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Summary

  1. FT: Brighton 5-0 Fulham (Hemed 3, Bruno, Knockaert)
  2. Brighton climb to second above Burnley
  3. FT: Hull 2-1 Wolves (Diomande, Snodgrass | Edwards)
  4. Hull 10 points clear of seventh place

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By Ian Woodcock and Phil Cartwright

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FT: Brighton 5-0 Fulham, Hull 2-1 Wolves

Two wins for the two promotion contenders - one slightly more dramatic than the other.

Brighton cruised to a 5-0 victory over Fulham, while Hull needed a stoppage-time winner to defeat Wolves 2-1.

Thanks for your company this evening, and be sure to join BBC Sport for more live football on Saturday.

How does it look?

FT: Brighton 5-0 Fulham, Hull 2-1 Wolves

That's how the top of the Championship table looks going into tomorrow's games.

Burnley will go back above Brighton if they beat Birmingham City.

Hull remain fourth and are eight points behind the Seagulls, while they're 10 above seventh-placed Cardiff.

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Over to you, Middlesbrough...

Saturday: Bolton v Middlesbrough (12:30 BST)

So Brighton go back up to second, one point behind leaders Middlesbrough.

Can the Teesiders strengthen their promotion push when they face already-relegated Bolton tomorrow? Join us for live text commentary from 12:15 BST.

Any repeat of these scenes from Tuesday's last-gasp win over Reading, and you'll know it's been a good day for Aitor Karanka's men...

Middlesbrough celebrate
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FT: Hull 2-1 Wolves

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside's Hull City commentator

It's been an awful display of football, but that Snodgrass goal might just change the complexion of the season. Hull City are looking worse and worse to me, but these three points might just give them the confidence boost they need. They didn't deserve it, but we'll take it!

FULL-TIME

Brighton 5-0 Fulham

Tomer Hemed
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Brighton are back up into the automatic promotion places in some style.

The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges but fell behind when Tomer Hemed scored from the spot after 29 minutes.

The Israeli headed home his second before the break and completed his hat-trick to make it 4-0 after defender Bruno had scored his first of the season.

Anthony Knockaert completed the scoring for the hosts late on.

FULL-TIME

Hull 2-1 Wolves

And that's the last action. Hull go 10 points clear of seventh-placed Cardiff.

Are they out of the automatic promotion race? Despite an average performance, they're not quite done yet.

GOAL - Hull 2-1 Wolves

Robert Snodgrass (90+3 mins)

Robert Snodgrass
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Late drama at Hull! It's a magical free-kick from substitute Robert Snodgrass.

The winger curls in a beauty, in off the crossbar, to give Hull victory.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Into three minutes of injury time at Hull, where it's gone very, very quiet. A 1-1 draw looks nailed on.

GOAL - Brighton 5-0 Fulham

Anthony Knockaert (87 mins)

Anthony Knockaert
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Anthony Knockaert adds the cherry to the icing on Brighton's cake.

The Frenchman fires beyond Marcus Bettinelli in the Fulham net. 

Fulham's run of three successive victories is coming to an end in dramatic fashion.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Hull substitute Sone Aluko sends a low shot from 20 yards straight at Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who gets down quickly to make a smart save.

Time running out for the Tigers.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside's Hull City commentator

It's time City scored a goal now - it'd give them some confidence and really lift the game.

Only six minutes and stoppage-time for Hull to find that winning goal if they are to move 10 points clear of seventh-placed Cardiff.

GOAL - Brighton 4-0 Fulham

Tomer Hemed (79 mins)

Tomer Hemed scores his first hat-trick in English football with a tap in from Dale Stephens' low cross.

The Israeli is immediately subbed off. His work for the evening is done and his side have more than done enough to win this match.

Stockdale for England?

Brighton 3-0 Fulham

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Brighton's goalkeeper has been one of the key players in their promotion bid this season, so much so that he could be a possible contender to go to Euro 2016 with England.

David Stockdale, who has been in Three Lions squads before without winning a cap, says he'd rather go up with Brighton, telling BBC Sussex: "It is always nice but I would take promotion this season over an England call-up any day."

