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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)

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

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Striker struck Chile defender Jara while on international duty

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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

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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.

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