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Leicester v Fleetwood, West Ham v Shrewsbury and more: FA Cup replays – live!

Live updates from all the FA Cup third-round replaysFollow all Tuesday’s latest scores hereFeel free to email Simon | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.44pm GMT Elsewhere in the world of football: Related: Mike Ashley says there is no Newcastle bid from Staveley:…

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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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Swansea confirm Carlos Carvalhal as new manager until end of season

• Former Sheffield Wednesday manager takes over at Liberty Stadium • Carvalhal succeeds Paul Clement at Premier League’s bottom sideCarlos Carvalhal has been appointed as the new Swansea City manager. The Portuguese, who left Sheffield Wednesday by mut…

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Carlos Carvalhal leaves Sheffield Wednesday after dismal winless run

• Fans chanted for dismissal of manager after 2-1 home defeat by Middlesbrough• ‘Both parties believe the time is right to go our separate ways,’ says chairmanCarlos Carvalhal has left his position as Sheffield Wednesday head coach by mutual consent, t…

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Wolves stretch lead to seven points after seeing off Sheffield Wednesday

Impressive Wolverhampton Wanderers extended their lead at the top of the Championship to seven points thanks to a classy first-half strike from Rúben Neves.Sheffield Wednesday, who are now without a win in their last six outings, never looked likely to…

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The beaten finalists who were more memorable than the champions

Roberto Baggio in 1994, Holland in the 1970s and Bayern Munich’s late heartache in 1999 – sometimes losers leave more enduring images than winnersBy Mark Sanderson for When Saturday Comes, of the Guardian Sport NetworkAs captain it was my job to go up …

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Wolves pull clear in Championship with drubbing of 10-man Leeds

• Assombalonga scores both goals in Middlesbrough win over Birmingham• Nuhiu scores late equaliser for Sheffield Wednesday at IpswichWolverhampton Wanderers moved four points clear at the top of the Championship after a 4-1 drubbing of 10-man Leeds Uni…

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Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United: Championship – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the early kick-off at HillsboroughFootball League round-up: Hull thrash woeful Birmingham and moreEmail Daniel | or tweet @DanielHarris 12.33pm BST 16 min Saiz looks a class above everyone else on the park, and he wriggles…

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A weekend of football passion, rivalry and animosity – photo essay

The Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins takes in three emotionally charged football matches over three days and captures all the colour and passion as AFC Wimbledon take on MK Dons, Tottenham Hotspur visit West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday face Sheffield …

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A weekend of football passion, rivalry and animosity – photo essay

The Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins takes in three emotionally charged football matches over three days and captures all the colour and passion as AFC Wimbledon take on MK Dons, Tottenham Hotspur visit West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday face Sheffield …

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A weekend of football passion, rivalry and animosity – photo essay

The Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins takes in three emotionally charged football matches over three days and captures all the colour and passion as AFC Wimbledon take on MK Dons, Tottenham Hotspur visit West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday face Sheffield …

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A weekend of football passion, rivalry and animosity – photo essay

The Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins takes in three emotionally charged football matches over three days and captures all the colour and passion as AFC Wimbledon take on MK Dons, Tottenham Hotspur visit West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday face Sheffield …

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Leon Clarke double fires Sheffield United to derby victory over Wednesday

It was worth the wait. Five years after the last Sheffield derby, when both teams were in League One, Wednesday and United put on a brilliant, pulsating game that the Blades won 4-2. There won’t be a happier man in Yorkshire than United manager Chris Wilder, who watched his first derby from the terraces as a fan 37 years ago.

Leon Clarke, once a Wednesday player, scored twice, the others coming from John Fleck and Mark Duffy, and goals from Gary Hooper and Lucas Joao couldn’t deny the visitors their first win at Hillsborough since 2006.

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Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United: Championship – live!

12.11pm BST

A little over 24 years ago, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday met at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final. It didn’t really seem too extraordinary back then, although the wonderful free-kick from Chris Waddle that opened the scoring sticks in the mind to this day and there is also the memory of a grizzled Alan Cork rolling in an equaliser for the Blades. Wednesday went on to win and ran Arsenal agonisingly close in the final after a replay; it isn’t an exaggeration to say football in the Steel City has not come remotely close to a peak like that last-four clash since then, not really. Meetings between the clubs – and what a derby this is, at its best – have tended to smell of decline. Until now.

