Championship latest transfer news for 2017 – 2018 and Beyond
- Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:04:06 +0000: Football League: Ipswich top League One while Peterborough fan officiates - Championship | The Guardian
- Linesman injury means supporter becomes fourth official
- Stoke dent Swansea’s Championship play-off push
Stoke pulled away from the relegation places as Sam Clucas scored against his former club en route to a 2-0 win over Swansea. Clucas powered home 10 minutes into the second half before James McLean sealed the points when he took advantage of some poor defending. Defeat for the visitors saw them miss a chance to rise into the play-off spots.
Stoke 2-0 Swansea
The fact I couldn't walk over a small wall probably was why they didn't trust me in the end. https://t.co/hPcdLcKtXg
Bristol Rovers 0-0 Fleetwood, Burton 1-1 Accrington, Ipswich 1-0 Lincoln City, Peterborough 2-1 Rotherham, Rochdale 2-2 Gillingham
Carlisle 2-1 Walsall, Crawley 3-2 Grimsby, Exeter 0-0 Colchester, Leyton Orient 2-1 Newport, Macclesfield 2-1 Forest Green, Mansfield 3-0 Bradford, Morecambe 1-1 Cambridge, Salford 1-1 Oldham, Scunthorpe 2-2 Crewe, Stevenage 1-2 Plymouth, Swindon 3-0 Port ValeContinue reading...
- Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:32:04 +0000: Tyrese Campbell extends West Brom’s winless run with only goal for Stoke - Championship | The Guardian
West Brom’s winless run stretched to six games after the Championship leaders suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke. The striker Tyrese Campbell, whose father Kevin played for the Baggies, scored the only goal after nine minutes.
West Brom failed to force a serious save from the Stoke goalkeeper, Jack Butland, as their recent difficulties continued. Slaven Bilic’s side have now taken only four points from their last 18 available but they still lead the table by a point from Leeds United.Continue reading...
- Sun, 19 Jan 2020 16:53:16 +0000: Joe Lolley turns tables on Luton to boost Nottingham Forest’s promotion dream - Championship | The Guardian
Sabri Lamouchi warned Nottingham Forest they need to improve in order to gain promotion after his side returned to the Championship play-off places with a 3-1 win over Luton on Sunday.
Harry Cornick gave the visitors a deserved lead but Joe Lolley’s brace and a late penalty from Lewis Grabban secured victory for the home side at the City Ground. But Lamouchi was not impressed by his team’s sluggish start.Continue reading...
- Sat, 18 Jan 2020 18:12:19 +0000: Football League: Brewster opens Swansea account, Owls crash at home - Championship | The Guardian
- Ayew winner sends Swansea fifth, Brentford held to stalemate
- Rotherham go top, Campbell gets first Southend league win
On-loan Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster helped Swansea climb into the play-off places in their 2-1 victory against Wigan at the Liberty Stadium, with his first goal for the club since joining earlier this month.
QPR 1-0 Leeds, Birmingham City 1-1 Cardiff City, Bristol City 1-0 Barnsley, Derby County 1-0 Hull City, Huddersfield Town 0-0 Brentford, Millwall 2-0 Reading, Preston North End 2-1 Charlton Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday 0-5 Blackburn Rovers, Swansea City 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Accrington Stanley 1-2 Southend United, AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Peterborough United, Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Portsmouth, Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Coventry City, Fleetwood Town 2-2 Shrewsbury Town, Gillingham 1-1 Oxford United, Lincoln City 1-0 Blackpool, Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Sunderland, Rotherham United 3-0 Bristol Rovers, Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Ipswich Town, Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Rochdale
Bradford City 2-2 Scunthorpe United, Cambridge United 0-4 Stevenage, Colchester United 2-1 Macclesfield Town, Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers 1-2 Salford City, Grimsby Town 0-1 Exeter City, Newport County 2-0 Swindon Town, Northampton Town 4-1 Morecambe, Oldham Athletic 1-1 Carlisle United, Plymouth Argyle 3-1 Mansfield Town, Port Vale 1-0 Leyton Orient, Walsall 2-1 Crawley Town.Continue reading...
- Sat, 18 Jan 2020 17:27:25 +0000: Manchester City 2-2 Crystal Palace, Arsenal 1-1 Sheffield United and more – as it happened - Championship | The Guardian
Manchester City missed out on all three points due to a late Fernandinho own goal against Crystal Palace and Arsenal were held
Right, that is all from me. Thanks for joining me.
