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  1. FT: Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    After you have enjoyed the rest of the football today, we will be doing this all again.

    From 11:45 BST tomorrow morning you can join us for live coverage of Preston v Middlesbrough in the Championship.

    Best of luck to your team on the opening weekend and thanks for joining us.

  2. A point apiece in Yorkshire

    FT: Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    It was not always free flowing, but Leeds and Burnley will both be relieved to not have lost on the opening day.

    If you missed our live text coverage, read Phil Cartwright's match report with all the events from Elland Road.

    Keep with us on BBC Sport, where you can follow the rest of the football throughout the day.

  3. Honours even in Cardiff

    FT: Cardiff City 1-1 Fulham

    Craig Noone

    An entertaining 90 minutes at the Cardiff City Stadium if you were a neutral! It was an end-to-end sort of match with both sides enjoying dominant spells with possession.

    After a goalless first half, Matt Smith broke the deadlock soon after the restart to give Fulham the lead when he latched onto the rebound of Ben Pringle's long-range drive to nod home.

    But Cardiff City forced an equaliser late on when Craig Noone unleashed a fantastic shot from distance to give the hosts a share of the points and prevent an opening day defeat.

    You can read the match report here.


    FT: Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    In a slightly bizarre twist at the end of the game, Leeds skipper Sol Bamba and Burnley's Sam Vokes were interviewed at the same time on television.

    Vokes was then asked to present Bamba with his Man of the match award, and being the nice lad he is, they awkwardly shook hands and said well done.

  5. Today in the Football League...

    Andy Bayes and Kevin Gallacher

    Two matches down, 32 to go in the Football League today.

    There are some key games across the Football League today with Hull City and Queens Park Rangers making their return to the Championship against Huddersfield and Charlton, respectively. Meanwhile Teddy Sheringham takes a break from scoring wonder goals to make his managerial debut with League Two Stevenage, as they face Notts County.

    BBC local radio teams across the country are in position to commentate on today's matches, just like BBC Radio Lancashire's Andy Bayes and ex-Blackburn striker Kevin Gallacher, who are at Ewood Park for Blackburn v Wolves.

  6. FT: Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    Sam Vokes

    Burnley striker Sam Vokes told Sky Sports: "It's great to get on the pitch off the bench and get a goal.

    "It's a tough place to come on the first day and for us it's a good point we can build on. From kick-off we kept the ball very well and it was a good team goal in the end.

    "Obviously we want to be competing at the top of the table so we'll do our best."

  7. FT: Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    Leeds captain Sol Bamba told Sky Sports: "It is definitely a more settled squad.

    "Now it is up to us to to it on the pitch and today I think we've done that.

    "We've got a good squad and we definitely want to do better than last year."


    Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    A keenly contested game and a fair result overall.

    There is some heavy blowing at the end from players who have put a lot into that game.

    Mirco Antenucci came on and scored a beautiful curler that looked to have won it for Leeds, but Sam Vokes' bullet header takes home a point on Burnley's return to the Championship.

  9. Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    That man Mirco Antenucci has made a real difference since coming on.

    Cutting in from the left this time, he fires a shot in from the edge of the area but it is easy enough for Tom Heaton.

  10. Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    Long balls from both teams have been dealt with easily so far.

    Obviously they are not wanting to concede, but little in the way of football that is going to win you a game at the moment.


    Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    Five minutes goes up on the board here. Plenty of time for another goal methinks.


    Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    The experience of Matthew Taylor replaces Michael Kightly for Burnley.

    Scott Wootton and Souleymane Doukara come on for the hosts - they replace Alex Mowatt and Lewis Cook.

    Can another substitute grab a winner?

  13. Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    The game is opening up now.

    Both teams want to start their season with a win - Sam Vokes scuffs an effort from the edge of the area after a Marvin Sordell break.

  14. GOAL (Vokes)

    Leeds 1-1 Burnley

    Sam Vokes

    Another goal, another substitute.

