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  1. Steve Sidwell scores from inside the centre circle as Brighton beat Bristol City
  2. Leaders Newcastle beat Cardiff
  3. Reading's Garath McCleary scores after 57 seconds - the fastest Championship goal of the season - in 3-0 win at Wigan
  4. Leeds and Ipswich claim late wins over Norwich and Sheff Wed
  5. Tom Ince scores twice as Derby hold off Wolves comeback

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By Adam Williams

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That's all from us after a busy day of Championship action.

Thanks for being with us and we'll see you again after Bonfire Night and the international break.

Until then....

Post-match reaction: McCarthy 'never doubted ability'

Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Ipswich

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

Goals from Tom Lawrence and Luke Chambers helped Ipswich pick up just their second win in nine matches by beating Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough. 

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"I'm very, very pleased, of course, with the performance and happier with the result. I thought we were excellent.

"As the game went on, we caught them on the break a number of times and didn't really make enough of it until we got the winner.

"I had no worry about my ability or my confidence in the players and they've backed that up today with a really good performance.

"That performance and result today reflects my time at Ipswich. That is more like my team and how I have been."

Post-match reaction: Joyce "under no illusions"

Wigan 0-3 Reading

Garath McCleary scores for Reading against Wigan
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New Wigan manager Warren Joyce saw his side fall to a 3-0 defeat by Reading in his first game since replacing Gary Caldwell as Latics boss.

"I was under no illusions before I came in.

"The heartening thing was that the players didn't give up, that would be a bigger worry if I saw players giving up, hiding, not wanting to run and keep going when you're two or three down. I didn't think they did that.

"That gives you some hope and encouragement for the future. Without that you're looking around and are worried."

Post-match reaction: Villa "started looking like a team"

Aston Villa 2-1 Blackburn

Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia

Aston Villa fell a goal behind to Blackburn early in the second-half, but two goals from Jonathan Kodjia helped them fight back to earn consecutive home wins for the first time in 18 months.

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce:

"It proves just how difficult it has been for the club over the last 18 months. I think that is the difficulty we all face trying to turn this juggernaut of a club around in producing results. 

"We know we have a bit of quality at the top end of the pitch, but we have to address what the club has been through over the last couple of years.

"The new players have been caught up in what has been a difficult time for the whole club.

"It was a big test going behind and not playing well. Thankfully, we responded in the right manner and started looking like a team." 

Post-match reaction: Leeds "not the finished article"

Norwich 2-3 Leeds

Ronaldo Vieira celebrates scoring the winner for Leeds United at Norwich City
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Ronaldo Vieira's 25-yard strike helped Leeds come from behind to beat Norwich 3-2 at Carrow Road and extend their unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions.

Leeds head coach Garry Monk:

"It was a great strike from Ronny, a goal worthy of winning any game.

"We know we are not the finished article yet but we are making good progress, with a lot of young players in the group, when you consider we have only been here for four or five months, as have a lot of the players. 

"It is work in progress - and if everyone keeps working hard then we should keeping getting good results."

Post-match reaction: "The buck stops with me" - Neil

Norwich 2-3 Leeds

Norwich manager Alex Neil
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Norwich's 3-2 defeat by Leeds saw them drop to fifth in the table, 10 points behind leaders Newcastle and on a four-match winless run in the league.

Norwich manager Alex Neil:

"It's a difficult time, but three weeks ago we were top of the league. I don't think I have become a bad manager in three weeks and I don't think the players have become bad players in three weeks either. 

"Having said that I accept the buck stops with me - if we do well I get praised and if we are doing badly I get criticism, I fully accept that. 

"We just need to raise our game and turn this around. We need to start winning games, it's as simple as that." 

Post-match reaction: Benitez and Warnock unhappy with referee

Newcastle 2-1 Cardiff

Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez and referee Tony Harrington
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Newcastle won their seventh consecutive Championship game with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cardiff at St James' Park, but the hosts were unhappy after they felt referee Tony Harrington missed a handball in the build-up to the Welsh side's goal.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez:

"We have to work hard even if we concede a goal that is not correct. I was not happy that we had to defend so much. But if a ref allows this situation you have to defend. 