The football is not over, though. Join Scott Murray for Newcastle v Chelsea.
Pukki the man for Norwich again.
Norwich will be boosted by their win over relegation rivals Bournemouth but look set to lose key centre-back Godfrey for a few games at his sending off today, which is a blow.
Not sure this will change things ...
Watched Cenk Tosun score on his full debut for Crystal Palace today. Feel a renewed urge to tell the UK commentariat they are saying his name wrong.
It’s Toe-son (as in ‘on me toe, son’) not Toss-un.
I’m going to leave Çağlar Söyüncü for another day. Pick your battles…
Ben Fisher witnessed a cracker at St Mary’s ...
Nick Ames was our man at Arsenal v Sheffield United.
Where would Aston Villa be without Grealish?
All even at West Ham.
Football League results:
The title race was over in November, so I wouldn’t get too excited about City dropping more points at home.
A decent last 10 minutes at the Etihad ...
I think this lad might make it ...
A Scottish update from Simon McMahon: “No big shocks in the Scottish Cup today, the closest being at Pittodrie where Dumbarton, sixth in Scottish League One, held Aberdeen until the 86th minute before a Sam Cosgrove penalty won it for the Dons. Giant killers of the day award therefore goes to Ayr, third in the Scottish Championship, who beat SPL Ross County 1-0, and there were comfortable wins for Hamilton, Hearts, Kilmarnock, St. Johnstone and St. Mirren.”
Regrets, I’ve had a few ...
@Will_Unwin Love to see Tosun score. Everton are gonna regret not playing him enough.
A big win for Norwich as both sides end with 10 men.
Maupay and (I think) Konsa have a little scuffle at the end after something was said.
What a comeback!
Aguero thought he had won it but Fernandinho turned the ball into his own net late on.
The points are shared, which seems about right.
A throughly deserved point for the Blades who put in a cracking display.
Will we get some more drama in the final stages?!
A VAR check at West Ham looks set to result in Ajeti being sent off just minutes after coming on. The striker seemed to headbutt Holgate but the officials don’t seem to think it merits a red.
Zaha gets past Stones, whacks it across the goal and all Fernandinho can do is divert it into this own net!
WHAT A PLAYER! WHAT A MAN! When City need something special they can always rely on Aguero who moves superbly to head home a Mendy cross from the left.
Gabi’s gonna be a superstar Not because of the Goal because of the attitude Energy and mindset ☝
A decent record ...
250 - Sergio Aguero has scored his 250th goal in all competitions for Man City, in what is his 360th appearance for the club. Glut. #MCICRY
Robinson fires in a cross, which Sharp wins and then Fleck fires the ball home to level things up and it thoroughly deserved.
Jesus sends in a cross from the left and Aguero does the rest with a lovely finish. Eight minutes left on the clock.
Ancelotti has brought on Niasse. Bold.
Barry Bryan is as confused as the rest of us, he writes: “I don’t like it, but I thought I at least understood the new handball rule. Now I’m just totally lost.”
What a turn around at St Mary’s as Jimenez completes a cracking counter-attack.
WHAT A CRACKER! Douglas Luiz sends the ball into Grealish, who controls it, drives into the box and smashes it into the net on the half-volley.
Godfrey goes over the top on Callum Wilson. It goes to VAR and then the referee wanders over to the monitor at the side of the pitch. It’s a reckless challenge and Paul Tierney belatedly produces the red card.
Casemiro gets his second of the match to make it Real Madrid 2-1 Sevilla.
We all know VAR needs work. Will it get it, though?
@will_unwin what was the difference between the penalty shout in the ManCity game and the Southampton one? Not much in my opinion. VAR needs work.
PENALTY TO MAN CITY?! Riedewald sees the ball bounce onto his arm in the box. The referee gives it but it goes to VAR and it is NOT GIVEN.
Pukki fluffs his lines after getting beyond the Bournemouth defence, getting one-on-one with the goalkeeper only to put it too close to Ramsdale who gets down to save.
Redmond dribbles round a couple of Wolves players and launches a shot but it clips the crossbar and goes over.
De Jong quickly levels things for Sevilla at Real Madrid!
“Jesus coming on for Man City. Well, they certainly need a miracle if they’re to win the league this season,” says Simon McMahon. They certainly do.
After the long VAR delay, Jimenez steps up and converts from the spot, sending McCarthy the wrong way.
