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Will Leicester do a Norwich, a Newcastle – or a Nottingham Forest?

After their win at Manchester City, it’s time to take Leicester very, very seriously. But they are not the first team of underdogs to be in front of the pack with the line looming. Here, players from three other sides tell their stories... and the differing outcomes

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Sam Allardyce’s hard-luck stories are wearing as thin as West Ham's

Sam Allardyce has long seen himself as one of football’s innovators, a groundbreaker at Bolton and now pushing the boundaries at West Ham. The man who dabbled with sending out a striker-less side in the first part of the season began the New Year by ushering an XI out of the away dressing room at Craven Cottage on Wednesday without a single centre-half.

Championship round-up: Danny Ings fires Burnley into second as Derby

Two goals from Danny Ings lifted Burnley back up the table into second place with a 3-2 win at home to Huddersfield. The striker has now scored 19 goals in all competitions. Full-back Kieran Trippier sealed victory 11 minutes from time as Martin Paterson scored twice for the Terriers on his first return to Turf Moor since leaving Burnley in the summer. Leicester City stay top of the league after a 3-1 win at Millwall.