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Summary

  1. Sheffield Wednesday up to sixth after draw at Cardiff, who stay in bottom three
  2. Preston extend unbeaten run to five games with home victory over Huddersfield
  3. Rotherham sack manager Alan Stubbs
  4. Leeds and Birmingham mourn goalkeeper Gary Sprake

Live Reporting

By Ian Woodcock and Paul Grunill

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodnight

That's your lot from us tonight.

Huddersfield missed the chance to move back into the automatic promotion places on boss David Wagner's 45th birthday as former manager Simon Grayson saw his Preston side win 3-1.

Sheffield Wednesday are up to sixth after Daniel Pudil's leveller in Cardiff.

You can read the developing report for the Preston game here and the Cardiff game here.

Thanks for your company and enjoy the rest of your evening.

Champions League update

Manchester City are left to lick their wounds after suffering a 4-0 defeat by Barcelona in a game which saw both sides reduced to 10 men. Lionel Messi stole the show with a hat-trick before Neymar atoned for a penalty miss by adding the final goal just moments later.

In the same group, Scottish champions Celtic went down 2-0 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach, the German side's first away win in Europe since 1977.   

It was a much better night for Arsenal as German international Mesut Ozil crowned a dominant performance against Ludogorets with a second-half treble which gave them a 6-0 victory - Arsene Wenger's 100th as Gunners boss in European competitions.

7 - Real Madrid (9) are the only team to score more hat-tricks than Lionel Messi (7) in the Champions League. Phenomenon.

FULL-TIME

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Cardiff's Juinor Hoilett
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Points shared in Cardiff.

Peter Whittingham gave the hosts the lead with a free-kick but Daniel Pudil levelled after the break.

The point moves Sheffield Wednesday up to sixth but the Bluebirds remain in the bottom three.

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Anthony Pilkington heads over from an Aron Gunnarsson corner as the hosts look desperately for a winner to move them out of the relegation zone.

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

We're into five minutes of stoppage time in Wales.

The ball is in the net for the hosts but Junior Hoilett is rightly flagged for offside.

FULL-TIME

Preston 3-1 Huddersfield

That's your lot from Deepdale as Huddersfield miss the chance to go back into the top two.

The Terriers were 2-0 down at the break after headed goals from Tom Clarke and Alex Baptiste.

Paul Gallagher made it 3-0 before Terriers sub Nahki Wells pulled one back.

The win moves the hosts up to 13th while Town stay fourth.

Champions League update

You have to say it's been a stroll for Arsenal against Ludogorets, with Mesut Ozil scoring goals number four, five and six - a case of anything Messi can do, I can do too.  

Meanwhile, it's 10-a side at the Nou Camp where Barcelona's Jeremy Mathieu has been sent off for a foul on Raheem Sterling. The Spanish side are 3-0 ahead, though, but have just seen Neymar's penalty saved by Willy Caballero after a foul by Aleksandar Kolarov.

It's not been a great night either for Celtic, who are in City's group. They trail 2-0 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

SUBSTITUTION

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Cardiff's final change sees Stuart O'Keefe come on for goalscorer Peter Whittingham.

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Preston 3-1 Huddersfield

Preston's last change of the evening sees Simon Makienok come on for the last few minutes.

Jordan Hugill makes way for the big Dane.

Preston 3-1 Huddersfield

This is the first time Huddersfield have conceded more than two goals in a game since suffering a 5-1 defeat by Brentford on the final day of last season.

It's Steve McClaren's Derby for the Terriers on Saturday.

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Preston 3-1 Huddersfield

Simon Grayson takes off Ben Pringle for Alan Browne.

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Aron Gunnarsson's deflected shot is straight at Owls sub keeper Cameron Dawson.

The hosts are pushing for a late winner.

GOAL - Preston 3-1 Huddersfield

Nahki Wells

Too little, too late?

Terriers sub Nahki Wells scores his third goal of the season from another set piece.

Eight minutes for the visitors to find two more...

SUBSTITUTION

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Third and final change for the visitors as Ross Wallace makes way for Will Buckley.

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

The changes seemed to have helped Cardiff as they've created a few chances in the last few minutes.

A point means they'll remain in the relegation zone.

Champions League update

Lionel Messi
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What can you say? A quickfire double by Lionel Messi gives him a hat-trick against Manchester City. 

The first is despatched into the bottom corner and Luis Suarez gives him a simple finish for his and Barca's third.

City boss Pep Guardiola admitted in the build-up that he would love to bring Messi to England if he ever decides he has had enough of life in Barcelona. But who wouldn't want the brilliant Argentine?

SUBSTITUTION

Preston 3-0 Huddersfield

Paul Gallagher
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Paul Gallagher, two assists and one goal, is replaced by Chris Humphrey.

Fair to say Gallagher will be pleased with his contribution this evening.

Preston 3-0 Huddersfield

Not much doing at Deepdale.

There's still 17 minutes to go but any chance of a Huddersfield comeback looks very remote.

