Summary

  1. Seven of the top eight teams win
  2. Derby still two points clear of Middlesbrough
  3. Toral hat-trick for Brentford sinks Blackpool
  4. Malky Mackay's Wigan lose 1-0 to Cardiff

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By Brendon Mitchell, Phil Cartwright, Tom Garry and Jay Freeman

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So while a

Luis Suarez-inspired Barcelona were busy humbling Manchester City at the Etihad, the goals were flying in all over the place up and down the country in the Football League.

However, all good things must come to an end, and it is indeed time to bid you farewell. But thanks for your company this evening, we've enjoyed every minute of a fun-packed programme of domestic fixtures.

Until next time, goodnight.

Tonight's headlines

Championship round-up

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Derby County end tonight exactly where they started it - at the top of the Championship table - thanks to

a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to Charlton Athletic.

It was less routine for second-placed Middlesbrough at the Riverside, but Aitor Karanka's side got the job done with

a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bolton.

Among the chasing pack, Ipswich Town recorded an eye-catching 4-2 victory over Birmingham, Norwich City came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 and Watford eased to a 3-0 success over Rotherham United.

Seven of the top eight teams in the Championship won. The other, Bournemouth, don't play until tomorrow. The Cherries have a tough act to follow.

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Darren Campbell: If there's one thing tonight proves, the current top eight in the Championship are clearly a cut above the rest. Fascinating run-in.

Couldn't agree more...

Thanks a lot, Stanley!

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Accrington - and third-placed Wycombe - seem pretty pleased with tonight's result in League Two.

Leaders Burton Albion lost 1-0 to Josh Windass's first-half goal for Stanley. Wycombe, five points behind Burton with a game in hand, expressed their thanks for assisting their title chances.

FT: Wolves 3-0 Fulham

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Fulham manager Kit Symons told BBC Sport: "To say that was frustrating is an understatement. I'm fuming. We looked by far the better side and had a stonewall penalty for handball turned down at 1-0. But you can't concede goals like that and still hope to win games. To go in at 3-0, it then becomes a mountain to climb."

How it stands at the bottom

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It's a similar tale at the other end of the table, with each of the bottom three sides losing. Blackpool's goal difference of -37 isn't looking too clever, is it?

A notable mention for Brighton, however, who moved up to 18th with a solid victory over Leeds.

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Wolves defender Scott Golbourne: Another top win!!

After winning 5-0 at the weekend, Wolves beat Fulham 3-0 at Molineux to continue their push for the play-offs.

How it stands at the top

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An exciting night of Championship football, with 32 goals across our 11 matches, but it's pretty much as you were for the top six.

Ipswich Town are the only movers, leapfrogging Bournemouth into third, with the Cherries not in action until tomorrow night when they visit Nottingham Forest.

Brentford are a point behind the play-off places in seventh, while Wolves are four points further back in eighth.

League Two round-up

Burton missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of League Two to six points tonight, as they went down 1-0 at Accrington.

Elsewhere, Portsmouth came from 2-0 down in the last 15 minutes to beat Tranmere 3-2 in a thriller at Fratton Park, while it finished goalless in the division's other game between Cambridge and Wimbledon.

FT: Brentford 4-0 Blackpool

BBC Sport's Ian Westbrook at Griffin Park: "Totally one-sided game at Griffin Park, where only poor finishing, bad luck and great goalkeeping by Blackpool's Joe Lewis kept the score down to four. It was a surreal atmosphere that felt like training match at times, but there was delight all round the ground when Jon Toral completed his hat-trick."

League One round-up

A good night for the teams at the top of League One as leaders Bristol City recorded a 3-1 victory over Doncaster, while Swindon overcame Bradford City 2-1.

Preston sealed three points against Walsall with a 1-0 win, while Sheffield United sealed a 2-1 win against Rochdale.

Barnsley came out on top with a 1-0 away win at Scunthorpe United.

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Norwich midfielder Elliott Bennett on Twitter: Massive win! Boys are on fire at the minute. That #YellowTrain steaming through different cities!

Next up for Norwich, who have won five in a row in the Championship, is a local derby with Ipswich on Sunday.

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Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Norwich City

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Bradley Johnson's screamer has won it for Norwich City. Alex Baptiste had put Blackburn ahead in the first half, but Cameron Jerome and Johnson turned the match on its head after the break.

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Brentford 4-0 Blackpool

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A comfortable win for the hosts keeps up their push for the play-offs courtesy of a Jon Toral hat-trick.

Andre Gray got the other, and as Toral will get many of the headlines tomorrow, here's a picture of Gray's goal.

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Watford 3-0 Rotherham United

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Watford wrap up a comfortable 3-0 victory over Rotherham United, after two Odion Ighalo goals, plus another from Troy Deeney.

There was even time for Almen Abdi to hit Adam Collin's left-hand post in the fifth minute of injury time, but it mattered not.

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Millwall 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday

A disappointing night for struggling Millwall, who remain in trouble and in the relegation zone after conceding three second-half goals to Sheffield Wednesday.

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Wolves 3-0 Fulham

The Molineux side just love scoring goals at the minute and despite a tepid second half, Wolves hold on to seal three points and carry on their play-off push.

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Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

After a nervy last few minutes for Middlesbrough with a seemingly endless amount of corners from Bolton which result in nothing for the visitors, the hosts hold on to seal three points.

