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Championship roundup: Leeds fight for draw while Brentford beat Reading

Stuart Dallas saves Leeds from defeat against bottom side LutonBrentford keep pressure on top two with fourth successive winChampionship leaders Leeds needed a Stuart Dallas equaliser to earn a point against the division’s bottom side Luton. Harry Corn…

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Neil Warnock makes instant impact as Middlesbrough beat Stoke

Neil Warnock had the immediate effect Steve Gibson hoped for when Middlesbrough’s owner sacked Jonathan Woodgate on Tuesday and replaced him with a 71-year-old who is correctly billed as a Championship specialist. Warnock’s expertise was hired to try t…

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Stoke abort Manchester United friendly after O’Neill tests positive for Covid-19

Championship club confirm manager has virusO’Neill already at Carrington when he learned of resultStoke were forced to cancel a friendly against Manchester United at the last minute after learning that manager, Michael O’Neill, had tested positive for …

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Michael O’Neill’s transformational Northern Ireland reign merits acclaim | Andy Hunter

The postponement of the Euro 2020 play-offs means he will focus on Stoke but his achievements deserve wider recognitionMichael O’Neill’s exit as Northern Ireland manager was inevitable and just one more, minor piece of fallout from the crisis afflictin…

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Northern Ireland may promote Baraclough to replace manager O’Neill

Under-21 coach one of four on shortlist for senior jobHe joins Stephen Robinson, Tommy Wright and Jim MagiltonIan Baraclough is the leading contender to become the Northern Ireland manager after it was confirmed Michael O’Neill will step down to focus …

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James McClean fined by Stoke over balaclava ‘history lesson’ post

McClean fined two weeks’ wages and deletes Instagram accountPlayer apologises for posting ‘ill-advised and offensive’ pictureJames McClean has been fined two weeks’ wages by Stoke City after his club took a dim view of an “inappropriate social media po…

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Championship roundup: Mitrovic leads Fulham back into third place

Serb’s header sinks Swansea and ropes in ForestBarnsley and Wigan secure timely wins at the bottomAleksandar Mitrovic left it late to ensure Fulham maintained their promotion challenge with a 1-0 win against Swansea, having missed a penalty minutes ear…

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Harry Gregg obituary

Magnificent Manchester United goalkeeper hailed as a hero of the Munich air crash of 1958The footballer Harry Gregg, who has died aged 87, was one of the finest and bravest goalkeepers of his era, and equally courageous away from the goalmouth. In part…

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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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Football League: Ipswich top League One while Peterborough fan officiates

Linesman injury means supporter becomes fourth official Stoke dent Swansea’s Championship play-off pushStoke pulled away from the relegation places as Sam Clucas scored against his former club en route to a 2-0 win over Swansea. Clucas powered home 10 …

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Tyrese Campbell extends West Brom’s winless run with Stoke decider

West Brom’s winless run stretched to six games after the Championship leaders suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke. The striker Tyrese Campbell, whose father Kevin played for the Baggies, scored the only goal after nine minutes.West Brom failed to fo…

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FA charges Barnsley over sectarian chanting aimed at James McClean

• Stoke player targeted in lead-up to Remembrance Sunday• Club have until 10 January to respond to FA chargeBarnsley have been hit with a Football Association charge after Stoke midfielder James McClean was allegedly the target of sectarian chants in t…

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Gordon Banks remembered by Peter Shilton

30 December 1937 – 12 February 2019One great England goalkeeper remembers his World Cup-winning predecessor for his work ethic, his down-to-earth nature – and the save of the century• Clive James remembered by John Simpson• Read the Observer’s obituari…

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Championship: Jack Harrison sends Leeds top as Fulham move third

• Leeds leapfrog West Brom with 1-0 win at Reading• Fulham take third spot thanks to 3-0 victory over DerbyLeeds went top of the Championship after a late goal from Jack Harrison secured a 1-0 win at Reading. Marcelo Bielsa’s side chalked up a fourth s…

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What Stoke can expect after prising Michael O’Neill from Northern Ireland | Ewan Murray

Stoke’s attraction to O’Neill is obvious – he maximises resources by creating an environment players relishOne of Michael O’Neill’s final acts as the Northern Ireland manager emphasises why the lure of club football was always going to prove too strong…

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Stoke hope to land Northern Ireland’s Michael O’Neill as manager with big offer

• Stoke understood to be willing to pay wage of up to £1.5m a year • Championship club approach to Irish FA for talks with O’NeillStoke are preparing a bumper financial package in an effort to tempt Michael O’Neill to leave his job with Northern Irelan…

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West Brom return to top of Championship with easy win over Stoke

Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu fired West Brom back to the top of the Championship as Stoke remain rooted to the bottom after a disappointing 2-0 defeat.The midfielder Phillips’ sixth goal of the season gave the Baggies a sixth-minute lead and Robso…

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Stoke City sack Nathan Jones with club in Championship relegation zone

• Potteries’ club have endured worst start for more than century• Millwall defeat last weekend sealed fate for managerStoke City sacked manager Nathan Jones on Friday following a disastrous start to the season that has left the club second bottom of th…

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Scott Hogan sets Stoke on way to first win after fightback at Swansea

A subtle wink from Nathan Jones to the Stoke hierarchy said it all. With stoppage time looming, his beleaguered side had snatched their first three points of the Championship season at the 11th time of asking, with one substitute, Scott Hogan, converti…

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Championship roundup: Jones on brink as Stoke slip to another defeat

• Home loss to Huddersfield could be end for Stoke manager• Fulham put four past 10-man ReadingIn the battle of the Championship’s bottom two at the Bet365 Stadium, Juninho Bacuna’s late goal snatched Huddersfield a first win of the season.Bacuna fired…