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Blades legend Alan Hodgkinson dies, aged 79

The legendary former Sheffield United and England goalkeeper Alan Hodgkinson has died at the age of 79.

Alan Hodgkinson collecting his MBE in 2008 Credit: PA

Hodgkinson, who was born in Maltby, made 674 appearances for the Blades between 1954 and 1970, and played five times for England in the late 50s.

After the end of his playing career he became a goalkeeping coach, working at more than a dozen clubs, including Manchester United, and was credited with bringing Peter Schmeichel to Old Trafford.

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Sheffield Utd to face Manchester Utd in FA Cup

Sheffield United have been drawn away to Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

Sheffield United have been drawn away to Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup. Credit: Press Association

Scunthorpe could face a trip to Chelsea if they can get past Leyton Orient in their replay.

Leeds United will host Rotherham and Hull City will host Championship leaders Brighton in the third round.

All tied will be played between 8 and 11 January.

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Hundreds expected at funeral of Howard Kendall

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out at the funeral of Everton legend Howard Kendall. The cortege will do a lap of Goodison Park in honour of the former manager before a service at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. Peter Reid played for Everton when Kendall was in charge and worked with him at Manchester City.

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Tributes to former Blades boss Howard Kendall

Football clubs and footballers have expressed their sadness at the death of ex-Everton and former Sheffield United manager Howard Kendall who has died aged 69.

Blades seek information about coin-throwing incident

Sheffield United has issued a statement asking for more information regarding a second coin-throwing incident.

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The latest incident took place after the Blades’ third penalty in the midweek League Cup Trophy tie against Notts County.

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident that involved a coin being thrown in the direction of the opposition goalkeeper.

The managing director of Sheffield United Mal Brannigan stated that the "behaviour of this manner will not be tolerated and anyone found to have committed this offence will receive an automatic life ban from Bramall Lane."

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