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The former Liverpool and Manchester United midfielder departs following a dreadful run

Championship round-up: Sharp has the edge over Saints

Any thoughts that the Championship's top two sides would run away with the league were brought to a shuddering halt as leaders Southampton lost away for a second consecutive week-end and second-placed West Ham United's home form again let them down, spoiling the chance to go top in the process.

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Doncaster sign El Hadji Diouf on three-month deal

Doncaster have completed the signing of former Bolton and Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf on a three-month contract.

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.

League round-up: Two reds as Ipswich surrender

It was a great day to be Tommy Smith – if you were the one who plays for Queens Park Rangers and scored the winner at Everton. But not if you were the one at Ipswich Town – being sent off without touching the ball is not quite so heroic. Smith's red card a minute after coming on as a half-time substitute away to Peterbrough United turned a bad day for Ipswich into a absolute horror show as it reduced them to nine men and they lost 7-1.

Paul Newman: Green experiment begins to bloom at Brighton's new home

The Football League Column

It's great here, claims Adam, they wash your kit

One of Charlie Adam's revelations yesterday about the pre-season he began with Blackpool – when he was gratified that the usual system of players washing their own kits had been dropped – provided the greatest insight into the gulf he has leaped to join Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool.

Business Diary: Mathematical mea culpa for Davis

Shock news: Evan Davis, the former BBC economics correspondent and all-round big brain, can't do multiplication. Davis was forced to take to Twitter yesterday to apologise to viewers of his documentary Made in Britain, which was shown on Monday evening, for exaggerating the size of Britain's trade gap. He'd said Britain needed 36,000 more companies of the size of Brompton Bicycles to close the gap – the actual figure was 3,600.

Outside the Box: Neville begins to turn green as he heads for pastures new

Sky Sports' new pundit Gary Neville is hoping the exorbitant price of tickets for the Champions' League final, travel to Wembley and overnight accommodation (it is an evening kick-off) will not adversely affect the attendance at his testimonial match between Manchester United and Juventus on Tuesday week, from which proceeds will go to local community projects.

Football fans begin 92 grounds in 92 hours challenge

A whistlestop tour to every football league ground aims to raise money for the game at a grass roots children's level.

Freedman content with Palace's rare away point

Doncaster Rovers 0 Crystal Palace 0

Super League landmark for women's game

Remodelled championship launches tomorrow with aim of raising quality and improving competitiveness

Paul Newman: Brown battling to put some pride back into historic Preston

The Football League Column: Brown's revitalised Preston side face three away games in eight days that will go a long way to determine if they stay up

League round-up: Leeds in a flap over Swans wings as Sinclair pair lifts Welsh hopes

Scott Sinclair scored twice as Swansea City ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium, consolidating their grip on the Championship's second automatic promotion place. Swans took the lead after 13 minutes, Sinclair cutting in from the left to play a one-two with Luke Moore and fire in. As Leeds got a foothold near half-time Swans defender Alan Tate handled, but no penalty was given. The visitors' revival did not last long after the break. Ten minutes into the second period a foul on Nathan Dyer saw Sinclair tuck away the penalty and in the 72nd minute Moore made it 3-0.

Mujangi Bia's maiden goal proves inspiration for Wolves to cut loose

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