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A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round tie at the Etihad Stadium

Cody McDonald's own goal was a nightmare for relegation-threatened Coventry but lifts the Bluebirds

Round-up: Cardiff stay grounded by Norwood's late rocket

Stuttering Cardiff missed out on moving back into the Championship play-off places when a last-minute Oliver Norwood equaliser earned Coventry a 2-2 draw in South Wales.

Jem Karacan is congratulated by his Reading team-mates

Reading warn of complacency with top spot in reach

Reading's Turkish midfielder Jem Karacan has warned his in-form side to take nothing for granted as the Royals go hunting for top spot in the npower Championship tonight.

Warnock is looking to get Leeds promoted

Neil Warnock wants 'hostile' atmosphere at Elland Road for West Ham visit

Leeds boss Neil Warnock believes a "hostile and intimidating" atmosphere at Elland Road tomorrow can inspire his side to victory over promotion hopefuls West Ham in the npower Championship.

League round-up: Le Fondre crowns Royals' day

A Hal Robson-Kanu equaliser on the stroke of half-time signalled Reading's revival at Millwall, the substitute Adam Le Fondre scoring a 76th-minute winner as the Royals racked up a sixth consecutive win, 2-1, to move within a point of automatic promotion in the Championship. "This was about guts more than anything," said the Royals manager, Brian McDermott.

Blackpool's Matt Phillips has been called up

Matt Phillips to stay with Scotland despite overtures from England

Matt Phillips rejected overtures from England caretaker manager Stuart Pearce in favour of representing Scotland.

Blackpool's Lomana LuaLua shows his tricks to Abdoulaye Faye

Allardyce delighted by 10-man win

Blackpool 1 West Ham United 4

Fabian Delph is back at Aston Villa receiving treatment on his ankle

Cotterill joins Barnsley after release by Swansea

Barnsley have completed the signing of winger David Cotterill until the end of the season. The 24-year-old Wales international, released by Swansea last month, is expected to go straight into Keith Hill's squad for tomorrow's home game with Portsmouth.

Syd Thomas: Footballer for Wales and Fulham

There wasn't much of Syd Thomas, the Welsh international winger who helped Fulham rise to the top flight of English football in 1948-49, but on his day he was a captivating entertainer. Standing 5ft 6in and slight of build, he looked as if he might be eaten alive by some of the brawny full-backs plying their trade in the immediate post-war era, but often his sleight of foot and sudden bursts of acceleration, allied to a fierce determination which belied his diminutive stature, would leave them toiling impotently in his wake.

Andy Keogh joins Millwall from Wolves

Striker Andy Keogh has joined Millwall from Wolves for an undisclosed fee, the West Midlands club announced today.

Strikers doubt for Brighton

Wrexham v Brighton
Gary Johnson leaves Northampton by mutual consent

Gary Johnson returns to Yeovil for second spell as manager

Gary Johnson has made a surprise return to Yeovil for a second spell as manager.

Reading’s Alex Pearce heads the only goal of the game against Ipswich

Allardyce targets winning run after Hammers slump

Championship

Transfer window: Who's chasing who in the Premier League

Club-by-club guide to a busy month ahead

Pearson produces shock of Saints' year

Southampton 0 Bristol City 1

Championship betting preview: Clean up with cagey Cotterill

A week before Christmas is too soon to be talking about relegation six-pointers but there will be plenty at stake when Bristol City face Nottingham Forest on Saturday and we reckon there's value to be had in backing under 1.5 goals at Ashton Gate.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee