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Wolves cruise to win at Fulham

Wolves were dominant. Credit: Reuters

Wolves flourished rather than floundered in the wake of Steve Morgan's decision to sell up, with substitute Sheyi Ojo inspiring his side to a comprehensive victory at Fulham.

News emanated on the eve of Tuesday's Sky Bet Championship encounter that the owner had stepped down from the board with immediate effect and was looking to find a buyer eight years after taking over at Molineux from the late Sir Jack Hayward.

The development sent shockwaves around the West Midlands, but Kenny Jackett's side responded impressively as Adam Le Fondre, Ojo and James Henry wrapped up an impressive 3-0 win against the 10 men of Fulham.

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Birmingham compound miserable week for Brentford

Clayton Donaldson was on the scoresheet. Credit: PA

Brentford suffered their second home defeat in a week, going down 2-0 to mid-table Birmingham.

Former Bees striker Clayton Donaldson rubbed salt in the wounds of his old team-mates, racing clear to give the scoreline a flattering look deep into injury time.

Michael Morrison had given Blues the lead after 71 minutes, rising unmarked in the box to power home a header from a pinpoint David Cotterill corner. The setback capped a miserable week for Brentford, who sacked head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen just nine games into his Griffin Park reign.


Thousands enjoy the Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone

Thousands of rugby fans from all other the country have been enjoying the 2015 World Cup in Birmingham's Fanzone Credit: ITV Central
Some performances featured the Maori Haka Credit: ITV Central
Fans at the venue, at Millennium Point, could watch the matches on a big screen or just relax in the sunshine Credit: ITV Central
Everyone enjoyed themselves Credit: ITV Central
There was plenty of shade available Credit: ITV Central

Midlands Match Day Live: Full-time Results

Football in net Credit: Press Assocation

Premier League:

  • Leicester 2 - 5 Arsenal
  • Liverpool 3 - 2 Aston Villa
  • Stoke 2 - 1 Bournemouth


  • MK Dons 1 - 3 Derby
  • Birmingham 0 - 2 Rotherham
  • Preston 1 - 1 Wolves

League One:

  • Bradford 0 - 2 Peterborough
  • Chesterfield 1 - 2 Burton
  • Bury 2 - 1 Coventry
  • Fleetwood 1 - 2 Port Vale
  • Shrewsbury 2 - 0 Blackpool
  • Walsall 1 - 1 Crewe

League Two:

  • Mansfield 0 - 0 Plymouth
  • Northampton 1 - 1 Leyton Orient
  • Notts County 1 - 0 York

Excitement builds at Villa Park ahead of SA v Samoa

Souvenir scraves on sale outside Villa Park ahead of South Africa v Samoa Credit: ITV News Central
Springbok fans on their way into Villa Park bathed in sunshine. Credit: ITV News Central
Samoa supporters getting in the mood for this afternoon's game. Credit: ITV News Central
South Africa fans seems to have brought the southern hemisphere sunshine with them. Credit: ITV News Central
Despite being the underdogs Samoa fans say their team will fight with everything they've got Credit: ITV News Central


Midlands Match Day Live: Half-time scores

Football in net Credit: Press Association

Premier League:

  • Leicester 1 - 2 Arsenal
  • Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa
  • Stoke 1 - 0 Bournemouth


  • Birmingham 0 - 1 Rotherham
  • Preston 1 - 0 Wolves

League One:

  • Bradford 0 - 0 Peterborough
  • Chesterfield 1 - 0 Burton
  • Bury 1 - 0 Coventry
  • Fleetwood 1 - 0 Port Vale
  • Shrewsbury 0 - 0 Blackpool
  • Walsall 1 - 1 Crewe

League Two:

  • Mansfield 0 - 0 Plymouth
  • Northampton 0 - 0 Leyton Orient
  • Notts County 1 - 0 York

What fans can expect at the Birmingham RWC Fanzone

For those rugby fans without tickets to Samoa v South Africa today and Australia v Uruguay tomorrow, organisers of the Birmingham Fanzone say that the next best place in the city to watch the games.

Jen Griggs says thousands of spectators are expected at the Fanzone next to Millennium Point today and tomorrow, and there is plenty on offer for a great atmosphere.

Webb Ellis trophy arrives at Birmingham Fanzone

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy today's Rugby World Cup matches from the Birmingham Fanzone near Millennium point.

Villa Park will host its first match of the tournament when Samoa take on Samoa at 5:00pm.

As excitement builds, the Webb Ellis Trophy itself was in the city today, visiting the Fanzone before spectators arrive this lunchtime.

They can watch the match at Villa Park on the big screen, with thousands more expected for the biggest clash of the day when England and Wales meet at Twickenham at 8:00pm.

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