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Championship round-up: Derby dispatch Birmingham, Bristol Metropolis lose, Wolves held at Barnsley

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Championship round-up: Derby dispatch Birmingham, Bristol Metropolis lose, Wolves held at Barnsley

talkSPORT brings you a round-up of Saturday’s Championship motion…

Wolves’ lead on the prime of the Sky Guess Championship was reduce to 10 factors as they have been held to a goalless draw at Barnsley whereas Derby gained Three-Zero at Birmingham.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s table-toppers are actually unbeaten in 13 league matches however have been reined in by the Rams, who moved again as much as second place with their victory over the second-bottom Blues.

Johnny Russell put Derby 1-Zero up within the 19th minute towards Rams boss Gary Rowett’s former membership, Matej Vydra added a second within the 56th and Andreas Weimann rounded off the scoring within the 89th minute.

Rowett’s facet had been pushed into third by Cardiff, whose four-match dropping streak within the league got here to an finish as they thrashed basement boys Sunderland Four-Zero at house within the lunchtime kick-off.

Callum Paterson opened the scoring within the first minute of the second half, Black Cats midfielder Didier Ndong was despatched off three minutes later for a problem on Junior Hoilett and Joe Ralls then prolonged the hosts’ lead within the 55th minute.

Paterson notched his second purpose within the 80th minute and substitute Anthony Pilkington’s stoppage-time effort accomplished the rout as Sunderland’s ex-Wales boss Chris Coleman endured a completely depressing return to the Cardiff Metropolis Stadium.

Bristol Metropolis’s promotion push suffered one other setback as they have been overwhelmed 1-Zero at house by Norwich for a 3rd league defeat in a row, James Maddison netting for the away facet within the 79th minute.

Seventh-placed Leeds had Eunan O’Kane despatched off within the first half at Ipswich and succumbed to a single Bersant Celina purpose within the 67th minute at Portman Highway.

Fulham moved above Middlesbrough into eighth following their 1-Zero victory over the Teessiders on the Riverside Stadium, the place Oliver Norwood transformed a late penalty.

Burton stay 22nd following their Three-1 house loss to QPR, who are actually 9 factors away from the relegation zone.

After Aramide Oteh’s opener was cancelled out by Lloyd Dyer, Conor Washington restored the guests’ lead and Massimo Luongo then wrapped issues up.

Bolton, some extent higher off than Burton, dropped to 21st as they misplaced 2-Zero at Brentford, with Florian Jozefzoon and Neal Maupay getting on the scoresheet.

Hull are 20th, stage on factors with Bolton, having drawn Zero-Zero with Studying on the KCOM Stadium, and elsewhere, Millwall and Preston drew 1-1 on the Den, Aiden O’Brien placing the hosts in entrance earlier than Callum Robinson equalised.

Elsewhere, final week’s FA Cup heroes Nottingham Forest, who claimed the scalp of holders Arsenal of their third spherical triumph, entertain Aston Villa within the 5:30pm kick-off. 

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