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19 October 2016

Newcastle United took advantage of Norwich City's slip-up to top the Sky Bet Championship standings on Matchday 13.

The Magpies’ victory at Barnsley came courtesy of a Dwight Gayle brace, as the striker hit his 10th and 11th goals of the campaign.

Norwich were on course to maintain their place at the summit, but threw away a two-goal advantage in the second half at Fulham, as former Canary Chris Martin struck the equaliser.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa recorded their first away win since 8th August 2015, netting late on to beat Reading 2-1 for Steve Bruce’s first three points as their new manager.

Villa’s Second City rivals Birmingham moved up to fifth after a see-saw game at St Andrews eventually resulted in a 4-2 triumph over bottom club Rotherham United. The win was the Blues’ first since confirmation of their takeover earlier this week.

Brighton & Hove Albion also kept pace with the Sky Bet Championship front-runners by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0, while Ipswich Town ended a wait of more than 450 minutes without a goal to topple Burton Albion.

A first-half Sam Gallagher brace led Blackburn Rovers to a 2-1 win at home to Nottingham Forest, and Queens Park Rangers edged past Bristol City to go one point behind the top six. 

On Wednesday, Preston North End made it five games unbeaten by seeing off Huddersfield Town 3-1, while Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday shared a 1-1 draw.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 13 results

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Barnsley 0-2 Newcastle United
Birmingham City 4-2 Rotherham United
Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Nottingham Forest
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Derby County 0-0 Brentford
Fulham 2-2 Norwich City
Ipswich Town 2-0 Burton Albion
Leeds United 1-1 Wigan Athletic
Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Bristol City
Reading 1-2 Aston Villa

Wednesday 19th October 2016

Cardiff City 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Preston North End 3-1 Huddersfield Town

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table



Oldham Athletic secured their first Sky Bet League One home win of the season to stun table-toppers Scunthorpe United on Matchday 14.

The Latics now sit in the relegation places only on goal difference, following their 2-0 triumph at SportsDirect.com Park.

The night’s major entertainment came at stadiummk, where Bristol Rovers left it late to earn a point against Milton Keynes Dons.

The hosts, yet to win at home all season, held a 3-1 advantage heading into the closing stages, but two strikes in as many minutes from Matty Taylor snatched a draw, and a hat-trick for the 26-year-old.

Bolton Wanderers are now level with Bradford City in second place, after the Trotters won 2-0 away at Millwall. The Bantams shared the spoils at home to Southend United.

There were comprehensive 3-0 wins for Peterborough United, in their derby match with Northampton Town, Sheffield United, who moved up to fourth in the standings, and Swindon Town, who halted Rochdale’s run of six straight victories.

Coventry City took all three points for just the second time this term, seeing off Oxford United 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena. The Sky Blues have now won in every home fixture they’ve played against the Yellows - five in total.

AFC Wimbledon were the only other victors on Matchday 14. The Dons grabbed a late winner away at Bury through Jonathan Meades’ header.

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 14 results

Tuesday 18th October 2016

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

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

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