Section: League1

League 1: Bristol City promoted to Championship

League One leaders Bristol City thumped Bradford City to seal promotion to the Championship after a two-year absence.

The away side dominated from the start, with James Tavernier’s toe-poke and Joe Bryan’s far-post header putting them in command at the break.

Luke Ayling fired in from long range and Aden Flint nodded in as the Robins ran riot in the second half.

Tavernier’s slotted finish and Aaron Wilbraham’s strike completed a memorable evening.

Now 10 points clear of second-placed Preston North End, the Ashton Gate outfit need to win only one of their remaining three games to be certain of securing the League One title.

Under boss Steve Cotterill, the Robins have been in imperious form since the very start of the season, winning at fellow promotion contenders Sheffield United on the opening day and remaining unbeaten until mid-November.

Having lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Wembley last month,Bristol City’s latest undefeated run in the league stretches 12 matches and leaves them strong favourites to complete a lower-league double.

This campaign also represents a remarkable turnaround for a club who, when Cotterill was appointed 16 months ago, were languishing in 23rd in the table and in danger of suffering successive relegations.

The former Cheltenham, Burnley and Portsmouth manager’s summer recruitment has been key to their success, with the arrival of Luke Freeman from Stevenage as significant as any.

Already the division’s leading assist maker, the 23-year-old was again the orchestrator as the visitors bossed the opening period, setting Tavernier clear for their first and crossing for Bryan to head in the second.

But, while Bristol City enjoyed the better of the first half, they produced an emphatic display of attacking football in the second to seal promotion in style.

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League 1: Yeovil 1-1 Notts County

Yeovil suffered relegation from League One after drawing with fellow strugglers Notts County in Paul Sturrock’s first match as Glovers boss.

Sam Foley’s free-kick was headed in to his own net by County defender Haydn Hollis to give the home side the lead.

But County, with new boss Ricardo Moniz in his first match, equalised through Garry Thompson following good work by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

The result means the Glovers have now suffered back-to-back relegations.

Yeovil are still without a win in their last seven games in League One, whilst Notts County are winless in their last eight league games and one point adrift of safety.

It will seem a long time ago for Glovers fans since their team beat Brentford in the League One play-off final in May 2013 to reach their first ever season in the Championship, only to suffer immediate relegation with defeat at Brighton in April 2014.

Under the management of Gary Johnson, the Glovers were expected to challenge for promotion back to the second tier, but he was sacked in early February with the club in the relegation zone.

Acting manager Terry Skiverton was put in charge of the Glovers following Johnson’s departure, but he was unable to change the fortunes of the club which led to the appointment of Sturrock this week.

Despite ending a sequence of six consecutive losses, Yeovil have become the first team to be relegated from League One this season.

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FA Cup: Reading 3-0 Bradford

Bradford’s fairytale run was brought to an end as Reading sealed their first FA Cup semi-final appearance for 88 years.

A Hal Robson-Kanu header and deflected Garath McCleary shot in the opening nine minutes set the Championship side on the way to a sixth-round replay win.

Bradford’s Filipe Morais was sent off for a high challenge on 63 minutes and Jamie Mackie scored Reading’s third shortly after with a neat low finish.

The Royals will face FA Cup holders Arsenal at Wembley on 18 or 19 April.

Reading took control straight from the first whistle, nine days after the sides battled out a 0-0 stalemate at Valley Parade.

Robson-Kanu gave them an ideal start, rising to score with a near-post header from McCleary’s sixth-minute corner.

The impressive McCleary – later the alleged victim of racist abuse by a supporter – doubled the lead three minutes later with Phil Parkinson’s side still attempting to regroup.

The winger cut in from the right to beat keeper Ben Williams from just inside the area with a shot that took a big looping deflection off Andy Halliday.

A fine save from Williams prevented Reading’s Dan Williams from adding a long-range third before half-time.

League One Bradford, who made six changes to the side that drew with Notts County on Saturday, retained hope of a second-half comeback, after recovering from two goals down in round four to beat Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in one of the competition’s greatest-ever shocks.

