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Goals from Ryan Flynn and John Brayford give the League One side victory

England v Republic of Ireland: Past meetings

England take on the Republic of Ireland for the 15th time tomorrow.

The Sport Matrix: Monday 27 May 2013

Arsenal Ladies continue hot streak

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Neighbours and acquaintances in east London describe their shock at the events of the past few days

Carlton Cole in action for West Ham against Reading earlier in the season

Carlton Cole to leave West Ham in the summer after club confirm contract will not be renewed

West Ham striker available on a free transfer but thanks the fans for their support over his seven year spell at the club

Rio Ferdinand and Sir Alex Ferguson share a moment after the former's winning goal gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Swansea

Rio Ferdinand retirement: The Manchester United defender earned the right to call time on his England career

After 81 caps, Ferdinand will not represent his country again

Gareth Bale battles with Ashley Cole

Andre Villas-Boas reveals meeting with 'complaining' Gareth Bale that ignited the Tottenham player's season

Bale picked up the 2012-13 Footballer of the Year award at the Football Writers' Association's dinner in central London last night

Palace’s Jamie Smith celebrates survival in 2001, ending an anxious time for Eagles fans

The Championship: Heaven and hell on the final day

Steve Kember and James Scowcroft share their memories

Sir Alex Ferguson joins in the celebrations

James Lawton: Willingness to adapt keeps Alex Ferguson and Manchester United one step ahead of the rest

He is a wonder of competitive force and working intelligence

Swansea not yet looking ahead to Welsh derby against Cardiff insists Michael Laudrup

Two Welsh sides will occupy the Premier League next season

Cardiff City fans celebrate promotion to the Premier League

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The Championship side secured promotion last night with a draw against Charlton

Craig Bellamy celebrates Cardiff's promotion to the Premier League

Craig Bellamy calls on Cardiff to secure promotion as champions

Premier League football is now assured for the Welsh side

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan celebrates his team's promotion to the Premier League

Cardiff - the key games to promotion

The Welsh team secured promotion to the Premier League last night

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 17 April 2013

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Malky Mackay has praise for the mature Craig Bellamy

Life Beyond the Premier League: How locking hyperactive Craig Bellamy in toilet became key to Cardiff's success

Malky Mackay was once so irritated by Craig Bellamy's hyperactivity that he locked him in a toilet for four hours. But the inconvenience was strictly temporary, for today Cardiff City's talismanic star has matured into a model senior pro who, together with manager Mackay, is leading the Welsh club into the Premier League.

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Harry Redknapp: Why all the fuss about Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio now?

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