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Anthony's agony

Posted on 21 May 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Anthony Gardner has been cruelly denied the chance to win his first international cap by a knee injury in Saturday's Premiership finale against Manchester United.

The big defender landed awkwardly after an aerial challenge and crumpled in agony on the White Hart Lane turf.

Thankfully, initial diagnosis suggested there was no serious damage although he will undergo scans on Monday to find out the extent of the problem.

It means Anthony, outstanding in the last few weeks, will not join up with England Under-21s for Thursday's friendly against Mexico and the Euro Championship qualifying match in Greece on June 5.

A disappointed Anthony, hobbling around on crutches, revealed: "I landed awkwardly and jarred my knee. I've no chance of making the England games now. I'll have a scan on Monday to find out exactly what's wrong."