The former Fulham man has been forced into a couple of saves in the last few minutes as he looks to reach 16 clean sheets for the season.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Bjorn Sigurdarson's long wait for a Wolves goal continues, but only because of a fine save by Allan McGregor to keep out his shot from 20 yards.

You have to go back to August 2013 to find the last time that the Iceland striker found the net for Wanderers.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Hull striker Abel Hernandez forces Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme into a smart save down to his left.

That might be Ikeme's first action since the mistake that gifted Hull the opening goal after five minutes.

Brighton 3-0 Fulham

Chris Hughton
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He might be looking pensive in the above picture but you can bet Chris Hughton is delighted with how his Brighton side have got through this game tonight.

They had to weather the storm early on but kept Fulham at bay and have not looked back since striker Tomer Hemed put them ahead from the penalty spot after 29 minutes.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Hull v Wolves
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Hull have made a change, with Robert Snodgrass coming on for right-back Moses Odubajo - pictured above attempting to put a cross into the Wolves box.

At present, Hull look a little short on ideas in their search for a winning goal.

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Your alternative Football League awards

#bbcfootball Alternative Football Lge award: best pre-match clothes choice award, none other than Steve Evans

#bbcfootball Alternative Football Lge award: best pre-match clothes choice award, none other than Steve Evans

Steve Evans is always a good shout for giving us a smile on a Friday evening... and even though this picture was taken at the end of last season, it's well worth revisiting.

#bbcfootball - the "Doing a Leeds-Leicester" award which goes to Northampton Town for winning promotion despite their financial issues!

An excellent shout from Matt, too - congratulations to all at Northampton on their promotion from League Two.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Peter Swan

Former Hull player on BBC Radio Humberside

It's all looking a bit flat. The players need to take some responsibility for the way they're performing. They'll know that the way they're playing isn't good enough, there just doesn't look to be any understanding between them or any pattern of play.

Brighton 3-0 Fulham

Tomer Hemed
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Heading into the final 30 minutes at Brighton, who are going second in the Championship as things stand.

Tomer Hemed's first-half double got them on their way and the Israel striker now has 15 goals this season.

If he can keep up that form in the remaining four games, then the Seagulls could well be starting the next campaign in the Premier League.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Some glum faces in the stands at Hull, with the home supporters watching a frustrating performance from their side.

Wolves are good value for their point at the moment, as they pass the hour mark at the KC Stadium.

The knockout blow from Bruno?

Brighton 3-0 Fulham

Bruno
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It was a great first touch away from the defender. Skalak's pass caused so many problems.

Warren AspinallFormer Brighton striker on BBC Sussex

GOAL - Brighton 3-0 Fulham

Bruno (54 mins)

That will almost certainly be that.

Brighton's Spanish defender Bruno slams home his first goal of the season after Fulham fail to deal with a cross.

Toothless Wolves

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Joe Mason
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Joe Mason was the last Wolves forward to find the net in a Championship game, scoring in a 2-1 home defeat by Preston on 13 February.

Kenny Jackett's side had scored only eight goals in their previous 10 league outings before this evening, and had failed to find the net on five occasions during that run.

Dave Edwards' headed first-half equaliser has them on course for a point at Hull, who will be eight points clear of seventh-placed Cardiff if things stay as they are.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Wolves have started the second half brightly at promotion-chasing Hull, earning a couple of early corners.

Both are easily dealt with by the home defence, but some encouraging signs for mid-table Wanderers, who are looking to extend a six-match unbeaten run.

Fulham's deadly duo

Brighton 2-0 Fulham

Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele
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Between them, Ross McCormack (21) and Moussa Dembele (14) have scored 35 of Fulham's 63 league goals this season.

Slavisa Jokanovic will be hoping they can add to that tally as his side chase the game.

Back under way at the Amex Stadium.

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Your alternative Football League awards

Before we start the second periods in our two games, a reminder that we'd like you to get in touch with us tonight.

We're asking you for your player of the year, as well as your alternative Football League awards and their winners. Here's another from us...

