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Solbakken was sacked by Cologne as they headed for the drop last month

Wolves trust in Stale Solbakken for instant return to Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers are to appoint the Norwegian Stale Solbakken, who briefly played for Wimbledon during the 1990s, as their new manager.

Hillsborough Facebook page investigated by police

A Facebook page which allegedly mocked the Hillsborough football tragedy is being investigated by police.

Going up: Michail Antonio opens the scoring

Wednesday claim spoils at expense of city rivals

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Wycombe Wanderers 0: Antonio and Ranger ensure there is no final slip as Jones' men leave United to face the play-offs

Martin Skrtel (right) deflects the ball towards his own goal for Fulham's winner last night

Dalglish despair as fringe players fail Cup audition

Kenny Dalglish had billed this game as an opportunity for his fringe players to stake a claim for a place in the FA Cup final. On the evidence of last night most of this lot will be wearing suits come kick-off time at Wembley.

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QPR completed a remarkable comeback to beat Liverpool 3-2 at Loftus Road, with Jamie Mackie scoring the winner.

QPR appoint Manchester City's Mike Rigg as new technical director

QPR have today appointed Manchester City's Mike Rigg as the club's new technical director.

Trevor Francis during his time in charge of Crystal Palace

Former England striker Trevor Francis discharged after heart attack scare

Trevor Francis has this afternoon been discharged from hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack on Friday.

Late kick-off for FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool

The Football Association's decision to schedule the FA Cup final for an early-evening start has been described as an "absolute joke" by a Liverpool fans' group.

Former Birmingham City and England midfielder Trevor Francis

Trevor Francis suffers 'heart attack'

The former Birmingham City and England midfielder Trevor Francis was in hospital last night, after suffering a suspected heart attack.

Emotions run hot when the Sheffield clubs meet

The Last Word: Sheffield steeled for high-tensile struggle

The chances are that one Sheffield club will be promoted, the other doomed to the play-offs

Sheffield Wednesday beat Preston 2-0 in the match

Preston look to draw line under tactics 'leak'

Preston chairman Peter Ridsdale has drawn a line under the club's investigation into accusations that players leaked team information to Sheffield Wednesday ahead of Saturday's game at Hillsborough.

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