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Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 45 review

30 April 2016

Sheffield Wednesday secured a Sky Bet Championship Play-Off place with a convincing 3-0 victory over close challengers Cardiff City.

Gary Hooper netted twice in addition to Lee Peltier’s own goal to book the Owls' spot in the end-of-season showdowns - crushing Cardiff’s hopes in the process.

With Middlesbrough having drawn on Friday night and Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion not in action until Monday, there were no other decisive results in the top half of the table.

Read more: Shared spoils see Middlesbrough return to Sky Bet Championship summit

But, bottom club Bolton Wanderers did spring a surprise, on Hull City in the early kick-off, downing the Tigers 1-0 after a strike from substitute Stephen Dobbie.

In the West London derby, Brentford beat Fulham 3-0, while Ipswich Town prevailed in a dramatic game against Milton Keynes Dons - winning 3-2 at Portman Road.

Elsewhere, Jonathan Kodjia scored twice as Bristol City thumped Huddersfield Town 4-0 at Ashton Gate, Charlton Athletic won 2-1 away at Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers beat Rotherham United 1-0 to end the Millers’ 11-game unbeaten run.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 45 results

Friday 29th April 2016

Birmingham City 2-2 Middlesbrough

Saturday 30th April 2016

Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Hull City
Brentford 3-0 Fulham
Bristol City 4-0 Huddersfield Town
Ipswich Town 3-2 Milton Keynes Dons
Leeds United 1-2 Charlton Athletic
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Reading 1-2 Preston North End
Rotherham United 0-1 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 Cardiff City

Monday 2nd May 2016

Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County
Burnley v Queens Park Rangers

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