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  1. Jutkiewicz gives Birmingham last-minute win v Sheff Wed
  2. Wolves beat Newcastle 2-0 at St James' Park
  3. Championship leaders Huddersfield beat QPR 2-1
  4. Scunthorpe replace Bolton at top of League One
  5. Plymouth stay top of League Two with sixth straight win

Live Reporting

By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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So, after seven hours of football in the EFL, another Saturday draws to a close.

Thanks for joining us today, but I need a lie down after the finish at St Andrew's! 

The next live text commentary from the Championship is on Friday, when Preston host Wigan (19:45 BST kick-off).

Until then, farewell and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Post-match reaction: Stam questions McCleary dismissal

Barnsley 1-2 Reading

Reading boss Jaap Stam qusetioned goalscorer Garath McCleary's red card in their 2-1 win against in-form Barnsley.

"Of course, Garath knows what he's done and does feel guilty because he was playing a fantastic game until then, but I think you have to question whether something like that can't just see a yellow card given," Stam said.

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Barnsley can build on their defeat by the Royals and continue their fine start to the season, according to boss Paul Heckingbottom.

"We've got good players - good players who work their socks off - and we want to learn from today and get better and better with each game," he said.

Post-match reaction: 'Defence can help Wigan climb table'

Wigan 0-0 Fulham

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell says improving their defence will help them move up the Championship table, after their goalless draw against Fulham.

"We've scored in all but one game this season, and that is our main strength. We are very good going forward and that will get us points this season. If we can get the defending bit right, we'll be very difficult to play against," he said.

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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic was dissatisfied with his team's attacking performance against the Latics.

"We are a new team and we are trying to build something different. The last few games we have been playing well but we didn't create enough chances and didn't get enough goals," Jokanovic said.

Post-match reaction: 'Norwich desire key to win'

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich City

Norwich City boss Alex Neil says his side's desire to win was key to them beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground.

"I just questioned them. I asked them how much they wanted it. Did they want to go on and win this game? I told them that if they were going to win the game they were going to have to want it more than Forest," said Neil.

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Nottingham Forest head coach Philippe Montanier says he was disappointed in his team's performance against the Canaries.

"We did not put our opportunities away. We did not choose our passes well; we did not create enough opportunities to score. It is disappointing but our performance was not sufficient against a good team like Norwich." 

Post-match reaction: 'Newcastle need to analyse defeat by Wolves'

Newcastle 0-2 Wolves

Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez says his side need to work out what went wrong in their 2-0 home defeat by Wolves.

"It's a bad day, but we have to analyse what was wrong and try to change it. It's not that you have to forget - you have to forget, but try to understand why and try to correct things as soon as possible," he said.

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Wolves' win against the Magpies answered their critics after their 4-0 home drubbing by Barnsley, according to head coach Walter Zenga.

"The players wanted to see a reaction themselves to show that the last 15 minutes was a shock for everybody. Besides the fact that we won 2-0 here in Newcastle, the spirit of the team, how they approached the game, how they started the game, how they played is a big answer to everybody."

Championship results

With all 12 matches done and dusted in the Championship, here's a reminder of the results...

  • Cardiff 0-2 Leeds
  • Barnsley 1-2 Reading
  • Blackburn 4-2 Rotherham
  • Brentford 5-0 Preston
  • Bristol City 1-1 Derby
  • Burton 0-1 Brighton
  • Huddersfield 2-1 QPR
  • Ipswich 0-0 Aston Villa
  • Newcastle 0-2 Wolves
  • Nottingham Forest 1-2 Norwich
  • Wigan 0-0 Fulham
  • Birmingham 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

More reaction from some of the key games to come, starting with that surprising win for Wolves at Newcastle...

FT: Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

So, that win for Birmingham pushes them up to fifth in the Championship table.

Sheffield Wednesday drop to 14th. Plenty for manager Carlos Carvalhal to ponder before their next match against Nottingham Forest.

Reaction: Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

Blues striker Clayton Donaldson tells Sky Sports:

"I thought we just edged it. We got it back together at the right time I thought.

"Overall it was hard to call but the big man came on and got the winning goal. I'm happy either way."

Reaction: Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

Birmingham striker Lukas Jutkiewicz tells Sky Sports:

"It's a great feeling, it's my first appearance at St Andrew's so I'm just buzzing to be out here.

"That's just topped it off so I'm delighted."


Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

No more time is the answer, the full-time whistle goes. What an incredible last 15 minutes in the Midlands.

Gary Hooper put Sheffield Wednesday in front, but Clayton Donaldson's penalty and Lukas Jutkiewicz's injury-time header sealed victory for Birmingham.


Birmingham winner
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Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed

Adam Reach absolutely flies into Clayton Donaldson and is booked. How much time is left?!

GOAL Birmingham 2-1 Sheff Wed


Drama! Absolute drama! Reece Brown chips in a cross and an unmarked Lukas Jutkiewicz loops a header over Kieren Westwood and into the net.

Moments earlier Atdhe Nuhiu almost scored for Sheffield Wednesday as his header rattled the bar.

The noise is deafening at St Andrew's.

Maghoma picks out Jutkiewicz at the far post and the striker plants a beautiful header into the far corner. GET INNNNN!!! 2-1 #bluesLIVE

Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

There will be four added minutes at St Andrew's. Plenty of time for a third goal!

Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

Will Buckley almost makes an instant impact for Sheffield Wednesday.

The midfielder whips in a super cross from the right but Fernando Forestieri can't quite get on the end of it.

90 - Buckley cuts inside and shoots but Grounds was out quickly to get a vital block. 1-1 #bluesLIVE


Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

Sheffield Wednesday make their third and final change. Former Blues loanee Will Buckley comes on for Ross Wallace.

