Date: 20th March 2016 at 7:08pm
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Brighton’s Championship season continued with a win against MK Dons at the Stadium:MK on Saturday.

The international break comes with Brighton back up to second ahead of Middlesbrough, and behind leaders Burnley, after a two-one win at 10-man MK Dons – who missed an injury-time penalty!

Chris Hughton turned to Tomer Hemed with the striker coming on to have Brighton ahead within minutes when he headed in on 56-minutes, six-minutes later he headed home again to double the lead to leave Albion in control.

MK Dons were back in the game on 70-minutes when Anthony Kay headed home but with Kyle McFadzean sent off a minute later for blocking Hemed the home side finished with 10-men, but could have earned a point when awarded a penalty but Carl Baker, despite sending David Stockdale the wrong way, saw his penalty go wide.

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

These were the other results.

Friday 18th March 2016
Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

Saturday 19th March 2016
Derby 1-0 Nottm Forest
Birmingham 1-1 Fulham
Brentford 0-1 Blackburn
Bristol City 6-0 Bolton
Burnley 1-1 Wolves
Ipswich 0-1 Rotherham
Leeds 1-4 Huddersfield
MK Dons 1-2 Brighton
Preston 1-1 QPR
Reading 1-1 Cardiff
Sheff Wed 3-0 Charlton

The automatic promotion hopes of Middlesbrough (one-nil) were improved when they beat rivals for this Hull at the Riverside Stadium on Friday, that took them back up to second (at that point) behind Burnley (one-one) he were held to a draw by Wolves as the six-match winning run ended.

Brighton’s (two-one) win at MK Dons on Saturday saw Albion go into the international break in the automatic promotion spots as they overtook Boro once more to move into second behind the Clarets.

Relegation seems a dead certainty for Bolton (six-nil) as parting company with Neil Lennon did nothing to improve things with the Trotters thrashed at Bristol City, who themselves look very good to stay up now – Charlton (three-nil) look increasingly likely to join them as well now after losing at Sheffield Wednesday.

Avoiding relegation is something Rotherham (one-nil) are looking to do with these chances helped with a win at Ipswich, with that loss at Portman Road damaging the Tractor Boys’ fading play-off hopes with Cardiff’s (one-one) own chances of this not really helped by a raw at Reading.

Derby (one-nil) look a good bet to make the play-offs though after a win over rivals Nottingham Forest.

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