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Historically, Chelsea teams have rarely made things easy and they did not do so for either their manager or a divided crowd here yesterday. Promising beginnings and a goal tapped in by Demba Ba suggested West Bromwich Albion might be swept aside, but failure to score a second one spawned impatience and put the spotlight and pressure back on Rafa Benitez later on.

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On his first start after joining Hull City on loan from Peterborough, George Boyd scored twice and Mohamed Gedo added another double as the Tigers reclaimed second place in the Championship with a 5-2 thumping of Birmingham City. "If there has been a better home debut I haven't seen one for a long time," Hull manager Steve Bruce said. "He was terrific from first to last."

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Will an FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford be enough to unite the fragmented football club that is Chelsea? It is the latest question to emerge from a season of chaos. You would not bet on it, but then you would not bet on anything at Stamford Bridge right now.

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Championship round-up: Lethal Gedo gives Tigers extra bite

Two goals from Egypt internationals Gedo and Ahmed Elmohamady helped Hull City to consolidate second place in the Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side could host Chelsea in the last eight

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The FA Cup Sixth Round Draw

Should they both win their respective Fifth Round matches, then a potential clash between Manchester United and Chelsea looks to be the pick of the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Masked ball: Glenn Murray and Mile Jedinak celebrate Palace’s goal-feast

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Manchester United are stronger than in 1999, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Manchester United have a stronger squad now than their 1999 Treble-winning campaign.

Championship round-up: Ahmed Elmohamady's late winner lifts Hull back into second

Hull moved back into the automatic promotion positions in the Championship with a 2-1 victory over Derby, thanks to a late winner from Ahmed Elmohamady.

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