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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 41 review

9 April 2016

Burnley extended their unbeaten run to 18 league matches after defeating Leeds United 1-0 in the early televised kick-off on Matchday 41 in the Sky Bet Championship.

A second-minute strike from Scott Arfield proved decisive as Shaun Dyche's side did enough to clinch maximum points at Turf Moor to remain top of the table.

Their advantage was temporarily extended to four points, but this was later reduced to one when Middlesbrough recorded a 1-0 win over Preston North End at the Riverside Stadium.

Hull City's automatic promotion chances suffered a setback when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Huddersfield Town, allowing Derby County to move level on points with them as they beat Bolton Wanderers 4-1 to relegate the Trotters.

Bolton needed to win to maintain their Sky Bet Championship status for at least another week but were unable to do so and will play in Sky Bet League 1 next season.

Read more: Bolton Wanderers relegated to Sky Bet League 1

Sheffield Wednesday could have moved up to fourth in the standings but were convincingly beaten 4-1 by Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Rotherham United look to be safe from relegation after beating MK Dons 4-0, with Karl Robinson's side now nine points from safety with just five games to play. Charlton Athletic are a point further back - they lost 2-1 to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

Elsewhere, Fulham beat Cardiff City 2-1, Brentford defeated Ipswich Town 3-1 at Portman Road, Birmingham City beat Reading 2-0 and a goalless draw was played out between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

Here's a round-up of the Sky Bet Championship scores from Matchday 41:

Saturday 9th April 2016

Burnley 1-0 Leeds United
Bristol City 4-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Derby County 4-1 Bolton Wanderers
Fulham 2-1 Cardiff City
Huddersfield Town 2-2 Hull City
Ipswich Town 1-3 Brentford
Middlesbrough 1-0 Preston North End
MK Dons 0-4 Rotherham United
Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Charlton Athletic
Reading 0-2 Birmingham City
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Blackburn Rovers



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