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PFA Championship Team of the Season 2018-19 | EFL Championship Team of the Year 2018- Best XI players

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Here is the PFA Championship Team of the Year 2018, as announced today (April 18, 2018). Leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, who will be promoted to the Premier League for the 18/19 season, have three representatives in the form of keeper John Ruddy, defender Sol Bamaba and midfielder Ruben Neves. Fulham also have three players in this [.

Championship: Lee Evans Scores Two Belting Volleys As Sheffield United Stun Middlesbrough At Bramall Lane (Video)

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After getting hauled off before half-time in his previous outing, Sheffield United midfielder Lee Evans wasted little time making amends with a couple of scorching goals against Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening.

Evans, who arrived from Wolves in February, scored both goals in a shock(ish) 2-1 win over Boro at Bramall Lane.

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Pilkington keeps Cardiff on course for Premier League promotion

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London (AFP) – Substitute Anthony Pilkington snatched a stoppage-time equaliser for Cardiff in a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United on Monday as the Bluebirds maintained their push for automatic promotion to the English Premier League.

Leon Clarke had given the hosts a 28th-minute lead at Bramall Lane only for the Blades to squander numerous chances to put the game beyond Cardiff’s reach.

Lukaku eases Man Utd into Cup quarters despite VAR troubles

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London (AFP) – Debate over the merits of video assistant refereeing was again raised as a Romelu Lukaku double eased Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield despite a controversial call going against Jose Mourinho’s men.

Juan Mata thought he had put United into a 2-0 lead just before half-time only for the Spaniard’s effort to be ruled out by the video referee after a lengthy delay, and without conclusive proof the officials on the field had made the wrong decision.

Lukaku eases Man Utd into Cup quarters despite VAR troubles

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London (AFP) – Debate over the merits of video assistant refereeing was again raised as a Romelu Lukaku double eased Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a 2-0 win at Huddersfield despite a controversial call going against Jose Mourinho’s men.

Juan Mata thought he had put United into a 2-0 lead just before half-time only for the Spaniard’s effort to be ruled out by the video referee after a lengthy delay, and without conclusive proof the officials on the field had made the wrong decision.

Flint fires Bristol City to last-gasp victory

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London (AFP) – A goal in stoppage time by Aden Flint gave Bristol City a 2-1 win over 10-man Sheffield United in an enthralling match in the English Championship on Friday.

Flint’s sixth goal of the season - the most for a defender in England’s second tier this term - sent City three points clear of United in third place and seven behind leaders Wolves, who host struggling Sunderland on Saturday.

Flint fires Bristol City to last-gasp victory

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London (AFP) – A goal in stoppage time by Aden Flint gave Bristol City a 2-1 win over 10-man Sheffield United in an enthralling match in the English Championship on Friday.

Flint’s sixth goal of the season - the most for a defender in England’s second tier this term - sent City three points clear of United in third place and seven behind leaders Wolves, who host struggling Sunderland on Saturday.

Retired star footballer Ferdinand to turn to boxing: report

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London (AFP) – Former England star Rio Ferdinand is due to announce on Tuesday he is going to try and become a professional boxer just two months away from his 39th birthday, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Ferdinand, who won 81 caps and made over 300 appearances for Manchester United, is an avid boxing fan and has admitted spending time boxing in the gym has helped clear his head a bit after losing his wife and the mother of his three children Rebecca Ellison to breast cancer in 2015.

Retired star footballer Ferdinand to turn to boxing: report

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London (AFP) – Former England star Rio Ferdinand is due to announce on Tuesday he is going to try and become a professional boxer just two months away from his 39th birthday, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Ferdinand, who won 81 caps and made over 300 appearances for Manchester United, is an avid boxing fan and has admitted spending time boxing in the gym has helped clear his head a bit after losing his wife and the mother of his three children Rebecca Ellison to breast cancer in 2015.

Kyle Walker set to become world’s most expensive defender

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London (AFP) – Kyle Walker is set to become the world’s most expensive defender on Friday with Manchester City prepared to spend up to £54 million ($70mn, 61mn euros) for the out of favour Tottenham player.

The 27-year-old England international, who joined Spurs alongside Kyle Naughton in 2009 for £9mn from Sheffield United, will cost an initial £45mn with another £5mn due in a year’s time and £4mn due in add-ons, according to The Times.

