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Leeds close on Premier League return after easing to victory over Blackburn

Leeds took a huge stride towards the Premier League as goals from Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich helped to secure a 3-1 win at Blackburn.The win moves the Championship leaders four points clear of second-placed West Brom, who will h…

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Football clockwatch: Leicester v Crystal Palace, Blackburn v Leeds and more!

Updates from the 3pm Premier League and Championship kick-offsNorwich v Brighton – live!Live scoreboard: the latest from all Saturday’s gamesHow they stand: the latest league tablesAnd you can get in touch with Tom by email or on Twitter 2.08pm BST Mea…

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Championship roundup: Leeds fight for draw while Brentford beat Reading

Stuart Dallas saves Leeds from defeat against bottom side LutonBrentford keep pressure on top two with fourth successive winChampionship leaders Leeds needed a Stuart Dallas equaliser to earn a point against the division’s bottom side Luton. Harry Corn…

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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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My favourite game: when Blackburn stunned Arsenal in the 2013 FA Cup | Michael Butler

As a Rovers fan living across the road from the Emirates, it was a great feeling to watch this scrappy win even from the home endIt is a wonderful thing to live next to a football ground. Every other week my road, bordering the Emirates Stadium, would …

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My favourite game: when Blackburn stunned Arsenal in the 2013 FA Cup | Michael Butler

As a Rovers fan living across the road from the Emirates, it was a great feeling to watch this scrappy win even from the home endIt is a wonderful thing to live next to a football ground. Every other week my road, bordering the Emirates Stadium, would …

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‘It was perfect’: 25 years on from the day Blackburn won the league

On the anniversary of Rovers clinching the title, we speak to some of the people involved on that final day at LiverpoolBlackburn had waited 81 years for another league title and led Manchester United by two points going into the final day of the 1994-…

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The Premier League’s best young players of 2009-10 … a decade later

Gareth Bale went on to win the Champions League four times, but many of his contemporaries had already peakedBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThere is an assumption that footballers get better with age before peaking in their late twenties and regressin…

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The Premier League’s best young players of 2009-10 … a decade later

Gareth Bale went on to win the Champions League four times, but many of his contemporaries had already peakedBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThere is an assumption that footballers get better with age before peaking in their late twenties and regressin…

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The Premier League’s best young players of 2009-10 … a decade later

Gareth Bale went on to win the Champions League four times, but many of his contemporaries had already peakedBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThere is an assumption that footballers get better with age before peaking in their late twenties and regressin…

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Football quiz: when Blackburn won the Premier League 25 years ago

Who lifted the trophy? Who scored the goals? Who complained?More quizzes: misses, photos, assists, managers and rantsWhich sponsorship logo adorned Blackburn’s shirts that season?Foster’s ExportMcEwan’s LagerTennent’s SuperCarlsberg Special BrewWho mis…

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Former Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham dies aged 35

Whittingham suffered head injuries in fall this monthCardiff pay tribute and say they are ‘heartbroken’The former Cardiff City and Aston Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35, the Welsh club have said. Whittingham had what South …

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Former Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham dies aged 35

Whittingham suffered head injuries in fall this monthCardiff pay tribute and say they are ‘heartbroken’The former Cardiff City and Aston Villa midfielder Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35, the Welsh club have said. Whittingham had what South …

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Championship roundup: Mitrovic leads Fulham back into third place

Serb’s header sinks Swansea and ropes in ForestBarnsley and Wigan secure timely wins at the bottomAleksandar Mitrovic left it late to ensure Fulham maintained their promotion challenge with a 1-0 win against Swansea, having missed a penalty minutes ear…

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Sven-Göran Eriksson: ‘Blackburn let me join Lazio. I thank them every day’

Lazio are in a title race for the first time in years. When they last won Serie A 20 years ago, Sven-Göran Eriksson was in chargeBy The Coaches’ Voice for the Guardian Sport NetworkSerie A was the best league in the world when Roma offered me the job o…

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EFL roundup: Nottingham Forest’s promotion hopes dented by Charlton

• Lyle Taylor volley earns Addicks 1-0 win at City Ground• Blackburn climb to eighth with 3-0 home win over HullCharlton boosted their fight against relegation with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over high-flying Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.Sabri L…

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Tosin Adarabioyo: ‘In five years I’d like to be Man City captain. It can happen’

Manchester City’s defender, on loan at Blackburn, discusses his future, how racism is getting worse and being spotted aged fiveTosin Adarabioyo may be on loan again from Manchester City but the 22-year-old remains focused on the boyhood dream. “In five…

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St Andrew’s empty stands a sign of FA Cup’s fading, but not forgotten, magic | Jonathan Liew

Even at third-round tie between Birmingham and Blackburn few wanted to watch, it was still possible to find a little joyMost match days, you can barely squeeze into the bar of the Royal George Hotel at the north-eastern corner of St Andrew’s. An hour b…

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St Andrew’s empty stands a sign of FA Cup’s fading, but not forgotten, magic | Jonathan Liew

Even at third-round tie between Birmingham and Blackburn few wanted to watch, it was still possible to find a little joyMost match days, you can barely squeeze into the bar of the Royal George Hotel at the north-eastern corner of St Andrew’s. An hour b…

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Football League: Championship promotion hopefuls suffer shocks

Nottingham Forest and Bristol City beaten at homeWycombe move seven points clear in League OneIt was a day of relative shocks in the second tier; Jordan Rhodes ended a 11-month wait a goal by scoring a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 4-0 away to Not…