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Summary

  1. Aston Villa fight back to draw with Newcastle
  2. Tshibola heads in equaliser; Elphick OG for Newcastle
  3. Norwich go top of Championship with 3-1 win over Burton
  4. Cardiff win to climb off the bottom
  5. Bristol City thrash Fulham; Blackburn beat Derby

Live Reporting

By Josh Hunt and Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

Get involved

That's all from me

Thanks for joining me today, and thanks once again for all your contributions to our Get Involved throughout the day.

I do have one more treat in store for you, as Rob Stevens has been rounding up five things you may have missed in the EFL - you can read that here.

For now though, all that's left is for me to wish you a good evening. Goodbye for now.

FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

In the final match of the day, Asdton Villa midfielder Aaron Tshibola earned his side a point at home to Newcastle.

It really was a terrific game to watch - you can relive it all by clicking here to read our full match report.

Post-match reaction: 'It was more like it from us today'

Brighton 2-0 Barnsley

Chris Hughton felt Glenn Murray produced his best performance of the season after the striker's two goals gave Brighton a comfortable 2-0 home win over Barnsley.  

"I think it was his best all-round performance in terms of his goals, his runs and his overall play. He won't do that game in, game out, but it was nice to see and I really enjoyed his performance." 

"At 1-0 Barnsley still had a chance, but we had good control of the game and the only disappointment was that we could have made the score-line more convincing." 

Chris Hughton
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Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom called on his side to get back to discovering their best form after going down to a second successive defeat. 

"We knew that we would need to be at our very best but we are disappointed with our performance and it was flat.

"We were poor with the ball in the first half and needed more energy to pass but we didn't play with any intent."

Post-match reaction: 'It's my team and I am responsible for it'

Derby 1-2 Blackburn

Derby manager Nigel Pearson took the blame after seeing his side suffer a fourth successive home loss in league and cup. 

"That performance today doesn't really buy us any time for people to keep in a positive frame of mind.

"There was a level of anxiety in the stadium today which is something we've magnified ourselves through not performing in the way we should do.

"I will shoulder the blame. But the bottom line is we are where we are because of how we've performed so far.

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Blackburn manager Owen Coyle backed under-pressure Derby counterpart Pearson.

"Nigel Pearson is an outstanding manager, that's not for debate, that's a given. I still believe Derby will be at the business end when the season finishes after 46 games because of the quality they have." 

"What we need to have is what we've seen today, a very tight-knit group that is prepared to run until they drop for each other, which they did.'

Post-match reaction: 'I have a plan that I work to and everyone is clear with that'

Leeds 1-0 Ipswich

Garry Monk praised his Leeds side after they made it four wins in a row against Ipswich.

"I am very happy for the group. Everyone knows what they have to do and what is expected. 

"We are taking steps forward for sure. Improvements are there and when you look at that first game, it is pleasing. 

"We are not there yet, there is a lot more work to do, but if we can keep growing in confidence, they are going to get stronger and be very competitive."

Garry Monk
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Frustrated Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy felt former Tractor Boys loanee Wood was the difference between the two teams. 

"Leeds deserved to win. They are a good side, they have got good players. 

"I thought Chris Wood was outstanding, the focal point and the big difference in the team."

Post-match reaction: 'We need to put that kind of performance in regularly'

QPR 1-1 Birmingham

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was encouraged by his team's performance, particularly the contribution of Polish winger Pawel Wszolek.

"He did very well. He is getting used to the English game and we think he's going to improve and get better.

"Our display was very good. We had a setback when they scored but it didn't affect us and that was really pleasing to see. In the second half there was only one team in it and we did very well."

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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Birmingham head coach Gary Rowett bemoaned the defensive lapse which meant his side had to settle for a draw.

"Shots [Ryan Shotton] lost his man. He apologised to the other lads at half-time. He just switched off for a second and didn't get tight.

"I felt we were fairly comfortable, and we scored, but it was very disappointing that we then allowed them to get into an area to get a corner and then score." 

Post-match reaction: 'The referee was right in his decision'

Reading 1-0 Huddersfield

Reading manager Jaap Stam saw his side extend their unbeaten run to eight matches with a 1-0 win over 10-man Huddersfield.

"Eight games unbeaten and in fourth place, no, I did not expect this at the start of the season. 

"It was a hard, very tough game. We knew it was going to be like that from the start.

"Before the red card, we should have moved the ball a lot quicker. We didn't do that very well. And it was always going to be difficult against 10 men."

Jaap Stam
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Huddersfield head coach David Wagner criticised Dutch winger Rajiv van La Parra for his first-half dismissal as his side slipped to second place in the Championship table.

"Rajiv knows that this was a mistake. Mistakes happen in football and this was a big one. Rajiv has to react in a different way in this moment." 