But 48 hours after their last game, the tired-looking Bantams never appeared capable of a repeat of their heroics, which had also seen them knock out Premier League Sunderland and Championship side Millwallduring a memorable run.

Their task was made even harder when Morais was shown a straight red card for a high challenge on Nathaniel Chalobah – the Portuguese winger’s foot connecting with the on-loan Chelsea midfielder’s midriff as they contested a high ball.

Reading, who had rested all of their starting 11 in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Watford, pressed home their numerical advantage, Chalobah releasing Mackie to fire past an exposed Williams.

Home fans celebrated on the pitch after the final whistle, having had time to savour the success in a one-sided contest.

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FA Cup: Bradford 0-0 Reading

Bradford and Reading must wait to make history after the two lowest sides left in this season’s FA Cup clattered out a goalless lunchtime draw at Valley Parade.

League One side Bradford had the best of a fractious affair but Phil Parkinson’s men could not quite summon the spirit which had swept them past Chelsea and Sunderland in the two previous rounds.

And despite the Bantams dominating for long periods Championship outfit Reading almost snatched it at the death when Oliver Norwood’s free-kick eluded everyone in the box and struck the base of Ben Williams’ right-hand upright.

Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak and Bradford’s Gary Liddle also hit the woodwork in the first period in a game big on intent but clearly suffering from the pressure of the momentous prize at stake for both clubs.

A winner would have sent Bradford into the semi-finals for the first time since they won the trophy in 1911 while the Royals were bidding to end their own 88-year wait.

The bustling tempo was set in the opening minute as Bradford midfielder Billy Knott barged over Jamie Mackie and moments later a Nathaniel Chalobah challenge left James Hanson stretched out on the turf.

If such a game was always bound to be short on quality the early tempo was breathtaking with both sides clearly keen to make a mark in front of two sets of raucous supporters in the lunchtime sunshine.

The urgency even extended to the sidelines where Parkinson reacted with fury to an Alex Pearce foul on Hanson which went unpunished by referee Neil Swarbrick who called the game back for an earlier foul throw.

Bradford had the first shot on target in the 12th minute but it was a simple save for Adam Federici after Hanson only half-connected with a deep cross from the left by James Meredith.

Perhaps mindful of their status as favourites in many people’s eyes given their heroics of previous rounds, it was the hosts who seemed to be feeling the pressure most as Steve Clarke’s men began to take a grip on proceedings.

Pogrebnyak missed a great chance to snatch the lead for the visitors in the 27th minute when he was put through by Mackie only to fire his low right-foot shot against the post.

But the home side came equally close nine minutes later when a half-clearance fell to Liddle whose cross from wide on the left eluded everybody in the box and struck the base of Federici’s right-hand post.

Keen to keep up his record of scoring in every round of this season’s competition, Jon Stead was close to connecting with another Meredith cross as the first half nudged to a rather gruelling conclusion.

Bradford looked a better team from the start of the second period, pinning the visitors back and coming close within seconds of the re-start when Filipe Morais got behind the Reading defence to reach a Hanlon cross only to scuff his effort from a tight angle.

Clarke skewed an effort wide after a neat one-two with Stead on the edge of the box, then Stead himself wriggled through a group of Reading defenders before Stephen Kelly denied him a shooting opportunity with a fine sliding tackle.

Reading were barely in the game as it ticked past the hour mark and they were lucky to stay on level terms in the 71st minute when Hanson fired just wide from point-blank range after a cross from Stead.

Bradford came close again four minutes later when the excellent Morais flung in another cross from wide on the right and found the head of defender Andrew Davies, who powered his shot just over Federici’s bar.

Then came Norwood’s late free-kick which sprang through a crowded box and sparked a mighty goalmouth scramble as the visitors missed their chance to snatch a place in the last four by a lick of paint.

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FA Cup: Preston 1-3 Man Utd

Wayne Rooney ended his goal drought as Manchester United came from behind to beat Preston and set up a mouth-watering FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.

