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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 16 review

7 November 2015

Daryl Murphy netted his first-ever career hat-trick as Ipswich Town stormed to a 5-2 victory away at bottom club Rotherham United.

Murphy, after scoring a Sky Bet Championship-best of 27 goals last term, has failed to find the net in a game this season, but ended his drought as the Tractor Boys romped to a second successive win.

Birmingham City also hit five on the road, and ended a run of three games without success to beat Fulham 5-2 at Craven Cottage. That result brought Kit Symons' tenure as Fulham boss to an end.

Read more: Fulham aiming for higher level of success after Kit Symons' departure

At the summit, Hull City maintained the lead after seeing off close-challengers Middlesbrough at the KC Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion are level on points with the Tigers thanks to their 2-1 home triumph over Milton Keynes Dons, and Burnley lost ground following a goalless stalemate with Wolverhampton wanderers.

Read more: Nottingham Forest claim bragging rights over East Midlands rivals Derby County

In the lunchtime kick-off, Leeds United secured back-to-back victories for the first time since March – thumping their West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town 3-0.

Elsewhere, Charlton Athletic ended a run of five successive defeats to beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 at The Valley, and Cardiff City moved up to seventh in the standings after netting their first goals in four matches, with Kenwyne Jones inspiring a 2-0 victory over Reading on his return from injury.

Here are all the results from Matchday 16 in the Sky Bet Championship:

Friday 6th November

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby County

Saturday 7th November

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Brentford
Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Bristol City
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons
Cardiff City 2-0 Reading
Charlton Athletic 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham 2-5 Birmingham City
Huddersfield Town 0-3 Leeds United
Hull City 3-0 Middlesbrough
Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Preston North End
Rotherham United 2-5 Ipswich Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Burnley



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