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EFL Championship: Gameweek 40 Round-Up

Mid-week EFL Championship action took place on Tuesday & Wednesday evening. Here is a round-up of all the results and action, from both evenings.

Tuesday Night’s Action

Brighton & Hove Albion moved to the top for 24 hours. The Seagulls defeated Birmingham City 3-1, thus Brighton moved to top spot. As for Birmingham they sit 18th and are now winless in seven. Leeds United endured a tough trip to Griffin Park, as they lost 2-0 to Brentford. Leeds now sit 5th, whereas Brentford move into the top-half at 12th.

In the midlands clash it was Wolverhampton Wanderers who took the spoils with a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Paul Lambert’s side are now 11 points above the drop-zone. In contrast Forest continue to look nervously over their shoulder as they sit 20th, just two points off the drop-zone.

Aston Villa picked up another three points with a home win over Queens Park Rangers. Villa beat Rangers 1-0 at Villa Park, that win sees Villa move up to 11th and QPR drop to 16th.

Relegated Rotherham United lost to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday 2-0. The Millers remain bottom of the table, whilst Wednesday on the other hand are now back in the play-offs. Fulham and their play-offs hopes were dealt a blow as they lost 4-2 at Pride Park to Derby County. The West-London side slip out of the play-off places and Derby sit perched in 9th. Ipswich Town sank Wigan Athletic 3-0. The Latics remain 23rd and seven points adrift of safety, Ipswich however look somewhat comfortable in 17th, 9 points above the drop-zone.

Barnsley and Cardiff City played out a goalless draw at Oakwell. Both sides look comfortable in mid-table, 13th and 14th respectively.

Elsewhere at Deepdale Preston North-End hammered hapless Bristol City 5-0. Gary Johnson’s side are one place above the drop in 21st and are only a point off the drop-zone. Preston climb to 8th and are five points off the play-offs.

Promotion chasing Reading continued their strong form as they won 3-1 at home to struggling Blackburn Rovers. The Royals are now 4th however Rovers remain in the drop-zone in 22nd.

Wednesday’s Action

Newcastle United regained top-spot after a 1-0 win against Burton Albion. The Magpies were 2nd for 24 hours as Brighton won their game on Tuesday night. For Burton they shall be seeking points where they can, despite being four points clear of the drop-zone and sitting 19th.

Huddersfield Town secured three points with a 3-0 win over Norwich City, more misery for City are their form continues to witness a slide. The win means Huddersfield are back up to third place in the Championship. On the other hand Norwich’s play-offs all but over as they sit 10th, nine points off the play-offs.

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