Date: 23rd April 2017 at 6:44pm
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The Championship season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend.

Brighton would have confirmed the title with a point but defeat kept Newcastle’s hopes alive.

As for relegation second-bottom Wigan are clinging on – Blackburn are two off Birmingham, 21st, and three Nottingham Forest, 20th.

Here’s a round-up of the Championship action from the other games played, with one to take place.


Friday 21st April 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Norwich City 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion 19:45

Saturday 22nd April 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Brentford 3-1 Queens Park Rangers 15:00
Bristol City 3-2 Barnsley 15:00
Burton Albion 2-1 Leeds United 15:00
Huddersfield Town 1-4 Fulham 15:00
Nottingham Forest 3-2 Reading 15:00
Rotherham United 1-0 Ipswich Town 15:00
Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Derby County 15:00
Wigan Athletic 0-0 Cardiff City 15:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Blackburn Rovers 15:00

Sunday 23rd April 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City 12:00

To be played

Monday 24th April 2017 – CHAMPIONSHIP
Newcastle United v Preston North End 19:45

Norwich, thanks to two freak own goals from Brighton keeper David Stockdale, denied Albion the win they needed to be confirmed champions. A 2-0 loss at Carrow Road on Friday means the Seagulls will have to wait until Monday, at least.

Brentford moved up to ninth with a 3-1 win over West London rivals QPR. This sixth straight loss for the R’s means they are still a victory away from Championship safety.

After twice coming from behind Bristol City recorded a 3-2 win over Barnsley that moved the Robins to the brink of Championship survival – a point from the final two fixtures will confirm this.

Burton also stand on the brink of another season in the Championship after a 2-1 win over play-off chasing Leeds – the Whites’ second defeat in a row keeps them three points off Fulham, sixth, with two to play.

Huddersfield got off to a great start against play-off rivals Fulham but the Whites hit back to leave the John Smith’s Stadium with a 4-1 win that kept them in sixth, three points ahead of Leeds.

Nottingham Forest, fending off a fight back after being three nil up, recording a 3-2 win over promotion chasing Reading that moved Forest three point clear of the bottom-three. The Royals’, third, slim hopes of catching Newcastle, second, are effectively over.

After 17 games without a win Rotherham’s 1-0 victory, only a fifth of the campaign, over Ipswich gave the Millers’ fans something to cheer as the Tractor Boys’ winning run ended.

Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Derby, as they came from a goal down – a fifth in a row – virtually confirmed the Owls’ play-off place. A point in the final two should be enough for a top-six finish.

Wigan stand on the brink of an instant return to League 1 as a 0-0 draw with Cardiff means two wins to final games probably wouldn’t be enough to keep the second-bottom Latics in the Championship.

The points were shared between Wolves and Blackburn in a 0-0 draw at Molineux. Rovers are now three unbeaten but remain in the bottom-three, two points from safety with two to play.

Aston Villa claimed the bragging rights in the Second City derby after a 1-0 win over rivals Birmingham. Harry Redknapp’s first game in charge of the Blues ended in defeat with his side just two points above the bottom-three.

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