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Wick-ham! From the halfway line!

FA Cup: Connor Wickham closed out Forest Green’s win over South Shields with a Puskas Award contender from near the halfway line. Spotting the South Shields goalkeeper Myles Boney a few yards out of his goal, the well-travelled striker tried his luck and sent a sensational chip into the top corner, the only place the frantically back-pedalling Boney couldn’t reach it. It was Wickham’s second of the game and almost certainly the best goal he’s ever scored. Have that!

Leeds United v Bournemouth line-ups

Leeds: Meslier, Kristensen, Koch, Cooper, Struijk, Adams, Roca, Harrison, Aaronson, Summerville, Rodrigo.

Subs: Ayling, Firpo, Klaesson, Llorente, Gnonto, Gelhardt, Greenwood, Klich, Fernandez.

Bournemouth: Travers, Smith, Mepham, Senesi, Fredericks, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Tavernier, Solanke, Moore.

Subs: Stephens, Christie, Rothwell, Stacey, Stanislas, Pearson, Anthony, Zemura, Plain.

Manchester City v Fulham line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson, Stones, Akanji, Ake, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Gundogan, Grealish, Alvarez.

Subs: Ortega, Dias, Haaland, Laporte, Gomez, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, Lewis

Fulham: Leno, Tete, Ream, Diop, Robinson, Reed, Pereira, Palhinha, Wilson, Willian, Vinicius

Subs: Rodak, Kurzawa, Adarabioyo, Duffy, Cairney, James, Onomah, Mbabu, Harris

Wolves v Brighton line-ups

Wolves: Sa; Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Bueno; B. Traore, Neves; Guedes, Moutinho, Podence; Hee-Chan

Subs: Sarkic, Ait-Nouri, Mosquera, Jonny, Ronan, A. Traore, Hodge, Fraser, Griffiths

Brighton: Sanchez; Gross, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan; Caicedo, Mac Allister; March, Lallana, Mitoma; Trossard

Subs: Steele, Lamptey, Colwill, Welbeck, Sarmiento, Enciso, Undav, Gilmour, Veltman

Nottingham Forest v Brentford line-ups

Nottingham Forest: Henderson, Aurier, Cook, Williams, Gibbs-White, Johnson, Kouyate, Yates, Freuler, Dennis, McKenna

Subs: Hennessey, Worrall, Mangala, Awoniyi, Lingard, O’Brien, Surridge, Boly, Lodi

Brentford: Raya, Henry, Pinnock, Jensen, Dasilva, Wissa, Mee, Mbuemo, Lewis-Potter, Janelt, Roerslev

Subs: Cox, Canos, Zanka, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Damsgaard, Crama, Trevitt, Yarmoliuk

GOAL! Sheffield United 5-2 Burnley (McBurnie 74)

Championship: Unbeaten in 16 games, Vincent Kompany’s side are currently getting monstered by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Oli McBurnie has just taken advantage of a catalogue of defensive errors to score his second of the game.

FA Cup first round: Northern Premier League side South Shields are out. Kevin Phillips’ side has lost 2-0 at League One side Forest Green.

GOAL! Sheffield United 4-2 Burnley (Ahmedhozdic 68)

Championship: Anel Ahmedhozdic extends Sheffield United’s lead with his fourth goal of the season, reacting quickly to hook the ball home from the edge of the six-yard box after Burnley had failed to clear a corner properly.

GOAL! Sheffield United 3-2 Burnley (Robinson 65)

Championship: It’s been quite the game of two halves for Jack Robinson, who was directly responsible for two Burnley goals in the first half, but has since atoned. After helping to set up Sheffield United’s second goal against the league leaders, he’s just scored their third. Burnley are serioously under the cosh and struggling to deal with United’s set pieces.

Yellow card watch: There are 11 Premier League footballers who are just one booking away from a Premier League suspension and also harbouring hopes of going to the World Cup.

Only a cynic would suggest that some of them might deliberately try to pick one up today or tomorrow in order to give themselves next weekend off and hugely reduce their chances of picking up an dream-ending injury ahead of Qatar, but for curiosity’s sake, they might be worth keeping an eye on.

Those to watch: Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham), Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton), Amadou Onana (Everton), Diego Dalot (Manchester United), Thilo Kehrer (West Ham), Fabian Schar (Newcastle), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), William Saliba (Arsenal), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham) and Harry Kane (Tottenham).

Harry Kane is one of 11 Premier League players who are one yellow card away from earning themselves an extra few days off before the World Cup.
Harry Kane is one of 11 Premier League players who are one yellow card away from earning themselves an extra few days off before the World Cup. Photograph: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images

FA Cup first round

Having won the competition five times between them, Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth advanced to the second round last night, seeing off Morecambe and Hereford respectively. Earlier this afternoon, South Shields, managed by Kevin Phillips, kicked-off earlier against League One side Forest Green, who sit four divisions above the former Sunderland legend’s side.

Currently 17th in the Southern Premier Central, Alvechurch are the lowest ranked side left in the competition and face a trip to League One side Cheltenham Town, while Coalville Town, in fifth place in the same division as Coalville, head to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic.

South Shields’ Lewis Alessandra (maroon shirt) and Forest Green Rovers’ Armani Little battle for the ball.
South Shields’ Lewis Alessandra (maroon shirt) and Forest Green Rovers’ Armani Little battle for the ball. Photograph: Will Matthews/PA


Sheffield United and Burnley got the day’s Championship action early doors at a packed Bramall Lane. It’s currently 2-2 in a thriller, with Sheffield United coming from behind twice despite a first-half horror show from Jack Robinson.

Not content with turning a Manuel Benson cross into his own net with a bullet header, the Sheffield United defender subsequently dawdled on the ball just outside his own penalty area, allowing Benson to rob him of possession and fire past Wes Foderingham. Iliman Ndiaye scored for Sheffield United in the first half, while Robinson was instrumental in creating United’s second, which was just scored by Oli McBurnie.

Today’s Championship fixtures

  • Sheffield United 0-1 Burnley

  • Blackburn Rovers v Huddersfield Town

  • Blackpool v Luton Town

  • Middlesbrough v Bristol City

  • Millwall v Hull City

  • QPR v West Brom

  • Rotherham United v Norwich City

  • Stoke City v Birmingham City

  • Sunderland v Cardiff City

  • Swansea City v Wigan Athletic

  • Watford v Coventry City

  • View the Championship table

Burnley celebrate
Burnley celebrate the misfortune of Jack Robinson moments after the Sheffield United defender had sent a bullet header past his own goalkeeper. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA

Today’s Premier League fixtures

  • Leeds United v Bournemouth

  • Manchester City v Fulham

  • Nottingham Forest v Brentford

  • Wolves v Brighton

  • Everton v Leicester City

  • View the Premier League table

Saturday clockwatch

With no early kick-off today, the first matches of a fascinating weekend’s Premier League schedule kick-off at 3pm, with Manchester City getting the opportunity to go top should they win at home against Fulham before Arsenal go to Chelsea tomorrow.

Elsewhere in the top flight, Leeds host Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest welcome Brentford and Brighton travel to Wolves before Everton take on Leicester City in today’s late kick-off.

We’ll bring you news of all the goals as they go in, as well as keeping tabs activities in the Championship and any potential giantklillings in the first round of the FA Cup.

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