15/12/2012 The Football League Show


15/12/2012

Manish Bhasin presents action from the Football League, as Blackpool and Blackburn face off in a Lancashire derby. Barnsley, meanwhile, go head-to-head with Sheffield Wednesday.


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Hello, good evening. With Manish away on World Club Cup

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duty, I'm deputising tonight on the Football League Show.

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After the excitement of the Capital One Cup in mid-week, we return to

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League action today as the fight for promotion and survival steps up

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a gear. We also bring you news of another

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managerial casualty, as Mark McGhee loses his job at Bristol Rovers.

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Steve is here to cast his expert eye over events.

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Here's what's coming up on tonight's show.

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They were two of the pre-season favourites for promotion, but as we

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approach Christmas, both Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers find

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themselves in danger of losing touch with the Championship title

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race. We've action from a crucial

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Lancashire Derby. Over the Pennines meanwhile we've

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all the drama from a vital South Yorkshire affair as Barnsley went

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head-to-head with potential fellow relegation candidates Sheffield

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Wednesday. With a home record to match anybody's in Europe, could

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this be the season when Cardiff City finally make it back to the

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top-flight. Top plays bottom in the Championship.

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In another action packed show, we've all the goals from all 36

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games played in the NPower Football League.

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Blackpool's draw at Crystal Palace last week was their fifth in six

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games since Michael Appleton arrived at Bloomfield Road.

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Today, the Tangerines welcomed a Blackburn Rovers side who, despite

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having won only one in eight under new manager Henning Berg, were

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level on points with Blackpool and still only four points off a play-

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off position. With all to play for the season nears half way. Cranie

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serve as one-match ban. Wes Thomas is the preferred choice in attack.

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How long will 13 league goal Tom Ince remain here. No firm bids, but

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there have been talks with harms way. Super piece of defending.

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If Cathcart had not got there that This is Gordon Rhodes. Again, Gilks

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is equal to it. Blackburn, bang on the door. In towards Wes Thomas.

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Thomas took it well. Delfouneso's cross. Wonderful touch. Wes Thomas

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scores to make it 1-0 to Blackpool. Delfouneso's cross. Wes Thomas, two

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goals in Blackpool colours. They lead 1-0. Gilks hit it long. That

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will be a free-kick to Blackpool. First caution for this for the

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four-times capped international. If Gomes went for goal. Over the top.

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Gomes saw the gap, went for the gap. I think he found it. Glorious ball.

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Kazim-Richards. He had to stretch the arm and get the ball. Well

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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Off the post. The flag up anyway. A shot early. Ince maybe had more

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time there than he realised, you know. Ince took the shot. Kean save

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that is shot. Could be expensive as Blackpool break. Harris. A clear

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foul. Ince or Harris, the options here. It's left for Harris who hits

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it well. Kean responses -- responds. In by Gomes. That is 2-0. That is

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the insurance policy and the breathing space that Blackpool

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wanted. A first Tangerines goal for Broadfoot. Six yards out. Escaped

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his markers. Where were they, by the way? Broadfoot hammers home the

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cleansheet stays firmly intact. Henley back in. King, good control

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here. Josh King. Across the line, but there was a flag anyway for

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offside. It won't count. A close call. I think Cathcart was playing

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him on, if anything. Unlucky, Blackburn. Taylor-Fletcher. Harris.

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Unpressure. The goalkeeper in a muddle, off the post this time.

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Cleared away. Kean's first mistake Cleared away. Kean's first mistake

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of the game. Off the post, in a way. Home win at last? Exactly. It's

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nice to get a monkey off our backs, so to speak much we haven't won

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here for so long. I felt was fully deserved in the end. The first half

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was very close. It could have gone either way. We got the goal at the

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right time. Second-half, I thought we were dominant. Made a big

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change? It was a tight position. Paul has been playing all through

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the season. I thought this was maybe the time to give Jake a

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chance. We have not had the results we would like lately. I thought the

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change could have made difference. I thought he did OK. Even though

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the two goals we conceded he couldn't do too much about. Michael

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Appleton doing a magnificent job? Two wins in seven, unbeaten.

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Depends how you look at. It solid if unspectacular. Not sure we will

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get the openness as we had under the previous manager. They have

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tightened up. A good result. Good win. Important win for Blackpool.

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Blackburn Rovers were guilty of Blackburn Rovers were guilty of

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shocking defending today? They were. People need to be tighter. Stops

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the ball going out. We need to stop the ball coming in. Do more there.

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Because you are not tight from the start, no-one gets in contact with

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him. If you stop the ball there and put pressure on it, it needs to be

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more pressure here to stop the ball coming. Nobody ever gets any --

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into contact with him much appalling defending. Look at. This

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it runs off him there. It's an easy header. If you are going to give

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goals away at this level, like that. goals away at this level, like that.

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It will always be a struggle. Blackburn made it easy for

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Blackpool. Henning Berg only one win, how worried should fans be?

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Results don't always give a clear indication of how things are going.

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After a performance like that they were unconvincing in every area in

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the pitch. Worrying times, no doubt about that. Look at their squad and

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their players, you would expect them to play Bert than they did

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today. He says he understands the fans' frustration. Can you see them

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turning a corner in the new year? Performances indicate more so than

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results the way that a club and team is going. If that was anything

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to go by, then, as I said, they need to... That's a big corn tore

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Mackay's side has propelled them ten points clear. A consecutive

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home win looked very much on the cards today as bottom club

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Peterborough United arrived in the Welsh capital. Clare made the trip

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as an example you will find in the history of the game as a football

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fortress. In fact, in Cardiff win today, they'll be the current

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undisputed Kings of Europe on their own turf.

