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Football League: Barnsley boost survival hopes, Norwich beat Aston Villa

• Barnsley defeat Sheffield United in five-goal thriller• Villa’s hopes of automatic promotion hit by 3-1 lossBarnsley gave their survival chances a huge boost with a 3-2 over South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United at Oakwell.Barnsley struck first thr…

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Championship roundup: Sunderland go bottom after Bolton defeat

• José Morais loses first game in charge of Barnsley• Aston Villa held to 1-1 home draw by PrestonBurton condemned José Morais to defeat in his first game in charge of Barnsley with a 2-1 victory which moved Albion off the bottom of the Championship.Th…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your roundup of the best photography from this weekend’s FA Cup fifth-round matches• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…

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Jamie Vardy strike enough for Leicester to see off Sheffield United

If Pep Guardiola needed any more convincing that Riyad Mahrez can add to his already star-studded Manchester City squad next season then the Algerian’s performance on his first start since his failed move to the Etihad Stadium would surely have done en…

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Chelsea v Hull City and Leicester City v Sheffield Utd: FA Cup – live!

All the latest from the 7.45pm GMT and 8.00pm GMT kick-offsConte hails Ryan Mason’s ‘great strength’ after injury recoveryWhy not send Rob an email? 3.38pm GMT Let us speak frankly: this is not the most inspiring fifth round draw in the history of the …

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Billy Sharp punishes Leeds as Paul Heckingbottom gets off to losing start

Paul Heckingbottom’s tenure as Leeds United manager got off to a disappointing start after Billy Sharp’s double ensured Sheffield United took the spoils in a feisty Yorkshire derby at Bramall Lane.It took only 70 seconds for Sharp to open the scoring. …

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Rúben Neves a class apart in Wolves’ mauling of Sheffield United

Wolves stamped their authority over yet another Championship promotion contender with an easy win against Sheffield United.Two goals of a quality befitting the top division gave the hosts a comfortable first-half lead. The dismissal of the United …

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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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Eight players who could light up the FA Cup fourth round

From a winger at Hull to a loanee at MK Dons we select talent outside the Premier League worth watching this weekend Related: FA Cup fourth round: 10 things to look out for this weekend Continue reading…

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When Brian Clough came between Bristol City and the League Cup final

Bristol City will have to overcome Pep Guardiola to reach the final this season. In 1989 they nearly humbled Brian CloughBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog of the Sport NetworkAfter a few years of turmoil in the early 1980s – three relegations, b…

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Sheffield United held to goalless draw by Wednesday in Steel City derby

Jos Luhukay made a moderately successful start to his tenure at Sheffield Wednesday, with his struggling Owls side holding on for a 0-0 draw at their Steel City neighbours United, despite being reduced to 10 men midway through the second half.The forme…

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FA Cup: talking points from the action in the third round

Mark Robins’ eye-catching Coventry deserve their headlines, Liverpool have a bargain in Andrew Robertson and Wolves are already good enough for top flightAmid all the hoopla over the departing Mark Hughes, it is right to take a moment to praise Coventr…

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2017

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2017 and recalls how each one was created20mm lens 1/1250 f4 ISO 1000 Continue reading…

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Wolves move seven clear as Sheffield United battle back at Villa

Wolves 1-0 Ipswich; Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield UnitedWigan win 7-0 in League One; Notts County secure frantic draw in League Two Continue reading…

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Aden Flint’s late strike helps Bristol City pull away from Sheffield United

Bristol City closed the gap on the Championship’s top two with a remarkable win over Sheffield United, sealed by Aden Flint’s 91st-minute winner.The Blades hit the woodwork four times in an entertaining contest between third and fourth and had dominate…

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Championship roundup: Fulham win nine-goal thriller at Sheffield United

• Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and United’s Leon Clarke score hat-tricks • Cardiff City go second after scrappy 1-0 win at BarnsleyRyan Sessegnon and Leon Clarke scored hat-tricks as Fulham edged a goal-laden game 5-4 to end a six-game drought and stop Shef…

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Leon Clarke hits four as Sheffield United put pressure on Hull’s Leonid Slutsky

Leon Clarke scored all four of Sheffield United’s goals as Chris Wilder’s side came from behind to beat Hull City 4-1 in the Championship and add to the pressure on the Hull manager ,Leonid SlutskyKamil Grosicki had given the visitors the half-time lea…

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Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder: ‘I want to drive this club to the highest level’

Managing the team he supported as a boy could have made Chris Wilder cautious but his team play on the front foot – a no-nonsense approach that has taken the Blades to two points off the top of the ChampionshipFor the past two years, Chris Wilder has b…