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Championship: Preston v Cardiff, Swansea v Luton and more – live!

Live updates from all the Championship fixturesBrentford sink West Brom to turn up heat in promotion raceFeel feel to email Alex or tweet @A_Hess 11.58am BST This is what happened last night in the Championship: Related: Brentford sink West Brom to tur…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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Championship makes plan to hold play-offs even if season not completed

Contingency is to promote Leeds and West Brom automaticallyOne-off play-offs could be played on neutral turf behind closed doorsThe English Football League’s preferred contingency for promotion from the Championship if the season cannot be completed as…

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How English football responded to the second world war

The Football League and FA Cup halted when war was declared in 1939, but that was just the beginning of another storyBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkWhen the 1939-40 Football League season kicked off on Saturday 26 August 1939, players …

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Fulham miss chance to climb into top two after draw at Millwall

• Lions spring lucky equaliser but also miss a penalty in 1-1 draw• Preston and Bristol City peel off wins and stay in play-off chaseFulham left the Den with a point which would have been three but Neeskens Kebano hit the crossbar with a header in inju…

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FA Cup third round: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Minamino’s Merseyside derby baptism, Woodgate’s Tottenham reunion and non-league Fylde take on Sheffield UnitedConsidering they have been fairly regular visitors over the years, Derby’s record at Selhurst Park is pretty miserable. Indeed in their past …

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Football League: Stuart Dallas earns Leeds late point against Preston

Leeds and West Brom are both held to score drawsPortsmouth 2-0 Wycombe; Swindon 4-0 CambridgeLeeds failed to make up ground at the top of the table after being held by Preston. A flowing first-half move upfield from the visitors ended up with Alan Brow…

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Where is your club’s next manager? Coaching the youth team

Fifteen of the 20 managers in the Premier League started out coaching youth teams, reserves or part-time sidesBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThree Premier League teams will be led by temporary managers this weekend – and all three learned t…

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Charlie Austin’s late penalty sinks Preston to put West Brom back on top

• West Brom ride their luck and move two points clear of Leeds• Preston create a flurry of chances but slip to third straight defeatA disputed last-minute penalty from Charlie Austin sent West Brom back to the top of the Championship at Preston, where …

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Championship: West Brom back on top and lowly Middlesbrough get rare win

• Kieran Gibbs opens scoring for WBA in 4-1 win over Bristol City• Jonathan Woodgate’s Boro climb out of relegation zoneWest Brom moved back to the top of the Championship with a 4-1 victory over Bristol City at the Hawthorns. Grady Diangana was the ke…

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Preston go top of Championship as Paul Gallagher penalty sinks Charlton

Preston have climbed above Leeds United to lead the Championship on goal difference, after Paul Gallagher’s penalty close to the hour mark earned victory over Charlton at the Valley. Related: Bargain buys and Ridsdale’s advice are fuelling Preston’s pr…

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Preston go top of Championship as Paul Gallagher penalty sinks Charlton

Preston have climbed above Leeds United to lead the Championship on goal difference, after Paul Gallagher’s penalty close to the hour mark earned victory over Charlton at the Valley. Related: Bargain buys and Ridsdale’s advice are fuelling Preston’s pr…

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Bargain buys and Ridsdale’s advice are fuelling Preston’s promotion push | Ben Fisher

After 14 games Alex Neil’s side are second in the table and hopeful of gatecrashing the top six after a couple of near missesIn an era of wild spending, soft transfer embargoes and Championship clubs selling their stadiums before leasing them back to b…

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Football League: Preston hit back to beat Blackburn, Exeter take derby spoils

Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday draw, Rowett begins with winSol Campbell loses Southend bow, Shrewsbury sink SunderlandPreston moved up to second after coming back from two goals down against Blackburn in a Lancashire derby. Things could not have started…

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Raheem Sterling leads Manchester City’s safe passage at Preston

If this is what a weekend’s rest does for Raheem Sterling, then Preston can be glad they do not have to play Manchester City more often.The England player proved irrepressible at Deepdale, taking the game away from the third-placed Championship side in…

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Portsmouth v Southampton, Preston v Man City: Carabao Cup – live!

Carabao Cup updates from the third-round matchesLive scoreboard: the latest from Tuesday’s matchesAnd you can get in touch with Scott here 5.18pm BST Welcome to our Carabao Cup Clockwatch. Or for purists, our League Cup Clockwatch. English football’s s…

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Carabao Cup roundup: Norwich are dumped out by League Two Crawley

• Crystal Palace lose to Colchester after penalty shootout• Sheffield United, Brighton, Watford and Southampton winNorwich were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Crawley as Bez Lubala’s deflected first-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 w…

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Swansea flying high after Borja Bastón double takes them past Preston

Two goals from Borja Bastón ensured Swansea came out 3-2 winners over Preston after a thrilling back-and-forth battle at the Liberty Stadium. The £15m Spanish striker went 1,022 days without a Swansea goal before the start of this season but now has th…