Date: 21st December 2015 at 7:34am
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Brighton’s Championship season continued with a three-nil defeat against Middlesbrough at the Amex Stadium on Saturday as that unbeaten run finally came to an end!

Middlesbrough took just four-minutes to go ahead when Kike headed home early on with Albert Adomah, who created the opener, getting the final touch to a Daniel Ayala header on half time to leave Brighton with a mountain to climb at half time.

Against such a mean defence, such as Boro’s, this was always unlikely with Cristhian Stuani heading home from another corner just past the hour to make absolutely sure.

Brighton struggled to create any real clear cut chances with the Middlesbrough defence showing why more than 50% of their games have ended with them securing a cleansheet, which had been the case for Boro in the last six-matches in the league!

Not only was the 21-match unbeaten start to the season ended Middlesbrough opened up a three-point gap over Albion who lost second spot to Derby after they won so Brighton drop out of the top two for Christmas.

These were the other results.

Friday 18th December 2015
Birmingham 1-0 Cardiff

Saturday 19th December 2015
Brighton 0-3 Middlesbrough
Bolton 2-2 Fulham
Brentford 4-2 Huddersfield
Bristol City 1-1 QPR
Burnley 4-0 Charlton
Ipswich 0-1 Derby
Nottm Forest 2-1 MK Dons
Rotherham 0-2 Hull

Sunday 20th December 2015
Sheff Wed 4-1 Wolves
Leeds 1-0 Preston
Reading 1-0 Blackburn

Some interesting results with some expected outcomes, and some not so!

Middlesbrough consolidated their place at the top of the Championship, and ended Brighton unbeaten start to the season, with a resounding three-nil win at the Amex Stadium to know they’ll go into Christmas top of the pile.

It’s been a difficult few weeks for Burnley but the Clarets got back to winning ways with a resounding four-nil win against struggling Charlton with another struggling side Rotherham causing an upset to see off the challenge of Hull with Neil Redfearn’s side winning two-nil at the New York Stadium.

Rivals Derby and Nottingham Forest also collected good wins against Ipswich and MK Dons respectively.

On Sunday we saw a great result for Sheffield Wednesday with the Owls going into Christmas with a four-one win Wolves at Hillsborough with the second Brian McDermott era of Reading beginning with a one-nil win over Blackburn, who had been on an unbeaten run, at the Madejski Stadium.