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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
1Middlesbrough14752167926
2Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd148242316726
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1373331181324
4Norwich CityNorwich147341917224
5Leeds UnitedLeeds1365223111223
6Derby CountyDerby136341714321
7Blackburn RoversBlackburn145631719-221
8Swansea CitySwansea145541511420
9Birmingham CityBirmingham144821613320
10Wigan AthleticWigan146261618-220
11Queens Park RangersQPR146261419-520
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest134721815319
13Bristol City135441714319
14Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds145452023-319
15Brentford134632015518
16Aston Villa144642222018
17Stoke CityStoke144551820-217
18Bolton WanderersBolton134451116-516
19Millwall143471623-713
20Rotherham UnitedRotherham143471020-1013
21Reading143381923-412
22Preston North EndPreston132471925-610
23Hull City132381120-99
24Ipswich TownIpswich131661120-99

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