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Sky Bet EFL: Midweek round-up

25 January 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday night.

They were made to work hard for victory against Cardiff City on, but Tomer Hemed sealed the three points with a solitary second-half strike and that lifted them back to the summit.

That wasn’t the only 1-0 home win of the night, with Reading edging past Fulham at the Madejski Stadium.

John Swift’s penalty was saved but followed up by Roy Beerens to give the Royals a first-half lead, but there was almost a late twist in the tale.

Fulham were awarded a penalty themselves in the dying moments, but Chris Martin saw his effort saved by Ali Al-Habsi, preserving the Royals' advantage and sending them up to third.

On Wednesday, goals from Chris Wood and Souleymane Doukara saw Leeds United beat Nottingham Forest 2-0.

Wood's strike was his 20th of the season, while Doukara's was a stunning volley, and the three points moved Leeds up to third in the table.

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Cardiff City
Reading 1-0 Fulham

Wednesday 25th January 2017

Leeds United 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

In Sky Bet League One, Fleetwood Town picked up their fifth straight success, winning 2-0 at table-topping Sheffield United.

Conor McLaughlin and Devante Cole got the goals which consolidated fourth place, and further opened up the race for the title.

The night’s other game saw Oldham Athletic pull three points closer to safety after a Paul Green penalty and a Ryan McLaughlin goal saw them to a straightforward win over Peterborough United.

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Oldham Athletic 2-0 Peterborough United
Sheffield United 0-2 Fleetwood Town

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

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