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Wigan Athletic 0-1 Cardiff City

And Cardiff City have indeed held on at the DW Stadium, with Aron Gunnarsson's 20th-minute strike the difference between the sides.

GOAL

Millwall 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday (Diego Fabbrini, 90+3 mins)

Diego Fabbrini controls the ball and fires past Chris Kirkland, but it's no more than a consolation for Millwall.

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Brighton 2-0 Leeds United

In-form Leeds are beaten by Brighton goals either side of half-time from Sam Baldock and Inigo Calderon.

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Ipswich Town 4-2 Birmingham City

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The whistle goes at Portman Road and Ipswich have secured an important win that sees them move up to third in the table, until tomorrow at least. Birmingham kept fighting to the end and had the ball in the net through Nikola Zigic deep into stoppage time but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Gary Rowett's men have scored five goals in their last two away games but come away from both of them without any points. They remain without a win since 10 January.

Freddie Sears will take the plaudits for the hosts though as his clinical brace was the difference between the sides tonight.

GOAL

Brentford 4-0 Blackpool (Jon Toral, 89 minutes)

And Jon Toral gets a hat-trick after a scramble in the box from a Brentford corner allows the midfielder to finish from close range.

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Cardiff City

Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall has produced another magnificent save to keep the score at 1-0, brilliantly keeping Bo-Kyung Kim's effort out. Into four minutes of stoppage time.

Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

After breaking on the counter, Middlesbrough's Lee Tomlin wins a free-kick and after insisting to his teammates that he takes it, the striker hits the bar. Still no goal in an end-to-end second half, though.

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Derby County 2-0 Charlton Athletic

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Derby County will hold onto top spot in the Championship after absolutely cruising to a 2-0 victory over Charlton Athletic.

Rams goalkeeper Lee Grant was rarely troubled, which is probably why he's looking so chuffed here.

GOAL

Ipswich Town 4-2 Birmingham City (Kevin Bru, 90+2 mins)

After a mistake by Birmingham, Daryl Murphy has his initial shot saved by Darren Randolph but Kevin Bru is there to slot home.

That, you'd think, should be that.

GOAL

Blackburn 1-2 Norwich (Bradley Johnson, 84 mins)

Big, big goal for Norwich City. And what a strike that is from Bradley Johnson. He hits a terrific, left-footed strike from 25 yards into the top corner. The Canaries have come from behind and they know how important a win here would be. Could be five straight wins for the Canaries.

Wolves 3-0 Fulham

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BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Molineux: "This game appears to be drifting towards a 3-0 home win at Molineux following that late first-half Bakary Sako double salvo. Apart from one smart save by Marcus Bettinelli to deny Benik Afobe, the second half has been, in all honesty, a rather flat affair. Even the attempts to create an atmosphere by the few chanters on the South Bank have been somewhat dirge-like!"

Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton are leaving it late to find something from this game but young Zach Clough comes close to levelling. His clever run into the box comes to nothing. Neil Lennon has just thrown on Adam Le Fondre on in the hope of going home with a point.

Can Middlesbrough hold on?

GOAL

Millwall 0-3 Sheffield Wednesday (Stevie May, 83 mins)

Stevie May slides the ball under the onrushing David Forde to extend Sheffield Wednesday's lead. Surely too late for a Millwall comeback, now.

Ipswich Town 3-2 Birmingham City

Big chances at both ends as first Birmingham's Lee Novak can't quite get a touch on Nikola Zigic's centre, and then Blues goalkeeper Darren Randolph is forced into action again to deny Daryl Murphy.

Ipswich Town 3-2 Birmingham City

This situation is a familiar one for Birmingham. Just as in Saturday's seven-goal thriller at Brighton, Gary Rowett's side have twice tonight pulled a goal back when they've been two goals down. They certainly haven't given this one up just yet, and the towering Nikola Zigic has been brought on to help with their late push for an equaliser. Can Ipswich see this one out?

Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

It's changes all round as Neil Lennon throws on some fresh legs in Zach Clough for Eidur Gudjohnsen, in the hope that Bolton can find a late equaliser. A frustrating night in front of goal for Patrick Bamford is ended by Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka, who replaces him for Kike, while Adam Reach is replaced by Adam Forshaw.

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Cardiff City

Cardiff City have goalkeeper David Marshall to thank for keeping their one-goal advantage intact, the former Celtic and Norwich man diving full-length to keep Harry Maguire's low drive out.

Watford 3-0 Rotherham United

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Daniel Tozser has been Watford's nearly man this evening, this time whipping a 25-yard free-kick just wide of Adam Collin's left-hand upright.

GOAL

Ipswich Town 3-2 Birmingham City (David Davis, 79 mins)

Back come Birmingham and it's a second goal of the game for Blues midfielder David Davis, who gets on the end of a knockdown and finishes well from the edge of the box. Game on again at Portman Road.

GOAL

Huddersfield Town 3-0 Reading (Ishmael Miller, 74 mins)

Huddersfield are enjoying themselves now. Ishmael Miller scores his first goal for the club and it's a lovely, lobbed finish from just inside the box. You can't see any way back for Reading now.

GOAL

Millwall 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday (Atdhe Nuhiu, 72 mins)

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The visitors double their lead through Atdhe Nuhiu as the big striker takes a touch in the box before finishing nicely from eight yards.

It's the final countdown...

We've now had goals in all 11 of our Championship matches tonight. But what late drama do we have ahead of us?

We're into the final quarter in each of our second-tier games.