Wallace doesn't look too happy to be coming off.

Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

Well, I have to say I wasn't expecting such a frenzied few minutes after the opening 75!

Five minutes left at St Andrew's. Who fancies a winner?!

Birmingham fan

GOAL Birmingham 1-1 Sheff Wed

Donaldson (pen)

Clayton Donaldson steps up and coolly dispatches the ball into the middle of the goal.

We're all square at St Andrew's and this game has suddenly come alive in the space of five minutes!

Donaldson penalty
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Birmingham 0-1 Sheff Wed

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kieren Westwood brings down Clayton Donaldson in the box. Blatant penalty. Donaldson to take it.


Birmingham 0-1 Sheff Wed

And that's the final contribution from Steven Fletcher as the Scotland international us replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Birmingham also make their final change - Lukas Jutkiewicz comes on for Stephen Gleeson.

GOAL Birmingham 0-1 Sheff Wed

Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper
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Sheffield Wednesday substitute Gary Hooper puts his side in front, but it's fellow striker Steven Fletcher who deserves all the plaudits.

Fletcher falls over, but somehow gets up and backheels the ball through to Hooper who finishes coolly under Adam Legzdins.

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Chance for Clayton Donaldson. The Blues striker collects a ball over the top, but chips over from a tight angle.

It looks like he controlled the ball with his hand, but it wasn't spotted by the referee.

Clayton Donaldson

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Reece Brown, from just down the road in Dudley, is looking lively. 

The 20-year-old makes himself some room in the box but can only shoot straight at Kieren Westwood.

That's only the second shot on target for Blues though.

Gary Rowett won't be happy.

Gary Rowett


Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Now Sheffield Wednesday make their first switch. Striker Gary Hooper replaces Almen Abdi (pictured below).

25 minutes left for the ex-Celtic and Norwich man to make a difference. 

Almen Abdi
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Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Birmingham make a double change. Maikel Kieftenbeld and David Davis are replaced by Greg Stewart and 20-year-old Dudley-boy Reece Brown.

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Sheffield Wednesday are slowly putting the pressure on Birmingham. Seven of the eight goals they have scored have been in the second half this season.

Carlos Carvalhal is probably the happier of the two managers at the moment.

Carlos Carvalhal
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Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

And now we have our second booking. Owls skipper Glenn Loovens clatters into Clayton Donaldson and the referee has no hesitation in brandishing a card.

56 - Yellow card for Glenn Loovens after he bought down Donaldson who had got away from him on halfway. 0-0 #bluesLIVE

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

While I was marvelling at Stephen Gleeson's wizadry a few moments ago, I failed to mention the midfielder was booked shortly after for a challenge on Almen Abdi. 

The first yellow card of the game.

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Oh my word, that is woeful from Fernando Forestieri.

The Sheffield Wednesday striker picks up the ball on the edge of the box but skews his shot high, wide and not very handsome.

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Stephen Gleeson is wizard in midfield at times for Birmingham.

He chips a ball over the top to Maikel Kieftenbeld, but the Dutchman runs out of room and fires a shot into the side netting.

Moments later Jacques Maghoma pings a shot straight at Wednesday goalkeeper Kieren Westwood.

Better from Blues at the start of this second half.

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

ATTENDANCE: 16,786 at St Andrew's this evening and 2,135 Wednesdayites. Thank you for your support! #swfcLIVE


Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

St Andrew crowd

Birmingham get the second half under way at St Andrew's. Goals please! Or a goal at least! 

EFL catch-up

If you've missed any of the action from today, you can read the reports on the BBC Sport website here...

Wolves shock Newcastle

Wolves created the main headline from the 15:00 kick-offs as they upset the form book to win at Newcastle 2-0.

Walter Zenga's men bounced back in style from Tuesday's thrashing by Barnsley to end Newcastle's five-match league winning streak.

Walter Zenga celebrates
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Walter Zenga celebrates

Newcastle United 0-2 Wolves

Wolves bounce back from Tuesday's thrashing by Barnsley to end Newcastle's five-match Championship winning streak.

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What have you made of the day's action? Who are your Saturday night heroes?

Plenty laying claim to that title in Wolves, Huddersfield or indeed the likes of Aaron Wilbraham from Bristol City who rescued a point late-on for his side.

Let us know your thoughts on Twitter via #bbcefl

Huddersfield still top of pile

In case you weren't with us earlier in the day, you may not have seen that Huddersfield Town remained top of the Championship.

The Terriers are two points clear after defeating Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at home.

Huddersfield Town celebrate Kasey Palmer's opener
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Huddersfield Town celebrate Kasey Palmer's opener

Huddersfield Town 2-1 Queens Park Rangers

Huddersfield Town remain two points clear at the top of the Championship after defeating Queens Park Rangers.

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Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

And that's half-time. Birmingham definitely enjoyed the better of things just before the break, but the quality in the final third from both teams has been low so far.

Big team talks coming up for Gary Rowett and Carlos Carvalhal.

Carlos Carvalhal
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Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Oh Clayton, you have to do better there. The Jamaican latches onto Stephen Gleeson's ball over the top but fires a volley wildly over the bar.

Surely another touch would have been better for Donaldson?

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

But Jacques Maghoma strikes the set piece low and straight at Keiren Westwood.

Nowhere near enough power to test the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper.

At least it's a shot on target for Birmingham though - their first of the match.

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Clayton Donaldson has been Blues' star man so far. The big striker holds up the ball on the edge of the area and is brought down by Kieran Lee.

Dangerous free-kick for the hosts.

Birmingham 0-0 Sheff Wed

Clayton Donaldson is looking isolated on his own up front for Birmingham. He might as well pull up a deckchair and enjoy the evening sunshine because he's getting absolutely no service.

Frustrating for the home fans.