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Midlands Match Day Live: Full-time scores

Premier League:

  • West Brom 2 -2 Crystal Palace
  • Leicester City - Swansea (17:30)
  • Southampton 1 - 0 Stoke


  • Nottingham Forest 1 - 3 Blackburn
  • Derby 1 - 2 Wigan
  • Birmingham City 0 - 8 Bournemouth
  • Leeds 1 - 2 Wolves

League One:

  • Peterborough 2 -3 Coventry
  • Scunthorpe 0 -1 Notts County
  • Walsall 1 - 0 Chesterfield
  • Port Vale 3 - 0 Leyton Orient

League Two:

  • Burton Albion 0 - 1 Stevenage
  • Northampton 0 -1 Luton
  • Mansfield 1 - 1 York
  • Cheltenham 0 -3 Plymouth
  • Shrewsbury 2 - 1 Portsmouth

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Leicester striker can handle growing expectations says manager

Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa celebrates scoring their fifth goal of the game Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport/PA Images

Leonardo Ulloa, Leicester City's top scorer, can handle the growing expectations on him says manager Nigel Pearson.

The five-goal striker has had an impressive start in the Premier League with goals against Manchester United and Arsenal.

The Argentinian is joint fifth in the scoring charts but Pearson strongly believes his outlook on the game hasn't changed.

Today, Leicester City play Swansea away at the Liberty Stadium kicking off at 5.30pm.

Leo has settled in very well and has had an outstanding start in terms of goal return. His all-round play has been excellent.

He certainly hasn't had any extra pressure put on him from within. My view on strikers is goals are what they are but the way we play we need forward thinking players who also understand how the team functions.

– Manager, Nigel Pearson


Coventry to stage Monaco-style motorsport racing

Monaco-style street racing is set to come to Coventry next year, becoming the first city in recent times to stage competitive motorsport on its public roads in the UK.

The city council has given the go ahead to the racing by using new government laws designed to allow cities to host motorsport events.

Coventry's ring road Credit: ITV News Central

British Formula 3 cars and British Touring Car Championship cars will be among the vehicles used.

The organisers of the Coventry Motofest 2015 event will stage competitive time trials on Coventry's ring road following on from the Government's decision to grant councils powers to turn public roads into temporary racetracks.

Racing will be subject to approval by the Motosport Industry Association (MIA).

Action in the pouring rain as the cars speed around Birmingham streets in 1986 Credit: Sport and General/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

The last time competitive motor racing came to a Midlands city was the Birmingham Superprix in the 1980s.

Sponsored by Halfords, racers competed around a street circuit in Birmingham city centre from 1986 to 1990.

A British Touring car Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

"We are so excited to announce competitive motor sport on the Coventry Ring Road.

With Coventry's rich motoring heritage and history, it feels like the right fit to be racing in Coventry and we can't wait to make it happen."

– James Noble, Motofest Festival Director

"I'm really delighted that we will see some competitive time trials on our iconic Ring Road as part of Motofest next year.

We have a rich motoring history and I don't believe there is a more appropriate city to host an event like this. Our city centre was transformed into a showcase celebration of the city's rich motoring history but this event also provides a glimpse into our automotive future."

– Cllr Abdul Khan, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Sports, Parks and Events

Construction officially completed at Derby's velodrome

Construction has officially finished at Derby's multi-million pound velodrome and sports arena.

Builders handed over the keys to the Pride Park complex at a celebration involving cyclists, athletes and musicians.

It has cost £27 million to build and will be the region's first ever velodrome.

It is expected to open early next year.

Neil Brook, Project Director, and Councillor Alison Martin, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, have been speaking to ITV News Central about the completion.

Notts County footballer received "Ebola" chants when playing for Sierra Leone

Notts County defender Mustapha Dumbuya is enjoying being part of his sides terrific run at the moment. The Magpies currently sit fifth in the league having not lost in 10 matches.

However the deadly Ebola outbreak in his native country of Sierra Leone has made playing for the national team an unpleasant experience.

In August, ahead of an African Cup of Nation's match, he says the team was refused entry to the Seychelles. Two weeks ago in Cameroon he said the side was effectively quarantined in their hotel.

Latest odds: Who will be the next manager of the Blues?

Birmingham City are continuing to hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Lee Clark on Monday.

Yesterday it was reported that Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett had been approached by Birmingham about the job.

Lee Clark was sacked by Birmingham City earlier this week Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Latest odds:

  • Gary Rowett - 8/15
  • Karl Robinson - 11/2
  • Mike Phelan - 6/1
  • Owen Coyle - 9/1
  • Richard Beale - 10/1
  • Chris Hughton - 16/1

Odds: SkyBet

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