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Furious Wolves fans react to their 2-2 draw against Norwich: 'Really disappointing'

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Wolves were held to a 2-2 draw against Norwich City last night.

The hosts went 2-0 up thanks to goals from Alfred N’Diaye and Jamal Lewis (own goal). However, the league leaders failed to hold on for the three points.

Christoph Zimmermann got one back for Norwich in the first half and Nelson Oliveira scored from 35 yards during injury time.

'Deal has been done' for Tottenham transfer target, will join in the summer

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Tottenham Hotspur already have a deal in place to sign Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon in the summer.

The 17-year-old has made a stunning impact at Fulham, scoring 19 goals in 65 appearances for the club.

Former Fulham striker Leroy Rosenior is a big admirer of Sessegnon and he told the Totally Football Show that he will join Spurs at the end of the season.

Moyes wants former Spurs player, could be West Ham's first summer signing

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West Ham are interested in signing the Fulham defender Ryan Fredericks at the end of this season.

The right-back is out of contract in the summer and he could join the Hammers on a free transfer.

According to reports, West Ham are ready to keep David Moyes at the club beyond this season and the former Everton boss wants to sign Fredericks for his side.

Wolves want 28-yr-old Premier League midfielder, would be an excellent addition

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Wolves are looking to sign the Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling at the end of this season.

As per the reports (via HITC), the 28-year-old central midfielder has managed to impress the Championship leaders with his work ethic and versatility.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are set to win the Championship this season and they will play in the Premier League next year.

On This Day in Football: First million pound transfer, Bomb scare at Bramall Lane

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On this day in 1979, Trevor Francis became the first million-pound man in English football history when he moved from Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest.

A prolific goal scorer, Francis began his professional career with City in 1971. A brief loan spell in the North American Soccer League saw him score 22 goals in 19 league matches for the Detroit Express.

Furious Leeds fans react to their 4-1 defeat: 'Get rid of that manager, he is clueless'

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Leeds United crashed to a 4-1 defeat at home to Cardiff City.

The Bluebirds maintained their promotion push thanks to goals from Callum Paterson, Junior Hoilett and Sean Morrison.

Anthony Pilkington made it four after Sol Bamba’s own goal gave the home side a bit of hope.

The chance of any comeback was wiped out when Gaetano Berardi picked up a red card for the home side.

Sky Sports pundit predicts the score of Leeds vs Cardiff, Christiansen will be unhappy

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Leeds United host Cardiff in the Championship this weekend and Thomas Christiansen’s side will be under pressure to deliver in front of the home fans.

The Whites are going through a rough patch and they will need a bit of luck to get a good result here.

Christiansen’s side failed to beat Hull City during the midweek and they are on a five-match winless run in the league.

12 goals this season: Aston Villa agree deal to sign experienced Championship star

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Aston Villa have agreed on a deal to sign the Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Grabban.

The 30-year-old midfielder is set to complete a loan move to the Championship.

As per Sky Sports, the player is currently undergoing his medical and the move will be completed before tonight’s 11 pm transfer deadline.

Photo: Leeds agree deal to sign attacker, he could make his debut on Saturday

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Leeds United have agreed on a deal to sign Tyler Roberts from West Bromwich Albion.

The Championship outfit have already confirmed the transfer on their official website. The forward has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal at Elland Road, running until the summer of 2022.

✍️ | Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of forward Tyler Roberts from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion

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West Ham United set to sign 30-goal striker

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West Ham United are set to sign Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill.

The 25-year-old has scored 30 goals in 114 appearances for North End.

Sky Sports’ journalist Alan Myers has claimed the player is on his way to London to complete a transfer.

Preston signed Hugill from Port Vale back in June 2014.

Wolves submit offer for Premier League forward, 24-yr-old would be a quality signing

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Wolves are looking to sign the Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe on loan for the rest of the season and a loan bid has already been launched.

Afobe joined the Cherries for £10million in January 2016 but the striker has struggled to hold down a regular starting berth under Eddie Howe.

According to reports, the Championship giants want to sign the player on loan but Bournemouth will only consider a permanent transfer.

Wolves agree midfielder deal, Jurgen Klopp a big fan of highly rated playmaker

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Wolves have agreed on a new deal with the highly rated midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White.

The 18-year-old helped his country win the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup last year. The midfielder scored crucial goals against USA and Spain in the Quarter final and the final respectively.

Reports claim that the likes of Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal were interested in securing his services.

West Ham target wants to join them in January, Hammers ready to pay £15m for him

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West Ham United are interested in signing the Championship star Tom Cairney this month.

According to Sky Sports, the Hammers are prepared to pay around £15m for the Fulham captain but the West London club are not ready to sell a key player at this stage of the season.

The report adds that Cairney wants to quit Fulham for West Ham.

West Ham United linked with move for creative midfielder, 22 goals in 111 games

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West Ham United have been linked with a move for Fulham captain Tom Cairney.

