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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…

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Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers: Championship – live!

Live updates from the 7.30pm BST kick-offYou can email Rob here with your commentsScoreboard: Saturday’s results and latest scoresAs they stand: the latest Championship table 6.32pm BST Here is your starting XI and subs for the visit of Blackburn Rover…

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Football quiz: how much do you know about Premier League title races?

Who ate well? Who left it late? Who won on goal difference?Which player was mentioned by name in Kevin Keegan’s infamous “I would love it” rant during the 1995-96 run-in?Les FerdinandRoy Keane Stuart PearceDavid Platt Which club has won the Premier Lea…

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Newcastle see off Blackburn with Joselu and Ayoze Pérez extra-time flourish

In word and deed Rafael Benítez gives the impression the FA Cup is a competition Newcastle can do without. His players’ commitment to victory at Blackburn suggested otherwise. The Premier League strugglers lost a two goal lead and two central defenders…

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Blackburn v Newcastle: FA Cup third-round replay – live!

Follow all the action from Ewood Park (kick-off 7.45pm GMT) Late Ritchie penalty denies Blackburn victory at NewcastleAnd email Simon or feel free to tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.26pm GMT Thinking about the team changes for tonight’s game, I wonder why some …

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Blackburn v Newcastle: FA Cup third-round replay – live!

Follow all the action from Ewood Park (kick-off 7.45pm GMT) Late Ritchie penalty denies Blackburn victory at NewcastleAnd email Simon or feel free to tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.26pm GMT Thinking about the team changes for tonight’s game, I wonder why some …

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FA Cup: 10 talking points from the weekend’s third-round action

Nketiah shows rich promise, Chelsea may rue Fàbregas’s exit, things about to hot up for Solskjær and what next for Carroll? Related: FA Cup third round serves up shocks as Barnet, Oldham and Newport shine Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup third roundView the Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Late Matt Ritchie penalty denies Blackburn shock victory at Newcastle

It is no secret that Rafael Benítez is infinitely more concerned with avoiding relegation from the Premier League than winning the FA Cup but the Newcastle United manager’s decision to field a weakened team arguably ended up backfiring.The resultant dr…

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Leeds stun Blackburn as Kemar Roofe’s late double keeps leaders flying

Mateusz Klich likens playing for Marcelo Bielsa to “being in the military” but the Leeds midfielder means it as a compliment. His Argentinian manager presides over a happy as well as an efficient army in West Yorkshire and with half the season behind t…

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Norwich back on top after Teemu Pukki’s late strike sees off Blackburn

Norwich moved top of the Sky Bet Championship after Teemu Pukki’s late winner.The visitors looked set to be frustrated in their pursuit of three points by a spirited Blackburn side who restricted the promotion chasers to very few clear-cut chances, des…

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Championship roundup: West Brom come from behind to beat Swansea

• Dawson’s and Hegazi’s set-piece goals send West Brom fourth• Bristol City end four-match losing run with 3-2 win at IpswichWest Brom continued their upturn with a 2-1 win at Swansea that took them to fourth place in the Championship. Central defender…

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Championship round-up: West Brom score twice in final five minutes for draw

• Harvey Barnes equaliser maintains unbeaten run• Sheffield United beat Blackburn 2-0 to stay thirdWest Brom scored twice in the last five minutes to earn a 2-2 draw in the Championship at Sheffield Wednesday. Related: Which football shirts have the mo…

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Stoke’s miserable start to the season goes on as Will Grigg hits double for Wigan

• Stoke yet to win since relegation from Premier League• Bolton third after beating Birmingham; Norwich beat PrestonStoke City were handed a 3-0 home defeat by Wigan Athletic to continue their winless start to life in the Championship. Two goals from W…

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Carabao Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive on penalties against Bury

• Leeds 2-1 Bolton; Carlisle 1-5 Blackburn Rovers• Middlesbrough see off Notts County; Exeter knock out IpswichBlackburn Rovers were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, when they thrashed Carlisle 5-1, wit…

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Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season

Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and WiganAfter a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the cl…

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Championship 2018-19 season preview

Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves but the English second tier remains unpredictableThe Championship has a reputation as an exciting, unpredictable division and this season the outcome seems even more uncertain than usual. Wi…

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How Alex Ferguson snatched Roy Keane out of Blackburn’s hands | Rob Smyth

The midfielder became one of Manchester United’s greats but he had almost signed for Kenny Dalglish’s team insteadHistoric moments usually have an epic quality. But sometimes, all it takes to change the world is for a few office staff to get that Frida…

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Blackburn’s Mowbray out to crack Venky’s puzzle with passage to India | David Conn

Rovers’ manager secured a return to the Championship and will ask for money this summer to make the club competitiveSo Blackburn Rovers, the scrambled remains of the Jack Walker-funded club which once won the Premier League, have been promoted to the C…

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Football League round-up: Blackburn bounce back to the Championship

• Charlie Mulgrew’s header seals Rovers’ return at Doncaster• Chesterfield drop into non-league football without playingCharlie Mulgrew scored a late winner as Blackburn returned to the Championship with a 1-0 victory at Doncaster. Rovers have bounced …