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Summary

  1. Villa beat Sunderland in Coleman's first game
  2. Fulham win nine-goal thriller at Sheff Utd
  3. Cardiff go second with late victory at Barnsley
  4. Fourth-placed Bristol City beaten by Preston
  5. Reading come from 2-0 down to draw at Bolton

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By Ian Woodcock and Felix Keith

All times stated are UK

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Stunning Sessegnon

FT: Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham

Ryan Sessegnon
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There's only one place to finish tonight.

A first career hat-trick for 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon helped Fulham claim an incredible 5-4 win at Sheffield United.

Spare a thought for Blades striker Leon Clarke as his own treble ended up counting for nothing.

We'll be back tomorrow with more Championship action.

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

Can Wolves run away?

Wolves
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We'll be back tomorrow evening with three more Championship games.

Wolves will be looking to make the most of Sheffield United's dramatic defeat and stretch their lead at the top of the table with victory over Leeds.

Elsewhere, improving Sheffield Wednesday visit Ipswich and Middlesbrough host struggling Birmingham.

Injury blow for Villa's Kodjia

FT: Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

Jonathan Kodjia
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Before we love you and leave you, some bad news for Aston Villa fans coming from Steve Bruce's post-match press conference regarding striker Jonathan Kodjia.

"We think there's a possibility of another operation," says Bruce. "It's devastating for us all. It's a big, huge blow."

A real dampener after a fine win.

League Two headlines

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  • Luton Town take top spot on goal difference with a 3-0 win over Carlisle, with Notts County slipping to second after being held to a 1-1 draw by Yeovil.
  • Chesterfield beat Forest Green 3-2 but fail to move off the bottom as Barnet score two late goals to beat Newport 2-1 and stay in 23rd place.

League One headlines

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  • Bottom side Bury shock league-leaders Shrewbury to win 1-0.
  • Ryan Colclough scores twice in Wigan's 3-0 victory over Northampton to move the Latics to within a point of top spot before heading to hospital for the birth of his child.
  • Jake Forster-Caskey scores twice in Charlton's 2-1 win over Rochdale; Scunthorpe come from behind to beat Bradford 2-1.

The Championship headlines

Chris Coleman
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  • Chris Coleman loses his first match as Sunderland manager, with Aston Villa edging to a 2-1 win over the Black Cats at Villa Park.
  • Sheffield United are denied top spot after a nine-goal thriller against Fulham at Bramall Lane - Ryan Sessegnon and Leon Clarke both scored hat-tricks as the visitors won 5-4.
  • Cardiff strike late at Barnsley to move up to second, while Bristol City slip to fifth after being beaten at home by Preston.
  • Reading come from 2-0 down to draw at Bolton, while there are also wins for Nottingham Forest and Derby.

Right, shall we run through some full-time headlines from the EFL?...

FULL-TIME

Bolton 2-2 Reading

And that'll be that! Reading come from 2-0 down to pinch an unlikely draw against a resurgent Bolton side.

Bolton 2-2 Reading

Oh my word, Bolton should've just snatched it!

Darren Pratley finds himself in acres inside the Reading area - not for the first time tonight - but heads it straight at the goalkeeper.

Bolton 2-2 Reading

We're into four minutes of time added on - can either side find a late winner?

Standing ovation for beaten Blades

Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham

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Not often you see this.

Sheffield United's fans give their side a standing ovation despite falling to a stunning 5-4 defeat by Fulham.

The Blades would have gone top with a win but slip to third.

Blades left pointless by Fulham

Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham

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Fulham's celebrity fan Richard Osman will certainly have enjoyed his side's win in Sheffield this evening...

We're not done yet...

Bolton 2-2 Reading

Bolton v Reading
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What a crazy night in the Championship!

And we're not finished quite yet, as there's still three minutes plus stoppage time to come in the game between Bolton and Reading.

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Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham

An extraordinary game at Bramall Lane ends with the visitors claiming all three points and two players scoring a hat-trick.

Leon Clarke got the first of his treble to give the hosts an early lead before Sheyi Ojo and Ryan Sessegnon goals turned it around for the visitors.

Clarke's second levelled it up only for Sessegnon to get his second to make it 3-2 to Fulham at half-time.

Ojo's second gave them breathing room before Sessegnon scored his first career hat-trick to seemingly put the game out of reach.

However, late goals from Samir Carruthers and a third for Clarke set up a tense finish.

GOAL - Bolton 2-2 Reading

Leandro Bacuna

From 2-0 down, Reading have hauled it back to 2-2!

Leandro Bacuna's penalty after Modou Barrow was tripped by Sammy Ameobi has the Royals level.

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Millwall 0-0 Hull

Millwall v Hull
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We've not mentioned this one too many times tonight, have we?

The only Championship game without a goal tonight sees Millwall against Hull City end 0-0.

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Barnsley 0-1 Cardiff

The Bluebirds are up to second thanks to Callum Paterson's goal.

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Bristol City 1-2 Preston

Preston celebrate
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Bristol City lose for only the third time this season, with Paul Gallagher and Callum Robinson giving Preston an eye-catching win at Ashton Gate.

