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Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan sends confident message to Steve Bruce

• Striker says his form means manager does not need to buy another forward• Scott Hogan excels in No 9 role at Nottingham Forest as Villa target secondBuoyed by the confidence a striker feels from goals in successive league games, Scott Hogan believes …

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Scott Hogan strike spoils Aitor Karanka’s start with Nottingham Forest

It is 2009 since Aston Villa last opened the calendar year winning successive games, a testament perhaps to how they have struggled to live up to their illustrious past, but Scott Hogan’s first-half goal enabled Steve Bruce’s side to climb stealthily u…

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Football League roundup: Derby ease past Birmingham as Wolves are held

Wolves draw at Barnsley, Leeds’ poor run goes on at IpswichChesterfield upset League Two leaders Luton as Newport win again• A sixth win in eight matches for Gary Rowett’s Derby County ensured they remain hot on the heels of leaders Wolves. As integral…

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Cardiff run riot as they return to winning ways against 10-man Sunderland

Cardiff City got their promotion push firmly back on track after clinching a first win in five matches by comfortably dispatching 10-man Sunderland on home turf, courtesy of a second-half double from Callum Paterson and a sweet Joe Ralls strike before …

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Sheffield United held to goalless draw by Wednesday in Steel City derby

Jos Luhukay made a moderately successful start to his tenure at Sheffield Wednesday, with his struggling Owls side holding on for a 0-0 draw at their Steel City neighbours United, despite being reduced to 10 men midway through the second half.The forme…

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When Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa ruled Europe – and where it went wrong

With the two European Cup winners preparing to meet in the Championship, we spoke to Forest and Villa fans about the glory days and where they are nowBy Copa90 for the Guardian Sport NetworkIn one way Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa is just another fix…

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Seven Championship players who should interest Premier League clubs

A few of the Championship’s best players were on show in the FA Cup over the weekend. Here are seven who could step up to the top flight this monthBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkFootball League clubs enjoyed a good…

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Aitor Karanka set to be named Nottingham Forest manager

• Former Middlesbrough coach ready to replace Mark Warburton• Forest hoping to confirm their new manager in next 48 hoursAitor Karanka is in advanced talks to become the new manager of Nottingham Forest. A deal for the former Middlesbrough coach to suc…

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FA Cup third round: match previews

All the news for this weekend’s FA Cup third-round matches as Premier League and Championship sides join the competitionVenue Villa Park, Saturday 3pm Continue reading…

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Championship roundup: Nuno delighted as Wolves go 12 points clear

• Championship leaders beat Brentford 3-0 at Molineux• Fulham come from behind to thrash 10-man Ipswich 4-1Nuno Espírito Santo praised Wolverhampton Wanderers’ second-half display after they powered to a 3-0 win against Brentford at Molineux to open up…

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Can you teach the art of goalscoring? Kevin Phillips is trying at Derby County

The last Englishman to win the European Golden Shoe talks about how strikers have changed, Harry Kane’s improvement and his own managerial ambitionsBy Sean Cole for The Set Pieces, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkThere are no sure things in football …

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Robert Snodgrass strikes twice for Aston Villa in rout of Bristol City

Scott Hogan put Aston Villa on course for their best win of the season with his first Championship goal for the club at Villa Park as they trounced Bristol City 5-0 to move back into the top six.After a drab December, with their only victory of the mon…

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Football League roundup: Forest Green have father and son sent off in defeat

• Burton win at Sheffield Wednesday, who name Meire chief executive• Nine-man Yeovil lose late in injury-time after game delayed by droneWith the leaders, Wolves, not playing until Tuesday, second-placed Derby had a chance to narrow the gap at the top….

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Paul Smyth scores debut QPR winner as Cardiff suffer fourth straight defeat

Paul Smyth scored the winner on his QPR debut as Cardiff suffered a fourth consecutive defeat, going down 2-1 at Loftus Road.Joe Ralls put Cardiff ahead with a penalty nine minutes into the second half after Jake Bidwell was adjudged to have pushed Cal…

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Nottingham Forest sack Mark Warburton as owners lose confidence

• Warburton leaves City Ground with team 14th in Championship• Renewed optimism around club not matched by faith in managerNottingham Forest are looking for a new manager after losing faith in Mark Warburton and sacking him on the back of their 14th le…

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Ryan Bennett has final say against Bristol City to put Wolves 10 points clear

Ryan Bennett headed an injury-time winner to put Wolves 10 points clear at the top of the Championship as both sides finished the match with 10 men. The substitute pounced to convert a Barry Douglas free-kick from the right and delight the visiting fan…

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Football League: Derby go second with Sam Winnall double at Ipswich

• Derby end December unbeaten with a 2-1 win at Ipswich to go second• Nine-man MK Dons hang on for an hour to beat Peterborough• Derby County completed an unbeaten December by going second in the Championship as they beat Ipswich 2-1 at Portman Road. R…

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Robert Snodgrass swoops to nod winner for Aston Villa at Middlesbrough

Lethargic, square, blunt: what a welcome Tony Pulis received from Middlesbrough on his first afternoon in charge of a side that were meant to smash the Championship ceiling this season. Lacking urgency but for short flurries, Boro lost to a team that h…

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Liverpool v Leicester, Chelsea v Stoke and more: Premier League – live!

All the Premier League action from around the groundsLive scores: the goals from the matches in the UK and beyondEmail Gregg or get in touch via Twitter: @GreggBakowski 1.42pm GMT This is the last round of fixtures in England in 2017 – what’s been your…

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Championship roundup: Championship roundup: Tom Clarke sends Cardiff City to third defeat in a row

Preston North End snatch late winner at Cardiff City Stadium while Millwall enjoy 1-0 win over QPR in London derbyCardiff City suffered their third defeat in a row for the first time under Neil Warnock after a late Tom Clarke header gave Preston North …