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Reading 0 Brighton 0 match report: Pavel Pogrebnyak and Leo Ulloa see red in stalemate

Madness at the MadStad. In a game in which forwards occupied their time trying get sent off rather than trying to score goals, Reading’s Pavel Pogrebnyak and Leo Ulloa of Brighton succeeded before half-time. The inevitable result was that spaces opened up but the possibility of the resulting chances being taken was minimised.

Giovanni Trapattoni’s time as Republic of Ireland manager has come to an end
Giovanni Trapattoni looks set for an exit as Republic of Ireland coach unless he can perform a miraculous turnaround

Giovanni Trapattoni leaves Republic of Ireland: Matt Holland, Steve Staunton and Jason McAteer reaction

The Italian has left following a poor World Cup qualification campaign

Gareth Bale (L) in training and Wales boss Chris Coleman (R)

Chris Coleman admits Gareth Bale is still not fit to start for Wales ahead of World Cup qualifier against Serbia

Wales boss claims he has a responsibility to think of the long-term ramifications if Bale was to return to Real Madrid with a further injury after going for a groin scan

Rio Ferdinand chose not to wear the anti-racism shirt back in October 2012 before a Premier League fixture (l) and Clarke Carlisle in action for Northampton Town (r)

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle criticises Ferdinand brothers over their refusal to back the anti-racism campaign 'Kick It Out' last season

Anton Ferdinand was involved in a racial incident with Chelsea captain John Terry and was joined by his brother Rio in refusing to wear the campaign's shirts last October

Nicklas Bendtner was on loan at Juventus last season

Transfer news: Crystal Palace sign Adrian Mariappa

Bendtner has struggled to hold down a first-team place with the Gunners, and has been out on loan for the past two seasons

Draymen's dispute threatens beer supply to thousands of pubs and clubs

Unite union says national agreement was being changed, threatening job losses

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Gareth Southgate to be considered as Roy Hodgson's successor if he excels with England Under-21s

FA technical director Dan Ashworth says former defender will be in the frame

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View From The Sofa: There’s no getting away from the fact that a racist remark ended his career

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Charlton's match against Doncaster at The Valley was abandoned at half-time yesterday after heavy rain in south-east London left the pitch unplayable.

Ross McCormack equalises for Leeds against Sheffield Wednesday

Leeds United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1 match report: Ross McCormack saves United's blushes in Yorkshire Derby

Kamil Zayette had put Wednesday ahead but Leeds maintain unbeaten start

Leicester's Jamie Vardy with a shot against Leeds United

Leicester City 0 Leeds United 0 match report: Championship duo in forgettable goalless draw

Leicester and Leeds played out an instantly forgettable goalless draw at the King Power Stadium this afternoon, keeping their unbeaten starts to the season going in the process.

Nick Blackman slots home a penalty to give Reading a share of the points with Bolton

Bolton 1 Reading 1 match report: Promotion favourites end in draw after David Wheater handball gives Reading second-half penalty

Nick Blackman converted from the spot to cancel out Darren Pratley opener

Charlton 0 Middlesbrough 1 match report: Second defeat in as many games for Addicks as Lukas Jutkiewicz gives Boro victory

Hosts were booed at full-time after visitors secure deserved victory

Wigan’s Leon Barnett, left, celebrates after scoring

Championship Review: Owen Coyle’s Wigan make initial charge through second-tier minefield

The life expectancy of a manager in the Championship is now between eight and 10 months, which is only marginally better than an officer in the trenches on the Western Front.

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