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Summary

  1. Newcastle held to goalless draw at Reading
  2. Brighton beat Rotherham 2-0
  3. Fulham's Cairney scores stunning stoppage-time equaliser v Leeds
  4. Huddersfield 1-0 Aston Villa
  5. Sheff Utd move eight points clear in League One

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By Adam Williams and Josh Hunt

All times stated are UK

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Until next time....

So, that's that for this evening's live action from the EFL.

We're a little bit closer to knowing who'll have plenty to cheer come the end of May and who might want to hide under the covers.

But, the action all resumes on Friday night with Brighton against Derby County in the Championship.

We'll have full live coverage of that game from the Amex Stadium right here on BBC Sport to kick-off our weekend of EFL coverage.

Until then - thanks for being with us.

Gary Monk and Tom Cairney
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Latics earn crucial win

Championship round-up

Dan Burn celebrates scoring at Birmingham
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Wigan move within two points of safety, as Dan Burn's first-half goal was enough to earn victory at Birmingham City, who are now only eight points above the relegation zone.

Blackburn scored late to earn a 1-1 draw with Cardiff, meaning they are now unbeaten in four games under Tony Mowbray.

Rovers are two points above 22nd-placed Bristol City, who drew 1-1 with Norwich, while Wolves stay one point above the Robins in 21st after a goalless draw with Ipswich.

There was also a late goal at Pride Park as Tom Barkhuizen equalised for Preston at Derby.

Meanwhile, the highest-scoring game of the day came at the City Ground, as Brentford held on to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2, having led 3-0 heading into the final 10 minutes.

Magpies held to first goalless draw of campaign

Newcastle failed to find a way through against a gutsy Reading side and have their five-point lead at the top cut down to three.

Rafael Benitez

Reading 0-0 Newcastle United

Newcastle see their Championship lead cut to three points as they are held to a draw by fellow promotion hopefuls Reading.

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Cairney late show for Fulham

Tom Cairney decided to write a late twist in the script at Craven Cottage as he scored an injury time equaliser against Leeds.

Tom Cairney

Fulham 1-1 Leeds United

Tom Cairney scores in injury time to deny Leeds United victory and extend Fulham's unbeaten run to six Championship games.

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Seagulls back in the groove

Second-placed Brighton scored two second-half goals to beat the bottom side Rotherham and halt a run of two successive defeats.

Read how they did it below....

Anthony Knockaert

Rotherham United 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Second-placed Brighton score two second-half goals to beat the Championship's bottom side Rotherham.

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How the table looks

So, what's that done to the Championship table after tonight's games?

Here's how it looks at the top.....

Champ top
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...and while we're at it, the picture at the bottom with just four points separating five places.

Champ bottom
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I bet that Plymouth scoreline has bust a few coupons this evening.....

League Two results

Crawley 0-2 Portsmouth

Plymouth 0-3 Blackpool

League One results

Charlton 2-1 Scunthorpe

Oxford Utd 2-3 Sheff Utd

Walsall 1-0 Chesterfield

Championship results

Birmingham City 0-1 Wigan Athletic

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Cardiff City

Bristol City 1-1 Norwich City

Derby County 1-1 Preston North End

Fulham 1-1 Leeds United

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Aston Villa

Ipswich Town 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nottingham Forest 2-3 Brentford

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Barnsley

Rotherham United 0-2 Brighton and Hove Albion

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Burton Albion

Reading 0-0 Newcastle United

All done and dusted in tonight's games, a look at the full-time scores on the way....

FULL-TIME

Reading 0-0 Newcastle

Almost a late bit of drama in Berkshire, but the width of the woodwork denies the hosts a goal at the death.

Newcastle's lead now down to three points over Brighton as Rafael Benitez's men are held by Jaap Stam's charges.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Reading 0-0 Newcastle

Reading so close to a late, late goal through Garath McCleary, but his shot bounces off the top of the crossbar.....

Reading 0-0 Newcastle

Late corner for Newcastle from Matt Ritchie finds Jonjo Shelvey's head, but he can't get anything on it to direct towards goal.

Charlton score in last minute

League One latest

Heartbreak for Scunthorpe, joy for Charlton.

Jorge Teixeira is dragged back in the box and a penalty is given. Tony Watt steps up and scores and it's 2-1 to the Addicks.

It looks like eight games without a win for Scunthorpe now.

INJURY TIME

Reading 0-0 Newcastle

Four minutes being added on at the end of the 90....

Reading 0-0 Newcastle

Last couple of minutes to play and Rafael Benitez throws on Mo Diame for Jack Colback in his final change of the night.  

League One & Two round-up

Sheffield United are now eight points clear at the top of League One after 26-goal top-scorer Billy Sharp netted twice to help them to a 3-2 win at Oxford.

Walsall beat Chesterfield 1-0 and they're still playing at Charlton where Kevin van Veen has scored a second-half equaliser for Scunthorpe.