"I was disappointed about the result but proud of the performance. We were the better team in the second half. 

"Even with one man less, we were still able to try for the equaliser or even win the game. We accept this and go forward."

Post-match reaction: 'The main thing is we are getting results'

Norwich 3-1 Burton

Norwich boss Alex Neil was pleased with the result rather than the performance after Norwich beat 10-man Burton to move top of the Championship for the first time this season.

"We are obviously delighted to have taken the points but Burton played well and made us work very hard for the win. 

"I am satisfied with the result because that is the main thing in any game, to win it. 

"As for the performance, well I thought there were a number of good individual displays but did we play well as a collective unit? I think we could probably have been better."

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Burton manager Nigel Clough felt a number of decisions didn't go his side's way.

"It was just one of those days when things didn't go our way. But we were playing against a side who were in the Premier League five months ago, who could afford to change their whole side after winning at Everton in the cup in midweek. 

"So to have pushed them so close, and created so many chances, is a good thing, I suppose. In the end we were punished for conceding two really poor goals."

FT: Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

Well, you couldn't ask for a much more exciting ending than that to the day.

Stick around for a bit longer, because we'll be bringing you reaction from some of the day's earlier fixtures, as well as the full match report as Aston Villa snatched a late equaliser against Newcastle.

Get Involved #bbcefl

Today we've been asking for your club's best left-wingers after Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour party leadership election.

Thanks for all your contributions, here are the final few...

Mike: Willie Johnston West Brom, Glasgow Rangers and Scotland.. saw him sit on the ball during one match...

Pete: Ruel Fox - always brilliant to see him play - and always got the crowd on their feet.

William: Best left winger at the Toon? Ginola surely up there.

Alistair: Matt Jarvis best left winger at Wolves in years during promotion 2009. Created and scored loads of goals.

Colin: You can end the left winger argument now, none better than John Robertson at Forest.

Problem solved.

Full-time analysis

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle United

Ex-Villa forward Gary Thompson on BBC WM: "On the balance of play Villa probably didn't deserve the draw because Newcastle dominated, but in the last 15 minutes they did ever so well.

"They played in a way that got the fans behind them and they asked questions of a team that are near the top of the table and all of a sudden Newcastle didn't look so good."

FULL-TIME: Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

Aston Villa will feel disappointed not to have won this game after a much-improved second-half showing.

In truth, a draw is probably a fair result after Newcastle dominated the first 45 minutes, before Villa controlled the second period.

It's six games without a win now for the hosts, but there are plenty of positives to take from the match.

The visitors will probably be pretty happy too - that point leaves them fifth in the table, just four points behind leaders Norwich.

One minute left

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

Aston Villa are rampant; Newcastle are clinging on.

Will there be one more twist in this tale?

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

Jordan Ayew is everywhere.

He robs Jonjo Shelvey of the ball just outside Newcastle's box and slides the ball into the area in the direction of Jonathan Kodjia, who is inches away from grabbing the winner. 

Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

BBC Newcastle's NUFC summariser John Anderson: "That's what happen when you don't kill teams off. Newcastle have had their chances but Villa have changed things around and been the better side in the last half an hour."

GOAL: Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle

Aaron Tshibola

Aaron Tshibola scores
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They've done it!

Aston Villa get their reward for a sustained spell of pressure, Aaron Tshibola scoring his first goal for the club by heading in Jordan Ayew's inch-perfect corner from two yards out at the back post.

There's going to be six minutes of added time for either side to find a winner.

Aston Villa 0-1 Newcastle

Tommy Elphick misses a big chance to make amends for his first-half own goal, finding himself unmarked from a corner about eight yards from the Newcastle goal.

The former Bournemouth defender gets it all wrong however, nodding the ball beyond Matz Sels' right-hand post.

Striker Rushian Hepburn-Murphy comes on for midfielder Ashley Westwood as Aston Villa's third and final substitute.

Aston Villa 0-1 Newcastle

Newcastle look content to just sit back and try to see the last few minutes out.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been brought on in attack by Rafael Benitez, but he's not getting much support from his teammates.

There's just a little over five minutes left of regular time left for Aston Villa to get an equalising goal.

Tshibola booked for simulation

Aston Villa 0-1 Newcastle

Aaron Tshibola goes down inside the box and there is a slight touch from a Newcastle defender.

It was only very slight though, the midfielder going down far too easily and getting shown a booking as a result.

He was well-placed for a shot on goal had he stayed on his feet.

Aston Villa 0-1 Newcastle

Rudy Gestede hasn't had many touches, but he's given Aston Villa a different dimension in attack with his aerial presence.

Ashley Westwood causes more jitters in the Newcastle box when he sends another cross in Gestede's direction, but goalkeeper Matz Sels eventually gathers it in.