Sunday 11 December 2016

From Reece Oxford to Dion Dublin –A towns and cities XI

Published 11/08/2015 | 11:09

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted against Arsenal
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and Reece Oxford as he is substituted against Arsenal

Reece Oxford put himself firmly on the football map with his remarkable top flight debut for West Ham against Arsenal on the opening weekend of the Premier League.

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Oxford takes his place below in a team made up of other current and former footballers whose surnames are also British and Irish towns and cities.

REECE OXFORD

The 16-year-old West Ham starlet is still waiting for his GCSE results but passed his Premier League debut examination with flying colours.

GARETH BARRY

England midfield veteran who has clocked up more than 550 Premier League appearances at Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton.

JAMES CHESTER

Recently completed £8million switch from Hull to West Brom and the defender has shone in Wales' successful Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

JACK CORK

The England Under-21 midfielder failed to make the grade at Chelsea but has since established himself in the Premier League at Southampton and Swansea.

DION DUBLIN

Won four caps for England and the striker made his name with over 100 goals at Coventry and Aston Villa after suffering serious injury at Manchester United.

JUSTIN EDINBURGH

Feisty full-back who spent 10 years at Tottenham before going on to become a successful lower-league manager at Newport and Gillingham.

CLARKE CARLISLE

Well-travelled central defender who played over 500 senior games for nine clubs and was the chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

ALAN SUNDERLAND

Scored nearly 100 goals for Wolves, Arsenal and Ipswich but will always be remembered for his last-minute FA Cup final winner for the Gunners in 1979.

SEAN DUNDEE

The South-African born striker enjoyed success in Germany but flopped at Liverpool where he made only five substitute appearances in the 1998-99 season.

DEON BURTON

Journeyman striker played for 14 clubs in a Football League spanning 20 years but represented Jamaica at the 1998 World Cup finals in France.

ANDY WARRINGTON

The goalkeeper made over 500 appearances for York, Doncaster, Bury and Rotherham and now holds a UEFA 'B' coaching licence.

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