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Coventry come back to win 

18 Nov 17

Lincoln surrendered a half-time lead as Coventry triumphed 2-1 after a pulsating Sky Bet League Two encounter at a packed Sincil Bank.


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Adams fires Blues to victory 

18 Nov 17

Che Adams lifted Birmingham out of the bottom three by scoring the only goal in their 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.


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Lincoln v Coventry preview 

17 Nov 17

Lincoln are monitoring the fitness of winger Harry Anderson ahead of the visit of Coventry.


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Birmingham v N Forest preview 

17 Nov 17

Craig Gardner is a doubt for Birmingham’s clash with Nottingham Forest at St Andrew’s on Saturday.


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Sky Bet Goal of the Month winners 

17 Nov 17

Barnsley midfielder Joe Williams is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for October, receiving 48 per cent of the public vote.


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Rule of 17: Who can still go up? 

16 Nov 17

At this stage of every season, we can expect the usual cliches to be trotted out: ‘The Championship is the most unpredictable league in the world’, ‘you don’t win it in November’, ‘there’s always one side that puts a run together’.


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Championship table predictor 

15 Nov 17

The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Wolves for Championship glory and for Aston Villa to finish 15th.


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Walsh back at Everton 

12 Nov 17

Liam Walsh is back training at Everton following his loan spell at Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham.


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MacDonald strike sees off Coventry 

11 Nov 17

Alex MacDonald was the hero for Mansfield as his superb 84th-minute strike handed his side a 1-0 victory at Coventry.


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League Two table predictor 

10 Nov 17

The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Notts County for Sky Bet League Two glory this season.


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VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

10 Nov 17

Watch and vote for the best Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month for October in the Championship, League One and League Two.


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VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

10 Nov 17

Watch and vote for the best Sky Bet EFL Goals of the Month for October in the Championship, League One and League Two.


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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

9 Nov 17

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches…


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Coventry v Mansfield preview 

9 Nov 17

Several players will be restored to the Coventry starting line-up against Mansfield at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.


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Wigan to face Fylde in FA Cup 

6 Nov 17

Former FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic will travel to face National League side Fylde in a Lancashire derby in the second round of the competition.


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FA Cup: Bury held by Woking 

5 Nov 17

Non-league Woking earned an FA Cup first-round replay against managerless Bury after Jamie Philpot’s header secured a 1-1 draw.


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Barnsley sink sorry Blues 

4 Nov 17

Harvey Barnes shone again for Barnsley as they continued their improved form by beating struggling Birmingham 2-0 at Oakwell.


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EFL fan bans for pyrotechnics 

3 Nov 17

All 72 EFL clubs have agreed to implement three-year bans for supporters found using smoke bombs, flares and fireworks in a bid to “put an end to the dangerous use of pyrotechnics”.


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EFL fan bans for pyrotechnics 

3 Nov 17

All 72 EFL clubs have agreed to implement three-year bans for supporters found using smoke bombs, flares and fireworks in a bid to “put an end to the dangerous use of pyrotechnics”.


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Barnsley v Birmingham preview 

2 Nov 17

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom is expected to choose from an unchanged squad for the home game against Birmingham.


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October’s Championship stats XI 

2 Nov 17

Three months in and the Sky Bet Championship standings are starting to take shape.


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Maupay inspires Brentford win 

1 Nov 17

Substitute Neal Maupay inspired Brentford to a deserved 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win at Birmingham on Wednesday.


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Birmingham v Brentford preview 

31 Oct 17

Birmingham striker Isaac Vassell could miss the rest of the season after scans confirmed he has ruptured a cruciate ligament.


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Vassell ‘out for six months’ 

31 Oct 17

Isaac Vassell is out for “six months” after rupturing a cruciate ligament in Birmingham’s draw with Aston Villa on Sunday, Steve Cotterill revealed.


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Ten arrests at Second City derby 

29 Oct 17

West Midlands Police made 10 arrests at the Second City derby as disorder broke out at Birmingham’s goalless draw with Aston Villa.


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Cotterill: We deserved to win 

29 Oct 17

Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill believes his side deserved to win the Second City derby against Aston Villa, which ended in a goalless draw.


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Goalless in Second City derby 

29 Oct 17

The spoils were shared in the Second City derby as Birmingham and Aston Villa played out a goalless draw in the Sky Bet Championship.


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Sky Blues knock Luton off top 

28 Oct 17

Luton were knocked off top spot after a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Coventry.


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Luton v Coventry preview 

27 Oct 17

Luton will be without suspended defender Alan Sheehan when they host Coventry in Sky Bet League Two.


