Championship: Jack Harrison sends Leeds top as Fulham move third | Football

Leeds went top of the Championship thanks to a late goal from Jack Harrison that secured a 1-0 win at Reading. Marcelo Bielsa’s side chalked up a fourth successive win, and made it seven matches without defeat, to move a point clear of West Brom, who have played a game less. Leeds saw an effort […]

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From Bellingham to Watkins: 10 young Championship stars shining this season | Football

Jude Bellingham, 16, Birmingham City Bellingham was born in June 2003, when a ponytailed David Beckham joined Real Madrid and Gareth Southgate was in the England defence, but the teenage midfielder has displayed a maturity that belies his years. In August Bellingham, who has shone in the crux of the Birmingham midfield alongside the former […]

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Lukasz Fabianski was once ridiculed but West Ham look lost without him | Football

It’s been a difficult period for West Ham of late. Having made some eye-catching moves in the summer transfer window and picked up 11 points in their first six games, they looked well places to challenge for a European place. But four defeats in their last five games have left the club two places above […]

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Ben Wilmot’s header gives Swansea derby win over bitter rivals Cardiff | Football

As full league debuts go, Ben Wilmot’s was the stuff of dreams. The defender spent the second half of last season on loan at Udinese in Serie A, playing against Juventus and Milan at San Siro, but there was arguably no better surround for Wilmot to score his first career goal. The Swansea defender, borrowed […]

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Swansea to renew bitter rivalry with Cardiff in derby laced with hostility | Ben Fisher | Football

One of the quirks about the south Wales derby is that more than a century on from the first meeting of Swansea and Cardiff at the Vetch Field in 1912, neither team have done the league double. A lot has changed since the bitter rivals last met five years ago in the Premier League, when […]

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Scott Hogan’s late strike gives Stoke first win after fightback at Swansea | Football

Scott Hogan’s late strike gives Stoke first win after fightback at Swansea | Football

The thudding sound from the away dressing room said it all, with Mumford & Sons’ I Will Wait a very apt song choice given Stoke City had just toasted their first league win of the season at the 11th time of asking. A subtle wink from Nathan Jones, who was resigned to losing his job […]

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Championship roundup: André Ayew puts Swansea top with win at Charlton | Football

Championship roundup: André Ayew puts Swansea top with win at Charlton | Football

Swansea moved to the top of the Championship table with a hard-fought win over Charlton at the Valley. After Jonathan Leko’s snapshot had given Lee Bowyer’s men an early lead, the Swans came back strongly and equalised through Yan Dhanda on 17 minutes. André Ayew then scored the winner midway through the second period, poking […]

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Jake Bidwell sent off as promotion rivals Bristol City and Swansea fail to fire | Football

Jake Bidwell sent off as promotion rivals Bristol City and Swansea fail to fire | Football

Swansea squandered the chance to move top of the Championship after being held to a draw in a scrappy game. They were reduced to 10 men late on when Jake Bidwell was sent off for a cynical challenge on the substitute Niclas Eliasson but neither team truly stamped their authority on a match that was […]

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Daniel James: Ryan Giggs hails ‘amazing’ Manchester United star after inspiring Wales past Belarus

Daniel James: Ryan Giggs hails ‘amazing’ Manchester United star after inspiring Wales past Belarus

Wales manager Ryan Giggs heaped praise on Manchester United winger Daniel James after the 21-year-old scored the only goal in his nation’s victory over Belarus on Monday. James curled home on 17 minutes to give Wales the 1-0 win in Cardiff, and Giggs – also a former Wales international and United winger – expressed his […]

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Wayne Routledge secures win for Swansea to displace Leeds at the top | Football

Wayne Routledge secures win for Swansea to displace Leeds at the top | Football

To put this result into context, Swansea City’s only previous win in 20 attempts here was back in September 1949. History, however, belongs to the past and Steve Cooper, who took over as manager in the summer, is working to his own script. It is proving to be quite a story, too, with this dramatic […]

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