Blackburn Rover manager Henning Berg

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

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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

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Swansea striker Michu

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The Sports Matrix: Thursday 29 November 2012

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10-man Cardiff held as Middlesbrough move up

None of the top three won in the Championship last night, with leaders Cardiff drawing 1-1 at Derby after winger Craig Noone was sent off in the 63rd minute when Malky Mackay's side were winning, Crystal Palace being held 0-0 at Hull and Leicester losing 1-0 to Leeds, Luciano Becchio getting the winner from the penalty spot in the third minute at Elland Road.

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing 'would consider return to Middlesbrough' on loan

Downing has managed 14 senior appearances this season

Cardiff battle to see off Boro

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