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  1. Baldock scores twice as Brighton beat Barnsley
  2. Burton win 2-1 to end Norwich's unbeaten run
  3. QPR win 4-1 at B'ham, Cardiff beat R'ham 5-0
  4. Sheff Wed beat Nottingham Forest
  5. Leeds held by Ipswich, Wigan-Preston ends goalless
  6. Sheff Utd 1-1 Scunthorpe in League One

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By Phil Cartwright, Brendon Mitchell and Josh Hunt

All times stated are UK

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Sam Baldock

So that's it for today's EFL action.

Brighton are back on top of the Championship, as the Seagulls marked Chris Hughton's 100th league match in charge with a 2-0 win at Barnsley.

Elsewhere, Huddersfield, Millwall and Oxford did the EFL proud in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Huddersfield held Manchester City to a goalless draw, Oxford were denied a replay by a late Middlesbrough goal, and Millwall knocked out the Premier League champions Leicester.

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Wolves flying the EFL flag in the FA Cup

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Championship club Wolves caused one of the biggest FA Cup upsets of the season when they won at Liverpool in round four.

If anything, their task in the fifth round is even harder. Can they knock out Premier League leaders Chelsea, who have picked a very strong starting line-up at Molineux?

Follow live text and radio coverage here.

Differing fortunes

Monday: Newcastle v Aston Villa (20:00 GMT)

Two of the clubs that were relegated from the Premier League last season have had vastly differing experiences of the Championship in 2016-17.

Newcastle spent big and it worked - they're in a strong position to go up automatically, although they're down to second spot after Brighton's victory today.

Aston Villa spent even bigger and it didn't - they're in danger of being dragged right into a relegation battle.

Can Steve Bruce's side arrest their slide? Or will the Magpies move another step closer to the top flight? We'll have live text and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra commentary on the BBC Sport website and app from 19:30 GMT on Monday.

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League Two full-time scores

Conor Chaplin
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Disaster for League Two's bottom two sides late on, with Newport collapsing from 2-0 up to a 3-2 defeat at Cambridge, and Notts County scoring a late winner at 23rd-placed Leyton Orient.

Barnet were unable to hold on to their 1-0 lead against Portsmouth in Kevin Nugent's first game in charge, Conor Chaplin scoring Pompey's equaliser late on.

Leaders Doncaster draw 1-1 with fourth-placed Luton, and it's the same score for second-placed Plymouth at Hartlepool.

That allows Carlisle to close the gap to the Pilgrims to just three points, as they win 2-1 at play-off chasing Wycombe. 

  • Accrington 2-1 Colchester
  • Barnet 1-1 Portsmouth
  • Blackpool 2-2 Crewe
  • Cambridge 3-2 Newport
  • Cheltenham 2-0 Yeovil
  • Crawley 1-3 Morecambe
  • Doncaster 1-1 Luton
  • Exeter 1-1 Stevenage
  • Grimsby 3-0 Mansfield
  • Hartlepool 1-1 Plymouth
  • Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County
  • Wycombe 1-2 Carlisle

League One full-time scores

Sheffield United 2-2 Scunthorpe
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A point apiece in the meeting of first against second in League One, with Sheffield United unable to find a winner against 10-man Scunthorpe.

Bottom side Coventry hang on for their first league win since 1 November, beating Gillingham 2-1, while a mistake from Chesterfield keeper Thorsten Stuckmann allows George Miller to score a late winner for Bury in Lee Clark's first game in charge.

Bradford conceded a two-goal lead in their 2-2 draw with fellow promotion hopefuls Bolton, but the best entertainment came at Spotland, where Rochdale and Charlton play out a 3-3 draw.

  • Bradford 2-2 Bolton
  • Chesterfield 1-2 Bury
  • Coventry 2-1 Gillingham
  • MK Dons 0-1 Fleetwood
  • Port Vale 1-1 Bristol Rovers
  • Rochdale 3-3 Charlton
  • Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe
  • Shrewsbury 2-1 Wimbledon
  • Southend 2-2 Northampton
  • Swindon 0-0 Oldham
  • Walsall 2-0 Peterborough

Championship full-time scores

  • Barnsley 0-2 Brighton
  • Birmingham 1-4 QPR
  • Burton 2-1 Norwich
  • Cardiff 5-0 Rotherham
  • Ipswich 1-1 Leeds
  • Nottingham Forest 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
  • Wigan 0-0 Preston

The Championship headlines

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  • Brighton & Hove Albion return to the top of the Championship table, winning 2-0 at Barnsley thanks to Sam Baldock's second-half double.
  • Norwich City's six-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-1 loss at struggling Burton Albion, whose winning goal was struck by Michael Kightly.
  • Cardiff City continued their superb run of form with a thumping 5-0 victory over bottom club Rotherham United, Bluebirds boss Neil Warnock's former side.
  • Play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday opened a seven-point gap on seventh place with a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest, but Leeds United could only draw 1-1 at Ipswich Town.
  • Gianfranco Zola's Birmingham City were beaten 4-1 at home by Queens Park Rangers, while Wigan Athletic and Preston North End played out a goalless draw at the DW Stadium.


