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Summary

  1. Hull City go top on goal difference
  2. Burnley and Brighton also on 31 points
  3. Rotherham five points from safety at bottom

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston and Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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All change at the top

Another dramatic night in the Championship sees us go all change at the top - this really sets us up nicely for the weekend.

In the meantime you can warm yourself by the embers of tonight's Champions League football over here - and there'll be more of that on Wednesday of course. 

Until then, we'll be seeing you!

Manager reaction

Preston 1-0 Nottm Forest

Preston manager Simon Grayson: "It was a real resilient performance. We've played a lot better and not won matches.

"Sometimes you have to really dig deep and do whatever it takes to win. We gave the ball away far too much but got the three points."

Preston are now unbeaten in five - and tonight was their fifth consecutive clean sheet, too.

Manager reaction

Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

Leeds manager Steve Evans: "I'm very proud. I was so down after last Thursday, but we had to lift them. I told them the minimum we needed was effort.  

"It was fantastic to be a part of that tonight. The place was rocking - the supporters deserved that win.

"To play at Elland Road you need heart and courage. We got that tonight." 

'You're live!'

Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

#BristolCity boss Steve Cotterill in fine form in post-match presser. "Don't edit this bit out". Radio reporter: "You're live!" #bbcfootball

Manager reaction

Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Cavalhal: "I'm very proud of my players because they fight right to the end. I feel we finished the game the stronger of the two teams.

"I think the draw was a correct result though, both teams are strong and very similar."  

11 unbeaten for Wednesday now...

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'Great result'

Brentford 0-2 Hull City

Well done the lads, Great result and another 3 points @HullCity well done @andrewrobertso5 and Sam on there goals ⚽️👏👍

Bottom of the table

Look at the gap developing between fourth from bottom and the three teams below. 

Rock bottom Rotherham started the day two points from safety but now have a five point gap to bridge. 

Good night for Bristol City but Nottingham Forest's troubles continue - the former champions of Europe just four points above the relegation zone.

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Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

Adam Williams

BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

The end of an entertaining contest between these two.

Reading's second-half persistence finally paid off as Ola John was granted room to weave his way into the box and fire home.

Huddersfield will rue the chance their captain Mark Hudson spurned from close-range which prevented them from picking up only their second away win of the season.

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Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

The 20:00 GMT kick-off has rolled in on time. Reading come back twice to earn a point at home to Huddersfield.

One point separates top five

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All change at the top. Brighton's long reign at the summit is over - replaced by Hull City, who started the day second, on goal difference. 

Burnley move up one place to second. Middlesbrough,Derby and Birmingham remain fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Just one point between the top five sides! This is the Championship ladies and gentleman...

Hull go top

Brentford 0-2 Hull

So this man's team is going top tonight. 

Steve Bruce and Hull setting the pace, but watch out - there's plenty of pretenders behind them...

Steve Bruce
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Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

Into stoppage time in the 20:00 GMT kick-off at Reading - there are five minutes for one of these sides to grab a winner...

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MK Dons 1-0 Charlton

All over at MK Dons after eight minutes of stoppage time - this win moves the home side four points clear of the drop.

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Burnley 3-1 Fulham

Nine wins in 12 Championship games for high-flying Burnley. 

City move out of bottom three

Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

BBC Sport's Nabil Hassan at Ashton Gate: "A huge roar and immense relief greets the final whistle as the pressure eases on Steve Cotterill's Bristol City, with that victory seeing them move four points clear of the relegation zone. 

"Despite a late bombardment it was comfortable on the night for the hosts against a desperately poor Wolves side." 

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Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

Bristol City open up a four-point safety cushion between themselves and third from bottom Bolton.

GOAL - Reading 2-2 Huddersfield

Ola John (84 mins)

Still playing in the 20:00 GMT kick-off too and the home side have dragged themselves level for the second time tonight. 

Ola John's low driven effort has set up a frantic finish...

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Birmingham 0-0 Blackburn

Birmingham end a run of two straight defeats but remain without a league goal in five hours 40 minutes.

MK Dons 1-0 Charlton

They're still playing at MK Dons by the way - into the fourth of eight minutes of time added on...

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Derby 1-0 QPR

Derby County move to within one point of the top after six wins in seven league games.

