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How Swansea City went from model club to desperate cautionary tale | Stuart James

Chaotic transfers and incompetence at the top have put the club into a downward spiral with no obvious source of salvationAs the clock ticked down on transfer deadline day last month, and chaos reigned behind the scenes at Swansea City, Connor Roberts …

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West Brom keep pace after win at Aston Villa as Blades carve up Reading

Sheffield Wednesday leave it late to draw at RotherhamPortsmouth throw away 3-0 lead for point at SouthendWest Brom did the damage in the five minutes before the break to stay firmly in the promotion hunt with a 2-0 win at Midlands rivals Aston Villa. …

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Teemu Pukki scores twice for rampant Norwich in thrashing of Bolton

As ways of responding to a setback go, this ranked pretty highly. Norwich delivered the kind of performance that doubles up as a statement, scored three times inside 34 minutes, recorded their joint biggest win of the season and reclaimed the lead of t…

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Harry Wilson: ‘Ian Rush phoned. I thought what do I call him? Ian? Rushy?’

The Liverpool winger, on loan at Derby, talks about that five-fingered goal celebration at Manchester United and his surprise Wales debut at 16In October 2013, Harry Wilson was having a lie-in, watching television in bed in academy digs in Eccleston, r…

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Harry Wilson: ‘Ian Rush phoned. I thought what do I call him? Ian? Rushy?’

The Liverpool winger, on loan at Derby, talks about that five-fingered goal celebration at Manchester United and his surprise Wales debut at 16In October 2013, Harry Wilson was having a lie-in, watching television in bed in academy digs in Eccleston, r…

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Championship roundup: Harrison and Jansson take Leeds back to summit

• Leeds beat Swansea, while Norwich slip to defeat at Preston• Sheffield United edge Middlesbrough, Villa lose at BrentfordThe constant shifting at the top of the Championship shows no sign of abating after Leeds United returned to the top with a 2-1 w…

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West Brom’s Dwight Gayle faces two-match ban for diving after FA charge

• Striker was awarded penalty in draw against Forest• Jürgen Klopp charged over comments about officialsDwight Gayle could face a retrospective ban for diving after he was hit with a Football Association charge following West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Notti…

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Brentford’s Thomas Frank: ‘No dickheads. We want people who care’

The Brentford head coach on the meeting that helped turn his team’s fortunes and dealing with tragedy at Griffin ParkIt’s been quite a few months for Thomas Frank since he took over as Brentford head coach. After being elevated to the top job in Octobe…

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Paul Scholes gets off to a flier at Oldham with 4-1 win over Yeovil

• West Brom salvage 2-2 home draw with Nottingham Forest• Bristol City leave it late to see off QPR at Ashton GatePaul Scholes enjoyed a winning start to his managerial career as his Oldham side ran out 4-1 winners in the League Two match against Yeovi…

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Ipswich manager Paul Lambert sees red as Teemu Pukki puts Norwich on top

The most galling aspect of an excruciating afternoon for Paul Lambert might be that, by the end, it was the Norwich supporters singing his name from the rafters. It was not supposed to be that way on his return to Carrow Road, where he won back-to-back…

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Ipswich manager Paul Lambert sees red as Teemu Pukki puts Norwich on top

The most galling aspect of an excruciating afternoon for Paul Lambert might be that, by the end, it was the Norwich supporters singing his name from the rafters. It was not supposed to be that way on his return to Carrow Road, where he won back-to-back…

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Sunderland ’Til I Die, and the plight of the merely-very-good football player | Andrew Anthony

The Netflix series is fascinating for many reasons, but primarily for the insight it gives into the plight of players who have fallen just below the standards of the game’s eliteAmong the many joys of the eight-part Netflix series Sunderland ’Til I Die…

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Football League: Birmingham hold on in seven-goal thriller at QPR

Che Adams scores hat-trick as QPR miss injury-time penaltyLuton win fifth game in five; Macclesfield rescue late pointChe Adams scored a first-half hat-trick as Birmingham ended their 13-year wait for a win at QPR in thrilling fashion, taking a 4-0 lea…

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Leeds’ Jack Clarke taken to hospital after collapsing in dugout during game

• Winger taken from Middlesbrough stadium to undergo tests • Clarke conscious and responsive after lengthy treatmentJack Clarke was undergoing tests in a Teesside hospital after the young Leeds winger collapsed as he watched the second half of his side…

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Leeds’ Kalvin Phillips rescues point at Boro after Jack Clarke taken to hospital

Kalvin Phillips’ 101st-minute headed equaliser may come to be seen as the moment when, following a few wrong turns, Leeds United’s push for automatic promotion was put back on course. Yet the final stages here also produced serious anxiety when it appe…

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Ipswich’s Paul Lambert: ‘If you can galvanise this place, it will be unbelievable’

Ipswich Town’s manager is under no illusions as he returns to Carrow Road to face his former chargesThis seems an appropriate time for Paul Lambert to be talking about self?confidence. He is sitting in his office at Ipswich’s training ground and rememb…

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Andre Green caps astonishing Aston Villa comeback against Sheffield United

A thrilling Aston Villa comeback with three goals in the dying stages of a game dominated by Sheffield United robbed the Blades of top spot in the Championship and turned Billy Sharp’s joy at scoring a hat-trick into ashes.Sharp appeared to have taken …

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Ambling Aston Villa must step up or face another Championship season | Ben Fisher

Dean Smith’s expensively assembled side go into three crucial matches in sore need of a run of wins but the defender Tommy Elphick expects them to handle the pressureThe good news for Aston Villa is that they can still take points off the eight teams a…

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Leeds’ stumble doesn’t diminish potential of club or Bielsa’s team | Daniel Taylor

Outsiders who remember Leeds’ misdeeds down the years may have enjoyed their 3-1 defeat to Norwich but it would be fascinating to see Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the top flightOK, it is probably too late to be making a fuss now. More than 40 years too lat…

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Mario Vrancic stars as Norwich topple Leeds to go top of Championship

For Norwich there could hardly been a sweeter way to reach the top of the Championship. They ventured into the den of the division’s leaders and emerged with an emphatic victory thanks to two goals from Mario Vrancic and one from Teemu Pukki. Patrick B…