In League Two, Plymouth suffered a shock 3-0 loss at home to Blackpool, but remain second, while Portsmouth move up to third following a 2-0 victory at Portsmouth.

Plymouth Blackpool
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Reading 0-0 Newcastle

Approaching the last five minutes at the Madejski Stadium and still no goals.

Can Newcastle find one to maintain their five-point lead over Brighton?

FULL-TIME

Fulham 1-1 Leeds

And that stunning finish from Cairney is pretty much the final kick of the night.

Fulham finally got their goal after pressing and pressing all evening. 

It started as a nightmare for them with Tim Ream's early own goal before a shot off the underside of the crossbar from Neeskins Kebano was not given.

GOAL - Fulham 1-1 Leeds

Tom Cairney

Wow. That's a cracking late goal for Fulham who have been banging on the proverbial door.

Tom Cairney with the curling left-foot shot from the edge of the box in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

GOAL - Fulham 1-1 Leeds

Tom Cairney

FULL-TIME

Rotherham 0-2 Brighton

All over at the New York Stadium and Brighton back on track thanks to goals from Anthony Knockaert and Solly March in the second half.

INJURY TIME

Fulham 0-1 Leeds

Five minutes added on by the banks of the Thames.

Fulham still pressing for that equaliser and with a man advantage.

FT: Ipswich 0-0 Wolves

And it has indeed finished goalless at Portman Road. Zzzzzz.

My word, that sounded like one to miss in Suffolk tonight.....

Bore draw

Championship latest

I think the faces of Mick McCarthy and Paul Lambert sum up proceedings at Portman Road tonight. 

Goalless between Ipswich and Wolves and the Tractor Boys are heading for their sixth draw in seven Championship matches.

Wolves look set to halt their five-game league losing streak, but are still bang in relegation trouble.

Mick McCarthy
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Paul Lambert
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RED CARD

Fulham 0-1 Leeds

Could be a late twist at Craven Cottage. 

Kalvin Phillips collects a second booking of the night for Leeds and the visitors are down to 10 men as we approach stoppage time.

Approaching last knockings in most of tonight's games. Time for some more late twists?

GOAL - Blackburn 1-1 Cardiff

Derrick Williams

Tony Mowbray's unbeaten start to life as Blackburn manager might be set to go on a little longer.

Connor Mahoney drifts in a left-footed cross from the right, and the ball falls for Derrick Williams to finish from close range.

GOAL - Blackburn 1-1 Cardiff

Derrick Williams

Reading 0-0 Newcastle

Into the last 20 minutes in our later Championship kick-off.

The leaders still to find a breakthrough but a chance from a Darryl Murphy header is clambered off the line by Ali Al Habsi diving low to his left.

Garath McCleary then tries his luck from distance for Reading but just wide of goal.

Huddersfield 1-0 Aston Villa

Ian Woodcock

BBC Sport at John Smith's Stadium

Aston Villa have created precious little since going behind.

The visitors have notably tired in this second period as the hosts have taken control.

Five minutes to go.

Robins level with Canaries

Championship latest

Bailey Wright
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How big a goal could this be for Bristol City and head coach Lee Johnson?

Lee Tomlin's strike is blocked, but it falls to Bailey Wright  to bundle the ball over the line from close range and draw the Robins level with Norwich.

As it stands, that goal pulls the hosts back to within a point of Blackburn, who still trail Cardiff 1-0, and Wolves, who are being held to a goalless draw by Ipswich.

Elsewhere, Barnsley have pulled a goal back against QPR, Tom Bradshaw  rounding the keeper and slotting in to make it 2-1.

Teenager Ben Brereton has netted a consolation for Nottingham Forest from about three inches. It's still 3-1 to Brentford.

Fulham 0-1 Leeds

Approaching the last five minutes at Craven Cottage and Fulham continue to press for an equaliser.

Ryan Sessegnon and Scott Parker both go close to scoring, but Parker sees a shot flash over the crossbar.

Who'd be a manager?

Huddersfield 1-0 Aston Villa

Anyone want to give Brucey a hug? His Aston Villa side have just over five minutes to find an equaliser.

Steve Bruce
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GOAL - Rotherham 0-2 Brighton

Solly March

Into the last 10 minutes and Brighton looked to have sealed a very welcome win after successive defeats.

Solly March cut in from the right wing and then fired in low to the bottom corner. Lewis Price couldn't quite get down to stop it.

GOAL - Rotherham 0-2 Brighton

Solly March

HITS THE WOODWORK

Fulham 0-1 Leeds

Close for Leeds to a second goal of the night.

Alfonso Pedraza's low effort from the edge of the area hits the right post of David Button's goal and bounces clear. 

Kemar Roofe and Modou Barrow combined to play him in.

Blades go in front

League One latest

Sheffield United have turned things around at the Kassam Stadium and now lead Oxford 2-1 thanks to Kieran Freeman's goal.

The Blades are going eight points clear at the top of League One as things stand.