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Championship: Norwich go 10 points clear, Pearson watches Bristol City win

Pukki double fires Canaries to 3-1 win at BirminghamBristol City stun Middlesbrough; Derby on the riseTeemu Pukki scored twice to put Norwich 10 points clear at the top of the Championship as the leaders beat Birmingham 3-1 at St Andrew’s.Pukki also mi…

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Wayne Rooney suffers defeat in first game as permanent Derby manager

Wayne Rooney’s first match in permanent charge of Derby ended with a 1-0 defeat at home to Championship relegation rivals Rotherham.The former England captain was officially confirmed as manager on Friday, having held the post on an interim basis since…

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Mike Calveley makes FA Cup history for Chorley and stuns weakened Derby

National League North side Chorley are in the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in their 138-year history, after defeating a Derby side reduced to fielding an entire team of youth players following a Covid-19 outbreak.With interim manager W…

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Mike Calveley makes FA Cup history for Chorley and stuns weakened Derby

National League North side Chorley are in the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in their 138-year history, after defeating a Derby side reduced to fielding an entire team of youth players following a Covid-19 outbreak.With interim manager W…

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‘He’s our hero’: Adam Peaty’s swimming club celebrates his success

City of Derby club, as well as Repton school and town of Uttoxeter, proclaim their calm, confident world-beating Olympian

Adam Peaty’s lifeguard, Deborah Hood-Leverett, leans over the reception counter of his local swimming pool and proudly shows off her iPhone: her background is a beaming selfie with the Olympic champion taken just a week before he flew to Rio. “I said: ‘I better get a photo now because you won’t want to know me when you’ve got a gold medal’,” she says.

A swimming teacher at Repton school in Derbyshire, Hood-Leverett watched with a tear in her eye as the 21-year-old local lad won Olympic gold in the early hours of Monday morning – smashing a world record in the process. “To sit up in that high chair and watch him swim, I find it quite a privilege,” she adds. “When he comes back I’ll want a better photo.”

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