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Wayne Harrison was not the most fortunate of footballers. Blessed with a sublime talent for sniffing out goal-scoring opportunities and converting them with consummate skill, he became the world's most expensive teenager when Liverpool – then the mightiest club in the land – paid Oldham Athletic £250,000 for his predatory services in the spring of 1985.

Norwich storm up to second by crushing East Anglian rivals

Ipswich Town 1 Norwich City 5

Sale pleased with Reebok experiment despite defeat

Sale 20 London Irish 34

Paul Newman: 'Mad Dog' Allen puts much-needed bite into Barnet's fight

The Football League Column: With a ground capacity of just over 5,000 and a catchment area dominated by support for Arsenal and Tottenham, Barnet have become accustomed to defying the odds

Jim Gannon parts company with Port Vale

Jim Gannon has parted company with Port Vale after just three months and 15 games in charge at Vale Park.

Stockport game to be Taylor's last as Bradford slide down table

Peter Taylor is to step down as Bradford City manager by mutual consent after tomorrow's visit of Stockport County.

Parkinson and Simpson become the latest managerial casualties

Phil Parkinson and his coaching staff were yesterday dismissed by Charlton Athletic's new owners. The decision, announced on the League One club's official website, came after the 4-2 defeat at home to Swindon on Monday the Addicks will announce the appointment of a caretaker manager "in due course".

Stockport part company with Paul Simpson

Stockport have sacked manager Paul Simpson after less than six months in the job.

Carrick out for three-weeks

Michael Carrick has been ruled out for three weeks with an Achilles injury.

Mother jailed for smothering child

A mother who smothered her three-year-old daughter with a soft toy has been jailed for life.

Daughter of footballer Antoine Sibierski hanged herself

The teenage daughter of former Premier League star Antoine Sibierski hanged herself after drinking champagne and taking the recently banned drug mephedrone, an inquest heard today.

Andersson Hed earns maiden European Tour win

Sweden's Fredrik Andersson Hed held on to claim his first European Tour title at the 245th attempt after almost blowing a six-shot lead in the Italian Open.

Tranmere saved by the thrust of Parry

Stockport County 0 Tranmere Rovers 3

Games where there's still everything (or at least something) to play for

Premier League title is not the only honour to be settled. Ollie Taylor on the games that count

Clock is ticking for Palace in the final countdown

Promotion and relegation, success and failure, joy and despair. That has been the staple diet for Crystal Palace supporters ever since Arthur Rowe's enterprising team ended the club's 36-year stay in the bottom tier of the Football League in 1961. Unless they secure the draw they need at Sheffield Wednesday today to avoid relegation from the Championship – Wednesday must win to stay up – Palace will change divisions this summer for the 17th time in the past 50 seasons.

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