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Championship Round-Up: Leicester and QPR head above Burnley

All review of the weekend and midweek action, as Leicester and QPR are two two teams in the automatic promotion places, as Burnley slip to third.

QPR thumped Bournemouth on Tuesday night
QPR thumped Bournemouth on Tuesday night
Julian Finney
Nottingham Forest 2-3 Reading (Friday)

Take a look at the Tilehurst End's match report for this match: link

Bournemouth 1-1 Brighton (Saturday)

Bournemouth and Brighton played out a 1-1 draw at Dean Court.

Matt Richie scored Bournemouth's goal - following a 25-yard strike. He had an effort saved by Kuszczak has he looked to double his tally for the game.

Ashley Barnes scored a volley from a narrow angle - to earn Brighton a point to ensure that Bournemouth didn't win for the sixth consecutive game. Brighton couldn't manage to add a fourth win to their streak.

Barnsley 0-3 Birmingham (Saturday)

David Flitcroft couldn't survive as Barnsley manager as his side was thumped 3-0 at Oakwell.

Right-Back Paul Caddis, signed from Swindon, managed a brace. He went on a good run, before firing into the Barnsley goal. His second came after Zigic was fouled by Jean-Yves M'Voto in the box. Caddis tucked away the penalty.

Zigic chipped home Birmingham's third and final goal before the half-time whistle. This was Birmingham's fifth win of the season.

Blackburn 1-0 Leeds (Saturday)

Play-Off chasing Leeds were toppled at Ewood Park, as Blackburn moved within four points off the play-offs themselves.

Blackburn had several good chances in the first half - notably David Dunn. On the stroke of half-time, Dunn's corner was prodded home by Tommy Spurr.

Ross McCormack could have levelled the match late on, but his effort went wide - Leeds' three match winning run had come to an end.

Blackpool 2-0 Sheff Wed (Saturday)

Blackpool continued their good form, as Sheffield Wednesday were brushed aside.

Ricardo Fuller scored a close range effort in the sixth minute, but Wednesday had chances to level it. Helan and Wickham all went close.

Dan Gosling slotted home Blackpool's second, as Sheffield Wednesday fell six points away from the dotted line.

Charlton 0-1 Ipswich (Saturday)

Ipswich won their second consecutive away match, as Charlton fell to defeat at the Valley.

Tommy Smith's early goal set the Tractor Boys up for the win. He converted from Cresswell's corner in an encounter which shows why both sides aren't challenging for promotion.

Charlton had chances to gain a draw, but Rhoys Wiggins' shot was palmed away - they sat 20th following this game.

Doncaster 2-1 QPR (Saturday)

Rovers secured a shock home win, as recently relegated QPR were toppled.

Charlie Austin gave QPR the lead just before half-time, but Theo Robinson equalised with a cross-shot.

Paul Quinn headed home Rovers' winner from a corner, as they inflicted QPR's first defeat in five.

Huddersfield 2-1 Burnley (Saturday)

Another shock result, this time affecting Burnley.

Oliver Norwood put the hosts one up as he hit a spectacular long range volley. James Vaughan scored from the spot to give Huddersfield a lead to cling on to.

Danny Ings managed a consolation goal for the hosts, as he scored from a one-on-one opportunity. This was Burnley's first defeat in twelve.

Leicester 3-0 Millwall (Saturday)

The Foxes capitalised on Burnley's and QPR's defeats, as they moved three points clear at the top of the Championship.

Dyer volleyed home from a Drinkwater cross, early in the match. Vardy made it two-nil after the break. He scored following a throw-out by his own goalkeeper.

Vardy scored his second in as many minutes, as he rounded Forde in the Millwall goal to score his sixth of the season.

Middlesbrough 1-0 Bolton (Saturday)

Grant Leadbitter gave Middlesbrough the points, as Bolton were beaten at the Riverside.

Shay Given played his first game since his move from Aston Villa, on loan. He kept a clean sheet - only Middlesbrough's third of the season.

Given made a number of saves to keep Bolton at bay, but Boro continued their unbeaten run at home streching back to the season's opening day.

Watford 0-3 Yeovil (Saturday)

Shock and Awe at Vicarage Road, as Yeovil stunned Watford.

Webster struck Town's first goal, as he nodded home from a corner just before half-time.

Debutant Ishmael Miller scored, heading home an Edwards cross. Edwards himself would score the third goal, as Watford continue their worst home form in twenty years.

Wigan 1-3 Derby (Sunday)

Derby blitzed Wigan early, as the Rams scored three goals in the first half-hour.