After watching Bradford take their second Premier League scalp of the competition on Sunday, United were wary of falling victim to another upset and they feared the worst when Scott Laird put Preston ahead.

But luckily for United manager Louis van Gaal, Ander Herrera equalised soon after and Marouane Fellaini poked home before Rooney scored a late penalty to give the Red Devils a 3-1 win.

Rooney, starting up front rather than in the midfield role he has occupied of late, looked threatening in the first half, working the channels, but was unable to test Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann.

Rooney was not the only guilty party. Radamel Falcao put in yet another poor display and it did not come as a surprise when he was substituted for Ashley Young on the hour.

Van Gaal’s substitution proved crucial as Young set up Herrera for the equaliser.

Fellaini, who was pushed up front following Falcao’s removal, then poked in from close range after a brave save from Stuckmann.

And then Rooney ended his seven-and-a-half week wait for a goal when he tucked away a penalty after being brought down in the box on a United break.

The display against League One opposition will have done little to silence Van Gaal’s critics, but the Dutchman will not care.

His team are now one step closer to ending the first year of his stewardship with a trophy – one that United have not won in 11 years.

Just a few days after intimating that Rooney would continue playing in midfield, Van Gaal took everyone by surprise by deploying his captain up front alongside Falcao.

Rooney looked determined to make an impression by making darting runs behind the North End back four.

Angel di Maria sensed as much, but an early attempt to play the skipper in failed as his pass was too heavy.

A brief moment of panic occurred when Daley Blind slipped on to his backside when shepherding a ball across the back four, but other than that United looked settled.

Joe Garner went down in the box following a nudge by Chris Smalling, but referee Phil Dowd waved play on.

Di Maria looked the most likely source of inspiration for United. The home fans held their breath as the B£59.7million man curled a free-kick up and over the wall but, much to their relief, the attempt flew just wide.

John Welsh gave the Argentinian a reminder he was at a League One ground when he put in a crunching tackle to dispossess the 27-year-old.

Welsh, a Liverpool fan who came through the Academy at Anfield, then dived in to deny Rooney with a crucial block after some good work down the left by Luke Shaw.

United’s tempo was much better than it had been in recent weeks and they moved from defence to attack quickly. Di Maria continued to dazzle, beating three Preston players with a run from deep.

But more often than not, the final ball from United was poor. Di Maria’s diagonal pass to Falcao was too heavy, Blind was guilty of the same thing and Rooney inexplicably fired a 40-yard pass straight out of play.

Luckily for United, Preston offered little going forward either. Their main chances before the break came when Garner headed over and Paul Gallagher fired a low shot at David de Gea.

Two minutes after the restart, the Preston fans got the dream goal they had wished for.

Laird ran on to Garner’s incisive pass and fired an early shot that squeezed past De Gea via the toe of Antonio Valencia.

Laird was booked for his frenzied celebration and a pyrotechnic went off among the home fans.

Tom Clarke came close to raising the Deepdale roof moments later, but he could not get a clean connection on a close-range volley.

Van Gaal replaced Falcao with Young, who moved out to the left wing.

United instantly looked more threatening with two wingers on the pitch and Young provided the assist for the equaliser.

The former Aston Villa man found Herrera, who fired a powerful shot past Stuckmann and in off the post.

Preston desperately tried to cling on for a money-spinning replay, but Fellaini struck to put the visitors ahead for the first time.

Valencia swung in a deep cross to find Fellaini. The Belgian’s first effort was blocked by Stuckmann but he stabbed the ball in at the second attempt.

And the result was put beyond doubt when Rooney raced on to a through ball and was brought down by Stuckmann.

The England captain got to his feet and banged the ball past the North End goalkeeper to seal United’s progression to the last eight.

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FA Cup: Bradford 2-0 Sunderland

League One Bradford claimed another Premier League scalp to book their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 39 years amid uproarious scenes at Valley Parade on Sunday.

