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Sky Bet Football League: Midweek review

23 February 2016

The top four teams in the Sky Bet Championship all claimed victory during the week as Hull City maintained their place at the summit.

Steve Bruce's side beat Ipswich Town 1-0 courtesy of Mohamed Diame's second-half strike, while Burnley won by the same scoreline against Nottingham Forest at Turf Moor. 

Middlesbrough kept up the pressure on the top two with a 3-1 win over Cardiff City who dropped to eighth. Brighton & Hove Albion recorded an impressive 4-0 victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Charlton Athletic, now without a win in four, remain at the foot of the table albeit on goal difference after losing 2-1 at Preston North End, with Bolton Wanderers suffering a 1-0 loss at Birmingham City. 

Elsewhere, Brentford defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0 with John Swift bagging a brace, Leeds United drew 1-1 with Fulham at Elland Road and Reading beat Rotherham United 1-0.

Milton Keynes Dons drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town, while Sheffield Wednesday also drew 1-1 at home to Queens Park Rangers to climb to fifth in the table.

In Sky Bet League 1, Oldham Athletic secured back-to-back wins thanks to a 2-1 success over Peterborough United. Elsewshere, Rochdale defeated Fleetwood Town 1-0 at Spotland while Bury and Barnsley shared a goalless draw.

Northampton Town recorded their 10th successive Sky Bet League 2 win by beating York City 2-1, and second-placed Plymouth Argyle drew 0-0 with Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

Oxford United defeated Exeter City 4-1 with Accrington Stanley also winning, as they beat Notts County 3-2. 

AFC Wimbledon recorded their third straight victory with a 1-0 win over Carlisle United, and Barnet beat Portsmouth 1-0 at The Hive.

Here's a round-up of all the midweek results in The Football League: 

Tuesday 23rd February

Sky Bet Championship

Birmingham City 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
Brentford 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Bristol City 0-4 Brighton & Hove Albion
Burnley 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Ipswich Town 0-1 Hull City
Leeds United 1-1 Fulham
Middlesbrough 3-1 Cardiff City
Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Preston North End 2-1 Charlton Athletic
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
Reading 1-0 Rotherham United

Sky Bet League 1

Bury 0-0 Barnsley
Peterborough United 1-2 Oldham Athletic
Rochdale 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Sky Bet League 2

Accrington Stanley 3-2 Notts County
Barnet 1-0 Portsmouth
Exeter City 1-4 Oxford United
AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Carlisle United
Yeovil Town 0-0 Plymouth Argyle
York City 1-2 Northampton Town

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