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Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

Steve Evans has won his first match as Leeds boss! Alex Mowatt's stunner sealed it. 

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Brentford 0-2 Hull

Hull City are the new leaders of the Championship. Four straight league wins for Steve Bruce's side.

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Preston 1-0 Nottm Forest

All over at Deepdale - a valuable first home win of the season for Preston, with Forest now without a win in their last eight matches...

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Ipswich 2-0 Bolton

Bolton's struggles continue. Neil Lennon's without a win in nine league games.

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Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

That's it! Boro have edged it - it should have been more but Stewart Downing's first-half strike seals the points.

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Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

That is that - Brighton still haven't won at Sheffield Wednesday, and the Seagulls are slipping off top tonight - it's Hull who should replace them...

Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

Meanwhile there's three minutes added on at the Riverside - will Boro pay for those missed chances?

GOAL - Burnley 3-1 Fulham

Matt Taylor (90 mins)

Substitute Matt Taylor seals Burnley's ninth win in 12 league games.

Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

Late drama at Hillsborough! The home side want a penalty as Fernando Forestierigoes down in the box - no dice, says the ref.

Brighton slipping off top unless they can get a goal. Just two minutes added on...

Reading 1-2 Huddersfield

Adam Williams

BBC Sport at the Madejski Stadium

Into the last 20 minutes and Huddersfield should be out of sight.

Captain Mark Hudson blazed a gifted chance over the bar from six yards out after Ali Al-Habsi fumbled a high ball under pressure.

Reading need some calm on the ball as they search for a way back in.

RED CARD - James Perch (QPR)

Derby 1-0 QPR

Surely that's victory for Derby. QPR are reduced to 10 men after James Perch is sent off for a second bookable offence.

Brighton's reign at the top ending?

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Brighton

Brighton have been top of the Championship table since 29 August but is that about to end? One minute of normal time remaining in our 19:45 GMT games - and Hull City are top on goal difference

GOAL - Brentford 0-2 Hull

Sam Clucas (86 mins)

That, surely, is that for Hull - Steve Bruce's side are set to go top tonight.

Sam Clucas prods home a rebound with just under five to go. 

All eyes on what Brighton can do at Sheffield Wednesday...

CLOSE!

Leeds 1-0 Cardiff

Steve Evans is closing on his first win as Leeds boss - and Chris Wood could have sealed it. 

The striker jumped on a loose ball, rounded the 'keeper but could only find the side-netting.

Just a few minutes to go...

'Comfortable for Robins'

Bristol City 1-0 Wolves

Nabil Hassan

BBC Sport at Ashton Gate

Bristol City are making a comfortable job of defending their lead.

Jonathan Kodjia is proving a lively outlet up front and if anything it's the hosts who look more likely to score next. 

Not a great evening for Kenny Jackett's men.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

Bad signs for Boro? Just after Rotherham missed their best chance of the game - Jordan Bowery firing into the side-netting after a strong run - George Friend smashes against the post down the other end. 

That's the third time the home side have hit the woodwork tonight! 

Sheff Wed 0-0 Brighton

Still no sign of a breakthrough for Chris Hughton's Brighton side at Sheffield Wednesday - they have at least registered their first shot on target though - a Sam Baldock effort pushed out by Keiren Westwood. 

The Seagulls need to win to retain top spot...

Another defeat for Lennon?

Ipswich 2-0 Bolton

Is the pressure building on Bolton boss Neil Lennon? 

The Trotters trail Ipswich 2-0 with 10 minutes remaining and are currently four points from safety, third from bottom in the table.

This will be nine league games without a win for Bolton.

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Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham

With Hull and Burnley both winning, Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough side need three points from this one to keep the pace at the top of the table. 

Grant Leadbitter came close with a header stopped by Rotherham 'keeper Lee Camp, while David Nugent fired over from inside the box. 

Still hope for the away side then, and there's still time, too - just over 10 minutes to play plus stoppages...

As it stands

It's getting very tight at the top of the Championship. One point separates the top five in the 'as it stands' table.

While Hull, Burnley and Brighton are locked on 31 points, Middlesbrough and Derby are fourth and fifth respectively on 30.