Date: 4th April 2016 at 11:39am
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Brighton’s Championship season continued with a draw against Burnley at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

An injury-time equaliser, the second time Brighton had been pegged back, denied us a crucial three-points in a two-two draw with leaders Burnley meaning Middlesbrough retain second place.

An Anthony Knockaert corner saw Brighton open the scoring on 30-minutes with Dale Stephens on the end of this but this lead didn’t last long for Albion though with Andre Gray having Burnley level minutes later.

Anthony Knockaert, twisting and turning, saw his deflected effort put Brighton ahead again in the 45th-minute, which was a first half that had also seen Tomer Hemed head against the post.

Shortly after Michael Keane looked to have gained Burnley a point, with an effort replays showed had crossed the line, his 93rd-minute header denied Brighton a win with it keeping us four-points off the leaders but behind Middlesbrough now in third.

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

These were the other results.

Friday 1st April 2016
QPR 2-3 Middlesbrough 19:45

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

Middlesbrough (three-two) were arguably the ‘biggest winners’ from the weekend with the win at QPR on Friday moving them up to second, which is a place they retained to close to within three-points of leaders Burnley (two-two) who drew with third placed Brighton.

Only four-points separate the three team though!

A Hull (four-nil) win at the KC Stadium over Bristol City got Steve Bruce’s side back to winning ways with a positive reaction shown now back following the international break, they’re only four-points off second so it’s all very tight for automatic promotion.

Looking at the other end, and the battle to stay in the second tier, with Bolton (one-nil) beaten by Reading I think we discount them now with it the final two places being battled for.

Charlton’s (two-one) win against Birmingham revived hopes but the Fulham (two-one) win against relegation rivals MK Dons means both sides remain in the relegation zone with the Cottagers having a three-point lead over MK Dons and a six-point one over Charlton, with a much better goal-difference than both, that being worth a extra point.

Rotherham’s (two-one) win at the New York Stadium against Leeds saw Neil Warnock, against a former club, move the Millers that little bit closer to safety.

Play-off wise Sheffield Wednesday (one-nil) winning at Huddersfield strengthened the Owls’ chances of that with Derby’s (two-one) defeat to Cardiff leaving it looking like it’ll be these two clubs fighting it out for the fourth and final place at the moment….

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