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Swindon will today investigate the circumstances surrounding an extraordinary on-field bust-up between manager Paolo Di Canio and striker Leon Clarke at the end of their Carling Cup defeat to Southampton at the County Ground last night.

Ameobi saves Newcastle's blushes

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Alan Pardew will target cup glory this season as he attempts to end Newcastle's 42-year trophy drought. Pardew knows the Premier League title is only a dream for a club like his as it continues its recovery from a humiliating relegation two years ago and tries to re-establish itself as a top-flight fixture.

Newcastle prepare for frenetic transfer activity

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is preparing for tense conclusion to the summer transfer window after finding his club embroiled in a series of rows.

League round-up: Two reds as Ipswich surrender

It was a great day to be Tommy Smith – if you were the one who plays for Queens Park Rangers and scored the winner at Everton. But not if you were the one at Ipswich Town – being sent off without touching the ball is not quite so heroic. Smith's red card a minute after coming on as a half-time substitute away to Peterbrough United turned a bad day for Ipswich into a absolute horror show as it reduced them to nine men and they lost 7-1.

Outside the Box: Early doors but it looks like a clampdown is on the cards

It is hardly unknown for a new season to begin with zealous match officials engaged on some "clampdown" or other, after which managers protest furiously about the need to show some common sense and everything returns to normal.

Jon Walters extends contract at Stoke

Jon Walters has been rewarded for an impressive first year at Stoke with a 12-month contract extension which keeps him at the Britannia Stadium until the summer of 2015.

Charlton report Newcastle over Rob Elliot approach

Charlton have reported Newcastle to the Premier League after rejecting their offer for goalkeeper Rob Elliot.

Striker Keogh is backed at Leeds as Blackpool look for more firepower

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has backed striker Andy Keogh to make a positive impact back at Leeds.

Ruthless pursuit of Premier cash begins

The Championship is once again wide open with clubs prepared to spend big to win a promotion worth £100m. Paul Newman reports

The Championship team by team guide

Nick Szczepanik looks at the season ahead in the English second tier

Sunderland sign £8.1m Connor Wickham

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce today landed a major transfer coup when he snapped up teenage Ipswich striker Connor Wickham.

Keiren Westwood set to quit Coventry

Coventry have confirmed Keiren Westwood will not be signing a new contract at the Ricoh Arena, with the goalkeeper understood to be set to complete a move to Sunderland.

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