Scotland international Craig Bryson scored a free-kick after only three minutes. Simon Dawkins slotted home, after a defensive error.

Chris Martin scored the third from the spot, before Man Utd loanee Nick Powell scored in the second half for Wigan. This is Derby's sixth away win all season.

Birmingham 1-1 Doncaster (Tuesday)

59 years and counting for Doncaster, as they failed to beat the Blues again.

Lee Novak put the hosts ahead on the half-hour mark. He was picked out by Mitch Hancox, who found him with a cross.

David Cotterill fired home from thirty yards, with ten minutes to go, to earn Doncaster a much needed point.

Brighton 1-2 Barnsley (Tuesday)

Barnsley won away for the first time this season - as Brighton couldn't prevent the managerless from gaining the points.

An individual effort by former-Celtic man Paddy McCourt gave the Tykes the lead. Jacob Mellis doubled the lead, as he reached a loose ball before the goalkeeper.

Matthew Upson scored a header, but they couldn't manage an equaliser.

Burnley 0-0 Watford (Tuesday)

A bore draw, as Burnley dropped points again.

Burnley had chances from Scott Arfield and Keith Treacy, but they couldn't find the net.

Watford could have won the game in stoppage time, but Lewis McGugan had his effort saved.

Burnley haven't won it five.

Ipswich 3-1 Blackburn (Tuesday)

A home win for Ipswich, for the first time since September, as Blackburn were defeated at Portman Road.

A Luke Hyam shot was fired past Jake Kean, before former-Ipswich man Jordan Rhodes levelled the match.

Carlos Edwards poked home from close range to restore the lead Ipswich had gained after only four minutes.

Ipswich's final goal came when Frank Nouble rounded the goalkeeper to move Ipswich to eight in the table.

Millwall 2-2 Nottm Forest (Tuesday)

Forest failed to return to the top six, as Millwall managed a draw at the Den.

Morison's twenty-yard strike put the Lions in front, before Andy Reid's effort levelled the match.

Millwall regained the lead when Martyn Woolford scored from a Morison flick on.

However, on loan Chelsea man Nathaniel Chalobah scored the equaliser; Forest couldn't manage the three points, however.

QPR 3-0 Bournemouth (Tuesday)

Reading's next opponents, Bournemouth, were well beaten, as QPR move to within a goal of going top of the table.

Charlie Austin placed Andy Johnson's shot into the net for his fifth in five home matches.

Former-Blackburn player Junior Hoilett scored the second, before a powerful Matt Phillips effort rounded off the scoring.

The Cherries slip to nineteenth.

Sheff Wed 2-1 Leicester (Tuesday)

Connor Wickham hit two - as Wednesday start to show progress.

Leicester took the lead though, Anthony Knockaert took advantage of sloppy defending.

Wickham smashed home the leveller, after only ten minutes. He would score the winner though - this one a cross-shot.

This is Sheffield Wednesday's second win of the season.

Yeovil 1-0 Blackpool (Tuesday)

Three red cards for Blackpool, as they fell to a defeat at Yeovil.

Everton loanee John Lundstram scored after twenty-one minutes, in a game overshadowed by the cards.

Blackpool's Kirk Broadfoot, Ricardo Fuller and Gary MacKenzie all saw red cards - with all three coming in stoppage time.

This is Yeovil's second win in a row.

Bolton 0-1 Huddersfield (Tuesday)

The Terriers move within two points of the play-offs, as they toppled this season's underachievers Bolton.

Oliver Norwood hit the winner with a thirty yarder to condemn Bolton to their second loss in a row.

The hosts had chances to gain a point, but Matt Mills, Andre Moritz and Jermaine Beckford couldn't convert.

Reading 1-0 Charlton (Tuesday)

Check out the Tilehurst End's match report on this match. link

Derby 2-1 Middlesbrough (Wednesday)

Ten-man Middlesbrough could fend off Derby, as a late goal left them beaten.

Boro had Curtis Main sent off early on, as they were on the back foot for most of the game.

Derby's Chris Martin scored on the stroke of half-time, before Dean Whitehead scored a leveller with only fifteen minutes to play.

However, Conor Sammon scored with a right-footed effort to win the points at the death - Derby now fourth.

Leeds 2-0 Wigan (Wednesday)

Championship top scorer Ross McCormack hit two, as Wigan fell to another defeat.

He bundled home, after a Jason Pearce corner. His second was a free-kick - the ball evaded everyone as he got the luck for his fourteenth league goal of the season.

Leeds now seventh.