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Josh Hunt, Rob Stevens and Gary Smee

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  1. Coming up tomorrow...


    We're done here for the night, but that's not the end of the mid-week Championship action.

    We'll be back tomorrow evening with four more games from the second tier, plus occasional updates from the relegation battle between Rochdale and MK Dons in League One.

    The highlight of the action looks like being the battle for the play-off places between Bristol City and Fulham at Ashton Gate, but all four games could have a big impact on the top six spots come the end of the season.

    Until then, thanks for joining us and goodbye.

    Wednesday's Championship fixtures (all 19:45 GMT):

    • Bristol City v Fulham
    • Derby v Leeds
    • Ipswich v Cardiff
    • Wolves v Norwich
  2. Play-off gap closing up

    Not a great deal of movement at the very top of the table, as Aston Villa missed the chance to go second by drawing at home to Preston,

    However - after Sheffield United, Middlesbrough and Brentford boosted their play-off hopes - who is going to sneak into the Championship's top six at the end of the season?

    Your guess is as good as mine. Just three points separate Bristol City in sixth from the 10th-placed Bees, who put five past Birmingham this evening.

  3. Relegation battle heats up

    Here's how the bottom of the Championship table looks after tonight's fixtures.

    Bolton Wanderers are the big winners, moving four points clear of the relegation zone, while Burton boosted their survival hopes with victory at Barnsley.

    Birmingham, Hull and Sunderland all lost, and Chris Coleman's Black Cats slip to the foot of the table.

    Reading have also been dragged back into the thick of the dogfight - the Royals are level on points with Bolton following a draw at Nottingham Forest.

    Bottom of Championship
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    League One & League Two full-time scores

    Despite only five fixtures being played, it's been an exciting night in League One and League Two tonight.

    • Shrewsbury missed the chance to go back to the top of League One, drawing 1-1 at home to Gillingham.
    • Fleetwood began life after Uwe Rosler with a 2-1 defeat at home to Portsmouth.
    • In League Two, Cambridge United dented Notts County's push for automatic promotion with a 1-0 win.
    • Crewe scored the opening goal in the 88th minute of their game against Exeter, but the visitors scored twice in injury-time to win 2-1 and move into the play-off places.
    • Bottom club Barnet missed a penalty before conceding three times in the final 30 minutes to lose 3-1 against Carlisle.

    Bolton 1-0 Sunderland

    A massive three points for Bolton, and they have keeper Ben Alnwick and their defence to thank for standing firm under pressure.

    Bolton move four points away from the relegation zone but Sunderland drop to the bottom of the table.

    How does Chris Coleman turn things around?

    Chris Coleman
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    Bolton 1-0 Sunderland

    Bolton forward Sammy Ameobi is booked for time-wasting.

    Not long left now....

  7. CLOSE!

    Bolton 1-0 Sunderland

    Is that the moment for Sunderland?

    Wanderers keeper Ben Alnwick tips over a driven effort from Callum McManaman from inside the area.

    Can the hosts hang on for a massive three points?


    Millwall 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Millwall survive 13 minutes of second-half injury time to make it seven games unbeaten in the Championship.

    Wednesday now have one win in their last nine in the league.

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    Bolton 1-0 Sunderland

    Bolton Sunderland

    Into six minutes of injury time at the Macron Stadium.

    Can Sunderland find a late equaliser?

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    Millwall 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    Still they play at The Den, but not long to go now...


    Aston Villa 1-1 Preston

    Aston Villa miss out on the chance to move back into the automatic promotion places as they share the points with play-off hopefuls Preston.

    Villa v Preston
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    Bolton 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland still pressing for an equaliser in our one game to kick off at 20:00 GMT.

    Ashley Fletcher sends a header off target after David Wheater and Mark Beevers made clearances from crosses.


    Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull

    A comfortable victory for Boro thanks to Rudy Gestede's brace and a goal from Patrick Bamford.

    Hull remain in relegation trouble.


    Barnsley 1-2 Burton

    Barnsley have the ball in the net just before the full-time whistle goes, but up goes the assistant's flag for offside.

    It's a heartbreaking defeat for Jose Morais in his first game as Tykes boss, but a huge three points for Burton in the fight to avoid relegation.


    Nottingham Forest 1-1 Reading

    Lee Tomlin equaliser

    Nottingham Forest can't score again in the closing stages, as they are forced to settle for a point against a battling Reading side.


    Brentford 5-0 Birmingham

    Brentford cap off an excellent display to move three points off the play-offs.

    Birmingham suffer a third successive defeat and remain in trouble.

    Ollie Watkins

    Sheffield United 2-1 QPR

    Sheffield United hold on for the three points after a nervy second half.

    They're back up to seventh unless Preston find a late winner at Villa Park.


    Bolton 1-0 Sunderland

    Wanderers almost wrap up the points, but are denied twice in the space of a few seconds.

    First Adam Le Fondre has a header from close range saved by Lee Camp, before Jem Karacan sees his effort come back off the bar.

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    Millwall 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    The Owls almost get a leveller, but Lucas Joao's header just drops wide of goal.

    Still plenty of time left in south east London with 13 minutes of injury-time.

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    Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull

    Middlesbrough almost add a fourth through Adama Traore but his stinging effort is saved.

    Just a couple of minutes left of added time at the Riverside.