Huddersfield Town 2 Barnsley 2 match report: Farce as Yorkshire sides 'stop attacking'

Four times these teams were in and out of the bottom three as Barnsley, who knew they were down if they lost, twice went ahead and Huddersfield, who could not breathe easily unless they at least claimed a draw, twice equalised.

Championship preview: All eyes will be on Hull City and Watford this weekend

The Championship is yet again proving why it is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe - only three of Saturday’s fixtures are of no consequence with 12 teams realistically still having something to play for.

Millwall striker Andy Keogh has a shot blocked by Damien Delaney

Millwall 0 Crystal Palace 0 match report: Palace keep staggering towards Championship play-off place

Both sides took single faltering steps in the right direction at The Den, but neither Crystal Palace nor Millwall looked desperately deserving of their eventual target. This tense but technically dismal derby should mean celebratory Saturdays for the two south London sides, but they are not ending the season with a flourish.

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Wolves promise to 'address problems' with club on verge second relegation in two years

Escaping drop into League One looks unlikely

Peterborough United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0 match report: Strong finish leaves Posh with chance of survival

Darren Ferguson had his own distinct – but still familiar – take on it: "twitchy bum time".

Harry Redknapp admits that he goes home after defeats and speaks to no one

Harry Redknapp already planning for life in the Championship with QPR

The Hoops take on Reading this weekend with one side certain to be relegated this weekend

Kneesy does it: Mutch of Cardiff (left) tangles with Watford’s Cassetti

Watford 0 Cardiff City 0 match report: Cardiff almost there as Gianfranco Zola draws a blank

Watford face battle to catch Hull City for second automatic promotion place after shut-out

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola predicts Championship promotion race will go to the wire

Watford beat Hull to close the gap on second

Football round-up: Lionel Messi strikes to write another chapter in bulging record book

Lionel Messi's 73rd-minute goal for Barcelona at Celta Vigo wrote yet another chapter in the record book he has single-handedly filled with eye-popping achievements. It was the 19th consecutive La Liga match in which he has scored, the first time the feat has ever been achieved against 19 different clubs. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scored against every other La Liga side in 2011-12, but not in successive games. There was one disappointment for Messi – Celta Vigo equalised and it ended 2-2.

Danny Murphy was left out of the squad entirely

Michael Appleton defends Danny Murphy omission as Blackburn miss out on Wembley trip

Millwall won 1-0 at Ewood Park in their quarter-final replay

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 13 March 2013

Wenger backs side to produce shock result in Munich

Kevin Phillips scored three as Crystal Palace beat Hull City 4-2

Martin Hardy: Hat-trick heroes give hope after rise from base of the pyramid

Life Beyond the Premier League

Gordon Strachan is unveiled at Hampden Park

Surprise Scotland call-up for Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt

Gordon Strachan names squad for World Cup qualifiers

Joe Hart is disappointed with the attitude of some of his teammates

Barnsley stopper Luke Steele talks up Joe Hart before FA Cup meeting with Manchester City

The sides meet at the Etihad with a place at Wembley the prize

Travellers were left stranded overnight as King’s Cross station

Thousands hit and train company apologises as Kings Cross problems linger throughout today

Thousands of train passengers endured travel misery on a key London to Scotland route today with the severe disruption likely to last all day.

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