Championship roundup: Sunderland brought crashing back down to earth

Champ roundup: Sunderland lose at home
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Sunderland are brought crashing back down to earth in the Championship courtesy of a 3-1 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Sunderland have been brought crashing back down to earth in the Championship courtesy of a 3-1 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on Monday afternoon.

The Black Cats had given their survival hopes a huge lift with a 4-1 win at Derby County on Friday night, but Chris Coleman's side failed to build on the success at Pride Park.

Sunderland were bottom of the Championship table for long stages of the afternoon, but fellow strugglers Burton Albion ultimately remained in 24th on goal difference after they conceded late to draw 1-1 with Middlesbrough.

The point was enough for Boro to stay in sixth position in the table with fellow playoff hopefuls Bristol City, who stay seventh, suffering a damaging 1-0 home defeat to Brentford.

Millwall started the afternoon knowing that another win would move them into the top six, but Neil Harris's side passed up a host of late opportunities to draw 2-2 at Ipswich Town.

Queens Park Rangers were the big winners on the afternoon, meanwhile, as a strong performance helped them to a 4-1 success over Norwich City at Loftus Road, with the two teams staying 15th and 14th respectively in the second tier.

Results in full: Bristol City 0-1 Brentford, Burton Albion 1-1 Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town 2-2 Millwall, Queens Park Rangers 4-1 Norwich City, Sunderland 1-3 Sheffield Wednesday

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CWolverhampton WanderersWolves46309782394399
4Aston Villa4624111172423083
5Middlesbrough4622101467452276
6Derby CountyDerby4620151170482275
7Preston North EndPreston4619161157461173
8Millwall4619151256451172
9Brentford4618151362521069
10Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd46209176255769
11Bristol City461716136758967
12Ipswich TownIpswich46179205760-360
13Leeds UnitedLeeds46179205964-560
14Norwich CityNorwich461515164960-1160
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461415175960-157
16Queens Park RangersQPR461511205870-1256
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest46158235165-1453
18Hull City461116197070049
19Birmingham CityBirmingham46137263868-3046
20Reading461014224870-2244
21Bolton WanderersBolton461013233974-3543
RBarnsley46914234872-2441
RBurton Albion461011253881-4341
RSunderland46716235280-2837

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