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The Championship side are hovering above the relegation zone

Paul Newman: Swansea benefit from the Rodgers and Sinclair bond

The Football League Column: 'He needed to find a home. I convinced him that this club would really benefit him'

Bobby Zamora: 'The return from injury is tough. I miss everything'

Bobby Zamora was in the form of his life, and England's plans, before Karl Henry's tackle. He tells Glenn Moore how that feels

Jones makes it a bad day at the office for Wilkins

Southampton 0 Rochdale 1

Pardew sacked by Southampton despite 4-0 win

Southampton have sacked their manager, Alan Pardew, just two days after the team's 4-0 win at Bristol Rovers. The League One side yesterday issued a statement claiming "it is essential to make changes to the first-team management and coaching".

Alan Pardew sacked by Southampton

Southampton have sacked manager Alan Pardew - just two days after the team's 4-0 win at Bristol Rovers.

Giovani lights up Lisbon as Tottenham see off Benfica

A great bit of skill from Giovani dos Santos set up the winner for Gareth Bale as Tottenham beat Benfica 1-0 in Lisbon last night.

Ian Holloway: Game has moved on ... and English must move with it

Capello's men have to learn from other nations – but there are still questions for him to answer

Neil Warnock: For once there is no satisfaction at all in being proved right

What I Learnt On Saturday Night: I must admit that I described Robert Green as "anaccident waiting to happen"

Beckford raring to repay Moyes' faith

Jermaine Beckford cannot wait to play in the top flight just four years after plying his trade in non-League football and working as a windscreen fitter.

Everton complete Beckford deal

Everton manager David Moyes has strengthened his attacking options by signing Jermaine Beckford from Leeds on four-year contract.

Everton in talks with Beckford

Leeds have confirmed they have cancelled the contract of striker Jermaine Beckford to enable him to find a new club, with Everton reported to be holding talks with the player.

Captain Beckford rewards manager's gamble

Leeds United 2 Bristol Rovers 1

Grayson targets return to the top flight after Leeds seal promotion in dramatic style

Manager relieved and rueful after United stagger over the line into Championship

Grayson faces day of destiny as Leeds falter

Charlton Athletic 1 Leeds United 0
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