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So with form like that, the question is, having slipped up in

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the play-offs, in the last three seasons, will this finally be their

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year? Hi, I'm Steve Tucker, football writer for the Western

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Mail and Wales on Sunday. They seem to have a bit more steel and

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determination about them this time and there's a real hope that, with

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the likes of Craig Bellamy here and heling son and top class players,

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they can finally reach the Premier League for the first time in a very

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long time. Mackay's done a fantastic job so far. He's really

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taken them up there and I believe they'll be promoted this season.

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Since Cardiff joined the league in 1920, they've only spent two

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seasons in the top flight. That was after promotion in 1960

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when men were men, players had names like Barry, Colin and Graham

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and this goal in front of 55,000 at Ninian park sealed their return to

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what was the Premier League. In a rebranding from blue shirts to red,

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they did wear white. You must be able to sense the anticipation that

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maybe Cardiff's time's coming? There is a lot of expectation,

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certainly in the media and the public, but there's been that

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beforement I'm delighted about the group that have come together

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quickly and gelled quickly. Nine people left the club in the summer

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so this group are getting to know each other. ALL: Come, Cardiff!

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you are you coping with the fact that this big area is rooting for

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you? The people down here have been so friendly since the first day we

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arrived. The minute you start looking at a game and thinking,

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that's an easy one, that's a slippery slope. That must have

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taken 100 grannies 14 years. If we don't get into the premiership, we

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are going to strangle each other. Danny's done well and they are

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going to sting someone, certainly, hope it won't be us. Everybody can

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beat everybody. This only proves that theory, after Helguson gave

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Peterborough an early scare, the strugglers never looked back. At

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times, Posh had the leaders in all sorts of trouble. Turner managed to

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clear the danger. Ferguson's men looked nothing like

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a team hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat, growing in stature

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with every minute. Helguson gave Bostwick the chance to set his

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sights. That blockbuster of a free kick sent confidence levels soaring,

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but their resolve would be tested. Bellamy's header came to nothing.

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Two minutes into the second half, Peterborough could start dreaming

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of their first win in nine matches. Gayle keeping up his scoring streak

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to move into double figures for the season.

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The form book had been completely ripped apart, not even Gestede's

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late consolation could take the shine off Peterborough's display as

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Cardiff tasted defeat for the first time on home soil this season.

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On another day, a couple of players could have got us the goal at the

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end there, but it's not to be. fantastic resultment we were aware

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that Cardiff won ten on the bounce. I said to the players, you know,

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have rarely do you see someone continually doing it or continually

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losing. For whatever reason, I don't know, well, the confidence

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and belief I've got in the players, I thought we'd win today.

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Peterborough United two away wins all season, Cardiff City's home

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record has been magnificent, they go there and win today? I would go

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so far as to say this is one of the biggest upsets I think the

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Championship's ever seen. The best home side in Europe with the best

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record, ten in ten. This boy is on fire, on loan from Dagenham. Seven

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in 18 for them and four in five for Peterborough and with that result,

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that gets them back in touch, although at the bottom, back in

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touch with the people above them and one win away from getting out

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of it. Mark Hudson was missing today. How significant was that?

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would rather concentrate on giving Peterborough credit for their

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performance. He's missed, an integral part of their side, but

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they were good value and from what we've heard, it could have been

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more. So let's take nothing away from Peterborough. Fantastic on the

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day, Cardiff will live to fight another day. Tough games for

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Mackay's side. They have Leicester City away next week and the big

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game on Boxing Day, Crystal Palace, then home to Millwall, tough games?

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Yes, but those opposing sides will go "We've got Cardiff, that will be

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tough". So it's a double edged sword and if you want to win this

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division, they are the teams that you have to go and beat.

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margins for error tighter than ever in this year's title race, how

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significant will the 89th minute equaliser for Blackpool against

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Crystal Palace last week be come the end of the season? On Saturday,

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Ian hallow way's side were away at Birmingham City. Holloway is fed up

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with talking about czar haar and wants the rest of his team to get

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some credit. We are happy to report that at times they were outstanding.

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Lovenkrantz threatened an opener. There was this eye-catching save.

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Palace took the lead six minutes before the break. Palace deserved

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their lead and almost doubled it before the break. For those who

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think Palace are a one-man team, one question, which man is it? This

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was a phenomenal run that should have taken Palace to the top

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tonight. But it didn't. Vidic scored with his first touch of the

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ball. With eight minutes to go, Diop marked his full debut for

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Birmingham with his first goal in Birmingham with his first goal in

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their colours. Two weeks in a row where we've got

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ourselves in a winning position and didn't see it through. From my

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point of view, I'm still very pleased with my team. Pfr-6 1 years

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since Wolves won on Teesside. Scott McDonald wasn't helped early

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on. Jason Steel lived up to his on. Jason Steel lived up to his

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surname, unlike the one in front of him. Middlesbrough went in search

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of a third Championship win in four games. Small's long range effort

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never hooked like troubling the keeper. The former Boro loanees

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returned to the riverside had the penalty. It was stroked home. In

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added time, the Dutchman turned provider when he set up McDonald.

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I think it was a horrible decision by the linesman. I think everyone

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can see that also directly when it happened and certainly when they

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look at it afterwards, it's very, very wrong. Swipbgs and roundabouts,

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some days we drop points, today we got a bit of fortune probably and

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happy to take it, put the points in the bag and move on.

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Hull are hitting the right notes. Bruce's team bidding for a win

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against Huddersfield. Quinn got clear of Clark to set up Corin.

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Just reward for a bright start from the home team but clues's old club

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soon fired them a warning. Novak's acrobatics close to getting the

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better of Stockdale. Down the other end, Hobbs back in the starting

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line-up after eight months out injured should have doubled the

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advantage. From the restart, Hull were intent

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on trying to make life more comfortable. Brady kept out.

