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Live Reporting

By Gary Smee and James Law

All times stated are UK

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    Okay, myself and James are off for a stiff drink. I might also have a look if there are any battle-hardened old-school defenders out there who fancy a bit of coaching in the Championship.

    The EFL returns on Saturday, starting with a humdinger of a Yorkshire derby between Sheffield United and Leeds.

    Until then, goodbye.

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    FT: Ipswich 2-3 Bristol City

    Ipswich are still rock bottom, although with Millwall and Reading both losing, they haven't lost any more ground.

    Championship bottom six
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    FT: Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest creep into the top six, replacing their arch rivals Derby who slip to seventh.

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    Speaking of tables, lets have a look at how the top of the Championship is looking...


    Stoke 2-1 Derby

    It's not to be for Derby as the 10 men of Stoke stand firm.

    Victory will be particularly sweet for Potters boss Gary Rowett and playmaker Tom Ince, who have got one over on their former employers.

    Derby down to seventh, with Stoke creeping into the top half.

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    Peter: I remember being at work when my team Grimsby Town beat Burnley 6-5. No work was done that evening...

    October 2002 if my memory (a popular internet search engine) serves me well Peter.

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    Stoke 2-1 Derby

    Stoke's Tom Ince receives a standing ovation as he's replaced by the more defensive-minded Tom Edwards.

    Ince's goal is the winner as things stand, against his old club Derby.

    Around 60 seconds left.

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    Russell Moore: Well done Abraham indeed but let's not overlook Joe Lolley's goal and FOUR assists for Forest tonight. A man who played in the Midlands Combination league in 2013.


    Stoke 2-1 Derby

    Three minutes added on at the end of this one.

    Derby out of the play-off places as things stand... one more chance against the 10 men of Stoke?

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    Stoke 2-1 Derby

    Derby are struggling to hurt the hosts, which is a bit of a surprise.

    They've had 73% possession but Gary Rowett's Stoke won't care one jot about that.

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    AmericanSeagulls: I see John Terry having immediate defensive impact at Aston Villa

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    Stoke 2-1 Derby

    Tom Lawrence is never afraid to have a go - this time he sees a half-volley palmed over the bar by Stoke keeper Jack Butland.

    He would seem Derby's most likely goalscorer. Stoke look rather comfortable overall, given they're a man down.

  13. 10-goal thriller at Villa

    FT: Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest

    Lewis Grabban

    This was the simplest way I could think of summing up events at Villa Park...

    • Grabban and Carvalho put Forest 2-0 up after six minutes
    • Abraham makes it 2-2 after 14 minutes
    • 3-3 at half-time as Abraham completes hat-trick following Cash goal
    • Lolley puts Forest 4-3 up after break
    • Figueiredo sent off for visitors
    • Abraham scores fourth and El Ghazi curls in to put Villa 5-4 up
    • Grabban fires in to make it 5-5
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    FT: Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest

    I think some bullet points are in order to try and sum up what went on at Villa Park tonight...

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    Stoke 2-1 Derby

    Meanwhile, there's still nine minutes plus added time to go at the Bet365 Stadium.

    Stoke bring Benik Afobe on for Saido Berahino.

    Derby have a man advantage as they attempt to get back on level terms.


    Swansea 1-2 West Brom

    West Brom hang on and are up to fourth after a third consecutive victory.

    They trailed early on but set-piece goals from Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi turn the game on its head.

    Tony Pulis would be proud.

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    Swansea 1-2 West Brom

    A bit of a melee at the Liberty Stadium, where the referee is trying to regain control.

    It all kicked off after West Brom's Hal Robson-Kanu was brought down on the halfway line.


    Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest

    And that is that at Villa Park. Not a bad game.

    Tammy Abraham
    Lewis Grabban

    Millwall 0-2 Birmingham

    An own goal from James Meredith and Michael Morrison's strike give Birmingham victory at Millwall.

    Ryan Leonard saw red for the Lions before the break.


    Ipswich 2-3 Bristol City

    They led twice but bottom side Ipswich have lost at home to Bristol City, who end their poor run of form.

    Sub Famara Diedhiou got what turned out to be the winning goal for the Robins.