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Chris Hughton could not believe his eyes after Championship leaders Newcastle United were denied an "absolute certain" penalty in their 0-0 draw with Bristol City.

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Manchester City must decide in the next 24 hours whether to contest either of the charges facing their striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is facing the possibility of an extended ban after being at the centre of two controversial incidents during Saturday's 4-2 win over Arsenal at Eastlands.

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Preston have confirmed that defender Sean St Ledger has joined Middlesbrough on a three-month loan deal with a view to a permanent move in January.

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Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has been charged with violent and improper conduct in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arsenal, the English Football Association said today.

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Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is expecting strikers Mido and Tuncay Sanli to leave the club within weeks.

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Aston Villa are expected to follow the £12m purchase of Stewart Downing from Middlesbrough with offers for Portsmouth's Sylvain Distin and Leeds United's Fabian Delph.

Southgate warns clubs against Downing delay

Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has warned Stewart Downing's suitors that they may face stiff competition if they wait until January to try to sign him. Southgate confirmed yesterday that the 24-year-old England international – who has been linked with Aston Villa, Tottenham and Everton amongst others this summer – has been told he can step up his recovery after foot surgery. However, he will miss the start of the season and is unlikely to play until much later this year.

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Middlesbrough were today conducting an inquiry into why several of their players failed to return for pre-season training.

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