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Seven of the top eight teams win in the Sky Bet Championship

24 February 2015

Ipswich Town moved third in the Sky Bet Championship as the seven teams in action from the top eight all won.

Leaders Derby County wrapped up a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic with two goals in the first 17 minutes from Jeff Hendrick and Jesse Lingard, to preserve their two-point advantage over Middlesbrough.

The Teessiders beat Bolton 1-0, with Albert Adomah scoring in the 34th minute.

Ipswich beat Birmingham City 4-2 to leapfrog Bournemouth, who take on ninth-placed Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

Tyrone Mings opened the scoring and Freddie Sears scored twice to put Town in control at 3-1 and though David Davis twice cut Birmingham's deficit to a single goal, Kevin Bru's late strike clinched the three points for the hosts.

Fifth-placed Norwich City came from behind to win 2-1 at 10th-placed Blackburn Rovers, Cameron Jerome and Bradley Johnson on target for the visitors after Alex Baptiste's opener.

The in-form Odion Ighalo scored twice as Watford enjoyed a 3-0 win over Rotherham United. Troy Deeney got the other goal.

Jon Toral's hat-trick led Brentford to a 4-0 win over rock-bottom Blackpool. Andre Gray also scored while Blackpool had Charles Dunne sent off just before half-time.

Wolves beat Fulham 3-0, with Bakary Sako's double adding to Danny Batth's opener, while the two Yorkshire teams rounding out the top half also won.

Sheffield Wednesday kept Millwall in the relegation zone with a 3-1 win. All four goals came in the second half with Lewis McGugan, Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May striking for Wednesday before Diego Fabbrini's late consolation.

Huddersfield Town won 3-0 against Reading thanks to goals from Harry Bunn, Nahki Wells and Ishmael Miller.

Aron Gunnarsson scored the only goal as Cardiff beat relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic 1-0 but Brighton & Hove Albion boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 success against improving Leeds United - Sam Baldock and Inigo Calderon with the goals.

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