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4-2-3-1 vs Brighton: Leeds United predicted starting XI, Team News, Key Stats

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Leeds United vs Brighton Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of this week’s Championship fixture.

Leeds United vs Brighton
Championship 2016/17
18th March, 17:30 pm BST
Elland Road, Leeds
How to follow: BBC local radio

Leeds dropped two crucial points in their last game against QPR as they were held to a 0-0 draw.

4-2-3-1 vs Blackburn: Predicted Fulham starting XI, two players doubtful for Rovers, Key stats

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Fulham vs Blackburn Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of midweek’s Championship fixture.

Fulham vs Blackburn
Championship 2016/17
14th March, 19:45 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Fulham stunned everyone after registering a fantastic 3-1 victory over league leaders, Newcastle United, last Saturday.

Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

4-1-4-1 vs Sheffield Wednesday: Aston Villa predicted starting XI, Team News, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday
Championship 2016/17
11 March, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Aston Villa’s mini revival under Steve Bruce (three wins in a row) was halted on Tuesday night when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield.

Leeds United vs QPR: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Stats

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Leeds United vs QPR Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Leeds United vs QPR
Championship 2016/17
11th March, 15:00 pm BST
Elland Road, Leeds
How to follow: BBC local radio

A 96th minute equaliser from Tom Cairney denied Leeds United a victory against Fulham last weekend, but Garry Monk’s side were still able to maintain their unbeaten run.

4-2-3-1 vs Preston: Fulham predicted starting line up, Team News, Key Stats

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Fulham vs Preston Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Fulham vs Preston
Championship 2016/17
04th March, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Fulham will be looking to narrow the gap on the top six when they meet Preston on Saturday.

4-4-2 vs Cardiff: Predicted QPR starting line up, Team News, Key Stats

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QPR vs Cardiff City Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

QPR vs Cardiff
Championship 2016/17
04th March, 15:00 pm BST
Loftus Road, London

How to follow: BBC local radio

Ian Holloway’s side are going through a rough patch at the moment, having picked up six points from their last eight Championship games.

4-4-2 vs Brighton: Nottingham Forest predicted starting line up, Team News, Key Stats

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Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton
Championship 2016/17
04th March, 15:00 pm BST
City Ground, Nottingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Nottingham Forest, 18th in the Championship, brought an end to their three match winning streak with a 0-0 draw at Wigan.

Aston Villa vs Derby: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Derby Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Derby
Championship 2016/17
25th February, 15:00 pm BST
Villa Park, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Aston Villa were once play-off hopefuls after Steve Bruce sparked an immediate improvement when he took charge of the club.

Garry Monk gives his verdict after Leeds draw with Ipswich

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Leeds United could only manage a 1-1 draw with Ipswich away from home at Portman Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon, but Garry Monk says he is happy with a hard-earned point.

The home side took an early lead through Freddie Sears in the ninth minute, before Stuart Dallas restored parity for the West Yorkshire outfit on 42 minutes.

4-2-3-1 vs Bristol City: Team News, Predicted Leeds United line up, Key Stats

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Leeds United vs Bristol City Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Leeds United vs Bristol City
Championship 2016/17
Date: 14 February, 2017
Time: 19:45 pm BST
Venue: Elland Road
Where to follow: BBC local radio

LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Leeds are 11 points behind leaders Newcastle United, and as such they have little chance of catching the Magpies.

English Premier League

Player Profile: Arsenal and Chelsea weighing up move for highly talented Portuguese winger

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The Sun has reported that Chelsea have joined their London rivals in the chase for Wolves winger Helder Costa. The former Benfica man completed a permanent move to the West Midlands club in January for a club record fee.

Born in Angola, Costa moved to Portugal as a youngster where he joined Lisbon side Benfica in 2004 on a youth contract.

West Brom scouts watched 26-year-old winger, could face competition from Aston Villa

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West Brom are reportedly interested in Oxford United’s winger, Marvin Johnson. Birmingham City and Aston Villa are also reportedly keeping a close tab on the player.

According to reports from the Birmingham Mail, the trio of Midland clubs have watched the left-sided player closely in recent games.

Rangers Manager hunt: Assessing the top five candidates for the job

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Following the departure of Mark Warburton in early February, Rangers are yet again in a state of flux. The Light Blues have been under the stewardship of their Under-20s coach Graeme Murty since, and results haven’t been too impressive under the 42-year-old.

Last evening’s last-gasp win over St Johnstone was the Gers’ first in the league under Murty.

Former high-profile PL striker: Aston Villa are bigger than Chelsea

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Former high-profile Premier League striker, Dean Saunders, claims that Aston Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom.

Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season, and are plying their trade in the Championship at the moment. However, despite their fall from grace, Saunders has no doubt the club’s standing in the English game.

Leeds United defender set to leave the club, could move to Liverpool in the summer

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Leeds United defender, Charlie Taylor, is ready to return to first team action after nursing his Achilles injury he suffered before Christmas.

Garry Monk, the Leeds manager, considers him an important player in the side, and doesn’t expect him to remain on the fringes for long.

4-2-3-1 vs Huddersfield: Manchester City predicted line up, Team News, Key Stats

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Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of FA Cup fifth round replay.

Manchester City vs Huddersfield
FA Cup 2016/17
1st March, 19:45 pm BST
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Live stream: BBC One

Pep Guardiola’s side did not want a replay, but City will once again start as favourites for this tie.

FA Cup 2017 Draw: Chelsea handed blockbuster tie in the quarter finals, boost for Arsenal

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Premier League giants Chelsea will face holders Manchester United in the Quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Antonio Conte’s men managed to humiliate Jose Mourinho’s team earlier this season and the Blues will be hoping for more of the same when the two sides meet on the 11th of March 2017.

4-2-3-1 v Blackburn: Mourinho's strongest possible Man Utd lineup for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Blackburn vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixture.

Blackburn vs Manchester United
FA Cup 2016/17
19th February, 16:15 pm BST
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Live Stream: Watch Blackburn vs Manchester United live on BT Sport 2

Blackburn Team News & Preview

Blackburn host Manchester United in the next round of the FA Cup this weekend.

3-4-2-1 vs Wolves: Conte without this top class Chelsea star for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Wolves vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixture.

Wolves vs Chelsea
FA Cup 2016/17
18th February, 17:30 pm BST
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Live Stream: Watch Wolves vs Chelsea live on BT Sport 2

Wolves Team News & Preview

Wolves host Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend and the Championship outfit will be looking to pull off another upset.

Report calls for zero tolerance approach towards homophobia in sports

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Zero tolerance approach needed towards homophobia in sports, especially football, arguably the most hostile towards athlete with that sexual orientation.

The parliamentary select committee for culture, media and sport claims that football has a particularly hostile culture of homophobia, as compared with other sports.

Newcastle boss in line to replace Wenger - he would bring Arsenal legend with him

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Could this be the year when Arsène Wenger finally steps down as an Arsenal manager? Wenger’s £8m-a-year contract expires at the end of the season, and there is a strong possibility that he might walk away. A new two-year-old contract is on the table, and it is up to Wenger to decide whether he will stay put.

Barnsley winger: I keep in touch with Liverpool on a weekly basis

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Championship club, Barnsley, are in a position of clear comfort in the league table heading into Saturday’s game at Reading. One of the players who have caught the attention this season is Ryan Kent, the Liverpool loanee, who already feels at home in Oakwell.

He has adapted quickly to the fast-paced attacking football at Barnsley.

Klopp ready to sign Man Utd target in summer, Liverpool submitted an offer for him in January

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Liverpool are looking to make a summer move for the highly talented Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton.

The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the most talented young players in English football right now and Brereton is a target for Manchester United as well.

Transfer News & Rumours

McClaren sacked by Derby County: Fans and pundits react on Twitter

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Derby County have confirmed that they have parted ways with Steve McClaren after just five months in charge. McClaren was in his second spell at the club.

Mel Morris, Derby’s chairman, was unhappy with the recent run of results that led to the sacking of McClaren. The Rams have gone through a run of seven defeats in 13 league games, and have fallen from sixth spot to ten points outside the play-off places.

Dutch midfielder: I follow Newcastle regularly; exchange texts with Benitez

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Dutch midfielder, Siem de Jong, has revealed that he wants to return and play for Newcastle United in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan from Newcastle at the beginning of the season. Rafael Benitez wanted him to play regularly in order to rediscover his match fitness, following an injury-ravaged career on Tyneside.

Nottingham Forest announce confirmation: Defender signs three-and-a-half year deal

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Nottingham Forest defender, Joe Worrall, has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club till 2020, the Championship club have confirmed.

Former Celtic manager becomes new Blackburn boss - Fans react on Twitter

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Championship club, Blackburn Rovers, have appointed former Celtic boss, Tony Mowbray, as their new manager after Owen Coyle was sacked on Tuesday.

The club have confirmed the news on their official Twitter handle.

Blackburn Rovers are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Mowbray as the club’s new Head Coach.

