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Championship League Football (Soccer) News

Apr 29

Harry Redknapp: Birmingham City boss disappointed not to be safe as Villa lost

Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp says he is disappointed not to be safe from relegation after 10-man Blues’ victory.

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Apr 29

Tony Mowbray: Blackburn boss questions Huddersfield changes as Birmingham win

Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray questions Huddersfield boss David Wagner for making 10 changes for their loss at Birmingham.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39758489

Apr 29

Harry Redknapp: Birmingham City must look to beat Bristol City at Ashton Gate

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp tells BBC WM his side must go for all three points at Bristol City to guarantee Championship survival.

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Apr 29

Wigan Athletic: Relegated Championship side have new manager shortlist ready

Wigan chief executive Jamie Jackson says they do have a shortlist of potential new managers ready after their relegation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39758655

Apr 29

Blackburn reel in Nottingham Forest as Leyton Orient fans force ‘abandonment’

Reading, Sheffield Wednesday and (almost certainly) Fulham sealed play-off places, Wigan went down and it’s still tight all round in League Two

Blackburn Rovers took the fight for Championship survival to the final day of the season with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Ewood Park, courtesy of Danny Graham steering home after 54 minutes. The win brought Rovers level with Nottingham Forest, who lost 2-0 at QPR, confirming Rangers’ safety in the process. Both sides have 48 points; Forest host Ipswich in their final game, and Blackburn head to Brentford.

Related: Harry Redknapp’s 10-man Birmingham City sink Huddersfield

Related: League One finale: what’s at stake in the promotion and relegation battles

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2017/apr/29/blackburn-nottingham-forest-leyton-orient-fans-force-abandonment

Apr 29

Harry Redknapp’s 10-man Birmingham City sink Huddersfield

If Harry Redknapp did not know Birmingham City’s theme tune before, he will now. The new manager will have to keep right on till the end of the road as his three-game salvation mission team must go to the last day of the season at Bristol City next week.

Redknapp enjoyed victory in his first home game in charge at St Andrew’s despite Birmingham playing 70 minutes with 10 men, after Che Adams was sent off, and missing one penalty before scoring another either side of Jonathan Grounds’ breakthrough goal. And all this against Huddersfield Town’s reserves.

Related: League One finale: what’s at stake in the promotion and relegation battles

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/29/birmingham-city-huddersfield-town-championship-match-report

Apr 28

Christian Atsu fires up Newcastle to keep title hopes alive

Newcastle kept their Championship title hopes alive at Cardiff after second-half goals from Christian Atsu and Isaac Hayden gave Newcastle a 14th away league win – a club record – and ensured that Brighton must beat Bristol City on Saturday to be crowned champions on the penultimate weekend of the season on the penultimate weekend of the season.

Atsu broke the deadlock with a delightful 55th-minute free-kick before Hayden struck his second Newcastle goal 10 minutes later from 20 yards.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/28/cardiff-city-newcastle-united-championship-match-report

Apr 28

Kenneth Zohore: Danish striker agrees new Cardiff City deal

Cardiff City top scorer Kenneth Zohore signs a new contract to stay at the Championship club until 2020.

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Apr 28

Michael Mancienne: Nottingham Forest defender signs new two-year contract

Nottingham Forest defender Michael Mancienne signs a new two-year contract at the City Ground.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39745402

Apr 28

Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Aston Villa

Danny Graham’s winner gives Blackburn a priceless Championship survival lifeline victory against Aston Villa.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39676168

Apr 28

Bristol City dent Brighton’s title hopes

Brighton miss the chance to secure the Championship title as Bristol City win to guarantee survival.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39676213

Apr 28

Jamie O’Hara: Injury and personal issues behind Wolves spell turning sour

Former Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara tells BBC WM’s Richie Anderson how injury problems and personal issues were behind his Molineux career turning sour.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39748094

Apr 28

Leeds United 3-3 Norwich City

Leeds United see their play-off hopes all but disappear, despite coming from three goals down to draw with Norwich.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39676169

Apr 28

Barnsley 1-1 Burton Albion

Substitute Luke Varney scores his first Burton goal to confirm the club’s Championship status with a draw with Barnsley.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39675697

Apr 28

Reading 1-0 Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic are relegated back into League One with defeat at Reading, who confirm their play-off place with a narrow win.

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Apr 28

Ipswich Town 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday confirm their place in the Championship play-offs with a narrow victory at Ipswich Town.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39675689

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