    A curling cross from debutant right-back Tendayi Darikwa finds Sam Vokes seven yards out, and he brilliantly guides his header into the far corner.

    Both managers will be delighted at the impact their changes have made.

  15. GOAL (Antenucci)

    Leeds 1-0 Burnley

    An absolute pearler from Leeds substitute Mirco Antenucci.

    Controlling the ball on the right-hand side of the box, he cuts inside a defender to make space and opens up his body, before curling a brilliant shot into the far corner.

    He gave Tom Heaton absolutely no chance.

  16. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    After the delightful rare sight of a contested drop ball, Sam Vokes wins a free-kick for Burnley on the left of Leeds' penalty area.

    Their defence hold hands to position themselves, that's new. After being headed back across goal by the Clarets, it comes to nothing.

  17. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Good bit of build-up play from Burnley as left-back Ben Mee comes forward. He plays a one-two but it is a tired shot from 25 yards out that is never testing the goalkeeper.

  18. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Michael Duff is forced off for after a challenge from Chris Wood.

    Cue players from both teams running to the sideline to take on some fluid.

    When play resumes, Mirco Antenucci has his first sight of goal but his poor shot goes harmlessly over.


    Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    As soon as I say that, Burnley freshen things up.

    It's a whole new strike force with Lukas Jutkiewicz and Jelle Vossen off and Marvin Sordell and Sam Vokes on.

    Leeds make one of their own at the next break in play, as debutant Stuart Dallas is withdrawn for Mirco Antenucci. What can their top scorer from last season do?

  20. Elsewhere in the Football League...

    Birmingham City

    There are 32 more matches taking place this afternoon. Fans are streaming into grounds across the country, attracted by the smell of optimism, pies and freshly-mown grass.

    Here's the scene at Birmingham - Blues face Reading today.

    We're not done here yet, though. Can Leeds or Burnley find a winner?

  21. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Giuseppe Bellusci

    There has been a notable slow down in the pace of the match in the past 10 minutes, which seems to suit Leeds.

    The home side are enjoying more of the ball right now, as Chris Wood fails to connect with a cross from the right.

  22. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Route one works this time for Leeds and Chris Wood goes close.

    A long clearance from the goalkeeper finds the head of Sam Byram, whose neat flick-on finds the path of Wood - his sweetly struck shot flies over though.

  23. BreakingFULL-TIME

    Cardiff City 1-1 Fulham

    And it's all over at the Cardiff City Stadium and after Craig Noone's late equaliser, Cardiff managed to take away a point.

    Fulham will feel hard done by after they dominated large periods of the game, but Cardiff's resilience has gifted them a point.

    Following Matt Smith's opener, Cardiff never gave up and were rewarded with a late equaliser.

  24. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Burnley respond to the pressure from Leeds with some neat football of their own.

    Jelle Vossen, Scott Arfield and Lukas Jutkiewicz are all involved before Arfield lays in Jutkiewicz, but the striker's left-footed shot is gathered easily by the goalkeeper.

  25. Cardiff City 1-1 Fulham

    A chance at the Fulham end as Moussa Dembélé delivers a superb ball into the box but Matthew Connolly brilliantly tracked Ross McCormack to intercept possession. Amazing defending to keep the scores level.

  26. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    More Leeds pressure and Sam Byram nods a back-post cross into the path of the advancing Tom Adeyemi.

    His first-time shot, though, flies over the bar from close range.

  27. Cardiff City 1-1 Fulham

    Five minutes of added time at the Cardiff City Stadium. Can either side find a winner?


    Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Best bit of play from Leeds in this second half.

    A cross comes in from the right that falls kindly to Alex Mowatt. He sweetly strikes the ball with his left foot from the edge of the area but it clips the outside of the post and goes wide.

  29. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    A driving run from Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield lays in Tendayi Darikwa, but his cross is blocked for a corner.

    Michael Duff is beaten to the ball from the set-piece and Arfield then receives the a yellow card for stopping a Leeds' counter attack.