Adkins or Sherwood? Who will become the next Blackburn manager - Fans react on Twitter

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Former Blackburn captain, Tim Sherwood, could make an emotional return to Ewood Park as he is under consideration to take charge of the vacant managerial role.

Blackburn are looking to appoint their eighth manager in less than seven years, after Own Coyle was relieved from his job yesterday.

Newcastle United

4-2-3-1 v Huddersfield: Benitez without these 3 Newcastle players for vital clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Huddersfield vs Newcastle TeamNews, Possible Lineups & Live Stream Info ahead of today’s Championship fixture.

Huddersfield vs Newcastle
English Championship 2016/17
4th March, 17:30 pm BST
Kirklees Stadium, Huddersfield
Live Stream: Watch Huddersfield vs Newcastle live on Sky Sports 1

Huddersfield host Championship leaders Newcastle United this weekend and the home side will be looking to improve their chances of automatic promotion with a win here.

4-2-3-1 v Brighton: Benitez without these 3 Newcastle players for vital clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Brighton vs Newcastle Team News, Possible Lineups & Live Stream Info ahead of tonight’s Championship fixture.

Brighton vs Newcastle
English Championship 2016/17
28th February, 19:45 pm BST
Falmer Stadium, Brighton
Live Stream: Watch Brighton vs Newcastle live on Sky Sports 1

Brighton host Newcastle United in the Championship tonight and it promises to be a cracking contest.

4-2-3-1 vs Aston Villa: Predicted Newcastle starting XI, Team news, Key Stats

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Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Prediction, Key Stats, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa
Championship 2016/17
Date: 20 February, 2017
Time: 20:00 pm BST
Venue: St James’ Park
Where to follow: BBC local radio

NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Newcastle United are just one point above Brighton in the Championship race, and the Magpies will be looking to increase the lead as the final third of the season begins.

Scottish Premier League

Rangers Managerial Search: Young Scottish manager distances himself from Ibrox job

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Norwich City manager Alex Neil has dismissed speculation linking him to the vacant Rangers job.

It has been more than a fortnight since Mark Warburton and Rangers parted ways, and any replacement for the departed ex-Brentford manager hasn’t been found yet.

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder: This Celtic star is an 'unreal' player

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Celtic are edging closer to winning the Scottish Premiership title after winning 4-0 against Inverness on Wednesday night. The victory leaves them just seven points away from winning the Premiership glory.

Brendan Rodgers has hailed the victory as the ‘most complete performance’ of his time in charge.

Bristol City

4-2-3-1 vs Bristol City: Aston Villa predicted lineups, Team news, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Bristol City Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of midweek Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Bristol City
Championship 2016/17
28th February, 19:45 pm BST
Villa Park, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Finally Villa fans breathed a sigh of relief last weekend.

21 goals in 36 games: Chelsea striker suffers thigh injury, will undergo a scan this week

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Tammy Abraham, who is on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season, suffered a knock on his thigh during Bristol City’s 2-1 defeat to Leeds United on Tuesday night at Elland Road.

He limped off towards the end of the first half, and fears that he could face lengthy spells on the sideline.

Garry Monk singles out praise for this Leeds star after win vs Bristol City; fans react on Twitter

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Leeds United return to winning ways after beating Bristol City 2-1 at Elland Road on Tuesday night. With this victory, they have cemented their fifth position in the Sky Bet Championship.

Chris Wood and Pablo Hernandez scored the goals for Leeds. A quick free-kick from Hernandez led to the opener from Wood, who scored his 22nd goal of the season.

The Rest

Nottingham Forest to appoint new manager in the next 24 hours, fans react on Twitter

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly set to appoint Mark Warburton as their new manager. Warburton was sacked by Rangers FC last month.

According to reports from Nottingham Post, Warburton will become Nottingham Forest’s new manager in the next 24 hours.

Warburton left Rangers FC last month in acrimonious circumstances.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic vs. Brooks, Johnson vs. Wood, and more

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The German Bundesliga and EnglishLeagueChampionship both feature multiple matches that will have Americans facing off abroad over the weekend, as do Liga MX and the 2. Bundesliga.

Germany provides the bulk of the action for Americans this weekend, with a trio of face-offs to keep an eye on.

4-2-3-1 vs Birmingham: Leeds United predicted starting XI, Team news, Key Stats

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Birmingham City vs Leeds United Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Birmingham City vs Leeds United
Championship 2016/17
03rd March, 19:45 pm BST
St Andrews, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Birmingham City, placed 14th in the Championship, are going through a poor run of results at the moment, having won just twice in their last 15 games.