Kyle Walker set to become world’s most expensive defender

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London (AFP) – Kyle Walker is set to become the world’s most expensive defender on Friday with Manchester City prepared to spend up to £54 million ($70mn, 61mn euros) for the out of favour Tottenham player.

The 27-year-old England international, who joined Spurs alongside Kyle Naughton in 2009 for £9mn from Sheffield United, will cost an initial £45mn with another £5mn due in a year’s time and £4mn due in add-ons, according to The Times.

Manchester United

Another last chance for Ravel Morrison?

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The heirto Paul Gascoigne's football throne is now nothing more than apremature journeyman.

Rio Ferdinand most accurately summed up the hype around Ravel Morrison earlier this year. "This guy was the best young kid I've ever seen in my life", before elaborating with anair of frustration, "Pogba, Januzaj, Lingard – they used to look up to this boy.

FA Cup 5th Round Draw: United will face Huddersfield or Birmingham away

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Following Manchester United's 4-0 win over Yeovil on Friday night, we've been drawn against Huddersfield or Birmingham in the fifth round.

The other draws:
Sheffield Wednesday vs Notts County/Swansea
West Brom vs Southampton
Chelsea vs Hull
Leicester vs Sheffield United
Millwall/Rochdale vs Newport/Spurs
Brighton vs Coventry
Wigan vs City

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Wilson looking to get career back on track with Sheffield United loan

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It has been confirmed today that James Wilson, who is currently the top scorer for Manchester United's U-23 side this season, has joined Sheffield United on loan.

Having scored two goals on his debut when given his first start by interim manager Ryan Giggs, Wilson has had a difficult time.

Louis van Gaal hailed him as Anthony Martial's natural successor but a loan move to Derby in 2016 saw him sustain an cruciate ligament injury.

4-3-3: Man Utd predicted XI to face Derby County

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English Championship

Manager responds when asked about Tottenham's approach for exciting midfielder

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Last week The Sun claimed that Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur are in negotiation over a £10 million transfer of the highly rated attacker David Brooks.

The 20-year-old is one of the highly talented young footballers to have come out of the Blades academy. He is mainly an attacking midfielder but Spurs want to convert him to a striker to emulate Harry Kane.

Tottenham begin negotiations for highly rated striker, hoping to agree a fee soon

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Tottenham are looking to sign the highly rated Sheffield United striker David Brooks at the end of this season.

The Premier League outfit have already begun negotiating with the Championship outfit and they are hoping to agree on a fee of around £10million plus add-ons.

The 20-year-old forward has been very impressive for the Blades and Tottenham believe that he will develop into a leading star in future.

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.

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.

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 50/1 Sheffield derby bookie-basher

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Sheffield United host Sheffield Wednesday on Friday aiming to reignite their Championship promotion bid.

One win in nine league games has seen the Blades drop to 7th in the table, one point outside the play-off places.

Wednesday’s recent form is also poor, with the Owls winning just one of their last ten matches in the league.

Championship pundit eyeing ambitious 50/1 Aston Villa punt, but 11/10 banker is the call

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David Prutton believes Aston Villa could suffer another blow to their promotion hopes against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Villa’s 2-0 defeat at Derby County last weekend left them 10 points adrift of second-placed Cardiff City in the Championship and Prutton is backing them to have more problems against the Blades.

This 45/1 cracker could romp home at Sheffield United on Friday

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Championship pundit David Prutton believes Sheffield United’s winless run will be extended to four games by Bristol City on Friday.

The Blades have dropped to fourth in the table after picking up one point from their last four matches, while City are up to third after winning their last two.

Spurs leading the race to sign Championship midfielder in January, Klopp interested as well

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Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks is attracting a lot of interest from the Premier League and it is believed that Liverpool and Tottenham are leading the chase.

According to Daily Mirror, Klopp and Pochettino both rate the player highly and they are looking to sign in when the transfer window reopens in January.

Sheffield United, Wolves and Ipswich Town stars… Names of the Football League, week 14

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Everton plotting Sheffield United raid in January, talented star would be a superb signing

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Everton are interested in signing the highly talented young defender Sam Graham.

The Sheffield United defender has been impressing a lot lately and the Premier League outfit are watching him closely ahead of potential January move. Graham is very highly rated in the Championship and Everton would do well to sign him.

Christiansen fears for Leeds promotion as he prepares for Sheffield United clash

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Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen is aware of the importance of tonight’s Championship clash against Sheffield United.

