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Cameron Jerome of Crystal Palace scores with his head

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Chris Rogers said it was good that Australia had the upper hand after their experiences in England

David Flitcroft has been sacked by Barnsley after the 3-0 home defeat to Birmingham

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Barnsley have won just two of their 17 league games this season

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Fenerbahce fans know first-hand the dangers of match-fixing after their team was kicked out of the Champions League this season

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet delighted with 'fair and just' decision to rescind red card for Wes Brown

Brown was dismissed for an innocuous challenge on Black Cats' midfielder Charlie Adam but the FA have decided to overturn the three-match ban after referee Kevin Friend dismissed the centre-back

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Sunderland defender Wes Brown leaves the field after being shown a red card in the game against Stoke City

Sunderland win appeal over Wes Brown red card

The defender was sent off despite clearly making no contact with the player

Sunderland defender Wes Brown walks off at the Brittania Stadium after being sent-off in the defeat to Stoke

Stoke 2 Sunderland 0: John O'Shea hopes for 'common sense' in review of Wes Brown red card

Brown was controversially sent off for what appeared to be a good challenge on Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam

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