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Round-up: Midweek Matchday

21 February 2018

Midweek action from all three divisions, with the Sky Bet Championship most prominent in proceedings. Here's how it all unfolded...

Brentford were Tuesday night’s big winners, cruising to a 5-0 success over a struggling Birmingham City.

Ollie Watkins started and ended the rout, with efforts from Florian Jozefzoon, Neal Maupay and a Marc Roberts own goal sandwiched in between.

Jose Morais got off to a nightmare start as Barnsley boss, watching his side fall behind to Burton Albion after 57 seconds and going on to lose 2-1 as the Brewers climbed off the bottom and above the Tykes.

Sunderland replaced Nigel Clough’s side at the foot of the table after suffering a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Bolton Wanderers – Zach Clough settling things at the Macron.

Hull City are hovering just above the bottom three after slipping to a 3-1 defeat against Middlesbrough, with Rudy Gestede netting twice at the Riverside.

There were 2-1 home wins for Sheffield United and Millwall, with the Blades defeating Queens Park Rangers, and the Lions coming from behind to topple Sheffield Wednesday.

Tuesday night’s other fixtures ended up all square, with Aston Villa failing to return to second spot after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Preston North End. That was also the scoreline at the City Ground, where Lee Tomlin rescued a point for Nottingham Forest against Reading.

On Wednesday night, there were four fixutres, and only Cardiff City came away with three points - Kenneth Zohore fired them to a 1-0 victory at Ipswich.

In the evening's televised fixture, Leeds United led twice at Pride Park, but stoppage-time goals in either half from Andreas Weimann and Kasey Palmer earned Derby County a point.

Wolverhampton Wanderers also suffered from a late equaliser. Nelson Oliviera struck for Norwich City to rescue a 2-2 draw at Molineux for the Canaries.

Elsewhere, Bristol City drew 1-1 at home with Fulham.

Shrewsbury Town missed the chance to return to the top of League One after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Gillingham.

Abu Ogogo have Paul Hurst’s side the perfect start, but Mark Byrne’s second-half goal earned the Gills a share of the spoils.

In Tuesday’s other game, Fleetwood Town began life after Uwe Rosler with defeat, after Jamar Lowe and Oliver Hawkins saw Portsmouth to a 2-1 triumph at Highbury Stadium.

On Wednesday evening, Rochdale and Milton Keynes Dons played out a goalless draw at the bottom end of the table.

Exeter City launched a stunning comeback to pick up maximum points at Crewe Alexandra. Going a goal down in the 88th minute, stoppage-time strikes from Jordan Moore-Taylor and Jayden Stockley turned the game on its head.

Joe Dunne made it three wins from three as caretaker manager of Cambridge United, with Medy Elito’s first-half goal enough to see off Notts County.

Bottom club Barnet led Carlisle United, before John Akinde skied a spot-kick which would have given them a 2-0 lead. The Bees paid the penalty, with Carlisle scoring three in the last 20 minutes to secure the away win.

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