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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho thinks an “open result until the end” is proper football entertainment and not a “6-0” victory ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The Red Devils face the Blues at Wembley on Saturday with most pundits and supporters expecting a tight affair with limited goals.
When asked if he sees the FA Cup final being an open game, Mourinho said: “I still don’t understand these words of entertaining. You think 6-0 is entertaining? I don’t think so.
“I think entertaining is emotion until the end, is open result until the end, is everybody on their seats until the end, both dugouts nervous and tense with the unpredictability of the result, that for me as a football lover that’s entertaining so I think so it’s going to be entertaining.”
Watford have let United use their training facilities ahead of the final with Mourinho happy to be preparing in London.
“We are not going to see each other for about two months,” Mourinho added. “Tomorrow after the game is goodbye, holiday for some and the dream and the motivation of the World Cup for others.
“But tomorrow after the game is goodbye and see you mid-July for some beginning of [the season in] August for others. So to be here for three days is good, the weather is nice, the place is nice, thank you so much to Watford Football Club for letting us use their facilities for two training sessions.
“Everything is relaxed and calm and we enjoy to be together and as I was saying tomorrow after the match is goodbye.”
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Cardiff City will be playing Premier League football next season after Fulham lost at Birmingham and the Bluebirds drew with Reading on Sunday.
The Welsh side were forced to settle for a goalless home draw against struggling Reading – but Fulham’s 3-1 loss at Birmingham meant Neil Warnock’s men could celebrate a return to the top flight after a three-year exile.
Birmingham, who went into their game at St Andrew’s still under the threat of relegation, took control with first-half goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz (15) and Harlee Dean (43).
Tom Cairney gave the Cottagers hope with six minutes remaining but Che Adams’ 89th-minute goal means they must settle for the play-offs.
Barnsley’s 4-1 loss at Derby ended their brief stay in the Championship.
Cameron Jerome opened the scoring for the home side with a powerful left-foot shot in the 14th minute, then set up Matej Vydra for the Rams’ second goal 10 minutes into the second half.
Substitute Vydra then set up David Nugent for Derby’s third midway through the second half. Tom Lawrence made it 4-0 in the 71st, before George Moncur’s reply 10 minutes from time. The win secured the Rams’ place in the play-offs.
Burton lost 2-1 at Preston, with Louis Moult’s goal in added time ending their survival hopes. Callum Robinson gave Preston the lead with a close-range header, before the hosts had Billy Bodin dismissed for two yellow cards – one a handball which saw a goal ruled out, then a dive in the penalty area. Hope Akpan curled in Burton’s equaliser in the 63rd minute.
Bolton produced an impressive late finish to escape the clutches of League One as a result of a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.
Adam Le Fondre volleyed Wanderers in front midway through the second half but Ben Osborn (70) and Jack Colback (79) turned things around and had Bolton staring relegation in the face.
However, goals from David Wheater (87) and Aaron Wilbraham (88) – who had earlier hit the post – kept the hosts up, sparking joyous scenes at the Macron Stadium.
Play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough drew 2-2 at Ipswich. Freddie Sears (eight) and Martyn Waghorn’s 83rd-minute penalty had the hosts ahead twice but Stewart Downing (71) and Patrick Bamford (90) earned the visitors a draw.
The other top six team, Aston Villa, lost 1-0 at Millwall. Shaun Williams got the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 30th minute, before Lee Gregory missed another spot-kick for the Lions late on.
Elsewhere, bottom club Sunderland stunned champions Wolves 3-0, in front of prospective new owner Stewart Donald.
On-loan duo Ovie Ejaria (19) and Ashley Fletcher (45) had the hosts 2-0 ahead before Paddy McNair got Sunderland’s third midway through the second half.
Atdhe Nuhiu (14, 60 and 90) scored a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 5-1 drubbing of Norwich at Hillsborough. Fernando Forestieri (30) and Frederico Venancio (58) also netted, with Timm Klose (83) replying for Norwich.
Wednesday’s city rivals United were also final-day winners, 3-2 at Bristol City.
Leon Clarke opened the scoring in the eighth minute with his 19th league goal of the season, before Billy Sharp (29) and Kieran Freeman (34) made it 3-0. City rallied with goals from Aden Flint (60) and Joe Bryan (75) – but there was to be no leveller.
Leeds beat QPR 2-0 with goals from Kemar Roofe (30) and Kalvin Phillips (47), while Brentford and Hull drew 1-1 at Griffin Park.
Sergi Canos headed the hosts into a 12th-minute lead before Jarrod Bowen levelled in first-half added time. Harry Wilson had the chance to win it for the Tigers in the second half after Luke Daniels fouled Fraizer Campbell – but the goalkeeper redeemed himself with an excellent stop to keep out Wilson’s penalty.
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TEAMtalk can reveal Sunderland have drawn up a four-man shortlist to replace Chris Coleman.
Coleman was “released from his contract” as Sunderland manager on Sunday, while owner Ellis Short confirmed he had agreed a deal to sell the club.
It was a huge double strike from the BlackCats, who were relegated into League One last month – their second straight relegation.
Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain has claimed “being sold would be a game-changer” and that “it won’t take a lot to make this club great again” and the club are working hard on finding Coleman’s successor.
Stewart Donald, who is heading up an international consortium who will take over the club, is the man leading the hunt for Sunderland’s new boss
We can reveal that Sunderland’s managerial shortlist as it stands is Leicester assistant manager Michael Appleton, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder, Wigan manager Paul Cook and 37-year-old Colorado Rapids manager Anthony Hudson.
Appleton is also believed to be in the frame for the West Brom job after he was given a job by Claude Puel at Leicester early this season.
Sheffield United fan Wilder is believed to be in dispute with the Blades owners and he could become available, while Cook has seen Wiagn to promotion to the Championship just 12 months after guiding Portsmouth to promotion from League Two.
Dwight Yorke is also believed to be willing to put his hat into the ring for the job after applying for the post that Coleman was appointed into last time.
“I have tried to get it before. I got a call back and it was like a courtesy call saying we got your CV but they went for Chris.
“I can’t knock the appointment of Chris because of what he had done with Wales but I still believe for all of the experience of what he has done, he had 25 games to turn that football club around.
“I love that job. If I was to get that job in Division One and I don’t get them promoted I shouldn’t be at the football club.
“I am prepared to take that risk, a risk I feel I can overcome. I just need to be given a chance to bring in the people around me to work with the football club.”
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Wolves and Fulham dominate the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Championship Team of the Year.
Leaders Wolves, who have already secured promotion to the Premier League, and third-placed Fulham both boast three players each.
Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy, centre-back Willy Bolly and midfielder Ruben Neves are among the XI, alongside Fulham’s 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Tom Cairney.
The rest of the team is made up of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, Norwich midfielder James Maddison and forwards, Bobby Reid, Leon Clarke and Matej Vydra of Bristol City, Sheffield United and Derby respectively.
The PFA Championship Team of the Year!
— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018
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