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Whilst the Tigers' defence had a relatively trouble free afternoon,

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Huddersfield's back line was constantly stretched, this time

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Quinn pulling it back for eler. When he found himself in the same

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spot in -- spot in stoppage time, the Irishman made it count. The

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perfect way for Hull to mark ten years at the KC and Howard Webb was

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soon handing out a card. Bruce and Lee made unsavoury scenes.

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If you are going to blatantly be run at with an elbow, you are going

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to react. Thankfully he hasn't struck him above the chest, he's

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pushed him. Then again, Lee's gone down as if he's, you know.

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There is always a warm welcome for Leicester. The Foxes have won at

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Millwall only twice in 40 years, so it proved here. Trotter forcing

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Schmeichel to do this. Leicester may struggle to do the same. Games

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against Cardiff and Hull to come. It remains to be seen what

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Christmas will be like for the Fox z. Their best chance fell to Nugent.

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Millwall dominated the second half and deserved the only goal of the

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game. Taylor's second for the club lifts them into the play-off places.

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Seven out of ten wins for them. They can even afford to miss a few

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here. Keho had a moment to forget. Millwall had already done more than

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enough to outfox their promotion rivals.

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Credit to Millwall. They are a very spirited side and it's no surprise

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that they are doing well this season because of the fact that the

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way that they play and play for each other. Very pleased for Chris

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Taylor. He missed a number of chances and played very well. That

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goal will really help confidence. Excellent win for Millwall. Steve,

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Palace are going to the top of the Championship, at St Andrews, and

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suddenly Birmingham City stage this dramatic fightback? Yes, we

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shouldn't be totally surprised. They were 3-0 down against Hull,

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came back to 3-3 against Boro. Obviously today, 2-0 down, come

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back to 2-2. Palace, to be fair, the way the results have gone, they

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could have gone back to the top of the league. They'll be kicking

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themselves because you get in this position and you have got to see

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the game out. That's a good header. Enough Palace players there to have

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dealt with that. Diop's fantastic header. Palace will be thinking

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come the end of the season, if they miss out by two points, that's one

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of those games where they'll be looking back saying, we could have

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got that. Middlesbrough perhaps unlucky to lose earlier this week

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in the Capital One, but bounced back to league form and winning

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ways with two late goals? You would have thought it would have been the

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other way around, a long trip to Swansea and a hard-fought gack game.

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We thought it was then that would have been tired -- hard-fuegt-back

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game. Is it hard for them? It's caught

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his arm, so I don't know. A great win for them. Steve Bruce

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very unhappy his son got a red card. Something's gone on there? Clearly.

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He feels Lee's put his elbow into Alex's throat, face, whatever, we

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didn't see the incident. A lot of time you go by the reaction of the

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offended player and he wasn't the only one. His son was perturbed as

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well at getting sent off, feeling unjustly done. In normal

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circumstances, Barnsley v Sheffield Wednesday would be a match in which

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more than local bragging rights were at stake, but with both sides

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in the drop zone, this South Yorkshire Derby took on extra

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significance. Keith Hill made three changes for Barnsley. Dave Jones

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made just one change. Gardner returned from injury with Martin

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from Antonio, a real bright spark by Kirkland. Buxton should be able

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to get this away to safety. A good stop from the Wednesday keeper.

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Davies does well. Dawson finds him of space and pulled the trigger.

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That looks nasty. Foster could be in trouble here. It is only yellow.

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But that could have been so much worse. Foster was way off with his

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goal for Sheffield Wednesday. Steele was furious. He feels he was

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fouled. No flag, but you can see should have done better. It was

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almost an immediate reply from Barnsley. A former Sheffield

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Wednesday man should have hauled Gardner just blocking Tomasz Cywka

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causing their own problems. What was Johnstone's doing here?

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a terrific chance for the substitute. The when stage keeper

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did his job. -- the Wednesday keeper did his job. Marcus Tudgay

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come off the line from Prutton. Barnsley continuing to knockout the

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Wednesday door, but they have kept Richard. -- but they have kept the

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brought it down, one thing on his Wednesday are hanging on. It just

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won't go in. A good ball in from Dawson and hair what on the stretch

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Everybody was delighted, they would have come the second half we knew

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it would be a battle. They put the bodies on the line. We could have

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made life a little bit easier but it was never going to be that type

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of game today, because two sides down there fighting for points.

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big decisions that referees have to make, he has made the wrong

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decision today. It would be nice for him to admit it. Determines the

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outcome of the game and the contest. It is unfortunate. Emotions are

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running high at the minute. But the players have given me everything,

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given the clubs and supporters everything they can to get

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something from the game. That is a very big win for Sheffield

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Wednesday, but you can understand why Keith Hill is so upset. It is a

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local derby, Sheffield Wednesday have the backing right but the big

:32:46.:32:55.
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question is Luke Steele. Is it a at this keeper and obstructive but

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I think Steele can help himself. There are two players contesting

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the ball, he never catches the ball. He has to come and pinch the ball

:33:06.:33:10.

away, knowing he is under pressure, or clean people out and make sure

:33:10.:33:15.

he is stronger and dominates the situation by catching it. He does

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neither and is Paul Wood a little Nine times out of ten, referees

:33:23.:33:27.

will blow for that. A possibly, I understand where Keith is coming

:33:27.:33:32.

from. You have played in many local derbies, the tackles fly in. What

:33:32.:33:38.

did you make of Stephen Foster's tackle? Is it a horror tackle?

:33:39.:33:48.

is terrific comedy will not see a This is what makes a farce of a

:33:48.:33:53.

booking for not giving him a proper punishment with looking at the

:33:53.:34:01.

evidence. He deserves a punishment, that could have ended his career.

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Last week's home defeat at the hands of Hull City ended a seven-

:34:05.:34:09.

match unbeaten run for Watford, a sequence which had seen Gen Franco

:34:09.:34:13.

Zola's side break interplay of contention. Next off for the

:34:13.:34:19.

