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Summary

  1. Jerome heads Norwich winner after Moore cancels out Maddison's opener
  2. Canaries have Marley Watkins sent-off late on
  3. Championship leaders Cardiff draw 0-0 with Derby
  4. Wolves go second with 4-0 win at Burton
  5. Hull thrash Birmingham 6-1; Bristol City, Barnsley, Forest and Villa win
  6. Unbeaten League One leaders Shrewsbury win 2-0 against Scunthorpe
  7. League Two leaders Notts County beaten 3-1 at Mansfield

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By Tom Garry and Felix Keith

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

The Championship, as ever, did not disappoint. There were huge wins for Hull and Wolves, while Barnsley, Aston Villa, Bristol City, Nottingham Forest and finally Norwich also won.

With most teams having played 11 of their 46 games, we now have a pretty good picture of the table. How does it look for you?

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Reading slip to 20th place

FT: Reading 1-2 Norwich

Reading managed just one shot on target in the whole 95 minutes. Their poor run of form, which has seen them go five Championship games without a win, leaves Jaap Stam's side on nine points from 10 games - just one point above the relegation zone.

By contrast, Norwich may have conceded their first goal in six league games, but Daniel Farke's side looked solid and well-drilled. The Canaries have moved up to ninth place - two points adrift of the play-off places.

Bottom of Championship
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Reaction: Jerome on Norwich's new system

FT: Reading 1-2 Norwich

Daniel Farke has Norwich playing exactly how he wants them too and match-winner Cameron Jerome says the players are now fully on-board with the German coach's style.

He told Sky Sports: "It's a new system with a new style of play. Obviously it has taken some time to implement it, but it's working for us now.

"We've gone away from the free-flowing style to a more balanced defensive style."

Reaction: James Maddison wins Man of the Match

FT: Reading 1-2 Norwich

Norwich midfielder James Maddison opened the scoring with a lovely free-kick and provided the corner for Cameron Jerome to score the second. He deservedly picks up the Man of the Match award for his efforts.

He told Sky Sports: "I'm happy to chip in with goals. As an attacking midfielder you have to get goals and assists.

"For the free-kick I just said to Wes (Hoolahan) 'I fancy this one' and luckily I took it and it went in."

FULL-TIME

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Cameron Jerome goal
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Cameron Jerome's second-half header is enough to earn Norwich a win. Daniel Farke's side stretch their unbeaten run to six Championship games.

Reading, meanwhile, are six games without a win in all competitions. Pressure on Jaap Stam now?

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Omar Richards sends a low cross across the Norwich box, but Angus Gunn, who hasn't had an awful lot to do this half, gathers comfortably.

Time is running out for the Royals.

RED CARD: Marley Watkins

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Subsitute Marley Watkins overruns the ball and dives into a challenge on Chris Gunter. Tim Robinson has no hesitation in sending him off.

Five minutes of added time

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Can Reading create a good chance? Chris Gunter's powerful strike is the closest they've come to an equaliser this half.

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Reading are getting frustrated. Harrison Reed draws a foul from Roy Beerens to take the pressure off once again. Norwich seeing this game out professionally so far.

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Roy Beerens swings over a deep cross, but no Reading player can get their head on it and it goes out for a Norwich goal kick.

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Norwich are managing this game very well. Substitute Yanic Wildschut runs into the corner and wins a free-kick.

SUBSTITUTION FOR NORWICH

Reading 1-2 Norwich

He won't get a go at the free-kick as Yanic Wildschut is sent on to replace Wes Hoolahan for the final minutes.

In the Irishman's absence, the free-kick is taken short.

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Really good play by Ivo Pinto, who steps up, wins the ball, takes it forward and wins a free-kick in the Reading half.

It's a fair old way out, but Wes Hoolahan looks like he fancies it.

Reading 1-2 Norwich

It's not happening for Reading at the moment. Norwich are well-drilled in their defensive shape, dropping back and closing down the space.

Reaction: Carsley on 'embarrassing' loss

FT: Hull City 6-1 Birmingham City

Lee Carsley
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After his final game in caretaker charge of Birmingham City ended in a 6-1 loss at Hull, Lee Carsley told BBC WM:

"It was disappointing. I need to take responsibility for a lot of the performance today. I gambled.

"I thought, after the performance on Wednesday, that maybe I could squeeze a little bit more out of the lads.

"But it just looked like it was too much for some of the lads. We looked vulnerable to counter attacks.

"It is an all-round poor day at the office, a big blow today. It is an embarrassing defeat."

YELLOW CARD: Harrison Reed

Reading 1-2 Norwich

The Southampton loanee is straight into the action, getting booked for a heavy challenge on Paul McShane.

DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION FOR READING

Reading 1-2 Norwich

The last throw of the dice from Jaap Stam. Omar Richards, a 19-year-old left-back, is on for Tyler Blackett, while Mo Barrow replaces Garath McCleary. Looks like it's all focus on the flanks for Reading.

Daniel Farke reacts by taking off James Maddison for the more defensively-minded Harrison Reed.

Reading 1-2 Norwich

No signs that Reading are going to go route one just yet. They're still playing the Jaap Stam way - keeping the ball and probing away down both flanks.

The delivery simply hasn't been good enough though. Norwich fairly comfortable.

CLOSE!

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson gets a chance straight away. His strike his blocked but it comes back to Chris Gunter who clips the top of the crossbar with a thunderous shot.

