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WATCH: Sky Bet Championship highlights, goals & round-up: Sheffield United go second with win as Leeds lose at Birmingham

Sheffield United moved up into the second automatic promotion spot after beating Preston while Leeds slipped up and lost at Birmingham.

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Norwich extended their advantage at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to seven points with earlier in the day with a comprehensive 4-0 win over managerless QPR, leaving Leeds and Sheffield United to continue their scrap for the second automatic spot.

Leeds started the day in second but finished it third after defeat at St Andrews. The Blues' top scorer Che Adams had gone six games without a goal but ended that run on the half-hour mark to give Birmingham, who had lost five in a row, a first win since their nine-point deduction.

Sheffield United leapfrogged Leeds back into the top two with a 1-0 win at Preston. David McGoldrick scored the only goal in the 31st-minute at Deepdale - where the hosts had not lost in seven.


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West Brom's automatic promotion hopes were dealt a serious blow with a 2-0 defeat at Millwall. The Baggies had won three in a row but were behind when Ryan Tunnicliffe fired low under the goalkeeper.

Jay Rodriguez's penalty just after the hour mark was put wide and the Baggies paid the price seven minutes later as Ahmed Heghazi deflected Ben Thompson's cross into his own goal. Heghazi was dismissed 10 minutes from time.

Robins held, Villa sink Owls

Bristol City remain in the play-off places, despite Anthony Pilkington's added-time equaliser for Wigan. A stunning long-range strike from Reece James flew into the top corner to stun the hosts after 37 minutes.

But Matty Taylor popped up at the far post after 65 minutes to equalise with a header and fellow substitute Kasey Palmer's first-time effort put the hosts ahead before Pilkington struck.

Aston Villa scored twice in added time to make it six wins in a row and move up to fifth with a 3-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday, unbeaten in 11 games since Steve Bruce took charge, were ahead after just seven minutes as Gary Hooper converted George Boyd's cross before John McGinn's fourth goal in his last four levelled the scores.

Wednesday missed the chance to go ahead again from the spot as Steven Fletcher's penalty was saved by Jed Steer after 57 minutes. And Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham's added-time strikes made the Owls pay the price.

Swansea piled the pressure on under-fire Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis with a 3-1 win at the Liberty Stadium.

A sixth successive defeat continued a slide which has seen Boro slip out of the play-off places.

The Swans hit two quick-fire first-half goals through Matt Grimes' penalty and Wayne Routledge's low strike. Connor Roberts sealed the victory 19 minutes from time before George Saville's consolation.

Bees sting Rams, Hull run goes on

Derby's play-off hopes were hit as Brentford equalised three times in a 3-3 draw at Griffin Park.

Harry Wilson, Jayden Bogle and Wilson again gave Derby the lead, but Julian Leanvier, Neal Maupay and Said Benrahma's 82nd-minute goal hit back for Brentford, who had not scored in their previous four games.

Bolton's clash with Ipswich was in doubt twice this week due to Wanderers' various off-field issues and they may have wished it had not been played.

Collin Quaner's first-half double gave rock-bottom Ipswich a 2-1 win to leave Bolton eight points from safety, despite a late consolation.

Rotherham remain in the relegation zone but boosted their survival hopes with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest. Michael Smith and Michael Ihiekwe's goals either side of Lewis Grabban's equaliser gave the Millers victory.

Hull extended their unbeaten home run to 11 matches with a 3-1 win against Reading, who are now just a point outside the bottom three.

Having drawn their last four matches 0-0, the first English side to do so since Arsenal in 2008/09, Stoke beat Blackburn 1-0 thanks to Peter Etebo's first-half goal.

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Paper Talk: Chelsea's Coutinho

Chelsea chasing Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho is one of the transfer rumours doing the round in Tuesday's Paper Talk.

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Premier League betting preview

Tuesday sees two games in the Premier League as Tottenham welcome Brighton and Watford take on Southampton. We have two best bets.

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Chelsea misfire in top-four battle

Maurizio Sarri was sent to the stands as Chelsea blew a big chance to stake their Champions League claim by slipping to a 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley.

Check out today's Paper Talk4

Paper Talk: Lukaku leaving?

Juventus are eyeing Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku with Manchester United happy to listen to offers - get all the latest from today's back pages.

Robbie Fowler formerly played in Australia with Perth Glory and North Queensland5

Robbie Fowler named Brisbane boss

Liverpool legend and former England striker Robbie Fowler has taken up his first manager role with Australian club Brisbane Roar.

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