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Green out of Euro 2012 qualifiers

The West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green last night withdrew from the England squad to play the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales, leaving Fabio Capello with an alarming shortage of available replacements.

League round-up: Austin's drive ends Rams run

The perfect Championship starts achieved by Southampton and Derby County came to a grinding halt as the Saints lost a thriller at Leicester City, 3-2, Darius Vassell, Richie Wellens and a Richard Lambert own goal saw the Foxes win at home for the first time this season, while Charlie Austin scored both goals in Burnley's 2-1 defeat of the Rams at Pride Park for the Clarets' first League win of the season.

Sven's elusive target Maynard inflicts more misery on Leicester

Leicester City 1 Bristol City 2

England crisis as Green set to quit

Capello faces keeper problem with West Ham No 1 poised to follow Foster into retirement

Lansbury's late strike sends Norwich second

Norwich City 3 Bristol City 1

Waghorn plays a perfect cameo to power Leicester play-off push

Leicester City 2 Bristol City 1

Chambers heads home to put Forest among the contenders

Nottingham Forest 1 Bristol City 0

Severn sins leave Cardiff in search of redemption

Bristol City 3 Cardiff City 0

Miserable start for Mowbray

Middlesbrough 1 Bristol City 2

Gerrard wants solid opening win

Skipper Steven Gerrard has called on England to make a statement of intent in their opening Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria tomorrow night.

England footballers gag media

An England footballer has won a continuation of a High Court gagging order preventing the "misuse" of private information about him.

Palace land their own coup as Davids signs up for a new challenge

Crystal Palace came out of administration yesterday, and immediately signed the veteran Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids.

Sheffield United ready to install Speed as manager

Sheffield United are poised to unveil Gary Speed as the club's new permanent manager. United parted company with Kevin Blackwell after Saturday's 3-0 home defeat to QPR and Speed, who has been working as first-team coach, will be handed his first job as manager.

Sheffield United set to name Speed as new manager

Sheffield United are poised to unveil Gary Speed as the club's new permanent manager.

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