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Football News Roundup – October 23, 2016

  • Bruce: Changes paying off
    Manager Steve Bruce believes Aston Villa are reaping the rewards of making "huge changes throughout the club" after extending his unbeaten start with a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Fulham.
  • Villa earn second straight win
    Jonathan Kodjia came to Aston Villa's rescue with a vital 80th-minute goal to earn the midlands club a crucial 1-0 Sky Bet Championship home win over Fulham.
  • Newcastle extend Championship lead
    Ayoze Perez scored twice and provided an assist as Newcastle beat Ipswich 3-0 at St James' Park to extend their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to four points.
  • WATCH: Tim Sherwood's vanishing act
    Former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood was shown the moment he appeared to vanish into thin air at Leicester City last season, when he appeared on Soccer AM on Saturday.
  • Burton ease past Birmingham
    Lloyd Dyer and Jamie Ward struck for Burton as they beat Birmingham 2-0 in the Sky Bet Championship on Friday night.
  • Wilson facing lengthy layoff
    Derby's on-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining cruciate ligament damage.
  • Portsmouth v Notts County preview
    Portsmouth have an almost fully-fit squad for their Sky Bet League Two encounter against Notts County.
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  • Liverpool v West Brom preview
    Liverpool could have a full-strength squad when they host West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
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Football News Roundup – October 22, 2016

  • Huddersfield v Derby preview
    Huddersfield head coach David Wagner has hinted he could make changes against Derby as his side bids to avoid a third straight defeat.
  • Fuchs signs Leicester deal
    Leicester City full-back Christian Fuchs has signed a new three-year contract.
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Football News Roundup – October 21, 2016

  • Aston Villa v Fulham preview
    Defenders Tommy Elphick and Micah Richards are both expected to miss Aston Villa's Sky Bet Championship clash at home to Fulham.
  • LISTEN: EFL Weekly - McClaren
    Steve McClaren talks about his return to Derby County on this week's edition of the EFL Weekly podcast.
  • Shirt auction raises £104,964
    Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the EFL, has announced a total of £104,964 raised for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal through its 2015 Poppy Shirt Auction.
  • On Goals on Sunday...
    Former Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland team-mates Andy Townsend and Ray Houghton will join Ben and Kammy on Goals on Sunday.
  • Ollie's predictions
    Aston Villa to register back-to-back victories? Ian Holloway returns with another round of Sky Bet EFL predictions.
  • Simpson backs Leicester revival
    Danny Simpson insists Leicester are capable of recreating last season's stunning form after a poor start to their Premier League title defence.
  • WATCH: PL Funnies of the Week
    From David Luiz’s failed acrobatics to an angry Crystal Palace fan, here are the most amusing moments from the weekend's Premier League games.
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Football News Roundup – October 20, 2016

  • Copenhagen charged by UEFA
    Copenhagen have been charged by UEFA following incidents involving their fans during their Champions League group stage match against Leicester on Tuesday.
  • Foxes' Champions League omens
    Leicester City have struggled in the Premier League so far this season, but they maintained their perfect Champions League record by beating FC Copenhagen 1-0 on Tuesday and are now just one win away from reaching the knockout phase of Europe's premier club competition.
  • Where do your goals come from?
    Where have your team's Premier League goals come from this season? Are they long-range screamers, six-yard tap-ins or from clever assists?
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Football News Roundup – October 19, 2016

  • Bruce hails Villa's travelling fans
    New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce praised the club's vast army of travelling fans after a late penalty from Jordan Ayew secured a 2-1 win at Reading.
  • Late goal earns Bruce first win
    Aston Villa won for the first time under new manager Steve Bruce - and the first time since August - as a late penalty from Jordan Ayew gave them a 2-1 victory at Reading.
  • Baldock header downs Wolves
    Sam Baldock was on target for the third game running as Brighton kept the pressure on their promotion rivals by extending their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 home victory over Wolves.
  • Grealish banned for three games
    Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has been suspended for three games for violent conduct during Steve Bruce's first game as manager against Wolves.
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  • Concern over Berahino's weight
    Saido Berahino has been put on a special training regime by West Bromwich Albion following concerns about his weight and fitness.
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Football News Roundup – October 18, 2016