Billy Clarke’s deflected third-minute effort – which goes down as a John O’Shea own goal – and a cool 61st-minute finish from Jon Stead saw the Bantams build on their stunning fourth-round win over Chelsea by dispatching Gus Poyet’s Sunderland with embarrassing ease.

From Clarke’s effort on, the underdogs seized control of the game in front of a sell-out crowd of over 24,000 and heaped more woe on a Black Cats side already reeling from Tuesday night’s dismal top-flight loss to QPR.

At times it seemed like throwback football – a frenetic pace, a muddy pitch cutting up more by the minute, a pair of players swathed in thick white headbands after an early head clash, and a controversial lack of television cameras present to show the action live.

The roar released by the home fans at the final whistle could probably be heard in the offices of TV executives across the land as Phil Parkinson’s men confirmed their richly deserved place in the last eight for the first time since 1976.

The latest chapter in the Bantams’ extraordinary recent tale of cup success began with just three minutes on the clock as a free-kick from Filipe Morais was only half-cleared to Clarke whose lashed effort was deflected by hapless Sunderland captain O’Shea into the net.

The massed ranks of Sunderland fans who were accommodated down one entire side of the ground might have feared the worst when they arrived at the ground to discover recent saviour Jermain Defoe had been left out of the matchday squad.

And while, Defoe apart, the seven changes made by Poyet might have been construed as a team-strengthening exercise in light of their dismal midweek exploits, the hosts were in no mood to be fazed by the big occasion in light of their extraordinary success at Stamford Bridge.

Bradford were simply rampant in the early stages. Clarke had already dug a shot wide before he sent in his effort for the opener, and James Hanson went agonisingly close to connecting with a Stead flick-on to make it 2-0 with barely a quarter of an hour played.

Sunderland belatedly stirred, Adam Johnson bringing the first save out of Bradford keeper Ben Williams and then Steven Fletcher inexplicably hesitating with the goal at his mercy and the bandage-swathed Rory McArdle getting back with a brilliant tackle to preserve the home side’s lead.

Sebastian Larsson had a shot deflected narrowly over the bar in the 21st minute but the danger was mostly coming from Bradford, their sweeping counter-attacks making the Black Cats stars look sluggish and clueless.

Clarke brushed aside Johnson and Billy Jones to bring a save out of visiting keeper Vito Mannone, then Hanson again went inches away from connecting with a Morais cross as the home side ended the first period well on top.

Any home fears the break could work in favour of shell-shocked Sunderland proved unfounded as the end-to-end action continued to swing mostly in Bradford’s favour in the early stages of the second half.

And it was no real surprise when Stead maintained his remarkable record of scoring in every round of this season’s competition as he squeezed an effort under Mannone after being gifted his chance following a mistake by Johnson.

The home side played out the final half-hour of the game with the minimum of fuss, to the extent that by the time referee Kevin Friend blew the final whistle, the home fans had already started celebrating another great achievement.

While Bradford’s players basked in the richly deserved ovation of their fans, Sunderland slunk off to face the music from Poyet after another humiliation in a season which is quickly turning into another one to forget.

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League 1: Yeovil manager Gary Johnson sacked

Manager Gary Johnson has been sacked by Yeovil after three years in charge.

The 59-year-old has secured three promotions with the Gloversacross two spells in charge at Huish Park.

But they were relegated from the Championship last season and are currently bottom of League One, four points from safety with only six wins from 28 games.

Johnson’s assistant and former full-time boss Terry Skiverton will take charge until further notice.

Chairman John Fry said in a statement: “The decision to relieve Gary of his management duties is the hardest I have been involved in during my 23 years at Huish Park.

“I cannot speak too highly of the man who in the past brought so much success to our club. We part company on good terms and I would like personally to wish him well for the future.”

Johnson took Yeovil from non-league to League One during his four-year spell at the club between 2001 and 2005.

He went on to manage Bristol City, Peterborough and Northamptonbefore returning to the Glovers in 2012,  replacing Skiverton, who moved to be his assistant.

