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Leeds owner Cellino's appeal set to be heard

Leeds United President Massimo Cellino will seek to have his disqualification from owning the club overturned at an appeal hearing today.

Massimo Cellino Credit: Press Association

The Italian was banned from being an owner or director of Leeds last month after the football league ruled that his conviction for tax evasion was a dishonest act.

Cellino's appeal will be heard by a three-person professional conduct committee, chaired by Tim Kerr QC. The outcome is likely to be known next week.

If the Football League's disqualification is upheld, it will mean 58-year-old Cellino will have to step down as a director, but only until March, when his conviction becomes spent under UK law.

Cellino was fined 600,000 euros (£465,000) by a court in Sardinia last March after being found guilty of failing to pay import duty on his yacht, the Nelie.

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West Brom v Hull

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Bolton v Leeds

Brentford v Rotherham

Huddersfield v Watford

Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday

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Barnsley v Yeovil

Bradford v Rochdale

Chesterfield v Port Vale

Oldham v Doncaster

Sheffield United v Preston

Walsall v Scunthorpe

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Burton v Mansfield

Wycombe v York

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West Brom v Hull

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Bolton v Leeds

Brentford v Rotherham

Huddersfield v Watford

Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday

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Barnsley v Yeovil

Bradford v Rochdale

Chesterfield v Port Vale

Oldham v Doncaster

Sheffield United v Preston

Walsall v Scunthorpe

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Burton v Mansfield

Wycombe v York

Rotherham's Revell ensures first win in 10 for Millers

Goals from Tom Lawrence and Alex Revell earned Rotherham their first win in 10 matches to pile the misery on fellow strugglers Wigan in the Championship.

Alex Revell scored the Millers winner Credit: Press Association

The 2-1 result now leaves Wigan - one of the pre-season favourites for

promotion - six points adrift of safety, extending their miserable run to one

win in 17 matches.

Lawrence scored the opener for Steve Evans' Rotherham after a dreadful mistake by Andrew Taylor.

Wigan levelled just after the hour mark when Ben Watson headed home James McClean's corner.

But the visitors picked themselves off the canvas and regained the lead within a minute, Revell heading past Scott Carson from close range.

Credit must be given to the home side for the way they stuck at it, but they were denied a late leveller when Oriol Riera's header came back off the crossbar.

Wigan were first out of the blocks, and Callum McManaman skipped past three defenders before seeing his shot well saved by Adam Collin.

A short corner by the home side presented Watson with a shooting opportunity, but his effort was deflected into the path of Emmerson Boyce, who could only head wide.

Having soaked up a bit of pressure, the visitors then started showing themselves as an attacking threat.

Revell's shot was well parried by Carson, before Emmanuel Ledesma dragged his effort well wide of the mark.

A poor backpass from James Perch almost let in Revell, with only smart footwork by Carson saving his side.

Watson should have opened the scoring for Wigan but blazed high and wide from inside the area.

But Rotherham gradually took a hold on proceedings and started asking the more probing questions.

Leon Barnett was at full stretch to cut out a cross from Ben Pringle, and it took a fabulous block from James Perch to snuff out a swift breakaway led by Lawrence and Ledesma.

Revell forced another save from Carson, before the Millers did take the lead five minutes before half-time.

Taylor's error allowed Lawrence to run in on goal, and the young forward finished coolly past Carson.

Rotherham started the second half where they had left off in the first, and Barnett was again required to cut out the danger posed by Lawrence.

Wigan made a double change either side of the hour mark, throwing on strikers Marc-Antoine Fortune and Riera for Shaun Maloney and Don Cowie.

And the home side found an equaliser within seconds of the second switch, McClean's corner being headed home by Watson at the near post.

With nearly 30 minutes to go, the home crowd urged their men on in search of a vital win at the foot of the table. But those plans were immediately nipped in the bud when the Millers regained the advantage within a minute.

Barnett was penalised 30 yards from goal, and Ledesma's deep free-kick was nodded into the net by Revell.

Wigan's attempts at a second leveller were thwarted when Fortune fired over the top from a great position.

And the home side knew the game was up when McManaman's cross from the right was headed against the bar by Riera in the closing stages.

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Hull City v Swansea City

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Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham City

Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest v Leeds (KO at 17:15)

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Barnsley v Leyton Orient

Bradford v Scunthorpe

Gillingham v Chesterfield

Sheffield United v Walsall

Swindon Town v Doncaster Rovers

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Bury v York City

Wimbledon v Mansfield Town

Today's football fixtures

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Hull City v Swansea City

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Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Huddersfield Town v Birmingham

Wigan Athletic v Rotherham United

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United (kick off 5.15pm)

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Barnsley v Leyton Orient

Bradford City v Scunthorpe United

Gillingham v Chesterfield

Sheffield United v Walsall

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Bury v York City

Wimbledon v Mansfield Town

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Sheffield Wednesday boss Gray: 'Lack of quality cost us'

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray bemoaned his side's missed chances as they lost 1-0 at home to Wolves.