Wolves are calling for a penalty where Jonny is squashed by Soares and Stephens, the latter catching the wing-back. VAR is checking ... it must be ... surely ... they are looking ... it is a pen!
No surprise at the Etihad, where Jesus is stripped off and preparing to come on.
Fleck whips in a corner, McBurnie heads towards the net only to see his effort cleared off the line. So close to an equaliser.
Casemiro has put Real Madrid ahead against Sevilla.
A shame about the answers ...
Haaland now has a hat-trick for Dortmund!
Traore gets past his man on the right, crosses into the box for Neto to chest down and fire beyond McCarthy. VAR checks it for handball but it’s all fine.
WHAT A SAVE! Aguero has a shot blocked and then Guaita gets out quickly to repel Silva’s follow-up. City really need to up things at the Etihad.
Sheffield Wednesday are now 4-0 down against Blackburn. Lewis Holtby has scored two of those.
Ancelotti has taken off Bernard and replaced him with teenager Anthony Gordon at West Ham. A bold substitution.
Not a bad debut from Haaland, scoring twice within 15 minutes of coming on. I think he might be quite good.
Haaland has put Dortmund 4-3 up at Augsburg!
Charles Antaki writes: “I’m sure that it’s been noted before, but when the TV dwells on Chris Wilder in the Sheffield Utd dugout, it immediately brings to mind an older, grittier, more hard-bitten version of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Also a more successful and fulfilled one, but he doesn’t look it, to his credit.”
I’ve not seen it mentioned before ...
Here we go again!
Tony Barr on VAR: “At first look I thought Stones had shouldered him off the ball. No foul.
“The replay shows he clearly didn’t get the ball and tripped Zaha - how the hell did the VAR ref review it and not see that?
“Unless of course they didn’t review it..or I’m more biased that I though.”
Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund are currently drawing 3-3 with half an hour remaining. Haaland and Sancho on the scoresheet.
Simon McMahon with an update from Scotland: “Half time in Scotland, Will, and some SPL teams have work to do to avoid a shock against lower league opposition. Aberdeen are being held 0-0 by Dumbarton, Ayr lead Ross County 1-0, Raith are up at Livingston by the only goal, and St. Mirren are level 0-0 at home to Broxburn. In the league it’s Cove 2 Cowdenbeath 0.”
JR emails: “The contest for the funniest moment of the weekend is over! In the Mike Dean 500 game at the Emirates around the 19th minute Oli McBurnie got kicked in the, um, bathing suit area. When Mike Dean realised this he had himself a little chuckle then, as the physio was approaching him you could see Mike Dean say to him very clearly ‘Balls’.”
As a Manchester City fan, I am used to these frustrating performances now. Get Jesus on a half-time and go two up top.
Ozil and Lacazette combine well to get the ball out to the wing for a cross to be whipped in which Martinelli reacts, gets into space taps the ball into an empty net.
In-form striker Calvert-Lewin reacts first to Holgate’s glancing header from a cross to divert the ball home.
Our man in East London.
1-0 West Ham. Diop with the header. Deserved lead.
Trossard absolutely thwacks one beyond Reina to give Brighton the lead after good work from Maupay.
Snodgrass whips in a cross from the right and Diop does the rest with a header in off the post.
And City pay the price! Cenk Tosun is allowed a free header after Cahill wins the first header from a corner, allowing the Turkish striker to complete the job. It’s their first attempt on goal and they’ve made it count.
City are being frustrated by Palace but they are not helping themselves with some slow passing and movement by their standards. Expect a rocket from Pep and a few changes if nothing changes.
A rare goal for Shane Long - a first in 19 games. Soares crosses into the box for Long to make a run and flick the ball into the net beyond Rui Patricio. Southampton have certainly made the most of being on top.
A proud record lost.
304 - Steve Cook's red card for Bournemouth was his first in 304 appearances across the Premier League and the EFL. Handed. #NORBOU
A huge goal in the relegation battle as Pukki steps up and whacks the ball down the middle! Norwich are a goal and a man to the good.
Bournemouth are down to 10 men after Cook dives to fantastically tip a shot onto the post. Sadly, Cook is a centre-back and that is a certain handball. There’s a VAR check for some reason or other.
Sheffield United are putting Arsenal in their place at the Emirates but have yet to test Leno.
Southampton are now very much in charge against Wolves since going ahead. Soares almost makes it 2-0 but his header at the back post is directed straight at compatriot Rui Patricio.
