Burnley wait for promotion

  • Last Updated: April 12 2014, 19:00 BST

A review of Saturday's action in the Sky Bet Championship.

Burnley lost 1-0 at home to Middlesbrough
Burnley lost 1-0 at home to Middlesbrough

Burnley missed the chance to secure promotion to the Barclays Premier League as they were beaten 1-0 by Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship.

Jacob Butterfield scored the only goal of the game at Turf Moor six minutes into the second half.

Middlesbrough's afternoon ended on a sour note as Daniel Ayala was booked twice in quick succession late in the game to be dismissed.

Despite the defeat, the second-placed Clarets still retained a healthy eight-point lead over Derby.

Team Score Team
Ipswich 2 - 1 Doncaster
Burnley 0 - 1 Middlesbro
Brighton 3 - 0 Charlton
Sheff Wed 3 - 3 Blackburn
Derby 3 - 1 Huddersfld
Bolton 1 - 0 Barnsley
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Yeovil 1 - 1 Bournemth
Leeds 2 - 0 Blackpool
QPR 5 - 2 N Forest

The Rams enjoyed a good day as they all but secured a play-off spot by coming from behind to beat nine-man Huddersfield 3-1.

Nahki Wells put the Terriers ahead after 15 minutes but Johnny Russell replied.

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies then pushed the ball into his own net after Joel Lynch had become the first Huddersfield player to be sent off, for two bookable offences.

Captain Peter Clarke was also dismissed as he conceded the penalty which allowed Chris Martin to complete the win.

QPR climbed to fourth after three goals in the last six minutes saw them claim a 5-2 win over Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road.

Nedum Onuoha, Bobby Zamora and Ravel Morrison all scored in the closing stages as Rangers dealt another blow to Forest's promotion hopes.

Forest had earlier twice equalised, with Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Derbyshire cancelling out efforts from Yossi Benayoun and Junior Hoilett.

Brighton moved into the play-off positions with a 3-0 home win over relegation-threatened Charlton.

Jesse Lingard and Jose Ulloa were on target in the first half before substitute Jake Forster-Caskey added the third late on.

Yeovil climbed off the bottom of the table after a 1-1 draw at home to Bournemouth while Barnsley were beaten 1-0 at Bolton, but might have hoped for much more.

The Glovers had their sights on victory after Kieffer Moore put them ahead after 25 minutes but Ryan Fraser equalised just before the hour.

Jermaine Beckford struck Bolton's winner against Barnsley, who went bottom on goal difference, at the Reebok Stadium.

Position Player Score
1 Leicester 89
2 Burnley 83
3 Derby 75
4 QPR 73
5 Wigan 67
6 Brighton 64
7 Ipswich 64
8 Reading 63
9 Bournemth 62
10 Blackburn 60
11 N Forest 59
12 Middlesbro' 58
13 Watford 57
14 Bolton 54
15 Sheff Wed 50
16 Leeds 50
17 Huddersfld 46
18 Birmingham 43
19 Doncaster 43
20 Blackpool 42
21 Charlton 41
22 Millwall 40
23 Yeovil 36
24 Barnsley 36

Chris O'Grady had a chance to snatch a draw for the visitors but missed a penalty in the 84th minute.

Millwall claimed a point in their battle to climb out of the bottom three as Martyn Woolford struck in the last minute to grab a 2-2 draw at home to Watford.

Almen Abdi had scored what Watford thought might have been the winner after 86 minutes.

The Hornets had led early on through Lewis McGugan but Steve Morison levelled.

Luke Murphy scored twice to ease the pressure on Leeds as they beat Blackpool 2-0 at Elland Road.

Murphy netted in each half to leave Blackpool, now just two points above the relegation zone, looking over their shoulders.

Ipswich are outside the play-off zone only on goal difference after a 2-1 win over Doncaster at Portman Road.

Luke Chambers settled the contest in the 86th minute after Chris Brown's penalty, to cancel out a Daryl Murphy goal, had looked like earning a draw for Rovers.

Blackburn surrendered a 3-1 lead to draw 3-3 at Sheffield Wednesday.

Atdhe Nuhiu grabbed the crucial goals for the Owls, completing the comeback in the 90th minute.

Jordan Rhodes, Craig Conway and Michael Keane had scored for Blackburn in the first half with Lewis Buxton replying.


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