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Brentford 1-1 Burton

It's all over at Griffin Park and that's a very decent point for Burton Albion against Brentford thanks to Ben Turner's header.

GOAL - Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham

Leon Clarke

They can't can they?!

Leon Clarke has his hat-trick and Sheffield United have two minutes of injury time to find a fifth!

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Derby 2-0 QPR

Goals from Matej Vydra and Tom Lawrence either side of half-time wrapped it up for Derby against a QPR side who are really struggling on the road this season.

GOAL - Bristol City 1-2 Preston

Cauley Woodrow

Too little, too late for Bristol City? Cauley Woodrow has fired a goal back for the hosts.

GOAL - Bolton 2-1 Reading

Liam Moore

The Trotters looked to be cruising towards victory but Liam Moore's goal with 15 minutes to go will mean a nervy finish at the Macron.

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Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

Aston Villa hold out for the win but Sunderland boss Chris Coleman will have been pleased with his side's application.

The Villans went 2-0 up through goals from Albert Adomah and Josh Onomah before Lewis Grabban pulled one back for the visitors.

A performance is one thing but the Black Cats desperately need points now.

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Nottingham Forest 1-0 Norwich

Daryl Murphy's goal is enough to nick it for Nottingham Forest in a tight game at the City Ground.

Forest move up to within a point of the play-offs as it stands.

GOAL Sheffield United 3-5 Fulham

Samir Carruthers

Lovely goal by Samir Carruthers, stepping inside ion the edge of the area and scoring with a low drive.

A feast of football at Bramall Lane.

Hatters going top of League Two

Yeovil 1-1 Notts County

Francois Zoko's penalty has brought Yeovil level with Notts County, meaning Luton - who are 3-0 up against Carlisle - are going top of the league on goal difference as it stands.

GOAL - Barnsley 0-1 Cardiff

Callum Paterson

If you can't be good then be lucky.

Callum Paterson might just have won this game for the visitors by virtue of charging down Adam Hammill's attempted clearance.

Cardiff are going second.

What a night for Colclough

Wigan 3-0 Doncaster

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What an evening for Wigan Athletic's Ryan Colclough.

The 22-year-old winger scored two of the Latics' three goals to put them on the way to victory against Northampton. Then, with his job done, he was substituted in order to head to hospital for the birth of his child.

Never has the 'rocking the baby' celebration been more apt.

GOAL - Sheffield United 2-5 Fulham

Ryan Sessegnon

A hat-trick for the 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon!

The England youth international marks his 50th Fulham appearance in some style, completing his treble with a fine low shot.

Sheffield United 2-4 Fulham

Looks like it's not going to be Sheffield United's night tonight.

Sub James Hanson powers a header towards goal from a corner but Tom Cairney is on hand to hack it off the line.

Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

Sunderland striker Lewis Grabban now has 10 goals in 14 league appearances this season.

The Black Cats will be looking for him to keep up that kind of record if they're to start climbing the table and maybe come away with some points tonight.

Sky Blues pegged back

Stevenage 1-1 Coventry

Stevenage goal
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Stevenage are on a poor run, without a win in four games, but they're level against Coventry thanks to Tom Pett's close-range finish.

Elsewhere, goal-shy Crawley are on the way to ending their winless run - they're 2-1 up against Exeter.

GOAL - Bristol City 0-2 Preston

Callum Robinson

How about this from Preston?

Callum Robinson, once a loanee at Ashton Gate, has produced a really fine first-time finish to put the visitors 2-0 up on the break.

'Sunderland had been looking forlorn'

Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

Phil Maiden

BBC Sport at Villa Park

"Suddenly there is noise from the Sunderland fans as their side pull a goal back.

"The Black Cats had been looking forlorn in this second half but now they have a chance to make a real impression in Chris Coleman's first game in charge."

GOAL - Brentford 1-1 Burton

Ben Turner

Burton have a goal against the run of play!

Ben Turner, arriving at the far post, has headed the Brewers level at Griffin Park.

GOAL - Sheffield United 2-4 Fulham

Sheyi Ojo

The sixth goal of the game took a while coming, but it's arrived at last and it's gone the way of Fulham.

As Sheffield United threw bodies forward, the visitors sprung a counter attack and Sheyi Ojo's deflected effort has given them a wee bit of breathing space.

Sheff Utd 2-4 Fulham
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GOAL - Nottingham Forest 1-0 Norwich

Daryl Murphy

The game needed a goal and now it's got one.

Daryl Murphy gets across his man and fires in at the near post from Mustapha Carayol's pin-point cross.

GOAL - Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

Lewis Grabban

This just got interesting.

Sunderland had looked resigned to another defeat just minutes ago but Lewis Grabban's goal from close range has put them right back in this.

Peterborough getting back on track

Peterborough 2-0 Portsmouth

Posh's play-off push has stuttered of late, but they look to have sorted their inconsistency tonight, with a Matthew Clarke own-goal putting them two ahead of Pompey.

In the all play-off game Scunthorpe are now 2-1 up against Bradford following Hakeeb Adelakun's goal.