We're still waiting on a final whistle at St Andrew's, where Emilio Nsue has got a consolation goal for Birmingham against QPR, but it's all over in the rest of our Championship games.

We'll round up today's action shortly.


FT: Millwall 1-0 Leicester

League One Millwall are into the last eight! With 10 men, they've beaten Premier League champions Leicester 1-0 with a late goal from Shaun Cummings at The Den.

GOAL - Birmingham 0-4 QPR

Yeni N'gbakoto

What a result for QPR as Yeni N'gbakoto makes it 4-0 at St Andrew's with a stunning free-kick from 30 yards.

A miserable day for Birmingham and Gianfranco Zola.

GOAL - Birmingham 0-3 QPR

Idrissa Sylla

QPR celebrate
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Idrissa Sylla heads in a right-wing cross and QPR are 3-0 up at Birmingham, whose wretched run of form continues.

Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe

And now Sheffield United hit the post against Scunthorpe in League One! Jay O'Shea for the hosts.

Heading for a draw there now, it seems.

GOAL - Cardiff 5-0 Rotherham

Kenneth Zohore

Kenneth Zohore's second. Cardiff's fifth. The points are safe, we think.

Leaders level with Luton

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Kevin Nugent
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The top two in League Two haven't found it easy today, but both sides are level as they enter the closing stages.

Matty Kennedy has scored to put second-placed Plymouth back on terms at Hartlepool, while Doncaster's Alfie May makes it 1-1 against fourth-placed Luton.

Meanwhile, Kevin Nugent's first game as Barnet boss could be set to end in victory, as Mauro Vilhete has made it 1-0 late on against play-off hopefuls Portsmouth.

Struggling Leyton Orient have scored again as well, Teddy Mezague making it 2-2 at home to Notts County.

Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe

My goodness me, 10-man Scunthorpe almost had a winner at Sheffield United!

But Paddy Madden's effort struck the post.

Burton 2-1 Norwich

Norwich City
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We haven't had any Championship goals for a while.

Burton have gone close to sealing victory over Norwich but substitute Lloyd Dyer wasted a golden opportunity.

Bolton back on terms at Bradford

League One latest

Phil Parkinson
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He wasn't smiling earlier, but Phil Parkinson will be sporting a very wide grin now as Bolton have come from 2-0 down to level the scores with his former club Bradford.

Gary Madine has got the Trotters' second at Valley Parade.

Better news too for Bury manager Lee Clark in his first game in charge, with opponents Chesterfield having a man sent off before Andrew Tutte fires in for the Shakers from 30 yards out to make it 1-1.

There are still 10 minutes left for the hosts to find a winner in that one.

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Clark Can't: Charlton 4 West Ham 4. I'm a Hammers fan but sat in the Charlton end with friends. A lot of lip biting that evening...

Another goal milestone reached!

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Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe

Sheffield United are being frustrated in their search for a win at home to 10-man Scunthorpe, their closest promotion challengers.

Caolan Lavery has replaced James Hanson up front for the Blades, who began five points clear at the top of the table.

Evans sent to stands

League Two latest

Steve Evans
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Mansfield boss Steve Evans has always been a bit of a character, but perhaps he's been a little bit too fiery today, as he's been sent to the stands with his team trailing 2-0 at Grimsby.

Three minutes later, he sees the Stags fall 3-0 behind, Callum Dyson scoring for the penalty spot, with Mansfield's Hayden White joining his manager in getting sent off.

Elsewhere, Cheltenham are surely on course to pick up a big three points at home to Yeovil, with Billy Waters making the score 2-0 to the Robins from the penalty spot.

Last-placed Newport were momentarily 2-0 up at Cambridge, but Barry Corr has headed in for the U's to make it 2-1.

Coventry clinging on

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David Wheater
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Are the nerves getting to Coventry? They led Gillingham 2-0 at half-time but, following a change of goalkeeper at half-time, they now hold just a one-goal advantage, with Max Ehmer on the scoresheet for the Gills.

Play-off-chasing Fleetwood are 1-0 up at MK Dons, where Cian Bolger has got himself on the scoresheet, while Bristol Rovers' Bob Harris has scored an own-goal to give Port Vale a 1-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Bolton have pulled a goal back at Bradford, David Wheater making it 2-1 with around 30 minutes to play.

GOAL - Barnsley 0-2 Brighton

Sam Baldock

Brighton going top of the Championship? It looks that way now.

Sam Baldock gets his and Brighton's second at Barnsley, turning in Anthony Knockaert's pass.

Oxford level at Boro in the FA Cup

Oxford United
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Over in the FA Cup, Oxford United are currently doing the EFL proud - battling back from 2-0 down with two goals in the space of 60 seconds to level at Middlesbrough.

If you'd like to follow all the action from the day's three 15:00 GMT kick-offs in the cup you can do so by clicking here.

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Rodney Marshall: Halifax 3 Northampton 6. 1986-87 title-winning season. Cobblers didn't bother defending that season, just blitzed opponents.

