League round-up: Bolton striker complains he was racially abused at Millwall


The Football Association faces a new investigation into racism after the Bolton striker Marvin Sordell claimed that he and team-mates were subjected to racial abuse during their 2-1 defeat at Millwall.

With the inquiry into allegations against John Terry still hanging heavy in the air, the FA faces investigating the claims made on Twitter by Sordell, that he, Lee Chung-Yong, Darren Pratley and Benik Afobe suffered abuse.

"Chungy, Pratts, Benik and I had all sorts of things said to us," the England under-21 international striker tweeted.

A spokesman for Millwall said that the clubs were working together on the issue. "At this stage, we are trying to find any corroborative evidence we could use to take the allegations forward."

An FA spokesman said: "The Football Association will be investigating the claims."

Sordell was bemused, tweeting: "It's 2012 in England and people are still shouting racial abuse at a football game?"

It was a bad news day all round for Bolton's manager, Owen Coyle, who fears he could be sacked. He said: "I'm not naive. It's up to us to win games and if we don't I'm the same as any manager in the country."

Elsewhere in the Championship, Heidar Helguson scored a late winner as leaders Cardiff came from behind to beat Ipswich 2-1 at Portman Road.

Leicester are second after their 2-0 win against Bristol City, their manager Nigel Pearson saying: "There will be some tough times ahead but I think there is more to come from us."

League One

Tranmere maintained their four-point cushion at the top with a 1-0 win at Notts County. Stevenage kept up the pressure with victory against Scunthorpe, while Sheffield United are third after beating Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road. Coventry City earned their first home win under new manager Mark Robins to climb out of the relegation zone.

League Two

Gillingham had their lead at the top cut to three points after being held to a goalless draw by Oxford United. Goalkeeper Ryan Clarke denied Gillingham with a string of fine saves and Gillingham's manager Martin Allen said: "I had to check the team sheet to make sure Joe Hart wasn't playing!"

Port Vale closed the gap with a 2-0 win at Exeter, while bottom club Barnet were denied a first win of the season by a late Southend equaliser.

Scottish Premier League

Hibernian took advantage of Celtic not playing to move to the top of the table with a 3-0 win over struggling Dundee. At Fir Park, Motherwell's game against Dundee United was called off after a local power failure.

In the Third Division, Rangers suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at bottom side Stirling. Their manager Ally McCoist said: "We always knew it would be a lot harder than a lot of people were making out and it's certainly turning out that way."

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