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Full-time: Sheffield United 5-2 Burnley

Championship: Burnley remain top of the table after that seven-goal thriller but were shattered by an astonishing second-half performance from Sheffield United, who found themselves trailing twice but came back to win their third game consecutive. They move up to second, three points behind the league leaders with one game less and a superior goal difference.

Manchester City v Fulham: Erling Haaland starts on the bench alongside Phil Foden, among others. In total, Pep Guardiola made eight changes to the squad that beat Sevilla on Wednesday. Only Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish and Julian Alvarez remain in his starting lineup.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is out of the Fulham squad and replaced by Carlos Vinicius. Harry Wilson replaces Neeskans Kebano, who suffered a lengthy Achilles tendon injury midweek. Kenny Tete replaces Bobby Decordova-Reid, who is suspended.

Pep Guardiola has sounded the changes ahead of Manchester City’s game against FUlham at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC/Getty Images

Ham wick! From the middle line!

FA Cup: Connor Wickham capped off Forest Green’s win over South Shields with a Puskas award contender near the halfway line. Spotting South Shields goalkeeper Myles Boney just yards from his goal, the widely-traveled striker took a chance and sent a sensational chip in the top corner, the only place Boney, frantically backpedaling, couldn’t reach. It was Wickham’s second of the game and certainly the best goal he had ever scored. Have that!

Leeds United line-ups against Bournemouth

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

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

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

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

Manchester City line-ups vs Fulham

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

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

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

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

Wolves matches against Brighton

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

Subtitles: Sarkic, Aït-Nouri, Mosquera, Jonny, Ronan, A. Traoré, Hodge, Fraser, Griffiths

Brighton: Sanchez; Gross, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan; Caicedo, MacAllister; Mars, Lallana, Mitoma; Trossard

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

The compositions of Nottingham Forest against Brentford

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

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

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

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

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

Championship: Unbeaten in 16 games, Vincent Kompany’s side are currently being monstrous by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Oli McBurnie has just taken advantage of a catalog of defensive errors to register his second of the match.

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

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

Championship: Anel Ahmedhozdic extended Sheffield United’s lead with his fourth goal of the season, reacting quickly to latch onto the ball from the edge of the penalty area after Burnley failed to clear a corner properly.

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

Championship: It was quite a two-half game for Jack Robinson, who was directly responsible for two Burnley goals in the first half but has since atoned. After helping set up Sheffield United’s second goal against the league leaders, he has just netted their third. Burnley are in serious trouble and are 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 who also harbor hopes of going to the World Cup.

Only a cynic would suggest that some of them might deliberately try to take one today or tomorrow in order to give themselves the next weekend and drastically reduce their chances of injury before Qatar, but out of curiosity they it might be worth watching.

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

FA Cup First Round

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

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

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


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

Not content to turn a Manuel Benson cross into his own net with a header from the ball, the Sheffield United defender then trailed on the ball just outside his own penalty area, allowing Benson to steal possession and shoot 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 netted by Oli McBurnie.

Today’s Championship matches

  • 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

  • See the championship table

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

Premier League matches of the day

  • Leeds United v Bournemouth

  • Manchester City v Fulham

  • Nottingham Forest v Brentford

  • Wolves v Brighton

  • Everton v Leicester City

  • View Premier League table

Saturday clock

With no early kick-off today, the first games of a fascinating Premier League weekend kick off at 3pm, with Manchester City given the opportunity to come out on top with a home win against Fulham before Arsenal travel to Chelsea tomorrow.

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

We’ll update you on all the goals as they happen, along with Championship follow-up activity and any potential FA Cup first round giant kills.

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