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Championship roundup: Leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers go six points clear

Championship roundup: Wolves go six clear
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Wolverhampton Wanderers go six points clear at the top of the Championship table thanks to a 3-1 win over Burton Albion at Molineux.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have gone six points clear at the top of the Championship table thanks to a 3-1 win over Burton Albion.

Helder Costa gave Wolves an early lead before Benik Afobe rifled into the top corner on 41 minutes to double the hosts' advantage.

Although Lloyd Dyer's half-volley halved Burton's deficit before the break, Afobe grabbed his second on 56 minutes to make sure of all three points.

At the opposite end of the table, Garry Monk earned his first win as Birmingham City boss with a 3-0 victory over Hull City.

A Jota brace, either side of Che Adams's strike, ended a run of seven successive defeats for the Blues and saw them draw level on points with 21st-placed Barnsley.

Fellow strugglers Sunderland did not have such luck, losing 2-0 at home to Preston North End to remain bottom as Jake Clarke-Salter was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Elland Road, meanwhile, hosted a thrilling Yorkshire derby as Adthe Nuhiu scored an injury-time winner to help Sheffield Wednesday claim a 2-1 win over Leeds United.

Another exciting encounter took place at Norwich City, where the hosts earned their first win in seven games by holding on to secure a 3-2 victory against struggling Reading.

Middlesbrough held on to sixth place in the table with a 1-1 draw at Brentford, though Bristol City, Preston and Sheffield United are now all within two points of Boro.

Elsewhere, Bristol City claimed a 1-0 home win over Ipswich Town and Sheffield United played out a goalless draw against Nottingham Forest.

Earlier in the day, Fulham were held to a 2-2 draw by a plucky Queens Park Rangers side, while Millwall ran out 2-0 winners at struggling Barnsley.

Results in full: Fulham 2-2 Queens Park Rangers, Barnsley 0-2 Millwall, Birmingham City 3-0 Hull City, Brentford 1-1 Middlesbrough, Bristol City 1-0 Ipswich Town, Leeds United 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich City 3-2 Reading, Sheffield United 0-0 Nottingham Forest, Sunderland 0-2 Preston North End, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Burton Albion


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds28166647301754
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd28155846291750
4West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27138655352047
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 WanderersBolton2757151840-2222
24Ipswich TownIpswich2839162248-2618

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