Eighteen months later, Johnson took Yeovil to a Wembley play-off finalwhere they beat Brentford to win promotion to the second tier for the first time in their history.

With the smallest budget in the league, Johnson’s side won eight and drew 13 of their 46 games and finished bottom of the table.

But they have continued their decline this season and have been in the League One relegation zone since November.

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FA Cup: Sheff Utd 1-3 Preston

Preston North End rally to set up tie against Manchester United

Preston hit three goals in 10 second-half minutes to dispose of cup kings Sheffield United 3-1 and set up a mouth-watering FA Cup fifth-round home clash with Manchester United.

It looked as if the Blades, who were beaten in the Capital One Cup semi-final by Tottenham last week , would continue their love affair with the cup competitions as they led through Jamie Murphy’s first-half opener.

But they were second best throughout and Preston responded in style after the break as Paul Gallagher netted either side of Paul Huntington’s header to arrange the meeting with Louis van Gaal’s side, who saw off Cambridge 3-0 in their replay on Tuesday night.

It was thoroughly deserved for the visitors, who bossed matters from the off and should have been in front after 12 minutes when a defensive lapse from Chris Basham sent Kevin Davies clear but, with time and space, the veteran striker could only hit the post.

There were further chances for Simon Grayson’s men and home goalkeeper Mark Howard made a hat-trick of saves, the best a superb low stop to keep out Tom Clarke’s back-post header.

And it was against the run of play when the hosts, who reached the last four of this competition last season, stole into a 38th-minute lead as Murphy cut inside and his low shot went through keeper Thorsten Stuckmann’s grasp.

It was an open start to the second half, with both sides threatening, but North End wrapped up the tie with a 10-minute three-goal salvo.

Gallagher’s moment of brilliance brought the sides level after 63 minutes as the on-loan Leicester man whipped a stunning 18-yard free-kick into the top corner, and Huntington’s header from Scott Laird’s corner six minutes later put the visitors ahead.

The game was made safe when Gallagher netted from the spot following Jay McEveley’s foul on Chris Humphrey, and United had no response as their impressive cup exploits ended for another season.

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Football Transfer Round Up

Transfer deals – February 2015

The January transfer window in England and Scotland closed on Monday, 2 February.

Clubs are still able to sign free agents after the deadline, and the Football League loan window re-opens on Monday, 7 February.

3 February

Premier League

Football League
Jamie Ashdown [Unattached – Oxford]
Mathieu Manset [Walsall – Cheltenham] Free



2 February (Transfer deadline day)

Most expensive signing of the January transfer window: Manchester City’s £28m purchase of Swansea’s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony.

Busiest clubs: Crystal Palace, Crawley Town and Millwall have signed eight players each.

Major deals
00:10 GMT – Dame N’Doye [Lokomotiv Moscow – Hull] Undisclosed
23:51 – Stuart Armstrong [Dundee United – Celtic] Undisclosed
23:51 – Gary Mackay-Steven [Dundee United – Celtic] Undisclosed
23:38 – Darren Fletcher [Man Utd – West Brom] Free
23:15 – Dele Alli [MK Dons – Tottenham] Undisclosed (in the region of £5m); Alli loaned back to MK Dons until end of season
23:01 – Ryan Bertrand [Chelsea – Southampton] Undisclosed
22:40 – Wilfried Zaha [Manchester United – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed
22:33 – Aaron Lennon [Tottenham – Everton] Loan
22:33 – Lee Chung-yong [Bolton – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed
21:42 – Mohamed Salah [Chelsea – Fiorentina] Loan
19:45 – Filip Djuricic [Benfica – Southampton] Loan
18:38 – Juan Cuadrado [Fiorentina – Chelsea] £23.3m
17:31 – Andre Schurrle [Chelsea – Wolfsburg] £22m
12:02 – Robert Huth [Stoke – Leicester] Loan

