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Ten-man Wigan stun Leeds to blow Championship promotion race open

This was the day when Leeds were supposed to hit the accelerator and watch the dual carriageway towards the Premier League open up in front of them but, instead, 10-man Wigan delighted in forcing them onto the hard shoulder.Paul Cook’s side may have ar…

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Teemu Pukki’s late strike salvages draw for leaders Norwich at Wigan

Norwich extended their lead at the top of the Championship after grinding out a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Wigan.The home side, who started the day just a point above the drop zone, led at the break through Reece James’ penalty, after a City def…

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Wigan Athletic v Norwich City: Championship – live!

Championship updates from the DW Stadium, kick-off 12pm BSTIpswich down, Lincoln up and goals galore at SunderlandAnd feel free to email Rob your thoughts 11.06am BST TEAM NEWS | Four changes for Latics against @NorwichCityFC!?? @LeeEvans94, @Gavinmas…

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Derby, Wigan and Northampton all report alleged racist abuse of players

• Police arrest Brentford fan after incident at Griffin Park• Wigan report hate crime after Nathan Byrne abused onlinePolice are investigating multiple allegations of racist abuse against Football League players – with Derby, Wigan and Northampton all …

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The best young players in the Championship this season

Tammy Abraham turned down a move to the Premier League this week. He is not the only youngster who could step upBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredTammy Abraham has already been offered a chance to play in the Premier League in this transfer window. He re…

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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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Leeds move back to top of table thanks to comeback win at Wigan

Leeds deservedly came from behind to win 2-1 at Wigan and take over the leadership of the Championship.Wigan were hoping to send Dave Whelan and his grandson David Sharpe out in style, with the club being taken over by International Entertainment Corpo…

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Steve McClaren and QPR off the bottom after Tomer Hemed sinks Wigan

Tomer Hemed’s debut goal earned QPR a 1-0 win over Wigan – their first points under Steve McClaren, following what had been a disastrous start to the season. The result lifted Rangers out of the relegation zone.The Brighton striker Hemed, playing up fr…

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Stoke’s miserable start to the season goes on as Will Grigg hits double for Wigan

• Stoke yet to win since relegation from Premier League• Bolton third after beating Birmingham; Norwich beat PrestonStoke City were handed a 3-0 home defeat by Wigan Athletic to continue their winless start to life in the Championship. Two goals from W…

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Nick Powell refinds his feet at Wigan and stirs a few memories | Ben Fisher

The former Crewe midfielder who won over Sir Alex Ferguson in a matter of minutes is back doing what he does best after his wilderness years at Old TraffordIn a candid interview a couple of years ago, Nick Powell discussed how he felt at being perceive…

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Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season

Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and WiganAfter a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the cl…

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Championship 2018-19 season preview

Big-spending Nottingham Forest will hope they can do a Wolves but the English second tier remains unpredictableThe Championship has a reputation as an exciting, unpredictable division and this season the outcome seems even more uncertain than usual. Wi…

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FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend

Álvaro Morata needs to play regularly, rusty Manolo Gabbiadini can solve Southampton’s problems, and Stoke are in big trouble Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League and FA Cup photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from the FA Cup and England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Mark Hughes starts Southampton reign in style with FA Cup win at Wigan

The FA Cup semi-finals will be an all Premier League affair after all. Wigan Athletic did their best to keep the League One flag flying, but after eliminating three top flight opponents in previous rounds they met their match in Southampton, who were a…

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Wigan Athletic v Southampton: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Live updates from the FA Cup tie at the DW StadiumLive scores: keep up with all today’s games as the goals go inDrop Daniel an email | Tweet @DanielHarris 12.57pm GMT I suppose I’m a little surprised that Hughes has left out Ward-Prowse, especially gi…

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Wigan’s FA Cup run fuelled by Paul Cook’s love in the age of negativity

League One club’s run is forged on a team spirit they hope will knock out a fourth Premier League side in SouthamptonWigan are on an old-fashioned Cup run and Paul Cook will cheerfully admit to being an old-fashioned manager. He believes in the FA Cup …

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Wigan v Southampton: match preview

Wigan, after shocking Manchester City in the previous round of the FA Cup, should be confident they can beat Southampton and reach the semi-finals. Mark Hughes’s appointment, though, will surely give struggling Saints a lift after the end of Mauricio P…

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Wigan’s Will Grigg plays catch-up until 4am after the night of his life

Striker knew the Manchester City tie would be one of few chances and feared he had missed his best one until he got half a yard on Kyle WalkerWigan seem to be making a habit of it but for Will Grigg it is not every day you knock Manchester City out of …

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Pep Guardiola backs his Manchester City players despite Wigan FA Cup loss – video

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the professionalism of his players despite a shock FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Wigan on Monday night. Fabian Delph saw red for the Premier League leaders, and Guardiola was involved in an angry outburst in…