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Sam Allardyce appears to be out of the running for the Foxes post

Ian Holloway was forced to watch his side face Manchester United from the stands

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway admits referees have tough job

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway gritted his teeth, kept his temper in check and conceded Premier League referees have an impossible job.

All fall down: Ashley Young tumbles easily at Old Trafford under a challenge from Kagisho Dikgacoi, earning a penalty for Manchester United and the Crystal Palace player’s dismissal for two yellow cards

Manchester United 2 Crystal Palace 0 match report: Ashley Young diving row erupts as champions win

Palace manager Ian Holloway speechless after Kagisho Dikgacoi sent off after tangle with winger results in penalty, while England absentee Wayne Rooney returns to seal victory

Championship: Wins for Blackpool, QPR and Nottingham Forest while Watford held to a draw at Charlton

A round-up of the day's action from the SkyBet Championship

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 4 September 2013

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Five men arrested over rape of 15-year-old girl in Bolton

Suspects held in raids on suspicion of subjecting the teenager to repeated sexual assaults between July 2011 and September 2012

West Brom manager Steve Clarke reveals Nicolas Anelka has spoken about retirement following death of agent Eric Manasse

Baggies striker has been given indefinite compassionate leave to clear his head after his friend passed away on Saturday

Nottingham Forest 3 Bolton 0 match report: Jamie Mackie, Andy Reid and Henri Lansbury send Forest top

Billy Davies' side continue impressive start to the season with comprehensive win against promotion rivals

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Sheffield Wednesday 1 Burnley 2 match report: Danny Ings and Sam Vokes gives The Clarets victory on the road

Two goals in five minutes enough to see Burnley home despite second-half strike from David Prutton

Nick Blackman slots home a penalty to give Reading a share of the points with Bolton

Bolton 1 Reading 1 match report: Promotion favourites end in draw after David Wheater handball gives Reading second-half penalty

Nick Blackman converted from the spot to cancel out Darren Pratley opener

Transfer news: James McClean leaves Sunderland to join FA Cup holders Wigan

McClean follows Grant Holt and Leon Barnett in dropping down a league to join the Latics

Wigan’s Leon Barnett, left, celebrates after scoring

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The life expectancy of a manager in the Championship is now between eight and 10 months, which is only marginally better than an officer in the trenches on the Western Front.

Galatasaray's Didier Drogba scores his teams first goal of the game from the penalty spot

Arsenal 1 Galatasaray 2 match report: Didier Drogba returns to haunt Gunners as Turkish side win Emirates Cup

Gervinho looks set to complete long-awaited move to Roma after arriving in Italian capital

Didier Drogba returns to haunt Arsenal as Galatasaray win Emirates Cup

North Londoner's hunt for a trophy goes on as former Chelsea striker seals turnaround for Turkish side

Danny Ings of Burnley scores the opening goal of the new Sky Bet Championship season

Burnley 1 Bolton 1 match report: Close-fought battle sees Darren Pratley cancel out a David Wheater own goal in Championship season opener

Burnley took the lead against their local rivals but both sides come away with a point after Pratley equalised midway through the first half

Grant Holt celebrates scoring his first goal for new club Wigan
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