"I would rather play passing football, getting goals. In football if you play well you will have chances to win games. Sometimes you can't because the opposition is aggressive and the ref allows this contact."

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock was also frustrated that his side were not awarded a late penalty:

"[Cardiff defender] Sean Morrison gets kicked in the face. I am so gutted at the penalty. [Aleksandar] Mitrovic mauls him down. At this level the officials should be educated better and know about the pull.

"To add salt the linesman gives the free-kick to them. They will go home and see it with their coaches next week and say 'oh yeah, I made a mistake'."

Time's up

FT: Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

So, that's the last action on the pitch from today's fixtures. 

But stay with us as we'll bring you all the big stories and reaction from an eventful day in the Championship....


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Brighton's first goalscorer Steve Sidwell on Sky Sports: (talking about his goal) "I've seen the goalkeeper off his line in the first five minutes and I caught it nicely. It's definitely the goal of my career.

"A nice goal to start with but it's all about the three points. That victory and that goal are dedicated to Anthony Knockaert and his family."

Second goalscorer Jamie Murphy on Sky Sports: "Bristol City started well, so it's nice to come away with the win and everything is going well for us right now."


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Four wins in four for Brighton who go five points clear of third place to secure their place in second in the Championship.

Two brilliant early goals from Steve Sidwell and Jamie Murphy did it. An evening to put behind them for Bristol City.

Steve Sidwell
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Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Jamie Murphy is a late name in the referee's notebook as he pushes Callum O'Dowda to the ground.

Nothing of note comes from the resulting free-kick and that about sums it up for Bristol City in this one. 


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Last change for Brighton sees midfielder Solly March come on for a first appearance in almost a year since a serious knee injury.

Jiri Skalak makes way.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Six minutes to be added on at the end of the 90 following a couple of stoppages this half for head injuries.

Lee Johnson
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Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Ball breaks to Jamie Paterson on the edge of Brighton's area, but the midfielder's speculative left-foot half-volley is well over the bar.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

A half shout for a penalty to Bristol City as substitute Aaron Wilbraham goes down under pressure from Shane Duffy.

Nothing given, but replays suggest he might have a reason to feel aggrieved. Wilbraham still chuntering away about it as play continues.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Brighton break forward once more and Jamie Murphy shows more trickery down the left.

Squares a ball inside to Tomer Hemed on the edge of the box, but his attempt to curl a left-foot shot into the top corner goes just wide.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Promising looking build-up play from Bristol City in and around the Brighton area ends with the man who scored the opening goal, Steve Sidwell, nipping in to dispossess Bobby Reid as he tried to pounce on Callum O'Dowda's chest down.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Callum O'Dowda
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Bristol City's turn to make a change as Callum O'Dowda comes on in midfield for Joe Bryan.

Lee Johnson opts to play just three at the back as they search for something in his game to send the home support off with a smile.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Second change for Brighton sees Glenn Murray make way for Tomer Hemed upfront.

More of the same for Brighton as they continue to soak up Bristol City pressure in these closing stages.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

First change for Brighton sees Oliver Norwood come on in midfield in place of Sam Baldock.

The former Bristol City man gets a few boos from the home crowd but he's put in a very strong performance for the Seagulls this evening.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Bristol City v Brighton
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Gary O'Neil is back on for Bristol City, but there's still little way through for Lee Johnson's men.

Hordur Magnusson launches a couple of long throws into the Brighton box, but once again the Seagulls have the answer.

Into the last 20 minutes.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Break in play once more as Gary O'Neil goes down clutching his head after what looked like a high boot.

After a long pause, O'Neil is taken to the touchline and has to wait to return to the action while Bristol City float in a free-kick.

It comes to nothing for the hosts as the delivery can't find a red shirt.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Glenn Murray and Sam Baldock show some quick feet as they combine for Brighton on the edge of the Bristol City area.

