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Seven days too late as far as Brentford fans are concerned, but the London side's captain, Kevin O'Connor, last night converted an injury-time penalty in a key promotion encounter.

Chimes up: Jed Wallace (in the air) celebrates his goal

The Calvin Report on Portsmouth 2 Coventry City 0: Pompey win debtors' derby while both teams await higher judgment

The courts will soon decide the future of Portsmouth and Coventry, rivals joined in uncertainty

Northern Ireland's qualifier against Russia put on ice once again

Northern Ireland's World Cup Group F qualifier against Russia was postponed for the second time in 24 hours as the Windsor Park pitch in Belfast was again judged unplayable yesterday. The match was the highest-profile victim as bad weather hit football across the country with four games in League One and six in League Two also called off.

Leeds striker El-Hadji Diouf at The Den, where he was abused

Arnaud Mendy fears race taunts as Millwall fans return to scene of infamous riot

Luton midfielder tells of shock at Diouf ordeal as clubs seek to avoid any repeat of 1985 tie

El-Hadji Diouf pictured at Millwall

Millwall: man charged in El-Hadji Diouf racism abuse investigation

Sky Sports News broadcast footage that appeared to show some of the London club's fans hurling insults at the Senegalese striker

Goalscorers Wade Elliot, left, and El Hadji Diouf, share a joke
Dean Saunders

Wolves confirm Dean Saunders as new manager

Compensation has been agreed with Doncaster

Dean Saunders handed the task of reviving Wolves

Dean Saunders has been named Wolves manager, taking over from Stale Solbakken, who was sacked on Saturday night after a poor run of form ending with the 1-0 FA Cup third-round defeat to non-league Luton Town.

Keith Ripley: Footballer who played alongside John Charles

Tottenham Hotspur were indisputably the outstanding team of the 1960-61 campaign in English football, winning the first Football League and FA Cup double of the 20th century in style. In almost any other season, Peterborough United, with Keith Ripley a towering presence at wing-half, would have had a strong claim to the title.

Chelsea smash five past old foes Leeds to progress into semi-finals

There were last night the fragments of a great old cup tie redolent of the 1970s rivalry between these two clubs, but they have moved too far in opposite directions in modern times for Leeds United to pull off the second great shock of the round.

Branislav Ivanovic celebrates scoring Chelsea’s second goal at Elland Road last night
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