Stuart Gray Credit: Press Association

"Nobody means to miss deliberately, but for some reason today just wasn't our day. You couldn't fault our effort or commitment, but we just needed that little bit of composure," said Gray.

"Kenny Jackett gets into half-time thinking 'how are we still in the game?', but a lack of quality in front of goal has let us down today."

Gray felt that the Owls dominated the majority of the proceedings, and was unhappy over the defending for Clarke's winner.

"One thing we do know is that a lapse of concentration might cost you, and it did," Gray explained.

"The second half was far too open, but when you are on top like we were, you cannot believe that we haven't got a goal. One lapse of concentration has cost us either one point or three points.

"Coming off back to back wins you couldn't have wished for a better start. We could have been maybe 3-0 up in the first 20 minutes. We dominated with the ball and we dominated with the chances."

Huddersfield Town Manager Powell slams Norwich collapse

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell was bitterly disappointed with the way his side collapsed at the start of the second period as they were thrashed 5-0 at Norwich.

Chris Powell Credit: Press Association

The game turned in the 17th minute when Huddersfield were reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of defender Murray Wallace.

He was shown a red card for hauling down Cameron Jerome when he had a clear run on goal and although the Terriers held out until half-time the floodgates opened upon resumption.

Powell said: "You can't start that way in any game of football and expect to get anything from it. It was so unlike us.

"In the first half I thought we coped okay with going a man down but after the break we weren't at it and we got punished.

"Now I have got to pick them up and then we'll go again. I have certainly got some decisions to make about my next team."

Powell accepted that defender Wallace had to go.

"We didn't deal with the first ball and we certainly didn't deal with the second. The referee had a decision to make - and it was the correct one."

Redfearn: No excuses for Leeds defeat

Leeds Head Coach Neil Redfearn refused to blame off-field issues after United were thrashed 4-1 at in-form Ipswich.

Neil Redfearn Credit: Press Association

A dismal week for Leeds, which saw owner Massimo Cellino asked to step down by the Football League after breaching its owners' and directors' test, got worse on the pitch.

They were hit by goals either side of half-time and offered little in a dismal second-half performance which saw Ipswich comfortably stride to an impressive three points.

But Leeds boss Neil Redfearn does not believe that matters off the pitch were an excuse for the performance

When asked about Cellino, Redfearn said: "That would be an excuse. We have had all week to prepare and whatever happens (with Cellino) is for the powers that be at Leeds United.

"After such a great performance against Derby last week (winning 2-0), it is disappointing to come back down to earth with a bump.

"Our performances were gradually picking up week-on-week, but today was an off day.

"Ipswich are a good side, they are second in the table for a reason. We started brightly with a well-taken goal but we took our foot off the pedal for whatever reason.

"You can't come to places like Ipswich Town and give sides a leg-up - but that's what we did."

Leeds lose heavily at Ipswich

Striker Mirko Antenucci's goal was not enough as Leeds United went down 4-1 to in-form Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

Leeds striker Mirco Antenucci's goal was mere consolation Credit: Press Association

The visitors actually took the lead when Mirko Antenucci scored after just four minutes.

But their lead lasted just eight minutes, Daryl Murphy grabbing the first of his two goals, and Leeds never recovered.

David McGoldrick stroked home a penalty to give Ipswich the lead before Murphy scored his 13th of the season just before half-time and any hope of an unlikely comeback was ended in the 48th minute when Tommy Smith scored number four.

Ipswich comfortably saw the second half out as Leeds offered little in the way of either resistance or potency.

Leeds took the lead with just four minutes on the clock. Stephen Warnock was released into the area and the away skipper had the simple task of rolling the ball across the goal for Antenucci to tap in.

But in-form Ipswich were level soon afterwards, Luke Chambers' decent cross being met by the prolific Murphy to head past Marco Silvestri.

Murphy went close to doubling his tally five minutes later when he met Jay Tabb's corner but his goalbound shot was blocked by Jason Pearce.

Ipswich took the lead for the first time in the 26th minute when Warnock went from hero to villain after needlessly bundling over Paul Anderson following Jay Tabb's hopeful ball forward.

McGoldrick made no mistake from 12 yards, calmly placing the penalty into the left-hand corner as Silvestri went the other way.

A minute later it was almost three when Murphy fired wide from close range following Stephen Hunt's knockdown.

Ipswich were in the ascendancy and, six minutes before the break, the dangerous McGoldrick almost added a third after taking control of Tabb's decent through-ball but shooting just wide of the far post.

And on the stroke of half-time, the home side did get their third of the afternoon courtesy of top scorer Murphy.

The striker latched onto a through-ball from Anderson to break into the box and side-foot low beyond Silvestri.

Ipswich started the second half on the front foot, winning a succession of corners and grabbing a fourth goal when Tommy Smith met Hunt's delivery. Berra may have applied the finishing touch at the far post but the New Zealand international claimed the goal.

Murphy then came close to securing his hat-trick with a neat flick volley that Silvestri pushed away at his near post.

Chances were few and far between in the final half-hour, although Liam Cooper almost diverted into his own net late on after a mazy run by sub Teddy Bishop before Chambers headed wide from Kevin Bru's corner.

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