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FA wants Dutch game replayed

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The arrival of Sergio Aguero has not only brought excitement, energy and skill to the Premier League, it's also brought a new nickname.

EDL promises to defy ban and march anyway

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As the new season kicks-off, follow the action with match commentaries, live scores and team news from across the Championship and League One.

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Wolves midfielder Kevin Foley has signed an improved four-year contract extension at Molineux.

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