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Berg had been handed a three-year contract after replacing Steve Kean

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Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough could trial safe-standing terraces

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Hines means Swansea are full of beans after own goal halts Boro run

Swansea celebrated reaching the semi-finals of the League Cup for the first time but it was with a limp rather than a strut against gutsy Middlesbrough. For an hour, it was the Championship team who provided the touch of class until a crucial substitution and an own goal turned this quarter-final tie on its head.

Seb Hines of Middlesbrough holds his head in his hands after scoring an own goal

Michael Laudrup revels in guiding Swansea to first ever League Cup semi-final

Swans beat Middlebrough 1-0 to advance

Boro’s Seb Hines, centre, scores an own goal while tussling with Gary Monk

Michael Laudrup admits 'tense' Swansea toiled hard to break new ground

Swansea City 1 Middlesbrough 0

Tony Mowbray was only 22 when he was given the captain's armband at Boro

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Swansea manager Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup aiming for Capital One Cup success with Swansea

Swans face Middlesbrough tonight

Nigel Farage hails by-election breakthrough for Ukip: 'We have established ourselves as the third force in British politics'

Farage’s party claims it has overtaken Lib Dems after edging closer to first Commons seat with strong by-election results

Catholic brotherhood faces sex abuse action over teachers it supplied to a school

A Catholic brotherhood which supplied teachers to a residential school can be held legally responsible for sexual abuse of boys, leading judges ruled today.

James Allen savagely attacked 81-year-old Colin Dunford in his Middlesbrough terrace home, then three days later stabbed Julie Davison, 50, to death at her flat in Whitby, North Yorkshire

'Brutal' double killer James Allen jailed for 37 years

Allen was on the run from police when he attacked 81-year-old Colin Dunford and 51-year-old Julie Davison

Cardiff battle to see off Boro

Cardiff City 1 Middlesbrough 0

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