With Now less than 10 games remaining, the climax of the EFL Championship season is nearing. Here is a round up of this weekends results and action.
Friday night’s 7:45 KO saw Brighton & Hove Albion beat visitors Derby County 3-0. That win now moves the Seagulls level on points with Leaders Newcastle United on 77 points, as the race for the title heats up. On the other hand Derby’s play-offs hopes look thin for another season, the Rams are now 10-points off the play-offs.
The Rest of The Weekend’s Action
Leaders Newcastle United suffered a rare home defeat courtesy of Fulham. The magpies went down 3-1 to the London Side, now 2 points off the play-offs as they subsequently keep their play-off ambitions alive.
Newcastle remain at the top on goal difference. Huddersfield Town ran out 1-0 winners at Brentford, The Terriers tighten their grip on 3rd, while The Bees sit safely in 14th. Leeds United were left frustrated after being held to a 0-0 Draw against Queens Park Rangers. Gary Monk’s side remain 4th whereas Rangers sit 15th, edging closer to safety.
Preston North End dealt a hammering defeat to promotion chasing Reading. The Royals were beaten 3-0 at Deepdale. Despite defeat Jaap Stam’s side remain 5th and Preston sit perched on 8th. Play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday stalled as they went down 2-0 to Aston Villa. Wednesday remain in the final play-off position in 6th in contrast to Villa who creep into the top-half at 12th.
The post Alex Neil era began with a Draw for Norwich City. They were held at home to a 2-2 against relegation battlers Blackburn Rovers. The results benefits neither side as their aspirations would not have gained any hope respectively. City remain 8 points off the 6th and Rovers remain in the bottom three. Mid-table sides Cardiff City and Birmingham City played to a 1-1 Draw, as did Barnsley and Ipswich Town who played out a 1-1 Draw at Oakwell.
It was a huge weekend at the bottom of the Championship. Wolverhampton Wanderers resigned Rotherham United to their 28th defeat of the season. Paul Lambert’s side won 1-0 at the New York Stadium, The Millers second-tier status all but fading, now 21 points adrift of safety.
Elsewhere Burton Albion secured a massive three points as they won 1-0 at fellow strugglers Nottingham Forest. The Brewers victory ensured they leapfrogged their rivals up into 18th, while Forest sit one place below in 19th. Finally, Bristol City handed themselves a lifeline with a 1-0 away win against Wigan Athletic. Lee Johnson’s team climb out of the drop-zone, however the Latics remain second from bottom.