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Summary

  1. Leeds beat Bolton to knock Canaries off top spot
  2. Norwich slip to second after draw at Bristol City
  3. Villa twice come back to draw against Stoke
  4. Promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough lose at QPR
  5. Paul Lambert secures first win as Ipswich boss
  6. Macclesfield win gives Sol Campbell first victory as a manager

Live Reporting

By Brendon Mitchell, Tom Garry and Owen Phillips

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight from us

    We're off now. Thanks for joining us, we'll see you soon!

  2. Still to come...

    Derby v Nottm Forest (19:45 GMT, Mon 17 Dec)

    There's one remaining match to come in this round of fixtures - and it should be a beauty.

    Frank Lampard's Derby County host Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby on Monday, a game we'll bring you live text coverage of from 19:15 GMT.

    Fingers crossed we'll get some goals.

  3. How it stands at the bottom

    Bottom six

    Ipswich Town's first win under Paul Lambert wasn't enough to lift them off the bottom of the table, but they did close the gap on 23rd-placed Bolton Wanderers to four points.

    Apart from Ipswich, nobody else in the bottom five at the start of the day won.

  4. How it stands at the top

    Top six

    This one's for you, Leeds United fans. Marcelo Bielsa's side are top of the Championship table after beating Bolton Wanderers earlier.

    There's not been a huge amount of movement in the play-off spots, with Middlesbrough staying sixth despite losing at Queens Park Rangers.

  5. Post update

    And here's a little look at the top and bottom ends of the Championship table...

  6. League Two headlines

    Sol Campbell
    • Sol Campbell has a first victory as a manager to celebrate - the division's bottom side Macclesfield Town beat Crawley Town 2-0 in a game delayed by floodlight failure.
    • Lincoln went top of the table, making the most of the postponed match between leaders MK Dons and Newport County by beating Morecambe 3-1 to lead the league by a point.
    • Colchester were thumped 4-0 away against Carlisle, just the sixth league defeat of the season for the Essex side.
    • Jon Stead scored twice as Notts County won for just the fourth time in the league this season, a 3-2 success over Tranmere, meaning Rovers slipped out of the play-off spots.
  7. League One headlines

    • There was plenty of festive entertainment at The Valley, where Charlton recovered from going down to 10 men inside a minute to beat AFC Wimbledon, who were also then reduced to 10 men.
    • Leaders Portsmouth were held to a draw by Barnsley, but there were wins for second-placed Luton Town and third-placed Sunderland.
    • At the other end of the table, a rare good day for Bradford City, who climbed off the bottom of the table with a thumping 4-0 win over Walsall.
  8. The Championship headlines

    Leeds fans
    • Leeds United moved to the top of the Championship table with victory over Bolton Wanderers, Patrick Bamford marking his first appearance since August with the winner. Norwich City dropped to second after drawing with Bristol City in the late game.
    • Paul Lambert secured his first win as Ipswich Town manager, the league's bottom club holding on to beat Wigan Athletic
    • Promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough continued their mini-wobble, losing 2-1 at Queens Park Rangers, while there were also wins for Preston North End, Hull City and Swansea City.
  9. Post update

    First up, today's Championship, League One and League Two headlines...

  10. Post update

    Before we love you and leave you, we'll be rounding up the best of today's English Football League action, so don't disappear on us just yet.

  11. FULL-TIME

    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    But it comes to nothing and that'll be that. Norwich City are held, Leeds United will end the day top of the Championship table.

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    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    It just about sums the game up that Grant Hanley - the Norwich City centre-half - is the man who ends up firing a shot towards goal. It's not a bad effort, but it's comfortable enough for Niki Maenpaa.

    Moments later, Tomas Kalas is forced to clear behind for a Norwich corner. There'll be one final chance...

  13. Post update

    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    Pass, pass, pass. Norwich have the ball 30 yards from goal. It's attack against defence.

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    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    Norwich City have passed the life out of their hosts in the closing stages but haven't quite created that absolute gimme chance. Yet.

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    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    Bristol City v Norwich City

    But Nathan Baker is fouled and, again, Bristol City survive.

    We'll have four more minutes.

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    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    Tim Krul comes out to gather before setting Norwich off on another foray forward - and then Emi Buendia wins a free-kick about 35 yards from goal.

    Thirty-seconds plus stoppage time to go.

  17. Post update

    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    And now the hosts have a throw-in - which Josh Brownhill will launch in long - in Norwich's defensive third.

    This game is still very much anyone's.

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    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    But then Famara Diedhiou draws a foul moments after a really excellent block from Josh Brownhill to deny Emi Buendia a clear shot on goal.

    Ashton Gate breathes a collective sigh of relief.

  19. Post update

    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    Every Bristol City player is back behind the ball and inside their own defensive third. This is one-way traffic.

  20. Post update

    Bristol City 2-2 Norwich

    Everything has gone through Onel Hernandez since Daniel Farke brought him on and Norwich continue to boss the ball.

    We're into the final five.