  30. GOAL (Noone)

    Cardiff City 1-1 Fulham

    And just as we mention time was running out for Cardiff to avoid an opening-day defeat by Fulham, Craig Noone unleashes a fierce drive from long range to equalise!

    They're in fine voice at the Cardiff City Stadium, now.

  31. Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Time is running out for Cardiff now and they're pushing forward in numbers. Peter Whittingham floats a cross into the box hoping to find the advancing Sean Morrison but their dangerous attack is easily neutralised.

    Six minutes left for Cardiff to avoid an opening-day defeat.

  32. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    A strong arm from Sol Bamba catches Lukas Jutkiewicz in the face and the visitors have a free-kick.

    Jutkiewicz is then forced off by the referee to clean a bit of blood coming out of his nose. Some wrapped up medical supplies up his nose and the striker is back on.

  33. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    First Lukas Jutkiewicz and then Jelle Vossen both have chances blocked by Leeds defenders following a swift Burnley counter-attack.

    A minute later, Chris Wood has his head in his hands as he is unable to gather a cross in the box following a delay in the Clarets' defence.

  34. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    George Boyd

    Nothing much to write home about so far in the second half.

    George Boyd has been caught offside is all I have for you. Leeds in the Burnley half at the moment...

  35. Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Changes all round as we enter the final stages at the Cardiff City Stadium.

    Fulham goalscorer Matt Smith is replaced by Moussa Dembele, while Cardiff replace Kagisho Dikgacoi with Craig Noone.

    Thirteen minutes left for Cardiff to find an equaliser.

  36. KICK-OFF

    Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    After another blast of "Marching on Together", we're back under way at Elland Road. No changes for either side.

  37. My Premier League Life

    There is of course a league above the Football League, you may have heard of it - the Premier League.

    Ever wondered how many games your team have played during your lifetime? Goals scored? Trophies won? Managers employed?

    You can now find all that out in My Premier League Life.

  38. Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Much better from Cardiff, now. The Bluebirds break away as they desperately look for an equaliser. Joe Mason tries to find the onrushing Sammy Ameobi but the ball falls to Joe Ralls who fires straight at Andy Lonergan.

  39. The joy of the Football League

    Gary Caldwell, Rob Green, Thomas Ince, Teddy Sheringham

    Teddy Sheringham in at Stevenage, from Real Madrid to Derby and Blackpool's off-field problems - there's always a great story in the Football League.

    You can read the best tales to look out for in Phil Cartwright's preview of the 2015-16 Football League season.

  40. Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Making his Cardiff debut from the bench, Sammy Ameobi makes an impact. After Kay Voser headed to clear the danger from the Fulham box, Ameobi was on hand to strike but his effort failed to test Fulham keeper Andy Lonergan.

  41. Post update

    Right, ahead of the 15:00 BST start for the rest of the Football League games today, here is some of the best offerings from BBC Sport you may have missed...

  42. HT: Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Leeds v Burnley

    Moments for both sets of fans to be happy about from the first half at Elland Road.

    Leeds' front three of Chris Wood, Stuart Dallas and Sam Byram have combined well, while Burnley have looked dangerous in spells.

    I'm sure all your pre-season optimism remains.

  43. Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Russell Slade has brought Sammy Ameobi on for Alex Revell as he looks to capitalise on a decent attacking spell from the hosts.

  44. Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Fulham break after some excellent work from former Bluebird Ross McCormack and, thanks to some absolutely superb defending from Matthew Connolly, Ben Pringle is denied from close range to keep it 1-0.


    Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Leeds v Burnley

    As the sun comes out again, the referee brings the first 45 minutes at Elland Road to a close.

    Burnley improved throughout the half after Leeds debutant Stuart Dallas' early effort was pushed onto the crossbar.

    Michael Kightly and Lukas Jutkiewicz going closest for the Clarets, who could also have had a penalty for Giuseppe Bellusci's handball.

  46. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    After a scrappy couple of minutes, Leeds put together a flowing passing move which results in a corner.

    Their new routine prepares to attack again...

