Date: 20th April 2016 at 4:39pm
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Brighton’s Championship season continued with a win against QPR at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday.

The pressure on Middlesbrough and Burnley (who drew with each other) was kept up by Brighton.

A four-nil win, following up the five-nil win over Fulham, was secured over QPR leaving Albion outside the top two on goal-difference alone now.

Anthony Knockaert curled Brighton into a half time lead when he scored from a freekick in injury-time, his fourth-goal since his January arrival.

This lead was doubled early in the second half when Jiri Skalak fired home from 30-yards with and Connor Goldson heading home the third on 73-minutes to make sure of the points for Brighton.

Knockaert still had time, in the final 10-minutes, to get his brace (and his fifth-goal for Brighton) and complete the win extending the Albion run to just two defeats in our last 17-matches meaning Middlesbrough are just two-points ahead of us at the top as we seek the title let alone automatic promotion.

The goal-difference has also helped by a nine-goal swing in two-matches!

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

These were the other results.

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

The top two Burnley and Middlesbrough (one-one) played out a draw at Turf Moor leaving it as things were, with Boro the leaders but the three-way battle with Brighton (four-nil) ongoing with the Seagulls closing the gap on both with a win over QPR at the Amex Stadium.

Only two-points separate the top three!

Hull (two-one) and Derby (three-two) now know they’ll be in the play-offs with wins at Reading and Bristol City, respectively, with this defeat also leaving the Robins needing another point to ensure they avoid relegation.

Which (relegation) was confirmed for Charlton (nil-nil) after they drew with already relegated Bolton meaning both will do battle in League 1 next season.

MK Dons (nil-nil) are almost certain to join to join them with a draw at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday just delaying the inevitable with Wednesday almost secure of a play-off place following Cardiff’s (two-one) defeat at Brentford.

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