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'Certainly': Sky pundit urges Burnley to sign £25m Newcastle target

Tim Sherwood has urged Burnley to sign Newcastle target, Ben Brereton Diaz, from Blackburn Rovers, as he told Sky Sports (22/01/22 at 1:10 pm). After...

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Report: Newcastle and West Ham to make final decision on 20-goal striker as Bielsa backs away

Newcastle United and West Ham United are expected to make a final decision this week on bidding for Blackburn Rovers hitman Ben Brereton Diaz. That’s...

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'This scared me': Some Liverpool fans discuss what Blackburn have decided to do

Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after learning that Blackburn have invited Harvey Elliott back to Ewood Park as a special guest. What’s...

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'This is insane', 'Unbelievable': Some fans can't believe what Spurs have just done

Blackburn Rovers have confirmed the permanent signing of Tottenham youngster Dilan Markanday. The Championship side announced on their official website that the 20-year-old winger has...

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Report: Tottenham talent set for medical at 3rd-place club, Paratici has agreed a six-figure fee

Tottenham youngster Dilan Markanday is close to a permanent move to Championship side Blackburn Rovers with the winger having his medical today. According to the...

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Report: Leeds need to make substantial bid to sign ‘very, very talented’ midfielder

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United will have to make “a substantial offer” for Blackburn Rovers midfielder John Buckley to sign him in the January transfer window,...

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Blackburn sign Tottenham starlet Dilan Markanday for an initial £500,000
Blackburn have completed the signing of promising and prolific winger Dilan Markanday from Tottenham.

Blackburn Rovers agree to sign Tottenham winger Dilan Markanday in deal that could be worth over £1m
Blackburn hope to sign Tottenham winger Dilan Markanday early next week. Rovers will initially pay £500,000 for the 20-year-old but the transfer fee could rise beyond £1m.

Blackburn, Stoke and Swansea are in a three-way tussle for Barnsley's Callum Brittain
Blackburn, Stoke and Swansea are among the clubs interested in the full back, whose contract expires at the end of next season - though Barnsley have an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

FA Cup third round RECAP: League One side Cambridge SHOCK struggling Newcastle
Leicester City play Watford in one of 10 FA Cup third round ties kicking off at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Join Sportsmail's SAM MCEVOY for full live coverage.

FA Cup third round preview: Chelsea vs Chesterfield, Steven Gerrard and kids to watch
The draw has certainly thrown up some mouth-watering ties and here's a few things you should look out for over the FA Cup third-round weekend.

FA Cup: The 10 kids to watch out for this weekend, including at Liverpool, Fulham and Man City
As FA Cup action returns, so too does the prospect of seeing unpolished gems make their first tentative steps on the big stage. Sportsmail takes a look at the names who could make a huge impression.

Championship roundup: Aleksandar Mitrovic hits three as Fulham romp

  • Fulham go top after 6-2 thrashing of Bristol City
  • Luton beat Bournemouth; Derby move off bottom

Aleksandar Mitrovic took his Championship goal tally to 27 for the season after hitting a first-half hat-trick in Fulham’s 6-2 thrashing of Bristol City at Craven Cottage.

The win, which came on the back of the Cottagers’ 7-0 victory at Reading in midweek, ensured Marco Silva’s side took full advantage of Bournemouth’s earlier defeat at Luton to move top of the table.

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Championship roundup: Blackburn frustrated by dogged Huddersfield

  • Tony Mowbray incensed with referee after goalless draw
  • Valérien Ismaël furious at the end of West Brom 1-1 Cardiff

Tony Mowbray described the officiating at Ewood Park as “embarrassing” after Blackburn’s six-match winning run came to an end following a goalless draw with Huddersfield. Nullified by the visitors’ defensive solidarity, Blackburn were restricted to few chances, with Reda Khadra’s strike against the frame of the goal the closest they came.

Mowbray was incensed that the referee Keith Stroud waved away Ben Brereton Díaz’s first-half penalty claims and was booked for his protests. Blackburn are up to second in the Championship table after making it six unbeaten at home, but they failed to take full advantage of postponements for Bournemouth and Fulham, and Mowbray made his feelings clear.

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Ten January transfer targets – from Mbappé to Raphinha and Vlahovic

With the European window opening on 1 January, Anthony Martial and Ainsley Maitland-Niles could also be on the move

He may have ruled out a move in January but there remains a slim chance that the France forward could join Real Madrid this month after their failed attempts to sign him in the summer. Mbappé is entering the final six months of his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and can therefore sign a pre-contract agreement with the Spanish giants, although talks are said to be on hold until after the two clubs meet in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League on 9 March. Whether Madrid will attempt to force the issue before then remains to be seen.

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Championship: Brereton Díaz hits 20-goal mark as Blackburn beat Barnsley

  • Striker grabs winner in 2-1 victory at Ewood Park
  • Middlesbrough and Millwall also win on day of depleted fixtures

Ben Brereton Díaz scored his 20th Championship goal of the season to help Blackburn edge out Barnsley 2-1 and move within a point of the leaders, Bournemouth.

With Covid-19 outbreaks at numerous clubs in the second tier, only three of the scheduled seven games on Wednesday were able to go ahead.

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Boxing Day 1963 goal feast is famous but what happened two days later?

The results on 26 December 1963 – 66 goals in 10 games – are celebrated every year. They are only half of the story

By Richard Foster for The Football Mine

As the frenetic Christmas schedule swings into action, players in England are very much in the minority among major European leagues in readying themselves for the customary glut of games squeezed into the tightest of holiday schedules. While the Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 are embarking on a winter break, Premier League and Football League clubs face the prospect of three games in a week, starting with the traditional Boxing Day fixture. Until the late 1950s, there was even a full programme of games on Christmas Day itself, as one of the few public holidays that allowed working people to attend matches.

Boxing Day has become enshrined in English football culture as a much-loved curiosity of the fixture list. One reason why Boxing Day matches gained popularity was the extraordinary events of 1963, when 10 matches in the First Division produced a scarcely credible 66 goals, a feat that is still commemorated to this day. What fans may not know is what happened in the fixtures that followed two days later on 28 December. Many of the games were rematches from Boxing Day and there were some stunning turnarounds.

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Championship roundup: Ben Brereton Díaz stars again as Blackburn hit four

  • In-form striker shines in 4-0 demolition of Birmingham
  • Bristol City v Huddersfield delayed after fans throw missiles

Ben Brereton Díaz scored twice as his fine run of form continued in Blackburn’s 4-0 win over Birmingham, lifting his side to third in the Championship.

Blackburn needed just six minutes to open up their opposition, with John Buckley scoring his first of the campaign. Although the visitors rallied towards the end of the half and were unlucky when Chuks Aneke’s strike hit the crossbar, Blackburn ruthlessly put them to the sword with three second-half goals.

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