This is the first Sheffield derby in five and a half years, and the first to take place as high as the second tier in more than seven. Both teams are in the top 10 of the Championship; one of them, whatever happens, will be in the play-off positions at close of play today. While Sheffield Wednesday have come on very strong over the past two seasons under Carlos Carvalhal – perhaps not strong enough given the huge amount they’ve spent, if one is looking critically – it has been a slower route back for United after their prolonged stint in League One. Yet Chris Wilder’s team are the higher-placed of the two going into this one, lying seventh, and have started the season with real spark. Could we be about to see at least one Sheffield side finally make it back to the top flight?

11.32am BST

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Championship roundup: Sunderland draw and Norwich sink QPR

• Simon Grayson’s side draw 1-1 at Sheffield Wednesday
• Nelson Oliveira opens scoring as Norwich beat QPR 2-0

Sunderland’s Championship credentials were put to the test but they emerged with credit after a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

After a horrible campaign last year, and a pre-season littered with problems, the Black Cats were not fancied to be much of a threat on their return to the second tier but under the guidance of the streetwise Simon Grayson they took four points from their opening two league games.

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Premier League at 25: fans from all 47 clubs on their best and worst memories

Fans from the 47 clubs to have competed in the league reminisce about legends such as Paulo Wanchope, Duncan Ferguson, Juninho and Jay-Jay Okocha

Best moment: For all the rage of the last year (or two, or three, or four depending on if and when the stasis finally broke you), we have been rather blessed during the Premier League era. We have won the league at White Hart Lane, a ground that was demolished with Arsenal having won as many titles there as the home team have in their entire existence. We have won the league at Old Trafford, the home of our great rivals of the time. We have gone an entire season unbeaten. But it’s hard to remember a single moment where life was so perfect as when Tony Adams, Mr Arsenal himself, sprinted forward to bring down a chipped throughball from Steve Bould (!) and lash it home in front of the North Bank at Highbury in the glorious sunshine to seal our first Premier League title in 1997-98.

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Bubbling under: Football League players who should be on Premier League radars

Fulham’s implausibly talented Ryan Sessegnon, Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor and the League One prodigy Ezri Konsa are among those with top-flight potential

Fulham’s manager, Slavisa Jokanovic, might want to have a word with Ragnar Sigurdsson. Jokanovic has spoken on a number of occasions about his desire to keep his star players after their hugely impressive run to the play-offs, so when Sigurdsson was asked if the implausibly talented youngster Ryan Sessegnon was good enough to play in the Premier League, a polite “no comment” might have been a politically wise response. “One hundred per cent,” the Fulham defender said. “He’s a great talent … he has a very bright future. I’m just surprised he didn’t get any offers during the season. I think he was that good.” Ah. Sigurdsson’s opinion isn’t massively surprising because it’s shared by half of the Premier League, whose scouts have been seemingly tripping over their tongues as they relay tales of his talent to those who make the financial decisions. Sessegnon is only just 17, so the strengths of his game – pace, enormous threat going forwards from left-back, a fizzing shot – are exciting while the weaknesses can be worked upon. Whether that will be at Fulham or in the Premier League, may depend on just how much they want to keep him.

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Danny Ward shootout heroics push Huddersfield past Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield Town will face Reading in the Championship play-off final after emerging victorious from an epic semi-final with Sheffield Wednesday. It took a penalty shootout to determine the fates of the Yorkshire teams after they remained deadlocked a…

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Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield: Championship play-off semi-final – live!

11.51am BST

It’s been 17 years since Sheffield Wednesday’s relegation from the top flight. They were a fixture in the early Premier League era, reaching both cup finals in 1993, giving us the likes of Benito Carbone, Paolo Di Canio, Wim Jonk and Regi Blinker, but their final season was an unmitigated disaster. Carbone went on strike, Newcastle beat them 8-0 and they looked like they were going down from day one. Rubbing salt into the wound, Bradford stayed up on the final day and Leeds qualified for the Champions League. Crumbs.

Things didn’t get much better after relegation to the second tier. A period of financial instability ensued, culminating with relegation to League One in 2003, and they didn’t return to the Championship until 2005. Five years later, they went down again. Still, they managed to bounce back straight away and they’ve improved in every season since then, culminating in this season’s fourth-placed finish under Carlos Carvahal.

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Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday deadlocked after semi-final first leg

Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday finished the Championship’s regular season level on points and they remain deadlocked after a gruelling first leg of their play-off semi-final.

A full house gathered at the John Smith’s Stadium but the contest was far from action-packed. The best thing that could be said about this match was that it unfolded in a way that means the sequel at Hillsbrough has to be more eventful. At the final whistle here Wednesday seemed the happier about that.

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