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Football League: Birmingham inflict first league defeat on Leeds United

Che Adams brace causes Marcelo Bielsa’s first league defeatPeterborough turn it around to go top of League OneDespite enjoying over 70% of possession at Elland Road, Leeds lost 2-1 to Birmingham and their undefeated league record under Marcelo Bielsa i…

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Middlesbrough lack cutting edge as Swansea hold off first-half flurry

Efficiency is always commendable but, in a football context at least, it pays the greatest dividends when combined with cold-blooded ruthlessness.If there can be no doubt that Middlesbrough have the first part of that equation sorted – Tony Pulis’s won…

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Middlesbrough sweep aside Bolton to keep up pressure on leaders

• QPR continue improvement with win over Millwall• Nottingham Forest earn second victory of seasonMiddlesbrough bounced back from their defeat at Norwich and returned to second place in the Championship with a 2-0 home win against Bolton. George Savill…

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From elf to Championship survival: the rise of Rotherham’s Paul Warne

Paul Warne says it is important for his players to have ‘emotional intelligence’ and is hoping that his values and the squad’s hard work will help the club stay in the ChampionshipIt is almost two years since Paul Warne was lounging in the foyer of Rot…

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Leeds maintain unbeaten start while West Brom put four past Bristol City

• Leeds go three points clear at top with 3-0 win over Preston• Stoke beat Swansea, while Abraham and Bolasie sink MilllersLeeds United continued their unbeaten start to the Championship season as they defeated Preston 3-0 at Elland Road to go three po…

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Football League: Harrison saves Leeds while red mist descends on Lampard

Blackpool players sent off after almost coming to blowsYeovil smash six past Newport; frustration for KewellJack Harrison scored a late equaliser to preserve Leeds’ unbeaten start to the season with a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Millwall at the Den. Jed …

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Marley Watkins’ header sinks Sheffield United to keep Bristol City flying high

Something, eventually, had to give between two teams with near impeccable records. Ten minutes from time, the substitutes Marley Watkins and Callum O’Dowda combined to devastating effect to break both Sheffield United’s stubborn resistance and their fi…

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Newcastle v Arsenal, Manchester City v Fulham: clockwatch – live!

Updates from the Premier League, Championship and beyondPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendKanu: ‘We have saved 542 lives. This means more than football’And feel free to email Barry or tweet him to get in touch 2.22pm BST Premier Lea…

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Bolton avoid administration and points loss after creditor agrees deal

• BluMarble Capital Ltd had initially rejected Wanderers’ offer• Bolton chairman confirms that loan has now been repaidBolton have avoided administration after agreeing a deal to pay off their main creditor, Wanderers’ chairman has announced.Ken Anders…

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Bolton chairman says Wanderers face administration and 12-point deduction

• Creditors reject Championship club’s £4m offer to pay off debt• Bolton expected to be docked points by Football LeagueBolton chairman Ken Anderson says the club will be placed into administration due to a dispute over a loan repayment.Anderson claims…

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Norwich’s Moritz Leitner extends Ipswich’s long wait for derby victory

Ipswich’s wait for an East Anglian derby win draws ever nearer to a full decade and, more pressingly, their search for a victory this season will extend to a seventh league game. Parity was about reasonable in what became a gripping affair after slow b…

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Norwich’s Moritz Leitner extends Ipswich’s long wait for derby victory

Ipswich’s wait for an East Anglian derby win draws ever nearer to a full decade and, more pressingly, their search for a victory this season will extend to a seventh league game. Parity was about reasonable in what became a gripping affair after slow b…

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Football League: Gayle double sinks Stoke, Jozefzoon hits Derby winner

Owls deepen Reading misery, 10-man Swansea sink MillwallPeterborough lose perfect record, leaders Lincoln cruiseStoke’s troubled start to life in the Football League continued with a 2-1 defeat at West Brom. Dwight Gayle grabbed both Baggies goals, his…

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Football League: Gayle double sinks Stoke, Jozefzoon hits Derby winner

Owls deepen Reading misery, 10-man Swansea sink MillwallPeterborough lose perfect record, leaders Lincoln cruiseStoke’s troubled start to life in the Football League continued with a 2-1 defeat at West Brom. Dwight Gayle grabbed both Baggies goals, his…

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Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell sparks rout of stumbling Aston Villa

It is rare to see a team engrossed, however briefly, in a game of keep-ball to a chorus of olés after a grand total of 27 minutes. But this is a Sheffield United team that has demonstrated, twelve months into Championship life, a penchant for ripping u…

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Middlesbrough snuff out Leeds’ Samuel Sáiz as top two fight out feisty stalemate

Tony Pulis does not really do small talk and his address to the players on joining Middlesbrough cut characteristically to the chase. “I’m not here to mess around, said the new manager. “I’m here to win promotion.”That was late last December and a near…

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Transfer deadline day: updates from EFL, Scotland and around Europe – live!

Latest updates as the European transfer window closesTransfer interactive: catch up on all the dealsEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 5.49pm BST Hazard leaves Chelsea, etc and so on:One more Hazard left at Chelsea. Kylian Hazard has joined Cercle Brug…

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Aston Villa appoint former Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow

• Purslow appointed by Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens• English businessman worked at Liverpool and ChelseaAston Villa have appointed former Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow as their new CEO and “minority investor”.Purslow, who joined Liverpool…

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Newcastle tie a welcome distraction as Aitor Karanka asks for patience| Ben Fisher

After a summer spending spree Nottingham Forest have made an indifferent start to the Championship – a cup scalp could be just the lift they needBeing good friends with José Mourinho probably helps to provide some healthy perspective, for the challenge…

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Newcastle tie a welcome distraction as Aitor Karanka asks for patience| Ben Fisher

After a summer spending spree Nottingham Forest have made an indifferent start to the Championship – a cup scalp could be just the lift they needBeing good friends with José Mourinho probably helps to provide some healthy perspective, for the challenge…