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Tributes paid to late former Manchester City manager John Bond

The former Manchester City and Norwich manager John Bond has died at the age of 79. Bond was the last man to lead City to the FA Cup final before they won the competition last season, losing 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in a famous replay in 1981.

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Pavel Pogrebnyak’s late backheel saw Reading come out on top 3-2 last night in an enthralling third-round Capital One Cup tie at Queen’s Park Rangers, in which they twice had to come from behind.

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Last year's Blue Square Bet Premier winners Fleetwood will welcome two-time European champions Nottingham Forest to Highbury for their first ever Capital One Cup tie.

League round-up: Pompey and Sky Blues fall as Royals are crowned champions

Coventry City and Portsmouth were relegated from the Championship after both lost and Bristol City, the only other team in danger, won 2-0 against Barnsley. Meanwhile, Reading were crowned champions.

League round-up: Norris late strike stuns the Saints

David Norris's equaliser in the fourth minute of injury time at St Mary's Stadium earned Portsmouth a 2-2 draw in a tense South Coast derby with Championship leaders Southampton, slowing the Saints' title drive. Billy Sharp gave the hosts a 27th-minute lead, but Chris Maguire soon levelled. When Sharp added Saints' second in the 89th minute – a goal initially ruled out for offside – they seemed to have won the match, but Norris fired in from just outside the penalty area. Southampton are top on goal difference. "We were not defeated and it puts us back top of the League," Saints' manager, Nigel Adkins, said.

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Mackay stays calm despite Cardiff slump

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Football round-up: Oliveira takes bold Benfica through into the last eight

A goal from substitute Nelson Oliveira in added time at the end of the second half took Benfica through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they beat Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 at the Estadio da Luz last night to progress 4-3 on aggregate.

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Hammers must nail promotion, says McCartney

The West Ham United defender George McCartney has warned his team-mates against complacency as they look to keep up the pressure at the top of the Championship.

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Portsmouth face another points loss

Portsmouth have entered administration for the second time in three seasons.

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Andre Villas-Boas is expected to invest heavily next month as he seeks to accelerate his overhaul of Chelsea's team. But how will spending £50m-plus on the likes of Falcao, Daniel Pranjic and Gary Cahill square with the club's need to meet Uefa's impending financial fair-play regulations?

Sam Wallace: Villas-Boas wrong to attack sacred element of our game

English football still cherishes the identity and continuity of its clubs, big or small

Aston Villa's Stephen Warnock (right) and Bristol Rovers' Chris Zebroski battle for the ball during a routine win for the Villans

Villa overwhelm Rovers but have to survive wobble

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Yeung money-laundering trial could begin as soon as May

A date will be set for Birmingham City majority shareholder Carson Yeung's trial on charges of money-laundering in the next few days, with the trial likely to start in May or November.

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