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The incident occurred during last night's match with Gillingham

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Harry Redknapp claims QPR have secured fantastic deals for French duo who are bound for the Premier League's bottom team

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Top scorer Clayton Donaldson earned Brentford a lucrative FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to west London neighbours Chelsea as his goal beat Southend 2-1 in their replay at Griffin Park tonight.

Jay Bothroyd scored the winner for Queen’s Park Rangers

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Bruce booed as Hull lose unbeaten record

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Thomas Hitzlsperger

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Hitzlsperger had been without a club since leaving Wolfsburg last summer

Michael Tonge

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Stoke midfielder spent time on loan at Elland Road last year

Sir Irvine Patnick - source for Sun story that smeared Liverpool fans after Hillsborough disaster - dies, aged 83

The former Conservative MP who helped smear Liverpool fans after the Hillsborough disaster has died.

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The launch of ‘He Ain’t Heavy...’ in Liverpool

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