The Danish manager believes that any slip at Elland Road would be severely detrimental to Leeds’ promotion ambitions.

“We all have to face how important [this game] is,” Christiansen said.

4-3-3 v Sheffield United: Christiansen without this top quality Leeds star for tough game; Stats, Team News & Predictions

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Leeds take on Sheffield United this week and the Whites will be looking to build a winning run now.

Everton and Chelsea hopes dashed as transfer target signs new deal

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Everton and Chelsea target David Brooks has signed a new four-year contract with Sheffield United.

The 20-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League after impressing this season.

He earned a call-up to the Wales senior squad for the recent World Cup qualifiers against the Republic of Ireland and Georgia.

Odds update: Aston Villa cut for title, Wolves and Leeds on the slide

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Aston Villa’s upturn in form has led to their odds to win the Championship title being slashed.

Steve Bruce’s side are down to 10/1 to finish top after a three game winning win fired them up to eighth in the table.

Villa are seven points behind leaders Cardiff City, and five behind second placed Sheffield United.

Odds update: Back-to-back promotions not beyond Sheffield United, Wilder doing excellent job

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Sheffield United’s 4-2 victory at Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday was a perfect showcase for the excellent job manager Chris Wilder has done with the Blades.

Wilder ended United’s six-year stay in League One in style, leading the club to the title in his first season and securing 100 points in the process.

Everton leading the chase for highly rated midfielder, Goodison move will be ideal for player

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Everton are interested in signing the highly rated Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks.

The 20-year-old midfielder was a member of England’s U21 squad before being called up to the Wales U21 squad. The Sheffield United midfielder was named Player of the Tournament at the Toulon tournament with England.

Tottenham Hotspur

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The magic of the FA Cup returns this week with fifth round action featuring some more minnows facing giants.

Tottenham, who survived a scare in the fourth round against Newport County, will once again travel to lower league opponents as they face Rochdale on Sunday morning. It took a replay for Spurs to escape their League Two foes last round and they hope to escape a similar fate in fifth round play.

From Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Tyler Adams… 14 international football new boys – rated

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Cameron Carter-Vickers officially joins Sheffield United on loan

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American defender Cameron Carter-Vickers is heading to Sheffield United for next season.

Tottenham Hotspur officially loaned the 19-year-old youth international to the Championship club earlier today.

Carter-Vickers hasn't seen much time with Tottenham so far. He made four cup appearances last season, but is yet to see any action in the Premier League.

Report: Cameron Carter-Vickers set to join Sheffield United on loan

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Cameron Carter-Vickers is reportedly set to leave Tottenham on loan in search of more playing time.

According to ESPN, the 19-year-old American centerback is set tojoin Championship club Sheffield United on a season-long loan. The move comes in the aftermath of Tottenham's signing of centerback Davinson Sanchez from Ajax.

Everton

Everton Europa League and League Cup games on US TV and streaming this week

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Before the next round of Premier League matches this weekend, there are several key matches scheduled for US television and streaming midweek including an important Europa League game for Everton, and more.

The second round of the League Cup features three games involving Premier League teams.

Everton Europa League and League Cup games on US TV and streaming this week

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Before the next round of Premier League matches this weekend, there are several key matches scheduled for US television and streaming midweek including an important Europa League game for Everton, and more.

The second round of the League Cup features three games involving Premier League teams.

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On This Day in Football: Birth of Boca, Sheffield invades Wembley

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On this day in 1905, Argentinean heavyweights Boca Juniors were founded in Buenos Aires.

Esteban Baglietto, Juan Farenga, Teodoro Farenga, Santiago Sana, and Alfredo Scarpati, Italian immigrants and avid football fans, held a meeting to establish a football club. Sana, Baglietto and Scarpati had learned football from an Irishman called Patrick McCarthy who as an appointed member of the sports municipal committee of Buenos Aires had taught immigrant children the finer techniques of the sport.

Pies’ 2017 Christmas Football Gift Guide, No.4: The Misspelled ‘Shefield United’ Collector’s Edition Calendar

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It's that time of year again, when Pies offer you all a timely assist with the oft-perilous task of purchasing Christmas presents for that football-obsessed maniac in your life.

In this instance, we thought we'd draw your attention to a piece of seasonal memorabilia that is almost certain to become a valuable collector's edition in the future.