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Football League: Sheffield United go second but Portsmouth slip up

Reading give Gomes first win against nine-man ForestBury mount epic late comeback to beat MK DonsAfter Leeds – spying row and all – extended their lead on Friday night, a late equaliser from Norwich’s Jordan Rhodes in a 1-1 draw at West Brom meant it w…

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When building chaos kept Spurs out of White Hart Lane … 30 seasons ago

Stadium woes are nothing new in N17. Spurs (briefly) lost points after they missed the first game of the 1988-89 seasonBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogIt seems that hosting football matches in N17 is not solely a modern problem for Tottenham. B…

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Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher

From Leeds United’s Jack Clarke to Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier, these 10 talented teenagers are quickly becoming fixtures in the future of footballAfter several game-changing cameos off the bench, the York-born forward was finally handed his full …

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Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher

From Leeds United’s Jack Clarke to Middlesbrough’s Marcus Tavernier, these 10 talented teenagers are quickly becoming fixtures in the future of footballAfter several game-changing cameos off the bench, the York-born forward was finally handed his full …

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Football League: Sharp shoots into history books as Norwich are held

Championship top three fail to win, Hull hammer BoltonSunderland triumph in front of almost 8,000 away fansBilly Sharp made history as Sheffield United climbed up to third, courtesy of a 3-0 win at Wigan, as each of those above them faltered. The club …

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Football League: Leeds sink to shock defeat as Portsmouth win thriller

The top three hit the rocks in the ChampionshipLincoln sail clear at the top of League TwoNone of the top three were able to record a win on a rollercaoster afternoon in the second tier. Leeds could not repeat their Boxing Day heroics during the visit …

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Football League: Norwich draw after stunning comeback, Portsmouth lose

A 98th-minute leveller shook Carrow Road, while bums squeak at the foot of League One and Sol Campbell secures a vital winWith leaders Leeds making a dramatic comeback against Blackburn, second-placed Norwich produced an equally riveting display by bat…

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Liverpool’s Herbie Kane: ‘In the back garden I used to pretend to be Gerrard’ | Ben Fisher

The 20-year-old midfielder has been a revelation on loan at Doncaster and has plans to impress Jürgen Klopp when he returns to Liverpool in the summerGrowing up, Herbie Kane’s hero was Steven Gerrard, so playing under him for Liverpool Under-19s last s…

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Football League: West Brom’s Gayle does the trick and Portsmouth pull away

West Brom stay hot on the heels of Leeds and NorwichLeague One leaders Pompey beat promotions rivals SunderlandDwight Gayle scored a hat-trick in a rampant 4-0 win at Rotherham which extended West Brom’s unbeaten run to seven games and ensured they rem…

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Wingate & Finchley fail to score in epic goalmouth scramble with Dulwich Hamlet – video

Some heroic defending on the Dulwich Hamlet line prevented Wingate & Finchley from scoring during an epic scramble when the two sides met in the FA Trophy. Wingate & Finchley eventually won 2-0. Continue reading…

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How can a sport worth billions spend just a pittance on fighting racism? | Daniel Taylor

As Herman Ouseley announces his impending retirement from Kick It Out after 25 years, a game that can gift Richard Scudamore £5m can surely fund the campaign properlyIt is probably a measure of the man – and the fact he would never draw attention to th…

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Football League roundup: Bamford strikes for Leeds as Ipswich toast win

• Cambridge groundsman gets creative at Abbey Stadium• Sol Campbell celebrates first Macclesfield victory• Ipswich tasted victory at Portman Road for the first time since April as Paul Lambert toasted his maiden victory in charge of the club, thanks to…

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Liverpool walked the title 30 years ago but never bullied Manchester United

Manchester United were always underdogs at Anfield in the 1980s but they usually showed enough heart to earn a resultBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogEven during Liverpool’s decade of dominance, their record against Manchester United was relativ…

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Bury bank on new owner to end financial misery at historic club

Little is known about ‘very successful businessman’ Steve Dale, who has taken over League Two club paddling to stay afloatBury football club announced a takeover on Tuesday, saying the owner, the Lancashire?based property developer Stewart Day, had han…

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Luton aim high once again after building on their talented reserves | Ben Fisher

The Hatters’ under-11 class of 2009 were the best of their age in Europe and several have gone on to enjoy decent careers – a couple of them at the renascent Kenilworth RoadNine years ago Luton Town were crowned European champions. They swatted aside W…

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Football League: Roofe double keeps Leeds in touch, Black Cats washed out

Pompey six clear with Sunderland match abandonedCampbell loses first league game in charge of MacclesfieldKemar Roofe hit his ninth and 10th goals of the season as Leeds came from behind to beat QPR 2-1 at Elland Road and stay on the shoulders of leade…

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Pep Guardiola eyes Chelsea challenge after Manchester City win at Watford – video

Pep Guardiola is expecting a different style of challenge when his team meet Chelsea at the weekend following Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Watford. Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points at Vicarage Road before th…

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Premier League derbies, FA Cup and more: football countdown – live!

All the build-up to the Premier League weekend and beyondPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendEmail James with any thoughts | Tweet @piercy360 10.25am GMT If you fancy some transfer tittle tattle over a morning coffee, here’s the Rumou…

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Football League: Peacock-Farrell’s penalty save helps Leeds hurdle Boro

• Middlesbrough draw at Preston to miss chance of going top• Leeds one point off top after leaders Norwich draw 0-0 at HullStuart Dallas scored the winner and Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved a last-gasp penalty as Leeds kept the pressure on Championship l…

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Football League: Boro and Leeds profit after Rotherham deny Blades

Leeds see off Bristol City, Middlesbrough win at BrentfordPreston rout Blackburn in derby, Sunderland snatch drawSheffield United lost ground in the promotion race after a dramatic South Yorkshire derby at Rotherham. Chris Basham thought he had earned …