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  1. Championship leaders Newcastle beat Ipswich 3-0
  2. Norwich beaten at home by Preston
  3. Brighton go second with win at Wigan
  4. Cardiff beat Forest 2-1 in Saturday's late game

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By Rob Stevens and Andrew Aloia

All times stated are UK

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Done and dusted

Aron Gunnarsson scores for Cardiff
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Newcastle continue to set the pace, Kenny Jackett's tenure at Rotherham gets off to a losing start and Cardiff City's resurgence under Neil Warnock continues - it turned out to be an eventful day in the Championship.

Lower down the EFL, Scunthorpe went five points clear at the top of the League One table with a 3-0 win at Chesterfield.

Carlisle, the only unbeaten side in English football's top five leagues, move up to second in League Two with a 2-1 win at Stevenage.

You can relive the entire day's action by reading back through the live text.

Thanks for joining us and goodnight.

REPORT: Newcastle extend Championship lead

Newcastle made a flying start to their home game against Ipswich today, scoring the fastest goal in the EFL on Saturday on their way to three more points...

Newcastle's players celebrate Ayoze Perez's early goal against Ipswich

Newcastle United 3-0 Ipswich Town

Ayoze Perez scores after 60 seconds as leaders Newcastle beat Ipswich to earn a 10th Championship win from 12 games.

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REPORT: Jackett's first game ends in defeat

Kenny Jackett had an eventful first match in charge of Rotherham, but the Millers slipped to a 1-0 home defeat by Reading - their seventh league loss in a row...

Paul McShane

Rotherham United 0-1 Reading

Reading defender Paul McShane's late goal consigns Kenny Jackett to defeat in his first game in charge of Rotherham.

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REPORT: Stephens winner takes Brighton up to second

Wigan remain in trouble near the bottom, while Brighton are up to second in the Championship as they extended their unbeaten league run to eight matches...

Dale Stephens

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Dale Stephens' second-half strike earns victory for Brighton at Wigan and takes them second in the Championship.

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REPORT: Norwich beaten at home by Preston

Norwich lost at home in the league for the first time this season and are down to fourth in the table...

Alex Baptiste

Norwich City 0-1 Preston North End

Alex Baptiste's header late in the second half sees Preston upset high-flying Norwich at Carrow Road.

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Let's rewind

So Cardiff triumph in the last EFL game of the day.

Before we sign off for the day, let's take a look back at some of today's earlier results...

'A good first half'

FT: Nottm Forest 1-2 Cardiff

Cardiff goalscorer Joe Ralls told Sky Sports: "In the end it was about coming here and taking the three points.

"It is a tough place to come and we played well in the first half."

'Stupid by me'

FT: Nottm Forest 1-2 Cardiff

Cardiff goalscorer Aron Gunnarsson, who also conceded a late penalty, told Sky Sports: "It was a stupid mistake by myself at the end. I'm sure it was exciting for people at home, that last couple of minutes, but we should have put the game away before that."


Nottm Forest 1-2 Cardiff

It is a nervy finish, but Cardiff City hang on for victory after Henri Lansbury pulled a goal back from the penalty spot in the 91st minute for a Nottingham Forest side that played the last 32 minutes with 10 men.

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Nottm Forest 1-2 Cardiff

Cardiff into the corner trying to chew up the remaining time. High tension in the final stages now.

Nottm Forest 1-2 Cardiff

Nottingham Forest sense there is something to be salvaged and they press for the leveller.

GOAL: Nottm Forest 1-2 Cardiff

Henri Lansbury (pen)

Aron Gunnarsson with the heavy challenge on Henri Lansbury on the edge of the area and the Nottingham Forest man steps up to convert from the penalty spot.

Late, late hope here at the City Ground for the home side.

Lansbury even ignores Britt Assombalonga who wants to take the penalty. Cool as you like, he sends Ben Amos the wrong way and he scores in the bottom left corner.

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Cardiff City substitute Kieran Richardson sends Pajtim Kasami flying and gets himself booked for the late challenge. 

Real airtime, that from Kasami. Ouch.