Hornets, a reunion with former manager Dichio Beck Row at -- with

:34:19.:34:29.
:34:29.:34:33.

tried a seal impression in the dug- out. He was soon tapping again when

:34:33.:34:43.
:34:43.:34:50.

the defender volleyed home the failed to equalise from a curling

:34:50.:34:54.

free kick kick, which was scrambled to safety believing David Edgar

:34:54.:35:02.

bewildered. He was judged to have fouled in the area. The decision

:35:02.:35:07.

left the players perplexed but allowed to Austin to score his 22nd

:35:07.:35:13.

of the season and level the scores. At 23rd should have arrived in the

:35:13.:35:20.

second half. He found the keeper stand tall as he tried to take the

:35:20.:35:29.

ball around him. Back in Watford. Burnley thought they had won it at

:35:29.:35:34.

the best colour only to find Almunia equalled a substitute's

:35:34.:35:41.

header. We created enough chances to win two games. That has been the

:35:41.:35:44.

thing we have been looking at because we did that a game against

:35:44.:35:51.

Blackburn but we have to find the clinical edge inside the box.

:35:51.:35:56.

biggest-ever crowd turned out for the contest for contest between

:35:56.:36:01.

Brighton, aiming for a first win in three come against a Nottingham

:36:01.:36:04.

Forest side who are the new chairman. He handed over the reins

:36:05.:36:08.

to his cousin. Gus Poyet's men should have been comfortable by

:36:08.:36:14.

half-time. Hoskins wasted a chance. Nottingham Forest had a more of a

:36:14.:36:19.

say in the second half and went close to snatching the lead. All to

:36:19.:36:23.

Mutley, both sides finished in the same position as they had started -

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- or to Mutley. On another day, Butleigh would have buried this.

:36:29.:36:37.

His manager knows it should have been more. We started well, we took

:36:37.:36:44.

the game into their half and started chances. You take -- we

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take our point, two clean sheets on the bounce. We have a good squad of

:36:48.:36:52.

players that we are building and we have used different ones over the

:36:52.:36:58.

two games, so we are looking at positives to move on. With Bristol

:36:58.:37:02.

City having won at home only twice this season, a trip to Ashton Gate

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provided the perfect opportunity for Derby to secure a much needed

:37:06.:37:10.

away win. Nigel Clough's side looked sharper. They would have

:37:10.:37:15.

taken the lead through this flick were it not for the save. But he

:37:15.:37:25.

was beaten just after the half-hour mark from Hendrick. He responded to

:37:25.:37:30.

the request for more goals. Derby grabbed a second two minutes later.

:37:30.:37:37.

By some scoring from virtually the same spot. -- Bryson. Embarrassing,

:37:37.:37:42.

was Derek McInnes's post-match verdict. And further -- in fairness

:37:42.:37:46.

to the Robbins they made more of a go of it in the second half. Davies

:37:46.:37:51.

went close. That was a muted celebration. After seven defeats

:37:51.:37:58.

from nine at home, Ashton Gate is not in celebratory mood. Derby

:37:58.:38:03.

ended a run of four straight defeats on the road. It was

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important to get a result away from home, Burnley and Charlton over the

:38:07.:38:10.

Christmas period and we can go into those games with more hard.

:38:10.:38:14.

Disappointing afternoon. A three- minute spell where we have given

:38:14.:38:23.

away two poor goals and that made the job more difficult. It was a

:38:23.:38:25.

big love-in at the Reebok Stadium ahead of kick-off as Charlton's

:38:25.:38:29.

Chris Powell man at -- met up with Lennie Lawrence, who is working

:38:29.:38:34.

with Dougie Freedman. It was the home dug-out which was almost

:38:34.:38:39.

cheery first come once the whistle went, when Eagles, despite having

:38:39.:38:44.

his shirt pulled, forced a smart save. After one win in seven league

:38:45.:38:49.

games before the visit of Charlton, freed men ask for patience from the

:38:49.:38:55.

fans and play. The virtuous approach was severely tested.

:38:55.:38:59.

Haynes was involved after the break, when he saw off BRITS, before

:38:59.:39:04.

firing off a shot, which he failed to convert. His lack of composure

:39:04.:39:07.

in front of goal was to end Charlton's seven-match unbeaten

:39:07.:39:12.

league run, where his Bolton's substitute Ngog was to win the game.

:39:12.:39:17.

Friedman wanted points at positive performances but it was

:39:17.:39:21.

collaboration that provided them. Ten minutes from time, the French

:39:21.:39:26.

man nonchalantly claimed his brace. Powell said his time -- his side

:39:26.:39:31.

had created enough chances to win the game, but were beaten by a huge

:39:31.:39:36.

substitute who had a great pedigree. He came off the bench, made an

:39:36.:39:40.

impact, that is great for the team mates to see. All-round a fantastic

:39:40.:39:47.

day for the club. Mick McCarthy was back at the club he supported as a

:39:47.:39:51.

youngster. But which has won three road before meeting a Neil Warnock

:39:51.:39:55.

side showing two changes from the defeat at Derby. The Leeds boss

:39:55.:39:59.

included El Hadji Diouf, who had signed a new contract. Is corner

:39:59.:40:04.

was met by Tom Rees, before Jerome Thomas flicked the ball past

:40:04.:40:10.

Henderson. Representatives from the Dubai-based investors were Elland

:40:10.:40:17.

Road, as they close in a takeover. They saw the header cleared by

:40:17.:40:20.

Cresswell as the hosts created the better chances. Chelsea may be on

:40:20.:40:24.

the horizon for Leeds as they meet in the cup quarter-final this week,

:40:24.:40:27.

but Warnock's side appear determined to bring a tractor

:40:27.:40:35.

boys'' winning run to an end. Lucciano Becchio was denied. David

:40:35.:40:43.

Norris Sand Thomas worked as 69 th win it -- movement down the left.

:40:43.:40:49.

