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Burnley moved a step closer to qualifying for the Europa League last night but they had to work hard to edge past a resilient Aberdeen after extra-time at Turf Moor, and talented midfielder Jack Cork and striker Ashley Barnes were the heroes on the night netting the two extra-time winning goals.

The 2018/2019 domestic footy seasons gets underway tonight as Reading take on Derby County at the Madejski Stadium in the Championship and we will get a first look at Frank Lampard as a professional manager. The bookies make Derby favourites to win tonight and history is not on Reading side either as they've not beaten Derby in the last six corresponding league matches, only managing four draws and two defeats. The EFL Championship and League One and Two action kicks off in earnest tomorrow with a full set of fixtures from each league and there's a host of potentially entertaining match ups that could produce plenty of opening day goals accross the three leagues.

Bristol City face Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate and this has the potential to be a highly entertaining game as Bristol City proved their quality last season reaching the League Cup semi-finals and Forest have been strongly supported in the Championship winners market, after the appointment of experienced manager Karanka who has brought in new talent to improve the squad. Promoted Sheffield United face relegated Swansea in the televised tea-time kick-off at Brammal Lane and the visitors will need to be on the ball and well organised for this one, as the Blades will no doubt be in confident mood after developing a strong team, winning spirit and mentality last season.

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