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Reading v Brentford, Cardiff v Charlton, Leeds v Luton and more – Championship clockwatch!

Updates from the latest round of Championship matchesLive scoreboard: the latest from all Tuesday’s gamesHow they stand: the latest Championship tableAnd you contact Ben by email or on twitter 6.59pm BST Rhian Brewster’s free-kick – officially a Bartos…

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‘It’s consuming me’: Eddie Howe is hurting in Bournemouth’s survival fight

Relegation situation is painful for manager who must beat Newcastle on Wednesday before tackling four of the top sevenEddie Howe is understandably reluctant to amplify the importance of Wednesday’s game at home to Newcastle but there is no getting away…

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‘It’s consuming me’: Eddie Howe is hurting in Bournemouth’s survival fight

Relegation situation is painful for manager who must beat Newcastle on Wednesday before tackling four of the top sevenEddie Howe is understandably reluctant to amplify the importance of Wednesday’s game at home to Newcastle but there is no getting away…

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Burnley v Watford: Premier League – live!

All the latest from the 6pm BST kick-off at Turf MoorPlayers were queuing up to denounce banner, says DycheGet in touch! Email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 5.04pm BST Burnley (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil;…

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‘He could nutmeg a mermaid’: the rise of Brentford’s Saïd Benrahma | Ben Fisher

Algerian has dazzled for Brentford, having followed a familiar path through France’s lower divisions, and looks Premier League-boundBe it with backheels, rainbow flicks or making the opposition look silly, few players outside the Premier League have ma…

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‘He could nutmeg a mermaid’: the rise of Brentford’s Saïd Benrahma | Ben Fisher

Algerian has dazzled for Brentford, having followed a familiar path through France’s lower divisions, and looks Premier League-boundBe it with backheels, rainbow flicks or making the opposition look silly, few players outside the Premier League have ma…

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Wolves v Bournemouth: Premier League – live!

Live updates from Molineux, kick-off 6pm (BST)Man Utd v Sheffield Utd | Norwich v EvertonNewcastle v Villa | Email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 5.40pm BST A nice touch from Wolves, who have collated thousands of images of supporters to create a mosaic of s…

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Wolves v Bournemouth: Premier League – live!

Live updates from Molineux, kick-off 6pm (BST)Man Utd v Sheffield Utd | Norwich v EvertonNewcastle v Villa | Email Ben or tweet @benfisherj 5.40pm BST A nice touch from Wolves, who have collated thousands of images of supporters to create a mosaic of s…

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Cardiff’s Junior Hoilett and Robert Glatzel dent Leeds’ promotion hopes

Marcelo Bielsa frenetically rubbed his hands together in the dugout but he could not magic a comeback as Leeds United returned from the enforced break with a bump. Head bowed, arms folded, a cussing Bielsa repeatedly tried to rally his side, roaring at…

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Cardiff’s Junior Hoilett and Robert Glatzel dent Leeds’ promotion hopes

Marcelo Bielsa frenetically rubbed his hands together in the dugout but he could not magic a comeback as Leeds United returned from the enforced break with a bump. Head bowed, arms folded, a cussing Bielsa repeatedly tried to rally his side, roaring at…

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Fan lockout may steady Leeds’ nerves in run-in, believes Heckingbottom

Marcelo Bielsa’s predecessor as manager believes promotion may well become a deserved procession but that if there are stumbles then the lack of crowd tension could helpIn an era of virtual press conferences it is difficult to grasp body language or ga…

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All at stake as Championship gears up for its own World Cup | Ben Fisher

A captivating yet fragile division begins its frenzied run-in on Saturday with Leeds and West Brom well-placed for promotion but much else is hard to call and precarious finances loom largeOn the face of it, it is not the most mouthwatering Championshi…

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All at stake as Championship gears up for its own World Cup | Ben Fisher

A captivating yet fragile division begins its frenzied run-in on Saturday with Leeds and West Brom well-placed for promotion but much else is hard to call and precarious finances loom largeOn the face of it, it is not the most mouthwatering Championshi…

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All at stake as Championship gears up for its own World Cup | Ben Fisher

A captivating yet fragile division begins its frenzied run-in on Saturday with Leeds and West Brom well-placed for promotion but much else is hard to call and precarious finances loom largeOn the face of it, it is not the most mouthwatering Championshi…

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Lewis Holtby: ‘After losing 6-0 to Liverpool we know what we have to do better’

The Blackburn midfielder on his team’s play-off chances, his Anglo-German family and his former Spurs teammatesThe Zoom call is coming to an end but one final question needs to be asked of Lewis Holtby: who is the best player he has had the privilege o…

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Shaquille O’Neal and Donald Trump take their seats for League Two play-offs

Cutouts will be filling the stands as a way to pay tribute to lost loved ones and raise money for charityAll games are behind closed doors for the foreseeable future but when Northampton welcome Cheltenham in the League Two play-off semi-final first le…

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Ryan Fraser to leave Bournemouth after rejecting short-term contract extension

Fraser has likely played his last game for the CherriesWinger can sign for new club when deal ends this monthRyan Fraser has declined to sign a short-term contract extension at Bournemouth and the expectation is that the Scotland winger has played his …

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Premier League restart preview No 16: Southampton

Four defeats in five games before the break means Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side are still involved in the relegation battleWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended? A superb six-game unbeaten run over the Christmas period helped take the hea…

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Online parties, no parades: how to mark promotion during Covid-19 | Ben Fisher

Coventry and Rotherham are going up but EFL clubs are facing massive challenges over the summer and beyond“There was one Rotherham fan in the car park, so I tooted at them and waved. I thought: ‘Wow, I could be the manager of Tickhill, where I live, an…

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Charlton takeover brings in third owner of their troubled season

Manchester-based Paul Elliott buys out East Street Investments‘Immediate focus will be getting behind the team and manager’ Charlton Athletic have been taken over by a consortium led by the Manchester-based businessman Paul Elliott, who becomes the own…