Sport Aitor Karanka was made Boro head coach in November

Boro manager looking for promotion to the Premier League in North East

Leed manager Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock refuses to give up as Leeds United chase promotion

Leeds play Millwall in the Championship this weekend

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Robert Huth 'let himself down' says Stoke City manager Tony Pulis

Huth will serve a three match ban having opted not to contest a violent conduct charge

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Newcastle defender Shane Ferguson joins Birmingham on loan

The 21-year-old Northern Ireland international will stay at St Andrew's until April 1

Chelsea players congratulate Ramires after he opened the scoring

Middlesbrough 0 Chelsea 2 match report: Ramires inspires Chelsea in the calm before the storm

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.

Chelsea captain John Terry on the bench

FA Cup: Middlesbrough v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s FA Cup fixture at the Riverside Stadium

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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

Manchester United lined up for possible Chelsea showdown in pick of FA Cup quarter-finals

Full draw for the Sixth Round of the FA Cup

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

Match Report: Glenn Murray makes merry after Ian Holloway gets angry

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Match Report: Glenn Murray helps Crystal Palace romp to home win over Middlesbrough

Crystal Palace  4-1  Middlesbrough

Sir Alex Ferguson

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.

Neil Warnock

Leeds United still targeting play-offs insists Neil Warnock

The Whites travel to Middlesbrough tomorrow night

Danny Graham wants to show his commitment to Sunderland

Danny Graham vows to make Sunderland fans forget jibe

The days used to start at half past seven for Danny Graham. Get up, wait on a street corner in Gateshead in the biting cold, into a van and then off to work at the Team Valley; to fit windows.

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