  47. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    You can see why Sol Bamba has been given the armband at Leeds.

    He's nailed some towering defensive headers so far as well as being a nuisance at the other end.

    Burnley still enjoying the better of the possession at the moment but Leeds are holding their shape.


    Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Anthony Pilkington

    Cardiff's Alex Revell sends a looping header goalwards but Anthony Pilkington blocks goalkeeper Andy Lonergan and handles the ball before it crosses the line. Pilkington gets a yellow card for his trouble. It's not been the best few minutes for him - he hit the bar just before Matt Smith's opening goal.

    A pity for the neutrals, as it would have been a perfect response for the hosts. A great opening few minutes to the second half, though. Game on!

  49. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Nervy moments for Burnley new boy Tendayi Darikwa, who misjudges a cross and Stuart Dallas fires at the keeper.

    From the resulting corner, Michael Duff does just about enough to pressure Sol Bamba and put him off his header at the back post.

  50. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Water and instructions being handed by the benches as there is a break in play.

    The sun has disappeared, but it is still a warm afternoon in Leeds.

  51. GOAL (Smith)

    Cardiff City 0-1 Fulham

    Seconds after Cardiff's Anthony Pilkington hits the bar with a powerful shot from range, Fulham break and take the lead!

    After Ben Pringle's incredible long-range shot is kept out, that man Matt Smith is on hand to nod in the rebound.

  52. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Lukas Jutkiewicz

    Striker Lukas Jutkiewicz is yet to score for Burnley since join from Middlesbrough last summer, but he is the latest to test Marco Silvestri.

    A cross comes in from the left and his first-time effort is saved well low down.

  53. Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    Kit Symons and Russell Slade

    We're back under way at the Cardiff City Stadium as Joe Mason and Joe Ralls kick us off. Hopefully there will be some goals in this half!

  54. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Really good period of pressure by the Clarets.

    Marco Silvestri fails to gather a corner with the ball falling to Jelle Vossen - the striker throws a left boot at it but Silvestri recovers to push it just wide.

  55. CLOSE!

    Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Michael Kightly within a couple of inches of giving Burnley the lead.

    Lukas Jutkiewicz battles away inside the area and finds Kightly on the left side of the box, but his curling right-footed shot is just wide.

  56. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    The game just settles down for a couple of minutes with little action in the final thirds.

    In contrast to Sean Dyche taking his suit jacket off (see 15 mins), Leeds manager Uwe Rosler has kept his on.

    A dark blue tie, with a white rose of Yorkshire in the middle, I'm sure will help him bed in with the Leeds faithful.

  57. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Leeds' wide men Sam Byram and Stuart Dallas are really causing problems at the moment with their trickery and pace.

    Byram lays the ball into Chris Wood, but his shot is closed down by the Burnley defence.

  58. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    The hosts have certainly been working on their corner routines during pre-season - all five Leeds players in the box standing in a straight line before breaking when the ball is sent in.

    After the ball comes out of the area, Giuseppe Bellusci's 30-yard drive is easily gathered.


    Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    It's the halfway stage at the Cardiff City Stadium and after a promising few moments for both sides, it's goalless. But there has been plenty to sing about. Fulham's Matt Smith has seen the best of the action and had several opportunities to break the deadlock but Cardiff fans will be encouraged by the way they've moved the ball about the park.

  60. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Leeds v Burnley

    Really big shout from Burnley for handball. Lukas Jutkiewicz, racing into the Leeds box, tried to knock the ball around Giuseppe Bellusci and the ball strikes the defender's left hand inside the penalty area.

    The referee and his assistant are not interested.

  61. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Bit of possession for Burnley now, who are being encouraged by the animated Sean Dyche on the touchline.

    He's got his suit jacket off already. It think that is due to a combination of the Yorkshire sunshine and how much he is moving around.

  62. Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    It's close for Fulham as Ross McCormack goes on a solo run and darts through the Cardiff midfield but he drills his shot wide of Simon Moore's post. Still goalless in South Wales.

