Nov 18, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 20,708
Reading
0-2
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers

Bacuna (20'), van den Berg (56')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Cavaleiro (16'), Doherty (88')
Doherty (59'), Bennett (64')

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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2Cardiff CityCardiff21135332161644
3Bristol City21117334221240
4Derby CountyDerby21115533211238
5Aston Villa21107429181137
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2112183426837
7Leeds UnitedLeeds2110383326733
8Middlesbrough219572720732
9Ipswich TownIpswich2110293532332
10Preston North EndPreston218852522332
11Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest21100113135-430
12Fulham217862727029
13Brentford216963330327
14Reading217682826227
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds216962626027
16Norwich CityNorwich217682127-627
17Millwall215882221123
18Hull City215793739-222
19Queens Park RangersQPR215792332-922
20Barnsley2155112434-1020
21Bolton WanderersBolton2137112140-1916
22Birmingham CityBirmingham2144131030-2016
23Sunderland2129102638-1215
24Burton Albion2135131340-2714
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