Green doubled the lead. Green's second goal in as many games. The

:40:49.:40:52.

Ipswich boss pointed out this was not as routine as the scoreline may

:40:52.:40:59.

suggest. Lee Martin's Industry gave Chopra a clear sight of goal, but

:40:59.:41:07.

Paddy Kenny remained unbeaten. had some great chances to put it to

:41:07.:41:12.

bed, but still took a very good save it so we did not eat our

:41:13.:41:20.

fingernails. It was a good all- Leeds United warming up nicely

:41:20.:41:25.

ahead of their quarter-final cup with Chelsea. Let's talk Derby

:41:25.:41:29.

County, three points off the play- offs. Yes, they have flattered to

:41:29.:41:34.

deceive in the past, with Nigel in charge, but I get the feeling this

:41:34.:41:39.

year this is their best opportunity. To really see this through and push

:41:39.:41:49.
:41:49.:41:50.

has happened to defending? I have no idea, Bristol City have been

:41:50.:41:54.

renowned for this sort of defending. That is a welcome three points,

:41:54.:41:57.

particularly away from home. They are strong at home but away from

:41:57.:42:00.

home the need to pick up points and make the step forward into the top

:42:00.:42:04.

make the step forward into the top six. Bolton wanders have stabilised

:42:04.:42:07.

and then God is doing a great job of coming off the bench and

:42:07.:42:11.

changing games. -- Ngog. This is what you want from substitutes. He

:42:11.:42:13.

what you want from substitutes. He is in the box, he points to where

:42:13.:42:18.

he is. He sees the ball, he has the whereabouts to turn and the

:42:18.:42:24.

awareness to finish. A great feat. A absolutely, this is the side of

:42:24.:42:29.

his game, strength, a lovely shimmy there. He has the poise to put it

:42:29.:42:33.

away like he does. It is difficult. away like he does. It is difficult.

:42:33.:42:36.

The problem he has got his can he get a Riverside with Kevin Davies,

:42:36.:42:44.

the way that they play? That is the Can you see them heading up the

:42:44.:42:50.

table and pushing for promotion? Look at Dougie, hasn't won as many

:42:50.:42:55.

games as he would like, one defeat in nine. How do you look at it?

:42:55.:42:58.

With their squad and the players they have, he has laid the

:42:58.:43:02.

foundations now. They will look to have a good second-half to the

:43:02.:43:07.

season. Football managers always say this, it's in the about me,

:43:07.:43:12.

Dyche will be delighted? You are up against a side who came into the

:43:12.:43:18.

game in good form. You go behind, you don't lose the game. Well done.

:43:18.:43:21.

To League One now and everything to play for at the top.

:43:21.:43:23.

Three consecutive draws has seen Tranmere Rovers' lead disappear,

:43:23.:43:26.

with Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield United now breathing down their

:43:26.:43:29.

necks. Next up for Ronnie Moore's side was

:43:29.:43:39.
:43:39.:43:48.

pre-match billing with clear-cut chances in short supply. The best

:43:48.:43:56.

that Tranmere had to offer was a Robinson free-kick. It caught Long

:43:56.:44:02.

offguard. Wilson's team are unbeaten on their own patch since

:44:02.:44:06.

March. Blackman couldn't prevent them heading for their tenth draw

:44:06.:44:12.

of the campaign. Both clubs are non-movers. An outcome Rovers are

:44:12.:44:16.

more than happy with. One little mistake was going to cost somebody

:44:16.:44:21.

dear. At the end of the day, we are competing, it's unbelievable. I

:44:21.:44:26.

have nothing but praise for my players. When games are as tight as

:44:26.:44:29.

that you want quality in some part of the pitch that might open them

:44:29.:44:37.

up. We forged this a couple of times. We didn't make the most of

:44:37.:44:41.

it. Just like watching Brazil, not quite! Coventry have got the goals

:44:41.:44:46.

to go with that South American style away kit. They are averaging

:44:46.:44:50.

three a game at the moment. Franck Moussa's superb opener set the tone

:44:50.:44:58.

three minutes in. With six wins out of eight, there is no stopping

:44:58.:45:02.

Coventry under Mark Robins. David McGoldrick doubled their lead

:45:02.:45:07.

before the half-hour mark. Their season will hinge on his future.

:45:07.:45:13.

McGoldrick is due back at For nest three games' time. If Coventry can

:45:13.:45:20.

extend that loan, the play-offs may not be out of their reach. Don cast

:45:20.:45:28.

ver only conceded ten at home all season. Chris Browne pulled one

:45:28.:45:35.

back after Paynter hit the bar. Con wri -- Donny could have gone top

:45:35.:45:42.

but fall out of the automatic promotion. The sky Blues restored

:45:42.:45:47.

their three goal cushion late on. Barton got Coventry's ninth goal in

:45:47.:45:54.

two games. I'm really pleased. You can just see the combination of

:45:54.:45:59.

your efforts. Get the Christmas party out of the way tonight as

:45:59.:46:03.

well, that is great. We are all happy. Not like us to concede four

:46:03.:46:12.

goals like that. We don't that. We conceded two in the last few games.

:46:12.:46:18.

Away from home we have hardly conceded any. We will have to pick

:46:18.:46:28.
:46:28.:46:30.

yourselves up -- ourselves up. It's a bad day at the office. We've done

:46:30.:46:35.

brilliant. Campbell-Ryce was back in the side after serving his ban.

:46:35.:46:42.

This cut back was turned into his own net by Tony Craig. When you

:46:42.:46:46.

have taken 20 points from a possible 24, you are not like to be

:46:46.:46:52.

low on confidence. A superbly manufacturered equaliser arrived

:46:52.:47:00.

from Adam Forshaw, nine minutes before the interval. Mind you,

:47:00.:47:04.

