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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

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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

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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

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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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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
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David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
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'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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