Doriva steps out of the shadows to take centre stage
Doriva steps out of the shadows to take centre stage

Former Porto and Middlesbrough midfielder Doriva spent much of his successful playing career in the shadows of bigger talents but he is now taking centre stage as one of Brazil`s brightest young managers.

Don`t count chickens, Charlton warn Bournemouth
Don`t count chickens, Charlton warn Bournemouth

Charlton Athletic have given Bournemouth a tongue-in-cheek warning that their promotion to the Premier League should not be considered a formality ahead of the teams` Championship match on Saturday.

Bournemouth on brink of promotion to Premier League
Bournemouth on brink of promotion to Premier League

Bournemouth are on the verge of sealing promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club`s history after Monday`s 3-0 victory over Bolton.

Watford promoted to English Premier League
Watford promoted to English Premier League

 Football club Watford has been promoted to the English Premier League as Middlesbrough and Norwich suffered late blows to their hopes of a top-two finish.

Championship leaders Watford get promoted to the Premier League
Championship leaders Watford get promoted to the Premier League

Watford moved four points clear at the top of the English Championship with a gritty 2-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Abdi backs Watford to seal promotion to Premier League
Abdi backs Watford to seal promotion to Premier League

Switzerland midfielder Almen Abdi insists Championship leaders Watford can cope with the pressure of trying to seal promotion to the Premier League on Saturday.

Watford on top of Championship after Bournemouth drama
Watford on top of Championship after Bournemouth drama

Watford were left a point clear at the top of the Championship as the manic scrap for promotion to the lucrative English Premier League took another twist on Saturday.

Middlesbrough go top after victory at Norwich
Middlesbrough go top after victory at Norwich

Middlesbrough edged ahead in the congested battle to reach the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Norwich City that helped them leapfrog their promotion rivals at the top of the Championship table on Friday.

Bournemouth keep Premier League dream very much alive
Bournemouth keep Premier League dream very much alive

Bournemouth kept their dream of reaching English football`s top flight for the first time firmly alive with a gritty 1-0 win at FA Cup semi-finalists Reading on Tuesday.

Middlesbrough steal a march in race to the Premier League
Middlesbrough steal a march in race to the Premier League

Middlesbrough stole a march on their Championship promotion rivals as they returned to the top of the table a 1-0 win against lowly Wigan Athletic on Friday.

Championship promotion race heats up after goal glut
Championship promotion race heats up after goal glut

Bournemouth, Watford and Middlesbrough all thumped four goals on Saturday to remain tied at the top of the Championship, while Derby and Norwich remain hot on their heels after playing out a 1-1 draw.

Middlesbrough tame Lions to go top
Middlesbrough tame Lions to go top

Middlesbrough swept to the top of the Championship with a 3-0 victory against struggling Millwall at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday.

Manuel Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Manchester City woes
Manuel Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Manchester City woes

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club`s owners despite a recent slump that threatens to leave them without a trophy this season.

Theo Walcott encouraged by Arsenal`s fast starts
Theo Walcott encouraged by Arsenal`s fast starts

Theo Walcott believes Arsenal`s first-half form has been the key to the club`s change in fortunes since the turn of the year.

FA Cup: Olivier Giroud double sweeps holders Arsenal through to quarters
FA Cup: Olivier Giroud double sweeps holders Arsenal through to quarters

Two goals in two minutes from Olivier Giroud gave Arsenal a 2-0 home victory over second-tier Middlesbrough on Sunday that sent the FA Cup holders into the quarter-finals.

Gabriel Paulista failing English test, but set for Arsenal debut
Gabriel Paulista failing English test, but set for Arsenal debut

New signing Gabriel Paulista`s English is still "a problem" according to manager Arsene Wenger but the Brazilian defender could make his Arsenal debut in Sunday`s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Middlesbrough.

FA Cup exit would not shock Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger
FA Cup exit would not shock Arsenal, says Arsene Wenger

Holders Arsenal will not be surprised if Middlesbrough beat them in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday after the Championship leaders knocked Manchester City out in the previous round, manager Arsene Wenger said.

Nigel Pearson bites back but Leicester still in choppy waters
Nigel Pearson bites back but Leicester still in choppy waters

Nigel Pearson once fought off a pack of wild dogs while hiking alone in the Carpathian mountains of Romania so he is used to fending for himself.

Premier League trio avoid fresh FA Cup shocks
Premier League trio avoid fresh FA Cup shocks

Holders Arsenal won through to the FA Cup last 16 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Brighton on Sunday as West Ham and Aston Villa also avoided the embarrassment of becoming the latest Premier League clubs to be knocked out by lower league opposition.

Sensation as Chelsea, Man City humbled in FA Cup
Sensation as Chelsea, Man City humbled in FA Cup

 Premier League title challengers Chelsea and Manchester City both crashed out of the FA Cup after being sensationally beaten by lower-league opponents in the fourth round on Saturday.