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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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Brentford sink West Brom to turn up heat in Championship promotion race

The Premier League may be wrapped up but the tussle at the top of the Championship is only just getting started. Ollie Watkins scored the only goal of the game as Brentford edged out West Brom, making the league leaders look ordinary for long periods a…

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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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Marcondes and Benrahma strike late as Brentford dent Fulham promotion hopes

With 45 league goals between them so far, this west London derby had been billed as a showdown between the Championship’s highest goalscorers, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ollie Watkins. But in a rusty display from two sides with Premier League ambitions, i…

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White to Williams: breakthrough players in the Football League this season

Ten players from the Championship, League One and League Two who shot to prominence before matches stoppedThe latest Brentford player to make a seamless transition from Ligue 2 to the English second tier, following a path trodden by Saïd Benrahma and N…

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Championship makes plan to hold play-offs even if season not completed

Contingency is to promote Leeds and West Brom automaticallyOne-off play-offs could be played on neutral turf behind closed doorsThe English Football League’s preferred contingency for promotion from the Championship if the season cannot be completed as…

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Josh Dasilva hits two for Brentford in thrashing of Sheffield Wednesday

Brentford strengthened their Sky Bet Championship promotion push with an emphatic 5-0 win over troubled Sheffield Wednesday.A Josh Dasilva brace and goals from Tariqe Fosu, Emiliano Marcondes and Bryan Mbeumo ended the hosts’ five-game winless run in s…

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Football League: Leaders West Brom slump against Wigan after Leeds win

Sam Morsy winner consigns leaders to home defeatDavid Nugent own-goal helps Fulham past PrestonTeaders West Bromwich Albion saw their lead cut to a point by Leeds’ crushing 4-0 lunchtime win at Hull City and promptly slumped to a damaging 1-0 home defe…

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Liam Cooper earns Leeds draw against Brentford after Kiko Casilla blunder

Brentford were thoroughly dominated by a revitalised Leeds and even needed their visitors to gift them a goal, but still came away with a point in this intriguing top-of-the-table encounter.A horrible mistake from Kiko Casilla, not his first this seaso…

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Brentford v Leeds, Nottingham Forest v Charlton and more: clockwatch – live!

Live updates from around the Football LeagueScoreboard – keep track of all Tuesday’s goals!Email Simon here or tweet @Simon_Burnton 8.13pm GMT Naby Sarr’s left-wing cross has been smashed into the back of the net by Lyle Taylor, and Charlton seem quite…

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Pontus Jansson: ‘Bielsa had bad sides but I learned so much from him’

Brentford defender talks about facing former club Leeds on Tuesday and the pain felt by him and other Malmö fans when Zlatan Ibrahimovic invested in a rival club“I think I was almost this tall, 1.94m [6ft 4in] but like 25kg [4st] less,” says Pontus Jan…

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The Dozen: the best FA Cup pics from the weekend

Our picture editors choose their favourite images from the weekend’s action Continue reading…

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Iheanacho’s early strike sees Leicester through FA Cup battle with Brentford

Brentford could have won this, if they had really wanted to. After a poor start, they hounded and pressed their Premier League opponents for most of the game, carving out a few chances that on another day might have stuck for them. It was almost enough…

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Brentford v Leicester: FA Cup fourth round – live!

Updates from the FA Cup fourth round clash at Griffin ParkLive scoreboard | Women’s FA Cup: Man Utd v Man City!Get in touch! You can email Scott here 12.43pm GMT The teams are out! Brentford wear their red and white stripes, while Leicester sport their…

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Football League: Brewster opens Swansea account, Owls crash at home

Ayew winner sends Swansea fifth, Brentford held to stalemateRotherham go top, Campbell gets first Southend league winOn-loan Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster helped Swansea climb into the play-off places in their 2-1 victory against Wigan at the Libert…

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Early Brentford blitz blows away QPR and keeps Bees in the hunt

Brentford beat West London rivals QPR 3-1Win keeps Bees on the trail of the Championship’s top twoBrentford kept the pressure on the Championship’s top two with a comprehensive 3-1 win over West London rivals QPR. Goals from the ‘BMW’ combination of Sa…

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The stadium announcers who have soundtracked English football

George Sephton has been on the mic at Anfield for 49 years and Peter Gilham has been doing the job even longer for BrentfordBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkHis booming voice will be familiar to all those who visit Anfield. It is a voice…

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Not dropping the mic: after 51 years, Brentford FC’s MC to keep going at new ground

Championship side says it would be unthinkable to relocate without Peter Gilham, ‘Mr Brentford’ to fansThe Championship side Brentford FC are bucking the trend of ageism that is shunting older, experienced professionals into forced retirement across th…

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French market trips can propel Frank’s Brentford to new heights | Ben Fisher

The Bees hope shrewd recruitment can fire a Premier League promotion push after ditching their academy“The BMW is still running fast,” said Thomas Frank, the Brentford head coach, referring to Saïd Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins after watchin…