Brentford owe plenty to their young keeper as Notts County started to

:47:04.:47:09.

ask a few questions. It theth tippover here was top-class. The

:47:09.:47:15.

game appeared to be heading for a draw, but just over two minutes

:47:15.:47:20.

from time, Clayton Donaldson got the final touch inside a crowded

:47:20.:47:24.

six-yard box to provide a dramatic winner for Brentford. His sixth

:47:24.:47:29.

goal in his last five games. It meant Brentford were level on parts

:47:29.:47:36.

with Tranmere. We had a hard game today and Tuesday. Unexpected FA

:47:36.:47:46.
:47:46.:47:46.

Cup tie waiting for us. Obviously, to win that game in the last-minute

:47:46.:47:51.

was fantastic. Mitchell Cole who recently passed away aged 27 was

:47:51.:47:59.

remembered before kick-off. He would have approved of Stevenage's

:47:59.:48:03.

opening goal. Robin Shroot celebrated his seventh of the

:48:03.:48:06.

season. Crawley, who followed their hosts up through the leagues, hit

:48:07.:48:11.

back with two goals in a four minute spell. The keeper got a hand

:48:11.:48:18.

to this effort, but hope Akpan got his sixth of the season. The Reds

:48:18.:48:23.

completed the turn around. Dannie Bulman's effort took a deflection

:48:23.:48:30.

to leave the keeper stranded. His first of the season sealed it.

:48:30.:48:36.

deserved more than we got. Going a goal up as well at home, which has

:48:36.:48:40.

not happened too often. Creating enough moments. Got in enough good

:48:40.:48:45.

positions, but the goals, I have to say, were pretty soft, avoidable,

:48:45.:48:54.

in the end, have cost us. John Hughes reckons they have been

:48:54.:48:57.

getting better in recent weeks but the table couldn't look much worse.

:48:57.:49:02.

His side was out played at stadium MK. A goal down when Ryan Lowe hit

:49:02.:49:08.

the target for a third successive League game. The only surprise is

:49:08.:49:14.

that the Dons didn't score more. Both managers agreed on that. They

:49:14.:49:23.

extended their win at home to six matches. Potter hit the woodwork.

:49:23.:49:32.

Hartlepool broke their record of 21 games without a win. You wondered

:49:32.:49:36.

if the best of the action might come from the technical areas.

:49:36.:49:39.

Raffaele De Vita had other ideas. Two goals in three minutes secured

:49:39.:49:44.

him the headlines and saw the Robins close the gap on the play-

:49:44.:49:49.

off places. Oldham had won four out of five in League and Cup but were

:49:49.:49:57.

outplayed for most of this match. They are display was branded as

:49:57.:50:05.

"unacceptable." The robins recorded a first win in four. Bournemouth

:50:06.:50:09.

boss gave all the credit to his players after he was voted League

:50:09.:50:13.

One Manager of the Month. A Lewis Grabban goal four minutes before

:50:13.:50:20.

the break wrapped up the points against Colchester. Colchester's

:50:20.:50:23.

Josh Thompson had one scrambled away from inside the six-yard box.

:50:24.:50:31.

It's nine wins and three draws under Howl. Brett Pitman

:50:31.:50:41.
:50:41.:50:43.

millimetres wide late on. The form book suggested this was a home

:50:43.:50:47.

banker. Leyton Orient have been enjoying their best run for more

:50:47.:50:53.

than half a century. Scunthorpe had been suffering. Christian Ribeiro

:50:53.:50:59.

got the opener. His second goal of the campaign. Eight eight minutes

:50:59.:51:05.

later Duff's quick thinking was matched by Karl Hawley's finish.

:51:05.:51:09.

The O's had won eight in a row. They sensed a route back into this

:51:09.:51:17.

contest when the referee decided the ball had been handled. Kevin

:51:17.:51:21.

Lisbie put away his eighth goal in as many games. Any thoughts that

:51:21.:51:28.

after three con secondive defeats that Brian law's side would crumble

:51:28.:51:38.
:51:38.:51:46.

were soon dispeled. Damien Mozika's deflected finish earned them a

:51:46.:51:50.

much-needed victory. It's fair to say it has not been a great week

:51:51.:51:58.

for the Bury boss. Brad Inman should have done better to help

:51:58.:52:07.

them with their third win on the spin. The game appeared destined

:52:07.:52:14.

for a draw. With two minutes left, Luke Murphy clipped over the

:52:14.:52:24.
:52:24.:52:25.

perfect cross for Inman to clip home. Crewe keep on climbing. After

:52:25.:52:30.

15 games without a win, two consecutive home matches against

:52:30.:52:35.

lower half opposition gave Walsall a now or never opportunity.

:52:35.:52:40.

Paterson grasped the nettle on 13 minutes, getting his fifth goal of

:52:40.:52:48.

the season. Yeovil didn't turn up for the first three quarters of

:52:48.:52:53.

this match. Grigg got goal number two and there were 18 minutes

:52:53.:53:03.
:53:03.:53:07.

remaining of the game that Walsall dominated. The striker tried tried

:53:07.:53:12.

the lob but found Row A. What an expensive miss it turned out to be.

:53:12.:53:17.

Moments later, Joeville, who had barely threatened, pulled one back.

:53:17.:53:20.

Reuben Reid gave his old club a nasty case of the jitters with 12

:53:20.:53:30.

minutes to go. Worse was to come. The nerves and dodgy defending got

:53:30.:53:40.
:53:40.:53:49.

the better of the Saddlers. Foley dropped into the bottom four as

:53:49.:53:54.

they felled to convert this penalty against Preston. Pompey's top-

:53:54.:53:59.

scorer was impedeed by Chris Robinson. He shook the crossbar and

:53:59.:54:08.

not the net from 12 yards. Preston's Antony Elding and Chris

:54:08.:54:14.