Now Sheffield Wednesday are down to 10 men after Massimo Luongo is dismissed. Holtby just keeps working his magic.
Players you’ve forgotten about No 37383: Lewis Holtby has put Blackburn ahead at Sheffield Wednesday.
Swansea loanee Rhian Brewster has equalised for Swansea against Wigan. The first of many in his career?
Noble lifts the ball into the box for Haller to head towards goal but he does not trouble Pickford.
VAR CHECK! Zaha goes down in the area after Stones leaves a leg out. The referee on the pitch gives nothing and he is backed up by the official at Stockley Park. Many would disagree.
Ward-Prowse whips in set-piece which no Wolves player can deal with, allowing defender Bednarek to calmly steer it home.
Manchester City are certainly knocking on the door. Aguero has just whacked one into Guaita’s face and then De Bruyne has crashed against the bar.
Gosling gets on the end of a Harry Wilson cross but gets too much onto it. He is given offside, anyway, but it is a sign of content.
Mousset and McBurnie are taking the attack to Arsenal’s questionable defence, who are just holding it together. Sheffield United are controlling proceedings at the Emirates.
Jordan Ayew is supposed to be tracking back for Crystal Palace but you will be unsurprised to hear he is not and that is allowing Mendy plenty of space. He has already put in four crosses in the opening stages. City very much on top.
Jude Bellingham has put Birmingham a goal up against Cardiff. Will the teenager still be at St Andrew’s when the transfer window closes? Plenty of Premier League teams have an eye on him.
Wolves are on top at Southampton with Moutinho whipping in a couple of dangerous corners into the box but nothing has come of them.
Crystal Palace look set to stick at least nine men behind the ball for the entire game and they seem pretty happy to sit back and rely on Zaha to counter-attack. Mendy already looks dangerous going down the left with a couple of dangerous crosses.
There go the whistles all round the country.
Bubbles are blowing around Stratford, so we must be closing on kick-off.
Are the wheels coming off for Leeds?
Mary Waltz wants United to pay up: “After United is dragged around the pitch Sunday the 68 million will seem reasonable.”
The report from Vicarage Road ...
Manchester United do need some new players ...
Lots of milestones today ...
It’s all about Mike. Today he referees his 500th Premier League match.
This is how close Spurs were winning in injury-time:
This is how close Spurs were from taking the lead in injury time
18/01 - On this day in 1971, Pep Guardiola was born. He's won the league title in eight of his 10 full seasons as a top-flight manager (3/4 with Barcelona, 3/3 with Bayern Munich and 2/3 with Man City). Master. pic.twitter.com/aY0zclbZ8e
Simon McMahon is here to fill the gaps I leave short of the border: “ Scottish Cup fourth round today, though tie of the round is not until tomorrow when high flying Championship leaders Dundee United welcome Hibs to Tannadice. The pick of today’s matches with potential for upsets include Aberdeen v Dumbarton, Ayr v Ross County, Bonnyrigg v Clyde, Hamilton v Edinburgh City, Hearts v Airdrieonians, Kilmarnock v Queens Park, and St. Mirren v Broxburn. Partick Thistle v Celtic is a tea time kick off. Worth mentioning also the Scottish League Two fixture between leaders Cove Rangers and chasing Cowdenbeath, aka the Blue Brazil.”
Deeney saw a penalty saved and Lamela had a last-gasp chance cleared off the line to ensure the game ended goalless.
All the transfers!
Sheffield United’s forwards will be hopeful of getting some spare change out of an Arsenal back four consisting of Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Luiz and Saka.
Pepe Reina comes straight into the Aston Villa XI after arriving from Milan this week. Can he make the difference in the relegation battle?
Sterling up against Riedeweld could be fun if Guardiola decides to go that way. It’s more likely to be Bernardo Silva against the left-back, which also seems a mismatch.
Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Byram, Tettey, McLean, Buendía, Duda, Cantwell, Pukki
Subs: Trybull, Drmic, Rupp, Hanley, Hernández, Lewis, Fährmann
Southampton: McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Bednarek, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Armstrong, Long, Ings
Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Adams, Djenepo, Romeu, Boufal, Obafemi
Brighton: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, Propper, Stephens, Bernardo, Alzate, Mooy, Connolly, Maupay, Trossard
Subs: Button, Duffy, Bissouma, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, Montoya
West Ham: Randolph, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Noble, Rice, Fornals, Snodgrass, Lanzini, Haller
Subs: Martin, Reid, Balbuena, Cardoso, Masuaku, Ajeti, Ngakia
Man City: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy, Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero
Subs: Bravo, Walker, Rodrigo, Otamendi, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus
Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Lacazette.
