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Anthony Knockaert of Leicester lies on the turf after his team's loss to Watford to exit the play-offs, while Watford fans run onto the pitch to celebrate (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Championship play-offs: Anthony Knockaert 'distraught' after penalty miss for Leicester

Spot-kick would have sent Leicester to Wembley

Nottingham Forest 2 Leicester City 3 match report: Last-gasp goal gets Foxes out of a hole

The East Midlands' contribution to the last-day Championship drama saw Leicester City sneak into the play-offs with an injury-time winner that torpedoed the promotion hopes of their opponents and local rivals Nottingham Forest.

The Championship: Second tier's unpredictable fare provides thrilling finale

Only the Premier League, the Bundesliga and La Liga are better attended

Steve Bruce can’t believe his eyes

Championship - final day: George Boyd denies tension has engulfed Hull City

Automatic promotion remains in the Tigers' hands

Remembering Justin Fashanu a different way, 15 years after his death

Complexity has been ironed out from the footballer's legacy

A memorial ceremony was held yesterday on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster

The dead of Hillsborough remembered at Liverpool ceremony

A memorial ceremony was held today on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Suarez punches his Gonzalo Jara during Uruguay's defeat against Chile

Uruguay back 'persecuted' Liverpool striker Luis Suarez following investigation into punch incident

Striker struck Chile defender Jara while on international duty

Lewis McGugan’s goal means he has scored in each of Forest’s last six games

League round-up: Danny Kedwell takes Gillingham back up

Danny Kedwell's 15th goal of the season three minutes into the second half at Priestfield was all Gillingham needed to beat Torquay United 1-0 and become the first Football League club to earn promotion this season, winning a return to League One, which they left in 2010. The Gulls hit the woodwork twice, but the Gills hung on. At a slightly more rarefied level, Bayern Munich sealed their 23rd Bundesliga title with a 1-0 win at Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to Bastian Schweinsteiger's 53rd-minute strike.

Billy Davies has lifted Forest in his second stint as manager

Martin Hardy: Returning Billy Davies driven to 'prove the doubters wrong'

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Liverpool Jordan Henderson celebrates after scoring the first Liverpool goal

Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2 match report: Steven Gerrard industry emphasises lack of experience at Villa

Go back a few years and Aston Villa have a glorious history. The presence of their under-19s in today's NextGen Series final in Italy suggests they have a promising future. But the present? That is a worry.

Out of luck: Forest’s manager Billy Davies said his side deserved to win

Nottingham Forest 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 match report: Casper Ankergren blunder robs Brighton but team show why Gus Poyet stayed

Some eyebrows were raised when Gus Poyet chose to turn down the opportunity to take over at Reading last week, but his decision may look a little more understandable now.

Manchester United preview: Sir Alex Ferguson hopes to wipe out bad memories of the match that won and then lost him the title as he heads back to Sunderland

Manchester United return to Sunderland tomorrow with Sir Alex Ferguson feeling his players have delivered the best possible response to their last-day title trauma.

Fulham v QPR preview: We must take a point from London derby to beat relegation, says Jermaine Jenas

QPR midfielder Jermaine Jenas has branded Monday's Barclays Premier League trip to west London rivals Fulham as a must-win game for the relegation-threatened club.

Zaha, who opened the scoring for England, steals the ball

Wilfried Zaha versatility important for England U21s says Brian Eastick

Wilfried Zaha can provide England Under-21s with a different dimension as a lone striker, according to coach Brian Eastick.

Venky’s have proved controversial owners of Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers farce deepens as Shebby Singh sacks Michael Appleton by letter amid power struggle

Dismissal came after power struggle swung back to Rovers' 'global adviser'

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