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Ahmed Hegazi scores then sees red as West Brom make hard work of Hull win

West Bromwich Albion have five more hurdles to overcome if they are to seal a return to the Premier League but Slaven Bilic will hope they do not make life as difficult as they did here in their quest to get over the line.Some slapstick defending ensur…

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Lee Johnson sacked by Bristol City as Cardiff defeat proves last act

Danny Ward’s winner left City nine points off play-offsJohnson’s team had lost all four matches since restart Lee Johnson has been sacked as Bristol City head coach after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Cardiff left the club adrift of the race for promotion.T…

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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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Said Benrahma hat-trick for Brentford completes horror week for Wigan

Josh Onomah’s late goal keeps Fulham in the huntCardiff in sixth after Josh Ward strike at Bristol City Brentford are jonly two points off second and an automatic promotion place after Said Benrahma scored a hat-trick against troubled Wigan, whose nine…

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Chris Martin’s late equaliser for Derby County denies Nottingham Forest

Chris Martin scored an equaliser seven minutes into stoppage time to extend Derby County’s unbeaten return to action in their bid to join their fiercest rivals Nottingham Forest in the Championship’s play-off zone. Related: Jake Cooper cashes in on err…

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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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Jake Cooper cashes in on error to give Millwall victory at Charlton

Jake Cooper pounced on Dillon Phillips’ error to steal Millwall a 1-0 Championship victory at Charlton.Centre-back Cooper gleefully took advantage after goalkeeper Phillips spilled Connor Mahoney’s long-range strike, to hand Millwall their first win si…

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Jake Cooper cashes in on error to give Millwall victory at Charlton

Jake Cooper pounced on Dillon Phillips’ error to steal Millwall a 1-0 Championship victory at Charlton.Centre-back Cooper gleefully took advantage after goalkeeper Phillips spilled Connor Mahoney’s long-range strike, to hand Millwall their first win si…

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Wigan Athletic: lawyers appointed to investigate collapse of club

Possible gambling connection cited by Rick ParryEFL said various rumours and reports have been circulatingThe administrator of Wigan Athletic has said lawyers have been appointed to investigate the circumstances of the club’s collapse, including the ru…

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Malik Wilks strikes late as Hull leapfrog Middlesbrough and out of bottom three

Ninety one minutes had passed when Mallik Wilks’s goal secured Hull’s first Championship win since New Year’s Day to offer Grant McCann’s side a hitherto unexpected lifeline.Although Hull remain in acute peril, they succeeded in leap-frogging Neil Warn…

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Brutal and bizarre: the story of how Wigan collapsed into administration | David Conn

On the day Au Yeung took ownership after a £41m purchase he decided not to fund the club, and an investigation is now dueThe brutal, bizarre collapse of Wigan Athletic has raised many glaring and alarming questions, but one central contradiction lies i…

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Championship roundup: Rooney on the mark, West Brom close gap on Leeds

Baggies a point off top after win at Sheffield WednesdayNott’m Forest fourth, Rooney keeps Derby in play-off huntMatheus Pereira hit a second-half double to help West Brom steam to a 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday and close the gap at the top of t…

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Outrage at Premier League’s demand that promoted clubs help settle its debts

Clubs coming up in next two seasons will be charged £8mPromotion hopefuls angry at league’s self-serving stanceThe Premier League will charge newly promoted clubs £8m each next season and in 2021-22 to help soften the blow of broadcast revenues lost be…

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Wigan go into administration four weeks after Hong Kong takeover

Championship club taken over by Next Leader Fund in JuneWigan facing 12-point deduction that could lead to relegationWigan Athletic have become the first professional club in England to fall into administration during the Covid-19 crisis, only four wee…

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‘Dirty Leeds’ is a tag we thrive off, says owner Andrea Radrizzani

‘We need to fight every time we go on to the pitch’Radrizzani sees Premier League as Leeds’ ‘rightful place’Andrea Radrizzani has said his club thrive off the “dirty Leeds” tag as they push to return to the Premier League for the first time since 2004….

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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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Grabban eases Nottingham Forest past Huddersfield while Wednesday win

Nottm Forest 3-1 Huddersfield; Bristol City 1-2 Sheffield WedForest move to fourth as Lamouchi celebrates year in chargeLewis Grabban scored twice to help Sabri Lamouchi celebrate a year in charge of Nottingham Forest with a comfortable 3-1 win against…

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Grabban eases Nottingham Forest past Huddersfield while Wednesday win

Nottm Forest 3-1 Huddersfield; Bristol City 1-2 Sheffield WedForest move to fourth as Lamouchi celebrates year in chargeLewis Grabban scored twice to help Sabri Lamouchi celebrate a year in charge of Nottingham Forest with a comfortable 3-1 win against…

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Neil Warnock makes instant impact as Middlesbrough beat Stoke

Neil Warnock had the immediate effect Steve Gibson hoped for when Middlesbrough’s owner sacked Jonathan Woodgate on Tuesday and replaced him with a 71-year-old who is correctly billed as a Championship specialist. Warnock’s expertise was hired to try t…

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Leeds return to top as Jack Harrison completes clinical defeat of Fulham

History was both made and respected in Elland Road’s first game with the renamed Norman Hunter Stand but the most fitting tribute to Leeds’ late great may come next month. Eight points clear of third-place Brentford with seven games to go, Leeds are on…