Championship Preview: Title glory in sight for Leicester

Championship Preview: Title glory in sight for Leicester

Nigel Pearson's side lead the league by seven points with four matches to play after a 1-1 draw at Reading on Monday.

Leicester – who have already sealed their return to the Premier League after a decade away - came from behind at the Madejski Stadium, meaning the title is within touching distance.

First they will need Burnley to lose to struggling Blackpool – who are 20th, just two points above the relegation zone - at Bloomfield Road on ... » Read more


Championship: Reading 1 Leicester City 1

Championship: Reading 1 Leicester City 1

The hosts dropped down to eighth following wins for Brighton and Hove Albion and Ipswich Town at the weekend, but earned a point against the leaders on Monday to boost their promotion hopes.

Alex Pearce gave Nigel Adkins' side the lead after 16 minutes but Danny Drinkwater hit back for the visitors before half-time.

Reading, who are now winless at home in seven league matches, saw second-half substitute Mikele Leigertwood sent off for a second bookable offence late on ... » Read more


FA Cup: Wigan Athletic 1 Arsenal 1 (aet, 2-4 pens)

FA Cup: Wigan Athletic 1 Arsenal 1 (aet, 2-4 pens)

A 63rd-minute spot-kick from Jordi Gomez put the Championship side ahead after Mertesacker fouled Callum McManaman but the Germany international pulled his team level with eight minutes of normal time remaining.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – Arsenal's major attacking threat throughout – rattled the crossbar during extra time but Arsene Wenger's men would ultimately hold their nerve to keep hopes of a first major trophy in nine seasons alive.

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League One: Rotherham United 0 Bradford City 0

League One: Rotherham United 0 Bradford City 0

Steve Evans' side had made a charge towards the top two spots with a 16-match unbeaten run prior to their 1-0 reverse at FA Cup semi-finalists Sheffield United last time out.

And their failure to beat another Yorkshire rival, mid-table Bradford, on Friday, means they go into their final four fixtures of the season eight points adrift of second-placed Brentford, who can extend that advantage to 11 points with victory at Swindon Town on Saturday.

The first English match ... » Read more


FA Cup Preview: Hull City v Sheffield United

FA Cup Preview: Hull City v Sheffield United

Brian Clough took his Nottingham Forest side - featuring son Nigel in attack - to the final of this competition in 1991, losing 2-1 to Tottenham thanks to a Des Walker own goal in extra-time.

This Sunday's semi-final represents Nigel's chance to claim the national limelight, but the Bramall Lane outfit will need to produce one of the Cup's most famous upsets to book their place in the final.

United are the first third-tier outfit to reach the last four since ... » Read more


Deane backs United to pull off cup upset

Deane backs United to pull off cup upset

United and Hull battle it out for the chance to play Arsenal or reigning champions Wigan Athletic in the final - both looking to benefit from the earlier elimination of some of the competition's bigger clubs. 

Despite being the lowest ranked team left in the draw, Deane is confident Nigel Clough's men can add another Premier League scalp to the likes of Aston Villa and Fulham, who were both dumped out by United earlier in the campaign.

Deane, who played at ... » Read more


Football League clear Cellino takeover of Leeds

Football League clear Cellino takeover of Leeds

Cellino, who is also chairman at Serie A outfit Cagliari, failed the Football League's 'fit and proper person' test for owners and directors after agreeing to buy a 75 per cent stake in the Yorkshire club in February.

But Cellino was successful with a subsequent appeal, paving the way for the deal to be completed.

In a statement, a Football League spokesman said: "At its meeting in London today, the board of directors of The Football League considered the ... » Read more


McNamara, Wright hit with suspensions

McNamara, Wright hit with suspensions

The two managers - who both admitted charges of misconduct - were sent to the stands during St Johnstone's 1-0 win at Dundee United on March 12 as tempers frayed on the touchline.

On Thursday, the SFA found the duo guilty of various breaches of disciplinary rule 203, which relates to misconduct at a match by a member of team staff.

United boss McNamara was issued with a five-match ban, three of which apply immediately, with the other two suspended until the end of ... » Read more


FA Cup Preview: Arsenal v Wigan Athletic

FA Cup Preview: Arsenal v Wigan Athletic

When Arsene Wenger's men embarked on their run to the last four of the Cup at the turn of the year, they were in the thick of the Premier League title race and through to the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League.

Reigning European champions Bayern Munich duly ended their continental campaign and a run of poor results over the last month have eased Arsenal out of contention for a first top-flight crown since 2004.

Champions League qualification is now out ... » Read more


Championship clubs consider changes to FFP rules

Championship clubs consider changes to FFP rules

The meeting of the 24 clubs in English football's second tier was held in London on Wednesday and was highly productive, according to a Football League spokesman.

Points of discussion included maintaining a level playing field and introducing more up to date analyses of the clubs' finances.

"Considerable progress was achieved on potential improvements to the current regulations following a constructive debate between clubs," said the spokesman on ... » Read more