English football legend Roger Hunt has died at the age of 83 – Sports News Update

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English football lost another of its greatest sons after it was revealed that former Liverpool striker Roger Hunt has died at the age of 83.

Leeds United’s Norman Hunter (r) slides in too late to prevent Liverpool’s Roger Hunt (l) firing the ball across. Photo: PA

Referred to as “Sir Roger” by Kop spy supporters, Hunt signed for the Anfield Club in 1958 and became the club of all time with 244 goalscorers. He scored 285 in all competitions – a number only surpassed by Ian Rush.

But Hunt became a national hero as part of England’s victorious 1966 World Cup squad, scoring three group stage goals and playing in every game, including the famous final against West Germany at Wembley.

On the Liverpool FC website, first team manager Jürgen Klopp said: “It is really sad news and our thoughts and our love are with his family.

“Unfortunately at this moment it feels too often that we say goodbye to these giants of our club.

“Roger Hunt ranks second in the history of Liverpool FC, that much is clear.

“To be the Shankly team’s top scorer catalyst to actually get promoted and then win those precious league titles and the FA Cup puts him in a number of LFC legends who are responsible for making us the club who we are today. He was also world champion in 1966.

“I was told that the Kop named him ‘Sir Roger’ because of all his accomplishments. A goalscorer who never stopped helping his teammates; I think he would have fit in well with our current team.

“So it is Sir Roger whom we will remember, honor and pay tribute to in the days to come.”

Born in Golborne, Cheshire on July 20, 1938, Hunt was signed by Phil Taylor of Stockton Heath but retained by Bill Shankly in 1964 and 1966. He also won the FA Cup in 1965 with Liverpool.

“English football has lost another great one with the death of Roger Hunt,” said FA CEO Mark Bullingham.

“On behalf of the FA, our thoughts go with his family and friends today. Roger is always valued by fans across the country as one of our 1966 World Champions.

“He will be remembered forever at Wembley and we will pay tribute to him ahead of our home game against Hungary next month.”


Norwich Latest News: “Big Problem” emerges on Carrow Road by Teemu Pukki. is involved

According to journalist Stuart Hodge, fighting will continue in the Premier League in Norwich City unless they can get the most out of star striker Teemu Pukki.

How has Norwich done this season?
After relegation from the top division in 2020, Norwich sealed an immediate return to the Premier League by securing their second league title in three seasons.

However, the Canaries are still looking for their first point of the season and remain rooted at the foot of the Premier League table after six straight defeats.

Aside from beating Bournemouth 6-0 in the Carabao Cup last month, Daniel Farke’s side have only scored two goals this season.

Both goals came from Finnish striker Pukki, who scored 26 times in Norwich’s league title last season.

However, head coach Farke claimed the weekend’s 2-0 loss to Everton gave him some encouragement and urged his side to be more clinical if they want to spin their campaign.

What did Stuart Hodge say about the situation?
Norwich is adjusting to life without Emiliano Buendia, who scored 15 goals and 17 assists last season.

The 24-year-old moved to Aston Villa for a record sum during the summer transfer window and Hodge believes Farke needs to find a way to get Pukki to additional goalscoring positions.

He told GMS: “The big problem for Norwich City is making sure this new system makes the best use of Teemu Pukki, as it is not already doing it.

He’s a guy who likes to play on the shoulder and when Norwich City counterattacks, which I think the 4-3-3 makes better, that cohesion has to take place.

“By taking Emi Buendia out of the equation, that cohesion is not there at the top of the pitch.”

Is Pukki able to lead Norwich before danger?
Statistics show that Pukki is a goalscorer, scoring 69 times in 133 Norwich games.

Pukki, who came to the Canary Islands on a free transfer from the Danish club Brondby in 2018, was the third most successful player in the championship last season and also started in all three Finland games at Euro 2020.

The 31-year-old has already shown that he can cause problems for the Premier League defense, scoring 11 goals despite Norwich bottoming out in the 2019-2020 season.

He’s scored five goals in his first three games in the league, so he clearly has to offer more options from his teammates.

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