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Former England midfielder Coates dies

Former England and Tottenham midfielder Ralph Coates has died.

Coates passed away peacefully on Friday morning following a stroke. He was 64.

He was capped four times by England and scored the winning goal for Spurs in their 1973 League Cup final victory over Norwich. He started his career at Burnley and also played for Leyton Orient.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said on Friday: "He was just a great guy, one of life's nice fellas. He is still loved here.

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