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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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  1. 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
  2. Latics earn crucial win

    Championship round-up

    Dan Burn celebrates scoring at Birmingham

    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.

  3. 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.

    Reading 0-0 Newcastle United

    Rafael Benitez

    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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  4. 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.

    Fulham 1-1 Leeds United

    Tom Cairney

    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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  5. 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....

    Rotherham United 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

    Anthony Knockaert

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

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  6. 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

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

    Champ bottom
  7. Post update

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

  8. League Two results

    Crawley 0-2 Portsmouth

    Plymouth 0-3 Blackpool

  9. League One results

    Charlton 2-1 Scunthorpe

    Oxford Utd 2-3 Sheff Utd

    Walsall 1-0 Chesterfield

  10. 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

  11. Post update

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.....

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. INJURY TIME

    Reading 0-0 Newcastle

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

  17. Post update

    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.  

  18. 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
  19. Post update

    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?

  20. 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.