  63. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Leeds on the attack again, and it's Stuart Dallas again who is looking lively on his debut.

    He meets a deep cross at the back post but does not quite connect cleanly and Tom Heaton gathers easily.


    Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Leeds getting a foothold in the game now and Sam Byram, after some brilliant work down the right wing, crosses for Chris Wood. The striker scuffs a volley and then Stuart Dallas' effort hits a player before Burnley keeper Tom Heaton diverts it onto the crossbar.

  65. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    Half a sight of goal for Leeds striker Chris Wood, who is just unable to control the ball on the edge of the area.

    At the other end, Jelle Vossen's cross is met on the volley by Lukas Jutkiewicz, who fires over until the close attention of Charlie Taylor on him.

  66. Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    A really good spell of pressure from Cardiff results Joe Mason receiving the ball but Andy Lonergan does well to save before a follow up is blocked by Dan Burn. Could the tide be turning? The hosts look more likely to score going into the final stages of the first half.

  67. Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    A few tackles flying in and Tendayi Darikwa gives away the first foul of the match, and his Burnley career.

    Alex Mowatt's free-kick is heads towards the back post but is hacked away by the visitors.

  68. KICK-OFF

    Leeds 0-0 Burnley

    With "Marching on Together" blasting around Elland Road from the home fans, Leeds striker Chris Wood gets us going.

  69. Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    Cardiff v Fulham

    We are midway through the first half and it's all calmed down on the South Wales front! After a rather frenetic first 20 minutes, Cardiff seem happier to frustrate Fulham and keep possession. They will be looking to neutralise the threat of Matt Smith and Jamie O'Hara, who have been the stand out performers so far.

  70. Here come the teams...

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    With both teams in their home colours, Sol Bamba and Tom Heaton, both new captains, lead out their sides.

    Saturday football is with us again.

  71. Match stats

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    We at BBC Sport enjoy a stat or two. We gave you some earlier on the Cardiff v Fulham game, but here is some from our 12:30 BST offering.

    Leeds have won five of their last six home matches against the Clarets, though they lost the last meeting at Elland Road.

    In the Premier League, Burnley did not scored more than one goal in any of their last 14 matches, failing to score on nine occasions.

  72. Cardiff 0-0 Fulham

    Cardiff v Fulham

    Fulham are bossing the game at the moment and their tails are up after a decent opening 20 minutes. Skipper Ross McCormack sends a lovely through ball and Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball to Matt Smith, who narrowly nods the ball over the bar.

  73. Heaton confirmed as Burnley captain

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    Tom Heaton

    Goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who was confirmed as club captain last night, told Sky Sports: "The manager just mentioned it to me the other day - I was pleased to take it and I'm looking forward to the responsibility.

    "There has been a few changes this summer but everyone is raring to go and we're looking forward to mounting a serious title challenge."

  74. The manager's view - Sean Dyche

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    Burnley manager Sean Dyche told Sky Sports: "We know the challenge ahead of us, as do most of our group, so we're looking forward to it.

    "I think we've formed ourselves with a team and a club to be reckoned with, we've had good growth over the last two years.

    "We're looking forward to this game, Leeds are a massive club, and we're looking forward to the challenge."


    Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    It's an entertaining affair at the Cardiff City Stadium so far and the visitors are enjoying a decent spell of play. Fulham's Matt Smith has gone closest to breaking the deadlock and cannoned the ball off the base of the post with a powerful header that had beaten Cardiff keeper Simon Moore.

  76. Listen live on BBC local radio

    Unfortunately we're unable to stream Football League commentaries online.

    However, you can listen to both of this lunchtime's Championship games on BBC local radio - just two of about 2,500 commentaries provided by local stations this season.

  77. Rosler v Dyche

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    Uwe Rosler and Sean Dyche

    Former Wigan and Brentford boss Uwe Rosler takes charge of Leeds for the first time competitively today since his appointment in May. He'll be hoping to take Leeds back to the top flight for the first time since 2004.

