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Emi Buendía powers Norwich back to summit but Forest miss out

• Norwich beat Hull 3-2 and Derby held 0-0 by Stoke at home• Forest beaten 3-1 by Villa and Boro lose to Preston 2-1Norwich leapfrogged Leeds at the top of the Championship after beating Hull 3-2 while Nottingham Forest, beaten 3-1 at home by Aston Vil…

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Peter Thompson obituary

One of Liverpool FC’s greatest players who won 16 England capsThe footballer Peter Thompson, who has died aged 76, was a stellar figure at Liverpool for much of Bill Shankly’s fruitful reign as manager, both when the club first shot to the summit in th…

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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: Norwich cruise to top after Sheffield United lose at Forest

Paul Gallagher scores and then goes in goal for PrestonScunthorpe rally from 3-0 down to draw with OxfordNorwich are top of the table after a crushing 4-0 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday secured a fourth victory in a row. The damage was done for Wednesda…

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Championship roundup: Leeds go top after West Brom fluff lines against Derby

• Leeds 2-0 Ipswich; West Brom 1-4 Derby• Kemar Roofe and Liam Cooper send Leeds from fifth to firstLeeds United are top of a tightening Championship table after a dominant 2-0 win over bottom of the table Ipswich Town at Elland Road. Related: Paul Hur…

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Is the game up for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa?

Villa sacked Roberto di Matteo after just 11 games two years ago. Steve Bruce’s record this season is every bit as disappointingBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredAston Villa endured a tumultuous summer after their defeat to Fulham in the Championship pla…

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Football League: West Brom move top as Preston stay bottom

Gayle crowns West Brom victory at DeepdalePortsmouth move back top of League OnePreston remain bottom of the the table after a 3-2 home defeat to West Brom, a result which sent Albion top. Jay Rodriguez put Darren Moore’s side ahead just after the brea…

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Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United: a myth being assembled in real time | Paul MacInnes

Argentinian manager has taken Yorkshire side to the top of the Championship with thrilling football and eccentric methodsThere is no greater story in English football right now than Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United. You could argue there’s nothing better …

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Stoke’s miserable start to the season goes on as Will Grigg hits double for Wigan

• Stoke yet to win since relegation from Premier League• Bolton third after beating Birmingham; Norwich beat PrestonStoke City were handed a 3-0 home defeat by Wigan Athletic to continue their winless start to life in the Championship. Two goals from W…

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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley plots upset for perennial underdogs

The League Two club’s trip to Preston North End is one of 35 Carabao Cup first round ties this weekManaging Morecambe, arguably the smallest club in League Two, is an unenviable task but Jim Bentley does not want sympathy. “We’ve had transfer embargoes…

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Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season

Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and WiganAfter a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the cl…

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Championship 2018-19 season preview

Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves but the English second tier remains unpredictableThe Championship has a reputation as an exciting, unpredictable division and this season the outcome seems even more uncertain than usual. Wi…

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Tom Lawrence rekindles Derby play-off hopes in crucial win at Preston

Derby County came away with their first victory in a month, courtesy of a fine Tom Lawrence free-kick, to strengthen their play-off push after Preston North End’s Alan Browne missed a first-half penalty.As Gary Rowett, the visiting manager, said: “An u…

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Jack Grealish’s progress is pushing Aston Villa towards promotion

Jack Grealish has been around for a long time – having played under five managers in five years – but he is now growing upBy Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport NetworkAston Villa’s season has been shaped by injuries, for better and for wo…

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Why Josh Harrop gambled on Preston being a better bet than Old Trafford

He was on Manchester United’s books for 14 years but 33 days after scoring on his senior debut the midfielder upped sticks in order to be noticedFifteen minutes into his Manchester United debut he raced on to a nonchalant outside-of-the-boot pass by Pa…

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Championship roundup: Robert Snodgrass winner lifts Aston Villa

• Midfielder’s 90th-minute goal gives Villa victory at Sheffield United• Derby draw at Millwall as Sunderland stumble again at BirminghamRobert Snodgrass scored a 90th-minute winner to give in-form Aston Villa a 1-0 win at Sheffield United. The Scotlan…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from Saturday and Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round matches Continue reading…

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FA Cup fourth round: match previews

All the news and match previews for this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round matchesIf Manchester City are to complete the quadruple they will have to get past a team whose form has been somewhat mixed in recent weeks. Cardiff are undefeated in four games ha…

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Preston’s Kevin O’Connor wins €1m in Irish lottery with ticket he got as present

• O’Connor was given winning ticket by his uncle• ‘It’s been an incredible two days,’ full-back saysPreston’s full-back Kevin O’Connor has won €1m in a lottery raffle in Ireland thanks to a ticket given to him as a present by his uncle.O’Connor, who si…

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Championship roundup: Championship roundup: Tom Clarke sends Cardiff City to third defeat in a row

Preston North End snatch late winner at Cardiff City Stadium while Millwall enjoy 1-0 win over QPR in London derbyCardiff City suffered their third defeat in a row for the first time under Neil Warnock after a late Tom Clarke header gave Preston North …