Date: 7th April 2016 at 8:49am
Written by:

Brighton’s Championship season continued with a win against Birmingham at St Andrew’s on Tuesday.

If it will be a play-off place for Brighton this season (we’ll still have designs on automatic promotion) the chances are Birmingham aren’t going to be an opponent with Albion victorious two-one.

Birmingham went into a 16th-minute led when Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty scored for the home side but Brighton were level when Connor Goldson headed home on the half hour to see it all-square at the break.

A fifth win in eight-matches was secured by Brighton when Lewis Dunk headed in a 48th-minute winner to keep Albion in second and just a point of Middlesbrough in second and within touching distance of leaders Burnley.

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

These were the other results.

Tuesday 5th April 2016
Birmingham 1-2 Brighton
Brentford 3-1 Bolton
Bristol City 1-1 Rotherham
Burnley 0-0 Cardiff
Derby 4-0 Hull
Ipswich 0-0 Charlton
Leeds 1-1 QPR
Middlesbrough 3-0 Huddersfield
MK Dons 1-2 Wolves
Preston 1-2 Fulham
Sheff Wed 2-1 Blackburn
Reading 2-1 Nottm Forest

It’s now very tight in the battle for automatic promotion but Hull’s (four-nil) heavy defeat at Derby most likely rules them out, with his boosting the Derby play-off hopes in the process with that iPro Stadium win.

Burnley (nil-nil) remain top but only just following the draw at Cardiff with the Middlesbrough (three-nil) win at the Riverside Stadium seeing them close in on the leaders with Brighton (two-one) winning at Birmingham to leave little between all three.

He who blinks first could be the one to miss out, so to speak!

Charlton (nil-nil) will now be odds on to go down, with Ipswich missing the play-off too after this draw with MK Dons (two-one) set to join them to make an instant return to League 1 after defeat to Wolves coupled with Fulham (two-one) winning at Preston and Rotherham (one-one) and Bristol City playing out a draw leaving both (Charlton and MK Dons) with too much ground to make up you would think?

That Cardiff draw with Burnley saw Derby strengthen their position on the fourth and final play-off spot with the impressive win over Hull.

Who was the Albion MotM in this game?

That’s what the latest poll is asking so do cast a vote.

Did a starter, or someone from the bench, offer the most?

Select the name you want from the list in the poll to your right, we’re also looking for your thoughts and views too so do share some of those with your comments below.

Join The Vital Debate