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Weekend Live! (May 2-4)

Weekend Live! (May 2-4)

    [betting]Fancy an Acca on the Sky Bet Championship matches? We've a host of trebles, fourfolds and fivefolds for today's action including Leicester, Brighton and Derby all to win at 11/2. Check out all our specials now
    5/3/2014 10:38:12 AM
    Leicester team: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Wasilewski, Konchesky, Mahrez, King, Drinkwater, Dyer, Nugent, Phillips. Subs: Hammond, Schlupp, Moore, Taylor-Fletcher, Knockaert, Logan, Wood

    Doncaster team: Johnstone, Quinn, Husband, Furman, Brown, Cotterill, Tamas, Keegan, Meite, Coppinger, Neill. Subs: Turnbull, Sharp, McCombe, De Val, Robinson, Forrester, Stevens

    5/3/2014 10:41:27 AM
    The clock is ticking and the crucial final day fixtures in the Championship are just over half an hour away! 

    Below is all your team news for the big games at both ends of the table. 

    Remember, you can see Forest v Brighton on Sky Sports 2 and Reading v Burnley on Sky Sports 1 - both from midday. 
    5/3/2014 10:43:30 AM
  • SUPER KEV STARTS [kevinphillips]
    Championship winners Leicester could pass the 100 point mark today - but it's an important day in more ways than one for former England and Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips.

    The frontman will hang up his boots after today's game - and boss Nigel Pearson has rewarded him with a starting spot. 

    Super Kev announced his retirement plans via his blog earlier this week. Read it here. 
    5/3/2014 10:45:39 AM
  • SUPER 6 [betting]Have you entered this week's Super 6 yet? The deadline is 3pm on Saturday, get involved for your chance of winning the £250,000 jackpot. Remember, it's free to enter. PLAY NOW!

    5/3/2014 10:46:19 AM
  • TOTTENHAM V WEST HAM [tottenham]
    Spurs team: Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose; Lennon, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane. Subs: Friedel, Chiriches, Fryers, Bentaleb, Pritchard, Sandro, Soldado.
    5/3/2014 10:52:17 AM
  • TOTTENHAM V WEST HAM [westham]
    West Ham team: Adrian, Reid, McCartney, Nolan, Tomkins, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Demel, Diame, Downing. Subs:  Jarvis, Armero, Vaz Te, Collins, Jaaskelainen, C Cole, Nocerino.
    5/3/2014 10:54:33 AM
  • [twitter] The sun is shining on Reading right now - but will they be celebrating come full-time? Tune in to Sky Sports 1 NOW to see if they can clinch a play-off spot by seeing off Burnley
    5/3/2014 11:02:02 AM
  • SKY BET ODDS [betting]Check out our Price Boosts for Reading's clash with promoted Burnley, live on Sky Sports HD1. We're also betting in-running the play-off and relegation battles!

    5/3/2014 11:02:08 AM
  • On the final day of last season Millwall lost but stayed up thanks to other results going their way - boss Holloway wants to win this time around. [millwall]

    5/3/2014 11:04:58 AM
    Brighton may be a point behind Reading but Peter Beagrie tells Sky Sports they could leapfrog Reading, who face a tough Burnley side. 

    There's an argument to say Brighton are favourites. When you factor in Reading's home form and the fact they're playing against Sean Dyche's well-oiled machine, who ended Ipswich's play-off hopes last week. 
    5/3/2014 11:08:47 AM
    Former Brighton forward Nicky Forster says his former side mustn't be distracted by scores elsewhere today. [brighton]

    They have to approach it like they approach any other game. They can't let their concentration fail. They can't let the information from the crowd filter down and affect the way they play. 

    5/3/2014 11:11:13 AM
    Blackburn may be outsiders to get a play-off place but Beags says they have done well this season, regardless. [peterbeagrie]

    They have done magnificently well. Bowyer has brought stability. There's been massive progression this season. 

    5/3/2014 11:13:11 AM
  • They're running out at Forest....

    5/3/2014 11:14:36 AM
  • And getting ready for kick-off at Reading...

    5/3/2014 11:14:44 AM
    [kick-off]It's a beautiful spring day and the final round of Championship matches are underway around the country. Let's do this!
    5/3/2014 11:16:48 AM
  • READING 0-0 BURNLEY [reading]
    NO PENALTY!!!! Reading are livid that the ref has waved away their penalty appeals - Pogrebnyak hammered in a low shot and Shackell on the floor seems to handle the ball - looked a certain penalty from here
    5/3/2014 11:18:55 AM
  • Here's that penalty shout - the ball clearly hitting defender Shackell's arm

    5/3/2014 11:19:08 AM
  • [stats]Make sure you alter your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team before today's 12:45 deadline. Here's last week's team of the week, reckon Connor Wickham can keep up his scoring streak? PLAY NOW!

