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EFL Championship: Gameweek 37 Round-Up

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

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.

About Aaron Patel

Resident Championship Writer at FootballFaithful.com. Spends his entire life watching Football and shamelessly playing countless hours of Football Manager. Aaron also spends his time playing the beautiful game on Sunday mornings. While not being blessed with any technical ability on the pitch, he *hopefully* makes up for it with his writing. Follow him on Twitter @AaronPatel97.

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