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Charlie Austin’s double lifted Queens Park Rangers to second in the Championship after a 2-1 home victory over Huddersfield Town yesterday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the favourite for the job

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plays down Blackburn Rovers link

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has today denied he has been in contact with Blackburn about the vacant managerial role at Ewood Park.

Celtic players celebrate a historic victory in Moscow

Samaras ends Celtic's long quest for a victory on the road

Georgios Samaras's last-gasp header gave Celtic a dramatic Champions League Group G victory over 10-man Spartak Moscow in the Luzhniki Stadium last night.

AIDEN McGEADY: The Spartak winger spent six years as a Celtic player

Champions League: Spartak Moscow v Celtic match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League fixture at the Luzhniki Stadium

The Reading players celebrate Pogrebnyak's winner

Bad night for QPR manager Mark Hughes following defeat to Reading as Chelsea draw Manchester United

Pavel Pogrebnyak’s late backheel saw Reading come out on top 3-2 last night in an enthralling third-round Capital One Cup tie at Queen’s Park Rangers, in which they twice had to come from behind.

Teenager Tony Watt celebrates scoring for Celtic at Inverness

Hearts miss their chance as Ally McCoist rails at Rangers

Hearts failed to move to the top of the Scottish Premier League yesterday, when they were held to a 0-0 draw at Aberdeen. The hosts had the better chances against a Hearts side still recovering from Thursday's Europa League efforts against Liverpool.

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Neil Lennon enjoys Celtic's titletriumph

Scottish champions Celtic to play HJK Helsinki or KR Reykjavik for Champions League qualification

Scottish champions Celtic will play either HJK Helsinki or KR Reykjavik in the third qualifying round of the Champions League, while Motherwell face Greek side Panathinaikos.

Alex McLeish shakes hands with Bolton manager Owen Coyle

Under-fire Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has support of owner Randy Lerner

Alex McLeish claims he has the backing of Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Paul Faulkner after fans called for him to be sacked after last night's 2-1 home defeat by Bolton.

Rangers suspend Kyle Lafferty over 'breach of discipline'

Rangers have confirmed striker Kyle Lafferty has been suspended for two weeks amid reports of a dispute with manager Ally McCoist.

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Wayne Rooney's father cleared amid betting scam allegations

Wayne Rooney's father will face no further action over allegations of a football match betting scam, his solicitor said today.

Six rugby players feared drowned in South Africa

The South African rugby fraternity is in mourning today after one player was confirmed dead and hopes faded for five of his team mates, who were also feared to have drowned after being caught in rip current on a beach near Port Elizabeth.

Victor Wanyama is comforted by Neil Lennon after losing the Scottish League Cup final

Wanyama: Celtic must atone for final loss in derby

The Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama is eager to quickly erase the memory of the club's Hampden Park cup final defeat to Kilmarnock, beginning with Sunday's Old Firm derby against Rangers.

Tottenham Hotspur's Jermain Defoe, Ryan Nelsen and Luka Modric react after Bolton Wanderers' Fabrice Muamba is carried off on a stretcher

Muamba collapse leaves rivals chanting his name

Players and supporters left in a state of shock as paramedics pump midfielder’s chest while the 23-year-old is rushed to hospital in an ambulance

Rangers were plunged into administration on February 14 over an unpaid tax bill of £9million

Rangers hit by new blow as they are ruled out of Europe

Rangers have been all but ruled out of European competition next season after their administrators admitted there was “no realistic prospect” of them securing a licence.

Billy Davies gives McCoist his backing over Rangers woes

Billy Davies believes Ally McCoist deserves a break as the Rangers manager battles to deliver success under difficult circumstances.

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