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Ian Woodcock and Rob Stevens

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  1. Goodbye

    Anthony Knockaert

    That's it from us this evening.

    Thanks for being with us to take in today's EFL action, as Brighton went top of the Championship.

    Remember, there's live text coverage of Norwich v Ipswich on the BBC Sport website and app tomorrow from 11:45 GMT.

    And then there's the juicy Brighton v Newcastle fixture to come on Tuesday.

    Until next time, goodbye.

  2. Derby day in East Anglia

    Norwich v Ipswich (Sunday, 12:00 GMT)

    Norwich players celebrate

    If you thought today's matches had plenty of passion and drama, then tomorrow's East Anglian derby might top it all.

    Norwich welcome Ipswich Town to Carrow Road, having not lost to their local rivals in seven meetings over the last eight years, including two games in the play-offs in 2014-15.

    The Canaries are looking to revive their play-off bid after a difficult spell at the end of 2016, while Ipswich are four games unbeaten.

    Tractor Boys boss Mick McCarthy says he's been "surprised" by the hatred between the two sets of supporters, but knows there is plenty at stake.

    We'll have live text commentary on that game on the BBC Sport website and app from 11:45 GMT on Sunday.

  3. Seagulls host Magpies next

    FT: Brighton 3-0 Reading

    The results have certainly gone Brighton's way today, with automatic promotion challengers Newcastle and Huddersfield both dropping points

    The Seagulls are now five games unbeaten, and host the Magpies at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday in a game which could be crucial in their hopes of winning promotion to the Premier League.

    Albion haven't played in the top flight since 1982-83. Could this finally be their year?

    "The lads take the credit as we fully deserve the win," defender Shane Duffy told Sky Sports.

    "We just worry about ourselves but we have a massive game on Tuesday."

  4. Albion go a point clear

    FT: Brighton 3-0 Reading

    Reading may have dominated possession on the south coast, but Brighton were clinical on the counter attack.

    Read Phil Cartwright's report by clicking the link below as Albion take advantage of Newcastle's slip-up to go a point clear at the top of the Championship.

    Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Reading

    Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert

    Brighton take advantage of Newcastle's slip-up as they beat Reading to go a point clear at the top of the Championship.

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  5. FULL-TIME: Brighton 3-0 Reading

    Brighton celebrate

    Referee Peter Bankes blows his whistle to cheers at the Amex Stadium.

    Brighton clinch a comfortable win over Reading, moving back to the top of the Championship table.

    More importantly, the Seagulls are six points clear of third-placed Huddersfield and 11 clear of Reading in fifth.

  6. Post update

    Brighton 3-0 Reading

    Danny Williams shoots in a bid to get a consolation for Reading, but his effort is blocked by Shane Duffy inside the area.

    Brighton look like they will secure a second successive clean sheet.

  7. Post update

    Brighton 3-0 Reading

    We are into four minutes of added time at the Amex Stadium.

  8. Post update

    Brighton 3-0 Reading

    Albion bring some pressure on themselves after a few loose passes and sloppy play at the back.

    Lewis Grabban wins a late corner which is cleared unconvincingly.

  9. Post update

    Brighton 3-0 Reading

    Reading are still pushing, and left-back Tyler Blackett gets on the ball in the box.

    However, his pull-back is easily dealt with by Bruno.

  10. Reaction: Johnson 'proud' of Bristol City

    FT: Newcastle 2-2 Bristol City

    Lee Johnson

    Bristol City boss Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol he thought his club were "outstanding" in their draw at Newcastle.

    The Robins were on a run of 10 defeats from 13 matches but took a 2-0 lead at the title hopefuls before they fought back in the second half.

    "We were outstanding as a club today. The players, the staff, the fans all came together," he said.

    "I was just proud of the club today. There has been a lot of stick flying about this week and rightly so and I have borne the brunt of it.

    "The players have produced and if anyone was ever in doubt that this was a committed bunch of players then they will have seen today."

    He added: "I don't think it was about answering critics. We love this place and we are as disappointed as anyone else when we fail to deliver.

    "We delivered in every aspect today and they couldn't live with us at times."


    Brighton 3-0 Reading

    Albion make their final two changes, as on-loan Chuba Akpom replaces goalscorer Sam Baldock up front.

    Then left-back Sebastien Pocognoli is brought off and young on-loan Chelsea left-back Fikayo Tomori comes on in the Belgian's place.

  12. GOAL: Brighton 3-0 Reading

    Anthony Knockaert

    Anthony Knockaert

    From another counter-attack, Brighton finish things off.

    A misplaced pass from Liam Kelly is seized upon by Jamie Murphy and he bursts forward to create a three on two.

    Murphy finds Anthony Knockaert on the left and the Frenchman fires left-footed past Ali Al Habsi and inside the far post from just inside the area.

    The three points are surely secure now.

  13. Post update

    Brighton 2-0 Reading

    Reading are still controlling possession, but Brighton are remaining compact and are frustrating the visitors.

    Can the Royals mount a comeback as we enter the final 10 minutes?

    Roy Beerens

    Brighton 2-0 Reading

    Tomer Hemed replaces Glenn Murray up front for Brighton for the last quarter of an hour.

    Israel international Hemed has scored six goals in his last six appearances.

  15. Post update

    Brighton 2-0 Reading

    Yann Kermorgant is standing over the free-kick this time, and looks to lift the ball over the wall and into the top-left corner.

    The Frenchman doesn't put enough on it, and the Albion wall blocks it.

    Royals right-back Chris Gunter then blazes well wide on the follow up.

  16. Post update

    Brighton 2-0 Reading

    Some trickery from Lewis Grabban wins a free-kick for Reading just inside the D of the Brighton area.

    This is in a very promising position....


    Brighton 2-0 Reading

    Royals boss Jaap Stam make their final change, as Lewis Grabban replaces Garath McCleary in the Reading forward line.

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton is yet to turn to his bench.

  18. Post update

    Brighton 2-0 Reading

    Brighton striker Sam Baldock volleys well over from inside the area as he looks for his second of the evening.

    As it stands, Albion are going a point clear at the top of the Championship and six points clear of third-placed Huddersfield.

    The Seagulls host second-placed Newcastle on Tuesday.

  19. Reaction: Millers must take pride in defeat - Warne

    FT: Brentford 4-2 Rotherham

    Paul Warne

    Rotherham boss Paul Warne told BBC Radio Sheffield he is "a realist" about his side's survival chances.

    The Millers conceded twice in injury-time to lose at Brentford and are now 16 points adrift of safety with 12 games to go.

    "I'm not going to say we are down until we are down but we are all realists," he said.

    "I think we have a responsibility to our fans, our sponsors, our chairman and our families to perform every week.

    "I think if you came here today and said my lads had given up then you'd been drinking heavily before you came in."

    He added: "The result wasn't fair on us. I don't think it flattered us when it was 2-2.

    "I thought we played really well and I told the lads they had to take pride in their performance."


    Brighton 2-0 Reading

    Moments after that yellow, George Evans is replaced in midfield by Liam Kelly.