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Sunderland relegated as Liam Boyce’s injury-time winner gives Burton hope

Hostile chants of: “Are you watching Ellis Short?” echoed around the ground as late goals from Darren Bent and Liam Boyce consigned Sunderland to a second successive relegation while offering Burton an, albeit extremely frayed, Championship lifeline.As…

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Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon sets up win over Millwall to boost promotion hopes

This was a result to have the nerves jangling in a corner of south Wales. Fulham have returned to the Championship’s top two, ousting Cardiff from the automatic places for a day at least, with the rousing nature of this success an indication Slavisa Jo…

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Neil Harris: ‘Being a Millwall manager who defies the odds is wonderful’ | Ed Aarons

The club’s former striker has drawn on a ‘siege mentality’ and underdog spirit to mastermind a surprise challenge for a Championship play-off place‘Only once has it crossed my mind,” says Neil Harris with half a smile. “I was so scared I just stop…

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Ryan Sessegnon is not the only gifted young player in the Championship

The 17-year-old was voted best player, best young player and best apprentice at the EFL awards but he’s just one of many talents excelling in the Championship this seasonBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkRyan Sessegnon won’t fo…

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Wolves’ link with agent Jorge Mendes to face Premier League scrutiny

• Portuguese’s Molineux relationship will have to pass top-flight test• FA and EFL fail to explain how arrangement complies with rulesWolves will have to satisfy the Premier League that their relationship with Jorge Mendes does not break league or FA r…

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Wolves’ hunger to restore lost glory puts them back at the top table | Ben Fisher

Wanderers return to the Premier League has been built on a sprinkling of exceptional talent, an inspiring manager and a strong squad ethicWolverhampton Wanderers are back in the big time and, really, the only surprise is that it has taken this long to …

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Diogo Jota strike sets promoted Wolves on the way to win over Birmingham

Molineux enjoyed its most jubilant atmosphere since 2009, when Wolverhampton Wanderers last gained promotion to the Premier League. Nuno Espírito Santo had demanded victory against Birmingham City, and Wolves duly delivered on a day to remember for the…

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Wolves v Birmingham: Championship – live!

Wolves promoted after Fulham are held by BrentfordNuno: ‘You join a philosophy, a view of how football works’Any thoughts? You can email Rob 11.12am BST Pre-match reading Related: Wolves’ Nuno Espírito Santo: ‘You join a philosophy, a view of how footb…

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Wolves’ Nuno Espírito Santo: ‘You join a philosophy, a view of how football works’

The Portuguese manager, who has taken Wolves to the Premier League, explains his coaching philosophy and what he has learned in his previous jobsWhen you think about the Championship, when you are offered a job in the Championship, the first thought yo…

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Wolves promoted to Premier League after Fulham are held by Brentford

Wolves are back in the Premier League after a dramatic late equaliser for Brentford in their derby at Fulham secured automatic promotion for Nuno Espírito Santo’s side.The Championship leaders, who play Birmingham on Sunday, knew their return to the to…

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Football League: Cardiff keep up promotion chase, Bury relegated

Late goals from Zohore, Hoilett at Norwich; Burton avert drop Bury drop to fourth tier, League One leaders heldCardiff kept their hopes of automatic promotion alive with a win at Norwich which was late in coming after a previously close-fought contest….

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Daniel Ayala keeps Middlesbrough in play-off hunt against Bristol City

Two goals from defenders following well choreographed set-pieces not only suggested that Middlesbrough are morphing into a classic Tony Pulis side but lifted them to fifth in the Championship.As Adama Traoré’s whipped in corners prefaced imperious scor…

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Lewis Grabban goal boosts Aston Villa promotion bid against Leeds

Aston Villa moved to within two points of the Championship automatic promotion places with a 1-0 win over Leeds. Lewis Grabban’s first-half header was enough to give the hosts victory at Villa Park as Leeds fell to their 10th defeat of 2018.Villa, who …

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Ipswich change was overdue but Mick McCarthy still deserved more respect | Barry Glendenning

Mick McCarthy leaves the Portman Road club in far better shape than when he arrived, but that was still not enough for some fansAfter announcing two weeks ago that he would be leaving his post at the end of the season, Mick McCarthy could be forgiven f…

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Middlesbrough give refugees football kit and feeling of belonging | Ed Aarons

The Championship club, with a charity, help more than 30 refugees and asylum seekers to socialise, learn English and play footballMutwakil Muhammad Ali beams, resplendent in Middlesbrough’s bright-red home kit. “They are giving me everything – shoes, c…

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Sunderland block Newcastle fans’ plans for ‘relegation celebration’

• Supporters seek to gloat over rivals’ plight at Stadium of Light• Sunderland to have no cash turnstiles for final gamesSunderland have taken discreet steps to prevent gleeful Newcastle fans from turning up at the Stadium of Light and mocking Chris Co…

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Wolves get ready to celebrate promotion after Rúben Neves’ stunning volley

If this is the game that puts Wolverhampton Wanderers within touching distance of the Championship title, then it will also be remembered as the night when Rúben Neves scored a goal worthy of any champions. The Portuguese playmaker volleyed his latest …

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Mick McCarthy leaves Ipswich post despite victory over Barnsley

• 59-year-old is currently bookmakers’ favourite for West Brom job• ‘There is something missing and I’m not comfortable with that’Mick McCarthy has left his post as Ipswich manager with immediate effect despite seeing his side beat Barnsley 1-0 on Tues…

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Championship round-up: Fulham up to second after Johansen sinks Reading

• Slavisa Jokanovic’s side go above Cardiff after 20th match unbeaten• Cardiff lose at Villa and Millwall win 2-0 at Bolton to go sixthFulham climbed into the automatic promotion places at the expense of Cardiff City last night thanks to a goal from St…

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Jack Grealish’s spectacular volley grabs late win for Aston Villa over Cardiff

A stunning volley from Jack Grealish dented Cardiff City’s hopes of automatic promotion, a goal that keeps alive Aston Villa’s faint hopes of sneaking into the top two in the Championship themselves. For Neil Warnock’s side, this is surely something of…