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League One news from Wednesday, September 20, 2017

- A much-changed Leeds United managed to prevail on penalties away to Burnley in the Carabao Cup that maintains their excellent start to the season on two fronts. Boss Thomas Christiansen has use the cup to rotate his players and those on the fringes have responded superbly. That includes youngster Ronaldo Vieira who took to Instagram to share his thoughts on last night’s game. What a night!!!???? b

- Leeds enjoyed another fine performance this season last night as they beat Burnley in the third round of the Carabao Cup.Though they needed penalties to decide the game in the end, Leeds were good value for their win and deserved to progress and now it remains to be seen just who they get next.Indeed, after getting excited for the Burnley game ever since it was drawn out of the hat, the Whites now

- Immediately after his side were dumped out of the Carabao Cup at home to Middlesbrough, boss Steve Bruce was already thinking about the league.As evident with the team he picked, having changed every player from Saturday, the Championship is the only thing that matters to Bruce and Villa this season.It’s understandable given the pressure he is under to deliver promotion although he won’t have been

- Sheffield Wednesday were dealt a big blow when it was confirmed that key man Fernando Forestieri required surgery on a knee injury that would keep him out for months. Despite his absence, the Owls have coped well without the attacker, and the 1-1 draw at Cardiff last time out meant they still haven’t lost since the opening day. There was some good news from Forestieri, who took to Twitter to revea

- It has been a demanding start to the season for Leeds United and their players who have played eight league games and three cup games. Given the high intensity nature of the Championship, boss Thomas Christiansen has wisely chosen to rotate his squad for the Carabao Cup ties. However, one man who has started every game so far is Luke Ayling. This stat courtesy of Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) demonstra

- Leeds United certainly put their loss away at Millwall at the weekend behind them last night as they beat Burnley on penalties in the Carabao Cup.It was certainly a fascinating game to take in at Turf Moor last night as all the goals came right at the end of the game.Indeed, it went from 1-0 Leeds to 2-2 and extra time in the blink of an eye and it wasn’t until the penalty shoot-out where the Whit

- The 3-1 Carabao Cup success for Norwich at Brentford last night was a particularly pleasing for one of their new summer recruits, Mario Vrancic.Vrancic joined the club from Darmstadt 98 where he regularly featured as they played in the Bundesliga and signed a three-year deal in East Anglia for an undisclosed fee.Since joining, the Bosnian international had played in all but two of The Canaries lea

- Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk will have been delighted with the contribution of some of his younger players as a much-changed Boro ran out 2-0 winners in the Carabao Cup at Villa Park.Admittedly, Villa themselves changed their entire team, but it was still an assured performance from the Teesside club.One of the standouts was 18 year-old left-winger Marcus Tavernier.He is the younger brother of

- The Sky Bet Championship has an array of talent currently on show, with a host of youngsters currently making a name for themselves in English football's second-tier.  Both domestic and foreign young players are excelling in the division, with many playing a key role for their respective clubs.Here at FLW, we have looked to make a combined XI of the best under-21 talent currently playing in the Ch

- Fulham started the season as one of the favourites for promotion but have failed to find the same consistency that saw them end the previous campaign so well. The Londoners have won just two of their eight games in the league so far and fell to a poor 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion last time around. They can rightly feel aggrieved by the awarding of a harsh penalty that ultimately decided the game, b

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