The award for "Best Picture of a Manager Standing Thoughtfully While Holding a Hot Drink" goes to QPR's Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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Leaders Boro back in action

Saturday: Bolton v Middlesbrough (12:30 BST)

Adam Forshaw
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Our next live text commentary from the Championship is tomorrow from 12:15 BST, when Middlesbrough will look to extend their lead at the top of the table.

They travel to already-relegated Bolton for a 12:30 BST kick-off at the Macron Stadium.

The weekend starts here...

10 Championship games on Saturday

David Jones
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Two games under way, 10 more to go.

Leaders Middlesbrough and Burnley, who will drop to third if Brighton win tonight, are among the sides in action on Saturday.

Read team news and previews to the weekend's remaining Championship fixtures here.

HT: Hull 1-1 Wolves

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside's Hull City commentator

Wolves probably look like the more threatening side right now. This is poor stuff and Steve Bruce has got to sort it out. The players just don't seem to have that buzz about them, what is going on at Hull City?

Elsewhere on BBC Sport...

Premiership: Gloucester 0-0 Exeter

We're concentrating on the football here, but if rugby union is more your thing, why not follow our live text commentary of tonight's solitary Premiership game?

It's actually 0-0 between Gloucester and Exeter at half-time - the first time in seven seasons that we've had that scenario. Will they see any points at Kingsholm? Follow the action here.

HALF-TIME

Brighton 2-0 Fulham

Brighton look set to go second in the Championship.

The Seagulls started slowly but took the lead against the run of play when Tomer Hemed slotted home from the spot after James Wilson was fouled.

It was 2-0 less than five minutes later when the Israeli headed home an Anthony Knockaert centre.

Fulham, who started brightly, have hardly had the ball since the hosts went in front.

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Who's your player of the year?

Sometimes even when you're a fan favourite, you can't break into the top three of your team's player of the year shortlist...

I imagine Andre Gray would feel quite hard done by if he misses out on the top three for Burnley's prize, having netted 21 times for the Clarets this season.

Andre Gray
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People whinging about where their player is, but Burnley's Andre Gray won't even come in top 3 of Burnley POTY. #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball Clays has been superb, quite how he was of the radar of the panel who choose the nominee's is astonishing.#UTB

#bbcfootball Kayal and Stephens for Brighton!! Solid and class each game together!! And yes they count as one choice because of that!

HALF-TIME

Hull 1-1 Wolves

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Honours even in Hull.

Wolves gifted Hull an early lead, with Adama Diomande pouncing on Carl Ikeme's goalkeeping error, but Dave Edwards headed the visitors level.

Hemed on the spot

Brighton 2-0 Fulham

4 - No player has scored more penalties in the Championship this season than Tomer Hemed. Spot.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Hull have had a decent spell of pressure before half-time but Wolves are holding firm for now.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

Hull claim a foul inside the box on Ahmed Elmohamady, but the referee deems that Sylvain Deslandes got a slight touch on the ball and slid it behind for a corner.

GOAL - Brighton 2-0 Fulham

Tomer Hemed (34 mins)

Fulham's strong start now very much looking like a thing of the past.

Israel striker Tomer Hemed heads home his second goal in five minutes as he sends his effort beyond Fulham keeper Marcus Bettinelli from Anthony Knockaert's deep cross.

Only Bolton and Charlton (24th and 23rd respectively) have conceded more Championship goals than Fulham's 69.

Hull 1-1 Wolves

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside's Hull City commentator

Somewhere out there is a Hull team - we saw it earlier in the season. Steve Bruce said that he wouldn't swap anybody in his squad for anyone else in the Championship. He says he has the best squad in the division, but you have to ask why are they fourth then? I don't think he knows his best side now, but maybe I'm just a doom and gloom peddler.

GOAL - Brighton 1-0 Fulham

Tomer Hemed (29 mins)

Tomer Hemed
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Well, there you go.

Mere seconds after I was saying about the number of goals in Fulham matches this season we get the 131st of their 42 matches.

Brighton striker James Wilson has his shirt tugged in the area by Fulham defender Richard Stearman and Tomer Hemed confidently puts the ball away from 12 yards.

That's the 11th goal Fulham have conceded from the penalty spot this season.