    5/3/2014 11:20:11 AM
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    5/3/2014 11:20:24 AM
  • Brighton need at least a point against Garry Birtles' former club Nottingham Forest today if they're to clinch the final playoff spot in the Championship. Birtles says it's all about holding your nerves on the final day.

    5/3/2014 11:21:11 AM

  • 5/3/2014 11:22:11 AM
    What a chance for Brighton! Forest fall asleep at the back and Ulloa is through on goal after latching onto a long punt forward but he pulls his shot wide of the far post. Early opportunity squandered by the play-off chasers.
    5/3/2014 11:24:20 AM
  • Ulloa just shoots wide for Brighton.

    5/3/2014 11:24:26 AM
  • [jamieredknapp]Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Redknapp gives his verdict on the early kick off between West Ham and Spurs and expects his former club to edge it. 

    Check out the match odds here.
    5/3/2014 11:25:11 AM
    No goals in the games involving Birmingham, Millwall and Doncaster yet, but a bit further up the table Simon Dawkins has given Derby a 1-0 lead at old rivals Leeds. [fl72]
    5/3/2014 11:26:01 AM
  • BOLTON 0-0 BIRMINGHAM [birmingham]
    CHANCE!!!! Early chance for Brum but Zigic has his shot blocked inside the Bolton box
    5/3/2014 11:26:31 AM
    First half-chance for Forest at The City Ground but the angle is tough for Jamie Mackie and he fires well wide.
    5/3/2014 11:27:56 AM
    Rovers need plenty of help to make the play-offs but they have the lead at Ewood Park with the club's player of the season Tom Cairney scoring from 12 yards after a mazy run
    5/3/2014 11:29:21 AM
  • Cairney sticks Blackburn ahead - now they need a few more and Reading and Brighton to go behind. It could happen!

    5/3/2014 11:29:23 AM
  • READING 0-0 BURNLEY [burnley]
    Obita is on the floor with both hands raised - he wants a free-kick but it was just strong defending from Kightly who got between the Reading man and the ball, home fans not at all happy with that

    5/3/2014 11:31:24 AM
  • [twitter]

    5/3/2014 11:32:38 AM
    Shocker! The ball falls nicely for Tudgay but the Forest man gets his attempted dink all wrong and it never threatens the target. The flag was up but not against Tudgay and the goal would probably have stood.
    5/3/2014 11:32:51 AM
  • READING 1-0 BURNLEY [goal] (Trippier) 
    OWN GOAL!!!!! Burnley corner is wasted and Reading race up the other end - McAnuff steams down the right wing and whips over a fierce low cross that Trippier turns past his own keeper and into the net, disaster for the Clarets but delight for the Royals
    5/3/2014 11:33:15 AM
  • SKY BET ODDS [betting]Check out our Price Boosts for West Ham's clash with Spurs. Remember if you are a new customer we're offering a free matched bet of up to £30. Find out more

    5/3/2014 11:34:14 AM
    Rovers' lead lasts only a few minutes as Ivan Ramis levels for Wigan (17), but moments later they are back in front through April's Player of the Month Rudy Gestede (19) [blackburn]
    5/3/2014 11:34:16 AM
  • Trippier puts the ball in his own net to send the Reading fans wild!

    5/3/2014 11:34:35 AM
    Paul Merson has made his picks for this weekend's Premier League football - and in the 3pm Saturday kick-offs he's tipping Man Utd, Stoke, Swansea and Newcastle to win. 
    5/3/2014 1:41:24 PM
  • SKY BET ODDS [betting]Connor Whickham's netted five goals in his last three games for Sunderland so we've Price Boosted him to net the first at Old Trafford this afternoon.

    5/3/2014 1:47:07 PM
  • Downing finds the net to seal a 2-0 win for West Ham over Spurs

    5/3/2014 1:48:43 PM
  • Lee Clark's Birmingham scored in stoppage-time to draw 2-2 with Bolton and send Doncaster down

    5/3/2014 1:50:17 PM
  • And Brighton are in the play-offs after Ulloa's stoppage-time goal gave them a 2-1 win at Forest

    5/3/2014 1:51:39 PM
  • Here's a video of Clark's fantastic celebrations at the final whistle, after his Birmingham side sealed their Championship status thanks to a late Zigic leveller against Bolton

    5/3/2014 1:54:06 PM
    [betting]We're betting in-play all the relegation battles in the Premier League, Sky Bet League 1 and League 2. Check out all the latest odds at Sky Bet.
    5/3/2014 1:56:18 PM
  • Here's a recap of the permutations for Fulham and Cardiff today

    5/3/2014 1:58:44 PM
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