The 27-year-old has helped Fulham climb into Championship promotion contention in recent weeks and the club have insisted the midfielder is not for sale.

West Bromwich Albion reportedly had a £15 million bid rejected earlier this month, but Sky Sports have claimed the Hammers are set to test Fulham’s resolve.

West Ham submit bid for highly rated Spurs target, Moyes watched him play last week

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West Ham are looking to sign the highly rated Championship star James Maddison.

The 21-year-old has been very impressive for Norwich and the likes of Liverpool and Spurs are interested in him as well.

According to Guardian, West Ham are keen to sign the midfielder and they have already made their move.

Leeds agree deal to sign highly rated attacker, he could make his debut this week

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Leeds United have agreed on a deal to sign the highly rated Leyton orient forward Sam Dalby. The move has been confirmed on the club’s official website.

The 18-year-old has been very impressive in the National League and it will be interesting to see how he adapts to this step up.

Dalby is not expected to play for the first team just yet and he will join up with Leeds United’s U23 side.

Aston Villa in talks to sign defender this week, debut possible vs Sheffield United

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Aston Villa are looking to sign the highly rated Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe in January.

According to reports, the Championship outfit are keen on completing the deal quickly so that the player can make his debut against Sheffield United next Tuesday. The deal could be completed within this week.

Leeds agree deal for highly rated defender, debut for new club possible this week

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Leeds United have agreed on a loan deal with Harrogate Town for their talented young defender Liam Kitching.

The highly talented centre-back will join Harrogate Town for an initial period of 28 days. It will be interesting to see whether the deal is extended if the player manages to impress in the National League North.

Leeds United

Leeds star posts three-word message after Derby game; fans respond on Twitter

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Kasey Palmer struck in added time to deny Leeds United their first win since Boxing Day as their winless run extends to nine games in the Championship.

Leeds drew 2-2 against Derby on Wednesday, and Paul Heckingbottom will feel they have wasted a good opportunity of picking up all three points.

Leeds man posts message ahead of Derby clash; fans react on Twitter

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It’s do or die for Leeds United. The Whites have failed to win their last eight Championship games, and have slipped further away from the top six places.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side must get back to winning ways if they are to mount a late challenge for promotion. Against Bristol City in the last match, Leeds came from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw, and could have won the game as well if luck had gone their way.

English Premier League

Never wanna see him in a Villa shirt again: Fans react to 20-year-old's display vs Preston

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Aston Villa managed a 1-1 draw against Preston North End in the Championship clash at Villa Park on Tuesday night.

Preston looked poised for victory when Tom Barkhuizen scored a brilliant goal in the 37th minute. Villa responded well after the break, and got the equaliser through Lewis Grabban.

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Championship

Pundit eyeing 40/1 bookie-basher as Wolves face Norwich City

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes Wolverhampton Wanderers will take another step towards the Premier League when they face Norwich City on Wednesday.

Wolves are 11 points clear at the top of the Championship after drawing 1-1 at Preston on Saturday, while Norwich are down in 13th place after snatching a 1-1 draw at home to Ipswich Town.

Pundit backs Aston Villa to struggle against Preston; ignore him for 21/20 cracker

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Preston North End to put another dent in Aston Villa’s promotion hopes on Tuesday.

Villa dropped to third in the table after losing 2-0 at Fulham on Saturday, while North End are just outside the play-off places following a 1-1 draw at home to leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Leeds United tipped for tempting 16/1 return at Derby County

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Derby County host Leeds United on Wednesday aiming to get their Championship promotion bid back on track.

The Rams head into the game fourth in the table, three points behind second-placed Cardiff City. Leeds are down in 11th place, eight points adrift of the final play-off position.

Derby have gone off the boil in recent weeks and former Leeds midfielder David Prutton has tipped the visitors to secure a 2-2 draw at Pride Park (16/1 with Sky Bet).

Leeds United and Bristol City tipped to hit the bookies for 60/1 return

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Leeds United host Bristol City on Sunday aiming to force their way back into the Championship promotion race.

The home side head into the game 11th in the table, eight points behind the Robins who are currently in the final play-off place.

Leeds triumphed 3-0 at Ashton Gate earlier in the season, but former midfielder David Prutton doesn’t think they will complete the double.

Aston Villa tipped to secure 9/1 promotion boost at Fulham, but 12/5 wager looks better

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David Prutton has tipped Aston Villa to continue their excellent run of form with a victory at Fulham on Saturday.

Seven wins in a row has taken Villa up to second in the Championship, 12 points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers with 15 games to play.

Fulham are currently fifth in the table, seven points behind Villa having gone nine league games without defeat, but the Sky Sports pundit believes the Midlands side will nick a 1-0 win this weekend (9/1 with Sky Bet).

Pundit backs Birmingham City to put the brakes on Aston Villa, but 8/11 home win appeals

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes Birmingham City can dent Aston Villa’s promotion hopes this weekend.