    Sean Dyche - affectionately known as 'the ginger Mourinho' to Clarets fans - will be looking to buck the trend of relegated sides from the Premier League struggling to get back at the first time of asking. Just over 20% of teams have managed it in the 29 seasons since the introduction of the play-offs.

  78. War of the Roses

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    Leeds v Burnley

    You have to go back to 2005 when one of these two won a meeting by more than a one-goal margin - Leeds beating the Lancashire side 2-0 at Elland Road thanks to goals from David Healy and Robbie Blake.

    A time when Westlife knocked the Arctic Monkeys off number one in the charts, pubs were allowed to open 24 hours and the Ashes were back in England after 18 years.

    Burnley's 37-year-old defender Michael Duff, in at centre-back today, started that game too.

  79. Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    It's been an end-to-end opening five minutes in South Wales as both sides size each other up. Cardiff had the first chance of the match but Joe Mason saw his shot blocked. At the other end, Fulham's Jamie O'Hara neatly chipped the ball to the onrushing Matt Smith who failed to get the better of goalkeeper Simon Moore.

  80. The player's view - Luke Murphy

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    Injured Leeds midfielder Luke Murphy on Sky Sports: "I think since the manager has come in, he's made sure we've got it drilled into our head that we've got a top-six mentality.

    "We all know the fans want the club back in the Premier League. Since Uwe has come in with his organisational skills, I've never seen anything like it."

  81. BreakingTeam news

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    Burnley team

    Burnley hand debuts to striker Jelle Vossen and right-back Tendayi Darikwa. It's a familiar looking starting line-up with six players who started the final Premier League game, a 1-0 win at Aston Villa, in the Clarets starting XI. Tom Heaton captains the side.

  82. KICK-OFF

    Cardiff City 0-0 Fulham

    We're off at the Cardiff City Stadium! The first Saturday of the new Football League season is under way.

  83. BreakingTeam news

    Leeds v Burnley (12:30 BST)

    Leeds team

    After signing just four days ago from Brentford, Stuart Dallas starts for Leeds. Summer arrivals Sol Bamba, Tom Adeyemi and Chris Wood also start make their first starts for the Whites.

  84. England regain the Ashes

    England cricketers

    If you're just joining us, it would be remiss of us to not keep you informed of sporting events elsewhere and England have regained the Ashes at Trent Bridge, winning by an innings and 78 runs.

    It was nice of the England boys to wrap it up just in time for the new season, wasn't it?

  85. The opening day

    Cardiff City v Fulham (12:00 BST)


    The return of football means statisticians everywhere can also get to work. Here's some opening day ones for you...

    Despite their terrible start in the league this time last year, Fulham have lost just once in their last six league openers.

    When playing at home to open the campaign, Cardiff have won five of their last nine matches. Now go impress your mates.

  86. BreakingTeam news

    Cardiff City v Fulham (12:00 BST)

    Fulham team

    After losing seven of their first eight games in the Championship last season, Fulham fans will be hoping to get out of the blocks a little quicker this time around. Five summer signings - Andy Lonergan, Ben Pringle, Tom Cairney, Jazz Richards and Jamie O'Hara - start for the visitors.

  87. BreakingTeam news

    Cardiff City v Fulham (12:00 BST)

    Cardiff team

    None of Cardiff City's summer signings will start today's game versus Fulham with Sammy Ameobi and Stuart O'Keefe all starting on the bench. Joe Mason, who has been strongly linked with Championship rivals Wolves over the summer, starts up front with Alex Revell, while veteran Peter Whittingham leads the Bluebirds' midfield.

  88. Here we go...

    After Brighton kicked off the Football League season last night by beating Nottingham Forest, welcome to our Championship coverage of Cardiff v Fulham (12:00 BST) and Leeds against Burnley (12:30 BST).

    We'll keep you updated with events in Cardiff before focusing on an intriguing game at Elland Road.

    The grass is freshly cut, the teams are doing their final preparations and sun is out in Wales and Yorkshire. Football is back.