Beardsley both failed from close- range. They chased a first win in

:54:14.:54:19.

five games. It was lily white's keeper who produced a wonderful

:54:19.:54:24.

save five minutes from time to shut the door on Scot Allen. Honours

:54:24.:54:34.
:54:34.:54:35.

even at Fratton Park. These two sides were desperate for Christmas

:54:35.:54:40.

cheer. Shrewsbury had only won four times all season. At least they

:54:40.:54:45.

were at home. Jon Taylor's shot went past the keeper. Taylor's

:54:46.:54:50.

second goal in as many games. The Chairman moved quickly this week to

:54:50.:54:56.

put down suggestion that Greg Abbott's position as manager was

:54:56.:55:01.

being reviewed. Liam noble's equaliser gave them something to

:55:01.:55:09.

celebrate. Shrewsbury piled the pressure back on Abbott. Paul Parry

:55:09.:55:19.
:55:19.:55:20.

marked his recall with the 64th minute winner. Massive big win for

:55:20.:55:24.

us. I think that we've played well in some of the games recently

:55:24.:55:28.

without taking the points, without getting our just rewards. Today it

:55:28.:55:37.

was a hard struggle. Shrewsbury was a hard struggle. Shrewsbury

:55:38.:55:39.

town out of the drop-zone. Doncaster Rovers's feet was

:55:39.:55:44.

described as a disaster. I don't know about disaster. They are a

:55:44.:55:50.

know about disaster. They are a point off the top. Coventry were in

:55:50.:55:57.

great form. Fantastic run. David McGoldrick, 15th of his season. He

:55:57.:56:03.

wants 30. If he gets 30 they won't be far away from top six. Things

:56:03.:56:07.

are looking good. Another team in- form, Bournemouth. Are you

:56:08.:56:14.

surprised how quickly they have geld under Eddie Howell? No. They

:56:15.:56:24.

are better than the position they are in. Good players, decent budget.

:56:24.:56:32.

We highlighted both the goalscorers. You watched Leyton Orient recently.

:56:33.:56:40.

Their eight match winning streak is over, a terrific win for

:56:40.:56:43.

Scunthorpe? Leyton Orient, I watched them a couple of weeks ago

:56:43.:56:47.

at Portsmouth. It didn't surprise me they were on the run they were

:56:47.:56:51.

on. Fantastic. Magnificent result for them Scunthorpe. What about

:56:51.:56:56.

Hartlepool United, are they doomed? 13 points from safety, not a big

:56:56.:57:00.

club at this level, it has to be said. Not going to spend their way

:57:00.:57:06.

out of trouble. They might have to look at regrouping and thinking

:57:06.:57:12.

about League Two. There are stacks about League Two. There are stacks

:57:12.:57:14.

of points available over Christmas? 24 games left. We talk about nine

:57:14.:57:19.

points in 22 games, you know, you are not going to be able to turn

:57:19.:57:24.

that form around over night. Not a team that will spend a huge amount

:57:24.:57:28.

of money. Difficult situation for them. They might have to realise

:57:28.:57:38.
:57:38.:57:46.

it's about putting in place Saturday were Fleetwood Town and a

:57:46.:57:56.
:57:56.:58:01.

Gillingham's last home game before Christmas. Seasonal cheer was in

:58:01.:58:04.

short supply when Fleetwood stunned their hosts with two goals in eight

:58:04.:58:10.

first half minutes. Brown scored the first goal of Alexander's reign

:58:10.:58:16.

as manager before Goodall made it two.

:58:16.:58:22.

Lee pulled one back for Gillingham. They raised their game after a slow

:58:22.:58:28.

start. Weston rescued a point for the leaders. Reward for a stirring

:58:28.:58:33.

second half performance. It was described as one of Gillingham's

:58:33.:58:38.

best of the season. The whole team went up a gear in the second half

:58:38.:58:43.

for sure. We showed the home crowd what we can do. It was fantastic

:58:43.:58:48.

for so many people to be here at this time of year. It was a

:58:48.:58:55.

fantastic atmosphere, just to see it so busy. It was great for the

:58:55.:59:03.

club, great comeback, disappointed we didn't win, I suppose.

:59:03.:59:09.

Christmas has come early for Paul Baker with an FA Cup third round

:59:09.:59:12.

tie against Everton. But it didn't bring a sack full of goals. It took

:59:12.:59:17.

over an hour before the scoring was opened.

:59:17.:59:23.

Carter steered home his first shot into the corner of the net.

:59:23.:59:28.

Cheltenham were hoping to make it five home wins on the spin. The

:59:28.:59:34.

Football League's most potent attacker had other ideas. Dodds

:59:34.:59:40.

turned home Port Vale's equaliser. Before the game, Vale's owner said

:59:40.:59:45.

they'll clear the debt with the council and these two goals were

:59:45.:59:49.

equally well received by valiant fans.

:59:49.:59:56.

Mark, how do you think you won that game? I thought we did win. We miss

:59:56.:00:02.

add couple of chances. It feels like a decent result because

:00:02.:00:07.

Cheltenham are a good side. It's been some week for Bradford

:00:07.:00:11.

boss Phil Parkinson, his side reinstated in the FA Cup after they

:00:11.:00:14.

dumped Arsenal out of the League Cup and they were on top from the

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word go at Roots Hall. Hanson's header looping on to the top of the

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Southend cross bar. Before they opened up a two goal load, that is.

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Wells we leased by Meredith, sticking awaiz his 12th league goal

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of the season. -- away. Four minutes past the hour, Prosser

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attempting another interception for Southend, turned the ball into his

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own net. Looking like party time again, but Cresswell cut the

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deficit ten minutes from time and you sensed the total commitment put

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in against Arsenal was starting to take its toll.

