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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…

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Championship: Wigan hold West Brom, Swansea’s Cooper rages at referee

• Austin rescues point but Albion miss chance to retake top spot• Steve Cooper hits out at referee after 1-1 draw with BlackburnWest Brom missed a chance to return to the top of the Championship when they could only draw at struggling Wigan. Sam Johnst…

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Championship: West Brom back on top and lowly Middlesbrough get rare win

• Kieran Gibbs opens scoring for WBA in 4-1 win over Bristol City• Jonathan Woodgate’s Boro climb out of relegation zoneWest Brom moved back to the top of the Championship with a 4-1 victory over Bristol City at the Hawthorns. Grady Diangana was the ke…

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Watford have not won a league game this season, but all is not lost

If Watford want to avoid relegation, they need to follow the lead of Derby in 2000-01 and Blackburn in 1996-97By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredTwo fascinating fixtures bookend the Premier League action this weekend. On Sunday afternoon, the top two meet…

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Football League: Preston hit back to beat Blackburn, Exeter take derby spoils

Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday draw, Rowett begins with winSol Campbell loses Southend bow, Shrewsbury sink SunderlandPreston moved up to second after coming back from two goals down against Blackburn in a Lancashire derby. Things could not have started…

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Carabao Cup roundup: Norwich are dumped out by League Two Crawley

• Crystal Palace lose to Colchester after penalty shootout• Sheffield United, Brighton, Watford and Southampton winNorwich were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Crawley as Bez Lubala’s deflected first-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 w…

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Football League: Woodgate gets first Middlesbrough win while Derby lose

• Assombalonga sinks Wigan; Derby slip against Bristol City• Sheffield Wednesday go top with win against LutonJonathan Woodgate recorded his first league win as Middlesbrough manager as Wigan’s woeful record at the Riverside continued. Britt Assombalon…

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Tom Cairney’s thunderbolt sees off Blackburn and gives Fulham first win

Tom Cairney’s superb long-range strike coupled with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s tap-in ensured Fulham got back to winning ways in the Championship with a 2-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers.Cairney, the captain, eased the nerves among the home fans at Crave…

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Ten of the best transfers by Championship clubs this summer

A few new (and familiar) faces will be hoping to impress when the Championship season kicks off on Friday nightBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredFollowing their relegation from the Premier League and the departures of both Aron Gunnarsson and Victor Cama…

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Championship 2019-20 season preview

Fulham could bounce straight back with their four-man attack while Leeds are sure to be in the promotion mix and Neil Warnock’s Cardiff are not to be ignoredThere may not be an overwhelming favourite for automatic promotion but certain teams appear str…

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Championship 2019-20 season preview

Fulham could bounce straight back with their four-man attack while Leeds are sure to be in the promotion mix and Neil Warnock’s Cardiff are not to be ignoredThere may not be an overwhelming favourite for automatic promotion but certain teams appear str…

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Mario Vrancic blasts Norwich past Blackburn and into the Premier League

Norwich confirmed their return to the Premier League with a swagger, winning here with the brio that has become a leitmotif under their German manager, Daniel Farke. Marco Stiepermann scored early and Mario Vrancic soon added a second and, despite Lewi…