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Marcus Bent

Marcus Nathan Bent (born 19 May 1978) is an English football striker who last played for Indonesian club Mitra Kukar in April 2012. A former England ... More »Marcus Nathan Bent (born 19 May 1978) is an English football striker who last played for Indonesian club Mitra Kukar in April 2012. A former England under-21 international, the journeyman striker has played for fourteen different clubs, playing 569 games and scoring 113 goals in the process. His numerous transfer fees have totalled over £10 million. An England under-21 international, he began his career at Brentford in 1995, before he signed with Crystal Palace in 1998. The next year he joined Sheffield United via Port Vale. In 2000 he transferred to Blackburn Rovers, where he got his first taste of Premier League football, before he moved on to Ipswich Town in 2001. He spent 2003–04 on loan at Leicester City, before he transferred to Everton in 2004. Two years later he was sold on to Charlton Athletic. He spent the 2007–08 season on loan at Wigan Athletic, before he moved on to Birmingham City in 2008. He spent three years with Birmingham, during which he spent time on loan at... [ Wikipedia ]

Everton FC at the Java Cup Toffees players touch down in nation which has seen Marcus Bent and Rog

THEIR playing position aside – the untrained observer would be unlikely to suspect much in common between Marcus Bent and Roger Milla. One is the largely uncelebrated journeyman forward who played for 16 different teams and helped Everton to a fourth place finish in the Premier League...

Hazard lights up the Premier League but like Drogba, he has never won player of the month. So, will...

April 1997 Mickey Evans (Southampton, below) January 2002 Marcus Bent (Ipswich, below) March 2004 Mikael Forssell (Birmingham, below) December 2007 Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn, below) November 2010 Johan Elmander (Bolton, below) February 2014 Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool, below) ...

How David Moyes will react to crisis: 'He won't be frightened at all'

Gregg lost out and the following season, with roughly £2m spent on Tim Cahill and Marcus Bent, Moyes guided Everton to a fourth-place finish and a place in the Champions League qualifiers. Kevin Kilbane, a key part of that Everton side, recalls: "That was probably his most testing moment ...

How Pierluigi Collina blew it for David Moyes and Everton in 2005

From the resulting corner the Scot headed in only for Pierluigi Collina – who had been allowed by Uefa to defer retirement despite reaching the required age – to blow for a pull by Marcus Bent. Replays showed the Everton man was fouled. With Moyes's men still pushing for a winner to take ...

NEWCASTLE v FULHAM: All the latest teams and stats as Magpies seek first league victory of the seaso...

The full list is Nick Barmby, Darren Bent, Marcus Bent, Craig Bellamy, Andy Cole, Peter Crouch, Les Ferdinand and Robbie Keane...

Abs-olutely ripped! Gemma Atkinson shows off her athletic figure in midriff baring crop top for nigh...

' However Gemma is notoriously closed when it comes to her private life after a couple of high profile relationships with footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent. During an interview Mail On Sunday's Live magazine last year she said: ‘I won’t talk about my exes for the simple ...

Ex-Hollyoaks pin-up Gemma Atkinson shows off her ripped figure in hot pink bikini

' Prior to Liam, who reached the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent with martial arts duo Strike in 2008, Gemma had high-profile romances with footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent. However, in an interview with the Mail On Sunday's Live magazine last year, she insisted she ...

West Brom become Nicolas Anelka's sixth Premier League club

Marcus Bent - 8 clubs - Crystal Palace, Blackburn, Ipswich, Leicester, Everton, Charlton, Wigan, Wolves Craig Bellamy - 7 clubs - Coventry, Newcastle, Blackburn, Liverpool, West Ham, Man City, Cardiff Wayne Routledge - 7 clubs - Crystal Palace, Tottenham, Portsmouth, Fulham, Aston Villa...

Premier League: 10 talking points from this weekend's action

Before that there were Marcus Bent, who helped Everton to a fourth-place finish in 2004-05 after replacing Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha and even James Beattie, who one season managed 11 goals in an Everton shirt, hard as that seems to believe. Mark Tallentire ...

Gemma Arterton shows off her trim figure in a neutral ensemble at London premiere of The Double

She previously had high-profile romances with footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent. However, in an interview with the Mail On Sunday's Live magazine earlier this year, she insisted she would never divulge the details on her former WAG life. She said: 'I won’t talk about my exes ...

Roberto Matrinez backing for Jordi Gomez

The midfielder is only the third Latics player to score a Premier League hat-trick after Marcus Bent and Henri Camara, and Martinez believes he has been treated unfairly by some of the Wigan fans. 'The role Jordi had to play today was as unfair as you're going to get,' said the Latics ...

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Best Premier League hat-tricks

The only occasion players on opposing sides have scored hat-tricks in the same game came in December 2007 when Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn) and Marcus Bent (Wigan) both got three in a match that ended 5-3 to Wigan. There have been 23 four-goal hauls in the Premier League, suggesting the ...

Kevin Mirallas is key to win over Southampton and Everton's heady rise

The competition has increased since Everton, who moved up to second in the table, last challenged for a top-four finish and sustained it through experienced defending, Lee Carsley's industry and slender victories delivered by Marcus Bent, Tim Cahill or Duncan Ferguson in 2004-05. Eight ...

Jamie O'Hara defends wife Danielle Lloyd on Twitter after attack from ex-Chelsea player

' Prior to meeting Jamie in 2009, Danielle had several high-profile relationships with footballers, including Jermain Defoe, Teddy Sheringham and Marcus Bent...

Danielle Lloyd becomes a fully-fledged WAG as she weds footballer Jamie O'Hara

In 2007, she went on to date Birmingham City striker Marcus Bent, before a brief two month romance with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe in early 2008...

Everton FC: A season of promise turns to a tense summer

Jelavic initially appeared he would be the answer to the question of Everton’s blunt strikeforce, but has instead joined Marcus Bent, James Beattie, Andrew Johnson and Yakubu to become one of many forwards to have ultimately flattered to deceive. Eight goals, and only one in the Premier ...

David Prentice: Everton FC’s class of 2012-13 turning on the style better than the class of 2004-05...

In 2004 Everton took advantage of the predatory penalty box talents of Tim Cahill and the boundless front-running enthusiasm of Marcus Bent to utilise a 4-5-1 system which proved incredibly difficult to break down. Of Everton’s first eight wins that season, a campaign which ended with a ...

CRYSTAL PALACE v EVERTON: Latest team news and stats

Joy on the road: Everton's last Selhurst Park meeting in 2004 resulted in a 3-1 win for the Toffees, with the visitors' Marcus Bent rounding off the scoring eight minutes from time against his former club Only one side has ever won fewer points from their first 10 games of a PL season ...

Tim Cahill talks about joining the Red Bulls 

That was the time they sold Wayne Rooney and signed me and Marcus Bent. To finish in the Champions League after spending 2 million quid. Being in Europe twice. And even last season, finishing 7th above Liverpool. Some of the moments, but also some of the best moments were the times when ...

Everton FC analysis: Goalscoring reliability is just as important as rotation in quest for Europe

In 2004/05, the last time the Blues finished in the top four, the average number of goals generated from Cahill, Osman, Marcus Bent and Duncan Ferguson were lower than their rival's top scorers. Both Liverpool and Everton had 13 goalscorers that season, too. But the last five years ...

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