Villa have won six in a row in the Championship and are just a point behind second-placed Derby County, while Birmingham have lost just one of their last six league games and they can be expected to make things difficult for their local rivals on Sunday.

Wolves fancied to deliver 8/1 bookie-basher against QPR; 2/1 double with Derby looks tempting

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Wolverhampton Wanderers to continue the relentless march into the Premier League with a victory over QPR on Saturday.

Wolves head into the game 11 points clear of Derby County at the top of the table, while QPR are currently down in 15th place.

Prutton believes the league leaders will prove too strong for Rangers and has tipped them to record a 3-0 success (8/1 with Sky Bet).

Leeds United tipped for tempting 60/1 return at Sheffield United

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David Prutton believes Leeds United can kick-off Paul Heckingbottom’s reign as manager with a point at Sheffield United this weekend.

Heckingbottom quit his role at Barnsley to take over from Thomas Christiansen at Elland Road and the 40-year-old faces a big task to get the club back in the Championship play-off picture.

Championship pundit eyeing 70/1 cracker as Wolves face Sheffield United

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David Prutton is backing Wolverhampton Wanderers to boost their promotion hopes by beating Sheffield United on Saturday.

Wolves head into the game on the back of a 1-0 win at Ipswich Town, while the Blades lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa last weekend.

The former Leeds United midfielder has tipped Leon Clarke to give the visitors the lead, but he believes Wolves will fight back to secure a 2-1 victory (70/1 at Sky Bet).

Championship pundit eyeing tempting 11/2 bet as Wolves travel to Ipswich

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Wolves travel to face Ipswich Town on Saturday aiming to bounce back from last week’s 2-0 home defeat against Nottingham Forest.

The Championship leaders still hold a nine point lead over Derby County, with Cardiff City a further two points behind in third place.

Wolves beat Ipswich 1-0 at Molineux during December, but Sky Sports’ pundit David Prutton is backing the promotion favourites to endure a difficult afternoon in East Anglia.

Aston Villa tipped to deliver 11/2 bookie-basher against Barnsley

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Aston Villa host Barnsley on Saturday aiming to boost their hopes of securing a top two finish in the Championship.

Villa head into the game six points behind second-placed Derby County with a game in hand after picking up nine points from their last three league games.

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton strongly fancies Villa to extend their winning run and has tipped them to record a 2-0 victory (11/2 with Sky Bet).

General Football News

On This Day in Football: Irishman becomes first international manager

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On this day in 1897, Ireland became the first national team to play under an official manager.

Back then, national teams were selected by their country’s respective Football Associations and coached by the team’s captain. But Ireland broke the norm in 1897 by appointing Billy Crone as their manager.

On This Day in Football: Forest lose out to Nacional, Drogba opens international account

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On this day in 1981, Uruguayan club Nacional beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 to lift the Intercontinental Cup.

Nacional, winners of the Copa Libertadores title after beating Brazilian club Internacional, were largely thought of as second favourites against Brian Clough’s Forest side who had just won two European Cups on the trot.

On This Day in Football: Football League sees new goals record, Riots in Egypt

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On this day in 1936, the Football League saw a new goals record as a total of 209 goals were scored on a single day of league football.

Some of the highest scoring games out of the 44 matches played included a 12-0 hammering of York City by Chester City and a thrilling 6-5 win by Chesterfield away at Crewe Alexandria.

On This Day in Football: Kettering Town kick start revolution in English football

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On this day in 1976, Southern League Premier Division side Kettering Town became the first British football club to wear sponsored kits.

It was made possible by the flamboyant former Northern Ireland international Derek Dougan. The striker, upon retirement in 1975, joined Kettering Town as their new chief executive.

Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill returns to Millwall ahead of World Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Veteran Socceroo Tim Cahill has rejoined former club Millwall on a short-term deal, the English Championship side said, as the striker looks for more game time to secure his spot in the World Cup squad.

Cahill, who quit Melbourne City in December after rarely featuring in the starting line-up since joining the A-League side in 2016, played a key role in helping Australia qualify for Russia 2018.

Tim Cahill returns to Millwall ahead of World Cup

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Sydney (AFP) – Veteran Socceroo Tim Cahill has rejoined former club Millwall on a short-term deal, the English Championship side said, as the striker looks for more game time to secure his spot in the World Cup squad.

Cahill, who quit Melbourne City in December after rarely featuring in the starting line-up since joining the A-League side in 2016, played a key role in helping Australia qualify for Russia 2018.

The Rest

'Absolute garbage': Sunderland fans slaughter 22-year-old on Twitter

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It’s going bad to worse for Sunderland. Five defeats in the last five games, and sitting rock bottom in the Championship table, Sunderland are fighting a grim battle to save themselves from getting relegated.

The pessimism among the fans has reached its zenith as the Black Cats lost 1-0 away to Bolton on Tuesday night – a game they should not have lost.