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And fair play to Southend who took full advantage. Tomlins ninth goal

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in nine games, extending their unbeaten run to 12 matches withen

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equaliser in stoppage time. Rotherham had won their last two on

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the road and must have fancied their chances against a Dons side

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with finding wins hard to come by. The dons started the day a point

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above the drop zone. They head towards Christmas without the

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services of Gregory. The midfielder was unable to sign off with a goal

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as he returns to Bournemouth. It's easy to understand why dons

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manager's prioritised his side's defensive set-up. They slip to

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another defeat as Cameron's delivery found the sub Agard. The

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Millers back on track after the setback against Gillingham and

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Agard celebrated in the stands. These two sides have met 95 times

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in all competitions. They may share plenty of history, but this was a

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game of firsts. Exeter went ahead first, with the top scorer having

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the chance to then double the lead. His effort went wide.

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After the break, it was up to Lennox to bring the score level.

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This his first ever goal for if club. Plymouth held on despite

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having Blanchard sent off for a second yellow.

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Bragging rights shared. We worked hard, put them under

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pressure and got the goal we deserved. We had I think four very

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clean cut chances and missed the target, so disappointed with that.

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Chesterfield manager Paul Cook slated his players for not coming

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out on the front foot against Burton who were close to opening up

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lacking from his side in the first period was summed up by O'Shea's

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volley but lacked conviction to set up an equaliser. After the break,

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Richards' header bounced back into play.

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A much-improved Chesterfield reaped their reward. The chance of sealing

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the victory Cook thought his side deserved seemed to disappear when

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Leicester was sent off after roughing up Diamond.

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Torquay have played some excellent football and won five from six

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matches. They only really started to motor

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after they changed the colour of their kit during the break. They

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opened the scoring just past the hour mark. Stevens with the nimble

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footwork on the left and Ryan Jarvis applied the finish. The top

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two ahead of the weekend only scored more than Northampton and

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with conditions worsening by the minute, a late equaliser was poked

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home. It wasn't pretty but it meant Northampton's losing streak was

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over. Aldershot only scored three goals

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at home all season. The manager must have been delighted that

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number four came along after a few minutes. Hoe Pez with the near post

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header. Rochdale lost three in a row before this but wiped out the

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leads in four minutes as the bottom corner was found. Hilton's delivery

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was met by Vicente. Dale made a habit of conceding three times

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before half time. It happened after Bennett up ended Aaron Morris. Rose

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made no mistake and the shots doubled their home goal's tally for

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the season by the interval. It could have been even worse for

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Coleman's side. Codogan came within a width of the post for his first

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goal for the club. On the hour, Dale cut the deficit when Griems

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beat Young for the second time -- Grimes. It was enough to test the

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nerves of the suffering fans and a home success wasn't secure until

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deep into added time. Codogan's centre was met by Reid. Fed Graham

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spotted an altercation between two players.

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Prior to kick off, Dagenham were on a six home game unbeaten run.

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Williams found Saunders and they looked likely to extend the record.

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After his assist, Williams fancied a go himself, having scored four in

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his last five. He came within a cross bar whip of adding to his

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tally. Barnet barely exerted any pressure and it could have been

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worse if it was placement over told the chairman he wasn't able to

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deliver stability for this club. Cheer up McGee might have been the

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cry when his top scorer turned well before firing home the equaliser

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within a minute. York were back in front, the cross

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nod home. The third goal was a thing of

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beauty culminating in a volley by Walker. With barely half an hour

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gone, York had a fourth. The through-ball latched on to by

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chambers who expertly grabbed the praise. McLoughlin was forced to

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leave the field after a crunching 50/50 challenge with Woodards in

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which he came off the worst. And, as the City player was

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stretchered off, he past the dug out which included Mark McGee as

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manager for the final time. Only Barnet have lost as many games

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as Oxford. They owe so much to their keeper Ryan Clarke. Ellison's

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fifth goal couldn't be prevented though. Morecambe in front with 12

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minutes left to play. They failed to hold the lead and, following

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sharp work on the right from Potter, it was central defender Worley who

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snatched a late point for Oxford United.

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Wycombe extended their unbeaten League One to five matches. 19-

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year-old QPR loanee Andradi put the visitors ahead. Wycombe continued

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to dominate. Morgan looked to double the lead but McClure from

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the rebound, his sixth of the season. The 21-year-old also found

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himself in the spotlight once again, getting sent off for two yell Les

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picked up if quick succession. Wycombe unbeaten in five games.

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Gillingham found themselves getting beat. It's the mark of a good side

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isn't it never knowing you are beaten? Absolutely. You are not

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going to steam roll your teams every week. Sometimes you have days

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like this when you have to knuckle down, show a bit of character.

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They've come back into the game 25 minutes left to go, but 2-0 down

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and we'll take anything from the game. One of my favourite stories

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is that aerld shot before today scored three goals at home, scored

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four today in one game, a great story for Aldershot. It's been a

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struggle for them, but this won't have done them any harm at aufplt

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there is improvements. -- harm at all. The other story is

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Mark McGee being sacked from Bristol Rovers, what do you think?

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He came in last year and it's not really worked out. It's a big cub,

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certainly at this level -- club. Should be doing better than it is.

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Brought in a few players and to be second from bottom, it's disastrous.

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And you should have top flight football in that city? You should

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have two sides that probably feel a bit better than they are at this

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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stage. Wfr we go, let us have a Manish on Wednesday at 11.15 for

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the best of the action from Leeds v Chelsea many the last Capital One

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Cup quarter-final. And, join Gary for Match Of The Day next Saturday

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at 10.25. Of course, we'll have the best of the action from all three

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Manish Bhasin presents all the action from the Football League. It has been a season of turmoil so far for Blackpool and Blackburn. Both clubs are under new management and striving for consistency to lift them into promotion contention; their Lancashire derby is this week's featured match.

Barnsley, meanwhile, go head-to-head with Sheffield Wednesday in an all-Yorkshire affair which may have some bearing on the struggle for Championship survival come the end of the season.


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