Other transfers
01:00 – Robbie Muirhead [Kilmarnock – Dundee United] £150,000
00:52 – Nathan Thomas [Plymouth – Motherwell] Free
00:30 – Tim Cahill [New York Red Bulls – Shanghai Shenhua] Free
00:25 – Tony Andreu [Hamilton – Norwich] Undisclosed
00:22 – Marvin Johnson [Kidderminster – Motherwell] Undisclosed
23:57 – Rhys Murphy [Dagenham – Oldham] Undisclosed
23:51 – Saidy Janko [Man Utd – Bolton] Loan
23:51 – Andy Kellett [Bolton – Man Utd] Loan
23:46 – Danny Swanson [Coventry – St Johnstone] Loan
23:36 – Filipe Joaquim Melo Silva [Moreirenses – Sheffield Wednesday] Undisclosed
23:33 – Gary MacKenzie [Blackpool – Bradford] Loan
23:30 – Gael Bigirimana [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Shane Ferguson [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Kevin Mbabu [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Remie Streete [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:30 – Haris Vuckic [Newcastle – Rangers] Loan
23:23 – Filip Twardzik [Celtic – Bolton] Undisclosed
23:23 – Andy Delort [Wigan – Tours] Loan
23:03 – Leon Clarke [Wolves – Wigan] Loan
22:58 – Jesse Lingard [Manchester United – Derby] Loan
22:55 – Matthew Kennedy [Everton – Cardiff] Undisclosed
22:55 – Conor McAleny [Everton – Cardiff] Loan
22:55 – Conor Grant [Everton – Motherwell] Loan
22:47 – Eoin Doyle [Chesterfield – Cardiff] Undisclosed
22:36 – Barry Bannan [Crystal Palace – Bolton] Loan
22:30 – Greg Luer [Hull City – Port Vale] Loan
22:30 – Scott Davies [Fleetwood – Accrington] Loan
22:26 – Fraser Fyvie [Wigan – Hibernian] Free
22:15 – Keith Andrews [Bolton – MK Dons] Loan
22:15 – Paul Dixon [Huddersfield – Dundee United] Free
22:14 – Ivan Calero [Derby – Burton] Loan
22:11 – Danny Johnson [Cardiff – Stevenage] Loan
22:00 – Bruno Andrade [QPR – Stevenage] Loan
22:00 – Matt Done [Rochdale – Sheffield United] Undisclosed
21:45 – Jordan Wynter [Bristol City – Cheltenham] Free
21:38 – Lukas Culjak [Unattached – Aberdeen]
21:30 – Mani Dieseruvwe [Sheffield Wednesday – Chesterfield] Undisclosed
21:30 – Conor Wilkinson [Bolton – Oldham] Loan
21:26 – Tyrone Barnett [Peterborough – Shrewsbury] Undisclosed
21:23 – Thomas Ince [Hull City – Derby] Loan
21:20 – Lyle Taylor [Scunthorpe – Partick Thistle] Loan
21:03 – Kyle Lafferty [Norwich – Caykur Rizespor] Loan
21:00 – Anthony O’Connor [Blackburn – Plymouth] Undisclosed
20:59 – Keshi Anderson [Barton Rovers – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed
20:39 – Daniel Carr [Huddersfield – Dagenham] Loan
20:34 – Gaetan Bong [Olympiakos – Wigan] Free
20:31 – Tommy O’Sullivan [Cardiff – Port Vale] Loan
20:30 – David Mirfin [Scunthorpe – Hartlepool] Loan
20:21 – Callum Robinson [Aston Villa – Preston] Loan
20:15 – Tom Aldred [Accrington – Blackpool] Undisclosed
20:15 – Jordan Archer [Tottenham – Millwall] Loan
20:02 – Ishmael Miller [Blackpool – Huddersfield] Undisclosed
20:00 – Lenny Pidgeley [Newport – Mansfield] Loan
19:59 – Jack O’Connell [Blackburn – Brentford] Undisclosed
19:45 – Luke Williams [Middlesbrough – Coventry] Loan
19:29 – Sebastian Giovinco [Juventus – Toronto FC] Free
