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Why Premier League clubs are turning to an Australian bank in big numbers

Teams in England’s top two divisions are taking sizeable loans from Macquarie, at times mortgaged against future TV earningsIt was once dubbed the “vampire kangaroo” and accused of “feasting on Britain’s creaking infrastructure” after investing in comp…

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Tom Lawrence completes fightback for upwardly mobile Derby against Swansea

That sound is Derby County quietly creeping up the Championship table. Tom Lawrence lashed in the winning goal in a topsy-turvy victory over Swansea City to extend Derby’s impressive run and earn them their first away win in the league since the openin…

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Swansea’s Conor Gallagher: ‘Heart surgery made me not take anything for granted’

The 19-year-old, on loan from Chelsea, discusses Frank Lampard, his future at Stamford Bridge and his brothers’ supportEnd-of-season awards can be deemed trivial but, at Chelsea, the academy player of the year accolade carries considerable weight. Just…

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Swansea’s Conor Gallagher: ‘Heart surgery made me not take anything for granted’

The 19-year-old, on loan from Chelsea, discusses Frank Lampard, his future at Stamford Bridge and his brothers’ supportEnd-of-season awards can be deemed trivial but, at Chelsea, the academy player of the year accolade carries considerable weight. Just…

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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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Anger over use of facial recognition at south Wales football derby

Protest held before Cardiff v Swansea as fans say technology is taking away their rightsFootball supporters and civil rights activists have expressed anger and concern over the use of facial recognition technology for a derby match in south Wales.Two s…

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Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster completes loan move to Swansea

• 19-year-old wants to get Swansea ‘back where they belong’• Fulham convert Ivan Cavaleiro’s loan from Wolves into full dealThe Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has joined Swansea on loan for the remainder of the season. The 19-year-old is highly regar…

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Swansea fans facing bizarre 200-mile round trip ahead of south Wales derby

Travel restrictions in place for game at Cardiff City StadiumSwansea fans living in Cardiff have to first go to SwanseaA number of Swansea City supporters are facing the prospect of having to make a bizarre and, for them, frustrating 200-mile round tri…

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FA Cup roundup: QPR thrash Swansea, League Two Northampton progress

• Jordan Hugill strikes twice for QPR• Burton 2-4 Northampton; Charlton 0-1 West BromJordan Hugill scored twice as QPR thrashed Swansea 5-1. In-form Bright Osayi-Samuel also netted for Rangers, who were three up by half-time. George Byers struck for Sw…

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Swansea in talks to sign Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster on loan

Championship club hopeful of landing 19-year-oldSteve Cooper worked with Brewster at England U17 levelSwansea are in talks to sign Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster on loan for the remainder of the season. Related: Sadio Mané sees Liverpool home over Wolves …

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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Championship: Wigan hold West Brom, Swansea’s Cooper rages at referee

• Austin rescues point but Albion miss chance to retake top spot• Steve Cooper hits out at referee after 1-1 draw with BlackburnWest Brom missed a chance to return to the top of the Championship when they could only draw at struggling Wigan. Sam Johnst…

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West Brom smash five past Swansea to go back to top of Championship

West Brom returned to the top of the Championship with a 5-1 win over Swansea at the Hawthorns. Goals from Semi Ajayi, Matheus Pereira, Hal Robson-Kanu, Matt Phillips and Kyle Edwards gave West Brom their biggest win of the season and ended the only un…

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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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From Bellingham to Watkins: 10 young Championship stars shining this season

Birmingham’s youngest scorer and a player likened to Callum Wilson make our selection of second-tier players aged 23 or underBellingham was born in June 2003, when a ponytailed David Beckham joined Real Madrid and Gareth Southgate was in the England de…

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Lukasz Fabianski was once ridiculed but West Ham look lost without him

The keeper has won player of the season awards for two years running and looks even more important now he’s injuredBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredIt’s been a difficult period for West Ham of late. Having made some eye-catching moves in the summer tran…

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Lukasz Fabianski was once ridiculed but West Ham look lost without him

The keeper has won player of the season awards for two years running and looks even more important now he’s injuredBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredIt’s been a difficult period for West Ham of late. Having made some eye-catching moves in the summer tran…

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Ben Wilmot’s header gives Swansea derby win over bitter rivals Cardiff

As full league debuts go, Ben Wilmot’s was the stuff of dreams. The defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Udinese in Serie A, playing against Juventus and Milan at San Siro, but there was arguably no better surround for Wilmot to sco…

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Swansea to renew bitter rivalry with Cardiff in derby laced with hostility | Ben Fisher

Few understand the friction between the clubs better than Ángel Rangel as he recalls the final derby at Ninian ParkOne of the quirks about the south Wales derby is that more than a century on from the first meeting of Swansea and Cardiff at the Vetch F…

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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…