Arsenal 7 Newcastle 3 by Dean Jones THEO WALCOTT scored a hat-trick at centre-forward
to spark choruses of 'Sign him up' aimed at Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
He is a powerful centre-half and when needed in attack is a good, old-fashioned centre-forward
Lafferty (left) failed to deliver but Smith said: "I do see Kyle as a centre-forward
- although his displays have been a bit erratic in that position.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek programme, Charlton said: "The first time I ever saw a professional game Nat was playing as a centre-forward
and they were talking about him as this youngster who had just burst onto the scene, and he was just fantastic.
If any over 40s team wants a centre-forward
once I've retired, then I'm their man.
And Hodgson agreed: "Danny thinks centre-forward
is his best position and I've also thought the same from the first period I came into contact with him.
And Vialli, the former Italian international centre-forward
, was only too happy to pass on his expertise to the recruit at the club's training ground after training ended.
It was a surprise, therefore, when he was picked as centre-forward
for Leicester's FA Cup final team in 1949 owing to Don Revie's injury.
Shola Ameobi's two goals at Lillestrom at least confirmed that their one and only out-and-out centre-forward
is in the goals, though punters were doubtless still counting the cost of the first leg draw against the Norwegians.
The 21-year-old sees himself primarily as a centre-forward
, but his club boss has sometimes used him wide on the right and believes he could easily slip into the vacancy createdby David Beckham's omission.
So we still need to buy a good centre-forward
like Charlie Austin and then two good central defenders.
SIR Bobby Charlton has hailed Nat Lofthouse as "a leader" and "a talisman" in his tribute to the legendary England centre-forward
, who has died aged 85.
It's easy to watch a football match and if the centre-forward
doesn't score or pull a rabbit out of a hat, say his body language isn't right.
I understand the responsibility of being an Everton centre-forward
," added Beattie, who was introduced to the Goodison fans before Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Portsmouth.
The new Latics boss believes the Ireland winger could become a top class centre-forward
after another impressive performance in the position against Leeds United on St Stephen's Day.