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Sky Bet EFL: Matchday round-up

28 November 2016

Blackburn Rovers moved out of the Sky Bet Championship's bottom three after securing a fantastic win at leaders Newcastle United.

Charlie Mulgrew's second-half effort was enough for Rovers, who brought the Magpies' eight-game winning run to an end on Matchday 18.

That gave Brighton the chance to make ground, and they did, coming from behind to beat Fulham 2-1. That was also the scoreline for the two teams closest to the top two.

Reading and Birmingham both built up two-goal leads in their games and, although Bristol City and Brentford ensured some nervous moments late on, the pair held out for victory.

Aston Villa are still unbeaten under Steve Bruce, and kept their undefeated home record in tact with a 3-1 win over Cardiff City, while Ian Holloway's honeymoon period at QPR was short-lived – the R's succumbed to a 3-0 loss at Ipswich.

Paul Lambert's Molineux bow got off to a poor start, with early goals from Fernando Forestieri and Kieran Lee seeing Sheffield Wednesday into the top six, although they soon slipped out after Yorkshire rivals Leeds secured a derby day win at Rotherham in the day's late kick-off.

Elsewhere, Bradley Johnson's goal gave Derby a 1-0 win over his former club Norwich, and Preston versus Burton finished a goal apiece – the Brewers still awaiting a first away win in the second tier.

Nottingham Forest thumped 10-man Barnsley on Friday night, whilst victory for Wigan Athletic over Huddersfield Town on Monday night gave Warren Joyce his first win as Latics manager to bring Matchday 18 to a close.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 18 results

Friday 25th November 2016

Barnsley 2-5 Nottingham Forest

Saturday 26th November 2016

Aston Villa 3-1 Cardiff City
Brentford 1-2 Birmingham City
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Fulham
Derby County 1-0 Norwich City
Ipswich Town 3-0 Queens Park Rangers
Newcastle United 0-1 Blackburn Rovers
Preston North End 1-1 Burton Albion
Reading 2-1 Bristol City
Rotherham United 1-2 Leeds United
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Monday 28th November 2016

Huddersfield Town 1-2 Wigan Athletic

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

Scunthorpe United remain top of the table, but Bolton Wanderers made ground on Matchday 19.

The Trotters had Zach Clough to thank once again, with the striker's goal enough to see off Northampton, while the table-topping Iron were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Oxford.

That was also the scoreline for Sheffield United, who drew at Charlton, and Bradford failed to take advantage too, slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Swindon.

It was a day for fine margins, with Gillingham the only side to win by more than one goal. They did so with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Rochdale - late goals from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Mark Byrne wrapping things up.

Lowly Chesterfield and MK Dons both grabbed narrow victories, as did Millwall, who came from 2-0 down to inflict a 10th straight loss on 10-man Bury.

Fleetwood grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to earn a point at AFC Wimbledon, and there were two goalless draws played out on Saturday afternoon. Neither Shrewsbury or Port Vale could make the breakthrough, and that was also the story at Banks's Stadium, where Walsall and Southend cancelled each other out.

Oldham versus Peterborough was called off prior to kick-off due to a frozen pitch.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 19 results

Saturday 26th November 2016

AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Fleetwood Town
Bury 2-3 Millwall
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Sheffield United
Chesterfield 3-2 Bristol Rovers
Coventry City 1-2 Milton Keynes Dons
Gillingham 3-0 Rochdale
Northampton Town 0-1 Bolton Wanderers
Oldham Athletic P-P Peterborough United
Scunthorpe United 1-1 Oxford United
Shrewsbury Town 0-0 Port Vale
Swindon Town 1-0 Bradford City
Walsall 0-0 Southend United

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League One table

Carlisle United moved to the top of Sky Bet League Two with a thumping 5-2 victory over Mansfield Town.

Charlie Wyke's hat-trick helped end Steve Evans' perfect start with the Stags, and saw the Cumbrians take top spot after Plymouth Argyle's third loss in a week.

It was Morecambe who overcame the 10 men of Plymouth, winning 2-1 and ending a run of seven straight losses at the Globe Arena.

Doncaster closed the gap, too, easing to a 3-1 win over Leyton Orient. They can go top of the table if they win their game in hand against Stevenage this Saturday, although Darren Sarll's men will be feeling good after picking up a 2-1 win away at Portsmouth on Matchday 20.

The big winners of the day were Colchester, who thumped Crewe 4-0, and Blackpool also hit four against the EFL's bottom club, Newport.

Barnet, Crawley and Cambridge all netted three at home to win, while a Scott Kashket brace helped Wycombe past Hartlepool and into sixth place.

Elsewhere, Accrington and Yeovil shared the points, as did Exeter and Luton in a goalless stalemate in Devon.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 20 results

Saturday 26th November 2016

Accrington Stanley 1-1 Yeovil Town
Barnet 3-2 Notts County
Blackpool 4-1 Newport County
Cambridge United 3-1 Cheltenham Town
Carlisle United 5-2 Mansfield Town
Colchester United 4-0 Crewe Alexandra
Crawley Town 3-2 Grimsby Town
Doncaster Rovers 3-1 Leyton Orient
Exeter City 0-0 Luton Town
Morecambe 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
Portsmouth 1-2 Stevenage
Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Hartlepool United

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League Two table

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