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Hunt happy after 10-man Wolves escape with draw

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Doncaster confident O'Driscoll will stay

Doncaster chief executive David Morris remains confident manager Sean O'Driscoll will opt to stay with the club after being given permission to talk with Sheffield United.

Eriksson's free-scoring forwards mask Leicester's defensive issues

Sven-Goran Eriksson could not remember winning another match by a 5-1 margin since he supervised England's historic demolition of Germany in September 2001 yet he conceded that Leicester's ambitious owners might be best advised to think less about signing superstars to instead finding solid, savvy defenders if they are to secure a rapid passage to the Premier League.

Championship round-up: Taarabt the key as Rangers extend lead

Not for the first time this season, Adel Taarabt scored the match-winning goal as Queens Park Rangers extended their lead at the top of the Championship to five points with a 2-1 defeat of second-placed Cardiff City at Loftus Road. The Welsh side went ahead in the 13th minute through Craig Bellamy, but the lead lasted only five minutes, Kaspars Gorkss heading in from Tommy Smith's cross. Taarabt was beginning to direct QPR operations and midway through the second half he beat Lee Naylor and calmly found the top-left corner.

League round-up: Bothroyd double gives Capello a nudge

Jay Bothroyd, the Cardiff City striker on the radar of England coach Fabio Capello, scored twice as the Bluebirds won 4-2 at Scunthorpe United to go top of the Championship. Bothroyd's first, a tap-in, came after 75 seconds, his second was a glancing header, and between those goals he crossed for Michael Chopra to make it 3-0. The Iron staged a two-goal comeback, quashed by Seyi Olofinjana's late goal.

Championship round-up: McAuley on target as Ipswich tough it out

Such is the congested nature of the Championship that Ipswich Town's 2-1 win at Sheffield United lifted them from 11th to fifth while Middlesbrough won for the first time under their new manager, Tony Mowbray, but remain a place off the bottom, one of four struggling sides on 14 points.

League round-up: Alexander spot on as Rangers draw the wrong conclusion

A fourth consecutive draw, 1-1 at home to Burnley, cost Queens Park Rangers top spot in the Championship on a day that saw Coventry City move up to a heady fourth, Reading come back to win 4-3 and gatecrash the top six, and five teams line up outside the play-offs, all level on 21 points.

League round-up: Ipswich quick off mark as Strachan loses out to Keane

It took Roy Keane's Ipswich Town 14 Championship matches to register a win last season. This season's first three points took just 90 minutes after the Suffolk side put Middlesbrough's stature as favourites for promotion into focus with goals by Tommy Smith, Tamas Priskin and Jon Stead sealing a 3-1 away win. "Last year we never looked like scoring and that was our problem but today we took our goals well," Keane said.

Neil Warnock: Never mind the World Cup, our league will be much more fun

You have to score goals to win anything and in Kris Boyd, Middlesbrough have a proven goalscorer

Government to intervene at 'dysfunctional' Doncaster council

The Government will intervene in a local authority after a report identified a series of severe failings, Communities Secretary John Denham said today.

League round-up: Carroll keeps Magpies perched at top

Headers by Fabricio Coloccini and Andy Carroll sealed a 2-1 win for the Championship leaders Newcastle United at Watford that gave them a six-point gap on second-placed West Bromwich Albion. The Magpies took the lead in the fourth minute, Carroll heading a free-kick back across the goal for Coloccini to nod in. Five minutes into the second half, Carroll headed in his 11th goal of the season at the near post from a Danny Guthrie corner. Will Hoskins pulled back a late goal, but Newcastle held firm.

Football in Brief: Blues midfielder Deco steps down from international scene

Chelsea midfielder Deco has announced his retirement from international football. The Brazil-born player, who was granted Portuguese citizenship after spending six years in the country, will step down after this summer's World Cup.

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