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Norwich nerves continue after Tom Edwards earns Stoke a draw

For Norwich City, the wait for confirmation goes on. This point may prove sufficient to seal promotion but Daniel Farke’s side are seemingly intent on doing things the hard way after stuttering to a fourth successive draw.This time it was Stoke City wh…

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Daniel Farke in the saddle as Norwich gallop to the finishing line | Stuart James

Despite a limited budget, Norwich top an unpredictable Championship and are heading for promotionThe standout line in a story about Daniel Farke, the Norwich City manager, on the Pink ’Un website this week was found in the penultimate paragraph. “A Ban…

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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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Gordon Banks: crowds pay tribute to ‘greatest English goalkeeper’

Funeral in Stoke-on-Trent remembers ‘modest family man’ despite achievementsThousands of football fans, families and schoolchildren lined the streets of Stoke-on-Trent on Monday to celebrate the life of Gordon Banks, one of the world’s greatest goalkee…

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Calm, alert and brave, Gordon Banks was the ideal goalkeeper for any age | Richard Williams

For a while, as the 60s bled into the 70s, Gordon Banks, who has died at the age of 81, was accepted as the finest goalkeeper in the worldNot all of the 11 players who won the World Cup for England in 1966 would claim he was the best in his position th…

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Gordon Banks: England 0–1 Brazil , World Cup match report, 1970 – archive

7 June 1970 No one could fault Gordon Banks. He pushed away the swerving shots at which the Brazilians are so adept as England lose group matchGuadalajara, June 7Brazil, the masters of football technique, triumphed over England in the Jalisco Stadium h…

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Gordon Banks on ‘the greatest save ever made’ – video obituary

England’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81. Banks played 73 times for England and was a key figure in Sir Alf Ramsey’s legendary 1966 side. However it’s Banks’s twisting save from Brazilian superstar Pelé that he is o…

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Gordon Banks obituary

Supremely agile World Cup-winning England goalkeeper responsible for ‘the greatest save ever made’Gordon Banks, who has died aged 81, was the best goalkeeper England have ever had and is widely regarded as one of the finest to have played for any side …

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Gordon Banks, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies aged 81

• Banks played in goal for Sir Alf Ramsey’s legendary side• Produced one of the greatest ever saves to thwart Pelé in 1970Gordon Banks, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 whose diving, twisting save to thwart Pelé in 1970 is lauded as one of the g…

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Peter Crouch returns to Premier League at age of 38 after signing for Burnley

• Striker leaves Stoke with Sam Vokes going in opposite direction• Crouch: ‘I’m not 25. But my attributes haven’t waned’At the grand age of 38, Peter Crouch is back in the Premier League.The former England striker, who has been used sparingly by Champi…

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Leeds endure tough day as Stoke spring surprise and 11 clubs complain over spies

Leeds’ lead at the top of the Championship table is down to one point after Marcelo Bielsa’s side suffered their third defeat in four Championship games with this 2-1 defeat at Stoke. The hosts put in a stirring performance to claim their first victory…

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Nathan Jones: ‘I can promise Stoke fans a team they can be proud of’

The new Stoke manager has pledged to deliver ‘fast, attractive football’ after his surprise arrival from third-tier Luton TownIt was a legitimate question and one Stoke’s board must have considered before contacting Luton, yet the way Nathan Jones resp…

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Stoke set to appoint Luton’s Nathan Jones as new manager

• Welshman will succeed Gary Rowett after compensation agreed• Jones has guided Luton to second in League One.Stoke City are set to appoint Nathan Jones as their new manager after agreeing a compensation package with Luton Town. The 45-year-old will ta…

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Stoke City sack manager Gary Rowett after eight months in charge

Rowett departs with Stoke 14th in the ChampionshipRory Delap among team who will take temporary chargeStoke City have sacked manager Gary Rowett after eight months in charge, with the club currently 14th in the Championship. Related: Sunderland meet Ne…

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Jonathan Kodjia salvages a point for Aston Villa against Stoke

Jonathan Kodjia came to Aston Villa’s rescue salvageing a point in a 2-2 home draw with Stoke.The visitors twice took the lead but Kodjia demonstrated his value by winning a penalty and then notching the equaliser. Continue reading…

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Port Vale Checkatrade clash with Stoke ends in violence and 11 arrests

• Away fans cause ‘considerable damage’ to Vale Park• Police are expecting ‘more arrests in coming days’Port Vale’s derby clash with Stoke Under-21s ended with “considerable damage” caused to Vale Park, including seats being ripped out, windows smashe…

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Championship roundup: West Brom come from behind to beat Swansea

• Dawson’s and Hegazi’s set-piece goals send West Brom fourth• Bristol City end four-match losing run with 3-2 win at IpswichWest Brom continued their upturn with a 2-1 win at Swansea that took them to fourth place in the Championship. Central defender…

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Championship roundup: Joe Allen denies Blades return to top spot

• Stoke midfielder strikes late to keep Middlesbrough top• Norwich move up to fourth after win over Aston VillaSheffield United missed out on the chance to return to the top as the result of an 88th-minute Joe Allen free-kick that earned Stoke a 1-1 dr…

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If you want to hold a grudge follow the example of Leigh Roose | Paul Doyle

Yaya Touré is no Johan Cruyff but they are mild compared to the keeper who caused chaos for Celtic and against StokeIt is getting to the stage where we are going to have to accept Yaya Touré is no Johan Cruyff. Shame, really, because the Ivorian had th…

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Hooray for Saido! Hooray for Fizzy Cup! | The Fiver

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!There’s nothing quite like the magic of Fizzy Cup, especially in August. Tens of fans flocked to stadiums up and down the country to watch a bunch of reserve sides contest last night’s second-round tie…