SUBSTITUTION

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Neil Warnock makes his second change for the hosts.

Maroaune Chamakh is on for his Bluebirds debut, with Rickie Lambert making way.

SUBSTITUTION

Preston 3-0 Huddersfield

David Wagner makes his final sub of the night.

Sean Scannell makes way for Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer.

There's 22 minutes to go at Deepdale.

SUBSTITUTION

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Cardiff's first sub.

Anthony Pilkington comes on Craig Noone.

Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

The visitors are well on top now.

Ross Wallace is teed up by sub Fernando Forestieri but sends his shot over the crossbar.

Preston 3-0 Huddersfield

Huddersfield are still pushing but it's looking like they're going to fall to a second successive defeat.

Victory for Simon Grayson's men will left them up to 12th.

Champions League update

It's been a disappointing return to the Nou Camp for Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo, who has been shown the red card for handling outside his area against Barcelona. The former Barca man miscued a clearance straight to Luis Suarez and used his hand to stop the former Liverpool striker's chip towards goal.

Still 1-0 to the hosts there.

GOAL - Cardiff 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Daniel Pudil

Daniel Pudil celebrates
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The Owls are level.

Daniel Pudil smashes a shot beyond home keeper Ben Amos from Gary Hooper's low cross.

Preston 3-0 Huddersfield

Huddersfield full-back Tommy Smith goes close with a deflected shot.

Jack Payne's corner is dealt with by Tom Clarke before Aaron Mooy's shot strikes another Preston man and goes for a second corner.

The hosts clear.

Cardiff 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

No real action in Wales so far this half.

The Owls have made a second change though, with Fernando Forestieri taking the place of Almen Abdi.

GOAL - Preston 3-0 Huddersfield

Paul Gallagher

Preston score against Huddersfield
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Another free-kick, another goal for Preston.

Paul Gallagher swings in another set piece and this time it goes straight in.

Is that game over?

Champions League update

It looks like it's a question of how many at the Emirates as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fires Arsenal's third goal of the evening against Ludogorets shortly after the re-start.

1 - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has scored and assisted a goal in the same Champions League game for the first time. Busy.

Preston 2-0 Huddersfield

Bright start from the visitors.

They've had the majority of the ball so far this half but still haven't really forced a save from home keeper Chris Maxwell.

Huddersfield's Jack Payne
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KICK-OFF

Back under way at Cardiff too.

Can Sheffield Wednesday find an equaliser that will see them go into the top six?

KICK-OFF

We are back under way at Deepdale and Huddersfield have made two changes.

Rajiv van la Parra and Elias Kachunga have been replaced by Nahki Wells and Harry Bunn.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner and Preston manager Simon Grayson
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Not forgetting...

FA Cup fourth qualifying round

There's also an FA Cup replay going on this evening and Gateshead have a 2-1 interval lead against Alfreton of National League North - with the winners set to face League Two Newport County in the first round proper.

An own goal brought the Heed back into the game after Alfreton took an early lead, and Mitch Brundle has put them ahead with a free-kick.

Champions League update

Arsenal are well in control against Ludogorets at the Emirates Stadium, with Theo Walcott adding a second goal with a curling shot - his sixth in his last four home games for the Gunners.

Manchester City have some work to do in the Nou Camp, but Lionel Messi's goal for Barcelona remains the only difference between the sides at the interval. Not a bad player, is he?

Lionel Messi
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New manager for Shrewsbury?

Alan Archibald
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As one manager, Alan Stubbs, loses his job at Rotherham, another, Alan Archibald, may be about to become boss of League One club Shrewsbury.

The 38-year-old is currently manager of Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle, but the two clubs are in talks about a compensation package, reports BBC Radio Shropshire.

Another one bites the dust

Alan Stubbs
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There has been some major news in the Championship already today.

Rotherham United sacked Alan Stubbs earlier today after just one win from his 14 games in charge left them bottom of the league.

The former Hibernian manager's last game in charge saw the Millers fall to a 4-2 defeat at Birmingham City on Tuesday.

Stubbs is the fourth Championship manager to lose his job already this season.

HALF-TIME

Half-time at Deepdale and the Cardiff City Stadium.

It's so far so good for both the home teams.

Preston have a 2-0 lead over Huddersfield thanks to goals from defender Tom Clarke and Alex Baptiste, while Cardiff have a 1-0 lead courtesy of a Peter Whittingham free-kick.

Preston 2-0 Huddersfield

Huddersfield's Rajiv van la Parra
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Time to find out what Huddersfield are really made of.

This is the first time this season the Terriers have been two goals down. 

David Wagner's side have got a shade over 45 minutes to get back in the game.

Cardiff 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Cardiff defender Sean Morrison is booked for a foul on Kieran Lee but Almen Abdi hits the resulting free-kick over the crossbar.

GOAL - Preston 2-0 Huddersfield

Alex Baptiste

Alex Baptiste
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Huddersfield's task just got significantly harder.

It's another free-kick and this time it's Alex Baptiste who heads home from a Paul Gallagher cross.