19:18 – Emmanuel Sonupe [Tottenham – St Mirren] Loan
19:00 – Gerardo Bruna [Whitehawk – Accrington] Free
18:46 – Davide Santon [Newcastle – Inter Milan] Loan
18:30 – Lewis McGugan [Watford – Sheff Wed] Loan
18:30 – Brendan Moloney [Yeovil – Northampton] Free
18:27 – Stephen McGinn [Sheffield United – Dundee] Free
18:27 – Ben Priest [Wolves – Dundee] Free
18:00 – Jordy Hiwula [Manchester City – Walsall] Loan
17:45 – Caolan Lavery [Sheff Wed – Chesterfield] Loan
17:42 – Paul Heffernan [Hibernian – Dundee] Free
17:39 – Kenny McLean [St Mirren – Aberdeen] £300,000
17:30 – Simeon Slavchev [Sporting Lisbon – Bolton] Loan
17:30 – Alex MacDonald [Burton – Oxford] Undisclosed
17:17 – Dylan Carreiro [Dundee – Arbroath] Loan
17:15 – Phil Roberts [Dundee – Alloa] Loan
17:12 – Ola Adeyemo [Dundee United – East Fife] Loan
17:00 – Thomas Eisfeld [Fulham – Bochum] Loan
17:00 – Chris David [Fulham – FC Twente] Loan
16:51 – Terry Gornell [Cheltenham – Accrington] Free
16:45 – Marnick Vermijl [Manchester United – Sheff Wed] Undisclosed
16:45 – Nathan Oduwa [Tottenham – Luton] Loan
16:30 – Mark Duffy [Birmingham – Chesterfield] Loan
16:30 – Ashley Carter [Wolves – Chesterfield] Loan
16:14 – Scott Harrison [Sunderland – Hartlepool] Undisclosed
16:00 – Tom McCready [Morecambe – Exeter] Free
15:46 – Alex Cisak [Burnley – Leyton Orient] Loan
15:44 – Keigan Parker [Airdrieonians – Clyde] Free
15:41 – Edgar Cani [Catania – Leeds] Loan
15:29 – George Long [Sheffield United – Motherwell] Loan
15:17 – Michael Duffy [Derry City – Celtic] Undisclosed
15:07 – Marvin Morgan [Plymouth – Hartlepool] Loan
14:43 – Yakubu [Unattached – Reading]
14:19 – Eliot Richards [Tranmere – Cheltenham] Free
14:02 – Sheyi Ojo [Liverpool – Wigan] Loan
13:56 – Gabriel Paletta [Parma – AC Milan] Undisclosed
13:17 – Michael Tonge [Leeds – Millwall] Loan
13:00 – Nathan Buddle [Blyth – Carlisle] Undisclosed
12:10 – Blair Turgott [West Ham – Coventry] Free
12:01 – Wes Burns [Bristol City – Cheltenham] Loan
11:54 – Andreas Breimyr [Bryne FK – Crystal Palace] Undisclosed*
10:38 – Sergiu Bus [CSKA Sofia – Sheffield Wednesday] Undisclosed
10:15 – Denny Johnstone [Birmingham – Cheltenham] Loan
10:08 – Charis Mavrias [Sunderland – Panathinaikos] Loan
09:27 – Nico Sumsky [Dukla Banska Bystrica – Hamilton Academical] Free
08:59 – Kenny Anderson [RKC Waalwijk – Hearts] Nominal

*will complete move in the summer

League Cup: Sheff Utd 2-2 Spurs (2-3 agg)

Tottenham survived a stunning fightback from League One side Sheffield United to set up a League Cup final with Chelsea after another late goal from Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen’s magnificent first-half free-kick put Spurs 2-0 up on aggregate.

United’s 18-year-old substitute Che Adams then struck twice from close range in three minutes to put the tie on the brink of extra time.

But Eriksen secured a 3-2 aggregate win with a composed low finish.

Spurs beat Chelsea in the League Cup final in 2008 for their last piece of silverware and the sides will now meet again at Wembley on Sunday 1 March.

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