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West Brom’s Filip Krovinovic: ‘I like to steal things from how Modric plays’ | Ben Fisher

The Croatian midfielder, on loan from Benfica, on his family’s road trip with West Brom fans and his love of Harry PotterNot for the first time Filip Krovinovic is smiling. It is bucketing down at West Bromwich Albion’s training base but after making l…

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Football League: Woodgate gets first Middlesbrough win while Derby lose

• Assombalonga sinks Wigan; Derby slip against Bristol City• Sheffield Wednesday go top with win against LutonJonathan Woodgate recorded his first league win as Middlesbrough manager as Wigan’s woeful record at the Riverside continued. Britt Assombalon…

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Yakou Méïté: ‘People think they can say what they want, even if it’s racist’

The Reading striker was racially abused on social media after missing a penalty – and decided to publish the messagesEven 24 hours on Yakou Méïté is struggling to comprehend the events of Sunday afternoon. “I was happy because we had won but personally…

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Football League: Bamford double puts Leeds top, Diangana double for West Brom

Substitute Diangana nets twice to secure West Brom winLincoln top League One, Sol-less Macc win at NorthamptonA goal in each half by Patrick Bamford gave Leeds a 2-0 away win at Wigan and put them top of the Championship table with seven points from th…

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Swansea flying high after Borja Bastón double takes them past Preston

Two goals from Borja Bastón ensured Swansea came out 3-2 winners over Preston after a thrilling back-and-forth battle at the Liberty Stadium. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before the start of this season but now has th…

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Southampton v Liverpool, Everton v Watford and more – live clockwatch!

Live updates from all the 3pm (BST) kick-offsPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendFeel free to email Barry or tweet @BGlendenning your thoughts 2.06pm BST Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Gbamin, Andre Gomes, Richarlison…

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Huddersfield sack coach Jan Siewert after one win in seven months

• Decision made after Friday night defeat by Fulham• Side have picked up just one Championship pointHuddersfield have sacked their manager, Jan Siewert, following their 2-1 home defeat by Fulham in the Championship night. The 37-year-old German managed…

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Huddersfield sack coach Jan Siewert after one win in seven months

• Decision made after Friday night defeat by Fulham• Side have picked up just one Championship pointHuddersfield have sacked their manager, Jan Siewert, following their 2-1 home defeat by Fulham in the Championship night. The 37-year-old German managed…

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Nigel Adams says Derby giving Wayne Rooney No 32 shirt is ‘very crafty’

• Sports minister urges club to consider impact of gambling• Derby using Rooney’s shirt to promote online casino sponsorDerby County have been urged by Britain’s new sports minister to reconsider their “very crafty” decision to give Wayne Rooney the No…

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Nigel Adams says Derby giving Wayne Rooney No 32 shirt is ‘very crafty’

• Sports minister urges club to consider impact of gambling• Derby using Rooney’s shirt to promote online casino sponsorDerby County have been urged by Britain’s new sports minister to reconsider their “very crafty” decision to give Wayne Rooney the No…

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Football League: Wednesday win again and embattled Bolton earn point

Charlton’s sink Stoke, Vassell denies LutonSunderland deny Ipswich; Plymouth on topEarly league leaders Sheffield Wednesday were ahead in double-quick time with the debutant Jacob Murphy firing home his first goal for the club after just 100 seconds. S…

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Tom Cairney’s thunderbolt sees off Blackburn and gives Fulham first win

Tom Cairney’s superb long-range strike coupled with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s tap-in ensured Fulham got back to winning ways in the Championship with a 2-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers.Cairney, the captain, eased the nerves among the home fans at Crave…

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Nottingham Forest scramble point at Leeds with Grabban goal

Leeds had to settle for a point despite dominating large periods of their 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. Pablo Hernández scored his second goal of the season, but Lewis Grabban’s scrambled goal cancelled it out – Forest’s only effort on target.United…

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Leeds United v Nottingham Forest: Championship – live!

Championship updates from Elland Road, kick-off 12.30pm BSTBen Fisher: Leeds quickly show they will take some stoppingYou can email Dave or tweet @DaveTindallGolf 11.01am BST Leeds United fans have been through plenty in recent years and May’s play-off…

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Sports quiz of the week: Premier League, Eden Hazard and sore feet

Who hit two hat-tricks? Who slipped? Who threw a tantrum?Argentina’s women’s basketball team were penalised with a 20-0 defeat in their match against Colombia at the Pan American Games this week even though they did not even make it on to the court. Wh…

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Marcelo Bielsa and Leeds quickly show they will take some stopping | Ben Fisher

Despite a small squad and a handful of new recruits Leeds’s performance at Bristol City put down a markerLeeds’s season is 90 minutes old but they could not have made a more convincing start than a 3-1 win at Bristol City. The caveat is that blazing st…

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Wayne Rooney says he is a player first in Derby County move – video

Derby County have confirmed that Wayne Rooney will join as a player-coach on an initial 18-month contract in January. Speaking to media, Rooney said he has ambitions to become a manager one day but will first focus on ‘helping the team win’. Roone…

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Derby owner confirms move to sign Wayne Rooney as player-coach

• Mel Morris says club are ‘keen to get this over the line’• Club hopeful a deal can be confirmed on TuesdayThe Derby County owner, Mel Morris, has confirmed the club are attempting to finalise a move for the former England captain Wayne Rooney.Rooney,…

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Bristol City write to clubs to explain new policy of not kicking ball out of play

‘We’re going to let the ref manage the game,’ says Lee JohnsonFollows flashpoint against Leeds when City played onBristol City have written to every Championship club to tell them that they will not kick the ball out of play for any opposing player unl…

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Derby hold talks over potential player-coach role for Wayne Rooney

• Former England captain still under contract with DC United• Talks with Rooney’s agent have already taken placeDerby County have held talks with the former England captain Wayne Rooney over a potential player-coach role.The 33-year-old still has more …