Subs: Martinez, Bellerin, Ceballos, Holding, Willock, Guendouzi, Nketiah.
Speaking of being busy in January ...
Norwich have brought in a couple of new faces from the Bundesliga this week in the form of Ondrej Duda and Lukas Rupp. Will they slot into the side today and can they make the requisite difference to the team?
Could Reiss Nelson start for Arsenal today?
How will City lineup today? Will Pep start Aguero and Jesus once more? Will he stick Sterling up against whichever left-back Hodgson is forced to play? Who will be at the back? Will Angelino be brought back in for no reason whatsoever?
Guardiola is not looking up.
In a strange turn of events for a Saturday at 3pm there are plenty of intriguing games happening in the Premier League.Continue reading...
Archived News for the Championship has been added below:
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:08:35 +0000: Burton announce Flanagan departure - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Burton Albion announce that defender Tom Flanagan is to leave the club, despite having "verbally agreed" a new deal.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:17:38 +0000: Leeds United buy back Elland Road - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Championship side Leeds United buy back their Elland Road ground, 13 years after selling it.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:08:39 +0000: Bond reunited with Redknapp at Birmingham - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Birmingham City appoint Kevin Bond as Harry Redknapp's number two - the fifth time they have worked together.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:03:41 +0000: Ipswich sign Cardiff midfielder Huws - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Ipswich Town sign midfielder Emyr Huws from Championship rivals Cardiff City, while goalkeeper Dean Gerken agrees a new deal.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:26:51 +0000: Ex-England midfielder Parker retires - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.
Today has seen the signing of young striker Charlie Strutton for struggling side AFC Wimbledon after he had impressed Terry Brown whilst on a three week trial earlier in the year. Barnsley have today signed winger David Cotterill on a free transfer which could see the player making his debut for the club this weekend.
Championship top dogs West Ham have today sealed the double signing of Ravel Morrison from Manchester United as well as Ricardo Vaz Te from Barnsley. The young starlet ravel Morrison is believed to have attracted a lot of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs such as Barcelona, Roma and Paris St Germain but has decided to stay in the English divisions.
Vaz Te has had an extremely good season so far with the Portuguese striker already netting ten times for former club Barnsley.
Sussex club Brighton have completed the signing of two Manchester City players on loan until the end of the season which again cemented the up and coming clubs ambition to gain entry into the premier league. The club has signed Abdul Razak and Gai Assulin who are both midfielders who have failed to break through into the first team at Manchester City. On another plus side for the Sussex club their influential winger craig Noone has committed his future to the club stating he is more than happy at the seagulls amid speculation that he could be joining Cardiff City in the summer after the Welsh club had a £1.2 million offer turned down by Gus Poyet in January.
Cardiff Cities formidable striker has today stated that he would indeed be extremely happy to extend his loan spell at league one side Scunthorpe United with the striker claiming he prefers life at the club. Cardiff winger Peter Whttingham has today stated that he is convinced he made the correct decision to commit himself to the Welsh club amid speculation that he could have joined West Ham during the January transfer window.
Richard Keogh has again reinforced his commitment to Coventry City by stating he would be more than happy to open contract negotiations with the club before the end of the season. This will be great news for manager Andy Thorn as he is already looking to bolster his squad for next season and would have thought of it as a detrimental loss to have lost Keogh for next season.
Ben reeves has today made his switch from Southampton to league two team Dagenham & Redbridge on a twelve month loan deal. Southampton have also gladly received back today forward Ryan Doyle from his loan spell at Bury and the influential forward is more than happy to be back.
Leeds United new boy boss Neil Warnock has today signed the Portsmouth forward Danny Webber on a deal that will see him at the club until the end of the season. Warnock has today also stated that he will have to wait until the end of the season before he can make any new moves for players until he assesses the financial situation. James Harper has today completed his move to Wycombe from title chasing league one team Hull City on a short term loan deal which will see him remain for just over a month.
Hull City have finally completed an interesting and what they hope will be a extremely beneficial loan deal for Joshua King. The Manchester united starlet will remain with the side until the end of the season with the possibility of extending it past that date.