Date: 12th April 2016 at 2:36pm
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Brighton’s Championship season continued with a win against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Monday.

Ground was apparently being lot on leaders Burnley and second placed Middlesbrough until a dramatic injury-time winner from Steve Sidwell to give Brighton a two-one win over Forest.

A first half lead was taken just past the half hour mark when Lewis Dunk headed home from a Jiri Skalak freekick, with this lead taken into the break.

Minutes after his introduction Forest Dexter Blackstock had an impact for the home side as he headed Forest level, with what looked as though it would be a goal to see Brighton drop two-points.

But six-minutes after Chris Hughton brought him on Steve Sidwell, following Anthony Knockaert’s run forward, fired in the winner in injury-time to make it four wins in five-matches and extend the unbeaten run to nine.

Middlesbrough do have a game in hand (played on Tuesday against Reading), which could take them top but at this point Albion are just a point off them and within a win of leaders Burnley.

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

These were the other results.

Saturday 9th April 2016
Burnley 1-0 Leeds
Bristol City 4-1 Sheff Wed
Derby 4-1 Bolton
Fulham 2-1 Cardiff
Huddersfield 2-2 Hull
Ipswich 1-3 Brentford
Middlesbrough 1-0 Preston
MK Dons 0-4 Rotherham
QPR 2-1 Charlton
Reading 0-2 Birmingham
Wolves 0-0 Blackburn

Monday 11th April 2016
Nottm Forest 1-2 Brighton

The run without a win, after a couple of draws, from Burnley (one-nil) ended with a win over Leeds to ensure the Clarets retained top spot whatever the promotion rivals did with this the game to start off the weekend games on Saturday lunchtime.

Middlesbrough (one-nil) reacted to keep pace with the leaders after another win at the Riverside against Preston.

What a result for Bristol City (four-one) with play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday well beaten at Ashton Gate, seeing the Robins almost safe from any relegation worries with the Owls still likely to finish in the top six though.

Derby (four-one) secured an impressive win over Bolton, who will now definitely be playing League 1 football next season, to strengthen the play-off position whereas Cardiff (two-one) look as though they’ll miss out having lost at Fulham.

Bolton are gone, Charlton (two-one) beaten at QPR are looking highly likely to join them as well with MK Dons (four-nil) heavily beaten at home by Rotherham, who look certain to stay up now, to move that step closer to going down too.

As Brighton (two-one) finished this round of games with a win at struggling Nottingham Forest it’s a case of ‘as you were’ for the top three, with little separating them as all three won so this battle for the title, let alone automatic promotion, remains very tight.

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