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Championship roundup: Wolverhampton Wanderers back on top

Championship roundup: Wolves back on top
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Wolverhampton Wanderers return to the top of the Championship table courtesy of a 2-0 win at Reading.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have returned to the top of the Championship table courtesy of a 2-0 win at Reading this afternoon.

Ivan Cavaleiro put the visitors ahead against the run of play with a quarter of an hour on the clock, before Matt Doherty made certain of the points late on. Nuno Espirito Santo's side restore their two-point lead at the summit as a result, with Sheffield United, who claimed a 3-1 win at Burton Albion last night, dropping back to second.

Cardiff City kept up the pressure on the top two with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Brentford, while Aston Villa's ascent up the table continued as an Albert Adomah brace saw them come from behind to register a 2-1 victory at Queens Park Rangers and go fifth.

At the other end of the table, managerless Sunderland remain rock bottom but did manage to take a point from their home encounter with Millwall - a result that extended their long winless league run at the Stadium of Light to 19 matches.

Birmingham City managed to clamber out of the relegation zone after Che Adams scored the only goal of the game against Nottingham Forest, in the process sending Burton into the bottom three.

A late equaliser from Jordan Spence helped Ipswich Town to a point from their game at Hull City, leaving the Tractor Boys within a whisker of the playoffs and the Tigers just four points above the dropzone.

Elsewhere, Derby County could enter the playoff places should they overcome Fulham at Craven Cottage in today's late fixture.

Championship results in full: Birmingham City 1-0 Nottingham Forest, Cardiff City 2-0 Brentford, Hull City 2-2 Ipswich Town, Norwich City 1-1 Barnsley, Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Aston Villa, Reading 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Bristol City, Sunderland 2-2 Millwall


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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