concussion bloke so the Southgate can get 6 players game time at some point. Has to be the way ahead.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #71

    Excellent start from England. I would like to see them hammer it home in the 2nd half.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #72

    Well that`s the 3 goals in the bag that i wanted so all is good.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #73

    Can see Bellingham wearing the black n white at some point.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #74

    Yeah TFB, I think a few subs make sense but I don’t want Foden on or Kane off due to FWC.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #75

    What a first half….I’ll take harry ‘the failure” maguire along side the botman any day of the week 🙂

    While he’s out of favor…please sign him

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  • niafron

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #76

    @The Taco Taker

    Not really… cause we could only play England in quarterfinal ( or later )… and i don’t see us going that far…

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #77

    Southgate’s been spending a fair bit of time with King Eddie it seems.

    At last he’s released the handbrake.

    Well done big nose.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #78

    WlToon – imagine him playing with Bruno and Big Joe.

    Lets get him in Jan i say.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #79

    Taco,
    Sheeeeeeeit!
    Forgot about that, Trips and Kane stay on for me.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #80

    Tripps made the most mistakes out of all the defenders….

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