Ball finds itself out on the right to Jiri Skalak who takes the shot from a tight angle but Richard O'Donnell palms it over and behind for a corner kick.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

More trickery on the left for Brighton from Sam Baldock who back heels and wriggles out of a Bristol City challenge near the byline before firing a ball across the face of goal.

Nobody on the end of it sadly in a Brighton shirt for a third goal.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Treatment for Brighton's Jiri Skalak after a clash of heads on halfway.

The break in play allows the television director to replay Steve Sidwell's opening goal from the first half a few more times.

It really is worth watching again... unless you're Richard O'Donnell.

Richard O'Donnell
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Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Gary O'Neil finds himself in the book for a foul on Brighton's Jamie Murphy.

Not much of an advantage taken though from the free-kick out left which sails very high and wide as the Seagulls try and float it across the box.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

More encouraging stuff from Bristol City as they keep possession on the edge of Brighton's area, but a volley from Gary O'Neil is easily gathered by David Stockdale.

Still no defence-splitting pass from the hosts.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Brighton are currently protecting a very impressive defensive record in the Championship.

They've now gone more than 500 minutes without conceding a goal and you can see why from how they're organised with Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy at the back.

Meanwhile, as they break forward Jiri Skalak takes a snap shot wide to the right when maybe he might have chosen better to square it across goal.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

And we're back under way at Ashton Gate for the second half of our final Championship action of the day.

Can Bristol City claw themselves back into this one?

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Lambert appointed Wolves boss

Mike Taylor


Paul Lambert

As we told you before kick-off, Wolves have confirmed the appointment of former Aston Villa and Norwich manager Paul Lambert as their new head coach.

Here's the thoughts of BBC WM's Wolves correspondent Mike Taylor:

"Lambert's appointment has been expected for several days, after he quickly emerged as one of the leading contenders under consideration. 

"It can be convincingly argued that his struggles at Aston Villa and Blackburn were made worse by noises off at both clubs, and Wolves will be hopeful that his great success at Norwich is his most relevant experience.

"The size of his task was made all too obvious by Wolves' lamentable first-half performance against Derby - the club's new owners will be expectant, but must also appreciate that a strong promotion challenge this season will be difficult from the current position."

Bristol City unveil John Atyeo statue

John Atyeo statue

A statue of former Bristol City player John Atyeo was unveiled outside the South Stand at Ashton Gate before the kick-off of this game.

Atyeo spent 15 seasons at Ashton Gate, playing 645 games and scored a remarkable 350 goals. He won six England caps between 1955 and 1957, scoring five goals.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

And there is the half-time whistle.

Two cracking goals for Brighton from Steve Sidwell and Jamie Murphy have put them in total control of this one.

Bristol City look somewhat shell-shocked.


Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Just the one minute added on at the end of this first 45.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

Fireworks displays appear to be going off around Ashton Gate in the closing stages of this first half.

But, the real firework in this game came from the boot of Steve Sidwell with that opening goal for Brighton from the halfway line.

No real spark as yet though from Bristol City.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

A patient spell in this first half culminates in Jamie Murphy causing more problems down the left for Brighton.

A surging run into the area sees him square it to the penalty spot, but Jiri Skalak is unable to set himself for the shot.

Brighton well on top.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

First real sign of uncertainty from Brighton as goalkeeper David Stockdale punches a cross clear.

Scott Golbourne heads a deep ball back across goal for Bristol City, but there's nobody coming in to finish off and Glenn Murray can hoof it clear.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

A surge forward by Bristol City from Jamie Paterson finds Lee Tomlin on the edge of Brighton's area.

There's half an appeal for a handball against Gaetan Bong, but nothing doing.

A following free-kick for City is skewed well wide by Joe Bryan. Poor from the hosts.

Bristol City 0-2 Brighton

A penny for Lee Johnson's thoughts on the touchline right now.

His Bristol City side haven't done a lot wrong in this one yet find themselves two goals behind.