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The 22-year old made a total of 16 first-team appearances for the Gunners

'Hat-tricks by opposing players are rare enough at Old Trafford to invite suspicion of the supernatural' said Ferguson in his autobiography

Former QPR striker Dennis Bailey hoping for a repeat of the 'supernatural' against Manchester United

The clash between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers on Easter Sunday will bring back many happy memories for one ex player, the former QPR striker Dennis Bailey.

Football round-up: Oliveira takes bold Benfica through into the last eight

A goal from substitute Nelson Oliveira in added time at the end of the second half took Benfica through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they beat Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 at the Estadio da Luz last night to progress 4-3 on aggregate.

Adam Hammill joins until the end of the season

Middlesbrough sign Wolves midfielder Adam Hammill on loan

Middlesbrough have secured the loan signing of Wolves midfielder Adam Hammill until the end of the season.

Birmingham's Chris Hughton will be pleased with his two loan signings

Birmingham strengthen squad for promotion bid

Birmingham City have bolstered their Championship promotion push with the twin signings of Peter Ramage and Caleb Folan. Versatile 28-year-old defender Ramage has joined on loan from Queen's Park Rangers until the end of the season, having spent the first half of the campaign with Crystal Palace, making 23 appearances.

Championship round-up: Fahey's fierce drive keeps Birmingham motoring

Birmingham City moved into third place in the Championship last night with a 3-1 win at Barnsley, while Middlesbrough moved into the top six by beating struggling Millwall 3-1 at the New Den.

It's an auspicious start to Ravel Morrison's West Ham career

Ravel Morrison told he must wait for West Ham chance

Ravel Morrison has been told he must wait for his West Ham debut as Sam Allardyce's men seek to go back to the top of the npower Championship table at Blackpool tonight.

Simon Grayson: 'There is going to be a lot happening in the next few days. Players have to take responsibility and one or two might not play for the club again'

Grayson bemoans 'shambolic' Leeds

Barnsley 4 Leeds United 1

Phil Brown, who has left Preston

Preston show exit to Brown after poor run

Preston North End have parted company with manager Phil Brown after less than a year in charge at Deepdale. Brown, 52, who had guided Hull City into the Premier League via the play-offs in 2008, was appointed in January but was unable to save them from relegation from the Championship.

Andrews sparks astonishing Ipswich revival

Trailing 2-0 at the interval at Oakwell and facing an eighth consecutive league defeat, Ipswich Town staged an astonishing second-half revival to thrash Barnsley 5-3.

Carson Yeung, pictured outside court in Hong Kong yesterday, faces five counts of money laundering amounting to around £59m

Yeung money-laundering trial could begin as soon as May

A date will be set for Birmingham City majority shareholder Carson Yeung's trial on charges of money-laundering in the next few days, with the trial likely to start in May or November.

Keith Hill saw his side take the lead after nine seconds

Vaz Te makes swift work of Palace

Barnsley 2 Crystal Palace 1

Wallwork, who represented England at under-20 level, joined United as a trainee in 1993 but struggled to command a first-team place

Former Manchester United player jailed over stolen car parts

Former Manchester United midfielder Ronnie Wallwork has been jailed for 15 months for selling on parts from stolen high-performance cars.

Dean Saunders: The Doncaster manager finds his team adrift at the foot of the Championship

Paul Newman: Yorkshire rivals follow different routes to survival

The Football League Column: it would be a remarkable feat if Doncaster could survive in the Championship this season

Championship round-up: Southampton maintain perfect start as Lallana flattens Ipswich revival

Southampton continued their strong start to the Championship last night with a 5-2 win at Ipswich Town, with two goals each from Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

Swansea captain Garry Monk signs new deal

Swansea have secured the future of captain Garry Monk after the defender signed a new three-year contract at the Liberty Stadium.

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