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Summary

  1. Forest's Dowell completes hat-trick from spot
  2. Bowen and Hector pull goals back for Hull
  3. Hull fans throw tennis balls on pitch in protest at owners
  4. QPR beat high-flying Wolves, Cardiff held by Millwall
  5. Bristol City win at Sunderland, Norwich lose to Derby
  6. The Robins only team in top eight to win
  7. Sheff Utd stay top after Friday's victory

Live Reporting

By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    Saturday's EFL action

    And that is us done!

    Thanks for keeping with us this afternoon, it's been a whirlwind.

    We'll be back tomorrow for that Second City derby - I hope you can join us.

  2. Still to come...

    Birmingham v Aston Villa (Sun, 12:00 GMT)

    Sundays in the Championship may as well be renamed 'derby day' - this month we've already had Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds, Derby v Nottingham Forest and Ipswich v Norwich.

    Tomorrow sees Birmingham City host Aston Villa in the Second City Derby - Blues are down in 21st, with only half the points of their Midlands rivals, but keeper Tomasz Kuszczak is clear in his message.

    "Our ground, our fans, our advantage. We have to be 120% on our game," he told BBC WM.

    You can't give any more than 100%, Tomasz, but he certainly means business!

    Villa game will fire up Blues - Kuszczak

    Tomasz Kuszczak has made 87 appearances for Blues since signing from Wolves in the summer of 2015

    Birmingham City goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak says Sunday's derby with Aston Villa is the perfect showcase to "do better".

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  3. The Championship headlines

    FT: Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Kieran Dowell
    • A hat-trick from Kieran Dowell helps Nottingham Forest win 3-2 at Hull and move them to within a point of the play-off places.
    • Matt Smith's header gives Queens Park Rangers an impressive victory over Wolves at Loftus Road, denying the visitors top spot in the Championship.
    • Cardiff City fail to capitilise on Wolves' slip up, being held to a goalless draw at home by Millwall.
    • Bristol City move back up to fourth with a fine win at Sunderland thanks to Milan Djuric's second-half goal.
    • Fulham deny bottom-of-the-table Bolton victory with a stoppage-time equaliser, while Ipswich come from behind to beat another of the strugglers Burton.
    • Middlesbrough score a goal either side of half-time to win at Reading, while Sam Winnall gives Derby victory at Norwich.
  4. Post update

    FT: Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Right, after that second half goalfest, let's recap today's key points from the Championship...

  5. 'There's a lot more to come'

    FT: Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Michael Mancienne
    Quote Message: I thought he [Dowell] was magnificent - clinical and very good on the ball. We're a relatively new squad and I feel like we're just starting to click now, there's a lot more to come. from Michael Mancienne Nottingham Forest captain
    Michael MancienneNottingham Forest captain
  6. 'Goals are like buses'

    FT: Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Kieran Dowell
    Quote Message: I've been missing a few chances lately, so it was nice to see them hit the back of the net. It's like buses, they all come at once. from Kieran Dowell Nottingham Forest's hat-trick hero
    Kieran DowellNottingham Forest's hat-trick hero
  7. Congestion in the Championship

    FT: Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    It's either sublime or ridiculous, competitive or mediocre depending on which way you look at it, because from Fulham in 13th to Aston Villa in sixth, the gap is just three points.

    Forest are ONE point shy of the play-offs... not bad given I described their form as mixed before kick-off.

  8. FULL-TIME

    Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Nottingham Forest come away with the spoils from an open mid-table tussle at the KCOM Stadium against a Hull City side on a bit of a revival.

    Kieran Dowell will get the headlines, rightly, as he looks a special talent and got a hat-trick too. Stunning.

    Hull City fought hard but alas, it was in vain.

  9. Post update

    Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Leonid Slutsky is pacing like a bloke waiting for a bus that's half an hour late. Visible vexation.

    Nouha Dicko shoves a Forest player in the box and the free-kick will take an age. Over the five minutes...

  10. Post update

    Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Looping header bounces wide of the post from a Hull City free-kick... Forest running down the clock.

    Michael Dawson thumps downfield... meat and drink for the visiting defence...

    ONE MINUTE OF ADDED TIME.

  11. Post update

    Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Hull pumping the ball forward, Forest sweeping it away.

    Liam Bridcutt and Jamie Ward go down, scrabbling desperately.

    Time running down... three of the added minutes remaining...

  12. INJURY TIME - FIVE MINUTES

    Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Kieran Dowell and Tyler Walker flash shots on goal but Hull survive.

    Then Walker gets a booking for a high boot on Michael Dawson. Time ticking down...

  13. GOAL: Hull City 2-3 Nott'm Forest

    Michael Hector

    Hull clawing, and clinging on desperately to this game as Michael Hector slams in after Forest failed to clear.

    Hope renewed slighty... two minutes plus added time!

  14. Post update

    Hull City 1-3 Nott'm Forest

    Jamie Ward is on for Forest, all impish hassling and harrying.

    Hull throwing caution to the wind and whatever they can find (other than tennis balls thankfully).

    Ward arguing with a couple of Hull players. You don't say.

  15. GOAL: Hull City 1-3 Nott'm Forest

    Kieran Dowell (hat-trick)

    Having smashed in a couple of Goal of the Month contenders, Kieran Dowell's treble is brought up from the spot where he had no trouble slotting past Allan McGregor.

    Last time Forest had a fella with a left foot that good, they won the European Cup. Or at least the Zenith Data Systems Cup. Hat-trick, a first one with it.

    Game over.

  16. PENALTY

    Hull City 1-2 Nott'm Forest

    Hull

    Forest working triangles out on that right side, looking to force a Hull mistake...

    ...then suddenly Tyler Walker hares into the box and is hauled down! Forest to go three up?

  17. Post update

    Hull City 1-2 Nott'm Forest

    I'm certainly not trying to turn this into an episode of a reality TV music show where everyone has to have a tear-jerking sob-story, but it is heartening to hear tales like that of Jarrod Bowen.

    Came from Hereford, and looks right at home in this division.

    Hull piling forward now. Forest under t'pump. 10 t'go.

  18. GOAL: Hull City 1-2 Nott'm Forest

    Jarrod Bowen

    Jarrod Bowen

    Only one word for that from Jarrod Bowen. Beltin'.

    Hull, provoked into a response by that ripper from Dowell a moment ago, find a foothold in the game.

    Bowen has been a threat all night on the right and as he crabbed across the edge of the box, he unfurled a peach, bending beyond Jordan Smith to open things up once again.

    GAME ON.

  19. GOAL: Hull City 0-2 Nott'm Forest

    Kieran Dowell

    Kieran Dowell

    Two super strikes have Nottingham Forest in complete control at the KCOM Stadium and it's the Everton loanee Kieran Dowell with the magic touch once again.

    Forest worked it out wide right, and a sweeping crossfielder picked out Barrie McKay in the box. He brought the ball down and volleyed a cushioned pass to Dowell - whose sweetly struck first-time effort clipped the post and nestled in the opposite corner.

    Poetry in motion. Forest comfortable. Hull frustrated.

    Kieran Dowell
  20. SUBSTITUTION

    Hull City 0-1 Nott'm Forest

    Jason Cummings' damp squib shot brings up the double substitution and marks the end of his night, as Tyler Walker - son of the legendary Des, comes on.

    Andreas Bouchalakis comes on too, for David Vaughan.