Date: 12th December 2016 at 9:55am
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The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Friday saw Brighton take the lead but Newcastle’s win on Saturday restored them to top spot. Cardiff, Wigan and Rotherham are the sides in the bottom three.

Here’s a round up of the Championship action from the other games played.

Results

Friday 9th December 2016 – Sky Bet Championship
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Leeds United 19:45

Saturday 10th December 2016 – Sky Bet Championship
Aston Villa 1-0 Wigan Athletic 15:00
Barnsley 2-1 Norwich City 15:00
Brentford 2-1 Burton Albion 15:00
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Bristol City 15:00
Ipswich Town 1-1 Cardiff City 15:00
Newcastle United 4-0 Birmingham City 15:00
Reading 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday 15:00
Rotherham United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-4 Fulham 15:00
Preston North End 3-2 Blackburn Rovers 17:30

Sunday 11th December 2016 – Sky Bet Championship
Derby County 3-0 Nottingham Forest 12:00

Brighton once again went in a game knowing a win would take them top. Albion managed this with a 2-0 victory against a Leeds side that played a large amount of the game at the Amex Stadium with only 10 men.

This lead was short lived though as Newcastle ended a two game losing streak with an emphatic 4-0 win against Birmingham at St James’ Park – victory took them above Brighton by a point.

Aston Villa also reacted positively to a first defeat under Steve Bruce. A late goal secured a 1-0 win against struggling Wigan at Villa Park.

However, Norwich’s own revival was a brief one! After ending a five game losing run the Canaries were beaten again as Barnsley made it successive wins with a 2-1 victory at Oakwell.

Brentford reacted to a 5-0 thrashing as the Bees ended their own run of five defeats with a 2-1 win against Burton at Griffin Park. Nigel Clough’s Brewers are still to win away from home this season.

A run of one win in the last eight had threatened Huddersfield’s play-off bid but a 2-1 win against Bristol City got it back on track. This win took Town back into the top six and up to 4th.

Ipswich and Cardiff shared the points at Portman Road after this ended in a 1-1 draw. The Tractor Boys coming from behind as the Bluebirds ended with 10 men meaning they remain in the bottom three.

A Reading reaction was seen to the 5-0 defeat at Fulham. The Royals’ 2-1 win against promotion rivals Sheffield Wednesday kept them in 3rd and within reach of the top two.

Rotherham collected a much needed win at the New York Stadium on Saturday against a QPR side that have lost three in a row. The Millers are still 10 points from safety but this could be a starting point?

An amazing game at Molineux saw Wolves ahead before falling 3-1 behind. Paul Lambert’s side came back to lead 4-3 in the last minute but still had to settle for a point when Fulham made it 4-4 in added time.

The Championship action ended at the weekend with a couple of derbies.

First up was the late kick off on Saturday with Preston claiming the points (and bragging rights) with a 3-2 win over rivals Blackburn.

Sunday’s game saw East Midland rivals Derby and Nottingham Forest go into this game at the iPro Stadium in good form. However, it was Steve McClaren’s Rams that ran out 3-0 winners with a sixth straight win taking them up to 5th and into a play-off place for the first time this season.

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