FT: Wolves 0-1 Leeds

Some thoughts from Leeds boss Garry Monk on social media, following today's 1-0 win at Wolves...

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Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Neil Warnock
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Neil Warnock has certainly made an impression on his arrival as Cardiff boss, as they will be three games unbeaten since his arrival if they see this result through.

A win over Nottingham Forest will move them up to 19th in the table and equal on points with the Reds.

The Bluebirds just need to hold on for four minutes.

Robinson set for talks over MK Dons future

FT: MK Dons 0-3 Southend

Karl Robinson
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Karl Robinson says he will discuss his future as MK Dons manager tomorrow, after today's 3-0 home defeat by Southend left his side 19th in League One.

"I share everyone's frustrations, whether it be the chairman or the fans, or my family," Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"Everyone is in a low place.

"Me and the chairman will have a chat tomorrow. I have to be honest, (me leaving) is what a lot of people want. It's a decision for the chairman, not for me.

"If it is to be, I want to say thank you for everyone who has supported me over the last six and a half years."


Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Nottingham Forest's Armand Traore is replaced by Jorge Grant. There is less that nine minutes to make a difference now.

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Nottingham Forest are getting turned around in defence with incredible ease at the moment. And looking tired to boot.

Every through ball seems to cause a moment of panic.

In response, it's long balls upfield now for a side that have struggled to make an impression on this match with a possession-based approach.

Bruce eyes Villa improvement

FT: Aston Villa 1-0 Fulham

Steve Bruce
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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce says his new side "can only get better" after Jonathan Kodjia's goal gave them a 1-0 win over Fulham.

Bruce, 55, has picked up seven points from a possible nine since taking charge at Villa Park, and has lifted the Villans to 16th in the table.

"We have made a decent start and I am delighted for the players. A week ago they were quiet. There have been huge changes throughout the club," Bruce said.

"We have tried to breathe a bit of life back into the players.

"There are big expectations here at Villa and you are having a tough time. But there is only one solution and that is to work hard to earn a few good results.

"Hopefully this is the start and we are going to go onwards and upwards."

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Next up for Villa? Just a derby against Birmingham City, who Bruce managed for six years.

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Miss of the night, miss of the day and might put it up there as miss of the season as Anthony Pilkington shoots wide of an empty net.

Initially Chris Cohen shows amazing commitment to clear a Pilkington shot off the line after the Cardiff man rounded keeper Vladimir Stojkovic.

The ball breaks to the left of the goal and Pilkington simply has no composure and puts it well wide.

'Al-Habsi the hero' for Reading

FT: Rotherham 0-1 Reading

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire sport editor

"It was an afternoon to remember for Paul McShane, he was brought on after 26 minutes, and then scored a fantastic winner right at the end.

"Ali Al-Habsi was the real hero, though, he made at least three inspirational saves this afternoon."

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Jackett: I can keep Millers up

FT: Rotherham 0-1 Reading

Kenny Jackett
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Kenny Jackett insists he can keep Rotherham in the Championship after being beaten in his first game in charge of the Millers.

The Yorkshire side suffered their seventh successive defeat as they lost 1-0 at home to Reading, and are bottom of the table.

"I felt the work-rate, effort and commitment of the players was very good," he said.

"We went toe-to-toe with Reading. We had a good number of chances but we couldn't convert them.

"There is enough of the season to get things going.

"Yes, I definitely feel I can keep them up. Taking six points out of 39 takes its toll on players, but they can't be disappointed."


Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Have hope, ye Forest faithful, for Britt Assombalonga has come off the bench to replace Nicolao Dumitru.

Can Assombalonga resurrect the Reds' hopes now?

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Craig Noone, simply marvellous for Cardiff, cuts inside off the right and runs into the box.

But a fine tackle by Armand Traore, having recovered after being slipped in the first place, denies the visitors a third.

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Goodness me, what is Nottingham Forest's defence doing?

The latest blooper sees Damien Perquis fail to clear and Vladimir Stojkovic is needed to save again as Joe Ralls fires on target from outside the area.

