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Turner all fired up by 'feisty' spirit of the Tyne-Wear derby

Sunderland defender Michael Turner is relishing the prospect of biggest derby test of his career this weekend. The 26-year-old has contested local rivalries before, but admits Sunday's Tyne-Wear match between the Black Cats and Newcastle at St James' Park will be an entirely new experience.

Sears joins Scunthorpe on loan

Scunthorpe have completed the loan signing of West Ham striker Freddie Sears and he could make his debut in tonight's clash at Preston.

Mystique of Sven wears off rapidly

Leicester City 1 Hull City 1: Swede waves magic wand for fastest goal of day but former Leicester manager earns share of spoils.

The bright and beautiful game for pass master Poyet

Manager's stock is rising fast as his Brighton team combine success and style

Paul Newman: Sven takes a turn on the Mandaric merry-go-round

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LMA blast Sousa sacking

The League Managers Association have launched a scathing attack on Leicester owner Milan Mandaric's decision to sack Paulo Sousa after less than three months in charge of the club.

Football League round-up: Warnock's half-time rant inspires QPR to victory

Neil Warnock's half-time team talk worked wonders as QPR maintained their 100 per cent home record with a 3-0 win over Doncaster on Saturday.

Manchester United under scrutiny following Ferguson absence

Manchester United have found themselves under scrutiny for their Carling Cup selections on a number of occasions but never before has the name on the top of the teamsheet proved the most controversial.

Owen's double helps United survive assault

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Holders United come from behind against Scunthorpe

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Kuszczak pondering Manchester United exit

Tomasz Kuszczak has admitted he will be forced to look for a Manchester United exit route if he does not play often enough.

Baraclough to take on United in only third game as caretaker

Scunthorpe caretaker manager Ian Baraclough is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Macheda in line to start at Scunthorpe

The Italian striker Federico Macheda, who burst on to the scene with two goals vital to Manchester United's last Premier League title, is expected to partner Michael Owen in the Carling Cup third round at Scunthorpe tonight, as Sir Alex Ferguson is believed to feel that his presence was vital to Dimitar Berbatov's hat-trick against Liverpool on Sunday.

Bebe given a chance to prove his worth in the cup that means so much to Scholes

Paul Scholes has given the Carling Cup an unqualified thumbs up, even though it could be one of the reasons why England perform so badly at major tournaments.

Championship round-up: Mackay hails young side after Den win

Neil Warnock, the QPR manager, praised his team's hard-working performance after they won 2-0 at Leicester on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the Championship. Jamie Mackie, a £145,000 close-season buy from Plymouth, struck twice as Rangers moved five points clear at the top of the table, as Cardiff lost.

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