  • Ollie's predictions
    No quick fix at Aston Villa but Newcastle to motor on. Ian Holloway returns with a round of midweek Sky Bet EFL predictions.
  • On Soccer Special...
    Join Jules Warren and guests for your Tuesday night football fix as the EFL and Champions League take centre stage.
  • Reading v Aston Villa preview
    Reading manager Jaap Stam will be without Paul McShane as he welcomes Aston Villa in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday.
  • Birmingham v Rotherham preview
    Ryan Shotton is a doubt for Birmingham with a sore quad but should be fit for Rotherham's visit.
  • Brighton v Wolves preview
    Brighton will check on the fitness of Tomer Hemed ahead of the visit of Wolves.
  • QUIZ: Premier League rewind
    It's that time of the week when we test how much attention you paid to the latest round of fixtures with our Premier League rewind quiz.
  • Birmingham takeover completed
    Trillion Trophy Asia (TTA) have completed their protracted takeover of Sky Bet Championship club Birmingham City.
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from the weekend's Premier League games, including wins for Southampton, Watford, Arsenal and Chelsea.
  • Away form puzzles Ranieri
    Claudio Ranieri is at a loss to explain Leicester City's away form this season after the champions were easily defeated by Chelsea.
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Football News Roundup – October 17, 2016

  • Ollie's predictions
    No quick fix at Aston Villa but Newcastle to motor on. Ian Holloway returns with a round of midweek Sky Bet EFL predictions.
  • Albrighton: Time to fight
    Marc Albrighton has called for Leicester to rediscover their Premier League-winning characteristics after succumbing 3-0 to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.
  • What's wrong at Leicester?
    The Sunday Supplement panel discussed the issues at Leicester City after the defending champions suffered their fourth straight away league defeat of the season at Chelsea on Saturday.
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from the weekend's Premier League games, including wins for Arsenal, Chelsea and Bournemouth.
  • 'Ranieri gave Foxes an excuse'
    Graeme Souness says Claudio Ranieri's Leicester team selection against Chelsea gave the players an excuse to treat it like an unimportant game.
  • McClaren: Hard work ahead
    Steve McClaren admitted he has a lot of work ahead of him despite marking his second spell as Derby manager with a 1-0 victory over Leeds.
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Football News Roundup – October 16, 2016

  • Bruce: A lot of work to do
    Steve Bruce admits he faces a lot of work to revive Aston Villa's flagging fortunes after his first game as boss ended in a disappointing 1-1 home draw against Wolves.
  • Lacklustre Villa held by Wolves
    Steve Bruce will have to wait for his first win as Aston Villa boss as he watched his new side play out an entertaining 1-1 draw with Midlands rivals Wolves.
  • Championship: Magpies, Canaries win
    Norwich are top of the Championship standings after cruising to a 3-1 home win over Rotherham.
  • Conte: Kante a 'great buy'
    Antonio Conte is sure Chelsea made a 'great buy' in N'Golo Kante as the France midfielder prepares to face his former employers Leicester City.
  • Forest end winless run
    Nottingham Forest ended a run of six Sky Bet Championship games without a win as they beat Birmingham 3-1 at the City Ground.
  • Ched Evans found not guilty
    Footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty of raping a young woman in 2011, following a retrial.
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  • Sky Sports Now Podcast
    It's back! The Premier League has returned after the international break - and what a weekend of action to look forward to.
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Football News Roundup – October 15, 2016

  • Dyche: No contact with Villa
    Burnley manager Sean Dyche says speculation linking him with the Aston Villa job was "common sense" but nothing more than that.
  • Ollie's predictions
    Newcastle to lose at home? Neil Warnock to start with a bang? Ian Holloway returns with another round of Sky Bet EFL predictions.
  • Ranieri: Front trio can lift us
    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is holding special training sessions for Jamie Vardy, Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez with the hope they can forge a prolific attacking threat capable of terrorising Premier League defences.
  • Aston Villa v Wolves preview
    Steve Bruce will take charge of his first Aston Villa game against Wolves after being appointed the club's new boss.
  • Nottingham Forest v Birmingham preview
    Daniel Pinillos and Britt Assombalonga are edging nearer a return to fitness as Nottingham Forest prepare to host Midlands rivals Birmingham.
  • Merson's predictions
    Paul Merson is back from a refreshing international break with another round of Premier League predictions.
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Football News Roundup – October 14, 2016

  • Villa ready to spend again
    Aston Villa chief executive Keith Wyness says the club will back Steve Bruce in the transfer market, despite spending £50m in the summer.
  • 'Clean slate' for Agbonlahor
    Gabriel Agbonlahor has been thrown an Aston Villa lifeline by new manager Steve Bruce.
  • Bruce: We can challenge this year
    New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce says he is intent on taking the club back to the Premier League and still thinks they can challenge for promotion this season.
  • Clemence named Villa coach
    New Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has appointed Stephen Clemence as his first-team coach at Villa Park.
  • McClaren: I want to finish job
    Steve McClaren wants to "finish what we started" at Derby County by guiding the club to the Premier League.
  • 'Chelsea fans love Ranieri'
    Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda expects “gentleman” Claudio Ranieri to get a wonderful reception from Blues fans when he returns to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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