Frank Dudley

Frank Dudley: Free-scoring footballer of the 1940s and '50s

He created a record when his first three goals of the 1953-54 season were all for different clubs

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Bond pictured during his West Ham playing days in 1957

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.

The Reading players celebrate Pogrebnyak's winner

Bad night for QPR manager Mark Hughes following defeat to Reading as Chelsea draw Manchester United

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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No charges for footballer El Hadji Diouf over Circle Club brawl

Footballer El Hadji Diouf will face no charges over a nightclub brawl.

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Fleetwood to play Nottingham Forest in first-round of the Capital One Cup

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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West Ham’s George Mc Cartney (second left) celebrates his goal against Cardiff City in the 2-0 win at the weekend

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.

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.

Portsmouth face another points loss

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

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Supporters at Elland Road will attend today's Yorkshire derby with bottom-of-the-table Doncaster Rovers filled more with hope than expectation.

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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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