Ipswich 1-1 Leeds

David McGoldrick
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Ipswich striker David McGoldrick hits the crossbar with a delightful chip over Robert Green. Leeds survive for now.

Meanwhile, Barnsley substitute Adam Hammill should have brought the Tykes level against Brighton but fired over from 10 yards.

Barnsley 0-1 Brighton

Barnsley have made their first change - it's a winger for a striker, as Adam Hammill comes on for Tom Bradshaw.

Brighton, who will go top of the Championship with a win, are looking comfortable for the moment.

GOAL - Nottingham Forest 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Ben Osborn

A lifeline for Nottingham Forest, as midfielder Ben Osborn fires in after good work from impressive teenager Ben Brereton.

Cardiff are heading for a seventh league win of 2017 - Kenneth Zohore has made it 4-0 against Rotherham with an angled shot.

Fast start to second half in League Two

League Two latest

Jordan Cook
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There have been a couple of goals at the bottom of League Two, with Cheltenham three points clear of the relegation zone as it stands, Tin Plavotic's goal putting the Robins 1-0 up against Yeovil. Robins boss Gary Johnson will be pleased with that - he's up against his old club, of course.

Leyton Orient, who are 23rd, need something out of their game against Notts County with Cheltenham and bottom side Newport both leading, and Paul McCallum has reduced the Magpies' advantage to 2-1.

At the top of the table, fourth-placed Luton are ahead at leaders Doncaster thanks to Jordan Cook's goal.

Wow. That was a hectic few minutes.

GOAL - Burton 2-1 Norwich

Michael Kightly

Three goals in three games for Burton's Michael Kightly and the Brewers are back in front against Norwich a couple of minutes after falling behind.

The on-loan Burnley winger chips goalkeeper John Ruddy to restore the hosts' advantage.

Craig Noone has made it 3-0 for Cardiff against Rotherham. Game over there, surely.

GOAL - Barnsley 0-1 Brighton

Sam Baldock

Sam Baldock
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Brighton are heading to the summit of the Championship table!

Sam Baldock has half-volleyed the Seagulls in front at Barnsley after some fine work from Anthony Knockaert.

GOAL - Nottingham Forest 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Fernando Forestieri

Fernando Forestieri rarely scores tap-ins and this one is no exception - a superb turn and volley which has set Sheffield Wednesday well on the way to victory at Nottingham Forest.

Meanwhile, QPR double their lead at Birmingham through Conor Washington.

GOAL - Burton 1-1 Norwich

Cameron Jerome

Cameron Jerome
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Cameron Jerome has scored with his face and Norwich are level at Burton in very fortunate circumstances.

Steven Whittaker's shot hit the striker and flew into the net.


Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe

And now a red card for Scunthorpe's Harry Toffolo, who's been sent off for a second bookable offence.

Two goals and a sending off in five minutes. Goodness me - what a eventful start to the second period at Bramall Lane.

GOAL - Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe

Billy Sharp

Ah, and now they're level.

Scunthorpe's lead lasts all of about 180 seconds as Billy Sharp nets his 21st league goal of the season to bring the League One leaders level against his old side.

And we were just saying amongst ourselves how quiet the first half had been at Bramall Lane. 

Billy Sharp
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GOAL - Sheffield United 0-1 Scunthorpe

Paddy Madden

A big goal at the top of League One!

Paddy Madden turns home unmarked two minutes into the second half, and second-placed Scunthorpe - who began five points behind leaders Sheffield United - are in front at Bramall Lane.

Burton 1-0 Norwich

Norwich, who are aiming to extend their six-match unbeaten run, have brought on Wes Hoolahan for Jacob Murphy at half-time against Burton.

How they could do with a Hoolahan howitzer like we saw against Nottingham Forest seven days ago.

They're back under way at the Pirelli Stadium and soon our other EFL games will follow.

Goalline technology set for Championship

Here's one piece of news you may have missed earlier in the week - Championship clubs have agreed "in principle" to use goalline technology from the start of next season.

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Goalline technology set for Championship

Championship clubs agree "in principle" to use goalline technology from the start of next season.

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League Two half-time scores

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We've been asking you to tell us the highest-scoring game you've been to today using #bbcefl - a few of today's travelling Morecambe fans might be watching theirs today, as they already lead 3-0 at Crawley at half-time.

Accrington have doubled their lead against Colchester, but they'll play the last 45 minutes with 10 men, as Omar Beckles has been shown a red card.

Second-placed Plymouth have fallen a goal behind at struggling Hartlepool, while third-placed Carlisle have gone 2-1 up at play-off chasing Wycombe.

  • Accrington 2-0 Colchester
  • Barnet 0-0 Portsmouth
  • Blackpool 2-0 Crewe
  • Cambridge 0-1 Newport
  • Cheltenham 0-0 Yeovil
  • Crawley 0-3 Morecambe
  • Doncaster 0-0 Luton
  • Exeter 0-1 Stevenage
  • Grimsby 1-0 Mansfield
  • Hartlepool 1-0 Plymouth
  • Leyton Orient 0-1 Notts County
  • Wycombe 1-2 Carlisle