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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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166647301754
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28148657352250
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
5Middlesbrough281211531201147
6Derby CountyDerby2813784035546
7Bristol City2812883529644
8Hull City28117104135640
9Swansea CitySwansea28117103732540
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn28101083741-440
11Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2891273932739
13Aston Villa2891275145639
14Queens Park RangersQPR28116113439-539
15Stoke CityStoke2891183335-238
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2898113345-1235
17Brentford28810104339434
18Preston North EndPreston2889114345-233
19Millwall2878133444-1029
20Wigan AthleticWigan2885152841-1329
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham28510132746-1925
22Reading2858153143-1223
23Bolton WanderersBolton2857161842-2422
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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