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Midweek action: five things you may have missed

11 December 2019

From Leeds United's winning run at the top of the Sky Bet Championship to a vital victory for Stoke City towards the bottom, the midweek action was as fascinating as ever!

Here are just five of the stories you may have missed...

1. Seven straight wins for Leeds United

Leeds United's incredible run of form continued on Tuesday evening, as Marcelo Bielsa's league leaders saw off Hull City 2-0 at Elland Road. Dropped points for fellow promotion chasers West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Bristol City mean a real gap is beginning to open up between the automatic and Play-Off places in the Sky Bet Championship. Next up for the Whites is the visit of Cardiff City to Yorkshire, when they will be looking to extend their winning streak.

2. A proud night for the Huddersfield Town academy

Huddersfield Town youngster Matty Daly chose the perfect time to score his first professional goal on Tuesday evening, as the Terriers ran out 1-0 winners over Charlton Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship. The academy graduate popped up with a 90th-minute winner at The Valley to earn his side a first league victory in six attempts and, in turn, three vital points. "It feels amazing, it's everything I've worked for," the 18-year-old said afterwards.

3. A vital win for Stoke City

It may be too early to be classing fixtures as six-pointers, but Stoke's victory over Luton Town will have certainly been celebrated like one in the Potteries. The hosts put on an excellent performance when it mattered, putting three goals past their opponents and ensuring they didn't concede any at the other to move to within three points of the Hatters and Championship safety.

4. Wednesday night goals

Eleven of the 12 teams in Championship action on Wednesday evening found the net, further highlighting the division's status as one of the most competitive and entertaining in world football. If that isn't enough to convince you, the standings tell a story of their own, with just five points now separating Fulham in 3rd and Millwall in 13th with 21 games played in 2019/20. It's well and truly all to play for.

5. Accrington Stanley progress in the Trophy

Goals either side of half-time from Offrande Zanzala and Colby Bishop sent Accrington Stanley through to Round Three of the Trophy at the expense of Bolton Wanderers. They will face fellow Sky Bet League One side Fleetwood Town at the next stage in a Lancashire derby.

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