SUBSTITUTION FOR READING

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Japp Stam
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Sone Aluko is replaced by big Icelandic forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson. A change in tactic from Jaap Stam?

YELLOW CARD: Joey van den Berg

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Joey van den Berg catches the impressive James Maddison to become the fourth Reading player to go into the referee's book. Maddison is still down after that late challenge.

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Garath McCleary intercepts a free-kick from Wes Hoolahan and drives into space before opting to shoot rather than look for a team mate. His shot goes wide of the near post. Chance wasted for the Royals.

YELLOW CARD: Roy Beerens

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Ivo Pinto receives an elbow from Roy Beerens, with the Reading man going into the book for the forceful block.

SUBSTITUTION FOR NORWICH

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Strange situation as Josh Murphy leaves the pitch with a toe injury, but his replacement Marley Watkins doesn't come on straight away as he's apparently nipped to the toilet. Luckily the former Barnsley man appears in time to come on.

Reaction: Monk on 'anxious' Boro

FT: Middlesbrough 2-2 Brentford

Garry Monk
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Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk has been speaking to BBC Tees following his side's frustrating home draw with Brentford:

"We worked extremely hard in the week and they were focused, but today I just felt a bit of anxiety crept in, in that first half.

"The goals that we conceded were down to our own mistakes."

Reading 1-2 Norwich

Buoyed by their second goal from a set piece this evening, Norwich are content keeping the ball from their opposition.

Reading will have to break down a resolute defence if they are to get back in this one.

GOAL Reading 1-2 Norwich

Cameron Jerome

Awful defending. Cameron Jerome loses Tyler Blackett to meet James Maddison's bouncing corner. The Norwich striker heads it powerfully past Vito Mannone into the top corner for his first Championship goal of the season.

His other came in the EFL Cup win over Swindon last month.

Cameron Jerome scores
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Reading 1-1 Norwich

Josh Murphy is presented with the ball by Reading, but he can't pick out a Norwich team mate with his cross. Rubbish defending not punished.

Reading 1-1 Norwich

Tyler Blackett does very well down the left-hand side for Reading, but Roy Beerens can't gather in his cut-back.

Norwich clear, but it's been a bright start to the half from the hosts.

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Joe Wedgwood: Decision to drop Oliveria is Farkical, get that man on now! C'mon Canaries!

Nelson Oliveira didn't start Norwich's last game and only got on in the 85th minute. I suppose the 1-0 win over Middlesbrough encouraged Daniel Farke to stick with Cameron Jerome as the lone striker, but we may well see the Portuguese striker tonight.

KICK-OFF

Reading 1-1 Norwich

The players are back out in the middle at the Madejski with Norwich kicking us off.

Can Reading end a run of four Championship games without a win? Or will Norwich's solid run continue? We are about to find out.

Reaction: Blades have 'landed' in Championship

FT: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Sheff Utd

Chris Wilder
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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was not unhappy when speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, praising his side despite their 2-1 loss at Nottingham Forest:

"I don't know whether to cry or smile, but I'm going to go down the smiling route, because if there was a confirmer today that my team has landed in the Championship, it was that performance.

"It was an outstanding performance that didn't really get rewarded.

"I'm not going soft, because I want us to win. But I'm going to take a backward step off them because they don't deserve me to rocket them. We're absolutely 100% on the right track."

Reaction: Bristol City's unbeaten September

FT: Ipswich 1-3 Bristol City

Bristol City celebrate
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After his side's win at Ipswich, which extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 games, Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"The players were energetic, in our third game in a week, with two trips to East Anglia. We dealt with Ipswich's threats really well.

"It was a really good Championship game. It has been a fantastic month for us.

"The signs are good. It feels like the plan is coming together. We have a bit of steel, energy and some young players starting to mature."

Reaction: Rowett on 'fantastic' Rams

FT: Cardiff 0-0 Derby

Gary Rowett
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Speaking after his side's third straight draw, a 0-0 stalemate at Championship leaders Cardiff City, Rams boss Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a magnificent effort from the players. We were fantastic.

"We actually had four or five wonderful, wonderful chances towards the end.

"To come here and keep clean sheet and really limit them, I thought we were by far the better team today."

Championship reaction

As it's half-time at the Madejski we'll bring you some reaction from the earlier games in the Championship.

It wasn't short of action, so let us see what the managers thought of it.

HALF-TIME

Reading 1-1 Norwich

There's the half-time whistle. After an excellent free-kick from James Maddison and a header from Liam Moore the match played out in an even, if not exhilarating fashion. A draw is fair enough. Can either side step it up after the break?

Reading 1-1 Norwich

Chris Gunter gets back and makes an important block from Josh Murphy after the Norwich winger had cut back inside onto his right foot and looked to shoot.

Reading 1-1 Norwich

Norwich win the ball back high up the pitch and threaten for the first time in a while, but Josh Murphy's shot from outside the penalty area is easily gathered by Vito Mannone.

Reading 1-1 Norwich

Norwich have dropped back into their defensive shape, with Reading seeing all of the ball now.

Sone Aluko gets down the right-hand side but the former Fulham forward is ushered out of play.

CLOSE!

Reading 1-1 Norwich

Garath McCleary very nearly puts Reading 2-1 up, but he sends a cushioned finish just wide. James Husband's shoulder charge and the onrushing Angus Gunn maybe did just enough to put the Reading forward off.