Philippe Montanier
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Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

That Aron Gunnarsson long throw causes more trouble for Nottingham Forest as the ball is launched in from the Cardiff left.

This time goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic saves at his near post from a strong Sean Morrison header.

Newcastle will win title - McCarthy

FT: Newcastle 3-0 Ipswich

Mick McCarthy
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Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy believes Newcastle United will go on and win the Championship after seeing his side lose 3-0 at St James' Park.

"We were beaten by the best team, beaten by the champions if anything. If you see a better team than that this year I'd be surprised," McCarthy said

"There's not a lot more we could have done. We tried everything to stop them. The one pleasing thing is we kept it at 1-0 for 70 minutes.

"All three finishes were fabulous, they were better than us, they are better than us, and they will be champions in my view. We tried everything and nothing worked."

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

I'm not going to try to oversell it, but in the few minutes that Forest have been down to 10 men they look to have a bit more about them.

Eric Lichaj asks questions of Ben Amos in Cardiff's goal with a curled left-foot shot. It does no harm, but at least it is something.

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Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Thomas Lam grabs hold of Anthony Pilkington as he tries to skip away.

As the last man for Nottingham Forest, there is no other outcome than a red card.

A bad night and terrible week for Forest gets worse.

Thomas Lam
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Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Tisk, tisk Anthony Pilkington.

A long ball up the right breaks for Cardiff's Pilkington and with space to run into and plenty of time to decide what to do, he fires well off target without even testing goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic.


Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Cardiff's Junior Hoilett gets medical attention on what seems to be a groin issue, and that is the second forced substitution for Neil Warnock as Kieran Richardson comes on.

On the subject of injuries, news has come through that Rickie Lambert requires stitches having injured his leg in the first half.

Newcastle work ethic pleases Benitez

FT: Newcastle 3-0 Ipswich

Rafael Benitex
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Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez says his side had to grind out a victory after beating Ipswich 3-0 to go three points clear at the top of the Championship.

"We played really well in the first half, we had chances and could have scored more goals but we didn't do it, so we had to work hard in the second half," the Spaniard said.

"It's important to keep confidence high and the only way is working hard. We know every game is difficult and we have to be ready.

"It was easy at the end but you could see the difficulty we had at the start of the second half."

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

We have a chance carved out of pretty much nothing.

Cardiff goalkeeper Ben Amos gets down to keep a dipping Pajtim Kasami shot out and Peter Whittingham clears as Thomas Lam looks to pounce on the rebound.

Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Peter Whittingham is harassing Nottingham Forest, the Cardiff man is not giving up on anything in midfield and has the hosts backtracking.

So far it is very much the story of the first half. Forest with possession, but producing nothing.

Cardiff's work rate without the ball has been telling.


Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

There are no changes for either side at half-time, but Nottingham Forest have the firepower on the bench to change things with Britt Assombalonga sure to be deployed at some stage.

He scored three goals in four matches earlier this season before getting injured. He featured off the bench against Blackburn on Tuesday.

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HT: Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

We have much more than the second-half of action from the City Ground to come.

A long list of reaction from today's earlier EFL matches will be brought to you right here as well.

Britain's first black manager

Tony Collins
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Tony Collins was a World War Two soldier who became Britain's first black football manager.

BBC North West Tonight have spoken to Collins, who, in his first managerial job, took Fourth Division Rochdale to the League Cup final in 1962.

On his appointment two years previously, the club said: "We're aware that a few eyebrows might be raised because of his colour - but that makes no difference."

More than half a century on, Collins' daughter Sarita has published a book on the 90-year-old's life.

Get Involved: Do you know an Unsung Hero?


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Do you know a local sports volunteer who deserves some much-needed recognition? 

There are just two days left (nominations close at midnight on Sunday, 23 October) to nominate them for the 2016 BBC Unsung Hero award.

Find out how to here.


Nottm Forest 0-2 Cardiff

Two goals in 11 minutes see Cardiff take a comfortable lead into the break.

Nottingham Forest's efforts in defence have been suspect, as both goals were very much avoidable.

Still, clinical close-range finishes from both Aron Gunnarsson and Joe Ralls deserve praise.