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New and improved Jeff Bot! 

27 Oct 17

The time has come to start chatting to your very own Jeff (Bot!) Stelling…


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New and improved Jeff Bot! 

27 Oct 17

The time has come to start chatting to your very own Jeff (Bot!) Stelling…


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Ridgewell: Bruce can expect stick 

26 Oct 17

Liam Ridgewell expects Steve Bruce to receive a frosty reception from Birmingham supporters when Aston Villa travel to face the Blues in the second city derby this Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football.


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Robinson: All about three points 

26 Oct 17

Birmingham defender Paul Robinson is buzzing ahead of the Second City derby on Sunday, but insists that getting the win is all that matters.


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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

26 Oct 17

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches…


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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

26 Oct 17

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches…


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Birmingham v Aston Villa preview 

26 Oct 17

Birmingham’s record signing Jota will hope to be given a starting berth for the derby against Aston Villa.


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EFL Rivalries: Second City derby 

25 Oct 17

Sky Sports are taking a special look at one of the biggest rivalries in English football – the Second City derby between Birmingham and Aston Villa…


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On EFL Matters… 

24 Oct 17

David Prutton will be joined by Paul Robinson and Don Goodman on EFL Matters on Sky Sports Football at 7pm on Thursday.


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Morison inspires Millwall win 

21 Oct 17

Steve Morison inspired Millwall to a comfortable 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win against a sterile Birmingham side as new manager Steve Cotterill’s unbeaten start came to an end at the Den on Saturday evening.


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Coventry ban supporter for life 

20 Oct 17

Coventry have banned a supporter for life after he came onto the pitch during their home game against Forest Green on Tuesday night.


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Sky Blues held by 10 men 

20 Oct 17

Colchester midfielder Tom Lapslie was sent off for two bookings in less than a minute during their 0-0 draw with Coventry.


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Coventry v Colchester preview 

20 Oct 17

Ryan Haynes could make his first appearance of the season in Coventry’s League Two clash with Colchester.


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Millwall v Birmingham preview 

19 Oct 17

Millwall’s Steve Morison will be assessed before manager Neil Harris selects his XI for Saturday’s visit of Brentford.


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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

19 Oct 17

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches…


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WATCH: Fan berates Coventry players 

18 Oct 17

A pitch invader angrily confronted Coventry players in their 1-0 home defeat to Sky Bet League Two strugglers Forest Green on Tuesday.


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Overdue win for Forest Green 

17 Oct 17

Struggling Forest Green secured a much-needed victory thanks to a 1-0 Sky Bet League Two win at Coventry.


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Minnows Hyde face MK Dons in FA Cup 

16 Oct 17

Hyde United, the joint-lowest ranked side in the FA Cup, have been given a home tie against League One MK Dons in the first round.


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Coventry v Forest Green preview 

16 Oct 17

Coventry will hope to have midfielder Liam Kelly available to face Forest Green as they look to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat to Accrington.


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Cotterill off to winning start 

13 Oct 17

Steve Cotterill got off to a winning start with Birmingham as they earned a 1-0 victory over Sky Bet Championship leaders Cardiff on Friday night.


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McConville makes the difference 

13 Oct 17

Sean McConville grabbed the only goal of the match to send Accrington up to fourth as they enjoyed a 1-0 win over promotion rivals Coventry.


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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

12 Oct 17

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches…


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Prutton’s EFL predictions 

12 Oct 17

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of this weekend’s Sky Bet EFL matches…


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Accrington v Coventry preview 

12 Oct 17

Accrington are monitoring Kayden Jackson ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two home clash with Coventry.


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Sky Live: Birmingham v Cardiff 

12 Oct 17

Birmingham could have record signing Jota available to face Cardiff on Friday night.


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Kirkland: I was close to suicide 

11 Oct 17

Former England and Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland has revealed his battle with depression which led to his retirement.


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‘Nothing personal towards Redknapp’ 

11 Oct 17

Steve Cotterill insists his decision to take charge of Birmingham was purely to do with wanting to be a manager again and “nothing personal” towards Harry Redknapp.


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Championship table predictor 

11 Oct 17

The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Leeds for Championship glory and for Aston Villa to finish 17th.


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EFL: Essential stats 

11 Oct 17

Each week we’ll be taking a look back at some essential stats from the weekend’s action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two…


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EFL: Essential stats 

11 Oct 17

Each week we’ll be taking a look back at some essential stats from the weekend’s action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two…


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Stalemate at the Hive 

7 Oct 17

Barnet and Coventry played out a goalless draw in their first-ever league meeting at the Hive on Saturday.