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Misery at Grimsby & managerial milestones

19 Feb

Brighton returned to the summit of the EFL on Saturday thanks to Sam Baldock’s brace at Barnsley It’s normally at about this time of year that you hear managers, players, pundits and journalists declaring that we’ll soon be entering ‘the business end of the season’. Nobody can be totally sure when ‘the business end of […]

Bale, Gameiro star for Madrid sides as Lewandowski strikes

19 Feb

Ful round of 16 schedule Domestic league and cups Round of 16 first legs: Tuesday 21 February• BAYER LEVERKUSEN v ATLÉTICO MADRIDAugsburg 1-3 Leverkusen (Kohr 60; Bellarabi 23, Hernández 40 65)Karim Bellarabi struck the Bundesliga’s 50,000th goal – and his first league effort since April – from a cross by Kai Havertz, who also […]

Burton’s Turner faces five-game abuse ban

19 Feb

Ben Turner joined Burton from Cardiff City in June 2016 Burton’s Ben Turner is facing a five-game ban after being charged by the Football Association for alleged abuse, in racial terms, of a Brentford player. The defender, 28, is charged with using abusive language about an opponent’s race, ethnicity or nationality in the Championship match […]

Bradford City 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

18 Feb

Gary Madine netted a 74th-minute equaliser to earn Bolton an unlikely draw and prevent former Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson from tasting defeat on his return to Valley Parade. The 49-year-old led the Bantams to the League Cup final and promotion to League One during a near five-year spell in charge which ended last June. […]

Blues boss Zola awaits talks with owners

18 Feb

All Birmingham City boss Gianfranco Zola got from his afternoon at St Andrew’s was a consolatory hug from his opposite number, QPR’s Ian Holloway Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola intends to seek talks with the club’s Chinese owners after his reign as manager hit a new low. Blues’ 4-1 home loss to Queens Park Rangers […]

Stam ‘risk-taking’ triple sub paid off

18 Feb

Jaap Stam saw his Reading side stretch their unbeaten run to six games with victory against Brentford Manager Jaap Stam said his “risk-taking” triple substitution against Brentford paid off as Reading kept pressure on the Championship’s top two. Two goals in four minutes for the Royals turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 victory against […]

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

18 Feb

Nottingham Forest fans were furious that Owls goalkeeper Keiren Westwood was not sent off for conceding a penalty for this foul on Ben Brereton Sheffield Wednesday resisted a spirited Nottingham Forest fightback to earn a fourth consecutive Championship win. Forest spurned a great chance to lead when Ross McCormack’s penalty was saved by goalkeeper Keiren […]

Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Fleetwood Town

18 Feb

High-flying Fleetwood extended their unbeaten league run to 16 games with Cian Bolger’s second-half winner at Stadium MK. MK Dons started brightly, going close inside 14 minutes through Leicester loan man Harvey Barnes, whose right-footed effort from the edge of the box smacked the crossbar before Chuks Aneke’s header flew inches wide. Robbie Neilson’s side […]

Middlesbrough 3-2 Oxford United

18 Feb

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Middlesbrough 3-2 Oxford Utd Middlesbrough scraped into the FA Cup quarter-finals after fending off a second-half comeback from League One Oxford United at the Riverside. Substitute Cristhian Stuani tapped in at the back post four minutes from time to send the hosts through, after Oxford had […]

Ipswich Town 1-1 Leeds United

18 Feb

Stuart Dallas equalised with his second Championship goal of the season Promotion hopefuls Leeds United were held to only their fourth Championship draw of the season at Ipswich Town. Striker Freddie Sears put the home side in front early on when he volleyed in Grant Ward’s right-sided cross. Ipswich’s Jonas Knudsen saw a good chance […]